BUG Elementals

by juzamj on 08 October 2021

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Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for BUG Elementals

What format, level of competition, and budget are we going for here?

Posted 08 October 2021 at 20:09


He set it to pioneer.
Most of my time in here I forget that the format is listed at the top right, I've grown so used to people using the tag for that.

Posted 08 October 2021 at 20:55


Ah, true. I forgot to look there. I know next to nothing about Pioneer.

Posted 08 October 2021 at 21:39


This seems to be some sort of ramp engine, cavalier of thorn might be able to loop and they build towards abusing golos.

The overall purpose is probably to keep playing big creatures at an ever faster pace and attack.

Am I right juzzamj?

Posted 08 October 2021 at 21:52


Sorry for not replying sooner. Yeah basically the idea is to advance my mana each turn while abusing maskwood nexus in the mid to late game. It works well with making everything an elemental for the reef or a zombie for the scarab God. Most the decks in my local meta cannot handle kenrith. An added bonus is if I get the tree out with the nexus, I can search my entire library for all my creatures if I want since they are all gods as well

Posted 21 October 2021 at 18:50


Yeah, I saw cgb use the tree on arena during the early stages of using the tree, I was pretty amazed that the game didn't crash while trying to display and voice all of them hitting the battlefield simultaneously :)

Posted 21 October 2021 at 19:32


Lol its a great feeling ill say that much

Posted 21 October 2021 at 22:16


I think Elementals is a great casual fnm deck. While BUG is a great color combination, Elementals specifically loses a lot of value by not playing red. From the Omnath, Locus of the Roil to the Chandra, Acolyte of Flame, Risen Reef engine.

You can even go the Thunderkin Awakener, Spark Trooper route.

Unfortunately, as boring an answer as it is, Omnath, Locus of Creation is probably the best elemental printed to date. it shores up your aggro match ups, draws a card, ramps you and acts as removal if you can hit that 3rd land drop.

It is my opinion that the core of any Pioneer Elementals list starts with;

4 Leafkin Druid
4 Sylvan Caryatid
4 Risen Reef
4 Omnath, Locus of Creation
2-3 Omnath, Locus of the Roil
4 Chandra, Acolyte of Flame

But that's just like, my opinion man.

Posted 21 October 2021 at 19:58


I agree with what you are saying absolutely. I always make my decks with the local meta in mind. I try to max out my 5 drops and reach things cause of all the spirits here

Posted 21 October 2021 at 22:18