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|2012 Core Set (M12)||Uncommon|
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If you have less life than an opponent, you gain 6 life. If you control fewer creatures than an opponent, put 3 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens onto the battlefield.
Timely Reinforcements Discussion
3 weeks ago
My main "problem" (i actually win most games) is that i often hang around on low life (hence the mainboard Timely Reinforcements ). Might fix that in two ways: new target for attacks AND the + life :>
Sorry about the souls, i must've misread. For me, they do so much that they alone justify the black. But, i do have the cards ^^
1 month ago
If your main strategy is flooding the board with tokens, I think a more suitable planeswalker could be Elspeth, Sun's Champion, who can also act as a board-wipe for larger creatures while leaving your tokens unaffected. If she wasn't available, other versions of Elspeth or even Gideon, Ally of Zendikar could also be a big help here.
A good enchantment you can add could be Parallel Lives, which does pretty much the same as Anointed Procession. Of course a great addition would be Doubling Season, but it's a rather expensive card, so you might want to wait and see how much you'd like to invest in this deck first.
Cheaper token producing spells you may want to consider could be Raise the Alarm, Spectral Procession and Timely Reinforcements. A good card that can played at any point of the game is also Secure the Wastes.
1 month ago
Deck is honestly fine especially for starting out. You look like you did a reasonable amount of research into the direction you want to go.
So somethings, even on a budget- 4th Cryptic Command is a must. You need a sideboard, you seem like you're all ready to have a competitive deck, sideboards and options are what make a deck competitive. I think one of the fun things in modern is learning how to play the deck and exploring options, with that in mind Hieroglyphic Illumination, Dream Eater, Jace, Unraveler of Secrets, Detention Sphereand Timely Reinforcements will probably end up not staying around the mainboard (unless your meta has lot of fast aggro damaging decks for Timely), and while they were just reprinted Celestial Colonnade is probably the first major change you should try and make to add to the deck, then Flooded Strand. Lands increase consistency, and just help you figure out stuff later.
I hope that helps or gives your some validation to what you already knew or were looking for.
1 month ago
2 months ago
@ArchonBlue - That's pretty terrible advice. I'm sure OP opted for Modern because they prefer the format or are looking for a long-term investment.
your deck is currently extremely budget for modern. If you're looking for improvements, I'd suggest not running 3x Rev. It's extremely greedy. Most optimized lists run none. For card draw, I'd consider Hieroglyphic Illumination instead. You can throw it away early or use it to grind late. When you upgrade your deck to have 4x Terminus, you can set up a miracle on your opponent's turn with the cycling. Still, that plan only gets to be reliable once you can use Mind Sculptor to set the play up. Still, illumination is a deceptively good card. I'd actually rate it higher than Glimmer of Genius.
For the current near future, I'd work to acquire as many of the powerful answers that the deck relies on. This means Cryptics, Paths, etc. first. I would then worry about win cons and lands. Those two you can afford to build on budget. UW is a deck based around fighting for inches. None of your powerful win cons will matter if you can't reasonably stop people from going off first. Right now, I'd consider 1x Timely Reinforcements in the main along with some number of Wall of Omens. Those are cheap pickups that will allow you to buy some time. Oust and Condemn are also adequate.
3 months ago
You're very heavy on the 4-drop slot. I would recommend cutting the Approach of the Second Sun, since you should be trying to win by bringing your opponent's life to zero. Anointed Procession is cool, and can be powerful, but it relies on you following it up with other cards. THough pricey, this should be History of Benalia as this card does not depend on being followed up by another card and produces more Knights on its own.
You should be running 4 of the Dauntless Bodyguards in the maindeck, they should not be in the sideboard. You're going to be wanting to swarm the enemy in a flood of chivalry as fast as possible, and a few amazing 1 drops can help you out that way. Accorder Paladin, Knight of Glory, and Sigiled Paladin are all great 2 drop knights that help you out in attacking strong and early. Knight of the White Orchid can act as ramp, but is also a decent beater.
Mirran Crusader is extremely powerful and you should definitely be running 4 of this one.
Vona, Butcher of Magan is really cool and can give you an answer to nearly anything, and she helps pay for herself with that lifelink.
You'll also want to use some of black's card draw capabilities, since card advantage is definitely white's biggest weakness. Don't be afraid to spend a little bit of life to draw some cards with Dark Bargain, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, or Damnable Pact just to name a few.
For your sideboard, cards like Duress are very important if you're running black, I would recommend running 3-4 of these in your sideboard, since you have no other hand disruption. Celestial Purge is pretty popular, as is Timely Reinforcements. Vraska's Contempt and Anguished Unmaking can help you deal with opposing planeswalkers, and Unmaking hits any troublesome non-land, Rest in Peace, Stony Silence, and Zealous Persecution are very strong sideboard options as well.
Let me know if this was helpful or would like to know some of the reasoning's behind the suggestions!
3 months ago
As far as a replacement for snaps, you could try Mission Briefing. Also, why not do one Wrath of God and one Supreme Verdict to have separate names for gifts? Another good include, that helps you get to the late game, is Timely Reinforcements. It is great in the main board of gift decks like this.
3 months ago
First of all, what's your budget?
Other good token spawners, if you want to go that way, could be: Secure the Wastes, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Timely Reinforcements, Gather the Townsfolk, Beckon Apparition, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. Things that help token are Intangible Virtue, Anointed Procession or Parallel Lives
If it's on budget I'd also suggest Voice of Resurgence
Timely Reinforcements occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.13%
W/U (Azorius): 0.36%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%