Priest of Titania
Creature — Elf Druid
: Gain for each Elf on the battlefield.
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Priest of Titania Discussion
2 weeks ago
Hate to double post, but Intruder Alarm makes me think of Temur Sabertooth . I think you'd need access to 4 mana to generate infinite mana that way (and a 1 mana creature to bounce), not sure if that is feasible with your deck, you might have to switch some of the single mana dorks for 2 or better dorks. Argothian Elder is versatile, but I think Wirewood Channeler might be a good solution, since it should be good for at least 2 with your Commander out, if not 3 or more since it counts everyone's elves, and it can make any colour. There is also Priest of Titania but not having access to blue would be a drawback, and that's not a cheap card to test with anymore.
This is just some brainstorming I got up to this morning, hope it gives you something to work with.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Hey Patrick, just wanted to say I love the content you're putting out, and you've really inspired me to start to look into Higher Power/cEDH decks to build for myself, my first high powered deck last year actually being a budget version of your Teshar list. Your videos are on repeat for me either in the background while I write papers. I would love to join the Patreon and support you, but I barely have enough funds to play magic even right now so that's out of the picture. All I can offer to you is my thanks is the statement that you're probably my favorite MTG YouTuber!
Please don't feel like you have to read any of the following, it's just my ramblings/a few questions but it may be a long read so I won't be offended if you don't read it, as I know you don't typically keep budget cards in mind persay. Also hey, if leaving a comment can maybe help this awesome deck of yours to get more traction/attention on tappedout for whatever reason, even better.
I've been building my own Belbe list over the last few days and I had a few questions about potential cards to include? I don't always play in a cEDH meta really but have some really close to cEDH decks like a more 75% Brago, a Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator + Vial Smasher the Fierce Curiosity control, and Godo Helm fairly often. I'm hoping to transition more towards cEDH in general and with this deck in particular.
As a college student with no real source of income right now I'm a bit low on funds and we don't typically use proxies in my group, so I don't particularly know if this is a good spot to ask about budget alternatives to the Mike Trike combo, but I figured I might as well give it a shot. I've watched the Cold Brew and the deck tech, but if I forget if you mentioned something from them I apologize when asking about a few cards. Do you have any particularly budget combos you would suggest that maybe you tried during testing? I recall you talking about Gravecrawler loops in the Cold Brew, and I'm thinking of maybe some of those combos as with the Bontu's Monument , Pitiless Plunderer and Carrion Feeder (already in my list) would be a solid win I feel.
Currently I'm mainly running a Protean Hulk line of Disciple of the Vault , Carrion Feeder / Viscera Seer , Melira, Sylvok Outcast , and Lesser Masticore for infinite drain. My meta doesn't run much GY hate so I'm feeling decent with this, but losing one piece usually leads to waffling out. I know you mentioned a Phyrexian Delver line so I may look more into that, maybe getting it and and a one drop sac outlet first plus Putrid Goblin / Blood Artist with the leftover mana for the second Hulk trigger? I'm unsure if that's way too clunky, but I'll have to see.
My back up win is currently a Necrotic Ooze line or two, but not Triskelion / Phyrexian Devourer lines as both together are like, over $60 which is money I can't really shell out right now. Right now I'm doing Devoted Druid + Channeler Initiate and Priest of Titania + Pili-Pala lines for infinite mana of any color. Only current outlet I really have is Walking Ballista , which while good, I can't always rely on with all the artifact hate in my groups. I was thinking of adding more creature outlets maybe as they're easier for me to tutor (only black tutor I have is Diabolic Intent since I was able to trade up for one) Perhaps Ezuri, Renegade Leader since I have Belbe and other dorks (10 Elves Total) or Kamahl, Fist of Krosa as overrun effects that I can sink infinite into? Or maybe something like Tergrid, God of Fright Flip to use the back side for an infinite Torment of Hailfire effect?
There were also one or two cards I wanted to ask you about, just to see if you thought they were decent enough to run in the list.
Bolas's Citadel is something I'm trying to run in my current list. It's been fairly diffuclt to get out with 3 black pips, but with Dark Ritual (which may be cut soon I'm unsure) it's been a nice thing to have, especially when I've been testing Aetherflux Reservoir with it? Maybe add a Sensei's Divining Top (something out of my budget in general, but I do have someone willing to trade me one) for a storm win? I feel like that could be a cool win con that makes use of colorless mana, and the pieces in general aren't bad outside the combo? I do think that with the high CMC of the deck, I will take a ton of damage of Citadel, but I think hitting a few pingers/dorks in a row and just gaining some life might be good actually? I'd love some feedback on that.
Decree of Pain has been working wonders for me. I know Culling Ritual was a godsend, and its a very amazing card in Belbe, but if my meta is very creature dependant I thought I needed more mass removal than just Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and Culling Ritual . Toxic Deluge is a bit out of my range right now, so I was trying this and even if it is mana intensive, I think it's a very good card depending on your meta since it can be Cycled for 5 to kill all 2 or less tougness things? The cycling saved me once or twice against a Najeela deck with counter magic known to the table to be up. On the other hand while it costs 8, I've mostly payed for it with Belbe mana and drawn upwards of 6 cards off it.
Chalice of the Void I was able to trade for this and have been enjoying putting it on 0 for the Underworld Breach lines the Malcolm list uses in particular, or to even shut off some 3 cmc commanders after getting Belbe mana. Would it be better to trade this for another stax piece or two such as Static Orb or tanglewire?
Sorry for the long post. I hope you have a good day!
2 months ago
Hey, well done with your upgrade of the Lathril precon.
Some changes to consider by close to matching price of card to add with card to cut:
- Ezuri, Renegade Leader --> Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
- Chord of Calling --> Turntimber Symbiosis
- Elvish Harbinger --> Collected Company
- Priest of Titania --> Joraga Treespeaker
- Quest for Renewal --> Obelisk of Urd
- Beastmaster Ascension --> Door of Destinies
- Shamanic Revelation --> Sylvan Messenger
- Immaculate Magistrate --> Lys Alana Huntmaster
- Copperhorn Scout --> Bounty of Skemfar
- Golgari Charm --> Revive
- Twilight Mire --> Reliquary Tower
- Unclaimed Territory --> Grim Backwoods
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
@Tarlam I've actually come around to Priest of Titania . I like that she can tap for 2 mana with just Mayael on the board - that's better than something like Ilysian Caryatid , who only does that AFTER you've spent a bunch of mana on a large creature. I don't run enough elves to make Elvish Archdruid worthwhile, but I'm always on the lookout for little synergies that make the deck run smoother. Thanks, good suggestions!
3 months ago
Hey, good edit so far. Nice Ezuri, Renewal, Shadow and Warmaster upgrades :)
What's your budget for upgrading? The precon has too many Swamps compared to Forests. You've cut some already, but consider cutting more? Green mana is much more important than black mana especially now that you have added more one drop green mana Elves which is another good upgrade. My advice is cut several Swamps for Golgari dual lands especially lands that can ETB untapped.
- Llanowar Wastes
- Unclaimed Territory
- Darkbore Pathway Flip
- Overgrown Tomb
- Undergrowth Stadium
- Twilight Mire
- Tainted Wood
Some of the powerful tribal Elves have exploded in price since the release of the precon. If your budget allows these cards are upgrades.
- Joraga Warcaller
- Priest of Titania
- Elvish Harbinger
- Tyvar Kell
- Elvish Champion
- Heritage Druid
- Joraga Treespeaker
- Gilt-Leaf Palace
Copperhorn Scout can be another repeatable untap all your creatures effect and it's an one drop Elf. Pair Scout with Magistrate + Lathril to make Scout and Lathril bigger each time you attack. Magistrate first puts counters on Scout that way Scout can survive combat. Scout + Lathril attack which unaps Magistrate to then tap Magistrate to put counters on Lathril.
Staff of Domination is a mana sink/win condition enabler. It's busted because it can untap itself. Use it in combination with a big mana producer such as Archdruid who can make 5 or more mana to make infinite green mana. With infinite green mana you can activate Staff to draw into a mana sink win condition such as Ezuri. Staff can also be used with infinite mana if you have 10 or more Elves with Lathril to repeatedly untap Lathril + 10 Elves making Lathril's tap ability the win condition.
Chord of Calling is powerful with Elves, an instant speed tutor that Elf tokens can help to cast with convoke. Wirewood Herald when it dies is an Elf tutor. Skullclamp is excellent repeatable draw when your Commander can create 1/1 tokens as well as with other repeatable token sources.
Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
MLS91 Yeah, I get that it can draw a card, but there are tons of 1 and 2 cmc ramp in the deck that can be dropped after playing Skyshroud Claim and paying the same cmc for tapped mana doesn’t seem worth the ability to cycle it to me.
Used to run Nissa, Who Shakes the World and just cut her because once i’m at 5+ mana I want to be playing big bois, not more ramp. That being said I do run Traverse the Outlands and that is just because it’s pretty easy to just grab ALL of my basics with it... that and it’s a power matters deck and I wanted to put every “equal to the greatest power” kind of card in I could. Either way, she’s always in and out of rotation. I’ll slot her into the maybe board to represent that.
Protean Hulk is basically for grabbing Loaming Shaman to shuffle my graveyard back in. With an instant speed sac outlet ( Momentous Fall , Greater Good , etc.) I can do it whenever I need to keep from decking myself. It can also grab any of the big mana dorks and removal ( Reclamation Sage , Kogla, the Titan Ape ). Last but not least it can grab various win cons (most notably Mossbridge Troll ) while also just being big enough that it doesn’t feel dead outside of those uses.
As for the rest, I have all of those in a competitive green deck I am working on and didn’t want to buy em all again, nor did i want to have too many tutors when I can just draw through my deck instead. That’s way more fun!
Thanks for the ideas! Some are certainly worth it if you want to tune the deck up a bit.
3 months ago
I think what Housegheist is getting at is that you also have the option to draw a card with Migration Path over Skyshroud Claim . Secondly what's the point of targeting specifically forests, you're not running Dryad Arbor . Also you're in mono green what fatty 2 drop are you gonna play after Skyshroud Claim 'ing?
other things to think about:
Nissa, Who Shakes the World - she doubles your mana clear beats out any ramp spell
you're running big creatures, cut Protean Hulk unless you're using him as a combo piece which im not seeing
between all the elves is there a reason you're not running Priest of Titania ?
why don't you run Natural Order , banned in French ehh but not multiplayer