Back to the basics!

No abilities.

The goal of this deck is to pump elves onto the field and stack counters ASAP.

Basic mathematics = beefy elves.

I know Imperious Perfect isn't vanilla, but it has great synergy with Alpha Status , Muraganda Petroglyphs, Elvish Promenade , Coat of Arms and Gaea's Cradle. To my knowledge, only five mono green vanilla elves exist and I needed another elf creature to finish my deck. So choosing Imperious Perfect was kind of a given.

Fresh Meat to deal with mass removal.

Triumph of the Hordes just in case.



vagueabond says... #4

Not going to lie, the idea of a vanilla elf deck amuses me. If I ran into this in the wild I'd be really confused for sure.

June 23, 2013 11:56 p.m.

CreepyDentures says... #6

Seems very fast, the four Cradle's especially allow one to pump out a ton of elves, which can allow for an early game coat of arms and some ridiculous swings. One thing I would say is that the Harmonize could probably be main decked, as it's easy to run out of cards in hand by turn 3 based on the play test. (I don't play Legacy though, so what I say should be taken with a grain of salt.)

June 24, 2013 4:45 a.m.

Xindlepete says... #7

Gloriously simple. I love it! You have seen to the core of Tribal as an archetype, and perfected it. No "gimmicks" or ridiculous combos- just big ol' beefy elves. :) Pure genius!

(I'll also overlook the Imperious Perfect , since it generates 1/1 vanillas, and grants the passive +1/+1, so it basically fits with the theme.)

June 24, 2013 4:54 a.m.

StormZing says... #25

Hmm, I'd heavily consider Nissa Revane for a pure elf deck. She could win you games if she gets her ult. out! Otherwise, I like the deck! +1

June 24, 2013 3:38 p.m.

Shinkari says... #27

Defiant Elf put Alpha Status on that and boom!

Also Elves are the master tribe I wish I could +100 but I can't >.>

June 25, 2013 12:55 a.m.

Bellock86 says... #29

Trade out the Cylian Elf and put in Nissa's Chosen and then find a way to put Nissa Revane in. Brutal man

June 25, 2013 7:37 a.m.

Kratos1810 says... #30

Elvish Vanguard is basically a Champion of the Parish for Elves, he could work with all the others. Mercy Killing would be hilarious if you could fit in a Parallel Lives or if you feel the need Doubling Season

June 25, 2013 3:04 p.m.

Sam_I_am says... #32

@reconaissance nissa's ult should be able to win most games on the spot. especially with all the Imperious Perfect , Alpha Status and Coat of Arms that he runs.

June 25, 2013 3:34 p.m.

metalaxe777 says... #33

Love it! +1

June 25, 2013 10:34 p.m.

hamiam says... #34

@ Kratos1880 , Parallel Lives and Mercy Killing are pretty sweet cards : ) I may try and work them in. TY!

June 26, 2013 12:52 a.m.

jjacobs92 says... #35

June 26, 2013 8:57 a.m.

Jokergius says... #42

Might I offer a card Called Triumph of the Hordes to partake in the merriment of Elves???

June 27, 2013 5:44 p.m.

hamiam says... #44

@ jokergius , Such a brutal card! TY!

June 28, 2013 1:23 a.m.

lil_cheez says... #45

Sweet deck, dude! I'd suggest some Withstand Death in case of mass removal or if someone taps a Intrepid Hero targeting a superbuffed elf...

June 28, 2013 9 p.m.

RyanSchoggins says... #46

I love this deck so much!! A great way that you could counter your opponent removing all of your creatures would be to cast Withstand Death on your strongest elf and then cast Mercy Killing to sac that elf and get a bunch back.

June 28, 2013 11:56 p.m.

Jokergius says... #49

For mass removal I'd rather play Fresh Meat . "Oh, so you kill all my creatures??? That's nice. I'll trade up and have a bunch of 3/3's on the field at the end of your turn." Priceless.

June 30, 2013 7:02 p.m.

hamiam says... #50

@ jokergius That's the card I was looking for! TY!

July 1, 2013 1:55 a.m.

Dimpfoid says... #52

Imperious Perfect wasn't necessarily a given. Though it is the only elf lord with a token creation outlet, other "lord" cards are also highly recommendable. Elvish Archdruid can pump you into a very large Joraga Warcaller which can be further augmented by any number of spells that apply +1/+1 counters to your creatures, such as the highly appropriate Hunting Triad . I respect your use of Muraganda Petroglyphs , and I realize that this deck is not intended to be competitive, at least I hope it isn't, because the nature of it goes against every competitive fiber in me.

I've made a great many lists on my own that try to find the "only" cards of a certain kind that fit a criterion and put them all in a deck, so I like your take on the mono-green vanilla elves. I hope you find my suggestions useful, though my fear is that you've already considered them and found them unsuitable to your taste.

July 2, 2013 5:18 p.m.

hamiam says... #53

@ Dimpfoid, I agree the cards you recommended are great cards for an elf deck, however, this elf deck is designed to pump multiple elves and counters at a quick rate. The combination of Imperious Perfect , Gaea's Cradle and Coat of Arms seem to be the fastest way to get the job done, plus I can pump elves and stack counters every turn as opposed to paying a one time multikicker cost. In a normal elf deck I would definitely use Elvish Archdruid and maybe a few Joraga Warcaller 's . Just wondering, how does this deck go against every competitive fiber in you?

July 3, 2013 2:45 p.m.

Maringam says... #61

July 29, 2014 9:20 p.m.

Aelorith2117 says... #62

how about Seedborn Muse for defense and creature tokens every turn.?

July 29, 2014 9:59 p.m.

lmao this deck is hilarious

May 8, 2016 6:10 p.m.

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