Leaf Gilder

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU) None
Magic Origins (ORI) Common
Archenemy (ARC) Common
Lorwyn (LRW) Common

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Leaf Gilder

Creature — Elf Druid

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Leaf Gilder Discussion

SynergyBuild on Yisan is running slowly.

9 months ago

$20ish Budget way to make Yisan very fast:

Add in Arbor Elf , Fyndhorn Elves , Wirewood Symbiote , Seeker of Skybreak , Temur Sabertooth , Priest of Titania , Elvish Archdruid , Boreal Druid , Devoted Druid , Great Oak Guardian , Autumn's Veil , Nature's Claim , Natural State , Caustic Caterpillar , Reclamation Sage , Desert Twister , Copperhorn Scout , Wood Elves , Somberwald Stag , Manglehorn , Marwyn, the Nurturer , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Leaf Gilder , Heart Warden , Fyndhorn Elder

Drop out Taunting Elf , Verdant Force , Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger , Wild Beastmaster , Worldspine Wurm , Pathbreaker Ibex , Mycoloth , Kamahl, Fist of Krosa , Gyre Sage , Giant Adephage , Elvish Piper , Cultivator of Blades , Bramble Elemental , Avenger of Zendikar , Tooth and Nail , See the Unwritten , Triumph of the Hordes , Overrun , Overwhelming Stampede , Overrun , Genesis Wave , Explosive Vegetation , Zendikar Resurgent , Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Umbral Mantle , Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Total of 26 swaps.

The switches lists speed the deck up and make it win through an easy and efficient combo, all fetchable by Yisan. The combo uses Great Oak Guardian , Temur Sabertooth , and Wirewood Symbiote . With these and enough mana producing creatures, you get infinitely large creatures or with 1 more mana, infinitely large creatures and infinite mana, and untaps which can be put into Yisan to fetch Caterhoof and give the team trample.

All together, the deck will also run enough early-game interaction like Caustic Caterpillar , Manglehorn , Reclamation Sage , Natural State , Nature's Claim , the already run Lignify and Acidic Slime , and catch-alls like Desert Twister and Yisan fetchables like Somberwald Stag .

With all of this in mind, it is a little weak to removal, but with Eternal Witness and Temur Sabertooth both fetchable with Yisan, I feel it can be okay.

How does this sound?

Pieguy396 on Ezuri Elf Tribal

1 year ago

Hi! Looks like a good start to me! Here are some suggestions:

Additions:

Cuts:

Hope this helps! Feel free to message me any time!

K4m4r0 on Tokens Galore

1 year ago

Nice Deck, I also love my Trostania as a commander. Some suggestions:

You should use Llanowar Elves instead of Leaf Gilder.

Also instead of some expensive Sorcerys you can go for more consistent token generators like Crested Sunmare , Darien, King of Kjeldor (Darien is insane when Trostani is out, add a token doubler and gg), Master of the Wild Hunt, Sandwurm Convergence, Legion's Landing or Tendershoot Dryad. Kjeldoran Outpost could also work well.

multimedia on Elves of Eldraine

1 year ago

Stazeeee, thanks for the upvote at Radiant Elves.

I get a lot of comments suggesting to add Heroic Intervention and it's fine if you want to play it, add it, but I don't. Intervention doesn't do enough in matchups where I want it, control matchups. Overextending my army because I'm counting or hoping that Intervention can save it is not a good plan. Instead my plan is to sideboard in cards that don't care about Fumigate or Settle because ultimately I can't stop all the Fumigates and Settles that my opponent will have. I want to sideboard in noncreature cards that can combat Teferi. Nissa, Vital Force's haste 5/5 lands and Lifecrafter's Bestiary to match card advantage; Bestiary's draw works through counterspells.

Due to tribal I only want to sideboard in a few cards in matchups; I can't take out very many cards especially Elves. I want to be aggressive in the control matchup, but there's a fine line between being aggressive and being dumb and overextending. Without having cards like Nissa and Bestiary at my disposal then my only realistic plan is to overextend with Intervention protection, which is problematic.

I like Song of Freyalise I think it's a great card, but not currently with Elves. Currently in Standard the best Elves other than Steel Leaf Champion produce mana. Elves don't have a problem with making mana therefore the first two chapter abilities of Song are not needed. The third chapter ability is amazing, but I don't feel the card is worth it because for two turns it's not doing much.

Many versions ago this deck was called "Rite Elves" utilizing Cryptolith Rite to ramp into a fast Westvale Abbey  Flip or Distended Mindbender with Elves. It had Collected Company and Shaman of the Pack and other Elves. In the version I cut all mana Elves other than Leaf Gilder and this worked with Rite because of a large amount of powerful two drop nonmana Elves especially Dwynen's Elite. Gilder stayed because mana it produces could be used to cast a turn three Company without needing other Elves. In current Standard the two drop spot for Elves is vacant, with the least amount of options for the tribe. Song really needs a new Elite or a reprint of Elite or Elf token producers to be good with Elves. If there's enough good one or two drop nonmana Elves or Elves get a token theme post rotation then Song can be a possible fantastic addition.

Sandwurm Convergence is a good suggestion, but I think it's CMC is a little too high to be used to stop those flying threats you mentioned. If we had to stop high 6-8+ CMC Dragons, Demons or other big fliers then Convergence would be better. Relying on stopping four, five or less drop fliers with an eight mana card seems too slow. Making a 5/5 Wurm each turn is great if midrange was a problem right now in Standard then this could be good, but it's not a problem, aggro is and those fliers you mentioned are played with aggro. Convergence is not something I want in aggro matchups. You could try cutting Crushing Canopy for Convergence as it stops Lyra, but Canopy is also a way to stop History of Benalia in the same matchup where opponent is playing white and Lyra.

Thanks for the feedback and taking a look at Radiant Elves. I'll comment about Shalai, Voice of Plenty and white there.


Scathain on Yisan, the Toolbox Lord

1 year ago

I will probably have to add a Manglehorn, that is a good and very relevant card. Thanks for the suggestion.

Lotus Cobra, however, will provide 1 mana per turn at best in my deck unless I cast and resolve a Primal Surge (at which point I won't need the mana), since I didn't put other ways to play multiple lands per turn into the deck. Thus it would be essentially serving as a less reliable Leaf Gilder, which just doesn't seem worthwhile, especially at $5 per copy and with how many 2 drops I already have.

AverageDragon on [~$70] Momir Vig Hackball

1 year ago

GuruAg

The Channeler Initiate and Drover of the Mighty are in because this list is super super light on lands, which means that we need to make up for it in some of the nonland ramp. Tapping for multiple colors is more important here than the elf typing, though I might add in things like Wirewood Elf and Leaf Gilder sometime.

The Elvish Visionary change is actually somewhat recent, and I haven't updated it here yet. As it stands, since we have Heart Warden as our wincon of choice, I'd probably swap out Elvish Visionary for another ramp piece.

Lys Alana Huntmaster was the old Hackball wincon before we discovered Phantasmal Image, It's cheaper, and thus might be fine if you can't afford Phantasmal, but I'd greatly prefer Phantasmal Image due to its usefulness earlier in the combo turn. If you can't afford Phantasmal, a better option might be Altered Ego.

Finally, the 3 mana ramp pieces like Elvish Guidance and Elvish Archdruid aren't in because our 5 mana need can be met with 2 dorks and 3 lands. This means stuff like a 1cmc dork plus a 2cmc dork, plus 3 lands, would get us to 5 mana just as easily as a 1cmc dork and Marwyn, for instance. Thus, this list will stick to the cheaper forms of ramp, since they add up easier.

GuruAg on [~$70] Momir Vig Hackball

1 year ago

I'm trying out this deck to get a hang of cEDH, great job!

That said, why do you run Channeler Initiate and Drover of the Mighty instead of generic 1G elf dorks, like Wirewood Elf, Leaf Gilder and Druid of the Cowl? They tap for Heritage Druid.

Also, I have a few ideas to keep this budget but functional. (None of them has been tested, since I'm waiting for the cards to arrive)

Elvish Pioneer, Wood Elves and Llanowar Scout, to land-ramp while proccing Heritage.

Coiling Oracle, you said in the primer that he and Elvish Visionary weren't good enought, but since visionary end up here, he may be worth trying.

Elvish Guidance and Growing Rites of Itlimoc , for some craddle effects to abuse with Arbor Elf and Kiora's Follower. (Maybe not rites, as it only flips at the end step)

Lys Alana Huntmaster, at least while I can't get Phantasmal Image.

And maybe Marwyn, the Nurturer, to try and cast her before momir, and feed her enought elves to go big.

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