Selvala, Explorer Returned
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 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

Legendary Creature — Elf Scout

Parley: Each player reveals the top card of their library. For each nonland card revealed this way, add and you gain 1 life. Then each player draws a card.

Last_Laugh on Goad-i-Locks and the Three Goblins

3 months ago

There's 2 major areas for this deck that need some tlc... evasion and card draw.

Evasion: Champion of Lambholt, Spirit en-Dal, Spirit Mantle, Soltari Visionary, Odric, Master Tactician, Subira, Tulzidi Caravanner, Bedlam, and Loyal Apprentice are all good options.

Draw: Welcoming Vampire, Beast Whisperer, Esper Sentinel, Jared Carthalion, True Heir, Ohran Frostfang, Selvala, Explorer Returned, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, and Rites of Flourishing all deserve spots. Right now you only have Toski and Guardian Project that I see for card draw.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Marisi the Pimp - (Combat) Trickin' Hoes

griffstick on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Selvala's after party

Legendary Sorcery - Signature

This spell cost less to cast if you control your commander and your commander is Selvala, Explorer Returned.

Until the end of turn, each creature you control gains your choice of parlay

  • parlay: create a 4/4 elephant for each nonland card revealed this way
  • parlay: gain life and add for each nonland card revealed this way.

Make a signature spell

CriticalZER0 on Kynaios and Tiro, Embodiment of EDH (Group Hug)

4 months ago

alexjustdoit , Arachnogenesis is a cool card, but Settle the Wreckage and Comeuppance serve similar roles and can be tutored from Sunforger. Also I have no way to utilize the spider tokens (such as Craterhoof Behemoth) in the deck. I see in your list you run Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse, so that is a good way to pump the tokens.

As for Collective Restraint, I think I would run Solitary Confinement or Peacekeeper before running that card.

Looking at your list a few things come to mind:

1) Wincon

It looks like you can win using the combos I have listed or through combat using Insurrection or Arachnogenesis + Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse, but I think you could use another. With enough card draw Laboratory Maniac works well, but Approach of the Second Sun is another good win con.

2) Card Draw

I suggest running more card draw, I noticed you have no group hug style card draw effects besides Selvala, Explorer Returned, and you have no sorcery card draw (such as Sphinx's Revelation). I would suggest adding more card draw, either through enchantments like Sylvan Library or cards like Sphinx's Revelation.

3) Board Wipes

I get wanting your opponents to build up creatures so you can use them with Disrupt Decorum or Insurrection, but I think it is worth including spells like Austere Command, Farewell, Vandalblast, Cyclonic Rift, etc to control the board when you need to.

4) Flash Enablers

I have found that this style of control deck really wants to be able to play on other peoples turns, where you can hold up mana for either removal or countermagic, but play ramp or card draw if your opponents do nothing. Cards to support this include Vedalken Orrery and Leyline of Anticipation. There is also great synergy with the Seedborn Muse you run when using these cards.

Some missing cards that are generically powerful that you could add are:

Cyclonic Rift

Expropriate

Last_Laugh on Attack someone else Plz

5 months ago

Loyal Apprentice is a stud here. Spirit Mantle/Spirit en-Dal are great ways to get any creature into the redzone. Aura Shards is amazing and at $5-6 it's the most reasonable price you'll find it for.

I also suggest more card draw options like Rites of Flourishing, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Jared Carthalion, True Heir, Selvala, Explorer Returned, Runic Armasaur, Subira, Tulzidi Caravanner, and Welcoming Vampire... they're all good budget options. Toski, Bearer of Secrets and Ohran Frostfang are at the top end of your budget but are worth their weight in gold here.

Feel free to check out my list for more ideas. It's definitely not budget overall but it has plenty of stuff under 10 bucks. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Marisi the Pimp - (Combat) Trickin' Hoes

Necrosis24 on What are some combos that …

5 months ago

griffstick, I’m glad you said it because Selvala, Explorer Returned with any untapping shenanigans makes turns take forever especially if you have other triggers to consider. I love the deck but I can feel everyone else getting bored as I go through my twentieth trigger but they refuse to kill her because they want the card draw.

griffstick on What are some combos that …

5 months ago

Selvala, Explorer Returned + Umbral Mantle. In a 4 player game this can go on for a very long time. Almost always causing everyone to draw their library. In a game with more than 4 players it's gonna work

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