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- Target creature gains indestructible until end of turn.
- Destroy target creature with toughness 4 or greater.
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Valorous Stance Discussion
1 week ago
This list appears to be just a teensy bit out of date, perhaps by 1 or 2 cards, because I know when I took apart the deck to build Zacama, Primal Calamity instead, the list did not include Valorous Stance . Felidar Guardian is a good idea though, hadn't really considered it. Thanks!
1 week ago
I could argue a drop for Valorous Stance , it does a lot for its mana cost, but just doesn't have the extreme effect that Nahiri can bring to a table, where in nearly every board state it does work. Someone has a nice Nevinyrral's Disk they dropped just now? Gone. A big fancy The Chain Veil is tapping every turn to give a guy with Freyalise as their commander a ton of value? Hah! Laughable. Enchantments like Rhystic Study clogging your playgroup... nope.
Also, while looking through the list, Felidar Guardian could also be a good card to slot in. It doesn't protect like Restoration Angel , but it has 1 power, so you can fetch it with Imperial Recruiter , then flicker the recruiter with it to fetch Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , making a recruiter the whole combo in one card! It does cost like 12 mana to do it all in one turn, but is able to be done turn 3, 4 and 5 one after another with just land drops for a turn 5 win with a single card. Pretty cool, right?
1 month ago
This looks like a fun deck, I adore Taigam as well, easy +1. I'm quite familiar with a Taigam, and have a smatteting of cards for consideration.
Impulse>Anticipate- Love impulse, digs almost as deep as fact or fiction but at half the cost, and no revealing anything.
Metallurgic Summonings Makes tokens that scales with your spells, and recurs all spells in the gy. This usually draws removal in my meta, its that good.
Valorous Stance- A great spell to use after declaring Taigam as an attacker. Removal and protection in one spell, love its utility. Shadow Rift is another good one after declaring attacks. With your strong token theme here, I think Rootborn Defenses could do some good work too.
Fellwar Stone, Wayfarer's Bauble, Talisman of Progress. Mind Stone, Thought Vessel- 2 drop mana rocks are the bee's knees for a 4 cost commander, as it ramps on curve correctly for a turn 3 Taigam. The bauble is just decent ramp for non-green decks, and again, curves correctly. 35 is a low land count, and there's not a lot of ramp here. Some of your spells are expensive, a little tweaking is needed imo.
Hope I was helpful and this wasn't too much. Keep on spell-slinging! :)
2 months ago
I considered him, but I found that most cases when its ability would trigger in this deck would also result in creature dead, exiled or in owner's hand. This makes Path to Exile even better, but nonbos hard with Fractured Identity. There are some three repeatable options - Will Kenrith (the best one actually), Niblis of Frost, Mother of Runes and seven nonrepeatable - Mirrorpool, Artful Dodge, Rite of Replication, Saheeli's Artistry, Slip Through Space, Stolen Identity and Valorous Stance. But I usually use Artful Dodge, Slip Through Space, Valorous Stance and Mother of Runes to protect Taigam and enable the deck.
It's a very good card and feels like an auto include in this strategy, but in this particular deck it works with only 10 cards, 4 of which I will probably use on different occasion. In case i dont have any of those 10 cards in hand, it will be a 5 mana dead card. I dont think it's worth it right now, but I'll add it to maybeboard. My decks change a lot over time, so maybe it will become better later. :) Thanks for the suggestion, though!
2 months ago
Also I can’t believe I didn’t think of this card before, but there’s one card that perfectly fits your theme! Archangel Avacyn Flip! She comes down and protects your board from a Wrath, and then when she flips, her damage ability is one-sided thanks to Tajic!
5 months ago
Possible cards to add: Island, Wall of Mist, Orator of Ojutai, Nivix Barrier, Monastery Flock, Jeskai Barricade, Geist of the Archives, Dragon's Eye Sentry, Doorkeeper, Sylvan Caryatid, Profaner of the Dead, Triton Tactics, Abzan Beastmaster, Bastion Protector, Lightning Greaves, Kindred Boon, Kindred Summons, Valorous Stance, Dive Down, Mizzium Skin, Sight of the Scalelords, Guard Gomazoa, Gomazoa, Hover Barrier, Spectra Ward, Whispersilk Cloak, and Oblation.
That's about all I got for now. Basically, more creatures, keep Arcades safe, better cards. There are more cards that are pullable too but the ones above really should go at the very least for more creatures. Pass the message along.
6 months ago
You got something here. I like it.
Iroas, God of Victory is a staple
Chained to the Rocks, Ghostly Prison, lots of more spot removal, Lightning Bolt, Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Valorous Stance, Planar Cleansing. You don't really control as you do stall them for a couple turns. Ghostly Prison makes it so that they can't attack you without paying mana. Bolt takes out 3 toughness creatures and chained to the rocks is good because its a 1 mana removal and chances are, your playing group doesn't play lots of enchantment removal
You need to go heavier on the creatures. It's boros. They are better with a creature base out. Nobilis of War, Tajic, Blade of the Legion, Iroas's Champion, Boros Swiftblade, Figure of Destiny, Angel of Invention
Brion Stoutarm is decent way at getting use out of a creature dying. Before damage is applied, you tap 1 red and the Stoutarm and deal some damage to their face. Also good for getting that last bit of damage that your creatures couldn't by flinging them right at their face
You need much more mana rocks in your deck. Armageddon is a bitch. Not only this, it helps ramp and mana fix on occasions. I personally won't have less than 6 mana rocks in my commander deck. Boros Signet, Mind Stone, Darksteel Ingot, Commander's Sphere, and Hedron Archive are some I would run.
You should honestly get away from the reservoir unless you are running hard life gain and can afford 40 life and not lose
7 months ago
All in all, W/B Control is very powerful, have you played against Ryan's Spirits Deck?
Looks like a fun Idea to build tho.. :D