Luminarch Ascension


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Luminarch Ascension


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.

Luminarch Ascension Discussion

PlatinumOne on Haven't played in 10 yrs. ...

5 hours ago

Entreat the Angels would only really work with mana ramp imo, and Luminarch Ascension is better in a control shell where you can make absolutely certain your opponent can't damage you. in that type of deck, Luminarch Ascension will be your main source of creatures, rather than actual creature spells.

B.A.N.E. on Haven't played in 10 yrs. ...

5 hours ago

Pyromania was an error as I meant to post Pyrohemia .

What are your thoughts on these two?

Entreat the Angels , Luminarch Ascension

Esbilon on Heaven's Gate

1 day ago

Your deck wins by having bigger and better creatures than your opponent, so you really shouldn't be in a situation where Wrath of God helps you. You might, however, be in one where Urza's Ruinous Blast does. Legendary creatures aren't too popular, and you have a good few. I would probably just cut it, though.

Moonsilver Spear is just too slow. It's 8 mana to get an angel in play, and that angel's a token which makes it weaker than just a Serra Angel .

If it works for you, keep Luminarch Ascension , but I don't expect it to be relevant very often. Maybe against mill or control decks, in principle, but I'd cut it.

Frontier Siege seems like a fun piece of jank, but not a solid part of your deck. I'd cut it.

You really want to be able to put an untapped green mana in play on turn 1, so I'd cut Blossoming Sands and Canopy Vista for something faster. Horizon Canopy is probably the best, followed by Windswept Heath , Temple Garden , and Razorverge Thicket . Unsurprisingly, that's also how they're priced.

If you go all in on dual lands (which I recommend), I would cut Flagstones of Trokair . They don't do that much if there's no straight-up land destruction in the local meta, and they can't be fetched if someone uses Ghost Quarter , Field of Ruin , Settle the Wreckage or Assassin's Trophy against you.

Deadly Recluse is a fine blocker, but all it does for you is postpone things, and what you really want to do is put your big dudes into play. I'd replace it with more ramp, or possibly card draw. Take a look at Thraben Inspector or Wall of Omens .

Denitar on Curse Tribal EDH!

1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback! Agent of Erebos seems like a great addition, so I'll be looking for space to add it!

The hope is that the two commanders will help with card draw either by attacking themselves early game or with various tokens from Thopter Spy Network , Sigil of the Empty Throne , or Luminarch Ascension into the mid and late game. This plan is definitely fairly meta-dependent and not always reliable, though.

hkhssweiss on Tuvasa, Enchanted Grounds

1 week ago

Yo MistressMind

You can consider adding in cards like Mystic Remora , Rhystic Study , Luminarch Ascension , Smothering Tithe , Lignify , Darksteel Mutation , Nature's Will ...oh man there are actually plenty of options.

You can take a look at my decklist for any inspiration:

Tuvasa of the Eternal Aeon | Primer

Commander / EDH hkhssweiss


Feel free to ask for any help or advice!

Architas on Lyra Angelbringer

2 weeks ago

Hey always love Angel Tribal!

Here are some potentional cards you could add:

Luminarch Ascension , To pump out some more Angel Tokens

Ghostly Prison , Provides some breathing room since Angels are quite expensive

Authority of the Consuls , cheaper alternative to Blind Obedience (and I guess the main target would be creatures?)

Adarkar Valkyrie , great way to protect some angels

Linvala, Keeper of Silence , if your meta has alot of activated abilities

Ill check if I can come up with any more cards! :)

Noahsucks on Niambi badfriends

3 weeks ago

You could add a couple token cards like Entreat the Angels or Luminarch Ascension . If you wanted to be a real shitter a Paradox Engine package slots really easily in. If you have Blue Sun's Zenith in hand and Future Sight + Paradox Engine + a couple Mana rocks you can draw your whole deck even just one card at a time, and then when your library is empty BSZ will just be the only card being shuffled into it, now you can draw out all of your opponents as well.

TheWarleadersFury on Aurelia, the Warleader

4 weeks ago

enpc: you've convinced me, in light of this deck not doing as well as it can, I've revamped it. While I agree with DespairFaction that 14 pieces of ramp is too much, I have increased the amount of ramp, card draw, and interaction the deck has. I replaced Hedron Archive with Mind Stone , dropped Solemn Simulacrum for Fellwar Stone and added cards like Mox Opal and Mox Diamond to make the deck more competitive. I swapped out Nahiri, the Harbinger for a Dispatch and have kept the artifact lands in light of now having 3 things that care about my number of artifacts and I rarely find myself with both of them on the field so Vandalblast doesn't hurt too bad. I also put in a Martial Coup as well as adding back in Scroll Rack for card filtering and the good ol' Rack Tax combo. I've also upgraded the land base a tad bit by adding in City of Brass and Mana Confluence in for the red and white deserts. I have also focused in more on lowering the average cmc of the deck, and did by bringing it down by over 0.3. I focused on finding better cards, such as Luminarch Ascension in for Assemble the Legion since it is so slow. I have also swapped out Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip for Legion Warboss as it is better.

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Luminarch Ascension occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.02%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.17%

White: 1.25%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.11%

GW (Selesnya): 0.25%

W/U (Azorius): 0.18%

GWU (Bant): 0.16%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.05%