Congregation at Dawn
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Congregation at Dawn Discussion
1 week ago
Hey guys, sorry for the delayed reply - I've had two super busy weeks at work but that's all over now (it's never over...)
Lilbrudder: Weird Harvest seems... interesting. I do like how cheap and scalable it is, however I can see the downside biting me quite badly in the form of an opponent's Hushwing Gryff or similar. The other thing is that I usually only need to tutor one creature to win (as I usually will have Saffi ready) and so I want my tutoring to be as cheap as possible if I have to do it combo turn, as deploying combos is quite expensive. That's why I've been considering cards like Fauna Shaman which tutor much more cheaply. And if I'm playing it outside of combo turn, I would much rather not feed my opponents creatures.
Caustic Caterpillar is cool and I have been considering it for a while on and off. My only reservation is that while it's cheaper to play than Qasali Pridemage, it costs more to activate. That being said, it's an awesome Yisan 1 drop. I'll add it to the maybeboard. What would you cut for it?
Daedalus19876: Congregation at Dawn is interesting. I've seen in in the past and it's good however the mana cost is so saturated T_T. I don't think I would run it over Worldly Tutor but I would consider running it in addition to. Maybeboarded.
Panharmonicon is funny in more casual and more creature heavy decks, however here it feels win more.
Starved Rusalka is actually pretty solid. It's one of the best creature based sac outlets in white/green (there aren't that many to begin with and most of them are rubbish). It's not primarily in the deck as a combo piece, but more to generate value with my commander if needs be. That being said, there is a goofy infinite combo with Titania, Protector of Argoth, Nim Deathmantle, Strip Mine and Gaea's Cradle.
Mortarpod is in there as an additional sac outlet which can be tutored by Stoneforge Mystic which can be in turn tutored via the creature tutors. It also provides a win condition given infinite mana. That being said, you're right in that it's not the strongest card in the deck. It'll most likely get subbed out with cards from the maybeboard.
Cheers for the responses, it's given me a few new ideas as well as helped lock in stuff I was on the fence about.
2 weeks ago
The deck looks really good. I only have a few suggestions to make, and a few are nit-picks:
1) Since your combos frequently require 3 pieces, some of which are creatures, Congregation at Dawn can give you a lot of advantage. Here, I feel like it's usually better than Worldly Tutor (though of course I'd play both).
2) With all of the ETB cards (reused with Saffi) have you considered Panharmonicon?
4) I'd give my strong recommendation of Song of the Dryads. It locks down many commander-reliant decks surprisingly hard.
5) Of your maybe board, they all seem like good suggestions when you get the chance to acquire them.
And finally, the comments need to be cleared on this page, lol.
Happy deckbuilding! Hope this was helpful :)
2 weeks ago
Trostani, Selesnya's Voice Collective Blessing Oracle of Nectars Fracturing Gust Glare of Subdual Altar of Bone Congregation at Dawn Juniper Order Ranger Phytohydra Cryptolith RiteAltar of the Brood This is auto win with the infinite token combo
3 weeks ago
EnderPlaysCompetitiveMTG - Collected Company hits 22 of our creatures, without needing to have them in hand, so it's good for surprise blockers or just getting a board state build up quickly.
If you pair it with Congregation at Dawn it simply wins the game. You Congregation putting Elvish Archdruid, Stoneforge Mystic and any other creature on top of your deck, the Co-Co them both into play, tutor up Umbral Mantle, then start your turn and win.
It was a pretty recent addition to the list that I've only ever drawn 3 times in the games since I added it - it's not the best card ever, but it's solid. Long-term it'll likely come out for something like Linvala, Keeper of Silence or some other hate-piece. I've never been sad to draw it, but I've also never been begging for it to be my draw.
1 month ago
Karametra, God of Harvests
Selvala, Explorer Returned
Sigarda, Heron's Grace
Sigarda, Host of Herons
Wall of Omens
Pontiff of Blight
Ashes to Ashes
Congregation at Dawn
Fell the Mighty
Wave of Reckoning
Leyline of Vitality
Song of the Dryads
Shield of the Oversoul
1 month ago
Another fun card that isn't played enough in Mayael decks is Congregation at Dawn. Put Oracle and another utility guy on top and then a bomb like Avacyn, and play the first two, then Mayael the third.
1 month ago
Naksu, the problem with Platinum Angel is when it dies, and is probably will, your left with a huge amount of life loss. With Platinum Emperion, no risk is ever taken once the spell resolves. Also, 8/8 Power vs 4/4 Power is a huge difference, allowing it to beat down much more effectively, not dying to other larger creatures, and evading cards like Dismember, Languish, Lightning Axe and many more.
Another 'one card combo' is Congregation at Dawn, which actually benefits from Glittering Wish the turn before, and Skill Borrower the turn after (eventually revealing Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker for the win)
2 months ago
You could be onto something. It could replace Congregation at Dawn as a more efficient tutor. No danger of mill or shuffle. Thanks for the suggestion.