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: Gain , you gain 1 life.
|Want (6)||metalmustaine , urahara72 , SkylordAleksander , Bobtheplatypus , 7h3_D3v0U7 , tgmaor|
Pristine Talisman Discussion
1 week ago
I love life gain strategies, but being in mono white, you're going to have a tough time ramping into your angels and drawing cards.
Looks like a fun idea, hope this helps!
3 weeks ago
Get rid of Manalith , Pristine Talisman , and Darksteel Ingot for the Talismans: Talisman of Hierarchy , Talisman of Dominance , and Talisman of Progress . Condemn should be replaced by something like Utter End , Anguished Unmaking , Murder , Go for the Throat , or some better removal spell that will actually remove something. You are running in here, so play to it's strengths. Instead of Curse of the Swine , I'd run something more like In Garruk's Wake or Plague Wind . Yeah, they are a high CMC, but they're budget, and one-sided. Day of Judgment would be a decent option, too.
You're running Wizard's Retort with only one Wizard in your deck. Cut it for 2 CMC counterspell or another removal piece.
Book of Rass is Book of Ass in this deck; the only colors I run Book of Rass in is Boros, because Boros sucks at card draw. With all the lifegain, Necropotence could be worth the risk to run. can be tough to pull off in a three-color deck, but it might be worth a shot in this deck with all the lifegain. Arguel's Blood Fast Flip and Erebos, God of the Dead are other options to consider.
1 month ago
-darksteel plate: better for tron decks imo
-elixir: never gonna get mulled in MP
-Hedron: add mana rocks in your color
-mask: switch for swift foot boots
-staff of non: unless you plan on the 1 damage thing “combo”ing
+ Orzhov Signet : color specific
+ Pristine Talisman : I guess since you need life
+ Oketra's Monument : get them tokens
+ Ashnod's Altar : all that mana worth it. Especially long games
+ Bontu's Monument : more pings
+ Aetherflux Reservoir : with all that life gain
1 month ago
If you need help with knowing how much/what ramp to use, you might want to check out https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/brewer-s-minute-ramp-math
I am not an expert in mono, but for you I recommend adding:
Myriad Landscape can go in almost any edh deck
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is solid in any one- or two-colour deck
Lake of the Dead has a downside, but you won't care when you're using it (trust me)
Petrified Field to protect valuable lands.
I'm not sure how I feel about Temple of the False God , but it is an EDH classic.
Other mono ramp
I ended up finding so many mono ramp cards I thought I might as well make a more full list.
Solemn Simulacrum is a good catch-all
Nirkana Revenant is good in the right deck
Bog Witch is kind of weird, but has fringe uses
I haven't thought hard, but you might be able to do some flicker shenanigans with Priest of Gix
Worst case, an edh deck can always load up on rocks. These are some of the best ones for mono black
Sol Ring every edh deck should include this
Pillar of Origins for tribal decks
In most games, these do the same thing: Commander's Sphere , Cryptolith Fragment Flip, Cultivator's Caravan , Darksteel Ingot , Hierophant's Chalice , Honor-Worn Shaku , Mana Prism , Manalith , Orazca Relic , Phyrexian Totem , Powerstone Shard , Pristine Talisman , Seer's Lantern , Serum Powder , Skull of Ramos , Sol Grail , Spectral Searchlight , Vessel of Endless Rest , Victory Chimes , and Chromatic Lantern
Thought Vessel if you fill your hand
Chrome Mox is usually worth the card disadvantage
Mox Amber if you usually have your commander/a legendary thing out
Mox Diamond if lands in your graveyard is a good thing
Mox Opal if you have 2+ extra artifacts
Black Market is good if you tend to sacrifice/kill a lot of creatures
Liliana of the Dark Realms is nice with proliferate, and makes sure you don't miss land drops in the mid/late-game
Sword of the Animist is best with one-mana creatures, and if you attack often, but might be justified even if not
Carnival of Souls is fun with some creature-based combos
Crypt of Agadeem works, but only if you consistently have 4+ creatures in the graveyard
Phyrexian Tower eats your creatures
Cabal Coffers is a staple
Cabal Stronghold is great if you can't afford many nonbasics, and might be good enough besides.
1 month ago
Devious Cover-Up loop so that way you can keep shuffling cards back into your library until your opponent decks themselves.
Capsize to keep bouncing your opponent's permanents every turn until they can't play anything, essentially locking out of the game.
But most will just concede once it locks down the board and realize they can't win.
2 months ago
Hey, nice budget deck. Budget cards to consider adding that can be repeatable sources of life gain or be value when you gain life are helpful especially if they trigger when your opponents play cards:
- Soul Warden
- Soul's Attendant
- Dawn of Hope
- Vizkopa Guildmage
- Pristine Talisman
- Kambal, Consul of Allocation
- Suture Priest
- Crested Sunmare : triggers at the beginning of each end step (yours and opponents end steps) if you gained life that turn.
Cards to consider cutting are some that only give you a one time effect or they're not worth the mana cost:
- Reviving Dose
- Intervention Pact
- Altar's Reap
- Vizkopa Confessor
- Seal of Cleansing
- Consume the Meek
- Slaughter the Strong
You mentioned switching to Kambal as Commander. I think this is a good idea; Kambal is underrated in multiplayer Commander. He effects any opponent when one them casts a noncreature spell that's powerful when you have three opponents. Even if you don't switch I would play Kambal in any Orzhov deck you make. Obzedat can be a singleton in Kambal, but I don't know if you even need him because his mana cost is difficult when playing 28 basic lands and not much color fixing such as Chromatic Lantern .
All my card suggestions can work just as well in a deck with Kambal as Commander. With Kambal as Commander you could combine life gain/budget stax/hate bears. Obviously these strategy will change your deck a lot, but it's worth testing. Budget cards to consider:
2 months ago
- + Izzet Signet is good for filtering mana, in case you need one of the colors it provides while also giving you an additional mana.
- + Venser's Journal is great for life gain. This allows you to drop a lot of the unnecessary life gain cards in your deck so you can include better stuff.
- + Snapcaster Mage gives you instant/sorcery casting from the grave.
- + Venser, Shaper Savant bounces spells that are being cast, and permanents on the field.
+ Guttersnipe 2 damage to each opponent when you cast an instant or sorcery.
- Pristine Talisman costs 3 and provides you with mediocre benefits. Gaining life isn't a focus in your deck, so it's best to not focus too heavily on it. You have Aetherflux Reservoir and Venser's Journal , if you add it, in place of those little tiny life gaining cards.
- - Academy Journeymage because Venser, Shaper Savant
- - Weaver of Lightning because Guttersnipe does it better.
2 months ago
Add Pristine Talisman before you add any other budget mana rocks? With Oloro on the battlefield it's make mana, gain 1 life, trigger Oloro, use the mana to draw a card and make each opponent lose 1 life. That's a lot of potential repeatable value just by tapping the Talisman. 11 enchantments is not enough to make Sphere of Safety worth playing and you already have Ghostly Prison which is the same effect and a much better card.
Pristine Talisman occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
WB (Orzhov): 0.46%