Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen
Legendary Creature — Elf Warrior
Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)
Other Elf creatures you control get +1/+1.
Whenever Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen attacks, you gain 1 life for each attacking Elf you control.
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|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU)||None|
|Magic Origins (ORI)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen Discussion
1 week ago
Cool deck! My only suggestion is maybe try and find room for Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, because the life gain can be crucial in burn matchups
1 month ago
Hey, saw your post on reddit and couldn't help but check it out. I love me some elfball, so here's what I've got for you. Everything is of course my opinion and to be taken with ample helpings of salt. Hope it helps!
Lands: Mosswort Bridge is a trap, though I haven't tried it in elves yet. Reliquary Tower is a trap, when you fire off in an elfball deck you can usually cast what you draw. I'm okay with your tapped cycling lands bc they cycle, so that's fine, and Oran-Rief, the Vastwood is sneaky good. It's the only tapland I tend to run. Your best land by far is Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and the best way to get it is Crop Rotation. When you already have it, you'll want to use it for an instant-speed Wasteland/Strip Mine or Wirewood Lodge. I don't usually run Ancient Tomb in elves but there's nothing saying you can't, and it helps when you have plenty of things with generic costs, as you do, along with some lifegain.
Potential Cuts and Swaps: Harmonize out, Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip in: Harmonize is a classic, but Growing Rites never disappoints. Even if it whiffs, you probably have a gaea's cradle at end of turn.
Overwhelming Stampede out, Finale of Devastation in: You already have the Ibex, and the Finale is far more versatile than the Stampede can ever be. Can grab all sorts of things instead of being a single pump and dump. Considering it could double Marwyn's mana output for a turn could earn its keep, though.
Wellwisher out, Essence Warden in: Incidental lifegain, if you want to use it, might be more reliable than being able to tap the Wellwisher for its effect reliably. Also, the Warden triggers on all creatures, including opponents.
Desert of the Indomitable out, Veil of Summer in: This card is just too good. Also, 33 lands is too many (I know, but you'd be surprised!) and this one ETB taps AND cycles for 2 mana instead of 1, so I'd cut it.
Doubling Season out, Asceticism in: I'm not sold on Doubling Season here, honestly, as Hardened Scales could serve the same purpose in most cases regarding the way this deck puts +1/+1 counters on things one at a time (mostly). If you REALLY want to lean in on the token doubling from Lys Alana Huntmaster, Elvish Promenade, and Imperious Perfect then it might could stay.
Genesis Wave out, Kindred Summons in: This counts tokens...it is ridiculous and casting it when you only have 3 or 4 elves out still feels great, whereas if you flip Praetor's Counsel with a nasty Genesis Wave you're a sad panda.
Dwynen's Elite needs a home here, its 2 mana for 2 counters on Marwyn, among other benefits. Not sure on what to pull out, but I've never been a big fan of Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen herself, really. You don't want to stack too deep on lord effects when its so easy to tutor them out or draw them for an explosive growth instead.
The last thing I will note, is that any non-Elf REALLY needs to earn its keep. Each and every elf in your list makes it stronger, be it with more mana, more tokens, more counters, all of those things.
The reddit thread has some great recommendations on cards to check out as well, so you've got a lot to sift through. Good base though!
Rhys Up is my current GB list, there might be some ideas for you in the main and maybe boards. The deck is mostly green but plays my favorite black stuff, and most of the cost difference between these two lists lies in the manabase.
4 months ago
1) I'm not at all surprised but I appreciate that commander players are so quick to gush about their favorites- and in this case, try to help other people find their guy.
2) I will throw in some suggestions myself, though I will stress once again that Magic, and especially the commander format is incredibly individual.
Ghired, Conclave Exile is an excellent example of lenticular design- a card that new players can appreciate at face value but more experienced players can break in clever ways.
Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen can head up a cool elf deck. Tribal is cool for newer players, and they also tend to place a lot of value in gaining life.
For a stronger and sexier tribal deck, maybe take a look at Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale. I know you said it should probably be 1-2 colors but hear me out, she's got a lot going for her. New players, in general, like to feel like they're doing stuff all the time. They also like being able to attack with strong creatures and make huge plays. I think the Gwyn is an excellent mix of the two, combining low-to-the-ground knights with long game card draw and strong equipment. Beyond that, knights have a strong, established flavor and it feels cool to be at the helm of an army of knights. She'd be my pick.
Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer could also be a fun equipment general. I would normally suggest Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, but new players tend not to think ahead to what they want to tutor up and that is not so good for gameplay.
And finally, if your kid is more into enchantments, I would personally suggest Siona, Captain of the Pyleas. Auras are fun to use and GW are the best colors with which to use them.
4 months ago
Nice, yeah I had Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen in my deck at one point, but she was just too big a target and too pricey, mana wise, also I've essentially replaced her with several card combos. I like Elvish Clancaller and might consider adding her in as a mana-dump. Over-all some good stuff, but i don't want to stray too far away the aggressive black strategy too much
5 months ago
Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen would help you win the race against mono-black. Also RDW but that's not really a thing in pioneer ig??
Elvish Clancaller is a lord, and if the game goes long, you can tutor up another.
Wildborn Preserver can get big if the game goes long.
Pelt Collector is a one-drop that gets bigger.
Renata, Called to the Hunt can get biiig!
Aspect of Hydra can make a random dork swing for a million damage out of the blue. Great for breaking up stalemates, or just for closing out the game.
Arbor Armament , Stony Strength , Wild Onslaught , Enter the Unknown , and New Horizons , as well as your entire sideboard, are just bad cards. I really think you should make this green elves, play lords, and throw in Aspect of Hydra to close out the game. That's the optimal build of this deck.
That said, if you're not looking for optimal, I understand. I am willing to root for a deck that's winning the flavor game. If this is the deck you want, that's 100% chill, as long as you're all right with it not being as strong as other decks.
5 months ago
- out Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen , in Renata, Called to the Hunt
- out Kamahl, Fist of Krosa , in Nissa, Who Shakes the World
I never got Kamahl to go off and do anything. It's redundant with other cards in the deck that do the same thing, only better. Dwynen was filler and the new demigod from Theros does much more at the same mana cost.