Path of Bravery
As long as your life total is greater than or equal to your starting life total, creatures you control get +1/+1.
Whenever one or more creatures you control attack, you gain life equal to the number of attacking creatures.
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|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Rare|
|Magic 2014 (M14)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Path of Bravery Discussion
3 weeks ago
Desolation Twin = Too slow, I would remove it.
Angelic Accord: Not enough lifegain in the deck to make it worth.
Path of Bravery: Meh, mostly you will be attacking with a creature or two so not worth. Only at the very end will you swing with a lot, but at the very end your life total doesn't matter too much.
Embalmed creatures are zombies so stuff like Eternal Skylord works really well.
Cloudblazer is a great target for copy target creature spells.
Lazotep Plating Hexproof is a great save something card and you get a little bonus with the amass.
Forsake the Worldly Great removal plus cycling option. A personal favorite.
Fact or Fiction Great because you get to search the top 5 and get a few into hand. Sneaky trick though is that you can embalm any creatures that go into the grave. It's a win win.
Embalmer's Tools I think it makes embalm cost 1 less and remember that embalm creatures are zombies so you can mill others or yourself to get more creatures to embalm. Almost like drawing a card if you mill an embalm creature.
Throw in your Geist of Saint Traft?
4 months ago
Alright, so i have some spare time currently and will try to give you some more advice.
Dead Man's Chest - Funny card, but not really on theme with your deck as far as i can see
Path of Bravery - Does to little imo, but i have never seen it in play, so it may overperform
Skymarcher Aspirant - Even if you have ascent, its only a 2/1 flyer for one mana
Paladin of Atonement - Same reasoning as for Path of Bravery
Bloodcrazed Paladin - The fact that it does not have trample makes it a lot worse than one might think
Queen's Commission - Not a bad card, but one of the weaker ones imo
I think you are running too few sacrifice outlets, especially since you are a vampire tribal and need creatures to die for your commander. You already have Yahenni, Undying Partisan, but there are also Viscera Seer, Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, Altar of Dementia, Blood Bairn, Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Indulgent Aristocrat, Voldaren Pariah Flip and Bloodthrone Vampire (No particular oder, but free sac outlets like Viscera Seer are great!)
I really like your deck idea and think that you already are on a great way. If i were you i would abondon the life gain theme and focus more on being an aristocrat deck since your commander heavily suggest you to do so (and also because it is really powerful), but i guess lifegain is more flavourfull with Vampires :)
Good luck with your deck!
5 months ago
So you've chosen mono-white, traditionally seen as a weaker colour in EDH thanks to a lack of ramp and draw. But not does it gain life, and you can work with that! First up, some creatures that care about lifegain (if you're not going full stax you'll need decent bodies to block and close out the game if your win-cons get removed): Ajani's Pridemate; Angel of Vitality; Archangel of Thune; Gideon's Company; Heliod, Sun-Crowned; Serene Steward; Serra Ascendant; Serra Avatar or Twinblade Paladin are all decent at this while Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Sun Titan are staples for a reason. I'm not convinced by the Runes, they're cool but a completely dead draw if your opponents aren't playing that colour. Other options might be Ajani's Welcome, Authority of the Consuls, Blind Obedience, Crackdown; Cradle of Vitality, Dawn of Hope; Path of Bravery; Smothering Tithe and Sunbond. The Reservoir is one of your best ways to win, so being able to search it up with Enlightened Tutor or the more budget Inventors' Fair and Tamiyo's Journal would be good. Other cards that might be good inclusions would be a wrath or two; Tithe/Land Tax; Debt of Loyalty; Lapse of Certainty; Selfless Squire; Rebuff the Wicked; Voidstone Gargoyle; Generous Gift; Emeria Shepherd; Exile and maybe some of the many Ajanis, Elspeths or Gideons. Finally, I reckon that 35 lands may even be a few too many, especially as most of them are basics. Might be worth cutting down to 30 and looking for some utility in cyclers/Emeria, The Sky Ruin/Detection Tower/Evolving Wilds etc. Could probably trade Path of Ancestry away too - it doesn't do much for you but is actually quite valuable!
6 months ago
This deck's philosophy revolves around speed: tokens should come out before Winota, Winota hits, protect the board, win the game in two swings. A lot of cards have been considered and rejected on that basis.
- Empty the Warrens takes the same slot as Winota, and other spells to be good. Not sure I can get a decent storm count in the mid-game for it to be effective.
- Syr Alin, the Lion's Claw attack trigger wasted when he's cheated out. Also, attack trigger bad.
- Chance for Glory you have no idea how much I want to run this card... I might be too much of a coward though. This deck can do well in the late game.
- Adriana, Captain of the Guard pretty good buff, but again wasted attack trigger when she's cheated out. Considering.
- Path of Bravery Hmmm interesting synergy, but I'm not sure if life gain and a small anthem are good enough to replace a token-making three drop.
- Throne of the God-Pharaoh yeah, it's a good card. But when stuff like impact tremors is also trying to find room in here... it gets tough.
- Satyr's Cunning is good, considering.
- Dawn of Hope is too expensive for what it does.
- Goblin Assault is pretty bad. 3 mana for 1 token when Winota hits turn 4.
- Oketra's Monument is okay, better for a late-game deck.
- Silverwing Squadron Oh! I thought it was different when I glanced over it. It will find it's way in. Perhaps over Monk.
Coward_Token lol. I do not like Feather.
Good point on the Stormfront Riders, that's really cool!
6 months ago
I do also think Path of Bravery could see some use in this deck being placed on the bottom of the stack for Winona triggers for some life gain in the deck and being a nice anthem if you are above your starting life total.
6 months ago
Wow! Great cards. But I think Path of Bravery goes better with the theme of my deck. I'll test them all anyway.
6 months ago
There aren't many cards as good as this. You can wait 6 months for standard rotation to make that cheaper. Alternatively, Ajani, the Greathearted is cheaper and works better in your deck.
7 months ago
Have some removal would be nice. I suggest Declaration in Stone over Ajani's Welcome or Path of Bravery because you don't really need more incremental life gain. Another card which is one of the strongest in pioneer is Brave the Elements. It would help you protect your angels or close out the game.