Chord of Calling
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 occurrence in decks from the last year
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Chord of Calling Discussion
15 hours ago
Hey, well done with your upgrade of the Lathril precon.
Some changes to consider by close to matching price of card to add with card to cut:
- Ezuri, Renegade Leader --> Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
- Chord of Calling --> Turntimber Symbiosis
- Elvish Harbinger --> Collected Company
- Priest of Titania --> Joraga Treespeaker
- Quest for Renewal --> Obelisk of Urd
- Beastmaster Ascension --> Door of Destinies
- Shamanic Revelation --> Sylvan Messenger
- Immaculate Magistrate --> Lys Alana Huntmaster
- Copperhorn Scout --> Bounty of Skemfar
- Golgari Charm --> Revive
- Twilight Mire --> Reliquary Tower
- Unclaimed Territory --> Grim Backwoods
Good luck with your deck.
3 weeks ago
Thankfully I have all the cards I mentioned just not sure if I want to play them. Concordant Crossroads was a staple in my Ezuri, Renegade Leader deck but, with Lathril I am not sure giving EVERY CREATURE haste is something this deck can really take advantage of. I think I am going to try Fauna Shaman as she will help pull out big mana dorks quick, plus she synergizes with the rest of the elf theme.
I never thought about putting in Chord of Calling over Green Sun's Zenith but, with the amount of tokens our decks are producing you could in theory create an instant speed creature tutor that can pull both black and green creatures. Just cast it before your opponents end step with your untapped creatures or do it on your turn if Throne of the God-Pharaoh is out, spicy. Another really good tutor I have thought about running is, Finale of Devastation but, I feel to get the biggest bang for the buck I need to have a Craterhoof Behemoth in the deck which sandly is something I don't own.
I have been going back and forth with Champion of Lambholt as she will get really big really quick but, not really digging the fact she is not an elf. I might still try her and see how it works. As for Abrupt Decay I love the card but don't own it. Maybe I will have to pick up one.
3 weeks ago
Hahaha raspberryfish25 now you mention it, it does sound funny :-). If answers are needed in your meta these are definitely good choices, the Golgari colors have lots of answers to play in the form of targeted and mass removal. Abrupt Decay could also be included. Eyeblight Massacre could also get rid of tokens, without harming your own board state. Lys Alana Scarblade in combination with untap abilities could also perform well to get rid of pesky creatures. You can always recur the discarded creatures with several black cards out there, though not really my style of play. Cover of Darkness is sitting in my binder, trying it out, great evasive tech. Genesis Wave , now that is a digger I do like, definitely agree with you on that one.
As for the cards you are willing to try, they are indeed very strong, but strong comes with a price tag, if budget isn't an issue definitely worth upgrading.
Chord of Calling budget one-time use Zenith, Crashing Drawbridge cheaper crossroads, although usable the next turn, but only haste on your side of the board. Fauna Shaman is already the budget version of Survival of the Fittest , but Evolutionary Leap is the cheapest closest card with more or less the same effect. Song of the Dryads combo sounds like a lot of fun indeed. With enough counters on Champion of Lambholt you can achieve the same for the price of a bag of crisps. Seeker of Skybreak is a great "untapper", maybe you like Quirion Ranger and Scryb Ranger too.
Time Spiral remastered comes with a few nice reprints like Slaughter Pact , Summoner's Pact , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Damnation . Still on the steep side, price-wise, but way cheaper than the currently printed versions.
3 weeks ago
Hey, good edit so far. Nice Ezuri, Renewal, Shadow and Warmaster upgrades :)
What's your budget for upgrading? The precon has too many Swamps compared to Forests. You've cut some already, but consider cutting more? Green mana is much more important than black mana especially now that you have added more one drop green mana Elves which is another good upgrade. My advice is cut several Swamps for Golgari dual lands especially lands that can ETB untapped.
- Llanowar Wastes
- Unclaimed Territory
- Darkbore Pathway Flip
- Overgrown Tomb
- Undergrowth Stadium
- Twilight Mire
- Tainted Wood
Some of the powerful tribal Elves have exploded in price since the release of the precon. If your budget allows these cards are upgrades.
- Joraga Warcaller
- Priest of Titania
- Elvish Harbinger
- Tyvar Kell
- Elvish Champion
- Heritage Druid
- Joraga Treespeaker
- Gilt-Leaf Palace
Copperhorn Scout can be another repeatable untap all your creatures effect and it's an one drop Elf. Pair Scout with Magistrate + Lathril to make Scout and Lathril bigger each time you attack. Magistrate first puts counters on Scout that way Scout can survive combat. Scout + Lathril attack which unaps Magistrate to then tap Magistrate to put counters on Lathril.
Staff of Domination is a mana sink/win condition enabler. It's busted because it can untap itself. Use it in combination with a big mana producer such as Archdruid who can make 5 or more mana to make infinite green mana. With infinite green mana you can activate Staff to draw into a mana sink win condition such as Ezuri. Staff can also be used with infinite mana if you have 10 or more Elves with Lathril to repeatedly untap Lathril + 10 Elves making Lathril's tap ability the win condition.
Chord of Calling is powerful with Elves, an instant speed tutor that Elf tokens can help to cast with convoke. Wirewood Herald when it dies is an Elf tutor. Skullclamp is excellent repeatable draw when your Commander can create 1/1 tokens as well as with other repeatable token sources.
Good luck with your deck.
3 weeks ago
I've been getting more and more into combo recently and decided to take a try at a Temur Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker / Splinter Twin deck. This is try one with what I had lying around, and I got a few questions on how I should take the deck moving forwards.
While I'm not a cEDH player, we do play fairly high powered EDH at my group, so I want the general to be a strongly suited commander for this strategy. Currently, we have Kalamax, the Stormsire as the commander. We basically control the board until we can double tutor with a card like Chord of Calling / Shared Summons and get our combo and execute it. My question here is, should I swap commanders? I won't go Thrasios/x as that is very expensive and not really what I want to do. Some other options I've thought of are go more midrange and do Surrak Dragonclaw , who can provide uncounterable to my combo pieces (mostly) as well as allow us to play other impactful creatuers we can then copy. Any other ideas?
My second question relates partially to the first: "How should I upgrade?". This completely depends on what commander I end up with so if you don't answer this one thats totally fine.
Thanks in advanced, -Arcaneful
1 month ago
1 month ago
Mostly Lanzo493 covered the bases about Warmaster, but I also see it like this: Collected Company and Chord of Calling are packages that are kind of at odds with one another. a Collected Company deck is going for creature mass, whereas a Chord of Calling deck is going for creature quality. Elves is definitely in the former category, since you'd pretty much rather have any two Elves from the deck over a specific one Elf. Even if Chord gives you redundancy on some powerful Elves, right now it's cutting into the go-wide plan since you don't have room for Warmaster, plus you have to remember it's essentially much slower extra copies of those Elves.
1 month ago
I think it's probably not right to run a Chord of Calling package, but rather swap out those 5 slots for 4 Elvish Warmaster - which is a really good reason to be running elves at the moment - and the extra Llanowar Elves . I'm not seeing any modern Elves lists right now that aren't running the full 4 Warmaster; Chord is slow and you don't have silver bullets to get.
For the sideboard, I'd also recommend some number of Shapers' Sanctuary , I think you could fully cut Essence Warden (I assume is in there for... burn? but do you really need help against Burn?) and add 2 Shapers' Sanctuary and perhaps putting the Scoozes back in, which are great against Death's Shadow and Burn. I might also recommend Assassin's Trophy over Dismember .