Prevent the next X damage that would be dealt to you and/or permanents you control this turn. If damage is prevented this way, Divine Deflection deals that much damage to target creature or player.
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Divine Deflection Discussion
2 weeks ago
So I want to make another immortality deck and I was thinking of putting tribal gideon into the mix for Gideon of the Trials. Especially with the new rulings on planeswalkers. My thoughts were putting in the following cards:
Exquisite Archangel Lich's Mirror Platinum Angel Transcendence Platinum Emperion Worship Resolute Archangel Solitary Confinement so its kinda like the lich deck I have but I was thinking about making it mono white with Kytheon, Hero of Akros at the helm to keep the gideon emblem in affect.
Real question is, what should the other 90 cards be? What tactic would you run in mono white to try and become immortal? Or should I splash in and put some combos like Teferi's Protection/Render Silent + Elite Arcanist and Silence/Orim's Chant + Isochron Scepter then shove Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. Then counterspell for a good amount of the rest.
Need some ideas on how to be the best jerk that no one wants to play with lol
3 weeks ago
Urza's Incubator. I think it'll do more of what you want than Cloud Key. Insurrection is hard to beat as win-cons go. Herald’s Horn is respectable with your 18 angels, and same for Heirloom Blade. Your biggest weakness is card advantage. Might wanna get Alms Collector too, c17 was kind to boros tribals. You might consider wheels. could do worse than Staff of Nin, and Sword of Fire and Ice if you want a second mortgage.
I dislike Divine Deflection, I don't think it's enough to turn the tides when you're in trouble, and you won't always have enough mana to make the difference.
I don't love Oketra's Monument for you, the only real synergy is with your general, and I don't think it deserves a slot...focus on fatties or tokens, but probs not both. Same reason I don't love Hero of Bladehold or Odric, Lunarch Marshal.
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9 months ago
11 months ago
I copied your deck and added my own card ideas to it to see how it would play out. A couple of Mesa Enchantress's works perfectly with it.
1 year ago
Thanks very much for the suggestions. This is my first attempt at a true modern deck, so it obviously needs much more work. I hadn't considered Acolyte's Reward, but it seems so much better than Divine Deflection. Do you think that to make room for two Relic of Progenitus and Heliod, God of the Sun that taking out all the Outrider en-Kor would be enough?
1 year ago
The most noticeable issue that I see with this deck is the lack of draw power. Even if you keep your opening hand, you're still top decking by your fourth turn or so.
Unfortunately, mono-white doesn't have many ways to address this issue. I think your best bet, other than a splash, may be to run mainboard Relic of Progenitus. This also addresses another problem that I would imagine this deck to have: Tarmogoyf. You do have Path, but you'll probably want to save that for other threats. Consider the following change:
- +3 Relic of Progenitus
- -1 Sigiled Paladin (I don't see Exalted being incredibly relevant, making it a worse Knight of Meadowgrain)
- -1 Outrider en-Kor (I think this is the most underwhelming Knight in the deck)
- -1 Knight of the White Orchid (Since you curve out pretty quickly, I think you can afford to cut one)
I'm suggesting Relic over Mind Stone, which I use in Skred to fix the same problem, because the wouldn't be very useful and because the Relic gives you a level of interaction that will be crucial for some matchups (B/G/x, Dredge, control). I think this is the most important suggestion that I can make, though I have two more smaller ones that may be worth exploring:
Heliod, God of the Sun will almost always be online, is a great curve topper, and provides a mana sink for the late game. I would try two.
Acolyte's Reward seems good with so many symbols in your mana costs. I would try 2-3.
1 year ago
PartyJ Thank you for the input! I'm trying to keep a tight budget at the moment and build this deck up to be something worth playing. I don't have Myriad Landscape but I did just get Tranquil Expanse, Blossoming Sands, and Fertile Thicket to get a little more from my lands. I also have several beneficial cards ordered and coming in the mail:- Divine Deflection x2- Herald of War x2- Silverblade Paladin x2- Ring of Thune x2- Seek the Horizon x4- Scroll of Avacyn x2- Riot Control x2- Seraph Sanctuary x4- Avacyn's Pilgrim x4- Celestial Mantle x1Let me know what you think and if you have any other suggestions, please feel free to tell me!
1 year ago
I copied your lands and did this to the rest:4 Inquisitions 2 thoughtseize 3 bitterblossom 3 wrath of God 1 martial coup 2 Endless Whispers 4 intangible virtue 4 Auriok champion 4 Spectral procession 4 lingering souls 4 Path to exile 2 Divine Deflection
I just threw in divine deflection for speculation. No room for planeswalkers like this. Do you think they are neseccary?