Asceticism

Asceticism

Enchantment

Creatures you control have hexproof. (They can't be the targets of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

: Regenerate target creature.

Asceticism Discussion

legendofa on Wide, Wider, Widest

1 week ago

I don't have a definite answer for how many token producers is the minimum, but right now all of your sorceries, all but one of your enchantments, all but two instants, and a good handful or artifacts and creatures create tokens in one form or another. That's almost half your deck, and the other half is mostly lands, so I think you're okay there.

To address your first question slightly differently, how much does this deck need counterspells and ramp? I tend to go on the side of "no such thing as too much interaction," and this deck does have a potential weakness to board wipes. If this deck is performing at the level you want, then you hit the right level. If it feels slow, or vulnerable, or a certain effect is punishing it too much, I would say it's safe to remove several token producers so you can protect and enhance your investment. On that line, if you do decide you can afford to drop a couple of tokenators, Asceticism and Heroic Intervention would also be worth looking at.

Elder Gargaroth is a big stack o' value, and it can throw out four 3/3 tokens each turn cycle by itself, or eight with A&N. Anything else just makes it better. I say it's worth it.

grimcase21 on Varolz, the Scar-Striped EDH - Competitive

1 month ago

If you are still looking to improve the deck, I've also been working on this deck for a long long time (when the card came out). I've always like the voltron big swing style as it was unique to commander, but my deck is solely for 1v1 and does not work very well in multiplayer. Here is a list of cards that I would recommend that have worked wonders for me.

Budget options

Tainted Strike - 2nd berserk (if you're ok with infect)

Belt of Giant Strength - after you scavenge, 2 mana equipment, free equip for another 8 power

Not of This World - my secret tech, after you make it big it's free

Veil of Summer - with this style of deck protection is very important

Sylvan Safekeeper - free protection that they constantly have to respect Wild Shape - flexible, mostly used for hexproof or trample

Jarad's Orders - the 2nd best tutor after buried alive, because there will be 2 creatures you always search for and it's on curve. you always look for Elvish Spirit Guide and Phyrexian Dreadnought. Phyrexian Dreadnought goes to graveyard and Elvish Spirit Guide goes to hand, exile, scavenge, swing with 14 power on turn 3-4.

Unmarked Grave - entomb #2

Demonic Embrace - you can entomb this and give you commander evasion and +3/+1.

Bramblewood Paragon - play this turn 2, minor buff counter, and gives trample because Varolz, the Scar-Striped is a warrior

Rancor - buff and trample, you need to get through

Destiny Spinner - one of the few ways green has to fight counters

Solidarity of Heroes - 2 mana double the 12/13 counters

Wild Growth - it may not be a creature, but it does get our commander out on turn 2

Mausoleum Secrets - 2 mana instant demonic tutor, you sac a dork in response, go find Phyrexian Dreadnought/Death's Shadow, protection spell, or in 99% of cases that I use this one is Berserk

Non-budget additions

Elvish Spirit Guide - serves 2 purposes, the Jarad's Orders trick and making all your turn 2 plays turn 1 (like Sylvan Library), you can also end the Survival of the Fittest chain with elvish spirit guide to do the same trick

Sylvan Safekeeper - free protection that they must always respect, it's very good

Collective Brutality - I value discard highly in 1v1. It also allows you to ditch your scavenge target from your hand to the graveyard while seeing the coast is clear. But in multiplayer, less useful.

Lightning Greaves - haste and protection, yes plz

Dismember - takes care of many of the early problematic targets

super non-budget

Hatred - 1 card win with commander

Necropotence - sculpt your hand for next turn kill

Cards that I would recommend reconsidering/taking out

Harmonize - a bit too slow imo

Arbor Elf - the amount of targets you actually have isn't enough to make it consistent

Asceticism - a bit too slow, you only care about the creature you scavenge on so in terms of mana efficiency something like Sylvan Safekeeper or Lightning Greaves

Quirion Elves/Devoted Druid - we want to go 1->3 mana, so we get our commander out on turn 2, this doesn't help to do that

kookoo on [Primer] Unleash the Dragon! *Updated*

2 months ago

Would Seedborn Muse help? It can let you fill your graveyard more easily and regenerate creatures with Asceticism.

eliakimras on Ghired - Precon Primal Genesis - Heavy Upgrade

3 months ago

Hey, m4rs, I'm back with some spicy tech for your deck, this time regarding the big tokens themselves:

My suggestion, whenever possible, is to run creatures over other spell types for the same effect: they synergize better with your deck, despite being more vulnerable to boardwipes. (It makes you more explosive, which is better the higher you go on power level).

Now, as always, I want to suggest some removals:

  • I love Mimic Vat in battlecruiser games, but it doesn't pull the same weight on quick games. (It hurts to write it, but my beloved Soul Foundry might also only belong to Christmasland, since, if you don't have the mana to cast AND copy the creature right away, your opponents might see the danger incoming and remove the artifact before you get any value off it.)

  • Flamerush Rider requiring an attacking creature target right away means that your options are too limited. In my opinion, Delina, Wild Mage and Rionya, Fire Dancer are better cards for the effect.

  • Tendershoot Dryad might not belong here, since Ghired cares about quality, not exactly quantity of the tokens.

  • Esika's Chariot. I understand it already comes with its tokens for crewing, but getting a token copy of TOKEN creatures AFTER combat is too narrow for my taste (and you don't have noncreature tokens). Again, Rionya and Delina are better suited for this job.

  • Sword of Hearth and Home is good protection stapled to decent blink and ramp effects, but the ramp comes too late for Ghired to care, the blink is unreliable and the protection can be better executed by Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Saryth, the Viper's Fang (trample + deathtouch is nasty), Privileged Position or Asceticism.

  • Response / Resurgence is single-use. Aurelia, the Warleader's effect is repeatable.

  • What are your experiences with Warstorm Surge? I usually leave it out of my deck if I have access to Terror of the Peaks, since 6 mana is a lot in my games and the Terror is tutorable by cards you already run.

test_user2 on Xyris, love at all cost

3 months ago

Playtested in a 1v1 vs. a Lord Windgrace landfall deck. Played out 1:1 in 2 rounds. Loosing my commander hurts the playout a lot, because I need those tokens. Also, I need the commander attacking ASAP. Therefore, a few drags were removed in favor of Anger, Cryptolith Rite, Asceticism and Burgeoning. And added in Goblin Bombardment for more flexibility to kill off unwanted drops on the BF.

Aceh on Fish, Inc.

3 months ago

I think Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Fierce Guardianship, Reliquary Tower and maybe Asceticism would be good here.

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