Sentinel Totem

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Sentinel Totem

Artifact

When Sentinel Totem enters the battlefield, scry 1.

Exile Sentinel Totem: Exile all cards from all graveyards.

Sentinel Totem Discussion

NoSoyYucateco on Serpopard Selesnya Midrange

1 day ago

I think your sideboard could use some improvement.

At the moment, you have very little to protect yourself against burn and other spells that would target you. Leyline of Sanctity would work well. As a budget alternative, you could consider Aegis of the Gods .

You may also want to think about protecting your creatures with Mark of Asylum .

To make room for these cards, I would consider dropping Asceticism and reducing the number of Damping Sphere , Leyline of the Void , and Knight of Autumn . Especially Leyline of the Void, since you can't cast it (this slot would be better served by Rest in Peace or even Sentinel Totem in Selesnya anyway). You already have plenty of hexproof cards, so Asceticsm is expensive for the effect.

R_Pieces on Kaya's Judgement(RNA)

6 days ago

Man I gotta say this deck is a lot of fun and is a surefire way to cause some rage amongst opponents. Definitely a pretty good build but I made a few minor changes. I think it’s worth adding a couple Demystify cards to deal with mill decks and I also use Profane Procession  Flip which I found to be extremely useful for creature heavy decks (in addition to dishing out some hate depending on what you exile). I’m also curious how you feel about using Revival / revenge . I’ve used a couple of them in my deck and in addition to Ethereal Absolution it can stifle a lot of different decks. I’d also advocate for using those Sentinel Totem cards like FastIsFaster said. After playing a graveyard deck I thought the totems would be very useful in addition to getting more artifacts to amplify Karn’s -2. All in all though man you put together a great deck that I’ve really enjoyed playing around with so kudos on the build mate!

BeardBlade on Goblin's Visitation

1 week ago

I love the idea! As far as your sideboard goes: 1. Hieromancer's Cage can be strictly upgraded with Ixalan's Binding 2. Risk Factor is a weird inclusion. I'd swap it out for some graveyard hate, like Sentinel Totem 3. It's worth throwing in a bit of enchantment/artifact hate. Expose to Daylight or Invoke the Divine work, depending on which is important to you, or even Demystify if you want cheaper and laser-focused on enchantments.

APPLE01DOJ on Speed issue in new deck

2 weeks ago

How do you feel about a green splash?

R/B are arguably the worst 2 colors for sideboards (with white then green being the best).

Green would give you access to stuff like Raking Canopy as well as Simic Keyrune which is highly valuable to your deck.

As for Tron, pick your flavor of land destruction. Crumble to Dust is my pick. They can win through almost any form of hate, even Blood Moon and Pithing Needle effects so you just need to be quicker than they are. Keeping them off Tron will makes things easier.

Your actually decently tech'd against burn with Izzet Charm , Rune Snag , Lightning Bolt and Remand . If you need something more Kraken's Eye or Dragon's Claw can work wonders. I'm a personal fan of Amulet of Safekeeping as it's useful for against many decks and great against Storm. I also like Fountain of Renewal since it can be played turn 1 and involves no additional investment, plus can be cashed in if it gets to a point its not needed.

As far as the graveyard decks, you could run Relic of Progenitus or Surgical Extraction without splashing. You could run Leyline of the Void but if you side it in you would have to commit to mulling for it. Sentinel Totem and Tormod's Crypt are decent as well.

Liliana's Caress is good against Hollow One but you could use Hurkyl's Recall or Echoing Truth against it.

Dissipation Field and Anger of the Gods can be good against Izzet Phoenix & Humans but you need to survive long enough for them to be effective. Damping Sphere can slow Phoenix.

MeetTheMayhem on Admiral Beckett Brass

4 weeks ago

I thought I would comment as I also chose a Pirate Tribal deck as my first EDH deck which I built about 4 months ago Pirate Tribal Final. It took me some time to work out what direction I wanted to go in with the deck, being Grixis, a preference to one or two colours seemed sensible. Also, pirates are sneaky and like treasure and stealing, right?

I chose to focus on Blue, using evasive abilities to enable me to sneak pirates past blockers, gaining benefits such as card draw from Bident of Thassa and steal the permanents of my opponents with Admiral Beckett Brass . I also went for a treasure subtheme, using cards such as Revel in Riches , Brass's Bounty and Mechanised Production to rapidly generate treasures, either as win-cons or for high-cost spells such as Insurrection or Kindred Dominance .

At the moment, your deck is about equally balanced between all three colours, with limited mana fixing (which treasures would help with), therefore you might stall early by drawing the wrong combination of colours. I would maybe try and lean a bit on one subtheme/colour, more than the rest. Also, you have a number of weak cards in the deck at the moment, Lightning-Rig Crew , Wily Goblin , Sentinel Totem , Smelt , Act of Treason , Fevered Visions , Navigator's Ruin , Raiders' Wake etc. to name a few. Additionally, you use a lot of cards to tap opponents creatures, rather than making yours evasive/unblockable. Many of those cards aren't providing sufficient power to justify their inclusion.

TLDR: I think you are trying to do too much and therefore your deck is spread too thin in important areas. I would pick a specific game plan and build around it.

sylvannos on Newbie needs help getting into ...

1 month ago

Is this the Fish deck you're using?


Merfolk return

Standard* Farel

2 COMMENTS | 58 VIEWS


The reason you're losing is you're not playing the two strongest cards for the deck (which are also the reason you play the deck in the first place)!

Those cards are Deeproot Waters and Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca . You should have 4 of each. I'd recommend the following decklist:

Lands:
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4x Breeding Pool (or Simic Guildgate if you're on a budget)
5x Forest
4x Hinterland Harbor
6x Island
4x Unclaimed Territory

Creatures:
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2x Benthic Biomancer
4x Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca
4x Kumena's Speaker
4x Merfolk Branchwalker
4x Merfolk Mistbinder
1x Merfolk Trickster
4x Mist-Cloaked Herald
4x Silvergill Adept
1x Tempest Caller
3x Watertrap Weaver
1x Zegana, Utopian Speaker

Other Spells:
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1x Spell Pierce
4x Deeproot Waters

Sideboard:
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2x Carnage Tyrant
4x Dive Down
1x Merfolk Trickster
1x Sentinel Totem
1x Shapers' Sanctuary
2x Sorcerous Spyglass
2x Spell Pierce
2x Thrashing Brontodon

You should have no problems steamrolling non-red aggro decks, control, and have okay match-ups against midrange. You won't beat RDW/Burn, so if you get paired up against them don't sweat it if you lose. R/W variants are easier to beat. Just keep Goblin Chainwhirler in mind and don't get 10-for-1'd by overextending with 1/1s.

Spell Pierce and Dive Down laugh in the face of boardwipes (like Deafening Clarion or Settle the Wreckage ) because you can often just go full HAM and keep 1 mana open, which will force your opponent to tap out for the wipe. They get BTFO'd and you kill them anyway.

Watertrap Weaver and Tempest Caller can often end the game just by creating so much tempo, especially against decks that rely on smaller amounts of large creatures.

You should still get a Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca even if you decide to play EDH because he's a powerhouse of a general.

AvengerOfDorubah on Dragharmonicon

1 month ago

I would definitely include Sentinel Totem , that's an awesome suggestion!.

I have not tested Dragon Hatchling , but it really make sense what you say here. It is worth to try it and see how well it works :D.

About Maelstrom Pulse , yes, that card is simply brutal, but also out of my budget, quite expensive one.

aswordforthefallen on Dragharmonicon

1 month ago

One copy of Maelstrom Pulse would do work for you over one copy of Dragon's Hoard , playing a similar role of buying you time and cards, only at your opponent's expense instead.

A Sentinel Totem or two may do more for you than Tormod's Crypt , considering the open mana in the early turns. While casting it T2 forecasts that you might not have a Terminate in hand, that's not information the opponent can always bank on, and you get a scry trigger from it (or two with the excellent Panharmonicon ).

Have you tested what Dragon Hatchling can do as your T3 play off of a T2 Dragon Tempest ? Dragon Egg is an exciting card when it works, but getting to suspend a Search for Tomorrow in addition to getting a dragon might be worth a egg or two.

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