Sentinel Totem


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Sentinel Totem


When Sentinel Totem enters the battlefield, scry 1.

Exile Sentinel Totem: Exile all cards from all graveyards.

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Sentinel Totem Discussion

araconos on Boros Aggro GRN v2.0

6 days ago

Glad to see you've updated! The new list looks a lot better. However, it still seems like you cant decide between aggro or midrange in your decklist - you've got plenty of early game, a good curve, and then you've got a lot of burn or removal that seems too expensive or just doesn't fit.

For example, Path of Mettle  Flip Seems like an odd choice. For a start, if you play it on turn 2 it will kill off any non-mentor'd Healer's Hawks you played on turn one, effectively making it a dead card until you either are behind on board or get ahead, making it just a 'win more' card. Also, you have Goblin Chainwhirler, so you have the anti-token down pat. There's also the fact that if you're running aggro you want to end the game turn 4/5, so investing mana into a slow value engine is counterproductive.

Shock, Seal Away and Lightning Strike should be in the sideboard, and should be replaced with more creatures to pad your curve. A few more 1 drops wouldn't be amiss - maybe 3 Hunted Witness to give your board a little added staying power, giving you targets to mentor with if they block early.

Remember that the first and foremost strategy of an aggro deck is to gain a tempo advantage via filling the board with threats. Burn cards don't accomplish this for us - spending 1 or 2 mana on a single-use damage source is less important than getting out some 1 or 2 drops that can easily do more damage over the course of a few turns.

The only reason you would ever use burn is to either regain board control or hit face when you can't swing in - and if either of those is the case, odds are high you've already lost.

Remove the Silent Gravestone for a few Sentinel Totem - it does the same thing, but much faster and much easier.

Other than that I think everything here is good! I like the Risk Factor sideboard include, because I love that card. Looks like a solid aggro deck.

geartank on Izzet Christmas?

1 week ago

sideboard 4 Sentinel Totems to reduce undergrowth and/or surveil shenanigans

MeagherMan101 on Armageddon in Standard!

1 week ago

Oh damn yeah Conclave Tribunal only does target opponent's stuff, did not take the time to read that properly. That's a bit of a bummer since now we do NEED Remorseful Cleric to make the combo beneficial to us now and Sentinel Totem sideboard helps make that more consistent. I appreciate you reading through thatcjguy, thanks!

MeagherMan101 on Armageddon in Standard!

1 week ago

Yeah 4x Sentinel Totem sideboard is probably a tad overkill. I was thinking about just ramping into big threats if we're struggling against aggro such as Carnage Tyrant and maybe Pelakka Wurm and take some of the combo bits out. I do like blowing lands up though so it will be difficult.

Trojan1514 on Selesnya Tokens

2 weeks ago

I feel that you don't have enough flying protection, so maybe chuck in a Divine Visitation or 2, and for a little graveyard hate throw in a couple of Sentinel Totem's

zAzen7977 on LILIANA'S CHILDREN (Mono-black Zombies GRN)

3 weeks ago

Stickboy101, I've been tinkering around with Creeping Chill and I moved a playset to the sideboard. I think they should come in against aggressive burn decks which deal damage faster than this build. I'm also considering maindecking 1-2 Macabre Waltz, which may be useful when you need a discarded Doom Whisperer, but I would have to cut removal to make room, and I think the deck needs as much removal as possible.

Thanks Apex_killjoy02! And that's a good question. I think the deck is consistent, fast and resilient enough to be competitive against multi-colored decks. Actually, I think the deck is much stronger now than it was pre-rotation with the addition of Doom Whisperer, Barrier of Bones, Necrotic Wound, and Severed Strands. My main concern is dealing with white decks running Remorseful Cleric, or decks sideboarding Sentinel Totem or Silent Gravestone. If my graveyard is cleared, I can fill it up again, or I can bring in Duress, Never Happened, or Sorcerous Spyglass from the sideboard to try to catch a threat before it's played.

ReallyRed on Mono-White Fall of the Thran

1 month ago

Have you considered running Remorseful Cleric in place of Sentinel Totem? It exiles from target graveyard and you could still have your own to replay lands with Fall of the Thran.

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