Talisman of Progress
Tap: Add (1) to your mana pool.
Tap: Add (White) or (Blue) to your mana pool. Talisman of Progress deals 1 damage to you.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Talisman of Progress occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
WU (Azorius): 1.62%
WUB (Esper): 0.86%
Talisman of Progress Discussion
3 weeks ago
Hey dude, couple of recommends & questions, at 2 mana both Arcane Signet and Talisman of Progress are better than Azorius Signet, and also Frozen AEther is another Kismet effect, but blue so it has upsides if you keep on improving the deck.
How good has Thassa's Intervention been for you? I'm interested in trying it but it seems somewhat high mana for only a slightly good effect.
And how often does Castle Vantress get to activate?
3 weeks ago
Yo DanTheBear, have you ever consider using these cards?
- Aven Mimeomancer
- Celestial Gatekeeper
- Crookclaw Elder
- Commander Eesha
- Metallic Mimic
- Unsettled Mariner
- Dovin's Veto
- Vanquisher's Banner
- Herald's Horn
- Contagion Clasp
- Contagion Engine
- Sword of Truth and Justice
- Mystic Remora
- Rhystic Study
- Smothering Tithe
- Kindred Discovery
- Coastal Piracy
- Bident of Thassa
Aside from that direct straight upgrades for the rocks will definitely help Kangee out, as he is pretty mana hungry. So the fast acceleration rocks like Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Progress, Azorius Signet, Arcane Signet, and Coalition Relic really helps to bring him out faster with the feather counters. Hope that helps!
1 month ago
Your rock suite could use work. I've never found 3-mana rocks (i.e. Chromatic Lantern, Mana Geode, the cluestones) to be very good at all: a two mana rock on turn two means you can land your general turn three (assuming you make a land drop), but three mana rocks rarely speed you up by a whole turn. Consider running some of the following instead: Talisman of Progress, Talisman of Dominance, Azorius Signet, Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet, Sky Diamond, Coldsteel Heart, Mind Stone, Thought Vessel... In general, I've found categorically replacing 3-mana rocks for 2-mana rocks is a good way to improve a deck.
I'm not a fan of the anthems route, since it means Skullclamp isn't a viable card-draw engine. That said, if you want to go after the anthems, I suggest Favorable Winds in addition to your other effects.
I don't know how many creatures you usually have out, but if you have 4+ pretty consistently you may want to run Slate of Ancestry. It's a highly underrated card in token-based decks. Also Distant Melody and Windfall. And Thirst for Knowledge/Thirst for Meaning.
Ponder and Preordain belong in any blue deck. One-drop cantrips that provide card selection don't look like much, and a lot of people write them off as not effective enough, but there's a reason these are both banned in modern and overplayed in legacy. I do think you should run Brainstorm, but if you do you should run at least two more fetches to make sure you don't get locked under the cards you put back.
One combo I think is pretty cool is Counterbalance + Sensei's Divining Top. Both these cards trigger your general, and you can flip top to recast it if you need to squeeze out extra triggers. Paired, they produce a pretty tough counter-wall for your opponents to fight through, which notably does not cost you cards.
Right. That's all I got.
1 month ago
Hello, it's been a while. Since new artifacts came out I think that because the most important colors in this deck are and then I'd suggest swapping like this:
1 month ago
I have a few suggestions, if you're interested:
Your rocks could use improvement. I've never been a fan of Primal Amulet Flip, if only because it's 4 mana and needs time to flip. You'd probably be better off running something like Talisman of Progress or even just Fellwar Stone. My inclination would be to run a bunch of two-drop rocks, since they'll let you cast your general turn three.
1 month ago
crewchief88 Alela wants the Hall of Heliod's Generosity in there. not in Elsha. Alela is the artifact/enchantment chick in esper. So she really could use it more than Elsha can. I play tested your deck 6 times to turn 7 and only 1 time was i able to go off and win before then. That was turn 4 on a really good hand.
I would do some testing and working with the deck a little more, tweaking and ironing out the issues that you may have. (I noticed a HUGE problem with mana. You arent running signets, or all the talismans, so your fixing isnt there. That may be why you have some problems in the deck)
After further evaluation Library of Leng should not be in this deck. It's a cute card that does nothing for you right away in game. And discard decks are only if you are going against decks like Nath or Nekusar. (My baby Nath sadly can't keep up to my Elsha list.)
I think you rely too much on the effects of wheeling your way to a victory when you need to be letting Elsha do all the work man. She's a house. Throw in Rogue's Passage to sneak a few beats in there. Swiftfoot Boots is another card that she should be running to protect her. You don't want to give your opponents any opportunities to kill your commander when you are tapped out. Elsha, much like other storm decks, relies on the commander. For example: If Kess was not in play, the Grixis Kess Storm deck wouldn't function 100% of the time. I've done some testing on that.
Jeleva is the only one that wants to not be on the field 99% of the time unless shes attacking. Yidris storm REQUIRES Yidris to be on the field 100% of the time to win the game. Elsha is the same way. We need to be able to protect her at all costs.
Also, while I'm on the topic. SAY NO TO CODEX SHREDDER. It HAS TO GO. Its a cute card that if you want to win, you play around what people tutor. You know what they are tutoring well ahead of time so you can stop them with what counter magic you have.
You also don't care if they use Tabernacle because you only use 1 creature. Everythign else does value on ETB.
2 months ago
When WotC printed enemy-colored talismans in Modern Horizons, those cards had quotes from planeswalkers whose color identities matched the colors of mana that those talismans could produce.
Therefore, I wonder who would be quoted on the allied-colored talismans, if they were to be reprinted, so I wish to start a thread to ask about that.
Talisman of Dominance would most likely have a quote from Tezzeret, but Ashiok is also a possibility, as well.
Domri is the most logical planeswalker to be quoted on Talisman of Impulse, but Xenagos is another candidate, as well.
Tibalt is definitely the best match for Talisman of Indulgence.
Dovin is the perfect choice for Talisman of Progress.
Talisman of Unity would almost certainly have a quote from Ajani, since he focuses on unity and community.
What does everyone else say about this subject? Who would be quoted on the allied-colored talismans?
2 months ago
Really like the feel and flavor of this build! My only suggestions would be as follows:
This really doesn't appear to be a 'spells' sort of build, only having 20 Instant/Sorcery cards, so both Primal Amulet Flip and Baral, Chief of Compliance feel a bit out of place. Maybe consider replacing them with whichever of these you like most: Undead Warchief, God-Eternal Oketra, Gisa and Geralf, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Fallen Shinobi, The Scarab God.
I believe Commander's Sphere is grossly overplayed and is a trap. If you really like the ability to draw a card (which seems like you'll be doing very well already) then maybe consider replacing it with either Mind Stone or Hedron Archive. If color fixing is of higher priority Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Progress or Gilded Lotus are great replacements.
As stated before, it seems as though drawing cards won't an issue. Plus having a yard full of goodies might be useful, so Dig Through Time may be a bit redundant if not a straight up non-bow. Replacing it with one of the unused creatures mentioned above may possibly be a better use for that card slot.
Hope these thoughts/suggestions help.