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 Devastation (HOU)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Hour of Promise occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Hour of Promise Discussion
1 week ago
Looks neat. You might like these: Titania, Protector of Argoth, Animist's Awakening, Kamahl's Druidic Vow, Traverse the Outlands, Boundless Realms, Lotus Cobra, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, World Shaper, Creeping Renaissance, Nylea, Keen-Eyed, Sensei's Divining Top, Vizier of the Menagerie, Etali, Primal Storm, Nylea's Intervention, Pir's Whim, Hour of Promise
3 weeks ago
Ah, lands. An archetype with which I consider myself quite adroit. I play a Naya version, but Gruul bears the majority of the value.
If you opt for a strategy more anent utility lands, there is a multitude of options that become available.
Sylvan Safekeeper is a little too perfect here. Defend the commander, aggressively costed, and perfidious for the opponents to remove.
For assembling your land base, Realms Uncharted carries its weight, Hour of Promise is fantastic evermore, Crop Rotation can be a surprise, Elvish Reclaimer is as powerful as it reads, and Expedition Map is cheap and efficient. Sylvan Scrying is also fine.
'Tis a little selcouth, but I enjoy Throes of Chaos for decks with many lands, as it makes dead draws less possible.
Cantrips make every deck work! Once Upon a Time is banned and broken, Winding Way grants a refill, and Life from the Loam with a cycling land is an engine by itself, and one quite difficult for anyone to intercede upon. Explore is also effective.
One more interactive spell would be nice. Beast Within does the job.
There are some things I'd recommend you ablate:
Yavimaya Elder is overplayed. It's five mana to draw two lands and a card. Unless you can reliably sacrifice it to alternate effects, don't play it.
Tunneling Geopede is not one I enjoy very much, but I can see its applications in murdering.
Ghirapur Orrery is just too slow. If you need the card draw, run Harmonize. If you need the land drops, try a creature tutor for Azusa. If you are playing lands, the primary goal is assembling an engine and staying ahead of the opposition. Why aid those inimical to your goal?
Rites of Flourishing. Tsk tsk. I'd recommend murdering this, but I suppose it earns the graces of the table.
Try fewer lands and more large threats. You have an ungodly amount of ramp yet the only thing reqiring much mana is Radha's second ability. Try some eldrazi, Apex Altisaur does work, Borborygmos Enraged is on theme and always sweet, and fun times is the scariest card on any table, no matter what. Ignore that Teferi. Radha is huge!
Insurrection is oft dispraised, but it ends games a lot of the time. In fact, it has bean so thoroughly unloved by the community as of late that no one expects it. Nice!
The combat package is nice, but it falls apart very quickly to a removal spell. Though, Raking Claws could be fun. :)
In summation, add more angles of attack than voltron, some more card draw would be great, have better ways to spend your mana, and just stick the cheaper ramp. Four mana or less is ideal.
Good luck and happy cartography!
3 weeks ago
I think you need more ramp. I can suggest Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Tribe, Druid of the Cowl, Braid of Fire, Beanstalk Giant, Exploding Borders, Nissa's Renewal, Lotus Cobra, Hour of Promise, Circuitous Route, Skyshroud Claim, Nature's Lore, Rampant Growth, Garruk Wildspeaker, Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual, Seething Song, and Irencrag Feat. Take your pick.
3 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
Sorry for the delay again everyone. The combo of school and work these past couple weeks has kept me pretty busy. I decided I'm going to just get the update down now! Ill get back to life in a bit haha.
Zilkios: I am going to have to mess with some stuff in order to make it work again. I guess the spoiler button is no longer a thing. There are a ton of Primer that are broken on the site I guess. Are the Tappedout creatures still keeping things up and running?
Elvish Reclaimer Is a fine card, it is just really slow. 3x the mana plus summoning sick is not great, even though you can tutor it. Running both is definitely an option if you have room.
Like Rasarusaid, Perilous Forays is a great sack-outlet in this deck because it also keep providing you token with landfall. If you happen to have Lotus Cobra or Amulet of Vigor in play you normally just win the game because you get all your basics out of the deck and deal all the damage. Better is a Warstorm Surge effect is in play of course.
Talking about Surge, if you have one of those in play you start really taking over the game, if you get luck enough to play a second one, gg. Now that we have one that can be tutors into play AND cost less to cast, life is good. I would not consider taking one of the three out, it is just to powerful.
Out utility lands might not always come to hand, but that can be said for any utility land in any deck. I would rather take them out for a basic (or Sheltered Thicket) then switch them out for different utility lands. Although Hour of Promise is cool, it is just not worth the commitment. I have drawn that card in many opening hands and have been very frustrated. However, if you want to play it, go for it!
SynergyBuild: Might be worth a consider, and could honestly go in any deck, the problem is out landbase is pretty delicate here. Basics are very important due to all the basic ramp we do, so adding more utility isn't really worth it.
Rasaru: I have thought about this for a while, but it might be worth making a list of cards worth considering. There are definitely games where I hope to get non-creature removal to deal with a Winter Orb, but then I realize I can just kill the player who owns it an move on with the game. I have opted to play more aggressively with my build, so removal is pretty scarce. In fact, I have won more games by blowing up my own board with Blasphemous Act then I've used it to wipe the opponent's boards.
All this being said, creatures rarely last long one the board if Om_rath doesn't want them there. He is a removal machine, but the trick with this deck is decided it is just better to kill a player over removing some targets. Also, it is fairly easy to cast our commander 4+ times in a game, so although protection is great, it is not needed as much as you might think.
1 month ago
VexenX the primer hasn't worked properly in some time, only your 'active decks', and 'needs updates'. TO has been lackluster lately and more and more players are using Moxfield.
I've been running extensive tests with this deck for a while now, it is by far my favorite casual commander. Here are some of my notes:
I find an opening hand Crop Rotation frustrating, yet a love seeing it later. I would rather have a Elvish Reclaimer early. The inner debate went on as to which one I should run, ultimately deciding that I'm going to try to run both.
Perilous Forays: I could live with or without it, it's good but not great a lot. A potential cut.
Terror of the Peaks, Warstorm Surge, and Where Ancients Tread all compete for the same job. Getting two or three in the same hand is more diminishing than it is beneficial. Warstorm may be on my chopping block.
Unless I can get more more find land cards w/o any clauses, I may rethink Reliquary Tower, and Command Beacon. I like bringing Hour of Promise back into my deck. I also believe Sheltered Thicket deserves a slot. If I'm fetching tapped forests, might as well get a dual.. or cycle it for and upcoming loam or rec.
I will include a link to my list so you can see what I run, and what I'm thinking with my 'considering cards.' Is there a Discord for Omrage, does anyone know? Rage on brothers and sisters.
1 month ago
Why not cut Gruul Turf instead of Evolving Wilds for the Fabled Passage? Wilds is a guaranteed second landfall trigger, while Turf relies on extra land drop effects. Plus, if someone gets rid of Turf, it kinds hurts more.
Traverse the Outlands out for Terror of the Peaks is also a good change. High CMC ramp spells are probably not where we want to be. I kept Hour of Promise in my list to search for Gaea's Cradle, but I may end up cutting it for Explosive Vegetation/Ranger's Path (I already swapped in Migration Path.
As far as the rest, I too will probably swap Elvish Reclaimer for Finale of Devastation. However, I still run Nissa, Vital Force in mine, so I will test out Garruk's Uprising in her place. If I find out that Nissa is important to the deck, then I'll just do a straight swap for Elemental Bond.
As far as trying to find a spot for World Shaper and Heroic Intervention, that's going to be really difficult. Most, if not all cards, are pretty vital for the deck. The only cards I could maybe see cutting would be Springbloom Druid and Force of Vigor, but even those are sketchy.
1 month ago
With Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, Arboreal Grazer and Growth Spiral, you want a TON of lands as they do basically nothing, if you can't play an extra land with them. Looking at most decks like this in both Standard and Pioneer, they usually play around 28 lands. I know it feels like a LOT, but you'd rather have too many than too few with that many effects, that put them into play from your hand.
Satyr Wayfinder seems like a great fit. He mills for your Uro and keeps your hand filled with lands. This way you might not have to add more either.
While Collected Company is a fun idea, I don't think it fits the deck. It's a tempo card that wants to, ideally, put two 3-drops into play. It can help you ramp, if you hit the right cards and have extra lands in hand, but most of the creatures aren't great hits for it and I think there will be a little too many feel-bad moments. I could very well be wrong though. Other (possibly) more consistent ramp options could be: Cavalier of Thorns (huge body, mills for Uro and ramps + selection from yard), Nissa's Pilgrimage (both puts one land into play AND your hand), Hour of Promise (makes blockers on top of 2 lands), Wolfwillow Haven (earlier ramp), Elvish Rejuvenator (a body and a land) and possibly many more.
Love the hell out of Tireless Tracker, nice one!