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Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has protection from creatures.
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Spirit Mantle Discussion
4 days ago
I would suggest running a lot more mana rocks to try for a turn 3-4 Narset. Talisman of Progress, Fellwar Stone, Lotus Petal, Pentad Prism, Coalition Relic, Worn Powerstone, Basalt Monolith, and Copy Artifact should all be in here.
5 days ago
sriah001 Hmm I know you said that a few goals of yours are to control the board through Wraths, but what about just making Uril a huge enough threat where that doesn't matter.
If your going for more of an enchantress type build there are other card drawing options in terms of Enchantress's Presence, Sram, Senior Edificer, Satyr Enchanter, Mesa Enchantress, Kor Spiritdancer, Argothian Enchantress.
Hope that helps!
6 days ago
To get your extra turns/combats going you need to run a LOT more of these effects. I ran 17 myself including things like Ral Zarek.
The other thing I'd highly suggest is many more mana rocks. I'd also suggest all your rocks cost 2 mana or less (3 mana is ok if it adds more than 1 mana like Coalition Relic, Worn Powerstone, and Basalt Monolith) Your goal here should be turn 3-4 Narset and rocks that cost 3+ don't help here at all. Add all 3 Signets, Talisman of Progress, Fellwar Stone, Lotus Petal, Mana Vault and Pentad Prism. Also consider Generator Servant for ramp and haste.
Feel free to check out my list for some ideas, it was very competitive and fine tuned. Narset, American Beauty - Retired. Upvotes on any of my lists is appreciated.
6 days ago
I have a few considerations for you.
Generator Servant - ramps 2 and gives haste to Narset. This is the ONLY creature I ran and I never regretted it.
Smoke - Great here!
Talisman of Progress/Signets/Fellwar Stone - Your mana rocks should all cost 2 or less. 3 cmc is ok if they produce more than 1 mana, i.e. Coalition Relic, Basalt Monolith and Worn Powerstone. Drop Darksteel Ingot, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, and unless you really really need the fixing, Chromatic Lantern.
Pentad Prism - listing this one separately. Both counters can be removed at once and it's the only 2 mana rock that can ramp 2 colored mana.
Last is a favorite of mine in this deck. Ancestral Knowledge allows you to thin out and stack the top 10 cards for a mere 2 mana. This card is crazy good in Narset.
1 month ago
The best options for hexproof are Gladecover Scout and Slippery Bogle. At 1 mana, you can play them turn one, hit them with two one-mana auras on turn two (Rancor, Ethereal Armor, etc.), so you're swinging for 5+ damage on the second turn. Consider running 4 copies of both hexproof creatures and four copies of Kor Spiritdancer, and no other creatures.
Daybreak Coronet is extremely powerful, allows you to safely attack and block with your powerful creature, and gains you life.
Spirit Mantle makes your creatures unblockable. This one you can probably get by using three copies, since multiple instances of protection from creatures are redundant.
1 month ago
I really like the concept of the deck, however I think that you have a lot of cards which don't add much value to the strategy.
For cards you could easily cut:
Iona, Shield of Emeria, Cloudshift, Essence Flux, Graceful Adept, Sen Triplets, Greed, Leyline of Anticipation, Near-Death Experience, Paradox Haze, Bond of Agony, Enduring Ideal, Sanguimancy, Temporal Extortion, Conjurer's Closet, Phyrexian Processor, Spellbook, Vedalken Orrery and Carrion Howler. You also have too many lands, you could easily go down to 36 and be fine.
As for cards I would add to the deck:
Unspeakable Symbol is an amazing card, it provides the deck with instant speed life loss, but also provides you a win condition in the form of commander damage from Zur. On top of this it can be tutored by him.
Spirit Mantle lets Zur connect, allowing you those sweet tutors.
Soul Channeling is another effect that lets you pay life that is tutorable by Zur. It's not great but it's still ebtter than some of the life loss effect you're running.
Counterspells! the best way to protect your stuff (since you have to go a round once you've tutored your combo), you need much more in the way of counterspells to protect your pieces. Counterspell, Swan Song, Mana Drain (if it's in your price range), Delay, Negate, Arcane Denial, Pact of Negation, these are all good examples of counterspells you should be running. On top of this you should run removal, especially stuff like Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking, Disenchant, etc. as well as Grasp of Fate and Detention Sphere. There's also Seal of Cleansing and Aura of Silence.
Ramp! You don't have very much in the way of ramp/fixing. I would recommend finding space for Dimir Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Azorius Signet, Talisman of Progress, Orzhov Signet, and depending on your budget, Mana Crypt and Mox Diamond. Dark Ritual is another good burst of mana as well.
Savor the Moment is a card you could use to get to your next turn (to jumpstart your combo) if you wanted to.
And if you're concerned about discarding to handsize, Reliquary Tower and Library of Leng between the two should be enough. But for the most part you don't really card, just sculpt your best 7 and go from there.
Hopefully this'll help streamline the deck.
2 months ago
^^^ more lands.
Also you don't have a lot of good aura targets. Ajani's Chosen is great as a token producer and gives you the option of going wide. Card: Cephalid Constable is totally insane. Cold-Eyed Selkie is also pretty insane. Eidolon of Countless Battles get gigantic very quickly. Invisible Stalker is hexproof and unblockable, and need I say more? Kor Spiritdancer is a great draw engine and also gets very large, very quickly. Rafiq of the Many is a legendary voltron target, literally and metaphorically.
You're also missing some great enchantments and synergies. Argothian Enchantress, Herald of the Pantheon, Kestia, the Cultivator, Sigil of the Empty Throne, Propaganda, Aether Tunnel, Aqueous Form, Banishing Light, Bear Umbra, Ethereal Armor, Grasp of Fate, Mirari's Wake, Rhystic Study, Song of the Dryads, Spirit Mantle,
3 months ago
Nice deck, your construction reminds me of my first version which was more Enchantress-draw based. Keep in mind that in those days not all cards in your deck where available. You can find that deck over here: [Rafiq 1.0] Enchantress Draw
Enchantments and Auras
There are a few enchantments i'd like to mention which I tried in my decks aswell and did not make it to the final cut (or at least the deck how I play it nowadays).
Armadillo Cloak I used to run this and also Unflinching Courage but I dropped them because in my playgroup people tend to scoop when you strike them lethal so you don't get the advantage of the lifelink.
I think you should replace these cards with cards who give better 'unblockable' bonus for instance Infiltrator's Magemark or Spirit Mantle who have a low CMC. Or maybe Drake Umbra which cost more but also gives better bonus.
Further your creature base. I also have tried cards like Herald of the Pantheon but I rather use a general ramp card than an card that only affects your enchantments. Same for Kor Spiritdancer who only triggers on auras. I would consider Knight Exemplar and Umbra Mystic who both help protecting your Commander.
Also I am not a fan of the Legendary-Enchantment Creatures. Bestow cost are mainly too high to cast and I think there are better options available. But if you want to stick to that theme that's okay and then you might consider Thassa, God of the Sea.
I see no planeswalkers in your deck and Bant has a few which really juice this deck up. One I am allready playing myself and the other one is on my wants-list. I suggest to try Tamiyo, Field Researcher and Estrid, the Masked they can be smashing. And if you are adding planeswalkers Shalai, Voice of Plenty might be a nice add.
You really need to add this one: Hunter's Insight this is a crazy card drawer in your deck. And I like cards like: Vines of Vastwood, Invigorate and Might of the Nephilim for the surprise (aka lethal) hit. They are cheap to cast and speed up the game.
Well this is all for now. I might review your deck later again. Maybe you can review mine in the latest version: [Rafiq 2.0] To Serve & Protect [cEDH]