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Creature — Elf Warrior Ally
Tajuru Pathwarden Discussion
7 months ago
IAmTheWraith: Thank you! I'm surprised how many messages I get like that. I am certainly a very lucky man :)
From my experience, thundering spineback looked better than it played. The honest truth is that most things don't survive for a turn like it needs. There is a lot of premium removal in Peasant, and when you're up against a ramp deck, you know to save that removal for what they play. I like spineback in the same way you do, but it just didn't perform (even WITH dino synergies).
channelfireball12345: Tajuru pathwarden is certainly a hell of a common. I think it ultimately depends on what I want that card in that slot to achieve. Given I am running both Sentinel Spider as well as Nessian Asp now, it might be a little overkill to have two creatures filling that "slot", and Tajuru Pathwarden may actually be a good card for that second slot. I'm going to give your suggestion some more thought, and we will both see how I feel in the future.
Thanks for the comments, everyone!
1 year ago
Ok, since it's closer to modern, I'll suggest only cards that could fit that format
But, first of all, why don't you reduce your deck up to 60 cards?
Now, since your goal is to get big creatures on the battlefield, why don't you add things like Ghalta, Primal Hunger, Steel Leaf Champion, Rhonas the Indomitable, Thragtusk, Acidic Slime, Craterhoof Behemoth, Gigantosaurus, Primeval Titan, Worldspine Wurm, Thrun, the Last Troll?
I've also seen that you have some creatures that require 2/3 specifical mana, so why not some Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx instead of the Urza's Lands?
Cards I personally don't like from this deck:
Garruk's Packleader, already said
Last thing: since you already have big creatures in your deck, what's the purpose of instant and sorceries that just make them bigger? I'd personally add usefull instants like Vines of Vastwood or Blossoming Defense
1 year ago
Definitely recommend either a playset of Kird Ape to start aggressing early, or Llanowar Elves variant to curve into your bigger drops faster. You're not running any 1-drops besides your burn and Bonesplitter, so having a creature to either start the face race or eat removal is super important.
For two-drops, Burning-Tree Emissary is great for pumping out other creatures, which is powerful vs control and aggro.
2 years ago
I agree; 27 lands is way too few in EDH. I generally run 37-39 plus a few pieces of ramp. I'd take out the following cards and replace them with lands:
- Archers of Qarsi
- Cloudcrown Oak
- Kessig Recluse
- Lifecraft Cavalry
- Quilled Wolf
- Radjan Spirit
- Tajuru Pathwarden
- Vulpine Goliath
- Frog Tongue
- Sheltered Aerie, and
- Spidersilk Net.
If you like Mono- stompy, I highly recommend Omnath, Locus of Mana as your commander, as he both ramps you can grows ridiculously large with any unused mana you have.
Hope this helps! In addition, I recommend buying a preconstructed Commander deck for anywhere from $25-$50; they have some valuable cards and some pretty awesome commanders!
2 years ago
Makindi Aeronaut dosen't seem strong enough
Ondu War Cleric not strong enough
Sylvan Advocate not good enough for commander
Drana's Emissary not strong enough
Heartbeat of Spring wayyyy to risky
Vampire Envoy not strong enough
Veteran Warleader too all in, no etb not good enough
Drana's Chosen too slow
Goblin Freerunner not strong enough
Odric, Lunarch Marshal out of place i think
Munda's Vanguard cohort dosen't seem strong or fast enough for commander
Shatterskull Recruit dosen't do enough
Tajuru Pathwarden dosen't do enough
Angel of Renewal not strong enough
Tajuru Beastmaster too expensive for effect
I think you you add some board wipes, card draw, and recursion.
just do a gatherer.magic.com search for allies.
2 years ago
ok, I will now comment every card somehow. Please take my critics as constructive
Elvish Champion is a nice card, if used well. The +1/+1 is of course nice, but beware, it gives ALL elves +1/+1 - this includes the elves of opponents! Elvish Archdruid has the same mana cost, is a bit cheaper to buy and even gives you tons of mana. here you should look for a mana sink, such as Ezuri, Renegade Leader (maybe a bit over your budget).Imperious Perfect also is a nice 3drop that allows you to create even more elves. Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen is a 4drop, but also gives a nice boost and gives a great life boost. All of these are better than Elvish Champion in most games. There is a tricky way though to make the champion quite nasty: Unstable Frontier! Make other lands to forests and just rush in with your elves!
Elvish Pioneer is nice, but I would still prefer Llanowar Elves or Arbor Elf, because they always give you one mana when on the battlefield. Elvish Pioneer's ability is useless if you have no forest in hand (which happens often in the late game).
Elvish Visionary as I said before, great card!
Gempalm Strider underestimated card! I like him.
Lys Alana Huntmaster is also awesome (as said before), but if you want to play him I would focus even more around him/her.
Sylvan Messenger I got mixed feelings here... I never tried him I have to admit, but he looks good on paper.
Tajuru Pathwarden hum... I am not sure if he fits. As finishers, there are better options (maybe also non-elves). If it is important to you to only have elves, I would probably pick others, such as the +1/+1 choices I told you above.
Thornweald Archer also very underestimated and I love him. I would probably put him into the sideboard though.
So, to put it in a nutshell, this already fels way better than before I think (if I recall it right), but I still think you have problems deciding for a strategy.
3 years ago
That would be hilarious for sure, but Crew 5 is really oppressive. I think it would need a dedicated build, with either a ton of tokens, big Green stompers (like Verdurous Gearhulk and Tajuru Pathwarden), or a + build.
3 years ago
I removed some cards + added Tajuru Pathwarden, which I have enough cards off.It has trample and Vigilance + with the instants I think it could really be the finisher I need.
My next question will be, which cards should I take out.
I really like to keep it mono green, as I'm trying to get 5 mono decks in order to get more friends addicted ;)
Another card I'm thinking of buying is Elvish Promenade because of a lot of cheap cards + tokens, I can swarm the table fast.
Thanks again for your help!!
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