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Godhead of Awe
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Godhead of Awe Discussion
4 weeks ago
Yes Keranos, God of Storms comes in against control matchups as well as most midrange type decks. The reason for this is that so-many decks are running Surgical Extraction (though the meta is shifting a little bit) so a plan B option in the sideboard felt like a necessary development (not being prepared for the multitude of Thoughtseize decks can be bad especially if you expect them to be out in force). Of the possible plan B's (most of which are listed in the primer above) Keranos, God of Storms is my personal favorite hence why he is included; this does not mean that he is the best option, that would probably be either Godhead of Awe or Dragonlord Dromoka right now looking at recent meta data, Crovax, Ascendant Hero may also have an outside chance if you are looking to play a plan B in the side. Honestly I'm thinking of making that slot a Boseiju, Who Shelters All as Dovin's Veto is a bit scary but I don't have enough data to gage how often I need to worry about that card. Otherwise the slot can be used for an extra Fatal Push / Path to Exile or as a flex spot.
As for Slaughter Pact I have always been a fan of it simply for its flexibility, it more reliably can answer certain problem cards such as Eidolon of Rhetoric than Fatal Push or it can buy a turn against decks like Amulet if things aren't going well. It also provides for some interesting scenarios with the math to win being free, most notably in the Humans matchup allowing us to beat a Thalia, Guardian of Thraben with 7 available mana, or remove something like Meddling Mage naming a combo piece for free and win at instant speed on time. Before putting in the plan B with Keranos, God of Storms I was actually on 2 Fatal Push and 1 Slaughter Pact and was happy with the results for a long time, when it came down to cutting one of those, I prioritized the Humans matchup where Slaughter Pact can be the difference, and at the same time allowing myself to have a removal spell for a quick Gurmag Angler or larger threat that push can't deal with as efficiently.
3 months ago
Until I finish the relevant section of the primer that is currently under construction I am storing all possible sideboard options (mainly the ones I could forget hence the Godhead) in the maybeboard for reference and your amusement ;).
More seriously, Godhead of Awe is a real option against midrange and aggro decks looking to get in a lot of damage via efficient creatures, jund specifically comes to mind. I don't play it but have and others still do so it's a mental note here so I don't forget to mention it.
3 months ago
Is there a reason Godhead of Awe is in the maybeboard? :)
7 months ago
If you have the budget for you you could run Moat and Humility. Together with Dovescape they make for one of the hardest locks ever devised. Of course you could also use cards like Ghostly Prison and Propaganda to replace Moat.
7 months ago
I noticed you like Humility have you ever heard of his extremely greedy brother Godhead of Awe ? Not very good (dies to all removal and is greedy) but your mana is good for a 5-color deck and seems ok? Just a thought. Also, who would be the commander if our group does not allow unstable? Thanks for reading, love the deck! +1---Pyro
9 months ago
So most builds of the deck are running two wincons nowadays: Lightning Storm for an instant speed kill, and then Laboratory Maniac as we draw our entire deck and then can cast Serum Visions to immediately win off the trigger.
With this said, a variety of other wincons can be played in the deck, for example Conflagrate via flashing it back and discarding your hand (though here I would always keep Pact of Negation in hand regardless); the problem here is it isn't instant speed and can be hurt by graveyard hate, notably Rest in Peace.
That really encompasses the combo based options for the deck but many Ad Nauseam players like to add a little spice to the side in the form of flex slots. Grave Titan is generally the popular plan B out of the side however I have seen many variants where people have tried: Godhead of Awe, Dragonlord Dromoka, Keranos, God of Storms, and even a Gifts Ungiven package for Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite/
10 months ago
A friend of mine built a god deck and was having trouble with devotion so he included some of the following and they really helped.
He only runs 3 or 4 of them but most of them are interesting options to run. Fist of Suns is also really nice in his deck.
10 months ago
Unless I'm mistaken, Ajani Steadfast and Jace, Architect of Thought won't work in the way you are expecting them to. Jace's +1 reduces the power of attacking creatures when the declare attackers step is completed. Jace's ultimate works on attacking creatures during the combat damage step. If Pelakka Wurm was attacking after you +1 Jace, it would be a 6/7 after attackers were declared, and then during the combat damage step it would deal 1 damage after 5 of its damage is prevented thanks to Ajani's emblem. Jace does work well with Humility/Godhead of Awe/Overwhelming Splendor.
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