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Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
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Soul Warden Discussion
1 day ago
Oh, you could also use Vela the Night-Clad or Blasting Station (infinite combo with Summoning Station , if you'd like that, as well!) as blink win-cons if you don't want to clog things up with too many X spells and get some splash value for blinking other things. Same goes for Soul Warden variants.
1 week ago
Some of the token generators that I use in a Tuvasa deck: Sigarda, Heron's Grace, Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree, Kjeldoran Outpost [the Dude Ranch], Mobilization. I don't use it in Tuvasa but March of the Multitudes or White Sun's Zenith can produce a ton of tokens out of nowhere [ok, just your opponent's end step, but you get the idea]
You can try upgrading the tokens with Divine Visitation then populate those angel tokens.
Soul Warden can gain insane amounts of life over the course of a game.
Second white deck I've looked at tonight that really needs to include Swords to Plowshares. It exiles for , it flat-out doesn't get better than that.
You should also think about upping your land count to at least 35-36
2 weeks ago
Your deck can't really be that consistent, since you run so few 4x, I suspect that's what you are perceiving as it being slow. That being said Pillory of the Sleepless over One Thousand Lashes and Grasp of Darkness over Executioner's Swing would be a start. Lands might be boring, but they are some of the most important cards in your deck, in order: Isolated Chapel == Concealed Courtyard -> Temple of Silence -> Orzhov Guildgate -> Evolving Wilds and that is just the budget options. Short version change Evolving Wilds to Orzhov Guildgate. You should probably consider adding Chalice of Life Flip, but the space for that is dependent on what you do with your creatures, basically though that covers non-creatures...
Creature wise I have two not in your deck to recommend Lone Rider Flip and Divinity of Pride, the Rider is brutal in a life-gain deck and Divinity ends games if not answered. You need to do something to make the creatures more consistent, try to pick five of them and run 4x of each, preferably scaled in mana cost, for example: 4x Soul Warden, 4x Lone Rider Flip, 4x Vampire Nighthawk, 4x Rhox Faithmender, 4x Divinity of Pride. I'd probably have a setup something like that, but feel free to choose your own bodies... The point is choose the best bodies you can and run them in such a way that they are more likely to be in your hand. I hope this is of help, good luck and have fun brewing your deck.
2 weeks ago
Greetings, Would you be able to give some idea of how you envision the deck playing out? Knowing that would help with any advice someone may give. That being said, since the deck seems budget, you might want to consider the following.
I think you should really up the land count to at least 32 or so, even for a monocolored deck.
Hope that helps! :)
3 weeks ago
@ carlmoores; I like all of your suggestions. I've added Bojuka Bog to the build. Not sure why I didn't have it in there already as I believe it comes in the pre-con. I don't own an Azor, the Lawbringer but will consider adding it if I happen to find one. I will probably add Altar of the Brood once I decide what I'm willing to cut to fit it in. Soul Warden would be good but the infinite life doesn't really interest me that much.
Thank you very much for your input!
3 weeks ago
Hey, I suggest including a significant life gain theme or change to Azorius or Esper Commander. You say you don't want to play life gain, but the problem is your playing Orzhov which is the guild that does life gain as a strategy very well. To use Teysa to make Spirits like you're wanting to do you have to take a lot of combat damage (life loss) from your opponent's creatures. You want life gain to offset the damage you're taking to make Spirits. Without having a lot of life gain it's difficult take advantage of making Spirits with Teysa. Orzhov is really a guild about life gain, using life as a resource and sacrifice; these are the three strategies that have the most support.
Cards to consider adding:
- Skullclamp: sac 1/1 tokens to draw cards
- Long-Forgotten Gohei: Spirit anthem and there's some Arcane spells here
- Swords to Plowshares: staple white removal spell in Commander
- Spirit Bonds
- Vizkopa Guildmage
- Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim: sac tokens to exile your opponents nonland permanents
- Suture Priest: gain life when tokens are created
- Soul Warden
- Soul's Attendant
- Tymna the Weaver: very good card in Orzhov and with flying tokens. Attack each opponent with a token and pay life to draw many cards for the turn
- Rhox Faithmender
- Zulaport Cutthroat
- Archangel of Thune: major pump for all tokens
- Sun Titan: reanimate a lot of different permanents
Most of my suggestions are for life gain, but most of them can benefit from tokens or tokens can benefit from them.
Instead of Orzhov with Teysa as Commander for Spirits consider Azorius with Geist of Saint Traft or Brago, King Eternal as Commander? Both Traft and Brago are more expensive price than Teysa, especially Traft, but they're Spirits. Having access to blue is great if Spirits are the theme you're going for. White gives you the Spirit token theme and blue gives you Spirit Lords; who can pump up all your Spirits and/or give them other abilities:
These are the tribal payoffs in blue for Spirits. Black has a few really good Spirits (Karlov, Bloodghast, Ghast, Lingering, Divinity, Obzedat), but there's no payoffs for playing actual Spirits like what blue has.
Another option is Esper with Oloro, Ageless Ascetic as Commander. Esper gives you the good Orzhov Spirits and Azorius gives you the Spirit Lords as well as a life gain Commander to take advantage of Orzhov strategies.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Had some painful non-bo experiences today. Thrilling Encore isn't that good with Anafenza exiling their stuff. Probably better off with something like Make a Stand.
Plague of Vermin helped them more than it hurt. Although I gave my guys trample, their Soul Warden and Mycoloth equalized my alpha strike. I could really use a one-sided Ascendant Evincar of some kind. I was thinking of Amulet of Safekeeping, although it nerfs Ogre Slumlord. I might have to go full anti-token with Virulent Plague.
I'm leaning too hard on Merciless Eviction to undo a fortress. I could use a Nev Disk or even Purify. I also need a way to break through with my developed rat army, so I'm considering AEther Shockwave. I also need to reuse a non-rat card, possibly just add Regrowth.
1 month ago
Athreos is not usually a life gain sort of commander, but its your deck. Here are some cheap suggestions for life gain sort of things:
Killing Wave this is a very interesting card. only really good in Athreos, as they have to lose life to keep what they want then potentially lose more to keep your creatures in the grave.
Felidar Sovereign good meme
all of these are solid options
as for expensive cards ill only say 2: