Syr Elenora, the Discerning

Syr Elenora, the Discerning

Legendary Creature — Human Knight

Syr Elenora, the Discerning's power is equal to the number of cards in your hand.

When Syr Elenora enters the battlefield, draw a card.

Spells your opponents cast that target Syr Elenora cost more to cast.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal

Syr Elenora, the Discerning occurrence in decks from the last year

Syr Elenora, the Discerning Discussion

Podkomorka on Pauper EDH Deck Compendium

2 months ago

@Kitnz I fixed your Fleetfoot deck link!

@Alkadron It doesn't matter to me if a set is out yet, as long as the card is on tappedout we're good!

Decks added:

Porkules on Under the Sea

1 year ago

Titus7007 so, i get the card draw, and it is a flying creature, but the card draw for the tentacle machine isnt gonna matter if you dont have the mana for it. Thats why, In my opinion, both octoprophet in the 4 drop, and Thassa's orcale have better bounce mechanics. I understand not liking the Omen of the sea, but when you can scry 2 then draw at least once every turn after youve played it, it can be a big upset and helps to fix those draws. If you still dont like the idea, we can throw in a really stupid one with Sage of the Falls or even Syr Elenora, the Discerning and possibly, even though one of the worst possible picks, Fblthp, the Lost just to ruin a guys day and tell him that your jank is better than his netdeck.

Gleeock on The little Timmy wants to …

1 year ago

A buddy has Syr Elenora, the Discerning hugging that surprisingly can pull out some wins. With some uncharacteristic Mono B commander damage thrown in

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Material Abstraction


Return target creature to its owner's hand. At the start of the next end step, that player may put it back onto the battlefield.

blue/white does a lot of flicker effects, but this is for the fringe cases where one wants to flicker AND to have more cards in hand for some other effect (like old Kefnet the Mindful , Syr Elenora, the Discerning , Psychosis Crawler , etc. etc. Alternatively, in a deck with black, you could combine this with discard to use it for removal.


pistolpeteiii on My Bae, Thassa

1 year ago

I like the build, however I have a few comments regarding the overall play pattern of the deck.

So to summarize, I would make sure to include the following:

I would consider adding the following:

I would remove the following:

VampiricJace on My Bae, Thassa

1 year ago

jroyhood: Thanks! I didn't take it face value (for example, the Brazen Borrower has worked so well for me I couldn't take out 2). But, I'm going to heavily playtest this new version, having included a lot of your advice.

Thoughts on having Thassa, Deep-Dwelling be included at all? Her ability plays well very well with Cavalier of Gales , Syr Elenora, the Discerning , & Thassa's Oracle , but other than that, she might not be the perfect inclusion. Of course, however, I made this deck because I'm a Thassa

ShaperSavant on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 year ago

ELD Updates









Kenrith, the Returned King -- Now the de-facto pick for 5-color commander-outlet-agnostic infinite mana strategies. Powerful and versatile, Kenrith can helm a lot of builds and his large cost is carried by his general flexibility with the adaptability and raw strength of the 5 color card pool.

On his comparison to Thrasios: it is the case that Thrasios + partner as an infinite mana outlet may lend an unfavorable comparison to Kenrith in a broad, general sense. Thrasios in a tier above denotes this difference sufficiently. However, there are applications in which one would want to build with all 5 colors, and Kenrith remains strong enough to compete at the top of the metagame.

There is still a lot of room to brew and optimize Kenrith. As dominant builds emerge, the featured lists will update to reflect this. by Wedge by ShaperSavant by ShaperSavant


Chulane, Teller of Tales -- Chulane represents an incredible amount of value and offers Bant not-yet-before-seen access to concise win conditions, such as Village Bellringer, Food Chain, and Aluren. Some weaknesses to boardwipes and a lack of access to black tutors. by Spleenface

Emry, Lurker of the Loch -- Emry is powerful and consistent as an engine in the Command Zone, but lacks accessible, susinct win conditions on artifacts. Struggles with losing to Null Rod, Cursed Totem, and grave hate. This is an optimistic tentative placement.

Build to be posted.

Korvold, Fae-Cursed King -- Korvold has proven quite strong as a value engine and wincon outlet rolled into one. Immense synergies with Dockside Extortionist. An outlet for Food Chain. Synergies with fetches and a host of win conditions. by Centipedantic by ShaperSavant


Alela, Artful Provocateur -- Alela is in a powerful color combination and sets up well for a stax-centric long game. Compares unfavorably to other competitive Esper options.

Ayara, First of Locthwain -- A Blood Artist with a value engine stapled to it can power mono-black combos reasonably well.

Gadwick, the Wizened -- Infinite mana in mono-blue, though not the best at the role.

Torbran, Thane of Red Fell -- Quite potent, though burn in a 120 life game is always an uphill battle.

Syr Carah, the Bold -- Storms out powerfully and keeps the board clear. Inconsistent wincons and high fizzle chance on a given storm turn.

Syr Konrad, the Grim -- An extremely powerful commander with strong Necropotence and infect synergies. Gated by color identity for interaction and support.


Grumgully, the Generous -- A bit janky and of questionable finite value.

Questing Beast -- Combat-oriented.

Rankle, Master of Pranks -- High value; no clear wincon. Possibly decent reanimator commander. Tentative pessimistic placement.

Syr Elenora, the Discerning -- No clear wincons; slow value.

Syr Faren, the Hengehammer -- Combat-oriented, though reasonably strong for its context.

Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale -- Very expensively costed. Pushed toward tribal.

Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig -- Combat-oriented.


Linden, the Steadfast Queen -- Mono-white and very low impact. Combat-oriented.

Syr Alin, the Lion's Claw -- Mono-white and expensive for yield. Combat-oriented.


Yisan, the Wanderer Bard - Maximum to Competitive

Yisan continues to be a strong competitive pick, but has been pushed out of the top meta with the increase in speed wrought by Hulk (which he does not interact with particularly well) and being sideswiped by Hulk hate such as Grafdigger's cage. As a niche, he preys on staxxy strategies that have moved out of favor for not interacting with Hulk and Consult optimally.

Pir & Toothy - High to Competitive

P&T have demonstrated a strong amount of value and good tools to be played successfully in the competitive environment. Toothy's flicker synergies are difficult to interact with profitably and offer a lot of power in combo-control oriented games.

Grenzo, Dungeon Warder - High to Competitive

Dockside offers powerful new Doomsday lines to Grenzo, who can also layer Worldgorger. With this addition it moves back to competing with the other Competitive Level Rakdos commanders in power.

aogoli on Kitchen Witches!

1 year ago

What a nice "faerie" tale. You got my upvote with Syr Elenora, the Discerning . Fantastic. Please dont let this deck disappear.

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