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Remove target card in a graveyard from the game. Put a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying into play.
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Beckon Apparition Discussion
1 day ago
6 days ago
Yes, my meta is a little creature light right now, lot of my local players are playing control, combo (like cheating out Emrakul), 8Rack or Death's Shadow. I'm also in a small city, so my meta isn't healthy to begin with. My latest consideration for my meta is to swap out something for Dimir Cutpurse and some evasion like Aqueous Form or Artful Dodge...
That said, when I was vs Humans, Werewolves, Elves etc, there was MB removal. I'd probably revert to Rattlechains and Topplegeist then too. Maybe Midnight Haunting, Beckon Apparition...their synergy with Nebelgast Herald is pretty good, as is Essence Flux. I MB'ed Essence Flux for a long time, it's well worth testing.
1 month ago
Thank you both for the tips!
I've reworked the deck a bit, throwing in a lot of the cards mentioned but also making some new choices of me own.
Do you think Timely Reinforcements is a good choice over the Lingering Souls, Raise the Alarm, and Beckon Apparition? I thought it had good synergy with the life cost cards that are in now and also would possibly let me boost my creatures back up quick should I need to use Wrath of God, which I think was a great suggestion.
I can see what you mean with Thraben Doomsayer. I like the suggestion of Doomed Traveler because I get to keep a creature on the board when he dies and he's very cheap, meaning he'll be easy to play if I need an extra body to flip Hanweir Militia Captain Flip. I like Brimaz, King of Oreskos's abilities, but I don't like how he thematically fits into the deck.
Since I'm not quite as hyper focused on Human tokens with the new suggestions, I chose Honor of the Pure between the two mentioned. This should boost almost all of my creatures. Additionally, I replaced Elgaud Shieldmate with Veteran Armorer as he's cheaper and continues the boosting theme for all of my other creatures.
I went with Dissolve for my second counter, do you think it's a better choice? I like the idea of largely removing a card rather than just delaying it a turn. I think I have decent enough card draw with Cryptic Command and my 4 Curiosity to lose that aspect, and I like the small, extra Scry effect.
I noticed in playtest that I was somethimes having trouble getting the color I needed mana-wise, so I also threw in a bunch of Hallowed Fountains and extra Mystic Gates. Do you think these are smart choices?
Thank you again!
1 month ago
I don't find Increasing Devotion a good card, it costs too much (5 mana as sorcery are a lot since you need to control the board and flip ormendhal as quickly as possible. I'll suggest you Lingering Souls (not sure about this, you don't have black mana), Raise the Alarm or even Beckon Apparition.
Don't like so much Supreme Will, it isn't a such good counter and it costs 3 to make you scry and draw a card. Why don't you add Remand if you need a counter or Telling Time, Taigam's Scheming, Index or Opt if you need to scry?
1 month ago
Angel of Condemnation Could make a very nice control creature that you can use on the enemies turn. It gives your multiple Exiles for a single card draw, as well as allowing you to flicker creatures if you don't have Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
In a black/white discard spirit deck I used Angel of Flight Alabaster and other effects to return cards from the graveyard. Not Forgotten could be a way to bring back important creatures like Kira, Great Glass-Spinner or Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit while also creating a 1/1.
Doomed Traveler, Spiritual Visit, and Beckon Apparition could be used for a couple 1/1 spirits for 1 cost, as your deck is 3+ drop heavy, you may get stalled out early game and end up without a single creature for 3 or 4 turns.
2 months ago
Malchi, none of those cards are terribly expensive, but if you want budget cards that have similar effects, try Ajani's Presence, Raise the Alarm, Day of Judgment, Gather the Townsfolk, Spirit Bonds, Timely Reinforcements, and Beckon Apparition are a few I can think of.
Souls of the Faultless just isn't that great of a card for a win strategy, it can't attack, cost 3 mana, doesn't affect the board when played, and can be mostly ignored by your opponent.
2 months ago
In short, yes I would generally consider taking out Disfigure. Something to consider is that Beckon Apparition is largely good because of its synergy with Nightsky Mimic, so if you take that out, then maybe taking out Beckon Apparition would be better there. Mana Tithe is an interesting card, and I used to run 1 in my SB, but I'm not convinced yet of its value outside of an attrition-style control deck which might be a good transformative sideboard option.
Glad you've been enjoying the deck! Thanks for the input, and keep tinkering with it to find out what you enjoy and what works!