Argothian Elder

Creature — Elf Druid

Tap: Untap two target lands.

Profet93 on [PRIMER]Parley Girl cEDH

1 month ago

Homelessguy

I wish I could +1 again, I don't even have any real suggestions to give you aside from my own personal deckbuilding advice which I don't think is warranted in this type of more competitive build. That being said, I wanted to know your input on these cards have worked for your deck...

Mandate of Peace - Do you just go to combat and not attack, cast it, then proceed to Main Phase 2 and activate your commander? Can't they just cast a spell in response?

  • Compared to Silence, do you prefer it given it stops attacks on your opponents combat step? I guess what I'm asking is, how does one use mandate of peace effectively in your deck? Under which circumstances is it ideal, and circumstances that are less ideal?

Savage Summoning - I don't see it's usefulness here as this is a more competitive build. Could you educate me as to it's effectiveness for you and why you run it over another card like Sylvan Tutor?

While not a serious suggestion given this build, one thing to note is if you were to add in Maze of Ith, it gives you infinite mana during the combat step in conjunction with Argothian Elder. You can then use that mana on staff of domination. Limited, yes, but worth noting if your meta is a bit more aggro than I had first thought (given you're running mandate of peace)

StratM on Muldrotha, the PermaGrave

1 month ago

rambunctiousOrator I feel like there are some fun combos you can do with your graveyard that are unique to this deck. For example, I have Necrotic Ooze, Morphling, and Argothian Elder creating infinite mana. But I also acknowledge that the control/boardwipes in this deck are either slow or lacking for a sultai deck. So I do want to theme around graveyard combos using Muldrotha, the Gravetide or like the combo I mentioned. But I also want to increase the quality of its control/boardwipes so that it has the time to do what it wants.

Kamerot on The crushing jaws of a howling slaybeast

2 months ago

Hey there, I'm a big fan of the premise of your deck. I've always liked goreclaw, she's a fun card. With that said, I do have some suggestions:

  • Prowling Serpopard -> Allosaurus Shepherd/Destiny Spinner - if your budget allows, shepherd is the better choice, but both are upgrades to serpopard.
  • Veteran Explorer -> Arbor Elf - without a dedicated sac outlet, there is no guarantee you can get explorer in the graveyard in a timely manner, plus it helps all of your opponents. Since you're running both ashaya and yavimaya, arbor elf can potentially untap all of your big mana engines, plus it's an elf and benefits Priest of Titania.
  • Myojin of Life's Web -> Argothian Elder - myojin was always lackluster for me, plus you can't cheat it out. The elder is an elf which again will help priests, plus with ashaya, It goes infinite which is great with all the big fatties you're running.
  • See the Unwritten -> Selvala's Stampede - for the same cmc, you get a much better spell that doesn't make you pitch anything to the graveyard. And what's great about Stampede, it gets better with the more opponents you have. Just make sure you keep a couple of permanents in your hand to cover any way your opponents vote.
  • Those are the big suggestions I have to make at first glance. Here's some other good options for card advantage if you ever find yourself running out of steam.

  • Beast Whisperer
  • Guardian Project
  • Rishkar's Expertise
  • Hope this all helps, and good luck!

    RNR_Gaming on Your Favorite Plays

    4 months ago

    Attack with Argothian Elder, tap Forest, untap Argothian Elder with Maze of Ith activate Argothian Elder untap Maze of Ith and Forest rinse and repeat. Then funnel that mana into Yisan, the Wanderer Bard for all the value.

    "The creature isn’t removed from combat; it just has its damage prevented. It’s still an attacking creature until the combat phase is complete" - it's just such an interesting ruling.

    Also, it's fair to note that with some newer cards this is even easier ;)

    DreadKhan on Anti-cyclonic Rift

    5 months ago

    Any reason you don't run Ley Weaver and/or Argothian Elder for infinite untaps?

    RambIe on Enchanted Elf Ball 2.0

    9 months ago

    Thousand-Year Elixir+Argothian Elder+Ashaya, Soul of the Wild
    unlimited mana with unlimited untap your general

    RNR_Gaming on Consultation Tasigur (Spicy-ish)

    9 months ago

    The old Freed from the Reel is still very potent in Tasigur. Also, we have aay better dorks and enablers now. Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy with any dork that creates any color is unbound mana. Fatestitcher/Vizier of Tumbling Sands with Simic Growth Chamber does the trick too. Krosan Restorer with threshold gets there too. Wirewood Channeler and Argothian Elder are pretty cool too. Oh and Bloom Tender is at an all time low right now - you probably get the idea. Also, if you haven't you should take a look at pastigur, Cameron from the lab maniacs did an awesome job on that list even if its dated itll probably still hold it's own or at the very least be the fun police.

    Mightyhulk1 on Ezuri Combo Elves *Primer*

    9 months ago

    awesome list! I assume you are running Circle of Dreams Druid, its too good not to. Also, an infinite I don't see mentioned is the Argothian Elder + Maze of Ith combo (maze of ith is better now that we have yavimaya)

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