Fauna Shaman

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Fauna Shaman

Creature — Elf Shaman

, , Discard a creature card: Search your library for a creature card, reveal it, and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

Fauna Shaman Discussion

ecmartinez on Wurm Hole

1 week ago

Guitarthunder mainly bc it's easier to pull out with either Summoner's Pact or Fauna Shaman just to let me be able to yoink it out if I have either of those cards rather than just hoping it's in my opening hand or in my early draws.

Dark_Danda on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-$T4KS) 京

2 weeks ago

Hi Kiyomei,

Very nice deck you got there. Please, allow me to give some input as a fellow cEDH player. First off, I see all stax cards in your deck there is but very few removals. Hence, I kindly would like to share some input on balancing the decks versatility.

I hope this was insightful to you. And no, I am not playing Derevi myself ;) But I do actually play a lot against it.

Cheers, Danda

multimedia on Elves, Elves, and More Elves

3 weeks ago

Hey, nice version of Freyalise.

I would stay away from artifact ramp that doesn't make green mana. It's just not needed, green mana is too important and Elves calling card is making mana so you shouldn't have any trouble doing that. Joraga Treespeaker can be pretty powerful ramp one drop Elf. Arbor Elf is another one drop mana Elf. Land ramp spells are the same, while they can get you a Forest then aren't Elves. Instead play Elves who can land ramp or get you a Forest: Wood Elves , Farhaven Elf , Sylvan Ranger . Any time you can get an effect from a spell with an Elf then play the Elf instead.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Enter the Unknown
  • Rampant Growth
  • Kodama's Reach
  • Thran Dynamo
  • Lotus Bloom

Quirion Ranger , Wirewood Symbiote and Wirewood Lodge can be busted with Archdruid and Priest to make a lot of green mana even infinite mana with Umbral Mantle or budget Sword of the Paruns . Ranger and Symbiote together combo which can be good with an Elf who has an ETB (enter the battlefield) ability such as Visionary or Reclamation Sage .

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Terramorphic Expanse
  • Evolving Wilds
  • Hunting Triad
  • Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar

Fauna Shaman , Elvish Harbinger , Wirewood Herald and Fierce Empath are Elf creature tutors to tutor for an Elf or a finisher creature. Fauna can be repeatable creature tutor getting into your hand the Elves you want. I like Genesis with Fauna because Fauna can put it into your graveyard which then becomes a repeatable way to recur Elves from your graveyard, board wipe insurance.

Herald can be some more board wipe insurance because when it dies you get to tutor for an Elf. Empath can tutor for Regal Force who's good mass draw card with Elves or Ibex or Vorinclex. Yes, Freyalise's -6 is a mass draw effect, but this effect is a worth having some redundancy since since it's so good with Elves.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Kalonian Twingrove
  • Kaysa
  • Elvish Piper
  • Drove of Elves
  • Mul Daya Channelers
  • Ambush Commander

Elves have a tendency to run out of steam if you don't have a repeatable draw engine. Consider Beast Whisperer , Lifecrafter's Bestiary , Skullclamp ? Skullcamp is busted draw with Freyalise's ability to make 1/1 Elf tokens. It and Bestiary are artifacts within the budget here that are worth playing.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Primeval Bounty
  • Vivien of the Arkbow
  • Nissa, Voice of Zendikar

I offer more advice if you would like it. Good luck with your deck.

NV_1980 on Play It Again, Yisan!

4 weeks ago

Hello eerie343,

We gave your request a lot of thought. Our main objective was to keep the spirit of the deck the same. So we decided to try and find replacements for the more expensive cards while keeping the original thought of the replaced cards alive. Naturally this would mean we would end up with cards that are either slightly less effective at what the expensive cards do, or they have a higher CMC, or both.

Almost all replacements we have chosen cost below 1 dollar. Some of the replaced cards are cards we do not own, so we decided not to post a new deck as we only do so when we own all the cards in it. So, here is a list of the replacements we would make in order to turn this into a less expensive deck:

We were not able to find suitable replacements (i.e.: cards that would do the same thing but be slightly less effective at it) for the following cards:

So if you have any suggestions for these, please let us know. For now, we hope we helped you a bit to make a cheaper version of our deck. Have fun brewing it!

Kind regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

multimedia on Morph than meets the eye.

1 month ago

Hey, nice changes to the precon, but I feel you've left out the thing most missing from the precon, early game ramp.

Kadena is an engine, but that engine can't get started until you can cast her from the Command Zone. It doesn't make sense to cast Morphs before you have Kadena on the battlefield because then you're missing out on the advantage that Kadena gives you, the whole point of the deck. Consider adding early game ramp to get four drop Kadena onto the battlefield faster?

Kadena being a four drop is helpful with early game ramp because a single two drop mana rock ( Talisman of Resilience ), one drop mana dork ( Elves of Deep Shadow ) or two drop land ramp spell ( Farseek ) lets you most likely play Kadena turn three. However you want to consistently be able to do this therefore you want a nice number of early game ramp cards. Definitely more than two which is currently here. Kadena is three colors which makes colorless ramp less appealing than colored ramp because again you want to get her onto the battlefield before you cast Morphs.

Ramp package to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting for this ramp package:

  • Scaretiller
  • Pendant of Prosperity
  • Rayami. First of the Fallen
  • Silent-Blade Oni
  • Volrath, the Shapestealer
  • Leadership Vacuum

These suggested cuts are cutting high mana cost cards for low mana cost cards to help to speed up gameplay.


The combo of Brine Elemental and Vesuvan Shapeshifter is a good reason to play Kadena because she can cheat the mana cost of these Morphs thus you can assemble the combo faster. Consider adding cards that can help to get Brine and Vesuvan into your hand? Fauna Shaman is great since she can be a repeatable creature tutor. She requires that you discard a creature to then tutor for another creature from your library. She alone if left alive can get both Brine and Vesuvan into your hand.

Fauna + Den Protector + ways to bounce Protector back to your hand ( Echo Tracer ) is helpful to tutor for and get certain Morphs into your hand. Vesuvan can copy Protector on your turn which is great when you have Morphs to recur from your graveyard. Protector can then be used to recur the creature you discarded. Fauna can tutor for Protector. With Morphs and Kadena this can be an engine to get Morphs into your hand to then cast for free on your turn or even your opponents' turns. It's also a fairly budget package since this appears to be a budget deck, that's important.

Cards to consider adding to help to get Brine and Vesuvan:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Grismold, the Dreadsower
  • Obelisk Spider
  • Broodhatch Nantuko
  • Sudden Substitution

Good luck with your deck.

Disasterpiece on Jurassic Jank

1 month ago

The best case scenario is to have Forerunner of the Empire and Impact Tremors out and then drop a Polyraptor for the infinite raptor and infinite damage combo. Forerunner of the Empire will help tutor Polyraptor and Fauna Shaman will tutor any creature that I want, so there is definitely a decent amount of tutoring available in a variety of ways.

wyzeman on Karametra, the infinite improbability god.

1 month ago

Just have modifying the deck to eliminate Fauna Shaman and Survival of the Fittest . I have done a re-brew from scratch. So many others cards have change that I would'nt keep the count. The main idea remain the same, but I have add some 'Vultron' packages in counterpart of less tokens. To fill the void create by the lost of the tutor, I have add more scry and draw and benefit from ETB effect.

Desti702 on Ezuri, Epic Renegade

1 month ago

Nice list!

Did you consider adding tutors? Chord of Calling , Green Sun's Zenith , Finale of Devastation work all great for me! And bring good consistency!

Also Fauna Shaman finds all your payoff elves!

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Fauna Shaman occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.36%

Golgari: 0.25%