Creature — Elf Druid
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Arbor Elf Discussion
2 days ago
seshiro_of_the_orochi I do have those in my Ezuri deck, so if nothing else I have a great new evasion piece. And plakjekaas I can untap Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun with it and Arbor Elf , which are also in my Ezuri, Renegade Leader deck (Found here, haven't written a primer for it yet Little Green Men Unite!). Not quite Cabal Coffers , but pretty good still.
3 weeks ago
@TKDbeast thanks! I have been trying to make ths deck work for 4 years the new mh2 cards are a huge upgrade.
(2) i used to play Courser of Kruphix but i have found drawing a card when you cast an enchantment to be more consistent than playing a land off the top with courser
1 month ago
The following below is a list I used to run a while back for mono-green stompy. It’s obviously not tribe-orientated, but may give you some ideas of the direction to head.
- 16x Forest
- 3x Elvish Mystic
- 3x Arbor Elf
- 4x Pelt Collector
- 4x Experiment One
- 4x Avatar of the Resolute
- 4x Strangleroot Geist
- 4x Kalonian Tusker
- 3x Leatherback Baloth
- 3x Steel Leaf Champion
- 3x Khalni Hydra
- 1x Ghalta, Primal Hunger
- 4x Rancor
- 4x Aspect of Hydra
Note the above list is a bit old and can defo do with some improvements, but its a good baseline of what green does well - being hyper-aggressive.
In general for mono-green you want to either build your deck around being very fast & aggressive, OR build it around ramping to some massive auto-win threat. You appear to be trying to do a strange mix of the two, being sudo-aggressive while ramping to semi-big threats. I would suggest picking a defined path and building around that. If you want to be aggressive, don’t ramp so much, and field lower costing creatures. If you are wanting to ramp-big, get something like Tooth and Nail in there to cheat out Emrakul, the Aeons Torn (or some other busted payoff)
The other thing to evaluate is how much sticking to your tribe is actually getting you. Whether you’re getting actual value out of confining yourself to this creature-type, or whether its just a self-imposed restriction without much upside.
1 month ago
Also, I'm looking for opinions on where to steer this deck if anywhere. There are so many viable Beasts that it's been hard for me to make card choices. Then you have cards like Fierce Empath which could be useful. So, advice is more than welcome. Thanks! (If someone could guide me in how to format this into a list, that'd also be appreciated. Sorry for the current format.)
1 month ago
If you want to make it more competitive, it might not be sexy, but the first and most important thing imo ist to lower the mana curve: For every card, ask yourself if a cheaper card exists that does about the same.
1-Mana Mana Dorks over more expensive stuff. they also fuel Meren really early, which really gets her going
Golgari Findbroker - too expensive. Meren does, that already
Zulaport Cutthroat - the deck doesn't look like it wins via this, so you don't need it
Blood Artist - same
Syr Konrad, the Grim - same - maybe I underestimate the chip damage from these but I really dislike these Cards, because the don't do anything unless they stay araound for a long time. If you only deal 20 damage to the table with blood artist style cards, which seems generous, you still don't win.
I would rather have a more reliable win condition, a combo to end the game asap or a really powerful value engine, that gives you the staying power, paired with a bit of stax, Mindslicer comes to mind, while you get some kind of beatdown (I like Creakwood Liege , Craterhoof Behemoth with a bit of a board also kill one to two people quite quick) or stuff like a few Kokusho, the Evening Star or Gray Merchant of Asphodel triggers.
Nature's Claim - my pet card
1 month ago
That depends on how close to its current iteration you’d like to keep your deck. Honestly, Modern is such a fast paced format that if you wish to stay viable you have to streamline as much as possible.
If your path to victory looks something like Elvish Piper / Quicksilver Amulet —> Emrakul, the Aeons Torn , then you’re going to want to ramp as early and steeply as you can to get either of the first two in play ASAP. I’d drop Knight of the Reliquary , Noble Hierarch and Nest Invader for mana dorks like Arbor Elf , Mystic elf and Llanowar Elves . You’ll be able to play the Piper or the Amulet turn(s) earlier than you otherwise could, and proceed straight into dropping Emrakul after that.
That’s one possible direction to take your deck. There’s a handful of others. Ultimately the choice is yours. As long as it’s fun for you and your playgroup, there really isn’t a right or wrong way.
1 month ago
Hey TwentDoggo, glad you like the deck. Normally I wouldn't have trouble finding ways to upgrade my decks, but this one in particular is kind of inherently flawed in that there simply isn't much support for its plan. That said, there are some things you could do to make the deck more functional in general.
Probably the easiest upgrade you could make is include the Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl ramp package. These two make it possible to have four mana on turn two (turn 1 Arbor Elf, turn 2 Utopia Sprawl on an untapped Forest) which makes higher cmc ramp spells such as Hunting Wilds , Explosive Vegetation , and Nissa's Renewal more viable. It also makes the deck's combo turn come around much sooner since being able to make four mana off of one land gives you more untapped lands to attack with after casting Sylvan Awakening .
If you do this, you'll need to rework the deck a bit--this ramp plan is better with a lower land count, so Arboreal Grazer and Rites of Flourishing would be cut out, and since you have more mana early on you'll want to add some higher impact ramp spells (the aforementioned Hunting Wilds etc). You would also be able to play Rude Awakening , a card that I excluded from the original draft of the deck because 8 mana is a lot.
So these are the changes I'd make:
- -4 Arboreal Grazer , -4 Llanowar Elves , -2 Rites of Flourishing ; +4 Arbor Elf , +4 Utopia Sprawl , +2 Wolfwillow Haven
- -3 lands, -2 Nissa's Pilgrimage , -2 Harmonize ; +4 Hunting Wilds , +2 Rude Awakening , +1 Search for Tomorrow
- -4 Rampant Growth ; +4 Sakura-Tribe Elder
I'm not sure what you're budget is, but that's really the best you can do if you want to stick to the man land plan. I suppose you could also upgrade the mana base, but you can get by with all basics since you've got a lot of color fixing ramp spells.