Apostle of Purifying Light
Creature — Human Cleric
Protection from black (This creature can't be dealt damage, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by anything black, and anything black attached to this immediately falls off.)
: Exile target card from a graveyard.
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Apostle of Purifying Light Discussion
2 months ago
Land Tax , Avacyn's Collar , Gallows at Willow Hill , Harmonious Archon , Herald of War , Repel the Abominable , Slayer's Plate , Thalia's Lieutenant , Thraben Doomsayer , Abzan Falconer , Abzan Battle Priest , Apostle of Purifying Light , Archetype of Courage , Avacynian Missionaries Flip, Avenging Huntbonder , Banisher Priest , Cathars' Crusade , Crusader of Odric , Elite Inquisitor , Elite Scaleguard , Fencing Ace , Fiend Hunter , Fiendslayer Paladin , Frontline Medic , Hedron-Field Purists , Intrepid Hero , Keeper of the Accord , Kwende, Pride of Femeref , Lavabrink Venturer , Luminarch Aspirant , Mentor of the Meek , Mikaeus, the Lunarch , Mirran Crusader , Odric, Lunarch Marshal , Odric, Master Tactician , Selfless Squire , Soldier of the Pantheon , Soul's Attendant , Victory's Envoy , Archangel of Thune , Cradle of Vitality , Felidar Retreat , Unbreakable Formation
What I'm suggesting is more of a focus on the +1/+1 counters and the slight life gain that can go along with it. Sit behind a wide army of little guys until you can slowly stack them up high. Any blink effect, like coudshift or eerie interlude can also work well, and bigger/better wraths, Austere Command , Cleansing Nova , End Hostilities , Mass Calcify , Planar Cleansing , Rout , Slash the Ranks ,
2 months ago
I'm curious what your experience was with Bloodbraid Elf . Cascade also gives you the cast trigger off of Hero of Precinct One . It's also crazy to think it's now a pretty budget card. Maybe because they are not as fun to play with?
I will like to advise that your 6 copies of Destructive Revelry (including Cindervines ), is a bit redundant and harmful. Especially if you already have the champ Qasali Pridemage . If you do put every single one in on a single game, you are very likely to start with one (or multiple) in the early game. This reduces your awesome creature output and likely ending with a poor mid to late game board-state. You don't have big and high CMC threats, so delaying the game into the late game can be a death threat to you. They are also mana restrictive (especially without fetchlands) and are strictly only answers to a particular threat, so they have a strong likelihood to sit in your hand wasting space
Here are some things to think about if your interested.
-The non-land permanent removal enchantments might be an option, if you want answers to specific permanent types in your sideboard, but it not have it as mana restrictive or type specific. Maybe even just creature stuff like Prison Term aggro might be funny against midrange or some aggro decks.
- Yasharn, Implacable Earth --Sideboard? It's at least interesting to think about.
- Rienne, Angel of Rebirth This would essential be the 1 of fun card to put in the deck that is of theme. Not needed.
- Aspect of Mongoose , Valorous Stance , Unbreakable Formation , Dauntless Escort , Gods Willing and many others are much more budget than Heroic Intervention . Plus you mainly want to protect your creatures anyway.
- Shield of the Oversoul may be interesting
I had more stuff to say but I realize this is alright long enough. Overall, I do like the idea of a multicoloured deck. I can see many possible directions a deck like this can go.
3 months ago
While Luminarch Aspirant can be good, I think it only truly shines in decks that care about +1/+1 counters. In order to get a more consistent full party and help protect against board wipes, I'd suggest playing Seasoned Hallowblade instead. Also, I'm surprised to see a UW party deck not playing Spoils of Adventure ! A 2 mana instant speed draw 3 with lifegain is absolutely NUTS, especially in an aggressive deck with a lot of low cmc creatures.
Depending on your meta, putting either Apostle of Purifying Light or Remorseful Cleric in your sideboard also gives you more clerics that work as graveyard hate, while Glorious Protector fights the blowouts Party decks tend to experience against boardwipes.
10 months ago
Hello there! You were very kind to me in your comment on my Pyrohemia deck, so I figured that I should return the favor.
As a disclaimer, though, I am about to suggest a good number of changes, so bear with me. I'm definitely not aiming to completely deconstruct and rebuild your deck.
To begin, there are some cards in here that I find superfluous. For instance, I know that Crypt Rats is appealing, fits the theme, and acts kind of like a 5th Pestilence, but it requires assistance to stay alive. It isn't as good for the deck as it might seem. I feel like you'd be better off replacing it with something to tutor out the Pestilence, like Idyllic Tutor or Enlightened Tutor.
Similarly, High Priest of Penance is a one-shot ability that you're only running one of, and really would require Shielded by Faith in order to really floop the pig, which you're also only running one of. I would cut both of them.
Next, Sanguine Bond and Night Dealings are both good synergies with Pestilence, but they're also pulling up your mana curve. You want to make sure that you have mana to pump into Pestilence as often as possible. I would keep one or the other, or maybe even cut them both.
Then there's the 3 Lifelink I get it why you'd want them, but feel like you'd be better served with something like Sun Droplet that's not dependent on creatures dealing damage. You don't need to gain a ton of life, just enough to keep your life total higher than your opponent. By that same token, I think 3x Drain Life is too many.
Next, I would update your creature base. Remember that you need to have at least one creature in play to keep the Pestilence on the battlefield, and right now you only have 11 in the deck (and I just suggested cutting 2 of them). While I'm all about White Knight and Order A Lite Beer, I think you'd benefit from replacing a lot of that with creatures with less symbols in the mana cost, like Disciple of Grace, Death Speakers and/or Apostle of Purifying Light. And/or another Cemetery Gate. And then maybe a one-of Blood Baron of Vizkopa to round it out. In total, I'd suggest having north of 15 creatures.
And finally, consider changing your land base to include less lands that only produce white mana (i.e. less Plains). Since it's a casual deck, you could include Tainted Field, but also Isolated Chapel. 4x of each could replace all 8 Plains. Then, I'd replace the Caves of Koilos, one of the Swamp and the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth with 4x Godless Shrine. If you made all of those changes, all of your lands would produce black mana, and 15 of them would produce white.
Again, that's a lot of changes. Please take them all as simply suggestions. I really love Pestilence decks, if you haven't noticed, haha...
1 year ago
Names: "You're Sweet, but I brought Wilford Brimley to the Party" "Diabeetus!" "Wilford Brinley: A Crusade to End Diabeetus, and Your Opponents" (https://youtu.be/m6CeGgzaGSE)
You need more than 30 lands.
On another note, I like how the militia captain turns into a cult leader... Is Hanweir actually Michigan?
1 year ago
Thanks for the deck explanation on reddit and the updates. It surely helped me a lot in my monowhite own build with Mikaeus, the Lunarch.
My deck isnt entirely Cedh, because Mikaeus, but your ideas sure helped. Especially Order of the Sacred Torch, this card is so sweet. And even if it isnt in your list anymore, Apostle of Purifying Light did wonders in my playgroup.
1 year ago
Master Splicer seems a bit slow and out of place. Trying to cast it normally without a Winota trigger seems to always put me off curve. When I have been play testing this deck, it's always the first card I sideboard out. Maybe cutting it and looking for another human instead like Ardenvale Tactician that way you could send use it for its adventure spell first. Also, maybe a card like Bounty Agent would give you more utility against all of the legendary creatures coming in Ikoria. Apostle of Purifying Light might make for a good sideboard against black. Maybe even cards like Fervent Champion, Fresh-Faced Recruit, Ghor-Clan Wrecker, Haazda Marshal, Hero of Precinct One, or Inspiring Captain might help you curve out a stay aggressive a little better than some of your other choices like Agent of Treachery. Just suggestions.
1 year ago
I'm afraid there's nothing that causes only your opponents' ETBs not to trigger. At least that I know of. If you wanted, you could use some effects like Roon or Eerie Interlude that exile your Hushwing Gryff until end of turn. There are somewhat fewer of these effects for non-creatures though.
Recurring from exile isn't super common. I'm not sure I have much to help you with there, sorry. I can suggest a few cards that otherwise fit the theme and are decent value.
The new Apostle of Purifying Light is kinda basically a better Withered Wretch.
Myr Welder plays with exile a bit and can help recur some abilities from your graveyard while exiling them. It can also grab pieces that help it combo from opponents' graveyards if the stars align. There's also Mairsil, the Pretender .
It's not exile-related, but Phyrexian Dreadnought is one of the best classic examples of amazing value except for ETB.
I don't... know exacty what you're planning on doing with Mirror of Fate, but you might want to consider Doomsday too.
A few other cards that do things with exile include Mana Severance for thinning out your deck, and Yawgmoth's Will and Magus of the Will because I am seeing a decent bit of graveyard recursion in here too. You probably already know Necropotence exists. Bag of Holding just loots and plays with exile... sort of, but you can put the cards you discard under it even if Necropotence is on the battlefield. Worldgorger Dragon is... a card. But I'm probably just delving into territory you already know about from searches now.
Also, it doesn't really do anything especially for the deck, and it's silver-bordered but I feel obliged to mention AWOL .
I love the idea for the deck. How has it been performing for you?