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Crovax, Ascendant Hero
Legendary Creature — Human
Other white creatures get +1/+1.
Nonwhite creatures get -1/-1.
Pay 2 life: Return Crovax, Ascendant Hero to its owner's hand.
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Crovax, Ascendant Hero Discussion
1 month ago
Take an extra turn after this one unless an opponent skips their next turn in order to counter this.
1 month ago
Decided to keep Spear of Heliod so bye bye Honor of the Pure . also going to take out Ballyrush Banneret for Puresteel Paladin . Swapping out Lightning Greaves for Swiftfoot Boots , I feel the shroud would be more of a hindrance than benefit with this many equipments. Finally I'm removing Crovax, Ascendant Hero , it's an expensive anthem and I already have plenty of those. Going to replace it with Sword of Feast and Famine
3 months ago
Yes Keranos, God of Storms comes in against control matchups as well as most midrange type decks. The reason for this is that so-many decks are running Surgical Extraction (though the meta is shifting a little bit) so a plan B option in the sideboard felt like a necessary development (not being prepared for the multitude of Thoughtseize decks can be bad especially if you expect them to be out in force). Of the possible plan B's (most of which are listed in the primer above) Keranos, God of Storms is my personal favorite hence why he is included; this does not mean that he is the best option, that would probably be either Godhead of Awe or Dragonlord Dromoka right now looking at recent meta data, Crovax, Ascendant Hero may also have an outside chance if you are looking to play a plan B in the side. Honestly I'm thinking of making that slot a Boseiju, Who Shelters All as Dovin's Veto is a bit scary but I don't have enough data to gage how often I need to worry about that card. Otherwise the slot can be used for an extra Fatal Push / Path to Exile or as a flex spot.
As for Slaughter Pact I have always been a fan of it simply for its flexibility, it more reliably can answer certain problem cards such as Eidolon of Rhetoric than Fatal Push or it can buy a turn against decks like Amulet if things aren't going well. It also provides for some interesting scenarios with the math to win being free, most notably in the Humans matchup allowing us to beat a Thalia, Guardian of Thraben with 7 available mana, or remove something like Meddling Mage naming a combo piece for free and win at instant speed on time. Before putting in the plan B with Keranos, God of Storms I was actually on 2 Fatal Push and 1 Slaughter Pact and was happy with the results for a long time, when it came down to cutting one of those, I prioritized the Humans matchup where Slaughter Pact can be the difference, and at the same time allowing myself to have a removal spell for a quick Gurmag Angler or larger threat that push can't deal with as efficiently.
4 months ago
Hey GHOST_SCKOPE, great deck! Looks like you're going with a lifegain/token/boardwipe theme, right? I've got an Odric, Master Tactician deck that runs in a similar fashion. You might want to consider his inclusion, since he is a soldier, and his ability to choose blockers can be incredibly advantageous.
Eldrazi Monument seems like a solid addition as well, provided you have enough fodder for the cost each turn. Akroma's Memorial is another option for beefing up your dudes. With all of the token generation, you may want to include Divine Visitation , because 4/4 flying angels are better than 1/1 walking soldiers. Hero of Bladehold gets pretty out of control if none of you opponents take care of her quickly either. May be worth the consideration. I've found that Evangel of Heliod can be amazing for creating tokens when you have enough white devotion. If you like soldier tokens, Brimaz, King of Oreskos is great for making them. They may be cat soldiers, but I don't discriminate. If going wide is your strategy for success Crusader of Odric is a good backup plan, since it'll likely be pumped up with all of your other tokens. I see you have the Soul Sisters in the deck, as well as some others that are similar. Have you considered adding Anointer Priest ? Sure, it only counts for tokens, but that doesn't seem like it'd be an issue in this deck.
I'm not seeing a Mirror Entity in your list, which is a great addition to a lot of these kinds of decks. Might want to consider finding a slot for him. Card draw can end up being an issue for me in mono-white. Have you thought about including cards like Slate of Ancestry and Alhammarret's Archive ?
How is your mana base treating you? I usually play with fewer lands than I should, so I make excellent usage of cards like Land Tax and Sword of the Animist . I see you have Knight of the White Orchid , but that may not always cut it. On the subject of mana, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is, in my humble opinion, an excellent card for almost any mono-colored deck. I see you have the Caged Sun in the deck. If you were interested in including backups, you could add the Gauntlet of Power , and the Extraplanar Lens , as well as Doubling Cube . Mana for daaaaays!
The last suggestion for a possible addition would be Evra, Halcyon Witness . The card is great for swapping your life total with its power to kill an opponent, if your life total is high enough. I know it doesn't really fit the rest of the deck, but the life total trick is worth it when it gets pulled off. Overall it seems like a really fun deck to play! Hope the suggestions help out!
6 months ago
I'm back! I'll let you know the results of the tournament on the deckwatch page.
As for the cuts here is the 10 cards I would consider.
- Celestial Convergence - Yes it's an alternative wincon, but its the slowest one you have
- Felidar Sovereign - That's not a Rebel! Shame on you! :P (On the serious note, not tutorable, better slot elsewhere)
- Crovax, Ascendant Hero - Symmetrical effects can be bad
- Condemn - Cute, but meh
- Heroes Remembered - Cool card, like really cool but cute category
- Plea for Guidance - I really don't like expensive tutors
- Academy Rector - No consistent sac outlet, a great card in general but needs a bit moving pieces to be efficient
- Whipcorder - Underwhelming effect
- Tithe Taker - It's meh, a baby abolisher but it has it's uses but more of a meta play
- Avacyn, Angel of Hope - I love her, no joke I can see why you would run her, but doesn't really benefit your gameplan.
Those would be the cards I would recommend cutting. I would however also consider adding in cards like Faith's Reward as anti removal tech as well as Smothering Tithe cuz that cards is just good. The ones I am iffy about removing is the rector as well as Avacyn cuz she bae. But those are my thoughts!
7 months ago
Here some suggestion:
Lands: ( replace 5 plains for those cards)
Emeria, The Sky Ruin (that cards worth it money in a mono white)
7 months ago
I tried Resolute Archangel and found it underwhelming. Its an expensive 4/4 and you just need to not be at zero life to win. Incidental life gain is great but I had a couple times where I pulled this late when I needed removal and honestly going back to 40 still didn't save me. I have found Angel of Jubilation and Angel of Finality more useful.
And this may be a deck where Crovax, Ascendant Hero could shine.
10 months ago
I am surprised no Heroes' Podium make them all power each other.
Others that could do some good are some of the low drop legendary mostly for the ones that effect half your board negatively. Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip, Isamaru, Hound of Konda or Mikaeus, the Lunarch over Crovax, Ascendant Hero or Ascendant Evincar. I can understand if it is a price thing but the Podium is cheap.
Crovax, Ascendant Hero occurrence in decks from the last year
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