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3.22.2011

Elves!

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Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,

Elves have been one of those creature types highly associated with Magic the Gathering for quite some time. Sure Elf creature decks have seen fickle changes in popularity but has always been close to the heart of many a casual magic player. Since we began playing MTG in the Lorwyn block, there has without fail been an Elf deck we've palyed against or played ourselves. In fact, we maintain a standard (post - Mirrodin Besieged) Elf buiild to pull out and have fun with - Here's a quick look at what we have . . .

4 x Llanowar Elves
4 x Arbor Elf
4 x Joraga Warcaller
4 x Nissa's Chosen
4 x Naturalize
4 x Elvish Archdruid
3 x Nissa Revane
2 x Tel Jiihad Defiance
2 x Plummet
2 x Lead the Stampede
2 x Leatherback Baloth
1 x Asceticism
1 x Ezuri, Renegade Leader
4 x Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
4 x Khalini Garden
4 x Turntimber Grove

Elf decks are first and foremost good and generating mana to bring out fatties on the quick. The choices are fairly good in standard and just get better as one considers extended and then legacy decks.


Some of these mana producing tree huggers may be Llanowar Elves and their variants (Fyndhorn Elves, Arbour Elf, etc.), Priest of Titania, Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary, Quirion Elves, and a variety of other Elf creature cards which tap for stooopid volumes of green mana or a variety of mana like Urborg Elf.


Elf Lords or cards that synergise well currently in standard may be Joraga Warcaller, Elvish Archdruid, Ezuri, Renegade Leader and the Elf Planeswalker, Nissa Revane. Other extended and legacy cards to consider may be Imperious Perfect (our fav elf-token generator), Elvish Champion, Eladamri, Lord of Leaves, or Ambush Commander.


In this particular build, we tweaked for our local metagame and it is still performing not too badly considering we've not really looked at modify it for some time. Anywhoos - we invite you to share your favourite elf card, combo or build in the comments below.
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4 comments:

VergilDante100 said...

Only two elves i can think of is Copperhorn Scout and of course you've got the obviously cool and busted fauna shaman to think about too with all that mana floating, also perhaps garruk makes the deck complete something like this

4x Fauna Shaman
4x Garruk
1x Copperhorn Scout

that should round out the deck to 60

Gerald said...

I personally like Fauna Shaman. She is great for getting those fatties you need to end the game and will work insanely well in legacy decks with elvish piper in toe.

Boba's Dad said...

My favorite elf deck uses Presence of Gond and Intruder Alarm to create infinite elf tokens.

Anonymous said...


//Go to Elf Engine (Eladamri untap)

2 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

4 Mox Emerald
4 Black Lotus
4 Chrome Mox
4 Scroll Rack
2 Paradox Engine
2 Winter Orb
2 Lifecrafter's Bestiary

4 Nissa Revane
2 Living Plane
2 Aluren
2 Song of the Dryads

4 Tarmogoyf
2 Eladamri, Lord of Leaves
4 Priest of Titania
4 Llanowar Elves

4 Regrowth
2 Channel
2 Overrun

2 Worldly Tutor
2 Berserk



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