Creature — Elf Druid Ally
As long as you control six or more lands, Sylvan Advocate and land creatures you control get +2/+2.
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Sylvan Advocate Discussion
1 week ago
check out some of these biznitches
Kodama of the East Tree , Staff of Domination , Zendikar Resurgent , Karametra's Acolyte , Argothian Elder , Tireless Provisioner , Timber Protector , Sylvan Advocate , Embodiment of Insight , Kalonian Twingrove
1 month ago
What was it like?
I've played twice in the states, FNM and a prerelease, in Japan at an FNM, again in Japan at a Magic bar, and once in Canada.
The prerelease was at Pat's Games in Austin.
The only real difference is that there were about four times the amount of players compared with back home (in Australia).
I played in ... I want to say Memphis, at a Standard FNM.
The shop owner had a gun on his hip, which was very strange for me. You can't carry guns like that in my country.
The people were very friendly. I got to play against another female, which I always like.
I played against this friendly, crazy guy, who was piloting Selesnya Cats.
He was having an absolute ball, and even kept a hand he knew would lose, because he thought it was funny. He won 2-1.
I rocked up at about 8 pm to Hareruya in Tokyo, and hoped I might be able to pick up a game with somebody.
A Standard tournament was about to start, so they signed me up for that.
There were about 100 people playing.
It was a bit frustrating as I hadn't played much Standard lately, and didn't know all the staples.
Of course they were in Japanese. Luckily there was someone who could speak both Japanese and English, who helped me out. Very kind of them.
It was there that I learned how good Sylvan Advocate was!
After our tournament finished playing there was ANOTHER Standard tournament.
Plenty of people playing Magic in Tokyo.
I also played at a dedicated Magic bar in Shibuya.
They had a great set up where there was a table with playmats on it, then an upper glass pane over that.
It meant you could put a drink on the top of the glass, and play your cards underneath. You could still easily see your cards, without any worry of spills.
We bought the Blessed vs. Cursed Duel Decks, and some dice, and had quite a few games.
It was during the time of the Gatewatch, so the bar had five cocktails for each of those five Planeswalkers. You got given a plastic coaster with each one, with that Planeswalker on it, which made a nice memento.
I have no memory of the place I okayed at in Canada.
6 months ago
I really like this build. There are some ideas for cards you might try out:
Sylvan Advocate: Is a very powerful anthem with Ashaya.
Tireless Tracker: Great Landfall trigger, and an insane draw engine here.
Ulvenwald Hydra: Will be veeery Big here.
8 months ago
Oh sorry. I thought this topic was about Pioneer.
We've had no problem with getting Knight of the White Orchid out on Turn 2, with a Selesnya deck. Been playing the deck first as Standard, then Frontier, now Pioneer.
There are other reasons we need Plains and Forests in the deck, like Show Lands.
Anyway, thanks for your help.
10 months ago
FRICK THOUGHT OF MORE:
Magus of the Candelabra (easy combo, all you need is any effect that taps for like a few more mana), Illusionist's Bracers with Arbor Elf or a bunch of other untappers. Nissa, Vital Force and Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip are value from top to bottom.
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger doubles your creature mana too now, and was pretty decent before at least ;)
10 months ago
2 mana for 1 Card Draw is not bad at all for Green, but unless you've got a way to return and/or recur Elvish Visionary in some way, it's not a massive benefit. I'm much more a fan of things like Vanquisher's Banner, Sylvan Messenger, and/or Regal Force since in each case you're dealing with more than 1 single draw (which especially if you're having reliability issues already; is just a roll of the dice).
I would definitely recommend factoring in 4x Priest of Titania. They're a little pricier than I normally like to purchase singles at, but it's not like they're ridiculous either (common rarity helps). There is simply no better (or cheaper dollar-wise) way to generate mana early-on in Elf Decks unless you're prepared to drop 50-100 dollars per single on something(s) ridiculous.
It looks like Ambush Commander could find a nice home here since you appear to use actual Lands more than my Elf build does. He'd add some additional synergy to the Elvish Pioneer/Sylvan Advocate theme you've focused on.
I can't seem to find a single Elf Deck that wouldn't benefit from Vitalize. It's instant speed, cheap cost, and just combos beautifully with so many different Elf Abilities.
I definitely feel that all 4 of your Overrun can be replaced with something better. Between both the mana cost as well as an identical (repeatable) ability on Ezuri, Renegade Leader, there's far better options here. Even something like Wirewood Pride could be a decent replacement...not only is it instant-speed to be used on either offense or defense, but its low cost means you can land early attacks in faster (I prefer to play it after blockers have already been declared and they've let some seemingly worthless 1/1 through).
I don't see a reason to use Druid's Deliverance here at all...not ton of Token generation going on here except from the 4x Elvish Promenade...and even then you're only paying 1 mana to Populate a 1/1 token. If you had better Tokens you could use Populate on, that'd be one thing but since it doesn't work on Non-Token creatures I think you could just as easily use Fog or something similar to save yourself a mana to cast.
11 months ago
Mutant Eldrazi? Mutated by... Phyrexian Oil? Haha yessss
Creature - Phyrexian Eldrazi
When ~ enters the battlefield, exile the top card of target opponents library
: Exile the top card of target players library. If it shares a name with a no land permanent on the battlefield, you may exile that permanent
Annihilator, but using the Eldrazi’s processing ability instead of attacking.
Create a land card for Sylvan Lake.
1 year ago
griffstick: True, but at under 40 cents, there aren't many cards that can color fix you for that amount of mana, at least that I know of.
DeinoStinkus: That's a great idea! With cards like Dread Presence, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle for burn and card draw, and Sylvan Advocate and The Gitrog Monster for beatdown, that actually seems like a legitimate deck!