Danitha Capashen, Paragon
Legendary Creature — Human Knight
First strike, vigilance, lifelink
Aura and Equipment spells you cast cost less to cast.
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Danitha Capashen, Paragon Discussion
5 days ago
These might be helpful:
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
griffstick- I do like the idea of Blight Sickle. I'll see what I can cut. I'll have to think about Seer's Lantern. As I'm mono-white I can't scoff at any card selection but its also a 3 cmc rock that I can pay 2 to scry which feels super bad.
SirQuixano- Thank you for the many suggestions. Pacifism is a strong maybe, I don't like the idea of only getting rid of an attacker/blocker. A lot of the time I want to get rid of a creature because of a passive or activated ability. But getting rid of an annoying blocker is also something this deck wants to do.
I am good on ramp for the most part. I already have Mind Stone and Everflowing Chalice is too slow. Most of the time I would play it with 1 counter because next turn I want to play Danitha Capashen, Paragon and the turn after play and equip many equipments, and there Arcane Signet is just better. The only rocks I have are ones that I can cash in for a card later in the game when I don't need the mana. Orazca Relic, Bonder's Ornament, and Magnifying Glass are therefor viable but their draw is all very expensive. I think ill add Bonder's Ornament because it is a repeated draw and also creates colored mana. Magnifying Glass is 6 mana to draw a card and only creates colorless mana. Orazca Relic is interesting but is cmc 3 and is only 1 time draw with cities blessing and only creates colorless mana.
As for the fetches, first off, things like Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse would be better but I also really dont want the slow mana. I had Scaretiller in at one point but by the time I had cast it and it started to ramp me I did not need the ramp anymore. Radiant Fountain is probably not necessary because my commander has liflink so my life total is not much of a problem. I was considering Quicksand while building the deck and am on the fence about it.
3 weeks ago
Hiya! A few suggestions.
First off, your land count. You have an 8-cmc card, a 7-cmc card, plenty at 6-cmc, etc. If you want to keep that, you need more than the 34 lands you play. I recommend adding in two more lands.
Next is a few cards that I don't think should be in the deck. First off, Mind's Eye. You have access to early, reliable card draw in your command zone (Akiri even protects herself!) so you don't need to play bad card draw options like Mind's Eye. Mind's Eye works really well in ramp decks, this deck is not one of those. Next is Cathars' Crusade. This card synergizes really well with decks that pump out a ton of creatures (typically tokens). This deck is not one of those, so I suggest cutting it. Finally there is Open the Vaults. The amount of games that this is going to be really good is going to be less than the amount of games that this does nothing (or even helps your opponents more!).
Now for cards I recommend. For creatures we have Fervent Champion (another free equip creature) and Danitha Capashen, Paragon (makes equipment cheaper to cast!). Next we have some incredible pieces of removal in Path to Exile (just got reprinted so it's cheap!) and Winds of Abandon (hits one thing when you need it to, one-sided board wipe when you need it to be). Lastly, I recommend some more (and better) board wipes. Blasphemous Act, Wrath of God, Day of Judgment are all better than Rolling Earthquake and Akiri can even turn these board wipes into one-sided board wipes using her ability to give indestructible.
Other than these, I think you've got solid equipment, I think you got sooooolid interaction, and I think you've got some pretty threatening creatures.
1 month ago
Alright, I think Colossification and Eldrazi Conscription are fun, but they just feel too "win-more" to me. Keep in mind annihilator isn't all that great cause opponents get to decide what they sacrifice. With all the card draw you have you'll easily be able to use up to 8 mana a turn, and I think casting auras that make your plan bullet-proof rather than silver-bullet are better.
Also, I think Danitha Capashen, Paragon and Hero of Iroas are very good, but weaker links in this deck that's full of stars. Unlike the other two creatures, they only reduce the cost of enchantments, and it's possible their spot would be better filled by other cards... idk though, I do see the value in them so I don't know if you should take them out.
Lastly what about adding Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx? I know it's a 3-color deck but with all the permanents it has, I'm sure you could get some extra mana out of it- even better with Bear Umbra and Sword of Feast and Famine.
1 month ago
Hey, nice version of Elsha. I saw your forum topic asking for help with cuts.
Six cards to cut to make 100 cards:
- Remember the Fallen: lackluster recursion.
- Danitha Capashen, Paragon: doesn't reduce all artifact casting costs only equipment which makes her not as good as other cost reducers since she doesn't work with the Top combo.
- Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin: creature who's not good enough to disrupt Elsha.
- Ghostly Prison: I don't think you need both Prison and Propaganda, one could be cut.
- Blackblade Reforged: only good if you have a lot of lands, but you don't want a lot of lands with Elsha.
- Basilisk Collar: not a fan unless you're playing ways to take advantage of deathtouch and you can get lifelink from better equipment.
When you want more cuts look to reducing some redundancy:
- Puresteel Paladin is much better than Brass Squire.
- Padeem, Consul of Innovation is much better than Leonin Abunas.
- Sword of Vengeance is better with Elsha than Sigiled Sword of Valeron and Batterskull for vigilance since also gives trample. Valeron is a supbar equipment for the same costs as Vengeance and Batterskull not giving evasion is a big drawback.
- Hammer of Nazahn is better than Darksteel Plate.
All the Swords in the cycle can be good for different budgets, but when you have the three better expensive price ones then you don't need to play the others. Sword of Body and Mind, Sword of War and Peace, Sword of Truth and Justice are not as good as the others and could be cut.
Some cards to consider adding:
- Enlightened Tutor, Whir of Invention, Reshape, Fabricate: tutor for an equipment or Top.
- Foundry Inspector, Cloud Key: other artifact mana cost reducers for the combo with Top.
- Izzet Signet, Azorius Signet, Boros Signet: add the Signets in place of lands.
- Jeskai Ascendancy: is like giving Elsha pseudo vigilance with instant speed surprise untap/pump her to block and draw.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
You need cheap attach equipment cards you want to heavily consider for this strategy
Ones to strongly consider in deck Champion of the Flame Magnetic Theft Vulshok Battlemaster Heavenly Blade Kemba, Kha Regent Stonehewer Giant Balan, Wandering Knight Valduk, Keeper of the Flame Akiri, Line-Slinger Helm of Awakening
2 months ago
These might be a little too expensive but if you don't mind more played versions, these can be pretty cheap: Spirit Mantle, Flickering Ward, Prison Term, Danitha Capashen, Paragon, Umbra Mystic, and Retether.
Oblivion Ring-type cards also might be really good since you can tutor/dig for them in a pinch with the tools you already have. Some others in this vein are Thopter Arrest, Journey to Nowhere, Banishing Light, and Cast Out.
I hope some of these are helpful at least! They are just ones that I have found pretty useful iny own decks :)