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Ministrant of Obligation
Creature — Human Cleric
Afterlife 2 (When this creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, create two 1/1 white and black Spirit creature tokens with flying.)
Ministrant of Obligation Discussion
12 hours ago
15 hours ago
COLINTFF Hi, no worries about typing alot, I type alot often lol.
I like the new formation you've done with it. Looks really good, Plaguecrafter is a good card, especially when you mix afterlife and the opponet having to sacrifice something as well. Three Midnight Reaper probably works alot better and I think your right, its a lot of 3 drops, plus you do have other card draw sources as well so it would synergize well, agreed.
Yeah, keep the Divine Visitation idea for sure, its a really good card for tokens, by using afterlife with it, you can accumulate plenty of angels.
Imperious Oligarch is not a bad choice, more two drops can help out alot actually when you go to play Visitation later in-game. I like Ministrant of Obligation due to its afterlife 2 effect but it is a 2/1 creature like Oligarch plus an extra mana. I understand where your going with it.
Keep up the cool deck ideas, I hope it works out for you like you mentioned. Not to many other ideas I could recommend, your on the right track for sure. Especially in finding a way with the Visitation card.
Also yeah I agree about that as well, lots and lots of different Afterlife renditions. Finding whats fun for you is what would matter. Never think theirs an "exact" way to make a deck. Whatever works for you and enjoyable to play works better than playing a deck you wouldn't enjoy. Some additions definitely help.
Typed alot like I mentioned at the start lol. Let me know how it performs for you when given the chance, and if you have any more ideas or ways to implement the deck idea. Hope it works out :).
16 hours ago
SoulsSlayerKnight Hey! check it out now! i actually kept a lot of it because the synergy is very good (until Ixalan and such rotates out.) but this is what i got Plaguecrafter and i switched out Ministrant of Obligation for Imperious Oligarch . I feel like its better with plaguecrafter to help with forcing your own tokens and sac an opponents creature! i also think the lower mana cost monster is more worth it for easier play. after i put 3 Midnight Reaper s in the deck it seemed like to many 3 mana drops and i think it works better. still not where id like it but i keep seeing different renditions of the "afterlife" deck and it keeps changing for me but i for sure want to keep the idea using Divine Visitation . Sorry that was a lot to type. lol
3 days ago
I made a deck like this not to long ago. I cut Ministrant of Obligation for Dragon Egg and boy does it just ends games with a 2x death triggered 2/2 or 3/2 firebreathing lifelink vignette dragons. Try it out. It also help vs the pro white or black mare cards if your on the defensive.
1 week ago
Personally, I'm a bit surprised to see neither Llanowar Elves nor Hunted Witness here. The Elves seem very effective for curving into Militia Bugler on turn two; Witness would be highly effective for podding and chumping. Having a 1cmc creature also allows you to chain upward from generic tokens. Tithe Taker and Ministrant of Obligation are other possible omissions that might be worth adding. I do like your inclusion of Tempest Caller; it's a really devastating tutor target. I think Bugler is a very powerful and flexible card here, and I'm also liking Bishop of Rebirth when you're able to reanimate Exclusion Mage or Deputy of Detention to get rid of lethal blockers, and then reanimate Mirror Image to keep doing it.
So, as I see it, your biggest reasons to play white are Militia Bugler and Bishop of Rebirth, with Knight of Autumn also doing some work. Deputy of Detention, Bishop of Binding, and Shalai are strong toolbox options but don't do anything once podded away. Lena fights boardwipes but otherwise just puts you farther ahead when you've already got a board. She does help cement victory when eventually podded into End-Raze Forerunners, though.
Unfortunately, I'm not sure that's better than playing black. Ravenous Chupacabra and Hostage Taker are kind of better than Deputy of Detention and Bishop of Binding. Muldrotha, the Gravetide is kind of better than Bishop of Rebirth. Izoni, Thousand-Eyed is kind of better than Lena. And you get Journey to Eternity Flip for inevitability and occasional soft-locks with Frilled Mystic /Hostage Taker/Chupacabra. So it really comes down to Bugler and Knight of Autumn vs. Thief of Sanity in the 3cmc slot. Bugler is better for the pod plan; Knight of Autumn helps beat MonoRed and Wilderness Reclamation . However, Thief of Sanity can randomly win games singlehandedly against a variety of decks, and you do retain access to the cards if you pod it away.
For reference and consideration, here's a streamlined version of MTGgoldfish's BUG Vannifar list that went 5-0 on Arena Best-of-Three:
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1 week ago
1 week ago
A couple of ideas for you, hopefully nothing too major!
First off, I want to address the SB choices. You are in Esper colors, which is full of plenty of extra options to keep the deck flexible. Right now, you seem very focused on creatures, which is fine, but I feel that makes the deck far too narrow... here's a few options:
Smothering Tithe --> This one is eh... but it might help in the control matches.
Depose / Deploy --> I have been EXTREMELY impressed by this card in playtesting so far, but this one is also somewhat opinionated.
Warrant / Warden --> See above.
Unbreakable Formation --> BONKERS
Ethereal Absolution --> I play tokens... be prepared...
Settle the Wreckage --> Lopsided board wipe, kinda. Can be useful if your meta is full or aggro.
Your deck seems to be focused on early disruption and overall being annoying. You have a lot of interaction, so here's a few ideas for the main:
Hero of Precinct One --> Only if you add in a few more multi-colored spells, but I love this card.
Kitesail Freebooter --> I know it is in your sideboard, but since the rest of the deck is so disruptive it may be worth a thought.
Basilica Bell-Haunt --> What's mono-red anyway...
Seraph of the Scales --> Significantly more expensive, but, she good. at least, so I've heard.
Several of the cards can be shifted around, for example Kitesail Freebooter can probably just replace Ministrant of Obligation in the main, even if for only 2 or 3 copies. I think any of the split cards I put for the sideboard could go in the main as well, Plaguecrafter can shift to the SB (meta dependent). I also feel that Chemister's Insight doesn't have a home in this list, since you want to out-value and disrupt rather than win through card advantage in a design like this.
Have you thought about adding in a planeswalker anywhere? Both new walkers I feel a soft spot for in my heart, I even added Baby Dovin to my tokens list, (which is now bant) and I just have a soft spot for new Kaya as well.
These are all just opinions, but if you have any questions about my suggestions or want some help let me know!
1 week ago
Hey hkhssweiss -- Thanks for the feedback and suggestions!
I must admit I didn't really think of Karador when I got the idea but now I'm curious -- There's a lot of possibility there. I initially went for Ghave due to the obvious counter/token synergy, but nothing aside from fine tuning is really stopping me from putting it in the 99 if I ran with Karador. There's obvious ETB advantages like Reclamation Sage or Auramancer (just pulling a supporting cards out of the air) and the sacrifice trio I already have in there. Being able to get multiple uses of Eternal Witness and even something like Ministrant of Obligation is attractive too...
What other support would you suggest if I were to switch to Karador? I'm finally going to bite the bullet and get an Idyllic Tutor too, I've sat on getting a copy for years due to the price, but here it's sort of unavoidable.
Ministrant of Obligation occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%