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Orator of Ojutai
Creature — Bird Monk
As an additional cost to cast Orator of Ojutai, you may reveal a Dragon card from your hand.
When Orator of Ojutai enters the battlefield, if you revealed a Dragon card or controlled a Dragon as you cast Orator of Ojutai, draw a card.
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Orator of Ojutai Discussion
1 month ago
Time of Need is probably better than both Genesis Wave and Collected Company because hands down, you want Arcades, the Strategist above all other creatures. Add Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive to ensure Time of Need's usefulness. It might be worth considering Shalai, Voice of Plenty in the sideboard as well, which could also enjoy Time of Need's tutoring.
Orator of Ojutai is absolutely worth including.
Slaughter the Strong is pretty great with defenders. You could keep Arcades and Tetsuko along with all your defenders, but only so long as you didn't use Gavony Township's +1/+1 tap ability.
1 month ago
Possible cards to add: Island, Wall of Mist, Orator of Ojutai, Nivix Barrier, Monastery Flock, Jeskai Barricade, Geist of the Archives, Dragon's Eye Sentry, Doorkeeper, Sylvan Caryatid, Profaner of the Dead, Triton Tactics, Abzan Beastmaster, Bastion Protector, Lightning Greaves, Kindred Boon, Kindred Summons, Valorous Stance, Dive Down, Mizzium Skin, Sight of the Scalelords, Guard Gomazoa, Gomazoa, Hover Barrier, Spectra Ward, Whispersilk Cloak, and Oblation.
That's about all I got for now. Basically, more creatures, keep Arcades safe, better cards. There are more cards that are pullable too but the ones above really should go at the very least for more creatures. Pass the message along.
2 months ago
I overall really like this brew and looks like it would be pretty effective! I dont have any game changing reccomendations but i think Orator of Ojutai is worth noting for additional yet conditional draw. Gomazoa is also neat pseudo removal...also conditional.... and there is always classic pillowfort tech like Privileged Position/Dovescape.
2 months ago
Second Drift of Phantasms - having a 0/5 Flyer makes it a very useful blocker and an efficient killer when Arcades or a Formation hits.
Second Axebane Guardian - while the 0/3 body is less than ideal, the mana fixing ramp he provides is very useful.
With creatures like Overgrown Battlement and Axebane Guardian, getting a 1 drop creature down on turn one makes a huge difference early game. Perimeter Captain is, in my opinion, the way to go, being too big to Bolt and giving you an ability. Steel Wall is pretty good, too - being an artifact, any color land will put it down T1, and like the Captain, is too big too to Bolt. Wall of Vines, as KongMing said, would rank 3rd best 1-drop creature to include - having Reach is definitely a plus.
In my experience Tower Defense is not worth including. It doesn't stop removal spells and usually by the time you could use it for a swing, you can hit for lethal anyway. Heroic Intervention or maybe something like Faith's Shield would probably be more useful.
Other high synergy cards to consider Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive, Beast Within (especially good with strictly 0/4 and bigger Defenders), Time of Need, Orator of Ojutai (his flying ability alone makes him good) and Slaughter the Strong.
While it's difficult to ahem "deny" the allure of Wall of Denial, because you can't target it with Assault Formation for a swing, it's 0/8 body is little more than a fantastic blocker 50% of the time. With Time of Need, you could be more likely to get an Arcades down, but I think anyone running removal will try to kill him as soon as he hits the battlefield. For those reasons, I favor Drift of Phantasms as the best choice.
I'd suggest cutting your creatures back to 26 in favor of a few of the high synergy cards I mentioned above.
2 months ago
2 months ago
I think getting your deck to 100 cards is the most important step, so likewise I have some suggestions on what to remove.
-Colossus of Akros. Sure he attacks for ten, but at 8 mana, you aren't getting much of a discount for that cost. Tree of Redemption costs half as much and has 3 more power - that's more what you're looking to take advantage of. There are better ways to spend 8 mana.
-Kaijin of the Vanishing Touch. Ideally you'll be doing more attacking than blocking, so the ability shouldn't come up often at all. Plus, dealing 3 damage for the two mana is nothing impressive.
-Novice Knight. Since you have only a few ways to enchant or equip him, he'll only be effective with Arcades in play, in which case Steel Wall or Wall of Essence would just be flat-out better.
-Oathsworn Giant. His ability is definitely worth the six mana, it's just a question if you want to bother with a creature that's six mana.
-Psychic Membrane. Similar to the Kaijin, except he's three mana! Plus if you do get to block and draw a card, chances are he won't live to do it again. It would be easier to get that card draw from something like Orator of Ojutai or even Dormant Sliver.
-Sprouting Phytohydra. I like this card a lot but I'm not sure if it will be all that great in practice. He needs to take exactly 1 damage for you to ever have more than one - as is he'll generally die every time a token replaces him, which could still get you a card from Arcades every turn... except for the fact that he only has 2 toughness, so your opponent will probably let him go unblocked every time. A 2/2 that your opponent doesn't want to block isn't good enough for 5 mana.
Hopefully that helps making some cuts a little easier!
2 months ago
Solid list, definitely better than I thought it'd come out. A couple other cards worth considering:
Ephara, God of the Polis Doesn't really benefit or benefit from Arcades, but considering you're already drawing a fair bit of cards, she acts as another, harder to remove draw engine.
Orator of Ojutai acts as another Wall of Omens.
Shield Sphere 0 casting cost 0/6. Nuff said.
Wall of Junk is a recursive draw engine.
Slaughter the Strong hurts your opponents more than it hurts you but there's something to be said for Wrath. This one seems better in theory but would need testing.
Aluren is expensive but in your current build, 24 creatures are free to cast.
Meekstone Not really casual friendly but its a solid lockdown piece.