Creature — Spirit Cleric
Whenever you cast a creature spell with converted mana cost 3 or less, investigate. (Put a colourless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
|Have (2)||gildan_bladeborn , metalmagic|
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|Shadows over Innistrad (SOI)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Bygone Bishop Discussion
11 hours ago
Things that synergize with white's effects like counters with Mindless Automaton, lifegain with Well of Lost Dreams, and tokens or small dudes with Skullclamp, that or Sword of Fire and Ice for equipment strategies, Smuggler's Copter and Bonders' Enclave for other strategies.
And in white, after looking it up for Omniscience_is_life, here is my new, semi-educated package:
Land Tax, Mangara, the Diplomat, Alms Collector, Weathered Wayfarer, Mesa Enchantress, Kor Spiritdancer, Sram, Senior Edificer, Stonehewer Giant, Dawn of Hope, Puresteel Paladin, Mentor of the Meek, Bygone Bishop, Luminarch Ascension, Emeria, The Sky Ruin, Sun Titan, Sevinne's Reclamation, Ranger of Eos, and Castle Ardenvale
Not to mention tutors being Weathered Wayfarer/Ranger of Eos being tutors, alongside Steelshaper's Gift, Open the Armory, Recruiter of the Guard, Ranger-Captain of Eos, Academy Rector, Arena Rector, Call the Gatewatch, Idyllic Tutor, Enlightened Tutor, Heliod's Pilgrim, Quest for the Holy Relic, Three Dreams, Boonweaver Giant, Auratouched Mage, Djeru, With Eyes Open, Taj-Nar Swordsmith, Thalia's Lancers, Totem-Guide Hartebeest, Relic Seeker, Priest of the Wakening Sun, Forerunner of the Legion, Ignite the Beacon, Plea for Guidance, Kithkin Harbinger, etc.
Oh, and there is more, just look!
12 hours ago
mccabej140: White has pure card draw in the forms of Mentor of the Meek, Wall of Omens, Bygone Bishop, Alms Collector, Dawn of Hope, Mangara, the Diplomat, Thraben Inspector, Scout's Warning and To Arms! (from a quick gatherer search).
In addition, it has artifact and enchantment based draw/tutor in the form of Enlightened Tutor, Sram, Senior Edificer, Puresteel Paladin, Stoneforge Mystic, Stonehewer Giant, Open the Armory, Steelshaper's Gift, Kor Spiritdancer and Mesa Enchantress to name a few.
That seems like plenty of options for card draw/tutors in white. And while seom of these are limitied to artifacts/equipment, you can't just write these off becuase your specific deck isn't heavy in that area. It's like saying that green's tutoring is crap becuase you can't tutor instants despite thefact that green has some of the best creature tutors.
"Fun" is also not an argument here. Just becuase you haven't played with or against stax decks and just becuase you don't find them fun does not mean that that you can just write the entire acrhitype off. There are plenty of people who really enjoy playing those decks and now you're effectively telling those people how to play Magic.
Some players don't like counterspells - does that mean that we shouldn't play them? Now blue has a big void until late game. Blue needs more ramp! it has to rely on artifacts, that's not fair to blue!
But the above logic is flawed. Counterspells exist and giving blue ramp would make it more powerful. Just like giving white a crapload of unrestriced draw. Stax exists and you can't just pretend it doesn't becuase you don't like playing it/against it. White exists on a balance between having draw and having stax and that balance is important.
channelfireball12345: see above.
I would ask the question to everyone here - if white has such bad card draw, then what's stopping you from splashing a second colour to fix the deficit? Why is there such a push to build mono-white decks?
13 hours ago
2 weeks ago
Hello fellow worshiper of Orah,
You can check my list out at Skyclave's Judgment , feedback welcome! My build focuses on max Orah value by loading up on 1 drops. Not sure if this is the right approach but its what I'm starting with. I've built a ton of Cleric tribal decks dating back to Onslaught block and am very excited for this commander.
I would look to increase your total amount of creatures and clerics specifically. In order to accomplish this, some cuts I can recommend are: Black Market(too slow/fragile), Debt to the Debtless (not enough ramp/coffers), Ghostly Prison (not necessary). These are all pretty good cards however I've found to make tribal synergy decks work its important to be fairly ruthless with the noncreature inclusions.
Removal wise I prefer Retribution of the Meek to Citywide Bust. I would swap out a couple single target removal spells for Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile, Unmake and Mortify perhaps. Austere Command is also a must include imo.
At the risk of making this post even longer, I think more card draw is important, 10 cards at least. Some possible inclusions could be:
- Mentor of the Meek
- Grim Haruspex
- Bygone Bishop
- Midnight Reaper
- Smothering Abomination
- Taborax, Hope's Demise
- Night's Whisper
Hope the above comments are useful and that I didn't go overboard. I welcome further discussion if you're interested.
2 weeks ago
I definitely agree with GoblinElectromancer's suggestions - Clerics were given a lot of new tools to actually win the game in the new set, rather than be supporting characters. I think you need 4x Angel of Destiny, 4x Fiend Hunter, and 4x Cleric of Life's Bond as a good lifegain and removal core. I also recommend 4x Soul Warden.
Here are some other good Clerics in addition to the above that you should consider. In general, I think going a lifegain, rather than a damage prevention, route will be more successful for you. There's a reason they've moved away from damage prevention in white.
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Bishop of Rebirth
Edgewalker - but please don't buy any now, as they've spiked and will go back down.
Giver of Runes/Mother of Runes
Mangara, the Diplomat
4 months ago
First off, you'll want a couple more lands, commander when you can't play anything sucks
I think you'll want some card draw and some more removal as well as any ramp you can get. Here are some budget options for each:
(Note: most of these are not auto-includes, with you needing to build the deck into them a little, except for ramp, just take some and go)
Card Draw Mentor of the Meek (if it fits with the other cards), Bygone Bishop??, Monarch cards like Palace Jailer will be easier for bushido to defend netting you extra cards per turn, but drawing fire from opponents
Removal Generous Gift, Settle the Wreckage, Day of Judgment, Dusk(most of your creatures duck the board wipe), Urza's Ruinous Blast, Slaughter the Strong, Harsh Mercy (Look at this one if nothing else)
Ramp Sol Ring (I hate that this is a card that goes in any deck, but it pairs really nicely well with your commander's ability), Solemn Simulacrum, Oketra's Monument, Knight of the White Orchid, Marble Diamond, Heraldic Banner, Caged Sun is cool, Kor Cartographer, Gold Myr
Other interesting stuff: Mirror Entity could be fun and interesting, Irregular Cohort really helps pump your samurai numbers, Brave the Elements pairs with all the white critters, Reveillark can get two of your samurai back or be a flying body if needed, Thalia's Lancers can go get an important legendary cards you want, I think Eidolon of Rhetoric may be interesting, maybe good, maybe not, Elspeth, Undaunted Hero's Ultimate is maybe achievable with so many blockers and potential very big with all of your white pips, Heliod, God of the Sun, Changeling Hero
5 months ago
6 months ago
I think subtle choices that don’t break the color pie would be the best direction for white and for the game.
Of course we want stuff for EDH, however we need to remember there are more formats impacted by this and if every color does the same things what is the point of the color pie at all? I like some of the examples given so far, like Bygone Bishop and Mentor of the Meek for weenies, Dawn of Hope for life gain, Puresteel, Sram and Spiritdancer for voltron and then Mesa Enchantress et al. (Which is really a GW strategy.)
Having generic good stuff isn’t really something that’s healthy for the game I think. There has got to be something that’s not generic, but still easy enough to use for what white wants to do. Like Feather, the Redeemed for example, or a Heroic or Exalted style trigger. Prowess is in white as well.