Rhys the Exiled

Rhys the Exiled

Legendary Creature — Elf Warrior

Whenever Rhys the Exiled attacks, you gain 1 life for each Elf you control.

, Sacrifice an Elf: Regenerate Rhys the Exiled.

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Rhys the Exiled Discussion

multimedia on Latty the baddie

5 days ago

Hey, one drop green mana Elves are really good, a big reason to play Elves. They aren't just ramp with Lathril they're also fuel for her activated ability when you don't need them for ramp and lets you get more Elves onto the battlefield quicker.


Staff of Domination does everything as a mana sink for Elves and can be an enabler for Lathril to be a win condition. With Staff you first make infinite green mana by tapping and untapping one of Archdruid, Marwyn(with 5 or more power), Priest of Titania, Circle or Wirewood Channeler. When you have infinite green mana then Staff is the mana sink to draw and cast enough Elves to control 10 or more. When you have 10 or more Elves then Staff can be the mana sink to repeatedly untap Lathril and each one the 10 Elves as the win condition.

Quest for Renewal is another enabler for Lathril and 10 Elves to be win condition. When Quest has four counters which is not difficult especially with more mana Elves, you can untap all creatures you control during each opponents turn. With Lathril each opponent loses 10 life on each player's turn, resulting in all opponents losing 40 life in one cycle of all player's turns if you have three opponents.

Chord of Calling is a helpful instant creature tutor since can tap Elves to help to pay for it's convoke, with enough Elves it's a free spell to cast and it puts the creature you search for onto the battlefield. It has nice interaction with Elf tokens since can tap them to convoke the turn they're created. With Chord get Ezuri or Miara, Thorn of the Glade in response to removal, get Archdruid so you can tap him on your turn, get Magistrate so you can tap her on your next turn, get Varragoth so you can attack with him on your next turn, etc.

Patriarch's Bidding is among the most powerful tribal spells for quick recovery. For five mana it reanimates all Elves in your graveyard. Play a Regrowth just to have another potential Chord or Bidding or recur any other card.


An area to consider improving to help with competitiveness is the manabase by upgrading to Golgari dual lands that ETB untapped.

Cabal Stronghold only works with basic Swamps and there's only 9 here which is not enough to really get much if any ramp making it consistently only a colorless source of mana.


Some cards to consider cutting: Blightbeetle, Mana Bloom, Terramorph, Serpent's Soul-Jar, Return Upon the Tide, Masked Admirers, Wild Pair, Golgari Guildmage, Korozda Guildmage, Rhys the Exiled, Blanchwood Armor, Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Harvest Season

If Blightbeetle is tech in your playgroup than nice, but if it's not then it looks out of place. Most if not all mana ramp sources can come from actual Elves instead of other sources like Mana Bloom or land ramp like Terramorph. I would even play one drop mana Elf or Farhaven Elf over Cultivate or Harvest Season.

Serpent's Soul-Jar is not a good card, exiling an Elf when it dies is not a may you have to do it and hoping to be able to cast many Elves later, one at a time with Jar is not going to consistently happen. Instead most if not all your exiled Elves will be stuck in exile for the rest of the game because Jar will be destroyed or removed another way.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on GB Elves

6 months ago

Hey, nice version, some interesting card choices.

Sol Ring is still good here because Lathril is 4 CMC with two colorless. Rosethorn Acolyte art is neat, but consider replacing with Sol? Elves of Deep Shadow is another one drop mana Elf, but this one can make black mana to cast Lathril without needing black mana from a land. It could replace Kodama's Reach .

Quest for Renewal gives you a way to untap Lathril and Elves on each opponents turn. It can be a win condition with 10 Elves + Lathril. Quest could replace Rhys the Exiled . Because you have Overgrown Tomb and Woodland Chasm then Nature's Lore or Three Visits are an upgrade for Rampant Growth .

Llanowar Wastes is the Golgari Pain land, it could replace Foul Orchard . Twilight Mire is the Golgari Filter land, it could replace Jungle Hollow . Mire able to make with one green source is helpful with big green mana producing Elves.

Good luck with your deck.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

9 months ago

Because I really don't like their take on Rhys the Exiled:

Rhys, the Exile

Legendary Creature - Elf Rogue

Deathtouch, Reach

: Destroy target Elf. Put a +1/+1 counter on Rhys, the Exile.

Whenever another Elf dies, put a -1/-1 counter on a non-Elf creature.

1/1


I'd like to see a Dragonlord Kolaghan for commander, or a Lutri, the Spellchaser for commander.

Unlife on Tutoring a new edh player

9 months ago

Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign-being able to play things for free, plus having some of the best colors for removal and countermagic

Rhys the Exiled-elf tribal for a lot of good creatures, plenty of removal and ramp options, plus options for tutors

Borborygmos Enraged-pack this with plenty of ramp, plus surprises like Defense of the Heart, Snake Umbra and Grafted Exoskeleton, and he will wreck both large and 1v1 games

RNR_Gaming on Elves of Rivendell

2 years ago

Well you cannot have Rhys the Exiled in your deck; it has an activated ability that costs black mana and it's not reminder text. So, you can replace that with Beast Whisperer

Retik on Freyalise -- Stompy Elves

2 years ago

Rhys the Exiled has a g/b identity and would need to be replaced for the deck to be legal.

legendofa on Since I can't access the …

2 years ago

I think we're more or less agreeing on the potential nuances of multicolor. My basic position is that multicolors can be defined just as well as single colors, and as more than the sum of their parent colors.

Helios is white. Elesh Norn is white. Ajani is white. They're all white, but they're the tortilla, sandwich bread, and pita of white. (Your choice for which one's which.) White includes fascism, military skill, order, and unity, but Ajani isn't exactly fascist, and Helios is more interested in making his champion than unifying everyone. I think we can agree on this.

All the colors, and their subsequent combinations, have a huge variety of potential nuances, but they're all distinct from each other, even between different amounts of coloredness. I don't see green/black as green + black, I see it as a unique collection of ideals, goals, beliefs, whatever I said up above.

Are all of these essentially green/black, as cards or characters?

Rhys the Exiled

Sapling of Colfenor

Nath of the Gilt-Leaf

Doran, the Siege Tower

I believe the character of Doran is unique in outlook from the others, and Rhys is green, with a black motivation, as well-represented by the cards.

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