Arch of Orazca

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Arch of Orazca

Land

Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.) T: Add ◊ to your mana pool. 5, T: Draw a card. Activate this ability only if you have the city's blessing.

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Arch of Orazca Discussion

thrane on Wrath of God

3 days ago

You will need more card draw to keep up the pressure. Some fine cards to draw with would be Mentor of the Meek , Solemn Simulacrum , Mask of Memory , Mind Stone , Skullclamp , The Immortal Sun , Oblation , Arch of Orazca and Mind's Eye . Some of them have other uses aswell, but in general mono white needs a lot of cards devoted to ramp and card draw to keep up with the other colors. Best Regards

jtwood on (EDH) Kozilek, the Great Distortion

1 week ago

-1 Ash Barrens -1 Endless One -1 Geode Golem (haven't been able to acquire it yet)

+1 Arch of Orazca +1 Duplicant +1 Platinum Angel

LoyalPaladin on Knight Tribal

1 week ago

I'm just going to make suggestions for cutting and adding, but they're more suggestions on what I would do if I was building it. OrientSuperior might have some good feedback. He's good at going wide and tribal too.

Creatures

Not a lot to say here. I'd probably cut some of your higher CMC creatures for more low CMC knights. You probably want to treat your dragons like my Sunhome's Finest deck treats angels: sprinkle them in there, but don't make them a main attraction. Their CMC is usually fairly high.

Sunhome's finest generates a lot of 1/1's to bide time for a big angel to come out, but Knight's aren't quite as good at that as soldiers are, I'd add some more mana rocks and cut a big boy or two. Right now you're running about 22 Knights out of your 29 creatures, with three ways to get a limited number of tokens from what I'm seeing.

Artifacts

You might consider cutting Door of Destinies if you end up being more of a hybrid Knight-Dragon tribal, otherwise it's probably fine for now. I'd probably cut some equipment for commander protection and mana rocks.

Main Cuts: I'd cut these for sure, but there are a few more I'd lop off for other things.

  • Bloodforged Battle-Axe: It's a mana sink and you're going to be strapped for mana in Boros.
  • Godsend: This card isn't very useful in commander. If you exile a card it's gone, since they can't run multiple copies. If you hit their commander they'll just return it to their command zone instead of exiling it.
  • Sunforger: It's really just not that great. It's a mana sink and I actually cut it from my own deck.

Extra Cuts: I'd probably cut Forebear's Blade, Mind's Eye, and Obelisk of Urd as well. Obelisk is worse than Door of Destinies, so keep that latter if you're cutting one of the two. Mind's Eye is a good card, but I barely manage to take advantage of that in a mono-White deck crafted to ramp fast. Forebear's Blade is just so-so, it's not bad, but it's not great.

Add: You could consider Pearl Medallion or Ruby Medallion. I'd probably forgo both of those for what's below or maybe even a Boros Locket.

  • MindStone: Great mana rock with draw in case you really need it.
  • Swiftfoot Boots: You've got two commanders. Run swifties and greaves?
  • Worn Powerstone: It's a tap for two mana rock. Could be more than worth it for you.

Instants

I don't have a lot to add here. I'd probably want more instants in general, and I'm not a huge fan of Dawn Charm.

Sorceries

I'd probably cut Steelshaper's Gift for Blasphemous Act. It's half the price and a game winner if you manage to make your creatures indestructible, even for a turn.

Lands

I would cut Arch of Orazca and replace it with Terrain Generator. I'd find space somewhere in your artifacts to cut a card and add in a Reliquary Tower too. The 36th land is more important for your colors and you're more than likely to have a build up of cards with a big CMC in your hand at some point. Arch is a cool land, but you're going to rarely have that much mana on hand outside Green. If you're super set on having a card draw outlet like that, go for the Vanquisher's Banner.

Enchantments

I'd probably cut Quest for the Holy Relic for a copy of Honor of the Pure, but that's just me. I feel like the deck is built to go tall, but the tribe is made to go wide. If your deck wins because of commander damage, it's probably because you have two commanders, not necessarily because one of them got beefy.

WhichKing on Avacyn, Mostly Angels

3 weeks ago

Hmm... I'd be wary of falling into the trap of trying to cram too many niche effects that seem useful. You can take a look at this deckbuilding framework as a guide to building a decent EDH deck. The idea is to get around 8 packages of cards (each package will have around 8 cards each) that accomplish similar effects. This means that your deck should run smoothly as you are able to reliably access certain effects.

Of course this should be something that gels with your gameplan. So far it seems that your gameplan is to beat down with (relatively) efficient midrange angels. Your commander comes in to insulate your force against wraths, which at the same time leave your opponents defenceless. At the very late-game, you go the nuclear route of destroying everyone's lands. Now, you're going to have to pick only cards that will contribute to this game plan. Godsend isn't really that useful, neither is Spear of Heliod which is more useful as an anthem in token decks.

Now, I will strongly recommend not skimping on three effects: ramp, removal and draw. For ramp you should at least try to get 6 mana rocks that cost 2 mana, this leads to your deck being more explosive. You can try:

For draw you can consider:

stensiagamekeeper on Deck for PPTQ, Dimir control, ...

3 weeks ago

Looks good. I do have couple of super nit-picky suggestions that could maybe push the power level just a bit (although I play 4 Quasiduplicate and Murmuring Mystics in my UB control deck so this is rich coming from meXD).

I prefer 2 Doom Whisperer over 2 Dream Eater specifically in UB as that deck doesn't have the ability to stabilize quite as effectively as UR or URW and is a little lighter on the counters. While a wrath can sometimes get you there usually you're just trading cards with the creature decks until you run out first after drawing more lands. This often means that you end up only stabilizing after you've activated search/recast campaign enough times that you've made up for your higher land count but by that stage it's often too late. Doom Whisperer is a way around this however as it is way better at blocking traffic and giving you a chance to do the search/campaign thing without getting swung at by a bunch of 3/2s. It's also a so-so answer to carnage tyrant btw. Against control the flash does seem better at avoiding counter magic. Something to consider is that if your control opponent sees dream eater they will be more likely to leave in things like Lightning Strike and Lava Coil making Thief of Sanity worse but they'll probably expect it anyways.

Apart from that Memorial to Genius is probably better than Arch of Orazca seeing as getting the city's blessing is not a trivial matter and often 2 cards upfront is better than 3 or 4 over many turns. I'd also consider the possibility of playing against any Steel Leaf Champion deck as that matchup seems atrociously bad. Mono-red also seems tough as your win cons don't really do anything against them and they can always draw more burn than you have counters late game even if you stabilize. I also don't think UB is well positioned due to it's complete lack of pro-activity and the issue of whether your answers match their threats but as they say if you know your deck well enough it's always possible you do well. :)

fearfactor19 on Lyra Dawnbringer

3 weeks ago

Swapped out Mox Amber for Pearl Medallion as the mox didn't really do much in the deck. also put in an Arch of Orazca and a Cathars' Crusade in place of a Plains and an On Serra's Wings.

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