Over the years, Elves have gone through many iterations that lend to its flexibility as a tribe. Due to its continued support over the years, Elves remains one of the best tribes in Magic (sorry, Goblins). It's powerful, cheap, and versatile—that makes an excellent archetype for Modern beginners. Despite falling out of favor in present Modern, Elves remains an ideal budget archetype given its power and affordability. Most of the staple Elves are in various Master sets at lower rarities, allowing you to pick up the bulk of the strategy with ease. It's a simple strategy to pick up and uses repetitive play patterns to aid familiarity.

Budget Mono-Green Elves

I recommend starting with Mono-Green Elves to understand the fundamentals and to see whether the strategy is right for you. Not to mention, this build will pull victories in an FNM environment. In most cases, you will be able to race other strategies outside of Mono-Red Prowess.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green Elves (Budget) by Emmmzyne

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Cards

Elvish Clancaller

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.33

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Other Elves you control get +1/+1.
{4}{G}{G}, {T}: Search your library for a card named Elvish Clancaller, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Heritage Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.60

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Tap three untapped Elves you control: Add {G}{G}{G}.

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Essence Warden

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.55

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Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

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Dwynen's Elite

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.24

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When Dwynen's Elite enters the battlefield, if you control another Elf, create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token.

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Westvale Abbey // Ormendahl, Profane Prince

Color Identity:B

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{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}, Pay 1 life: Create a 1/1 white and black Human Cleric creature token.
{5}, {T}, Sacrifice five creatures: Transform Westvale Abbey, then untap it.

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.47

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Dismember

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.15

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({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)
Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn.

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Ezuri, Renegade Leader

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.74

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{G}: Regenerate another target Elf.
{2}{G}{G}{G}: Elf creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Nettle Sentinel

Color Identity:G

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Nettle Sentinel doesn't untap during your untap step.
Whenever you cast a green spell, you may untap Nettle Sentinel.

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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Elvish Champion

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $5.82

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Other Elf creatures get +1/+1 and have forestwalk. (They can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Forest.)

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.14

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Tormod's Crypt

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Chord of Calling

Color Identity:G

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Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)
Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Shapers' Sanctuary

Color Identity:G

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Whenever a creature you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, you may draw a card.

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Lead the Stampede

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal any number of creature cards from among them and put the revealed cards into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Imperious Perfect

Color Identity:G

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Other Elves you control get +1/+1.
{G}, {T}: Create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token.

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Elvish Archdruid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.31

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Other Elf creatures you control get +1/+1.
{T}: Add {G} for each Elf you control.

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If you want to go cheaper, you can do so by making these changes:

Westvale Abbey is not essential, but it's safe to have an alternative win-condition in Ormendahl, Profane Prince. In some cases, board stalls can slow you down, and having access to Westvale Abbey will break this tension by trading your elves for an enormous threat. Otherwise, you will look to build up mana and to use value creatures to finish the game. This is where Chord of Calling comes in.

Thanks to Double Masters, Chord of Calling is now an affordable way to enable you to execute your gameplan on a budget. Chord of Calling is excellent at finding a creature for a particular situation. In most cases, this will be Ezuri, Renegade Leader.

Ezuri, Renegade Leader is the primary win condition of Mono-Green Elves. The goal is to unload your hand full of elves, generate a bunch of mana to find Ezuri, Renegade Leader off a Chord of Calling and activate Ezuri, Renegade Leader's ability numerous times, then attack for the win. It's a straightforward game plan that has stood the test of time. Chord of Calling facilitates a toolbox deck building approach, allowing you to play one-of situational answers like Reclamation Sage.

Optimal Mono-Green Elves

In terms of upgrades, I suggest beginning with Collected Company as this will create the most significant impact within your build. Otherwise, I'm adding Craterhoof Behemoth as a second win condition and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for mana acceleration.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green Elves (Optimal) by Emmmzyne

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Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $185.35

Cards

Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.15

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Heritage Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.60

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Tap three untapped Elves you control: Add {G}{G}{G}.

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Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Market Price: $22.36

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Choose a color. Add an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Elvish Clancaller

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.33

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Other Elves you control get +1/+1.
{4}{G}{G}, {T}: Search your library for a card named Elvish Clancaller, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.14

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Dwynen's Elite

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.24

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When Dwynen's Elite enters the battlefield, if you control another Elf, create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token.

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Craterhoof Behemoth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $38.98

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Haste
When Craterhoof Behemoth enters the battlefield, creatures you control gain trample and get +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of creatures you control.

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Damping Sphere

Market Price: $0.78

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Dismember

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.15

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({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)
Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn.

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Heroic Intervention

Color Identity:G

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Permanents you control gain hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.

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Essence Warden

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.55

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Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.21

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Elvish Archdruid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.31

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Other Elf creatures you control get +1/+1.
{T}: Add {G} for each Elf you control.

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Ezuri, Renegade Leader

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.74

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{G}: Regenerate another target Elf.
{2}{G}{G}{G}: Elf creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.

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Chord of Calling

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.37

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Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)
Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Shapers' Sanctuary

Color Identity:G

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Whenever a creature you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, you may draw a card.

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.47

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Collected Company

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $9.57

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Look at the top six cards of your library. Put up to two creature cards with converted mana cost 3 or less from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Imperious Perfect

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.27

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Other Elves you control get +1/+1.
{G}, {T}: Create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token.

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Nettle Sentinel

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.26

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Nettle Sentinel doesn't untap during your untap step.
Whenever you cast a green spell, you may untap Nettle Sentinel.

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Elvish Champion

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $5.82

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Other Elf creatures get +1/+1 and have forestwalk. (They can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Forest.)

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Maindeck

Sideboard

Collected Company is the most crucial card within the strategy. It was a Standard menace back when it was legal, which is now a Modern all-star and Pioneer staple. Because every creature is three mana or less, Collected Company digs deep and assembles the best board state possible, all at instant speed. With your elves being able to generate mana, create tokens, and pump power, it's an incredible way to extend your board state. As a result, Collected Company retains its price due to its unique effect, not to mention the limited printing in Dragons of Tarkir and a clash deck. 

Craterhoof Behemoth is your secondary win-condition if you are unable to connect with Ezuri, Renegade Leader. Thanks to its Commander applications, Craterhoof Behemoth is quite expensive but, I anticipate a reprint in Commander Legends this fall and recommend waiting until then to buy. Rounding out the upgrades is Heroic Intervention to protect your board from sweepers and removal, and Scavenging Ooze to check graveyard archetypes.

Budget Golgari Elves

If you want more flexibility in your win conditions, Golgari Elves is considered the best elf strategy in Modern thanks to Shaman of the Pack.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Golgari Elves (Budget) by Emmmzyne

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Rank:

Modern

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Cards

Unclaimed Territory

Market Price: $1.69

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As Unclaimed Territory enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type.

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Shapers' Sanctuary

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.86

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Whenever a creature you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, you may draw a card.

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Blooming Marsh

Color Identity:B,G

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Blooming Marsh enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Damping Sphere

Market Price: $0.78

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Autumn's Veil

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.39

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Spells you control can't be countered by blue or black spells this turn, and creatures you control can't be the targets of blue or black spells this turn.

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Dwynen's Elite

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.24

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When Dwynen's Elite enters the battlefield, if you control another Elf, create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token.

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Lead the Stampede

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal any number of creature cards from among them and put the revealed cards into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Wildborn Preserver

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.15

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Flash
Reach
Whenever another non-Human creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay {X}. When you do, put X +1/+1 counters on Wildborn Preserver.

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Heritage Druid

Color Identity:G

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Tap three untapped Elves you control: Add {G}{G}{G}.

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Westvale Abbey // Ormendahl, Profane Prince

Color Identity:B

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{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}, Pay 1 life: Create a 1/1 white and black Human Cleric creature token.
{5}, {T}, Sacrifice five creatures: Transform Westvale Abbey, then untap it.

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Gilt-Leaf Palace

Color Identity:B,G

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As Gilt-Leaf Palace enters the battlefield, you may reveal an Elf card from your hand. If you don't, Gilt-Leaf Palace enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Shaman of the Pack

Color Identity:B,G

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When Shaman of the Pack enters the battlefield, target opponent loses life equal to the number of Elves you control.

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Leyline of Vitality

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.23

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If Leyline of Vitality is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
Creatures you control get +0/+1.
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may gain 1 life.

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Llanowar Wastes

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.63

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}. Llanowar Wastes deals 1 damage to you.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Dismember

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.15

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({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)
Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn.

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Chord of Calling

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.37

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Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)
Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Elvish Clancaller

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.33

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Other Elves you control get +1/+1.
{4}{G}{G}, {T}: Search your library for a card named Elvish Clancaller, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.14

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Pendelhaven

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.73

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{T}: Add {G}.
{T}: Target 1/1 creature gets +1/+2 until end of turn.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.21

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Nettle Sentinel

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.26

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Nettle Sentinel doesn't untap during your untap step.
Whenever you cast a green spell, you may untap Nettle Sentinel.

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Elvish Archdruid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.31

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Other Elf creatures you control get +1/+1.
{T}: Add {G} for each Elf you control.

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Ezuri, Renegade Leader

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.74

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{G}: Regenerate another target Elf.
{2}{G}{G}{G}: Elf creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.

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Vivien, Champion of the Wilds

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.61

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You may cast creature spells as though they had flash.
+1: Until your next turn, up to one target creature gains vigilance and reach.
−2: Look at the top three cards of your library. Exile one face down and put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order. For as long as it remains exiled, you may look at that card and you may cast it if it's a creature spell.

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Shaman of the Pack allows you to win without the need to deal combat damage. With the black splash Shaman of the Pack necessitates, you need fixing to ensure you can cast it, so the deck plays Blooming Marsh, Gilt-Leaf Palace, and Llanowar Wastes.

Leyline of Vitality is a nod to Mono-Red Prowess and other aggressive archetypes. With the addition of black, you can expand your sideboard options to tailor to your metagame. Cards such as Assassin's Trophy, Eliminate, or Abrupt Decay are decent options to include in your sideboard if you want to deal with other threats. Also, including Inquisition of Kozliek or Thoughtseize is ideal.

Semi-Optimal Golgari Elves

Similar to Mono-Green, Collected Company is a crucial upgrade, not to mention flexible land options.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Golgari Elves (Semi-Optimal) by Emmmzyne

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Cards

Vivien, Champion of the Wilds

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.61

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You may cast creature spells as though they had flash.
+1: Until your next turn, up to one target creature gains vigilance and reach.
−2: Look at the top three cards of your library. Exile one face down and put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order. For as long as it remains exiled, you may look at that card and you may cast it if it's a creature spell.

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Shapers' Sanctuary

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.86

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Whenever a creature you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, you may draw a card.

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Leyline of Vitality

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.23

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If Leyline of Vitality is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
Creatures you control get +0/+1.
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may gain 1 life.

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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.76

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.14

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Dwynen's Elite

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.24

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When Dwynen's Elite enters the battlefield, if you control another Elf, create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token.

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Unclaimed Territory

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As Unclaimed Territory enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type.

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Gilt-Leaf Palace

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $4.83

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As Gilt-Leaf Palace enters the battlefield, you may reveal an Elf card from your hand. If you don't, Gilt-Leaf Palace enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.21

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Elvish Archdruid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.31

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Other Elf creatures you control get +1/+1.
{T}: Add {G} for each Elf you control.

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Veil of Summer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.25

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Draw a card if an opponent has cast a blue or black spell this turn. Spells you control can't be countered this turn. You and permanents you control gain hexproof from blue and from black until end of turn. (You and they can't be the targets of blue or black spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Ezuri, Renegade Leader

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.74

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{G}: Regenerate another target Elf.
{2}{G}{G}{G}: Elf creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.

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Elvish Clancaller

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.33

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Other Elves you control get +1/+1.
{4}{G}{G}, {T}: Search your library for a card named Elvish Clancaller, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.15

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Westvale Abbey // Ormendahl, Profane Prince

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $6.34

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{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}, Pay 1 life: Create a 1/1 white and black Human Cleric creature token.
{5}, {T}, Sacrifice five creatures: Transform Westvale Abbey, then untap it.

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Heritage Druid

Color Identity:G

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Tap three untapped Elves you control: Add {G}{G}{G}.

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Collected Company

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $9.57

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Look at the top six cards of your library. Put up to two creature cards with converted mana cost 3 or less from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Blooming Marsh

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $2.93

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Blooming Marsh enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Dismember

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.15

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({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)
Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn.

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Pendelhaven

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.73

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{T}: Add {G}.
{T}: Target 1/1 creature gets +1/+2 until end of turn.

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Nurturing Peatland

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $6.54

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {B} or {G}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Nurturing Peatland: Draw a card.

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.47

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Shaman of the Pack

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.28

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When Shaman of the Pack enters the battlefield, target opponent loses life equal to the number of Elves you control.

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Nettle Sentinel

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.26

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Nettle Sentinel doesn't untap during your untap step.
Whenever you cast a green spell, you may untap Nettle Sentinel.

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Wildborn Preserver

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.15

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Flash
Reach
Whenever another non-Human creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay {X}. When you do, put X +1/+1 counters on Wildborn Preserver.

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Maindeck

Sideboard

Nurturing Peatland is an excellent way to trade flood for card draw, and Scavenging Ooze is a proactive answer to graveyard archetypes. Veil of Summer is the best spell you can have against Death's Shadow or control archetypes that comes at a price, but it's the most played green spell at present. To fully optimize Golgari Elves, it would include a handful of Cavern of Souls, which, to be honest, are pretty exorbitant at present.

Admittedly, Cavern of Souls is not essential for Elves. However, it's a powerful option to ensure your threats remain uncounterable. For a strategy such as Elves, you can get away with running Unclaimed Territory as it's often a meta call on whether Cavern of Souls is favored or not. With this, I recommend keeping an eye on the price of Cavern of Souls if you are looking to optimize your Elves list as the price may fluctuate soon. With the release of Zendikar Rising, there is a likelihood there will be plenty of cards in circulation due to box toppers, which may decrease the price of the box topper Cavern of Souls compared to its set printings.

Selesnya Elves

If you want to lean into something more combo-focused, then Selesnya Elves featuring the Devoted Vizier combination may be for you.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Selesnya Elves (Budget) by Emmmzyne

'Selesnya Elves (Budget)' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Emmmzyne

Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $170.01

Cards

Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.15

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.14

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Razorverge Thicket

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $4.90

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Razorverge Thicket enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Dwynen's Elite

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.24

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When Dwynen's Elite enters the battlefield, if you control another Elf, create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token.

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Pendelhaven

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.73

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{T}: Add {G}.
{T}: Target 1/1 creature gets +1/+2 until end of turn.

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Heritage Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.60

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Tap three untapped Elves you control: Add {G}{G}{G}.

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Kataki, War's Wage

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.09

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All artifacts have "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this artifact unless you pay {1}."

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.66

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their library.

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Vizier of Remedies

Color Identity:W

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If one or more -1/-1 counters would be put on a creature you control, that many -1/-1 counters minus one are put on it instead.

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Eternal Witness

Color Identity:G

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When Eternal Witness enters the battlefield, you may return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Westvale Abbey // Ormendahl, Profane Prince

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $6.34

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{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}, Pay 1 life: Create a 1/1 white and black Human Cleric creature token.
{5}, {T}, Sacrifice five creatures: Transform Westvale Abbey, then untap it.

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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
As Temple Garden enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Kitchen Finks

Color Identity:G,W

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When Kitchen Finks enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life.
Persist (When this creature dies, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

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Brushland

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $10.34

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}. Brushland deals 1 damage to you.

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Lead the Stampede

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal any number of creature cards from among them and put the revealed cards into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Remorseful Cleric

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Sacrifice Remorseful Cleric: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Unclaimed Territory

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As Unclaimed Territory enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type.

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Thrun, the Last Troll

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.35

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This spell can't be countered.
Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
{1}{G}: Regenerate Thrun, the Last Troll.

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Nettle Sentinel

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.26

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Nettle Sentinel doesn't untap during your untap step.
Whenever you cast a green spell, you may untap Nettle Sentinel.

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Devoted Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.09

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{T}: Add {G}.
Put a -1/-1 counter on Devoted Druid: Untap Devoted Druid.

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Ezuri, Renegade Leader

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.74

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{G}: Regenerate another target Elf.
{2}{G}{G}{G}: Elf creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.

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Elvish Archdruid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.31

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Other Elf creatures you control get +1/+1.
{T}: Add {G} for each Elf you control.

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Stony Silence

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.85

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Activated abilities of artifacts can't be activated.

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Burrenton Forge-Tender

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.22

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Protection from red
Sacrifice Burrenton Forge-Tender: Prevent all damage a red source of your choice would deal this turn.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.21

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Chord of Calling

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.37

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Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)
Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.47

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Elvish Champion

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $5.82

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Other Elf creatures get +1/+1 and have forestwalk. (They can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Forest.)

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If you have not seen the combination before, it's straightforward but efficient. If these two creatures are in play at the same time (and Devoted Druid is not summoning sick), you can untap the Devoted Druid repeatedly as the Vizier of Remedies stops the Devoted Druid from ever gaining -1/-1 counters when it untaps. As a result, you generate infinite mana. In the case of Selesnya Elves, you use this mana to cast a Chord of Calling to find Ezuri, Renegade Leader, activate his ability numerous times, and attack.

I'm a fan of Selesnya Elves as it's not entirely all-in, yet there is a fail safe if you can't win through traditional means. Selesnya Elves offers a different build compared to other Elves lists, as it employs a toolbox sub-theme.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Selesnya Elves (Semi-Optimal) by Emmmzyne

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Burrenton Forge-Tender

Color Identity:W

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Protection from red
Sacrifice Burrenton Forge-Tender: Prevent all damage a red source of your choice would deal this turn.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Kataki, War's Wage

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All artifacts have "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this artifact unless you pay {1}."

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Ezuri, Renegade Leader

Color Identity:G

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{G}: Regenerate another target Elf.
{2}{G}{G}{G}: Elf creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.

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Dwynen's Elite

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When Dwynen's Elite enters the battlefield, if you control another Elf, create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token.

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Thrun, the Last Troll

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This spell can't be countered.
Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
{1}{G}: Regenerate Thrun, the Last Troll.

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Llanowar Elves

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Horizon Canopy

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {G} or {W}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Horizon Canopy: Draw a card.

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Kitchen Finks

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When Kitchen Finks enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life.
Persist (When this creature dies, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

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Windswept Heath

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Windswept Heath: Search your library for a Forest or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Scavenging Ooze

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Stony Silence

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Activated abilities of artifacts can't be activated.

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Unclaimed Territory

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As Unclaimed Territory enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type.

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Razorverge Thicket

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Razorverge Thicket enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Elvish Champion

Color Identity:G

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Other Elf creatures get +1/+1 and have forestwalk. (They can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Forest.)

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Devoted Druid

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.
Put a -1/-1 counter on Devoted Druid: Untap Devoted Druid.

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Temple Garden

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
As Temple Garden enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Chord of Calling

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Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)
Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Remorseful Cleric

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Flying
Sacrifice Remorseful Cleric: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Collected Company

Color Identity:G

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Look at the top six cards of your library. Put up to two creature cards with converted mana cost 3 or less from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Nettle Sentinel

Color Identity:G

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Nettle Sentinel doesn't untap during your untap step.
Whenever you cast a green spell, you may untap Nettle Sentinel.

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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Elvish Archdruid

Color Identity:G

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Other Elf creatures you control get +1/+1.
{T}: Add {G} for each Elf you control.

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Eternal Witness

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When Eternal Witness enters the battlefield, you may return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Westvale Abbey // Ormendahl, Profane Prince

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{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}, Pay 1 life: Create a 1/1 white and black Human Cleric creature token.
{5}, {T}, Sacrifice five creatures: Transform Westvale Abbey, then untap it.

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Heritage Druid

Color Identity:G

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Tap three untapped Elves you control: Add {G}{G}{G}.

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Path to Exile

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their library.

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Vizier of Remedies

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If one or more -1/-1 counters would be put on a creature you control, that many -1/-1 counters minus one are put on it instead.

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Reclamation Sage

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Pendelhaven

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{T}: Add {G}.
{T}: Target 1/1 creature gets +1/+2 until end of turn.

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Similar to Mono-Green and Golgari Elves, you want to focus on acquiring Collected Company first.

You can get away with keeping a set of Brushland if you want to keep costs down. Otherwise, you can add a couple Temple Garden instead of Horizon Canopy or Windswept Heath if you have them. If you want to expand on the combination further, adding a Duskwatch Recruiter and a Walking Ballista will aid the theme well. To add this, I would make these small changes to the semi-optimal build.

Duskwatch Recruiter is a fantastic mana sink for the infinite mana you make from Devoted Druid, allowing you to find the Walking Ballista to close out the game. It's ideal off a Collected Company or Chord of Calling and great at finding whatever answer you need in that situation. Also, Selesnya Elves is a great starting point towards building Devoted Devastation, the all-in variant that uses Finale of Devastation to excellent effect.

Lastly, you can add Umbral Mantle and Zirda, the Dawnwaker if you want to do something different within an FNM environment. Unfortunately, since the errata on the Companion mechanic, Zirda, the Dawnwaker is not as effective as it was before, but it remains playable alongside Umbral Mantle. You won't win as many games as you would with other elves builds, but you will have a lot of fun with it.
 
One of Magic's most prominent features is the ability to play whatever you want whichever way you want. Elves remains a great option in Modern; it's a resilient strategy that can chip in early damage and threaten to go large in the late game. While unpopular at present, it can still get wins in a local environment given its speed and raw power.