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Yeah that's why he's already in there! ;)
August 19, 2017 5:45 a.m.
I actually started off with a Sunforger but took it out as I kept cutting instants. I'm now considering adding more protection / finisher-copy cards like Reiterate, Reverberate, Wild Ricochet, maybe even Arcbond, so its not a bad idea to re-add the sunforger yeah! that would certainly help.
Big fan of the Sword of the Animist as well, and I've seen Land Tax explode often enough to know it's definitely worth it - I mention it in the "Ramp" section I typed up - but have been thinking lately about getting an older and slightly cheaper version. Erebos, God of the Dead and similarly Greed or Vampiric Rites are quite nice. What bothers me though is the relatively high mana cost for each draw, making it difficult to repeat each turn. I'm obviously okay with paying the life but I need the mana for my other spells. This is why Necropotence is so good, and why I'm considering Ad Nauseam and / or Moonlight Bargain. While these are single cast instants, 5 mana can get so many more cards than the ~ 2 cards Erebos could get you. Greed on the other hand would get you 5 cards so that's pretty much even with Moonlight Bargain. I guess it depends on whether you want the indestructible creature or the extra cards.
At the moment though I'm more or less satisfied with the ramp and would probably try to include the above mentioned red spells first as my group has begun playing a lot more removal lately and I need a way to protect my non-land permanents better. I might cut out some more creatures, but it's getting more and more difficult.
August 18, 2017 8:09 p.m.
Spectra Ward is a little high on the curve, but it's one-sided and +2/+2.. hmm. Also very pretty.
Unquestioned Authority is perfect! guarantees a clean hit, totally on theme, and you even get a card. Might switch out my helmet for this.
August 14, 2017 8:24 a.m.
Showers are amazing, always get the best realizations.
I'm putting the Serra Ascendant in, it's a potential T3 Licia.
August 14, 2017 3:16 a.m.
Oh Akuma, You're right. Had a bit of a brainfart there but was under the impression you would have to target Licia - which you don't, so it's all good. Edgar Markov is really the Vampire tribal overlord yeah - I don't make that many tokens in this deck. Think it's just Bloodline Keeper and Sorin, Lord of Innistrad that have the potential. Mynea is a nice addition from Ixalan, now that I looked.. so is Sanguine Sacrament. And I thought waiting for C17 was bad :'(.
Chiri! deathtouch and lifelink are certainly formidable! especially when you have first strike too hehe. I'm not sure about adding Serra Ascendant, it's a great 1-drop that is basically a 6/6 always, but it being a monk bothers me a bit - this is just me being petty though! it's a great card. As for Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.. not a fan of the Zombies. Yes you get them for free, and you can even sac them to make Kalitas stronger, and he's a 3/4 for 4 with lifelink. Tons of value and I should really be playing him.. but I won't, for now.
I was looking for Sunbond, should add more value to our lifegain spells as well.
August 14, 2017 2:51 a.m.
@ReignBeauxRida: The Outlast creatures would be so much better if you could put a +1/+1 on other creatures, as it is now they only put them on themselves. Abzan Falconer and Mer-Ek Nightblade would be interesting though! The other effects we already have.
@AkaAkuma: Thanks! Soldiers are definitely a good option, I toyed with the idea as well. Favor of the Mighty seems good but you have to keep in mind that protection also means we can't enchant or target her, so we can't give her more counters, the equips still work because they don't have a color.
Rest for the Weary looks pretty good, but you'd ideally want it if they blow up Licia and you need to recast her.. Sunspring Expedition might be good as well for the same reason, just wait a little with sacrificing until you need it. I'm still piecing together the heal spells so I'll put this in the maybeboard :). Ordeal of Heliod on Licia wouldn't work that well..
The problem with lifegain spells is that you need them to help you cast Licia. If she's already there, extra life doesn't really matter because just fighting with her can get you pretty much 10 life a turn. Add in all the other tools we have and you can easily get 100 life. Aetherflux Reservoir at that point, would just be mean hahaha
August 13, 2017 8:25 a.m.
That's actually not a bad Sorin! Haven't once managed to trigger ultimates on planeswalkers in my playgroup so I pretty much only look at the first two abilities haha. I feel he might work even better in an Edgar Markov token deck though. I'll put it in the maybe-board for now until I figure out what to cut. thanks :)
Edit: Okay so I didn't know but it seems Emblems can stack?! I definitely have to put this in then!
August 12, 2017 6:10 a.m.
Yeah sorry that's what I meant, it's cute but that's all it is. I'm more excited about the green ramp they spoiled than the creatures haha, but I'll admit the Qasali Slingers is a nice card.
Alms collector is a bit troublesome.. I guess the problem I have with that is that it's a meta issue - my group doesn't often play big draw spells but more often incremental draw, 1 per creature, 1 per life. Howling Mine & Edric, Spymaster of Trest for example.
August 11, 2017 10:21 a.m.
@SerraMeya: Yeah like LittleBlueHero says, I agree that they made these new decks really wide with a lot of possible variations, and that means less synergy in the C17 decks, but more room to develop your own style.
Mirri and Nazahn allow for a way more aggressive exalted/voltron style, but Arahbo as he is, can be anything you want him to be, and now that we can compare him to the other legendaries.. he feels really lazy - king of the jungle / let everyone else do the dirty work - .. kinda.
The non-legendary cats they spoiled so far though are pure trash. Some are fun, like the lynx with the rat tokens.. but the ones I've seen so far are not interesting (to me) at all.
August 11, 2017 9:56 a.m.
Decided to ditch the other soldiers after all and lean more towards voltron. Which actually makes sense because she's carrying like two swords.
I'm really curious to see what else they're going to spoil :)
August 11, 2017 8:40 a.m.
I've been trying to cut cards for the past +-4 hours now, and I just now realized.. this deck would be so much better if I focused on soldiers instead of vampires. Maybe even a hybrid deck where we sacrifice soldier tokens to make vampires stronger. I still want to keep the life gain in there though.
@PaulaTicks That wording bothered me though, if it still work then it would be nice, especially in a more voltron-ey deck with more activiated abilities. But, as it is now, I don't have enough to make copy cards worth the inclusion. Also, Chandra's Ignition is going to be a game-winning card, what the hell.. the potential on that is insane, coupled with lifelink even more so.
@greatgoofini: Oh I was typing this up as you posted, good timing :D.
I took Congregate out earlier! but if I do switch to a soldier-vampire hybrid like I'm thinking of.. I'll definitely take it back in because it's going to be just way too good. if so, War Report can join in as well , nice find :)
Tainted Remedy is something I'll have to watch out for as well.. could totally break this deck.
August 10, 2017 5:19 p.m.
@PaulaTicks: Kalamne is a cutie as well! never built with her but was tempted.
I'm very curious about the copy effects you mentioned.. Licia does read 'Activate this only once'.. would the copy from Rings of Brighthearth or Illusionist's Bracers even work or is it restricted by the wording?
The Dega Sanctuary looks nice yeah, hopefully they'll reprint it because I personally don't like these older looks.
August 10, 2017 7:01 a.m.
That's not bad yeah! will have to put in some more ways to get a nice full hand too.. very nice.
August 9, 2017 4:15 p.m.
The new Mirri looks amazing as well. The art is really good from what I've seen so far, same for Nazahn, revered blacksmith. But it looks like they're really going for a voltron/exalted style 1vs1 combat with lots of equipment though, I'm not sure how I feel about that.
August 8, 2017 4:54 a.m.
Seriously considering taking out the sacrifice element in its entirety.. didn't manage to steal and sac once so far. Mostly because I couldn't get a steal on my any of my opponent's creatures (stupid 4P> creatures) that actually mattered and when I could, I had no outlet. I'd rather get some more draw or removal, maybe even another creature to help solidify my presence on the board.
August 4, 2017 5:30 a.m.
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