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Viridian Joiner Discussion
2 weeks ago
Viridian Joiner is another great mana dork that generates tons of mana with Ezuri. Intruder Alarm could serve as a redundant copy of Paradox Engine, as well as enabling some infinite combos. Ulvenwald Tracker is a great piece of creature removal. Awakening Zone and From Beyond could be good to build up experience counters and store mana for an explosive combo turn. Do you have enough creatures that don't already tap for mana to justify running Cryptolith Rite?
2 weeks ago
I really like Whirler Rogue as a token generator and something to make your buffed up stuff unblockable. Cultivator of Blades is a great elf that makes tokens and pumps your team for massive swings. I'm not a huge fan of one-off effects like Strength in Numbers in edh, Dragon Throne of Tarkir is a great repeatable version of the effect that goes much better with Ezuri's ability. Lys Alana Huntmaster and Wirewood Hivemaster both generate tokens off of each elf you play. Gyre Sage and Viridian Joiner are some great mana dorks that can generate huge amounts of mana once pumped up with Ezuri. I don't really like Lightning Greaves in Ezuri because it turns off your ability to buff the creature it's attached to, but it's probably just good enough for letting your mana dorks tap for mana on the turn you play them. Lifecrafter's Bestiary is a great way to draw cards off of all the cheap elves in your deck. If you don't mind infect, Viridian Corrupter is basically a strictly better version of Viridian Shaman, and doubles as a win condition. Your deck feels a bit light on draw. Some great tribal draw engines are Kindred Discovery and Distant Melody. In addition, Fathom Mage is a great draw engine with Ezuri.
Sorry if this was a bit of an incoherent ramble. If you'd like, check out my Ezuri list (We're Gonna Need a LOT of Dice) for more inspiration. In addition, I'm working on an elfball Ezuri list. Once it's done I'll post it here so you can check out a deck more like this one.
2 weeks ago
Zoetic Cavern seems decent as a morph to trigger Ezuri and then flip to serve as a land. Willbender is one of the best morphs for its ability to protect your stuff from targeted removal. Kheru Spellsnatcher is very mana intensive, but offers a very powerful flip ability. Ainok Survivalist is a decent piece of artifact/enchantment removal. Broodhatch Nantuko is a decent way to produce a bunch of tokens off of people attacking you. I really like Temur Sabertooth as a repeatable bounce outlet. I would also suggest Kodama's Reach and Viridian Joiner as some great pieces of ramp. Fathom Mage is an incredibly powerful card draw engine in any Ezuri deck.
I'm not really sure what Thran Turbine is doing in here. Simic Cluestone seems ok, but I like Simic Keyrune much better for its ability to turn into a difficult to kill creature that can accumulate counters. In this same vein, Lumbering Falls is a great land for this deck.
Check out my Ezuri list (We're Gonna Need a LOT of Dice) for more inspiration. It may not have a morph package, but there are lots of great options for your deck.
2 weeks ago
Try Whirler Rogue and Rogue's Passage as some great unblockable enablers. I'm not sure Cryptolith Rite is strong enough ramp, maybe Cultivate or Viridian Joiner would be better. Also, I really like Reality Shift as creature removal over Pongify. Letting them manifest is worse than giving them a token, but I think the ability to deal with indestructible stuff makes it worth it.
Check out my Ezuri list (We're Gonna Need a LOT of Dice) for more inspiration. It doesn't run infect, but a lot of the general utility cards would fit in nicely here.
3 weeks ago
It's surprising how little ramp and card draw are actually in the deck. The synergy is spot on, but I think you might have some problems casting everything you want. Viridian Joiner, Cultivate/Kodama's Reach, Momentous Fall and Life's Legacy can help shore up some of the weaknesses. You also don't seem to have any 'Army in a Box' other than Ghave, so cards like Mycoloth and Avenger of Zendikar could help.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Looks like a pretty sweet list! However, I would consider running a few more ways to recover and/or protect against board wipes. Eldrazi Monument is a great way to both protect your board from destruction and yourself from fliers. Temur Sabertooth is a great way to either give bounce your own creatures to save them from a board wipe, or just eke some additional value out of your etb effects. It also does silly things with a haste enabler on the board, making all kinds of silly infinites possible.
Next, there are some powerful mana producers you might want to consider. Argothian Elder synergizes very nicely with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Growing Rites of Itlimoc , and Elvish Guidance, potentially producing enormous amounts of mana. Viridian Joiner can also generate lots of mana, potentially letting you pump multiple more times with Ezuri or just go infinite with Umbral Mantle.
I feel like Soul of the Harvest and Primordial Sage are a little too slow for their intended purpose. Generally elfball decks want to explode early, but run out of gas later. While these cards can give you a bit of sustain, generally you'll already be running low on creatures to trigger them by the time they come down. I suggest Shamanic Revelation, Collective Unconscious, and Regal Force as great ways to draw a bunch of cards off of a board of elves, giving you additional value for when your board is cleared.
Finally, mono-green has some issues with fliers. The aforementioned Eldrazi Monument should help with that, but there's another very synergistic option available. Jagged-Scar Archers grows with your elf army, and pings off fliers when its not swinging in for tons of damage.
Hope these suggestions were helpful!
1 month ago
Some suggestions from a fellow Selvala 2.0 player, I strongly suggest Throne of the God-Pharaoh, as others have mentioned, especially because you have the potential to generate some tokens. If you can get a way to tap them all down beyond combat its even more explosive, generating a load of tokens with Hydra Broodmaster or Hooded Hydra then dropping Harmony of Nature with a Throne onboard, you'd gain a ton of life and wipe everyone out at once. Effects that say "each player" are incredibly powerful. If you can afford it, Staff of Domination allows for infinite mana in a similar way to Umbral Mantle. For removal, you're limited in green but as mentioned above, Beast Within is great, Song of the Dryads is another out in a pinch.
A note: Selvala can work well with the x things like hydras, but beyond that just look for creatures that are undercosted for their power and stuff that can sink extra mana into to increase size later, like Chameleon Colossus which you have. Primalcrux and Realm Seekers come out larger than their 6 cmc costs. Duskwatch Recruiter is a good mana-sink that can act as a type of draw to dig through your deck for key creatures. Rhonas the Indomitable is a stud in this deck, 3cmc for 5 power on indestructible deathtouch body, with a built in pump and mana sink is amazing.
Some others to think about:
Check mine out if you want more ideas, its been a blast to develop and play. Go Green