Harald Unites the Elves
Enchantment — Saga
(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
: Mill three cards. You may put an Elf or Tyvar card from your graveyard onto the battlefield.
: Put a +1/+1 counter on each Elf you control.
: Whenever an Elf you control attacks this turn, target creature an opponent controls gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Harald Unites the Elves Discussion
2 months ago
Honigkuchenx Those are some excellent points, thank you for the response!
Tyvar Kell - I've actually found him to be immensely helpful especially with mana generation for Elvish Warmaster 's ability. Especially when combined with Harald Unites the Elves ' 3rd tier it's usually a game-winner.
I was running Llanowar Visionary prior to my latest edit but felt like Woodland Mystic was an acceptable sub, though I could see the case being made for that +1 cost to draw a card. I might try them swapped with this list.
Skemfar Shadowsage is such a great card, I just found him to be a little spendy and haven't had trouble getting at least 1 of my 2 by late game where he makes the biggest splash. I also don't know what I'd cut for a 3rd or 4th copy but I'm open to ideas!
Faceless Haven has been an interesting card to run. I'm not 100% sold on it, but it has helped a little with board wipes and sometimes players forget about it when attacking so that can be fun. Overall mana-wise I haven't run into too many problems though I agree 18 is a bit low. Generation from Jaspera Sentinel and Woodland Mystic + land search from Binding the Old Gods and Adventurous Impulse tend to smooth things out a lot. Although a case could be made for swapping Adventurous for Roots of Wisdom too.
Hope that helps explain my thought process a bit more!
3 months ago
While in the commander deck, the Crown of Skemfar is not standard legal. Also 4 Tyvar Kells? I feel you only need 2 especially with Harald. Speaking of, Id bring the Harald's up to 4, add in 4 Tajuru Blightblade instead of the 2 Grizzled Outrider and 2 Elven Bow if Fliers are going to be a problem, I'd put the bows in the sideboard IMO. I feel Broken Wings can be switched out for something lke Canopy Tactician if you have access to it. I'd also remove the Skemfar Elderhall entirely, the ability is expensive even with your nice ramp.
Harald Unites the Elves is a must for this deck, you'll have a ton of elves out there its really great if you can pull it off.
Otherwise very similar to my own deck, I use King Harald's Revenge on Tajuru to great effect.
4 months ago
MrBoombastic, Wildwood Tracker is fine, but I don't think it's better than Tajuru Blightblade 's deathtouch. He could for sure replace Skyway Sniper who I've cut for Toski, Bearer of Secrets . Tracker could also replace Jaspera Sentinel if you want to go more aggressive, but I like the ramp that Sentinel can provide especially to put more counters on Perserver tapping the Elf that triggered him after it ETB.
Geimhreadh22? Because I'm not playing Harald Unites the Elves than that means I'm not playing any of the good Elf cards? What kind of logic is this? You haven't played with Elvish Warmaster yet? Why would I not play more creatures than anything else with Elves? Since the beginning of Elf decks in Magic and still today they're all creatures because you need Elves on the battlefield for the tribal synergy.
Harald Unites the Elves is a trap card, it's too slow and you need a board presence. It's good when everything is in place (Elves on the battlefield and an Elf/Tyvar and/or mill an Elf/Tyvar in grave). As a turn three four drop it consistently does nothing for four mana if I don't mill an Elf/Tyvar in top three cards. Unites is too much of a gamble when cast early and I don't like that. Playing 4x Tyvar would help to make it more consistent in milling him, but I'm not playing 4x Tyvar for budget reasons.
Have you played Lead the Stampede with creature strategies? It's most definitely not lackluster and in fact is played in all Pauper Elf decks and some budget Modern Elf decks as Collected Company replacement. Tall order to replace Company and Lead can do it. Lead is good early game, mid/late game. Unites is not good early game, fine mid game and best late game. Lead is more consistent at giving me value at all three times of the game.
Toski, Bearer of Secrets has been added main deck, he's over preformed and is a better four drop mid/late game for Elves than Unites. He also wants a board presence, but with Elves I can get a lot more value quicker for four mana and Lead can potentially find him.
4 months ago
Very cool deck! I noticed that the only blue spells outside of the two combo pieces are a one-of of Thassa, Deep-Dwelling , so I think it would be interesting and probably more reliable in terms of the mana base to cut blue all together, and adding in a few "self-discard" cards that could get them out of your hand and into the graveyard so they can be targeted by Harald Unites the Elves . It would be harder to get Thassa's Oracle onto the battlefield, but you you could try a combination of Call of the Death-Dweller and Maskwood Nexus (the latter makes Thassa's Oracle a valid target for Harald Unites the Elves ). I'm probably going to try something like this myself, with this deck as the main inspiration, but I just wanted to see what your thought process on this was.
4 months ago
Nice deck! Not the biggest fan of Harald Unites the Elves replace with Skemfar Shadowsage , Gary for elves and repeatable with Wirewood Symbiote . The more Elves the better Lathril becomes, milling them is not the best, unless you run Patriarch's Bidding