Festival of Trokin
You gain 2 life for each creature you control.
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|Portal Second Age (P02)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Festival of Trokin Discussion
10 months ago
Just to be evil, you could put in a few Drove of Elves so you have some cheap infinity/infinity's once you get the squirrel setup. In a similar vein, if it's worth making the deck Green/White, a Festival of Trokin will give you infinite life for one white mana with the infinite squirrels, and Shanna, Sisay's Legacy provides a cheaper albeit white alternative to Drove of Elves. While the potential infinity/infinity creatures are just potential bastard moves, Festival of Trokin is actually very useful if you just got the squirrel setup the turn before your opponent would destroy you with flying creatures, and you cannot make them flying before you would die. Nonetheless, all of these will make powerful combos with infinite squirrels, especially considering they are stupidly cheap for their broken potential and you keep the squirrels.
I should also mention that there are some alternatives that cost a little more, but cause board wipes in addition to the mentioned buffs in exchange for the deaths of your squirrels. Phyrexian Rebirth will give you a white infinity/infinity artifact creature, and Fumigate gives you infinite life, but both require your squirrels to not have Indestructible. Not sure if those would work well with this deck in particular, considering it aims to make the squirrels indestructible, but they might help.
1 year ago
2 years ago
A good solution to this is cheap lifegain that protects you a little extra for the board presence you will inevitably lose by chump blocking. I found a few ideas you might consider.
- Awe Strike, prevent the attackers damage outright. Keeping you from having to block in the first place and gaining life out of it. TCG market price= $0.11
- Goldenglow Moth, a perfect example of a chump blocker. You should anticipate using her to stop an attack, the only difference is, she gives you life as a result. TCG market price= $0.08
- Hope Charm, a myriad of choices, from making your blockers formidable, to gaining quick life, to debuffing your opponents attackers. TCG market price= $0.07
2 years ago
Sorry for multiple comments, but you should also consider the fact that you have a lot of higher cmc cards and not a lot of ramp. You should throw in some Sol Rings or a Marble Diamond. I would also recommend adding Festival of Trokin in place of Congregate. Though you won't gain life for your opponents creatures, it is much cheaper to cast.
3 years ago
From my experience with BW lifegain as a casual player, some cards that will work well are thins like Ajani's Pridemate ($0.40-$1.00) as it will get bigger for each instance of life gain. Another method is with Festival of Trokin ($0.36-$0.99) or Chaplain's Blessing for quick life. Something that could really benefit you is Whip of Erebos as it would give all of your creatures lifelink. A potential win condition is with Gnawing Zombie as you will be able to start killing them from your tokens (in case there is no way for you to deal damage directly with your creatures) but I truly like the deck.