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Wild Pair Discussion
5 days ago
Wild Pair, Hibernation's End, and Yisan, the Wanderer Bard can be alternatives to Birthing Pod. Also Seeker of Skybreak, Instill Energy and Nature's Chosen are all really good with selvala. Happy gathering!!
1 week ago
Hi, Nature comes with Skullclamp add that back in place of Implement of Ferocity. Clamp can be busted with the tokens Freyalise's can continually create. Drawing two cards from one mana. Clamp is just a really good artifact with Elves in general. Nature also comes with Swiftfoot Boots add it back in place of something. Even though you can't use it to protect your Commander, she isn't a creature, you can use it to protect (hexproof) another Elf as well as give an Elf haste which is good with many Elves.
Some other budget cards including other Elves that I've found to be good with the Elves are:
- Fyndhorn Elves
- Arbor Elf
- Wirewood Symbiote
- Dwynen's Elite
- Temur Sabertooth
- Wild Pair
- Lifecrafter's Bestiary
- Shamanic Revelation
- Primal Command
- Sylvan Messenger
- Lead the Stampede
- Sword of the Paruns
These can have much more impact and replace cards of the same casting cost here. Cards like Primal Command, Lead the Stampede and Sylvan Messenger are important because of the budget. There's going to be a lack of good creature tutor cards because most are not budget options, they're price is too expensive. These cards can help to find a potential lot of Elves or creatures and put them into your hand.
More draw spells are another way to overcome the lack of creature tutors. Shamanic Revelation is another as well as better Collective Unconscious and Harmonize is just a good draw spell for budget green.
Sword of the Paruns is the budget infinite mana combo artifact for Elves. It in combination with Elvish Archdruid or Priest of Titania and other Elves in your control can be used to make infinite green mana which can then be used to play a lot of spells or activate Ezuri, Renegade Leader's overrun ability a lot of times.
I also recommend that you add 4-5x more Forests to the manabase, giving you 34-35x lands. The avg. CMC (converted mana cost) is 3.6 this is high for only using 30x lands.
Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
Trick creatures into play:
Animal Magnetism, Aid from the Cowl, Briarbridge Patrol, Call of the Wild, Defense of the Heart, Gamekeeper, Foster, Hibernation's End, Lure of Prey, Lurking Predators, Oath of Druids, Reincarnation, Rishkar's Expertise, Selvala's Stampede, Zoologist and Wild Pair
3 weeks ago
First thing to work on is to identify which cards you have that are the weakest and strongest. Try to take note of which cards are good in your opening hand, and which cards you are happy to topdeck later in the game. If you find a card that isn't good in either situation, you should probably cut it.
Once you have found out which cards are the weakest, cut them out and try to get more of the good ones. Your deck has a lot of 1 and 2 of's, you should try to run four of all the best cards! 2-3 of good but more situational cards (stuff that is terrible in multiples, situational removal etc).
First problem I can identify with your deck is that you only have green sources outside of Lifespring Druid and Karametra's Favor, yet you play cards that require non-green mana. Khenra Charioteer, and Armadillo Cloak are both good cards, but not so good if you can never cast them! Pride Sovereign also requires white mana to activate.
Currently I'd remove the cards completely, as having 1 card of those colors each isn't a good idea. If you want to add white or red to the deck (I recommend only one for starters), then you should add a few more (Just a few), and also basic lands of those type.
Traverse the Ulvenwald isn't that good in your deck as it is currently, but it's also a $4.5 card. You should try to trade it away for a pile of $0.2-0.5 green rares to increase your available card pool.
Many of the cards are very sub-par, but I assume that is only because of your limited card pool, so I'll only point out the most egregious.
Incremental Growth is a decent card in a deck with +1/+1 counter synergy, but yours doesn't have a lot. It also requires you to have 3 creatures on the board at the same time, way too restrictive. I'd try to get something like Overrun instead.
Oakenform is just really bad!
Blisterpod is a cool card but doesn't really do enough on its own without added synergy.
You should probably try to get a few more removal spells in the deck, and a few better mana dorks. Golden Hind and Lifespring Druid are pretty bad in comparison to the really cheap and easily available Llanowar Druid. Some also amazing ramp creatures are Somberwald Sage and Sylvan Caryatid.
Wild Pair is also a great card, see if you can't build around synergizing with it further, for instance adding more cards with similar P/T that can tutor for your best creatures, like Soul of the Harvest and Pride Sovereign (If you stick with white).
Good luck with magic!
4 weeks ago
Cryptolith Rite is a must with Ishkanah. Other "budgety" goodies include Illusionist's Bracers and Strionic Resonator to double Ishy's outputs. Second Harvest is pretty alright. Zendikar Resurgent isn't the worst since lots of mana makes lots of life loss. I know you said you don't want to spend a lot but I would really try to get Parallel Lives.
I run an Ishkanah deck myself and at first I just loaded it with a bunch of spider creature spells but I found it to be slow and clunky; although I never ran Descendants' Path or Lurking Predators, which are good solutions (you might consider Wild Pair too). Tokens allow me to net way more spiders on far less mana if I combo it well. I think you've got a good deck here and focussing on tokens a little more will help you win more and win faster.
+1 though. Feel free to check out my spider deck if you're bored.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Might I recommend Primal Surge? It guarantees an instant victory. Just keep putting permanents onto the battlefield until there is 1 card left in your library. Then, draw that card with Elvish Visionary.
However, that power comes at a price: There must be no other instants or sorceries in your deck. Here are recommended substitutions:
1 month ago
- With the advent of Turdley McLOCUSTGOD I may consider Thalia, Heretic Cathar more strongly, he may move TOO QUICK for me to wait for more costly counter strategies - Yes, Elesh does shut him up nicely, but at a 7cmc
- The humble budget-friendly Wild Pair is pretty nutty in my Sisay deck... One particularly crippling combo was: Wild pair --> Selvala, Explorer Returned (also budget-friendly) --> Wild pair kicks in --> selvala has the same TOTAL power+toughness as....drumroll.... Seedborn Muse NOW if your opponents have no IMMEDIATE answer, on their first upkeep, you search Yeva, Nature's Herald + Wild pair kicks again + whatever 4/4 you want to play - Then the horror show truly begins... then they start having to think about whether they need to wipe your creatures or deal with wild pair.
- Djeru, With Eyes Open will be conducive to your "fun" stipulation I think, A 4/3 beater w/ vigilance, who will ALSO allow you to toolbox some of your walkers, sounds fun to me