Hour of Promise


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Hour of Promise


Search your library for up to two land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Then if you control three or more Deserts, create two 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens. With the Hekma breached and its protection removed, the deserts swept in.

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Hour of Promise Discussion

x1214Tango on Black Panther has Landed

4 days ago

The deck looks really fun how is Green Sun's Zenith, and Chord of Calling working out, ive thought of putting chord in but could never really pull the trigger, i do have a question for you about lands, do you ever have to worry about your fetches becoming dead cards, ie you have pulled all the swamps with your Marsh Flats, or all the mountains with Arid Mesa, i just wonder i found that i started to struggle with having enough lands that were fetchable. i really like the addition of Hour of Promise so you can fetch any two lands it will probably make its way to my deck as a good way to fetch my Land Destruction cards but all in all i really like the deck and once you get Craterhoof Behemoth it should just roll over people in a hurry

shadow63 on The Age of Dragons

1 week ago

Hour of Promise might help also Swan Song is a good counter to sweepers

Lyscian on Lord Windgrace’s Landstorm

1 week ago

Scapeshift w/ no Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle or a Hanweir Battlements? Also Harrow is a sweet card, I've found that playing that early sets up nicely for a turn 4 windgrace -3. Also, I feel like you already know this, but you really ought to get the 9 fetches for this deck, terramorphic/evo wilds and friends aren't even close to the same power.

I didn't see that much dredge shenanigans, maybe that isn't what you care about, but in terms of increasing power you could cut some of the worse MLD stuff for Life from the Loam Grisly Salvage and Golgari Grave-Troll

penultimately, Hour of Promise is dope. Tons of mana? Gets kessig and a haste land. Not enough mana? get ancient tomb and Temple of false gods. 5 mana is a lot but it's a pretty legit toolbox card in the deck with lotsa land shenanigans.

and now lastly, you deck seems weak to counterspells (I know mine is) and especially if your tryina blow up lands, those are the spells that usually get countered. So Boseiju, Who Shelters All or Vexing Shusher might be cards you want to consider.

eliakimras on Amanda's Budget Dinosaurs

1 week ago

Gishath is pretty mana-hungry, so it's better to run land ramp over artifact ramp (Kodama's Reach, Circuitous Route, Hour of Promise and Boundless Realms). You can also run cards that allows more land drops (like Rites of Flourishing and Wayward Swordtooth) and cards that double your mana available: Zendikar Resurgent, Regal Behemoth (was errata'ed to be a dinosaur), Mirari's Wake, Mana Reflection). // Temple of the False God is a trap: it is a dead card if you don't reach 5 lands, and has minimal upside when you have 5+ lands (because you should be ramping anyway). Also it doesn't tap for colored mana, which can be bad for those triple-colored casting costs. // You may consider Gruul Turf, Selesnya Sanctuary and Boros Garrison for further mana potential. Sheltered Thicket, Scattered Groves, Cinder Glade and Canopy Vista synergize with Nature's Lore, Hunting Wilds and Skyshroud Claim. You way also consider Battlefield Forge, Sungrass Prairie.

VarietyBlack on Sylvan Turbo

1 month ago

Silverdrake I appreciate the feedback. Today was my first day of play-testing, and you're right about the ramp package. It does ramp, but not in the way I need it to - I'm not amassing an army by tapping a single land for lots of mana! However, I will say this method seems to play Tatyova, Benthic Druid faster than a more land-based approach.

As such, I am curious about a more traditional approach using cards like Sakura-Tribe Elder, Sakura-Tribe Scout, and Cultivate to ramp up the land count. It produces a similar - albeit weaker - result to Hour of Promise, and there are some strong synergies with Tatyova, Benthic Druid.


elgosu1337 on Wakanda Forever!!!

1 month ago

You might want more ramp for the early game like Kodama's Reach, Skyshroud Claim, Khalni Heart Expedition. Nature's Lore, Farseek, and Rampant Growth would also be better than Farhaven Elf. Pir's Whim and Hour of Promise are also helpful to find specific lands.

Destructive Flow and Desolation are cheaper ways to make opponents sacrifice lands.

In terms of your sorceries and enchantments, you could cut down on the more expensive ones, and add in removal and boardwipes to help you get to the late game. You can try Blasphemous Act, Chain Reaction, Damnation, Toxic Deluge, Boompile, Nevinyrral's Disk, Pernicious Deed, Terminate, Dreadbore, Attrition, and Hull Breach.

elgosu1337 on Windgrace, Lord of Tokens

1 month ago

Hour of Promise or Pir's Whim in place of Solemn Simulacrum. Horn of Greed for land-based card draw. Skullclamp could let you draw from the small tokens. Garruk's Packleader and Elemental Bond let you draw from the big ones. Deathreap Ritual and Smothering Abomination lets you draw from sacrificing tokens. Shamanic Revelation draws lots of cards and gains you life. Symbiotic Deployment works too.

Sporemound makes tokens from landfall and goes infinite with Life and Limb. Dunes of the Dead and Gods' Eye, Gate to the Reikai are lands that make tokens when they are sacrificed. Helm of the Host is great when equipped to creatures that make tokens. Blade of Selves might work too. Nacatl War-Pride is really strong with token doublers.

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Mana Echoes, and Xenagos, the Reveler will generate a lot of mana from tokens. Druids' Repository adds mana when they attack, and Pitiless Plunderer adds mana when they die.

To make your tokens bigger, try Beastmaster Ascension, Guul Draz Overseer, Coat of Arms, Shared Animosity, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Bloodspore Thrinax, Ogre Battledriver, or In the Web of War.

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