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|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Rare|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Rare|
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Leyline of Sanctity
If Leyline of Sanctity is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
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Leyline of Sanctity Discussion
1 week ago
Sigil just ends the game more efficiently. This deck is already extremely slow. Even though the growth is exponential, the bottleneck of turns is much harder to survive than a bottleneck of castable enchantments. It even gives us value off of redundant enchantments. Sigil will give us something for drawing our second Leyline of Sanctity. Assemble will not. Assemble has the appearance of a finisher here and it can work. But I find Sigil to just be the best at what it does.
1 week ago
Just one quick comment from me. I playtested your deck a few times, and while I enjoyed the experience, one thing stood out to me. I often ended up with a Grapeshot or an Impact Tremors in hand, but no way to combo out. My suggestion is to remove the Grapeshots entirely and only run a single copy of Impact Tremors. In wake of the removed cards, I would insert Lightning Serpent, which is a win-con that is tutored by Flamekin Harbinger, and gets around Leyline of Sanctity. Also, keep in mind that Brighthearth Banneret also creates infinite mana with the combo. Upvoted.
1 week ago
That being said I did read the article and I am "hedging" a bit after looking at Goldfish and seeing the prevalence of Burn and Humans, 2 aggro decks that would benefit massively from early land. A mainboard Collective Brutality can be back breaking for aggro decks while also providing some flexibility against control, and the 4th Assassin's Trophy on the side can come in if they're packing Celestial Colonnade, Leyline of Sanctity, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, etc
1 week ago
I've been running a G/W Enchantress deck in Modern for a while now. Here's some recommendations that I'd make.
First off, Idyllic Tutor is very good. The 3 mana cost may seem high, but with Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl, it is very easy to cast. It also lets you run your deck in more of a "tool-box" style, letting you rely on silver bullets to more easily take on a variety of decks.
Once you're running 4x Idyllic Tutors, combos become much more accessible. An easy one to hit is Heliod, God of the Sun + Worship. This combo means you cannot die until the opponent can get rid of one of the pieces first. Since Heliod is Indestructible, that adds a layer of protection to the combo. The best part is that both of these cards are good individually in this deck, even if the combo isn't established. Heliod is a great mana sink, that adds to Sphere of Safetys power as well as providing blockers, while Worships effect is just as useful if you've got 3-4 random creatures in play. The Tutor also allows you to grab both Greater Auramancys once you have a useful board state, making your board state incredibly difficult to remove, and causes you to be less reliant on lucky draws.
Some other good silver bullet cards are Authority of the Consuls to slow down the opponent and prevent some combos, as well as add passive life gain against wide creature strategies. Ixalan's Binding is a great "cover's everything" removal spell, and it prevents them from casting that spell again which can completely shut down some combo decks. 4 mana is nothing with Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl. Leyline of Sanctity is a great silver bullet against a lot of decks. Burn is the most obvious one, but most decks run some form of hand interaction with cards like Thoughtseize and what not. This shuts those cards down and turns them into dead draws. Starfield of Nyx is an alternate win-con that also allows you to recover from early enchantment removal. Powerful tool to have available with Idyllic Tutor. The Tutor also allows you to run less of some of your win-cons, because you can pull them out whenever you need them. 4x Sigil of the Empty Throne will mean you'll have a dead draw in the early game and several dead draws in the late game. You can get away with just running 2x if you're running 4x Idyllic Tutor.
Mana is a huge issue that this deck faces. Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl is a great way to tackle this problem. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx also manages this problem very well. It's worth running both. This whole deck is all about dropping permanents and keeping them on the field, consistently increasing the power level of Nykthos.
After play testing with it a lot, I've found that Abundant Growth just doesn't do enough to warrant a card slot. It's an extra enchantment and it draws, but this 2 color deck doesn't have a card draw problem and doesn't have a mana color fixing problem, so it just doesn't do anything for us.
Always happy to see another Enchantress player in Modern, it's a crazy fun archetype and takes a ton of decks by surprise! Good luck fellow Enchanter!
1 week ago
1 week ago
I do have one more thing to point out about Ethereal Haze and that is that it doesnt specifically prevent combat damage but rather ALL damage a creature could do including ping effect from Grim Lavamancer; giving a little bit more reach with the fog spells...Im not really familiar with the Meta of Legacy... but if Storm is there Rule of Law can bolster Leyline of Sanctity as well as just negate the opponents additional draw to stop them from dumping there hands making Black Vise more effective if you go that route... Good luck I hope you find a way to make Turbofog work out for ya in Legacy... Im working with it in Modern myself with fringe success.
1 week ago
@senholo Oh! I missed that it was budget. And gah, holy crap, I can't believe how expensive Leyline of Sanctity has become! I didn't realize it was that spendy. Sheesh! I wonder where it's being used?
Also, I totally missed that you were at 69 cards! Definitely you want to cut down to 60. I'd cut out some of the spendier things and standardize your amounts of stuff, for instance. Archangel of Tithes is going to be better most of the time than Sunscorch Regent. The latter can get pretty big, but the former is cheaper, more generally useful, and fits your deck's overall concept.
Another thing that might be fun, though it can be spendy, is Norn's Annex. You can cut down the price some by taking a hit to your life, but with things like Suture Priest, it'll tax your opponents pretty heavily.
Grand Abolisher there in your maybeboard is great for your deck's concept. Heck, if you have him, and also use Silence, you can keep them off your turn, then throw Silence out during their upkeep. Anything they want to cast, from precious countermagic to other instant-speed spells, they need to do then or not at all. No creatures that turn, no waiting and holding up mana.
Just a few ideas. I like the deck concept and it does look like fun to play. You're going to want to include answers to combo stuff in your sideboard, though, because this deck might fare very well against aggro, but against combo it'll struggle, and control, I'm not sure how that one goes. You have a fair few threats, but a lot of your stuff is scattered between creature 1-ofs and enchantments and such. Where do you find that you tend to struggle the most?
1 week ago
I'd replace Ivory Mask with Leyline of Sanctity. Same cost, but gives you hexproof instead of shroud (so you can target yourself with things if you need to), and can start with it on the field for free.
Looks like a fun deck!