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1WB: Target creature gains lifelink until end of turn.1WB: Whenever you gain life this turn, target opponent loses that much life.
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Vizkopa Guildmage Discussion
8 hours ago
I don't think Gerrard Capashen is worth playing, especially if you're using Thalia's Lancers just to find him. I'd rather have some more ways to benefit from life-gain. Adding more Ajani's Pridemate or Sunbond will give you more board presence and make Wall of Reverence better. Add in some way to grant lifelink like Hopeful Eidolon, and the cycle gets pretty vicious. You might also consider dipping into black for drain cards like Vizkopa Guildmage and Sanguine Bond. It might be wise to try and fill the gap at 2 and 3 mana as well. Lone Rider Flip is one card that could fit there.
5 days ago
I've got some new ideas, tell me what you think about them:
1- Nasty AF combo:
2- Cards that work very well with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
3- Removal and boardwipes:
4- Maybe it could help you go off faster with some combos
1 week ago
Thanks so much for the input! I'm still very new to anything more than casual deckbuilding so I'm learning a lot.
My goal was to build a deck that's able to play a lot of aggressive creatures while simultaneously using the life/pain thing, so I tried to choose creatures with abilities that contribute to that strategy. Maybe I can't have my cake and eat it too, but I'm trying...? I plan to choose sideboard cards that can skew the deck slightly more towards control or more towards aggression, depending on the matchup. Does that make sense / is it a realistic strategy?
BrandonJamesCACThank you for the suggestions. I have a couple questions. I see that Night's Whisper is cheaper, but I feel like Scry justifies the higher mana cost, unless there's something I'm missing here?
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
It can help trigger your combo because your could bid an arbitrary high value of life, regain it with Children of Korlis/Tainted Sigil and then deal that much damage to the opponent with Vizkopa Guildmage
It can help draw 4 cards for your combo even if you don't deal damage
If you have less life than your opponent you can still use it with Tainted Sigil to regain life if they bid higher than you.
2 weeks ago
With some of the other suggestions, adding some combination of Sanguine Bond, Defiant Bloodlord, and/or Vizkopa Guildmage so that you can turn your lifegain into a win condition. Well of Lost Dreams, Sunbond, and Cradle of Vitality are good options as well.
4 weeks ago
kevinscheurwater: thanks for commenting. Somehow Vizkopa Guildmage doesn't feel right in the deck here (theme wise). I don't lose so many games anymore as I used to, especially 1vs1. Adding vizkopa enables quick wins with Tree of Redemption, but .. I don't know. I don't like to win that way. Another guy in our playgroup does that stuff all the time and it gets boring really quickly.
NV_1980: yeah, usually that's the problem, not drawing fast enough. Perhaps I'll add an Underworld Connections since I can then decide for myself if I want to lose a life (instead of it being mandatory with the arena). Top is awesome, but my only copy is in an artifacts based deck already.
1 month ago
I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the decks you make. I've been struggling with making a budget BW modern deck that uses Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim as a cornerstone piece of it. I was thinking about including allies and came across your Sodium Hypochlorite (White as Fuck!) deck and then found this. I really think Ayli is designed with Commander or Tiny Leaders in mind.
I always thought it would be vicious to have Ayli out there with Athreos, God of Passage who could probably make for a decent alternate Commander. Vizkopa Guildmage can also work well with Ayli if you got the mana to activate the Guildmage ability, then sac a fat critter with Ayli.
I've toyed around with including defenders as fodder for Ayli, but I'm not sure how practical that is to use in Commander as a format. There's too many other things that'd work better.
Anyways, keep up the good work, dude.