Wildborn Preserver

Wildborn Preserver

Creature — Elf Archer



Whenever another non-Human creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay . When you do, put X +1/+1 counters on Wildborn Preserver.

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Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Rare

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Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Historic Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Pre-release Legal
Legacy Legal
Standard Legal
Brawl Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Arena Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal

Wildborn Preserver Discussion

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Blue/Green Flash

1 week ago

Nice, I like the bit more counter/control heavy route you've taken here. Have you considered Cunning Nightbonder as a sideboard option for control or to potentially conserve mana to pump Wildborn Preserver? Also Mission Briefing might be a better alternative to Flood of Recollection since it is at instant speed. Hope this helps.

MrBoombastic on Blue/Green Flash

1 week ago

While I hate playing against counter-heavy decks, and probably shouldn't help them improve, I do have some ways to (hopefully) make the deck better:

  • If you're going to play any of the eternal formats, I think Ice-Fang Coatl over Ambush Viper and play snow lands is better, if you want an instant-speed deathtoucher.

  • As is, you're running too few lands, given the amount of 4-drops. Also, I'd play some amount of Rewind, as it lets you counter a spell AND play a threat on turn 4+.

  • Brazen Borrower is probably the best interaction this deck has access to and it's definitely a stronger card than Faerie Duelist. Unless you're going for a budget deck.

  • From my experience, Brineborn Cutthroat is better than Wildborn Preserver. You're not always sitting on mana to pump the Preserver and they get worse in multiples. Cutthroat doesn't.

  • Sea-Dasher Octopus could be nice in some amount, as it can start drawing extra cards as soon as turn 2 off of a turn 1 Spectral Sailor.

  • Titanic Growth is underwhelming in flash decks. They just need to tempo out the opponent, which is best done with value creatures and bounce and/or counter spells.

  • Frilled Mystic is a great tempo play. If you up the land count, you should play all 4.

Hope that helps. Good luck with the deck!

SefTheReject on Rise Of The Gelflings

1 week ago

VorelNailo thank you. I agree that Shaman of the Pack is a little off and clunky in a rising Blood Moon meta, but it can be a nice later game bomb if the the board is loaded with creatures on both sides. Still debating on adding either Wildborn Preserver and or Skyway Sniper since this is a ground based deck and needs some answers to flying creatures. Leaning more towards wildborn because it has flash, reach and can be pumped if needed. Not sure what to remove aside shaman.

idontknowrules on Critter Corps

1 week ago

Thinking about adding a second Wildborn Preserver, maybe replace a Colossal Dreadmaw

skrai on Fortified Scales

1 month ago

BRG24 Thanks for the reply! I really like Experiment One and Pelt Collector as they will get bigger as the game goes on, but there are a few reasons why I think Servant of the Scale is better in this list. First, when it dies and gives its counters to another creature, I can actually get free counters if I have a Conclave Mentor or a Hardened Scales out which in a way adds a type of protection to the servant which has worked out quite well in the past. Then, the more potent synergy is allowing for a turn 2 4/3 Avatar of the Resolute, something that neither of those 1 drops allow for. Wildborn Preserver is actually quite a unique recommendation and I haven't considered it before. I added the Garruk's Uprising as a replacement for Abzan Falconer for some closing power, but if I find the deck needs more reach, I think I'll experiment with the preserver. I do definitely like playing at instant speed, so I think I may give this creature a go. As for Heroic Intervention, while it is an amazing card, I feel like Unbreakable Formation does fulfill that role of protection while also doubling as a finisher card which helps to save space in this very tight list.

BRG24 on Fortified Scales

1 month ago

Nice deck. Maybe consider Experiment One or Pelt Collector as alternatives to Servant of the Scale. Personally I prefer the cards since they can grow on their own, and experiment having built in protection is also nice. Another nice card might be Wildborn Preserver. Having flash makes it flexible, letting you hold up your command or formation, or even possibly Heroic Intervention if you want to include it, and still having a play if you don’t need them. But the big thing is that it is a potentially great late game mana sink that might allow you to do a little better into longer games. Hope this is helpful.

BRG24 on Don't Be a Corpsejack Menace to Society...

2 months ago

Really nice deck. Maybe Pelt Collector or Experiment One might be worth considering, in particular over Servant of the Scale? The fact that they can grow as the game progresses makes them feel like they’d be more relevant, especially in this deck. Wildborn Preserver might also be fun, especially with a potentially huge Gyre Sage providing huge amounts of mana. Adding these would make the deck more aggressive though, and I’m not sure if that’s where you want to take the deck. Looks really fun to play and I wish you luck with it in the future.

BRG24 on Golgari CoCoConstrictor

2 months ago

Really cool deck. What do you think of Wildborn Preserver? I think it might work well with both scales and CoCo, and can make reasonable use of your spare mana, so might be a more useful than Barkhide Troll? I also find the flash can be useful when most of your removal is also 2CMC.

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