Creature — Bird
When Cloudchaser Kestrel enters the battlefield, destroy target enchantment.
(White): Target permanent becomes white until end of turn.
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|Time Spiral (TSP)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Cloudchaser Kestrel Discussion
1 year ago
hi, just watched the Legendary Creature Podcast and as someone that loves mono white AND Eight-and-a-Half Tails, i'd like to put some input in the deck.
first of all, i would cut ALL of the unsynergistic "lose-less" cards like: Dawn Elemental , Blinding Angel , Guardian of the Gateless , Palisade Giant , Platinum Angel , Selfless Squire , Ghostly Prison , Pariah , and Gideon of the Trials . none of these cards advance your game state, or put you closer to a win. If anything these cards only help you durdle around, hoping you can squeeze out a cheeky win. you already run the 3 circle of protection cards that will more or less synergistically do most of that already, and you can also add Idyllic Tutor as redundancy. i would probably replace the lose-less cards for more hatebears, like Aven Mindcensor , Angel of Jubilation , and Containment Priest . you're also running only 2 creatures with an etb effects, so cards like Torpor Orb and Hushwing Gryff can be very back breaking against other more creature based decks.
snow-covered plains are cheap right now. so possibly investing in Extraplanar Lens (which unfortunately isn't cheap) might be something worth while for the deck.
i noticed you ran Steelshaper's Gift in the video, but it's not in your current list. need an update? if you don't already have it, Open the Armory is also a good way to look for those voltron pieces.
you only have 6 cards in your entire deck that can shuffle your making Sensei's Divining Top mostly a waste of time, at that point Crystal Ball would do you better as you can scry away "bad" cards at the top of your library, unlike SDT. if you add the 5 fetchlands, and more tutors then you can reconsider it.
adding Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in the deck can make temple of the false god and maze of ith tap for mana, BUT it also allows you to run some extra spicy cards like Karma and Royal Decree which, with any of the circle of protection cards, for 1 mana you can make it 1 sided.
Illumination a solid counterspell that people won't see coming, and you can stop gross cards like omniscience, and mind over matter.
Renounce the Guilds is also a great way to kill everyone's non-mono color deck commanders.
Cavalier of Dawn is also a strong include.
end notes: try to keep your deck as low to the ground as possible, with a very low mana curve, you want to play cards but also keep as much mana open to do any of your 8.5 shinanigans. if you spend 6+ mana on a spell on your man phase, it really limits what you can and cant do on other people's turns, which you want to mainly be doing with a commander like 8.5 that screams CONTROL.
1 year ago
1 year ago
I've been running Cloudchaser Kestrel in my own Kangee list to great effect. Dealing with enchantments, and having something I can boost with Kangee, has proven rather useful. The activated ability has never been relevant, but that's fine--I get enough value out of the enter the battlefield ability to make it worth a slot.
Also, Sol Ring .
3 years ago
Here a story of how the deck played in a game of Color Clash:
As seen through a Distorted white Lens.
At last we sat down for an Epic Match between the Colors of Magic.White: Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Green: Surrak, the Hunt Caller, Red: Lovisa Coldeyes, Black: Yahenni, Undying Partisan and blue: ...Oops wrong deckbox . Well a Color Clash with Mayael the Anima in the Blue seat.
I, Akroma, Angel of Wrath, get a turn 2 Gossamer Chains that will save me (and others) a lot of damage. Lovisa went for first blood, by dashing in one of her team. Everyone is building up his mana. First Commander damage is for Surrak. Going at Akroma. I don't know why. Mayael is a bit slow on the mana, but Yahenni goes strong.
Turn 5 sees an indestructible Yahenni, Undying Partisan, blowing up the board with hard cast Decree of Pain, gaining 5 +1-counters and hitting: Surrak. Now, the time has come for Angels: Mayael gets in Avacyn, Angel of Hope and my commander Akroma, Angel of Wrath makes her first appearance, going at mister MonoBlack.
He feels its time to control the board by adding a Grave Pact. Saccing one of his returning creatures. Akroma manages to make a deal with Yahenni and stays on the board. In my turn I decide to go after Yahenni.
Cloudchaser Kestrel enters and tries to destroy the Grave Pact. Instant sac to Grave Pact tries to take Akroma, Angel of Wrath down. But, wooo, a flashed Seht's Tiger takes the hit and Akroma, Angel of Wrath manages to deal another 6 damage to Yahenni and has freed the board of Grave Pact.
Turn 9 sees a 3rd one sided board wipe when Reiver Demon enters the battle. Black dominance again. Akroma, Angel of Wrath returns and picks up a Sword of Fire and Ice dealing more commander damage to Lovisa and Surrak. Now, I can urn a point by also dealing commander damage to Mayael. But Yahenni is to far ahead.
Exsanguinate gains him 78 life and takes both the Lovisa Coldeyes-player and the Surrak, the Hunt Caller-player out. And leaves the Mayael the Anima-player barely alive. But he's save behind a Blazing Archon. That is no problem for the Sword of Fire and Ice, however. Mayael is taken down.
3 years ago
Remaining on the budget side of the selection, I wouk suggest these cards:
- Celestial Gatekeeper
- Beacon Hawk
- Battle Screech
- Shared Triumph
- Aven Warhawk
- Phantom Flock
- Spear of Heliod
- Freewind Falcon
- Roc Egg
- Gustcloak Skirmisher
- Aven Cloudchaser
- Courier Hawk
- Glorious Anthem
- Gustcloak Harrier
- Lieutenant Kirtar
- Duskrider Falcon
- Apex Hawks
- Cloudchaser Kestrel
- Duskrider Peregrine
- Ageless Sentinels
- Battlewise Aven
Non basic lands:
Hope this makes you kickstart your deck :)
4 years ago
4 years ago
Man, it's too bad there aren't more awesome, playable birds. :(
Commander Eesha and Lieutenant Kirtar might be OK too. Celestial Gatekeeper is almost a Karmic Guide for this deck. Cloudchaser Kestrel is enchantment removal. Emeria Angel gives you more birds - although, if you run Emeria Angel, you probably want more ramp instead of the medallions for more chances to trigger her.
Lastly, the best bird ever printed is missing! Mirror Entity. ;)
I'd run Favorable Winds over Shared Triumph here.