InstantRemove 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
2 weeks ago
The problem with Promise of Bunrei is that they are non-flying tokens that are colourless and not white - a relevant thing as most lists will run 6 anthem effects, and so also include Honor of the Pure.
Overall, I'd probably suggest investing in a solid sideboard. Beckon Apparition could fit into it if you have plenty of room left over (it fights decks like Assault Loam and Unburial Gifts well, but otherwise is sub-par vs. many graveyard strategies), but I'd generally suggest stronger cards, like Zealous Persecution #4, Path to Exile (or Condemn if budget is a big concern), Dismember #2-4, and maybe cards like Leyline of Sanctity, Stony Silence, Sin Collector, Relic of Progenitus, Auriok Champion, Aven Mindcensor, Rest in Peace, Rule of Law, Sundering Growth, Memoricide, Fulminator Mage, Grafdigger's Cage, Nevermore, Kataki, War's Wage, Timely Reinforcements etc.
Of course, the sideboard should be built based upon the local meta, but a selection of any of those cards ought to be fairly decent.
1 month ago
Yup, the Progenitus mechanics works exactly as kyuuri117 is saying. That is why I asked about him in that matter. Thank you all guys for your strong response, but the thread is not about IF MILL DECK IS REALLY ANY CHALLENGE TO SUCH A NOOB AS MYSELF (as first posts could suggest), but about pure theory.
Eldrazis are exiled with Rest in Peace or Leyline of the Void - simple as that. For all who still have any doubts about that, Emrakul, Ulamog and Kozilek ARE falling into a graveyard and only then their shuffling effect can trigger. They can be also ressurected from that graveyard (with Goryo's Vengeance or Shallow Grave) as well as exiled with any other effect, like Beckon Apparition and so on. Porgenitus, in terms of mechanics, never hits the graverd, nor it even tries to do that. Elixir of Immortality seems nice as long as you have it on the table. Sideboarding it x1 or x2 against mill is pure lottery and I can bet that it will be milled as well as any other cards from your deck. Against mill, drawing it is a lottery and in lottery mill have much more options of achieving it's goal then I.
Getting back to my first assumption - 7 cards in hand - Progenitus as 8th draw means that mill can never kill me. Or... It doesn't? That is exactly what I'm curious about, not if the mill decks are competitive in modern.
1 month ago
Interesting game I played guys/gals,
turn three - land, Lingering Souls pass. three 1/1 spirits, three lands.
turn five - land, entwine Roar of the Kha during combat and untap all creatures, convoke Hour of Reckoning. eight 1/1 spirits, 5 lands, swung for 7 2/2 flying spirits, board wiped hit only opponents creatures.
1 month ago
Elspeth and Ajani are both too slow for Modern. If you really want to use a planeswalker in your deck, it should be Elspeth, Knight-Errant.
Sundering Growth should be in the sideboard only. It's a dead draw against any deck that runs no artifacts/enchantments, and you'd be surprised at how many of those there are in Modern.
I don't see much of a reason to play Odric, either. He's just another 4-drop in a deck that's already crowded with high-CMC cards. Consider replacing him, as well as the planeswalkers, with some good turn 1-2 plays. Doomed Traveler, Beckon Apparition (best used with fetchlands), Essence Warden, or anything else that helps you defend yourself during the first 2 turns.
1 month ago
Alright, I used to be a Polymorph player, and I'll help you out.
Polymorph is basicly a card that will fetch the next creature in the deck.
HOW TO MAXIMIZE IT?
Second, to make it pick exactly the creature you want, you have to put inside your deck only the creature you want to hit.
(So you should be running ONLY Emrakul, the Aeons Torn as creature cards)
BUT WITHOUT CREATURES, WHAT DO I TARGET WITH POLYMORPH?
For you to have a valid target for the combo, and still run NO other creatures in the deck, you have to resort to another means of putting creatures in your field.
WHICH MEANS: TOKENS
Tokens are, pretty much, the ONLY way to make sure you have both a target for the combo as well as no other creature in the deck is to use tokens.
WHAT CARDS TO PUT TOKENS?
For that purpuse, you have a variety of cards that can help you to it...
EMRAKUL IN MY HAND?
For this situation, there are two things to consider:
Do i want to play it from my hand?
Do i want to combo with Polymorph?
Should Emrakul, the Aeons Torn go to your hand, you can still go off and put it in the field.
What you need is: Quicksilver Amulet - this way you put it on the field from your hand.
You, by any means, dislike the other idea: you want to make Polymorph go out like crazy and show an interesting display of MTG deck-building skill.
What you need to make Emrakul go back to the library: See Beyond - this way you throw it back to the library and make it possible for your Polymorph to hit it.
See, using the UB approach may not be the best way to use this deck: you have access to more tokens with WHITE.
Should you consider playing white:
All these cards are better at putting tokens in the field than Black/Artifact sources (unless you play Bitterblossom.
OTHER INTERESTING CARD CHOICES:
Boseiju, Who Shelters All - This card is sort of a MUST in the deck: it makes your combo almost UNBREAKABLE.
Serum Visions - always nice to scry and have 1-drops.
Brave the Elements - If you play white, you can protect your tokens with this "mass protection".
Bitterblossom - this one is expensive, but gets the job done. If you choose to play BLACK, that is.
Path to Exile - another reason to play with WHITE.
I WISH YOU GOOD LUCK ON YOUR DECKBUILDING. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANYTHING.
1 month ago
You can attack with a 4/4 with fly in turn 3.
But maybe you are right, so I will consider it.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Doomed Traveler is not a staple in white token decks - get rid of it, please.
I think this is a good start given budget constraints and it is clear you know how you want to grow it. A couple of comments keeping budget in mind: I think 7 non-flexible anthems is probably too many, most lists run 6 max, I am more comfortable with 4-5. You essentially need a token generator in your opening 7 or else its a mulligan; so maybe another Secure the Wastes? I think you will be pretty disappointed with duress mainboard - hand disruption is very important to the strategy, but duress is just not good enough in so many match ups. things like Beckon Apparition aren't worth it. You want to invalidate their one for one removal - beckon is a conditional 1/1 - that is just bad. I don't think Moorland Haunt has enough support; I think splashing green for Gavony Township and Selesnya Charm would be way stronger - and still budget. The more I think about it, the more I like Selesnya Charm in your build, it can give you a reasonable sized token instant speed, kill a big threat (Gurmag Anglers, Cranial Plated Ornithopters and Become Immensed Inkmoth Nexuses) or let one of your tokens trade with relevant threats (especially once you have an anthem online); I would definitely go with the green splash if I were you. Search on gatherer for token generators, I am sure there are some more that would fit in the budget shell even if not quite as efficient.
For reference here is my non-budget version, I love my Gavony township: Metatoken 2.0