Creature — Elf
: You gain 1 life for each Elf on the battlefield.
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1 month ago
Thanks BPWyndon for your suggestions! Skyshroud Poacher looks really cool and I didn't even know him! For the other cards I have to test the deck with my group first (until now we have never played after I put this deck together, due to the covid-19 situation). I need to figure out if I need more single target removals (such as: Glissa Sunseeker and Nullmage Shepherd ) and more life-gaining cards (such as: Nissa Revane and Wellwisher )
1 month ago
Glissa Sunseeker and Nullmage Shepherd were two of the most important cards in my elf decks. I also had a lot of fun with Skyshroud Poacher . Nissa Revane and/or Wellwisher could really boost your life total and help you use that Bolas's Citadel .
One of the main issues I always ran into with playing elves, was getting my board wiped constantly. Elves have a pretty hard time recovering from that if you don't have some way of getting them back out of the graveyard.
2 months ago
Hey, Staff of Domination is an infinite mana combo with one of Archdruid, Priest, Marwyn, Channeler when it can make at least five mana. Use infinite mana with Staff to draw/cast/have 10 Elves then use infinite mana with Staff to untap Lathril + 10 Elves infinite times as the win condition. Staff could replace Harvest Season .
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
Though I'm curious why you aren't playing some cards, like Skullclamp Serpent's Soul-Jar Pact of the Serpent Harald, King of Skemfar and Sylvan Messenger , I like your list a lot, and it helped me come across some of the weirder cards like Alpha Authority . I just think you should cut Nissa Revane . At least in my playgroup, Wellwisher , being less vulnerable to flyers, is better, and the life-gain isn't that important anyway.
4 months ago
Hey, nice budget version of Lathril. I really like the creative name Shadowood :)
Quest for Renewal can be a win condition with Lathril and Elves. 10 Elves + Lathril + Renewal with four counters makes each opponent lose 10 life on each opponent's turn, 30 life each for a full cycle of opponents' turns. Renewal is a budget Seedborn Muse and it could replace Wellwisher .
Birchlore Rangers is an Elf I'm not seeing in a lot of Lathril lists. It's like Heritage Druid , but it can make black mana with another Elf. The real reason to play it is you can tap pairs of Elf tokens the turn they're created to make mana. Rangers could replace Cultivate .
Good luck with your deck.
4 months ago
There are a few cards making very little sense to me:
Primal Amulet - Right now you're running 4 instants & sorceries.
Library of Leng - Are you drawing that much? Is your meta that full of discard? Reliquary Tower would be a better fit unless your meta is really heavy on discard.
Grinding Station - You're playing few artifacts. I think I counted 13. Might be wrong though. Still, most of those artifacts are stuff you don't want to sac.
Tower Above + Bequeathal - Your commander gives shroud to most of your creatures. You don't want to target them 99.9% of the time. Considering your commander and the fact that people will try to get rid of it asap I might go with Myth Unbound.
Most of the lands coming into play tapped. Most of them are subpar.
Adaptive Automaton - Elves have more than enough lords. No need for a non-green creature.
Allosaurus Rider - Although I'm not against this card per se, I think you'll need to play more stuff to make it work. Blighted Woodland and Myriad Landscape + Kodama's Reach and whichever other mana ramp you can add to the deck.
Beast of Burden - There are elves that do this. Heedless One, Jagged-Scar Archers and Drove of Elves (which you're playing) are elves and they get shroud from the commander. The 1st has trample, the 2nd kills fliers and the 3rd has hexproof which is good when your commander is out.
Bloom Tender - This card belongs in multicolored decks. Preferably 3 or more colors. You have several elves that tap for G, costing 1 cmc. At 2 cmc you'll prefer Priest of Titania.
Fangren Marauder - High CMC, triggers on artifacts destroyed only and does something that comes natural to elves: lifegain. Wellwisher is way better.
Llanowar Mentor - You're not playing madness, I don't see anything to abuse cards from your grave... Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury is way better.
Mishra's Self-Replicator - Feeds Grinding Station, I know. Still, not that good, I believe.
Shaman of Spring - Masked Admirers does the same, has the same cmc and is repeatable.
Silhana Wayfinder - I'd prefer Wood Elves.
Spire Tracer - Meh.
Weatherseed Elf - Might work if you find a way of turning your non-green opponents lands into forests. My fav way is Deepwood Elder.
Some cards you might consider:
Lys Alana Huntmaster - Token generation. Self explanatory, I believe.
Marwyn, the Nurturer - Mana acceleration.
Wolf-Skull Shaman - Card advantage. Works quite well with Sylvan Library.
5 months ago
Hey there, I don't actually play Commander anymore but I noticed your deck in the Feature Queue and thought I'd take a peek.
I use Vitalize to devastating effect in my Legacy elf build, and I think it'd complement well with a Commander build as well since you've still got a lot of tap elves in there. I feel it's a highly underrated card to be honest, it combos amazingly well with so much that's been added to Green since it was printed.
Anyway, +1 on the build because I love Mono-Green and I love Elf builds!
8 months ago
I think you'll be happier with Cryptolith Rite over most of your ramp. All the tokens you make can now be used for mana, which you can dump into Rhys or cast your big stuff.
Beastmaster Ascension is easy to activate the turn it comes into play with all your tokens. You can easily the end game in one swing with this card.
Mirror Entity is another good way to turn your token army into huge game-enders at instant speed. It also protects them from dying to damage by growing them out of range.
Hour of Reckoning can be a pretty one-sided board wipe against most decks, leaving you with your token army. Not to mention you can use your tokens to pay for it.
Second Harvest is amazing because it works at instant speed. Playing this at an opponent's end step before your turn is an easy way to steal a win.
This might seem to go against the game plan, but Skullclamp is a very easy way to draw an extra 2-6 cards each turn at the expense of a few tokens. Definitely worth including.
Mentor of the Meek is another excellent way to take advantage of your token creation to get more cards out of the deal.
Aura Shards takes advantage of so many creatures coming into play on your side and makes sure no artifacts and enchantments stay in play under your opponent's control without your permission.
Wellwisher will net you insane amounts of life very quickly with Rhys' elf tokens. Might be better than Soul Warden.
Epic Struggle would allow you to win against Pillowfort decks, provided you can protect it for a turn. Good combo with Teferi's Protection I guess.
Since your commander is an elf you could benefit from Wirewood Lodge. It also works well with something like Priest of Titania or Wellwisher. In the same vein as Priest of Titania, you could also probably use Wirewood Channeler.
In terms of cuts, I think Emmara Tandris, Oviya Pashiri, Parallel Evolution, Arcane Signet, Growing Ranks, and Curious Herd seem the least essential or least powerful for your deck. I think it would also be easy to find swaps for my suggestions with cards that do similar things. Let me know if you need more help with cuts or swaps.