Sideboard for the poorest elves

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Posted on Feb. 12, 2018, 8:08 p.m. by IlGuale

Hello everybody. I have this elves deck which is a work in progress for budget reasons. My problem is that i can't figure out a decent sideboard (i explained why in the description). Then, who would you upgrade first in the maindeck? I would also really apprecciate suggestions of every kind.Thanks in advance.

Elves in fieri

lukas96 says... #2

Whats your local meta like?Tjat would make it easier to suggest cards for your sideboard

February 12, 2018 8:47 p.m.

IlGuale says... #3

My playgroup has a lot of diverse kitchen table or budget-version-of-something-competitive decks so i aim for a catch-all sideboard. No one is going to "turn 3 Karn" me and even storm plays the old version with Pyromancer Ascension.

February 12, 2018 9:22 p.m.

lukas96 says... #4

Ok I would cut Dwynen because I cant imagine a specific matchup where you want to board it.

Im also not a fan of stain the mind. Its good agains combo decks obviously but i think there are better ways to deal with them.

Creeping corosion would be ok if there are some problematic enchantments.

Nature's Claim is an awesome sideboard card in green its faster than rec sage you might want to give it a shot.

I would defenitely play graveyard hate Nihil Spellbomb is one of the best cards for that purpose.

1-2 Beast Within could also be a nice catchall option.

Do you need/want some suggestions for lifegain against burn type decks?

February 12, 2018 9:35 p.m.

xaerusblade says... #5

i like Shapers' Sanctuary in the side board for cheap semi-anti removal.

some Grafdigger's Cage. and Relic of Progenitus for graveyard and storm hate.

maybe some Back to Nature and Creeping Corrosion?

Display of Dominance is really good for liliana and the bewly unabnned jace.

February 12, 2018 11:03 p.m.

IlGuale says... #6

Thanks everybody. About graveyard hate, i am looking for a creature so i won't reduce my threat density and i won't riks to shuffle it away with Lead the Stampede ecc. So far, i found no elf with that sort of ability on gatherer and the only creatures i deem good enough are Scavenging Ooze and Loaming Shaman, but they're still no tutor target.

February 13, 2018 1:43 p.m.

lukas96 says... #7

relic and spellbomb are replacing them selfs so thats not a big problem.Grafdiggers cage also blocks CoCo and chord, you should be aware of that if you want to upgrade your deck.dont get to fancy you need a sideboard that works not a sideboard that only works with the 4 tutors you have

February 13, 2018 1:53 p.m.

IlGuale says... #8

Yeah, i suppose you're all right. I will go back to my usual 2 Spellbomb + 1 Cage.

February 13, 2018 1:57 p.m.

xaerusblade says... #9

if you want a graveyard creature hate that takes out a lot of specific cards away from the graveyard and fast you are looking at Loaming Shaman otherwise you can stick with Scavenging Ooze

February 14, 2018 12:48 p.m.

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