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Licia, Sanguine Tribune
Legendary Creature — Vampire Soldier
Licia, Sanguine Tribute costs 1 less to cast for each life you gained this turn.
First Strike, Lifelink
Pay 5 life: Put 3 +1/+1 counters on Licia. Activate this ability only during your turn, and only once each turn.
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Licia, Sanguine Tribune Discussion
1 month ago
Commander / EDH
Get it? Instead of living my best life?
Puns aside, I've been working on this deck for a long long time. I've edited it, deleted it, reuploaded it, and even came this close to changing the commander entirely, but I've finally reached the point where I'm satisfied... almost. While I am happy with where this deck is now, I know I have little experience with deck building, and that many of you out there could probably make this deck twice as good as I think it is. So I invite you, fellow planeswalkers: please, go over my choices, give it a few playtests, tell me what you like and don't like about it. I would be grateful for any sort of feedback. I'll list a few things worth noting below.
1) I want Licia to be the commander, hands down. I've always loved lifegain themes, so orzhov is my favorite color pair. There are a lot of orzhov commanders out there that would make great commanders for this deck. However, I was looking for something more, and I found that in Licia, Sanguine Tribune . She brings the aggression that most of my decks seem to lack, and at the rate she can grow, she can easily become a big threat and make winning via commander damage a possible wincon. On top of that, she can get me tons of life, more than I will ever dump into her to activate her ability.
2) Don't hold back on your opinions. Feel free to tear my deck apart down to the bare bones. If its bad, tell me its bad, and tell me why. Tell me why card X is 20 times better than card Y. Though I doubt this deck will ever make it to cEDH levels of power, I do want it to be the strongest it can be, and I'm willing to change it up to get it there.
3)There is no budget. Although I do have a number in mind, assume that I do not have a budget for this deck. This is something I don't mind taking my time putting together. My only stipulation is not to suggest cards that are $80+. I get that there are a ton of amazing cards at that price, but my wallet can't justify that level of spending.
Other than all that, have at it! I hope you enjoy what I've put together, and I hope to hear back from you all. You can leave your comments here, or on the decklist directly.
3 months ago
Or branch into red with Licia, Sanguine Tribune , which enables you to get a whole host of "players can't gain life" effects. Run Enlightened Tutor and Idyllic Tutor all of black's tutors to find the transcendence.
4 months ago
I have noticed they are printing a handful of new cards with abilities that trigger "if you lost life" or "Whenever you lose life". I would love to see a commander that had phyrexian cost and cared about life gain/life loss.
Phyrexian Commander 3PP (color is white black)
Legendary Creature – Something Evil
When you pay life you may put a -1/-1 counter on X target creatures where X is the amount of life you paid.
Whenever you gain life each opponent loses 1 life, then proliferate.
Something like that anyway.
7 months ago
Cards that came out: Lava Spike , Cathars' Crusade , Legion's Landing Flip, Licia, Sanguine Tribune , Crimson Honor Guard , Guildmages' Forum , Sorin, Lord of Innistrad ; and then Cards that went in: Dark Prophecy , Shared Animosity , Greed , Swords to Plowshares , Vampire Nocturnus , and most importantly... Reconnaissance
7 months ago
@AlwaysSleepy: Thanks. Based on such a combo, I guess the only replacing card I'd use to replace Night's Whisper is either Tormenting Voice or even Wild Guess ? All three have a CMC of 2, or am I missing out on something? I'll have to check to comment to be sure...
Hmmm... it seems as if both replacements just require a single discard from the hand, & the rest is in the clear; much like how Night's Whisper works for this combo. Might as well have an extra card to discard for either Rummaging Replacement. So, yeah. Thanks very much, sir; after a lot of such I've been through; I think it's about time I start my Mardu deck project. But what the heck to use as a CMDR of such design? Queen Marchesa is good, but not what I'm looking for. Zurgo Helmsmasher is ridiculous on its own, but still not what to use as Voltron (Not what I want.), Oros, the Avenger ? nope. Tariel, Reckoner of Souls ? Chaos (This really deserves a symbol here for commenting, & other things of the like. Same for the Planeswalker Symbol on the Same Planar Die.) so far is too hard to control, & is potentially better off as something else entirely that's NOT Angel Tribal. Kaalia of the Vast is more akin to Mayael the Anima as they tutor for very powerful creatures w/ crazy effects. Not much closer. Not going to allow anymore Partner duos. Ol' Edgar Markov means a no can do for me; Eminence was never going to last long enough anyway. Licia, Sanguine Tribune just wants to feast on blood at an extremely huge mana cost, but this deck has little to nothing about life gain. One option remains: Mathas, Fiend Seeker . I wonder how he can truly work... Thanks again! ^_^
7 months ago
Normally you'd be right, but because Licia, Sanguine Tribune is a CMC 8 creature, Morbid Curiosity draws us 8 cards off 3 mana compared to spells like Night's Whisper . This isn't a voltron strategy deck so I don't mind sacrificing Licia as she works more like a utility commander in this deck and it's easy to get her back on the field anyway.
8 months ago
A couple of suggestions. I'd definitely recommend adding Children of Korlis . It allows you to kill two persons with Aetherflux Reservoir and with Evra, Halcyon Witness you can gain back the life from the activation. Straight away.
Swords to Plowshares is a premium removal spell and can be used in a pinch to gain a ton of life with your commander.
9 months ago
Myriad Landscape is a great land that shouldn't be too hard to find! Scoured Barrens from Fate Reforged is another inexpensive two color land. Shambling Vent isn't too expensive (although you never know how or when that could change with manlands in other formats). Command Tower is reprinted in every commander set, and should be in every multicolor commander deck.
Also, I'm curious why Kambal is the commander instead of Arvad the Cursed . Almost every creature in this deck is legendary, so I'm also inclined to recommend Thalia's Lancers , Urza's Ruinous Blast , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , and Primevals' Glorious Rebirth .
As for what to replace, I'd suggest cutting Shadowfeed , Rest for the Weary , and Chaplain's Blessing , since those cards don't really help your deck function, or accomplish very much at all. Single-instance lifegain cards tend to be on the underperforming side, unless they have a strong synergy (such as Licia, Sanguine Tribune 's cost reduction!)
Hope this helped!
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