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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
1 day ago
Selfless Spirit helps against board wipes.
2 days ago
Yes life is a premium, paying life to go fast. Will see how Toxic Deluge goes or if it can't be cast when needed.
Wheel of Fortune/Reforge the Soul/Dragon Mage/Wheel of Fate/Chandra Ablaze/Magus of the Wheel are all viable. I play more Orzhov () and splash the Mardu , so usually I won't be pulling too many read lands with fetches. Also, with a Liliana's Caress type build or a Surveil/Dredge and true Reanimator Living Death/Living End type builds it would be very powerful.
In my build, I always feel like once I get Kaalia of the Vast stabilized where I can start dropping the A/D/D from my hand, when I would Dragon Mage to recharge, it would just give my opponents a solution to whatever, Iona, Shield of Emeria or Avacyn, Angel of Hope or Etc., instead of trying to slow the board state down. I just feel this is better suited to a Nekusar, the Mindrazer or Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder or The Locust God, Etc. type Commander.
I'm unsure about Mausoleum Secrets (Situational/Late game), similar feelings towards Gamble (-1 card advantage and randomness) and Beseech the Queen (Situational/Late game). I think Mausoleum Secrets would be good with Selfless Spirit and Children of Korlis in the deck though. Hmm. I will play test it a bit, see how effective it is.
Angelic Arbiter isn't great against some decks like, Izzet () or Grixis (+) but against commanders like Xenagos, God of Revels or any Haste Commander builds actually, or Blightsteel Colossus. Since we get attacked quite a bit too, it also helps mitigate lots of that damage. Like do you want to cast Cultivate or attack with those 3/3's or whatever, do you want to swing your infect and cast nothing this turn? He's been good, won't replace him anytime soon.
4 days ago
I believe the gravitation to Terminus and more wraths is due to spirits in general. That deck a lone has so much resilience to normal wraths. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben slows the wrath. Mausoleum Wanderer slows it even more and both cards make counters more costly. Spell Queller, intercepts your uncounterable Supreme Verdict and Selfless Spirit nullifies it. Most other "creature" decks in the meta right now like Dredge and Hollow One (Now Phoenix) can put so many creatures onto the battlefield so early that 1 for 1 removal and removal that sends stuff to the grave just can't do the trick.
As far as Clique, it's a versatile card at instant speed. 3 life per turn beats, can filter your hand, deal with an impending doom threat in the opponents, decent range removal as a blocker.
1 week ago
These are all pretty good suggestions. This is definitely more of a checklist of cards to put into the deck and not a finished list, I don't have near enough stand-alone recursion to bring Alesha back when she inevitably gets eaten by removal spells.
The lands on this list are strictly lands I own right now, but certainly would love to have the lands you mentioned plus the scry-lands like Temple of Malice
Card draw is indeed an issue, however Faithless Looting is possibly the most tool-boxy card draw specifically for Alesha because this deck doesn't want to hard-cast cards like Archetype of Finality or some of the other higher cmc creatures. As as is Black's fashion, using the graveyard as a second hand is a thing in this deck.
Break Through the Line is a great suggestion, I can't remember why it isn't on this list. but it should definitely be there. Victimize, Buried Alive, and Diabolic Intent are also all good too, and they also might have a place in the final iteration of the deck.
As for board wipes, i have a thing where I would like 5 in every deck I build, so I would actually add in more!
And finally Village Bell-Ringer is actually in my list because it is an immediate 2-card combo with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, so yes, definitely worth a slot in the 99 with Selfless Spirit. I do like the Hope of Ghirapur for some player-targeting potential too!
1 week ago
A few thoughts that you may want to consider. Some will have to be weighed against budget but I think they all bring the deck a little more of an edge. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death has to be a fast deck to be effective as she will quickly get burned out if things move too slowly for you.
Faster dual lands that don't come into play tapped give you an edge early game that is not to be underestimated. They are a little pricey but if you can grab them they will certainly up the pace. The pain lands Sulfurous Springs, Karplusan Forest, Caves of Koilos The filter lands Graven Cairns, Rugged Prairie, Fetid Heath The check lands Dragonskull Summit, Isolated Chapel, Clifftop Retreat Also Talisman of Indulgence is an pretty damn good budget mana rock in your colours.
Just a couple more card draw options Read the Bones and Painful Truths are both better than Cathartic Reunion in my opinion. Usually I wouldn't advocate for higher cost cards but Mardu suffers from card advantage and I think its worth it not to lose those two cards....or have to, at the very least, worry about recurring them.
Break Through the Line is an interesting enhancer you may want to consider
I am not sure you need so many board wipes. Even so I think Day of Judgment might be one to consider replacing a more mana intensive card
Village Bell-Ringer would be a good addition to keep your defenses up as you'll probably want to be attacking all the time. You also could consider Selfless Spirit to bolster you creatures in combat. Hope of Ghirapur can shut down an opposing player pretty hard if you can recur it
1 week ago
Nice to see an update! I've been playing this deck a lot since building it and have been finding a lot of usage out of Selfless Spirit for extra board protection, Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip for more draw/ramp, and Defense of the Heart, which is nuts with Emeria Shepherd if you can protect both of them. I think I'm going to give Green Sun's Zenith a try though since it looks super versatile. Curious as to why you went back to Kamahl, Fist of Krosa over Craterhoof Behemoth though?
2 weeks ago
First off... you are wanting to build the wrong Neheb list...
Secondly, it depends. If you have fun playing each deck you have, build more! Otherwise, make sure you upgrade the decks that you don't enjoy playing as much, or sell them (or parts of them, and save others to put in other, more fun decks), so you can make more fun decks.
Really, if you want a deck that can be 'meta-controlling', you should figure out the main gameplans of your playgroup, and attack it from another angle. This will consistently make you win more, and even if you get targetted, will commonly lead to a 50%+ Winrate.
My Local Game Store has an issue of not running sweepers, opting for a lot of single-target, cheap removal spells. I decided to build an enchantress-combo list (Earthcraft/Squirrel Nest) prison deck, which I used because I can run Greater Auramancy, Privileged Position, Sterling Grove, and being in WG, Teferi's Protection and Heroic Intervention for the occasional 1 or 2 sweepers the control deck finds.
I also made a Karametra, God of Harvests deck with Archetype of Endurance, Sigarda, Host of Herons, Temur Sabertooth, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Selfless Spirit, Privileged Position, and Asceticism to combat all of their removal entirely, these decks have only ever been interacted with Cyclonic Rift before, and as both are majorly ramp lists at heart, I can just empty my hand after.
Other times I have heard stories of times where every player is running infinite token decks and so run Rakdos Charm to combat them, and Tainted AEther, or Authority of the Consuls. There even was a story about a playgroup in which everyone played artifact decks, so the girl showed up with a Kataki, War's Wage stax list, running cards like Hokori, Dust Drinker, Linvala, the Preserver, and a bunch of walkers like Elspeth, Gideon, Ugin, and even a Karn as wincons.
3 weeks ago
I love cleric tribal, I realize this is a jank deck but with some focus it can also be effective. I think the first trick is to synergize with your command and find clerics that can be sacrificed for gains the second is to find ways to drain their health quickly so you can focus on the first.
The next one is not quite so easy and needs tuning to make really good, but I would recommend clerics like Benevolent Bodyguard, Children of Korlis, Dark Supplicant with Scion of Darkness, Frontline Medic, Nova Cleric, Remorseful Cleric, Sanctum Guardian and Selfless Spirit for creatures that can be utilized well with your commander and as a bonus its flavorful to have fanatical priests dedicated to some grim god.
I don't know if you will continue to develop this but I would like to see your take on it as you evolve it.