Land — Desert
T: Add C to your mana pool.
T, Pay 1 life: Add W to your mana pool.
2WW, T, Sacrifice a Desert: Creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.
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Shefet Dunes Discussion
1 day ago
Shefet Dunes wins games with token decks, I would recommend one or two in the deck.
1 day ago
I have a friend who has really put a lot of time into a Standard Ixalan Vampire deck, he has tried a bit of everything. Crested Sunmare makes this deck theme really strong, so does Angel of Invention. I wouldnt use both, but slotting two of one of those cards in will give you mid to late game power that the tribal vampires dont have right now. Also, Fumigate is a good boardwipe for when youre down and need a boost.
Heres his decklist
4x Fatal Push
2x Shefet Dunes
Adanto Vanguard and Mark of the Vampire is a really broken combo. You swing for 5, if they block him and it could kill him, you pay 4 life and he is invincible. You gain one life, probably kill the blocker, and Adanto hangs around.
Also, if youre aware of how Anointed Procession stack, if you have two of them out and play Call to the Feast, thats 12 tokens you create. One Anointed doubles, two does 4x. So its worth the slots for them.
2 days ago
You have space for 24 more cards, I would add 20 more lands, and then I would consider 1-2 Burning Sun's Avatar, I myself would go for 2. Then I would try out 1x Huatli, Warrior Poet or simply 2x Cast Out or if you prefer, 2x Dinosaur Stampede.
Add this for lands:4x Ramunap Ruins
6 days ago
Saw your decklist on the EDH discord, figured I'd drop in with some suggestions.
The first one is regarding your commander. I think Iroas may be better off as part of the 99 as support for Aurelia, the Warleader. Giving your creatures menace and protecting them from battle damage is nice, but it's somewhat tricky to have a focused win condition built around that. Aurelia, on the other hand, gives you access being able to untap your creatures an extra time each turn, which can lead to many neat interactions. Repeating cards like Sun Titan, Tajic, Blade of the Legion, and Hanweir Garrison nets you massive value, not to mention the fun times with Combat Celebrant! Iroas is important support in that deck, as your opponents will heavily struggle with two bouts of menacing creatures thrown over their way.
With that in mind, I'll take time to cover some card choices that I don't think are pulling their weight in your deck. These comments will be guided by working around Aurelia, whom I strongly feel is a better fit for what your deck is trying to accomplish.
Basandra, Battle Seraph: I absolutely adore the artwork on this card, but the effect is underwhelming. On hand, it's nice to lock down your opponents' spells during combat, but that means you can't play your own either! It's a double-edged sword you have to be careful of. If you're interested in the force to attack function she offers, consider goad cards like Grenzo, Havoc Raiser or Disrupt Decorum . They provide defense for you while forcing your opponents to go after each other, AND Grenzo's abilities work wonderfully with Aurelia.
Boros Elite as a 1-drop is rather overwhelming. In limited, a 1-drop 3/3 is pretty nice, but given how vanilla it is otherwise, I can't say it warrants a spot over something with more versatility.
Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder: I believe there are better ways of enabling Double Strike. You already have one of them in your deck, Duelist's Heritage, but instead I'd run True Conviction. Higher CMC, but it applies to all of your creatures instead of just one at a time!
Firemane Angel's massive CMC gives me cause for concern. The lifegain is minimal, and for 6 mana we can be doing a lot more (see True Conviction!)
Honored Crop-Captain is a tad on the weaker side when it comes to pumping. Getting more utility through cards like Spear of Heliod or Marshal's Anthem may be worth looking in to. While harder to cast, Captain of the Watch generates multiple bodies and gives your Soldiers (which you should be running quite a few!) a nice boost to boot.
Speaking of Soldiers, most of the ones you'll be running will be humans. Angel of Glory's Rise is an angel that gives you back your humans (likely to be soldiers), and can hose many black decks. Put this card on your radar if your local meta has zombies!
Iroas's Champion is another card thats a little on the weak side. Double strike is nice, but without consistent pumps it's not going to be a game-winner for you.
Jareth, Leonine Titan is a bit too defensive for my liking, especially when this deck very much wants to be on the offensive. Given the step casting cost, we may be better with either something cheaper, or a card more powerful for 6 mana, like Sun Titan.
Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas is MUCH better as a commander than as part of the 99. Given your lack of current recursion, I can't see this card surviving long enough to make use of its experience counters. That, and you currently only have 4 creatures with 5 or more power!
Nyx-Fleece Ram is far too defensive for this kind of deck. If you're going to go for a defender, Wall of Omens at least nets you some card draw. In multiplayer, that kind of life gain isn't going to make a massive difference, so I believe you'd be better off trying to dig for more resources.
Razia, Boros Archangel is another card I love, but Aurelia truly leads the guild so much better than she does. Preventing damage is totally against what this deck is trying to do. If you're going for keyword soup, either Akroma would be a better fit (loss of Haste is annoying, however).
Thundersong Trumpeter has a good effect, but we can do better. You're already running Master Warcraft lets us pick and choose blockers, but we have Odric, Master Tactician that follows closely behind and would love to be in your 99.
Wojek Halberdiers is another card that only boosts itself... we want to share the love! Odric, Lunarch Marshal spreads around keywords like mono after high school prom. Just one instance is all you need for everyone else to get better all around!
Your mana base is mostly fine, but I'm not a huge fan of ETB tapped lands. You're getting pretty good utility out of yours, but look into getting Battlefield Forge as a cheap upgrade.
Swords to Plowshares is an immediate upgrade to Devouring Light, Reprisal, or Angelic Edict. It's seen recent reprints, so it should be too bad to get ahold of, plus it's great in any deck that runs White! For artifact/enchantment hate, a simple Disenchant or Forsake the Worldly is all you need.
If you like Deflecting Palm, you'll LOVE Comeuppance. I run it in every single White deck of mine, and it can totally steal games out of nowhere for you!
If you are looking for card draw, Reforge the Soul is nice, but there are a few more options to consider. Mentor of the Meek works well with the 1/1 soldiers you'll be creating. Skullclamp is another classic option for turning weenies into cards.
Another instant to consider is Aurelia's Fury. It's great for controlling your opponents during your turn, or shutting down combos out of nowhere.
Finally, I'd like to suggest some generally good cards that can give you more solid win-conditions, or otherwise provide great synergy.
If you end up going with Aurelia as the focus, Felhide Spiritbinder gives you as many combat phases as you have mana to feed into it.
Assemble the Legion is one of the most Boros cards out there, and even with your strong Angel focus, a slow and steady wall of attackers and get out of hand for your opponents. Martial Coup also gives you a bunch of soldiers, while also serving as a Board Wipe if necessary!
I know I gave a lot of suggestions, but I do hope this helped a bit. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Iroas vs. Aurelia for the commander of your deck!
1 week ago
I can only make a few suggestions, at this time.
For a start I would something like this, with your mana base:
You have no Sideboard, and you only have three pieces of removal that depending on you blocking a Creature.
You will need more ways to disrupt your Opponent's plans.
I would suggest something like this, for a Sideboard:
2x Decommission - get rid of any problematic Artifacts, like Vehicles, or Enchantments
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the feedback Padapos. Sundial of the Infinite seems interesting, I hadn't seen it mentioned in this context before. That said, I don't see where it does anything useful outside of the combo with Flickerwisp, and even then it's a little slow, having to spend a turn doing nothing to play it and having an extra mana up to use it when you actually put Flickerwisp into play. And of course it's basically dead in any scenario without Flickerwisp.
As for Eldrazi Temple, I could run 4 and did consider it, but I prefered using the last colorless land slot for a second Scavenger Grounds to hassle decks like Death's Shadow and Storm. I've only got 2 Eldrazi creatures to begin with, and really value the main deck grave hate. I could add Reality Smasher, as you said, and have played it in Taxes shells before, but it's really slow to cast, especially considering I'm often sacrificing my own lands to tax the opponent. I like it in some metagame contexts, but right now, there are way too many situations where I'm dead t3-5 if I'm not actively disrupting my opponent. I prefer a card like Mirran Crusader- also hard to kill, hard to chump block, and hits hard, but comes down much sooner and can be played off Aether Vial much more easily.
As for Shefet Dunes, when you say it's terrible, I think you're evaluating it based on its sacrifice effect which, admittedly, is pretty bad. But its main purpose is as an untapped dual land, making white and colorless. Compare it to a card like Godless Shrine in a white/black deck. If I cut them for Sea Gate Wreckage, I'll only have 10 white producing lands, making it very hard to play white creatures when Aether Vial isn't out and on the right number of counters. Shefet Dunes can also be sacrificed to Scavenger Grounds, but this is also less important than its function as a dual land. I do like it better than Caves of Koilos as mana fixing here though because it does have little sacrifice upsides that could come up now and then, which Caves lacks.
On Sea Gate Wreckage, it could however replace Scavenger Grounds. Wreckage is better against controlling decks that want to play long drawn out games, Grounds is better against fast decks that use the graveyard like Storm, Death's Shadow, Dredge, and Collected Company decks with the Kitchen Finks combo. I care more about the latter right now, and Grounds does still have some utility vs control stopping things like Snapcaster Mage, so right now I want to try it. That said, in the future I might be willing to replace Scavenger Grounds with Sea Gate Wreckage, more Eldrazi Temple, or even Mutavault, Tectonic Edge, or Caves of Koilos for extra mana fixing.
As for Tron lands, I don't see where I can fit those in and keep the color white in the deck. Taken together, many of your suggestions point to me just playing Eldrazi Tron instead of this deck. Which is fine, and probably even stronger than this, but is also just a completely different deck, rather than a refined version of this one.
2 weeks ago
If you're going to run flicker affects try running Sundial of the Infinite. You can turn the flicker effect into a full blown exile effect. Sundial has great synergy with vialing in flicker creatures since you can leave the mana up at all times to end the turn with sundial exiling all effects on the stack. If you're going to run Eldrazi Temple you might as well run 4 of it and abuse the hell out of how overpowered it is.
To be honest it sounds bad but it would be far better to just make an Eldrazi white deck that focuses around taxing. Add in stuff like Reality Smasher to really hit it home for the win condition. You can cut the Shefet Dunes because the card is absolutely terrible and add in Sea Gate Wreckage.
But consider the Sundial strategy as it is very punishing on the opponent when you use flickerwisp to exile their lands after you are already taxing them hard for mana costs. Tron lands work really well with Eldrazi obviously but also work amazing with Sea Gate Wreckage because you can legit draw 2 cards every turn and still have the mana to play literally 3/4 of your deck in the same turn.
2 weeks ago
Also cheap enchantemts pumps and make the small creatures scarier like Honor of the Pure