Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

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Minor Updates —March 15, 2017

Hello everyone! Just a quick update: a few changes, and clearing of comments.

Thanks to all of your help and support, this deck is now the 13th highest-rated EDH deck of all time on TappedOut!!

...which is fitting, given Innistrad's Triskadekaphobia ;)

I've removed Spinerock Knoll and Windbrisk Heights for basic lands. The fact that they ETB'd tapped but only gave one color was simply too much to ignore.

I've added Ethersworn Canonist over Vandalblast: the latter is an amazing card, but I tended to find that it was just too slow and conflicted with my ability to cast my 5-6 CMC wincons. Just doesn't fit into this deck. Hopefully EC will lock down some of my opponents' combos while leaving me somewhat unscathed.

I'm still on the fence with regards to Inspiring Statuary, but Quicksmith Rebel has proven his worth over and over. I'm very happy with him here. And he is such good friends with Winter Orb...

Inspiring Statuary was too good to pass up. I had to stick it in. Do you think it's worth playing Mox Opal here over a land?

But again, thanks everyone for your amazing help! :) If anyone ever wants me to look over one of their decks, just HMU!

Winterblast says... #1

Having already 20 artifacts in the deck I would include Mox Opal here too. Also Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox and Lotus Petal for more consistent speed...Coalition Relic is also great, maybe Cultivator's Caravan or Chromatic Lantern too? With more mana artifacts you could easily play Armageddon and Ravages of War, which both destroy a huge lot of decks that aren't prepared for it.

Have you thought about Goblin Welder and/or Daretti, Scrap Savant for messing with artifacts, especially since you already play Memory Jar? The new Treasure Keeper and Scrap Trawler might also work well in this deck.

January 31, 2017 9:26 a.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #2

Winterblast: You're totally right that I should include MLD, but I've sworn a solemn oath not to attack mana bases in any permanent way (Winter Orb and Static Orb are already pushing it, haha).

I absolutely would run Mox Diamond and Mox Opal, but TBH I can't afford either of them. I'm not a fan of Lotus Petal outside of crazy-fast storm decks, so I'll pass on that one.

I've considered Goblin Welder (he's come in and out of the deck) but for the moment I think he doesn't do his work fast or consistently enough. I've never tried him with Memory Jar, though...

The others have mostly been in the deck at some point and cut for various reasons.

Thanks for your comment! :)

January 31, 2017 1:28 p.m.

feyn_do_alduin says... #3

I would suggest Trepanation Blade is EASILY one of the most effective ways of bleeding resources and life in a single swing. it's only better than Sword of Body and Mind in that TP blade gets a variable boost until end of turn, which when comboed with: Aurelia, the Warleader, Waves of Aggression, or Seize the Day, it's potentially game ending.

January 31, 2017 3:10 p.m.

feyn_do_alduin says... #4

I mean, Sword of Body and Mind is more consistent, but Trepanation Blade seems to have a higher potential pay-out.

January 31, 2017 3:13 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #6

feyn_do_alduin: I appreciate the suggestion, but I really have no desire to win via mill here. Not only is it a very difficult win-condition to achieve (in a 100-card format) without dedicating the whole deck to it, but it also gives too many resources to any deck with significant recursion (which is most of them).

Neither Trepanation Blade nor Sword of Body and Mind give significant enough advantage to warrant their inclusion in the deck. They are too inconsistent and mana-intensive to include.

January 31, 2017 3:38 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #7

Krallion: This deck is the reason I don't want to make my Yahenni TOO voltron-esque (because I'm already playing all of those cards here).

Incidentally, thoughts on this deck? :)

January 31, 2017 3:52 p.m.

feyn_do_alduin says... #9

I'm putting emphasis on the UEoT buff that can be potentially quite sizable. Doublestrike and additional combat phase effects are prevalent in this list. I'll try it out for ya tonight and report my findings, ifi get to play it

January 31, 2017 4:10 p.m.

I'm putting emphasis on the UEoT buff that can be potentially quite sizable. Doublestrike and additional combat phase effects are prevalent in this list. I'll try it out for ya tonight and report my findings, ifi get to play it

January 31, 2017 4:10 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #11

feyn_do_alduin: Yeah, I gotcha, but it's just too inconsistent to rely on even with double strike and extra combat...I find it's usually somewhere around +3/+0, which is underwhelming for the mana cost of a Sword.

If I was going to add another piece of equipment, I'd find a slot for Sword of Light and Shadow probably.

January 31, 2017 4:12 p.m.

I ended up casting Seize the Day and Waves of Aggression in the same turn and the triple Trepanation Blade trigger ended up doing exactly 40 damage with Kami of False Hope lmao

January 31, 2017 9:22 p.m.

KaraZorEl says... #13

February 4, 2017 10:05 p.m.

Enral says... #14

What are your thoughts on including Pyroblast maindeck? The opportunity to answer game ending spells like Cyclonic Rift/Deadeye Navigator far outweighs the dead draw in my opinion.

February 4, 2017 11:08 p.m.

Cantu.josh47 says... #15

I'm just a noob. But doesn't your deck have to be same color as your commander? Since avacyn is mono white. There are red in this. Just curious?

February 7, 2017 7:14 p.m.

Cantu.josh47- She's a flip card, and the flipped version is red. Allowing her to be a legal commander for a Boros deck.

February 7, 2017 7:40 p.m.

Cantu.josh47 says... #17

Yea. Figured that out after I looked it up. Appreciate it.

February 7, 2017 7:45 p.m.

Stanimal1821 says... #18

If you Sacrifice one of the creatures before Archangel Avacyn  Flip is on the field will she still flip?

February 8, 2017 6:17 p.m.


no, because of the wording of her flip condition. it reads "when" a non-angel creature dies instead of "If" a non-angel creature you control died this turn. Because of that, she needs to be in play when you sac something.

For example: using Generator Servant to get mana to cast Archangel Avacyn  Flip won't cause her to flip on the next upkeep, would be pretty broken if that weren't the case

February 9, 2017 9:40 a.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #20


feyn_do_alduin: You know what? Let's compromise. I'm currently building a super-budget $25 version of this deck (with more focus on extra combat steps). Trepanation Blade will be amazing in there :) But I still think it's too narrow in this deck, alas.

KaraZorEl: I find that I have enough self-sacrificing creatures already, and I don't have enough white cards in my hand to generally make Martyr of Sands worth it. Thanks for the comment though! :) She's one of my favorite cards.

Enral: Given that I usually play multiple games against the same person, being in the sideboard is good enough :) It's an amazing card in the right matchup, though!

Cantu.josh47 and Stanimal1821: I see you've already had your questions answered :) Thanks for the comments!

February 9, 2017 11:29 a.m.

Daedalus19876 I appreciate the fact that you're putting in this much thought into Trepanation Blade, but after some testing, I've come to the same conclusion that it's too inconsistent and sometimes outright unreliable in certain match-ups where the opposing list has an increased land count.

I've moved on to the card draw issue, since the overall consistency of my deck seems to be sub-par in that it can't respond well enough in my meta to control decks and can't outpace the higher tier lists that are simply faster and have numerous response mechanisms built in.

February 9, 2017 7:55 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #23

feyn_do_alduin: Yeah, my sources of card draw work well to keep up the pace in this deck (wheels, SoFaI, Scroll Tax, etc) but they're all expensive unfortunately. I don't have many ideas for cheap replacements.

February 9, 2017 10:07 p.m.

guessling says... #24

This is probably a meta-dependent question but I wonder about how many "answers" to run in a deck (I guess that's what a sideboard is for - wow, nice!).

I only ask because in play testing I got a Predator, Flagship to stick.

Anyway, +1 for awesome use of new cards, a fun deck to play with and against, and for flavor!

February 12, 2017 4:12 p.m.