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Look Ma! No Hands! aka The Dark Elves of Mirkwood

Commander / EDH BG (Golgari) Discard Elves Goodstuff Tokens Tribal




This is a pretty straightforward discard/tribal elves deck that is really fun to play and resilient. it recovers from boardwipes quickly and the hand disruption can make it really difficult for your opponents to maintain a strategy against it.

Please don't suggest Liliana's Caress; I am aware of the card and it was in the deck for years and I'm just not interested in playing it at the moment.



Athraithe says... #1

you seem to have 102 cards in this deck. What are you planning on cutting?

December 25, 2016 1:15 p.m.

There's 102 cards because I haven't decided. TappedOut tells you when you have too many cards and you have to make the deck a prototype until you have it down to 100 so I'm definitely aware. What are your thoughts random internet person? Are you building a Nath deck?

December 25, 2016 3:08 p.m.

Athraithe says... #3

I have actually built one, albeit not for competitive play. I was just curious as to your cuts since it seems like you have at least 2 different ideas going, as previously stated (elves and control) so this seems to come down to keeping some elves or keeping some control. I personally wouldnt use the tempt card but i am curious as to your thoughts.

December 25, 2016 3:16 p.m.

There used to be a Gaea's Cradle in here that was great with Tempt and even if I'm not playing it, getting Nykthos is still usually worth it. And if I'm playing people who don't know that taking the tempting offer usually means I'm going to win the game then I get Cabal Coffers, Urborg, Nykthos and Wirewood Lodge. Tempt with Discovery is insanely good and often underplayed or played improperly. I have won games outright with it in my Wort and Karador decks. And there's not much control going on here beyond the discard theme which feeds directly into the elves. Balancing the two as you said is the main struggle. I'll try to make a cut later tonight.

December 25, 2016 8:17 p.m.

Final cuts made for now and down to 100 cards. Cuts put into Maybeboard.

December 26, 2016 9:03 p.m.

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Date added 10 months
Last updated 9 months
Exclude colors WUR

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.81
Tokens 1/1 Elf Warrior, 2/2 Wolf, Garruk, 2/2 Zombie, Liliana, 1/1 Elf Druid, 3/3 Beast, Experience
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+1 Bojuka Bog main
-1 Earthcraft main
-1 Oracle of Mul Daya main
-1 Mind Slash main
-1 Elvish Archdruid main
+1 Gilt-Leaf Palace main
-1 Memory Jar main
+1 Wirewood Channeler main
-1 Nullmage Shepherd main
-10 Forest main
+1 Howltooth Hollow main
+1 Wellwisher main
-1 Tajuru Preserver main
-1 Liliana Vess main
+1 Cabal Coffers main
-1 Eldrazi Monument main
-1 Waste Not main
-1 Wirewood Channeler main
-1 Deserted Temple main
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