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Evra, Halcyon Witness
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: Exchange your life total with Evra, Halcyon Witness's power.
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5 days ago
Hey, this looks like an awesome deck with a fun combo :) You will definitly get an upvote, great job! I'm building a 8.5 tails deck for my own and I was thinking about a pillow fort/life gain strategy with Aetherflux Reservoir , Felidar Sovereign , Evra, Halcyon Witness , and Celestial Convergence as win condition but I realy like the idea of a mono W control deck. What is your general game plan and how do you try to win the game?
2 weeks ago
Really cool deck!! What do you think of running Ravos, Soultender and Tana, the Bloodsower as your generals instead? Ravos recurs your fling fodder, and Tana's tokens supplement cards like Kresh, Prossh and Mazirek. I would remove the cards that count # of creatures in graveyards like Mortivore as I think those will be underwhelming outside of a dedicated mill deck. Maybe give these cards a try: Gratuitous Violence , Serra Avatar , Evra, Halcyon Witness , Dying Wish , Fruit of the First Tree , Warstorm Surge .
2 months ago
27) Make a card that is a legendary character we know, but changed (Think Mikeaus or Glissa)
Legendary Creature - Avatar
Whenever you gain life, target opponent loses that much life.
Pay 1 life: Put a +1/+1 counter on Evra the Disappointed.
5 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!
5 months ago
A couple of suggestions. I'd definitely recommend adding Children of Korlis . It allows you to kill two persons with Aetherflux Reservoir and with Evra, Halcyon Witness you can gain back the life from the activation. Straight away.
Swords to Plowshares is a premium removal spell and can be used in a pinch to gain a ton of life with your commander.
6 months ago
Recommended Cards to Add
This of course does not take into accountmana curve considerations or anything similar. It is merely cards to consider
Captivating Crew - Repeated steal effect to have ammunition to throw at people
Evra, Halcyon Witness - Large creature that can be as big as your lifetotal when thrown if wanted.
Serra Avatar - Large creature that is as big as your life total to potentially one shot someone and double your lifetotal
Zealous Conscripts - Can steal an opposing creature to throw, opposing walker to ult or any other problematic permenent. Also incidentaly goes infinite with Kiki Jiki.
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker - Can tap to make copies of your big creatures to throw. Goes infinite with Zealous conscripts.
Malignus - Large creature that scales with life total of opponent
Molten Primordial - Mass threaten on a stick
Feldon of the Third Path - makes copies of your already dead creatures
Emeria Shepherd - Recursion that can also be reanimation
Hoarding Dragon - A way to search out our game winning artifacts. Easy enough to throw at someone to get our artifact.
Karmic Guide - Reanimation
Neheb, the Eternal - lots of mana if you throw things pre combat
Yosei, the Morning Star - Very good thing to be able to recur. Can lock people out of the game with enough setup.
War Elemental - Scales as we throw things
Bloodshot Cyclops - Backup Brion?
Bearer of the Heavens - Dont make me do this!
Gisela, Blade of Goldnight - Double our damage, half theirs? Yes please
The usual goes here of making sure that we have interaction for people trying to stop us or making sure we can stop people. Though of specific mention
Faith's Reward - Recover from a wrath or just rebuy a couple of good creatures after a combat and throw.
Orim's Thunder - Hadn't actually seen this before but it seems to be a good potential 2 for 1 while also being a good answer to artifacts and enchantments.
Here there are a lot of potential threaten effects that i could recommend. But we know that we need them so i won't list them all. Other effects we could need do include one or two wraths as even though we are the creature deck, sometimes they just have more or better creatures. However other things to note.
Open the Armory - Tutors equipment or Auras.
Chandra's Ignition - Targetting some of our big creatures might just end the game with this.
Insurrection - You usually just win if this resolves on a decent board state.
Other than that, the fun things include
Phyrexian Processor - Yeh this card is rather good. Just Make big tokens and start throwing them
Well of Lost Dreams - With the triggers from Brion we should be able to restock our hand quite easily with this
Illusionist's Bracers - Copy the fling. As sacrificing a creature is part of the cost it will effectively be two triggers from flinging the same creature.
Thornbite Staff - Untaps brion when a creature dies. This includes sacrificing the creature to brion, so effectively tapping him causes him to untap....
Thousand-Year Elixir - Gives Brion haste and an untap.
Aetherflux Reservoir - 50cal Sniper Rifle to the face anyone?
Damage doublers can be recommended but i usually avoid the symettrical ones from personal preference. One or two effects that give Haste might be good too. Other effects however
Flameshadow Conjuring - Copy up our faties for good ETB triggers, effective haste or extra copies to throw with Brion.
Sigil of the New Dawn - Recur everything!
Marshal's Anthem - Decent mass resurrect in white. Though a little mana intensive
Angelic Renewal - One time use recursion of a creature
Goblin Bombardment - Backup sacrifice effects for all our threatens. WE don't want to have to give their toys back do we?
7 months ago
Indeed having non creature life gain is very important. I run Ivory Tower , Blind Obedience and Tainted Sigil on that front. I could stand to maybe add in a couple of more non creature cards that gain life but my experience has been quite positive with this deck in my playgroup.
This deck normally wins by playing a huge red X-spell like Molten Disaster or by draining the table with Exquisite Blood and Vizkopa Guildmage (they go infinite together killing the table but are also legit win cons in a multitude of other scenarios). Chandra's Ignition can also easily win the game with our commander or Evra, Halcyon Witness .
7 months ago
Wow, Ta11Man, great suggestions! I've replaced Tragic Poet with Restoration Specialist - I think the higher CMC is worth the speed and versatility. I'll be testing with my online playgroup soon. Hidden Stockpile seems like it might be worth it - I've added 1x. I'm a little less confident with it because it really only makes other spells better - that is - it's essentially a dead card without the right conditions, and with the right conditions, I'm probably already doing pretty well. I also added a couple w/b dual lands, but I do want to note that I can sacrifice Treasure tokens to create black mana if I want/need to - while not ideal, so far in playtesting, I've been able to generate plenty of tokens. Like 30+. I considered adding Revel in Riches , too, but decided that was really whole different deck, and so I threw together a separate build to explore that as a wincon. The other thing about splashing black is I'm already running very basic lands - most of the mana-base is colorless utlity. So there's not a lot of room to add another color. But I'm excited to see how it goes!!
I also considered Anointed Procession already, and included it in another build, too. I added 1x here, and am considering it as a sort of half-clone of Smothering Tithe , but also recognize it's very contingent on already have a Smothering Tithe in play - again, this is a card that doesn't do anything to help me win without conditions being met, and those conditions already offer sufficient win-ability. The only suggestion I really didn't get was Evra, Halcyon Witness . So far, I haven't been able to gain a lot of life with this deck and at 6 CMC, I think I'd probably go with an Angel that at least had flying? Maybe I'm missing something?
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