monoG: Beginner's Elves

by Muktol on 06 March 2019

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Deck Description

Building it:
I wanted to make a beginner's deck for each of my friends. The Idea behind this is that if we get a new player he can play against each with the (beginner) deck he choose and still have a good chance as they should be roughly equal in power level. So how to build an elf deck without any lords? This is my take on it.

To keep this deck simple I decided to stay modern-legal even if this would only be played at the kitchen table. Lands are limited to Commons and Uncommon', no Rare's or Mythic's. Other cards are limited to Common's, Uncommon's and 1 Rare (max 4 times) per deck, no Mythic's.
Mass-strengthening-effects (+x/+x to all creatures) and too many spells with multiple effects should also be avoided.

The overall budget for the beginner's decks should be between 14 to 16$. (Mid value).

Keywords/ Mechanics in this deck you'll have to explain (Beside the basic rules):
Tokens, +1/+1 counters, Deathtouch, Revolt, Hexproof, Trample, X-Mana Spells

At the moment this deck exists only on this site and has never been played against another deck. Regardless I'm open to all suggestions and ideas that may help to further improve this deck.

How to Play

The "leader" of this deck is Immaculate Magistrate which can strengthen a single creature in no time. Supported by a bunch of small, fast creatures. In combination with Colossal Majesty it allows for additional carddraw, which also helps to make good use of Lys Alana Huntmaster

Deck Tags

  • Modern
  • Mono Green
  • Beginner
  • Simple
  • Elves
  • Untested

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Deck Format


NOTE: Set by owner when deck was made.

Card Legality

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

Deck discussion for monoG: Beginner's Elves

good but colossal majesty is complietly useless

Posted 20 March 2019 at 00:49


Any ideas of what to replace it with? I planned it with Immaculate Magistrate in mind as creature that can strengthen others but the Magistrate can be removed rather easily.

Posted 20 March 2019 at 08:46


Maybe Elvish Promenade can take Colossal Majesty's place? I've been playing Elves since Lorwyn / Shadowmoor and, especially in the earlier days, making a ton of Elves always felt good.
On the same note, finding space for Gilt-Leaf Ambush may be worth it. These two spells are Tribal, so they also trigger Lys Alana Huntmaster.

Posted 20 March 2019 at 09:29


Problem with Elvish Promenade is that it will push the deck over the already exceeded cash limit (14-16$). I will give Gilt-Leaf Ambush a try tough it might be too complicated to understand for a beginner.

*Edit: Just swapped Llanowar Elves for Elvish Mystic. Does the same but the average price is 1.11$ for the elves vs. 0.22$ for the Mystic, guess the Elves are played by too many people.

Posted 21 March 2019 at 18:34


Llanowar Elves is currently in Standard. And they're the iconic elf mana dork. So the price difference is not that surprising.

Posted 21 March 2019 at 21:44


Great minds think alike it seems :) (seems like I'm 2 years behind at social skills)
Do you know any other tags than noobcamp and beginner?

If we start referring to tags like these we lay the foundation for the noobs to become players and they learn how to use tags to innovate new groups.

And how do we underline cardnames ?

Posted 29 April 2020 at 12:24


Starters? This would also fit the "starter packs" sold. "Newcomer" and "novice" also could be used, especially if you don't want to give the term a negative taste

To link/ underline a card simply use 2 rectangular brackets: [[CARDNAME]]. Tough this doesn't work when the card hast an apostrophe in it's name.

Posted 29 April 2020 at 13:35


I probably have to trackdown what tags people are using
[[Apostrophe Guardian]]
Cool funktion, and it seems it really hates apostrophees

Posted 29 April 2020 at 13:48