Penance

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Exodus (EXO) Uncommon

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Penance

Enchantment

Put a card from your hand on top of your library: The next time a black or red source of your choice would deal damage this turn, prevent that damage.

Penance Discussion

FroggyTroller on Selvala "Twiddlestorm Explorer" cEDH Primer

2 days ago

goldrhino

Cloudstone Curio isn't there as a tutor target (although it can be if it wins the game), especially since only one card in the deck can tutor for it ( Enlightened Tutor ), but rather because it has just as many combo applications as Temur Sabertooth , so it's one card that offers many more potential combos.

I was probably going to try Ranger-Captain of Eos soon anyway, so it's good to know that you've had success with it.

While Storm Seeker sounds funny, I can't think of a single scenario in which I would want it, so I don't ever see myself playing it.

Penance seems like too cute of an interaction with Selvala and not nearly enough upside. a) It doesn't let you win without passing priority, because you still need to untap Selvala somehow, and that would require passing priority, and b) if your opponents receive priority, they almost always will have a way to stop you (because they are drawing their entire deck.

I'm not entirely sure why I'm not running Sylvan Library , I guess it just never made it's way into my deck. I'll probably throw it in sometime.

Thanks for the suggestions!

goldrhino on Selvala "Twiddlestorm Explorer" cEDH Primer

3 days ago

Cool deck, Selvala has been a pet deck of mine for years and one I always go back to. I don't know that it'll ever break that barrier of being on the fringe of the better decks but that's not the end of the world. Curious what you think of Cloudstone Curio in here? I've actually run it for awhile but it never ends up on the field since if I do have a tutor I'm usually looking for something else.

My deck is purposefully less streamlined in order to play with more of a midrange strategy so I've dumped a few of the dorks for heavier cards like ( Alhammarret's Archive Akroma's Memorial and Mana Reflection . I still feel like I've nearly always had a turn 2 Selvala play, and fairly often can ramp into one of those bombs right off the bat.

One recent add I've made that you might want to test with is Ranger-Captain of Eos . Tutoring for Quirion Ranger or Symbiote is great, and then you have that Silence effect rattlesnake on the board. Another card that just over-performs all the time for me is the classic Storm Seeker . In a competitive meta when someone goes Ad Naus at the end step, responding with an instant speed direct damage spell in green gets a great laugh at the table.

Another interaction you might want to play with is Penance or any other similar effect. If you have a way to tap/untap Selvala and you have Penance on the table, you can mill out your opponents and win without giving up priority.

Lastly, since you are referring to a comp meta, any reason you're not running Sylvan Library? It's a slam dunk to draw you three every turn when you're gaining tons of life with Selvala.

Anyway - great deck!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Atla Palani’s Endless Nest

1 month ago

First of all...I wish I knew about Reinforcements prior to purchasing Noxious Revival to play the same role in my deck, but here we are haha. Also, Reclaim is another good budget reanimator option for this deck.

Anyways, as a fellow person trying to brew with Atla, here are some suggestions. I am not sure of your budget restrictions so some of these may be a bit expensive:

You run a bunch of mana dorks, which are dud hits with Atla. You mention in your description that you use top deck manipulation to help avoid this, but that doesn't always work. You could probably completely avoid the issue by using more mana rocks and sorcery ramp in place of the mana dorks. That would ensure that all of your egg hits are impactful. Your mana dorks are also a bit of a nonbo with Marauding Raptor .

Greater Good and Goblin Bombardment are excellent sac outlets for both dinosaurs and Atla. The former is premium card advantage for Naya and the latter can trigger enrage.

Penance is fantastic for sculpting the top of your library from your hand. It adds additional protection as well.

Nesting Dragon can consistently provide eggs and is an amazing board wipe deterrent.

Mirri's Guile and Crystal Ball are additional, repeatable top-deck manipulation.

You might also be creature heavy enough to profitably use Lurking Predators

+1 from me!

Cloudius on Yennett, Fastest Topdeck in the West

6 months ago

BelugaWhale217 I'd personally cut the following:

Cryptolith Fragment  Flip and the 3 Cluestones - I'd opt for the Talismans instead (e.g. Talisman of Dominance since the hit the battlefield 1 turn earlier and doesn't ETB tapped (in the case of Fragment).

Baneful Omen and Mind's Dilation are both fun cards but don't usually win you games. I'd add a few more Counterspells to protect Yennett or Tutors/Card Draws to quickly reach your key cards.

Sigiled Starfish - Scry 1 ain't as impactful if the intent is to help manipulate the top of your library. I'd play Scroll Rack if you've access to the card. Penance is also a great hidden gem as it allows you to return bombs you drew from your hand to the top of the library for Yennett to do her magic.

Aqueous Form - Am assuming the intent is to enchant Yennett with this. However, with Flying and Menace, most players will have difficulty blocking her. Once again, Scry 1 doesn't allow you to dig deep into the top of your library.

My humble 2 cents, hope these helps. While we took the deck in a different direction, you can check out some of my card choices as well. Cheers.

exec-MTG on Yennett of the Odd Fate

6 months ago

Mostly, i tryed to sinergise my creatures, like Doom Whisperer & Approach of the Second Sun

What i do it's manipulate the top with Approach of the Second Sun , with Doom Whisperer and Sensei's Divining Top in the field, then Pay 6 Life (even with 1 life total this will works since you gain 7 lifes) and use the top to take Approach of the Second Sun and hard cast it in the same turn in second main fase to win the game very oddly.

Also, Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign works very well with Artisan of Kozilek and Sepulchral Primordial / Diluvian Primordial giving me a TON of Value with at least 2 huge creatures, and probably 5 creatures or 3 other good spells (and also get rid of those spells), get the most valuable from others graveyards.

If there's something to improve it's probably use some fetch lands, and i'm considering Penance and Haunted Crossroads

Cloudius on We Love Freebies! *Primer*

6 months ago

maston07 You're welcomed and thanks for the compliments and upvote too!

Yes, I've always been trying to find a spot for Enlightened Tutor to no avail as the deck is already very tight. I only run 1 enchantment ( Penance which is just an enabler) so the tutor's main targets would be Proteus Staff or Isochron Scepter , both of which are my key wincons. At the moment, I've been relying on the other tutors (e.g. the various transmute spells like Muddle the Mixture , Dimir Machinations or Inventors' Fair or the good old Fabricate ) to fetch them in times of need.

What would you recommend be removed to make room for Enlightened Tutor ?

Cloudius on Luckyennett Dip!

6 months ago

+1 Cause we simply love Yennett and the exhilaration or flipping over the top card to see what we can cast for free!

I run a home-brewed Creatureless Yennett Spellslinger deck. It is fairly consistent and threatens to win, if unanswered, usually by Turns 4 - 6.


We Love Freebies! *Primer*

Commander / EDH Cloudius

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Here're some more cards that allow you to manipulate the top of your library - Conch Horn , Dimir Machinations , Penance , Scroll Rack .

Liliana Vess is awesome in this deck as she allows us to tutor a card to the top of the library. Mystical Tutor , Personal Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are great tutors in this category too.

Leaving the link to my deck here so we can trade pointers. Feel free to leave any comments, suggestions or give an upvote on my deck page too. Cheers!

hkhssweiss on aminatou update

7 months ago

Soothsaying is a great budget card that allows you to do some topdeck manipulation. Penance is also another way for manipulation when you don't have access to your commander.

For something on the upper end, Scroll Rack is a powerful card, as well as Jace, the Mind Sculptor . Hope that helps!

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