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Sigarda, Host of Herons
Legendary Creature — Angel
Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause you to sacrifice permanents.
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Sigarda, Host of Herons Discussion
16 hours ago
@Trtl: Thank you very much for the instructions.
2 days ago
Selvala is one of the best cards that could have been printed for this deck. She is a tutorable mana dork on steroids that gives you cards to boot. Rarely are my opponents playing bigger creatures than me (or anything for that matter) because I am slowing them down and they have to spend all available resources to stop me. I think the ratio of them drawing cards to me is something like 1:3 or 1:4 at best. I'm usually the one cashing in on her ability, not them. Here are some typical guys that are coming out quick: Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite Gisela, the Broken Blade Bruna, the Fading Light Dragonlord Dromoka Sigarda, Host of Herons. They need to play something >6 power to draw a card and by the time they can, I am dropping things like Avacyn. It just doesn't happen. And if it does its a small price to pay for what she does. Which is...
The turn after she comes in, you are getting 2-3 mana of any color. That's good enough value right there. But then you start getting 4-5 mana of any color, and 6-7 mana of any color, then 8+ mana of any color. Between just her and cradle, you can cast whatever you want every turn AND she is giving you more gas with each bigger creature you throw down. I do play higher power creatures than you, so this might top out sooner for you, but its still amazing. Just goldfish some games with her and you will see what I mean.
Azusa and Lotus cobra are kind of carry overs from what this deck evolved from, a mono green Azusa deck. I am pretty much maxed on all worthwhile mana dorks (except maybe Bloom Tender) so these are in addition to those. Lotus cobra is basically like another Birds of Paradise. I am usually not missing land drops, and if I need to I can grab a land with sisay (im always grabbing cradle and kor haven usually anyway). Azusa probably isn't that great, but there are times where I am land flooded or drawing so many cards I need to drop more lands and I fetch her up and start dropping 3 lands a turn. I just like having her in there for that alone.
3 days ago
So my boyfriend runs a pretty nasty Mayael deck that we've been building and working on together. I can offer a few suggestions.
Firstly, I'd personally suggest removing Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite. She unfortunately cannot be used with Mayael's ability. If any praetor should be run, I'd say Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger. A bit pricey and a pretty mean card. Depending on your opponents' decks he might be a little too strong, but he works wonders.
If you're playing against plenty of black decks, Sigarda, Host of Herons stops quite a few strategies. Pair her up with Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Archetype of Endurance and you've got a board presence that can be pretty hard to take care of. Admittedly, Avacyn is quite pricey like Vorinclex but is well worth it.
As for non creature spells, Guild Feud is almost always a guarantee success. Mirari's Wake gives you double mana essentially, plus a nice anthem effect. Defense of the Heart basically wins you the game, at least from my experience :P
That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Unfortunately I don't have his deck handy but he's running all of those and let me tell you they are not nice cards.
3 days ago
Boonweaver combo is not that reliable. I have no means of searching for him other than Pattern of Rebirth (which can be searched by Academy Rector, Enlightened Tutor, and Idyllic Tutor) or Eladamri's Call. MOREOVER, I have no means of searching for a sac outlet other than Enlightened Tutor.
Land destruction can be searched up in a few ways. The creatures Linvala, Keeper of Silence and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite can be tutored by Sisay, Eladamri's Call or Pattern of Rebirth. Living Plane can only be tutored by Academy Rector, Enlightened Tutor, and Idyllic Tutor. I love this combo and will keep it because it was the main reason I made the deck (as you can tell, I love land destruction). This combo has caught off many by surprise and it is always nice to watch somebody scoop from frustration.
Karmic Guide/Reveillark are both great cards on their own. I included sac outlets for both boonweaver and the guide/lark buddies. I want to remove the 3 artifact sac outlets because my only means of searching for them are Enlightened Tutor. Moreover, taking into account how prevalent artifacts are in EDH, I figure by removing them, I can make more room for other cards such as Kataki, War's Wage. I suppose there is a reason Boonweaver is used in Karador and not Sisay as black offers creature (and other) sac outlets.
Survival --> Loyal retainers --> IonaI LOVE THIS SO MUCH! I don't care about removing someone from the game. They should have colorless removal such as Duplicant or many other cards. I MIGHT want to remove Iona, Shield of Emeria and/or Avacyn, Angel of Hope to lower the average converted mana cost. HOWEVER, I am more inclined towards removing Dragonlord Dromoka and Sigarda, Host of Herons as they seem meta dependent.
Regarding Mana Dorks....
Hokori, Dust Drinker (goes well with cradle and can slow my opponents), Kataki, War's Wage, Sylvan Caryatid and Voyaging Satyr and I need 3 more cards. You mentioned Selvala 2.0? Are you referring to Selvala, Heart of the Wilds and if so why? You also mentioned Thalia, but which one are you referring to, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben (which seems very underwhelming late game and still minimal early-mid game or Thalia, Heretic Cathar which is more relevant throughout most parts of the game?
I apologize for the long response. What are your thoughts on this?
5 days ago
Karametra, God of Harvests
Selvala, Explorer Returned
Sigarda, Heron's Grace
Sigarda, Host of Herons
Wall of Omens
Pontiff of Blight
Ashes to Ashes
Congregation at Dawn
Fell the Mighty
Wave of Reckoning
Leyline of Vitality
Song of the Dryads
Shield of the Oversoul
1 week ago
Darn! I was trying to dodge the typical "it's meta dependent" answer by saying your experiences, but it still happened lol.
Regardless, to give context my deck is an optimized tier 3 deck in the form of Sigarda, Host of Herons. The meta I play in, for the most part is on par with me.
1 week ago
@theindigoeffect I believe they were referring to someone using Nevermore and naming Uril, the Miststalker. Adding in Sigarda, Host of Herons gives you protection from sac effects because they have to kill Sigarda before they can make you sac Uril while also giving you another good target for your auras in case something is preventing you from casting Uril, like Nevermore (since he's obviously your win con).
1 week ago
The problem with Sigarda, Host of Herons is that she doesn't pump up as quickly as Uril, the Miststalker, and since I'm playing EDH, my opponent would have a variety of different sac cards, so it would be hard for me to pick just one card using Nevermore.