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Lapse of Certainty
Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it on top of its owner's library instead of into that player's graveyard.
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Lapse of Certainty Discussion
6 days ago
No problem, I saw this deck and was impressed, looks like you're onto something, everything is a threat, and grants substantial value. This deck can deal with other creature decks quite well enough it seems. I would imagine your hardest matchup would be going toe to toe with Esper/Grixis/Blue/Dimir based control decks...? If so it's not impossible to deal with those decks, and if I may I'll try to suggest other options white/green can offer with those types of decks.
When I saw the hexproof/indestructible/devotion theme I instantly thought Fleecemane Lion, granted he needs to be monstrous, but nonetheless it's always a great early drop and beater, getting it monstrous shouldn't be too hard in theory.
Since you mentioned the deck deals well with creatures, and you want more creature based options with abilities, the first and foremost that I can think of against control decks is Eight-and-a-Half-Tails maybe Mother of Runes
Maybe Silence that is a control card itself, however if you were to run this card always cast it during your opps. turn and word it so, "During your beginning phase(would be ideal), or untap step I cast Silence.."
I think all of these are modern legal?
1 week ago
Love the deck. I am really partial to this style of play. It acknowledges that there are multiple players, and not all are your enemy at any specific point, especially if you play correctly. +1.
For some additional card ideas, you could check out my Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control deck. I have tried a lot of the cards in your list. In white, I would suggest that you consider Mana Tithe and Lapse of Certainty. Counterspells in white can really come out of nowhere. It goes well with Dawn Charm and Teferi's Protection . Also, it is worthwhile to consider cards like Silence, Abeyance, and Orim's Chant. They can be very powerful control elements that can allow you to dictate how turns play out. I would also consider Sun Droplet. It is a low CMC artifact that comes down early, and in multiplayer, it can buffer a lot of early attacks, even if it just decreases the total damage done without eliminating it. If you have the funds, Forcefield fits this category as well. When people are deciding between a decreased effect attack onn you versus a full effect attack on someone else, they frequently attack elsewhere. This is basically a 2 for 1 for you. And finally, check out Worship. It combines really well with your Near-Death Experience for a much easier to accomplish wincon and Pillow Fort all wrapped up in one.
Again, love the deck, and I can't wait to see where you take it. I may have to try out a mono-White Aikido as well. This looks great. I just might go with Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker instead.
1 week ago
I like this theme a lot.
Angel of Finality might give you some graveyard hate. Angel of Glory's Rise might help you recur your humans and even include a few more utility humans like Mangara of Corondor or Mageta the Lion. Angel of Serenity is often a spicy surprise. Bruna, the Fading Light, + Gisela, the Broken Blade, + Thalia's Lancers can be fun. Exquisite Archangel is kind of like a cheaper Platinum Angel or a back-up Resolute Archangel.
Since you are running a mono-colored deck, you might also be able to play fewer lands, which would free up some slots for more creatures, protection (e.g. Lapse of Certainty or Mana Tithe), or removal (e.g. Hallowed Moonlight or Rout). Banishing Light is another good O-Ring effect. Path to Exile might help. A few more rocks and some more card-draw (e.g. Inheritance) might help, too.
I hope some of these suggestions are useful.
2 months ago
The lack of Lost Leonin in this deck is painful! It's a T3 kill with Ajani, Caller of the Pride, Duelist's Heritage or Berserk, Turn 2 even with Mana Crypt, Chrome Mox, or Mox Diamond and the right land drops.
Speaking of land drops, if you're going 1v1 competitive, you have GOT to drop all of your lands that enter tapped. Cathedral of War, Path of Ancestry , and Temple of Plenty are going to be doing more harm than good preventing you from getting your 1-drops out!
I'm not a big fan of the swords in Arahbo outside of Sword of Fire and Ice. The others give your creature protection from green or white, preventing eminence from working properly. Same thing with Lightning Greaves, since Shroud means NO player can target the creature, not even yourself.
For 1v1 competitive, I feel your curve is much too high. You're not going to be able to cast cards like Nacatl War-Pride in time if your opponents can assemble their game winning combos and strategies by Turn 4 or 5. Personally speaking, I think Elspeth, Knight-Errant is the best of your 4 CMC+ drops, and I'm not sure if the others are worth including in 1v1. If you want another 4 drop, consider Triumph of the Hordes, which can knock out a player in one turn with a double striker like Skyhunter Skirmisher or Adorned Pouncer.
You could also use some better card draw and card selection. Tutors like Enlightened Tutor and Eladamri's Call should be might tempting here. For draw, Smuggler's Copter gives you great selection while getting some easy pokes in.
Your deck also has almost no instant speed removal outside of Swords to Plowshares. Get a Beast Within in there as an emergency combo shut off, or other interaction cards like Silence or Lapse of Certainty.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Like the direction your deck is going but I do have some suggestions for the counter spells you are running. I think you should definitely be running Forbid and Lapse of Certainty. I think when you can afford it most certainly work in Liliana of the Veil.
3 months ago
Lapse of Certainty is another counter spell you could throw in.
3 months ago
I currently run a Sunforger package in a 4 colour blood deck and have found Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile and Chaos Warp to be enough value by themselves (there are a few red/green cards too but you can't run them).
Fire Covenant is also a good choice depending on your meta.
Secret tech though is Lapse of Certainty.