Creature — Elf Druid
Tap: Add (Green) to your mana pool.
(2), Sacrifice Heart Warden: Draw a card.
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Heart Warden Discussion
5 months ago
Looks great so far. Personally I would make these swaps:
Voice of the Woods -> Pitiless Plunderer ; while not an elf, I think the Plunderer is more impactful here, especially since you'd probably rather tap your elves for mana or toward Lathril's ability than toward making an elemental, right?
Llanowar Tribe -> Fallen Ideal ; Fallen Ideal allows Lathril to make exponentially more elves every time she hits. The extra evasion is nice too. I think the mana boost from llanowar tribe is unnecessary here especially since it won't get Lathril out any faster.
Abomination of Llanowar -> Ancestral Mask ; similar to Fallen Ideal, and i think it'd be more impactful than the Abomination.
End-Raze Forerunners -> Ivy Lane Denizen ; ok hear me out: the turn that Forerunners drops relative to the turn Lathril was played, you will have made 8 elves with Lathril, so Forerunners gives you an extra 25 damage that turn (7+(2*9)). Ivy lane Denizen, on the other hand, will have increased your damage output by 32 in that timeframe AND will also leave you with 24 more elves and a 32/32 Lathril. Oh and you will have killed 1 opp via commander damage. And the Denizen is not a dirty eyeblight :P
Springbloom Druid -> Paradise Druid ; Paradise gets Lathril out a turn faster, Springbloom doesn't.
Elvish Rejuvenator -> Priest of Titania ; same as above. Also PoT is busted.
Bounty of Skemfar -> Heart Warden ; similar to above.
Farhaven Elf -> Quirion Elves ; similar to above.
Wolverine Riders -> Immaculate Magistrate ; Magistrate will allow you to deal more damage and generate more elves in the long-run v.s. the Riders.
Casualties of War -> Storm the Citadel
In Search of Greatness -> Awakening ; I think the Search is a bit lackluster since its effect is that the free-casted card must be equal to 1 + highest-cmc, so it's kinda hard to play around. Meanwhile Awakening would win you the game if uninterrupted.
Skemfar Avenger -> Skullclamp ; Skemfar only triggers on nontoken dudes dying which is kinda a bummer. Skullclamp is nice because it draws you cards but could also go on Lathril for extra damage/elves.
Pyre of Heroes -> Shamanic Revelation
Poison the Cup -> Attrition
Rhys the Exiled -> Throne of the God-Pharaoh ; I think the Throne is more impactful than Rhys
5 months ago
That's a uh.. interesting deck name. You might like these: Elderfang Venom , Skemfar Avenger , Elves of Deep Shadow , Elvish Lyrist , Elvish Scrapper , Viridian Zealot , Elf Replica , Heart Warden , Ruthless Winnower , Yavimaya Granger , Bloodline Shaman , Pact of the Serpent , Elvish Guidance , Species Specialist , Elvish Promenade , Elven Ambush
6 months ago
8 months ago
The new Demon's Disciple is better than Fleshbag Marauder I personally prefer Heart Warden or Llanowar Visionary over Birds of Paradise, since the interact with Meren more effectively and can do something the turn they are played.
I also personally think Phyrexian Arena and other slow draw cards (such as Underworld Connections or Dread Presence ) are unreliable. I consider them to be inferior to Ancient Craving Sign in Blood or Ambition's Cost, but there is a case for playing arena, so make whatever preference or meta call you like, I just think definitely getting 3 cards right away is better than hoping to net 3 cards over 3 turns.
Interesting build, some unusual Meren choices, but some clever interactions too. I like how many different Meren shells there are, she is a very versatile commander.
1 year ago
You talk about Heart Warden in description, but you don't include it in decklist?
1 year ago
List is looking good. It's interesting to see you come to the same conclusion around Protean Hulk as I did, though from a different angle. Personally I never ran Angelic Renewal as it only really combos with Sun Titan. I personally think that Gift of Immortality is better. Yes, it has the most value on Saffi but it also forms an infintie loop with both Sun Titan and Boonweaver Giant (for one extra mana). I used to pair it with Eidolon of Blossoms as a card draw engine, and while I have since cut both cards, i was a very good engine. You can also pair it with Heart Warden if you wanted to run that.
It will be interesting to see how you go with Fecundity. I ran it a while ago however found that Iwas giving my opponents too many cards from it. Granted, ther were a lot of graveyard leveraging decks, but I just didn't like to not be in control of the card draw. That's I think why I ultimately moved to stuff like Mikokoro, Center of the Sea and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. While it is a guaranteed draw for my opponents, I say when it happens. But give it a go - I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it post testing.
A couple of other things I have noticed for the list:
If you're going to run Walking Ballista, have you thought about adding Heliod, Sun-Crowned? Honestly though, my thoughts would be to cut Ballista for Stoneforge Mystic. The reasoning for this is that Stoneforge can get Skullclamp which can then let you assemble your other win condition (let's face it, Ballista is primarily there for the infinite mana case). And with the new rules change (which I'm not happy about but makes Saffi better), you can use Skullclamp + Saffi as a card draw engine while still putting her in the command zone so that you can rinse and repeat.
As for the Saffi discord, I would be happy to be a part of it, though I'm not the most active person on discord.
1 year ago
Are you after single card draw engines, or multiple card draw engines? Because while there are a lot of single card draw engines, eg. Phyrexian Arena, there are also a lot of simple to construct (i.e. not rube goldberg machine) card draw engines which can leverage two or more cards. Some examples are:
RiotRunner789: are you after these kind of cards too? Also, are you after this for a particular deck or at least colour combination? This will make tailoring the list much easier.