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Creature — Human Monk
Graceblade Artisan gets +2/+2 for each Aura attached to it.
Graceblade Artisan Discussion
1 month ago
Hell yeah! Another heroics deck! I have one too but Daxos the Returned commands mine, same idea tho.
Some creatures that I don't see here that could benefit the deck are Celestial Ancient , Danitha Capashen, Paragon Dawnbringer Charioteers , Graceblade Artisan , Lagonna-Band Trailblazer , Sram, Senior Edificer , Wingsteed Rider , Umbra Mystic and my personal favorite Thran Golem .
Some enchantments I really like in my deck are Celestial Mantle , Daybreak Coronet , Divine Favor , Face of Divinity , Griffin Guide , Hope Against Hope , On Serra's Wings Angelic Destiny and Bonds of Faith can go offensive or defensive. You should look into some umbras like Felidar Umbra and Hyena Umbra .
I realize I've only suggested white cards but that's the only overlapping color our decks share.
Sorry to spam this comment with so much but I got excited. I love the heroic mechanic and I'm glad to see other people utilizing it. A big enchanted +1 from me!
2 months ago
Firemane Avenger is a good budget card, but doesn't really interact with your auras. Tiana, Ship's Caretaker is good too, but I don't know if you want to be playing four copies of a legendary 5-drop. You might want to sub out some of those for Favored Hoplite , Akroan Skyguard , or Graceblade Artisan .
2 months ago
This is a good start to an enchantment-based heroic deck. A few suggestions: (1) Hero of Iroas isn't doing much for you, since most of your auras are only one or two mana anyway - maybe sub in more Phalanx Leader or something like Graceblade Artisan ? (2) Auras put a bullseye on your creatures, so you might want to add in protective spells that also trigger heroic - Emerge Unscathed , Sheltering Light , etc. (3) If you really want to stick with the heroic idea, you might replace the artifacts and War Flare with something that can target multiple creatures - Cauldron Haze , Launch the Fleet , etc.
3 months ago
Hi, I'm just dropping in after seeing the link you left on your twitter page.
If you are looking for just 4 cards to remove, I think that Clout of the Dominus , Graceblade Artisan , Norn's Annex , and Celestial Mantle would be the first cards I would look at potentially removing.
Looking at the deck, I'm assuming that the general game plan is to fort up and let Karona get passed around the table with the hope that your opponents will swing at each other with it. If I've got that right, then plan B appears to be suiting up Bruna or Uril and smashing face. Maybe I have the priority of the two plans reversed.
That being said, I think that there are a few things to consider. Celestial Mantle and Unflinching Courage work well on creatures you control, like Uril, but aren't cards that you would want on Karona as she is being passed around the table. The Mantle gives life to the enchanted creature's CONTROLLER, and Unflinching Courage gives lifelink to the creature so Karona's controller would also be the one gaining life. For your deck Unflinching Courage in a drastically inferior version of the Armadillo Cloak you also run because the Cloak's triggered life gain effect will always give YOU the life instead of Karona's controller. It's an important difference that is worth looking at when refining your selection of auras.
Aside from that, I think that Clout of the Dominus isn't the best choice in the deck. The fact that it gives shroud is counter-intuitive to a voltron strategy.
If you decide to take Celestial Mantle out, maybe it would be worth considering running Pollenbright Wings ? If you put it on Karona it will always give you the tokens, not Karona's controller, which can help give you an army of saprolings that you can then boost with Karona's ability when it gets back to your turn.
Of course, that all depends on people actually choosing to attack with Karona. Since you are already running pillowfort cards, I think that it is worth running cards like Fumiko the Lowblood that force your opponents to attack. The rules say that even if you have a Propaganda in play, opponents still have to attack someone to meet the requirement. They can't just choose you, decide not to pay to attack, and claim that their attack has been negated. If they don't pay to attack you then they have to attack someone else if possible. It's a useful way to get your opponents to whittle themselves down and to limit the use that they can get out of their utility creatures.
The deck has a number of ways to try to handle your opponents' cards, but you are pretty reliant on Anguished Unmaking and Merciless Eviction to permanently deal with opponents' utility creatures. Everything else you have either bounces or just prevents those creatures from attacking you. It might be worth looking at cards like Prison Term and Darksteel Mutation as more effective enchantment-based removal options that you can search up with your enchantment tutor cards if you need them. Winds of Rath is also useful for helping to clear the board while leaving your enchanted creatures untouched.
I don't know how much of that helps with the direction you are currently looking to take the deck, but I hope that it gave you some ideas.
9 months ago
I would fix your mana base first. Average EDH decks have 45 mana sources, and Tiana definitely needs it, so consider more lands or rocks like Gilded Lotus/Boros Cluestone/Commander's Sphere/Fire Diamond/Marble Diamond etc etc. Fiery Mantle/Dragon Breath could replace Mark of Fury/Goblin War Paint? Guise of Fire/Bonds of Faith/Prophetic Ravings could replace Bloodshed Fever/Hammerhand/Cartouche of Zeal? Graceblade Artisan is a great duplicate of Champion of the Flame, it could replace Favored Hoplite/Call To Serve. If you want more combat map control you could run Goblin Spymaster/Overwhelming Splendor. Immolation/Inferno Fist are good duplicates of Ordeal of Purphoros.
Other than these replacements, I think you made a fine deck. I would include more finishers like Shiv's Embrace/Splinter Twin/Elemental Mastery/Burning Anger/Battle Mastery, or include a combo with Battered Golem/Paradox Engine/Endbringer/Traxos, Scourge of Kroog. I think some weaker finishers in this deck right now are Giant Spectacle/Lightning Reflexes/Madcap Skills/Lightning Talons. And I think Gift of Immortality is alright, but it doesn't protect your auras in extension if a creature-only board wipe happens, so another indestructible spells would be better.
I like the neat combo of Pariah and Tiana, and your enchantment based draw engines + Auratog/Faith Healer is another neat combo. Curse of Opulence is a great include, it's a one drop that adds influences damage away from you and toward your 120 combined life goal. Umbra Mystic/Anax and Cymede/Heavenly Blademaster are also great includes!
1 year ago
@DrkNinja, thanks for the suggestions. Most of them are a bit too expensive for me to seeking out, though. I do like Leyline of Anticipation, and thought about running Vernal Equinox as a psudeo-substitute for it (I don't think I have one right now), but the Equinox gives everyone the advantage, so am unsure of using it or not. I really like Daybreak Coronet for its casting cost, but I don't think I want to spend on that right now. I am replacing Graceblade Artisan with Ethereal Armor.
@, I also added Flickering Ward.
Thanks for the looks and the suggestions so far!
1 year ago
Based on what I've seen, I'd recommend cutting:
Dusk : This kills 48% of the creatures in your own deck.
Battlegrace Angel : with all your tokens and other angels, you'll rarely have anyone attacking alone.
Confessor : in a lot of cases, this guy won't do much.
Graceblade Artisan : not enough auras to make this dude worth it
Herald of Dromoka : there's only two warriors in the deck, so he doesnt have much combo potential
Things I'd suggest adding:
If you want more suggestions, lemme know and I can provide them. IF you need to trim down more creatures, try looking for things that are outside the theme of your deck. For example, it seems your focus is many small white creatures, life gain, big flyers/angels, and +1/+1 counters, so it would make sense to start trimming down by removing things that don't fit with that theme.
Good luck and happy decking! -Toothy
1 year ago
I'm thinking of adding two or three extra creatures to target with Aura's should I need too, I'm thinking Graceblade Artisan (early game threat that can act as a catalyst for Bruna, and a card who's art I love so I might not be able to resist), Baneslayer Angel because it's an amazing card and one of my favorite, and Azor, the Lawbringer because he's a good threat and is a Sphinx's Revelation on a stick
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