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White creatures you control have "Tap: You gain 1 life."
Resplendent Mentor Discussion
5 months ago
I didn't want to comment on the deck because it is out of my wheelhouse and looks pretty solid to me. I'll try to give you a few things to work with though.
One of the strongest white cards I've seen printed recently is Smothering Tithe . This thing gets nutty. I only see 1 way to remove an artifact/enchantment so maybe Return to Dust ? Winter Orb is a staple of these sorts of decks. Hushwing Gryff or Torpor Orb will turn off some decks, might be worth having one of them. Depends on your meta. Aven Mindcensor pisses me off. Every. Single. Time. Definitely worth thinking about.
Resplendent Mentor seems like the most obvious thing to remove. Maybe you have a neat idea with it though? Card draw is great but I don't see a lot of lifegain so using Well of Lost Dreams will be difficult at best.
Hope I've given you something worth while to think about.
9 months ago
@hkhssweiss: All right. I suppose I can deal w/ those two; at least they're better than (Insert Boros Partner Duo from Battlebond.). That said; It'll be nuts if I can switch the 99 to 98. If Aurelia is to be removed from the equation, I wonder how these two can be useful for a Value Town/Stax/Prison Deck. Oh, and more questions; should you choose to accept them:
As I'm using Rule of Law/Eidolon of Rhetoric, what cards do you think would work well w/ them in a cEDH environment? I currently have Possibility Storm + Knowledge Pool, but I believe I can think of better while lowering CMC.
Tamiyo's Journal + Thraben Inspector seems Sketchy for a combo; though Inspector seems useful on his own; but what card to use if Tamiyo's Journal is too much? I mean ALL the Artifact Tutors seem too hefty; & nobody likes them in the slightest, even in Boros...
What do you think of the following?: Panharmonicon/Strionic Resonator (Doubling ETB/CIP effects seems great here...), Prototype Portal + Ugin's Nexus/Lotus Petal (Infinite Turns is rarely thought about, but I dunno about Petal on its own...), Aegis of the Gods (I probably am the only one here who thinks this is good...), Paradox Engine (What? I don't even run Isochron Scepter for something Ugin's Nexus can do better.), Farrelite Priest (Err... Better than Gold Myr? At least has a Dork...), Priest of Urabrask (ETB w/ Red's idea of Dark Ritual is always a good thing.), Spirit of the Labyrinth (IMO, the only thing Boros has to the Chains of "What the Hell is your name you friggen n00b! God..."), Palace Sentinels (Monarch is great, but I want to ask: Does Flickering or even Recurring them automatically make another, currently the Monarch give the role to me again? If not, this is a cut.), Goblin Chainwhirler (Damaging foes is great & all; all while NOT targeting them, but is this still worth it?), Grafdigger's Cage/Ashes of the Abhorrent (Some of the best of this deck. But it also locksdown Fiend Hunter + Sun Titan in some ways. Chop it?), Resplendent Mentor (Most o the creatures here are anyway, but since you Mentioned Treasonous Ogre, why would one think he's better than Priest of Urabrask? Gaining life will only make you a primary target for Dethroned...), Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite (7 Drop, & powerful as a staple. Is she worth keeping though?), &... that's it I guess... I wonder what your thoughts on this is; as I need to drop to less than CMC 2 anyway... Now if you don't mind, I'm Switching Commanders (Again...). Now I have 98 problems to deal with...
9 months ago
@hkhssweiss: I see... Well, I don't want to get close to Voltron in any way. Although that Art for Aurelia #1 looks epic. Just know I'm not just aiming for Infinite Aggro; My initial Plan is Value Town/Stax/Prison. What are your thoughts on Kismet? Should I add something like Winter Orb/Static Orb, or even Icy Manipulator? As for Treasonous Ogre, I guess there are ways around this... Lone Missionary can gain more life than lose from the Ogre; given he is flickered by Eldrazi Displacer, not sold on Resplendent Mentor, though it gives infinite life...
That said, FOUR Themes is overkill, & I dunno how to add in Aurelia into this... I don't want Equipment/Auras here, & I certainly don't want an overamount of stuff in such a way... I hope you Understand, sir. I'll be cutting some stuff for now if you want to find a way to add a 4th theme into all this...
...BTW, does Prison technically count as Stax? Just Wondering...
9 months ago
Resplendent Mentor can make a 3 card combo a 2 card combo. It's clunky though.
1 year ago
I don't think the combo is good enough for the following reasons:
It requires 4 pieces to work. Even with tutoring, the odds of you finding all 4 are quite low.
Some of the pieces are useless/weak outside of the combo. In particular, Cloudstone Curio does almost nothing. Doubling Season/Parallel Lives only synergize with a few cards, and the only good synergy is with Elvish Promenade.
It requires a lot of setup. You need to play 7 or 8 mana worth of cards that don't imeadiately help you. That's a lot of mana, even for an elves deck.
It's easy to disrupt. One removal spell takes out your Heritage Druid, your entire combo falls apart.
It doesn't even win you the game immeadiately. You have to wait until the next turn to attack, and all your elves are tapped, so your opponent can kill you the next turn or wrath your board.
Keep in mind that there are much better combos in modern that don't see any play. Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank requires only two cards and 8 mana (or 3 cards and 5 mana with Gut Shot), and wins you the game right away. Resplendent Mentor and Famished Paladin requires only 2 cards and 7 mana, and while it doesn't win you the game, it does prevent most opponents from winning. Neither of these combos is good enough, and yours is far worse.
Anyway, you're running 70 cards, so you should find 10 to cut. I know 9 that I'd cut.
1 year ago
Mana-wise that just feels like Resplendent Mentor... Clunky.
1 year ago
Ok so in the description when you said infinite life, I thought you actually had infinite life. I have already made Famished Mentor. It is budget Modern. If you include Resplendent Mentor you will literally have infinite life without even attacking. Plz check my deck.
1 year ago
General recommendations: Cradle of Vitality, Serra Avatar, Sunscorch Regent, Archangel of Thune, Austere Command, Ranger of Eos, Gift of Estates, Miren, the Moaning Well, Return to Dust, Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant, Sunbond, Resplendent Mentor, Comeuppance, Gilded Lotus, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Phyrexian Processor
Maybe Atalya, Samite Master as the commander if yours doesn't feel good.
Graveyard control Rest in Peace, Ashes of the Abhorrent
Azor's Gateway for the infinite mana you don't need lol
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