Alela, Artful Provocateur

Alela, Artful Provocateur

Legendary Creature — Faerie Warlock

Flying, deathtouch, lifelink

Other creatures you control with flying get +1/+0.

Whenever you cast an artifact or enchantment spell, create a 1/1 blue Faerie creature token with flying.

Alela, Artful Provocateur Discussion

wotanaz1337 on What Conversations do you not …

3 weeks ago

Ramble Sadly, I've seen it happen multiple times at a few LGS'. Last time was last Wednesday. I was admittedly ahead on board but the one guy had 12 commander damage on me with Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider and had just thrown down a mana doubling enchantment. I've seen that deck just explode after he has mana doublers out.

I cast Magister Sphinx and took him out with my faerie tokens from Alela, Artful Provocateur. He stormed off saying it was b.s. and that I could have chumped etc.

Yes, I could've but I only had enough to keep myself alive for maybe two turns against commander damage. He was gunning for me due to, again, having the best board state and I didn't cry about it. He saw a threat and was doing something about it.

I also had a Sephara, Sky's Blade I then convoked the following turn. Another reason not to chump. Sephara is one of my curve-topping beaters.

Anyway, the guy had played stuff like Golos 5C and won flat-out with Expropriate against my draft-chaff Talrand in previous weeks. Also, Eldrazi stuff against basically slightly upgraded pre-cons from the other three players.

Everybody else took his powerful combos and/or cards in stride. None of the other people got more upset than a sigh of resignation. We all just shrugged and moved on to the next one.

jhalko on Artifact Gubsterf Commander

1 month ago

I mean, Alela, Artful Provocateur is always a good commander.

Sydri, Galvanic Genius looks like it could be fun.

Voitagi on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

1 month ago

I'm sorry to hear that. The deck is super fun.

My playgroup don't mind me playing it as long as it's not every game. That's why I have 4 decks to mix it up. All of which are on similar power level to the Yawgmoth deck, but win differently enough that people are cool with it (our playgroup is pretty merciless)

I play:

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Alela, Artful Provocateur is her on top of her game, here's her when she was just starting out:

Alela, Fae Trickster

Legendary Creature - Faerie Rogue

Flash, Flying

Whenever you cast another spell with flash, create a 1/1 blue Faerie creature token with Flying.

"My pranks always entertain the crowds. Even the ones on them."


Show another legend with exactly one card earlier in their life.

builderboy7 on Alela artifacts

3 months ago

put asterisks next to on both sides of CMDR next to alela in the editing page to display Alela, Artful Provocateur as your commander

Skinken on

5 months ago

Birds is a surprisingly well supported tribe, and flying tribal has been getting a fair bit of support recently. So building birds in commander can be both fun and powerful because you can combine old and new cards.

A creature has to be a Legendary creature to be legal as your commander. The classic option for birds would be Kangee, Aerie Keeper . Some other options that are more "Flying tribal" than bird tribal could be Kangee, Sky Warden (a very budget-friendly option), Isperia the Inscrutable , Akim, the Soaring Wind , Derevi, Empyrial Tactician or Alela, Artful Provocateur .

Now you should decide whether you want cards that support having Birds specifically: Aven Brigadier , Celestial Gatekeeper , Crookclaw Elder , Seaside Haven , Soulcatchers' Aerie , Airborne Aid , Migratory Route , Animal Sanctuary etc. Or if you just want cheap flyers that may or may not be birds and just play flying tribal: Battle Screech , Favorable Winds , Gravitational Shift , Gust of Wind , Island Sanctuary , Kangee's Lieutenant , Lofty Denial , Pride of the Clouds , Rally of Wings , Sephara, Sky's Blade , Siani, Eye of the Storm , Skycat Sovereign , Soulcatcher , The Raven's Warning , Thunderclap Wyvern , Tide Skimmer , Warden of Evos Isle , Watcher of the Spheres , Waterkin Shaman , Windstorm Drake , Winged Words , Battle Screech .

Your list has a lot of pretty bad cards that don't support your strategy. I would cut Healing Salve , Resupply , Take Up Arms , Call to Mind , Survival Cache , Refurbish (has 4 targets in your deck and no matter what you get you pay more mana than you should), Siegecraft etc. Pure lifegain spells are bad unless you build around them, and this is supposed to be a bird/flying deck right? Cards that make tokens without flying are not great because your lords and synergy don't make them better. So even though Raise the Alarm is a solid magic card, you would prolly rather have like a Mistral Charger because you can build synergy around it.

Removal is always good. You can almost never have too much of it. However, if you are really cool, you can try to play removal and card draw that is flavorful and synergistic as well: Ravenform , Wing Shards , Aerial Assault , Swan Song , Winged Words , Gust of Wind , Lofty Denial . Also, sol ring is great but more ramp is usually a good idea in commander, and Azorius Keyrune is also a bird!

Good luck with the screechy dudes!

wereotter on What are your Favorite Commanders?

5 months ago

Alela, Artful Provocateur has been a favorite of mine. I went the direction of heavy enchantress and flying matters build. There are some good, budget cards that can fit into this kind of deck, since you mentioned that, which fit really well. Think things like Glorious Anthem , Gravitational Shift , and Favorable Winds . It's not been difficult for me to get a board full of large fliers that can easily beat down my opponents.

Another that I took in a more unusual direction is The Mimeoplasm built as a mill deck. People don't really tend to notice if you're milling libraries so you can cast your commander... and then you just keep it going. The green really only adds to being able to ramp up so you can get spells like Mind Grind to wipe out the table.

Hardhitta7 on abby315

5 months ago

Hi, you helped me out with my Galazeth Prismari list a few days ago. I’m considering building Alela, Artful Provocateur instead, still trying to decide.

Anyway, I came up with a prototype list and was wondering if you would mind giving me some suggestions/advice on it?

Syl, Honorspren

Commander / EDH* Hardhitta7


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