The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.  

Is it day two already? Oh, Deer! Yesterday, Hans Eriksson came to town in Arcum’s Sleigh, but with nothing to pull it! These “reindeer” don’t fly, but they will ramp you, fix your mana, and maybe even draw you cards! Their accompanying spells will neutralize an opponent’s best creature by turning it into an elk and make your own elk into more formidable threats!

Advent 2: Eight Tiny Reindeer

Creatures (8)
Saddled Rimestag
Dawntreader Elk
Golden Hind
Somberwald Stag
Bellowing Elk
Dawnglade Regent
Great Sable Stag
Burnished Hart

Spells (4)
Hidden Stag
Reins of the Vinesteed
Kenrith's Transformation
Gift of Growth
Lands (8)
Snow-Covered Forest

Drafted alongside other packs, the “reindeer” in this mono-green elk pack provide needed support in the form of ramping out whatever basic lands are needed, providing an excellent service to multicolored packs like the one I posted yesterday. Ramping into Dawnglade Regent protects your board from targeted removal and in limited is the kind of card that can bring the game to a swift end all on its own.

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!

Jacob Torbeck is a researcher and instructor of theology and ethics. He hails from Chicago, IL, and loves playing Commander and pre-modern cubes.

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