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Commune with the Gods
Reveal the top five cards of your library. You may put a creature or enchantment card from among them into your hand. Put the rest into your graveyard.
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Commune with the Gods Discussion
1 week ago
I was using my phone last time, on a computer now, so:
I deliberately choose Converted Mana Cost (CMC) 3 for a reason. Modern being the format it is, this cost can sometimes be the most expensive cards in the deck. At this cost the card needs to have an impact on the board state.
Vampire Nighthawk, your more or less on the ball, it's a very good creature. The really good thing about it is it can stall the board state. Your opponent won't attack with their strongest creature if it can be blocked and killed by Nighthawk, so it can potentially buy you a turn, maybe you will even draw removal like Dismember.
Dissipate, is the answer you want to a card like Adorned Pouncer, it stops the cat entering the battlefield and it exiles it, so you can't eternalize it. at CMC 2, Dissipate would need a restriction or downside. At CMC 3, it might see some play, but most of the time Stubborn Denial, Spell Pierce or Mana Leak are good enough.
Bow of Nylea, does a lot of things, but none of them are that relevant. It's a card which is more interesting than it is good, but you could build a deck around it.
Guttersnipe, I included this as a trap. New player often evaluate the goblin as an extra 2 damage when they cast every Lightning Bolt, well that sounds good! It isn't, in a burn deck Guttersnipe does nothing the turn it comes into play, it is an awful top deck and probably the card I tell people to cut from their decks the most. If I want something at CMC 3 in burn (which I probably don't) I'd play Hell's Thunder or Ball Lightning.
Ghostway, I actually gave you a clue "re-trigger enters the battlefield", in context of your deck Regal Caracal would be bounced, then return to play creating 2 new cat tokens. Unfortunately it would also wipe out all of your existing tokens. "A token that has left play can’t come back into play. If such a token would return to play, it remains in its current zone instead. It ceases to exist the next time state-based effects are checked." A more relevant scenario for the card would be if your opponent is on 11 life and you have Siege Rhino, Geralf's Messenger and Gray Merchant of Asphodel in play. The combined power of those creatures is 9, so you can't kill your opponent this turn, until you draw Ghostway. The Rhino drains 3, Messenger 2 and Merchant 6, Ghostway wins you the game that turn, without you even needing to attack. A lot of creature have an "enters the battlefield" effect, Ghostway lets you abuse that.
Enlightened Tutor isn't modern legal as it has never been printed in a modern legal set. Idyllic Tutor, it is CMC 3, it doesn't effect the board state, finds Anointed Procession (which when you cast it next turn, also doesn't effect the board state), don't add Idyllic Tutor. Commune with the Gods digs 5 cards deep into your library and lets you choose a creature or enchantment, roughly speaking 60% of the time this will find Anointed Procession, but it also lets you find a creature, it gives you options depending on your board state at the time.
1 week ago
Darth_SavageVampire Nighthawk is incredibly good. It's similar to my cats except deathtouch with it is extremely useful since it isn't of high attack. Dissipate is good but a bit costly, although good nonetheless. Bow of Nylea is probably the best card. I honestly don't see the purpose of Ghostway.
I'm not looking for a toolbox deck, I just want to have the advantage with my deck whenever they have a way to counter-advantage (i don't know the nomenclature for this) it. I'm building my deck around anointed procession, so to have that kept in play is a major concern of mine, as many blue decks will instantly target that card. I'm looking at your deck again and Reviving Melody and Commune with the Gods seem very useful. I don't know if I'd use Eldritch Evolution though; I'm afraid to sacrifice a card unless I can get it onto the battlefield again through mummification, although it would be very useful because most of my deck is 2-4 or more mana cost.I need Anointed Procession into the battle ASAP before I get any other cards, and Eldritch Evolution only works for creatures.
1 week ago
Tragic Poet, is not the solution you want, play Noxious Revival and then you don't need to splash white. Second point Semblance Anvil can make your enchantments cheaper as can Herald of the Pantheon and if you want draw then Eidolon of Blossoms / Commune with the Gods. I guess my point is, if you are splashing anything it should probably be green... Hope this helps, have fun brewing your deck.
2 weeks ago
When I was playing Jarad, I used to jam as many Mulches, Commune with the Gods, Seek the Wilds and Satyr Wayfinders as possible. Then used things with / power like Lord of Extinction, Sewer Nemesis, Splinterfright, Apocalypse Demon, etc. to throw at your opponents face.
Also, Meren of Clan Nel Toth is a nice way to reccur the sacrificed creatures turn after turn.
2 weeks ago
Hey man you commented on my deck that had a similar feel to it. If I did my math correctly, you have 57 cards only so far in the main board as of what I am viewing on 1/02/2019. 18 lands is probably fine since your highest cmc is 2. I would start by cutting the 3 Grisly Salvage. You have so many other discard outlets you should be fine cutting this, plus Commune with the Gods is obviously superior since it finds an enchantment. By cutting that, you will have 6 cards cards to add that should up your creature count to at least 30 counting the 4 Dryad arbors. I would for sure use a 4x Shriekmaw since it is a creature and also a removal spell, which you don't have as of now. I would also add something like Reviving Melody because their could be a situation where you throw all your wreaths into the GY and need to bring an enchantment back.
Hope that helps!
2 weeks ago
I understood that the zombies wouldn't be hard cast, I should probably have used Bow of Nylea in my example rather than a creature as my intention was to reduce the costs of your enchantments and it would also work for Door of Destinies. Have you tried the Beck part of Beck / Call or Commune with the Gods, they might help you find what your looking for quicker...
I like this concept enough that I started messing around with it Storm Door - Concept, I still couldn't see a way to easily get it down to 60 cards though...
1 month ago
maybe Commune with the Gods? it can grab sprawl, overgrowth and invocation, while also snagging the wurm or ghalta if you need it. might be a good inclusion to help with the consistency. Maybe Quicksilver Amulet as a back up plan?