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Players can't get counters.
Counters can't be put on artifacts, creatures, enchantments, or lands.
8 hours ago
Solemnity does not stop Mairsil's ability. As exiled cards are not permanents, so are not creatures or artifacts. This is spelled out on the gatherer page for solemnity: "Counters can be put on cards that aren't on the battlefield"
10 hours ago
10 hours ago
Solemnity has a very wide effect and is multipurpose so that your deck wont have such a dead card when not facing the mairsil.
6 days ago
While you can use Persist and +1/+1 counters to create an infinite combo, you will not be able to do so with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed .
To start, per Rule 121.3: If a permanent has both a +1/+1 counter and a -1/-1 counter on it, N +1/+1 and N -1/-1 counters are removed from it as a state-based action, where N is the smaller of the number of +1/+1 and -1/-1 counters on it.
This means that if you have a creature with persist enter the battlefield and give it a +1/+1 counter, the +1/+1 counter and the -1/-1 counter from persist will cancel one another out. Since there is no longer a -1/-1 counter on it, assist will trigger the next time that creature dies.
Likewise, if you used Undying and gave a creature a -1/-1 counter to cancel out the +1/+1 counter from undying, the creature would be able to benefit from undying the next time it died.
Here's the problems with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed .
First, that it gives creatures +1/+1 is irrelevant. This is a static boost to the creature's power, not placing a +1/+1 counter on the creature. Only +1/+1 counters cancel out -1/-1 counters; static boosts do not. So, while your creature's net change is +0/+0, it still has a -1/-1 counter on it, so persist would not be implicated the next time the creature died.
The second issue is that you can't benefit from both undying and persist. Both abilities will trigger when the creature dies. You will have to order them so that one resolves first, and the other second. The first will resolve and place the creature on the battlefield. As the creature is already on the battlefield, the second will have no effect. As such, you are either getting the creature with a +1/+1 counter if undying resolved first, or with a -1/-1 counter if persist resolved first; you will not get both counters on the creature, and thus will not cancel out either counter.
If you want infinite persist to work, you need to use something like Cathars' Crusade , which will place a +1/+1 counter on the creature to cancel out t he -1/-1 counter, or something like Melira, Sylvok Outcast or Solemnity to prevent the -1/-1 counter from being put onto the creature.
1 week ago
Furystoke Giant looks pretty cool. Because it has Persist, you could just swing with it and hope opponents foolishly kill it. Then it will bounce back and you'll get the effect a second time. Since you're running white already, you'd have the option of including Solemnity , which would make the Giant very hard to get rid off, though that might be pushing the 60 card target of the deck a little far. Also, if you added red, you'd gain access to Lightning Bolt , which you could us to kill your Giant and thus bounce it back to the battlefield. Also, don't forget that Priest of Forgotten Gods deals 2 damage to each opponent every time you activate it. IMHO, I'd consider that a worth losing 2x 1/1 tokens. Not saying that's the direction you should go, just that it's worth considering.
1 week ago
I would argue the lands are the most crucial as at the end of the day you do need to make your colors for this deck very effectively, and you need the duals for helping your Pentad Prism math. With your remaining starting budget I would get all your scry lands, the artifacts (or else you will never win quick enough without them), Simian Spirit Guide , and the actual wincons. Anything left over after that should go to cantrips and Spoils of the Vault , unless of course it is enough to buy a few of the other lands. As for the 2 remaining Pact of Negation , for the time being you can get away with running 1 Echoing Truth and 1 Desperate Ritual in those spots, that should save you some money until you can upgrade them and if control isn't a problem where you live this should be decent for now. You can also throw a Solemnity into the deck for the time being seeing how your ability to stall will be hampered by your lands.
Keep me updated on your progress I am always willing to help out as well!
P.S. Lotus Bloom not petal (I wish) make sure you don't accidentally buy the wrong card ;)
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Solemnity occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%