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Auras attached to permanents you control have totem armor. (If an enchanted permanent you control would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy and Aura attached to it.)
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Umbra Mystic Discussion
2 weeks ago
Also, Daybreak Coronet and Umbra Mystic are not going to pay-off like you might think. You have very few aura's (5 in total) -- I think. So, getting these to combo properly is going to require luck, which is something you will want to save for other things.
As mentioned earlier, Spirit Mantle and Flickering Ward are good protections. Gryff's Boon is cheap and good for evasion. Prison Term is excellent for creature removal as its value increases with the length of the game. In terms of aura buff's; the cheaper the better -- this way if they are zapped by creature removal, you haven't wasted alot of investment. So things like Cartouche of Solidarity up to Shielded by Faith can be decent investments that mitigate this obvious risks of aura spells. Another decent land for a Sram deck (which is Mars spelled backwards -- the god of war) is Cathedral of War, getting those +1's on your commander add up after a while.
1 month ago
General EDH advice I found helpful was run at least 4 board wipes.Supreme Verdict, Wrath of God, Cyclonic Rift, and Phyrexian Rebirth. Because of your Totem armor sub theme don't fear board wipes. If you can find any more in WU run them.
I hope this helps, let me know how this goes!
2 months ago
Thank you for the feedback.
I like Bear Umbra for this deck, and will give it a playtest. I've had mixed success with Lightmine Field (1/1 tokens + Karona attacking simultaneously can easily kill my commander), but I think I will try it again. Umbra Mystic is also an interesting card, but I am not sure where I have the space for it. Survival has not necessarily been an issue, between Canopy Cover, Shield of the Oversoul, and Gift of Immortality.
Starfield of Nyx is a bit deceptive in its use. On its face, it seems a better card than Opalescence--it only gives you more creatures, and adds graveyard recursion to boot. Well worth the additional mana cost generally. However, one of the key combos in this deck is Enchanted Evening and Calming Verse, which destroys your opponent's boards, while leaving yours untouched. This combo has been incredibly helpful, particularly given how slow this deck is. With Enchanted Evening in play, Starfield of Nyx turns all your lands into 0/0 creatures, preventing you from playing lands for the rest of the game. While Opalescence does the same, it will also turn your opponents lands to 0/0s, stalling the game. It's an evil combo, but it is better than only crippling yourself.
Crab Umbra and Spider Umbra would not be effective in this deck, as Karona rarely is used for blocking (you would have to regain control of her through Homeward Path first). Even with the protection it offers, Drake Umbra is too expensive to cast, and cards like Canopy Cover, Shield of the Oversoul, and Vow of Flight provide the same evasion, but with additional useful effects.
I like Snake Umbra in theory, but am not sure where I would put it. I think this deck currently contains the right number of auras (Bear Umbra might have been one too many, but it seems pretty nifty, so I am going to give it a shot). Any advice you have on what to cut would be appreciated.
2 months ago
Ok. This deck is pretty bad ass. I have a couple comments. Starfield of Nyx and Lightmine Field can be devastating against aggro and Luminarch Ascension is also bad ass with a good pillow fort. Umbra Mystic is fantastic if people keep trying to kill your commander, but even if you aren't worried about that, Indrik Umbra will seriously fuck up the opponent's board, Bear Umbra is ramp everywhere, Crab Umbra is iffy, but maybe in control or against another voltron for surprise blocks, Drake Umbra for flying, Snake Umbra for a little draw and Spider Umbra for some good flying defense.
2 months ago
Warpath251 thanks for the advice. Tricks of the Trade is actually one of the cards that I was planning to drop anyway in this deck, too expensive CMC for the bonus it gives. I like the scry-bonus with Aqueous Form but it lacks the pump-bonus which I really want in every Aura in the deck.
In fact I am considering Infiltrator's Magemark to fill this slot. Gives a +1/+1 bonus and makes Rafiq of the Many hard to block. It can be played under any creature to give the bonus which might be handy in combination with Umbra Mystic.
2 months ago
Some good cards for this would be Unquestioned Authority, Battle Mastery, Open the Armory, Daybreak Coronet, Sterling Grove, Hero of Iroas, Nomad Mythmaker, Druid of the Anima, Naya Charm, and Temur Battle Rage.
You could also take out some Umbra cards because you have Umbra Mystic.
4 months ago
Here are some cards you may not have thought of yet!
In these kinds of decks I think its always good to have back up voltron creatures that can do what Ojutai was doing if he dies too much and cant be cast again.