Creature — Elemental
Whenever you gain life, put that many +1/+1 counters on Ageless Entity.
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|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ageless Entity Discussion
2 weeks ago
Looks good! You might like these: Nacatl War-Pride (one of my fave cards. a beast with things like anointed procession and parallel lives. and if you populate a copy, the populated one sticks around indefinitely), Blade of Selves (like nacatl, you keep populated copies), Herald of the Host, Minion Reflector, Seance, Anointer Priest, Angel of Sanctions, Adorned Pouncer, Second Harvest, Parallel Evolution, Ancient Stone Idol, Echo Chamber, Serra Avatar, Well of Lost Dreams, Cradle of Vitality, Ageless Entity
4 months ago
You may search your library for a card with lifelink or a card that says "You gain N life," reveal it, shuffle your library, and put that card on top of your library. (N can be any number or variable, such as X or Y.)
Fateful Hour - If you have 5 or less life, you may put that card into your hand instead.
I feel like white, to make it more competitive among its peers, could stand to use some more tutors, and to call on its stengths so that monowhite isn't always synonymous with "worst color." This is a very specific tutor for a very specific kind of deck, which helps that kind of deck really get activated. I have a selesnya lifegain growing deck (a la Ageless Entity, Cradle of Vitality, Well of Lost Dreams, etc.) and the new Theros has helped this deck some, but I need a tutor that won't cost $20+ and/or just be another white tutor-for-anything.
Great challenge. Let's do it again. Feel free to explain your deck you're trying to help out, I'm interested in what other people are doing in edh and pioneer (but you don't have to if you don't want)
5 months ago
So I really like this deck and it seems like it is fairly resilient. A few things I would consider adding would be more cards that synergize with your life gain strategy and Trostani’s populate ability such as:
Angelic Accord More tokens for gaining life in a deck that wants to make tokens and gain life seems like a win to me.
Well of Lost Dreams Fantastic way to turn that additional life gain into card advantage.
Congregate This is a nice card that works extremely well in Commander if you need a quick boost in life. Note Congregate reads target player gains 2 life for each creature on the battlefield. Many times, when I would use this card in a commander game I would easily gain 20 plus life off it.
Serra Avatar One way to read this card is play Serra Avatar with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice in play and double your life total. Even if you don’t have Trostani out you are still getting in most cases a creature that is well over a 7/7 most games for 7 mana which is a good deal.
Aetherflux Reservoir Can function as a secondary WinCon that you can pull out of nowhere. Trust me, play this card when you have an excess life total then instantly activate it taking the player that is the biggest threat out of the game. Also, don’t write off the first ability on the card. You would be surprised how quickly you gain life by just playing spells.
Growing Ranks A free populate at the beginning of each of your turns can be extremely strong in this deck.
Advent of the Wurm 4 mana for a 5/5 trample is straight value plus this will work really well with populate.
Armada Wurm 6 mana for a 5/5 trample that also creates a 5/5 trample wurm token. 10 power for 6 mana plus gaining a token works with populate.
Glare of Subdual In a deck that wants to go wide this can quickly shut down opponents from attacking you.
Blade of Selves and Herald of the Host Both of these cards work extremely well with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice . How they work is you attack with either Herald of the Host or the creature Blade of Selves is equipped to and let the myriad ability activate creating a copy of the creature that is attacking your other opponents. Normally the tokens created off the myriad ability would be exiled at the end of combat but, if you use Trostani, Selesnya's Voice ’s populate ability during your combat phase you can create an additional copy of the token that will stay in play after the combat phase is over because, it was created using the populate mechanic and not the myriad mechanic. Even if you don’t populate the tokens that were created Trostani, Selesnya's Voice ’s life gain ability will still trigger off the tokens gaining you a lot of additional life. The myriad ability also works extremely well with creatures that have enter the battlefield abilities. Imagine this line of play, you equip Blade of Selves to your Terastodon then attack. The myriad ability triggers and you put two additional token copies of Terastodon into play attacking your other opponents. When those Terastodon tokens enter the battlefield they trigger their enter the battlefield ability allowing you to remove up to six other noncreature permanents (three from each of the Terastodon’s that came into play). Also imagine Blade of Selves attached to Serra Avatar you would be tripling your life total each time you attack as long as Trostani is out.
A few cards I would personally consider removing Thrun, the Last Troll , Primal Surge , Godsend , Strionic Resonator , Woodfall Primus , Rout (maybe consider replacing Rout for Martial Coup which seems more on theme for a token deck) Felidar Sovereign , (I get why you added him but winning with Felidar in commander seems like a cheap way to win.)
A lot of these cards really don’t seem on theme for either gaining more life or creating tokens. Personally, I would look at replacing a lot of these creatures with creatures that make tokens when they come into play like Armada Wurm that you can use to populate or cards that synergize with your life gain like Ajani's Pridemate .
One last thing your combo of Darien, King of Kjeldor + Trostani, Selesnya's Voice does not work exactly as you think. For Darien to trigger the damage has to resolve meaning that if a player deals more damage than your life total at once then you would die before Darien could trigger. As long as you have at least one life after damage resolves and both Darien and Trostani are on the field then your combo works, you create the solider token from Darien and, Trostani gives you the life from the token coming into play.
8 months ago
Yes. If you control two Inexorable Tides and you cast a spell, then both would trigger and go on the stack and resolve one after the other.
This is true of any two identical permanents that have a triggered ability. Like, if you have more than one Ageless Entity and gain life, you put counters on each as their respective triggered abilities resolve.
9 months ago
No problem, happy to help!
You are correct regarding what happens when the rolls are reversed. When the Ageless Entity is the attacking creature, its controller is the active player and you are the non-active player. As such, Ageless Entity 's ability goes on the stack first, Spitemare on the stack second. Spitemare resolves first--at the time of Spitemare 's resolution, the Ageless Entity is a 4/4 with 3 damage marked on it. Spitemare 's ability resolves, dealing another 4 damage, so you have dealt fatal damage to the Ageless Entity , and it dies as a state-based action. Ageless Entity 's ability then resolves, but, since the Ageless Entity has already died, nothing happens.
9 months ago
Lifelink is not a triggered ability and does not use the stack--they will gain life simultaneously with the damage being dealt. I still want to walk through the stack, since there are two triggered abilities at play, Spitemare and Ageless Entity .
Combat Damage is assigned, your opponent gains 4 health due to lifelink; Spitemare takes 4 damage.
You are the active player, so your Spitemare ability goes on the stack first and you choose the target for it.
They are the non-active player, so their Ageless Entity trigger goes on the stack second.
The stack resolves in last-in, first-out order, so Ageless Entity resolves first, and 4 +1/+1 counters are put on it, making it an 8/8.