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Wirewood Pride Discussion
1 month ago
I'm also not super keen on Blackblade Reforged ; you already have: Timberwatch Elf and Wirewood Pride for the "go-tall" aspect of the deck. I would strongly consider replacing it with Eldrazi Monument ; it beefs, gives invasion to all your elves; and most importantly gives them destructive-board-wipe protection.
I also really like: Steely Resolve , it's fantastic when facing a Maze of Ith ; however, including it may require revisiting your targeting spells/abilities, as you they won't work if Steely Resolve is on the field.
1 month ago
9 months ago
2 mana for 1 Card Draw is not bad at all for Green, but unless you've got a way to return and/or recur Elvish Visionary in some way, it's not a massive benefit. I'm much more a fan of things like Vanquisher's Banner, Sylvan Messenger, and/or Regal Force since in each case you're dealing with more than 1 single draw (which especially if you're having reliability issues already; is just a roll of the dice).
I would definitely recommend factoring in 4x Priest of Titania. They're a little pricier than I normally like to purchase singles at, but it's not like they're ridiculous either (common rarity helps). There is simply no better (or cheaper dollar-wise) way to generate mana early-on in Elf Decks unless you're prepared to drop 50-100 dollars per single on something(s) ridiculous.
It looks like Ambush Commander could find a nice home here since you appear to use actual Lands more than my Elf build does. He'd add some additional synergy to the Elvish Pioneer/Sylvan Advocate theme you've focused on.
I can't seem to find a single Elf Deck that wouldn't benefit from Vitalize. It's instant speed, cheap cost, and just combos beautifully with so many different Elf Abilities.
I definitely feel that all 4 of your Overrun can be replaced with something better. Between both the mana cost as well as an identical (repeatable) ability on Ezuri, Renegade Leader, there's far better options here. Even something like Wirewood Pride could be a decent replacement...not only is it instant-speed to be used on either offense or defense, but its low cost means you can land early attacks in faster (I prefer to play it after blockers have already been declared and they've let some seemingly worthless 1/1 through).
I don't see a reason to use Druid's Deliverance here at all...not ton of Token generation going on here except from the 4x Elvish Promenade...and even then you're only paying 1 mana to Populate a 1/1 token. If you had better Tokens you could use Populate on, that'd be one thing but since it doesn't work on Non-Token creatures I think you could just as easily use Fog or something similar to save yourself a mana to cast.
1 year ago
Very interesting take on a voltron deck! It's probably meant to be as janky as it is, but I'm gonna drop this list on you for your consideration anyway. Some of these are not budget friendly, but I'm just throwing it out there.
Hope it's useful. Cheers!
1 year ago
Thanks, I appreciate it!
And yeah -- Throne of the God-Pharaoh was a game-changer when it found a home in this deck. It frequently wins me the game. I also think that with any high-mana generation deck that you need not only outlets for all that mana, but also card-draw.
The Vanquisher's Banner s are nice, and producing the mana to play them even on turn 2 or 3 isn't out of the question with this build, but I'm a big fan of older cards just for the nostalgia. Even so Sylvan Messenger stands up to even modern cards in this respect. He's even better with innate Trample once in play (making him a nasty target for Wirewood Pride or Alpha Status ). I didn't mess too much with trample; he and Ezuri are the only two options for it. Instead this deck is all about that ever-important 'elf count', and then just uses spells which complement that.
A horde of elves (including lands with Ambush Commander ) and a high-mana dump on Tribal Unity generally does just fine even without trample in my experience, but it's nice to have an additional deterrent.
1 year ago
Apollo_Paladin, these are all really good suggestions. Wirewood Pride looks line a one-shot Timberwatch Elf for a very low price. Being an instant, it can be used right away and doesn't announce its presence until the combat trick is sprung. Adding it to the Maybeboard since I don't own one yet. Ditto for Tribal Unity . I don't own one but I should shop for some. I own some Overrun s and Overwhelming Stampede s, which could serve a similar role. Stampede would be particularly wicked here, given how large my elves end up getting. I've avoided using them here, as they frankly make the deck too competitive for my kitchen table. Now Vitalize I think I do have at least one of. The mana potential there is just silly-good. I don't really have any good mana sinks in the deck at present, though.
You've made me think, though. If I wanted this to just be brutal, I could swap in a couple of Vitalize , maybe a couple of Overwhelming Stampede , 3 or 4 of Quirion Elves and/or Druid of the Anima , and a couple Fireball s (and maybe a Terastodon or 2 for kicks and utility). LOL
I'll check out your Elves for further ideas.
1 year ago
I run an elf deck as well, using many of the same cards & I have to say that Vitalize is hugely powerful with tap-for-mana creatures, especially with X-cost spells like Tribal Unity . And Wirewood Pride is many times more useful than some of the other 'quick buff' instant type spells.
You can check out my build if you want other insights! Either way +1 for good synergies.
My Elf Deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/taerin-terror-elf-zerg/