Viridian Zealot

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Viridian Zealot

Creature — Elf Warrior

, Sacrifice Viridian Zealot: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

ClockworkSwordfish on

7 months ago

I can't help but notice you have zero ways to deal with noncreature permanents! Trying to win while ignoring them is a possibility, but it would be a major drag to be shut down by something like Meekstone, Teferi's Moat or Grave Pact.

I'd strongly consider making room for a few answers to such cards - some of the premiere choices include Hull Breach, Nature's Claim, Ancient Grudge, Krosan Grip and Shattering Spree. Sticking more to the creature side of things, some good options include Reclamation Sage, Outland Liberator  Flip, Thrashing Brontodon, Viridian Zealot, World Breaker and the blanket-answer Bane of Progress. Hopefully some of these cards can help dig you out of tight situations in the future!

Omniscience_is_life on Lathril and a lot of elves

10 months ago

33 Lands seems like too few for an average cmc of more than two and a half, especially with only 11 draw effects. Even the fact that you have 17 ramp effects doesn't sway me, as many elf decks sitting closer to 25 barely scrape by with 33. And MDFC or two could help with this, though--Bala Ged Recovery  Flip, Khalni Ambush  Flip... and speaking of Ambush, I couldn't help but notice your distinct lack of interaction. These days at least 9 removal effects are suggested. Masked Vandal, Nullmage Shepherd, Viridian Zealot, and maybe Gilt-Leaf Winnower could all work alongside the aforementioned Ambush, and a handful of less synergistic cards as well. It's gotta be done :(

Some protection could be good seeing as you're such a creature-heavy deck; as it stands, one Wrath of God and you're out! A Heroic Intervention, Wrap in Vigor, etc. maybe

Malsorn on Muldrotha, the senzu bean

1 year ago

I think that the landbase could use some upgrades, I'd recommend looking into Command Tower , Path of Ancestry , and maybe some other utility lands. Field of Ruin , Myriad Landscape , Blighted Woodland , Scavenger Grounds , Bojuka Bog , etc. Some cheap sac creatures are always good in these kinds of decks as well, Sakura-Tribe Elder , Viridian Zealot , etc. Lastly, the Seal effects are always good when you can reuse them! Seal of Primordium , Seal of Doom , Seal of Removal . That and they're enchantments, meaning they won't take one of your creature recasts per turn. Hope this helps!

Osbert on

1 year ago

Ayara doesn't seem like a good fit since you only have 7 black creatures including herself and your commander.

Selvala also seems out of place here since you arent playing many large power power creatures. I think I would cut her because on average she won't make more than 3 mana (so 2 because you pay G for the ability) and you'll be handing most of the card draw to opponents. Similarly Hunter's Insight, Life's Legacy, Garruk Primal Hunter face the same problems. These cards feel terrible when they draw you 2-3 cards. Instead I suggest drawing cards or creature casts like Guardian Project, Zendikar Resurgent, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, etc.

If you like storming off with creatures maybe consider Tangleroot. Sure it helps opponents but it makes elf decks vomit their hands and with a creature draw engine on board it might as well be a Primal Surge.

Your deck currently has 1 piece of grave recursion which would make a lot of black mana lovers sad. Some good options are Patriarch's Bidding, Rise of the Dark Realms, Finale of Eternity, & Oversold Cemetery.

Your deck also has a very few ways to disrupt opponents which can be problematic. Reclamation Sage, Attrition, gravepact, Toxic Deluge, Decree of Pain, Viridian Corrupter, and Viridian Zealot are good options to consider.

You seem to have abundant ways to produce mana but not a lot of ways to use it. I suggest the classic Staff of Domination as a combo piece and maybe some X spells like Torment of Hailfire. Other mana sinks like Temur Sabertooth can help you dig with draw engines while abusing EtBs.

rawrtortle on Please suggest new cards havent played in 4 yrs

1 year ago

Thanks for the advice. I took your suggestions into consideration and although I did already have Eternal Witness in the list I added the others. As well as Ashnod's Altar and Nim Deathmantle. I removed Viridian Zealot for Caustic Caterpillar, Caller of the Pack for Sakura-Tribe Elder, Raving Dead for Plaguecrafter, and honestly can't remember what for Viscera Seer lol. Geth, Lord of the Vault's utility at getting opponents artifacts and creature made him hard to part with and Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief being able to kill indestructible but I'm always open to more suggestions and thank you for taking your time to help.

RNR_Gaming on Meren Sacrifice

2 years ago

So, from what I'm seeing you could definitely use some more utility in your tool box. Not neccesarily stax but reactive pieces to combat stax.

Reclamation Sage is an excellent add and would synergize nicely with Priest of Titania (the best common dork ever printed)

Viridian Zealot - is basically just redundancy with Caustic Caterpillar

Liliana's Standard Bearer is such an underrated draw engine in these types of decks.

Scavenging Ooze - some very good asymmetrical graveyard hate never hurts.

Definitely, bring in trophy, decay, and the tutoring demons in from the board.

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