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Avacyn's Pilgrim Discussion
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Ondu Cleric seems awfully out of place in a deck with Reckless Bushwhacker. You might want to start with cutting the Clerics. Also,Beastcaller Savant is just a bad card. Consider replacing it with Noble Hierarch, maybe? And if that's out of your budget, then how about Birds of Paradise or even a Elvish Mystic/Avacyn's Pilgrim? 4 Kabira Evangel seems like an awful lot. I understand that it's a powerful effect, but 4 is a lot. Maybe cut a few of those? Munda, Ambush Leader doesn't strike me as a very powerful card. He costs a lot and his effect doesn't do a whole lot. He just basically fixes your draws, but that's pretty weak at 4 mana.
Overall. I think you are a bit too fixated on running all allies. I understand that you want the Descendants' Path to hit, but to be honest, it's not a very powerful effect in a deck full of 1-drops. Also it's not a very good draw in a situation in which you need more gas. Maybe cut some number of them?
3 weeks ago
Some suggestions on what to remove, stat!
Creatures (6) :
Bloodbond Vampire (too slow)
Copper Myr (any elf, Llanowar Elves for example, can do the same job, for cheaper)
Cryptbreaker (barely useful in here)
Defiant Bloodlord (way too costly for the sanguine bond effect)
Gold Myr (try Avacyn's Pilgrim instead)
Leaden Myr (see the other Myrs...)
Instants (2) :
Doom Blade (black is a common color played in commander)
Safe Passage (most of the time, it'll sit in your hand)
Artifacts (0) :
Nothing to remove here. Joy!
Sorceries (1) :
Diabolic Tutor (too slow for a tutor, most of the time)
Enchantments (5) :
Angelic Accord (Seems good, but it takes up something better in your curve)
Cradle of Vitality (If only you didn't have to pay mana for the effect...)
Arrest, Pacifism, One Thousand Lashes (Take removals to replace those pseudo-removals)
Planeswalkers (0) :
Unless they are so bad (I'm looking at you, Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded, never remove planeswalkers!
Total removed for the first cut : 14 cards.
Now! Options to consider in a lifegain build :
Exquisite Blood, Celestial Convergence, Test of Endurance, Beacon of Immortality, Tainted Remedy, Celestial Mantle, Erebos, God of the Dead, Aetherflux Reservoir, Well of Lost Dreams, Pristine Talisman...
Some removals :
Hope this helps!
3 weeks ago
Using Memnite and Ornithopter to flip Growing Rites into Cradle as early as Turn 2 is a cool idea, but I think the deck needs some fine tuning.
First and foremost, you have entirely too many basics. Fetchlands and Basics play very poorly together (excluding Blood Moon/Back to Basics/etc.) so if your plan is to include Fetch lands in this list, take some of these Basics out for Shock lands. In this list, Polluted Delta is a Swamp that you have to pay 1 life for, and plays worse against Leonin Arbiter/Aven Mindcensor and its just not worth the pay off. A Fetch/Shock mana base is certainly not required, but it does help consistency.
Aside from the clunky mana base, the creature package looks a little stilted. Arbor Elf and Avacyn's Pilgrim are both fine, but something like Birds of Paradise is generally a more versatile and powerful card. Your mana dorks will rarely beat in for damage, so Birds' 0 power isn't that much of a downside, and the ability to chump big fliers in a pinch, and the ability to tap for any color of mana, not just one, is invaluable. Additionally, Arbor Elf is at its best when paired with Green Shock Lands so it can functionally tap for multiple colors, so if you go down that route I like Arbor Elf, but otherwise I'd rather just run an Elvish Mystic so you can get mana even if you don't have a forest. For a higher top end, you could consider running Voyaging Satyr to make Cradle tap for double mana. If you find your list can support it, you could also consider running a few Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx as a supplementary Cradle.
Additionally, I think your Chord of Calling package needs a little work. If we assume we're untaping with a Cradle on turn 4 and 4 creatures in play with 2 lands with no lands to play, we can make 10 mana towards Cradle, 3 of which has to go towards the GGG, so I think we should look at 7 drops. The most popular removal is Path, Bolt, and Push, so by taking things with 5+ cmc and 4+ toughness we can get around a lot of targeted removal, which means we really only need to be concerned with White decks, and odd black decks running Murderous Cut. Myr Battlesphere and Hornet Queen come to mind, or Hydra Broodmaster against grindier decks. Walking Ballista looks really cool with Cradle, but it plays poorly with Chord and its taking up a spot that a Chord target would be occupying, so I would cut it in this specific build. Finally, I'm not sold on Immortal Servitude. It looks good, and helps build back up after a board wipe, but maybe it would be better to just run more dorks, or more Eternal Witness.
tl;drDeck looks sweet. Please remove fetches OR add shocks, consider replacing Pilgrim with Birds, and take Walking Ballista out for another Chord Target.
3 weeks ago
Personally, I would remove your Arbor Elf and Elvish Archdruid to add in Avacyn's Pilgrim and Llanowar Elves. I would also consider throwing in a Cryptolith Rite. This paired with tokens gives you some insane ramp. I would also replace Thraben Doomsayer with Raise the Alarm. Don't get me wrong, I love Thraben Doomsayer, but I do feel like it's a little slow with one token a turn. I would also check out the Midnight Guard + Presence of Gond combo.
3 weeks ago
Elvish Archdruid seems a little out-of-place here, in a deck focusing mainly on Human synergies. You can replace Arbor Elf with Avacyn's Pilgrim, and then cut the Archdruid for either some removal spells like Path to Exile, Oust, or Condemn, or another Tribal helper like Thalia's Lieutenant. Cool deck!