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Creature — Elf Shaman
When Elvish Visionary enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Elvish Visionary Discussion
1 week ago
seuchansauce enchantment and artifact tutors are kind of a moot point here because the deck depends on creatures to make the combo go off. Almost all enchantments and artifacts are purely for card draw and utility. I do think I will be replacing Vedalken Orrery with something else, more than likely Spellseeker , the only issue being Spellseeker can't find the combo pieces Displace and Ghostly Flicker . The reason I'm not running cantrips is the same reason, they don't build a graveyard or provide body blockers to throw in front of attacks, stuff like Elvish Visionary , Mulldrifter , and Coiling Oracle do, and are recurrable with blinks and graveyard recursion. Familiar's Ruse does seem playable, as does Disappearing Act , so I might slot them in. Yavimaya Coast seems good as well, same as Adarkar Wastes . Thanks for the help!
3 weeks ago
So the main advantage of green is being able to land a dork on turn one, enabling a three-mana commander to hit the table turn two. You're already running Birds of Paradise , which is easily the best turn-one dork; you should definitely be running Llanowar Elves , Fyndhorn Elves , Arbor Elf and Elvish Mystic . One-mana ramp also includes Utopia Sprawl and Wild Growth , which are especially good in conjunction with Arbor Elf . Finally, note that turn one Green Sun's Zenith for X = 0 fetches Dryad Arbor , if you choose to run the arbor with your GSZ. Joraga Treespeaker and Priest of Titania don't land your general turn two, but are powerful all the same.
If you choose to run more dorks, then go-wide green strategies are very much on the table as win-conditions. If you have Craterhoof Behemoth , landing it with a couple dorks is usually enough to kill an opponent or two outright. Including Natural Order means that you can get the 'hoof daddy out for four mana. Running God-Eternal Rhonas is similar, and is especially good if you fetch him with Finale of Devastation with X = 10 (it'll give all your dudes at lease 20 power). Tooth and Nail and Chord of Calling are other good ways to tutor your fatties out fast. Finaly, Triumph of the Hordes is an excellent 'oops I win' card, as in EDH you still only need ten poison to die.
If you end up running a more 'go-wide' strategy than voltron, you can cut some or all of your equipments. This will allow you to run significant artifact hate. In EDH, almost all non-green decks rely heavily on artifact ramp for their mana, and running something like Collector Ouphe can be lights-out for a lot of opponents. More generally, hatebears and stax-pieces are abundant in EDH; consider Prowling Serpopard , Manglehorn , Root Maze , Hall of Gemstone , Dosan the Falling Leaf , Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger and friends as methods of hating out various decks. If you run dorks, Winter Orb is virtually asymmetric. Similarly, color-dependent cards like Carpet of Flowers or Compost can also be powerhouses. Veil of Summer or the worse Autumn's Veil are all also pretty good for fighting counters.
Land-wise, I think Ancient Tomb is much better than Temple of the False God , and that Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip is definitely worth including. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is also kinda bonkers; pairing it with Deserted Temple is good.
There're some creatures you should consider. Eternal Witness , as a creature-based Regrowth , is awesome if something you need gets countered. Beast Whisperer , Soul of the Harvest , Regal Force and Tireless Tracker are good sources of card-advantage. Fierce Empath is good for tutoring up threats, and will make your deck more consistent. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds is both a semi-reliable source of card-draw and also can close to double Omnath, Locus of Mana 's power. Wirewood Symbiote can recur ETB triggers, like Reclamation Sage or Elvish Visionary , while also generating mana.
Speaking of consistency, Worldly Tutor and Sylvan Tutor are great to finding whatever creature you need. Rishkar's Expertise and Genesis Wave are great sources of card-advantage, and that's pretty much like tutoring if you have enough of it.
Finally, you may have good luck with two-mana land-ramp (like your Rampant Growth ) rather than four-mana land-ramp (like your Peregrination ). Nature's Lore or the Portal version, Three Visits , are both great.
Good luck! That's all I got. I'm not good at playing green, but hopefully you found something worth including above.
4 weeks ago
@soul_knightmare Thanks for the suggestions. I was originally looking at Tamiyo's Journal more for its tutor effect over the card draw, since if I get my token doublers out I can do that every turn. As for card draw and ramp, I think I'd rather have creature based ones, like Sakura-Tribe Elder and Elvish Visionary . The problem becomes that I don't know what to cut for them.
@dbpunk Yes, thank you. I remember seeing that, but I don't remember why I cut it before. Definitely one that I do want.
1 month ago
A backup super dork is gonna be Karametra's Acolyte . It's still very possible to use Staff/Mantle to get infinite green mana.
1 month ago
if the opponent dont play anything then the deck is about playing Elvish Visionary and swing 20 times...
if the opponent is the agresive type that rush into battle with an army of haste creatures then we pull them into a hole of darkness...
if the opponent is a control deck then we let them kill our creatures because my creatures did what they should when entering...
if the opponent is a combo deck then we reach for the sideboard and destroy the pillars that hold the deck together...
in the end then the deck is about having fun with my brother who plays soulsisters, Naya humans and i think he is building a tron deck... its a deck about playing a bunch of cards that feel good to play(dont cluster manawise or have weird effects that are annoying to use) a deck that runs like butter while being somewhat-semi-competetive at the same time...
1 month ago
You might find running off-color fetches like Flooded Strand or Verdant Catacombs to be helpful. These will act as secondary Tropical Island s and Breeding Pool s, and make your mana way more consistent. Waterlogged Grove is another ETB-untapped dual you may want to consider. Birds of Paradise is an excellent dork you should run. Depending on your meta, Carpet of Flowers may be worth including. In conjunction with your Arbor Elf , Utopia Sprawl and Wild Growth can be better than one-mana mana-dorks. Fyndhorn Elves is another Llanowar Elves .
Running Primal Surge puts a bit of a damper on the traditional blue side of EDH; not being able to run Ponder , Preordain or Brainstorm is difficult. However, if you run permanent-based card-draw, you can probably get around this problem -- Hydroid Krasis is a good start. Jace's Archivist comes straight to mind. Since you're running so many creatures, Edric, Spymaster of Trest could be an Ancestral Recall most turns. Slate of Ancestry in creature decks is... good.
Keeping your opponents from doing things is similar to drawing cards. Narset, Parter of Veils is excellent to keep combo-players back, and also nets a card; running Root Maze and Arcane Laboratory are similarly powerful. If you run Wirewood Symbiote and Elvish Visionary , you can produce mana and card-advantage. With your Intruder Alarm , you can go off with enough mana dorks; similarly, using Words of Wind to return the Elvish Visionary can get you infinite experience, enemy-permanent bounce, and mana. Energy Flux is really good, in the right meta. Depending on your opponents, Heartwood Storyteller can be a good draw engine. Mystic Remora is a good turn-one play if you have a slower hand.
Reclamation Sage is a good utility-creature, since you can't run Krosan Grip or Nature's Lore . Mystic Snake is a creature you can use as interaction, like Venser, Shaper Savant , Draining Whelk and Frilled Mystic . With Deadeye Navigator , you can recur this effect. Eternal Witness 's Regrowth effect is a good use of a slot, as it can recur countered threats. Walking Ballista synergizes with your general REAL good; Hangarback Walker is similar, but I think it's a little worse.
Concordant Crossroads is useful if you wanna activate Prime Speaker Zegana right away; it also enables chaining dorks together, each casting the next, while something like your Beast Whisperer acts as a draw-engine.
Right. That's all I can think of right now. Good luck!
1 month ago
Firstly, I feel I should mention that you can't play Kitchen Finks or Murderous Redcap in Yarok, as their commander identities are outside your colors. I know they're in the Maybeboard, but I thought you should know.
So the main bonus of playing green is the access to mana dorks. I think you should definitely run Llanowar Elves , Birds of Paradise and Elves of Deep Shadow , and Fyndhorn Elves , Elvish Mystic , Deathrite Shaman , Priest of Titania and/or Bloom Tender are all excellent cards as well. They also work with your Craterhoof Behemoth , which (by the way) I think is a great win con for you, especially with your Natural Order . Consider God-Eternal Rhonas as a secondary Craterhoof. Land-ramp like Nature's Lore or Farseek is also good.
In the same vein, lowering the average CMC of your deck is worth attempting. Lower CMCs mean a faster deck. Sol Ring is kinda a busted card.
You should consider tutor-cards. Demonic Tutor , Worldly Tutor and Mystical Tutor are all worth considering, as they can help assemble the combo really well. Similarly, card-draw is at a premium at EDH. Wirewood Symbiote is a great way to return Elvish Visionary or Masked Admirers while potentially making mana, if you choose to run dorks. Because you're running so many creatures, Slate of Ancestry may be a good artifact to include. Tireless Tracker is an excellent card for a landfall-Yarok deck.
I think you're running too many lands, even for a landfall deck. I suggest cutting two to five. If you choose to, keep in mind that lands that have the ability to ETB untapped are significantly better; make sure you cut Foul Orchard before you cut Woodland Cemetery . Fetch lands are great for making sure you have the colors you need; Prismatic Vista and the Zendikar/Onslaught fetches are the gold standard, though they're definitely hard to get ahold of. Slow fetches like Bad River or Flood Plain are good and much cheaper, though they're significantly slower (hence the name).
Xerox cards like Ponder , Preordain and Brainstorm are all good in blue decks. They'll dig you to the lands you need or get you past the lands you don't need. Brainstorm is mediocre if you don't have shuffle effects to get rid of the cards you don't want.
Some ETB-cards to consider:
Manglehorn : Yarok makes him into a 2-for-1, and the second clause is very significant in many games.
Temur Sabertooth : This is a good way to return creatures to your hand, both to protect them and to recur their ETB abilities.
Eternal Witness : Being able to recur any two cards from your 'yard is pretty good, especially if you choose to run the aforementioned tutors or land-ramp.
Baleful Strix and Ice-Fang Coatl : Two-mana draw-twos are great, and these can hold off early attackers. Baleful Strix is better, mostly because you don't have to have snow-basics to get Ice-Fang Coatl deathtouch.
Birthing Pod : This can tutor the creature you need and put it right onto the board. You just have to be careful you keep your creature-curve smooth enough for it to keep fetching.
Sire of Stagnation : Six mana, and it gets double triggers with Yarok.
Plague Engineer and Phyrexian Revoker : This might need a rules check, but I'm pretty sure Yarok lets you name twice. Naming the same creature type should give them all -2/-2 -- using this as removal seems pretty reasonable, and turning off two cards seems pretty good too.
Right. That's all I got. Good luck, man!
2 months ago
Also, I see you have plenty of enter the battlefield effects, but no real way to flash them in and out once they've landed. Roaring Primadox , Stampeding Serow and Stampeding Wildebeests will help you get more out of your stuff! And since you mentioned draw card mechanics, Elvish Visionary is a nice, cheap way of getting more cards into your hand.
Hope this helps!
Elvish Visionary occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.1%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%