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Non-token creatures you control get +1/+1 and have vigilance.
Always Watching Discussion
3 days ago
I'm assuming your deck is budget, but some of the best afinity cards are $20+. ( Arcbound Ravager , Mox Opal , Steel Overseer .) You definatly should cut one of those three cards you listed for Tempered Steel , that should (in my opinion) be a four of eventually. Since Always Watching only effects nontoken creatures, maybe you should cut it. Sram's Expertise isn't that great, you don't have to play it. Hope this helps! (even though most of the cards I listed were very expensive)
6 days ago
Ravenrose Simply love the flavor of your deck. How is your meta like?
Here're some of my useful and flavorful suggestions:
3) Siren's Call - Adds to the flavor of the deck as the inability to answer a Sphinx's riddles, is as deadly as a Siren's call. Pair them off with Festival or Orim's Chant and you've a single sided boardwipe!
4) Always Watching - Sphinxes are also viewed as Guardians, commonly seen at the entrance of temples, thus "Vigilance" fits this theme perfectly. This synergizes well with Cryptic Gateway as you can attack with your Sphinxes 1st then summon more at end of opponents' turn using the Gateway!
Hope you find these suggestions useful and fun! Let me know what you think. Cheers.
1 week ago
Jpinkman could probably modify the land a bit and use Always Watching or Spear of Heliod also if your looking for anthem effects. I think it's slightly better but harder to cast so possibly not worth it either
3 weeks ago
A quick rundown of the first changes I'd try to implement.
- Start / Finish
- Ministrant of Obligation
- Doomed Traveler
- Not Forgotten
- Lingering Souls
- Diabolic Intent
- Altar's Reap , Bankrupt in Blood , Blood Divination , Costly Plunder
- Severed Strands , Bone Splinters
- Torgaar, Famine Incarnate , Demon of Catastrophes
- Knight of the White Orchid
- Spectral Reserves
- Vessel of Malignity
- Vessel of Ephemera
- Debtors' Knell
- Ethereal Absolution
- Always Watching
- Mindwrack Demon
- I'd go down to singles of all the legendary creatures, if you add Diabolic Intent or Diabolic Tutor
You'll want some way to deal with artifacts and enchantments, possibly Seal of Cleansing in the sideboard.
Also you don't have exile-versions of removal, but white and black are good for it, if you wanted to give up some of the "sacrifice for insane value" plan. Utter End and its variants.
1 month ago
High Alert is a redundant new addition to this deck to allow you to have more redundancy.
Also Sight of the Scalelords is pretty good. It doesn't combo well with Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive , but it does give most of your team vigilance. I would imagine that blocking isn't really the issue for you since you will likely have more creatures in play than most other players so this might be better than Brave the Sands . Other cards for vigilance Always Watching and Loyal Unicorn
1 month ago
Not sure I really see the "combat" portion of your deck. You are only running 8 creatures other than you commander. Has it worked out okay to be that light on creatures? I've been afraid to run that few creature in a deck and would love your input. I would figure you have to wrath a lot to not look wide open.
If you find that you need more creatures try out a few of these: Leonin Shikari is Lightning Greaves best friend. Auriok Windwalker is also useful here. Puresteel Paladin and Sram, Senior Edificer love all the equipment goodness you have going on; more card draw. Kemba, Kha Regent , you haz jewelry? I make mor katz.
Another card to think about is Gleam of Authority . A friend of mine had a lot of success using that with your commander. They just had to be careful about when to tap and remove hexproof.
I'm not really sure what cards to suggest cutting, but if you are looking to make changes it is probably to remove some of the universal vigilance. I think you have that ability in a lot of equipments already so you may not need that Brave the Sands and Always Watching package.
Sigarda's Aid is a great card and it helps you get around the equipment costs. I do love the double strike and unblockable package you have going here. I like to Venser, the Sojourner when I get ready to alpha strike.
1 month ago
I had Intangible Virtue in there at one point with nearly the opposite text as Always Watching . I took it out since it wasn't all that great compared to other stuff. With so many of the creatures in the deck being tokens, I'm not sure that Always Watching will really help all that much. If anything, I would probably put Intangible Virtue back in of the two.
Trostani, Selesnya's Voice is already in the deck as the Commander, and she's great for the role.
Emmara, Soul of the Accord looks interesting, but I don't own one to add at the moment. I will definitely look into getting one though.
Always Watching occurrence in decks from the last year
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