Return all cards from your graveyard to your hand. Exile Praetor's Counsel. You have no maximum hand size for the rest of the game.
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|Commander Anthology (CM1)||Mythic Rare|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Mythic Rare|
|Mirrodin Besieged (MBS)||Mythic Rare|
|Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Praetor's Counsel Discussion
1 day ago
Another good thing to keep in mind is that Golos' activated ability does not bode well for spells with (X) in their mana costs, because X will always be 0 because you have to cast it "without paying it's mana cost"
2 days ago
Basically, this ability for recursion is similar to Athreos, Shroud-Veiled, Praetor's Counsel, and Tamiyo, the Moon Sage. I would word it like Athreos's ability, when it dies or gets exiled "return it to it's owner's hand." You don't need to say instead. You also don't need to say "if one or more" since it doesn't matter how many times the ability triggers since the result will be the same in the end. "If one or more" is a phrase meant to nerf an ability like The Ur-Dragon so you don't get ridiculous. Also, you can't put opponent's creatures into your hand, so you have to say it goes to it's owner's hand. I would also add that the dryad only triggers off of "other" creatures dying or being exiled. It would be very difficult to remove otherwise if it could eternally recur itself. I think it fits a green-white ability well. Green gets it from the yard, white gets it from exile.
1 month ago
If we want to run a land destruction suite we certainly can, but no matter what, people gonna get salty. Targeted removal is going to be less salt-inducing than mass land destruction (MLD), but it's gonna make people upset enough to counter punch you a bit. You gotta acknowledge and be prepared for that if you're going to do it...no getting upset if someone reacts to you blowing a few land by knocking you for 20 (even if it may be an overreaction). Picking and choosing your targets carefully instead of going for everything will also help. We can also be sneaky about it...cards like Decimate, Star of Extinction, and Terastodon aren't explicitly or primarily land destruction, but they hit land anyways, and people are less likely to be upset at that.
Here's what I'm looking at for big spells (I would pick 4 or so at most): In Garruk's Wake, Rise of the Dark Realms, Liege of the Tangle, Praetor's Counsel, Terastodon, Star of Extinction, Destructive Force, Omnath, Locus of Rage, Boundless Realms
3 months ago
Profet93, Questing Beast is indeed a meta card. There's an atraxa deck that is planeswalker heavy, but I run it mostly because our meta is creature intense. Due to that, most decks run fog type spells. So while not overly synergistic with the deck, Questing Beast is a necessary evil to make sure I kill whoever I swing at.
Praetor's Counsel has been invaluable and has help me bounce back from board wipes and win quite a few games.
3 months ago
Long time no speak. As others and myself have stated, this deck is solid. I wish I had a suggestion, but today I have a question. What is the purpose of Questing Beast, is it a meta card based on white prevention or PW running rampant? I dont see its benefit nor synergy. Also not sure if discussed, but how is Praetor's Counsel working for you at the moment?
3 months ago
I am also a big fan of Early Harvest and Summer Bloom with Riku, if you want to lean more heavily on the instants and sorceries. He is so mana hungry, so playing extra lands and getting some extra untaps can make a huge difference.
5 months ago
5 months ago
Hey, saw your post on reddit and couldn't help but check it out. I love me some elfball, so here's what I've got for you. Everything is of course my opinion and to be taken with ample helpings of salt. Hope it helps!
Lands: Mosswort Bridge is a trap, though I haven't tried it in elves yet. Reliquary Tower is a trap, when you fire off in an elfball deck you can usually cast what you draw. I'm okay with your tapped cycling lands bc they cycle, so that's fine, and Oran-Rief, the Vastwood is sneaky good. It's the only tapland I tend to run. Your best land by far is Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and the best way to get it is Crop Rotation. When you already have it, you'll want to use it for an instant-speed Wasteland/Strip Mine or Wirewood Lodge. I don't usually run Ancient Tomb in elves but there's nothing saying you can't, and it helps when you have plenty of things with generic costs, as you do, along with some lifegain.
Potential Cuts and Swaps: Harmonize out, Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip in: Harmonize is a classic, but Growing Rites never disappoints. Even if it whiffs, you probably have a gaea's cradle at end of turn.
Overwhelming Stampede out, Finale of Devastation in: You already have the Ibex, and the Finale is far more versatile than the Stampede can ever be. Can grab all sorts of things instead of being a single pump and dump. Considering it could double Marwyn's mana output for a turn could earn its keep, though.
Wellwisher out, Essence Warden in: Incidental lifegain, if you want to use it, might be more reliable than being able to tap the Wellwisher for its effect reliably. Also, the Warden triggers on all creatures, including opponents.
Desert of the Indomitable out, Veil of Summer in: This card is just too good. Also, 33 lands is too many (I know, but you'd be surprised!) and this one ETB taps AND cycles for 2 mana instead of 1, so I'd cut it.
Doubling Season out, Asceticism in: I'm not sold on Doubling Season here, honestly, as Hardened Scales could serve the same purpose in most cases regarding the way this deck puts +1/+1 counters on things one at a time (mostly). If you REALLY want to lean in on the token doubling from Lys Alana Huntmaster, Elvish Promenade, and Imperious Perfect then it might could stay.
Genesis Wave out, Kindred Summons in: This counts tokens...it is ridiculous and casting it when you only have 3 or 4 elves out still feels great, whereas if you flip Praetor's Counsel with a nasty Genesis Wave you're a sad panda.
Dwynen's Elite needs a home here, its 2 mana for 2 counters on Marwyn, among other benefits. Not sure on what to pull out, but I've never been a big fan of Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen herself, really. You don't want to stack too deep on lord effects when its so easy to tutor them out or draw them for an explosive growth instead.
The last thing I will note, is that any non-Elf REALLY needs to earn its keep. Each and every elf in your list makes it stronger, be it with more mana, more tokens, more counters, all of those things.
The reddit thread has some great recommendations on cards to check out as well, so you've got a lot to sift through. Good base though!
Rhys Up is my current GB list, there might be some ideas for you in the main and maybe boards. The deck is mostly green but plays my favorite black stuff, and most of the cost difference between these two lists lies in the manabase.