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You gain 5 life.
Chaplain's Blessing Discussion
3 months ago
austintayshus Originally I chose to cut out Aetherflux Reservoir due to the 50 life payment cost, but now that I remembered Children of Korlis and Tainted Sigil , I'll probably put it back in. As for the Soul Sisters. I know they'll give me a lot of life in the long run, but those small drops of life won't help me get Licia out quicky. Martyr of Sands , Chaplain's Blessing and other such cards will give me bursts of life to help me get Licia out much quicker (as early as turn 3).
Also, thank you for being my first commenter!
3 months ago
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5 months ago
Put in a bit more Land, you should be running 22-24 land depending on how much your CMC is. As SynergyBuild says, you should definitely be running 4x Godless Shrine. Also, in two color decks, you shouldn't be running lotus field. Run Vampire Nighthawk instead of your Bloodthirsty Aerialist . Also, run 6 swamps and 3 plains instead of 3 swamps and 6 plains. Maybe throw in a few more swamps while you're at it. In my opinion, I wouldn't run any plains, just more swamps. You should get more dual lands that don't have to be tapped on their first turn. Also, your cards have a very high mana cost so I would throw in a few Bontu's Monument Also, your creature cards should work well together, but your's don't seem to work while together. I would get rid of Call to the Feast and replace it with some creature cards that can summon vampires, such as Bloodline Keeper Flip or Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet , but if you run them, only run 1-3 as they are expensive. I would run fewer Champions of dusk,as they are expensive and you don't have much lifegain. Also, run 1 less Bolas's Citadel and maybe run some more lifegain, like Drana's Emissary , Rest for the Weary or Chaplain's Blessing
8 months ago
I had Martyr of Sands in my first draft, but I ran into a couple situations where I didn't have the white cards in hand when I had the Martyr so I took it out. Haven't playtested a ton though, so maybe I just got unlucky with it.
Glory-Bound Initiate is definitely a card I looked at, but I wanted as much as possible to cram in stuff that could gain me life BEFORE combat so I had a chance at bringing out Licia and swinging with her in the same turn. So instead I opted for things like Augur Il-Vec and Chaplain's Blessing .
Getting Licia out early AND giving her haste is a tall order, still trying to find the right balance of cards. Besides Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves I'm currently running Dragon Breath and Haunted Cloak for haste.
Also, I've found Favor of the Mighty to be very sneaky. Definitely has the potential to backfire but I've gotten in with Licia so many times with it.
10 months ago
Myriad Landscape is a great land that shouldn't be too hard to find! Scoured Barrens from Fate Reforged is another inexpensive two color land. Shambling Vent isn't too expensive (although you never know how or when that could change with manlands in other formats). Command Tower is reprinted in every commander set, and should be in every multicolor commander deck.
Also, I'm curious why Kambal is the commander instead of Arvad the Cursed . Almost every creature in this deck is legendary, so I'm also inclined to recommend Thalia's Lancers , Urza's Ruinous Blast , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , and Primevals' Glorious Rebirth .
As for what to replace, I'd suggest cutting Shadowfeed , Rest for the Weary , and Chaplain's Blessing , since those cards don't really help your deck function, or accomplish very much at all. Single-instance lifegain cards tend to be on the underperforming side, unless they have a strong synergy (such as Licia, Sanguine Tribune 's cost reduction!)
Hope this helped!
11 months ago
hkhssweiss, she really is a ton of fun! The colors, the flavor and how much a table underestimates her are all things that I love about her.
Weathered Wayfarer is definitely better, that's true. I have my single copy tied up in my Iroas, Hate Bears list at the moment, which is one of my more competitive builds. Will definitely add him in in the coming months.
Regarding the other suggestions. I've had Dawn of Hope, Crackling Doom and Wear / Tear in the deck before. The latter two could make a comeback sometime, it's just a matter of preference for the removal package really.
I really wanted Dawn of Hope to be good in the deck I really did, but it always underperformed. We have such powerful draw engines in the deck that it paled in comparison and didn't work with the mass lifegain plan. Would work better with a deck that gains life frequently in smaller chunks.
The Partners are amazing and I've been thinking about Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder as an addition for a long time. They'd both do a lot of work in the deck but the creature count might be a little on the low side for Tymna the Weaver. Only one way to find out though.
Archangel of Thune is great but very expensive, honestly I'd probably play something like Baneslayer Angel instead but there's no denying the Archangel is strong. The ceiling is of course much higher on her.
Bloodchief Ascension could be a nice win condition / inevitability for the deck! I have a copy of it but it's in use at the moment. Definitely a good suggestion!
Finally Chaplain's Blessing used to be in the deck and it's a nice ritual for our commander which can give us explosive starts, which is still by no means necessary and sometimes felt lackluster to be honest. I'm liking the lifegain cards that can gain us life repeatedly over many turns a bit more but it could find it's home into the deck again. I'm a little bit of a hypocrite though since I'm running Icatian Moneychanger that does similar things and can get Licia down on turn 3 for example. Just hard to find what to cut instead.
Thank you again for the comments!
11 months ago
No worries nerva90!
I always wanted to build a Licia deck, she seems so much fun. Instead of Oreskos Explorer, you can actually run Weathered Wayfarer if you want a body. In addition it lets you tutor for any land, only downside is that an opponent has to have more lands than you.
Here might be some additional cards that can be considered that will work well with Licia that I didn't see in your list.
- Dawn of Hope
- Crackling Doom
- Archangel of Thune
- Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder
- Tymna the Weaver
- Wear / Tear
- Toxic Deluge
- Bloodchief Ascension
1 year ago
Ah. Then perhaps Chaplain's Blessing would be more your speed.
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