If Lotus Vale would come into play, sacrifice two untapped lands instead. If you do, put Lotus Vale into play. If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard.
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Lotus Vale Discussion
5 days ago
Windbrisk Heights is not being removed. Way to strong with some of the token producers in this deck especially with Hero of Bladehold. Kor Haven is also staying. The land suggestions were good, but they don't do much in my META. Lotus Vale will just get shit on by a Wasteland so I don't plan to add it. Arcane Lighthouse is solid but again not useful in my meta. Seraph Sanctuary just fits the theme, and I have a nice print of it in japanese foil but definitely a potential cut.
5 days ago
I commonly play Malignus in many of my decks and Kor Haven won't work on him. People might also be running Leyline of Punishment, which would just turn off Kor Haven. Maze of Ith is just strictly better. If your enemy creatures have hexproof or shroud, then Arcane Lighthouse gets around that.
Your Seraph Sanctuary doesn't do much unless you can make infinite angel tokens or something. If you want to gain life, go with Wall of Reverence and a Serra Avatar ; double you life every turn, or Celestial Mantle.
6 days ago
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1 month ago
Price of Progress is probably the biggest bomb in the deck. Don't live in fear! Play it! The suite of bounce lands, Lotus Vale, Scorched Ruins, and mana rocks all helps. Delaying Shield and Solitary Confinement do too. The CMC vs damage potential for that card is crazy.
2 months ago
Thank you for the card suggestions. A few that I'm not familiar with. Some I just recently acquired, but I haven't had a chance to update my deck yet.
What I'm doing with this deck is using the clerics to produce tokens and gain life. In some cases, such as Profane Prayers, use the number of clerics to do direct damage. The design of this deck does work, it's just a little slow. Which is why I asked for suggestions to make it faster. And what you said about cards being pricey, that is why I'm looking for alternatives. If I had the extra cash to spend I would have Gilded Lotus and Lotus Vale in my deck already.
There are cards that I could easily replace (such as Accursed Witch Flip), but for the most part, the creatures I've chosen were chosen because of how they work or their power/toughness vs mana cost. An example, you suggested Fiend Hunter over Avacynian Missionaries Flip. Well, for one mana more than what Fiend Hunter costs Avacynian Missionaries Flip starts as a 3/3 and after transforming becomes a 4/4, then you get to add on the bonuses of the equipment. And if you have Neglected Heirloom Flip (I know it isn't listed in my deck, but I plan on putting it in at some point) equipped on it, that bonus increases.
In this case, the mana cost reduction cards, would come in handy, and would work well with Edgewalker, which is already in my deck.
I am definitely going to look into some of the other cards you suggested. I liked the options they offered.
2 months ago
Thinking about utility lands lately, I started to consider Thespian's Stage and Vesuva. At the least, they both come into play and are mana producing lands, potentially any colored. Both would copy a Maze of Ith or Kor Haven for added protection. They could both copy any of my multiple mana producing lands like Lotus Vale, Scorched Ruins, Boros Garrison, Orzhov Basilica, or Rakdos Carnarium for some extra ramp. They both could copy a Sea Gate Wreckage, Rogue's Passage, or Slayers' Stronghold for value in those areas. Vesuva could be dropped early to copy any mana producing land and then bounced with a bounceland like Boros Garrison, Orzhov Basilica, or Rakdos Carnarium. Thespian's Stage would not need to be bounced to continue to produce the most value for me throughout the game. I am pretty sure I would not want to run a Dark Depths myself, but it would open the possibility if I ever wanted to, and in a pinch it could counter those pesky Dark Depths combo decks out there that I may eventually face (I know, likely a rare occurrence, but wouldn't that just be amazingly dramatic?).
Anyway, does anyone have any opinion on both Thespian's Stage and Vesuva? I am leaning more toward Thespian's Stage if I only use one, since it comes into the battlefield untapped and seems more flexible than Vesuva, but I could be convinced to run both.