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- Destroy all creatures.
- Destroy all artifacts and enchantments.
Cleansing Nova Discussion
1 week ago
Hey, hey. Here's some recommendations for some board wipes and spot removal!
Obviously being a creature focused deck, you don't normally want too often to clear the board, but sometimes we have no choice. Which is why I'd look at cards that are either one-sided board wipes, situational/modal wipes or Evacuation type effects.- Cleansing Nova classic modal that works for 2 situations.
- Time Wipe Saves your commander before wiping the board.
- Austere Command bit pricey but very good.
- Evacuation as I mentioned before, super good at instant speed. Highly recommend this one.
- Devastation Tide The miracle doesn't work as well for you, but it's still a good option.
- Curse of the Swine an exiling board wipe just for whatever you want to target.
- Beast Within deals with everything
Hope this helps!
1 week ago
bossomus Thank you for the suggestions!
Smothering Tithe is a great card that I am sure I could find some room for. I also wanted to thank you for suggesting Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Cleansing Nova . These are cards I have never seen before and will need to consider for the deck. At the moment, Merciless Eviction feels slightly better for me, since I have more choices, and many artifacts myself that can be hit. Caged Sun is always a great idea in ramping decks. And Command the Dreadhorde I had not yet considered, but would work immensely well just as you said.
1 week ago
I'd also consider adding Command the Dreadhorde . It gives you an outlet for all the life you've gained plus can recur all of your creatures if a boardwipe happens.
Lastly, I'd add Mikaeus, the Unhallowed . He gives most of your stuff undying which is just value.
3 weeks ago
Gleeock Which is why I was even considering Back to Nature , even though that only deals with enchantments. I do have Cleansing Nova and Rampage of the Clans as Budget versions, though another one would definitely help.
1 month ago
Quick thing about Temple Bell : In playtesting I love how it works with Smothering Tithe and by extension Revel in Riches . Also, as it's cheap in many ways, it helps with gunning toward my second casting of Approach of the Second Sun , not that any card draw wouldn't do the same. While it is about card draw, it's, as you mentioned, a political thing.
I know the deck is very light of artifact and enchantment removal. The focus on creature removal is part flavor, part Mathas, Fiend Seeker synergy. Removing Vindicate for cost purposes was probably not a great call, but I'm not worried yet. I really like Cleansing Nova though, for its price, cost and versatility. Crush Contraband has a good flavor for an inquisition as well. I'll eyeball the removal pile and see what swaps should be made.
1 month ago
Final Parting might be good since you have a good reanimation suite.
Also, as a contoll-y deck, you should put down Torment of Hailfire and Insurrection in the Maybeboard for sure. Things like Comet Storm can be good finishers too. Vicious Shadows might be a win-con as well.
If you need extra pillow fort goodness there is always Koskun Falls . Wall of Shadows is like a worse Fog Bank but it can be a good blocker (along with Darksteel Myr , perhaps). There is also Queen Marchesa but the's quite expensive indeed. Silent Arbiter might be good too.
You might want to replace a single-target removal spell or two for boardwipes. I think you'll want an above-average number in a deck like this. Also, you're low on artifact and enchantment removal so perhaps Crush Contraband and others are worth considering for future updates. Cleansing Nova is dropping in price.
I'm trying to think of a reliable way to gain life but there aren't a ton of good, reliable life-gainers that don't rely on mass Lifelink or creatures in general (like Celestial Mantle or Loxodon Warhammer ) or aren't Exquisite Blood . Might not be necessary but it could be helpful in grinding out wins. I suppose playtesting will help.
Were it me, I'd switch Temple Bell out for Read the Bones or Ancient Craving / Ambition's Cost . That is, unless, you like the political stuff you can do with Temple Bell. It's definitely more political than Howling Mine .
1 month ago
I mean costly in the sense that it essentially is Day of Judgment for extra. It is restrictive because it only hits creatures, whereas Austere Command and Cleansing Nova have the option to hit artifacts and/or enchantments instead.
Obviously, I would not advice taking out Cataclysmic Gearhulk , the natural cut (as in card that currently has the same function) would be Wrath of God .
P.S.: Am I mistaken or is Sword of Light and Shadow currently the only way to reuse the Realm-Cloaked Giant's boardwipe part?
1 month ago
looks fun but might not play very well. Angels are pretty mana hungry for the most part so the six or so ramp cards that i counted might not be enough. there are plenty of cheep mana rocks, cmc and $$ wise that you might want to consider. Star Compass Mind Stone Coldsteel Heart Fellwar Stone Marble Diamond Sword of the Animist since you already have a minor equipment theme going. I also might recommend easing off the "destroy all nonland permanents" board wipes as that might put you further back than your opponents. Cleansing Nova might be better. Arena rector might be better used in another deck since you only have 2 planeswalkers and dont have way that i could see to sacrifice her. relying on your opponents to block and kill might just strand her on the board just being a 4 mana 1/2. Your gameplan looks fairly honest so try not to get frustrated if you go up and get blown out by combo decks. Try to play more with other newish players and you should have tons of fun! also the green in Shalai, Voice of Plenty makes her illegal in mono white commander decks. :/ sorry
Cleansing Nova occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.35%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%