War Elemental

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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War Elemental

Creature — Elemental

When War Elemental enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless an opponent was dealt damage this turn.

Whenever damage is dealt to an opponent, put that many +1/+1 counters on War Elemental.

War Elemental Discussion

king-saproling on Torbran Massive Damage

1 week ago

I find your lack of War Elemental disturbing.

SharpRaptor on Brion Stoutarm (Giants)

7 months ago

Recommended Cards to Add

This of course does not take into accountmana curve considerations or anything similar. It is merely cards to consider

Creatures

Captivating Crew - Repeated steal effect to have ammunition to throw at people

Evra, Halcyon Witness - Large creature that can be as big as your lifetotal when thrown if wanted.

Serra Avatar - Large creature that is as big as your life total to potentially one shot someone and double your lifetotal

Zealous Conscripts - Can steal an opposing creature to throw, opposing walker to ult or any other problematic permenent. Also incidentaly goes infinite with Kiki Jiki.

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker - Can tap to make copies of your big creatures to throw. Goes infinite with Zealous conscripts.

Malignus - Large creature that scales with life total of opponent

Molten Primordial - Mass threaten on a stick

Feldon of the Third Path - makes copies of your already dead creatures

Emeria Shepherd - Recursion that can also be reanimation

Hoarding Dragon - A way to search out our game winning artifacts. Easy enough to throw at someone to get our artifact.

Karmic Guide - Reanimation

Neheb, the Eternal - lots of mana if you throw things pre combat

Yosei, the Morning Star - Very good thing to be able to recur. Can lock people out of the game with enough setup.

War Elemental - Scales as we throw things

Bloodshot Cyclops - Backup Brion?

Bearer of the Heavens - Dont make me do this!

Godo, Bandit Warlord - Can tutor up our powerful equipment. Would prefer Stoneforge Mystic but one is a lot more money than the other.

Gisela, Blade of Goldnight - Double our damage, half theirs? Yes please

Instants

The usual goes here of making sure that we have interaction for people trying to stop us or making sure we can stop people. Though of specific mention

Faith's Reward - Recover from a wrath or just rebuy a couple of good creatures after a combat and throw.

Orim's Thunder - Hadn't actually seen this before but it seems to be a good potential 2 for 1 while also being a good answer to artifacts and enchantments.

Sorceries

Here there are a lot of potential threaten effects that i could recommend. But we know that we need them so i won't list them all. Other effects we could need do include one or two wraths as even though we are the creature deck, sometimes they just have more or better creatures. However other things to note.

Open the Armory - Tutors equipment or Auras.

Chandra's Ignition - Targetting some of our big creatures might just end the game with this.

Insurrection - You usually just win if this resolves on a decent board state.

Artifacts

Usual list of mana ramp. Sol Ring Boros Signet Commander's Sphere Mind Stone Boros Cluestone Hedron Archive Gilded Lotus Thran Dynamo etc

Other than that, the fun things include

Phyrexian Processor - Yeh this card is rather good. Just Make big tokens and start throwing them

Well of Lost Dreams - With the triggers from Brion we should be able to restock our hand quite easily with this

Illusionist's Bracers - Copy the fling. As sacrificing a creature is part of the cost it will effectively be two triggers from flinging the same creature.

Thornbite Staff - Untaps brion when a creature dies. This includes sacrificing the creature to brion, so effectively tapping him causes him to untap....

Thousand-Year Elixir - Gives Brion haste and an untap.

Aetherflux Reservoir - 50cal Sniper Rifle to the face anyone?

Enchantments

Damage doublers can be recommended but i usually avoid the symettrical ones from personal preference. One or two effects that give Haste might be good too. Other effects however

Flameshadow Conjuring - Copy up our faties for good ETB triggers, effective haste or extra copies to throw with Brion.

Sigil of the New Dawn - Recur everything!

Marshal's Anthem - Decent mass resurrect in white. Though a little mana intensive

Angelic Renewal - One time use recursion of a creature

Goblin Bombardment - Backup sacrifice effects for all our threatens. WE don't want to have to give their toys back do we?

BelugaWhale217 on Lets start a riot

11 months ago

Also consider War Elemental for value

ThallionDarkshine on

1 year ago

Currently you've got so many cards that I'm not sure what you want to be mainly focusing on, so I'll just talk about some cards that I feel are somewhat mediocre in this type of deck.

Icy Manipulator feels very low impact, and much more suited to a deck that can abuse artifacts in some way. I'm also not a huge fan of all the mass land destruction effects. You spend a lot of your time ramping, so I feel like they would probably set you back more than everyone else.

Next, some of the ramp options that I don't really like. Farhaven Elf and Wood Elves, while good cards, are usually just worse than 2-cmc ramp spells in this deck. You don't have a whole lot of payoff from having creatures, so some of the cheaper or higher impact ramp spells are usually just better. Elvish Pioneer feels fairly bad in here, while you can use it to ramp out Mina and Denn early, it comes at the cost of a land, which actually limits the effectiveness of your commander.

I think the main thing you need to focus on going forward is deciding what the main thing is that you are looking for in your threats. You've got a lot of options for curve toppers, and even with a ton of ramp there's a limit to how many 6+ drops you can run. Personally, I really like cards that have some utility besides simply being a beater, like Balefire Dragon (serves as removal), Dragon Mage (serves as draw), or Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar (can recur itself).

One thing I really like about this deck so far is the amount of low-cmc threats you've included. Things like Managorger Hydra, Scute Mob, or War Elemental all allow you to be very flexible, letting you squeeze them into a turn while ramping, or just developing them in the early game and letting them grow.

One powerful piece of draw I like in pretty much any green deck is Lifecrafter's Bestiary. It lets you filter your draws early on, and once you have tons of mana it becomes a powerful draw engine. In addition, you seem to have forgotten one of the most powerful landfall threats: Avenger of Zendikar. Not only does it create a ton of tokens, your commander's extra land drop lets you pump up the plants very quickly.

Manzuri on The Heat of War (Budget)

1 year ago

man, War Elemental and Vulshok Sorcerer take me back to when I first started playing magic! Nice brew man!

NV_1980 on Fling Thing Brion

1 year ago

Hi,

I like what you've done here; especially considering your budget. Here are some ideas I thought could be worth mentioning:

  • War Elemental; if this creature is left alone, it will get crazy strong very, very fast. Nice as an attacker; even nicer as ammo for Brion
  • Serra Avatar; very nice ammo for Brion, but expensive to cast
  • Stalking Vengeance; effectively doubles the damage of Brion's flings
  • Sigil of the New Dawn; great for recycling Brion's flings
  • Flameshadow Conjuring; fantastic, cheap way to make creature tokens; especially fun if you do not want to sac what you've summoned right away to Brion.
  • Thornbite Staff; helps you to untap Brion just after flinging something.

Hope this helps you; keep up the nice brewing! Btw, if you have time, please review one of my decks and let me know what you think.

Regards,

NV_1980

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