Elves are quite fun! I built the deck as an elf beatdown, but I gave it some options. There is a certain picture of a certain author's depiction of elves, armed and armored, moving in sync. Well, this deck does a little more than that after a recent overhaul. Don't scroll yet though. These are forest elves. What happens in the forest when you aren't dynamic enough to adapt? Why, you die of course!

That's why I tried to build this deck with options. Like generals?

Selvala, Explorer Returned is a godsend to this deck. She gives the elves more than a fighting chance in multiplayer with the ability to draw everyone cards while she ramps mana and gains life for her player. Usually those secondary effects go unnoticed until it is too late because the other players end up focused on adapting their new draws into the plan. Selvala is a party favorite, while the single player general for this deck is a lightning rod.

Enter, Rhys the Redeemed. This guy is known for fast and vicious aggro and swarms of tokens. While Selvala gives you flexibility and ramp, Rhys hones the token production aggro capability of the deck while allowing the rest to handle itself.

Oh, Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary , I'd let you in, but you have received the mighty blow of the ban-hammer.

Splashing white into the deck has given it new potential. I hope to learn how best to use it.

Hope you enjoy!


The main new addition is White!


Selvala, Explorer Returned for most games

Rhys the Redeemed for some of those 1v1 matches



Elvish Mystic: Because Lawnmower elf was out collecting rupees

Wirewood Symbiote: Untap synergy is really useful in this deck now

Nettle Sentinel : Best friends with Heritage Druid

Dauntless Escort: Because Wrath of God is a thing

Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen: Despite trying to kill Nissa on Lorwyn/Shadownoor, She's pretty good.


Instants & Sorceries:

Unravel the Aether : Great removal

Crib Swap : Gets troublesome creatures

Swords to Plowshares: Sends them to the farm

Eladamri's Call: More tutors for creatures I want

Enlightened Tutor: For all your artifact/enchantment needs

To Arms!: That's right, now we have bards

Sylvan Offering : You get free stuff! Yooou get free stuff! Nevermind my stuff. I'm not about to kill everyone or anything.



Song of the Dryads: Your Karn is my Chia pet

Concordant Crossroads : Careful with this one, it coutd be a double edged sword.

Aura Shards: Is that your artifact/enchantment? Imma kill it!

Mirari's Wake: Works way better than Gauntlet of Power now!



Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury : Kinda owe her for cannibalizing her deck



4x Plains

Temple Garden, Selesnya Sanctuary , Brushland ,Krosan Verge

Myriad Landscape: Mainly because I want to make sure I get white mana

Thespian's Stage: Conna copy those useful lands. Plus, I need a place for the bards to hang out.

Havenwood Battleground : I might need an extra mana

Boseiju, Who Shelters All: No, I'll just resolve that hurricane.


I hope you enjoy my new spin on this Elf Tribal EDH:Responses and suggestions are always welcome!! :D

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Ajani@mtg says... #1

February 5, 2016 2:25 p.m.

@Ajani@mtg, He's in the deck. Maybe I forgot to add him when editing.

February 6, 2016 12:01 p.m.


February 6, 2016 12:05 p.m.

Ajani@mtg says... #4

Oh cool, I must have missed him when I was looking at it.

February 6, 2016 1:43 p.m.

ReDdeckWins96 says... #5

where is Joraga Warcaller ? he combos so nicely with Immaculate Magistrate also ive found that Wirewood Hivemaster is great for creating chump blockers

February 28, 2016 12:33 a.m.

I do need a Joraga Warcaller in here for sure. I also considered Skyshroud Poacher. I'll think about the Wirewood Hivemaster

February 28, 2016 1:56 a.m.

ReDdeckWins96 says... #7

Joraga Warcaller is a must for any elf deck and if you have Taunting Elf with him you don't even need trample most of the time. that flavor text on Skyshroud Poacher is just perfect. absolute perfection.

February 28, 2016 2:11 a.m.

Yeah, best flavor text on an elf tribal card ever.

I do have a Joraga Warcaller in my Nath of the Gilt-Leaf deck, but I need to track down another one, and a Taunting Elf too!

February 28, 2016 2:10 p.m.

AwesomeKyurem5 says... #9

Have you considered Presence of Gond? I find it quite decent in the rare event that you somehow need more elves. and if you want to be truly evil, you could equip it to Midnight Guard and all of a sudden, you are the center of attention.

April 2, 2016 11:02 a.m.

That's a neat combo you've got there! I might have to add that. Good suggestion!

April 2, 2016 6:23 p.m.

It's great on its own, but it's AMAZING in almost all elf related combos. Target creature get +1/+1 for every elf you control.."well, I have about 900, so I'll just target Joraga Warcaller, I don't think anyone would mind." Gain life for every elf: Who needs Ajani, Mentor of Heroes? I think you get the picture.

April 2, 2016 10:12 p.m.

Necrotize says... #12

Selfless Spirit is a strictly better Dauntless Escort for creature protection. Haste/tap enablers also might be nice like Thousand-Year Elixir or even Concordant Crossroads if you want to live life on the edge.

August 25, 2016 9:52 p.m.

You're right about the Selfless Spirit. Good call! I do have a Concordant Crossroads in the deck currently, but I like Thousand-Year Elixir because it's a bit more one sided. Thanks for the vote and suggestions!

August 27, 2016 3:50 p.m.

Althredore says... #14

As a big elvish tribal fan for both EDH and regular 60 card decks, this is absolute perfection! As others have said, Joraga Warcaller would fit in very well, but with cards such as Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger and Craterhoof Behemoth, this one is a little out of my price range, but I love it none the less. I'm also working on my own elvish ramp, (non EDH) and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! +1'd!

September 2, 2016 12:05 a.m.

Thanks for the feedback! Elves are my favorite fantasy race. They're different enough to keep you entertained, but flawed enough as a race to make good characters, not to mention the connection to nature. It isn't perfect but it is definitely fun! I have a few updates to make that are now in the deck. And I want to fit in a few things like a Predator, Flagship and maybe a Tolsimir Wolfblood, as well as some other tweaks to dial it in better.

September 5, 2016 12:16 a.m.

Jestrix says... #16

I like the splash of white, I run a classic mono G elf deck (or rather my wife does) :PI was wondering, you have Concordant Crossroads in, I used to have that too but I swapped it for Akroma's Memorial and it's been a lot better for me at least :)

November 23, 2016 6:44 a.m.

Jestrix says... #17

My bad, just saw you run both, haha sorry :)

November 23, 2016 6:45 a.m.

Thanks for the feedback! I did end up taking Concordant Crossroads out though. I'll have to update the changes soon.

November 24, 2016 1:07 p.m.

davidsays1 says... #19

December 1, 2016 5:54 p.m.

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