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Creature — Spirit Cleric
Sacrifice Selfless Spirit: Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.
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Selfless Spirit Discussion
17 hours ago
1 day ago
You can use her as a commander without too many issues until you get way past most metas.
For problem 1, you can actually make your board fairly resilient if you play a lean deck. I'm talking CMC of 3 at most. Then you drop in protection like Boros Charm, Selfless Spirit, Teferi's Protection, Archangel Avacyn Flip, etc. Play conservatively, keep up interaction. Run Disenchant effects to protect against combo if it's a thing in your meta. Basically, just have instant speed stuff. it helps a ton.
Problem 2, run rock and keep that CMC low.
Problem 3 isn't a problem at all. Gisela is something that adds extra oompfh to your deck. She's not someone you need to have on the table for the deck to function.
2 days ago
@Sumar27, the plan is using Drogskol Captain and Rattlechains to give hexproof which denies spot removal, and Spell Queller (exiles anything cmc 4 or less, basically countermagic) and Selfless Spirit deal with typical boardwipes. And Mausoleum Wanderer is a bigger badder buffer version of Judge's Familiar/Cursecatcher.
2 days ago
2 days ago
Selfless Spirit is a bit of recent addition recommended by a friend who has played elves for a long time. I like to bring it in to help against board wipes that I can't Regen against like Wrath of God and Damnation. And the fact that it is a creature allows you to hit it off CoCo or Chord instead of not having something like Heroic Intervention which you won't always have and can't really tutor for in elves. Essentially filling my sideboard with creature cards that do the work of instants/sorceries for that same reason.
2 days ago
thanks! I'll definitely take a look at your list, the main thing keeping me from adding in more white was the money spent on lands and Devoted Druid's. I might be able to trade some extra moon's for those soon, I'll be considering that. In what matchups do you usually use Selfless Spirit? I may want to try those out.
4 days ago
For an Infect deck, there aren't many Infect creatures. I recommend Glistener Elf, Plague Stinger, Blight Mamba, Ichorclaw Myr, and Necropede because they are cheap and you can get them out early. Selfless Spirit is another Dauntless Escort effect.
4 days ago
Crazy talk for a second - Field of Ruin? I know, I know, three colour decks, colourless lands, etc., but Field of Ruin can fix your mana if need be, and is the freest of answers to Inkmoth Nexus, Celestial Colonnade, Raging Ravine, Urza's Tower, Academy Ruins, and so on and so forth. Having access to that card swings matchups that would otherwise just be unwinnable, into straight up favourable. So long as we're experimenting, maybe we switch the Serum Visions out for the Fields, and rely more on JvP to dig us through our awkward draws?
I'm very glad also that you're playing Hero's Downfall! The card is extremely underrated, in my opinion, and I have a hunch he is going to see much more play now that Jace, the Mind Sculptor is public enemy no. 1. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not a strictly worse Maelstrom Pulse - the fact that it can kill manlands, and as you pointed out, is instant speed, makes it a very strong contender. You won't be disappointed by it!
I still think your gy can support a singleton M. Cut quite easily. Big Goyfs are a reason to play Cut, or a giant Master of Etherium, Primeval Titan, Wurmcoil Engine and so on. With Thoughtseize and shocks and fetch, the casting of Dismember will often be more painful than you'll want.
Speaking of Wurmcoil Engine, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet! 3 Mind Sculptor is probably 1 more than you need, and Scoozes have a habit of competing for food - may I recommend Kalitas to you? He gains life, he exiles, he races like no other, and wins creature based aggro/attrition matchups as easily as Jace wins control matchups. I think your list desperately needs a way to catch back up on life total and board presence against the more aggressive decks in the field that can deploy multiple threats a turn, and Kalitas coming down after two/three turns of interaction is the best NO to aggro I have yet discovered. In a world of Kolaghan's Command and Liliana, the Last Hope, the exiling zombie maker is king (especially if Lightning Bolt becomes more popular), not least because he can race Gurmag Angler, Tasigur, the Golden Fang and Bedlam Reveler quite successfully with 3 points of lifelink (-5, +3 for you each turn cycle; -3 for them; so you're outpacing them by one life point each combat - and heaven forbid you should have any zombies to help).
And Liliana, the Last Hope! Her minus 2 synergises quite well with Jace zero, her plus is an amazing answer to Birds of Paradise, Lingering Souls, Vizier of Remedies, Elvish Mystic, Selfless Spirit, Young Pyromancer, Dark Confidant, Snapcaster Mage, Master of Waves - I could go on, but you get the idea. Also, even if the plus does not kill something, the shrinking is often very relevant in combat, and saves one a ton of life over the course of several turns of ground based combat; it also makes otherwise untenable combats tenable/favourable. That one copy in your sideboard should probably find its way to the main - even against Tron, I have been happy to have her in my list, because of the rather nasty loop she sets up with Fulminator Mage.