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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.
Authority of the Consuls Discussion
3 days ago
I went 3-1 with my version (shameless plug: Angels Ramp) yesterday at Pioneer Tuesday at my LGS, so this deck definitely has some game!
Regarding the red splash, I think you just need to try it out. Maybe cut the Bishop of Wings , they're great if you get them down early, but pretty poor topdecks if your hand doesn't have some backup angels in it, and with as few white sources as you have, that will be the case from time to time.
Authority of the Consuls has been excellent for me out of the sideboard, it's lifegain and slows down the fast, low-to-the-ground strategies that have a good chance of running us over from below. I've been very happy with Single Combat and am considering adding a second copy, but that's up in the air. Unlike Deafening Clarion it does great work against Superfriends decks, so maybe add one regardless of playing red?
5 days ago
This feels like a deck which will struggle against faster aggressive aggro strategies or with combo strategies, you just don't have the necessary control elements. I have three suggestions Authority of the Consuls / Rule of Law / Archangel of Tithes you might also want Settle the Wreckage as a sweeper.
Without some form of ramp I think Elspeth, Sun's Champion may be a little on the slow side, still your deck is enchantment heavy so Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx might be viable. Something else to consider is Sphere of Safety again you are already enchantment heavy. I feel Myth Realized or Advent of the Wurm should be included as creature based finishers...
I hope this comment has been of help, good luck brewing your deck.
1 week ago
Looking at your deck I'd say Heraldic Banner wants to be Benalish Marshal you are playing a creature based deck so you want creatures to fill the slots as often as possible. The same is true for Sorcerous Spyglass, this should be Phyrexian Revoker in a deck looking to flood the board with creatures. Oddly with Imposing Sovereign I feel the opposite to this is true, when effecting your opponents creatures you want to blank removal, so Authority of the Consuls is probably the better choice. Lastly, Soldier of the Pantheon feels like a card that belongs in this style of list.
Hope this is of some help, good luck with your brew.
1 week ago
I think trying out an Eldrazi Tribal deck with a Vorthos sub-theme of "Eldrazi touched" creatures may be both flavorful, and potentially powerful enough to be considered "scary" by the table. Some deck defining spells would be:
Eldrazi Conscription - to be used on your commander when you can't get the other angel out
Emrakul, the Promised End - a big game changing play that can outright change the flow of a game
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth - another big beater that nets you cards, and disrupts the board
Just to name a few. I'd rely on a lot of the various ramp cards ad that produce , and mono white ramp for support (like Smothering Tithe ). I'd also consider maybe an additional subtheme of monowhite stacks, using cards to slow the flow of play like Authority of the Consuls , Ghostly Prison , and Blind Obedience . The idea is to make other players second guess attacking you, while you continually drop in Eldritch Horrors that disrupt the boardstate in a big way. I know you're on a budget, but the previously mentioned are probably the most expensive cards i'd suggest.
1 week ago
I tested this against a Burn deck, as I thought that would be the most challenging for it.
I think 21 lands is too few. I know you have Enchantments that let you get two for the price of one, but these don't hit the field until Turn 3.
Many times I was waiting for one more land to drop, and getting a good opening hand without having to Mulligan was impossible.
Super Aggro decks go with 21 lands. This is a mid to late range deck, as its core mechanic takes time to build up. I would run 23 lands at least, but if this were my deck I would run 24.
If Nyx-Fleece Ram doesn't hit the field by Turn 2, this has no early game.
A bunch of 2/2s (that you don't really want to chump block with) can't hold off 2/3s for very long.
In a Burn deck the problem becomes worse, as spells that can kill a Creature by spending one are plentiful.
That's if you can even cast any Creatures by Turn 2, once again lack of land means you often can't.
Something like Sylvan Advocate may help to stall a little, and gets a boost later in the game.
Yes, it comes down one turn later, but the effect of preventing the Opponent from casting the same spell again is more than worth it.
This would have been especially good against Burn, as few of your Creatures stayed on the field.
That would save some of your Creatures, give the opportunity to get rid of big Opponent threats, and also pump for lethal.
Declaration in Stone is also good. You'll have to play around to see what works the best.
As far as which cards you might cut - you have way too many 4 ofs. I see this in a lot of decks. Although it might seem to make a deck more consistent, it actually has the opposite effect. Due to all cards wanting prime place at the table, none of them have it.
In my opinion, these could be cut back to 3:
That's my take on things. Be aware that sometimes decks play differently on paper than in the TappedOut playtester.
This is particularly pertinent for lands, which often show up with more regularity.
Hope that helps.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
You've ended up the same place as I do, when I get several ideas all at once and try to Jam them together. There are too many things built into one here - mill, aristocrats, tokens, Field of the Dead etc. It does a lot of things, but all of them poorly, as it lacks focus:
Altar of the Brood is a build-around. I've only seen it in OTK combo decks utilizing cards like Nettle Drone , Retraction Helix and 0-mana artifacts for an infinite combo which mills out in one big turn. Playing a deck out normally and just milling the opponent for a few cards a turn is simply too low impact. I actually think the infinite combo is possible in Pioneer, but haven't looked it up.
Field of the Dead is also sort of a build-around. Control decks make sure to drag the game out and get there, but most decks use cards like Hour of Promise and Elvish Rejuvenator (which you already have) to find the Fields and get them online quickly. Golgari Field decks are a good example of something that you could transition into from here.
I feel like your creature base could turn into an aristocrats deck that focuses on low-curve creatures with etb or on-death triggers. Then you can reanimate your whole GY with cards like Rally the Ancestors and Return to the Ranks for a big finish.
You rarely want to play more than 60 cards. Ghirapur Orrery , Authority of the Consuls , Dark Prophecy , Ulvenwald Mysteries , Second Harvest and Scheming Symmetry are all easily cut, no matter what direction you choose to go in.
TL;DR find out what you want your deck's focus to be, cut the cards that don't support it and find new ones that do.
Authority of the Consuls occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%
WB (Orzhov): 0.61%