Valor in Akros
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn.
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|Masters 25 (A25)||None|
|Magic Origins (ORI)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Valor in Akros Discussion
3 days ago
Looks good. These might interest you: Mimic Vat, Soul Foundry, Bramble Sovereign, Minion Reflector, Second Harvest, Parallel Evolution, Requiem Angel, Cryptolith Rite, Song of Freyalise, Priest of Titania, Elvish Guidance, Wirewood Channeler, Cathars' Crusade, Goldnight Commander, Valor in Akros, Fanatical Devotion
1 month ago
I like the deck. I have a question about a couple of card choices, however.
I see you have two counterspells, Force of Negation , and Spellstutter Sprite . In a counter-war, you will most likely not have sufficient ammo to get your spells through. At most, you'd have one of them in hand, two would be highly unlikely. If playing against one opponent with Blue that runs counterspells, you'll be in a bind, having to wait for him to tap out and hope he's not running either Force of Will , Force of Negation , or Pact of Negation with mana available to pay for the cost. Heck, a well timed Foil could also set you back.
Would you consider running other cards to those two? Or would you consider running more counter magic?
With my group, it's understood that if you run counter magic, you run the gamut of them; or you run nothing at all, especially with control colors of Esper. It's almost like it's required with this color combination (ironically, white also has Lapse of Certainty and Mana Tithe , so it can join the counter war while black runs Withering Boon which has surprised many a table).
If you're willing to add a more robust counterspell suite, I would consider removing your Auras in lieu for cards like Counterspell , Arcane Denial , Mana Drain , Flusterstorm , Force of Will , Narset's Reversal , Disallow , Pact of Negation , Swan Song , and if you run into many triggered or activated abilities in your meta, Stifle , Disallow , Trickbind , or Tale's End .
If you're not willing to add additional counters for protecting your spells, I would recommend getting more anthem/banner effects over Aura effects, like Archetype of Courage , Archetype of Finality , Archetype of Imagination , Bident of Thassa , Day of the Dragons (this flashed in at end of turn with a large fairy board could do some damage), Dictate of Heliod , Light of Sanction + Pestilence can wipe the board from other's creatures, leaving you an open field to swing and win; True Conviction , at triple White is too much, but you could consider it. You could also consider running Faerie Formation as a creature with a Training Grounds and a Valor in Akros on the field for a sudden card draw + creature pump and steal a win out of no where.
Heck, Path of Bravery won't net you much if you're only attacking with 1 creature every turn, but drop that and turn everything sideways when you have 20+ tokens, that's 20+ life right there on the swing. You don't have to even connect to gain the life. Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant can prevent damage to your creatures (which will help as well if you have a pestilence on the field). Drop a Karmic Justice as well, to give your enchantments a reason to not be destroyed. Consider running a Solitary Confinement if you have sufficient draw as well.
Simple suggestions, but otherwise, deck looks pretty sweet.
2 months ago
Maybe something like this:
Also works with things like:
Ajani's Welcome or Angelic Chorus or Anointer Priest or Answered Prayers or Essence Warden or Healer of the Pride or Impassioned Orator or Leyline of Vitality or Soul Warden or Soul's Attendant or Suture Priest or Trostani, Selesnya's Voice or Verdant Sun's Avatar | Infinite Life
Genesis Chamber | Infinite tokens
Path of Discovery | Something with graveyard
Altar of the Brood | Infinite mill
Etc... It's a plan, didn't say it was a good plan? Anything here Aluren + should combo off with other stuff, just not sure to what end.
2 months ago
The one bit of advice I would give is to think of Alela like a slivers deck, in that each enchantment or artifact gives you a 1/1 body with an effect. From there, you can start making some objective decisions about what you want your "slivers" to look like. I've put together a rough draft myself that's a little heavier on the enchantress side, but here are some of the cards on my short list I don't see here:
Anointed Procession - Imagine a 1/1 Sliver for 4 that makes a token whenever you play a sliver. Would definitely make most casual sliver decks.
True Conviction - Hey, it's Bonescythe Sliver and Siphon Sliver in one! You get the idea.
2 months ago
Nice list! You might like these: Spark Double , Murmuring Mystic , Shared Animosity , Coat of Arms , Mana Echoes , Flickering Ward , Impact Tremors , Purphoros, God of the Forge , Aetherworks Marvel , Coastal Piracy , Bident of Thassa , Distant Melody , Mantle of Leadership , Cathars' Crusade , Valor in Akros
2 months ago
Looks good especially considering the budget! You might like these: Valor in Akros , Mantle of Leadership , Hope Against Hope , Leonin Warleader , Daru Warchief , Requiem Angel , Crovax, Ascendant Hero , Crusade , Celestial Crusader , Paragon of New Dawns , Rhox Veteran , Accorder Paladin , Mask of Memory , Unbreakable Formation , Hero of Bladehold
2 months ago
Oof that wording is unfortunate. At least he's aggressively costed! You might like these: Crovax, Ascendant Hero , Valor in Akros , Goldnight Commander , Archangel of Thune , Divine Visitation , Steelshaper's Gift , Jazal Goldmane , Dawn of Hope , Recruiter of the Guard , Weathered Wayfarer , Expedition Map , Vesuva , Thespian's Stage , Castle Ardenvale , Konda's Banner
2 months ago
Looks very solid! You might like these:
- Dolmen Gate - Protects your 1/1s that come in swingin.
- Reconnaissance - same as dolmen gate, but also gives "vigilance" to all your dudes.
- Skullclamp - probably the stronkest draw engine you could have here.
- Commander's Insignia - heard you like anthems.
- King of the Pride
- Godsend - makes your general not only a fearsome attacker but a fearsome blocker as well
- Angel's Trumpet - encourages everyone to attack, which speeds up your game plan if they attack each other or allows you to generate tokens via Brimaz if they attack you. Also works very nicely with Darien
- Entangler - turns Brimaz into a super-blocker. He'll make a token for each dude blocked!
- Valor Made Real
- Militia's Pride
- Celestial Crusader
- Goldnight Commander
- Valor in Akros