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Creature — Elemental Incarnation
If noncombat damage would be dealt to you, prevent that damage. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way.
When Purity is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.
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1 week ago
Great idea! Love the monks/religion theme.
3 weeks ago
Which can make a bit of a difference. If the controller of Purity was being targeted by an activation of Fallen Ferromancer they will now lose 1 life instead of gaining 1 poison counter. The other situation worth noting is what happens if the controller of Purity tries gaining life. They will instead lose that much life because of Rain of Gore and the interaction will stop there, because Purity is looking for damage, not loss of life, so it can't replace the new event.
3 weeks ago
If player A, who controls Purity, is dealt noncombat damage, its replacement effect will kick in and cause the ability to gain player A that much life instead. Now, Rain of Gore will interfere and cause player A to lose that much life instead. If you meant that they will end up at the same life total one way or the other, you're likely correct, but there are a lot of smaller differences that may or may not matter, for example that while originally, player A was dealt damage, now they now "only" lose life.
3 weeks ago
If an opponent tries to Grapeshot you, or win through with noncombat damage, you're in for a bad time. What about Purity in the sideboard to fight against decks that will try to win without creatures? Or Repel the Abominable as another fog that can stop noncreature or noncombat damage.
4 weeks ago
A small note, that shouldn't matter, but when Purity dies you choose the order the triggers go on the stack. If you want it shuffled into your library for whatever reason, it will already be in your library when your opponent decides whether or not to take the damage, making their decision easier. Shouldn't have a big impact, as I'm sure you'll typically want it in your hand though.
4 weeks ago
I think I know the answer but want to be sure. So I have 3 questions.
Thanks for helping!
1 month ago
Also there is the cycle of incarnations from Lorwyn, Guile is in blue, the others are Purity, Dread, Hostility, and Vigor. They don't shuffle the whole grave in, but sorta work when on a tight budget or you don't want eldrazi/colossi for some reason.
2 months ago
First of all thanks for your feedback, your comment is much appreciated!
You gave my allot of interesting thought to consider about, especially Volcanic Offering and Ghostly Prison are great cards i might add. And after checking your deck, Protector of the Crown and Purity might also be interesting additions to consider as well, but I'm unsure how well my mana curve would flow adding 2 more 6 mana creatures to it.
Actually I don't think Malignus ever had trouble getting through an opponents defense for me thus far. With the amount of wipes, trample and battlefield control I run he always has been able to bring allot of bang for his buck.
I agree the Isochron Scepter has better use with blue and I won't miss it whenever i play a game without it, however I consider this card a mini-game to this deck where whenever i find it, it's a fun extra feature to my game. Deflecting Palm, Ride Down and Temur Battle Rage have been solid win conditions to this deck since the beginning and also Swords to Plowshares or Condemn are great imprints for the scepter. That Disenchant made it to this deck might be the poorer choice over Return to Dust or even Revoke Existence. But it's an extra imprint option and it helps my curve better. I have yet to decide if I should keep it however.
Browbeat is a bit tricky yes, also since it's this deck's only card advantage. But I've tried Emeria Shepherd and it's just too expensive. I always end up with better options to play. Urza's Incubator is in the same spot however. While this card greatly benefits me to get Gisela on the field asap, it can even work against me in the long run as angels are a popular theme to play and over the development of this deck fewer and fewer angels stay. But i also haven't updated this deck since the Amonkhet so far. Oketra's Monument might replace the incubator and Bloodlust Inciter, Onward / Victory or Pyramid of the Pantheon seem kinda interesting.
Lastly I used to run Inferno Titan in this deck, but when i saw the Assembled Alphas i fell in love with that card and decided to retire the titan for the alphas. I can't say I've had any regrets thus far.