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Archon of Justice
Creature — Archon
When Archon of Justice dies, exile target permanent from the game.
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Archon of Justice Discussion
6 months ago
Hi, its that guy from reddit who asked to critique your deck!
Your land base is stronger than mine, in the sense that it contains a fair amount of fetches and shocks. That being said, I think it would be good for you to look into City of Brass, and I would probably replace Exotic Orchard or one of the slow fetches with it.
My personal 5-Color superfriends decklist runs only a few creatures, even then some of them aren't necessary. I am a little confused as to why you run Archon of Justice, Venser, Shaper Savant, and Wood Elves. In my opinion, they don't do too much to advance your win progression or protect your walkers. At the same CMC as Wood Elves there is Cultivate and Kodama's Reach which provide a better overall mana investment. I would pick Cyclonic Rift over Venser any day. Venser is a good card, don't get me wrong, I run it in my Geist of Saint Traft deck (along with rift), but the rift can save your planeswalkers' collective hides from most threats. I think Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, or even the flashy new Urza's Ruinous Blast would be suitable replacements for the archon. There is also Terastodon, which I run, but I understand if that's a bit much for CMC.
I would absolutely replace Cultivator's Caravan with Chromatic Lantern.As for the walkers: I would certainly cut Xenagos, the Reveler, Jace, Cunning Castaway, Gideon of the Trials, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, both Garruks, Freyalise, Daretti and Ashiok. These planeswalkers don't do enough, and depend on having lots of creatures/artifacts, which your deck does not have. I would replace them with boardwipes, Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Chandra, Flamecaller for the wipe, Narset Transcendent for card advantage and the ult, Teferi, Hero of Dominaria Rhystic Study, Oath of Teferi. If need be, Song of the Dryads can replace Imprisoned in the Moon for more versatility.
Things I really like in your deck: Maze of Ith, Eugene, Sorin Markov, academy rector, Doubling Season (which I wish I had).If you have any more questions or a response, please DM me! I enjoyed your deck, and I love that there are people out there making 5-color superfriends a thing in commander!Cheers!The Mending's Legacy
9 months ago
It looks like you're going for a light sweep/reanimator strat, so I'll recommend cards based on thatBurnished Hart, Oreskos Explorer. Dualcaster Mage brings a lot of versatility. Fiend Hunter if you pursue a few more sac outlets. Palace Jailer might be ok regardless. Skullclamp is great in any deck that wants its creatures to die. Stonecloaker for the blink/recursion value, maybe Cranial Archive to also cover the graveyard base without messing you up too badly. Archon of Justice.
Vizier of Deferment is kind of cute, though maybe too situational.
You have 2 karmic guides.
1 year ago
x12721 The problem with things like ashen rider is while yes it is better, The mana cost is far to high for a STAX and combo style deck that im currently building. There might be better options but since my strategy involves locking down until I can combo off, cards that would be used for utility like Archon of Justice have a better cost to fit my curve than Ashen Rider so its better. And Honestly money is kinda an issue as im still trying to find that deck that I want to "Commit" to so Im trying to keep it below 1000 if I can. But the Magus version might have a place in this deck I need more testing and I need to get more games in to find out.
1 year ago
You seem to almost have the idea of my deck The Pilgrim's Harvest. If you aren't worrying about budget, The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale is pretty cool, especially against go-wide decks. Some of your creatures don't make a lot of sense, in that there are better options for you to use. Ashen Rider is a better Archon of Justice in most cases.
1 year ago
I think I am going to gravitate towards a positive or beautiful afterlife sub theme? and shy away from cards like Attrition or Pawn of Ulamog maybe gravitate towards angels and/or spirits. Some other cards I have found (instead of grading papers and doing my job): Archon of Justice, Walker of the Grove actually most evoke creatures seem good with Karador, Seed Guardian, Deathrite Shaman to conduct the funeral, and Yisan, the Wanderer Bard to play music at the service, Pattern of Rebirth, Resurrection, Spore Frog is on theme and is nasty with Karador
1 year ago
1 year ago
You're well on your way here. Nice list. You're definitely missing some key pieces if you're aiming for as strong as possible.
You have Saffi Eriksdotter and Blood Artist/Zulaport Cutthroat, and yet you're not playing Loyal Retainers. Saffi + retainers goes infinite for infinite deaths. Not playing Elesh Norn? Use Survival of the Fittest to pitch for Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, then pitch elesh norn for Loyal Retainers. Play retainers to reanimate the elesh norn in the yard.
When you add all those cards, I suggest the following cuts: Grisly Salvage, Satyr Wayfinder, Evolutionary Leap, Ashnod's Altar, Burnished Hart, Merciless Executioner, Unburial Rites and Dread Return. Generally speaking, by aiming to fill up your graveyard with cards, and then subsequently reanimating them, you're playing an inconsistent tutor engine. You also don't need to play big reanimate spells. Your commander reanimates plenty enough. The Necromancy could honestly just be Animate Dead to save a mana. The Ashnod's Altar gives you mana that isn't very useful unfortunately. Perhaps Phyrexian Altar instead, or maybe another creature sac outlet like Carrion Feeder. If you improve your deck by relying less on reanimation and more on tutoring straight for your combo pieces, then cards like the Ashen Rider, Acidic Slime, Archon of Justice, Magister of Worth etc start making less and less sense, and they could instead be contributing to a hatebear shell that allows your primary combo win-conditions to emerge through this removal heavy format. Cards like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Gaddock Teeg, Aven Mindcensor, Hushwing Gryff, Peacekeeper, Sylvan Safekeeper etc will help you keep your boardstate investments safe, lower your curve, and allow you to play a somewhat staxy shell, with a delicious combo inside.
Imagine this. You use a sac outlet sac your Protean Hulk. Your opponent is ready to try and interact with you with their Swords to Plowshares. But you get Karmic Guide and Sylvan Safekeeper. Suddenly, it doesn't look too good to try and target your stuff. Your Karmic Guide gets back Protean Hulk, and you sac it immediately. You're still protecting your Karmic Guide with the Sylvan Safekeeper. All of sudden, you have Saffi Eriksdotter and Dosan the Falling Leaf in play and your opponent's window to interact with you no longer exists, making your combo that much more competitive.
Best of luck with your build.
1 year ago
Good job on the build!
I would highly recommend Adarkar Valkyrie tap her to return a creature you just flung Archon of Justice instant speed removal of almost anythingnand an absolute must have is Thornbite Staff to untap Brion whenever a creature dies for multiple flings per turn.