Lately, I have been making useful budget decks centered around creature types that are not typically used. The goal of this deck is to create as many possibilities to gain mana as possible and then use it to cast both smaller and stronger elk long before your opponent does.

You always want at least two out of these three in your starting hand: Heralds Horn , Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and Cryptolith Rite, Burgeoning.



Lame_Duck says... #1

Cryptolith Rite and Burgeoning don't seem like great choices for ramp in this deck. You've only got 12 cheapish creatures in the deck to make use of Cryptolith and both Golden Hind and Dawntreader Elk's abilities make them pretty redundant with it. With only 21 lands in the deck, Burgeoning seems really unreliable; most of the time it's only going to be useful if you can cast it on turn 1 and it doesn't help you get out of mana-screw. I would swap them out for something like Rampant Growth and Nature's Lore, or, if you don't mind having off-tribe creatures in the deck, Sakura-Tribe Elder and Elvish Mystic.

November 10, 2017 7:42 a.m.

That's definitely the best elk tribal i've ever seen ;)

I second on what Lame_Duck said on rite and burgeoning. Gift of Paradise or Weirding Wood might be useful alternatives. As you're already giing for 8 power for elkherde, i'd suggest Mosswort Bridge to spam out some more elks. Also, how about Kindred Summons as a lategame breaker?

I do have a faible for unusual tribal decks as well, maybe take a look at some of them?

November 10, 2017 8:01 a.m.

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This deck is not Casual legal.

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Illegal cards Herald's Horn
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.74
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Top rank #9 on 2017-11-15
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+2 Mosswort Bridge main
-4 Cryptolith Rite main
-2 Oran-Rief, the Vastwood main
+4 Llanowar Elves main
-1 Mosswort Bridge maybe