Authority of the Consuls


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh Rare

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Authority of the Consuls


Creatures your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.

Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under an opponents control, you gain 1 life.

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Authority of the Consuls Discussion

2kplus on No wincon = No win

4 hours ago

i think Authority of the Consuls might be a good way to buy you some life and some time.

Chewy5150 on Odric lifegain marshal

2 days ago

Glory-Bound Initiate, sideboard Authority of the Consuls or maindeck a few. Always Watching is a bomb card. The only ways I've reliably seen lifegain get the win are Aetherflux Reservoir decks.

I think you need at least 24 lands.

It's a tough win condition to get to 40 but not impossible. I wouldn't bank on it. Board wipes are bad so consider Selfless Spirit

Delta-117 on clayperce

2 days ago

I attended 2 game days, I went 3-1 only losing to a control deck, and omg our match (3 rounds) went on for about an hour and twenty minutes! It determined who of the two of us made top 4. I was playing this hybrid delirium/ +1/+1 counters deck with Walking Ballista, Winding Constrictor etc.

I didn't get all of my cards that I had ordered to replace my former delirium cards all on time so I had to play some different choices, which included things like a Ulvenwald Hydra (Could fetch a Blighted Fen for a last-resort answer to an Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger which my deck had a lack of answers for if cast game 1), a Liliana, the Last Hope (as a 1x of since I sold 3/4 of mine), 1x Rhonas the Indomitable, a 1x Liliana, Death's Majesty (which I have to add is a lot of fun with things like Noxious Gearhulk and Verdurous Gearhulk, among a few other things because I was lacking cards.

It was back and forth us asking how many cards the other had in hand because he had Thought-Knot Seers and Harsh Scrutiny, while I had a playset of Transgress the Minds after sideboarding, to him constantly exiling my Kalitas, Traitor of Ghets, Verdurous Gearhulk (only had 2/4 unfortunately for gameday the other 2 were still in the mail) with Declaration in Stones, Stasis Snares and Anguished Unmakings.

Then if that was not enough to slow our matches down, he was playing Authority of the Consuls after sideboarding, as well as Kambal, Consul of Allocation to punish me and all my removal (Had a playset of Fatal Pushes, 3 Never / Returns, and 2 Grasp of Darkness to gain lots of life as well of course from 3x Noxious Gearhulk which he was using on things like my Mindwrack Demon, Verdurous Gearhulk, Ishkanah, Grafwidow among others... I was using 2x Noxious Gearhulk (one main/one side) myself too which was pretty funny. Beyond that he was stealing my stuff with mainboard Gonti, Lord of Luxurys of which he had I think 2-3 of and he managed to beat me with one of my own Kalitas, Traitor of Ghets. Also 2x Demon of Dark Schemes he had which he also used t recur things, but mainly his own, although he did at times kill off my Ishkanah, Grafwidow spider tokens.

That had to be my longest game of magic, I ended up losing 2-1 after drawing 5 lands in a row and him slowly whittling down my health all the while with a Gonti, Lord of Luxury I could not afford to trade one of my creatures with, this was when I already had like 11 mana available which was lame. But I got third place anyways. Despite being long it was a challenging, yet fun match.

The second gameday I went 1-3, the problem is my deck was inconsistent with it being rather a hybrid of two strategies (delirium and counters) since I was lacking some of my much needed +1/+1 related cards. I had to mulligan a lot due to lack of lands showing up despite me using 24 which is fine. I forfeited my last match too someone I know because if I was to win he would lose his chance at top 4 and I already being 1-2 had nothing to gain from winning so I let him advance, he went on to being in the final match for the champion playmat but in round 3 because his opponent had a really, really good opening hand with zombies he just got steamrolled in the third round when they were 1-1. But the one who won is also a friend of mine who never got a gameday mat since he started gamedays in OGW, although he came close with an Aether Revolt one when it was between me and him for the aether revolt champion.

You attend any game days?

Poptartz95 on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

4 days ago

Aethaleon I really like the suggestions you dropped however the cards you suggest I remove also have cycling, and this is a mono-white deck, and card draw is needed. I don't plan to remove any of the cards in this deck with cycling. Ancient Den will 100000% be added, and Quarantine Field I will playtest but I will try to find a different card to swap out as Cast Out has flash + cycling. So if I was to remove something it would be Oblivion Ring instead but I am trying to add removal, not remove it so we will see how this plays out considering it is becoming insanely difficult to find cards to swap out because almost every card in the deck has a solid use. Currently the only somewhat solid card I feel I can swap out is Sword of Light and Shadow but even that is hard to swap out for something else. Thank you for the suggestions.

Mizzazzi great suggestion, and I will attempt to find a way to play test it as someone in the shop I play at just traded me for my Foil Hapatra for there EDH deck! As for the Gideon. Trials is solid but I feel Gideon Jura is the planeswalker that needs to be added if I add a new one because of the additions such as Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Authority of the Consuls and he is just a good planeswalker. So thank you for the suggestions, and I will look into adding the angel.

Wyrmweird on Victorious Crop-Captain

6 days ago

Heya, nice to see a deck that isn't copy//pasted, but there's some non-synergy that cards that you can swap.

Soul-Scar Mage can be replaced by Thraben Inspector or Town Gossipmonger  Flip. There aren't enough spells to make prowess worth it, and there isn't enough non-combat damage for the ability to have much impact. If you keep it in, add more spells that do damage; Magma Spray and other red spells.

The Human synergy can't be over looked and should probably be exploited by playing cards like Metallic Mimic and Thalia's Lieutenant. If you run 31 creatures they should interact with each other by being tribal. Falkenrath Gorger is the only Vampire. Probably cut it. Bloodlust Inciter is super cheap and a decent 1 drop. It's human. It gives haste. It's a budget add that has to be considered.

Another notable budget human is Lone Rider  Flip. It plays well with Blessed Alliance and Authority of the Consuls.

And the most obvious add for exert and white is Always Watching .

Because you have Hazoret you're looking to empty your hand so Needle Spires is a good land to run. It's a land. It's a double strike creature when you need one. Also, Hanweir Battlements is totally worth it for the haste ability. If you stick in the battlement, stick in the Hanweir Garrison. It adds tokens when it attacks and flips late game to finish with style.

Hopefully these ideas help. There should be enough variety to suit your play style and you won't have to copy//paste your FNM deck. GL-HF

spaghettikal on B/W "Control"

1 week ago

I agree with SamSofa, Authority of the Consuls is a great anti aggro card, and i can foresee the deck having trouble against aggro decks.Perhaps sideboard Authority of the Consuls and Fumigate

FalsePrincess on Cat Tribal

1 week ago

I play a similar deck, with Oath of Ajani and Ajani Unyielding(might not be considered to be budget but works for ok removal once he is on).

Have you thought about adding Rhonas's Monument for the green creatures, the +2/2 is also pretty helpful. I would also consider cards such as Lifecrafter's Gift and Authority of the Consuls this one can really infuriate people as a first turn drop, and even better with two out.

I cant recommend adding Engineered Might as out of the last 20 or so games with the deck i've played it once.

snotice on Espers in the desert wind

1 week ago

What do you think of: Authority of the Consuls as a 3 of?

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