Congregation at Dawn
Search your library for up to three creature cards and reveal them. Shuffle your library, then put those cards on top of it in any order.
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|Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Congregation at Dawn occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%
Congregation at Dawn Discussion
2 days ago
Hey, Regal Behemoth may out of the price range, but it's a Dino to have for ramp to curve into Gishath and it has trample. It's not a Lizard it's a Dino, it was errata to Dinosaur three years ago when Ixalan was released. It's an expensive price Dino, but try to make room/budget for it.
Quartzwood Crasher is new budget Dino from Ikoria who's very underrated. It can create many powerful Dino tokens with trample. It has trample and so does Gishath, Ghalta, Zacama, etc. It's pretty bonkers with Ghalta. And gives excellent Dino value for five mana when it has haste from Regisaur Alpha. Quartzwood scales very well and can get out of hand quick for your opponents since it and the token it creates have trample. Rhythm of the Wild is another haste enabler for Dinos and it also protects them and Gishath from being countered when cast.
Elemental Bond can trigger to draw any time a creature you control with 3 or more power enters the battlefield, this includes when a token is created. Bond for a three drop over the course of a game can draw you a lot of cards with Dinos. It's good with Quartzwood. Congregation at Dawn can tutor for and setup the top three cards of your library to be Dinos for when you attack with Gishath. Fierce Empath is not a Dino, but it's a budget creature tutor for one of your best big Dinos, it's worth including especially if you add Regal.
I see Farseek and Nature's Lore, but I only see Stomping Ground dual land that they can search for. That's the advantage of these spells is they can ramp with a dual land which is also color fixing. Cinder Glade and Canopy Vista were just reprinted in Commander 2020. I would make room/budget for these two dual lands. Sheltered Thicket and Scattered Groves are two more budget lands that have two different types. Other budget land upgrades are: Exotic Orchard, Battlefield Forge, Fortified Village, Ash Barrens, Naya Panorama.
Wild Growth, Fertile Ground and Trace of Abundance are three more land auras for ramp and these are upgrades because they're less mana to cast. Beast Within and Generous Gift are versatile instant removal spells in Commander because they can destroy any permanent and giving your opponent a 3/3 doesn't matter much when you have much higher power Dinos.
Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
I jest - obviously. Very cool deck. I too am a big fan of the Dinos, but A giant 3 headed tyrannosaurs rex is way cooler than 1 beefy gurl t-rex who brings her friends to the party - if they can manage to show up - in my opinion. Honestly, I think your could utilize a little bit more top deck manipulation to fully take advantage of her ability. Congregation at Dawn and Worldly Tutor are an excellent start, but maybe a Mirri's Guile, Sensei's Divining Top, and/or a Scroll Rack (actually I see you're already considering it - awesome) are worth testing. The previously mentioned can help you dig deep and make more informed decisions on if you should swing with Gishath - or if you have a dino in hand you could have it positioned perfectly for a free play after your commander swings and gets some damage in. Also separately - Sword of Feast and Famine is just really good in an archetype where you want to always have access to big mana. Not required, but i've had alot of success with that card in my Zacama deck The Predator of Predators. Maybe you could take a look and clap back with some dino flavored graffiti/vandalism of your own? :) +1 from me. I hope you get to your 300 upvotes during this weird time of quarantine.
2 months ago
Mortlocke I usually don't play or build competitive EDH decks because i like playing for fun and to annoy people with annoying decks not so much hellbent on winning or getting upset if i do not win. So i tried swapping between overlord and first and it works absolutely fine. As for cascade rulings you are right about the option of casting a cascade trigger (although many opponents get confused and start saying that i have to resolve the spell.... but thats their problem not mine), so i will rethink stuff like Swords to Plowshares, i will add your suggestion of Congregation at Dawn and honestly i definitely need more ramp so i will add some more ramp.
2 months ago
Another rant - if you are going to continue with The First Sliver as your commander - then you can still build around it within the Sliver tribal archetype. All you need are more spells that stack Slivers on top of your library, but those were already suggested in an earlier post. Namely Worldly Tutor and Congregation at Dawn. This is definitely outside of your budget range but Scroll Rack/Mirri's Guile/Sensei's Divining Top would all be beneficial as well as top deck manipulation would (ideally) allow you to stack up your Cascade triggers to be as efficient as possible.
2 months ago
In regards to sideboards - they don't exist in EDH. This is a singleton format where players bring their decks as they are. So...unless those are cards you are considering for the deck - ya gotta cut em. Now here are some suggestions on what you could put in the deck to help it run more consistently:
- Manaweft Sliver: Like Gemhide Sliver but better.
- Worldly Tutor/Congregation at Dawn: These are tutors that have synergy with your commander (who must already be in play). Tutor for the 1 (or 3 slivers that each have a CMC 1 less than the other} and place it on top of your library. When casting Congregation at Dawn you can stack 3 slivers each with 3 different CMCs and - voalá you have 2 more Slivers coming into play.
- Skyshroud Claim/Pir's Whim/Nature's Lore/Sliver Hive/City of Brass/Exotic Orchard/Reflecting Pool/Chromatic Lantern/: For a 5c deck you have woefully little ramp/manafixing.
- Path to Exile/Swords to Plowshares/Anguished Unmaking/Krosan Grip/Beast Within/Generous Gift/Counterspell/Swan Song/Mana Leak/Arcane Denial/Forbid: Your deck has very little interaction - making you just a passive victim when your opponents decide it's time to deal with you - or when your opponents are going off. You need to be able to act. Slivers aren't passive creatures, and neither should you be when piloting them.
HONORABLE MENTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL CUTS: I know I went over a bunch of cuts in my previous post, but here are some more suggestions -
- Assemble the Legion/Retreat to Emeria/Birthing Boughs: You don't need Sliver Queen to make more tokens in an efficient manner. Allow me to introduce you to Brood Sliver and Hive Stirrings. Why go throught the trouble of making a janky combo that creates soldier tokens/changelings in cheap Sliver costumes when you could just...make Slivers? You also have the added flavor of getting double the tokens per combat damage assignment step when you have both Brood Sliver and Bonescythe Sliver out on the battlefield. Worse yet - Legion, Emeria and Boughs have absolutely no synergy with your commander outright. you have to hope you have Hivestone on the battlefield. AND THEN even if you have alll of the parts and pieces on the board you have literally zero cards in your deck that are CMC 0 - as tokens have a CMC of 0 - creating a total non-bo that just allows you to only be able to shuffle your library. That's it.
2 months ago
Have you considered Camaraderie or Congregation at Dawn to fill up your hand or set up your draw to get the creatures/combo piece you need? Benefaction of Rhonas might be able to pull both your infinite combo pieces into your hand in one go =). Hope this helps.
2 months ago
Sounds like a job for Insurrection.
It also kinda looks like you're trying to build a combo deck, what with the Congregation at Dawn and specific 3 creatures you want out, in which case Genesis Wave, Genesis Hydra, Lurking Predators, Kamahl's Druidic Vow, Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire, See the Unwritten, Atla Palani, Nest Tender, Aid from the Cowl, Warp World, Divergent Transformations, Indomitable Creativity, Reality Scramble, and Genesis Storm are your options for cheating out multiple creatures off the top of your deck. You'd then want to shore up your tutors (not having blue hurts here, but black is king) to be able to consistently grab Congregation at Dawn.
The other option (or perhaps in addition to) is to go reanimator. Buried Alive+Balthor the Defiled, Champion of Stray Souls, All Hallow's Eve, Immortal Servitude, Pyrrhic Revival, or Rise of the Dark Realms.
Tutors can serve each plan equally, and it keeps the deck from doing the same thing every time, which is good for casual play. Also, if you throw in Footbottom Feast, Gravepurge, Forever Young, and/or Bone Harvest, Buried Alive interacts with Genesis Wave and friends.
2 months ago
I agree with everyone else, so here’s what I propose. Dolor lower costed creatures that support your bigger ones would work out best. Cards like Vexing Shusher and Destiny Spinner are great support cards. Faeburrow Elder can get you a lot of mana easy. Even just getting 2 is a pretty good payoff. Cards like In Garruk's Wake and Plague Wind are haymakers. Use something like Mystical Tutor, Worldly Tutor, or if you want to just win on the spot then Congregation at Dawn and you’ll pull ahead. Don’t forget everyone’s favorite blue cantrip Brainstorm is powerful to topdeck three cards in your hand. Liliana Vess is also great at this. Yes, you don’t have as many big creatures. But you will get more of them more often and more consistently.