Elspeth Tirel

Elspeth Tirel

Planeswalker — Elspeth

: You gain 1 life for each creature you control.

!: Put three 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens onto the battlefield.

-5: Destroy all other permanents except for lands and tokens.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Elspeth Tirel Discussion

DevoMelvminster on Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed

2 weeks ago

Alright, it’s official:

Elspeth Tirel out for Solitude

Mardu Woe-Reaper out for Esper Sentinel

Still debating sliding Winding Canyons and/or Vedalken Orrery back in. I think i’m using both of mine, so i’d need to drop some cash on another... not that having another reserved list card laying around is a terrible thing.

I do love the idea of bringing back more instant speed plays - the deck can already win instant speed with the right set up - but boy is it getting hard to find cuts.

DevoMelvminster on Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed

2 weeks ago

Ahhh, hello again Omniscience_is_life. I feel like you’ve seen me through most of the big changes in this deck and I am always happy to hear your input.

Monologue Tax has honestly done it’s job really well. It ramps me or keeps other players pace slower and I can benefit a lot from both. I think it’s gonna stick around for now.

My initial thought on cutting Elspeth Tirel is “BLASPHEMY!!” and I wanted to counter with cutting Skyclave Apparition instead, But when I think about it more, you make a valid point. Skyclave is more versatile removal, and i’ve cut so much artifact/enchantment removal in recent iterations, I really do need it. Between Elspeth and Ajani, Strength of the Pride she is definitely the weaker of the two. I will try cutting her. I think 3 board wipes is still sufficient.

Now the question is, am I cutting her for Esper Sentinel , or Solitude ? Solitude is for sure going in, so i’ll have to drop something else to fit it in.

As for flash/instant speed bounce, i might just drop a plains and slot Winding Canyons back in. Canyons, Emergence Zone , and the redundancy of fetching them with Weathered Wayfarer or Expedition Map should be plenty. Although I do still have a Vedalken Orrery laying around from Oketra’s early days.

Omniscience_is_life on Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed

2 weeks ago

How's Monologue Tax working for you? Is ramp more important than draw here?

I struggle to find weak links, it may be at the point where you need to cut good cards to add great cards...

Also--I can't help but notice that you have 4 boardwipes, and that Elspeth Tirel is the last one that's even semi-symmetrical. Ofc, she does a whole lot of other things, but I wonder how you'd feel about replacing her with Solitude : it works well with your instant-speed bounce creatures, it triggers your Commander , Archangel of Thune , and many others, and it gives you more targeted removal options. Just a thought :)

grennpowerhouse on Rhys

4 weeks ago

I also built a Rhys deck (on a budget though) na na na na, hey hey, goodbye(overwhelming tokens) here's a little bit of what I have learned playing it

Biowaste Blob can get big fast with your token doubling

Dauntless Escort has saved me many a time from a board wipe

With Immaculate Magistrate and Timberwatch Elf you can activate their ability in response to an opponent declaring blockers to buff up one of your little guys to kill or severely damadge an opponent

End-Raze Forerunners and Treeshaker Chimera can be game-winners

I also like using Glare of Subdual to tap down my opponent's creatures with my tokens

Citywide Bust can harm your opponents while leaving you practically untouched

As for planeswalkers, I run Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants and I prefer Elspeth Tirel so I also run her

Finally, my favorite combo in this deck is Phyrexian Rebirth + Fresh Meat

Good Luck in your war

DevoMelvminster on Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed

1 month ago

Omniscience_is_life maybe. Angelic Chorus gets insane though. 1 creature cast ends up making 10+ life with oketra and the soul sisters. Running out of spots of things that feel like they can be dropped. Maybe a board wipe? I have 5, but each lends it’s own benefit outside of wiping the board.

Winds of Abandon is one sided

Fumigate gains me tons of life

Dusk recurs my most needed creatures afterwards

Ajani, Strength of the Pride and Elspeth Tirel both gain tons of life and are atleast partially one sided.

Not sure which is weakest....

grennpowerhouse on it's worth the Rhys

1 month ago

Aww yeah, i just ordered Elspeth Tirel can't wait to play it

Gidgetimer on None

2 months ago

I can think of a way to do it with this spell X=5, no cards in hand, no permanents on board, no floating mana. Also a way with this spell X=4, no cards in hand, two mana sources one that produces white on board, and no floating mana; or X=3, no cards in hand, no permanents on board, and floating.

All scenarios are abusing PW that tutor to search for other cards that do the actual kill. Either infinite mana into Walking Ballista ( Elspeth Tirel , Ajani, the Greathearted , Xenagos, the Reveler , Garruk Relentless  Flip, Tezzeret the Seeker ) or the Copy Cat combo ( Garruk Relentless  Flip, Elspeth Tirel , Saheeli Rai , and either the 4 mana or the 2 sources and Teferi, Temporal Archmage ).

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