Staff of the Sun Magus

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon
Magic 2014 (M14) Uncommon

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Staff of the Sun Magus

Artifact

Whenever you cast a white spell or a Plains enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.

Staff of the Sun Magus Discussion

Hexaflexagon on Angelhorde Invasion *Primer*

3 months ago

Hey BS-T,

Thanks for your help. I've already added in, Hall of Heliod's Generosity . I'll probably keep in Homeward Path for now, as I haven't really played much at my LGS and have only seen a few decks.


Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon


Hey CasualCucumber,

Thanks for your comment. I don't like Mind's Eye because I feel it's too expensive for what it does, and I might be able to find better ways to draw cards consistently.

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon


Hey K1ngMars,

Thanks for your comment. I agree with you, I'll be definitely be adding some more card draw. I already have Endless Atlas in the deck, and I'll consider Alhammarret's Archive . I like Alms Collector and Slate of Ancestry , so I'll be adding those if I can find space.

I see your point on Bontu's Monument , I'll take that out.

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon


Hey enpc,

Thanks for your comment. My lifegain package is mainly for card draw, but I'll probably take most of it out for other cards. The only thing I would leave in would be Auriok Champion , The Soul Sisters, and Suture Priest . I'll probably also take out Dawn of Hope and Well of Lost Dreams , because they don't do much anymore.

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon


Hey Nemesis,

Thanks for your comment. I agree with you and enpc, so I'll be taking out my lifegain package.

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon

BS-T on Angelhorde Invasion *Primer*

3 months ago

Hi, nice deck - one of our playgroup has an Oketra deck and it is serious stuff.

I'll start by seconding the inclusion of Hall of Heliod's Generosity , probably just drop a plains.

Other Lands - Cryptic Caves if you think you can handle another colourless source, and New Benalia is handy if you don't need rocket speed. Homeward Path is probably a meta-call and could be unnecessary.

As for suggestions;

  1. I'd aim to put the Tithe from your maybeboard in if you can pick one up, Land Tax would be even better, but boy, that price tag!

  2. I'd also like to recommend Odric, Lunarch Marshal so your team gets Double Strike from the big-O and Vigilance from her zombies, as well as probably Flying! He'd be the perfect replacement for the dropped Skirmisher.

  3. Luminarch Ascension is a beating in Commander if you can drop it and defend it.

  4. Finally Skullclamp , you'll usually have a weenie or two to bump off despite the inclusion of Divine Visitation .

Suggested cuts for the above with a bit of reasoning:

Hope you do well with the deck! GLHF

ThunderThighs on Getting a Life

11 months ago

Maybe try Nyx-Fleece Ram, Orzhov Basilica, Staff of the Death Magus, Staff of the Sun Magus, Soulmender, Sungrace Pegasus, or Serene Steward

Using Serene Steward you can trigger its mana ability to buff every time you gain life. I use Athreos, God of Passage in my Orzhov deck as my commander

Most of these aren't standard legal but if you're just playing casually or looking for a commander deck

newtontke on Need Help Taking Out 13 ...

1 year ago

I would remove the following cards: 1. Soldier of the Pantheon- It has too small of an effect. 2.Blinding Light- It is Sorcery speed so it can only be used offensively and the effect is too small. 3. Defy Death- This effect is alright but is really situational. It is a victim of having only 100 cards.4. Staff of the Sun Magus- Too small of an effect.5. Scroll of Avacyn- Too small of an effect.6. Marble Diamond- Mediocre card that is just "alright".7. Coldsteel Heart- same as Marble Diamond.8. Reverse Damage- 100% reactive cards are often dead draws.9. Chastise- Same as Reverse Damage.10. Moonlit Wake- To small of an effect.11. Sun Droplet- +1 life a turn is awful. Use this card as a coaster.---The above cards are all bad and are easy cuts.-The last two cuts are hard, but id suggest one card for sure:12. Sensei's Divining Top- with only 1 card draw engine Well of Lost Dreams and no other shuffle effects, the top is not very good at all. Great card in a bad situation. I would cut it.---As for the 13th cut; you will have to playtest and see what feels underwhelming, too often.

RazortoothMtg on Need Help Taking Out 13 ...

1 year ago

I would cut 13 Plains.

Nah Jk

As for actual cuts, Belbe's Portal just never impressed me as opposed to actual ramp cards. However, it does allow for flash and a small mana reduction, so I might be wrong.

Staff of the Sun Magus just doesn't do enough. You'll be gaining excessive amounts of life anyway, so a 3-mana artifact that lets you gain 1-2 life a turn is pretty much pointless.

Chastise and Reverse Damage seem to expensive mana wise for what they do, unless your meta is heavy on people who attack with a single massive creature that doesn't have hexproof for some reason.

Moonlit Wake also seems like too little effect. If you really want that effect, Ashes of the Abhorrent is strictly better in Angels outside of Reya Dawnbringer, which you aren't even playing

Soldier of the Pantheon seems low effect. Even if your opponents are playing heavy multicolor cards, I doubt it gains more life than just a Soul Warden effect (which I also don't suggest playing)

Oketra's Monument, Scroll of Avacyn, and Sun Droplet also seem too low effect to be worth a card slot. Sun Droplet is only good if you want a lot of whenever you gain life triggers, like in Karlov of the Ghost Council. Oketra's Monument is a bad Pearl Medallion, and I don't think the warrior tokens are too important in your deck. And Scroll of Avacyn is just pretty bad.

That's what I saw to cut. I, too, am building Lyra Dawnbringer (I pulled a foil at prerelease!), do you think you could help me with cuts?


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MODANO. on We NEED to BUILD a Wall!

1 year ago

I love this idea! Getting me so hyped to build my own wall deck! Saw your comment in the forum section and figured I would reply here instead.

This might combo well Pride Guardian, or if you can find a way to slot in Rhox Faithmender. I love this planeswalker, eventhough it probably isn't the strongest and most fitting: Ajani Goldmane. It looks like you might need a card draw engine, Alhammarret's Archive. Awe Strike could be a good fit or Ojutai's Command for some more control? Fumigate can be a good board wipe, but hopefully it won't be needed.

This is just some from the top of my mind and when I search for cards that have Felidar Sovereign in their deck (if this is your winning condition). Hence Ojutai's Command can help you get it back if you have to discard them. Maybe you also can make use of a tutor card or even more card draw?

Good luck with the deck! Loving the idea of a wall deck. Not sure if Felidar Sovereign is the usual way of winning these games, but it sure looks fun. Be aware of deathtouch creatures. I would probably play 4 of Wall of Denial but I'm no pro in this.

You might need some graveyard hate in your sideboard and some artifact hate for Tron decks. Disenchant, Scavenger Grounds etc.

Some interesting artifacts: Staff of the Sun Magus, Paradise Plume, Sunbeam Spellbomb.

Hc_Clan on Delivery (Bruna, The Fading Light)

1 year ago

Thanks for the suggestions cvsears!

Our house rules for commander are 50 life in order for Serra Ascendant (10 more than starting life total). If that wasn't one of our rules I would definitely consider it. As for Staff of the Sun Magus, I don't see lifegain as one of the goals of this deck, so I wouldn't know what to cut in order to make room for that card.

Also, I'll take a look at your deck shortly.

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