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Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may gain 1 life.
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Suture Priest Discussion
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I would consider dropping Evolving Wilds and reducing Blossoming Sands to 2x, then add 4x Ash Barrens. This deck absolutely needs it's lands to come in untapped. Ash Barrens gives you the flexibility of either an untapped land if you already have the colors you need, or the equivalent of coming in tapped if you need to fetch a color. Since there aren't any dual color costs in any of your spells, that makes Ash Barrens the perfect land for this deck's color fixing.
I'd also consider going 4x on the Suture Priest, as that gives you an immediate win-con, rather than having to wait until the next turn to swing with your 1/1 elves.
1 week ago
In all honesty there are a number of underperforming cards in the deck, even though it's pretty strong in my very casual playgroup. I could easily cut out cards like Voyaging Satyr (the deck only has 2 lands it does much with) and some of the other mana dorks and land-grabbing cards. On one hand, I can very consistently avoid mana issues, but on the other hand, it takes up a lot of deck space. It might have too much of a good thing.
Fortified Rampart, Grizzled Leotau, and Looming Altisaur are cheap options for high toughness, but they don't do much else. Of course, I like them because they become threats with Assault Formation or Belligerent Brontodon out, but that doesn't mean they can't be replaced by more powerful cards.
Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, and Suture Priest are redundant, and could be good targets for replacement. You may notice that this deck has a ton of support for ETB lifegain, but not much for token generation. I could definitely stand to have more tokens and populate, which is why Phyrexian Processor or Soul Foundry (along with other token creators) could stand to take the place of some of the weaker or redundant lifegain cards. As it stands, Shanna, Sisay’s Legacy is consistently pretty weak because she doesn't have the token support she wants, and Trostani's populate doesn't always have a target, which isn't what I usually want from my commander.
3 weeks ago
could use Dowsing Dagger , and Suture Priest
Could find a way to add black for Trespasser's Curse
3 weeks ago
Imo, you need some more focus in the deck, particularly when it comes to your wincon. Playing your commander, plus a ton of token generators, should be your wincon; in addition to other blanket buffers like Honor of the Pure
Taking a hard look at creatures, for maximum effect, it would work better if you had lots of low cmc creatures, with hampering effects for your opponents or beneficial effects for your board state. Your early game should look like youre setting up while keeping board state pressure to keep your opponent at bay. [card: Thalia, Heratic Cathar] is a great example of these kinds of cards.
Other examples include
Theres a bunch of other creatures that will help your midgame by getting you life when you dump out tokens in droves. Good ol' Soul Sisters Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant and Suture Priest are your friends as long as you keep your board state fun for token friends. Speaking of token friends, this is the time they should be showing up to the party in droves. Both the Theros God Heliod, God of the Sun and Amonket God Oketra the True are great bros for dropping token hoes. Captain of the Watch, Evangel of Heliod, Knight-Captain of Eos and Precinct Captain all specifically drop the uptight/upright Soldier tokens, usually ETB.
Its a good time to get your pokes in, but your late game boomers are your commander Elesh Norn, Brisela, Jazal Goldmane and possibly Angelic Field Marshal. You could always include Felidar Sovereign if you think you'll end up pillow forted in and unable to swing for lethal, but that kind of depends on your play group as well.
Support spells are generally looking like boardwipes built in your favor like Martial Coup or buffers with an extra kick, namely Spear of Heliod or Marshal's Anthem. That being said, there is always room for a nice Wrath of God to the face. You can also get recursion working in your favor with a Sun Titan or Emeria Shepherd.
Spot removal is also a thing with white. Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Entrapment Maneuver just to name a few with creatures. Other land, enchantment or artifact removal is a bit dependant on your play group as well, but one or two of those is usually a smart move in the deck.
Mana rocks are a HUUUUUUGE piece to your deck if you want to get consistent earlier drops for Norn. Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Caged Sun, Gauntlet of Power and Gilded Lotus are some of the more obvious choices if youve got some cash to burn. Otherwise theres always Worn Powerstone or Marble Diamond among some cheaper manrock pick-ups.
Passive buffs are your butter to your token bread. Akroma's Memorial is a spectacular example, just like Eldrazi Monument, Intangible Virtue, Crusade and the like. Any blanket effect like that turns your weenies into winners. Try not to pile on with these guys too much or you could end up with a bunch of enchantments and few lands for a battlefield.
Last, but certainly not least, packing in some planeswalkers that support your token buddies help fill some gap where spells fall short. Elspeth, Knight-Errant brings more party animals, threats and a darksteel bomb for your field. Her Mirrodin version Elspeth Tirel keeps you stayin' alive, dropping bros and a wrath on a stick. [card: Ajani Goldmane] isnt quite as strong of an inclusive planeswalker, BUT if you have built up a semi decent state, dropping him can turn the tide in your favor from a cruddy turn 4 to a swing for some good damage turn 4.
Decks like this are kind of similar to fencing or boxing. Poke when you can, keep up a strong front, and even when they got you on the ropes, a haymaker can be a game changer.
Good referance material can be found here on EDHREC.com: https://edhrec.com/commanders/elesh-norn-grand-cenobite
Just like wikipedia, it might not always be the best source material, but it points you in a good direction.