Guilds of Ravnica Brews, pt. 4 – Midrange Elves

There hasn’t been a set with a bunch of elves in it, but they have sort of snuck up on me by just being around on several sets. Ixalan has none and we are losing some from Kaladesh, but the losses are not major and there’s some very interesting ones on Ravnica. Some I didn’t even think of as elves.

However, I don’t think we can manage a huge horde of elves that combo out fast, because the pieces just aren’t available to us in Standard. We do have a lot of midrange-y cards.

[draft]Beast Whisperer
Golgari Findbroker
Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
Poison-Tip Archer
Underrealm Lich[/draft]

I don’t think the double-black cards are really an option, but just bringing them up here. In many ways, [card]Elvish Clancaller[/card] is also a very midrange-y card, as it does have the ability to call the clan, as it were. The other option would be to go for green-white, but I do enjoy Golgari so much more.

[deck]
[creatures]
4 Llanowar Elves
2 Pelt Collector
4 Druid of the Cowl
4 Thorn Lieutenant
4 Elvish Clancaller
2 Swarm Guildmage
4 Steel Leaf Champion
2 Marvyn, the Nurturer
4 Beast Whisperer
3 Underrealm Lich
[/creatures]
[spells]
4 Assassin’s Trophy
[/spells]
[lands]
4 Woodland Cemetery
4 Overgrown Tomb
2 Swamp
4 Evolving Wilds
9 Forest
[/lands]
[/deck]

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