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This deck seems neat - I occasionally play enchantress in edh and I love it. I don't know how I feel about having eidolon of blossoms as your only enchantress effect, though - the archetype is based and even named off of its frankly absurd card draw engine, and legacy enchantress runs playsets of 2 different enchantresses. I'd add mesa enchantress or verduran enchantress as a 4 of, in place of I'm not sure what - probably arbor elf. Nice list though, I always love seeing this archetype. +1 my dude
May 31, 2017 10:07 p.m.
Thanks for the upvote, PositiveMilkHotel!
While I agree that other enchantress effects would be nice, Mesa Enchantress and Verduran Enchantress have a major downside that Eidolon of Blossoms avoids - they don't replace themselves. Lightning Bolt, Path to Exile, and Fatal Push are all over Modern, and spending 3 mana on a card that immediately dies is not what I really want to have happen. (Eidolon of Blossoms also dodges Abrupt Decay). Legacy Enchantress has Argothian Enchantress, but a large part of what makes her so good is the fact that she's difficult to deal with.
In addition, both Mesa Enchantress and Verduran Enchantress are 3-drops, meaning that they compete with my strong 3-drops: Ghostly Prison, Story Circle, Oblivion Ring, and Courser of Kruphix. As Eidolon is my only 4-drop, it occupies a nice little sweet spot that enables it to be cast on turn 2 off of an Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl while not competing with anything else.
Finally, while it may seem like there are only 4 sources of card draw in the deck, there is some hidden card selectivity as well. Because Courser of Kruphix allows me to see the top card of my library, if there's a card on top I don't want, I can always use Windswept Heath or even Ghost Quarter if necessary to get a new card on top.
You do make a good point, though, and if you decide to play this deck in Modern and find that the 3-mana enchantresses work well, by all means tell me! I'd love to improve this deck in any way possible.
May 31, 2017 10:22 p.m.
Suggestion; you don't have very expensive creatures, so maybe cut the Arbor Elf down to x2? Anyway, love Selesnya! +1!
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June 11, 2017 9:18 p.m.
Thanks for the feedback and +1, ACDAMAN! While it may not look like I have very expensive cards, a 5-drop like Sigil of the Empty Throne is actually pretty expensive in Modern, especially as it doesn't impact the board the turn it comes into play unless I play another enchantment, which I would need more mana to do. Also, a turn 2 Eidolon of Blossoms can be the difference between winning and losing, and I need an Arbor Elf for that to happen. While there are definitely occasions when I end up with too much mana, I think the reward of being able to more reliably ramp quickly outweighs that risk.
June 12, 2017 8:25 a.m.
No need to apologize, ACDAMAN! I love it when people give me feedback even if I don't implement it; it helps me think more about why the cards in the deck are in the deck.
June 12, 2017 8:08 p.m.
How does this deck feel about Starfield of Nyx? I don't know if it'd be good in the maindeck but I could see it being a reasonable choice out of the sideboard
June 18, 2017 11:26 p.m.
Luminarch Ascension is a great mana sink, and I often find that I have extra mana on my hands that I can spend a lot more effectively with the Ascension.
The Ascension also costs only 2 mana, so it comes down early and allows me to spend mana more efficiently later on.
That being said, Starfield definitely has its uses. I think the real reason I took it out is because it's too swingy. When it's good, it's fantastic, but when it's bad, it's absolutely terrible. I could probably fit a couple copies into the sideboard, though, maybe in place of Nyx-Fleece Rams. Thanks for the feedback!
June 19, 2017 1:13 a.m.
So, I have played a deck like this a little, and I have considered just going ban enchantress, cutting as many creatures as possible aside from Eidolon and running cards like dictate of Kruphix and leyline of anticipation. I don't know how it would affect the overall flow of the he deck, but it seems interesting.
July 5, 2017 10:12 a.m.
Interesting idea, Drdoombringer40. Do you by any chance have a decklist I can look at?
July 5, 2017 5:49 p.m.
I'm actually working on one now. I'll post it here when I'm finished.
July 5, 2017 6:03 p.m.
So, I want to apologize for not posting this sooner. I have been quite busy these past few weeks, but here is my first attempt at a Bant Enchantress deck. Let me know what you think.
July 24, 2017 3:41 p.m.
This is a very interesting deck and I'm actually in the middle of making a mono White enchantment deck that has a bit more aggro and less control but I have a couple questions. 1) Why 4 Sigil of the Empty Thrones?2) Why no Idylic Tutors?3) Why more Utopia Sprawl then Abundant Growth?4) Why no Greater Auramancy?
August 1, 2017 9:51 a.m.
Thanks for the upvote, Cybird13! In response to your questions:
- I run 4 Sigil of the Empty Throne because it's the deck's main win condition. Unless I'm in desperate need for cards or mana, I'm always excited to draw one.
- I don't run Idyllic Tutor because it's just too slow for Modern. Spending 3 mana to do something that doesn't affect the board in any way is generally a bad idea. For 3 mana, I would much rather play a Ghostly Prison or Story Circle.
- Yeah, I misread it at first too lol
- The main reason for no Greater Auramancy is my budget. It could probably work really well as a 2-of, but I can't justify spending almost $25 on a card that will most likely drop to less than $5 if reprinted. If you have some, by all means play them, though.
If you have a decklist of your mono-White enchantments deck, feel free to post a link here! I'd love to see it!
August 1, 2017 12:21 p.m.
My thought process was that if I have the tutor I can grab the Sigil of the Empty Throne or if I already have the sigil grab a Sphere of Safety. The tutor is so flexible that it doesn't feel right NOT having it in ya know? With almost all the cards being enchantments it fits.
August 1, 2017 1:23 p.m.
It's flexible, yes, but most Modern games are basically decided by turn 4. If I take an entire turn off to tutor for another card that doesn't impact the board, I've basically lost, no matter how good Sigil is. There's a reason that Fabricate sees basically no play in Modern, even though artifact decks are so much more popular than enchantment decks.
August 1, 2017 1:37 p.m.
Enchant The Kor Here is a very rough draft for now. I just slapped cards in and will be tweaked along the way.
August 1, 2017 4:45 p.m.
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