|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Planechase Anthology (PCA)||Rare|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Rare|
|Magic Origins (ORI)||Rare|
|Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2)||Rare|
Combos Browse all
Sigil of the Empty Throne
Whenever you cast an enchantment spell, put a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts
|Have (30)||Tiddilywinkus , TrackerD , voidruby , Dr_Jay , plof , theilluminaire , Nebman227 , frederiklw , Venser_the_Sojoner , thetechzombie , Raknamadak , Halphinian , golgarigirl , ironax , Mousemke , jstn.mrrtt , Pelli , Wazerwifle , sonnet666 , GeminiSpartanX , pskinn01 , Supremespeed , NobleSlay3r , duff87 , CampbellStev , , MattN7498 , PTsmitty , mziter501 , saj0219|
Sigil of the Empty Throne Discussion
2 days ago
5 days ago
Battletide Alchemist is a five mana creature, your deck can't ramp, and modern is a format of turn 4 or earlier wins. Control decks do exist, and so do pillow fort decks. If your control elements, or pillow fort cards do not come online before the turn your opponent intends to win, you lose.
A control deck board wipes, and stops the opponent with counterspells and removal. You run semi-removal in the form of Oust, and a semi-board wipe in the form of Dusk / Dawn, but those are only semi. They don't remove many of the aggro threats as they are large in number and small in size, nor does the removal stop voltron stype Slippery Bogle decks. The lack of a serious control element stops you from playing in such a manner.
If you were to consider this a pillow fort deck, one that stops the opponent from doing things, but doesn't actually remove the threats, you would be out of luck. Battletide Alchemist might be closer to Sphere of Safety in a real w/x pillow fort deck, but that is a "finisher" or a card that stops the opponent after Runed Halo, Ghostly Prison and Nevermore slowed them down. The issue is you don't have a real way of slowing them down until then, and you will be dead before you drop Battletide Alchemist if you don't. Casual aggro decks for 15 dollars have more of a chance in the current meta in a late game scenario than this deck, because if Battletide Alchemist is your deck, you don't have one.
Pillowfort is an underused strategy, one that lock the opponent in many ways, preventing damage does so little on its own, that the real pillowfort decks only do it if it is 3 mana and prevents all damage dealt to you (Solitary Confinement saw some play). Loss of life will kill you, removing the Battletide Alchemist will kill you, etc.
The types of things a pillowfort deck should do are 6-fold:
Your deck covers part of #1 with Battletide Alchemist, and part of #5 with Eight-and-a-Half-Tails I say a part of each because plenty of combat isn't damage, it is infect, or "when this creature attacks" (think eldrazi tron and all of the eldrazi's with the annihilate keyword), and because a destroy all (Supreme Verdict) gets around protection effects. Creatures a way flimsier than enchantments, and this deck doesn't even cover that.
1 week ago
I understand the enchantment flavor for Chromanticore and that it's decent by itself, but would rather see Ramos, Dragon Engine or something else that functions better (although Ramos can be aggro).
You totally have a theme going and I dig it, just tossing some thoughts out there.
2 weeks ago
I run Sigil of the Empty Throne in a pillowfort/Voltron deck and it has proved particularly deadly.
For removal, Darksteel Mutation and Imprisoned in the Moon will both neuter an enemy commander, without sending it back to the command zone for easy recursion. Detention Sphere and its ilk are also quite good, and work well with some of your other enchantment synergies.
3 weeks ago
looks like a fun bag o' flavour :) I have a few suggestions :) Sigil of the Empty Throne is an amazing card, but since you only have 11 other enchantments in the deck - it is rarely going to trigger... I'd put in some more ramp :) I personally find Semblance Anvil to have a huge impact when dealing with high cmc critters :)
If you don't mind a little shamelessself-plugging, I have a Boros angel/human deck that I actually think is quite decent: God says: "YOU DONE GOOFED!". you might just find a few cool additions.
1 month ago
Have you considered a Champion of Lambholt, possibly in place of Iroas, God of Victory? The Champion would trigger off of all those angels from your Sigil of the Empty Throne, making your creatures nigh unstoppable! (laughs maniacally, then coughs in embarrassment) Just a thought...Amazing deck, btw!! +1 for sure.
1 month ago
Also Runed Halo? It's quite expensive though.
1 month ago
Have you thought about adding Sigil of the Empty Throne?
Also i run a Prison Deck myself check it out, it might give you some ideas for your deck. Forever in the Prison