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.
|Have (2)||CompleteWaste , blyatifull|
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|Jumpstart (JMP)||Mythic Rare|
|Innistrad (ISD)||Mythic Rare|
|From the Vault: Legends (V11)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mikaeus, the Lunarch occurrence in decks from the last year
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Mikaeus, the Lunarch Discussion
1 month ago
I am glad to be seeing more cleric tribal decks starting to show up, it seems the solid increase in cleric legendary prints has really helped. In my own experiments with tribal clerics, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim being my original cleric commander, have found that clerics excel in defense, resurrection and life gain but not offense compared to tribes like soldier and goblin tribal. That in mind I do have some recommendations to help maximize their potential.
Beat Sticks and offense: You have Doubtless One and Vile Deacon but don't forget to add Custodi Soulbinders and Mikaeus, the Lunarch to round out the heavy hitters. But there is more to offensive then just beat sticks, so I would consider Frontline Medic for no fear attacks and non cleric offensive aids like Reconnaissance, Dolmen Gate and Cover of Darkness to keep the clergy moving and Tymna earning her keep. From my experience in using Tymna you need evasion to keep drawing cards as trample is scarce in tribe. If you are feeling savage you can try Archangel of Thune and with the life gain available to the tribe it can get hilarious fast.
Card Draw: Most tribal decks I see have the same weakness and its card draw, even with Tymna the Weaver you can still get ground down to a halt, avoid that with some in tribe options to fuel the attack like Bygone Bishop, Custodi Lich, Twilight Prophet, Mangara, the Diplomat, Alms Collector, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician. Yawgmoth is a must have in my opinion as he removes the sting out of board wipes and allows removal if you really need it and can even discard one of your cards for reanimation abuse as well.
Defensive Options: Clerics probably have the best defenses out of all the tribes and at very low costs, some options I you should consider are Devoted Caretaker, Giver of Runes, Selfless Spirit and Songstitcher if fliers are a problem for you.
Tricks and Value Combos: An amusing combo I have played with before and found pretty funny was Hedron-Field Purists or Daunting Defender along with Pestilence. It can take a bit to assemble but is pretty funny when you do. Another value combo is Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and Ancestor's Prophet.
Resurrection: To many options to list but I would recommend looking through the large amounts available and pack as many as you can in to increase endurance and grind opponents down. I can say from experience this can really clinch a victory.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Since you're new, check out cards from the magic sets Innistrad, Dark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored for Halloween-like cards. It's the classic gothic horror plane in magic. They did return to it later in Shadows over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon, but it's not as strongly of a gothic horror theme. From the Innistrad block you have cards like Army of the Damned, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed (zombie version of Mikaeus, the Lunarch), Griselbrand, Grimoire of the Dead, Olivia Voldaren, Descent into Madness, Werewolves that transform, etc.
2 months ago
I am looking to improve the Ruthless Regiment deck, whose main commander is Jirina Koudro.
For the game plan: human tribal, mardu, aggro aggressive (creatures that can be launched quickly and evolve) and with some midrange effects.
I've already tried several games with Silvar, Devourer of the Free in command, but it didn't do me any more.
Where I'm having the most trouble is identifying which cards to remove and which to add to the counterpart.
My budget to start all these modifications is about $50 and i will make it evolve later.
I've identified a few cards that I like:
- General Kudro of Drannith
- Cruel Celebrant
- Demonic Tutor
- Outlaws' Merriment
- Judith, the Scourge Diva
- Kambal, Consul of Allocation
- Mikaeus, the Lunarch
- Swords to Plowshares
- Yahenni, Undying Partisan
- Tajic, Legion's Edge
I also heard about the combo with these cards:
Thank you all
4 months ago
6 months ago
Thanks for the deck explanation on reddit and the updates. It surely helped me a lot in my monowhite own build with Mikaeus, the Lunarch.
My deck isnt entirely Cedh, because Mikaeus, but your ideas sure helped. Especially Order of the Sacred Torch, this card is so sweet. And even if it isnt in your list anymore, Apostle of Purifying Light did wonders in my playgroup.
6 months ago
EmersonFarrari Thanks for the comments. I've never played pioneer. I'll have to look into it. I'll look for room for Hardened Scales. I think it was originally in the sideboard, but I deleted it recently since the deck isn't powerful enough for competitive play. Maybe I can swap Mikaeus, the Lunarch for Hardened Scales and change the format to pioneer.
6 months ago
Fun deck! Who says White can't be competitive? :D I've built a Tiny Leader version of this which is incredibly similar to this, and I honestly think it's the highest-power deck I've got - it regularly wins on T3/4, and that's with opponent interaction!
(Yes, some people still play TL. My playgroup find that it's just the right length to get a game in at work over lunch!)
Would highly recommend Oketra's Monument and Sun Droplet for the deck - having an extra token alongside your creatures double all the 'ETB gain 1' triggers, and Sun droplet heavily decentivises your enemies from swinging at you since if gives you 4 free life-gain triggers around the board. You mentioned going wide - I was going to suggest Mikaeus, the Lunarch, but I see that you've already thought about that above :) Mike's not super great in the deck, but he's a good lad to turn 1x +1/+1 into >5x +1/+1s.
Other cards that might be worth considering are Shinewend (repeatable card-free removal ftw!) and Heliod's Intervention (I personally like it more than Return to Dust since you have flexibility, even if it destroys instead of exiles). Ashes of the Abhorrent was on my Maybeboard for the anti-graveyard and board-wipe utility, though I decided against it in the end. Perhaps it might fit in the EDH version of the deck?
Hope some of those suggestions are of help. Let's make White great again! (Hold up, that came out wrong. What do you mean that it's already gone to press? STOP THAT PRINTER!)