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Bestow 3W (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has lifelink.
Try to avoid having a one drop of anything so add 1 more Stormbreath Dragon Searing Blood Purphoros, God of the Forge You need more 23 lands so I'd add one more Plains and Borderland Marauder and she is quite awesome really, specially with haste from the Hammer of Purphoros
For this I think it revolves around using Purphoros, God of the Forge and things like Raise the Alarm and Akroan Horse so think about adding more things that give tokens Spirit Bonds or Triplicate Spirits might be good. Throw in a bit more burn like Magma Jet and Lightning Strike . Chained to the Rocks is really a must in all red/white decks
Regarding Triton Tactics , the card has too much utility for me to pull it. Even on offense, I can use it to add two heroic triggers, and even more counters if one target is Phalanx Leader . I do see the value of Bioshift , but can't justify cutting anything to add it. I will add it to the maybeboard and perform some testing with it on MTGO.
There's also Bioshift . It's such a good card for an alpha strike (where Brave the Elements is a 'wide' approach, Bioshift is the 'tall' one), especially since you have 4x Phalanx Leader . I would consider taking out 3x Triton Tactics for 1x Gods Willing and 2x Bioshift . This is since you already have a good way of dealing with creature to creature situations with Aqueous Form , Hidden Strings , Brave the Elements , and Retraction Helix .
Nice, though I hate to break it to you but ethereal armor is Ravnica :(. Maybe replace it with Ordeal of Heliod pumps creatures though not as much, but fits with the lifegain/pump Ajani's Pridemate as you can enchant him and if he's got 3 counters already sac it straight away gain 10 health and pump the Pridemate. Not sure about Soulmender and Triplicate Spirits . Id use the Sunblade Elf in place of the soulmender's drop the triplicates for another 2x Hopeful Eidolon and 2x Ajani, Mentor of Heroes . Lastly i'd add either 4x Arbor Colossus against flying decks and to add a big creature encase your cheaper creatures are wiped out before getting pumped, and sideboard 4x Gods Willing against removal.
fun idea, i wish mesa enchantress was 1W instead of 1WW so you could get her off the kitchen table, ive got a playset and i always try to use her, but modern is just too intense and fast for her to get very far in serious play. Kor Spiritdancer Unflinching Courage and Rancor are your best cards here, making room and upping them to 4x will help you figure out how to streamline and tighten it up. theres a bunch of ways to tighten it up, obviously that avg. CMC needs to come down, but which direction to go? food for thought: hexproof bodies work well with aura strategies because one of the main weaknesses of aura strategies is the propensity to get 2-for-1'ed with removal taking out your creature and the aura attached to it. Sacred Wolf Gladecover Scout Bassara Tower Archer Fleecemane Lion etc. Naya Hushblade is a bit eccentric but she can def get some good work done, but she requires serious planning on how to lay out the next 2-3 turns
Strangleroot Geist wears rancors like a champ. Gift of Orzhova demands removal and Sacred Wolf wears it like a champ. Auramancer helps with the card advantage problems of losing all your auras when your creature dies. Knight of the Holy Nimbus is a pain in the ass to kill so will likely protect your auras from getting dumped a bit. Hero of Iroas helps speed you up. Hopeful Eidolon impacts the board alot more than Nyxborn Shieldmate . Selesnya Charm is so good that you should always at least consider running it when you are running selesnya. it starts getting super good if you are thinking about Fabled Hero .
and of course, working on your manabase will improve performance without making any other changes. Sunpetal Grove Temple Garden Temple of Plenty Windswept Heath Brushland Stirring Wildwood . even a playset of the scry land will help you out here for sure. in terms of balance, 10-12 or so of the nonbasics will help consistency without causing too many problems. even a playset of the Terramorphic Expanse or Evolving Wilds would help you move forward probably if you dont have access to the more expensive specific selesnya lands. stay away from the guildgates and the vivids though if you have access to the others.
I like Hopeful Eidolon as a potential 1 drop creature too. He can be beefed up to help gain life and deal damage while I'm waiting for something bigger to come out. I'll give more lifelink some consideration though. I see how well it works in your deck.
|Power / Toughness||1/1|
|Avg. draft pick||8.21|
|Avg. cube pick||8.50|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|