|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU)||Common|
|Rivals of Ixalan (RIX)||None|
|Dragons of Tarkir (DTK)||Common|
|Khans of Tarkir (KTK)||Common|
|Magic 2015 (M15)||Common|
|Magic 2014 (M14)||Common|
|Magic 2013 (M13)||Common|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Common|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Common|
|Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA)||Common|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Common|
|2010 Core Set (M10)||Common|
|Shards of Alara (ALA)||Common|
|Tenth Edition (10E)||Common|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Common|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Common|
|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Common|
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Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
13 hours ago
In the spirit of giving deckbuilding advice, and at the risk of sounding a bit obtuse, I don't think this deck is going to be competitive in Modern. Your only real protection is Sphere of Safety , which is too slow for Modern, and you will not realistically be able to benefit from either Celestial Ancient or Sigil of the Empty Throne , since you'll likely be tapped out after casting either, and will have to wait a whole turn before you can get any benefit. Finally, auras are just a bad strategy in a format with so much removal--your opponent can easily take out two of your cards using one of his or her own.
That said, Selesnya enchantments can be a fairly competitive deck, but it is an aggressive one, rather than a control one. The deck, often known as Bogles or Aura Hexproof, revolves around Slippery Bogle , Gladecover Scout , and Kor Spiritdancer to quickly drop low-cost hexproof creatures then start swinging with cheap enchantments like Rancor and other 1 mana auras (as well as Daybreak Coronet and maybe 1-2 copies of Spirit Mantle ).
However, if you want to keep with this plan, here are a few suggestions:
1 day ago
(The goal was to make The Mimeoplasm as big as possible and then sacrifice it to Altar of Dementia ... relatively casual, but Mimeo can get pretty mean... especially with infect.)
Here's a great edh resource: Command Zone Deck Building Template
From your post, it sounds like you don't like Nekusar... but don't worry... nobody does! It's a burn deck and everyone at the table should target the player who's trying to slug everyone at once. It's a pretty weak strategy because it has poor politics and is easily disrupted. Remove Nekusar when he's about to cast a wheel and watch out for Tainted Strike .
Looking at your deck, a few things pop out right away: (1) You need more ramp, (2) better removal, (3) more draw. Focus on getting the engine turning before you're seduced by flashy plays that might work against you. If a card doesn't progress your game plan powerfully and quickly, cut it!!!
2) You have a lot of clunky counterspells. Add in 3-4 board wipes, like Ixidron and Massacre Girl and swap niche and costly interaction for Beast Within , Naturalize , etc. Creatures like Ravenous Chupacabra are great too.
3) Draw!!! You can't play if you don't have cards. There are a lot of ways to draw 7+ cards a turn. Champion of Wits , Fathom Mage , and every version of Windfall ( Whispering Madness , Forgotten Creation ,etc) are killer in this deck.
My favorite card for this deck is Morality Shift . Its not the best, but its what I really want to do.
Building on a budget is a rewarding challenge. Cut cards ruthlessly! Your commander already does what you want to do (...steal and play your opponent's creatures), so try to open up the deck and make it flow. Commander starts as a slow and clunky format, but its broken!
Good luck and +1
1 day ago
1 week ago
Instead of Sylvan Library and Alhammarret's Archive , you could go with Fecundity or Collective Unconscious , or Howling Mine for extra draws per turn (although it is group friendly). Putrefy is still decent Golgari removal. Plague Wind is another one-sided board wipe. I like to run Naturalize at times, too.
2 weeks ago
DreadKhan, another great idea, and I think I have one of these, so maybe . . . About the only real removal I currently run is Nature's Way , Naturalize , and (situationally) Jagged-Scar Archers . Terastodon , though way above the mana curve for this deck, is something it could easily enough afford and is about as versatile as removal gets. This deck works well against most creature-damage based decks, so widely applicable non-creature removal may be just the thing to help get past lock-down situations that it is less able to handle in current form. And by the time Terastodon comes out, the elephants it gives the opponents will just get stuck between the elves' toes as they march across the battlefield.
1 month ago
- considering you're in green, you can afford to cut down to 35 lands.
- Run more instant speed interaction and disruption like Naturalize and its many variants
- Alternatively, run "fight" cards like Prey Upon since green doesnt have many direct removal, and your commander will probably be able to kill anything
1 month ago
Perhaps consider Faith's Shield over Gods Willing , as it applies to any permanent or even all if you're under 5 life. Vines of Vastwood is good, too. And, if you've got the $/desire, Heroic Intervention .
You're AVG CMC isn't super high, but I think it would be worth it to add 2x more Elvish Mystic and cut 2x Advent of the Wurm.
Since you've already stated you're playing casually, an additional 3x Temple of Plenty will be useful. Other lands worth considering: Oran-Rief, the Vastwood , Scavenger Grounds , Field of Ruin / Ghost Quarter .
I also suggest at least 1-3x Harmonize .
You're missing a lot of good removal spells that are available to Selesyna: Oblivion Ring , Journey to Nowhere , Cast Out , Path to Exile , Beast Within , Generous Gift , Return to Nature , Naturalize , Sundering Growth , Revoke Existence , Celestial Flare , Blessed Alliance - I suggest running 4x removal spells in the mainboard, and then a few options in the sideboard.
I suggest keeping a fairly standard structure: 22 lands, 24 creatures, 4 removal spells, 4 protection/counterspells, and 4 utility (draw card, synergy, evasion, lifegain, graveyard recursion or hate, etc) spells. This will give you 12 slots that will be pretty easy to swap sideboard stuff in and out, which will give you a lot more range.
I've found Immortal Servitude pretty useful.
1 month ago
When you say too much protection, do you mean the amount of protective artifacts, or something else? If you mean the artifacts, which ones should I keep?
I put those three for extra protection against non creature spells and they fit the theme of copying things. Should I replace them?
Naturalize occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.01%
All decks: 0.01%
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All decks: 0.03%