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Aegis of the Gods
Enchantment Creature — Human Soldier
You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponent's control.)
Aegis of the Gods Discussion
2 days ago
I think your sideboard could use some improvement.
At the moment, you have very little to protect yourself against burn and other spells that would target you. Leyline of Sanctity would work well. As a budget alternative, you could consider Aegis of the Gods .
You may also want to think about protecting your creatures with Mark of Asylum .
To make room for these cards, I would consider dropping Asceticism and reducing the number of Damping Sphere , Leyline of the Void , and Knight of Autumn . Especially Leyline of the Void, since you can't cast it (this slot would be better served by Rest in Peace or even Sentinel Totem in Selesnya anyway). You already have plenty of hexproof cards, so Asceticsm is expensive for the effect.
1 week ago
My bad on reanimate; fair enough with prelate - personally I'd view cutting off all 1/3 drops just the best course of action for stopping all removal.
Thinking about it logically, daxos also does "win" with infinite mana. I'm personally biased against combos utilizing mill as a strategy, as I frequently play Gitrog. If an opponent has Altar of the Brood / Altar of Dementia I'm all over the place with happiness, as the card advantage is like running Compost in a heavy black meta. Conversely it's fun to see tears roll down their face at the unplayable card outside of the combo.
I understand that authority is redundant blind obedience- my interest is in its effectiveness. I like your use of other cards though, and tbf using cards like Aegis of the Gods is surprisingly relevant.
After some thought I see Daxos's value. With infinite mana he does a lot - so well argued. I suppose it's just my own prejudice of playing Serra's Sanctum that makes me feel it's great - though beneath a Winter Orb effect the card puts in work.
Have you considered Grasp of Fate ? Despite this not being zur, it's still one of the best removal spells in the format.
Lastly I feel that your build contains a lot of condensed, easily built combos with redundancy. If you were to jazz up the manabase, would you consider Demonic Consultation / Tainted Pact in order to facilitate faster wins? I've mostly seen it used in bomberman lists such as breya/labman, but you'll easily be able to slip daxos & tokens over once you've landed any win condition.
1 week ago
Lots of people do run Purphoros as a backup win con in Animar, but after a fair bit of playtesting you find that he's actually a little hard to get out unless you draw into him. You have ways to tutor for him if you need to but in a lot of cases there are simpler lines of play you can go for so he doesn't hit the board as often as you would think. That makes him a card that is open to being cut from a default baseline Animar list.
Plus, in cEDH, people giving themselves hexproof isn't usually a worry. The cards that do that generally lack overall game impact and/or are slow to be cast. Most of the time people just defend themselves with counterspells since those deal with a wider range of threats than giving yourself hexproof would.
Worst case scenario, if an opponents did give themselves hexproof they are probably doing it with a permanent. Artifacts and enchantments can be dealt with using cards like Caustic Caterpillar and creatures like Aegis of the Gods can just be killed with the Ballista before taking out its controller.
1 month ago
hi i build the deck and it works quite well. To make it even better: - real dual lands (i know...) - Supreme Verdict - Humility - Dance of Many - Starfield of Nyx - Terminus - Render Silent - Seal of Cleansing / Seal of Primordium
1 month ago
You’ve been a great help!
A few of things:
For when I play proper matches I have some cards in other decks currently that I’d consider adding Elspeth, Sun's Champion , Intangible Virtue , Nomads' Assembly , Increasing Devotion and Mikaeus, the Lunarch are all cards I am using for a selesnya token build but could switch in. Along with a Swords to Plowshares as well.
Lich's Mastery has hexproof, so it would only be board wipes I’d have to be scared of.
Aegis of the Gods felt like a buffer between some really annoying triggers that opponents have in an annoying format like commander.
Dutiful Thrull is simply an ultimate chump blocker.
I have some cards like On Serra's Wings that could have situational benefits like making Krav super scary.
Lastly I’ll be adding a sort of maybe board soon to consolidate all of the cards on the radar.
1 month ago
Yes, the second ability stacks. The ruling from Gatherer "Each time Vizkopa Guildmage’s second ability resolves, a delayed triggered ability is created. Whenever you gain life that turn, each of those abilities will trigger. For example, if you activate the second ability twice, let those abilities resolve, then gain 2 life, each opponent will lose a total of 4 life."
I like your additions. Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder is great, just make sure to sac those thrulls before they kill him. Thrilling Encore is a budget version of Rise of the Dark Realms and is a good placeholder until you decide you want to make that investment for your black commander decks.
There are a few other cards that that aren't on theme like: Aegis of the Gods , hexproof is good, but the creature is easy to kill. High Priest of Penance is a sold card but you want to give it indestructible or at least more toughness so you can abuse the damage trigger.
Also I would look at your high casting cost spells, if you don't see them making a big impact on the game you may want to switch them out. Lich's Mastery means you die to any type of Disenchant , which is a big risk. Gravewaker takes 13 mana to reanimate a creature Debtors' Knell is right at the edge of your budget, but is a better card. Plea for Guidance can only find 8 cards in your deck, and black has so many other tutor options.
2 months ago
Yo meatman87, for a competitive Tuvasa Enchantress deck, I would definitely do some reworks and go a bit more into the taxing route. Some cards I would add in already that comes to mind is:
- Rhystic Study
- Greater Auramancy
- Fertile Ground
- Carpet of Flowers
- Energy Flux
- Ground Seal / Ashes of the Abhorrent
I would also reconsider adding in Mystic Remora , it is a great card that slows down other competitive players or force you to gain card draw which is important. You should also consider other avenues to winning with Tuvasa as your 3rd line to winning if all else fails. You can do something akin to Enchanted Evening / Aura Thief or Cleansing Meditation . Three part combo with that as well as Calming Verse / Faith's Reward / Teferi's Protection . Enchanted Evening also goes well to make infinite tokesn with Ajani's Chosen .
Another line you can also go for in the Blind Obedience + Bloom Tender / Pemmin's Aura / Freed from the Real infinite extortion win. There are also cards that don't make sense with the current build so these would be the cards I would recommend cutting.
- Open the Vaults
- Kruphix's Insight
- Green Sun's Zenith
- Sword of Feast and Famine
- Sword of Fire and Ice
- Rampage of the Clans
- True-Name Nemesis
- Thassa, God of the Sea
- Eternal Witness
- Aegis of the Gods
- Abundant Growth
- Gift of Paradise
- Steel of the Godhead
- Weirding Wood
- Fortified Village
- Port Town
The cards I mentioned above either doesn't have a place in the deck your going for or isn't further accelerating your game plan. What you want to do assuming is to accumulate resources and value ahead of your opponent while preventing them to do anything. I would also say that you wouldn't actually need JTMS, Mother of Runes or Noble Hierarch as they won't trigger your draw. You also might want to consider adding in a High Market to have a kill switch for your Academy Rector . You have a couple avenues of fetching for it in the forms of Crop Rotation as well as Wargate when you add the latter in. Sylvan Scrying might also not be a bad add in as it can fetch you your Reliquary Tower / Serra's Sanctum and if you want to consider adding in Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , those are all valuable targets.
Lemme know if you have any questions on the card reasoning or if somehting doesn't make sense to ya!~
2 months ago
With the addition of Ravnica Alliegance you now have additional angel's graces with Angel of Grace and I assume this should be an auto-include in this deck. I would replace a number of Aegis of the Gods because although the hexproof is very relevant, I assume it would die too easily in modern and leave you vulnerable anyway. Maybe x2 at the top end of the deck.
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