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Kami of False Hope
Creature — Spirit
Sacrifice Kami of False Hope: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.
Kami of False Hope Discussion
1 month ago
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3 months ago
Growing Ranks and Deathreap Ritual are the only two that came to mind, both are really slow going, ranks essentially reads "get a 1/1 on upkeep if you have a 1/1 token already" it's really only cool if you're populating Grove of the Guardian or Desolation Twin tokens (which are both terrible, but could be fun options for the deck.). deathreap is going to be a worse Phyrexian Arena in most cases, if you do have the board to make it better than arena you're probably winning anyway and the potentially 3 more cards wouldn't matter.
So those would be my suggestions for cuts, I'm unsure about where you want the power level of the deck to be so I'm playing it safe on guessing you're aim might be a low 50% level for my suggestions (a cedh level ghave looks vastly different from what one would first see him playing out). I have built Ghave twice, Tokens and Counters Everywhere, when he first came out following the Doubling Season token bonanza strategy, then I revised it with Aghave, tequila token party recently because the first I felt got way to bloated (I'm still making changes here and there for it).
Another random suggestion Spore Frog (reprinted in modern horizons so is cheap) likely would be a just better Kami of False Hope , it fits your mana base better and fit's ghave flavor better. I admit to just clicking the suggestion boxes for the random reference cards, but they are unlikely going to be good to play.
3 months ago
The two big things I notice here are: you don't have a lot of expensive cards to cheat out with Omniscience (unless I'm missing a combo somewhere), and Grip of Chaos can get really annoying in a four player game with lots of stuff on the board. (I also don't know if Arcane Flight does enough to really be impactful.)
Based on the style of deck this seems to be, I'm a big fan of tossing cards from the advocate cycle in. In particular: Nullmage Advocate and Spurnmage Advocate give you a way to blow problems up while also returning cards (of your choice) to another player's hand. Pulsemage Advocate lets you bring a creature back. It's a great way to 'gift' someone cards that are useful to you (like a counterspell when someone else is about to wipe the board).
7 months ago
Okay, so I think you're missing the point a little. This deck is meant to be good against specifically Goblins, and no other matchup was taken into consideration when building it; everything you're saying is true and I agree with you on all of those points, but please remember that the request was to make the best possible deck against Goblins, which is why there are some unorthodox card selections here. That being the case, Circle of Protection: Red is in the deck because I'm assuming the matchup will always be Goblins, where it is always good. That assumption also applies to Burrenton Forge-Tender , Kami of False Hope , and the Soul Sisters.
Soul Sisters and Martyr Proc are, indeed, different decks. I suppose I should've mentioned this earlier, but this is a mashup of those two different archetypes. The reason I built it that way was to get the best cards available against Goblins; to get the best of both worlds, if you will.
To clarify in further detail, the deck is playing Soul Sisters alongside Martyr of Sands because Goblins plays lots of creatures that trigger them. Another reason is because tokens are good at blocking (though they are worse against Legion Loyalist ) as well as gaining life with the soul sisters. The deck isn't playing sweepers because it has a higher density of creatures than normal Martyr Proc (to support the Soul Sisters). I put that thing about sweepers in a note in the non-budget version of this deck (which, by the way, also includes the "infinite value loop" involving Mistveil Plains / Emeria, The Sky Ruin / Ranger of Eos ). This deck isn't playing GQ or Field of Ruin because it's trying to stay at the $70 budget.
7 months ago
Can I ask why the Kami of False Hope is in there? You're already going to know if your Immolating Souleater is going to be blocked ahead of time. I'd rather see more cards that grant evasion at instant speed.
7 months ago
Hey! Welcome to the world of deck building!! I hope you enjoy your stay. For a first attempt at deckbuilding I will say this is quite impressive, you have avoided the primary mistake I see a lot which is over saturating on 1-of's. In making my suggestions I am going to assume that you are trying to stick to a budget.
First off, do you have an idea of what format you are going to be playing? Is it just casual? I ask because bar Counterspell this deck is modern legal.
The first major upgrade I can see is replacing the Orbs of Warding with Thunderstaff which is just cheaper and easier to cast on curve, and likely 2 at that cutting a land, in fact I would go down to 23 lands, 30 is going to result in quite a bit of flooding. To make up for the hexproof lost you can play a 1 of Witchbane Orb .
Moving on to creatures (with the cut lands we would have 4 extra slots still) I would cut the Blazing Archon for a Silent Arbiter ; I know the effect is slightly different however the body on Arbiter makes it effective and easier to cast, plus you don't really need to be swinging with multiple Angels a turn in the late game to win. I would also cut the 4 Suture Priest as they don't add too much to the deck, and make some space for enchantments and more prison like creatures, Burrenton Forge-Tender , Eidolon of Rhetoric , and Kami of False Hope all come to mind as options.
The counters I don't see as necessary, sure they are fine but I would prioritize removal over anything, so ideally Path to Exile , but cards like Declaration in Stone , Oblivion Ring , and Journey to Nowhere make solid replacements.
On to the enchantments themselves, I would cut one Privileged Position (thats 5 free slots), two seems a bit much considering it doesn't do a ton. With the blank slots I would up both Ghostly Prison and Sphere of Safety to 4 each as they truly are your best cards. With the 3 remaining slots I would consider a couple of 1-of's as alternate win-cons such as Sigil of the Empty Throne and Starfield of Nyx . With the last slot Runed Halo (which has fallen all the way to $4 from $30) is a card I would consider as it can answer that one big problem you cant stop.
Another consideration you may want to undertake is dropping the blue and instead adding green, Satyr Enchanter would function well here, providing you with an engine for the long game. Another consideration could be Overwhelming Splendor which admittedly is just funny.
The mana base is fine, although it could use an upgrade, for budget reasons I assume fetch lands are out of the equation, however a couple utility lands cannot hurt such as Memorial to Genius , Kabira Crossroads , and 4 Ghost Quarter .
I wish you the best of luck! If you need any help or clarification just tag me in a comment.
8 months ago
I have some ideas you might like.
Bident of Thassa is good to have another way of forcing opposing creatures into attacking you.
Kami of False Hope is great with Karador and your many soulshift creatures
Sekki, Seasons' Guide can produce lots of tokens and is basically immortal with enough hymnes.
Kodama of the Center Tree is a potentially recurring beatstick that gives you a little value as a failcase.
Promised Kannushi maybe? Not a spirit, but great recursion.
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