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If you would gain life, you gain twice that much life instead.
2 months ago
Three colors in this game can gain players life: black, white, and green, and the methods by which they gain players life are different; black gains life either when other players lose life or when creatures die, white has unconditional life gain, but green is less clear about that. It does seem that green can gain life unconditionally, but I feel that green’s life gain should feel distinct from white’s life gain, so that the two colors do not feel too similar to each other.
Other users here have previously stated that there is no significant different between how white and green gain life, but, given that each color draws cards in a different manner, I feel that each color should gain life differently, as well. I previously stated that I feel that green’s lifegain should be reliant upon creatures, just as is green’s car drawing, but, if that is not the determining factor, then I feel that green’s life gain should not be as powerful or as mana-efficient as white’s; for example, compare Stream of Life to Heliod's Intervention or how cards such as Celestial Mantle or Boon Reflection can exist in white, but not in green.
What does everyone else say about this? How are green and white different in how they gain life?
Also, as a side note, green’s card drawing/card advantage used to be reliant upon lands as well as creatures (such as with Nissa, Voice of Zendikar), but WotC decided at one point that green would use only creatures for card advantage, so does anyone know why WotC changed their minds on that subject?
7 months ago
The commander look really cool and its ability to not be targeted until you can one shot with it is pretty sweet. i agree that you sould add a decent number of land, usualy i run 35-37 land in 3colors deck, and a good number of ramp too, sometimes 8-10 piece. Being able to cast your deck is the most crucial. some card i personnaly think are not worth a spot in your deck : Trigon of Infestation, Approach of the Second Sun, Boon Reflection, Celestial Mantle, Fountain of Renewal Soldevi Digger Ghitu Chronicler, Dualcaster Mage, those cards seems to me really inefficient or not in synergie with what your are trying to do with the deck! Hope my comment was instructive:)
9 months ago
Rhox Faithmender is a creature version of Boon Reflection, Archfiend of Despair is a creature version of Wound Reflection, and Nyxbloom Ancient is (almost) a creature version of Mana Reflection, so I am now wondering when there shall be creature versions of the two remaining cards in the "reflection" cycle: Rage Reflection and Thought Reflection.
Avatar of Slaughter is similar to rage reflection, but is not a perfect creature version of it, since it affects all creatures and also forces them to attack, and I wish to see a creature that has exactly the same rules text as the enchantment. There is no creature version of Thought Reflection, as far as I am aware.
11 months ago
Cards I have in Liesa, Shroud of Dusk that you might consider: Blood Reckoning, Boon Reflection, Hissing Miasma, Marchesa's Decree, Righteous Cause, Sanguine Bond, Wound Reflection, and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose.
1 year ago
1 year ago
In this scenario, one player has 20 life and another player has 10 life. The player with 10 life controls both Boon Reflection and Wound Reflection and then casts Reverse the Sands, giving themselves 20 life and the other player 10 life.
Is each player considered to have gained or lost life, in this scenario? Will the abilities of the enchantments work with redistributing the life totals?
1 year ago
Too many lands. Cut 3-4.
Ajani's Mantra is bad.
Ajani's Welcome isn't needed here in my opinion, if you really want this kind of effect put in Soul's Attendant since it gives you life off of Cleric of Life's Bond. I probably wouldn't add either though.
Brave the Sands probably not worth it.
Cradle of Vitality . Even worse than Boon Reflection. Costs 4 mana to get it out and then requires a 2 mana investment everytime for not that much payoff.
1 year ago
Right off the cuff I would cut Blood Seeker , Voracious Vampire and Brave the Sands as they dont help you win with your life shenanigans. Keeping 1 copy of Blood Seeker may be decent against token or creature decks but that's up to you. Blood Burglar to me seems like a sub-optimal version of Vampire of the Dire Moon and Tithe Drinker so I would swap those. If you have the wallet, Exquisite Blood makes you go infinite with Vito so its an easy swap with Boon Reflection and Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is insane, especially when combined with cards like Champion of Dusk and Sanctum Seeker . Indulging Patrician and Silversmote Ghoul is a path if you can consistently get to 3 life each turn. Some copies of Fatal Push or Heartless Act may do you some good because spot removal is nice in modern. You could also be spicy and go Abiding Grace + some decent one drops like Knight of the Ebon Legion , Indulgent Aristocrat , Guul Draz Assassin , Guul Draz Vampire and Vampire Cutthroat . That aside, Nighthawk Scavenger , Blood Artist , Legion's Landing Flip, Legion Lieutenant , and Drana's Emissary seem like they would fit nicely. I might cut some Cleric of life's bond as well, because its almost purely overshadowed by faster growing cards like Ajani's Pridemate and Sprite Dragon atm. I might also consider cutting 1 Boon Reflection and 1-2 lands to fit the mana curve a little more nicely. A lot of these are just pure suggestions, so the choice on what path is up to you. All in all, very cool deck. I am a big fan of trying to make Vito work, I hope you are successful in your journey and I hope this helps.