Let me preface this by saying that this deck is surely an abomination against all that is good deck-building.
The genesis of this deck is my wife, in her early playing days, saying "Here's a bunch of Elf cards I really like. Can you make a deck with them, please?". There were probably over 100 in the pile, and our nice, shiny new set of sleeves that we'd bought only had 100 sleeves onboard. So began the 100-card Elf deck.
Iteration 1 began life as a
deck with a splash of blue for Intruder Alarm
(which sends Imperious Perfect
infinite with a mana elf next to it).
Iteration 2 was born out of a tiredness of the infinite combo and a need for much more card draw. The only thing sitting around at the time was a playset of Sylvan Echoes
, so it got a clash component (Hint: Sylvan Echoes
work. I think we had this together for a year, and I can probably count the amount of card draws it gave us on one hand).
And so begins Iteration 3...
Updated now to include the swapping of Momentous Fall
for Genesis Wave
. Heck yeah.A Century Of Good Elf v3.2
Creatures - 38
4x Priest of Titania
(best multiplayer elf)
4x Wirewood Channeler
(not far behind, manafixes for our splashes)
4x Elvish Harbinger
(manafixes for our splashes, tutors for half the deck)
4x Lys Alana Huntmaster
4x Jagged-Scar Archers
(flying defense, beatstick)
2x Essence Warden
(life, too good to leave out)
(life, too good to leave out)
2x Elvish Lyrist
2x Viridian Shaman
1x Ezuri, Renegade Leader
(finisher, in here as Overrun on an Elf body, and potential protection)
2x Imperious Perfect
(lord, token generation)
1x Heedless One
4x Immaculate Magistrate
(decent by itself, finisher next to the Magistrate)
2x Joraga Warcaller
(lord that goes bananas next to a Magistrate)
Spells - 31
4x Thousand-Year Elixir
(insane next to the elves, generates crazy mana with Priests/Channelers)
2x Rings of Brighthearth
(great with Magistrate, Wellwisher, Ezuri and so on)
2x Ashnod's Altar
(lethal mana generation with the tokens)
4x Elvish Promenade
(elf generation extraordinaire)
(a little recursion)
2x Sylvan Scrying
4x Genesis Wave
(accelerator par excellence)
(card selection, really good with Momentous Fall)
1x Constant Mists
(fog that is too good to leave out)
4x Rolling Thunder
2x Roar of the Crowd
1x Recurring Nightmare
(swaps my tokens for the bomb Elf you just killed)
1x Vampiric Tutor
1x Diabolic Intent
Land - 31
2x Terramorphic Expanse
1x Evolving Wilds
2x Gruul Turf
(have been in here forever, and are pretty good, so they stay in)
1x Gaea's Cradle
1) Drop lots of elves fast.
2) Generate piles of elf tokens with Promenade and Huntmaster.
3) Win with a massive Rolling Thunder via elf mana and/or Ashnod's Altar;or
Magistrate + Triskelion;or
squish people via Heedless One, Magistrate/Warcaller or Ezuri;or
a surprise Roar of the Crowd.
4) Remove threats with Thunder, Triskelion or Archers.
5) Remove artifacts and enchantments with Lyrist and Shaman, recurring if necessary.
6) Do the whole pile at once with a massive Genesis Wave.