Always Watching

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad Rare

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Always Watching

Enchantment

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

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Always Watching Discussion

MangaVentFreak13 on Winless mono white sad panda

1 day ago

I thought for a while and these are what I would recommend based on your situation: +1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Gisela, the Broken Blade, Blessed Alliance, Declaration in Stone, Stasis Snare, Captain's Claws, & Thraben Inspector. Keep Authority of the Consuls where it is. Take out everything else.

I think about now you are starting to think I'm a bit crazy but hear me out. I'm assuming from the comments that you had Lone Rider  Flip in at some point, I think it is a great card and should be playing it. I would play it at the full 4 copies but I can also understand if you only want to play 3. +3 Always Watching , Metallic Mimic and +2 of Bruna, the Fading Light, Fumigate and Thalia's Lieutenant (Personally I would go 3 lone rider and 3 lieutenant but I doubt you have 3 lieutenant's laying around, so I made a budget decision).

After those changes, the deck would look like: 4x Thraben Inspector 2x Authority of the Consuls 4x Lone Rider  Flip 2x Thalia's Lieutenant 3x Metallic Mimic 2x Declaration in Stone 3x Blessed Alliance 3x Captain's Claws 3x Thalia, Heretic Cathar 3x Always Watching 3x Stasis Snare 2x Gisela, the Broken Blade 2x Bruna, the Fading Light

And about 22 lands. I personally would go 20 plains and 2 Westvale Abbey  Flip but that's just me. It's a bit more expensive than your current build but I'm sure that it would work better. It has threats, it has late game and early game interaction and it should be able to give you a few unexpected wins. Sideboard I can't help you with though, which you would have to seriously think about because I'm pretty sure this deck dies to a well setup Walking Ballista. So what do you think?

noctis366 on Come on, everybody, be people now! (GW Humans)

1 day ago

I would cut the Choking Restrain, and Hope Against Hope, to add 4x Always Watching .

kamarupa on Soulja Boy

2 days ago

Well done. I really like this build. +1

I think maybe it might be just as good with Scout's Warning as it is with Cavern of Souls. You don't need the Cavern to mana-fix, so all it does is prevent counterspell. It would make the deck a lot less expensive - without Cavern and Path, this deck is basically budget. Which I think is awesome.

A few cards to maybe consider:

Immortal Servitude - you have a lot of 1 drop creatures - for 4 you can bring them all back after a wrath. Alternatively, Return to the Ranks.

Windbrisk Heights - 1x might be an unlikely, but viable cheat for Captain of the Watch.

Sejiri Steppe - 1x of these can be nice mid-late game. There aren't a lot of non-basic mono-white lands worth considering.

Sanctimony might be worth considering for the sideboard.

Tezzeret's Gambit can draw you 2 cards and proliferate counters bestowed by Thalia's Lieutenant.

Erase seems like it has a place in your sideboard. Or drop Kataki, War's Wage and just go with Disenchant or Revoke Existence.

I like Pithing Needle a lot, but Oblivion Ring is even more useful. It's broad spectrum seems worth 1x in just about any deck.

Serra's Blessing can deliver vigilance (to your tokens, too!) for 1 less than Always Watching , albeit sans the +1/+1.

TearsInRain23 on For All Those Who Died -EDH-

3 days ago

@Daedalus19876: SO far this deck has a 14 game winning streak with no losses at my lgs both 1v1 and 4 player.

Removed Always Watching (replaced with Norn's Annex, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim (the sacrifice wasn't utilized to full effect in this deck. Replaced with Weathered Wayfarer for utility.), Batterskull (too slow here. Replaced with Shambling Vent), Kokusho, the Evening Star (Will find better use in my tbb Meren deck, replaced with Luminarch Ascension because angels.), Well of Lost Dreams (too much mana sink for lifegain that was garnered through combat damage more than anything else. Replaced with Painful Quandary), Death Grasp (Useless after the first game I used it, replaced with Selfless Spirit), Necropotence (The drawing at the end of my turn was hurting my games and almost cost me one so it had to go. Replaced with Karn Liberated because just because), Boon Reflection (did little. Replaced with Aven Mindcensor for control), and Oblivion Ring (Slow removal. Replaced with Unmake).

Other cards I have considered are Nirkana Revenant, Bloodchief Ascension, Ghostly Prison, and the two angels that meld into Brisela, Voice of Nightmares.

TheEmgee on Humans Revolt

3 days ago

The planeswalkers do not fit the theme in this deck. You are better off using Nissa, Voice of Zendikar and/or Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. Always Watching is solid too. Have you tested Metallic Mimic?

lstpcobra on Winless mono white sad panda

5 days ago

What you're trying to do here is build around Odric, Lunarch Marshal, don't do that, the guy's bad. You can either take this deck 2 different ways; A midrange big-white deck featuring Gisela, the Broken Blade, Thalia's Lancers, etc... Or a low to the ground human aggro deck.

I recommend the latter, given that you're on a budget I'll try and keep the cards I'm suggesting cheap: Run playsets of the following; Expedition Envoy, Town Gossipmonger  Flip, Thraben Inspector, Toolcraft Exemplar (Not a human but has a lot of synergy with the deck), Thalia's Lieutenant, Stasis Snare, Aethersphere Harvester (I know it's expensive but the lifegain really keeps you in longer games and aggro matchups). Other non playsets; 2/3 Always Watching , 2/3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar, 1 Fleetwheel Cruiser and maybe 2 Bygone Bishop. Lands should be 21-23 Plains depending on how the curve works out, taplands when running a low to the ground deck can be damaging to the manabase.

Mono-white isn't strong currently, don't expect this deck to be god-like or tier 1 deck beatable but in my opinion it will work out a lot better than your current deck.

p.s. I'm a control player, take my suggestion with a grain of salt, just thought I'd comment on something since I never normally do.

clayperce on BW Odric, Dwarf lover

5 days ago

Wyrmweird,
Here are a few thoughts. Please take them with healthy skepticism though, as I VERY rarely play BW!

First, I think your mana curve looks really awkward. That many 3-drops means the deck is going to be really slow, and that's kind of a recipe for getting crushed in the current super-fast meta. I think you either need to add a TON more control (so you can survive long enough to cast and then swing with a couple Dwarves, plus Ordic), or a TON more one- and two-drops (do you can have a bunch of dudes on the field and then make them super-powered when Odric finally gets there).

I know you love the Dwarves, and the Control route is probably the best way to keep them all, but that's going to be very expensive, as you'd probably want to add 3x Fatal Push and 4x Grasp of Darkness just for starters.

So maybe look at adding some inexpensive one-and two-drops with useful keywords? I'd also recommend and empasis on Deathtouch, as it seems to be especially powerful in a world of HUGE BG Creatures. And with this kind of scheme I'd seriously aim for at least 24 Creatures, and maybe as high as 28.

Some cards to consider ...

Good luck (and good skill) on the build!

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