Pious Evangel

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Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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Pious Evangel

Creature — Human Cleric

Whenever Pious Evangel or another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.

, , Sacrifice another permanent: Transform Pious Evangel.

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Pious Evangel Discussion

Gadianten on Ravos and Tymna Cleric Tribal HELP!

1 month ago

As a fellow cleric tribal enthusiast I appreciate where you are trying to go with the deck but you seem to be suffering some of the same issues I ran into myself, namely not having focused synergies that build into a win condition.

A strong sub theme of your deck seems to revolve around life gain, so with that in mind lets add to and weaponize this sub theme into win conditions. I agree with kamelyan that you should add Conspiracy as its quite nasty with Rotlung Reanimator and Cabal Archon, the only reason I don't run these two in my cleric deck is the hardcore clash with Angel of Glory's Rise. Beacon of Immortality and Test of Endurance make for an interesting and intractable win condition that plays along with your life gain theme for surprise victories. Stern Judge with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth can be nasty repeatable drain where you use your life gain to stay ahead of other peoples dwindling life totals. Also, consider Greed and Erebos, God of the Dead for further card draw that works with your life gain. Also Boon Reflection might be useful as well.

If you need more cleric beaters try Custodi Soulbinders, Vile Deacon and Transcendent Master.

Some general replacements that might serve you better would be Scholar of Athreos over Pious Evangel  Flip, the drain effect is a nice mana dump, Frontline Medic over Banisher Priest allows you to play more aggressively and the counter ability can catch people by surprise and Grand Abolisher over Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip, the Captain generates tokens far to slowly and often requires you to over extend to make it any good.

For additional tribal removal options consider Kor Sanctifiers, War Priest of Thune, Leonin Relic-Warder and Reliquary Monk. Although I find Reliquary Monk and Relic-Warder to be more tricky to use without a sacrifice outlet.

Also don't forget that cleric tribal have A LOT of tax and hate effects within the tribe to play with like Sanctum Prelate, Leonin Arbiter, Glowrider, Ethersworn Canonist and Containment Priest

I hope this helps you, I look forward to seeing where you take the deck.

Jitsrotu on I'll Show You A Token Deck (Darien, King of Kjeldo

2 months ago

I'm looking to make Darien as well. Looks pretty solid to me. Pious Evangel  Flip isn't legal though in mono white because he flips into black. I would also run Mana Vault as it ramps you into Darien and if it pings you, you just create more tokens.

cdogdakilla on Vampire Sacrifice Life drain/gain budget

2 months ago

Zingano Yeah I think Drana's Emissary would be better than Pious Evangel  Flip. The only reason I have desperate sentry in there is so that if I sac him with Voldaren Pariah I'll be able to get a benefit out of it. but I'll definitely think about swapping for Kalastria Healer. Although I'm not super confident about Drana. I'm really not gonna be swinging for damage a whole lot until I transform Voldaren Pariah.

Zingano on Vampire Sacrifice Life drain/gain budget

2 months ago

I think you should use Kalastria Healer instead of Desperate Sentry. Also maybe Drana's Emissary instead of Pious Evangel  Flip. Possibly even a few copy's of Drana, Liberator of Malakir herself, she is fairly cheap now, use these cards while you can they only have about 5 to 6 months left in them, but still not too expensive to buy them so close to rotation

Minihorror227 on W/B Tokens

3 months ago

Thank you guys for help!Wendigo4481, what creatures would you say to remove to get to 16 creatures. As pf right now i believe Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip and Bontu the Glorified should be remove. As soon as my opponent sees them they are removed from the field. That would bring me to 21. I would think to remove Bone Picker as well as in my meta most has R/U control or B/W Zombies and it is removed quickly.

As for puttig cards in there place, i will be trying to get Sram's Expertise and Dusk / Dawn. I may add in either Servo Exhibition for some early tokens or Pious Evangel  Flip for some extra Zulaport Cutthroats in the deck (as they are destroyed quick as soon as people see what my deck is)

PipPipMagulager on W/B Tokens

3 months ago

okay, wow, I like this general idea for a deck. Nice Job! The biggest problem I see is that you have a lot of cards that synergize nicely with token decks, without including much token generation itself. Although things like Bone Picker is SUPER satisfying if you can cast it for one black mana, it doesn't make any tokens itself, which is sorta the point with zulaport tokens decks. Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim are both great sac outlets, I might add one or two more of them for consistency, unless you find you are drawing them enough (you wanna make sure you can kill off your tokens anytime so a board wipe or certain spot removal doesn't ruin your plan entirely)Anointer Priest provides value with tokens, but i think the extra life she gives you isn't worth the efficiency you could be getting with other cards, not to mention her embalm cost is pretty expensive for it's value. (Maybe try Pious Evangel  Flip in her place if you like the life as I think his flip is sort of like a Zulaport CutthroatNext you need some better token generation. Things that make your board really wide really fast. Servo Exhibition Sram's Expertise Angel of Invention even Visionary Augmenter for budget. This should increase your consistency in token generation much more. And then once that is reliable you can worry about proper removal. lemme know if this helped, I like these kind of concepts so I'll try and keep in touch with this one if you find it becomes more consistent!

P.S. This is probably bad advice, but I always liked Hope Against Hope for these kind of wide decks, especially with the militia captain and Thalia's Lieutenant, just don't get two for one'd :)

Lame_Duck on Humans and Clues

3 months ago

I think this deck would probably be improved a lot by adding more 1-drops to speed it up; games in which your first action is to play a turn 2 Hanweir Militia Captain or Thalia's Lieutenant are going to be difficult to win because it takes too long for your deck to really get going. I suggest some Avacyn's Pilgrims (and/or Noble Hierarchs if you have the money) and Champion of the Parishs to give the deck some powerful turn 1 plays. I would take out the Always Watching s since they don't affect your tokens; if you want ways to pump up your creatures Mayor of Avabruck or Metallic Mimic seem like a better fit.

I suggest removing Murder Investigation; it can be powerful but it's also pretty clunky and without a reliable way to kill whatever it's attached to there are going to be too many games where it's a do-nothing card. I'm also pretty sceptical of Pious Evangel  Flip; it seems like a lot of mana for something that's not much better than a Soul's Attendant.

All that being said, I think the biggest concern with the deck as it stands is the mana-base. In a 3-colour deck without many dual lands, you're running a pretty big risk of having games where you can't cast the cards in your hand because you just don' have the right colours for the job. I would strongly consider taking the out of the deck and going for a straight Selesnya and looking into adding Sunpetal Grove, Temple Garden, Razorverge Thicket, Windswept Heath, Brushland and/or Horizon Canopy as your budget permits.

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