Discard all the cards in your hand, then draw that many cards plus one. You gain life equal to the number of cards in your hand.
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Uncommon|
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Heartwarming Redemption Discussion
1 month ago
Planeswalkers have for one already seen more weirdness than the average character by being able to travel to different planes. Also Elle is probably pretty hardened by the corruption of her home plate by Phyrexians, the trying to save another plane from the same fate, then, well... death (sort of?). Her return obviously has alot to do with Theros and what their afterlife rules are and whatnot. We've already witnessed Gideon's soul returning to Theros from Ravnica(See Heartwarming Redemption ), So Elle's soul must have been trapped somehow, otherwise it should have returned to her own home plane. In one of her artworks we see the spear hole... can't see through it, maybe the hole is still in her too? Idk. Anyway... all that aside, the story hasn't come to a head yet. Perhaps there are consequences, maybe she's bound to Erebos on pain of death or it'll all catch up to her later and she'll have a mental breakdown and go psycho or something, who can say.
2 months ago
Heartwarming Redemption not a true wheel but still good.
4 months ago
Mark Rosewater said that we won't be seeing all of the gods in this visit. That makes me think that we won't be seeing anything to do with Thassa and her bident. I could see us getting a look at some conflict or interactions between Erebos and Heliod, and perhaps Athreos will play a part in getting to or from the underworld.
I don't believe we will see Gideon. He didn't die on Theros so he shouldn't be in/on any part of the plane. I view his Heartwarming Redemption as simply his own vision in his mind as he was dying.
What might be the most intriguing thing to speculate is who we are following to Theros. Ajani seems like too easy of an answer to me. Maybe Karn makes a stop for some help before he goes to take on New Phyrexia?
7 months ago
I really like the commander choice! Agrus is a great character in the Ravnica book cycle ;) Also, nice build! I'm actually in the middle of brewing a Flanking tribal deck with him as commander. Not sure if it's going to be any good but we'll see!
A few cards that may help:
Heartwarming Redemption - Nice draw for Boros.
Anointed Procession - For token generation.
Now the cards I'm about to mention cost some $$ but they are certainly worth putting in if you are looking to create faster mana generation:
Extraplanar Lens + Snow Covered Lands
Mana Flare - This one is the most affordable and I put it in all my red decks.
Again, neat deck! +1
7 months ago
@SP3CTR3_chelts: Interesting... "Aurelia's Parhelion △ Legion of the Damned". Not a bad idea; in spite of Her being created by Feather, retaliated against her, & became a Guildleader, & Razia is a Parun… I suppose I'll deal w/ that; though I dunno about the "of the Damned" part now...
Definetely sucks, since I'm making CMDR Decks for both; including Kruphix. I'll leave the mass draw from here...
Yeah, Ajani Vengeant ; though he abandoned the Mana by the time he followed a now dead Elspeth Tirel to Theros; but if Elspeth was mentioned to be a part of Tamiyo 's Story Circle, is Elspeth REALLY ALIVE? If the Final Moments of FATE REFORGED told us nothing, I'd reference BlazBlue while I'm at it. So how did Elspeth Tirel Escape the Starfield of Nyx , & Planeswalk to Kamigawa to meet up w/ Tamiyo in the first place?
It's odd. Gideon Jura did side w/ the Boros Legion for awhile, & his background as Kytheon Iora Flip came from an area of Theros (Gideon's Home Plane) centered on Red & Mana; & most of the cards' lore based upon this further demonstrates this point. Even Heartwarming Redemption of WAR further expands the story after Gideon's death as well. Which was Ironic as he did wield Blackblade Reforged ; which is Black mana incarnate of Weaponry.
I'll talk about a Boros OC Planeswalker another time. But she's definitely no War-Like individual; preferring to actually think than just react alone as an action.
7 months ago
You're right that's a lot of mana to cast Heartwarming Redemption every turn, but the Sunforger + Mistveil Plains package is mostly what that combo is about. Having Heartwarming Redemption as a Sunforger loop target might not be as powerful as reusing a decent removal spell ultimately, but it is a notable card to be able to tutor up with a Sunforger if you are determined to draw cards repeatedly. The cards in the combo are simply cheaper to cast and use in the early game than Chandra, Flamecaller or Tower of Fortunes type cards, even if they cost a similar amount of mana to activate and get value from.
7 months ago
Rzepkanut, Sunforger + Mistveil Plains is seven mana a turn. At that point, why not just run Chandra, Flamecaller ? There probably something more useful than Heartwarming Redemption to recur every turn.
7 months ago
I appreciate the thoroughness of your post and I loved the combos you included. They aren't all for every deck but it's a nice bunch of engines to know about when building decks. I have a few draw engines to add...