Always Watching

Always Watching


Non-token creatures you control get +1/+1 and have vigilance.

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Always Watching Discussion

Quogboi on

3 months ago

+Land Ramp, it's a Land Creature deck after all and even if this outpaces the ability to create creature lands, extra mana good. Mitotic Manipulation Dig and Cheat a land into play Retraced Image cheat a basic Land from your hand into play Terrain Generator cheat a basic Land from your hand into play, Downside is the land needs to be reserved to tap and another 2 colourless available, it's pricey but it's land ramp outside of Green Myriad Landscape cheat a basic Land from your deck into play, the same downside to Terrain Generator

+Mana Ramp, never hurts, plus there are a few high CMC cards in here. Prismatic Lens just another insurance that Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper can come out earlier, added benefit of fixing mana High Tide Double that Island production for a turn, On the fence with this one since it's a Two coloured deck

+Vigilance, Ideally removing the hard decision of A. Attack and limiting mana. or B. Hold open Mana and limit attacks. Plus many of these have low CMC and can be played early before Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper especially in a slow game where you miss your Ramp Always Watching is another Brave the Sands Hold the Gates Serra's Blessing These do have the downsides of being removed from some of your board wipes Heliod, God of the Sun may work around that

+Untap Creatures be it fainting opponents or bursting extra mana, this shit is gangsta, you have Unity of Purpose and To Arms! can always add Call to Glory, Energy Arc, Rally of Wings and Roar of the Kha. these can boost the over speed of the deck. Thoughtweft Gambit has a high CMC but comes with Sleep attached (Didn't see them in the Maybeboard)

-Stragglers There is some fluff in here. 1. -Swiftfoot Boots add another counter or some other form of CMDR protection 2. -there are a few things with awaken where paying extra for the awaken are just silly, ie. pay extra 3 colourless for 3 +1/+1. You could save the mana a cast some extra cantrips. cast 2 for a total of 2 CMC and get 6 +1/+1 counters with Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper 3. -Sorcery speed card draw. there are some good staples but the instant speed with some vigilance of the field will be better 4.-Proliferate. hard to say really, most cards that come with proliferate have higher CMC, unless your getting 5 or more +1/+1 counters from spending 3CMC, using cantrips really do become much more Efficient.

Ninokun on Champion of the Parish Tribal

5 months ago

How about Archetype of Courage? And also, maybe Honor of the Pure is redundant. Try a third copy of Always Watching better?

Anyway, nice deck!

Swilliam on Aggro angels jank

5 months ago

Hey, love the deck. It takes guts to play a few copies of Gisela, the Broken Blade without it's other half. I know you are quite fond of Fairy Godmother, but a few Mardu Woe-Reaper can help deal with Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath without dipping into the sideboard. Healer's Hawk is pretty good as well, especially if you have an Always Watching or Benalish Marshal out.

BioProfDude on Aggro angels jank

7 months ago

Chino90, I did sincerely think about that, but I decided to go with the one mana flier. Indeed, it turned out having Faerie Guidemother won me a couple of games because of Gift of the Fae (the instant spell on Faerie Guidemother)! I gave flying to Benalish Marshal and won that way. Nevertheless, I get why you say that. I just think it's better to have creatures with flying. Generating the 1/1 flying tokens is really nice, but they don't get the anthem effect of Always Watching, which proved to be crucial in nearly every match. I also think that Bishop of Wings may "tip my hat" a bit and let an opponent hold up removal for any angel that shows up. Sure, they would do that after game 1, but I'd rather keep it a surprise, generally speaking, and not tip them off to my deck being packed with angels, which that card would definitely signal.

Good suggestion, but for what I'm doing, I think Faerie Guidemother works a bit better. Thanks!

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Budget W/R Knights (based on the Rowan deck)

7 months ago

Since most of your creatures are human Angelic Overseer and Thalia's Lieutenant can pretty good finishers here. Cavalry Pegasus is probably a better option than Garrison Griffin here since it comes out sooner and gives most of creatures (humans) flying when it attacks with them. Honor of the Pure/Always Watching is pretty cheap and looks like it would be a nice fit for this deck. Also Knight of Meadowgrain is also really good in the early game. Hope this helps.

zerowingv2 on Blue White Hatebears

8 months ago

I would recommend mainboarding Always Watching since you're running Dragonlord Ojutai. It would maintain its hexproof since it protects itself from removals. While Deputy of Detention is nice, I would also recommend switching it to its enchantment version, Detention Sphere. You're going somewhere with this deck. Cheers!

Argy on mono white sram * Theros update*

8 months ago

In my opinion this deck has too many Artifacts or Enchantments for the amount of Creature it is running. Oftentimes in testing I had nothing to attach to Equipment that was on the field. It just sat there, doing nothing.

It is also missing some high value cards such as Thraben Inspector, Knight of the White Orchid, Selfless Spirit, and Declaration in Stone.

From experience (4 seasons of play) Ixalan's Binding is MUCH better than Banishing Light.

In a deck Always Watching is a must.

Has this deck played successfully in any tournaments? If so, I must be missing something.

Argy on The Ground and Skies Roar

8 months ago

Selfless Spirit and Thraben Inspector might be two handy additions.

Gisela, the Broken Blade is also VERY good. Once you cast her, aggro decks don't stand a chance. She's an early Angel too, so fits your theme. StuBi used her to great effect in his midrange deck.

Finally, Always Watching might be a good addition.

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