Seraph Sanctuary

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed (DDQ) Common
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Common

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Seraph Sanctuary

Land

When Seraph Sanctuary enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

Whenever an Angel enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.

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Seraph Sanctuary Discussion

hoardofnotions on Karlov life manipulation

5 days ago

Radiant Fountain and Seraph Sanctuary could be cut. I'm not sure the effect is strong enough.

I count 8 plains for Emeria, The Sky Ruin. seems unlikly that you'll ever trigger it. maybe cut Temple of the False God and Terramorphic Expanse for more basics?

Expedition Map might be good

Tithe might be good as well, i didn't realize it was that expensive. still a cool card though.

HARDsofty on Accent-Accord

4 weeks ago

I'm considering putting in 2-4 Seraph Sanctuary in the deck since I found a playset in my collection.

Pheardemons on life in death

1 month ago

Not sure if you want the bigger body, but Lone Missionary does the same thing as Inspiring Cleric but for one less mana. It might be nice to have a better curve as to Lone Missionary, Vampire Nighthawk then to Herald of War.

Also, lands like Orzhov Basilica and Azorius Chancery are terrible lands in modern (with the exception of one deck that utilizes their bounce effect). If you're looking for other budget options (because this deck looks budgeted) you could look into Forsaken Sanctuary, Isolated Chapel, Choked Estuary, Drowned Catacomb, and Sunken Hollow. With all of the angels you play, you could also look into Seraph Sanctuary.

Elstersen on $2 Angels (Angelic Accord)

1 month ago

That's all great, thank you for the suggestions! Cathedral Sanctifier seems like a great card (I didn't know about it), but it's also more expensive (in cents), which will push me above the arbitrary limit of $2 =) But I'll try to move these pieces around! Anointer Priest is great, but I need life before I get the token, as it triggers the token. Ideally I need creatures and spells that give me exactly 4 lives: then it triggers a free angel. Angel of Mercy for example works only because it combos with Seraph Sanctuary, something Sanctifier wouldn't do.

peccatori on UW Saint Traft Aura

2 months ago

First, i'm sorry by my english. Second, i'm sorry by my magic's skills. Well, let start.

The deck's premisse is "I want to have a angel 4/4 with fly hitting my enemy in their face".To do this, we will use Geist of Saint Traft, he is a creature costly one/white/blue with hexproof, "Whenever Geist of Saint Traft attacks, put a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying onto the battlefield tapped and attacking. Exile that token at the end of combat", and a body 2/2. The only problem with this card is in the last party: he is a 2/2. So it's very easy to be killed by a blocking creature. For correct this we will use Steel of the Godhead. Our geist enchanted with this will become a 4/4 creature with lifelink, unblockable and whenever attacks put a angel 4/4 flyng and atacking too.

So, mission completed! But, wait... We can do better. Invocation of Saint Traft permit us enchant a creature to do the same thing the geist does. And, maybe you heard about him, maybe not, but Invisible Stalker is the right blue-guy if you want to attack your enemmy without reaction. Costly one/blue for a creature with HEXPROOF AND UNBLOCKABLE, you will pay two mana for a creture that, if enter the battlefield, can be stopped only for a global distruction or a saccrifice order. The only problem is he is a 1/1, but our propose is enchant he with Invocation of Saint Traft, and now we have our angel 4/4 hitting our enemy and one turn before if we used the saint traft.

This is very fun, we have two combinations to do the samething we want, Saint Traft and Stell of Godhead & Invisible Stalker and Invocation of Saintraft. And the best party of this is in the two case we use a Aura. We already saw a GW Aura and a BW Aura. It's time for a UW Aura.

We use Ethereal Armor to buff our creatures for each aura we have AND give him FIRSTSTRIKE (the Stell of Godhead give unblockable for us Geist, but this in the mostly cases protect him enough), Cartouche of Knowledge allow us to give +1/+1 and fly to a creature AND draw a card (that is awesome), One With the Wind is a generic aura: +2/+2 and fly.

To protect us and buff the Ethereal Armor, we use Journey to Nowhere and Detention Sphere. In the deck we use two of each, but the Detention Sphere is best in the mostly cases. You will use journey if have a deck that wins early and with a creature. In the other cases you will use Detention Sphere: exile all permanents with the same name. With that you can exile a enchantmant that make a combo, remove two or three creatures with the same name or clean a board with Tokens. Yeah, detention sphere is pretty better than journey.

Still to protect us we have Hindering Light, anull a spell that target us or, usually, one of ours enchantments. And you draw a card. Talking about draw a card, we have Ephara, God of the Polis, that is awesome in our deck. Like the other gods, she is a legendary enchantment creature with subtype God, indestructible and isn't a creature while your devotion for heir colors is less than 7. She is a enchantment, so she will buff our Ethereal Armor, we have a lot of enchantments, so is easy to she becomes a creature, but the best of this god is your effect: "At the beginning of each upkeep, if you had another creature enter the battlefield under your control last turn, draw a card.". As we have a creature entering the field every turn, thanks to Saint Traft and your enchantment, we will bough a additional card on opponent's turn.

Know, let's talk about three cards that do similar things: Auramancer, Enlightened Tutor and Heliod's Pilgrim. These three cards get enchantments for us: Auramancer recover a enchantment from cemittery, Enlightened tutor search our library for an enchantment, and Heliod's Pilgrim search our library for an aura card. Alone, the best of them are the Enlightened tutor, cost only one-white mana and you can do this in instant speed, for... I don't know, but instant speed is cool. So, why we use 1 auramancer, 3 heliod's pilgrim and zero enlightened tutor?

The motive is Call to the Kindred. Cost 3/blue mana, enchant a creature and at the beginning of your upkeep search the top five cards of your library and put a creature card that shares a type with enchanted creature on the battlefield. If we enchant Heliod's Pilgrim with this, and we can search this card when she enter's the battlefield, every turn we can put for free a creature card on the battlefield, because all our creatures, with exception Ephara, shares a type with Heliod's Pilgrim. This is awesome if you are in a field with much deck control and time. That is my case. Now, with that aren't you case, you will preffer to use enlightened tutor, change the 3 heliod's pilgrim and the call to kindred for 4 of them. But, if you field have much blue-decks that counter your's enchantments, change the heliod's pilgrim for more 3 Auromancers, that way you can recover the enchantments that gone to the cemiterry. For black-decks that force you to sacrifice your creatures, its better the strategy of Call to the Kindred + Heliod's Pilgrim .

Last but not least, we have Hero of Iroas. That card be white don't make sense to me, one time Iroas are Boros, but be happy that is white. Cost one/white for a creature with body 2/2 that makes all your auras cost's 1 less, and have heroic - put a +1/+1 counter on it is awesome. It's no the better card on the deck, buts your effects are awesome. If your enemy can't destroy your enchantments, try to change one or two Hindering Light for more Hero of Iroas.

Know, lasts considerations. The first is why we use only two Seraph Sanctuary. I try to use 4 of them, to gain more life every time the effect of Saint Traft activate, but the life gain don't compensate the fault of blue/white mana. After some tests, two are the best amount for the deck. The second, Anointed Procession. You can use them if you don't want to do the combo Call to the Kindred + Heliod's Pilgrim . With this in battlefield, whenever the saint traft activate his effect you will have two angels attacking your oponnets. That's strong, but the times this card makes you win the game... Well, with me that card never was the reason to me win. Normally, if your oponnet can't stop your creatures, destroy your enchantments or something like this, have one or two angels don't make great difference. So, i prefer the combo pilgrim-kindred. And last, if you are facing a Burn, just put into the deck Lifelink. Cost one-white and gives lifelink for your creatures. This is normally enough to compensate the life take by burn.

Ocelot44 on Gisela, the broken commander.

2 months ago

If you are planning on making this more, angel tribal, Seraph Sanctuary could be useful, and Urza's Incubator would be amazing if you can afford it, and Karmic Guide is one of my favorite angels in the game :)

multimedia on Karlov of the Ghost Council EDH

2 months ago

Hey, nice budget deck.

Here's some budget suggestions:

Most of these suggestions are constant life gaining sources that don't require you play other cards to gain life. Talisman is very good because you're not only gaining life, but also making coloress mana. Attendant and Warden gain you life when any creature ETB meaning all players' creatures. They can add counters to Karlov during your opponents' turns.

Some budget Commander staples in Orzhov colors:

Karlov can exile any creature which is great, but Unmaking and End can exile any nonland permanent. They're very versatile and powerful. Mother can protect Karlov from a removal spell or make him unblockable by opponent your attacking colored creatures for a lethal Commander damage strike. Titan has a lot of cards to reanimate in the deck and if he gets to attack he can keep reanimating cards.

Good luck with your deck.


freakingShane on Avacyn, Prison Warden

3 months ago

Okay, brace yourself. I'm going all out.

  • P.S. Sorry that my inner spike ignores price...

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