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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
6 hours ago
21 hours ago
Quadsimotto, I, too, have thought of this. To do so would require adding green to the deck. I'm not opposed, but I'm not sure that there's a good enough payoff creature other than Lyra Dawnbringer . What I mean is that adding trample would be great except that I don't think much damage would punch through when nearly all of the creatures are 1/1 and 2/2, occasionally 3/2-- and that would be okay for trample. I know the creatures only need to deal 1 damage to a creature then the rest could trample through, but a spell to get through a single point of damage from a 2/2 seems to be a bit too high of a cost. I think I'd rather use that slot for removal spell.
Nevertheless, I'm open to suggestions! If you have an idea I am certainly willing to entertain that idea!
Thank you for the upvote!
1 day ago
1 week ago
I was thinking about my Reveillark alternative win-con's,
Hatred is CMC5 () and just needs Kaalia of the Vast but also likes guys like Baneslayer Angel , Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , Gisela, the Broken Blade , Lyra Dawnbringer , Serra Ascendant or Whip of Erebos .
Was thinking, it's a different win-con (only 1 player too in some cases), but other than being high CMC, would allow me to cheat in an A/D/D and Commander Damage kill a player if left unblocked as well (Instant speed).
Combat Celebrant is enticing because of his CMC3 (), other than his obvious Exert ability which can land 2 A/D/D in 1 turn, do some mass damage with someone like Balefire Dragon or Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , but his real power is that he doesn't need the sac outlet.
Potentially a win-con with someone like, Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Demonlord Belzenlok , Doom Whisperer , Hellkite Tyrant , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Etc. unless there is something large enough to block the Trample indefinitely. Doesn't matter if Combat Celebrant is blocked, just making the copy, allows for the next attack to occur. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker never gets in harms way.
I'm sure there are more ways to abuse him, Splinter Twin obviously, which doesn't work with Buried Alive but can replace Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker in most/all? combos too. could tutor Splinter Twin pretty easily. Idyllic Tutor for example could also pull me an Animate Dead etc, feel there could be some good build out around Combat Celebrant for combos, and just his natural talent when attacking with large A/D/D.
Adarkar Valkyrie also gave me:
I just found neither Adarkar Valkyrie or Aurelia, the Warleader properly ETB triggered with Kaalia of the Vast , and I was never tutoring either of them because they aren't that impactful, so ended up removing Adarkar Valkyrie and then later Aurelia, the Warleader to focus more on the primary win-con with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel .
Crucible of Worlds more inline with a classic Kaalia of the Vast , which the Infinite Combat phases + Land Destruction is part of the reason (as well to a degree the amount of hate Kaalia of the Vast receives as a commander), is why she fell to Tier 3, from Tier 2.5 previously. If I have a Grand Abolisher I don't care, but if I don't, sometimes there is surprise when they have 40 life and think they are unkillable by Kaalia of the Vast and leave themselves open and I can swoop in on T4 with the Restoration Angel horde!
It's been a long time since I needed to resort to Reveillark , either I've won, or someone else has combo'd before I really get to a point of attempting a Reveillark win. Combat Celebrant , I feel like I could also use, Entomb / Gamble , example:
Entomb > Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Mausoleum Secrets > Reanimate . With a Combat Celebrant and anything to attack with, I'm good to go. ( Entomb makes Mausoleum Secrets more valuable to me too). He also doesn't get haste from Dragon Tempest either, so that's another negative.
He can't really Turn 1 so that's kinda why I was thinking more along the lines of Hatred even without augmenting the Lifelink. Life also fuels my speed, Draw/Mana/Tutor, so not sure of the impact to my game post Hatred .
Dark Ritual , Simian Spirit Guide , Mox Diamond all increase T1 potential, but I always worry about, outside of T1 do they have much value. Dark Ritual can cast a Necropotence so it has some benefit and with other cards Buried Alive + Reanimate .
My current challenge is Faithless Looting , I think it needs to go back in, have to decide what to remove. In games where I draw my Karmic Guide or Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker I'm usually like T9 because I have to actually cast them and at CMC5, it's just not realistic with the other costs ( Buried Alive CMC3 and Reanimate CMC1) thats, CMC9, never going to happen. A Faithless Looting makes it CMC5 only. Faithless Looting also has some nice synergies if I don't have an A/D/D in my hand and Kaalia of the Vast is ready to go.
I agree, when is a deck every truly complete. Ever time I play I learn something new about my deck, or a Razaketh, the Foulblooded comes a long and takes over top dog spot in my decklist, and makes Griselbrand being Griselbanned a little easier to take.
2 weeks ago
Yeah together we have both progressed our decks extremely far! Ironically he is running a black deck, and he has also finally taken full advantage of sacrifices, card/card removal, life gain drain and now so how Eldrazi.
After recently play testing my deck a couple times I completely agree with you about Archangel's Light. It doesn't make sense for me because I'm always "praying" for the next big bomb or the right card on my card draw. The sideboard for me at the moment is basically cards I can't decide if I should add or not but still consider to be an extremely good for this deck. Hence why I'm here for advice!
So the thing about Lumbering Battlement is I consider it to be a protection card from me. I use it like I would use Faith's Reward or Sudden Disappearance , expect if no one tries to attack me after that then I get a free swing in before board wiping and yet simultaneously getting all my creatures back. Helm of host I have mixed feeling on that because it has actually won games for me. Depending on who I equip it to, like Lyra Dawnbringer which just makes all angels stronger for every time it creates a token or Exquisite Archangel I can sacrifice a token instead of the original angel, Angelic Skirmisher for the first strike and vigilance, Aegis Angel granting all angels close to indestructible or even artifacts, Angel of Serenity can basically exile my whole graveyard or opponents field. I see your point about it being a nine cost but in tell my friends get smart about trying to destroy it might as well keep it. Angelheart Vial Single handily made me win game but I agree it will also go in exchange for Pristine Talisman . I will defiantly try out Mana Tithe again sadly I just haven't used in game but I'm sure you are not wrong about its use!
Thank you heyzeus_ for fallowing my updates! Your support has really helped me shaped this deck into what it is today! I got my first copy on this deck so it's made me extremely happy and proud, just can't believe how much I've put into this deck though... but it has been worth it and of course I will continue to make it better. What are your thoughts on Ugin's Nexus considering I board-wipe and get ride of artifacts.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Essentially, in Modern, the problem is that the game ends before those cards even get the chance to swing. Storm will consistently Grapeshot you to death on turn 3 or 4. Tron will play Karn Liberated , All Is Dust or Ugin, the Spirit Dragon on turn 3 or 4 and every turn after that, effectively ending the game. Titan Shift will hit you with lethal Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle triggers by turn 6, and it will spend the proceeding turns blowing up your lands. Death's Shadow will put out a 10/10 Death's Shadow and Gurmag Angler a turn ahead of your big creatures, and it will then counter or kill anything you play.
If you want to play a modern deck that beats down with big midrange fliers, the best option you have is probably Skred Dragons. Basically, the way it gets around loosing to "unfair" decks is by getting out Blood Moon .
Here's what the Standard Mardu Angels looks like. Like I said, it's nearly all Mythics and Rares, so it's very pricey, and Standard rotation is coming in 6 months, meaning Lyra Dawnbringer will become illegal, pretty much killing the deck.
1 month ago
@SP3CTR3_chelts consume is also my only way of dealing with a Carnage Tyrant that hits the board. Also, to be fair, I feel like having more removal than other hero decks has helped me in those matchups because I can break through board stalls easier. It's also helped against the aggro matchups as well. Removing their board along with any incidental lifegain I get keeps me alive till they stall out and I can take over. I think the card most likely to get removed in the mainboard is Depose / Deploy . But even that has been good, creating instant speed blockers and gaining life.
Consecrate / Consume might not seem impressive, but instant speed graveyard hate, that's a cantrip, and triggers hero is really good. Not to mention the utility I get from it being a split card and extra removal to deal with large things like Carnage Tyrant , Lyra Dawnbringer , etc.
Lyra Dawnbringer occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
All decks: 0.02%
All decks: 0.36%