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|Commander 2014 (C14)||Uncommon|
|Magic 2014 (M14)||Uncommon|
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Brave the Elements
Choose a color. White creatures you control gain protection from the chosen color until end of turn.
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Brave the Elements Discussion
4 days ago
I'd say add these to make the deck more aggressive
Wing Shards>Celestial Flare
Honor of the Pure>Crusade
Drop the Enchantment package, I don't think you are running enough enchantments for them to be significant enough
Academy Rector, Citadel Siege, Greater Auramancy, Rest in Peace, Aegis of the Gods
My suggestion would be to drop these as well
World Queller, Wingmate Roc, Valor, Transcendent Master, Serene Master, Sentinel of the Eternal Watch, Hundred Handed One, Divine Verdict, Stir the Pride, Serra Avatar, Stoneforge Mystic (you don't need her to still make the swords good), Student of Warfare, Shattered Angel, Kongming, Wall of Reverence, Dictate, Staff of Nin, Retaliate, Mirran Crusader, and Retreat.
That should help trim about 20 cards you shouldn't need and add in some more aggressive ones
1 week ago
You could try adding Brave the Elements to the sideboard or mainboard to protect your tokens from board clears and the like sort.
3 weeks ago
It would work with one cast.
Let's say you have a white 1/1 Soldier token on the field. You then cast Brave the Elements naming black. You now have a 1/1 with protection to black, which will work like so.
Whenever anything tries to damage, enchant/equip, block, or target that token, the game asks, "Is the source black?" If the answer is yes, then protection kicks in and prevents that action from happening. Putrefy is both green AND black, meaning that Protection to black will prevent that situation.
3 weeks ago
Would BtE work if I give protection from just one of those colors or would I have to cast 2 and protect against both?
3 weeks ago
Interesting deck, Aespinoza10. I've always liked the Heroic mechanic, even though it doesn't hold up very well in the Modern meta.
As it is, you have more spells than creatures... which means you're more likely to have a handful of spells, and nothing to cast them on.
My personal take on cuts? Sunblade Elfx4, Common Bondx2, Hardened Scalesx2, Gods Willingx2, Mutagenic Growthx2, Path to Exilex1, Seeds of Strengthx1, Sigil Blessingx4, Rancorx2, Forestx1, Giant Growthx4
Just these cuts should put you at 60.
Some things to add/think about?
This is just from a cursory glance, but what do you think?
3 weeks ago
Dude I love White Weenie decks. I play something similar, and it does decent on FNM.
I would defiently add a playset of Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. It does wonders against control decks, and Storm.
I would also add a playset of Imposing Sovereign. This card does work against other aggro decks. It gives your creatures a pseudo haste. Which is something white doesn't have.
You can play Elite Vanguard if you want, but I would run something like Mardu Woe-Reaper, Soldier of the Pantheon, and only two Kytheon, Hero of Akros. Reaper and Soldier might not look like much of an improvement, but they give you more options. Reaper has saved me a couple times from people trying to go infinite by taking out a piece of their combo out of the graveyard. Soldier just can get through or block multi colored creatures all day.
Then I would add two more Brave the Elements. This card is bonkers. It's an I win now card, or a counter spell. It's literally why you would want to play the deck and what pushes the deck over the hump.
I would probably cut one of the Fiendslayer Paladin. It's actually a pretty good card, and something I haven't thought of. In a heavy burn meta that card is really good. The card that I run over him is Mirran Crusader, but both have their upsides and are definitely worth swapping out for the other depending on the meta. The reason I would only run two is because I try to keep my mana curve low. Before I switched to Crusader I use to run Silverblade Paladin. It's a good card that can win you the game on the spot, or give you the push you need to start winning. The only problem with it is. It was fragile and died to removal easily.
Yeah thats pretty much it. If you go to my site you can find the humans deck I was talking about for a good list.
4 weeks ago
So far none of these Ultra Budgets have been very competitive in modern, considering the speed of the meta I can't imagine them working to well. I want to build a more competitive one. I do really like the idea, and some (Like the elemental fling one) were still very good. The issue was that they were around 40+ dollars, rather than 20-10 dollar price range.
I tried to make one using the Heroic keyword, building it around cantrips that target creatures (like Bandage and Defiant Strike) along with good heroic abilities like Phalanx Leader and Favored Hoplite, filling the mana curve out with Lagonna-Band Trailblazer, Fabled Hero, and Vanguard of Brimaz, and it works suprisingly well, winning turn 4-5 on average, but I did have a game with a turn 3 kill, just because of the synergy that can be acomplished with the strive mecahanic of Launch the Fleet, targetting my two Phalanx Leaders, two Vanguard of Brimaz, and a Fabled Hero to get a board of giant (3/3 & 4/4) cats, and a giant Fabled Hero (5/5 Double Strike) for a big win.
Another Idea for a super budget is a combo deck, one that uses 2x Zombie Infestation & 4x Treasure Hunt, 4x Reliquary Tower and finishing the deck with 25x Swamp and 25x Island, I will let you imagine hoe the deck wins!
Another powerful budget deck is Kithkin! They have one of the cheapest good lords with Wizened Cenn and have Ballyrush Banneret, Rustic Clachan, Goldmeadow Stalwart, and a bunch of other great tribal elements at a cheap price. That kind of deck is also able to be easily upgraded for a still small price, with cards like Knight of Meadowgrain, Honor of the Pure, Militia's Pride, and Thoughtweft Trio for not extreme prices.
An easy deck to build is mono-white "2 for 1", its a deck I built a while back around just dropping cards like Expedition Envoy, Dragon Hunter, Dryad Militant, Mardu Woe-Reaper, Savannah Lions, Elite Vanguard, etc. backing them up by using Brave the Elements, and Honor of the Pure if you want. For a cheap version, you don't need to, and even for one that runs Isamaru, Hound of Konda and Kytheon, Hero of Akros, the deck cost less than 30 dollars.
The point of the comment is that I feel that though these decks are interesting and fun to play with, if competitive decks for a low cost are required, I think more competitive decks for a cheaper (or equal) cost are possible.
In the case of this deck (similar to neg counters), it requires the opponent to be playing creatures, and also be playing slowly enough, or with out removal, for you to steal them. This deck also doesn't have any way of dealing with the graveyard, has no sideboard, can't remove creatures, enchantments, lands, or artifacts opponents control, and though the deck is slow, it doesn't have the control elements like counter spells to support it, even though it is in the colors... It also can't speed the deck up with ramp or draw even though it is in the colors! Blue/green card draw could also help with Lorescale Coatl and ramp could make Nimbus Swimmer a seriously viable option.
If you do want ramp/draw, Explore is a super cheap option. More cantrip buffs could also help with the deck consistency, and I could go on and on, but it just seems like you didn't look at the deck for play-ability, but instead based on random cards you thought would be cool. I can't help look through every card to try and make this a viable option, because in the end I don't think it is an option, against pretty much any meta modern deck, where as my Heroic deck beats Naya Burn more often than not, and can stand to fight Affinity and Death's Shadow too. It doesn't stand a chance against Tron or make other decks, but this one can't stand against pretty much any.
1 month ago
One of the reasons i've built this deck was building one mono deck of each color, to dig deep in research about each color, its obvious strengths, weaknesses and gems of the card pool. I can strongly advise you to do something similar to this, you'll never know what you might find!
Teferi's Protection is on my list. But, i'm not really inclined to dump 10$ for a protective spell right now. I'll monitor if it keeps spiking.
Avacyn, Angel of Hope is cool, but i was never tempted to get her for this or another deck. Her mana cost is agonizing, Instants like Make a Stand, Rootborn Defenses and Brave the Elements give you the element of surprise and can turn board wipes into one-sided ones.
All good suggestions though, thanks a lot SirSh4ggy!