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Legendary Planeswalker — Basri
+1: Put a +1/+1 counter on up to one target creature. It gains indestructible until end of turn.
-2: Whenever one or more nontoken creatures attack this turn, create that many 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens that are tapped and attacking.
-6: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of combat on your turn, create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token, then put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.
1 week ago
Aegis Angel is a good card, don't get me wrong, but currently given the low number of Angels in the deck as a whole and with no Angel tribal, it might be worth looking into Avacyn, Angel of Hope or, some more budget options, Indestructibility, Gift of Immortality, Kindred Boon, Shielded by Faith, Spirit Bonds, or Timely Ward. All of these grant a single creature indestructible for a lower cost, albeit they are not attached to a big flier.
Nothing for Ajani's Pridemate. It's just a good card. If you're interested in other similar cards, Light of Promise, Archangel of Thune, Gideon's Company, Cleric Class, Heliod, Sun-Crowned, Cradle of Vitality, Celestial Unicorn, and Nykthos Paragon are some good ones.
Archetype of Courage seems a bit weak to me personally. Enchantment creature cards with the same mana value that are white and better for your deck (at least from my POV) include Eidolon of Countless Battles and Heliod, Sun-Crowned.
Banisher Priest is good.
Captain of the Watch and Cataclysmic Gearhulk are both good cards, though the latter doesn't seem to work too awfully well with your deck. I would consider putting in another destroy boardwipe such as Wrath of God or Fumigate.
Chardalyn Dragon is pretty bad, even for an artifact flier. Other fliers with the same mana value include Adarkar Valkyrie, Admonition Angel, Ancestor Dragon, Angelic Skirmisher, Archon of Coronation, Aven Brigadier, Empyrial Storm, et cetera... white is ton of amazing fliers! Put 'em to good use! XD If you specifically want an artifact creature to replace it, Wurmcoil Engine is a good one.
Glint-Sleeve Artisan is interesting, and I see how it plays into a bit of your artifact synergies, but if you want that, just use an artifact creature like Adaptive Automaton, Cloudsteel Kirin, or Etched Champion.
Heliod's Pilgrim has a good effect and it's flavorful, just keep in mind you only have two Auras in the deck.
Kozilek's Channeler is a decent card, but given you like small creatures I'm not sure that paying extra for a big body is a great benefit. Worn Powerstone, Thran Dynamo, Arcane Signet, and if you want to splurge Pearl Medallion are all good ramp in white.
Lagonna-Band Elder can be replaced by one of the cards I told you about in my previous comment.
From there, all your cards are great until Soulmender, which again can be replaced by one of the cards in my previous comment, or even Fountain of Renewal. Same with Stone Haven Medic and Sungrace Pegasus.
Welcoming Vampire is good too.
Feat of Resistance is nice.
Gods Willing is good.
Aligned Hedron Network is good.
Font of Vigor - see previous comment
Sunlance - any other removal that I've mentioned
Also consider Sphere of Safety.
I hope all this helps! ^^" it took a bit to write up but I think it'll help introduce you to some staples and ways about thinking about deckbuilding and power level. I sent you a friend request so that we can keep in touch and so that I can see and help you with your future decks!
2 weeks ago
Nice name, kamarupa! Buddhist or Hindu or Jain or otherwise??? Anyways, the entire reason I have Basri Ket is for this very reason. Thanks a bunch for your according suggestions that are actually what I would like to play. Color protection is nice, but I honestly don't know how that would work with two or more colors? If there's, say, a Selesnya card, would protection from white or green protect entirely against that card? I know that this is a newbie question, but regardless haha...
2 months ago
lhetrick13 and Bulldawg1310 Thanks so much for the suggestions. For some context, this deck was based on my even less focused old deck. I wanted to redo it and most of these cards were ones I already had. As for the focus, I’m more sold on the tokens and healing. I have so many counters mostly because my main token generators (Iridescent Hornbeetle and Mycoloth) used them so I’m happy to drop that. I quite like the look of Brimaz, King of Oreskos and Basri Ket. One note that I would like to add is that I want to keep the deck relatively cheap. Or at least have small chunks of new cards to buy in order to improve it. Once again thank you so much for the comments and I'm excited to see where we can take this deck.
2 months ago
Well, even though my deck would be much better if I weren't following a specific theme, I think I'm going to keep this aikido theme. What should my source of damage be? I would permit monks doing damage, considering it is kinda lore-wise with aikido. Also, I'm not going Izzet with my deck since I have Boros Reckoner, and Deflecting Palm. Perhaps I should add more cards with afflict ability like Eternal of Harsh Truths? Perhaps increase my number of Basri Ket to 4?
2 months ago
TheStoneRaptor - I have a few suggestions I can share but keep in mind, I am by no means an expert so take all my advice/suggestions with a grain of salt.
You have a very high mana curve with a average CMC of 3.95..this is a very slow deck. Also to your disadvantage, you are not running much in terms of "interaction" beside Aim High + Plummet , which is not exactly efficient. Regardless of what you do here, you will need to likely lower your mana curve to either speed up the deck or add in more interactions.
You are running more than 60 cards, I would not recommend this as it is a trap...usually. Most decks are built around a few cards that you want to draw every game for the deck to work at its best, adding in more cards just lowers the probability of drawing the cards you really want.
It seems like you have a few themes with this deck. I see Essence Warden so think Soul Sisters...I see some +1/+1 counter synergy...AND I see token creation. I would pick a theme and really hone in on it. The deck will run much smoother.
Some suggestions for trimming down the mana curve. Darien, King of Kjeldor, Emmara Tandris, Iridescent Hornbeetle, Mycoloth are all almost at least 5 CMC and create tokens in some manner. I would recommend removing most of these cards and replacing them with something similar. Some great options include Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Esika's Chariot, Anointed Procession, Parallel Lives, Intangible Virtue, etc. The same goes for Planeswalkers...you have Ajani, Valiant Protector who throws around +1/+1 counters and Elspeth, Sun's Champion. I would take these out and maybe replace with maybe Basri Ket or just drop them entirely.
Hopefully something I mentioned you will find helpful. If seeing something similar might help, I do run a +1/+1 counter deck (I'll Raise you +1/+1...) and specifically a cat theme token deck (Feline Feelings. Take a look at those for some inspriation. They are not perfect by any means by they are fun an effective.
Good luck and happy brewing!
2 months ago
IHATENAMES: Good suggestions, thank you!
I'm actually already running Bramble Sovereign haha. Camaraderie is actually a new addition to the deck. I wanted another tool that could draw a handful of cards in one shot, but I think I'm actually going to swap it out for Garruk, Primal Hunter.
Thanks again! =)
2 months ago
So a couple things you just changed commander and haven't completely shaken off the lifegain theme. Comradeeri for instance. That's all I noticed.
There are plenty of card draw options for this type of deck just choose what works for you.
Unless it's for meta I'd suggest not run the 3 enchantments like darksteel mutation. White has a ton of good removal options.
Although I like populate you need a good creature to copy for it to be really worth it. Like eternalize creatures that have good etb like Timeless Witness or Mimic Vat copy anything that died or Bramble Sovereign copy entering creatures
Basri Ket also a good plainswalker for this type of deck.