Rest in Peace
When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all cards from all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.
|Have (3)||metalmagic , , CompleteWaste|
|Want (3)||Fireslice2 , Phoreon , TobbyMuchWow|
Printings View all
|Secret Lair (SLD)||Rare|
|Arena Cards (ARENA)||Rare|
|Signature Spellbook: Gideon (SS2)||Rare|
|Masters 25 (A25)||None|
|Return to Ravnica (RTR)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Rest in Peace occurrence in decks from the last year
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Rest in Peace Discussion
8 hours ago
jmozer33, it would be ok, but the main focus of the deck is life drain. I'm not trying to run too many stax pieces because I don't want to get hated out of the game, I have a ton of stax already for a deck whose focus isn't stax, and I do want my opponents to be able to fight back 99/100 times, as it makes it more fun and interesting.
Idk if that makes sense. Like, the goal of the deck is to drain opponents out, and that's a slower strategy. So I utilize some stax effects to put other players on a clock more similar to mine. If I'm going to run a card that completely destroys a deck archetype (like Rest in Peace for gy decks) I would rather run Drannith Magistrate which turns off decks who need their commander or want to cheat spells (and I do run it).
Another factor is that I play in optimized games so some stax is ok but dedicated stax decks are still frowned upon and I feel like if I add much more it'll be too much. Also the problem of I can't imagine what I'd remove to put it in.
18 hours ago
Also since you don't seem to use your graveyard much, the best stax piece in white is Rest in Peace.
1 week ago
I love this design!!!
Take a look at mine
1 week ago
LeaPlath The reason I have white is because Leyline of Sanctity is very strong against many decks, and Lightning Helix is a good balance between removal and it makes aggro deck's lives harder. I might drop white, but it gives me a good enough excuse for having a "budget" mana-base. If white is only a splash, then I won't need too many white cards. I probably will cut the planeswalkers once I get better cards like Lightning Bolt and Manamorphose. I might end up keeping The Royal Scions just because it works so well with Dreadhorde Arcanist, but at the same time that's one of the only reasons in the deck. (Well, it's a way to dump Arclight Phoenixes into the bin.)
Pretty much all the cards you suggested I am aiming to get my hand on, but my wallet will go as far as it can go. Surgical Extraction is very good, but wow that's way too much money. Maybe something like Gut Shot or Mutagenic Growth could work in the "free spells" slot instead. I forgot about Finale of Promise until now, and might end up playing it. Thing in the Ice Flip is a bit expensive (money-wise) so I might end up runnning a proper boardwipe instead. Also, in the current meta, permanent boardwipes are ideal because it's too easy to replay your things. I have one copy of Aria of Flame.
psionictemplar I will fix the decklist as soon as I can. Rest in Peace is a nonbo, but Tormod's Crypt is one card I will add. I like the "fakeout" control idea, and really feel like making control a game two strategy if I feel my opponent is going to bring in graveyard hate. I do want to keep white as a splash colour (read above) so it's strong in this "fakeout" strategy. I will drop the Chandra's Incinerator and other bad cards once I get good cards to replace them with.
1 week ago
First and foremost I am going to make this suggestion in the interest of easier reading. Only use one version of a card for deck lists. When you have 1x and 2x copies both listed it can be confusing on the total number of copies in a deck. It makes things simpler to read and evaluate that way.
As far as the deck itself is concerned, I certainly would not recommend Rest in Peace since it would negate your Arclight Phoenix's and other creature bonuses as well. You'd certainly be better with Tormod's Crypt. To be honest, I'm not sure the white spells do enough to justify running either.
Other things I would consider is deciding on whether you want to be an aggressive Arclight Phoenix deck or a control deck since the 2 plans contradict each other somewhat. (I recommend the aggressive route.) You'll find nothing worse than casting a couple draw spells and having the 3rd spell you'd need to cast be a mana leak, keeping you from getting your phoenix's back. Try Manamorphose instead. It can essentially act as a free spell for stormwing entity's cost reduction/arclight recursion.
If you do want to keep control as an option, consider making that a focus of your sideboard instead. This way you can try to win game 1 and then plan games 2/3 accordingly. This might be where the white cards will be the most beneficial if you intent to keep the 3rd color. If not, Negate will probably hit most things that will be problematic for you.
Other than these main thoughts, I'd probably drop the chandra's incinerator from the deck as well. It's going to be very hit or miss on getting the cost reduction and would give you some space to work more burn spells in. I'd like to see about 2 more lands in there as well, but that might not be needed depending on how your revisions over time look.
But, take this all with a grain of salt as I've never played the deck personally, only against it (pre-faithless looting ban).
1 week ago
The decklist is here: Jeskai Phoenix - Current Decklist
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
I'm gonna throw my hat in the ring here and say that Agent isn't gonna break EDH. Maybe those in cEDH who rely more heavily on tutoring, it will be an issue, sure. But for most people, in most decks, you have maybe what, 1, 2 tutors? And half of those are gonna be looking for lands.
Agent poses a threat that already has answers. We already have cards that steal your stuff off the stack. We already have things to stop ETBs, targeting, and triggered abilities. And above all, commander is inherently a 1v3 game. There is no silver bullet for 3 opposing decks with 3x the resources.
I dont LIKE Agent, but I dont see it as anything worse than a Rest in Peace to a graveyard deck; a highly niche silver bullet that doesn't even do anything against casual decks.