Trostani, Selesnya's Voice


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Mythic Rare

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Trostani, Selesnya's Voice

Legendary Creature — Dryad

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain life equal to that creature's toughness.1GW, T: Populate

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Trostani, Selesnya's Voice Discussion

Treehugger003 on The Way of the Dawn

2 weeks ago

I played Rhys for a while and he is awesome. My deck was mostly green/white token good stuff so you can take or leave my advice. Some thoughts on your deck.

I found having 36 lands helped to really smooth out the mana flow.

If you are looking for some card ideas to consider.

Cryptolith Rite is just spectacular.

Illusionist's Bracers for another token doubling effect.

Trostani, Selesnya's Voice-life gain and token creation.

Blade of Selves has some interesting workings with Rhys. So the tokens created by the blade get exiled; however, the tokens that are copies of the blade of selves tokens do not get exiled. so if you attack with an elf the blade creates 1 copy for each additional opponent. Rhys copies those tokens (these tokens are not attacking)) and the copied tokens that are not attacking do not get exiled.

There is a way to go infinite with elfball but my group generally frowns on deliberate infinites so I don't know it.

Card draw was where I generally struggled. I ended up using things that helped out the rest of the group mostly. Rites of Flourishing, Fecundity.

I also think you should add some more removal (well, if you were in my play group) Depending on budgetAura Shards, Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Revoke Existence, Disenchant, Reclamation Sage.

i've also been considering the use of Settle the Wreckage as a way to fuel some major ramp by casting it on my own tokens.

Things to remove (always the hardest part)Anointer Priest-she's human, granted she can be turned into a token later but I just don't think its worth it.

Frontier Guide-its just expensive to use the ability here. If you are looking for other ideas for land search. Farhaven Elf is one I like.

Oracle of Nectars-you are not running a lifegain deck. Lifegain is ok if its incidental but i'm not sold on these in the deck.

Kazandu Tuskcaller - its a token generator yes but to get the tokens it just takes a long time. Jade Mage is an elf. granted it only produces 1/1s (and unfortunately not elves) but it is immediately useful and repeatable.

Siege Behemoth - with tokens you are generally trying to go wider than the opponent can block. for some nastiness you can try Triumph of the Hordes

Skyshroud Elf - unfortunately i do not think this one is legal with Rhys as the commander. it has red in its color identity which doesn't go with Rhys.

God-Pharaoh's Gift I think 7 is a steep cost for the card. If its working for you go for it but there is no way to cheat it in. Throne of the God-Pharaoh would probably work well.

Good luck. I wish I could tell you some more of the elf token generators but I just don't know enough of them to be helpful. There is a Rhys Elfball deck that has a ton of views on this site that has some really good ideas in it.


PS sorry for the really really long post.

Awoken_Leviathan on A Band of Legends

3 weeks ago



Illusionist's Bracers is definitely going in. It's perfect. I had originally included Primal Rage, but ultimately took it out. I already have Nylea, God of the Hunt and Garruk Wildspeaker who are both tutor-able, and all of my recursion is solely for creatures and land. As for Mirari's Wake, it is, unfortunately, not Sisay tutor-able since it isn't Legendary. I could grab it with Enlightened Tutor, but I think there are better cards I could search for.


Thanks for the props. At this point even I'm not sure what my budget is. I was aiming for 200 but I can't get it lower than 3, so at this point I'll let it fall where it may and just resolve to buy bits and pieces over time. I think Akroma's Memorial was originally taken it out due to price, but with my new (lack of) standards it will definitely go back in. I also see why Hunting Grounds and Quicksilver Amulet will be beneficial, but I think the mana in Planar Bridge's tap cost is a bit too high for its effect.

Nazahn, Revered Blacksmith will be much more useful now that I'm including Illusionist's Bracers and I think that alone warrants his use. But your right that Trostani, Selesnya's Voice isn't really the best fit. At the point when I was picking creatures I tried to favor the Selesnya Legends over the Mono colored ones since they are affected by both of the band lands, and kind of saw Trostani's life gain as a small added bonus. I think I'll end up taking her out like you said because if I need a creature, I'll tutor for it. (Mostly) Everything else has to be drawn regularly so I can replace her and maybe a few others with your draw recommendations.

As for the board wipes, including Mageta the Lion is a good idea but I don't think I need quite as many as you use due to Mageta and Myojin of Cleansing Fire being tutor-able. Pillow Forts and Stax don't really have a place in my playgroup but I guess there's no telling when they'll pop up so I'll prepare for them none the less.


I've already got Multani, Maro-Sorcerer, but Rishkar's Expertise is a good choice now that I'm looking for more card draw. I'm not sure about Traverse the Outlands but if I find I need more land ramp it will propably be the first to go in.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on A Band of Legends

3 weeks ago

First of all, cool deck idea! I would love to see the faces of people who sit down across from you and realize you are playing a Banding themed deck. +1 from me.

I am not sure what your budget is, but here are some suggestions:

Akroma's Memorial seems like a slam dunk in your deck. Not only does it provide trample to all of your creatures, but it also gives numerous other buffs with haste being the most important. Plus it is legendary so Captain Sisay can tutor it up.

Hunting Grounds is another card I would consider (Planar Bridge and Quicksilver Amulet being others). You will likely always have a key legend in hand so having a few more ways to cheat them on to the battlefield without paying their high CMC would be helpful.

What exactly is the purpose of running Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith and Trostani, Selesnya's Voice? Your only two targets for Nazahn are Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots and you only run 3 token producers (excluding Tolsimir due to the legend rule). I don't think those two equipments alone are worth running Nazahn. As for Trostani, you aren't a dedicated token deck and running her just for the life gain doesn't seem all that impactful. I think you would be better served running more card draw spells over both of them as your deck is lacking on that front IMO. Yes you will be tutoring alot, but outside of Captain Sisay most of your tutors aren't actually card advantage as you are trading 1-for-1. I think spells like Elemental Bond, Shamanic Revelation (includes lifegain), Rishkar's Expertise, or Soul's Majesty would all fit well here. Plus there is the obligatory "green decks should run Sylvan Library" suggestion.

If you are looking for more protection than which has already been suggested then Teferi's Protection and Ghostly Prison might be up your alley.

Lastly, I agree with the above comments about adding some more removal. You have a lot of prison type effects which inhibit your opponents, but problematic cards will still always sneak through. I agree that Krosan Grip and Aura Shards, as well as Sylvan Reclamation would be great in your deck as pillow fort/stax strategies will absolutely ruin your game plan. I also think your deck could use a few more board wipes (Most decks I have run 4-5 and you'll be protecting everything with Avacyn anyways). Austere Command is probably best for your deck while as it hits both creatures and problematic artifacts/enchantments, and Hallowed Burial and Mageta the Lion are great since you are running Sisay.

I hope some of these suggestions help. Good luck deck building!

pikeer1 on Population Explosion (Tokens/Lifegain EDH)

1 month ago

so ive been usimg the play test to fight this against my Merry x-mas deck and boy does your deck fight back!

Armada Wurm + Mimic Vat gave me a run for my money with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice out. your deck was gaining 15 life a turn and producing so many damn wurms! I barely pulled out a win due to infect from Glistening Oil. so all and all i really like the deck and hope to keep seeing updates :)

The7thBobba on we're going to build a wall

1 month ago

looks super sweet, dude. I'd recommend Trostani, Selesnya's Voice. big butt, and she turns all the other butts into huge lifegain. Stay frosty!

Pieguy396 on Tolsimir Wolfblood first edh deck(in progress)

1 month ago

Hey there! Welcome to the wonderful world of Commander! First of all, I would strongly recommend thinking about Trostani, Selesnya's Voice as your commander for a token, lifegain theme. Then, I would consider the following cards:

In any case, I hope you grow to love Commander as much as I to; it's extremely fun to play! Enjoy!

Suns_Champion on [Primer] I need a Tree-ro!

2 months ago

Some things I like:

Elspeth, Sun's Champion - Obviously I like the inclusion but it seems like she could do some good work for you!

Meekstone - Good choice that not everyone would think about.

Some suggestions to put in:

Timber Protector - protection for your commander.

Tree of Redemption - good mana:toughness ratio.

Dusk / Dawn - goes along with Elspeth and some of your other boardwipes.

Sylvan Caryatid - really, there's no reason not too.

Kin-Tree Invocation - usually going to be a 2 mana 8/8.

Chromatic Lantern - basic color fixing/ramp that every 3 color deck needs.

Some to take out:

Obelisk Spider - not much -1/-1 synergy in this deck.

Triumph of Ferocity - this has to do with power, not toughness. All the red and green decks willl prevent you from drawing.

Trostani, Selesnya's Voice - good lifegain, but you don't have much to populate.

Hope some of this helps!

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