Asceticism

Asceticism

Enchantment

Creatures you control have hexproof. (They can't be the targets of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

: Regenerate target creature.

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Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Asceticism Discussion

Feiryn on Here there be DRAGONS!

2 days ago

Ah okay, I assumed the maybeboard were cards you were only looking at, my bad!

In that case you have a bunch of stuff that definitely could fit in the deck. For those three you mentioned Exploration is very good and can be slotted in over Rampant Growth, Canopy Vista/Smoldering Marsh can just be replaced by a Forest/Mountain, and definitely take a Sol Ring if you have a spare one.

As for others, here's the most notable you have on your maybeboard:

  • Asceticism
  • - If it resolves your dragons are almost invulnerable outside of stuff like deathtouch/boardwipes
  • Smothering Tithe
  • - Could help with ramp
  • Dragonlord Ojutai
  • - Great card advantage with hexproof half of the time
  • Glorybringer
  • - Might not be as strong as some other options but that exert can effectively be a removal spell every other turn
  • Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip
  • - Great value all around and if you manage to transform him you basically win
  • Rishkar's Expertise
  • - Pricy but casting it will probably mean refilling your hand and getting a free dragon which covers its cost
  • Cyclonic Rift
  • - EDH staple and one of the best boardwipes in the format, wipes all of your opponents' creatures, artifacts, walkers, etc
  • Force of Vigor
  • - Pretty good removal that can be manaless
  • Teferi's Protection
  • - Protects your entire side from boardwipes

For boardwipes you already have Crux of Fate and Balefire Dragon. Throwing in Cyclonic Rift would definitely be a good choice. The issue with boardwipes in decks like these is that you don't want to reset your own boardstate, but that's why the three I mentioned are so good because they only affect the opponents. Cyclonic Rift also dodges indestructable as it's a bounce effect rather than a destroy.

In my opinion, counters are generally not very effective in decks like these. It's generally more effective to run cards like Rhythm of the Wild and Asceticism as they're not one-shots, while also having the side-benefit of opponents using their counters on your other opponents instead. If you wanted to pick up additional effects like those if counters/removal are rampant in your group, I personally like Steely Resolve and Conqueror's Flail.

I actually recommending cutting Deflecting Swat as you'll only rarely have your commander out. If you want one-shot defensive utility, Veil of Summer and Autumn's Veil are amazing for that.

If you want more spot removal, I definitely recommend picking up a Path to Exile. With it, Swords to Plowshares, and Anguished Unmaking you should be good for spot removal unless you wanted to splurge on an Assassin's Trophy.

I'm unsure about Ramos, Dragon Engine. Since you're in a more casual environment they might be okay, but unless you have something like Descendants' Path down they're not really worthwhile. If you're wanting to go out and buy a fairly expensive creature, by far the best purchase you could make is Kaalia of the Vast IMO.

Icaruskid on Green Lantern | Omnath, Locus of Mana [Primer]

2 weeks ago

Thank you October_The_First! Your username is awesome on it's own and then it being in red font makes me think of the movie Red October which I'll have to watch again now. :)

I hear you on the importance of Flash. I just recently experimented with dropping Savage Summoning, another favorite Flash card, for The Great Aurora. While this deck is light on removal, and The Great Aurora helps there while adding another win condition to combo out on one explosive turn, it may still be a win more card. Let's come back to this voltron vs combo balance.

For me it comes down to the total protection package for Omnath and how often he even sees play on the battlefield. Currently there are 8 protection cards:

  1. Sword of Feast and Famine
  2. Asceticism
  3. Heroic Intervention
  4. Nim Deathmantle
  5. Soul of New Phyrexia
  6. Vedalken Orrery
  7. Yavimaya Hollow
  8. Winding Canyons

I do consider Flash protection and even ran Yeva for a while because her being an elf also helped Priest of Titania and Allosaurus Shepherd. But sometimes she was a straight dead card because I had better protection online or she didn't help with board wipes. Don't get me wrong. There were times where she was valuable but it felt closer to 1 out of 3 rather than 2 out of 3. I also noticed that I never tutored for her.

Let's go back to the first point. If I'm honest I don't play Omnath with voltron as my primary strategy. I tend to play for combo wins first and let Voltron do incidental damage along the way or rely on it as a backup plan. Some games I find I only play Omnath for draw!

I'm still finding the balance between combo and voltron and will keep Yeva and Vivien in mind and the Maybe board.

Thank you for the input!

1empyrean on Ravos & Tana Mutate

2 weeks ago

WanderingSpirit Thanks.

I'm working on a couple of other partner mutate decks, but threw this one together because it was quick and easy.

I have the cards you suggested, but mostly locked up in other decks. Selfless Spirit, and Asceticism would absolutely be in the deck otherwise. Not having them in the deck doesn't bother me, though.

WanderingSpirit on Ravos & Tana Mutate

2 weeks ago

I like these commanders for a mutate deck! Ravos gets creatures that might have otherwise been removed from the graveyard into your hand so they can be mutated, and Tana brings the damage.

I see you have sac outlets in case you get hit with removal, but I think your creatures could use a bit more protection. Selfless Spirit, Heroic Intervention, and Rootborn Defenses are single use, but they all come in handy during a pinch. If not that, then you could go for Teferi's Protection. If single use isn't your speed, Asceticism is your hookup.

I think The Immortal Sun is a good fit here.

This honestly looks super fun and I'm glad someone thought of these two as mutate commanders. +1 from me!

LosWokos on OM_NOM NOM! The Natures way.

2 weeks ago

Hey TraceT thanks for your feedback. It totally agree that i think the hand will often be empty pretty soon.

I wasnt sure about the Courser either, you might be right here. While building this deck i already thougt, that this card relies too heavily on extra land drop enablers to be super efficient.

I didnt actually play with Kadha yet. She has the same problem as courser, being more efficient with some kind of extra land drop per turn on the board. I might switch them to Constant Mists because i play that card in my Vial Smasher Brash Taunter deck and it did win me some almost lost games. Awesome card! For the Courser i will consider buying a copy of Asceticism.

What do you think about the amount of Ramp spells? Too much or is it a decent amount?

LosWokos on TraceT

2 weeks ago

Hey TraceT thanks for your feedback. It totally agree that i think the hand will often be empty pretty soon.

I wasnt sure about the Courser either, you might be right here. While building this deck i already thougt, that this card relies too heavily on extra land drop enablers to be super efficient.

I didnt actually play with Kadha yet. She has the same problem as courser, being more efficient with some kind of extra land drop per turn on the board. I might switch them to Constant Mists because i play that card in my Vial Smasher Brash Taunter deck and it did win me some almost lost games. Awesome card! For the Courser i will consider buying a copy of Asceticism.

What do you think about the amount of Ramp spells? Too much or is it a decent amount?

TraceT on OM_NOM NOM! The Natures way.

2 weeks ago

Also I dont know if Radha, Heart of Keld and Courser of Kruphix are worth the slots in this deck. I think I would possibly add a haste enabler like Fires of Yavimaya or Hammer of Purphoros or possibly protection like Asceticism or Constant Mists I haven't taken the time to post my actual decks on here, but I have all three other Omnath decks. I've had the Omnath, Locus of Rage deck for about 5 years, and ran courser for a long time, and was just never thrilled with the performance. It gives too much information away for the amount of value it provides.

But as courser does add some level of card advantage, maybe some pure draw might be a good addition in its place as I could see this deck playing out its hand pretty often without Omnath, Locus of the Roil or Tatyova, Benthic Druid on the field.

bamichinees on The old ways (WIP)

3 weeks ago
  1. Staples:
  2. Maybe:
    • Protection:
      • Sylvan Safekeeper : Creature protection.
      • Veil of Summer : Counterspell protection. Protection against blue and black removal. Most common cards with removal (although meta dependent).
  3. Cut:

Staple cards are cards I recommend obtaining and using, since they are almost always good cards to have in any green deck. The rest is up to preference and should be taken with a grain of salt. I hope I could be of some use to you.

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