At the beginning of your end step, choose one —
- You gain 1 life.
- Return target creature card with converted mana cost/mana value 1 from your graveyard to the battlefield.
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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Abiding Grace Discussion
3 weeks ago
Added in 2x Abiding Grace which is now legal in the format
1 month ago
Eloniel We have 6 actually (you may have missed Nested Shambler), but I still don't find 6 to be enough to justify running such a slow engine. I ran the odds in a calculator, and there's a 60% chance we'll have a 1-drop by turn 6. Since Abiding Grace is useless otherwise, it'd be a dead card too often to run with this few 1-drops. Even though it'd be active 60% of the time, its payoff isn't great enough to warrant that risk. I could see it and Lurrus of the Dream-Den in a different build with probably 8+ one drops. If you want to play it in this build, it wouldn't be horrible. It's just too risky a card for me to personally include it in the decklist.
kirbysan Unfortunately, Inkshield is too expensive and situational. Leaving up 5 mana for a card at instant speed will slow down our gameplan. Most of the deck is focused on developing creatures and piecing together engines at sorcery speed. Leaving up such a massive situational spell will hurt our ability to develop and won't necessarily pay off. That being said, it's a very fun card. I could see it in a build with more fun instant-speed tools like Orim's Chant, Mana Tithe, Withering Boon, etc. That way, it wouldn't feel as bad to leave up mana since we'd likely be able to cast at least some of our stuff if inkshield goes to waste. If you think Inkshield would be a fun inclusion, don't be afraid to play it yourself. "Gotcha!" cards can be some of the best moments in EDH.
1 month ago
What about the new Abiding Grace ? We have 5 creatures that cost 1 mana in the deck that we could get back each turn.
1 month ago
Glad to see mono white lifegain decks still alive and kicking. Have you considered adding the Martyr of Sands + Abiding Grace package? It let's you recur the soul sisters too, and Serra Ascendant which is probably a removal magnet. You could also run more beaters like Champion of the Parish and Speaker of the Heavens that are 1 cmc over stuff like Lone Rider Flip and Twinblade Paladin.
1 month ago
Right off the cuff I would cut Blood Seeker , Voracious Vampire and Brave the Sands as they dont help you win with your life shenanigans. Keeping 1 copy of Blood Seeker may be decent against token or creature decks but that's up to you. Blood Burglar to me seems like a sub-optimal version of Vampire of the Dire Moon and Tithe Drinker so I would swap those. If you have the wallet, Exquisite Blood makes you go infinite with Vito so its an easy swap with Boon Reflection and Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is insane, especially when combined with cards like Champion of Dusk and Sanctum Seeker . Indulging Patrician and Silversmote Ghoul is a path if you can consistently get to 3 life each turn. Some copies of Fatal Push or Heartless Act may do you some good because spot removal is nice in modern. You could also be spicy and go Abiding Grace + some decent one drops like Knight of the Ebon Legion , Indulgent Aristocrat , Guul Draz Assassin , Guul Draz Vampire and Vampire Cutthroat . That aside, Nighthawk Scavenger , Blood Artist , Legion's Landing Flip, Legion Lieutenant , and Drana's Emissary seem like they would fit nicely. I might cut some Cleric of life's bond as well, because its almost purely overshadowed by faster growing cards like Ajani's Pridemate and Sprite Dragon atm. I might also consider cutting 1 Boon Reflection and 1-2 lands to fit the mana curve a little more nicely. A lot of these are just pure suggestions, so the choice on what path is up to you. All in all, very cool deck. I am a big fan of trying to make Vito work, I hope you are successful in your journey and I hope this helps.
2 months ago
Vanishing Verse is not that good, better a sideboard card since there are a lot of colorless and multicolored threats in the game. 4 is definitely too many if any. Dire Tactics is also bad so I wouldn't even consider it. 2-4 Vindicate and/or Prismatic Ending should hit most targets that Path to Exile and Fatal Push can't.
3 months ago
Zoo is going control! I played a very interesting build of Zoo that incorporated a slew of one drops to recur with Abiding Grace . I was able to seal a quick game 1 with an incidental Rest in Peace backed by Sterling Grove s but ok some bleeding from Wild Nacatl and Vexing Devil . Eventually I got Solitary Confinement to seal the deal. In game two it looked very similar but I got surprised by Caustic Caterpillar which with Abiding Grace are my board up as they could sacrifice Caterpillar between reanimation triggers. Owie. I had to lean more heavily on those Sterling Grove s and mulled to six with double Grove. They had Ranger-Captain of Eos as a tutor but I had developed my engines behind some prisons and eventually was able to toss a spare Grove to get some angels for the finish.
That was a scary one and Abiding Grace alongside strong self-sacrifice creatures like Caterpillar and Spore Frog could really cause some problems for many decks. Very fun. I got my eye out for this graveyard based Zoo build.