Maiden of elements
Posted on Dec. 27, 2018, 7:51 p.m. by AdvancedSteelGuard
I'm building this Elemental tribal deck for my girlfriend Elementary notions, she fell in love with the arts of a few elementals when I was watching an edh game on tv and she wanted to start playing to use them, but I've never built or used elementals.
What I did was reading as much elemental cards I found in my binders and came up with this build but I'm 100% sure there's more I could do for the deck.
I'm here to ask if any of you had some ideas to make the deck better and run a little bit smoother, also I was thinking that maybe I should include more "Send to the grave from deck" type of cards to fully utilise the effect of the general and muldrotha but I'm not to sure about that.
My other question is, do any of you know about an elemental that sacrifice it self to counter a spell ? I have a bunch that destroy non-black perm, search for lands, blows up lands, blow up artifacts but I didn't see anything for countering tho.
However, it's pretty CMC intensive for a 3/3 and only counters a spell that targets you or your creatures. Still, that's the only card that's an Elemental creature type with an ability of that nature.
On your second question, since you're running a 5 color creature tribal, you may or may not want to consider running something like Aether Vial, Quicksilver Amulet or Cryptic Gateway will help you get them onto the board for alternative cast costs. Descendants' Path or Call to the Kindred to help you try and cheat some of them out and a Sensei's Divining Top will help make sure your top card is a creature for them. You also have a lot of creatures that share their P/T with others in the deck, so Wild Pair may help.
December 27, 2018 8:58 p.m. Edited.
SaltySpecula any cards you would take out of the deck to play the cards you suggested ?
December 27, 2018 10:11 p.m.
It's hard to say for sure, your deck currently goes off cast triggers and a lot of my suggestions are tricking into play. I might suggest starting with Oblivion Stone and possibly Door of Destinies. I can't vouch for others but I've always found both to be very underwhelming and are usually targeted before you get any real value from them.
Depending on how much you start tricking stuff in over casting, you may also want to replace Vanquisher's Banner. Again I need to stress, playtest both options and see how it affects the deck.
December 27, 2018 11:46 p.m.
Very cool title for the topic :D
After looking at the deck, I couldn't find Muldrotha, the Gravetide. She might be worth a slot for sure. You mentioned adding some grave-filling. How about Deadbridge Chant for that? Oh, and Stalking Vengeance should be a blast if you have some evoke creatures