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Chulane Aluren Elfball [Primer]

Commander / EDH Combo Competitive GWU (Bant)

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Welcome to the primer for Chulane Aluren Elfball! This list aims on winning with Chulane on the battlefield, by resolving several enchantments that allow us to loop self bounce creatures. There is also a Flash Hulk line to allow for some early game wins. The deck has shifted towards an elfball style deck, which has led to more explosive plays and consistencies. The elf interactions have allowed for more efficient Protean Hulk and Yisan, the Wanderer Bard lines and overall has helped the deck preform.

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Chulane, Teller of Tales is a commander for those whole love to jam creatures, draw a bunch of cards, and have a ton of mana. Being a creature heavy deck allows you to play a bunch of Noncreature spell hate, which comprises most CEDH decks. This allows you to execute your gameplan while disrupting your opponents. The overall goal is to assemble creature based combos that allow you to draw your deck with Chulane, while also applying constricting stax pieces to slow down your opponents and put them behind with mana denial, as Chulane breaks parody easily enough.
The old hulk line did win on the spot, but it did fill the deck with some poor topdecks. If you want to see it, the old Flash Hulk combo for the deck goes as followed: Flash + Protean Hulk to find >> Karmic Guide + Sidisi's Faithful , using Karmic Guide to bring back [Protean Hulk] and sacrificing it to Sidisi's Faithful . Find >> Gigantoplasm + Saffi Eriksdotter , with Gigantoplasm copying Karmic Guide , which returns Protean Hulk . Sac Saffi Eriksdotter , targeting Gigantoplasm , then after activate Gigantoplasm for X=0. It will die but then return due to Saffi's triggered ability. Clone Protean Hulk , and activate again for X=0. Find >> Hapless Researcher + Mirror Image + Phantasmal Image , with the clones copying a [Karmic Guide] and Sidisi's Faithful . Exploit Protean Hulk and reanimate Gigantoplasm . Resolve Hulk trigger first, finding >> Reveillark + any random 1 drop. Gigantoplasm returns as a copy of reveilark, which lets you loop it with it's activated ability. You can activate the [Hapless Researcher] to loot, and you can recur it with the Reveilark + Gigantoplasm loop.You can now loot through your whole deck, putting it in your graveyard, sculpting the perfect hand, reanimating any creature in your deck power 2 or less, and eventually finding Laboratory Maniac for the win.
While none of these new lines win right on the spot, one will win on your untap and the others will win with Chulane, Teller of Tales in play. First Line: Flash in Protean Hulk end of an opponents turn, resolve death trigger, getting Wirewood Symbiote + Priest of Titania + Mirror Entity . When you untap, you can activate Mirror Entity for X=1, tap Priest of Titania for , and use Wirewood Symbiote on itself, untapping Priest of Titania , replaying Symbiote and reactivating Entity for X=1. This nets you a , which you can loop, make infinite , cast Chulane, and draw your deck. The second and third lines require Chulane, Teller of Tales to be on the battlefield. Second Line: Resolve Flash Hulk, getting Academy Rector + Sidisi's Faithful + Shrieking Drake . Exploit Academy Rector , getting Alluren. Let Shrieking Drake return itself, now you can draw your deck by recasting Drake over and over. Third Line: Resolve flash Hulk, getting Mirror Entity + Wirewood Symbiote + Heritage Druid + Nettle Sentinel . Tap the 3 elves for , use one to activate Mirror Entity for X=1, use Wirewood Symbiote on the Heritage Druid , bouncing itself. Recast Symbiote, triggering and untapping Nettle Sentinel . Activate Entity for X=1 again with you last . Tap the 3 elves again, repeat process, which will net you 1 each time and triggering Chulane over and over.
In case you want to see how the old version ran it. Verse 1 >> Hapless Researcher Verse 2 >> Saffi Eriksdotter Verse 3 >> Village Bell-Ringer Verse 4 >> Gigantoplasm Verse 5 >> Reveillark If you have enough mana of 3 mana producing mana dork combinations, you can chain off on verse 3, by untapping Yisan, the Wanderer Bard with Village Bell-Ringer , then copying Bell-Ringer with Gigantoplasm , then using Saffi's ability on that copy, activating for X=0, it returning and you starting the Reveilark + Gigantoplasm combo.
So the new line works like the hulk line. Verse 1 >> Wirewood Symbiote Verse 2 >> Priest of Titania Verse 3 >> Mirror Entity You then do the same loop to make infinite .
If you already have Chulane, Teller of Tales in play, you can use Flash + Protean Hulk to find >> Academy Rector + Shrieking Drake + Sidisi's Faithful . Exploit Rector, trigger it's ability to find [Aluren], now with Shrieking Drake and Chulane, Teller of Tales will draw your deck and let you win with Laboratory Maniac .
These involve either Overburden or Mana Breach , Chulane, Teller of Tales , and specifically Shrieking Drake . Tap a land for blue, cast Drake, triggering the enchantment and Chulane. return the land you just tapped and user Chulane's ability to put it back on the battlefield untapped. You will have also netted a card. Drake triggres, bouncing the drake back to your hand. Now you can loop this process to draw your whole deck.
While Cloudstone Curio is on of the easiest combo in the deck (2 one drops and 2 untapped lands draws your deck), I felt that on it's own the card was hard to tutor up and required the right combination of creatures to be effective. Might be added back in the future. Words of Wind and Intruder Alarm felt like winmore cards, as they effectively did nothing while we are behind, and are huge mana requirements to go off. I felt additional stax pieces were more effective over additional wincons. One card that pops up in a lot of lists is Food Chain , which while I agree it is a powerful card that could slot into the deck, not having access to black makes it feel subpar to the five -color food chain varients.
Might put Cloudstone Curio back in the main deck. With more of a focus on elves, Curio can go infinite without Chulane in play. I'll keep testing and let you know!

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This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

7 - 0 Mythic Rares

59 - 0 Rares

11 - 0 Uncommons

17 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 1.89
Tokens 2/2 Bird, 2/2 Morph
Folders Good Decks, cEDH, cEDH
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