Hope Against Hope
Enchantment — Aura
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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|Shadows over Innistrad (SOI)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Hope Against Hope Discussion
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:
- Unclaimed Territory
- Exotic Orchard
- Nomad Outpost
- Caves of Koilos
- Battlefield Forge
- Smoldering Marsh
- Rakdos Carnarium
Cards to consider cutting to add more lands and other suggestions:
- Bonds of Faith
- Street Riot
- Hope Against Hope
- Kamahl, Pit Fighter
- Dreamshaper Shaman
- Cone of Flame
- The Akroan War
- Rising Populace
- Lavabrink Venturer
- Makeshift Battalion
- Hardened Berserker
- Warded Battlements
- King Macar, the Gold-Cursed
Would you like more help?
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Just a heads up that Balance is banned in the format. Maybe your group is cool with it though.
You might like these: Tome of Legends, Idol of Oblivion, Skullclamp, Arch of Orazca, Throne of the High City, Mantle of Leadership, Hope Against Hope, Veteran's Armaments, Eidolon of Countless Battles, Cathars' Crusade, Goldnight Commander, Valor in Akros, Leonin Warleader, Hero of Bladehold, Crescendo of War, Honor of the Pure
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
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
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!)
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:
- Defensive Auras
- Offensive Auras
- 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).
- Defense and Removal
- 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).
4 months ago
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
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