Gift of Orzhova
Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has flying and lifelink.
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Gift of Orzhova Discussion
1 week ago
The simple rules of simple deckbuilding that i just came up with simply on the spot:
1/ Identify how you want to win.
2/ Play 4 copies of the 9 cards that best support that.
3/ Add 24 lands.
In all seriousness, this is good way to start out in deckbuilding without too much hassle. From what you have currently, lifegaining and extorting are your key players and the deck has a low curve and is aggressive. lets focus on that. Fair warning, I am introducing some new cards! Lets see:
4 Tithe Drinker - extort
4 Kingpin's Pet - extort
4 Nightsky Mimic - key player!
4 Edge of Divinity - key player!
1 Blood Baron of Vizkopa - you have it already, but 5 mana is a lot, so 1 copy is plenty.
3 Gift of Orzhova - makes racing so much easier.
4 Unmake - key removal!
3 Orzhov Charm - small dudes removal.
1 Anguished Unmaking - pricy, but quite good!
4 Tidehollow Sculler - gets their hand and is another BW creature.
6 cards of your choice between Sin Collector, Pillory of the Sleepless and Drana's Emissary, Undying Evil, Ulcerate, Castigate, Sign in Blood, Ajani's Pridemate or mix betweeen them.
What is deck doing and why am I not following my own advices? The 4x9 non-lands + 24 lands is a good thing starting out. As you continue building more decks, you realize it is good, but limiting. In a deck full of 2 and 3 drops, you have no need for 4 Blood Baron of Vizkopa, for example. Same with lands - if you have only 1 card that costs 5 to cast, 24 lands is a bit too much.
TLDR: 9X4 + 24 is good basis, just make some tweaks from there.
1 month ago
Some very outdated replies below. Thanks for your input everyone!
gabrielguieiro, I had a go with Gift of Orzhova but I found it to be a little slow. All my other enchantments cost 1 and I prefer the speed. However it is excellent later in the game to make more flyers when I need them. The evasion sometimes makes all the difference.
Hey festerfizzle. I'd prefer to have Tithe Drinker over Putrid Warrior because the extort often gets used multiple times per turn, and where the opponent loses the life, I gain it. It also has lifelink too. If you're making a similar deck, one playset of creatures is probably enough as creatures can be cast more reliably.
eyessky, my deck also fares poorly against burn. If they're tapped out early and I can cast a lifelinker and enchant it enough in one turn so it's too big to kill with a few burn spells, I might stand a chance. But by game 2 they'll catch on and leave some lands untapped and I'll have trouble retaining my creatures. I side in Pay No Heed and Castigate against burn players, but that's all I've got. It helps a little. Ideally, you should use some Circle of Protection: Red. That's your best bet. I rarely encounter pauper burn though, so my sideboard doesn't have it.
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Hello everyone! Did this for Rivals of Ixalan and had a lot of fun, so here's my line up for the best art and flavor text from Dominaria! Enjoy!
My #1 favorite art. Nothing beats the confident, satisfied posture and face of a drop-dead gorgeous woman. I am easily distracted by shiny things.The lighting and shadow work is great here!This one really spoke to me. It's so somber, and a great callback to Teferi's Protection.This one really feels like a classic painting. The way the clouds frame the Knight is awesome!Gift of Orzhova 2.0! Beautiful! Here's the first Saga art. Was tempted to put all of them because they're all great. This one is my favorite. This one is just so cool. Another Saga, love how futuristic and yet ancient this feels. Looks like Teferi is blasting a fireball away with... a glass cocoon? Awesome!I love removal art... seeing stuff in the middle of being destroyed is sweet! More saga! Love the darkened face of Bolas and how swirly and loose it feels!Joseph Meehan made gore look beautiful. Love the Phyrexian text. I'm biased because I got a foil version... It's great.I like the lighting of this piece. I like the feeling of the Knight being enclosed by the forest.
My favorite is Zhalfirin Void, but Short Sword, Damping Sphere, Slimefoot, the Stowaway, Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain, Sergeant-at-Arms, Syncopate, Eviscerate, Dub(the whole card is pure flavor), Fire Elemental, Orcish Vandal, Yargle, Glutton of Urborg, Squee, the Immortal are all great too!
All in all, I think Dominaria has had some of the best art in years, and the Saga portrait art frame is an interesting and very cool twist.
I probably have stalked enough. Let me know what your favorite art and flavor text was from Dominaria!
2 months ago
Ninja is not going to be useful to you unless you have Host creatures and are playing a format where un-set cards are allowed (read: kitchen table).
Dark Ritual has several viable artworks, and is an all-around great card. That is the Mercadian Masque's printing I linked, which I think works best with your theme.
Darkness is a solid card and seems appropriate.
Gift of Orzhova has some beautiful art showing a moonlit landscape.
Hymn to Tourach has great art, as well as a fitting name and flavour text (note, Fallen Empires has four different arts for this card. I was in a bit of a rush, so did not have time to figure out how to link to my favourite art from this set).
3 months ago
Yahenni is a good candidate for a budget deck. Some thoughts.
Gift of Orzhova counts as both black and white, so its out of your color identity (unless your group has house rules about hybrid cards).
30 lands is very, very low. Your 6cc and up cards are going to have a huge problem being cast reliably. Your mana acceleration isn't strong enough to make up for it with only two sources, one of which costs 6 itself. Several more lands and even basic things like Mind Stone, Charcoal Diamond, and Fellwar Stone will make a huge improvement.
Phyrexian Reclamation is a casual edh all-star. You always want to have creatures to keep Yaheeni safe. Palace Siege is really decent too, and Reassembling Skeleton brings itself back to be sac'ed again.
4 months ago
Hi this looks really good! I'm considering making something similar but more cleric based. Have you considered Mourning Thrull, Gift of Orzhova, Soul Link or Vampiric Link? They all seem like a good fit here. +1