Ethersworn Canonist

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters Rare
Shards of Alara Rare

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Ethersworn Canonist

Artifact Creature — Human Cleric

Each player who has played a nonartifact spell this turn can't play additional nonartifact spells.

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Ethersworn Canonist Discussion

Ceondoc on Eldrazi & Taxes

1 day ago

you can probably take out one Rest in Peace in sideboard for Grafdigger's Cage, and one Kataki, War's Wage for Ethersworn Canonist. Also, instead of Burrenton Forge-Tender, try Kor Firewalker or Leyline of Sanctity.

Jhed1 on Can't Touch This!

1 week ago

I think that Ethersworn Canonist might work against you, since you have a lot of instant speed interaction.

I would suggest running some copies of Worship - possibly Asceticism to help with removal heavy decks.

foxboy93 on Dark Phoenix, Who Frowns At Fun

1 week ago

Curious about some of the cards you run and your thought process for them and if they work well.

Hope of Ghirapur, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Pox, Blood Moon/Magus of the Moon

Hope seemed like a decent card, but unless you got a way to possibly deal damage to multiple people, picking on one person seemed...rough. Spirit was a card I did consider. While we (Alesha players), cant recur it, having it tutorable is something nice. Have you ever run into issues where you yourself screw yourself over, unable to draw additional cards?

Pox seems like an interesting card. Sort of a board and hand 'reset', giving you a chance to discard cards, start picking people down to lower life totals ect. Another "doesn't it hurt you" effect is Blood Moon type effects. I considered them (ugh the expensiveness of them though -_-), but havent decided to pull the trigger.

As for upgrades, I personally like Rule of Law over Ethersworn Canonist. Reason being is because if you play against an artifact deck, it just REALLY sucks to have to try and deal with it while you personally cant do much. It also combos with Possibility Storm, another way to really screw with Blue players (trying to cast a counterspell and instead gets a Brainstorm or an inoperable High Tide when they dont want it) and as stated, with Rule of Law effects, players cant cast spells from their hands, meaning only graveyard recursion (like Alesha) or stuff being cast from the grave will work.

One thing I personally am having trouble with in my build is keeping cards in my hand. I usually end up not having cards and unable to really do much. My other issue was I was playing alot of cards that targeted me, like Hokori, Dust Drinker. Would love to get some additional input from another Alesha player. My build is based off of a Death and Taxes Primer so I'd like to get another set of eyes on it :3

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/aleshas-red-wedding-v20/

Daedalus19876 on Take me to Church

1 week ago

dlamars: Hmmm. Really depends what you're trying to hate on.

Rule of Law and Ethersworn Canonist shoot down combos.

Ghostly Prison and AEther Flash shoot down tokens.

Aura of Silence and Consulate Crackdown hit artifacts.

Manabarbs hits ramp players.

Rest in Peace hits GY players.

Et cetera :)

dlamars on Take me to Church

1 week ago

Daedalus19876

Hey thanks for the constructive criticism, this list is the product of a week of theory crafting. Everything is a bit jumbled and the curve isn't great. I didn't have time to get a description in yet either, sorry about that. What I want for control here is not a hard lock but something more akin to hate bears and winning through attrition. This deck isn't going to win in the first 6 turns, let's just put that out there. I'm looking at turn 7 or 8 probably, which means I need to disrupt turns 1-6 for other players. That said, I think I'll be removing Iroas, God of Victory for Spirit of the Labyrinth and possibly Argentum Armor for Aura of Silence.

You are probably right about Leonin Shikari but it's new to me so I'm not sure how effective it is. I assumed passing around Swiftfoot Boots, Skullclamp and the swords at instant speed would be worth a slot? If it doesn't work out I may go with Ethersworn Canonist.

I think I have to pass on MLD, my LGS is full of competent players but they aren't degenerates heh. Same reason Blood Moon was passed up here, I can win playing mostly fair but I will still try to find a spot for Static Orb since it's just great with War's Toll and Urabrask the Hidden.

You know of any really good hate cards in red similar to Stranglehold but doesn't so much target the mana base?

Boza on UW Spirits for FNM with ...

2 weeks ago

Damn, that is a tough budget to work with. I love the excuse though. So, lets work with it. Human tribal seems to be the way to go, as we need disruption more than anything else.

4 Mother of Runes - vs other creatures and removal and burn
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben - vs storm, mill, vehicles and burn
4 Meddling Mage - vs everything
3 Mayor of Avabruck  Flip - mass pump
2 Sylvan Safekeeper - vs removal
3 Ethersworn Canonist - vs elves and storm
2 Grand Abolisher - vs counterspells
2 Deftblade Elite - vs elves
2 Kambal, Consul of Allocation - vs storm and burn, add more from the SB.
4 Phyrexian Revoker - vs storm, elves, vehicles, death and taxes

4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Duress
2 Lead the Stampede

4 Reflecting Pool
4 Ancient Ziggurat
4 City of Brass
4 Mana Confluence
2 Plains
1 Swamp
1 Forest

I think that this is the cheapest thing I could think of.

Stab on W/G Stomp and Hate

3 weeks ago

Also, have you considered going into g/w. It gives access to a lot more power in my opinion. Path to Exile, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Voice of Resurgence, Leonin Arbiter, Ethersworn Canonist, Kataki, War's Wage, Gaddock Teeg, and Thalia, Heretic Cathar would all be some good cards to consider if you go into g/w and want some hate bears (some of these cards are obviously meant for sideboard for certain matchups).

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