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You gain 4 life. Bolster 2. (Choose a creature with the least toughness among creatures you control and put two +1/+1 counters on it.)
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Honor's Reward Discussion
5 months ago
Ritual of Rejuvenation any better than Honor's Reward? Card draw over bolster?
5 months ago
6 months ago
If you do want to keep your current color fixing, try adding Hardened Scales as it is a budget vrsion of Doubling Season. Though a bit pricey, you can look at Archangel of Thune so that it can combo with Spike Feeder. Spells with the bolster mechanic are prevalent throughout the Tarkir series, so look for those like Honor's Reward, Echoes of the Kin Tree, or even creatures like Sandsteppe Mastodon.
1 year ago
I'd remove scrabbing claws, I really don't see any use for it except a mild form of graveyard hate, it's more of a sideboard card against delirium and dredge if anything. Opressive Rays only affects one of the opponents monsters, while Ghostly Prison affects all of them. Sungrace Pegasus for Aerial Responder. Remove Arashin Cleric for Ajani's Pridemate. Remove Honor's Reward it's in fact too slow and not enough bang for your bucks, replace it with just about anything. Rewind is also stupdily slow, you can't play it until turn 4, too slow, there are cheaper variations. Annul is more of a sideboard card against well, what it's effect says. Wrath of god will blow up your creatures too, bye bye lifegain.
TheHelvault on Sword
1 year ago
Hello sir! What you have here is White Weenie, or more commonly referred to as "Death and Taxes". What this deck does is run cost-efficient creatures, boosting them with equipments and other spells, protecting those creatures, and stalling your opponent's game plan.
Death and Taxes is run in every format in the game. The deck you have here is currently modern legal, but not quite modern competitive. However, that can be changed with some tune-ups to this deck, which I'll list in the next paragraph. Swords to Plowshares is the single most efficient removal spell ever printed in Magic, but it isn't modern legal. You can take this deck with you into the world of Vintage or Legacy (again, with some tune-ups), or you could simply keep it a casual deck (which I still have suggestions for haha).
Lets start with your equipment. Sword of Body and Mind is arguably the worst sword in the stone when it comes to legacy, modern, or vintage. The mill seems great, but decks running Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Elixir of Immortality, Laboratory Maniac, or Blightsteel Colossus will make Sword of Body and Mind look just plain silly. Sword of Feast and Famine might look great, but protection from Black and from Green isn't necessarily something you need, depending on your meta. Sword of War and Peace has nice upsides as far as protection goes, but the second ability doesn't pack quite the same punch against most decks in legacy, vintage, or modern. What I would suggest is instead of running one of each, run 1x Sword of War and Peace, 2x Sword of Fire and Ice, and 2x Sword of Light and Shadow.
Now we'll check out creatures. Most Death and Taxes lists run 4 copies of Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, 4 Mother of Runes (not modern legal), a couple copies of Thalia, Heretic Cathar, sometimes Savannah Lions, and other cost-efficient creatures. I like your use of Hidden Dragonslayer as a removal spell stapled to a creature. I'm not sure why Kytheon's Irregulars found a spot in here, and I would replace them with 2 copies of Thalia, Heretic Cathar for the tap effect and for a better price. I see that Leonin Skyhunter and that's important, but it could be replaced by 2 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben if you want more bang for your buck. I can see how Puresteel Paladin and Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit looked good for the deck and I'm sure they're pretty decent, but they could be better. I would replace those with 3x Stoneforge Mystic (Legacy/Vintage) or 3x Mirran Crusader (Modern). The two Tundra Wolves should be replaced with 2 more Mother of Runes.
Other Spells. Ajani, Caller of the Pride is a nice walker with great abilities, but not nearly as great as Elspeth, Knight-Errant for this kind of deck. Path to Exile is perfect for modern, but if you decide to go Legacy, it should be replaced with Swords to Plowshares. Dictate of Heliod, as I've experienced, is too slow and clunky for this deck, and takes away mana that could be spent on a creature that turn. I would replace the Dictates with a couple Crusade, the extra +2/+2 isn't usually that important. If you want to use the Dictate, it should be a 1-of in my opinion. Heliod, God of the Sun gives your creatures vigilance and that's awesome, plus he's a hard hitter once he's a creature. If you don't necessarily need the mana-doubler effect from Caged Sun, I would replace it with either another Always Watching , Dictate of Heliod, or Coat of Arms. Lastly, if Honor's Reward isn't too important, Secure the Wastes/Raise the Alarm would be great in this slot, as they have the potential to create 2/2's, 3/3's, and bigger with enchantment backup.
From what you've built so far, you definitely have the right idea of how the deck works. Hope this helps!
1 year ago
Maybe board pasted here so it doesn't skew the mana curve: Affa Protector, Blaze Commando, Chancellor of the Forge, Deflecting Palm, Earth Servant, Felidar Cub, Homing Lightning, Honor's Reward, Seismic Elemental, Shatterskull Recruit, Skyraker Giant
1 year ago
Some nice Spirit cards are Spectral Procession, Sovereigns of Lost Alara, Topplegeist, Eidolon of Countless Battles, Sky Spirit, Windborn Muse, Phantasmal Image (especially copying the Captain cuz then both get hexproof so it can't get targeted & sacrificed), Kira, Great Glass-Spinner, Spectral Rider, Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit
Get rid of Geist-Honored Monk, Drogskol Reaver because while really good cards, they are super mana intensive, you should already have the better board if you just flood the board with more efficient lower cost spirits
Azorius Herald does gain you life, but you really don't need it because you can end the game before that's an issue, also Azorius Charm, Cathedral Sanctifier, Ghost-Lit Redeemer, & Honor's Reward are all better options but you really don't need it.
Mindshrieker is super stupid, just no. It essentially costs 4 mana, its not worth it to leave it to fate to decide if the car is good
Doomed Traveler is good, but it has to die first to be useful. It by itself has a no synergy with the rest of the deck. Your opponent could just not kill it and let you hit them for 1 instead of blocking or exile it or something.
TAINTED CHAINS IS AWESOME!!!!!! RUN 4!!!!
Add more Counter spells such as Mana Leak, Absorb, Dissolve etc. They can make the deck more flexible against random match ups. Make sure they are lower than 4 CMC, other wise they're not worth it... unless it's Ojutai's Command
Rogue's Passage is uselessly expensive, most of your spirits have flying, which is good enough. Use cards like Hallowed Fountain or even a simple Evolving Wilds. Evolving Wilds is good b/c using it basically takes out 2 lands from the deck (Itself and another basic), making it more likely to draw a spirit or something you can actually use instead of another land.
Also, is you take out the high CMC cards, you can cut the amount of lands to 20-22