Test of Faith
Prevent the next 3 damage that would be dealt to target creature this turn, and put a +1/+1 counter on that creature for each 1 damage prevented this way.
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|Modern Masters (MMA)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Test of Faith Discussion
11 months ago
Inspiring Call is also a must for this deck - dodges a wrath, and gives card draw.
other kick-knack spells to consider: Abzan Charm , Bant Charm , Bioshift , Dromar's Charm , Jund Charm , Steady Progress , Temper , Test of Faith , Trap Essence , Unbreakable Formation , Contentious Plan , Volt Charge
1 year ago
Emerge Unscathed gets you 2 triggers costing only 1cc and protection, Test of Faith is a neat combat trick for killing pretty much any early creature and giving you a neat early clock as well as triggering and saving your cmdr, Dawn Charm , Benevolent Bodyguard , Standard Bearer give you protection to every creature and Palace Sentinels gives you a bit much needed card draw in white.
thats all i got.
3 years ago
I've played with this deck in paper and it's ok. It's less/more consistent (depending on how much protection you kept in your opening hand) version of the blitz deck. It does operate on a different axis, essentially punishing your opponents for trying to remove your creatures and then strikes with a lethal threat.
If money is no object the following is what I would consider:
Figure out if your deck is spells or enchantment based, this is the most important part, a spells base is more tempo orientated because of more, cheaper protection spells. An enchantment base relies on resistant evasive beaters.
There are cards that are in common with both of these strategies and they are of course the creatures. Both of these decks have 4 Lagonna-Band Trailblazer and 4 Satyr Hoplite and some number of Akroan Skyguard.
Creatures that dependent on weather you play spells or enchantments are Akroan Crusader and Kiln Fiend. Both being better in the spells deck because they both dont get bigger when you target them with an enchantment. Akroan Crusader as 1-2 of in the enchantment list is fine with 1-2 in the sideboard to bring in against edict effects.
One spell is universal for both decks in my mind and it is Temur Battle Rage because it constantly outperforms and kills out of nowhere.
For the enchantment base we start with 4-of of the totem armor enchantments Eland Umbra and Hyena Umbra for resiliency. Then follow up with 4 Madcap Skills and 3 Hammerhand for evasion. To make your creatures huge 4 Ethereal Armor.
The sideboard for the enchantment list is superior than the spells list but does have a weaker main. For the side Hopeful Eidolon for lifelink, Flamespeaker's Will agianst affinity, Mortal Obstinacy against bogles. Shield of Duty and Reason for Delver Threshold.
As for the Spells list, it's more explosive and tempo orientated. Start with 4 Gods Willing, 2 Center Soul, 2 Apostle's Blessing for protection. 4 Assault Strobe, 4 Mutagenic Growth and 4 Brute Force for explosiveness.
4 Lightning Bolt for removal and your basically done.
You can mix and match the shells but some cards like Ethereal Armor and Kiln Fiend obviously go in one and not the other. Lands is simple, only play mountains and plains because you want untapped mana and utility lands don't offer enough benefit. You should have 21 lands in an enchantment heavy build, in the spells shell 19 - 21 depending on how many 1 mana spells you have.
4 years ago
Drake Umbra (uncommon)
4 years ago
Ok, I've made some updates.
I completed some of the sets as best as I could, took out some of the uneven burn, got in the Foundry Street Denizen as a replacement of my still unacquired Vexing Devil and got in a Test of Faith for the synergy with most of my creatures.
4 years ago
Test of Faith is niet zo'n goede kaart vind ik. Je hebt er niks aan als een creature exiled of destroyed wordt. Misschien vervangen voor oa deze: Raise the Alarm. Als je later in het spel deze speelt dan heb je meteen 2 dikke soldiers die lekker gepompt worden door van alles nog wat.
Verder moet je deze gewoon vaak proberen en kijken hoe ie werkt
4 years ago
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