Mikaeus, the Lunarch


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Legends (V11) Mythic Rare

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Mikaeus, the Lunarch

Legendary Creature — Human Cleric

Mikaeus, the Lunarch enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

: Put a +1/+1 counter on Mikaeus.

, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Mikaeus: Put a +1/+1 counter on each other creature you control.

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Mikaeus, the Lunarch Discussion

Calyptic on Jenara, Asura of War

3 days ago

No problem! And yes, putting Rafiq in the 99 was what I meant, not as the commander.

I couldn't really give any suggestions (research cards online) earlier, but now I can help more.

Proliferate lets you put 1 more counter on any number of counters on the battlefield, so if you were to proliferate, and you have 5 creatures with +1/+1 counters on them, you can add one more to each of them, and up a loyalty counter on a planeswalker, or an experience counter if you have it. Just any kind of counter. It's an amazing ability to have, and blue has it the most I believe (if not it's a close 2nd).

Good cards to consider for proliferating might be:

Thrummingbird is not bad. It has flying so it'll be harder to get from damaging players and proliferating

Contagion Engine is a MUST for a proliferators. You proliferate TWICE, and weaken your opponent's creatures, (which fun fact you can proliferate those as well). Has kind of an expensive cost at first, but after a bit in the game, four mana to up all your counters, then up them AGAIN will be a walk in the ballpark, especially since most the cards in this deck are 5 or less mana.

Contagion Clasp is the diet sugar-free version of the above, of course its much cheaper, but the ability is the same cost, and only proliferates once. Still not a bad card though.

Steady Progress is a pretty simple instant, and helps for card draw.

Finally, this may not be TOO useful, but is something to think about, Throne of Geth will let you proliferate, HOWEVER saccing the artifacts you have isn't too good of an idea, but that's up to you. At the very least, you could sacrifice the Throne itself to proliferate just once, maybe sac Sol Ring once you have tons of mana? That's up to you.

There are a few other cards which proliferate, but they deal Infect damage. Thankfully you can proliferate the poison counters they give to players and the -1/-1 counters they put on creatures, but it's been my experience playing with Infect decks that it's often better to make Infect the absolute focus of a deck that has it, Reason being that the creatures built around Infect are designed to be very fast, Infect decks are usually fast aggro decks

Good cards for putting counters on creatures might be

Lifecrafter's Gift you can never go wrong with this card, it's almost like proliferate too.Scale Blessing Pretty much the same as above.Patron of the Valiant is like those two almost proliferate cards above, except it's a creature with flying, which means you can put counters on it too!!

Titania's Boon Easy way to get the proliferate train started.

Mikaeus, the Lunarch is slowgoing, and in danger of getting targeted with an instant or sorcery, but you still have counters to throw around.

Vastwood Hydra if you plan on having the gobs of mana for it, or at least enough to put 1 counter on each other creature once it inevitably dies.

Sunbringer's Touch is okay for the first part, but it's mostly for that juicy trample effect that it'd shine in this deck.

Ainok Bond-Kin Tuskguard Captain Crowned CeratokAbzan Battle PriestAbzan Falconer these will synergize the hell outta this deck, in my humble opinion.

Renegade Krasis is another good ol' counter putter.

Celestial Ancient will be useful, with those 12 or something enchantments in your deck.

Inspiring Call is also good for both synergy and card draw.

limemil2001 on Countless Counters

1 week ago

Have you considered adding black for Winding Constrictor because when you get it out with Hardened Scales things really start to kick off. Also white is good for Mikaeus, the Lunarch. Finally, definitely add Walking Ballista.

PickleNutz on Looking for a late game-changer ...

1 week ago

Angel of Invention, Mikaeus, the Lunarch, and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite are a few cool late game creatures that buff your other creatures.

Mandalorian on Ghave - Token/Counter abuse

2 weeks ago

Some cards you may not have considered!

Parallel Lives

Abzan Ascendancy

Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Avenger of Zendikar

Eternal Witness or Den Protector

Primal Vigor


Oran-Rief, the Vastwood

Mikaeus, the Lunarch

Sigil Captain

Creatures with Persist can be reset when a +1/+1 counter is placed on them, making them very difficult to get rid of and abusing the ETB effects. Creatures like-

Woodfall Primus

Puppeteer Clique

Kitchen Finks

Johnthomis on Mono white tokens

2 weeks ago

The only reason Hour of Reckoning is good is because the tokens are the ramp and with Intangible Virtue i can swing then tap after combat to clear their side of the board.

All of the suggestions are good. I own a Brimaz, King of Oreskos and 2 Sublime Archangel. I confess that i hadnt throught about Mikaeus, the Lunarch but had considered Archangel of Thune which paired with a soul sister and Path of Bravery would be awesome.

rootborn defences and Brave the Elements are amazing but i feel like they are more sideboard because almost no one comes ready to fight tokens and only sideboard in things like Sweltering Suns or Ratchet Bomb

Maybe Dolmen Gate. It would do well with Launch the Fleet and Brimaz, King of Oreskos or Champion of bladehold

PickleNutz on Mono white tokens

2 weeks ago

First thoughts, Hour of Reckoning is a bit pricey in the CMC category to use in a deck with 21 lands and no ramp. I just dont think 4 of them is wise. If you want to use the card reliably youll also need at least 23 lands to increase the chances that youll draw out enough land to even use the card before the game ends.

Soul's Attendant is obviously a fun card and it pairs well in the Soul sisters combo with Soul Warden, but here it is your ONLY non-token creature... and it is weak on its own. I would suggest trying out Mikaeus, the Lunarch, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Westvale Abbey  Flip, and Sublime Archangel, each for its own unique utility with the other cards in your deck. Mikaeus can add counters to every creature, brinaz produces extra tokens, Westvale gives you an extra win condition, and Sublime gives every creature exalted, which in a wide deck like this means you could have a flying token swing for like 30 damage.

Luminarch Ascension is also a pretty cool idea, but it can be slow to develop.

Just ideas, hope something helped! Overall I think the deck is great.

LostAlgorithm on Story Deck - Westvale's Profane Piety

1 month ago

Skirsdag High Priest does seem a bit clunky, and I do have Mikaeus, the Lunarch for bringing the religious theme, so I don't have too much problem with cutting them. I used their spot to put in a couple of Utter Ends, per your advice.

I also took out 1 of the Raise the Alarms so that I could fit in a Sorin, Lord of Innistrad. I think the emblem could be really nice, and the extra tokens are always a benefit. As far as flavor, I'm still thinking on it, but I'm possibly gonna portray him and his vampires as some sort of Elite Guard for the High Priestess. I'll figure out some way to make the whole vampire thing work once I have the deck finalized.

The other suggestions weren't bad, just not quite where I want to go with the deck. How's it looking now though? Getting close to a good list?

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