Choose three. You may choose the same mode more than once.
- Put a 2/2 white Knight creature token with vigilance onto the battlefield
- Exile target enchantment
- You gain 5 life
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Righteous Confluence Discussion
1 week ago
Normally people between 36-40 lands, right? I'd say this one wants 38. Couple especially good ones: Myriad Landscape and Ash Barrens. If you're serious about the token theme, maybe also Westvale Abbey Flip.
I really like your choice of a bunch of modal cards (with odd mana costs, obviously) that can do a bunch of different things. I would add a couple more - Righteous Confluence is less popular than the blue and black ones but still pretty good (life sometimes matters a lot in Commander, this gains 15).
I STRONGLY suggest the Scry temples from Theros block. Temple of Silence, Temple of Deceit &Temple of Enlightenment all help you control the top of your deck and your colors. Isolated Watchtower is also pretty freakin good in your deck as green decks will often ramp, so it should often be live.
Some pretty good ones from EDHrec that contribute to your strategy: Prognostic Sphinx, Windreader Sphinx Angel of Serenity Luminate Primordial and especially Conundrum Sphinx Penance and Future Sight. Those last three, I really would try to find room for (holy damn, especially Penance).
Then a couple general comments - you should probably try to include 2-3 sweeper effects and maybe 3-5 point removal (for a creature, I mean) effects, and a few effects that hit other permanent types (like Anguished Unmaking and Utter End). I think you'll probably want to include most of the cards I mention above that mention card draw, because it's REAL important to not get stuck on lands in EDH, and card draw's really a good way to avoid that.
A few cards that I think would be good cuts: Dowsing Dagger Flip, maybe Anointed Procession depending (you probably would want 20-30 token effects to justify this), Aphetto Alchemist, Lich Lord of Unx also because it's expensive, Master Trinketeer which has an activated ability that's way too damn expensive, Retrofitter Foundry which again is way too expensive, Sram's Expertise is probably too low impact - Righteous Confluence would be a great replacement here, for example, Connive / Concoct and Discovery / Dispersal are both a lil underpowered too.
Those are some thoughts for now - looks real fun though, isn't this commander's complexity so nifty?
2 weeks ago
Righteous Confluence this was a test spot. The knight tokens are great with History of Benalia and Anointed Procession, the enchantment exile is surprisingly useful just overcost to choose 3 times and the life gain negates Darien token generation.
2 months ago
SufferFromEDHD - Heya! This is quite a unique Darien deck. It looks like you run a lot more token generators than I do. I should look into getting a few more myself as I find Darien almost always is public enemy number one once I play him.
Also noticed no Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots. I'm guessing your group likes to get rid of Darien quite regularly and not worth running them? One other thing to consider would be to run Caged Sun over Gauntlet of Power. I ran both in my deck for a while until I played gauntlet against two other decks that ran white and forgot it affects all players lol.
In response to your comment on my Darien page I had mentioned a few cards that I for sure want to try. To go with that I was wondering though how Righteous Confluence and Endless Atlas have worked out for you. They both piqued my curiosity. Anyway the deck looks fun!
3 months ago
- Vandalize, + Abrade
- SoFi, + Swiftfoot Boots
- Sword of the Animist, + Hammer of Nazahn
- Duergar Hedge-Mage, + Primal Amulet Flip
- Phyrexian Processor, + Furnace of Rath
- Taj-Nar Swordsmith, + Heartless Hidegetsu
- Stoneforge Mystic, + Fire Servant
- Ritual of Rejuvination, + Revitalize
- Nahiri, the Harbinger, + Young Pyromancer
- Ray of Distortion, + Charmbreaker Devils
- Reaping the Rewards, + Reverberate
Also find room for Righteous Confluence Fiery Confluence Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant Blaze Commando Radiate Jaya Ballard Braid of Fire Dictate of the Twin Gods Runechanter's Pike Dualcaster Mage Dual Casting Reiterate
6 months ago
Oh right you are, Righteous Confluence ain't legal. Whoops.
I'm not saying to replace Gideon with History. I'm saying that if you like Gideon (and you rightfully do), then there's no reason that you shouldn't like History as well. Curving History into ANY of your other 3 or 4 drops is a crazy play-line because then they can swing in with +2/+1 on the following turn.
This deck really wants to win (or close to it) by turn 5. It's not quite aggro enough to win on turn 4, so turn 5 is the prime target. Given that timeline, History of Benalia is the perfect turn 3 play because it makes your turn 5 insanely explosive.
- Turn 2: Metallic Mimic or Accorder Paladin
- Turn 3: History of Benalia
- Turn 4: Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Silverblade Paladin
- Turn 5: Knight Exemplar or Silverblade Paladin with Brave the Elements
This playline threatens upwards of 30 unblockable power on turn 5. History and Gideon alone threaten 17, while History and Silverblade threaten 20. You can't get anywhere near those numbers without History of Benalia. That card is an absolute house.
6 months ago
Metallic Mimic has the issue of only being good if it's played before everything else. It's vanilla 2/1 body isn't great either. This deck isn't lacking in Lords, so it's not something I'm looking at for fresh additions.
Righteous Confluence isn't Modern legal. Regardless, I currently have no desire to go above 4cmc. And if I do, I would want something more potent than three Knight tokens. A 1-of is also too inconsistent without quality card selection to draw into it.
6 months ago
Upvote into triple digits! Congrats on the awesome deck!
I'm working on my own version of this deck and I have a couple thoughts:
I'm a bit baffled why you aren't considering History of Benalia. That card is a house. It's essentially 2/3rds of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar for one fewer mana. Brave the Elements is unreal with History because you can make them unblockable for the big attack step. People obviously see the attack coming, but you can usually bait out their removal by saying "move to combat", then responding with Brave the Elements FTW.
What do you think about Righteous Confluence as a 1-of curve topper? Obviously not ideal CMC, but the effect is quite flexible and can refill your board in a single turn.
9 months ago
No problem Suns_Champion. Happy to help. Knowledge is power and all that. If it helps, Righteous Confluence, like Fiery Confluence has separate triggers on the same spell that would help Firesong and Sunspeaker get extra damage in. And cards like Reviving Dose are Sunforgable and good for the Cantrip life gain and extra damage.