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.)
|Have (3)||metalmagic , shmoofidoo ,|
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Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle occurrence in decks from the last year
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Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Discussion
2 weeks ago
I like your version of Teshar a lot. I confess, I hadn't much considered self-milling as a method of digging for my wincon, and my Teshar deck looks much closer to your maybeboard than your mainboard. One card I've noticed however that is absent from both is Aetherflux Reservoir. Something such as Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle//Thermal Navigator//Memnite//Scrap Trawler nets you infinite cast triggers, but ultimately gains you nothing. Aetherflux Reservoir turns zero gain infinite loops into an infinite damage storm combo. At 4 mana, its cost is a little high, but it might be worth including. Thoughts?
1 month ago
Hey jakeyuki12 thanks for the tips, really appreciate the insights, due to the long time between my playgroup being able to play I haven't used this in a group yet, just playtests on here so I'm sure it could use some tweaking. Might try to address some things just as I saw them when I was building it, but definitely let me know what you think.
Land count-yeah the land count is a little lower than most of my decks for sure, but I included other sources, maybe I'm relying on them too much? I do have Path of Mettle Flip which becomes a land with added bonuses, also cards like Seething Song and Soulbright Flamekin that can be used to ramp, the latter for 8 mana when I invest 3 mana with Zirda that can be used consistently (even on opponents' turns). As you mentioned I do have Sword of the Animist and Burnished Hart (which will definitely be awesome to crack for 1 mana!) I am also counting on cards like Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle and Sun Titan to recur those cards and even lands like Naya Panorama or Ash Barrens with the Titan. I also have cost reducers in addition to Zirda like Jhoira's Familiar, Danitha Capashen, Paragon, and Ugin, the Ineffable that all help on a lot of my cards in the deck, lots of legendary creatures, artifacts, and equipment.
Card draw and ramp- always important for sure! I thought I had a good amount of rocks, time will tell if I'm right there, but I do have 1-2 more I could add if the rocks/other mana sources I have and my cost reducers aren't enough. Thanks for pointing out Mask of Memory that is a good one for sure! I have a couple card draw artifacts, creatures like Sram, Senior Edificer, (Ugin is a form of card draw too), a land, and one equipment in Rogue's Gloves that I can tutor for a couple of ways. I debated using Open the Armory but I have Steelshaper's Gift and I decided to go with Relic Seeker and because I could have a body to equip in a pinch and he could also be recurred with the methods stated above to tutor more than once. Sword of Fire and Ice is definitely out of my price range as awesome as it is. I've been on the other end of Smothering Tithe at too many tables to play it myself, it is helpful but as the name implies it's a little too salty for me to play.
Creatures that have synergy with the deck- Thanks for the suggestions, Puresteel Paladin is on my radar for sure, just a little pricey I agree. Fervent Champion is nice and inexpensive, so I might look into him but he doesn't add too much on his own besides being 1 mana and being able to equip to himself. I could be wrong, but I think Balan, Wandering Knight and Heavenly Blademaster have better effects/stats for this style of mass equip strategy and if I'm going to pile more equipment on one creature it would be them or Zirda to rack up commander damage.
Thanks again, just wanted to explain some of my choices and see what you thought!
2 months ago
@ Reznorboy Thanks for checking out my deck and giving me some suggestions. Honestly this is a very early draft of this deck and might change significantly once I am able to play test it.
As far as cheep hexproof creatures I am already running Gladecover Scout, Slippery Bogle, and Silhana Ledgewalker. With my searching of gatherer the only other cheep hexproof creatures I see that seem worth it that I have been considering are Elusive Tormentor Flip and Troll Ascetic. Am I missing something? What hexproof creatures would you recommend I add?
Furthermore what cheep counterspells would you recommend? I know the free counterspells. But I already have them for my cEDH deck and those are going to be expensive to pick up another copy of. I might pick up a second Pact of Negation for this deck down the road though.
What combo are you referring to with Raven's Crime? I don't think I've seen that card cast in EDH and I have been playing EDH for around 10 years. I always like combos I have never heard of before.
I don't think I'm running enough graveyard recursion / graveyard matters to make Life from the Loam good. Do you think I should be?
Honestly I am not worried about competitive players. I have Tymna the Weaver / Thrasios, Triton Hero cEDH built as well as a Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle built in a way that is high tier EDH but not quite cEDH. If other players want to play more competitively I have decks that can do that.
I might cut Propaganda down the road but Leyline of Anticipation lets you hold up counterspells on opponents turns and then cast stuff on their end step if they don't do anything you need to interact with. I fail to see how Leyline of Anticipation is a pillow-fort type card. However I have been considering Seedborn Muse to take advantage of flash.
2 months ago
Missing Lapse of Certainty, the best white card ever. Collector Ouphe, and Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle make sense. How do you win? Shaman of Forgotten Ways seems fun. Conqueror's Flail for one more piece of protection.
3 months ago
I’m thinking Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle EDH with this for even more graveyard recursion shenanigans.
3 months ago
RNR_Gaming, Ghosthunter39, I LOVE Feldon! If you want a similarly interesting/fun commander in white, Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle seems ripe for the janking, and Evra, Halcyon Witness seems... like he would draw hate.
3 months ago
Sure thing! The loops all involve Teshar, a cheap artifact, a cheap creature that can return an artifact to your hand, and a way to sacrifice either an artifact, creature, or both.
Specific examples include:
- Tap Sol Ring for 2, then sacrifice it to Thermal Navigator.
- Sacrifice the Salvager of Ruin to return Sol Ring to your hand.
- Cast Sol Ring using 1 of the 2 floating mana, and return Salvager of Ruin to the battlefield with Teshar's trigger.
- Repeat for infinite colorless mana.
- Sacrifice the Aviary Mechanic (or Glint Hawk/Kor Skyfisher) to Ashnod's Altar to make 2.
- Cast the Artifact and return the Aviary Mechanic to the battlefield with Teshar's trigger.
- When the Mechanic enters, use its trigger to return the Artifact to your hand.
- Cast it again with the 2 floating mana.
- Use Golden Egg/Prophetic Prism/Ichor Wellspring/Elsewhere Flask to draw your whole deck; any artifact that costs 1 or less makes infinite colorless mana; Codex Shredder mills your opponents out.
There is one backup combo with Heliod, Sun-Crowned and Triskelion that involves giving Triskelion lifelink using Heliod's ability, then removing counters from the Triskelion to deal damage to your opponents. Each damage gains you a life, which puts a counter back on Triskelion with Heliod.
I'll be sure to go through the list and add Custom Categories so you can hopefully understand why I chose the cards I did. I'll also try to update it with a list of combos in the description.
4 months ago
Cool deck! Thoughts on these? Cloudstone Curio, Pearl Medallion, Cloud Key, Foundry Inspector, Ranger of Eos, Palace Jailer, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Myr Retriever, Workshop Assistant, Junk Diver, Scrap Trawler, Mycosynth Golem, Dross Scorpion, Krark-Clan Ironworks, Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle