|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Tenth Edition (10E)||Common|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Common|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Common|
|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Common|
Combos Browse all
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.
Holy Day Discussion
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
The new Kaalia is very nice; she costs 1 less mana, has vigilance, and has higher power and toughness over her previous incarnation, but, in exchange, her ability is not quite as powerful, but it still shall be very nice in EDH decks with her previous incarnation as the general.
Golos is also very nice, and I do appreciate seeing a creature that allows for five-colored decks in EDH that are not tribal, but I hope that WotC does not overdo those creatures, so that they shall still feel special and unique.
I usually do not play standard, but I am very happy to see protection back in that format; clearly, WotC has realized that that mechanic is not too powerful if used sparingly. Also, it is nice that Disenchant is now finally legal in modern; considering that WotC has not reprinted Holy Day in many sets, instead favoring Fog , it is only fair that white receive something in return.
Field of the dead is too strict to be very powerful; perhaps, if it required only five or six lands with different names, then it would be better.
Leyline of combustion is very nice, but the fact that its ability triggers only once per source of damage, rather than for each permanent that is targeted, severely limits its usefulness (compared to Flameblade Angel , whose ability triggers for each permanent that is targeted). Also, the reprint of Leyline of Anticipation is nice, but it does have me hoping that WotC shall reprint Vedalken Orrery , again, since that card is too expensive at this moment.
2 months ago
For the record, Expansion / Explosion would not work with Isochron Scepter because of the rules change a little bit ago that changed split cards' cmc to be equal to the sum of both halves. (rip Brain in a Jar / Beck / Call deck)
It's definitely worth including some amount of Silence / Holy Day / Angel's Grace to potentially lock out all combat damage or spells the opponent would want to play (barring any topdecked instants). Also, this deck should play less like burn and more like midrange imo since you can make a lot of value with Isochron Scepter every turn. So cards that are more focused around stalling would make better use of Scepter than just copying a burn spell and playing like a bad burn deck. Some other cards that might be nice: Justice Strike , Path, Muddle the Mixture
2 months ago
I think you meant, "dilute," BirdClaw, lol.
What I see in this deck is a very high mana curve that doesn't break until T4, and then, only by 1. I suggest cutting creatures down to 18 and filling those slots with disruption instants. Counterspells, fogs, bounces, destroys - Negate , Holy Day , Vapor Snag , Hurkyl's Recall , Pongify , Path to Exile , Nevermore , Journey to Nowhere , Oblivion Ring , Detention Sphere , Cast Out , Seal Away , Pongify , Imprisoned in the Moon , etc.
Since you don't have any one drops to play T1, Temple of Enlightenment seems great here.
3 months ago
4 months ago
looking for thoughts. haven't tried the deck out yet, mostly assembled here to visualize the curve and strategy as I don't currently have most of these cards.
Basically, I want to remove threats before they become threats, either through Traumatize or effects like Duress and Drill Bit , then exile the cards with Unmoored Ego and Nihil Spellbomb . And work to Ult Kaya, Orzhov Usurper . So, Holy Day , Supreme Verdict , and Fatal Push to protect her, along with the creatures.
This is a budget build - I full realize that it would do better with things like Surgical Extraction , Thoughtseize , Extirpate , etc. Looking to keep the whole build (main and s/b, non land) around $100.
4 months ago
First take 4 Plains off this list and add a playset of Flagstones of Trokair , it's a must have for any mono-white deck. They sacrifice into each other due to the legendary rule, which will prevent unnecessary lands from being drawn late game..
On the sideboard I would recommend cutting Wrath of God for a playset of Terminus . It's much better in my opinion, it won't benefit Dredge, Delve, and Living End decks etc. Also if you ever get mana screwed and end up top decking for answers it's always gonna end up as a one drop board wipe. In the end Wrath of God is a 4 drop Terminus will always be a "1 drop" when needed.
I'm not sure what would be worth cutting, but Holy Day and Ethereal Haze are always pretty decent 1 drops, and when against burn you have Hallow . In the end those fog spells (except for Hallow ) almost turn into 1 drop instant speed "take an extra turn" spells.
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is also a good option, it turns off Storm, slows down opposing Control decks more than you're deck would be, etc. I don't think it's worth a slot mainboard, but definitely a great sideboard for this deck.
Damping Sphere is usually something I would put a playset of on the sideboard. It slows down Eldrazi & Taxes and it turns off Tron and Storm. Not to forget if someone ever ends up playing filter lands in a deck it will hurt those too.
Last, but not least Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx might be worth some slots in the deck, I would recommend 1 or 2 probably no more than that though.
Holy Day occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%