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Leyline of Vitality
If Leyline of Vitality is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
Creatures you control get +0/+1.
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may gain 1 life.
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Leyline of Vitality Discussion
2 days ago
Oh I guess you mostly need to cut cards:
Ageless Entity is just a big fat boy, no evasion, no +1/+1 counter synergy. He doesn't do enough for 5 mana. Baneslayer Angel is kinda in the same boat. Gains some life, but not super resilient, and not a super fast clock. Exalted Angel falls under the same category of medium beaters. Probably Gisela, the Broken Blade too?
All 3 soul sisters should go, they're pure dedicated life gain with no other upside in a deck that already gains plenty of life. They might be good enough for Karlov that gets immediate value off of repeated small incremental life gain, but not for you.
Sangromancer is pure dedicated life gain on a medium body. I don't think much of it but it can situationally gain crazy life. I'd cut it but I can see the argument for it.
Siege Rhino maaaaaaaybe? If you intend to go full on tempo agro? Doesn't feel like an amazing strategy tho, and the deck feels more grindy than agro.
Quiet Disrepair this is a comically bad way to get rid of a problem artifact or enchantment, and some of those faster, more certain methods gain life anyway.
Leyline of Vitality is basically just a soul sister.
Maybe trim a few pieces of your more mediocre spot removal? Molder sticks out as pretty bad.
6 field sweeps seems a little high considering you kind of want your field to stick, and your recursion isn't super strong. Day of Judgment at least seems like it could go.
You got like 10 ways to kill artifacts/enchantments, so Fracturing Gust might be overkill.
2 months ago
Good luck running this sort of deck at FNM. Hope my suggestions will help. Leyline of Vitality, I ran this in a gruul varient of this deck from awhile ago, helps offset aggro life loss especially if its in your opening hand. Lumithread Field not anything special for your deck, however just a consideration. Shape the Sands tower defense is strictly better, but this is a single target, single mana +5 Tower Defense all +5 however 2 mana Slagwurm Armor this was a fun way to up the pressure in mine, however 3 to equip can be detrimental to your mana curve. Skinshifter while its ability costs one mana each turn, a 0/8 is awsome turn 3 when Assault Formation is out.
3 months ago
"OH MY GOD BECKY! LOOK AT IT'S BUTT!" that's all that came to mind when I was looking through the deck list lol.
I like the deck, it's interesting to see someone play a non-defender version of Doran.
Just a few suggestions:
3 months ago
First of all, thanks for the many tips! It's good to find cheap cards to help out the manacurve. I already heared of Knight Exemplar, but I also really like Silverblade Paladin, especially for the Soulbond effect, so I guess, I will definitely switch out Faithbearer Paladin and Abzan Kin-Guard. What I'm not sure about yet, is for once Sungrace Pegasus. I was thinking about taking him out too, since he's no horsetype, but the cheap flying would be useful aswell. Also have to see if I replace Healing Salve/Healing Leaves with Spirit Link or the proposed Leyline of Vitality, since I wanna keep atleast one of the instants.
I will take a look at all the possible changes tomorrow and then try to upload it for a first time.
3 months ago
I see your point and I really like the idea of some of those cards. I mostly choose the instants like Healing Salve for the ability to cheaply get some life during opponent turns as well. But I'd say I can definitely switch atleast Dawnglow Infusion out for some enchantments or auras of which I definitely love Leyline of Vitality, thanks for that one. Also the Knight Exemplar would definitely fit nicely into it for the mana curve.
3 months ago
Since Crested Sunmare only cares about gaining life and not the quantity of those gains, I'd prefer to have consistent triggers over large triggers. For example, Healing Salve could be Ajani's Mantra for similar results. Quiet Disrepair and Recumbent Bliss are some similar options with other utility. This does make Lone Rider Flip a little worse, but I can't imagine it will be difficult to flip him in most games. If you really like the salves, maybe Isochron Scepter could work. I do also like the idea of profiting from creatures entering. The only non-creature options I found were Angelic Chorus and Leyline of Vitality, although I would probably go with the Leyline for the possible turn 0 play. Finally, I'd probably try to find some creature to play at 3 mana so the deck curves out better. Knight Exemplar is the first that comes to mind since it can boost the many knights already here.
5 months ago
5 months ago
Great Job! I've always loved defender synergy: Aggressive Defenders. If I could I would like to suggest Feed the Pack, It is great for causing issues for the enemy as you can poke them with a multitude of wolves by sacrificing one or two walls, it also works wonders if paired with Leyline of Vitality.
Either way great deck!