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Whenever you gain life, put that many +1/+1 counters on Ageless Entity.
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Ageless Entity Discussion
3 weeks ago
Hey, I used to run a very similar build many years ago! Ajani's Pridemate didn't exist at the time, so I ran with the much more expensive Ageless Entity instead. I ultimately ended up cutting green out of my build to focus more on searing meditation, but I've always had a softspot for Tamanoa
Anyway, anecdotes aside, I think with Manabarbs and all of the other board damage spells you have, that could be enough of a wincon, with Searing Meditation and pridemates to to help finish the job. I think you should focus on that strategy and tighten up the deck based on that. I would replace the rite of passage with more mark of asylums (they work against each other anyway). You could also consider running a playset of sun droplet. Their effect stacks with each other the more you have in play, so it can kind of act like a slower tamanoa if you're interested in the life gain effects still. Maybe some Spitemares and more board burn effects
Aetherflux Reservoir could be considered an alternative wincon if you want to focus on gaining life
Good luck with the deck!
1 month ago
Simic (Blue/Green guild if you didn't know) cards in general are all about putting +1/+1 on things and moving the counters around to other cards. Might be within the theme of that combo you're focusing on.
2 months ago
Hey there! Nice deck you have here! I have a few suggestions for you:
First, I'd strongly recommend adding a few cards: Kodama's Reach, Song of the Dryads, Krosan Grip, Eternal Witness, Reclamation Sage, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Shamanic Revelation, Beastmaster Ascension, and Sakura-Tribe Elder all immediately come to mind.
In addition, I'd suggest adding in a few lands; 37 or 38 is usually a good starting amount.
Finally, if you're looking for cards to cut, I'd start with Ageless Entity, Descendant of Masumaro, Permeating Mass, Young Wolf, Arbor Armament, Hunger of the Howlpack, and Sprouting Vines. In any case, good luck with your deck!
4 months ago
Great deck! It has something fun going on though needs some editing.
Abzan Battle Priest could be your best friend here. Think of him as the start of you mid-game hinge where you start to turn from life gain to attacking. Another hinge here is your Chalice of Life Flip as it flips to start draining your opponent. What seems to work here is also Ajani's Pridemate, Oreskos Sun Guide, and Ajani, Mentor of Heroes (another one of these in the deck could be great). Feed the Clan from your maybeboard would be good here as well, and maybe think about adding Honor's Reward, Archangel of Thune, and Dromoka's Command (or maybe just sideboard this). In order to make room for these guys though, I would cut most of your green creatures (except, maybe, Ageless Entity, the gods, Bow of Nylea, Search for Tomorrow, and Explosive Vegetation; basically anything that isn't taking advantage of your primary strategy. If you're worried about early game mana, Birds of Paradise could be in your future or a similar one drop.
Hope this is helpful!
5 months ago
Oh I guess you mostly need to cut cards:
Ageless Entity is just a big fat boy, no evasion, no +1/+1 counter synergy. He doesn't do enough for 5 mana. Baneslayer Angel is kinda in the same boat. Gains some life, but not super resilient, and not a super fast clock. Exalted Angel falls under the same category of medium beaters. Probably Gisela, the Broken Blade too?
All 3 soul sisters should go, they're pure dedicated life gain with no other upside in a deck that already gains plenty of life. They might be good enough for Karlov that gets immediate value off of repeated small incremental life gain, but not for you.
Sangromancer is pure dedicated life gain on a medium body. I don't think much of it but it can situationally gain crazy life. I'd cut it but I can see the argument for it.
Siege Rhino maaaaaaaybe? If you intend to go full on tempo agro? Doesn't feel like an amazing strategy tho, and the deck feels more grindy than agro.
Quiet Disrepair this is a comically bad way to get rid of a problem artifact or enchantment, and some of those faster, more certain methods gain life anyway.
Leyline of Vitality is basically just a soul sister.
Maybe trim a few pieces of your more mediocre spot removal? Molder sticks out as pretty bad.
6 field sweeps seems a little high considering you kind of want your field to stick, and your recursion isn't super strong. Day of Judgment at least seems like it could go.
You got like 10 ways to kill artifacts/enchantments, so Fracturing Gust might be overkill.
10 months ago
If you want to keep it budget, I advise against Serra Ascendant. Watchwolf is kind of like a cheaper Fleecemane Lion. Ageless Entity is pretty good, like a sunbond stuck onto a 1 mana 4/4. Voracious Wurm is one of my favorite lifegain cards. Life Goes On is ok, but it is much better with Martyr of Sands, which is a key card I think you are missing here.
10 months ago
Definitely go up to a full four of Voracious Wurm. It's cheap and can hit hard early or late.
Beware against which decks you use Celestial Crusader; it buffs all white creatures, not just your own.
11 months ago
I really like Ageless Entity - I hadn't seen that card before. Unfortunately, Archangel of Thune was a bit out of my pricerange so I have a few of those on my upgrade list. Sunbond is awesome too but haven't picked one up yet. Thanks!