Exile target card in a graveyard. Create a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying.
|Want (2)||lshv32 , sageulf|
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|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Beckon Apparition Discussion
4 weeks ago
I remember running a deck like this back in Lorwyn standard: Nip Gwyllion on turn 1, followed by a turn 2 Edge of the Divinity, and attack with a 4/4 lifelink was pretty serious. I remember using Beckon Apparition as graveyard hate and additional 1-drop.
Nightsky Mimic is a solid card when every nonland card in your deck activates its ability: it's a glass cannon 4/4 flying for 2; it is a quick clock that dies to any removal. I'd make room for it by dumping Vampire Nighthawk.
Agrothorn It's worth noting that Mourning Thrull never got errrata'd to have lifelink, so the lifelink from Gift of Orzhova does stack. The flying is redundant, though, so I agree there must be a better alternative.
1 month ago
https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ravostymna-commander/?cb=1581301250 I dont really know what to do. Im thinking of adding: Kunoros, Hound of Athreos Kambal, Consul of Allocation To Arms! Syr Konrad, the Grim Megrim Overwhelming Forces Devour in Shadow Beckon Apparition Collar the Culprit Dawn Charm
2 months ago
Thanks for the feedback Robster. The deck has gradually gone down from 4 Thief of Hope as I've been underwhelmed by the card in playtesting. One copy is enough to tutor for and gives me a wincon when I go infinite. I've found he is not that amazing to draw. I win in the late game against practically every deck, and the life gain is a bit slow. It's probably nice against delver and boros, but it seems useless otherwise.
When I was first making this deck it was more spirit tribal and I was considering all of those cards, but I've found that control is a better strategy, as I have infinite card advantage. As of now, the deck has only 16 spirits, and I end up sacrificing them a lot, and Petalmane Baku ends up eating kill spells. Distant Melody is incredible when it works, but so often I won't have many spirits. Brilliant Spectrum is safe as I will practically always have 4 different colors, and I can recur whatever I discard as I'm mostly just digging for a combo piece or interaction.
What you mention does seem like a really cool way to take the deck. Making a bunch of spirit tokens, using 2 or 3 Distant Melody and winning with one of the 2 or 3 copies of Devouring Greed. Triplicate Spirits could be super good with infinite grave recursion and costing essentially 0 mana. I didn't even think of that card while I was making this deck. Splash in a Mountain for Path of Anger's Flame and Gorilla Shaman. That would make Dizzy Spell worth including. I'll probably test that out eventually, but I feel this is better as it can win through loads of every form of interaction.
2 months ago
I'm somewhat surprised you're only running one Thief of Hope, conidering it's only 3 mana, and considering that they stack. I'd recommend running 2 or 3, not sure what you would take out though.
Next, probably you want to take out Brilliant Spectrum for a second Distant Melody, mainly because in a tribal deck Distant Melody is strictly better than Brilliant Spectrum. If you want to make Brilliant Spectrum even more valuable, run some token generators like Triplicate Spirits which typically ends up being 2 white for 3 spirits, which then you draw 7 or more cards from Brilliant Spectrum. Beckon Apparition might be something you'd want to sidebar for graveyard hate plus some extra tribal value. Spiritual Visit is good for value as well.
Other than that, deck looks pretty fun.
6 months ago
I don't know who you play against, how it goes, or how the deck really performs so I can't really say. My initial thoughts point at
Raise the Alarm
I also noticed Costly Plunder as something I'd replace but specifically for its place I'd put in a Necropotence . For the creatures I suggested Imperious Oligarch , Seraph of the Scales , Doomed Traveler and whatnot are things I immediately notice. Karlov isn't guaranteed to be out. Afterlife is nice and all but it only goes so far when you could get something else like control out of those three I mentioned. I don't know how well afterlife pays off for you though, I haven't messed with it in my EDH yet. More tokens are always nice but I feel like there are better options than most afterlife creatures. I was hoping for better afterlife from Ravnica Allegiance.
8 months ago
Silverpandaria I did consider Lingering Souls at the decks inception but Secure the Wastes actually is a bit stronger thanks to instant speed. Unfortunately the floor is just far too low with either card. Smuggler's Copter and Beckon Apparition are bad cards but they at least have some utility outside of creating Divergent targets.
1 year ago
literaturecult46 The deck looks good for the most part, but I do have some suggestions:
If you're sold on running the Glass of the Guildpact , Seal of the Guildpact , and Tome of the Guildpact , I'd run a lot more multicolored cards, especially creatures. Remember, afterlife tokens are multicolored, so they do work with glass.
If you're going for heavy lifegain, some cards to consider would be: Felidar Soverign, Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Font of Agonies , Dawn of Hope , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , and Well of Lost Dreams .
Your curve is quite heavy on 4 cmc cards. This can be tough since Teysa is also 4 cmc, so in the early turns of the game, you might have a lot of 4 drops stuck in your hand.
If you'd like to ask any more specific questions, I'd love to give more specific advice.
1 year ago
First of all, what's your budget?
Other good token spawners, if you want to go that way, could be: Secure the Wastes, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Timely Reinforcements, Gather the Townsfolk, Beckon Apparition, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. Things that help token are Intangible Virtue, Anointed Procession or Parallel Lives
If it's on budget I'd also suggest Voice of Resurgence