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Creature — Elf
All creatures able to block Taunting Elf do so.
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Taunting Elf Discussion
3 weeks ago
Perhaps think about getting something like Lure, Revenge of the Hunted, or Taunting Elf to be able to force creatures to block a certain way so your other creatures can get through. Also, you could throw in cards like Prey Upon to force fights and get some troublesome creatures out of the way.
3 months ago
Hey! Let me start off by saying that I sympathize with your budget as a college student and all decks I make are budget! I used to have a Saskia deck, but changed it into a Tana, the Bloodsower saproling sacrifice with Ravos, Soultender partner. It's quite different than this deck, but in the same colors! I might be able to help with a few cards. I had contemplated doing the very same thing you are doing.. Saskia infect is a great thing. Without further adeu, lets' get started.
What I have noticed about magic card prices is that the more "generally good" or universal the card is, the higher the demand, the higher the price. For people like us, we can make a deck good towards one specific thing and still have cheap cards become a part of a good deck.
I think that Polluted Delta could come out of the deck. it's not terrible, but is a little rich for our blood, we can do better. I would put in a Vivid Marsh. In fact all the vivid lands would be good options for you, running a 4 color deck. I assume that the reason you have polluted delta in the deck is because you own the card, I do that a lot too. My suggestion.. sell the polluted delta and get all of the vivid lands! While they enter tapped, your deck doesn't care about speed as much because you by nature are speeding up the game with your infect win condition.
Sacred Foundry as well, obviously a good card, but let's see if we can do better with check lands like Clifftop Retreat. Same thing with Godless Shrine, we can replace that with Isolated Chapel. While you have to have lands of either color, you would be surprised how often that comes into play untapped! I can count on one hand how many times it has entered tapped.
for your lands I also recommend Prismatic Omen
I feel like Angelic Destiny, while a good card, not quite what you need in this deck. I see that it is a one hit kill, but let's see if we can focus on getting your deck a little more unpredictable and efficient through instant buffs. Your creatures get through blockers and ALL THE SUDDEN THEY DO LETHAL as you throw down some quick buffs.
here's a list of those. You can decide what's best.
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Behind the Scenes pairs well with that strategy. Let your creatures get through unblocked and then drop a bomb on them with buffs.
Strionic Resonator will let you copy saskia's "it deals damage equal to its power to chosen player" to either the same person or to someone different entirely. DOUBLE KILL!
Siege Behemoth makes sure your damage gets through.
Pathbreaker Ibex could be good for ya as well.
it might be worth giving your creatures hexproof, since your creatures are the obvious target for spells. I would go with Asceticism for starters.
I love your Darksteel Mutation, that's just a great commander removal.
You could put in Dragon Throne of Tarkir and then any buffs you throw on sasia could go to all creatures.
if you ask me, you are running a lot of mana with all your land and the mana rocks, and yet your average cmc is just under 3, which will lower even more with the instant buffs you would put in. maybe go down to 34 lands? Play it by ear.
Well, great deck! you can go further to focus it in without breaking the bank, but it's scary already for sure! You got my upvote!
3 months ago
5 months ago
I used to play a lot of Elves back when I used to play regularly (back around Lorwyn), and I'm trying to get back into the swing of things running mono-green elves on a relative budget (between 20-30 dollars). Would anyone mind taking a look at this deck and giving me some suggestions for cards I can get relatively cheap to make the deck Modern legal?
5 months ago
Very strong sorted list of pauper staples. Your enchantment list is small, Here are a few suggestions: Onslaught, Laccolith Rig, Dust Corona, Bloodfire Infusion, Hyena Umbra, Faith's Fetters, Tortured Existence, Shade's Form, Necromancer's Magemark, Spider Umbra, Lignify, Utopia Vow, Squee's Embrace, Pillory of the Sleepless, Soul Link
Creature suggestions: Deftblade Elite, Confessor, Standard Bearer, Wall of Hope, Wall of Glare, Guardian of the Guildpact, Sakura-Tribe Scout, Copperhorn Scout, Taunting Elf, Yavimaya Elder, Krosan Restorer, Oboro Breezecaller, Floodbringer, Qasali Pridemage
7 months ago
Akoum Stonewaker doesn't seem that mana effient
Xenagos, God of Revels could really speed up the deck.
Hope some of this helped, and looks like a fun deck!
8 months ago
If you really want to play colorless cards that produce green mana, Moss Diamond > Copper Myr. I'd still suggest playing every single 1-drop mana producer (Elvish Mystic, Birds of Paradise, Wild Growth, Utopia Sprawl) over either card, though (T2 Omnath is scary).
Elemental Uprising doesn't make your creatures unblockable. It just means that your opponent has to spare a single blocker for your land. If you want to ignore all blockers, Taunting Elf, Noble Quarry, and Siege Behemoth are better options.
If Atraxa is really a problem, then Lifeforce is a hilarious answer (it also deals with Infernal Darkness).
I hadn't realized that Worldspine Wurm had spiked so much since I last checked its price. I had assumed it was at most $3.
How do you feel about Scour from Existence?
9 months ago
Taunting Elf??? For the final swing for a knockout punch