Selvala, Explorer Returned

Selvala, Explorer Returned

Legendary Creature — Elf Scout

Parley: Each player reveals the top card of his or her library. For each nonland card revealed this way, add to your mana pool and you gain 1 life. Then each player draws a card.

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Selvala, Explorer Returned Discussion

griffstick on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Selvala, Explorer Returned is my favorite so time for a shift

Evil Selvala

Legendary creature - Elf Rogue

Pay 5 life : counter target spell.

Pay 5 life : deal 3 damage to any target.

Pay 5 life : return target creature from your graveyard to your hand.



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Last_Laugh on Budget - Marisi, Breaker of the Coil - EDH

1 month ago

You're severely lacking in the card draw department so I have some suggestions for you. I'll try my damndest to keep things budget friendly.

Selvala, Explorer Returned, Rites of Flourishing, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Beast Whisperer, Jared Carthalion, True Heir, Subira, Tulzidi Caravanner, and depending on your # of non-human, Keeper of Fables.

Loyal Apprentice and Odric, Master Tactician are another 2 cards I highly recommend.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Overall it's not budget but there're still a lot of budget friendly cards in the 99. Marisi the Pimp - (Combat) Trickin' Hoes

griffstick on Commander Deckbuilding Advice - A …

2 months ago

Most my decks lay between a 6-7 power. So that's where my advice is coming from.

  • Come up with a deck idea
  • look for precons with that deck idea to get started with.
  • if no precon, find cmdr that's enables deck idea.

In order of importance

  1. ramp: 14 to 17 sources of ramp. If your cmdr adds ramp these numbers may vary.

  2. draw: 12 or more sources of draw. Draw is just as important as ramp. If your cmdr draws cards you'll need less card draw.

  3. removal: about 10 to 12 sources of targeted removal or counterspells and at least 2 board wipes. P.s. try to find removal on cards that coexist with your deck idea.for instance, if your building an Elf deck then run Reclamation Sage over Filigree Fracture.

  4. enablers and enhancers: find cards that make the deck hum. Cards that lean into the deck idea. Cards that make your cmdr better. For instance Selvala, Explorer Returned really likes cards that untap her like Instill Energy. Cards that pair well with multiple cards in the deck, synergy.

  5. combo/s: find a combo that not just works if the combo cards are together, but each card by its self synergizes with the rest of the deck.

  6. test: play the deck and find what's working and find what's not working. If you play a game and a certain card sits in your hand for several turns and you continue to not use it. Consider it for another card and make the change. Testing will help you fine tune your deck and build a deck that can win and have fun doing it.

  7. Look for overlap: this is the last part of improvements to the deck. Find cards in the deck that only hit one part of what the deck is doing and look for a card to replace it with that does the same thing but also does other things as well. For instance if your mono black vampire deck has Caged Sun try replacing it with Nirkana Revenant. Anyway I have never put together something like this, but I was trying to keep it short and simple. If I would add more I would but maybe next time.

griffstick on Pursuing Perfection, Part 10: Selesnya …

3 months ago

I was hoping for my girl Selvala, Explorer Returned to get a highlight. Great work again

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

I absolutely love stax. Death and Taxes got me into Magic, especially Mother of Runes. My first deck featured Gideon's Lawkeeper, which remains among my favorite cards, along side Mom, Ghost Quarter, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.

I mean, my favorite and oldest deck is a Selvala, Explorer Returned deck which is about playing the fewest lands possible and trying to make everyone else play with as many lands as I am. I mean, what's the purpose of Hokori, Dust Drinker other than to untap your Lotus Field?

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At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player chooses one of each permanent type among permanents they control. Tap all other permanents that player controls.

Each player may only activate one loyalty ability per turn.

I love that what each of us loves about magic is different and want to continue this:

Let's see a card which excites you!

RNR_Gaming on Commander party?

3 months ago

So, I'm sure some of you have heard that theres going to be a casual commander event at scgcon and I'm assuming that the event is going to extend to most wpn stores. It's a casual event with factions and is suppose to have some sort of story component to go with it that's effected by in game choices.

Does anyone have any other info? Is this a team event? Just how casual is this suppose to be? - I'm assuming that part will be store dependent but are there going to be objectives? Are there prizes for doing certain things?

What type of deck should I play? (Would like opinions from the more casual minded - though keep in mind I'd still like to win or put up a good fight) My loving partner told me she is forbidding me from bringing my TNT 98% tier 0 deck (it's missing Timetwister and Imperial Seal - still it'd likely be a pub stomp so I've been mulling over playing Edric, Spymaster of Trest or Selvala, Explorer Returned both can get a tad degenerate if left alone but they both teeter in that tier 2.5 range depending on build; though I figure their benefits are for the most part symmetrical and the main challenge is breaking parity. Though I'm open to suggestions barring tribal I'd like to know as a casual which of those would tilt you less. Edric is a tempo turns build and selvala would be a twiddle build aimed at milling our opponents and looping Green Sun's Zenith I may include Aetherflux Reservoir because zapping people seems kinda casual but I'm not sure

I just want my promos but I don't want to ruin the gaming experience of players entering an event for the 1st time; especially if theres nothing up for grabs.

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