Order of Whiteclay
Creature — Kithkin Cleric
(1)(White)(White), Untap: Return target creature card with converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard to play.
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Order of Whiteclay Discussion
1 month ago
Doesn't fit the tribal theme, but I would recommend putting in some Smuggler's Copter which dodges board-wipes, can be crewed by creatures who can't attack in, filters your draw, etc. Maybe 2-3 of them to replace the objectively weaker Kithkins. Can be a source of recursion with Order of Whiteclay too.
2 months ago
2 months ago
The top cards im considering for that spot in order are:
Kinsbaile Borderguard for the large creature and minions on death
Order of Whiteclay for graveyard retrieval
Augury Adept for card draw and life gain
Spectral Procession for 3 flyers
2 months ago
zephyr_chang Ya Wilt-Leaf Liege is an odd one, ive tried a few different cards (like Tarmogoyf and Kinsbaile Borderguard) it just always feels like its filler.Kinsbaile Borderguard is still one of my favorite options and so is Order of Whiteclayi dont want to put in Metallic Mimic because it is not protected by Brave the Elements, the same reson i stopped considering Tarmogoyf.
4 months ago
akuma104 Thanks for stopping by my deckand leaving some suggestions! Yeah it's a little hard to go 100% Tribal so I usually abide by a 75% rule of trying to make 3/4 of the cards interact or actually be the given tribe, leaving the rest of the room for Goodstuff.
Responding to your suggestions I think Doubtless One and Vile Deacon both look good on paper but in practice will under perform as their usefulness is directly tied to my board state which is something I'm not a fan of. That being said Order of Whiteclay was in the initial iteration of the deck, long before I put it into paper, and somewhere along the way he came out. I'll look into perhaps re-including him. All of the tutors and Top or out at the moment simply due to budget, but I'll look in time to be getting either Vampiric Tutor or Demonic Tutor for practically every deck I run, so in due time they'll be included.
4 months ago
Hey there! First off, props on making a somewhat tribal cleric deck. I love this creature type for some reason, and one of my first good decks was a b/w cleric deck (legacy purely for the cardpool, not for competitiveness) so I can definitely give some guidance. You already have Battletide Alchemist, so you need more clerics to pump up her ability to prevent all damage! Doubtless One gets bigger as you cast more clerics and has life link. Vile Deacon gets pumped up when you attack. I like to attack with him, and then sac him to starlit sanctum for double damage. Also Order of Whiteclay and Oversold Cemetery for more recursion. Also, Rotlung Reanimator could be a beast in this deck and pump out a ton of tokens.
Also, I know somebody mentioned Sanguine Bond already, and that paired with Exquisite Blood will trigger an instant win if they are both on the board and you manage to gain 1 life or ping an opponent for 1. I run those in an Oloro deck and it is great. You may also want to consider Sensei's Divining Top, Enlightened Tutor, Idyllic Tutor, Plea for Guidance, Demonic Tutor, to get some of your engines online since you don't have much card draw. That is all I can think up right now. Cool deck!
4 months ago
Emzed Thanks for the input! Personally, I do love the Order of Whiteclay in this deck due to all the juicy targets, but Iv noticed that it's really slow and there are too many situations where my opponent isnt using removal and theres nothing to bring back. Ultimately, I think Ill be sequestering them to the sideboard for control/ removal heavy matchups. The maindeck plan with Renegade Rallier already offers good recursion, but Whiteclay would be nice to boost that in some isolated matchups.
I decided to use Brain Maggot over Tidehollow Sculler due simply to a less complex casting cost. This may be an unnecessary concession, but ultimately both do the same thing and can crew copter (removing them from the dangers of combat).
I had been trying out Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in the deck as a way of preventing the need to fetch until I need the revolt trigger. This probably just dilutes the manabase and I will most likely remove it soon.
Noble Hierarch is good for the exalted. If I had some, I would probably run 2 nobels alongside the birds. Unfortunately, I dont have any and dont plan on getting any in the near future. Ill add Noble Hierarch to the maybeboard since it's a very good suggestion.
Eldritch Evolution is not really meant for tutoring up Tireless Tracker, Eternal Witness, or Kitchen Finks. The tutor targets are really Restoration Angel and Siege Rhino. Eternal Witness,Kitchen Finks, and Voice of Resurgence are really just sac targets.
Scavenging Ooze is a great card, Ill add it to the sideboard, but Im not sure about running it main just yet.
Ultimately, im not a fan of mainboarding a deck full of 1 ofs that might be good game 1. To me, 1-2 ofs in the main board are meant to cover inadequacies of the main deck vs certain matchups. For instance, what would this deck do in game 1 against prison enchantments?? If my opponent got a Ghostly Prison or Sphere of Safety or Blood Moon down, would I just HAVE to scoop game 1 for lack of answers?? This tells me I need SOMETHING to interact with artifacts and enchantments in game 1. For that reason, I will be moving 1-2 Qasali Pridemage to the mainboard.
Other 1 ofs, dont seem that detrimental... sure, there will be game 1 moments against Boggles, Infect, and Burn where I really wish I ran Spellskite as a 1 of just to have that gotchya moment. But for all those moments, there will be even more moments where I rue Linvala, Keeper of Silence being terrible against Ad Nauseum, Dredge, Boggles, Burn, Death's Shadow, Jund, Jeskai Control and wish I ran something that just integrated with my deck more
Thanks again for the suggestions. I appreciate the input!