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Tap: Add (1) to your mana pool.
(White), Tap, Sacrifice a Cleric creature: You gain life equal to the sacrificed creature's toughness.
(Black), Tap, Sacrifice a Cleric creature: Target player loses life equal to the sacrificed creature's power.
Starlit Sanctum Discussion
2 months ago
7 months ago
Hey man, cool deck! Ever considered the card Transmutation ? It works with Starlit Sanctum + Daru Spiritualist + Shaman en-Kor combo :) You can finish off an opponent on instant speed. It's a 4 card combo I know, but you can tutor for it :)
10 months ago
I love cleric tribal, I realize this is a jank deck but with some focus it can also be effective. I think the first trick is to synergize with your command and find clerics that can be sacrificed for gains the second is to find ways to drain their health quickly so you can focus on the first.
The next one is not quite so easy and needs tuning to make really good, but I would recommend clerics like Benevolent Bodyguard, Children of Korlis, Dark Supplicant with Scion of Darkness, Frontline Medic, Nova Cleric, Remorseful Cleric, Sanctum Guardian and Selfless Spirit for creatures that can be utilized well with your commander and as a bonus its flavorful to have fanatical priests dedicated to some grim god.
I don't know if you will continue to develop this but I would like to see your take on it as you evolve it.
1 year ago
I am sorry but I remembered to give you ine last suggestion: since you have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, why not also use Stern Judge? The lands of your opponent will also be swamps, and with Starlit Sanctum or Cabal Archon the game will quickly be over.
1 year ago
1 year ago
@Se7enfoot I understand but, Woh, you made a lot of changes in your deck. For the better, although no more Scion of Darkness!
I still have three suggestions:
1) Instead of Lightning Greaves, Shaman en-Kor. Why? Three reasons. Firstly, the casting cost is the same, that is 2. Secondly, Shaman en-Kor ability can be activated as an instant (also during the turn of your opppnent) whereas Lightning Greaves can only be equiped as a sorcery (during your turn only). Thus, if you activate the Shaman ability to boost a cleric toughness with Daru Spiritualist it can serve a defense guy against big monsters, before you sacrifice it for big life. One common mistake, is to think that the Shaman en-Kor ability can not be activated unless it receives damage. That it is not the truth: the Shaman can target a cleric, regardless of whether it received damage: "You can use this ability as much as you want prior to damage being dealt" - . Also, the shaman can redirect damage to itself: "It can redirect damage to itself". Third reason: the Shaman is a Cleric, unlike the Lightning Greaves.
2) Starlit Sanctum instead of Disciple of Griselbrand. Why? Disciple of Griselbrand costs 3 in order for you to use the ability: 2 to cast the creature, plus 1 to use its ability. Starlit Sanctum costs 1. Plus, Starlit Sanctum lets you choose between gaining life or taking life from your opponent, thus complementing the damage of Cabal Archon.
3) You should add one more Test of Endurance. Why? If yours gets destroyed, you will get no second chance to use it again. The more so when you have no Devoted Caretaker or Eight-and-a-Half-Tails in your deck to protect it.
1 year ago
As an extra precision:
1 year ago
I may be wrong, since I did't test this deck enough, but I don't think things like Cover of Darkness are necessary. I do not attack with the clerics but with the Demons from Skirsdag High Priest. In order to have them, I have to have a creature dying in a turn: thus, the Selfless Spirit or the Orzhov Pontiff (killing your opponent creatures when it enters the game, and when the Haunt ability is activated with Starlit Sanctum).
The Demons from Skirsdag High Priest are 4/4 flying creatures, and I may have 6 flying 4/4 in turn 6: 1 in turn 3, 1 in turn 4, 2 in turn 5, 2 in turn 6. Those are to be boosted to 5/5 creatures with Zealous Persecution.
It is worth to note that your opponent should not normally have any blocking creature with all the Orzhov Pontiff, the Zealous Persecution and the Make Obsolete. If a Swords to Plowshares aims one Demon, the Mother of Runes or a Selfless Spirit will protect it.
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