Selvala, Heart of the Wilds

Legendary Creature — Elf Scout

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, its controller may draw a card if its power is greater than each other creature's power.

, : Gain X mana in any combination of colours, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control.

Vessiliana on Elves of Rivendell

3 weeks ago

I would recommend cutting Fierce Empath. There is nothing for it to fetch.

Maybe Selvala, Heart of the Wilds could be good?

rambunctiousOrator on Stomp Stomp Stomp, The Idiot Convention

1 month ago

Hey, thanks for the reply! In the range of 6-7 we want to start doing unfair things; not quite the territory of combo, but you are right, we should be threatening a win by turns 6-8. It seems like you are running an aggressive on-the-board win, which means we need to target your creatures, and see where we can squeeze in more power. As a note, I'd rate your current deck construction at a 4-5 due to the fact that there could be a lot more optimization, and you seem to be missing ways to threaten a win.

Your best win condition seems to be playing Craterhoof Behemoth into a board of other creatures. Something we want to address if you want to improve the power of the deck is how do we get our win condition out of our deck. We can do this by drawing cards, tutoring from the deck, etc. A deck that is a 7 will usually have one or two ways to directly tutor their win condition, as well as powerful card draw engines that let the deck draw 2 to 3 extra cards a turn.

Cards to Add:

Something to sit on, and maybe test out: are there cards that are worth playing even though they are non-creature spells? My answer is yes! Here are a few I'd say are worth playing in your deck:

Sorry if that was a lot! I can recommend cards to take out of the deck if you want, but here is a list of my recommendations. Let me know if you want to further the conversation or have any questions

Worx on Competitive Captain Sisay (Proven)

1 month ago

MstrCpr Thanks mate. It's been in the works a VERY long time and has won many many tournaments.

The Paradox Engine ban was at first a disaster, but now, I can still win turn 5-6 virtually all the time, and IF I get a good draw, then I can still win turn 4! ;)

I haven't made any notes for a long time and I really should update...

But to answer your questions regarding Vivien, Monsters' Advocate, Ashaya, Soul of the Wild, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, and Eight-and-a-Half-Tails;

Let's just say that I am constantly tossing up whether to include Akroma's Memorial or not due to it's mana cost and the introduction of Crashing Drawbridge. I deliberately stay away from mana costs of non-creatures of higher than 4 so Gaddock Teeg is not an issue. So having a planeswalker of Vivien, with a cost of 5 with no real instant win - I just can't see it's value. Same with Ugin - just an overkill and horrendous cost of 8.

Ashaya is just to expensive for what it does. I mean I used to ALWAYS run the combo Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and Kamahl, Fist of Krosa for win in removing opponents lands. But I also have a lot of wincons now so I just want to keep the mana costs down.

Eight Tails was a card I used to run, but I found I rarely needed it in Tournaments and if you are doing it only for removing opponents lands, then the above said Elesh Norn/Kamahl wins hands down.

The latest iteration and what I am working on is to ensure I can get the 'haste' out easily, ie Oswald Fiddlebender with artifact tutor so I can get Thousand-Year Elixir out, and then I can again remove Akroma's Memorial, and put back in Masako the Humorless

The deck has undergone a LOT of changes over the years, but still kicks butt and is VERY reliable. (I did sell some cards - mainly lands and foils - kicking myself over selling my foils of Selvala, Heart of the Wilds) So hat's why the lands don't seem 'stable'.

Thanks for commenting and the appreciation.

123456789101112131415161718 on Elf ball

1 month ago

Love the deck +1!

Some advice;

First, tyvar kell is technically golgari, so it's illegal unless your playgroup is chill with it.

Secondly, I think you should try and move away from the some of your Planeswalkers, into more elves. Nissa, Who Shakes the World and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar have very little synergy with your deck, and should be replaced with elves like Dwynen's Elite and Lys Alana Huntmaster.

Some of your creatures also seem to be less powerful then you would otherwise want, such as Llanowar Mentor, Joraga Treespeaker, andKaysa. I would add Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Wolverine Riders, and Canopy Tactician in their place.

Elf decks generally tend to run less than 30 lands, as there's more than enough ramp to compensate. I'd recommend taking out Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Myriad Landscape, and 2 forests, and adding cards like Crop Rotation, Skyshroud Claim, Herald's Horn, and Lightning Greaves.

In my elf deck, I don't particularly like ramp cards that make lands hit the battlefield tapped, as I find them too slow. I don't know how fast you want your deck, but I'd recommend taking out at least Explosive Vegetation, and adding something like Harrow.

My ezuri deck is Ezuri's Exuberant Elfball Extravaganza, if you need any ideas for other elves to slot in.

AstroAA on Which non-partner commanders would you …

1 month ago

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds + Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip. Both are really strong storm-esque commanders, and I'd have a lot of fun generating an obscene amount of mana from them. That, or Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain + Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip. I think Birgi already goes in Jhoira, but having easy access to her in the command zone just sounds too appealing.

Last_Laugh on My first mono green ramp

1 month ago

Three Visits and Nature's Lore are your 2 best in this category because the land enters untapped. Utopia Sprawl and Wild Growth are both excellent options. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Somberwald Sage, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, and plenty of other options that tap for multiple mana. Gaea's Touch is extremely underutilized in mono green.

AstroAA on Convoluted Combos

1 month ago

LordCelticGuardian I absolutely love Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. I initially built her not long after she came out, and she's the commander that sort of pushed me into building more combo-oriented decks and into the cEDH fold. I loved the way she ran with a bunch of untap spells, as trying to piece together a win always felt rewarding when you could pull it off.

LordCelticGuardian on Convoluted Combos

1 month ago

Eternal Witness+Temur Sabertooth allow many combos for sure repeatedly getting pieces back with infinite mana.

A combo I've used in my Selvala, Heart of the Wilds deck before uses her to set up the combo with an infinite way of producing mana via having a creature with at least 5 power in play and the likes of Sword of the Paruns or Umbral Mantle to repeately tap and untap her. From there you combine both Beast Within+Somberwald Stag to turn all your opponents' boards into 3/3 Beasts then have Somberwald Stag fight them all then return both cards with Eternal Witness+Somberwald Stag until your opponents have nothing left.

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