If you would gain life, you gain twice that much life instead.
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Boon Reflection Discussion
19 hours ago
Nah I wouldn't say you are crazy at all. I just think Wizards just wanted to preempt the Ixalan Vamps by giving a Commander for them in the form of Edgar. But to answer the question overall I would say that White does bring quite a bit. As of right now I would also agree that White only acts as support for the deck. Which in theory and in practice isn't bad at all per se but it does lack Vamp creature support currently. Removal is a perfect example and also you see cards that help out like Blind Obedience other cards that help out are the life-gain ones of which White has a lot of like Boon Reflection or Beacon of Immortality. Which conveniently Vampires really like. I can go on but for the most part like you said until Ixalan we are mainly seeing White purely as a support color nothing more and certainly nothing less.
6 days ago
As a fellow cleric tribal enthusiast I appreciate where you are trying to go with the deck but you seem to be suffering some of the same issues I ran into myself, namely not having focused synergies that build into a win condition.
A strong sub theme of your deck seems to revolve around life gain, so with that in mind lets add to and weaponize this sub theme into win conditions. I agree with kamelyan that you should add Conspiracy as its quite nasty with Rotlung Reanimator and Cabal Archon, the only reason I don't run these two in my cleric deck is the hardcore clash with Angel of Glory's Rise. Beacon of Immortality and Test of Endurance make for an interesting and intractable win condition that plays along with your life gain theme for surprise victories. Stern Judge with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth can be nasty repeatable drain where you use your life gain to stay ahead of other peoples dwindling life totals. Also, consider Greed and Erebos, God of the Dead for further card draw that works with your life gain. Also Boon Reflection might be useful as well.
Some general replacements that might serve you better would be Scholar of Athreos over Pious Evangel Flip, the drain effect is a nice mana dump, Frontline Medic over Banisher Priest allows you to play more aggressively and the counter ability can catch people by surprise and Grand Abolisher over Hanweir Militia Captain Flip, the Captain generates tokens far to slowly and often requires you to over extend to make it any good.
For additional tribal removal options consider Kor Sanctifiers, War Priest of Thune, Leonin Relic-Warder and Reliquary Monk. Although I find Reliquary Monk and Relic-Warder to be more tricky to use without a sacrifice outlet.
I hope this helps you, I look forward to seeing where you take the deck.
1 month ago
Hey! Thanks for the kind words on my profile page. Nice deck you got here, looks fun! I got some random card ideas for you...Ophiomancer, Grave Titan, Phyrexian Delver, Immortal Servitude, Cauldron of Souls, Sifter of Skulls, Pawn of Ulamog, Ogre Slumlord, Authority of the Consuls, Shattered Angel, Angelic Chorus, Polluted Bonds, Pristine Talisman, Celestial Mantle, Boon Reflection and Rings of Brighthearth. Not sure what to add or cut specifically though :)
Good luck & happy gathering!
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This deck looks like it used to be a Kambal, Consul of Allocation deck that you decided to turn into Oloro for his Commander Zone ability.
Although Oloro's upkeep trigger is pretty sweet, I would suggest dropping Omniscience and Magister Sphinx for Polluted Bonds and Boon Reflection, then changing the commander to either Kambal, Consul of Allocation or Karlov of the Ghost Council. I'd suggest using Karlov, as he provides some very solid removal with his ability, not to mention beats very hard for commander damage. Kambal would be good if you want to run a more control build, but you should stock up on some more removal like Swords to Plowshares, Vindicate, Unmake, Black Sun's Zenith, Toxic Deluge, Mortify, Merciless Eviction, etc.
If you want to keep Oloro as the Commander, then I would suggest looking at MrHighscore's Leeching Cotton: Oloro's Couch to see if you would want to take a (s)tax approach, or my My Pillows Will Pierce the Heavens! to see if you would want to take a control/pillowfort approach.
Also, why no Aetherflux Reservoir or Debt to the Deathless? They seems like perfect inclusions in this deck, regardless on who you decide to keep as your commander. Overall solid list, just looks a little more like an Orhzov build than an Esper one.
2 months ago
It looks to be a pretty good list from what I can see, but if you want some interesting suggestions...
Your deck is pretty stacked as it is though, so I'd say give it a few playtests and see what works and what doesn't. From there, replace what sucks and throw in some of these cards.