Solemnity

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Solemnity

Enchantment

Players can't get counters.

Counters can't be put on artifacts, creatures, enchantments, or lands.

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Solemnity Discussion

Brighton-Morrs on Tick. Tock.

15 hours ago

Milesfuzz It's a combo piece with Solemnity

With a sac outlet it draws your whole deck and/or just wins by blasting or dementia.

Rules: Solemnity stops counters from being put on an artifact, creature, enchantment, or land as it enters the battlefield, as well as stopping counters from being put on them later.

foxboy93 on Karlov, Commander for Life

1 day ago

I too have enjoyed this list, though there are a few things I would like to possibly suggest, what with C17, HOU ect ect

Hammer of Nazahn - First and foremost: Additional indestructibility for a creature. Second: Equipment that gives a boost. Third, and probably most importantly: another Sigarda's Aid type effect. Hammer can auto equip to a creature, and whenever more equipment enters, it can pop onto them as well (as long as you can target them!)

Crested Sunmare - You had described getting life on other people's turn; what better way to "weaponize" it or "get out of control" than to get an indestructible 5/5 at the end of each of the turns? Even if they board wipe, you STILL have an army of 5/5's (the way the game sees it, if you board wipe, everything has a "destroy" effect on it, and the horses still have indestructible during resolution, meaning you love everything BUT the tokens you made). This gives you the ability to block (lets say you swing a creature with life link or have a creature enter with a Soul Sister out) after swinging a creature or just to begin getting a huge army!

Kokusho, the Evening Star - I like Noxious Gearhulk, but part of my "concern" is flyers. With your list specifically, you have about 4 flyers and no Ghostly Prison like effects. Sure, its a life gain deck, but that still doesn't help if its all flying or an army of Craterhoof Behemoth buffed creature's are attacking all of us. Kokusho, the Evening Star also synergizes with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, being able to sac him to not only gain life/exile something, it will also be able to drain opponent's for life, EVEN if we can't gain life. People won't necessarily want to attack with him out either, cause based on what I've seen there are quite a few ways to recur creature's here.

Ajani Steadfast - Maybe its just me, but I like the idea of Ajani Steadfast. Not only does it give +1/+1, Vigilance, First Strike AND Lifelink (again, assuming we can target our creatures), but it can also be used to put counters on ALL of our creatures (even IF we can't target our Karlov or other creatures). The Ult is pretty game winning, but I dunno how often you'll get there tbh.

Cast Out - You had mentioned using Return to Dust to be able to exile what you need or if something like Erebos, God of the Dead is copied or stolen from you, Cast Out is an instant speed use to be able to get rid of said object. In a pinch, you can also Cycle it. Can also have GREAT synergy with Treasury Thrull, since you can cycle, attack, and bring it back to your hand and STILL have the ability to cast it later on. Return to Dust IS a great card. But the problem is it only target's artifacts and enchantments. Sure, if you cast it on your turn you can get two things...but you are likely wanting to do it at EOT before you untap anyway. And, if they steal your Erebos or anything and blow up the Cast Out, all of the abilities "return it to its owner's control" (since cards never really remember who "owned" them. Sort of like Marchesa, the Black Rose.)

I think a new card that can REALLY shut down the deck, without even stopping the "life gain" part of the deck itself is Solemnity. This card just HOSES Karlov's "control" strategy and "Voltron" (in the sense of him getting out of hand) strategy. Stops your Archangel of Thune, Sunscorch Regent and, as mentioned, Karlov himself. Might not seem like much, but basically your commander is now a vanilla 2/2 that is likely going to be dealing smaller amounts of damage to try and kill that player that played Solemnity, or you will be getting rid of it ASAP.

An interesting couple of cards in the deck that I'm curious about, starts off with Leonin Shikari. I can understand the idea and synergy with Lightning Greaves, since you can just "counter" any "targeted removal" cards, but beyond that, is it really needed for other things like Sword of X and Y, Boots/Cloak and Warhammer? I am just curious how it has performed and if it really is worth an inclusion.

Umezawa's Jitte - I can get behind it, but I'm wondering if it's really worth the price tag. As mentioned, Solemnity turns it off quickly, and the creature has to deal damage (yes, I understand it is easy to do, but not if they sac it in response to damage or anything). I can also get behind picking off utility creatures, and the ability to tutor it up with the equipment tutors in the deck, but wouldn't Whip of Erebos be more..."explosive"? Karlov likes having multiple triggers of lifegain right? So Karlov with Jitte, getting two counters each time you remove counters, or blocking or even attacking with, lets say 2-3 creatures, you immediately just add 4-6 counters. Additionally, the recursion effect could be something you REALLY need to do. You recur Ayli so you can Vindicate something so you can gain life or can go off more easily. You can't get that same effect with Jitte.

Tragic Arrogance/Cataclysmic Gearhulk - These ones really through me for a loop. You really want to try and keep your board presence, so why would you get rid of the most of it? Fumigate gives you something else in addition to board wiping, but these two cards don't stop Karlov from being sacrificed. As well, if you got your Greaves and Swords and stuff out, I wouldn't want to lose them, unless its a "I need to wipe the board or die" sort of thing (like you are going up against a Daretti deck and you just gotta get rid of all of the artifacts or you die, or Breya player is tapped out without a way to counter your spells). I can get behind cards that help with the "voltron" strategy, but I just feel like it would be better to make Karlov and a Soul Sister or something else important indestructible, then board wipe and still have a bunch of things and can swing in. Sort of like an In Garruk's Wake, but you lose some things too.

I'm curious what your thoughts on the matter are and to hear a good discussion!

excasteal on Trojan Horses

4 days ago

I would move the Authority of the Consuls to the sideboard and the Bristling Hydra to the main, though you don't have a strong energy package so I'd probably then change out the hydra for Ripjaw Raptor. Authority is really bad against control and midrange, you mostly want it against aggro and the tokens decks. You already have the sunwing mainboarded against those decks anyways. You may also try Tocatli Honor Guard as a hedge against control, GPG (completely wrecks them), and even energy since it still shuts down slows down their energy production and card draw from servants, virtuosos and rogue refiners. I would also highly recommend Solemnity in the board to shut down energy decks almost completely.

becard4 on mono W

4 days ago

Hey, thanks for the comment. When I board Solemnity in, Walking Ballista is usually bad against the opponent anyways. So it's an easy 1 for 1 swap, but it looks like I messed up entering the card names, sunrise seeker is not in the main deck.

MrBronson on Jeskai Control

4 days ago

With the Aether Hub and Glimmer of Genius and Harnessed Lightning. You need to kick Solemnity. You would do well to consider Earthshaker Khenra, Bomat Courier or to stick with spells Unsummon.

munky702 on Dinos of the Perfect Curve

5 days ago

Have you thought about ramping up your mana with Gift of Paradise and New Horizons? Ixalan's Binding would be great for some of those big issues you face with hazoret and glorybringer. And anything else like that. Also a possibility for sideboard against energy decks, Solemnity.

Igantinos on Modern Flash Oketra's Monument

6 days ago

Hey there played a variant of your deck today, no snap or cryptic and last minute Suture Priest instead of Soul Wardens because they are what I had lying around. Went 2-2 at LGS, the two games I won played out as expected with lots of disrupting on opponents turn and lots of swinging 1/1 vigilance dudes on mine. The two games I lost however were against Solemnity/Phyrexian Unlife combo and Skred with Blood Moon and I realized that I had nothing to handle enchantments, currently considering Wispmare, War Priest of Thune for nice blinking multi destruction or Leonin Relic-Warder so that it can hit artifacts as well.

How do you handle facing Blood Moon? Spell Queller doesn't seem like enough since they just bolt it after and if you don't have a Sprite ready then you are gonna have a lot of mountains.

Joumba on Cat zombies?

1 week ago

Solemnity with Walking Ballista seem kind off dengerous for yourself. Maybe put Solemnity into your sideboard and put in more khenras and a Gideon? In any, +1 from me, I love to see originality in standard. Also cats.

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