If you would gain life, you gain twice that much life instead.
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Boon Reflection Discussion
1 week ago
I really like this theme, I have a similar one called Angel cleric lifegain from which I’m drawing suggestions.
The way I see it your win-condition is “gain lots of life and then attack with Angel of Destiny ”. So you need to gain lots of life.
I would go 4-of Righteous Valkyrie and Speaker of the Heavens , and add 4-of Bishop of Wings as another method to gain life when angels enter the battlefield. Then, I’d consider some cards for gaining life. Revitalize and Renewed Faith are both good, but I really love Rest for the Weary because you can easily turn on your Speaker on turn 2 and then start pumping out angels.
Other cards to consider include Resplendent Angel to add another angel each turn, Boon Reflection or Rhox Faithmender to double lifegain, or perhaps even Entreat the Angels as an alternative win-con that will also net you life if you have one of the many “gain life with angels” out on the battlefield.
2 months ago
Your average CMC supports going to 35 lands.
There is no reason to not put in Smothering Tithe unless its to expensive price wise.
Teferi's Protection should go in if you can afford one.
Boon Reflection might be something you want to consider.
6 months ago
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6 months ago
Now, I'm not personally a fan of lifegain, so I would suggest you remove the lifegain subtheme. I could just be biased, though. Outside of decks that can use lifegain as a resource (like Heliod, Sun-Crowned), lifegain just becomes a card that delays your death without giving you any real tools to overcome whatever situation may be killing you. Now, if a card can gain you life AND do something else, then it's much better. This includes cards like Archangel of Thune. But if a card ONLY gains you life and does nothing else, it's probably not the best. These include Resolute Archangel, Beacon of Immortality, Angelic Chorus, Shattered Angel, Boon Reflection, Rhox Faithmender, and more.
Since lifegain strategies require both cards that gain life as well as cards that use life, in order to make the strategy as viable as possible, the commander should fill one of those 2 roles. Otherwise, you end up using a lot of deck space to put in cards that individually have little impact. Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, for example, is a good lifegain commander since she provides all the life you need to make use of cards like Aetherflux Reservoir. But I could just be biased since I don't have much experience with lifegain outside of my own Trostani deck I used to have. Good luck making cuts!
7 months ago
I'd recommend replacing Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus with 2 cmc rocks like Arcane Signet and Talisman of Conviction. You want your ramp to be cheap, fast, and efficient. Get your ramping out of the way in your early turns so you can start making plays. Would you rather be spending 4-5 mana on a rock or be doing something that impacts the board, or sets the stage for your commander's arrival? Additionally, the more valuable the rock, the bigger target it becomes for removal. If you get your dynamo or lotus blown up you're gonna be setback a bit.
I do like your deck though! You might like Boon Reflection and Dockside Extortionist. I just picked up Firesong & Sunspeaker along with Feather, the Redeemed and a bunch of Boros staples as a gift for my friend. Might suggest he take some notes from here if he ends up using F&S. Hope this helps! :^)
7 months ago
WotC has printed creature versions of three of the five reflections from Shadowmoor; Rhox Faithmender is a creature version of Boon Reflection, Archfiend of Despair is a creature version of Wound Reflection, and Nyxbloom Ancient is a creature version of Mana Reflection, which means that WotC has not yet printed creature versions of Rage Reflection or Thought Reflection.
Naturally, I would like to see creature versions of those enchantments, since creatures generally are far more useful than are enchantments; I have Rage Reflection in several of my decks, and those decks would greatly appreciate having that effect on a creature.