Artifact Creature — Elk
, Sacrifice this: Search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Burnished Hart Discussion
1 week ago
Thanks for the comment shwanerz88. Bolas's Citadel is a great suggestion that I completely forgot about so thank you for that. I am less interested in Champion of the Perished. I think the card will be quite strong in 60 card formats, but without evasion it doesn't do enough for EDH. Burnished Hart is tricky. I've been pulling it from my faster EDH decks because 6 mana for 2 lands is just too slow. I'd much rather run a 2 drop mana rock that has upside. I do run the Hart in my slower, zombie token focused build of this deck however.
2 weeks ago
Very cool list I actually just saw a similar golgari deck that pulled off the same combo with Aluren. Champion of the Perished would probably fit well as an early drop in this deck as well as a potential combo beater. Ramp rise I would probably at least cut the thought vessel and maybe even the Mind stone. How often do you feel your going to be going to discard? I feel like I would rather creature that finds me lands like Burnished Hart that is recurable and lands are generally safer than mana rocks. Bolas's Citadel is also a killer card.
1 month ago
seshiro_of_the_orochi thank you for your suggestions. I am planning on adding Jhoira's Familiar because I think it will run very well in this deck. Thran Dynamo is another great one but I think I have a lot of mana ramp cards right now (about 16). In the future, I could swap that out for Burnished Hart or Excavation Technique as I think these are the worst mana cards right now. Similar story for Myr Retriever but I agree because he is very mana efficient. I have 9 cards for recursion not including osgir but I can definitely swap the myr in for Sun Titan or Refurbish. I know Lightning Greaves has some infinite combo ability because of its 0 mana cost to equip but I'll probably get the cheaper of the two unless you really think that its worth the extra dough. Once again thank you so much for taking the time to help me out.
1 month ago
Banding is always funny.
For ramp, one of my favorite monowhite cards is Oath of Lieges. Sure, it can help opponents, but group hugs are what banding is all about, right??? There are some of the classic artifacts people have mentioned, but I want to put Burnished Hart, Sword of the Animist, Wayfarer's Bauble, Monologue Tax and Terrain Generator on your radar. Oh, and Expedition Map to grab the Cathedral. Generally, I think 7-9 pieces of dedicated ramp in an EDH deck is about right, depending on the speed, colors, and avg cmc.
Outside of ramp, War Elephant would be good just to have a trample ability out on a creature. Nemesis Mask can make sure Abu Ja'far can really do some damage. You could also try out the totem armor enchantments to make it easier to reuse Abu in this way. Trapjaw Tyrant would also be funny in a band. Other than that, the only things that come to mind are Felidar Retreat, Kismet, Mass Calcify/Tragic Arrogance, and Blinding Light .
1 month ago
Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Sisay's Ring, Thran Dynamo Mind Stone, Hedron Archive, Dreamstone Hedron Hedron Crawler, Manakin, Palladium Myr Solemn Simulacrum, Burnished Hart, Wayfarer's Bauble Eye of Ugin, Eldrazi Temple, Sanctum of Ugin
2 months ago
That sounds like a very interesting deck, do you have it here on tappedout, I would love to check it out.
I wouldn't say Solemn Simulacrum is great, but I would definitely run it over Tithe or Verge Rangers . I thought about switching it with Burnished Hart , but haven't gotten around to testing that yet.
For a Mardu deck, it does surprisingly well in both ramp and card draw (thanks Queen Marchesa (long may she reign)) aspects so Land tax effects don't trigger often after early game. I am sure Tithe is great when you need it, but I don't think its worth running 3 of ( Land Tax , Knight of the White Orchid )
To answer your question though, in combination with creature recursion I find Solemn Simulacrum more useful.
2 months ago
cards like Windrider Eel fit the land fall deck architype, but I feel have too low impact on a game of commander. Like lets play best case scenario you get like 3 or 4 land fall triggers, cool now this thing is a big old 10/10. Either Ouch, or it gets blocked by like a 1/1 flyer. I feel like there could be cards that better impact the board state.
Other Cards that you could consider cutting
- Borderland Ranger , Jungle Wayfinder => Farhaven Elf , Wood Elves (just strictly better)
- Burnished Hart , Dryad Greenseeker , Solemn Simulacrum are not bad, but I think you can do better in green
- Embodiment of Insight I like where you headspace is at here but they only create them for a turn. If they were permanently 3/3 I'd be 100% for it.
- Hungering Hydra => Hydroid Krasis
- Silkwing Scout => Embodiment of Spring (One mana cheaper overall), and I don't think the body is relevant
Other Cards that you could consider adding
3 months ago
This may see blasphemous, but I think it might be time to cut Skullclamp in favor of a more consistent draw source or equipment. I think the clamp is at its worst here. Which is to say, it's just an insurance policy on any creature you attach it to w/ a small power buff (which is a decently high floor). Plus, your creatures are pretty scarce in this deck so I can't envision you sacrificing even the two creatures that would die immediately to the clamp.
I think some things that would help this deck is finding some more good activated abilities that get reduced by your commander. Some examples could be Osgir, the Reconstructor , Steel Hellkite , Soul of New Phyrexia , Burnished Hart , Plargg, Dean Of Chaos // Augusta, Dean Of Order, War Room , Bonders' Enclave , Diviner's Wand , Arcane Encyclopedia , Staff of Domination , and--on the pricier side-- Umbral Mantle . The new Fighter Class is also a near auto include.