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Alseid of Life's Bounty
Enchantment Creature — Nymph
, Sacrifice Alseid of Life's Bounty: Target creature or enchantment you control gains protection from the colour of your choice until end of turn. ((Remember the acronym debt.) This creature can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by anything of the chosen colour. Anything of the chosen colour attached to this creature immediately falls off.)
1 month ago
I appreciate the compliment, thanks!
I use On Thin Ice with only 7 basics in my deck and it works fine, albeit I run fetches like Prismatic Vista, Windswept Heath, Wooded Foothills, etc so I can easily filter for basics if/when I need them.
As for enchantments that do 'control'ing things; I'd urge you to look at my deck. It's designed to control they game and grind it to a halt. However, I'm afraid that's a completely different deck than what you've got going on here. With your deck, you're trying to use auras in order to make one to two creatures as scary as possible to beat your opponents into submission - not lock them out of the game and preventing them from being able to play Magic. If you diversify your strategy too much, your deck would just become a mess - I'd recommend picking one approach and sticking with it.
On that note, you're quite vulnerable as well if someone deals with your aura-fied creature. Consider running things like the following to help protect your creatures:
- Veil of Summer
- Autumn's Veil
- Heroic Intervention
- Lightning Greaves
- Alseid of Life's Bounty
- Flickering Ward
- Greater Auramancy
Also, if you aren't wanting to add any more creatures due to wanting more enchantments, consider adding enchantment creatures. They also draw you cards whenever you play them since they're still enchantments. A good basic list of stuff you should consider is:
6 months ago
to do much better i think u need to explain your meta. what do you lose against? burn? put in more lifegain/removal Alseid of Life's Bounty as an idea. combo troubling you do something combo specific or more counterspells. someone hating on enchantments Sterling Grove might protect you a little
6 months ago
On one hand. This is what magic was meant to be. I havent played a few of these cards since i first put a deck together. Crusade. won't even show the image.. That is a discussion for another time...
Loyal Warhound ramp in white
Skullclamp card draw
Sun Titan recursion
Abzan Falconer can give mass evasion
Cathars' Crusade it wins games. You may want to not use this so you focus on lifegain but this cards does work
Crested Sunmare lifegain payoff
Dawn of Hope card draw and can make tokens
Alseid of Life's Bounty protection w/ lifelink
Well of Lost Dreams card draw
Palace Jailer monarch is card draw also fun. and removal
Ajani's Pridemate lifegian payoff. its gets huge here because each attacking creature has its own trigger to grow the pridemate. i think 1 or 2 cards make essentially copies of this card. they might be worth looking for
Blind Obedience staxy and lifegain
Moon-Blessed Cleric you run a lot of enchantments your enchantress sub theme can be supported with this
Akroma's Will protection/ finisher
Noble Purpose unnoticed lifegain card that would be good here maybe
now how do u win? atm you focus on going wide with weenies but have a focus on gaining life. Possible ideas Aetherflux Reservoir Archangel of Thune Felidar Sovereign Serra Avatar Starfield of Nyx Nykthos Paragon True Conviction
this is just some ranting. Its up to you how you want to build your deck! Other areas you should look at it your mana base (use tech lands you have almost all basics), ramp to your bigger stuff and card draw in general.
8 months ago
So far, this is my experience with the Arena Historic meta:
Lifegain, both GW and W: your life total is of no importance to me! This is probably our best matchup, although getting hit by Maul of the Skyclaves is a bit of a tough clock to beat. Our Winds of Rebuke pale in the light of Alseid of Life's Bounty, but seeing as the Maul usually comes down T3, we can usually hit the threat before they get mana to activate. Not an issue.
5c: there seem to be a lot of 5-color variants in the format, between Niv, Jodah, Slivers, etc. Slivers seem to do well against us, even with their cascading from The First Sliver thinning their deck. Lavabelly Sliver has lead to most of our few defeats.
Elves: have gave us some close games, but I think we're the better deck. The Allosaurus Shepherds give some trouble for Anticognition-ing Hoofs, but as long as we have Winds of Rebuke we should be fine.
Merfolk: Master of the Pearl Trident hurts! Probably the only reason we've taken an L to them before. The other creatures they have are certainly efficient, but bouncing a lord or two allows for great blocks with our Walls and such. Winnable matchup.
Hammertime: I struggle to win against Hammertime, but they almost always have 1-5 cards left in library at the end of the game. I think I've been unlucky on missing interaction in our games, since the deck has no protection and gets hosed by bounce. Again, winnable.
Control, both Grixis and Jeskai: another good matchup for us, since we can protect our crabs with bounce spells and Tests. Mill is a very grindy deck anyway, so having longer matchups just works in our favor. And we can hit most big finishers with Anticognition, since it can hit creatures AND PWers, so that's not a problem.
10 months ago
First, this entire deck as a concept is praiseworthy. It’s incredibly interesting from the perspective of actually playing it, and thematically brilliant. It calls to mind a lot of Bloodborne’s subtext. I think a lot of what you have works, but some things I believe to be holding the deck back. The core idea of what you have here is definitely worth sticking with and continuing to fine tune, but I’ll go over some things I think aren’t pulling their weight.
I think there are too many mechanics, to the point that it becomes a Jack of all trades, master of none scenario. Token generation, Delirium, Disturb, Lifegain, a bit of recursion focus etc. Any one or two of these things would work just fine, but I imagine the deck would have to be structured with Token generation as the primary mechanic built around, bolstered by secondary lifegain support (just as an example). That way the focus would be tight, with most spells in your deck revolving around one of the two mechanics.
Also, some cards here don’t play well with others. Abiding Grace would be a great secondary lifegain card, but if you chose to return a 1 mana creature to play that would interfere with Delirium. Pick Alseid of Life's Bounty and you lose your enchantment card type, so you’re stuck picking Lunarch Veteran Flip—if there’s even one in the graveyard, since there’s only 3 copies. Inquisitive Puppet won’t be a likely target, since if it died naturally you won’t want it to leave the graveyard (since artifact is a precious new card type as far as Delirium is concerned), and if you exiled it to create the 1/1 token it’ll bypass the graveyard completely and Delirium will never see it.
The only other worrisome thing I see is the lack of a bomb. If you restructured some of this, boardswarm through Eldrazi tokens is a viable wincon, but otherwise you’ll likely need an Emrakul, the Promised End or a heavy budget alternative like Ulamog's Crusher.
Take this all with a grain of salt. I’m by no means some fantastic strategist or deck builder, and I don’t have a whole lot of experience. I’d definitely ask some other ppl for input, in case I either missed something or am misunderstanding something. Again, I love this concept and can’t wait to see whatever the finished product turns out to be!
10 months ago
As for suggestions... Malakir Rebirth Flip, Undying Evil, Supernatural Stamina, Abnormal Endurance, and Feign Death are all ways to double down on ETB triggers or responding to opponents removal, allowing you even more venture!
Some weird low cmc cards that I think you'd like are Kami of False Hope and Gift of Immortality. Alone, Kami is like a spore frog, and has saved my butt more times than I can count. Gift of Immortality is just that, it makes it so your opponents effectively need to kill your creature twice. When paired together or with your commander, the Kami puts a soft lock on combat damage, allowing you to continue to grind out the game for advantage!
Gravebreaker Lamia and Silversmote Ghoul also form a neat little engine when paired together, also helps set up your graveyard! Speaking of grind Desecrated Tomb can easily turn into a win condition if your commander goes online early!
Daxos, Blessed by the Sun is a decent life gaining trigger that fits with your theme! Bounty Agent is a repeatable commander destruction card! Alseid of Life's Bounty and Selfless Savior are both cheap cmc guys that can give your commander protection and you can still fetch them from the grave!
The deck does look a bit light on removal or interaction, so I'd recommend adding any plethora of options for creature removal in black and white!
All in all though, play with the cards you have! Have fun refining the deck, and don't be afraid to lose! It helps you see what your decks strengths and shortcomings are, and you're able to make changes! Hope these recommendations give you some ideas to work with! May your she dwarf beard grow ever long!
11 months ago
I would also remove Anointed Chorister since it really just isn't that strong. If you are looking for small lifelink creatures then I would try Speaker of the Heavens, Alseid of Life's Bounty and/or Healer's Hawk.