Hope Against Hope

Hope Against Hope

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each creature you control.

As long as enchanted creature is a Human, it has first strike.

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Heirloom Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Hope Against Hope Discussion

multimedia on Call the Army

3 weeks ago

Hey, good start upgrading the precon on a budget.

28 lands is not enough land for an avg. CMC of 3.4 which is high. I recommend 36 lands and adding Knight of the White Orchid. First strike with a two drop Human is good with +2 pump from Jirina. You want to take more advantage of Jirina who's a four drop anthem effect for Humans. This means you want to consistently be able to play more impactful one drops (Champion of the Parish)/two drops (Thalia's Lieutenant)/three drops (Frontline Medic) to attack with the turn you play Jirina.

Tribal creature strategies in Commander fold to board wipes. To combat this play more repeatable instant speed indestructible protection (Etchings of the Chosen), creature recursion (Phyrexian Reclamation), reanimation (Alesha, Who Smiles at Death) and noncreature repeatable sources of Humans (Outlaws' Merriment).


Budget lands to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting to add more lands and other suggestions:

Would you like more help?

Good luck with your deck.

king-saproling on White Weeny

1 month ago

Flickerform is a fun aura. It can be used to protect the enchanted creature from both boardwipes and targetted removal. It can also be used in conjuction with dudes like Heliod's Pilgrim, Totem-Guide Hartebeest, Auratouched Mage, or Boonweaver Giant to find more auras (these dudes even find flickerform int he first place, making it easy to set up an aura-tutor engine). You could even use Flickerform to set as a draw engine by flickering a creature that is enchanted with Unquestioned Authority or Sage's Reverie.

You might like these too: Flickering Ward, Kor Spiritdancer, Pariah, Darksteel Mutation, Murder Investigation, Hope Against Hope, Eidolon of Countless Battles, All That Glitters, Retether, Crystal Chimes

king-saproling on Naya Token - All the tokens

2 months ago

I know your heart might be set on Rith, but Tana, the Bloodsower and Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder are great generals for this strategy. Giving Tana doublestrike while she has a Bravado effect is really powerful (her first hit makes saps, which makes her twice as big, so the second hit makes her 4x as big: exponentially increasing damage + saproling output). Here's a budget list with them if you're curious: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/wide-tall-super-budget/

These cards might catch your eye: Betrothed of Fire, Hope Against Hope, Mantle of Leadership, Fanatical Devotion, Perilous Forays, Pollenbright Wings, Storm the Citadel, Five-Alarm Fire, Keeper of Fables, Requiem Angel, Fungal Plots, Utopia Mycon, Eidolon of Countless Battles, Ivy Lane Denizen, Rapacious One, Pallid Mycoderm

king-saproling on Tana's token army

3 months ago

Bruse & Tana are my fave partner pair! So cool to see them pop up on TO. Here's my list if you're interested: Bruse Tana Boorish Bloodsower

I see you have Betrothed of Fire in the maybes. I'd definitely mainboard that one. It's one of the best auras you can put on Tana. I also recommend these: Mantle of Leadership, Hope Against Hope, Eidolon of Countless Battles, Thallid Germinator, Goldnight Commander, Utopia Mycon, Druids' Repository, Song of Freyalise, Bear Umbra, Open the Armory, Heliod's Pilgrim, Ohran Frostfang, Hunter's Prowess, Seize the Day, Hashep Oasis, Sakura-Tribe Elder, signets + talismans (2drop ramp gets Tana out on T3. in glass cannon decks like this, doing your thing 1 turn faster makes a huge difference!)

taofuerza on Equenauts

3 months ago

I am trending away from global enchantments in favor of repeated life gain or creature generation in this batch of edits. I made sweeping edits in several categories:

  • Lands

Swapped out 8 Plains for Cryptic Caves, Desert of the True, Encroaching Wastes, Idyllic Grange, Karn's Bastion, Labyrinth of Skophos, Radiant Fountain and Secluded Steppe.

  • Defensive Auras

Upgraded Pious Interdiction to Recumbent Bliss (which would potentially provide many instances of life gain instead of 1) and dropped Bonds of Faith in favor of Gossamer Chains.

  • Offensive Auras

Upgraded Chosen by Heliod to Soaring Hope, Hope Against Hope to Spirit Mantle, Indomitable Will to Gift of Immortality and Ordeal of Heliod to Sunbond.

  • Sorceries

Upgraded from Blessed Reversal to Aetherflux Reservoir, Plea for Guidance to Silent Sentinel and added Pegasus Stampede for more ETB creature triggers.

  • Vanilla Creatures

Swapped out generic flyers (Armored Pegasus, Concordia Pegasus, Loyal Pegasus, Mistral Charger, Stormfront Pegasus, Wingsteed Rider) for ones with more ability or utility (Pegasus Charger, Plated Pegasus, Eiganjo Free-Riders).

  • Relevance

Bigger is not necessarily better so I opted to swap out Serra Avatar for Danitha Capashen, Paragon.

  • Defense and Removal

I swapped out Elspeth Conquers Death and Ghostly Prison in favor of Sacred Mesa and Monastery Mentor and Giant Killer for Frontline Medic.

  • Boost

I also replaced 3 boost effects (Commander's Insignia, Dictate of Heliod, Honor of the Pure) with 3 alternate win conditions (Test of Endurance, Felidar Sovereign, Archon of Redemption).

  • Life Gain

Replaced 3 less efficient or reliable life gain sources (Soldier of the Pantheon, Righteous Cause, Honden of Cleansing Fire) with better ones (Soul's Attendant, Auriok Champion, Pious Evangel / Wayward Disciple, Linden, the Steadfast Queen, Answered Prayers).

king-saproling on All The Tokens

4 months ago

Ever considered Tana, the Bloodsower and Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder as the generals? They're super explosive and make tons of tokens out of nowhere (especially if Tana has something like Bravado on)!

Here's my list if you're curious: Bruse Tana Boorish Bloodsower

That said, I definitely recommend these cards: Sigil of the Nayan Gods, Hope Against Hope, Cathars' Crusade, Eidolon of Countless Battles, Betrothed of Fire, Thallid Germinator, Song of Freyalise, Cryptolith Rite, Druids' Repository, Utopia Mycon, Fungal Plots, Shamanic Revelation, Ohran Frostfang

king-saproling on Jake's Naya Token Deck I 3/11/2020

5 months ago

Tana is one of my faves! I built her with Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder and it has become my strongest deck (a double-striking Tana with Sigil of the Nayan Gods is super gnarly). Here's my list if you wanna check it out: Bruse Tana, Boorish Bloodsower.

You might consider these cards: Bravado, Hope Against Hope, Eidolon of Countless Battles, Thallid Germinator, Mantle of Leadership, Betrothed of Fire, Fungal Plots, Utopia Mycon, Cathars' Crusade, Goldnight Commander, Bastion Protector, Hunter's Prowess, Druids' Repository, Rishkar's Expertise

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