Ivory Tower

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Relics (V10) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition (MED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Rare
Antiquities (ATQ) Uncommon

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Ivory Tower

Artifact

At the beginning of your upkeep, you gain X life, where X is the number of cards in your hand minus four.

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Ivory Tower Discussion

maxon on Tatyova Take Ova

2 months ago

Hey, so if you're wanting to paruse cards chosen for a deck where you draw a lot, peep my Kami of the Rising Tides. It's built around that, although remember I play casually so not hyper-competitive. It's also got some return type stuff and interesting counterspells and combat tricks.

Another deck I would suggest you look at just for ideas is Deathstroke2791's deck: Anticipate Stick [[Tomorrow Primer]]. Lot's of controlly trickery there.

And as far as life gain, I will reiterate my previous suggestion of Ivory Tower. If you usually have a full (over 7+) hand you will gain plenty.

maxon on Replacement.

2 months ago

Not knowing what you're looking to replace it with, I'll just chuck two cards at you that might be good in your brew: Ivory Tower and Long-Term Plans. Maybe Time Stop?

Flarhoon13 on Erebos' Totally Devoted to Death

2 months ago

Thursday night report, so much mana!

Tonight, finally added Crypt Ghast (replaced Ivory Tower) as I also put in Cabal Stronghold. Wow, amazing! I mean, no duh, right? I had Crypt Ghast most of the game and untapped a turn or two with those newly acquired cards plus Caged Sun and Cabal Coffers. Mike was borrowing my Kynaios and Tyro of Meletis deck and had the Insurrection but that was effectively countered by my Sudden Spoiling. I untapped and attacked, eliminating Arvad the Cursed because Angela's top deck was revealed by Brendon's Daxos of Meletis techy Lantern of Insight to be Urza's Ruinous Blast. After a Corpse Harvester sacrifice, Sheoldred, Whispering One reanimated Gray Merchant of Asphodel for the win. I was drowning in mana for enough turns to have over 20 devotion.

Of course, the previous game was more ignominious as I used Sidisi, Undead Vizier to get Bojuka Bog for Tori's Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck rather than Cabal Coffers to further my own agenda. She was at a low enough life total I need not have done that. Kothophed, Soul Hoarder was then my final undoing as Tana, the Bloodsower had four swords equipped and enough tokens with a sac outlet to finish me off.

StopShot on Rate each draw engine from ...

2 months ago

A draw engine is a two card synergy that results in repeatable card draw. I run a Mardu deck so most of the cards will be in colors. I've numbered each engine so you just need to post the engine number followed by your personal score for each. (Feel free to skip any since the list is lengthy. No card is mentioned more than once however.)

A score means the draw engine is janky, unreliable, clunky, inefficient, etc. Basically an engine you'd never consider running under any circumstance. A score means the draw engine is consistent, reliable, fast, and effecient at drawing cards. This score signifies a considerable auto-include for any EDH deck.

) Skullclamp + Bitterblossom//Reassembling Skeleton = Draw off equip cost.

) Land Tax + Scroll Rack = Exchange 3 basic lands for 3 new cards every turn.

) Mentor of the Meek + Norin the Wary = Draw a card every time Norin flickers.

) Underworld Connections + Deserted Temple = Double draw by untapping enchanted land.

) Skyhunter Skirmisher + Mask of Memory = Dig through four cards while discarding only two.

Sensei's Divining Top + Quicksmith Genius = Repeatable loot effect by resolving QG's ability last.

Greed + Ivory Tower//Authority of the Consuls = Gain life to mitigate life loss from Greed.

Ghirapur Orrery + Tireless Tribe = Discard your hand to activate the Orrery's second ability.

Tower of Fortunes + Braid of Fire//Mana Flare = Use extra mana to activate ToF's ability.

Geth's Grimoire + Geier Reach Sanitarium = Draw extra cards equal to the number of opponents.

) Phyrexian Arena + Strionic Resonator = Double draw from Phyrexian Arena.

) Well of Lost Dreams + Peace of Mind = Discard one card to draw three.

) Aggressive Mining + Drownyard Temple = Pay three mana to draw two cards on every turn.

) Endless Ranks of the Dead + Cryptbreaker = Produce lots of zombies to draw cards with.

) Gift of Immortality + Moriok Replica = Pay 2 mana to draw 2 cards and lose 2 life on every turn.

) Invasion Plans + Infiltration Lens = Draw 2 cards for each creature that blocks equipped creature.

) Otherworld Atlas + Voltaic Key//Energy Chamber = Accelerate charge counters for draw power.

) Call the Bloodline + Slate of Ancestry = Produce multiple vampires to draw multiple cards.

) Strands of Night + Magus of the Wheel = Repeatable draw seven cards.

) Humble Defector + Homeward Path = HP regains control of Defector after drawing 2 cards.

Not all draw engines need to be rated. Rating the ones that are the most interesting will do. This feedback will be crucial for other people when considering what draw engine to use for their decks.

chadsansing on Angelvamps of The Night

4 months ago

I'd play 34-36 lands in a 2-color deck.

To be EDH legal, you need a commander with both W & B in its color identity. Maybe move Drana into the 99 and replace her with something like Karlov of the Ghost Council or even Elenda.

I feel like your deck could go in one of two directions fairly easily.

  1. This is the easiest way to go: get the vampire Commander 2017 pre-con with Edgar Markov and swap in the vampires you have and love for the ones in the deck that you don't like. You get to play red cards this way, too, which can be fun. This is a good casual deck you can keep tuning at a fair price point.

  2. Begin trading up for the cards you need to run a tighter life-gain deck that abuses combos like Paradox Engine + rocks + Aetherflux Reservoir or Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond or Felidar Sovereign + Beacon of Immortality. I would use Karlov as the commander. Check out this prototype (not legal) deck I made to see my recommendations for BW creatures to include in a list like this. You'll also want more removal/protection spells like Day of Judgment, Wrath of God, Comeuppance, Teferi's Protection, Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, and Hero's Downfall (and maybe Damnation and Toxic Deluge). Maybe add in some artifacts and enchantments like Ivory Tower, Zuran Orb, Panharmonicon, Authority of the Consuls, and Blind Obedience.

Skim the decks here often, especially in the Help and First Cycle sections to see what others are up to right now.

Finally, in general, work on your land base over time so you can begin running fetches and different dual lands.

Have fun brewing!

Rzepkanut on 5C Dragons LifeLink Help

5 months ago

Its hard to make good suggestions without seeing a deck list but some possible cards to consider: Angelic Chorus, Ivory Tower, Luminescent Rain, Selvala, Explorer Returned, Fracturing Gust, Fumigate, Venser's Journal

NyeShnefDerp on Power of Wisdom- Tishana, Voice of Thunder

6 months ago

Hmm, Perhaps Ivory Tower seeing as you're probably gonna have unholy amounts of cards in hand at all times

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