Chord of Calling

Chord of Calling

Instant

Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its cost by or by one mana of that creature's color.)

Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Chord of Calling Discussion

multimedia on Latty the baddie

4 days ago

Hey, one drop green mana Elves are really good, a big reason to play Elves. They aren't just ramp with Lathril they're also fuel for her activated ability when you don't need them for ramp and lets you get more Elves onto the battlefield quicker.


Staff of Domination does everything as a mana sink for Elves and can be an enabler for Lathril to be a win condition. With Staff you first make infinite green mana by tapping and untapping one of Archdruid, Marwyn(with 5 or more power), Priest of Titania, Circle or Wirewood Channeler. When you have infinite green mana then Staff is the mana sink to draw and cast enough Elves to control 10 or more. When you have 10 or more Elves then Staff can be the mana sink to repeatedly untap Lathril and each one the 10 Elves as the win condition.

Quest for Renewal is another enabler for Lathril and 10 Elves to be win condition. When Quest has four counters which is not difficult especially with more mana Elves, you can untap all creatures you control during each opponents turn. With Lathril each opponent loses 10 life on each player's turn, resulting in all opponents losing 40 life in one cycle of all player's turns if you have three opponents.

Chord of Calling is a helpful instant creature tutor since can tap Elves to help to pay for it's convoke, with enough Elves it's a free spell to cast and it puts the creature you search for onto the battlefield. It has nice interaction with Elf tokens since can tap them to convoke the turn they're created. With Chord get Ezuri or Miara, Thorn of the Glade in response to removal, get Archdruid so you can tap him on your turn, get Magistrate so you can tap her on your next turn, get Varragoth so you can attack with him on your next turn, etc.

Patriarch's Bidding is among the most powerful tribal spells for quick recovery. For five mana it reanimates all Elves in your graveyard. Play a Regrowth just to have another potential Chord or Bidding or recur any other card.


An area to consider improving to help with competitiveness is the manabase by upgrading to Golgari dual lands that ETB untapped.

Cabal Stronghold only works with basic Swamps and there's only 9 here which is not enough to really get much if any ramp making it consistently only a colorless source of mana.


Some cards to consider cutting: Blightbeetle, Mana Bloom, Terramorph, Serpent's Soul-Jar, Return Upon the Tide, Masked Admirers, Wild Pair, Golgari Guildmage, Korozda Guildmage, Rhys the Exiled, Blanchwood Armor, Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Harvest Season

If Blightbeetle is tech in your playgroup than nice, but if it's not then it looks out of place. Most if not all mana ramp sources can come from actual Elves instead of other sources like Mana Bloom or land ramp like Terramorph. I would even play one drop mana Elf or Farhaven Elf over Cultivate or Harvest Season.

Serpent's Soul-Jar is not a good card, exiling an Elf when it dies is not a may you have to do it and hoping to be able to cast many Elves later, one at a time with Jar is not going to consistently happen. Instead most if not all your exiled Elves will be stuck in exile for the rest of the game because Jar will be destroyed or removed another way.

Good luck with your deck.

Scytec on Lathril

1 week ago

Some extra cards to consider include Triumph of the Hordes, Elves of Deep Shadow, Copperhorn Scout, Seedborn Muse, Elvish Harbinger, End-Raze Forerunners would be a super budget Craterhoof though no where near as good either...does give your creatures trample though, Allosaurus Shepherd is stupid expensive, but insanely good because it makes your green elves uncounterable and can give you a huge bump in power as well, Fauna Shaman, Chord of Calling, Harvest Season, Overwhelming Stampede, Beastmaster Ascension, Doubling Season and Parallel Lives are both very expensive as well, but double the number of tokens you produce, and Tyvar Kell. Feel free to ask my why to any of these, they just seem solid for the combat elves strategy, not all of them necessarily belong in your list, just some options to consider. some of them are very expensive, i think i mentioned that with each though...

wallisface on Modern Competitive ELF Deck

1 week ago

Look pretty solid! I don’t think anything needs changing, but personally i’d drop the Elvish Promenade for 2 Realmwalker and a single Elvish Champion. You want really high creature-density for CoCo, but also having Chord of Calling lets you search for these specific cards in the matchups they’d matter for.

On a similar vein of keeping high-creature density, you could swap out the Sylvan Anthem for Elvish Clancaller

wallisface on Eldrazi Swarm

2 weeks ago

Some thoughts:

  • i’m not sure why you’re running Learn from the Past, as its a super slow/clunky spell and not particularly good, while also not really advancing your game plan.

  • likewise, i’m not sure how Eldrazi Monument helps you when your sole-goal appears to be trying to ramp to big creatures.

  • try and restrict your deck to 60 cards. While being 6 over may not sound like much, it will make your brew less consistent, and generally weaker.

  • be aware that All Is Dust will destroy your own Awakening Zone cards.

  • I really think your ramp plan needs some work. Modern is a fast format, so you should be expecting that a deck can enact its plan by turn 5 at the latest. I just don’t see how the current deck is coming even close to that - and i think you need to rejig your ramp options to try and have a faster & more consistent game. Something like Cryptolith Rite might help, as you can tap & sac scions to effectively have them provide 2 mana each. Having cards like Chord of Calling would be useful too, as an option to actually find what you need. But in any case, whatever you’re wanting to do, it needs to happen faster.

wallisface on Modern Competitive ELF Deck

2 weeks ago

Yeah i’d say playing the full playset of Collected Company could be a good move. Though I do see a lot of elf decks running Chord of Calling because being able to fetch specific elves is often very useful for quick wins.

To address your specific card questions:

  • Garruk Wildspeaker is still slow and assuming you’ll be able to ult him without issues isn’t a foolproof plan. Ezuri, Renegade Leader is just a much more reliable and powerful card, so we’re better-off searching that up, than messing around with with Garruk.

  • Lys Alana Huntmaster does make a lot of tokens, but doesn’t interact well at all with the Collected Company you’re running. Aside from that, the card being 4cmc makes it awkward to get out early - and in general Elvish Warmaster is just a much stronger card in that it comes out early, still makes tokens, and provides a wincon.

  • Imperious Perfect doesn’t offer much because it’s “just” a lord. Other elf lords provide other things, namely mana or forestwalk (Elvish Champion, Elvish Archdruid), or some form of card advantage (Elvish Clancaller), but this thing just provides really slow token production. Elves are hyper aggressive so if they’re tapping they want it to be for an attack, or a meaningful advantage.

zapyourtumor on {R/G} Gruul Persist Combo + Aggro Transformation

1 month ago

I feel like consistency could be improved if you put in some Collected Company or Chord of Calling and drop some of the sac outlets though.

zapyourtumor on V A L U E T O W N

2 months ago

Deck looks good overall, here are some thoughts I had after reading it:

Pacifism is pretty bad, and you don't really have any aura synergies with it. Iff you really want 8 removal spells, Journey to Nowhere is just way better. I think you could probably cut down to 6 total removal spells though since you have Skyclave Apparition . You could also try running Prismatic Ending , replacing a plains with a Sacred Foundry or something like that for a third color (and maybe adding some extra fetches).

I can't help noticing that you don't have any dig like Collected Company or tutors like Chord of Calling . CoCo is might not be the best here since you only have 22 hits which is far from enough. I think Chord of Calling is worth considering, especially if you decide to go for a more toolbox-valuetown build (maybe with some Sanctifier en-Vec , Auriok Champion , and Sanctum Prelate mainboard). It's probably fine without either of those but I just wanted to throw out some ideas.

You also don't have any real turn 1 plays, since Path to Exile and Rancor don't really count. Imo you should really have at least a few, so you don't start off every game already losing tempo on the first turn. The first suggestion I have for a 1 drop is Noble Hierarch , which makes all the types of mana you need early game and has some use mid-late game with exalted. She can also make blue mana if you want to exile a 3 cmc permanent with Prismatic Ending (so the foundry is probably not needed). My other suggestion is Esper Sentinel , since he either stalls the game by taxing your opponent or gives you tons of card advantage. Stick a Rancor , Angelic Destiny , or Wilt-Leaf Liege and you'll be drawing cards all day.

Happy brewing :)

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