Creature — Bird Soldier
Whenever a creature with flying is put into a graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on Soulcatcher.
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|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
1 year ago
This is a challenging tribe to build around. I would recommend checking out Saffron Olive's video on finding the competitive advantage of your tribe. Also, Tomer built a phoenix tribal deck for Commander Clash not too long ago. Watch the end to see how he wins, because it's pretty great.
In terms of specific cards, I think Mana Echoes would go well, since you need a lot of mana to enable phoenixes. Thundermaw Hellkite could be good. Lose Temple of the False God and Dormant Volcano , though, because those are awful cards. The former because it's useless as a 3rd, 4th, or 5th land, and the latter because it's just asking to be strip-mined and is both slow and makes colorless mana.
Finally, you might want to consider adding a second color. For example, in blue, you gain access to Favorable Winds , Gravitational Shift (It's freaking Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite in your deck), Sprite Noble , Stormtide Leviathan , Windstorm Drake , Warden of Evos Isle , Windreader Sphinx , Kindred Discovery , Call to the Kindred , Distant Melody , Mistform Warchief , Faces of the Past , Riptide Shapeshifter , Saheeli's Artistry , Sakashima's Student , Sakashima the Impostor , Metamorphic Alteration , Phantasmal Image , Clone , Quicksilver Gargantuan , Protean Raider , Mirror Image , Gigantoplasm , Stunt Double , Clever Impersonator , Dack's Duplicate , Phyrexian Metamorph , Coastal Piracy , and Bident of Thassa .
In white, you get Archon of Redemption , Energy Storm , Magus of the Moat (and Moat if you have unlimited money), Radiant, Archangel , Serra Aviary , Soulcatcher , Spirit of the Spires , Harsh Mercy , Shared Triumph , Kindred Boon , Mirror Entity , Radiant Destiny , . Going into Jeskai also gives you Teferi's Moat and Thunderclap Wyvern .
1 year ago
TBH, I did not come up with verse counters, they were in the "hymn" cycle of enchantments:
The only creature card with verse counters is Yisan Chord, but he is a human rogue. It really fits the hypothetical tribe.
1 year ago
I think you should definitely take the opportunity to run Seaside Haven! Can't say no to a little card draw here and there. I'd also recommend Soulcatcher, seeing as all of your creatures fly. And while it might not quite be as bird-flavoured as Serra Aviary, Favorable Winds is definitely a better card! Consider playing it over the Aviary or at least alongside it.
2 years ago
2 years ago
47552 Love the idea, really creative! I have some recommendations for you though. Onto the birds!
First, if your play group doesn't mind un-cards, then Crow Storm is quite good. Other then that, Storm Crow itself, despite the memes, is not a bad card and is great in bird tribal. Murder of Crows is a really good finisher as it will deter board wipes and swing for 4 a turn. Mindshrieker is another good finsher. Swan Song and Essence Scatter are both great bird themed counterspells and Wing Shards is a great bird themed spell. Crookclaw Elder is a good draw engine and Impaler Shrike and/or Thieving Magpie add a good bit of draw. Keeper of the Nine Gales adds some great board control and helps disrupt the tempo of your opponent. Augury Owl gives some nice foresight to what is coming up and allows you to change the order or throw away the cards that are not needed. Finally, while not a 'bird bird', Soulcatcher is awesome at killing the opponent after some sacrifice shenanigans.
I also have some general recommendations for the deck. Firstly, Culling Dais is awesome. It can tap and sacrifice a bird if that bird is destroyed, turning it into another card for later on. It gets even more ridiculous with Thrummingbird increasing counters. Deluge gives all of your birds pseudo-unblockable and Gravitational Shift beefs up your birds while your opponent's ground troops get weaker. Kangee, Aerie Keeper pumps the power and toughness of all your birds while Aven Mimeomancer makes your tokens bigger. Door of Destinies does similar things to Kangee. Tezzeret's Gambit is a nice draw spell that also adds counters. Glory stops damage cold. In this deck Grafted Wargear is better then Barbed Battlegear, despite the synergy with Soulcatchers' Aerie. Cataclysm is an awesome board wipe, especially with Soulcatchers' Aerie. Masako the Humorless is nasty surprise for your opponent, especially with Glory chilling in the graveyard. Finally, with land I recommend using Nimbus Maze and Sejiri Refuge. I also recommend having 20 lands, but if 18 works, by all means, keep using 18.
I hope this helps! If you would like any help with cuts, just ask, I'll be happy to help!
2 years ago
Looks good so far, tribal is the best!
Here's some fun birds for thought?
Some fun tribal ramps!
3 years ago
Hello! Nice deck, I must say, I love Cloudreach Cavalry and birds. But may I ask, why Aven Trailblazer? Here he is nigh-useless because he won't be bigger than 2/1 for 3 mana. My suggestion is to put there some Soulcatchers, because they're awesome: if not removed, they'll surely grow beyond measure throughout the course of the game.
3 years ago
I think you'd love a set of Pride of the Clouds. Even at two mana, he can easily be the biggest creature around. Soulcatcher is a similarly powerful two-drop, which can make your opponent hesitate to kill your other creatures. I'd also run Judge's Familiar or Cloudfin Raptor over Flying Men. Thunderclap Wyvern makes a good pseudo-lord (I find him more impressive than Archon of Redemption) especially with his ability to show up mid-combat.
Squadron Hawk gives you some card advantage, providing an army off just one card. Plus, it combos well with the Pride of the Clouds. Other efficient flyers that might interest you include Arctic Aven, Lyev Skyknight and Azorius First-Wing. Good luck!