- 4x Blooming Marsh
- 4x Cavern of Souls
- 3x Forest
- 4x Gilt-Leaf Palace
- 1x Overgrown Tomb
- 1x Pendelhaven
- 1x Westvale Abbey Flip
- 1x Chameleon Colossus
- 2x Dismember
- 1x Fracturing Gust
- 2x Kitchen Finks
- 2x Lead the Stampede
- 1x Phyrexian Revoker
- 2x Reclamation Sage
- 1x Scavenging Ooze
- 3x Thoughtseize
July 15, 2017 12:16 a.m.
also, since youre running Chord of Calling have you considered Throne of the God-Pharaoh? I added it to my golgari elves deck and has turned into a nice little win-con for me. just something to think about, since youre goin wide.
July 15, 2017 12:18 a.m.
To answer your question and suggestions Bulldawg1310:
Nettle Sentinel is already great value having the stats of a bear but the cost of a mana dork. What's really pushes it over the top is three paired with a Heritage Druid can generate mana infinitely - tap three sentinels to get , play a green spell causing your sentinels to untap, then repeat until you run out of green spells of 3 CMC or less.
Secondly, Elvish Champion can be detrimental mainboarded against mirrors, as it affects all other elves, both those you control and those your opponent controls. If the opponent doesn't have forests, all you're getting is the anthem effect; this is why I find Imperious Perfect to be the better default mainboarded lord since you can always afford to produce the token, although you can easily throw other utility creatures such as Eternal Witness or Scavenging Ooze in the same slot.
Lastly, I personally view Throne of the God-Pharaoh to be inconsistent since there are multiple variables that the opponent can readily change to reduce it's effectiveness. You need to swing wide, not be at risk of a lethal crackback, and have your elves and the throne stick to the board while you're building numbers up. Chord is more for fishing out silver bullets from our deck than snagging the exactly-lethal Shaman ETB trigger in most cases. I've yet to close out a game chording Shaman, while I've won multiple games hitting one or two Shamans off a Collected Company, or by playing Ormendahl directly from hand. Elves wants to ideally close out around turn four or five latest, and the "grind them down" plan of Throne is not that appealing as a back-up, especially on the mainboard.
July 15, 2017 8:04 p.m.
you may just be unlucky then. because ive gone from about a 55% win percentage to about 70% with the addition of throne, especially if you can co-co, then tap the newly entered elves on top of what you've already had for a chord of calling to grab a shaman, its detrimental, pretty much every time. as for the added lord, I understand what youre sayin about mirror matches, but it still puts everything on a level playing field, youll both just be building up armys to swing unblockable lethal. it becomes a race.
July 15, 2017 11:38 p.m.
+1, although I may have already done so in the past (sorry, I'm forgetful)
You've got a very good deck here!
Has Spellskite been helpful to you? I used to run it, but found that it ended up turning out like this.
- I cast spellskite
- My opponent casts a removal spell on an important elf.
- I redirect to spellskite.
- I'm short a creature, and my opponent is short a removal.
Usually, it ends up becoming a 2 mana evoke creature with give one time hexproof.
Nettle sentinel is simply there, as stated by EWDijkstra, because it works very well with heritage druid, and is good with chord of calling. Sentinel is also used in a different elf deck, which runs cards such as Beck / Call (a modern legal of Glimpse of Nature, which got banned at the start of modern), Cloudstone Curio, and Elvish Visionary. The scenario in which nettle sentinel can basically end games is this;
Tap 3 sentinel for 3 mana (off heritage druid), cast Elvish Visionary. You leave 1 Green floating, and you draw a card. Because of Cloudstone Curio, if you have another visionary, you can return it to your hand.
Next, you cast another visionary. This time, you have 2 Green floating, and you use cloudstone curio to return visionary.
You can continue by using your nettles to cast the same 2 visionarys over and over, until you have a whole ton of mana, which can be placed into a spell such as Banefire, casting a Craterhoof Behemoth, activating an ezuri multiple times, etc.
Dont forget nettle also can be a vanilla 2/2 with pseudo vigilance (sometimes better than vigilance)
July 20, 2017 11:03 a.m.
I've generally found Spellskite to be really hot or a brick. The ability to suddenly ruin your opponent's ability to reach or cast combat tricks is great, but if those aren't integral parts of their strategy, it becomes less valuable. The 0/4 is also a decent body to chump, but that really isn't something you should be needing the creature for in this deck. It's a safe sideboard pick for playing in either an unknown meta or a one full of burn, pump and combat tricks.
I've yet much practicing to do to really have my general knowledge become habit with this deck; alongside that, I want to see if I can better slim down and tune my sideboard for my local area. It is possible in the future that skite will be replaced down the road by something slightly better suited for me. It'd be remiss to not have one available to throw in your sideboard when needed, however.
July 20, 2017 11:34 p.m.
Yeah, spellskite is really a funny sideboard. Some people who run it actually need it for their meta, and as you said, its a good sideboard if you don't know your meta yet.
There are some people who mistakenly believe you can redirect a counterspell onto skite, which you can't,
6/1/2011 You can activate Spellskite’s ability even if Spellskite wouldn’t be a legal target for the spell or ability. However, the target of that spell or ability will remain unchanged.
July 20, 2017 11:39 p.m.
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|Last updated||1 month|
This deck is Modern legal.
|Tokens||1/1 Elf Warrior, 1/1 Human Cleric|
|Folders||Green, Decks i like|