Cover of Darkness
As Cover of Darkness enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creatures of the chosen type have fear.
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Cover of Darkness Discussion
1 month ago
- abby315 Thank you, that was very informative and extensive and i appreciate the effort.
I didn't know cards like Soul Shatter even existed and that will be of great use in the interest of utility, if thats what i need to add to this deck to round it out. I initially passed over Anowon, the Ruin Sage because of both his 5CMC and the fact i have a Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck that is essentially just forcing everyone to sacrifice their valued creatures when i sacrifice my 1/1 tokens, but i see how avoiding him leaves potential on the table. If i'm going to raise my curve (and i will!), Patron of the Vein seems like a strong contender as well.
I particularly liked "...You get outscaled. The changes I outlined above are also similar to what I did to turn Freyalise into a more streamlined Ezuri deck. You have to add a lategame. This is also why I recommend adding ramp to more reliably cast Edgar; he's an extremely powerful finisher with a board full of small vampires, and the deck relies on him for more than just 1/1s!"
It really asks me to change my perspective on how this deck is intended to thrive, and i think that will be key. I also appreciated that you made a specific list of which vampires to drop. Thank you!
King_marchesa Thank you for your input, though i find it odd you say i don't have enough white mana. I thought that would be the least common color in the deck and with Arcane Signet, Command Tower and a smattering of dual color lands, i would be OK. God-Eternal Bontu is a fantastic card, but im hesitant about sacrificing my tokens to reload my hand in this current version, probably because the deck is shaky as is. Hopefully once i raise the curve, and add removal, he will be a welcome addition.
Heliogabale Thank you. your input is particularly interesting because it seems to me like taking out Goblin Bombardment and Impact Tremors for cards like Cover of Darkness, Stensia Masquerade and Berserkers' Onslaught definitely changes the direction of the deck from forcible chip damage to favorable combat damage. I also greatly appreciate you linking your own deck as it not only lets me see a successful version of what i'd like, it also shows me other ways to make edgar markov work, and as an added bonus i get to vicariously get more advice from the suggestions on your own deck!
1 month ago
Some good suggestions already in the previous comments.
I would definitely lose all the lands that enter the battlefield tapped, that is most likely slowing you down. Use Filter lands or Bond Lands, both are affordable right now.
Here is my list for inspiration
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3 months ago
+1 from me from the concept alone. I like the theme/gimmick of legendary wizard tribal in all these colors. Snuck in charm tribal too. Maybe complete the Confluence and Command cycle?
0 artifacts or enchantments? Capitalize on their absence with a play set of stax hate.
Reki, the History of Kamigawa while not a wizard would still create real value in this list.
Tribal cards like Arcane Adaptation, Call to the Kindred, Cavern of Souls, Cover of Darkness, Descendants' Path, Kindred Discovery, Kindred Dominance, Kindred Summons, Patriarch's Bidding, Species Specialist
3 months ago
I am glad to be seeing more cleric tribal decks starting to show up, it seems the solid increase in cleric legendary prints has really helped. In my own experiments with tribal clerics, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim being my original cleric commander, have found that clerics excel in defense, resurrection and life gain but not offense compared to tribes like soldier and goblin tribal. That in mind I do have some recommendations to help maximize their potential.
Beat Sticks and offense: You have Doubtless One and Vile Deacon but don't forget to add Custodi Soulbinders and Mikaeus, the Lunarch to round out the heavy hitters. But there is more to offensive then just beat sticks, so I would consider Frontline Medic for no fear attacks and non cleric offensive aids like Reconnaissance, Dolmen Gate and Cover of Darkness to keep the clergy moving and Tymna earning her keep. From my experience in using Tymna you need evasion to keep drawing cards as trample is scarce in tribe. If you are feeling savage you can try Archangel of Thune and with the life gain available to the tribe it can get hilarious fast.
Card Draw: Most tribal decks I see have the same weakness and its card draw, even with Tymna the Weaver you can still get ground down to a halt, avoid that with some in tribe options to fuel the attack like Bygone Bishop, Custodi Lich, Twilight Prophet, Mangara, the Diplomat, Alms Collector, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician. Yawgmoth is a must have in my opinion as he removes the sting out of board wipes and allows removal if you really need it and can even discard one of your cards for reanimation abuse as well.
Defensive Options: Clerics probably have the best defenses out of all the tribes and at very low costs, some options I you should consider are Devoted Caretaker, Giver of Runes, Selfless Spirit and Songstitcher if fliers are a problem for you.
Tricks and Value Combos: An amusing combo I have played with before and found pretty funny was Hedron-Field Purists or Daunting Defender along with Pestilence. It can take a bit to assemble but is pretty funny when you do. Another value combo is Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and Ancestor's Prophet.
Resurrection: To many options to list but I would recommend looking through the large amounts available and pack as many as you can in to increase endurance and grind opponents down. I can say from experience this can really clinch a victory.
3 months ago
Love the list. A few things to consider.
First of all you have a mill strategy, make sure you have enough graveyard hate to handle graveyard decks.
Second, the expensive card I need to mention Bitterblossom
Ok, real feedback:
When I am turning my creatures sideways a lot I like Dolmen Gate
Since you are tribal, Cover of Darkness, Door of Destinies and Vanquisher's Banner might be nice inclusions. You a few tribal pieces, but I wonder if cost reduction is more important than other synergies.
Whirler Rogue and Sure-Footed Infiltrator seem like they might be weaker than the other rogues in this deck. They might be okay, but my feeling is they might be the rogues you cut. May I suggest: Dunerider Outlaw is a lot better than you might think. Ghostly Pilferer seems commander friendly. Also a not so budget friendly True-Name Nemesis, but money is a thing.
3 months ago
Have you considered Cover of Darkness. Giving all rogues fear is decent evasion, plus it works thematically. I'm not great when it comes to cutting cards, and I'm not sure what you'd give up for it.