Destroy all creatures. You gain one life for each creature destroyed this way.
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Fumigate occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.06%
WB (Orzhov): 0.62%
1 week ago
Avacyn out of the Helavault, backed by other angels and with a plan to destroy the world? Sounds like a fun deck! :D you've asked to keep it budget, so most of the suggestions below should cost <$1 each. I've split my advice into sections, hopefully that'll help break it down into more bite-size chunks.
CHOOSE YOUR BATTLEFIELD
It felt like you had lots of fun cards in the deck, but it's not entirely clear how all of them fit in - at the moment it feels like you're trying to do a bit of everything. It might be worth (A) choosing what direction you want to take the deck (e.g. lifegain / big angels / destroy the world), (B) what your win-con and win-con cards are going to be for A, and (C) what cards would feel awesome to draw when you're winning / terrible to draw on an empty board. Hopefully those three questions will help shape what cards you choose to add and remove :) I decided to go human-angel tribal for one of my first decks that I built (Brisela, the confused angel), and whilst it wasn't my best deck (and is definitely in need of an update), you'll notice that there aren't (m)any creatures that aren't humans or angels. (I've also build a 'destroy the world'-style Oathbreaker deck, which does funky things with boardwipes, Dingus Staff/Dingus Egg and Second Sunrise!)
Well, with a slight plan of where you want the deck to go, let's think about some things you might want to consider. I've tried to keep the advice below quite general - if you're struggling to know what to remove, then do let me know and I'm happy to offer specific suggestions.
PROTECT THE GENERAL!
I really like how you've got 'fair' "destroy all" board wipes in there, which become one-sided when Avaycn is around. However, do be careful if someone exiles Avacyn in response to your Armageddon (or similar) - you really don't want to be on the receiving end of your own wipe! Avacyn is great, but she is vulnerable to pesky cards like Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile that keep appearing in EDH. You might want to add some cards that give Avacyn hexproof or protection - I like the Mirror Shield and Flicker of Fate in the deck, but that's very little Avacyn 'protection' for 99 cards. Some suggestions here are artifacts like Whispersilk Cloak and Swiftfoot Boots. (Lightning Greaves is the best of these, but is a little more expensive - definitely a commander staple, so do pick one up at some point!). Creatures that give protection are also great, and those have the added bonus of providing you some early-game safety, especially those with repeatable protection. I'd suggest adding Devoted Caretaker to the deck, and either Benevolent Bodyguard or Alseid of Life's Bounty (with plans to upgrade to everyone's favourite Mother of Runes - another commander staple! - and Giver of Runes if you're happy to spend a little more).
Now that Avacyn's bodyguards are sorted, let's have a think of how we can get her out as fast as (reasonably) possible.
RISE AND SHINE, ANGELS
Since you have got a lot of high CMC creatures, I'd be tempted to chuck some more mana rocks in there - Worn Powerstone and Hedron Archive are good places to start - as well as card that reduce the cost of your high-end cards - Oketra's Monument is especially great here since it also gives you extra creatures to block with, Pearl Medallion is also good if you can stretch the budget. (I'd personally definitely remove Lotus Petal - it doesn't do a huge amount for you, and it takes up a slot that could be used by a repeatable mana rock.) Rocks/reducers will allow you to get more angels out quicker, meaning that you're more likely to have a board presence in the midgame - and rescue Avacyn from the Helavault as early as possible!
The creatures you have could do with some tweaking - I think it might be worth trimming your choices, but how you want to do that will depend on what 'theme' you want to have.
MAYDAY MAYDAY, WE'RE OUT OF AMMO!
The most important resource in MtG are cards. You use cards to get mana and play creatures that ultimately win you the game - if you don't have any cards then it's very hard to win games. I don't currently see much in the way of card draw in your deck, so I imagine you'd be top-decking quite often with this, hoping to get the card you really need from the top. (There are also a couple more lands than usual - standard EDH decks run 40 lands - meaning that you're a little more likely to have a 'dead draw' than you would otherwise be.)
Unfortunately we're in white so what we have is card advantage instead of card draw, but do have a think about what cards you could add that might help - Mentor of the Meek is a favourite of mine, but you need to have enough low-power creatures to make it work (or cards that create small tokens - like Oketra's Monument!). If you have a bit of budget then an Endless Atlas is a safe staple for EDH mono-colour decks, and Well of Lost Dreams is really nifty in a lifegain deck :) also, cards that fetch to the battlefield effectively count as card draw, so I'll also allow cards like Myriad Landscape, Reya Dawnbringer, and Brought Back (which can even function as a ramp card if you manage to use it on lands like Myriad Landscape).
WATCH THE WORLD BURN
I heard you like board wipes? End Hostilities is cheap, but if you want to go OG then the purest wipe is Wrath of God, though it's younger brother Day of Judgment) is a lot cheaper. Fumigate, Rout, Martial Coup, Phyrexian Rebirth and Nevinyrral's Disk also fit in that slot. Finally, if you can make it fit then I'd perhaps look at adding Worldslayer. It's a lot of mana to equip, but once it's on Avacyn there's no way anyone else is coming back from that!
Do remember that all of the above are just suggestions, let me know if you have any questions, good luck, and remember - once all the dust settles and the other players die, "Only one may stand!"
2 weeks ago
I'd drop Kaya's Wrath in a heartbeat. If you want to develop the minor life gain sub theme then Fumigate is a much better card even at 1 more CMC. It's less mana intensive + it gains life for all the creatures that die rather than just your own. I see Wrath of God in your maybes, and if you have one of those, that's a solid pick too.
Sorin Markov just got a reprint in Mystery Boosters so if you were considering adding him in, this is a perfect time to do so.
I'd also take advantage of the recently printed Talismans for these colors. Those are great ramp for the colors. Talisman of Hierarchy and Talisman of Conviction <-- Hierarchy especially consider, due to the high amount of Black mana cost in most Vampires.
Anyway, deck looks pretty solid overall! Congrats on your first build. :)
1 month ago
Yeah, I agree in retrospect I think that it is not really necessary. Fumigate could be good if you need a better option (although it is still white), as it can provide a life buffer and wipe the board.
1 month ago
Probably add Fumigate to hose down token decks and will gain you a bunch of life too..
Nyx-Fleece Ram is slow, but can start gaining you life each turn early on in the game..
1 month ago
Overall, love what you're doing with Gwyn. I think this is a great deck list! Recently, I have been through some growing pains with an equipment deck and I've included some suggestions/subs below. I hope you find some of these helpful!
Creatures: Depending on your budget I would definitely look at Puresteel Paladin. Fits into Knight tribal, gives card draw, and reduces equip cost when your commander isn't on the field. Leonin Shikari isn't a Knight, but would be awesome in this deck, especially when you have your commander out. Angel of Glory's Rise is expensive to cast, but gives you some resiliency and brings back 18 creatures on your list. Obviously Stoneforge Mystic is great but is super expensive.
Artifacts: Since you're running Scroll Rack, you could take a look at Sensei's Divining Top it would do wonders with the Rack. I've run Worn Powerstone before and I personally don't like it because it comes down tapped. A solid mana rock or something like Gilded Lotus / Thran Dynamo could make for better alternatives.
Potential Equipment Tweaks: -Marauder's Axe +Sword of the Animist -Crystal Slipper +Swiftfoot Boots. Hammer of Nazahn is expensive but worth every penny in an equip deck. Lightning Greaves / Whispersilk Cloak will help protect your commander once she's in play.
Sorcery/Instant: Maybe one or two more board wipes if you think there's a place for it? Some of my personal favorites: Fumigate Hour of Revelation Wrath of God. Also, Boros Charm is a really great silver bullet and something to consider as well.
Again, overall I think you have a really solid build. I'm sure you've already won your share of games at your playing it. Like I said, I've gone through some growing pains with equipment and these are some suggestions that I came up with off the top of my head. Best of luck!
1 month ago
Really nice deck. I have a some card suggestions that fit the theme: Aetherflux Reservoir as an easy to get off win-con, Test of Endurance another finisher, Fumigate as a board-wipe that gives some life, Well of Lost Dreams some nice card draw, and Crested Sunmare for some strong token generation with your lifegain.
1 month ago
2 months ago
As for cards like Approach of the Second Sun and Test of Endurance, that are win more cards. They may work their way into the sideboard for card swaps against certain groups, but probably not into the main.
The Fumigate is a nice wrath, but I am reducing the total number of Wrath's as they more then often just take up a spot in your hand. May be a good swap for one of the others in a deck, but the cmc is high compared to other wrath's that do more. I may consider it in the future and will add it to the maybe board.
The only real reason I don't have Ancient Tomb in the deck is mostly due to the color intensive cards in the deck, though I might be putting it back in in the future with the new changes to the deck. Again thanks for the great suggestions!