Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature can't attack.
Threshold - Enchanted creature can't block as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.
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Kirtar's Desire Discussion
2 months ago
Control Magic, Chamber of Manipulation, Parasitic Impetus, Abduction, Confiscate, corrupted conscious, Dream Leash, incase in ice, Enslave, Faith Unbroken, In Bolas's Clutches, Infinite Reflection, Lay Claim, Leaden Fists, Mind Control, Persuasion, Prison Term, Spectral Grasp, Spirit Away, take posession, Treachery, Vow of Duty, Vow of Flight, Vow of Lightning, vow of malace, Vow of Wildness, Weight of Conscience, Winter's Rest, Yavimaya's Embrace, Arrest, Bonds of Faith, Bound by Moonsilver, Bound in Silence, Cage of Hands, Cagemail, Captured by the Consulate, Caught in the Brights, Cessation, Choking Restraints, Crystallization, Demonic Torment, Desert's Hold, Dreadful Apathy, Faith's Fetters, Forced Worship, Hobble, Ice Cage, Kirtar's Desire, Krasis Incubation, Lawmage's Binding, Luminous Bonds, One Thousand Lashes, Pacifism, Pillory of the Sleepless, Recumbent Bliss, Revoke Privileges, Capture Sphere, Castaway's Despair, Charmed Sleep, Claustrophobia, Encrust, Malfunction, Mystic Restraints, Numbing Dose, Shackles, Sleep Paralysis, Stasis Cell, Unquenchable Thirst, Waterknot, Martial Impetus, Predatory Impetus, Psychic Impetus, shinny impetus, Darksteel Mutation, Deep Freeze, Frogify, Ichthyomorphosis, Imprisoned in the Moon, Kasmina's Transmutation, kenrith's transmutation, Lignify, One with the Stars, Reprobation, Song of the Dryads
and that's just auras
2 years ago
2 years ago
PartyJ first of all, thank you for this and the previous comment,
yep I already run Prison Term. Of course Kirtar's Desire is narrow, but not too much. It can stop a good variety of strategies, from Brago himself to Trygon Predator, from Rafiq of the Many to eldrazi's annihilator trigger.
The good thing is that you do it for just 1 mana, and often you cantrip. It's functionally a Secluded Steppe with a free pacifism attached to it (threshold is semi-reliable). Even when you don't really need it, you can always find a target to have it replace itself for cheap. I like to have multiple of these effects because they can indirectly turn into Sram being unblockable too, and also they are the most safe type of auras that are less incline to 2-for-1 situations when removed.Of course, I tutor for Prison Term or Darksteel Mutation if I need one badly, but I kept the Desire (over regular Pacifism) because of its efficiency and to cover a 1-cmc slot.
Detainment Spell would be its complementary version, hitting only abilities, with possibility to move it, like prison term.
Gelid Shackles I feel is the morst versatile, I don't think you can get more efficient than that for just 1 mana. I use snow plains in my other mono white deck on paper so I technically already have them.
2 years ago
Yes the plate works as a charm here, but Strata Scythe is bonkers in my meta where many play with plains too. I had the same issue regarding space, so I kept the plate, cause it's less likely to be removed.
I find Kirtar's Desire to narrow for what it does. I would prefer Prison Term over it. But it's also somewhat a metacall. I have a Brago here present and lots of activated abilities which need to be dealt with.
2 years ago
I tried Empyrial Plate a little bit, just a few games in which I tried to tutor for it whenever possible. Seems pretty good, so much better than Strata Scythe. I'm wondering if its aura counterpart Empyrial Armor is worth considering, it's hard to make room for too many things.
Also, I'm thinking if Kirtar's Desire should be swapped with something like Detainment Spell or Gelid Shackles. Shackles looks like the better option but it would require to switch all the plains to snow plains
4 years ago
4 years ago
Hey! Nice deck!
I do have some suggestions though. Gelid Shackles is better than Oppressive Rays. Not sure if it's pauper legal though. If it is not, then I would recommend replacing Oppressive Rays with Kirtar's Desire or Guard Duty, because they can't block you anyways.
For more protection you could run Hyena Umbra (saves you from murder and such), Artifact Ward, Guildscorn Ward, Mask of Law and Grace and Shield of Duty and Reason. Those are all situational (except Hyena Umbra) and I'm also not sure if the mask and shield are legal, but they would make a good edition to your deck/sideboard nonetheless!
Again, great deck! +1