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Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle
Legendary Creature — Bird Cleric
Whenever you cast a historic spell, return target creature card with converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield. (Artifacts, legendaries, and Sagas are historic.)
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Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Discussion
3 weeks ago
Thanks a lot for your kind words and freaking 12 upvotes VietMoneys, i'm flattered!
I get your curiosity about sac outlets, the problem is as follows:
a.) Mono- doesn't come with a lot of free sac outlets - if you have any others, i'd be more than happy to hear about them (if they qualify considering b.). Currently i'm considering Altar of Dementia , due to the fact it can fill my gy and double as top deck-tutor disruption.
b.) My playgroup frowns upon infinites (i'm cool with that) and both Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar combo waaay too easily. With this type of deck it's more or less impossible to avoid all combos (e.g. more than 1 -artifact + etb/die recursion/bounce option + free sac outlet + a value engine, say Cathars' Crusade ) but i try to avoid them enough not to look like bending our house rules on purpose.
Karmic Guide + Reveillark are similarily problematic as described under b.) when combined with a free sac outlet. Plus, they don't qualify to be recurred with Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle . The only exception to said parameter right now is Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite because she's a great non-infinite win con. I'd like to keep it that way.
Sun Titan is a nuts card, yet in this deck he's easily outclassed by the 10-ish recursing/bounce effects due to the simple fact i'm not blinking, i'm recasting things. For a total of i can usually recurr twice. Plus, he can't be reanimated by my commander.
You'd be surprised how well this deck actually works without its commander, because of the extreme redundancy of engines. Typically i start flooding the board until the setup is right to drop my commander. Significantly later than i planned when brewing the deck.
Anyhow, thanks again for the input, i'd be more than happy to hear about your feedback on my other decks. I'll have a go at yours, for sure.
3 weeks ago
Have you thought about any sort of legends matter cards in here? I can see Urza's Ruinous Blast , Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle , Blackblade Reforged , Thran Temporal Gateway , Jhoira's Familiar , or maybe even Traxos, Scourge of Kroog . I know these are a bit slow for what you're going for but they are some fun things to think on.
4 weeks ago
Have you considered Arvad the Cursed ? I might even play him as your commander, since he gives an anthem effect (+2/+2) and drop Athreos in the 99. Honestly Atreos shines when he protects low CMC creatures. I don't think you will find a lot of people not paying the 3 life when 1 of your, often very powerfull, creatures dies. Next to that you play black and have a range of (under $9) tutors to fetch him.
You could throw in a little token/lifegain theme as support (very Orzhov) and play your deck as the guild extorting people and if they don't pay up exile their creatures. (Then Atreos might be super on theme again).
Legendaries I would run in a token/lifegain theme are: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Teysa, Orzhov Scion Karlov of the Ghost Council Kambal, Consul of Allocation Obzedat, Ghost Council Teysa Karlov Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Regna, the Redeemer / Krav, the Unredeemed Ghost Council of Orzhova Vona, Butcher of Magan Aryel, Knight of Windgrace Elenda, the Dusk Rose Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder Yomiji, Who Bars the Way Whisper, Blood Liturgist Darien, King of Kjeldor Heliod, God of the Sun Brimaz, King of Oreskos Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Oketra the True Elspeth, Sun's Champion Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Kaya, Orzhov Usurper Eight-and-a-Half-Tails
Support these guys with the following cards: Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Dictate of Erebos Grave Pact Smothering Tithe Ethereal Absolution Dawn of Hope Skullclamp Suture Priest Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Crested Sunmare Regal Bloodlord Pious Evangel Flip Authority of the Consuls Blind Obedience Anointed Procession Hidden Stockpile Vindictive Vampire Twilight Drover Mentor of the Meek Priest of Forgotten Gods Pitiless Plunderer High Market Shizo, Death's Storehouse Divine Visitation Intangible Virtue Attrition
A few sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar
Of course all of this above is just a suggestion. I think in this way you can easily you can keep the Legendary theme alive in your deck, but point in a bit more towards the Orzhov Syndicate. (wich in my opinion is an awesome guild!!) I think I kept a bit on a eye on your budget of $9 a card. If I missed a few my apologies.
1 month ago
5c0r910n Ahh ok, I forgot about Serra Disciple . Chromatic Lantern was only in there to reach 5 colors for Chamber Sentry , but now that it's 4 colors I can probably add a Mox Amber or two or three and use the Treasure tokens to get there, considering I have a decent amount of Legendaries. Mox would also be another good 0CMC Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle trigger.
1 month ago
Yeah I took a break from Standard, and when I started looking at the new cards I realized that Judith would be nuts here haha :D
Is the bird thing Sai, Master Thopterist or Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle ? Judith is supposed to replace Sai, but Teshar is a part of the combo. Although I'm leaning towards making this a Grixis list, splashing white for Teshar and stuff like Revival / Revenge . What do you think?
1 month ago
1 month ago
IAmTheWraith - I like that suggestion and will be playtesting around with it more. My one concern is Clock of Omens does not play entirely nicely with Static Orb , but I will need more playtesting to determine how big of an issue that is.
hkhssweiss - I added Jhoira's Familiar and artificer's assistant (though I cut Artificer's Assistant to make room for playtesting Clock of Omens ). I had both Aven Mimeomancer and Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle in here originally, but found they under-performed.
Aven Mimeomancer was fun and on-theme, but there were not enough creatures to really capitalize on this benefit, and the additional +1/+1 to each bird on the upkeep if used alongside the commander was disapointing.
I found Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle came down a bit too late to make much of a difference. There were other cards I wanted to play with my four mana, and by the time I wanted to cast Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle , my hand was devoid of historic spells, so it was only when I topdecked an artifact that the ability became relevant.
Thanks both of you for the suggestions!
1 month ago
Heya cdkime, here might be some cards you can consider:
- Artificer's Assistant - Better than Augury Owl in the long run imo
- Aven Mimeomancer - A big maybe, but goes with theme haha
- Jhoira's Familiar - Reduces the cost of spells and breaks parity with stax, can be considered
- Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle - Good for recursion and to reuse effects
You are right there aren't much good bird cards unfortunately :/
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