Back:Wayward Disciple Flip
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
2 days ago
3 days ago
Just so you know, you could splash in black and add zulaport cutthroat and have the combo Eldrazi Displacer + Zulaport Cutthroat + Brood Monitor. It could be done without zulaport cutthroat, with Pious Evangel Flip instead, so I guess you don't really need black, but...
The deck seems reasonable enough, too, and... Yeah. Upvote from me ;)
1 week ago
Heron's Grace Champion is a solid suggestion now that we've switched strategy!
Heroic Intervention is sideboarded as a green counterspell, while Angelic Gift can constantly give us a threat or help defend against decks with flying creatures (if U/W spirits is still a thing after the Reflector Mage ban). Renegade Rallier can bring it back too, turning himself into a 3/2 human flier with ETB draw a card.
1 week ago
With those bans now I guess I could recommend Heron's Grace Champion He is a team pump that could be done at instant speed and with Panharmonicon up it gets even stronger, it could be used as an Aggressive and a Defensive play. Pious Evangel Flip Gives you some life gain however I don't think it would go too well you won't use his flipped side. My third recommendation would be Foul Emissary Working sorta like a Glint-Nest Crane in Aetherflux Reservoir Decks Heroic Intervention over Angelic Gift and add in some removal such as one more Stasis Snare and Declaration in Stone
4 weeks ago
I'd like to point you towards the Legends art for Holy Day, Grafted Skullcap, or even Skullclamp (more recent art). Though, how about Quest for Renewal of the Temple instead of Quest for Ula's Temple so it fits the theme, but isn't a completely dead card?
I get the exclusion of Temple of the False God, but any reason to leave out Temple of Enlightenment, Temple of Plenty, or Temple of Mystery? Just a budget concern? Totally understandable, but it might be worth making the room for them.
Unfortunately, you can't use Pious Evangel Flip since the reverse is black. However, if you had black, that would open you up to Midnight Oil, which is so on point it hurts. About as much as not being able to run Burning Oil or Glistening Oil.
Magus of the Candelabra is inspired, I'm kind of sad it wasn't mentioned in the episode. I completely forgot that Candelabra of Tawnos got a Magus. Though, you could probably also run Magus of the Library as well, as a keeper of the holy books.
1 month ago
Seems like a fun deck.
Another option since you have excess amounts of token generation would be Pious Evangel Flip. Get your board wide, flip the Evangel then attack all out. You'll either kill the opponent or they'll play a board wipe that triggers a lot of 1 damage pings to their face.
1 month ago
Oh boy! You know just what to make to get me all riled up! I'ma toss a bucketload of thoughts at you, and you just pick 'n choose, okay?
To further exploit sac'ing there's Butcher of Malakir.
Golgari Germination is a two word way of saying "value".
Mycoloth is wgere the fun really begins.
Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest is absolutely bonkers!
Mortician Beetle will repay you generously for sac'ing.
Culling Dais can yield a massive reward.
Altar of Bone is an amazing tutor.
Abzan Ascendancy is marvealous, and pairs well with field of souls.
Evolutionary Leap does all kinds of good things.
These are my immediate thoughts. More might pop up later. Stay pufft!
1 month ago
So the two cards i see in here I'm not really a fan of is Ankle Shanker and Grenzo, Dungeon Warder.
In my personal opinion Grenzo, Havoc Raiser fits better as it actively forces them to choose which creature to block between Alesha and Him. Ankle Shanker you dont get the trigger from just reanimating him with Alesha - i feel like this just makes him so very meh.
I will openly admit when i first look at this deck it screams to me to be played Aristocrats style - and you seem to already be part way there with Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist but then you seem to veer away from it and are not playing a tonne of repeatable token makers (you currently only play 3 - Assemble the Legion, Elspeth Suns Champion, Pia and Kiran Nalaar (0.5) and Ophiomancer (0.5)) or all the Blood Artist/Dictate effects. I would straight away want to up to maximize all of the drain effects by adding Falkenrath Noble, Hissing Iguanar, Grave Pact, Pious Evangel Flip, Butcher of Malakir and Martyr's Bond. I counted Pia and Kiran and Ophiomancer as half a repeatable token maker since you either have to keep reanimating Mom and Dad to get the tokens or not have a snake already. I would consider cutting both of these creatures and going with something that allows you repeatably making tokens every turn and/or dump your mana into - like Heliod, God of the Sun Mobilization Requiem Angel or even Bloodline Keeper Flip
A quick look at your mana base also leaves a bit confused - your average CMC in this deck is rather low (3.17) but you're playing 37 lands including Mistveil Plains with only 15 white permanents in the deck. I would consider cutting a couple lands (including the previously mentioned Mistveil) i feel like there is just not enough White permanents to have it reliably turn on. Im also not a big fan of High Market since it really only allows you to Sacrifice 1 creature per turn. Tainted Peak and Tainted Mountain also should be near the cutting block - you only have 11 swamps (Including fetches) in your deck which is going to give you a fair number of times where these guy might not be turned on for you and are just colorless lands. One land I would consider adding however to play into a full on token/aristocrats theme is Westvale Abbey Flip.
I really do like your start to the deck, and what ive put in here is only one possible way to play the deck, but i feel like you started going one way then changed your mine