Getting Lathril Through

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Posted on May 19, 2021, 12:09 p.m. by DarkMagician

Working on making an aristocrats version of Lathril, Blade of the Elves and I need reliable ways to get him past blockers in order to get the best use out of his ability. So far I have Rogue's Passage and Whispersilk Cloak for unblockability and am considering a couple of the swords, anyone have any other good suggestions?

Dromar39 says... #2

May 19, 2021 12:22 p.m.

TriusMalarky says... #4

She does already have menace, don't discount that. You can use a bunch of spot removal like Doom Blade , or even better, Finale of Eternity , to control the opponent's boards, which will make it really easy for her to get through.

May 19, 2021 12:56 p.m.

Mtg_Mega_Nerds says... #5

Cards like Predatory Focus or Siege Behemoth would work. Or give it trample with cards like Elvish Herder , Ring of Kalonia or Rancor .

May 19, 2021 1:03 p.m.

abby315 says... #6

Vorrac Battlehorns reads "unblockable" when combined with Menace. Though I agree that you don't need to overload on these effects; choose the best and I would also just add removal/Elf Lords to the deck to make her bigger!

May 19, 2021 2:29 p.m.

Yisan says... #7

I get confused between alpha authority and alpha makes her unblockable and the other just makes her big. Either way should help

May 19, 2021 3:56 p.m.

legendofa says... #8

As a different approach, you're in . Blockers mean nothing if you kill them all. If you have enough ramp, In Garruk's Wake and Kindred Dominance are options.

May 19, 2021 4:41 p.m.

Tawnos's Wand was the first card that came to mind for me, along with Joven's Tools . Nobody really uses walls anymore, right?

May 19, 2021 8:17 p.m.
May 19, 2021 9:16 p.m.

multimedia says... #11

Hey, Champion of Lambholt and Fallen Ideal are the cards I use most to give Lathril evasion and Lambholt makes all other Elves/creatures I control unblockable too. Lambholt gets a counter each time a creature token is created which can make her power huge fast. Fallen is good with the aristocrat strategy because it's a sac outlet that can increase Lathril's power a lot until end of turn. Pair Fallen with Elderfang Venom .

May 19, 2021 10:11 p.m. Edited.

Guerric says... #12

You're presumably in elves tribal, so Elvish Champion can give you forestwalk to get through, and you can use Nylea's Presence to give any non-green player a forest. Forestwalk is far better at getting through than you'd think given the predominance of green in our format. Eladamri, Lord of Leaves can also give you forestwalk, but he's getting pricey these days being on the reserve list and all. Since you are in black Cover of Darkness is also a good option.

May 25, 2021 1:31 p.m.

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