Urborg Elf

Urborg Elf

Creature — Elf Druid

Tap: Add (Green), (Blue), or (Black) to your mana pool.

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Set Rarity
Apocalypse (APC) Common

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal

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Urborg Elf Discussion

Balaam__ on Revelation 12:15-17

1 month ago

Oops! Idk how Vampiric Tutor found its way into the sideboard, that’ll be main boarded post haste. Thanks for pointing that out.

I guess you are right about Entomb; I’ll remove that in favor of Moxes and Tutors. The same goes for Urborg Elf.

In playtesting I’ve found Exploration super useful though. I’ll keep it in for now; with the dual lands and Moxes I don’t think having it will detract. If it does, I can always swap it out down the road.

Thanks a bunch for all these suggestions, I think this is already more streamlined and efficient. I’ll make the changes soon!

Balaam__ on Revelation 12:15-17

1 month ago

See this is why it’s good to ask for advice! Let me go through your suggestions one by one.

1) I’m not sure, so correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think I could sacrifice Dark Depths to itself via Exploration to trigger Marit Lage. I’m leaning toward No because the card specifies “When Dark Depths has no ice counters on it, sacrifice it.” Even though it’s a card subject to the Legendary rule, I think they’d both enter the battlefield with ice counters. Again, I could be wrong (and if I am, please let me know!). But I think you’re right about not running Exploration anyway.

2) As for Entomb, I included that as a tutor to acquire either Dark Depths or Thespian's Stage. Then I can grab them from the graveyard using Grim Discovery. In a pinch it could also locate and grab any of the creatures with the same process. I’m leaning toward keeping them in, at least until further playtesting.

3) Makes sense about removing Spoils of the Vault too; I already have the superior Demonic Consultation so I suppose I can cut it in favor of Ancestral Recall (I keep forgetting that card exists. What irony XD)

4) Is Crop Rotation really all that useful? I guess I just can’t see the value. Since it costs a green even if I use it to sacrifice the land i just tapped to cast it, have I really gained an advantage? My mind can’t quite put together it’s usefulness. Help me understand better how it works or why it’s so good.

5) As much as I’d love to include more copies of Vampiric Tutor, it’s restricted:/ I could add Imperial Seal, that sounds like a plus. Grim Tutor sounds too slow (plus I don’t own a copy).

6) I think the mana producing creature Urborg Elf is really good, I don’t know why I should remove it here. It can chump block and help pay for the means to find and assemble my pieces for Marit Lage. Is it really bad to have the elf?

SP3CTR3_chelts on Will there Ever Be a …

10 months ago

They really do, the lower mana cost generally means you can win a turn earlier in combo decks and be that much more aggressive in other decks. In addition the exalted enables threats that would not normally pressure a player to pressure there lifetotal especially in duplicats.

for example in my deck my turn 2 win requires a Noble Hierarch or a Birds of Paradise .( Leyline of Abundance on the battlefield to start turn 1 land into NH/BoP turn 2 land into Freed from the Real

Having said that Noble Hierarch is not needed to make a fun playable deck. However, I would recommend Arbor Elf over Urborg Elf as he can still untapp breeding pools and the reduced mana cost is very important.

DemonDragonJ on Will there Ever Be a …

10 months ago

SP3CTR3_chelts, why is Noble Hierarch so much more expensive than is Urborg Elf ? Do exalted and its lower mana cost really make that much of a difference?

SP3CTR3_chelts on Will there Ever Be a …

11 months ago

There are actually quite a few along those lines (excluding the creatures that tap for one of any color or one of any color a land could produce/untap land):

U/G that tap for U/G:

Gyre Engineer

Avid Reclaimer

Maraleaf Pixie

U/G that taps for mana:

Weaver of Currents

G that tapps for U/G/X:

Noble Hierarch

Rattleclaw Mystic

Urborg Elf

Taps for U:

Sea Scryer

Silver Myr

I'm sure there are more

Lowly_Hollow on Tasigur Seasons Past / Season Pastigur

11 months ago

Urborg Elf is decent if you want another mana dork.

skibulk on It's My Rite to Poke the Dinos

1 year ago

I'm not sure Expedition Map is worth it in this deck. You could just play 4 Terramorphic Expanse and save net 2 mana per use? Either that or add 1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth for a worthwhile search. Llanowar Dead would stay on the board unlike Urborg Elf (the elf would die before getting a counter). Devoted Druid could also be fun. There's not much room to work with in this deck. I can't think of better alternative cards. That said, a deck that is fully optimized toward its strategy isn't automatically good enough for our meta. Seems strong with the right hand. Do you think it will be consistent enough?

Sanguinolency on Budget cEDH Ramp

1 year ago

What about Kodama's Reach and Cultivate ? Also, creatures like Yavimaya Elder , Urborg Elf etc. etc. Is this a full list, or are you still adding cards to it? Great list.

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