Apostle's Blessing


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
New Phyrexia (NPH) Common

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Apostle's Blessing


( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

Target artifact or creature you control gains protection from artifacts or from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Apostle's Blessing Discussion

fariboles on Competitive Grixis Fiends

1 day ago

Maybe more Serum Visions would be good? In a lot of ways this kind of deck looks like UR Storm a lot. I kind of dislike Nivix Cyclops since it arrives a bit late at turn 3 without any way of protecting it at this very moment, unless you wait till turn 4 and keep for Apostle's Blessing. That said, I'm not sure what other win con' you may put instead. Maybe those Thing in the Ice  Flip in your sideboard would be good against fast aggro decks (at the condition that you flip it on turn 3-4).

I would also remove the 2 Faithless Looting to add more draw card maybe?Anyways, seems like a lot of fun to play. I'm looking forward to see your next improvements on the list.Cheers

Gattison on Power 9 Equivalent in Pauper?

2 days ago

I'm back. Sorry for taking so long to return, but I have been mulling everything everyone has said over, and I have some thoughts. I'd like to keep this dialogue going and reason out our choices.

Firstly, I've updated the Original Post, took my silly pIX list off and put up the running talley. I really like the way the current top 9 looks, honestly, despite that less than 10 pauper players voiced their opinions on it, lol.

Secondly, Modern_Brews, with all due respect, I think the pIX should be a list of the most broken pauper cards, because that's exactly what the Power 9 is. The P9 also doesn't care about representing the color pie fairly, and thus I feel that neither should the Pauper IX. I guess I did make it sound otherwise in my statement above, and my apologies for not clarifying earlier.

Third, Captain_Howel, I would actually argue that all three of the blue cards in the P9 could be called "draw." At the very least, every single one of the power 9 cards do essentially the same thing for a deck. They accelerate it. They give you more mana, cards or turns (which is really just card advantage, imo) than you would normally get, under normal circumstances.

I'm not trying to be argumentative with either of you, instead I'm just hoping to further define what the Pauper IX should be. =) Feedback is welcome!

Now on that line of thought, let's get back to the culmination of our votes in the list in the OP. Let me first say that I personally feel that, ignoring everything else, Lightning Bolt, Lotus Petal, Gitaxian Probe and Ash Barrens all NEED to be on this list, and there's no getting around it. Does anybody else feel this way?

I also feel that Simian Spirit Guide should definitely be on this list alongside Lotus Petal, because like DarkMagician said, it is literally a pauper version of Mox Ruby. It doesn't matter if people aren't playing this card currently, or if it's not "paupular". Not everybody always plays the P9, the same would therefore obviously be true about the pIX, wouldn't it? What does matter is that this card is free , which is crazy good no matter what color it is, and as a pauper player "you should know about this." For the same reasons, I feel Dark Ritual is the pauper version of Mox Jet, and should rank on the list.

I also feel the same way about Apostle's Blessing, but to a lesser extent. I also want to point out that this same line of reasoning (first iterated by DarkMagician above) is exactly why we "all" agree Gitaxian Probe should qualify. Because ANY deck can play it. And ANY deck can play Simian Spirit Guide for a free or a free , and to a lesser extent, any deck with in it can play Dark Ritual.

Next, I agree with Captain_Howel (and eyes2sky) about Gurmag Angler that it's not an auto-include in decks running . However, it is quite easy to alter most decks, just a bit, to allow 1 or more Anglers. I think that is why people play it so much, and why it got so many votes here. One more vote than Delver of Secrets  Flip in fact, and I think that is indicative of how it's slightly harder to alter "just any deck with in it" to squeeze some Delvers in.

Finally, I do think we should all stop and reconsider whether Slippery Bogle should be on this list or not. It's not a game accelerator, like Lotus Petal or Preordain, but it is a super useful creature that should be known to all pauper brewers and builders.

Thanks for your input so far everybody!

Dorotheus on Bloo V.3.1.4

3 days ago

I feel like Apostle's Blessing can also be useful for grindy match ups with spot-removal decks, while also giving a potential edge if you need it against Affinity and Go-wide/Pyromancer decks, over Spellheart Chimera.

I know these lists are super tight, but the synergy of Thing in the Ice  Flip and Spellskite is a very nuanced but amazing and have yet to see it in too many lists. I'd also rather have two of the Peek be Sleight of Hand; getting information is great but having a stronger selection of cards in your deck is equally important.

mrfab13 on Simic Pauper Infect

4 days ago

Seal of Strength vs Llanowar Augur genrally seal is better also where is Apostle's Blessing MB you have no evasion (ignoring blighted agent) or protection. daze in genral is better on the draw, so id swap daze and blessing MB and SB

Rancor and Lotus Petal is also somthing to consider

also if you are running brainstrom you need all the shuffle you can get so id go 4 Evolving Wilds and a rew Ash Barrens and cut Thornwood Falls (if you need life gain your doing it wrong) :P

shiwei87tan on How horrible

1 week ago

Vampire Hexmage will be 2 mana thing in the ice flipper. Hex Parasite can be a 5 mana 2 life thing in the ice flipper. i would max out serum visions, opt, echoing truth and fatal push. Vapor Snag is another card you can consider, so is Thought Scour as additional spell to trigger thing in the ice. instead of spellskite, maybe Apostle's Blessing?

Pieguy396 on How about 10 infect?

1 week ago

Hey there! Have you considered Vines of Vastwood instead of Simic Charm? I like the Vines a lot more. I'd also consider cutting Aqueous Forms for Opts; you already have Apostle's Blessing for unblockability.

JonahPwnsIain on mono green infect

1 week ago

Yeah. The nice thing about Apostle's Blessing is that it gives protection which can help you get around chump blockers or if your opponent's has their board flooded to get around it. I do agree though that Ranger's Guile is better for preventing removal.

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