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If you would lose the game, instead shuffle your hand, your graveyard, and all permanents you own into your library, then draw seven cards and your life total becomes 20.
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Lich's Mirror Discussion
4 days ago
so some suggestions to keep you alive in the game in case some dragon player swings over and kills you.
2 weeks ago
Lich's Mirror will indeed prevent you from losing the game.
If you play against people that mill your library a lot I'd recommend putting a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre in your deck. Because each time they enter the graveyard from anywhere their triggered ability will trigger and let you shuffle your graveyard into your library.
2 weeks ago
If Someone plays a combo that empties my library and Lich's Mirror is on the battlefield in my posession, do I lose the game or does it kick in? I'm trying to find a white card/artifact that would protect me against a loss from running out of cards in my library. Thanks!
2 months ago
Sorry for the late reply t3hdarkness. I totally love the suggestions! I will definitely need to change out some cards, like Reciprocate, Lich's Mirror, Jester's Cap and Shared Triumph. Thanks for the land suggestions too! I didn't really have a good place to start until you suggested Emeria, The Sky Ruin and Buried Ruin.
3 months ago
Lich's Mirror just feels awful here. In a lifegain deck, if you lose to damage, that extra 20 life isn't likely to help you when you no longer have any permanents. Especially if the reason you lost was due to commander damage...
Also, this deck seems suuper vulnerable to disruption of any kind. Since your wincon is almost exclusively Felidar Sovereign, I would recommend Vedalken Orrery to flash it in on your opponent's end step to minimize the chances of it getting shot down. In the event it gets shot down anyway, something like Elixir of Immortality to shuffle it back would be a good idea.
3 months ago
Lol, I am brewing a 4 color deck with Kynaios and Tiro that is basically The Great Aurora tribal.
4 months ago
WOW, thanks for the really quality post!
I got to say I like your deck you have made, and your post has made me really think long and hard about the recommendations you have given me. So here are my thoughts on all of them.
Relic of Progenitus you are correct about it not being perfect, but it never really caused problems as I would just pull off a donation before triggering the ability, however the first effect on it helped a little with the exile 1. But all in all the main reason I was keeping it in was its draw effect, and as Nihil Spellbomb also has draw I am totally down to add it and see how it plays out at my next FNM.
Terminate and Go for the Throat as stated are mainly here to remove the Abyssal Persecutor, but I cant see me taking them out or changing it to Greater Gargadon for the simple fact of the kill gives me way more survivability. I find that I have enough donation in the deck that I rarely need to use them on Abyssal Persecutor and instead I use it as a kill to take out my opponents shenanigans. So I will not be adding Greater Gargadon but I do have to say I really like that combo and would have never see using it like that, such a good idea though.
Sign in Blood is something I was looking at, however the deck is already tight fitting in all the cards I need for my combos aswell as the cards that let me live long enough to pull off a win. And so there is just no room for Sign in Blood, and as for Street Wraith mostly the same reasoning as Sign in Blood but also it does not really fit the theam and idea of a donation deck.
As for more Fetchlands, I really want to... but that shit is expensive yo, and I am already way over budget for what I wanted to spend on this deck. (100$ was how much I was originally looking to spend, to give you an idea for how over budget this has gotten... but I do have to admit it has been really fun to play.)
Also this deck list is a little out dated after Juppe recommendations I have actually created a V3 of this deck witch I played last night at my local FNM, but after your recommendations I have created a V4 of the deck witch I hope to play next week.
Here is the links as well as the changes between each version.
Deck link: Modern Donations? (v3)
Changes from V2 to V3 Show
Minus - 2x Lich's Mirror: Too slow to get out and self board wiping sucked.
Minus - 2x Death's Shadow: Honestly really missed them, and so brought them back in V4
Plus - 3x Lightning Bolt: Grate addition and feels really nice, made wins come a turn sooner.
Deck link: Modern Donations? (v4)
Changes from V3 to V4 Show
Damn another long ass reply, well hopefully I did not ramble too much and got my point across, if you have any other ideas or recommendations feel free to place a comment and I will get back to you... also I will try and remember next Friday after FNM to make a comment and tell you how the Nihil Spellbomb play out.
5 months ago
Go for the Throat and Terminate are split like that because in my play group Surgical Extraction is played in 8/10 decks. because of that I don't want to lose all my kill, so I keep it split. I am running the Victim of Night Sideboard to bring in and replace the Go for the Throat when affinity comes up.
Will-o'-the-Wisp I do fully admit is a strange card, but I need some form of blocker early, cause I don't want to have to chump with the Bazaar Trader. If you have a recommendation for another 1 drop blocker with flying that is better I am happy to switch out.
Death's Shadow I did address in the description that it is a little bit of an off card in the deck. but I explained it there that "As you don't normally worry about your life total too much you are usually in a position to play Death's Shadow to slow down, or stop an opponents attacks on you. As well as if you pull off a donation with Abyssal Persecutor and your own life total is in the negatives you can get the full value of a 1 drop 13/13 to fight back with." So at this time I still stand by having them in.
Honestly really solid suggestions and I may do a little experimenting in the near future with adding some Lightning Bolt and more Mind Stone. But taking out the Death's Shadow and Will-o'-the-Wisp leaving me with only 8 creatures I would start suffering to more of the aggro decks.