Vivien, Champion of the Wilds

Vivien, Champion of the Wilds

Legendary Planeswalker — Vivien

You may cast creature spells as though they had flash.

+1: Until your next turn, up to one target creature gains vigilance and reach.

-2: Look at the top three cards of your library. Exile one face down and put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order. For as long as it remains exiled, you may look at that card and you may cast it if it’s a creature card.

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Vivien, Champion of the Wilds Discussion

Yesterday on Can you use card:containment construct …

2 weeks ago

Yep, that works! Because bringing the creature back and attaching Nim Deathmantle to it are all part of the Deathmantle's ability resolving.

Likewise, if it said "Whenever a nontoken creature dies, you may cast it from your graveyard. [When a creature enters the battlefield this way, attach Nim Deathmantle to it,]" then that would likewise ignore the timing restrictions on casting the creature.

But if it were more in line with Containment Construct and read "Whenever a nontoken creature dies, you may cast it from your graveyard this turn ... ," then once the ability has resolved, it'll just have granted you the ability to cast the creature rather than have you cast the creature as part of the ability resolving. So it would not get around timing restrictions. If your creature died on your opponent's turn, you wouldn't be able to cast it unless the creature had flash or you had a Vivien, Champion of the Wilds or something.

Guerric on Lathril's Relentless Elves

2 months ago

Hi ionlyplayelves! Here are some cards available to a deck that give all your creatures flash, enabling you to give your stuff functional haste and keep your mana open for answers during your opponents' turns.

1) Yeva, Nature's Herald

2) Vivien, Champion of the Wilds

3) Vernal Equinox This cards also gives this ability to your opponents, but if they aren't playing creature-based decks this will give you more upside.

4) Vedalken Orrery It's kind of expensive due to Wizards' allergy to reprinting it, but it's the best there is.

Polaris on Double Major with no target

4 months ago

No. If a spell has targets, you can only cast it if you can find something for all of its targets. You can't cast Double Major or for that matter pretty much any counterspell without anything on the stack, though you could cast Whirlwind Denial on an empty stack since it doesn't have a target. You can also use abilities like Vivien, Champion of the Wilds' +1 ability without targets, since they specify "up to one target," which means you can choose to have zero targets.

This is also why cards like Decimate haven't been the most popular in tournament play, but power up significantly in multiplayer formats where it's easier to find all of its targets and less likely you'll have to hit something of your own and/or just be unable to cast.

multimedia on First Is The Best! (An EDH First Sliver Deck)

4 months ago

Hey, well done with your budget version of First.

Some budget upgrades to consider:

Arcane Signet is a staple mana rock in Commander and especially good when playing five colors. Profane Tutor is a budget tutor that has interaction with cascade because it's CMC is 0. Patriarch's Bidding is quick recovery from a board wipe by reanimating all Slivers in your graveyard. Vivien, Champion of the Wilds is another flash effect for Slivers and it has other uses too since playing lots of creatures.

What makes Farseek a good ramp spell is when it can search for a dual land that has two or more basic land types such as Cinder Glade. If all you have is a basic land that Farseek can search for then it's subpar ramp, worse than Rampant Growth. Tango lands: Cinder Glade, Canopy Vista, Prairie Stream, Sunken Hollow, Smoldering Marsh are budget and Farseek can search for one of them.

Shadow Sliver is a budget Shifting Sliver and since you have Shifting you don't also need Shadow. Not being able to block with Slivers can be a problem, not able to defend against opponents swingback. Spinneret Sliver is a just a worse effect then giving all Slivers flying.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Her Royal Fluffness

5 months ago

devin444: Thanks for the comment and this flurry of suggestions. I recently added Muse. It's a great card, and with Vivien, Champion of the Wilds and Yeva, Nature's Herald, I can basically have four turns per rotation. Seems pretty powerful.

Caller of the Pack and Liege of the Tangle seem interesting, but actually don't add all that much to the deck. The rest of your suggestions sure is powerful, but those price tags don't sit right with me. Thank you very much, still. I'm always thank ful for having to consider new cards. Btw, you inspired me to consider Chatterstorm and Hunting Pack. The deck often playes like a storm deck anyways, so those two could be stellar, but maybe a little win-more.

Niko9 on Dark Elves

6 months ago

I really like this take on elfball. It looks like it has a lot of avenues of play, which I have a mono-green elfball deck, and a lot of the time that's the downside. Like, sometimes it feels like I'm just waiting on the right card rather than being proactive with what's on the board, and that seems like a way that this deck really shines. Here are a couple things I can think of from my green deck and from a little bit of experience I have in modern golgari.

Vivien, Champion of the Wilds Emergence Zone and/or Yeva, Nature's Herald can give your creatures flash, which is always nice, but I'd expect it to play very well with deathtouch. Just the threat of flashing things in when you are a creature deck can keep your opponents from attacking.

Crashing Drawbridge will net a ton of mana if you get it down early. It's slower than Thousand-Year Elixir but it can also give you some surprise attacks that elixir can't.

Vivien, Monsters' Advocate is a really nice planeswalker. The tutor ability can be invaluable. It's similar to Pyre of Heroes which is also an awesome card for creature decks.

Eternal Witness and Den Protector are great for recurring things that got removed. Survivors' Bond is great with them too. It can get back and elf plus witness who can then get something else back or wait in hand.

Pattern of Rebirth is a viscous card if they don't have enchantment removal. A lot of the time it basically makes a creature unblockable or makes everyone at the table stop attacking into you.

Kenrith's Transformation kinda just does it all. It's removal, it draws a card, you can buff a dork if you really need to. All in all, it's a very versatile card and always preforms something great.

Wren's Run Packmaster can just be a nice beater that takes the place of a dork, it can be a mana dump, it can create amazing blockers, and can even be tutored by Elvish Harbinger as well as any other creature tutor. It's a good creature by itself and if you do ever go infinite mana, it's a wincon with drawbridge or another haste enabler.

Lolth, Spider Queen is a great planeswalker for a deck with a lot of dies triggers. Getting the ultimate is not that hard and it can turn all of your small creatures into huge threats. Might be a little pricey though, and planeswalkers are never the best in edh, but it's a very potent one.

Slippery Bogbonder gives you a flash in blocker and also protection for any of your creatures. Best part is that the hexproof sticks around and you can even send counters to that creature. It's nice when your counterspell adds another creature to your board.

That's all I can think of :) This deck looks pretty awesome, and is giving me ideas on how to spice up my own one. There are plenty of infinite mana combos in elfball too, but it seemed like you were going for more of an attacking strategy.

Thanks for posting this one!

GrimlockVIII on Obliterate (Golgari Ambush Ramp)

6 months ago

Actually yo imagine giving your Phyrexian Obliterator flash somehow, like with Vivien, Champion of the Wilds or Savage Summoning.

Then you'd be ambushing your opponents for real. You'd effectively get your opponent to walk into the Obliterator and force them to sacc stuff they wouldn't have otherwise sacced.

Prosperous Innkeeper is also another good treasure creator for ramp purposes.

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