If you would gain life, you gain twice that much life instead.
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Boon Reflection Discussion
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
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.
3 weeks 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.
4 weeks ago
Exsanguinate is another nice lifedrain card.
Paradox Haze is another card that interacts well with Oloro.
Koskun Falls is another pillowfort enchantment you can run.
Another life doubler is Boon Reflection.
I also personally do not really like Sublime Exhalation, but since my playgroup tends to play Avacyn, Angel of Hope, you can keep it if you want. I was going to suggest sweepers like Merciless Eviction or Cyclonic Rift.
Sorin, Grim Nemesis also interacts well with lifegain decks.
1 month ago
Adding Boon Reflection would make this decks lifegain into damage aspect even sicker.
1 month ago
LeaPlath Aetherflux Reservoir and Boon Reflection play off of Anointer Priest and Increasing Devotion imprinted onto Panoptic Mirror and/or Isochron Scepter imprinted with any of the instants, the massive life gain Anointer Priest earns you from pumping out tokens through Increasing Devotion and Isochron Scepter constantly casting spells will give you an reasonable life lead to strike with Aetherflux Reservoir. Nightveil Specter and Sadistic Sacrament provide a way to mill out decks, sending them into exile prevents something like Elixir of Immortality from putting those cards back into play. Chromatic Lantern pairs together with Nightveil Specter to allow our mana to be any color and allow us to use any card in any opponent's deck, that way we're able to use the cards Nightveil Specter exiled. Elixir of Immortality is an extra layer of protection from all the important artifacts getting sent into the graveyard. Hedron Archive is an alternative to Palladium Myr since they're susceptible to spells that destroy creatures. Kambal, Consul of Allocation is a Trespasser's Curse for more spell-heavy decks that don't run many creatures to make Trespasser's Curse a real threat. Lightmine Field is an alternative to Norn's Annex for white decks where the Phyrexian/White mana isn't as much of a threat as decks without white. Path to Exile is for decks that keep pulling creatures from their graveyards. Staff of the Sun Magus is fodder for life gain since Isochron Scepter constantly casts white spells.
1 month ago
I think that if you're only running Sanguine Bond and not Exquisite Blood you could drop it for that. Or, maybe replace Boon Reflection since this is more of a stax deck and Oloro + Venser's Journal already offsets some damage. Thats just what i would do, but think about any cards that have been dead in hand and see how it might fit.