Elvish Skysweeper

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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Elvish Skysweeper

Creature — Elf Warrior

, Sacrifice a creature: Destroy target creature with flying.

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Elvish Skysweeper Discussion

greaseball on The Art of Elf Reflection

1 week ago

I've found the best way to protect against a board wipe in my Marwyn build is to always have a bunch of cards in hand. Card draw on ETB or cast triggers like Vanquisher's Banner or Soul of the Harvest are great to load up on since you don't have to choose between building a board state and drawing cards the way Rishkar's Expertise / Collective Unconscious do. Also with the stupid amount of Mana you'll be generating with your general, you'll need to pack a ton of draw in your deck to not run out of gas.

I'd also swap out any non-elf creature you can for an elf if one exists with a similar effect since you essentially ramp every time you play an elf. So swapping out Silklash Spider for either Elvish Skysweeper or Jagged-Scar Archers might be worth considering. Also, I think swapping out some of the more situational cards like Seasons Past or Quest for Renewal in the deck for more cheap elves will give you more explosive turns and consistency.

I really like the idea adding of stax effects like Winter Orb and Root Maze in your build. I'll have to pepper some of those into my deck. +1 from me!

Spell_Slam on Rotwidow's Pack of Spidahs

1 month ago

I love this deck. PDH games go long and your deck help stall out the board and wins through those stalls using your commander. It's a solid strategy.

You want to maximize your creature count as much as possible to take advantage of your commander. There are a few effects in your instants, sorceries and enchantments that could be replaced with creatures.

Crypt Creeper has a solid body and is basically like Scarab Feast. You could also try Faerie Macabre if you want to go for the free graveyard hate. No one expects that.

Diligent Farmhand makes sense in this build, even as a worse Sakura Tribe Elder.

I'm a big fan of Elvish Skysweeper in slow decks like this. The effect is expensive, but it can lock a player out of the game.

Because most of your creatures have a lot of toughness, this makes damage-based sweepers very strong. I would play the full gambit of Crypt Rats , Pestilence , Evincar's Justice and Gangrenous Zombies . Two of them are creatures, so that's a nice bonus.

Heart Warden is ramp that also turns into card draw later, like a Mind Stone.

Slum Reaper is great removal and puts a creature in your graveyard.

You could probably get some good value out of Mortician Beetle and Silumgar Scavenger .

Spore Frog is a good political tool that can encourage opponents to attack elsewhere. I could see it over Terrifying Presence, even if you lose on spider flavour.

Vulturous Aven is very similar to some of your card draw, but is has a body.

I think you should play Watcher in the Web and Oran-Rief Recluse in the maindeck. Watcher often feels like a fog while Recluse is great removal that usually has a target in multiplayer.

In terms of cuts, I don't understand Wildsize. You can also easily cut Spider Climb. Most of your creatures have reach already and +0/+3 is not great, even for 1 mana. Arachnus Web is also pretty weak removal. Rancor is a good card, but is it really useful for your game plan? How often will you win by attacking with your spiders? Naturalize feels a bit vanilla and could be replaced with another creature that gives you a similar effect. You also have quite a few cantripping creatures that I don't quite get the purpose of. Are they chump blockers? You have quite a bit of card advantage in black already. Wander in Death could be Death Denied or Reaping the Graves instead.

JuQ on Warrior at heart

1 year ago

You definitely need more card draw Elemental Bond, Mouth / Feed, Skullclamp, Deathreap Ritual and Culling Dais would be my card engines of choice. With eight of them in the deck you should be able to have one most of the time.

Fervent Charge is a card I love but I never get to find a good deck to include, this could be that one. super nice specially with your Aggravated Assault.

I would remove Titanic Ultimatum in favor of Beastmaster Ascension. The ultimatum is really espectacular and the lifelink is amazing, but the static +5/+5 for just three mana is insane.

Some protection against board wipes to chose among Heroic Intervention, Boros Charm, Make a Stand, Ready / Willing, Eerie Interlude.

Utility on warriors: Banewhip Punisher, Den Protector, Hidden Dragonslayer Elvish Skysweeper, Viridian Zealot, Manic Vandal, Qasali Slingers, Hammerheim Deadeye.

ZendikariWol on Warrior at heart

1 year ago

Good cuts include Elvish Skysweeper, unless you have plenty of fliers in your meta. Disowned Ancestor: fine early game, and it would be hella good if outlast wasn't a sorcery, but alas. Graveblade Marauder is okay but it's generally lackluster (relies on your dudes dying). Herald of Dromoka and Dragonscale General cancel each other out. Petrified Wood-Kin is risky and Matsu-Tribe Sniper is just sorta lame. Spirit Loop really doesn't fit the theme of the deck.

Sorry I have to be salty here, just wanted to suggest some cuts. Also maybe drop the banners for signets (eg Boros Signet).

NivStormfront on Ezuri Ramp Leader

2 years ago

Looks pretty good! A few recommendations: First off, Elvish Skysweeper seems a bit too expensive for what it does, I'd recommend replacing it with a card like Lignify or Epic Confrontation. Also, I'd take out 2-3 of your forests and put in a few more non creature spells, probably some more single target removal like Naturalize, Unravel the Aether, or other cards like it. Otherwise, great deck! Can't wait to play against it

pipadile on Not enough elves

2 years ago

Caller of the Claw, Elvish Skysweeper, Elvish Vanguard, Scytheclaw can all come out of this list, but i dont think this list is up to date is it?

RazortoothMtg on

2 years ago

I like Altar of Dementia, as it and karmic + reveillark is gg. Blasting Station is the same, but i do feel it is underwhelming otherwise, that's going out. Elvish Skysweeper- well, i thought that was a 3 when I first saw it. Flyers aren't much of a problem, so goodbye. I completetly forgot about rites, have one around here somewhere....

Fallen Angel was my number one pick to get rid of. So goodbye. Same with Fleshwrither- I just always want to use future sight cards cuz they look cool. I like Ashen Rider the same reason I like Spine of Ish Sah in my Daretti- pricy, yes, but it's a recurrable Vindicate. Simply the best removal around. Plus rider is 2 Exiling Vindicates every turn. I'll think about that one.

And Phyrexian Plaguelord. It's great removal, but I think the sac isn't effective or big enough, so ya you've convinced me there. I usually only sac one thing a turn.

As always, thanks for the help!

GoldenDiggle on

2 years ago

Ok, so 20 sac outlets is a lot.

Altar of Dementia is a bit underwhelming since you don't do any other mill yourself, you are basically hoping your opponents deck themselves.

Blasting Station only reliably works with Evangel of Heliod (I could be overlooking/missing a combo), but it doesn't seem all to impressive.

Phyrexian Plaguelord has great options, but with a CMC of 5, he isn't the best to have. I would pick Sadistic Hypnotist over it.

At 5 CMC a sac, Elvish Skysweeper seems pricey at best. However, if flying is a problem, go for it, but its not going to stop an Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Sigarda, Host of Herons, and definitely not a Zur the Enchanter.

Fallen Angel is really cool to use, but falls short when compared to Fallen Ideal, which not only returns to your hand (just self sac if the enchant is gonna be destroyed), but also allows you to put the sac outlet on anything, including Karador.

I would actually replace Carnage Altar with Vampiric Rites, the comparison in value is crazy.

As far as tutors go, Fleshwrither literally grabs 1 of 4 creatures. Jarad, Meren, Solemn, or Flesh-Eater Imp. Sure, you can recast him, but paying 7 mana for a tutor like that when you could just drop Entomb to cast something or Jarad's Orders for one in 'yard and one in hand just look a lot better.

Ashen Rider is a bit pricey, but it has uses (especially with Soldevi Adnate) but if you don't have more ways to get him out easy, is he worth the CMC of 8?

I hope this helps with some insight! I have been a big fan of yours and you are always supportive of my decks! Good luck cutting! If you need more cuts, I'll be close.

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