Creature — Elf Druid
When Springbloom Druid enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice a land. If you do, search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
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|Want (2)||Bokamoso , ExMastermind|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Springbloom Druid Discussion
2 weeks ago
If you're looking to speed the deck up, I'd consider adding: Elves of Deep Shadow, Birds of Paradise, Wild Growth, Utopia Sprawl, Boreal Druid, Elvish Pioneer and the all-mighty Deathrite Shaman. For those, I'd look at cutting: Kodama's Reach, Rampant Growth, Elfhame Druid, Farhaven Elf, Jaspera Sentinel, Llanowar Visionary, and Springbloom Druid. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds is an amazing card, just not sure if it belongs here, maybe replace it with Elvish Guidance. There's also always Heritage Druid,
And hey, if you've got a Gaea's Cradle, Crop Rotation is a must (and its slower cousin, Sylvan Scrying, which also makes Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx a good add. More ($$$$) lands to consider would be: Cavern of Souls and Yavimaya Hollow. Other utility lands you might want to check out would be: Emergence Zone, Nurturing Peatland, Castle Garenbrig, and Wirewood Lodge.
For card advantage, yeah I agree that Glimpse of Nature and Oakhame Adversary are good options, along with Sylvan Library, Necropotence, and Dark Confidant if you've got the $$ and looking to get as close to 100% as possible. Regal Force is a non-elf that's essential in elf decks. Some other options would be: Pact of the Serpent and Elvish Visionary. In terms of tutors, definitely consider: Chord of Calling, Eldritch Evolution, and maybe even Woodland Bellower and Fauna Shaman. Decks closer to CEDH would probably include: Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent, and Survival of the Fittest. Also, Eternal Witness might be too good to not include, along with Noxious Revival. Patriarch's Bidding is a cheaper Haunting Voyage.
Hope this helps! Happy brewing
3 weeks ago
Is the higher card count part of your self mill plan? It's usually a weakness to raise your deck size too much (that's why it's usually called '60 card format', most people run 60 and 15 in the sideboard), because your odds of drawing into key cards goes down a fair bit. You can keep the card count higher if you want, but you could consider moving 15 cards to a sideboard, which you can switch cards from between games during a match. People often put their more situational cards, cards good against certain decks only (but often incredible vs them) in the sideboard, which can 0-15 cards.
As a side effect of running more than 60 cards, you probably want to run more lands. You run a higher number of high casting cost cards, so you probably do want to hit your 4th, if not 5th land drops with reliability. To achieve that, at 60 cards main deck you'd want ~25 lands. For 86 cards, you'd want closer to 36 to reliably hit your 5th land, so you can count on playing your big spells.
The other thing, if you want to run high casting cost spells in Legacy, you probably want more ramp to cast them. 7 drops are fine for casual, but they aren't much fun if they just sit in your hand. Farhaven Elf or Springbloom Druid might be good ways to ramp in here, Springbloom also puts a land into your graveyard, which has some synergy. Either can find a Swamp if you've got access to Green already. There is also Rampant Growth Harrow and Roiling Regrowth type spells that put lands into play for you, but these don't come with a creature attached. There are lots more of them too, but the two elves are probably more relevant than most ramp sorceries/instants. If you don't want to add any more lands, adding more ramp that costs 2 or 3 mana is probably a valid angle, since 86:26 can expect to reliably hit land drops 1-3, you can then advance your game plan by playing ramp. It's usually better to hit your land drops though!
Just a few idea that might help your deck play a bit more consistently, because it looks like a lot of fun!
2 months ago
Duskwielder > Essence Warden Briarblade Adept > Elvish Dreadlord Kazandu Nectarpot > Evolution Sage Taunting Arbormage > Skemfar Avenger Nissa, Genesis Mage > Reclamation Sage Fyndhorn Elves > Arbor Elf Haunted Cloak > Nim Deathmantle Foul Orchard > Wirewood Lodge Golgari Guildgate > Grim Backwoods Witherbloom Campus > Field of Ruin Forest > Evolving Wilds Pride of the Perfect > Black Market Crown of Skemfar > Asceticism Enslave > Dictate of Erebos Tangletrap > Assassin's Trophy Crushing Vines > Putrefy Feed the Serpent > Deadly Rollick Inspire Awe > Obscuring Haze Bladebrand > Feign Death Harvest Season > Kindred Summons Gruesome Fate > Kindred Dominance Return from Extinction > Torment of Hailfire
Bloom Tender > Sol Ring Elderleaf Mentor > Arcane Signet Eyeblight Cullers > Rampant Growth Greenseeker > Key to the City Wildborn Preserver > Three Visits Springbloom Druid > Farseek Silhana Ledgewalker > Rogue's Passage Lys Alana Bowmaster > Beast Within Seedborn Muse > Whispersilk Cloak Rishkar, Peema Renegade > Door of Destinies Wildheart Invoker > Darksteel Plate
4 months ago
Overall though, sweet deck; I'm just starting work on my own lands/sac deck, since they're some of my favourite archetypes.
5 months ago
Some upgrades, things to look for and think about:
First, your commander Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait wants you to play lands and draw cards. Anything you can change towards that theme will help your deck run better. Also, there's some "sub-optimal" choices that could be upgraded for other things, some of which may have come with other commander precons, are really cheap, etc. Lastly, it looks like your paper version here has some token and +1/+1 counters sub-themes, which I'd bet would make your deck less focused, leading to more random things going on or you not being able to execute a game plan consistently.
So, with all that in mind, I would suggest some of the following changes, and my reasoning behind them:
If you can get your hands on a Scute Swarm, you'll have some awesome token stuff to go on.
Also, if you can get your hands on a Tatyova, Benthic Druid, you'll have some redundancy and not have to rely solely upon your commander (for when it's died too many times, or you don't have the extra lands / fetch to keep your commander chugging along.
Ghost Town is a cheaper land that will let you pick it up on opponents turns, so you'll always have at least one land to play on your turn.
You might want to change some other bodies like Ornery Dilophosaur and Wren's Run Hydra for bodies that fetch lands like Wood Elves, Farhaven Elf, or others like it (like Elvish Rejuvenator and Springbloom Druid). This will give you blockers earlier, help you ramp, and make use of your commander later in the game too.
You could possibly upgrade your land base a little (in case you find yourself without the right colors often enough?). Some include Breeding Pool (which is on the $$ side), Hinterland Harbor, Rejuvenating Springs, Command Tower, and maybe a few more.
Hopefully this helps with how you think about your deck, some choices of cards, what you ultimately want the deck to do, and things to look for. Let me know if you have questions on choices or anything else.
7 months ago
You aren't running very much ramp, so 36 lands it not likely enough to make this deck function consistently. I'd expect you to get mana screwed probably fairly regularly. I recommend adding more ramp and more lands - up the land count to 38-40, and bring in creatures that ramp you (allowing you to both accelerate, and continue to build on your existing reanimation strategy) like Solemn Simulacrum , Springbloom Druid , Wood Elves , Farhaven Elf etc. If they fit in your budget, things like Courser of Kruphix and Oracle of Mul Daya would also really help.
7 months ago
Hey, for a first deck this is well done on a budget. Nice Foothills Expedition :)
Ask yourself do you need Elemental tribal with Omnath? My advice will hopefully give you ideas of how you can make upgrades with Omnath by getting away from the tribal theme. Omnath by himself is an Elemental engine, creating Elementals with landfall. Focus more on ramp and landfall for Omnath as your main source of Elementals, not other Elemental creatures.
The cards you cast before Omnath should help you to cast Omnath which will do a lot more for gameplay then casting some Elementals before him. Still play some Elementals such as Ashaya, Soul of the Wild and Bane of Progress , but play these because they're good cards not because they're Elementals. Elementals such as Creeping Trailblazer and Lavakin Brawler aren't good enough even with Elemental synergy.
Cards in the early game you want to cast are ramp.
- Sol Ring
- Lotus Cobra
- Orcish Lumberjack
- Tireless Provisioner : Modern Horizons 2 card, landfall to create treasures.
- Farseek : can search for a Mountain dual land such as Cinder Glade or Highland Forest .
- Llanowar Scout
- Sakura-Tribe Elder
- Harrow : trigger landfall twice at instant speed.
- Roiling Regrowth : trigger landfall twice at instant speed.
- Springbloom Druid : trigger landfall twice.
- Stone-Seeder Hierophant
Lotus Cobra , Tireless Provisioner and Stone-Seeder Hierophant are important budget cards because of landfall which makes them combo with Perilous Forays + Omnath to repeatedly pay for the sac activation of Forays.
Ramunap Excavator , Mina and Denn, Wildborn and Moraug, Fury of Akoum are good budget support cards who are not Elementals; they're support comes from interactions with lands. Excavator lets you play lands from your graveyard which is excellent with Fetch lands for landfall: Foothills, Passage, Wilds, Expanse, Myriad Landscape , Naya Panorama , Jund Panorama . Excavator makes cards that make you sac a land when you cast them better since you can then play the land you saced from your graveyard. Excavator is also good with Valakut Exploration which is landfall for card advantage or damage to all opponents.
Wildborn lets you play another land on your turn and it also has an ability to bounce a land you control to give Omnath trample. Moraug can be a win condition with landfall giving you extra combat steps to attack with Omnath and 5/5 Elementals. You get an extra combat step after a main phase for each landfall trigger.
If you're interested in these suggestions then I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
8 months ago
I've been playing elves for some time in both commander and modern, so I was excited to see Lathril spoiled. If I didn't already have a tricked out Ezuri, Renegade Leader deck I'd definitely be building this, because the only thing better than playing mono-green elves is playing green-black elves! I am a bit surprised that you are missing some elf staples such as Llanowar Elves , Fyndhorn Elves , Wood Elves , Elves of Deep Shadow , Farhaven Elf , and Springbloom Druid . These cards may seem boring, but they give you incredible acceleration, and you can also definitely justify dropping your land count a bit because they'll ramp you early and grab your lands for you from your deck. You also really don't need any of the mana rocks other than Sol Ring , they don't synergize with elves' game plan. I'd also heartily recommend Elvish Guidance , and an often-overlooked card that turns one of your existing lands into a Gaea's Cradle but which costs less than a dollar in real-world money. Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip does this as well, but it is more well-known and more expensive. For board wipes I'd recommend Kindred Dominance , which blows everyone else's stuff away while leaving yours intact, and Ezuri's Predation , which was recently re-printed and is now pretty cheap to pick up, as it will likewise leave your elves intact while giving you a bunch of tokens and destroying most of your opponent's stuff. I'd also commend your inclusion of the fabulous new card Haunting Voyage . This card is sheer gold for tribal decks in black!