Approach of the Second Sun


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

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Approach of the Second Sun


If Approach of the Second Sun was cast from your hand and you cast another spell named Approach of the Second Sun this game, you win the game. Otherwise, put Approach of the Second Sun into its owner's library sevent from the top and you gain 7 life.

Approach of the Second Sun Discussion

Darth_Savage on Rider Life Gains

2 days ago

Pioneer is a fun format and the meta just received a shake up, but even so, the power level of decks can swing closer to Modern than Standard. Which I guess brings me to your deck, conventional wisdom is that life-gain for the sake of life-gain is not a good strategy. Normally a deck aiming to gain life will run Approach of the Second Sun or Felidar Sovereign a win condition based on what your deck wants to do. You're not running these though, instead you have a deck primarily made up of 2 CMC creature spells. That casting cost is relevant because, that's the cost that Fatal Push alongside others like Legion's End kill.

Don't get me wrong, Lone Rider is a cool card, but it needs better support. Healer's Hawk, is a cheap efficient enough creature, but Sacred Cat represents an easy 2-for-1. I'd swap Adanto Vanguard to Wall of Essence spending removal on a wall is a bad deal, but if your opponent doesn't it can gain you significant life. I'd run straight removal Declaration in Stone or Stasis Snare rather than Dromoka's Command. I'd also suggest you look at Blind Obedience this stalls your opponent and lets you spend extra mana. In green there is also Feed the Clan which might come in useful...

I hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

capriom85 on Pioneer Approach

5 days ago

I would play this deck as a U/W control build. Dig Through Time , Sphinx's Revelation , and Treasure Cruise (I actually prefer Dragonlord's Prerogative ) will dig more than enough to find your Approach of the Second Sun to get going.

You have more than an adequate pool of counters to choose from, and I would say a chuck of about 10 cards can be devoted to this slot (base the choices on your local meta). Throw in some Supreme Verdict for good measure, in case anything actually sticks.

Finally, I would round the deck out with a few alternate win-cons. My choices here would be Dragonlord Ojutai , AEtherling , and Elspeth, Sun's Champion . I have also had some pretty great luck using Pearl Lake Ancient in the past.

Scorpiomoth on Pioneer Approach

5 days ago

I love Approach of the Second Sun , it's one of my favourite cards ever printed and I see Pioneer as a good way to start using it again, the question is which shell to put it in. I played a Jeskai build back in Standard and could see that working well with Fires of Invention , Fae of Wishes , Drawn from Dreams and a lot of wrath effects, but I've also played a budget Azorius build based around permission spells, particular ones that offer incidental lifegain or can be used flexibly for advantage like Supreme Will . Lastly I can see potential for an Esper build with hand disruption such as Thoughtseize .
Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on the most effective/most fun take, plus any suggestions for cards or combos that could make this deck work. I'd like it to be reasonably competitive as if it tests well would be looking to take it to PTQs. Thanks in advance!

CRKFIEND on Brudiclone Stompies

6 days ago

Commit / Memory is a great cancel or removal spell stapled to a wheel. I recommend it in any deck that can house blue, it's kind of a pet staple.

Approach of the Second Sun is a good alternate win con. It doesn't really further any strategy with Brudiclad, but it can end a stalemate which can be nice.

Smothering Tithe can produce treasures which can be used as mana, and can be turned into dudes with Brudiclad, or you can turn your other tokens into treasures. It's neat.

... Also, please do me a fave and burp that guy back up. We need him in 2020.

moremanawins on Anticipating the Strikes

6 days ago

I'd like to see an Approach of the Second Sun since it wins you the game and Dragonlord Ojutai can easily dig for it. Also Baneslayer Angel , Eternal Dragon , and Serra Ascendant could all be cut for more board wipes and interaction (spot removals / counterspells). My final suggestions would be Smothering Tithe , and Mask of Memory / Rogue's Gloves . Anyway +1 from me cause I love Ojutai.

Joe_Ken_ on Changes based on local meta

3 weeks ago

So I've been wanting to make some changes in my Aurelia deck to have more interaction and effect on my local meta. Cards that I've been considering adding in are From the Ashes , Hero of Bladehold , and Vandalblast

My reasoning for From the Ashes is because I have a few three color decks in my local group and a five color deck that runs no basic lands and tends to win a lot by ramping until he can get Approach of the Second Sun off twice in one turn. I also want to have it in the deck for it's interaction with Emeria Shepherd to potentially get a lot of stuff out of my graveyard from the landfall triggers.

Other than that Hero of Bladehold is something I've wanted to test to make the deck faster and Vandalblast is primarily for the mass artifact destruction to simply have some more interaction.

Here is my decklist and I would really appreciate some feedback on what I could potentially swap out.

Aurelia's Angelic crusade

LordKunai on ☀ Tuvasa Enchantress | Approach the Second Sun ☀

1 month ago

Any thoughts on Dark Depths ? I know it doesn't do much in the ways of card draw or the enchantress theme, but i figure you're already running Solemnity , Dark Depths might be worth. and also with the addition of a Crop Rotation , you can tutor for either Dark Depths or Serra's Sanctum if you're trying to Approach of the Second Sun or need a specific color to get your game going. Idk just a thought. Love the deck!

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