Always Watching

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Magic Game Night (GNT) Rare
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Always Watching

Enchantment

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

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Always Watching Discussion

Yungchicken on B/W Humans Angels

1 hour ago

Hello dragonforce60

I was considering flip Gideon for awhile, and I actually did pull one a while back, I may add it in just because of its early game presence. I do agree that a lot of the early game "good stuff" like champion and hand-disruption would be more beneficial. Angelic Overseer looks to be a fantastic late-game option that sticks to the board with all of the smaller humans, good suggestion!

I kept crusaders at 2 because I am a sucker for double strikers, especially with boosts from Always Watching and Thalia's Lieutenant . Again it is my first time making a modern deck and I am researching all the tools that can be used. Great list, thanks for the +1

Cereal_Killer on B/W Humans Angels

2 days ago

First of all, what's your budget?

Then, aren't 26 lands a bit too much?

Since you play , I'd suggest two of the best removal this colours have in modern: Path to Exile and Fatal Push , that could fit the deck instead of Anguished Unmaking , Cast Down , Grasp of Darkness , Declaration in Stone , Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and Royal Assassin (the assassin basically does nothing: it enters at 3, it's easily removable and it's effect isn't so good cause you only destroy tapped creatures)

A good angel that could fit this deck is Restoration Angel : it's a chap mana angel, it has flash and it's ability could be used to save one of your creatures from an opponent's removal or to make another golem with Blade Splicer (which it's also a human). In my opinion it should replace Angel of Condemnation , which it's too slow and can be easily removed

Kambal, Consul of Allocation is a good card, but it should go, if you really want it, in sideboard: in some games you won't need it

Thoughtseize it's a very good card, but in only 1x it doesn't make sense. Put some more of it (or Inquisition of Kozilek , personally I'd put 2/3x of both) or cut it

Are Always Watching and Spear of Heliod worth? You win due to flying big angels, does it have sense to cast a turn 3 card that doesn't affect so much the game?

If you put in at least 3x Path to Exile and 3x Fatal Push you won't need The Eldest Reborn . It's too slow, the opponent chooses what to destroy and most of the times you'll lose before doing the third effect

Some good cards could fit here are: Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Champion of the Parish (only if you make it more human tribal)

Is it only my impression that Lone Rider  Flip stands here only because it's a human and not due to it's ability? I mean, how many times would you be able to flip it?

I understand it's something funny to make if it works, but I personally don't like Bruna, the Fading Light . It increases your mana curve, can be easily removed and if opponent has something to deal with graveyard or exile things (like Rest in Peace , Relic of Progenitus , Leyline of the Void or Path to Exile ), you won't even use it's effect.

However I like Gisela, the Broken Blade , it's cheap and it has good abilities. Could it be worth leaving only her in the deck without Bruna, the Fading Light ? Well, this is up to you

Thraben Inspector it's a good card, why don't you make it a 4x?

Plansewalkers: I'm not sure about Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Sorin, Grim Nemesis , I mean, they have good abilities, but on turn 6 do you really want to cast them? The only way to see if they fit it's playtesting them

Lands: depending on your budget, Marsh Flats , Godless Shrine , Field of Ruin or Ghost Quarter , Isolated Chapel , Shambling Vent could be some ideas

Demarge on Monowhite Angel - (Maybe Add Green)

1 week ago

My first suggestion might be to move the deck from modern to casual and explain you're looking for a modern format deck restriction. It helps clear away the comments of those looking to aid you in building a deck that can have a chance at a small tournament win. For modern 4+ mana spells are either the key strategy of the deck, or not many copies are ran as the top end, or it has a strong mana ramp strategy in the deck to make big spells hit play early.

Now this is definitely far more tuned to fight the average new/casual player. My suggestions for if this is a casual deck would be Sword of Vengeance or Always Watching . both provide vigilance and the power boost for the initiate to trigger the angel proc, vigilance also provides you with a decent wall to stop creature strategies from attacking you.

If the goal is to start attending tournaments maybe look into building g/w standard angels/tokens, you have many of the more expensive pieces, but if modern is the goal mana dorks like Noble Hierarch , Birds of Paradise , or Avacyn's Pilgrim with maybe a Oketra's Monument strategy (it makes the expensive angels cheaper and combo's with Whitemane Lion or Kor Skyfisher to make every W mana a token) Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is also rather good with helping get your creatures stronger, pumping out tokens, and being another gideon to play well with the other one. Honor of the Pure could also be a consideration.

jakeelephant006 on

2 weeks ago

You should add more lands and more mana ramp. Your average CMC is over 4 and you only have 34 lands and 4-ish mana ramp cards. There are also some cards that don't make a ton of sense in here as they don't make tokens or don't synergize with them. Cards like Brago, King Eternal, Ixidron, Always Watching and kinda Blade of Selves and Ephara, God of the Polis don't seem to do much. I suppose Ephara draws you cards on your opponent's turn and could draw you some extra cards if you play an instant copy spell so she's alright. Blade of Selves doesn't make sense to me because the tokens don't stay around. I see a few decent ETB effects on creatures in the list but I honestly think Helm of the Host would be a better card in here. The helm makes tokens that stick and you could equip it to Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun to make multiple things unblockable each combat.

Also there seems to be a split between whether this deck wants to be a go big tokens deck or a go wide tokens deck. I suppose you can have both, but I would definitely lean towards going big and cut one of the two mono-white gods (probably Oketra). With that in mind I would look to add some Eternalize cards. Adorned Pouncer seems really good in here, as does Champion of Wits, Sinuous Striker, and Sunscourge Champion. Vizier of the Anointed would also be a card to consider if you add in some of the Eternalize cards. I would cut some of the less good go-wide cards for them.

Also adding in some card draw could be a good idea. You're pretty low on it right now.

So in sum, cut cards that don't make sense with the deck, add in more lands, ramp, and card draw, and maybe look into eternalizing some stuff.

Kjartan on Selesnya Knights

3 weeks ago

Your deck is a wall of three drops, though, and having multiple Always Watchings out makes vigilance completely redundant.

JaviGar on Selesnya Knights

3 weeks ago

Kjartan, i preffer Always Watching for the vigilance, i dont know (i wish) any better card for that. I like the vigilance aspect because it gives a very very aggresive aproach, attacking each turn without downsides, and upgrading your creatures a little bit. If i play Honor of the Pure at turn 2, probably i have a better play casting a Knight of the White Orchid or a Selesnya Charm with creature, and if its like turn 4 or so, paying 1 more mana i think its worth the price.

Kjartan on Selesnya Knights

3 weeks ago

I think some of your Always Watchings should be Honor of the Pures

Helioraptor on Everlasting Life

3 weeks ago

I would try and mainboard Grand Abolisher if you can he's real good or at least throw him in the side board also check out Always Watching

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