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Moment of Triumph
Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. You gain 2 life.
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Moment of Triumph Discussion
1 week ago
I was checking out the cycled decks, and I thought I'd stop by and leave some comments/suggestions.
1 Sanctum Seeker could be a reasonable finisher, especially in conjunction with
2 Gruesome Fate. Yes, I have read the above comments and realize you are not going for a creature token spam, but these two can drain your opponents of some serious life and put them under pressure.
3 Bishop of Rebirth: consider side boarding this, because against other standard decks such as Esper Gift or Approach, you will have to be very, very wary of a Settle the Wreckage/Fumigate. Dusk/Dawn is a good way of circumventing the boardwipe, but Bishop of Rebirth is ESSENTIAL for rebuilding after the boardwipe.
4 Sideboard some enchantment/artifact removal. Against Esper Gift decks, this will at least delay the onslaught of God Pharoah's Gift 4/4 tokens. Recommendations: Forsake the Worldly (it has cycling, so you can always cycle if you can't use it)
5 Bishop of Binding for more removal. Also, Moment of Craving/Moment of Triumph are solid early game removals that can be used to kill off some creatures like unblockable merfolk or boost your creatures for a surprise block. Against U/G merfolk, the Moment of Craving will be ESSENTIAL for killing off the (originally) small but unblockable merfolk.
It seems like the main opponent against this deck will be Esper Gift/Approach decks. Against most control/aggro decks, you have early game and later game removal. But the key to beating the Esper Gift/Approach will be to REBUILD after each setback, and there may be many. Bishop of Rebirth is the best choice in this deck (in my opinion). The mana curve is solid, and the deck looks great! Definitely worth an upvote, keep up the great work! I look forward to seeing future edits/updates.
4 weeks ago
For a low on the curve aggro deck, you seem to be running a lot of lands. Going down to 24 is probably the minimum, you might be able to get away with 23 or 22.
Moment of Triumph is a good limited combat trick, but not good enough for Standard. More Metallic Mimics or Radiant Destinies would make the deck better as well.
You're also missing some of the best vampires - Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, Adanto Vanguard, Gifted Aetherborn, etc. And for a deck called Dusk's Ascension, you would think it actually would have Elenda, the Dusk Rose.
Another Fatal Push would also be best over Moment of Craving. Craving is good against aggro but doesn't match up well against a lot of other decks. Push usually kills something, since you can get revolt, but if the opponent is on control I don't think it is going to do much against Torrential Gearhulks.
1 month ago
There are some new Rivals of Ixalan cards worth considering. Moment of Triumph gives solid stats, as well as two life. Pride of Conquerors could be a decent win condition since your deck goes fairly wide. Since this deck looks fairly aggressive, Curious Obsession is probably better than Curiosity, as it nets +1/+1, and the downside should not really matter.
While it costs more than two mana to cast, Aven Wind Guide would provide considerable utility at little monetary cost, giving your creatures evasion, and allowing them to remain blockers. That said, its mana cost probably disqualifies it from this deck.
Also, since I have found many people do not know this (and I mean no offense if you already did), Defensive Formation and creatures with Banding can completely block a creature with Trample. Even if attack with a 50/50 trample user, you, as the person assigning damage, can assign all 50 damage to a 1/1, and have no damage trample over.