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Legendary Creature — Angel
Flying, first strike, lifelink
Other Angels you control get +1/+1 and have lifelink.
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Lyra Dawnbringer Discussion
3 days ago
I was Looking around for a deck like this because I had a very similar idea to yours. I don't actually have the cards to build it, online or paper, so I thought I would ask how this build is going for you. The variant I came up with runs Naban, Dean of Iteration , Augur of Bolas , Deputy of Detention , Elite Guardmage , and two Niv-Mizzet, Parun for creatures. 20 Ins/Sor so that Augur can function, and Solar Blaze because it only kills Naban and Niv. It leans more towards control than yours, But if you don't mind I'd appreciate your input.
As for your deck, I would probably main-board Lava Coil / Justice Strike or Lightning Strike / Shock as additional removal. Niv is fantastic against most any deck and wins if you can protect him. Naru Meha, Master Wizard is also an interesting option. As for your sideboard, hmmmm... Well the new teferi and Narset are great against control. I really like Narset's Reversal over Dovin's Veto , let alone Negate , especially if you have Expansion / Explosion to work with. Also, she may not be a wizard, but Lyra Dawnbringer is kind of a good card against aggro.
1 week ago
Thanks for your long comment. I really appreciate how people like you spend loads of time and effort into helping a person like me. Sorry for responding late, I have been swamped with schoolwork and have had no chance to reply until now.
I really like your idea on adding cards that bounce themselves or something else to my hand, allowing me to use it as an effective mana sink. I'll definitely be adding some of those in.
I see your point on Aetherflux Reservoir . I might add one in, but there are so many things this deck needs that I'm not sure I can find a spot for this.
I'm not so hot about adding in Bygone Bishop , as I only have about 15 creatures with CMC 3 or less. The same thing goes for Mentor of the Meek . I'm also not a big fan of Sandstone Oracle because it has a too high CMC.
I'll definitely try and slot Cloud Key into my deck, even though it's above my budget. I'm not a big fan of any of your other ramp suggestions, apart from Solemn Simulacrum , but I might try them out.
I've never seen Selfless Spirit before, so I'll definitely add that in.
Now on to your cuts.
I see your point on the "+1/+1 counter lords". I'll take it out for more useful stuff.
2 weeks ago
You said in your thread in the deck help forum that you wanted to get it down to 66, so that is 18 cuts.
Trespasser's Curse - Curses feel unnecessarily antagonistic and this one doesn't do much.
Curator's Ward - Unlikely to ever draw you cards.
Ashes of the Abhorrent - Not good unless your meta is very graveyard heavy.
Prowler's Helm - Not a very good piece of evasion equipment.
Wing Shards - Bad except against voltron.
Nightmare's Thirst - Hardly ever going to kill anything of importance.
Mana Leak - The type of games you are likely to play with this deck tax counters won't matter.
Convolute - See above.
Healing Grace - 1 shot small amounts of lifegain aren't worth a card slot.
Dark Ritual - Rituals aren't great in commander unless it is to ramp directly into a victory and you have no insta-wins.
Vampire Sovereign - ETB doesn't justify paying the price for the body in a non-blink deck.
Angel of the God-Pharaoh - 6 mana 4/4 isn't worth it just because it has cycling.
Diamond Mare - Going to gain you much less life than you think it will.
Underworld Coinsmith - Effects aren't strong enough.
Bonus round, these cards are all relatively weak and I really think that maybe you wanted angel tribal and didn't want to say it was a tribal deck.
3 weeks ago
Oh yeah I would say Helm of the Host would be amazing!! You get multiple triggers on the Oketra ability, so if you have three, one creature will get you 3x 4/4 Zombies. Definitely value.
I think if You want to go really hard into the angel theme, then Luminarch Ascension and Coat of Arms are great, but as you're focusing more on Oketra, I think trying to power her ability will be the best way to complement the deck. Spear of Heliod for example can be a great anthem with a secondary ability. Dictate of Heliod is good and at Flash speed. Intangible Virtue would actually work really well, too.
Because the Angel subtheme is secondary to the main "cast creatures, get zombies" thing, you can consider cutting it in order to streamline the deck :) But of course, that's up to you. If you want to do Angels, you could always sub in Lyra Dawnbringer as your Commander. :)
3 weeks ago
Other early speedbumps you may want to consider are Thraben Inspector and Wall of Omens . They block a guy on the ground and draw you a card, which will be important to keep hitting those land drops. Plus, it's more Devotion for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
I'm also inclined to think you have too many colorless lands. The incidental lifegain from Seraph Sanctuary isn't a huge deal, and Mutavault doesn't do that much as your only lord is Lyra Dawnbringer . Currently you also don't have nearly enough plains to realistically turn on Emeria, The Sky Ruin , so if you want to keep that in, I'd probably also drop your Flagstones of Trokair .
I played a not-too-dissimilar deck previously which you may enjoy checking out: Angels of Ivory.
3 weeks ago
I know you're trying to cut cards, but there are some cards I can't resist suggesting.
Resplendent Angel is a good mana sink and can pump out tokens at a very fast rate if your opponents aren't careful.
Vedalken Orrery is a good all-round card.
Have you considered Cathars' Crusade ? Especially with all the creature tokens you're pumping out, you're going to make your guys pretty beefy.
I'm not a big fan of rootborn defences as it only creates a single token copy and you have better things that give indestructible or pseudo-indestructible. Other than that, I don't see much that I think you could cut. The list looks pretty good. Have you tried advertising on the "Advertise your Commander Deck" thread? You might get some more trained eyes on this deck than me, as I don't play EDH that often and only just build decks.
4 weeks ago
Not sure entirely how this can work, but Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner can untap Vannifar for a double pod. I don't know how necessary that is with Neoform also in the deck. Samut, Tyrant Smasher seems really good for giving your creatures haste, and probably strictly better than Rhythm of the Wild since you wont have to tech a fourth color. having a Vannifar out with Haste seems really, really good.
Bant also has other great finisher options like Lyra Dawnbringer and Carnage Tyrant . I'm also a big fan of Mirror Image , Militia Bugler (which can search out Vannifar), Conclave Cavalier , Pelt Collector , and Deputy of Detention . I think you can definitely have more 1 or 2 ofs in a deck with Vannifar and Neoform as the main focus, because you're basically making a toolbox deck!
4 weeks ago
Hey you! Random person making a Mardu deck. I have been looking forward to this deck since I saw Cruel Celebrant get spoiled, so, I've been trying to "amass" the collection of cards for this deck. I have a few concerns about what I saw in your deck and then I'll slap you with what I got and you tell me what you think.
Your deck: I think Command the Dreadhorde is kinda poor due to the mana cost and life loss, I think it would be better in sb for control, maybe. I've seen people run Angrath, the Flame-Chained in the sideboard for control matchups, but, he's got a kinda high cost. At the same time though, he eats at their life total and their hand. The Sorin is really niche and I actually like it a lot when I think about it. Your description says you have Dreadhorde Butchers but you don't have any in the deck. Why only 2 footlight fiends? Also, you're not running Heartfire ? How do you feel about the new Tibalt, Rakish Instigator to stop control decks from gaining life in addition to him making footlight fiends?
My deck: What I've been able to acquire via trades so far is a single Lyra Dawnbringer , 2 Seraph of the Scales , a playset of Midnight Reaper (One is foil), a playset of Hero of Precinct One , 2 Judith, the Scourge Diva , playset of promo Mortify , 3 Gutterbones , a playset of Priest of the Forgotten Gods , and a playset of Footlight Fiend . Then I can acquire stuff from WoTS when it comes out.
Lyra Dawnbringer occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
All decks: 0.02%
All decks: 0.36%