Hope of Ghirapur

Hope of Ghirapur

Legendary Artifact Creature — Thopter

Flying

Sacrifice Hope of Ghirapur: Until your next turn, target player who was dealt combat damage by Hope of Ghirapur this turn can't cast noncreature spells.

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Hope of Ghirapur occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Hope of Ghirapur Discussion

dingusdingo on Yuriko Reality and Consultants - cEDH

1 day ago

MadCatMax I gave a very clear reasoning. You are able to hit your infinite turns combo much faster if you are able to pay the mana reliably.

Your combo costs

  • for the Oboro activation
  • Play a land and have at least 3 other islands in play
  • Cast Time Warp for
  • Total cost is
  • 3 Islands + Mystic provides
  • There is still required every execution of your turns loop
  • You run 3 rock accelerators in a 99 card deck, and also Dark Ritual which is not effective for the loop
  • Even utilizing the untap effect from Oboro on one of your own lands, the earliest you can rip this combo is turn 6 without accelerators.
  • This is assuming you hit a land drop every turn for 6 turns. 29 lands, probably not.

You have colorless mana costs in Intuition Oboro Breezecaller Commandeer Force of Negation Misdirection Spellstutter Sprite Tale's End Gingerbrute Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive Fallen Shinobi Ingenious Infiltrator Mist-Syndicate Naga Mistblade Shinobi Sakashima's Student Skullsnatcher Universal Automaton Brazen Borrower Contagion Cyclonic Rift Snuff Out Submerge Whiplash Trap Back to Basics Chains of Mephistopheles Cursed Totem Grafdigger's Cage Scroll Rack Temporal Manipulation Temporal Mastery Temporal Trespass Time Warp Demonic Tutor Diabolic Intent Hope of Ghirapur and Snapcaster Mage. That's 35 cards, literally exactly half of your non-land cards. Of course you can argue that a handful of these have alternate costs that don't include colorless mana, such as the pitch-to-play and some of the ninjutsu, which removes 10 cards from the "uses colorless mana" list. Either way, a quarter of the actual cards you draw and a third of the non-land cards you draw use colorless mana, and the alternate cost cards you will undoubtedly sometimes pay full price for when games go long and resources are available. I didn't even count your two burn cards.

I know you're trying to be clever by cutting slots, and I know this deck doesn't have the explosive plays of hitting Sol ring into mana rocks. Don't try to reinvent the wheel and get clever by cutting mana positive rocks in a deck that uses mana.

My comment is more directed at your friend, who I wrote a very elaborate response to as for inclusions for Sensei's Top in his Doomsday list, and how being reliant on your commander and creatures entirely for card advantage as well as pile cracking is setting him up for failure. Rather than respond, he chose to delete and block me. These decks have a bigger overall problem of being decent competitive decks against most match ups, but absolutely entirely worthless against certain match ups that completely hose the strategy because of how reliant on the commander these decks are. Nevermore on your commander either causes you to scoop or pray for amazing top deck. Repeated Pyroclasm effects resolving cause scoops. Choosing to run Misdirection over Swan Song means if you're counting on Misdirection to stop Pyroclasm you're scooping, or if you're counting on it to stop Demonic Consultation or Flash or Tainted Pact you're scooping. Yes I know it makes a bird token for blocking, but slotting bad cards is your biggest problem.

No I'm not joining your discord. You two are clowns, enjoy brewing your mediocre deck on your own. I'll enjoy the free wins if I ever end up in a pod against someone playing one of these decks.

ShreddedByCrows on Offenza is the Best Defenza HELP

1 day ago

Lots of subthemes you got there, that's some interesting challenge. All in all, you're running way too many high-costed cards for a Commander that generally revolves around more of an aggressive strategy. I'll further provide you a personalized list of adjustments, trying my best to keep it at the lowest budget as possible.

Very first thing, 37 lands is too much for an Anafenza deck imo. You can easily go down to 35/34 in order to feel more proactive. That being said, the mana base of your decklist is pretty unstable, and you'll need better mana rocks, around 5/6 good rocks should do it helping you stabilizing.

The second thing to bring up is that you play loads and loads of creatures with actually specific abilities that don't always combine altogether well. Like, for example, in which way would Slimefoot, the Stowaway help Anafenza, the Foremost being consistent? My answer, without another kind of appreciation than logic: not any single one. If you need cheap legendary to keep it up with your theme, there are better options, but remind that this was only a little example.

Finally, you lack reactivity because of very few instant/flash spells. It's not as necessary as some think, but still have a way to protect dutifully your creatures is a key for aggro/midrange decks in EDH. Being able to answer what your opponents bring up to the tape is moreover essential, and I don't see enough removals/tricks in there.

So, let's take a closer look from now on. I'll make some different categories starting with the cuts to make it easier to read.

1.) Back to 100 cards:

2.) Cheap Improvements:

2.1.) Mana Rocks:

2.2.) More removals:

Those are the classical ones you surely know. They are easily affordable and would give your deck a small lift at controlling the board state.

2.3.) Better Legendaries:

  • Mikaeus, the Lunarch > not the cheapest already, but really effective, almost a staple for your deck style

  • Hope of Ghirapur > underrated card, does a lot, insane with recursion to lock down a combo player at low cost

  • Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit > certainly a staple / and somewhat a reason to get rid of the token subtheme which is maybe a bit too much

  • Syr Faren, the Hengehammer > also certainly a staple / aggressive, good interactions with Anafenza, better than lords already in your deck

  • Kethis, the Hidden Hand > Yawgmoth's Will for legendaries? I'll take that. It could also be a nice alternative commander when you face more control-ish decks you're stuck against, enabling you to have an efficient late game on its own once made your commander.

  • Mangara of Corondor > Legendary creature which works as a nonsituational removal. Really good. Even if you can't always activate it when it hits the table, your opponents have to get rid of it using their hand resources and you make 1 for 1.

  • Masako the Humorless > Underplayed card / can be a game-changer / and it's a legendary creature.

2.4.) Voltron Outlet:

2.5.) Other cool cards to look at:

3.) Medium Budget Improvements:

3.1.) Mana Rocks:

3.2.) Even more removals:

3.3.) Legendaries' Staples:

3.4.) Neverending Voltron Outlet:

  • Konda's Banner > Yeh, it's a little bit expensive money speaking, but it does everything you're searching for, like a bridge between your Cats, your legends and your Voltron strategy.

  • Skullclamp > staple

3.5.) Cool cards:

4.) Expensive Improvements:

5.) Some other cards you could try (which I mostly haven't, or for which I have a doubt about their efficiency):

amicdeep on 14th Century Europe

4 weeks ago

you have a lot of pay offs but not many cards that make creatures. from the way your decks built i feel like it what at 4 Lingering Souls and maybe 2-3 in any combination of any of these Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis, Elspeth Tirel as these can all spit out a lot of token quickly, without to much hassle and have abilities that care about having lots of creatures, (the also work with Enduring Renewal quite nicely)

i would also be tempted to run a snow basic land base and then add 3-4 of each Dead of Winter and On Thin Ice as a strictly better budget removal suite(also sublime exhilaration isn't modern legal). going snow also means you can run Arcum's Astrolabe as you don't have many 1 drops and they would help fix your mana.

i also think that Angelic Exaltation is just a much better Junkyo Bell

lastly, unfortunately Blood Pet isn't modern legal which kind of kills the combo.
but Hope of Ghirapur would work ok in the slot, especially as it provides some consistent hate for control decks and a sackable 1 drop from the combo (even if it isn't infinite anymore)
if you were determined to keep the combo as is you could splash red for Wild Cantor which is legal, (if you wanted to splash red on a budget then i would definitely run the show packages as it would again increase your mana consistency for fairly little.

dingusdingo on Staxing and Taxing: Glissa cEDH Primer

1 month ago

Very nice deck. I have a paper Alesha, Who Smiles at Death list, so I can appreciate another paper non-blue stax deck.

Things I enjoy

Hope of Ghirapur is a very saucy include and is a strong Glissa recursion target

Grim Flayer is like Dark Confidant #2

Tainted Wood and the other tainted lands are EXTREMELY under rated

Ulvenwald Tracker has some crazy strong synergy with Glissa (first strike and deathtouch)

Areas I can see improvement

First, Tree of Tales and Vault of Whispers raise risk while providing extremely marginal benefit (Mox Opal metalcraft). While it is recurrable with Glissa, you risk the chance of things like ETB tapped, get sniped on a land drop on turn 1 or 2, having it turned into a Mountain, or just having it not untap. Having 2 more basics will allow your Crucible of Worlds to be a BEAST with fetchlands and makes games against other stax decks easier. Similarly, you can ease off a touch with the non-standard dual color producers, because its only a two color deck. While these cards are certainly nice, cutting another 2-4 for various utility lands I bet you won't notice a drop in color consistency because of the high fetch density. I would also consider Wasteland and Ghost Quarter, which conveniently work extremely well with Crucible of Worlds in a stax deck. Green also has access to Ramunap Excavator, as well as the highly cancerous Exploration and Burgeoning and Azusa, Lost but Seeking. Blowing up a couple lands a turn makes players scoop pretty fast.

I think you should run the elf squad. Turn 1 elves make mana faster which helps A LOT. Stax decks needs to have strong starts, to get ahead of players so you can bury them with symmetrical and asymmetrical effects. Llanowar Elves Fyndhorn Elves Elvish Mystic Elves of Deep Shadow. I think these will help your consistency and speed. Also consider Priest of Titania. These are also great mid and late game targets for Skullclamp.

Dark Tutelage should be Phyrexian Arena. A 2 color deck shouldn't struggle too much with the extra B in the cost.

Artifact based draw that graveyards itself provides huge incidental value with Glissa. Specifically, Chromatic Star and Chromatic Sphere are worthy of includes. You could even grab Barbed Sextant if you strongly liked the chromatic effects.

Mana Web is a great effect when it goes, but I have personally found this card to be lackluster in color identities that lack White or Blue. It needs supporting cards to make it go, like Winter Orb and Static Orb. Blue and white get the benefit of having further extensions with Hokori, Dust Drinker and Stasis, and I really believe this card belongs mostly in decks.

Smallpox and Innocent Blood are synergy inclusions, but they are rather marginal if drawn later in the game. You could consider swapping one of them into Damnation. I don't think Sickening Dreams is worthwhile if you aren't running a combo to draw 50 cards and kill the table with it.

Tormod's Crypt could be worth running. Ezpz recursion target that you can always pop for value if someone has a creature about to die on the stack. Helps against fish hulk which you think is a bad match up. Also every deck has some way to gas from the GY.

You run some creatures that seem value oriented, but I think should be replaced. Wurmcoil Engine Ravenous Slime Scrap Trawler. I don't think you're getting enough meaningful action on combat for wurmcoil, I think ravenous is pretty marginal at beats as well as GY patrol, and scrap trawler is redundant with your commander and doesn't really advance your game plan.

Similarly, I don't think Sword of Fire and Ice is doing enough. Although Sword of Feast and Famine could be a worthy include.

Radio_Cannibal on How to lose a friendship in one easy deck

1 month ago

Buried Ruin with Crucible of Worlds allows you to make use of Hope of Ghirapur 's anti-noncreature spell ability frequently. I've seen Hope of Ghirapur do some nasty stuff with Worldslayer + Darksteel Forge + Mycosynth Lattice for toxic board control at its finest!

avk207 on Edric's Aggressive Diplomacy

1 month ago

I've seen the Hypnotic Siren before, and honestly if you're at 7 mana you've probably already got an extra turn, but will consider it. I also can't believe I missed Jace's Phantasm , easily turns on in most games. I saw the One with Nature in your list and am just trying to figure out what I'd cut for it, along with Hope of Ghirapur . Probably the weird old landwalkers, since you can't guarantee someone's going to have that specific land type.

I figured you were building on a budget, I saw the pretty significant price difference, that's what drew me to the commander in the first place. The reason I've got the fancy pants expensive stuff is because I was actively playing in standard during Innistrad, I still have playsets of those fetches from Zendikar, and I'm pretty sure I've got a full set of snapcasters and Time Warps from Pyromancer Ascension decks.

A couple budget suggestions for you. I saw the Signal Pest in your list, check out Contested War Zone , Mightstone , Gaea's Anthem , Murkfiend Liege and Thunderfoot Baloth . I ran a number of those at one point in time before I built all in around the extra turns. Unless you're taking multiple people out on the same turn the anthem's draw quite a bit of ire from the table.

zanesebo on Edric's Aggressive Diplomacy

1 month ago

I really enjoy this deck! And thanks for your comment on mine. I'm a budget player, so a lot of the choices you've made wouldn't exactly work for me. However, I've been really sleeping on that Wirewood Symbiote combo. I have most of the important elves for that to be effective, so I'll be adding that card to the mainboard for sure. I also really like Plaxmanta . I've never seen this card before, and I think it works fantastic in the deck. I considered Bident of Thassa and Druids' Repository before, but seeing it in this deck convinced me to add them.

I think Hypnotic Siren could be a good replacement for Flying Men or Cloud Pirates . It's basically the same thing, but it can be used mid-late game if needed to steal a bothersome creature from an opponent. Jace's Phantasm and Hope of Ghirapur are also 1/1 flying creatures that can be useful mid-late game. I also think One with Nature is good ramp in this deck because of the evasive creatures.

Deadpoo111 on The Caretaker

2 months ago

Hope of Ghirapur is so cool! Love the synergy, never would have thought of it. Some Advice, I've just been playing Pestilence in a recent brew and it outperformed! Would highly suggest it, the hype is real. This is a sweet deck +1

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