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Haunt (When this card is put into a graveyard from play, remove it from the game haunting target creature.)
When Orzhov Pontiff enters the battlefield or the creature it haunts is put into a graveyard, choose one - creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn; or creatures you don't control get -1/-1 until end of turn.
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Orzhov Pontiff Discussion
1 month ago
I see. I guess I don't particularly like Leonin Relic-Warder because while it does do what you say it does, it feels like a fairly narrow answer. If the only threatening deck it helps against is Affinity, then that means you have 4 cards that are almost only being run against 1 specific deck that you say you don't see often. While I certainly don't think it means you should trim down some of your hate for Affinity (it's a really good deck you should always watch out for), I think that having some more flexible options would be good, because as it stands you have 2 Stony Silence and 2 Leonin Relic-Warders that you will rarely bring in except against Affinity. One thing I'd suggest is looking into more cards that translate into other matchups better. For example, I really like Fatal Push and Zealous Persecution here because while it helps in the Affinity matchup, you can also bring them in against a deck like Elves, whereas LRW doesn't help there. Some cards I'd suggest you look into are Orzhov Pontiff and potentially Bitterblossom (which is something I'm playing around with myself). Orzhov Pontiff is very similar to Zealous Persecution and would be played against many of the same decks. Bitterblossom is a card that could excel in attrition matches such as Abzan Midrange to combat the aerial battle of Lingering Souls, and it should provide a hard to answer threat against decks like Jeskai Geist or Grixis Death's Shadow while providing blockers for their threats. While we're talking sideboard, I would highly recommend Burrenton Forge-Tender over Kor Firewalker because while they are both great against Burn, Burrenton has many advantages over Firewalker. Firewalker can get life back (though Burrenton can basically do the same once Burn starts running out of gas) and threatens to trade with all of Burn's threats in combat, Burrenton can be played in matchups where you need to protect your board from a sweeper like Anger of the Gods or protect a specific creature like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben from Lightning Bolt or other similar spells. It also allows you to utilize an Aether Vial with 1 counter, so you can get free tempo out of it compared to Firewalker. Anyway, good luck with your build, I'd love to hear your thoughts on anything I detailed (or even something I didn't)!
2 months ago
4 months ago
MaRo uses the phrase easy to grok often enough with regards to mechanics, and he usually means something like this mechanic makes sense. I dont think that its so much that Haunt is hard to understand, so much as it doesnt make sense for the flavour/mechanic mixture. Its unpopular because it doesnt intuitively feel like youre haunting anything when you do it, so you then have to explain exiling CARDNAME when dies to have it trigger again.
4 months ago
I'd also up the mana dork count to at least 8. Probably more Noble Hierarchs and Wall of Roots. You don't have Veteran Explorer in Modern like you do in Legacy, so you're on the Eldritch Evolution/Chord of Calling plan every time. That means you'll almost always want 3 mana on turn 2, or setting up a large Chord of Calling on turn 3.
5 months ago
Living Plane or Natural Affinity if Humility is up works with Toxic Deluge and Orzhov Pontiff/Minister of Pain in the wishboard to destroy all opponents lands. really like the deck, excellent write up and interesting idea I've never seen before.
6 months ago
christ4like2l0ve Unfortunately I dont but I can simply post my most updated list here!
Sideboards are obviously meta dependent but here is mine
The deck basically plays like a creature heavy mid range deck with a back door combo. You dont need to combo to win but its nice that its there for the matches you want it.
6 months ago
I play a pretty fun Eldritch Evolution Abzan deck that also plays the Spike Feeder/Archangel combo. You sac stuff like VoR and Kitchen Finks to get Siege Rhinos and combo pieces along side Chord of Calling.
If you do end up playing this version you would have to drop a lot of the creatures like Restoration Angel, 2 of the Scavenging Ooze, Nyx Fleece Ram, and Rhox Faithmender, in favor of faster mana, and tutor targets far EE and Chord. Creatures like-
Noble Hierarch or some other 1 drop ramp
In the SB you can tutor for
Lastly I would go up to 23-24 lands for consistency sake. Even in my version with 6-8 mana dorks You still want to make your land drops incase they get killed. Add a Stirring Wildwood, Gavony Township, Treetop Village, Shambling Vent, Hissing Quagmire, Ghost Quarter, or Vault of the Archangel to get some utility out of your lands.
7 months ago
You haven't addressed anything new that was said.
Stax is a fine substitute for Prison, we're all agreed on that. I'm wondering now if anybody thinks Hard Lock or Lockdown should get its own thing; those are clearly unrelated to Stax.
As for toolbox, we're not talking about combos or synergies. Most toolbox decks are trying to find hate cards for specific decks. You can't possibly tell me using Chord of Calling to tutor for hate package of Reclamation Sage, Orzhov Pontiff, Fulminator Mage (vs. Tron), Scavenging Ooze (vs. Dredge), Aven Mindcensor qualifies as a combo. One card is not a combo.