Luminarch Ascension

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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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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.

Luminarch Ascension Discussion

ShutUpMokuba on Currently working on Queen Marchesa

12 hours ago

The deck looks pretty solid to me. I would probably add Archangel of Tithes , Windborn Muse and maybe Gisela, Blade of Goldnight . You may also consider Luminarch Ascension . If you build your pillowfort you can get free angels with that.

multimedia on Trostani’s Tantalizing Voice

5 days ago

Hey, nice version, lots of good cards here. So great to see Luminarch Ascension , one of my favorite cards in Commander, it's so underrated :)

Scattered Groves is another Forest dual land and it's an upgrade for Selesnya Guildgate. Nature's Lore and Farseek are upgrades for Kodama's Reach and Cultivate since they can tutor for and put onto the battlefield a dual land (Garden, Vista, Scattered). Krosan Verge is an upgrade for Evolving Wilds. Brushland and Sungrass Prairie could replace two basic lands. Talisman of Unity is another Selesnya mana rock; could replace Explosive Vegetation for faster ramp.

Smothering Tithe is a powerful card in multiplayer Commander especially with Anointed Procession and Doubling Season since treasures are tokens; it could replace Collective Blessing. Mimic Vat is a nice repeatable ability with Trostani since it makes a token. You can populate the token before the next end step and the populated copy is not exiled. Its also good in multiplayer Commander where there's up to four players with potential creatures to imprint; it could replace Druid's Deliverance. Good luck with your deck.

tompadget on Elenda BW Tokens/Pox

1 week ago

Daedalus19876 Thank you very much for your feedback. The cards you mentioned from my maybes were pretty much the exact ones I've selected so that's very reassuring.

All the other suggestions are great, thank you. I was already swapping Luminarch Ascension for Bitterblossom so good to get your encouragement on that swap. I don't own Vampiric Tutor atm. My current budget substitute is Diabolic Intent which I could use for the same purpose. Any other card draw you could reccomend in place of Damnable Pact ? I just bought a copy of Tymna the Weaver so I guess I can swap in her for Pact. I think Altar's Reap is possibly weak too, but I do sorta like having a surprise instant speed sac effect.

I should have explained but I don't tend to run Toxic Deluge at the moment because there is one guy in our playgroup who always plays big mana big creature green based decks with commmanders including Arixmethes and xenagos. He also runs lots of cards that double creatures power and double +1+1 counters etc so the creatures often end up extremely big so Elenda, the Dusk Rose is often not the biggest creature and Toxic Deluge frustratingly is just not as good as usual against his decks as the amount of life you have to pay is sometimes huge and sometimes even unpayable. It's possible the card is still good enough tho and I should give it more of a try because maybe I've underestimated how I can gain that life back same turn or get to a life total where I can pay. I run Path to Exile over Swords to Plowshares for a similar reason but again I'm open to trying out Swords to Plowshares especially as this friend is moving this month so the meta is going to change.

This decklist is still in quite an experimental stage and The Elderspell is something I have been just trying, partly as an alt wincon with the new Liliana, Dreadhorde General . I agree that it seems loose and I should cut it for one of the ones you highly recommend like Reaper from the Abyss .

I have a copy of Bolas's Citadel and would never have thought of it for this deck so thanks so much for that idea. I'll def try it. I will add back Swiftfoot Boots too but I cut Lightning Greaves because it stops me targeting Elenda, the Dusk Rose with effects like Hatred and Shizo, Death's Storehouse . Do you def think Lightning Greaves is better given that drawback?

Do you think Cabal Conditioning could be worth trying as a late game finisher to tutor? Or does Sadistic Hypnotist fulfil that function well enough?

One new card I was extremely impressed with was God-Eternal Bontu I ended up 1v1 against my friend on a Ruric Thar deck and I was recurring Bontu and he was recurring Ilharg, the Raze-Boar and the card advantage from Bontu in a token deck won out.

Your deck was such a good staring point thank you. Certain synergies like Elspeth, Sun's Champion + Martyr's Cause are just so good!!

Daedalus19876 on Elenda BW Tokens/Pox

1 week ago

My first thought would be to reduce the number of lands you control that enter the battlefield tapped. They're a significant issue for this deck IMO, since WB doesn't have access to especially good acceleration as-is. Your enchantment suite is good, though I'd be cautious about Luminarch Ascension (I wouldn't run it without Cataclysm in the deck).

I find that Damnable Pact is generally a bad return on card draw; I'd run something like Vampiric Tutor to grab Skullclamp instead. I'm not convinced by The Elderspell here unless you play in a meta with a significant number of PWs (this deck isn't generally one where you want to eat your own PWs to get a boost in loyalty). Careful with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - he can sometimes backfire when you'd rather get the death trigger than the token. Swords to Plowshares is significantly better than Path to Exile in this deck. I'd cut one land for Fellwar Stone , probably. I'm surprised not to see Lightning Greaves in here, since it's good at protecting Elenda from the dreaded exile effects. The other glaring exclusion is Toxic Deluge , which is an INCREDIBLE board wipe for this deck (since you can tailor it to not kill Elenda under most circumstances, and immediately gain back far more life). I'm curious if you've considered Bolas's Citadel , since it works very well with Pox -style effects in a deck like this that can gain back life. From your maybeboard, I'd most highly recommend Fleshbag Marauder , Hero of Bladehold , Merciless Executioner , Reaper from the Abyss , and Sadistic Hypnotist .

Hope that helps! Deck looks pretty good to me ;) and I'm flattered by you linking my primer in the description!

Forkbeard on Lyra Dawnbringer: Seek & Destroy

3 weeks ago

Good calls budlaorf. As much as I like Luminarch Ascension , it paints a great big target on whoever casts it. Probably worth trying it out though because you're right, an amazing late game mana sink. All of the angels you've pointed out are fantastic, Finality + Dire Hour were included in the first iterations of my build. I really struggled with which angels to include and eventually settled on what I have now. I'm curious to hear your opinion though, if you were to cut 4 cards to make room for these beauts, what would you choose?

budlaorf on Lyra Dawnbringer: Seek & Destroy

3 weeks ago

How about considering Luminarch Ascension . Great angel token maker, esp. with all the dead mana you may have in late game.

Also, some other great angels to consider are Angel of Finality , Angelic Guardian , Radiant, Archangel , Angel of the Dire Hour .

missbonniemadness on BANT Legends Consortium

3 weeks ago

And I nearly forgot, something great for Angel Tribal Luminarch Ascension . If you're playing multiplayer, this is downright terrifying.

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Luminarch Ascension occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

White: 0.43%