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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Creature — Elf
: You gain 1 life for each Elf on the battlefield.
1 month ago
Even if you don't go all in on Elves, I would think you'll have enough elves to make Elvish Archdruid and Priest of Titania solid. There is also Fyndhorn Elves if you want another 1 drop elf dork, they are good creatures. Maybe Wirewood Channeler? There are plenty of elves that like to have access to either lots of mana or lots of other elves, stuff like Joraga Warcaller and Ezuri, Renegade Leader can soak up mana, Immaculate Magistrate can pump up a Warcaller or something else you want big, Wellwisher might like Alchemist or Blossoming Bogbeast.
I suspect if you're going to run Alchemist you might as well look at Primal Command as well, with Alchemist out it's 5 mana to get 7 mana (or more if you gained other life) and you tutor up any creature you want, which sounds good. It's also able to get rid of problematic permanents, or deal with a graveyard, and it's not like tutoring up a creature is ever a bad effect. I think it's underplayed in decks that care about it's effects (it's an incredibly versatile utility card) and run enough ramp that they can cast it on time or earlier.
Overrun is solid, but Overwhelming Stampede can be much better if you want an upgrade. There is also the Bogbeast and Ezrui I mentioned above, I think each is better in it's own ways, but I will say Overrun can still surprise people. There is also Triumph of the Hordes, Infect and trample are really scary if you've got a few creatures out. There is also Craterhoof Behemoth, but you do want a really wide board before it comes out, so I find Overwhelming Stampede or Pathbreaker Ibex are technically superior cards, my Green decks tend to go tall.
Hopefully these suggestions aren't too competitive leaning, it's fun to play casual games, to use cards you don't always use.
3 months ago
Very nice! I feel the same about infect, sometimes it's a necessary evil. I'm not sure about proliferate because I've never built around it, but I can think of a couple of pump spells that might be useful in Groundswell and Might of Old Krosa. I know it's not technically the best card, but Overrun seems like it would be fun once your board is developed :)
For lands, Yavimaya Coast and Llanowar Wastes are solid, but are also still budget. I like that they give you access to two colours but you can use them for and not take the damage. Probably the best part is that they come into play untapped, which most other budget duals don't do.
Anyway, good luck! I hope you finally take down that Wellwisher combo!
3 months ago
Okay so I'm new to deckbuilding, especially for EDH so I'm just wondering if anyone has any useful/practical suggestions for this deck. I thought Abomination of Llanowar was a cool card, so I wanted to build around that concept of getting a lot of elves onto the field and my graveyard to really boost its power and toughness.
One thing I'll mention is that, with the exception of cards that are already present in the deck, I don't want to spend more then $3-5 on a single card. So keeping all of this in mind, any suggestions?
Commander: - Abomination of Llanowar
Creatures: - Elvish Eulogist - Elvish Archdruid - Imperious Perfect - Lys Alana Huntmaster - Immaculate Magistrate - Marwyn, the Nurturer - Elvish Visionary - Shaman of the Pack - Lathril, Blade of the Elves - Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen - Beast Whisperer - Timberwatch Elf - Elvish Mystic - Canopy Tactician - Poison-Tip Archer - Skemfar Avenger - Skemfar Shadowsage - Wolverine Riders - Ruthless Winnower - Wellwisher - Golgari Findbroker - Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord - Rhys the Exiled - Nightshade Harvester - Gilt-Leaf Winnower - Elvish Doomsayer - Storrev, Devkarin Lich - Nadier's Nightblade - Fyndhorn Elves - Llanowar Elves
Sorcery: - Cultivate - Rampant Growth - Eyeblight Massacre - Shamanic Revelation - Casualties of War - Dig Up - Victimize - Sign in Blood - Spark Harvest - Diabolic Tutor - Deadly Brew - Bone Shards - Elvish Promenade
Lands: - Evolving Wilds - Command Tower - Path of Ancestry - Llanowar Wastes - Jungle Hollow - Skemfar Elderhall - Golgari Guildgate - Tainted Wood - Necroblossom Snarl - Myriad Landscape - Foul Orchard - Darkmoss Bridge - Forest x13 - Swamp x13
4 months ago
If I can presume you’re wanting to lean heavily into the idea of ramping up to huge bombs, then I recommend the following cuts: Wellwisher (good sideboard option for the lifegain, but not maindeck material (doesn’t ramp, I doesn’t augment anything else, is not a finisher), Mul Daya Channelers (much too situationally dependent to be consistent), Joraga Treespeaker (takes too long to become viable, wasted time and resources if removed), Dwynen's Elite (just doesn’t do enough), Nettle Sentinel (I think the idea is to combo into Heritage Druid? But at 2 Druids and 4 Sentinels, that’s unreliable. I’d cut both tbh, unless you’re specifically building the entire deck around exactly that interaction).
From here I’d double down on other cards that do work well, bringing the count up to 4x for all of those. Maybe add some other finishers ( has tons and tons of super powerful bombs to plop down). Hope this makes sense. A deck can be whatever you want it to be, but I’ve found the Jack-of-all-trades-Master-of-none approach to seldom work. Much better to focus on one or two ideas and build solely around them.
5 months ago
7 months ago
Maybe Ashaya, Soul of the Wild It's an infinite mana combo with Quirion Ranger and anything that taps for a few, and also it's easier to tutor in GB than something like Umbral Mantle which is awesome. Fauna Shaman and things like Thousand-Year Elixir or casting shaman at instant speed on opponent's end step is really great. Winding Canyons and Emergence Zone can help with this.
Oh and Dryad Arbor is good, but it can not be to taste. It's slow as a land, but free as a creature, and can always use green sun's to ramp turn 1.
I really like things like Wellwisher but if you want to go super competitive, then more combos and more tutors for combos would probably stream line it.
Awesome deck! Just a few things I thought because I run an infinite elfball sometimes.
1 year 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 year 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.