Creature — Kor Monk
When Lone Missionary enters the battlefield, you gain 4 life.
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|Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN)||Common|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Lone Missionary Discussion
3 months ago
Really like the theme of this deck.
Only criticism of the deck is maybe incorporate a strategy that can also combat strategies that can go around your Kor Hookmaster plan, such as Burn or Elves.
Against Burn I'd definitely recommend Lone Missionary , bouncing or flickering it twice or even once will probably make a Burn player scoop.
Against Elves and other Swarm decks Holy Light will help you out a lot.
I hope I have helped. Please ask any more questions if you have any. You have a great day!
8 months ago
Hey man! This is Phunlife from XMage. I've been really busy as of late so I've just got to looking at this. I did have it saved though so I would remember to come back and look at it.
Overall, looks good! I do have a couple suggestions for the sideboard though, especially if you want this to compete against top tiers -
I don't understand what exactly Hallow is for or what matchup it could be good in - maybe Tron's Rolling Thunder ? But even so, it feels like a very narrow sideboard card, and I think it could be cut. Maybe Prismatic Strands would be of interest to protect against Burn, or Lone Missionary as additional life gain as well as a body on the field. But Hallow just overall seems like it could be useful in a handful of situations to me.
With both Orzhov Pestilence and Tron on the rise, I'd look into Palace Sentinels as a 2-of in the sideboard. Both of those decks can easily take you to the late game, and without a card advantage engine I think you're lost against them. It's especially good against Orzhov if you can steal the Monarch from them too :D.
11 months ago
Supplemental: Fixes requested are, mostly finished; including a new name:
Commander / EDH*
SCORE: 1 | 19 COMMENTS | 285 VIEWS
The Pr0n references are extinguished, so many changes I believe should be relevant enough; I tried all I can to make it viable on its own. While it still has the crazy, & outlandish parts for the most part, I kept some as it seemed to describe the reality around me in ways others wouldn't normally imagine on their own.
I'm not sure if this works well for you, cdkime, but it's the best I can do for now. I even mentioned Possible War of the Spark (WAR) Planeswalker Teyo Verada where Kaya was mentioned; my (Absolutely Incorrect) Hypothesis is that Teyo, & Kaya came from the same Plane of Existence of unknown name/origin before it was destroyed. How else can you describe them fighting side by side with each other? Maybe they knew each other since youth?
Opinions aside, I plan to make a Palladia-Mors, the Ruiner & a +1/+1 based Deck after pulling out both Breeding Pool , & Simic Ascendancy , but who? Personally, I'm unsure as much, but maybe something BESIDES Kruphix, God of Horizons this time (Making a deck using X spells is harder than it seems.), please?
Also, I myself still wonder what would be good as an alt Lockdown card for the following combo: Maralen of the Mornsong + Mindlock Orb . Not being able to draw, or even search your library is hell on the field enough; even to a point where just those two forces a game to a lockdown impossible to escape for even the user. What could be used to bypass all the Boardwide Stasis that affects even one using this? Oh, wait; Necropotence ; now I just need repeatable life gain; Lone Missionary or some ETB Life Gain effect could do great.
Finally, I was never good with chatrooms, but if you want me to upgrade my account; I have several things clouding me:
What's the tab, & is it something one must pay again & again?
How high can an upgrade of an account be (I've seen quite the bit of design of the upgraded usernames, but is it really equal?)
Why should I even touch the chat link around mere strangers? (This is optional, & a joke question also rhetorical.)
Just so were clear, do you think the name & list of things mentioned in the description are good. I just wanted to ask again to be sure...
Alright. All that aside; I just want your opinion on all this...
1 year ago
Cut suggestions: Cultivate, Grow from the Ashes, Kodama's Reach, Skyshroud Claim, Displace, Ghostly Flicker, Momentary Blink, Angel of Condemnation, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Cloudblazer, Djinn of Wishes, Elvish Rejuvenator, Elvish Visionary, Felidar Guardian, Flickerwisp, Frost Lynx, Kitchen Finks, Llanowar Empath, Lone Missionary, Militia Bugler, Sakura-Tribe Elder & Satyr Wayfinder
1 year ago
@hkhssweiss: I see... Well, I don't want to get close to Voltron in any way. Although that Art for Aurelia #1 looks epic. Just know I'm not just aiming for Infinite Aggro; My initial Plan is Value Town/Stax/Prison. What are your thoughts on Kismet? Should I add something like Winter Orb/Static Orb, or even Icy Manipulator? As for Treasonous Ogre, I guess there are ways around this... Lone Missionary can gain more life than lose from the Ogre; given he is flickered by Eldrazi Displacer, not sold on Resplendent Mentor, though it gives infinite life...
That said, FOUR Themes is overkill, & I dunno how to add in Aurelia into this... I don't want Equipment/Auras here, & I certainly don't want an overamount of stuff in such a way... I hope you Understand, sir. I'll be cutting some stuff for now if you want to find a way to add a 4th theme into all this...
...BTW, does Prison technically count as Stax? Just Wondering...
1 year ago
NOTE: This is a topic regarding cEDH Boros. If you think there is no hope for it, do NOT post on this. (The Bold should be warning enough...)
After trying to cut some stuff to 100 for some things, I realized, there is some others to do regarding one deck:
Commander / EDH*
SCORE: 4 | 58 COMMENTS | 583 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER
I previously wanted this to be Tier 3, as one joke cEDH deck (Depala, of all things.), did this. But this is a serious attempt by all means. That said, I'll mention some things worth note to get at least just a little bit closer to my goal:
- Red Elemental Blast, or Pyroplast?
Both of their most recent prints state their abilities differently. Pyroblast has:
Choose one — • Counter target spell if it's blue. • Destroy target permanent if it's blue.
Red Elemental Blast?
Choose one — • Counter target blue spell. • Destroy target blue permanent.
This seems written differently; but I dunno how this is different from the others. Regardless, cEDH usually smiles upon . So I'll leave it to you to decide...
This is a biggie. One person not known for cEDH believes this is a real dud of a wincon. But I'd like some opinions o this. If this really does suck, at least that's 3 cuts so far. Aside from this, Grand Abolisher does wonders here.
This is new as I found that Magistrate's Scepter is just one target for counters; something I know FOR A FACT Boros is NOT good at in the slightest (There, a minus. See? I can agree w/ you too. 0-^) Prototype Portal can imprint any artifact; which can range from an infinite mana via Lotus Petal, or Infinite Turns w/ Ugin's Nexus. Problem? I have little to nothing to destroy the copy is opposed to exiling it. Plus, this is quite expensive; but I don't want to use Final Fortune + Sundial of the Infinite loops; they can be disrupted; besides, this is the only option left (Gonti's Aether Heart is more expensive anyway.). Bonus points for infinite mana in case Ugin's Nexus is a skip. I'll let you decide.
- How the bloody devil is Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite a staple?!
I'm confused about this; happy, but confused. Usually stuff lower than 3 CMC would be fine; but one cEDH Staples lists actually lists her on the main list. runs Dorks, & so few even reach a 3+ toughness. Should I get rid of her for CMC's sake? or should I keep her as a Gamekiller?
W/ so many doing stuff outside of Lifeloss/lifegain, this should be very important to note as others would either Self-Mill via Laboratory Maniac, Maze's End a game, basically put; Wincons that don't depend on Life Total. So, should I put in stuff like these, Goblin Chainwhirler, or other things that can kill life totals? Otherwise, I at least have Altar of the Brood to mill everyone else... XP
After knowing about creatures outside of that can produce Mana, I decided Neheb, the Eternal is no longer enough (It actually requires Damage dealing to make it work; so, I'm thinking of cutting him; considering nobody really wants to damage anyways.). While I could flicker [Farrelite Priest]] & make her new, w/o previous memory, I want to leave it to you; w/ so much Devotion to , Should I rather increase the amount of Plains & decrease the number of Mountains? (I have Blood Moon Anyway...). If she is crap to you, I want to know why; I cannot run Avacyn's Pilgrim you know.
Yes, I get it. Tamiyo's Journal is the only Target of this inspector. That said, Tamiyo's Journal can search for anything. Problem? One target. Not consistent enough, & nobody is recommending a card like Tamiyo's Journal that can also work on its own... Ideas are welcome.
This combo came to me in the form of an Epiphany. After I blow up all lands, I can flicker Fiend Hunter exiling Sun Titan to bring all my lands back; yes, this is possible. Since Lands are 0CMC Permanents, I can bring them all back to my side. even a combo like this can't be stopped by the next part of this charade...
Some of the best cards in this deck so far. It promotes a Prison-Lock for all Graveyards in play. Since this deck should be able to have effects that bypass both of these; I just want to know what to cut due to these...
- I still need an explanation for Rule of Law/Eidolon of Rhetoric + Possibility Storm + Knowledge Pool.
This also applies to what I can use for Arcane Laboratory in . This combo has been looked up, but I dunno how it'll work here... It should be useful, but I dunno if it's cEDH competitive or not; much less how it works. If this is good both ways, I'm keeping them. At least tell me how it works, please...
- Squee Sucks?
Squee, the Immortal + Goblin Bombardment was meant to be used as a combo here. But since this uses Eldrazi Displacer to flicker ETB/CIP Creatures, I'm thinking of cutting the former 2 unless I can find a card that mimics Displacer's effect, so I don't have to have just one of such effect to waste... Felidar Guardian?
- The Emancipation Proclamation NEVER happened...
Emancipation Angel is something not to be cross with. She can return any permanent you control to your hand. Simple as that. Since it's an ETB ability, Eldrazi Displacer can bounce her, & she can do this again. If you want a list of Creatures in my deck that are ETB/CIP based, SUGOI! LET'S KICK As- Captain Janeway: Asteroids. Seven of Nine: Fun will now commence.
(Yes. I LITERALLY pulled off a Star Trek: Voyager.)
Duergar Hedge-Mage Fiend Hunter Goblin Chainwhirler Goblin Settler Imperial Recruiter Mentor of the Meek Mikaeus, the Lunarch Priest of Urabrask Recruiter of the Guard Solemn Simulacrum Sun Titan Thraben Inspector Village Bell-Ringer Wall of Omens Wily Goblin
(Damn, that's a lot... I need to lessen the lot...)
- No Paradox Engine? What the crap?
Paradox Engine is the only thing I have to Isochron Scepter imprinting Dramatic Reversal, so it NEEDS to stay; plus, I could've sworn it was a staple here... While this has quite some ETB/CIP effects, that doesn't have to mean things can't be cast either. Even stuff like Sunforger when casting instants are still considered cast. Even Mistveil Plains can bring them back. I really just wanted to throw in Reito Lantern, though; but cards like Grafdigger's Cage might mess w/ it; so it's now a skip.
- Stax on STACKS on [email protected]
Recently, I wanted to take this deck to a differing route; Value Town/Stax/Prison. This in turn meant a lot of stuff; Glowrider, Thorn of Amethyst (How fitting as it's my birthstone; but I still hated how STEVEN UNIVERSE personified her as a character since the beginning... :/), Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Vryn Wingmare, Ethersworn Canonist, Kismet, even Sphere of Resistance is damn good here. While a lot would think stuff like this is crap here, even stuff like Stranglehold, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Grand Abolisher, even Ugin's Nexus & Defense Grid are all great here. Irony? Many wouldn't see all this as competitive enough. So, w/ all that said, one last thing...
- Any ideas for a new CMDR?
Alright, we're almost done with what might be my longest post here ever... I've been thinking for the longest time; I need a new commander; Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is too much now. Since I took the liberty to change from Stax/Control (Or Value Town/Stax? I dun remember...) to Value Town/Stax/Prison. From there, I decided to make a change of CMDR. But there were bigger flaws w/ most, so I decided to make some regulations:
- No Tier 5 CMDRs.
- No Tribal Commanders (Stuff like Depala, Pilot Exemplar apply here.)
- Partners are only Allowed if not from BBD (Battlebond) (Khorvath Brightflame + Sylvia Brightspear for instance is not allowed.)
- Equipment/Aura Based CMDRS are out; I don't have any of that anyway...
I guess this is alright? The reason I left out 5. It must be Aggro Based is, well, the rest of the Tier 4s w/o only counting none of them.
Now I leave all this to you: What should I cut for a legit Tier 3 cEDH deck? I apologize for the Mammoth Sized Text, but it should be worth the effort.
I am open to Constructive Criticism only. I hope this is of good help for what is worth of help to me. I'll let you decide on my fate on this deck now.
1 year ago
Commander / EDH*
SCORE: 4 | 58 COMMENTS | 534 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER
Before we begin, I'd like to apologize for all this, particularly cdkime, who I dunno what his(her?) thoughts would be about this...
For Deck 1: I still wanted this to be cEDH based, even though awhile back, this is a hopeless case. Currently the best are Tier 4, & I still do in fact want to upgrade them up a Tier, like a joke Depala deck, which was stated as Tier 3, but is unable to qualify as such. Also, since most of my stuff will be 3 CMC, I wanted to focus on cards w/ this quality, 4 CMC at worst for Sunforger. That said, I wanted some versatility further w/ stuff that might be worth it. The list of stuff I want to add is incomplete so far, but I'm thinking of changing my commander to deal w/ this, & potentially, remove my burn. Also, I dunno how useful Lone Missionary is, but Priest of Urabrask makes for Endless . Here's hoping I can find the same for Endless in CMC3 Danger Zone (Not sure how good Farrelite Priest is, actually... :/). For the Commander, I wanted something that could work w/ the mass combo, Stax, & even other things. I'm currently aiming for Tajic, Legion's Edge as he has low CMC, and can hit hard & fast. But maybe there are better; but I'm NOT Complying to Depala as She's a Tribal Commander, and fast fact: I'd rather use O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami over Geist of Saint Traft anyway. Think about it, she is 5c, & is Thematic w/ Kamigawa, & can splice the night away, & has colors Spirits have even seeped through...
Any suggestions are welcome; but I'm not scrapping either Deck when I made it this far. I'll find more options later...
Good luck to all! ^_^ Sorry for all this text though...
re:ZERO UPDATE: Finally finished my Superfriends deck. At least until the next set; Ravnica Allegiance... Now, does anybody have any suggestions for my cEDH Boros Deck? I'm open for them...
1 year ago
Lyra Dawnbringer is a must. Makes your tokens 5/5 angels with lifelink...which triggers your enchantment! (also if you block with a 5/5 lifelink you'll get a token on your opponent's turn too!) Also things that heal you exactly 4 or more might help too, I love Blessed Alliance for this and maybe throw in Lone Missionary. Good luck!