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Creature — Elephant Cleric
When Loxodon Hierarch enters the battlefield, you gain 4 life.
(Green)(White), Sacrifice Loxodon Hierarch: Regenerate each creature you control.
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Loxodon Hierarch Discussion
1 month ago
Having a way to protect your tokens against board wipes is another good thing to keep in mind. Rootborn Defenses and Dauntless Escort make your guys indestructible, which gets around Wrath of God. Loxodon Hierarch helps if regeneration is an option.
1 month ago
The first thing that stands out is that the ratios for this deck lean very heavily towards single use, non-repeatable effects. There should probably be a bit more land (I'd aim for at least 36 or so), and a few of the cheap fetch lands would go a long way. While you have some token generators, some additional creatures would probably help as well. Think of it this way: late in the game with no cards in hand, how big of an impact will the card have? If you can include a card with more than one use, the chances go up.
TL;DR I would cut some of the limited focus instants and sorceries for some additional land and some creatures/artifacts that still move towards your theme.
Some Suggestions on what to add:
My suggestions on what to remove:
Land: 1 Forest, 1 Plains (2)
2 months ago
Nice. I wanted to make an Angelic Accord deck a few years back but never got around to it. Heres a few cards that might be worth considering.
7 months ago
Excellent choice in commander. I love my Trostani deck located here: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/trostani-edh-v20/
Trostani is surprisingly quite hard to build correctly reason being it does not remove any elements from your deck. For example Marath, Will of the Wild removes token production so all you need to do is ramp, draw cards and make those tokens better. But even failing that you will still have basic tokens to stall with. With Trostani who is still an awesome commander you have to build all elements into your deck.
I recommend taking all small token generators out of the deck and replacing them with quality token generators such as Crested Sunmare or Giant Adephage. Trostani loves big tokens because of her populate. If you were looking to go small tokens, I'd recommend Rhys the Redeemed as your commander. Things like Geist-Honored Monk, Trostani's Summoner, and Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage would be the ones I'd cut first. finally, Cryptolith Rite becomes bad without little creatures so I'd recommend cutting that too if you end up following my advice.
The second thing that trostani struggles with a lot is getting on the board early because big token generators tend to cost a lot of mana - e.g., Desolation Twin. If you're at a table with aggressive decks, you will likely die quickly if you don't drop something early or ramp into your late game quickly. Ramping on trostani is very important. You have a good start, but I would recommend even more. Kodama's Reach is just another Cultivate which is one of the best ramp cards in commander. Nature's Lore and Skyshroud Claim both put lands in untapped which is huge. Farseek is a nice early ramp that can grab you either a plains or a forest.
luckily, we're in selesnya and selesnya has some of the best land based ramp in the game. Lands like Myriad Landscape, Krosan Verge, and Blighted Woodland are great for ramping. While i'm on the topic of lands, i'd recommend cutting your generic tap-lands such as Tranquil Expanse, Terramorphic Expanse, Selesnya Guildgate, Blossoming Sands, Evolving Wilds, and Graypelt Refuge for just more basic lands. We're not that desperate for color fixing and it's really important to have your lands coming in untapped.
I'll finish up by making a few recommendations from my deck and some cuts i recommend as well. First, Emmara Tandris is a pretty weak card for how expensive she is. Think about what else could go in the 7cmc slot - e.g., Giant Adephage. Intangible Virtue probably isn't good enough for its minimal +1/+1. I'm not sure what your budget is, but Archangel of Thune is an absolute monster in this deck. Darien, King of Kjeldor is sweet too because if you ever take damage, you immediately get all your life back from the tokens coming out if trostani is in play. I recommend swapping out your Green Sun's Zenith for a Chord of Calling because you can instant speed in a Felidar Sovereign right before your turn to just win the game if no one has removal or is tapped out. If you don't have $60 to fork over for a Doubling Season, Primal Vigor can be a nice budget option. The downside to vigor is that it helps everyone at the table but %99 of the time it will be the most useful to you. It's also even better if you know no one in your play group plays a token/counters deck.
You mentioned in your description that this deck is weak to board wipes. I have also had problems with board clear, and I like how you've tried to combat them with cards like Heroic Intervention, Loxodon Hierarch, and Dauntless Escort. I'll have to play test some of these to see how they work.
I am by no means an expert of Trostani. I have been brewing her for a while now, but I bought my trostani deck only about a month ago. So, please take everything I say with a grain of salt. Good luck and feel free to message me with any questions you have.
7 months ago
Looked it up a little more just now. Dauntless Escort and Loxodon Hierarch also offer nice flexible protection. Twilight Shepherd, Ghostway, Sudden Disappearance are nice for boardwipes too, and Nim Deathmantle and Mimic Vat can also conditionally be pretty nice.
7 months ago
I second on playing Eternal Witness. It's too powerful with eerie interlude to not include it. Loxodon Hierarch is a budget replacement for siege rhino that COULD help to go to selesnija colours instead, if you wish to do so. Also, how about Cream of the Crop?
9 months ago
Sweet deck got a couple suggestions though, Archangel of Thune is a great add to the deck kinda jams with the whole life gain thing. Talisman of Unity, Nature's Lore and Skyshroud Claim for some good ramp and maybe a Selfless Spirit of Loxodon Hierarch for some board wipe protection.
9 months ago
@ODDIOBLENDER, not to sound rude or anything, but Wrath of God and Damnation explicitly say creatures can't be regenerated, so I don't think Loxodon Hierarch would be very helpful against those specific board wipes.
@GeminiSpartanX, thanks for all the advice. I do already have a playset of Birds of Paradise in the mainboard already. With the more creature centric play style you're suggesting, would leaving the Inquisition of Kozilek playset in the sideboard be reasonable? And I know now is probably the cheapest enemy fetches will be for a very long time, but I am definitely not in the financial situation to be buying a playset of any of them.