MTG Commander: Chulane, Teller of Tales (Again)

The first time I played an earlier version of this deck, I won by feeding way too much mana into a Hydra Broodmaster to make 17 17/17 creatures and a 22/22 with haste on turn 4. In response I took out most of the good cards that allowed this: Concordant Crossroads, Guardian Project, Priest of Titania, Elvish Archdruid, and most of the rest of the permanent card draw other than Chulane. Now the deck just spins its wheels a lot instead of winning.

Chulane, Teller of Tales has gained a strong reputation for being super powerful, even by accident. Since I’m not interested in building a cEDH deck, I think I should limit its use to highly themed decks that need its ability to function at all, rather than trying to build around his abilities. Maybe I should’ve kept my thanksgiving deck together instead?

The point of this deck is: lots of mana ramp via dorks, and big fat X creatures. Having Haste makes this deck work much better; too much better, especially with Mobilize and Vitalize to untap all the dorks and use them again.

Chulane Tells Stories About Elves and Monsters

Commander (1)
Chulane, Teller of Tales

Creatures (41)
Avacyn’s Pilgrim
Beanstalk Giant
Birds of Paradise
Devoted Druid
Druid of the Cowl
Elvish Harbinger
Elvish Mystic
End-Raze Forerunners
Faeburrow Elder
Fyndhorn Elves
Giant Adephage
God-Eternal Rhonas
Gyre Engineer
Heart Warden
Heroes’ Bane
Hydra Broodmaster
Incubation Druid
Ivy Elemental
Leaf Gilder
Leafkin Druid
Llanowar Elves
Llanowar Tribe
Maraleaf Pixie
Momir Vig, Simic Visionary
Mother of Runes
Nimbus Swimmer
Nylea, God of the Hunt
Paradise Druid
Passwall Adept
Quirion Elves
Rampaging Baloths
Ramunap Excavator
Silhana Wayfinder
Steelbane Hydra
Taunting Elf
Tidespout Tyrant
Whisperer of the Wilds
Wildborn Preserver
Worldsoul Colossus
Yeva, Nature’s Herald

Enchantments (6)
Freed from the Real
Growing Rites of Itlimoc
Leyline of Anticipation
Oblivion Ring
Path of Discovery
Prison Realm

Sorcery (6)
Displacement Wave
Phyrexian Rebirth
Primal Surge
Winds of Abandon

Instant (8)
Dramatic Reversal
Eladamri’s Call
March of the Multitudes
Mercy Killing
Mystic Confluence
Return of the Wildspeaker
Settle the Wreckage

Arifacts (4)
Prowler’s Helm
Rhonas’s Monument
Ring of Kalonia
Stonecoil Serpent
Lands (34)
Azorius Chancery
Bant Panorama
Blossoming Sands
Bountiful Promenade
Canopy Vista
Evolving Wilds
Exotic Orchard
Fabled Passage
Flooded Grove
Hallowed Fountain
Krosan Verge
Myriad Landscape
Prairie Stream
Rogue’s Passage
Sea of Clouds
Selesnya Sanctuary
Simic Growth Chamber
Sungrass Prairie
Sunpetal Grove
Temple of Mystery
Thornwood Falls
Tranquil Cove
Tropical Island
Wirewood Lodge
Yavimaya Coast