Luminarch Ascension

Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Rare

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Tokens

Luminarch Ascension

Enchantment

At the beginning of each opponent's end step, if you didn't lose life this turn, you may put a quest counter on Luminarch Ascension. (Damage causes loss of life.)

1,W: Put a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying onto the battlefield. Activate this ability only if Luminarch Ascension has four or more quest counters on it.

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Luminarch Ascension Discussion

StopShot on White Soldier Masterfully Tactical Deck

23 hours ago

I have a few suggestions to give this deck some more oomph. For more removal I'd recommend; Path to Exile, Seal of Cleansing, Abolish, Return to Dust, Tariff, Mass Calcify, Fell the Mighty, Harsh Mercy, Cast Out, Grasp of Fate, and World Queller.

For token production I'd recommend Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Cenn's Enlistment, Luminarch Ascension, and Nomads' Assembly.

A fun thing to note about your commander is that he has first strike. To exploit this you could give him deathtouch through, Basilisk Collar, Gorgon Flail, and Gorgon's Head. If you equip any of these three to your commander and you have three additional creatures attacking you can force your opponent to block your commander with three of their biggest creatures, and since your commander has first strike and death touch the opponent's creatures end up dying while your commander lives.

Some other good value cards to run would be Pearl Medallion, Obelisk of Urd, Door of Destinies, Maze of Ith, and Brave the Sands.

yenithia on Avacyn's Hopeless Beatdown

1 day ago

Raven_God thanks for the suggestions!

Serra Ascendant is definitely a good suggestion, what do you think I should remove for it?

I tried Luminarch Ascension but found that it puts a big target on me and I don't typically have the defenders to block with.

Linvala, Keeper of Silence is definitely an option as well, she draws a lot of hate and isn't particularly liked within my playgroup. However, what do you think I should cut if I wanted to add her?

Thanks again for the comment and suggestions!

Pieguy396 on Modern is Enchanting

1 week ago

Casstuus,

Starfield of Nyx is absolutely a good card in this deck; it was the original finisher before I got Luminarch Ascensions. I took it out for a few reasons:

  • Ghostly Prison is probably the best card in the deck, and Starfield suddenly makes them vulnerable to Lightning Bolt and Fatal Push, not to mention board wipes.

  • Luminarch Ascension is a great mana sink, and I often find that I have extra mana on my hands that I can spend a lot more effectively with the Ascension.

  • The Ascension also costs only 2 mana, so it comes down early and allows me to spend mana more efficiently later on.

That being said, Starfield definitely has its uses. I think the real reason I took it out is because it's too swingy. When it's good, it's fantastic, but when it's bad, it's absolutely terrible. I could probably fit a couple copies into the sideboard, though, maybe in place of Nyx-Fleece Rams. Thanks for the feedback!

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