Creature — Elf Archer
Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)
Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this dealt to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
Whenever another creature dies, each opponent loses 1 life.
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|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Poison-Tip Archer occurrence in decks from the last year
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Poison-Tip Archer Discussion
1 month ago
I would recommend an aristocratic build. You may choose to go spore counter route, which I'm not a huge fan of, but the following ones pull double duty (and I am a fan of):
On-theme Sac outlets that also make saprolings:
Deathspore Thallid: Great sac outlet and potential removal piece.
Savage Thallid: Another great sac outlet and protection piece.
Vitaspore Thallid: I think giving haste is the weakest effect of the bunch, this is just another budget on-theme sac outlet.
Budget sac payoffs,
Epicure of Blood and Marauding Blight-Priest: Help to increase the payoff of slimefoot and are so cheap they are essentially free (literally, ask anyone at your LGS for these, they have them and don't want them).
Falkenrath Noble: Who doesn't love life loss?
Poison-Tip Archer: Great blocker (reach and deathtouch? No one wants to lose there dragon to this) but this one starts to impact the budget.
Syr Konrad, the Grim: He just does soo much.
Vindictive Vampire: This guy should say life loss.... I mean, it's black and not red.
Zulaport Cutthroat: Classic but approaches a dollar.
Slime Foot god stuff,
Jade Mage: Back up slimefoot that does stuff at a discount.
Massacre Girl: Best board wipe in this build.
Verdant Force: It says EACH upkeep. Yes, each.
Gift of Doom: Cheap protection for slimefoot that has the added benefit of killing a saproling you already want dead.
Moldervine Reclamation: Card draw and life for just playing? Of course.
Snake Umbra: Protection and three cards every time you sac a saproling.
Sprout Swarm: Convoke makes this broken.
Some less budget friendly cards (all under $10, but above $1):
Ohran Frostfang: Turns each saproling into a card draw or a removal spell.
Pitiless Plunderer: Solid ramp.
Priest of Forgotten Gods: Under appreciated. This card does everything a black mage should be doing.
Tendershoot Dryad: Can win you the game on its own.
Black Market: Slime foot loves stupid amounts of mana.
Keen Sense: Insane card draw for 1 green mana.
Casualties of War: Expensive to cast but worth it. Worth it every time.
Best of luck building.
2 months ago
I cut the aristocrats cards like Zulaport Cutthroat and Poison-Tip Archer Falkenrath Noble etc. they just werent doing enough to win. Average cmc is a little on the high side at 3.5, but the idea is to reanimate the 5 cmc spells, not cast them. Considering some discard outlets. Strongly considering Smokestack. This deck has won numerous games, but in ways that are slow and grindy and uninteresting for others players who basically dont get to have any nice things. Does anyone have an idea how to speed her up?
3 months ago
Labone I'll preface this by saying I have not quite developed this deck to its fullest potential. My casual playgroup finds this deck very frustrating to play against in the casual meta, so I've abandoned it for now unfortunately.
For the planeswalker, Vraska the Unseen was originally in Garruk, Cursed Huntsman's spot. I choose Garruk for two reasons: he has card draw attached to removal which can net two two cards per dead creature when combined with Chevill. And secondly I simply like the theme of Garruk better. Any Vraska would still be a good addition, but I would personally not use Vraska, Swarm's Eminence for reasons I will explain below.
This is not a deathtouch tribal deck, this is a removal tribal deck. The difference being that this deck values simple removal spells such as Doom Blade over good deathtouch creatures such as Vampire Nighthawk.
From the cards you mentioned: Hooded Blightfang, Leyline Prowler, Vampire Nighthawk, Poison-Tip Archer, Ochran Assassin, Hornet Queen, Archetype of Finality, Gifted Aetherborn are all deathtouch creatures. While they are good creatures on their own, they are not the focus of this deck so they are left out for lower CMC removal spells.
Titan Hunter isn't a bad idea, lifedrain is a viable win condition for this deck.
Ravenous Chupacabra: A very mana inefficient removal spell. Without any recursion in the deck to make it shine, it doesn't stand up to the many 2 drop removal spells.
Hope this helps.
3 months ago
Another one for me is Poison-Tip Archer. I had a super fun elf-ball deck in standard that absolutely loaded the board with Elves and then I would cast Find / Finality to target one of the Archers and it was usually enough to wipe the board on both sides. Trigger city, especially if I ended up with multiple Archers on the board first.
4 months ago
You might consider something like Poison-Tip Archer as well. Helps round out your curve a bit more if you cut the right cards and would play very well with something like Ezuri regenerating cannon fodder elves that keep dying.
6 months ago
I think one thing to pay a little closer attention to is not 'what is the card' but 'what does it do for the deck'. Example: Blackblade Reforged is and equipement. But what does it do? It makes a creature bigger based on land. It cares about number of land in play. I would put it with other cards that care about land such as Bountiful Harvest, Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar, and Crash of Rhino Beetles. That gives you an idea of how many lands you want to have out.
Cards like Sakura-Tribe Elder and Yavimaya Elder I would put with your 'Land Tutors'. I tend to separate cards like Budoka Gardener Flip into 'Land Drop'...cards that allow you to 'drop' or play more lands per turn. We're definitely going to be looking for more of those in the future! Plummet and Reclamation Sage are definitely 'Destruction' cards.
A few of the cards, like Wings of Hubris and Poison-Tip Archer, don't seem to have an answer...at least not a good one...for 'what does this do for the deck'. Archer likes lots of creatures to die. Does your deck want that? Not really. Wings wants to allow a big giant thing to hit someone really hard. Does your deck need help with that? Not really...most of your big things already trample.
On the bright side, this gives us more room for more goodies for the deck!
7 months ago
Deathspore Thallid can be used to turn your saporlings into some sort of alright removal while being another slow rolling producer.
Night Soil is a great card that can just devastate people's graveyards and you get saporlings for doing it.
Mycologist is another slow rolling card but he is low cmc and is outside green to spread colors around as well as sacrificing for life being good.
Going to do one more part for ramp + good stuff
7 months ago
I don't have full lists on the decks im building and none of them are fine tuned, more just rough estimates of what the decks will look like. So far I have been trying to figure out the commanders that are viable on a competitive level and so far have found these commanders to be on a competitive level
- Auriok Salvagers
- Baleful Strix
- Chakram Retriever+Chakram Slinger
- Disciple of Deceit
- Hermit Druid
- Ley Weaver+Lore Weaver
- Poison-Tip Archer
- Satyr Enchanter
- Siona, Captain of the Pyleas
- Siren of the Silent Song
- Tatyova, Benthic Druid
- Mayhem Devil
- Jalira, Master Polymorphist
- Warden of the Eye
- Skyward Eye Prophets
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One huge resource I found helpful is this post containing differend PDH combos:
It does not cover every combo available but its a start. Right now im in the process of cutting my decks down to 99 and writing up a quick into to the card choices and combo lines, I am still working on my first one and am nearly done, its for Auriok Salvagers
I have SO much information and work I have done on this unexplored format and would love to share it with you, discord is a super fluid way to do that as I rarely check my tapped out for messages.