Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

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

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Profet93 on Karlach the Outlander

3 weeks ago

SoulXCross +1

Godo, Bandit Warlord - Synergy with embercleave, can also tutor greaves if needed.

Berserk - Can also be used on opposing creatures that are attacking your opponents for fun. Double commander damage anyone?

Tooth and Nail - Tutor for big dudes, one that gives has like Xenagos and a big beater

Green Sun's Zenith - Solid tutor

I don't see many draw sources. Have you considered the following...

Rishkar's Expertise - Draw + Tempo

Momentous Fall/Life's Legacy - The former can be used in response to removal, both fold to blue. Nevertheless, it's a huge draw source.

Bonders' Enclave - Land slot

Elder Gargaroth - Versatile

Skullclamp - Forces interaction pre-combat or else you can usually draw if it isn't exile removal

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Super ramp, also some draw

lhetrick13 on Give your opinion on my dinosaur deck!

1 month ago

Lopende_Band - Like many of the people commenting, I also run a dinosaur deck but Gishath, Sun's Avatar is my commander so the deck (Gishath Spared No Expense!!!)runs slightly different but many of my experiences are likely still relevant.

  1. Do I run a good amount of lands (or is it too much) I personally feel like you need around 36-37 lands for dinosaurs. Your average CMC is 4.0 so that means you likely need more lands in the deck that normal plus heavy ramp. Between your lands and ramp/acceleration of the deck, I would make sure you have at least 50-55. That will make it so your deck is very consistent and you can cast those big dinos earlier than like turn 6-7. Urza's Incubator for Knight of the Stampede would be an expensive swap but very worth the investment. Some of your human mana dorks, you may consider swapping out for just mana rocks. Mana rocks are much harder to remove although I would highly recommend Selvala, Heart of the Wilds if you are going to stick with just straight mana dorks and not run a dork with some utility. If you start with her in your opening hand, your deck will be amazing! Forerunner of the Empire also is an amazing card that is a dino tutor and Enrage triggerer. Please consider him in your deck.

  2. Should I run more basic lands in favour of lands that come tapped? If possible, run as few tap lands as possible...it will speed up your deck. There is a reason why shock lands like Sacred Foundry, Temple Garden, and Stomping Grounds are expensive and it is because you can chose if they come in tapped or not AND they are fetchable. As you do have a good amount of ramping sorceries and dinosaurs that fetch basic lands, you need at least 8-10 to make sure those cards do not become worthless but tap lands are not good.

  3. Do I run too many creatures? (39 seems like a lot) Like I said, you could likely drop some creatures in exchange for more consistent game play. Unlike Gishath, Sun's Avatar where you specifically need to hit dinos to cast them for free, your commander's ability triggers only once per turn and can cast any card. So can drop the creature count for more support.

  4. Should I add any more of card draw / targeted removal / board wipe and cut a piece of ramp? You do have very few interaction cards in the deck for removal. I would recommend adding things like Trapjaw Tyrant and Silverclad Ferocidons. Both cards do work. I find that there are very few times I need to wipe the board playing dinos but I actually need to prepare for board wipes. SO I run alot of protection spells to protect my big dino boardstate rather than mess with my opponents.

  5. Do I have enough wincons in this deck? (e.g. akroma's will) Overwhelming Stampede and Akroma's Will are nice finishers for stompy decks. You might consider Aggravated Assault to get some extra combats so your big creatures can swing multiple time per turn rather than just one big push.

DreadKhan on Beledros Witherbloom

4 months ago

I could be wrong, but since your deck cares about lands I would make an effort to include more land ramp, artifacts seem to get blown up a lot anyways. I would use Wood Elves over arcane signet (or Dawntreader Elk?), replacing Sol Ring is harder, but there is Crop Rotation. Finding a Coffer or Urborg at the right time is a much bigger effect than Sol Ring. Deserted Temple is a good card in here with Coffers. Since you have Urborg and Coffers in here I wonder about Hour of Promise and/or Tempt with Discovery, if you can cheat out 2 or 3 lands at once you can probably cast your Commander and go off.

Not sure if it's really a 'good' card, but Silverglade Pathfinder can dig lands out repeatedly, your Commander is high enough MV that this might be worth doing.

Ashaya, Soul of the Wild is interesting in here, but especially if you've got something like Selvala, Heart of the Wilds out. Ashaya also works very well with your landfall effects.

I'm not sure if you need to stack up activations, but if you reanimate your Commander you can activate him again, so maybe some of the lower to the ground reanimation effects, stuff like Reanimate, Life / Death, and Animate Dead. They are pretty big ramp if you have a sac outlet and your Commander out.

I'm not sure if it's outside your playgroups boundaries, but Pitiless Plunderer is very good with Chatterfang. It's not a combo, but if you've got lots of Pests kicking around there is Savra, Queen of the Golgari, she's budget compared to Dictate of Erebos and might fit in here.

MrHighscore on Dehydrated Hydras

6 months ago

It's been a couple of years, and the Hydra horde have matured!

Thanks for all your great suggestions while I've been away. I can see that the deck could need an overhaul with all the wonderful new cards

The following are now under consideration

New Hydras to make room for:

Helnas on Omnath locus of mana (opinions needed)

8 months ago

i see no synergy in your deck. you got some ramp artifact, ramp sorceries, ramp creatures, ramp enchantments, but nothing really synergizes. if you put all ramp into 1 of those, your deck gets alot better.

id say go for creatures, so you can end with a nice overrun effect. So grab all the 1 mana elfs that produce mana, your missing Boreal Druid, Joraga Treespeaker. Then get Priest of Titania, taps for all elfs.

For removal, run creatures aswell, id get Foundation Breaker, Druid of Purification, Bane of Progress, Haywire Mite, Reclamation Sage, Voracious Hydra, Acidic Slime, Duplicant, Kogla, the Titan Ape, Meteor Golem, Terastodon, Woodfall Primus, Ulvenwald Tracker

For draw, run creatures aswell (your starting to see a synergie?) Beast Whisperer, Voice of Many, Toski, Bearer of Secrets, Augur of Autumn

for ramp you have the mana dorks, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Fertilid, Wood Elves Elvish Pioneer, Primeval Herald, Skyshroud Ranger, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds

For bombs, id run creatures that already have trample, Defiler of Vigor, Neverwinter Hydra, Ochre Jelly, Kalonian Hydra, Aberrant, Craterhoof Behemoth and a tutor: Fierce Empath

some other cards i would consider Champion of Lambholt (makes your creatures unblockable, Saryth, the Viper's Fang hexproof untapped, deathtouch when attacking (insanely powerfull with big trample creature).

non creatures i would run: Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Skullclamp, Return of the Wildspeaker, Inspiring Call, Harmonize, Rishkar's Expertise maybe a few things like Fade from History, Beast Within, Nature's Claim, Collector Ouphe is also really strong since you will be running creatures

Sure, the mana doubling can be fun, but is it really needed? your commander is gonna be 1-2 punching people, doubling your mana is gonna waste a turn, and you cant do alot with the mana other then empty your hand, and then you get boardwiped and your sent back to your childhood. Id cut them, and just get more consistency out of your deck

MattN7498 on Ur-Dragon's Multiverse Onslaught | *PRIMER*

10 months ago

MilesHiles

One of the hardest problem that this deck deals with is opponents that are able to go wide on you when you become the archenemy. Typically, you're able to to fight off people with a few creatures as your dragons are typically bigger. But when they're able to swing and get chip damage on you with no consequences for the rest of the table to finish you off is a common way. Deploying early on curve basically guarantees you have a field wipe ready as its difficult to actually kill early walkers and worse case you get some extra damage off. The tutor is just extra on the card. If it was solely for tutoring, there's obviously better cards that are mana efficient or conceal what I'm actually tutoring as tutoring a creature faceup and not being able to cast it just paints a target on your head.

Reduction creature permanents are bad. I either want my creature to have some insane ability to attached to their ramp part or I don't want it (such as Selvala, Heart of the Wilds). Big part of this deck is either having those utility creature rampers to push you ahead or land based ramp as with this deck having your ability to cast spells based on fragile ramp cards is typically how you lose. Realistically on those mana rocks, you aren't usually casting something immediately after so it's no different than just getting more lands in play. Also is a reason I don't have Sol Ring in the deck on top of some weird early mana requirements. But any type of removal on those fragile pieces, you get bottle necked on mana and you'll be casting only spell for turn for the rest of the game.

Sarkhan, Fireblood feeds into recursion portion of the deck and early card filtering as well as dragon ramping on a hard to answer permanent early. Ultimate is nice but not typically what I'm concerned with. The need for the cheaper reducers is bad for this deck as I'm wanting to have land ramp early and then setup draw engines to be able to keep the train rolling. I'm not looking to draw Birds or Goblins. I'd rather just draw actual dragons, utility/draw permanents or land rampers to keep me going in the inevitable increase in keep casting Ur-Dragon. Also, given the fetchs, triomes and mutlicolored lands I've never once had a problem hitting mana requirements early. If you just think about your fetches and potential draws and options for tutor targets, you shouldn't be having an issue.

One off effects like Counterspell or Angel's Grace dilute your deck. Teferi's Protection is an exemption to this because it can save you/your board in way more scenarios than the other two. If you're wanting to load up on protection spells that's fine. But I'd rather be having a lot of those effects than just one. This deck is inherently a creature deck that is beating face/throwing etb damage at opponents. I'm not really looking to optimize my ability to be on the stack. I'd rather optimize being on the battlefield. Because then you end up in too many scenarios where you have less creatures to actually kill people with and too many protection spells where you'll never overtake opponents.

NV_1980 on Hello Lindler

11 months ago

I think this deck needs a different commander; maybe even a colorless one (like Kozilek, the Great Distortion). You can do more or less the exact same thing (even play counterspells, because of Kozilek) and your deck would become much easier to control and predict (for yourself (or your buddy), as a player I mean). For some ideas, check out my Kozilek deck.

However, if you plan on sticking to Kruphix, I would recommend:

  • to increase the number of lands. In a dual-color EDH deck I would expect at least 34 (if you also include a lot of 0-cost mana artifacts). When I play-tested this deck, I drew 10 starter hands and I had to mulligan for more lands 8 out of 10 times.
  • use green's major strength: ramp. Right now you're not using it at all and it could drastically increase the speed of this deck. Green has phenomenal ramp creatures like Llanowar Elves/Elvish Mystic, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Azusa, Lost but Seeking to name but a fraction. Also, don't forget ramp sorceries like Rampant Growth, Cultivate, Three Visits, etc.
  • use some more of blue's draw power. There's hardly any of that in here and it too could drastically increase the deck's speed (and the options per turn of the player). My recommendations would go out to Ponder, Preordain, Prosperity and Mystic Remora

I'd recommend removing some of the (mana-)artifacts in this deck to make room for the above. And Emrakul, since he's been banned from the format.

Hopefully some of this helped. Good luck.

AThiccNacho on Zaxara, the (Hopefully) Awesome

1 year ago

Seedborn Muse is a very off choice in this deck since you don't have many interaction cards during opponents turn. Maybe for counter spells? but even then, it's not going to give you insane value unless you can flash out or use instants. If it's for Kruphix, I would not recommend it. Getting faster synergistic combos is way better.

Parallel Lives feels like a HUGE waste in this deck both card wise and cost wise ($40+!). Getting double hydras from your comm is great... but it doesn't have much use other than Gelatinous Genesis, which also isn't really that great tbh.

Wildwood Scourge should be cut. Garbage, no combat abilities and doesn't offer ANY utility. It's just an X. All it does it get 1 +1/+1 counter when you put ANY amount of +1/+1 counters on something else. If you drop a 10/10 hydra, it just gets 1 counter. Not good.

Kodama of the West Tree is pretty darn great and gives your modified creatures trample, which is essential for big dumb hydras as a 10/10 means nothing if there are 5 1/1 soldiers on the other side of the field.

Rampant Growth is pretty iffy because the land comes in tapped, use Nature's Lore to search for shock land and just pay 2 to have it come in untapped or you can just leave it tapped if you can't play anything else but you'll get the mana choice which is infinitely better than a basic land.

Boundless Realms - Any reason why this is in here? Does not benefit hydras nor X spells and is not either. They come in tapped, so it's mostly a completely wasted turn.

Cards like Voracious Hydra, Hydroid Krasis and Kalonian Hydra are pretty damn good in this archetype, especially kalonian.

Green Sun's Zenith can get any green creature out and is an X spell as well. I often search for Nyxbloom Ancient, Kalonian or Selvala, Heart of the Wilds.

Overall, pretty decent deck. There's some fine tuning for the dead weight, but I think it still looks pretty good!

I based my recommendations off my deck Hydra Rampage boi

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