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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Selvala, Explorer Returned Discussion

legendofa on Pattern Recognition #195 - A …

2 months ago

Can I put in a thought for Scout for the tribe? Are you writing these as you develop in real time, or are you writing in the past?

Either way, Scouts have a similar position to Shamans at this point--lots of representation, little tribal cohesiveness beyond a vague ramp/lands matter idea. They're heavily in , but cards like Scout's Warning and Selvala, Explorer Returned give precedence for . They're working for the good of the community, finding safe places to settle and expand their influence. This fits into the Wild West idea--exploring and taming the frontierlands, or claiming the land through the idea of manifest destiny for a somewhat harsher presence.

Cravv on Mayael EDH Primer

2 months ago

Hey. I like your deck. I dont agree on everything and thats the beauty of edh.

First of all ScrollRack is must have in my opinion. Fetch lands makes this card great filter for your hand. You can just throw away all cards in your hand that you wont need in many turns. Those 5+ mana cards can hurt your early game a lot. Then there is cards like Land Tax that turns this card in absolute draw machine while thinning your deck.

Second thing is that i dont like your ramp package. I like to run more first turn ramp and skip 2 mana ramps completely. Turn one Birds of Paradise to turn two cultivate makes you able to skip 2 and 4 slots and if you have great hand and want to go for early mayael (rarely you do) then those first turn ramps shine when you can get turn 2 mayael. Also one card missing is Avacyn's Pilgrim i think its better than basic green mana dorks. If you can play Elvish Mystic that means you already have green mana, but if you play Avacyn's Pilgrim you will have atleast 2 colors on board afterwards. Also one of the best draw cards in edh is Oracle of Mul Daya . Its more of lategame, but still it makes not able to draw lands anymore. The ultimate drawfix.

So T1 ramps i suggest: Birds of Paradise , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Search for Tomorrow

and 3 mana ramps: Kodama's Reach , Cultivate , selvala, Selvala, Explorer Returned

Then to the utility. Gods are godlike so definetly put Xenagos, God of Revels back in. And with that i would play Enlightened Tutor . Works well with gods if you are at point to use mayael. Outside of that it can find you draw or ramp. Another suggest is Hunter's Prowess . Great draw card. At worst you can play it on manadork and draw 4 but most of the time you play it on 5/5 and it will be blocked, but you still draw 5.

I dont know what you think about overrun efects as finishers, but few i have found good ones: Triumph of the horde, Akroma's Will and Thunderfoot Baloth . Akromas will is good even if you dont have commander but very nuts when you have it and thunderfooth baloth you can hit with mayael and triumph is just cheesy way

Raknulfr on What are your Favorite Commanders?

3 months ago

Ayula, Queen Among Bears Best. Commander. Ever.

It is just such a blast to play with bears. Most of my usual playgroup plays some combination with blue and are always controlling each other out while I build silently my cuddly army and get in with a hexproof and indestructible River Bear XD

Also playing with Selvala, Explorer Returned in a grouphug deck, no win condition at all, just massive card draw, token generation and ramp effects for all players at the table, playing curses like Curse of Bounty on MYSELF and watch everyone at the table fall into total chaos either attacking me or trying to protect me because of all the boons I give out while I sit back with a drink, giggle and wait for them to kill each other.

griffstick on Are there any old cards …

4 months ago

Erza420 I see your point but I'm the token deck I likely destroyed creatures my opponent controlled that were much more scary than ones I have. They could have say for instance a Beast Whisperer , a Eternal Witness , a God-Eternal Rhonas , and a Voracious Hydra . And I have 10 1/1 soldier tokens, a Selvala, Explorer Returned and a 0/1 eldrazi token. I cast March of Souls and basically replace all those creatures with 1/1 flyers. Now that player has downgraded to 5 1/1 flyers and I have not downgraded and stayed then same with 12 1/1 flyers. But I'm a token deck I prepared for the wipe. So I have casted Cathars' Crusade prior to it. Or I casted Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite the next turn. Or I had Doubling Season out before casting March of Souls . Or I cast Beastmaster Ascension befor I attack with them. This is why it's perfect Erza420 and that's why more people should be playing it in the right token deck and build.

enpc on "Quest" Decks

4 months ago

In a similar vein to the hunted cycle, there's also Varchild's War-Riders which can continually be used to give oppoenents tokens.

Witherscale Wurm is an interesting card here as well with the mechanic to give your oppoenents' creatures wither.

Marisi, Breaker of the Coil and Goblin Diplomats are good if you did want to use goad.

Assault Suit might make for an interesting card here.

Yurlok of Scorch Thrash is also decent as they can ramp each oppoenent but at a cost. Selvala, Explorer Returned (and even Selvala, Heart of the Wilds ) are in a more group huggish vein but could be decent.

Omniscience_is_life on Sisay's Hombres -Hatebears

5 months ago

Selvala, Explorer Returned seems like it could give your opponents some answers. We can't have that! I think I'd rather see a Kodama of the East Tree, but that may just be me ;)

I get that you can tutor for Bow of Nylea, but how good is it really? I might consider a... um... a sorcery, maybe? What do you have against sorceries?

Lastly, your removal suite seems like a Force of Vigor could find a home. Maybe cut Generous Gift for it (3 cmc is a lot if you can't cheat it, and Beast Within can be pitched to Force. Plus they can't use their Elephant Graveyard heh heh)

griffstick on Big and Green

7 months ago

Also Selvala, Explorer Returned averages in a 4 player game 3 mana per her parlay

griffstick on Big and Green

7 months ago

Selvala, Explorer Returned. She generates lots of man and card advantage. Because of this you can cut lots of ramp cards and card draw cards. I myself have a selvala deck and can tell you from experience that your cmdr will likely not be the target of removal. Also players like selvala

The decks here if you want to check it out.

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