Creature — Kor Monk
When Lone Missionary enters the battlefield, you gain 4 life.
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Lone Missionary Discussion
6 days ago
99% of the time westvale will be useless. but that 1% time it isnt ul be grateful youv had it. but id only recommend it IF and only IF your landbase can handle it without much issue.
yeah i noticed that Eldrazi Displacer could do that but didnt have much opportunity to try it out sadly. would be great vs UB faeries tho.
im no expert on your colors but maybe try Lone Missionary as a 2 drop? it can swing (even just for 2) and heal is good against burn matchups or when you have to tank some damage while ramp goes bad.
Sun Titan or Primeval Titan have nice synergy with the deck if you can get them. sun revives nice stuff ( combos really nice with Fiend Hunter if ever you place them back. and Primeval Titan would work with Westvale Abbey Flip as you get to tutor it and sa your rampers when you have enough lands because of it. hmmm that actually makes me want to try that out ahahaha
2 weeks ago
Budget upgrades for when you stabilize a bit more financially.
This should be a build you can fix out of the nickel of your LGS. Or order offline for less than 10 dollars at the time of this writing.
Vapor Snag is a GREAT option. ~$2.00 gives you a playset.
Shock is pretty underwhelming; but Pillar of Flame/Magma Spray if you're dealing with lots of Kitchen Finks/Gravecrawlers/Bloodghasts and goes to the face. Forked Bolt (~$.30 each) does good at controlling against tokens (while keeping you able to go to the face); while Flame Slash ($0.14 each) is good to help dispatch some of the bigger things, but can't hit the opponent. If you're just looking to get more damage in and/or mitigate some of the lifegain from Thragtusk or Lone Missionary, then Skullcrack (($0.61)) is gonna be good for ya.
2 weeks ago
UW Control in Modern falls into a few camps.
If you want Shapeshifters, you could just go for a slower more controlly version using Ætherling as its wincon, or if you are want shapeshifters ala clone, then a Sun Titan build would let you maximize your ETB effects but might limit you to Phantasmal Image
3 weeks ago
It is more of an aggro creature while the deck is a midrange deck that tries to get to the late game.
The weakest part is probably Knight of the White Orchid which I added to ramp and find plains for Emeria but it is very inconsistent in doing that and the 2/2 first strike body is rather mediocre.
I'm probably going to replace it with either:
Lone Missionary (more lifegain), Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim (sac'-outlet and roadblock), Selfless Spirit (defensive flier, good for setting up one-sided wraths) or Thraben Inspector (for more card draw).
4 weeks ago
BlazingAbsol: Burn decks are what demolish my deck. I just don't have an answer for the burn instant/sorcery cards. I have Circle of Protection: Red in sideboard, but a like Lone Missionary would help alleviate the burn in early or late game situations. Thanks for the suggestion!
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
I like what you're doing here, Dash Hopes is vicious! I think I might add it to my own deck.
There is a couple of things I don't quite agree with:
1) The play set of Wicked Akuba. It would benefit from some type of evasion, or even deathtouch, but it doesn't. More often than not, it's a bear. I think I'd rather see either another type of removal, or Chittering Rats, which has the always effective ETB effect. If your looking for something to help the devotion, another decent creature could be Dauthi Slayer: opponent can't chump block, which forces them to expend a removal spell.
2) Pharika's Cure seems too cute of a card. It's essentially a 2 cmc 4 life gain, strictly worse than Lone Missionary or Rest for the Weary, but in Black. Once again, I'd rather see some type of removal, or hand disruption, something that impacts the board state a bit more.
Thanks for sharing! You got an upvote!
1 month ago
You can take a look at my similarly themed deck for some more options - Bant's Annoying Bouncy Castle.Specifically, I would drop your soul wardens for Lone Missionary, and recommend you include Snapcaster Mage. I know that ruins the budget, but what it contributes to a flicker deck is pretty amazing. Reflector Mage and/or Meddling Mage also work wonders.