Quote from WiIdChiId »Where's Survival of the Fittest and Aluren? Also, Lightning Greaves might help too.
Quote from Thy_Hutch »Great post, apply for and develop as a Primer! Ezuri needs one for sure.
You may have removed him but Garruk Wildspeaker has amazing synergy with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Gaea's Cradle, even more crazily if both are on the field and untapped with him. This makes Primordial Sage more powerful as you can continually cast and draw with all the mana available. Just a thought, it's something I've had before, though it is magical xmas combo!
Also, Tooth and Nail can be used as a brutal finisher to fetch Craterhoof Behemoth and a token generator to give your Elves a huge pump, such as Avenger of Zendikar or Deranged Hermit, or even a Lord. It also has the added benefit over Green Sun's that Craterhoof can be in your hand, as opposed to the limitation Green Sun's has in it being required to be in the library.
Quote from Ophidian Eye »Staff is legal again right? Why no Sword of the Paruns or Umbral Mantle?
Quote from Pokerkingdave »Couple options
gempalm strider,tribal forcemage,slate of ancestry
Quote from aggrosdemise »One Card belongs in all Elf Decks.
Caller of the claw
anti board wipe, can grab it in response to a wipe
Quote from krichaiushii »Wirewood Channeler can provide scads of mana.
I know that overextending invites sweepers, but any type of draw based on creatures in play is well worth it, and in the case of Elves, makes Aluren more attractive. At least that is the reasoning behind adding Slate to my Elf deck.
Speaking of overextending, what about Elvish Promenade?
Quote from Mercury01 »How about Viridian Joiner? You seem to have a lot of pump effects.
Quote from Zeldzamen »Did you think about including Fresh Meat, Caller of the Claw or Wild Pair? I think board wipes are possibly the biggest threat for this deck, with these cards you can recover more quickly. I am building an Elf deck myself so curious for your thoughts on this.
Quote from Meldanen »This is my version of the list:
Forgotten One's DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards
Commander1x Ezuri, Renegade LeaderMana Dork (12)1x Arbor Elf1x Devoted Druid1x Fyndhorn Elves1x Heritage Druid1x Priest of Titania1x Llanowar Elves1x Joraga Treespeaker1x Rishkar, Peema Renegade1x Elvish Mystic1x Elvish Harbinger1x Heart Warden1x Wirewood ChannelerUntappers (4)1x Quirion Ranger1x Scryb Ranger1x Wirewood Symbiote1x Seeker of SkybreakLord (6)1x Eladamri, Lord of Leaves1x Elvish Champion1x Imperious Perfect1x Tajuru Preserver1x Elvish Archdruid1x Joraga WarcallerRemoval (4)1x Elvish Lyrist1x Nullmage Shepherd1x Reclamation Sage1x Viridian ShamanDraw (3)1x Elvish Visionary1x Regal Force1x Sylvan MessengerTutor (3)1x Fauna Shaman1x Skyshroud Poacher1x Wirewood HeraldSimple (8)1x Copperhorn Scout1x Nettle Sentinel1x Dwynen's Elite1x Elvish Vanguard1x Jagged-Scar Archers1x Lys Alana Huntmaster1x Heedless One1x Wren's Run PackmasterRamp (3)1x Farhaven Elf1x Yavimaya Dryad1x Wood ElvesAnti Board-Clear(4)1x Caller of the Claw1x Cauldron of Souls1x Kamahl, Fist of Krosa1x Melira, Sylvok OutcastLand (31)1x Dryad Arbor22x Forest1x Gaea's Cradle1x Hall of the Bandit Lord1x Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx1x Oran-Rief, the Vastwood1x Reliquary Tower1x Ancient Tomb1x Tranquil Thicket1x Wirewood LodgeInstant (4)1x Beast Within1x Chord of Calling1x Summoner's Pact1x Crop RotationArtifact (4)1x Winter Orb1x Thousand-Year Elixir1x Staff of Domination1x Umbral MantleEnchantment (4)1x Asceticism1x Sylvan Library1x Elvish Guidance1x Hall of GemstoneSorcery (7)1x Elvish Promenade1x Genesis Wave1x Glimpse of Nature1x Green Sun's Zenith1x Harmonize1x Natural Order1x Shamanic RevelationPlaneswalker (1)1x Garruk WildspeakerFinisher (1)1x Craterhoof Behemoth
It's a bit more fragile but it's the reason I've put in some cards to:
1) Slow down opponents:
Winter Orb - with the amount of mana producing creatures in elves this is amazing but I usually feel bad playing it
Hall of Gemstone - more effective against multi-coloured decks + prevents removals/counters on your turn
2) Recover from board clears:
Cauldron of Souls + Oran-Rief, the Vastwood or Melira, Sylvok Outcast
3) Prevent board clears (up to a point):
Kamahl, Fist of Krosa
4) at least do something:
Caller of the Claw
Nice list. I'm surprised you run Eladamri, Lord of Leaves in a deck with so many targeted effects (Seeker of Skybreak, Staff of Domination, etc.), but other than that it seems like a really good list focused more on the combos.
Winter Orb is interesting on a certain level, but I'm usually not playing this deck as part of an ultra-competitive game so I don't think I'd add it in here.
I like the sound of that. I already run Oran-Rief, so it would just be a matter of slipping in Melira and Cauldron.
Quote from JDviant »I never had very good luck with Caller as away to recover from board wipes. When you can fetch it at instant speed its great, but I'd end up never having it when I needed it, and opted for more effects like Praetor's Counsel.
Quote from Tim_T »Why no Metallic Mimic?
Quote from OCPunisherThis isn't Lorwyn/Shadowmoor Standard. People play Titans and Dragons and Eldrazi (oh my).