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|Commander 2015 (C15)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI)||Uncommon|
|Future Sight (FUT)||Uncommon|
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New Benalia enters the battlefield tapped.
When New Benalia enters the battlefield, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
: Add to your mana pool.
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New Benalia Discussion
1 week ago
Some other fun recommendations:
Dowsing Dagger Flip, Thaumatic Compass Flip, Treasure Map Flip, Shielded by Faith, Inventors' Fair, Buried Ruin, Eiganjo Castle, Strip Mine, Dust Bowl, Ghost Quarter, Tectonic Edge, Cathedral of War, New Benalia, Drifting Meadow, Danitha Capashen, Paragon, O-Naginata
1 month ago
If i was you i would replace Concealed Courtyard with New Benalia. you dont really need the black and white mana and new benalia lets you scry 1 which is really helpfull. Also you might want to place Elspeth, Sun's Champion, it has a high cost but it really helps with late game tokens and when your ready you just ult her and she gives you a bunch of strong flyers to swing out with
1 month ago
You asked me to have a look at your deck, so here I am.
Your deck has 16 lands that effectively come into play tapped and only one of them is a Scry land (you should consider New Benalia, Temple of Malice, Temple of Silence and Temple of Triumph) which are far more relevant effects than gaining a life. Tapped lands tend to wreck your tempo, since you are set back a turn every turn, worse still if you miss a land drop. Which is why others have recommended replacing them.
What are the Angels doing in a vampire deck? Archangel of Tithes and Avacyn, Angel of Hope are cool cards but they don't really belong here, maybe run Ghostly Prison and Curse of Exhaustion if you want to limit your opponent(s) or stick with vampires like Chancellor of the Dross, Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter and Arvad the Cursed (who is better the more legends you run and this is Commander).
Charms and other modal spells, things like Rakdos Charm, Dawn Charm and Kolaghan's Command are useful because they give you options and are always worth considering and there are others outside of those I have named.
Generally I've never particularly liked life-gain as a plan, but rather as a plus side to what I'm already wanting to do. In any event I hope this is of some help and good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
I was going to consider dropping my suggestion for New Benalia and replace it with Zhalfirin Void as it doesn't ETB tapped, but provides the same Scry 1. However, your response to shroom_dude does remind me that running 16 Plains and 4 Voids (but not Void) would definitely screw your manabase up something fierce.
I'm glad to see that you're considering Benalish Marshal. It hits a lot of synergy with the deck, and hitting that on turn 3, then Gid's Emblem on Turn 4 is a pretty solid play.
3 months ago
New Benalia, Seat of Heroes
New Benalia, Seat of Heroes enters the battlefield tapped.
: Add .
Whenever you use mana produced by New Benalia, Seat of Heroes to cast a historic spell, put a +1/+1 counter on a creature you control, or a loyalty counter on target planeswalker you control.
Art: New Benalia has flourished after rebuilding, tall buildings in the background incorporate large stained glass windows similar to those in the New Benalia art, and a squadron of 'heroes' salute a statue of Gerrard Capashen in the foreground.
I dunno a lot about Dominaria, so do forgive me if I mucked up something.
Lets do another cycle! Make four 1 mana 1/1s that represent four different civilisations on an original plane in the multiverse. Include a description of the art and some flavour text that gives us a good idea about where they live.
4 months ago
Go down some basics for Stirring Wildwood, New Benalia, Secluded Steppe, and Tranquil Thicket? Temple of the False God is also a possibility along with Desert of the Indomitable and Desert of the True. If there is any way to discard cards reliably, Riftstone Portal seems like a good choice. Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip, Veteran Cathar, Duskwatch Recruiter Flip, Karametra, God of Harvests, Oketra's Monument, Rhonas's Monument, Collective Blessing, Beastmaster Ascension, and Zendikar Resurgent all seem like good options. Krosan Grip, Return to Dust, and Swords to Plowshares are things I would definitely throw in if you can afford the extra few bucks.
4 months ago
This list was in need of some updates so I have made the following from the original posting.
Moonsilver Spear, Citadel Siege, Seal of Cleansing, Kemba, Kha Regent, Nahiri, the Lithomancer,Insurrection, Champion's Helm, Brass Squire, Sram, Senior Edificier, Vandalblast, Blinkmoth Urn, Hero's Blade, Gift of Estates, Rocky Tar Pit, 3 Plains
4 months ago
Hey its PJ from Commander Replay. You're deck looks to be in great shape, so I have a few suggestions that I think it will help trim some fat and add more punch.
First up the cards to cut. Id get rid of Mind's Eye The way this deck plays you're going to want to tap out your mana every turn and you don't really have time to leave mana open to try and draw, plus its clunky at 5cc. Also cut Reforge the Soul I find it to be too slow. You usually need to take an entire turn off to play it, so its just too slow and clunky. Wheel of fortune is great, but if you can't afford it just stick with magus of the wheel. The cost of 3 then 2 is much better than 5 all at once. Your card draw will come primary from Mask of Memory, Sword of Fire and Ice with Sunforger and Sword of the Animist also generating card advantage. Next I personally would cut the Ancient Den, Great Furnace and Mox Opal package since you don't want your lands getting taken down by vandalblast. I would use Thought Vessel in place of mox opal. Next up cut Divine Reckoning its just never going to do what you want it to. Use a full board wipe instead. I would cut Gratuitous Violence its always been a bit too slow for me and the RRR is hard to get on turn 5. Next were going to cut Relic Seeker for open the armory, its a great card early but gets less good the longer the game goes, its usually one of the last cards i cut trying to get down to 99. Ive always found Savage Beating to be too slow.
Next up, the maybe cuts. Sword of Light and Shadow I have tried to live the light and shadow dream for a long time and it just usually doesn't come through. I have found that you really want higher creature counts to get good benefit out of it. Great card, but not the right home. Ive never had great experience with Assemble the Legion if you're having more success than me, keep it, if not cut it. Pay attention to The Immortal Sun and Alms Collector I haven't tested either of these, but if they are playing well keep them, if they aren't cut them.
Once you know what to cut, it frees up a lot of room. So you can use my suggestions for additions if you want to, or you can try out some other things that you want to. But here are the cards that I would add:
Duelist's HeritageIt will replace gratuitous violence nicely.Open the Armory will replace relic seeker. find your equipment immediately. Glorybringer is just insane with Aurelia. On turn 5 it kills most things. Balan, Wandering Knight, Kazuul's Toll Collector, Armory Automaton all 3 are great in equipment decks. Next up your sunforger package, Comeuppance and Sulfurous Blast are all stars for me. If sun forger with mistveil plains, comeuppance says you can't kill me in combat. Sulfurous is often one of the first things I go for after resolving sun forger, beyond obviously leaving up boros charm and teferis. Neheb, the Eternal gives you a second way to hit the aggravated assault combo, is a good beater, and even just some incidental extra mana is nice. And finally I would add in the full board wipe of you choice Blasphemous Act, Wrath of God All Is Dust and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon are all great choices. Pick the one best fits.
The mana base. Emeria, The Sky Ruin is a must. If they are in the budget khans fetches like Windswept Heath are really nice. If not, I would get the mirage fetches like Flood Plain. Focus on the white fetchlands since they get mistveil plains. Because you have 1 hit potential, Cathedral of War is a solid choice but it does have cost sometimes of being colorless. New Benalia is also solid.
Other things that I like a lot but aren't must includes. Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Inferno Titan, Etali, Primal Storm. Treasonous Ogre is a card not many people know about, I've used it successfully, but I would make sure you have some life gain to balance it out.
Heres some personal preference things:I run Tithe and Gift of Estates in place of Weathered Wayfarer each have pros and cons. I like running Wear / Tear even though you can only cast half of it off sun forger. I prefer Swiftfoot Boots over Lightning Greavesbecause of the awkwardness of shroud.
I need to update it, theres a few cards I no longer use. but I have a very similar Aurelia list you can check it out here. Aurelia Weapons of War
For me with a deck like this, early game I focus on mask of memory and/or sword of the animist to generate some early advantage. These also don't draw as much artifact hate as the big hitters. Then ill bring down sun forger, feast and famine and fire and ice or argentum armor later to close things out.
Anyway hope these help!