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Ezuri's Archers : Fantastic in today's meta. It stops Doomed Traveler, Midnight Haunting, Inkmoth Nexus, then after a Lord hits the battlefield, he's stopping Chandra's Phoenix and even Steel Hellkite.

Llanowar Elves: Printed in Alpha 18 years ago and still seeing regular play. That's how you know it's a good card.

Copperhorn Scout: Combos nicely with Elvish Archdruid and Llanowar Elves. Allows them to attack and still use their mana for Ezuri, Renegade Leader or Contested War Zone.

Viridian Emissary: Your standard, 2-power beater. No one wants to take him out early and no one can later in the game, once he's a 4/3 (or higher).

Elvish Archdruid: A beast. He comes down on turn-2 with a Llanowar Elves out. With my first three land-drops, I get to 6 mana on the third turn. That's a Wurmcoil Engine before some opponent even cast a spell. Also, if Ezuri, Renegade Leader is the fifth Elf I play, Archdruid taps for 5 and gives me Overrun during the same turn. He's just too good.

Adaptive Automaton: Because any Tribal deck could use more Lords. Also, he counts as another Elf for Ezuri and Archdruid.

Ezuri, Renegade Leader: Overrun at Instant-speed is insane. By the fifth turn, I always have the mana to Overrun once, if not three times. Ezuri is the win-condition in this deck. Get him out with 2 Elvish Archdruids and a few other small Elves and you're swinging for 40 Trample.

Wurmcoil Engine: Late-game support. When I start running out of Elves to play, he comes down and gives my opponent something else to worry about as I build my board back up. Also, playing him on the third turn is just awesome.

Green Sun's Zenith: Obvious choice. It's, essentially, a 4-drop Sorcery with "Search your library for either Elvish Archdruid or Ezuri, Renegade Leader and put it onto the battlefield."

Lead the Stampede: Fills up my hand with Elves and prevent me from running out of steam too early. What's not to like?

Champion of Lambholt: While Elder of Laurels is good, this creature doesn't require any mana to use (and even costs 1 less, to boot). Plus, it gives me a huge bonus in that my opponent's weaker creatures can't block my Elves, which is always nice.

Acidic Slime: A good fetch off of GSZ. He kills just about any threat in Standard that's not Mirran Crusader . I was using Viridian Corrupter , but I realized that there are plenty of Enchantments and Lands ruining my fun as well as Artifacts.

Cavern of Souls: Because they were built for Tribal. With these, I don't even need Autumn's Veil in the sideboard anymore.

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Eaten by Spiders : Fuck you, Insectile Aberration  Flip.

Fog: Completely turns the tides against all-in decks, like Wolf Run and Werewolves. They tap out, I use Fog, and now I'm free to swing with everything I've got.

Gutter Grime: My go-to card against board wipes. If I have four Elves on the board and my opponent casts Day of Judgment, I suddenly find myself with four 4/4 tokens looking across at an empty, tapped-out field. And it comes down on turn-3 with a bit of ramp - just before DoJ.

Melira, Sylvok Outcast: An easy fetch off of Green Sun's Zenith. While she slows down most Infect decks, I use her mainly for her ability to stop Black Sun's Zenith and Contagion Engine, both of which have found their ways into many of the decks where I typically play FNM.

Naturalize: Because there's nothing more efficient for the mana it costs.

Ratchet Bomb: Kills tokens dead. Also, flipped cards have no printed mana costs, making their CMC equal to 0. Werewolves hate this card.

Tumble Magnet : My main defense against pain-in-the-ass creatures, which includes Sun Titan, Wurmcoil Engine, and (particularly) Mirran Crusader . You can give all the swords you want to Crusader, but he'll never have protection from Artifacts with them.


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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.44
Tokens 3/3 Beast, 3/3 Wurm
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