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Whenever a nontoken creature is put into your graveyard from play, remove that card from the game.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may pay (4) and 2 life. If you do, return a card removed from the game with Purgatory to play.
1 month ago
Sadly, it isn't a 'may' exile, so effects like Reveillark do feel bad with it, yet because you can still discard creatures and return those with the lark, I think it is still a good effect! (also if you respond to the Purgatory trigger by sacrificing the lark, it will get it back!)
1 month ago
No Purgatory ? It is an amazing engine to recur Elenda!
1 month ago
Why no Purgatory ? It looks pretty sweet in this deck!
2 months ago
Props for not going easy mode with Edgar Markov .
As for suggestions, the best thing I think you could do to improve this deck is to make it more explosive. The way to do that would be to add free sacrifice outlets, along with creatures that provide you multiple bodies.
For sac outlets, Viscera Seer , Indulgent Aristocrat , Bloodthrone Vampire , Bloodflow Connoisseur , Cartel Aristocrat , Blood Bairn , Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter , Vampire Aristocrat , and Yahenni, Undying Partisan are good vampire options. Sadistic Hypnotist , Dimir House Guard , Spawning Pit , Hidden Stockpile , Mind Slash are also good. What's important is that you can go off all at once. You want to sac a bunch of creatures to grow Elenda and sac her the same turn.
The other challenge you'll want to keep in mind is that Elenda, the Dusk Rose must go to your graveyard to get the trigger. That means If you want to recast her, you'll have to reanimate her or exile her from your graveyard. Bojuka Bog , Relic of Progenitus , Angel of Finality , God-Pharaoh's Gift (and Gate to the Afterlife !), Skeletal Scrying , Rescue from the Underworld , Necromancer's Covenant , Cremate , Seance , Planar Void , Goryo's Vengeance , Postmortem Lunge , Purgatory . Despoiler of Souls , Mistmoon Griffin , Purify the Grave , Offalsnout , Coffin Purge , Drudge Spell , Cryptwailing , Treacherous Vampire , and Consecrate / Consume , Angelic Renewal , Karmic Guide , Reveillark (the prior two being an infinite loop combo), Dread Return , Nim Deathmantle (there are combos with it and Ashnod's Altar , which you also want), Palace Siege , Bloodline Necromancer , Profane Command , Unburial Rites , Faith's Reward , Ever After , Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants , Hell's Caretaker . Apprentice Necromancer , Wake the Dead , Second Sunrise , Infernal Offering , Corpse Dance , Zombify , Resurrection , No Rest for the Wicked , and Footsteps of the Goryo , are all good options.
The final piece of the puzzle is making your sacrifices devastating. Dictate of Erebos , Butcher of Malakir , Grave Pact , Black Market , Harvester of Souls , Midnight Reaper , Grim Haruspex , Zulaport Cutthroat , Open the Graves , Blade of the Bloodchief , Ogre Slumlord , Athreos, God of Passage , and Dark Prophecy will help with that.
11 months ago
eljeffe_demagico, there are plenty of cards that will let you get a creature from your graveyard onto the battlefield for less than 5 mana, and even in mono white, there are a few.
griffstick, while Mortuary Mire is good in the same sense that a Disentomb is, Mortuary doesn't help you recur cards, it only helps you not need recursion after you get it down. That's why it isn't good enough for the list, if that makes sense.
Lord_Khaine, glad I could help!
1 year ago
Holy shit that maybeboard! :D
Immediate +1 for Elspeth ;)
I'm glad you already know about Hatred. That would have been my first suggestion.
Cathars' Crusade will useful. Make 10 tokens from Elenda and they all get 10 +1/+1 counters. Just pure value.
Well of Lost Dreams. Lifegain seems to be a secondary theme here, but having this around to draw some extra cards will always be good.
Eldrazi Monument. Just a nice way to buff all your tokens.
Mentor of the Meek. Again, more card draw.
Sigil of the New Dawn. Return Elenda to your hand immediately.
I'm considering making an Elenda build. One avenue I was thinking was graveyard hate. Really unconventionl strategy here but maybe it'll work. Planar Void, Purgatory(could choose the 2 life over 2 mana. Good deal), Mortuary, Cremate(also draws you a card), Withered Wretch, Thraben Heretic could all be useful. Just some thoughts.
Hope some of this helps! I'll keep following this with interest.
2 years ago
I just finished making my deck list for my Karador deck Purgatory and I wanted to see how it looked against other spirit decks.
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