Dawn of Hope
Whenever you gain life, you may pay . If you do, draw a card.
: Create a 1/1 white Soldier token with lifelink.
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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Dawn of Hope Discussion
1 day ago
I enjoy mono white equipment vultron in edh. I have run many over the years starting from the forged in stone starter edh deck and this deck reminds me I need to update my current brew (balan is at the helm).
Removal. This is gonna be meta dependent you seem kinda light on removal. Another boardwipe might be good only especially is kinda rough. I'd suggest something like Balancing ActOndu Inversion FlipTragic ArroganceDusk / Dawn or a power toughness based wipe that keeps your weenies. (Erase a better demystify)
Suntitan Nahiri, the Lithomancer or other recursion. I know you are trying to play the aggressive game but a long term plan is always good.
Meta dependent but running silence? Much better in1v1 unless you are using it to stop a combo or stop interaction with your combo.
1 week ago
Just a couple of things that might help you have a better game. I hate having lots of manas but nothing to use it on. Or wanting a specific card but having no way to filter or tutor for it. I see that you only have two sources for card draw and one tutor. You might want to include more - Dawn of Hope works well for Life gain-decks. Read the Bones and Sign in Blood or Underworld Connections are also good choices that aren't expensive.
One card that I recently added to my Life-gain deck was Revenge of Ravens - helps with Pillowfort and Life-gain.
4 weeks ago
Hey, you're welcome. Well done with the changes.
Angel of Despair is better removal than Oblivion Ring because it's an Angel who can be reanimated many different ways. Emeria Shepherd can reanimate Ring, but it can also reanimate Despair. If you don't want to cut Ring than an Angel replacement to consider is Cleaving Reaper. Reaper can return to your hand from graveyard for 3 life which is nice, but it's not needed here with all reanimation and having to cast Reaper again for five mana is subpar.
Orzhov Cluestone is a lesser mana rock compared to Mind Stone and Commander's Sphere especially with Emeria Shepherd. Consider Wayfarer's Bauble? It's just been reprinted in one of the AtFR Commander decks. Wayfarer is another artifact that has interaction with Shepherd since for two mana search for a basic Plains putting it onto the battlefield to trigger Shepherd. It's also a one drop to keep recurring to your hand with Shepherd to cast again for Firja.
Mentor of the Meek is consistently not going to give enough draw for a three drop. What makes Mentor a strong draw source is when your theme is to create 1/1 token creatures, but that's not the theme here. Angel tokens are the token theme and they're 4/4s as well as most other Angels have more than 2 power which doesn't trigger Mentor. Firja does have 2 power, but her alone is not enough of a reason to play Mentor.
Mentor is not needed since you've added Dawn of Hope which it's a draw source that has overall much more interaction with the theme here. Consider Moon-Blessed Cleric to replace Mentor? Moon is a budget way to tutor for any enchantment who can reanimated, she's also a Cleric.
4 weeks ago
Hey, well done so far on a budget.
Consider the Emeria Shepherd + Pyre of Heroes interaction with basic Plains? Shepherd is an Angel to reanimate because then she along with Plains can reanimate any nonland permanent. The interaction of these two cards comes from being able to sac an Angel to tutor for to cheat another one onto the battlefield and then reanimate the Angel you just saced with Shepherd. Just by playing a land Shepherd can get a nonland permanent into your hand such as Mind Stone to cast to help to trigger Firja.
Angel of the Ruins has a powerful ETB effect and is another nice Angel with Shepherd because any land can return Ruins to your hand to then plainscycle to search for a Plains. Another interaction with Pyre is repeatedly sacing the same Angel such as Angel of Despair and reanimating it with Shepherd as long as you have Plains.
Firja as a five drop starts the chain nicely with Pyre when saced to get a six drop Angel such as Valkyrie Harbinger and then Harbringer the next turn gets Shepherd. From there get back Harbringer with Shepherd and then sac it later on to get Sephara, Sky's Blade.
Profane Tutor is a budget low CMC tutor that you cast from suspend. Open the Armory is a low CMC tutor to get Mask of Memory or Animate Dead. Dawn of Hope can do a lot when your Commander has lifelink as well as has evasion.
Court of Grace can be repeatable Angels as well as draw from the monarch. Flying Angels especially ones with vigilance can help to defend for you to keep the monarch, not letting your opponents do combat damage to you. Cleric Class is another one mana card that can help to gain life to trigger various effects and the other levels are good too.
Apprentice Necromancer has interaction with Sun Titan to repeatedly reanimate any 3 CMC or less permanent for one black mana. With Titan in your graveyard reanimate him with Necromancer. Titan ETB reanimates Necromancer and Titan has haste thus he attacks reanimates any other 3 CMC or less permanent. At your end step Titan is saced putting him in your graveyard to reanimate again with Necromancer on your next turn and repeat.
Titan can reanimate Evolving Wilds which is fuel for Emeria Shepherd. Because of Titan For one black mana you could repeatedly trigger Shepherd two times until you run out of Plains or nonland permanents to reanimate/recur. Patriarch's Bidding and Victimize are upgrades for some reanimate spells and Bidding is now a budget card.
Dark Ritual is one mana to help to cast a second spell to trigger Firja or use it to help to cast Firja since she's double black mana cost. Orzhov Signet, Talisman of Hierarchy, Mind Stone are some budget mana rock additions/upgrades. Caves of Koilos, Shineshadow Snarl, Snowfield Sinkhole, Path of Ancestry, Esper Panorama, Ash Barrens are some budget lands to consider adding.
If interested in any of these suggestions then I offer more advice of cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
On a budget, I guess Underworld Connections might make the cut. If you find your hand is consistently tiny, Midnight Oil isn't as bad as people think, you just need to be able to play both cards you draw consistently. Castle Locthwainis another option that works if your hand is always small, and War Room might be a bit of life, but Alela has lifelink. Dawn of Hope could work if Alela deals damage often. Faerie Formation is reasonable if you want a 1/1 faerie and a card, and a 5/4 flyer is pretty beefy. Sygg, River Cutthroat is probably good enough to consider, Court of Grace and Court of Cunning both give you the Monarch, which means a card, and the bodies you generate might make it harder for people to take it from you, and 1/1 flyers going wide will always be getting it back. The Blue Court can actually be a backup win con if people can't take the Monarch from you due to Pillowfort effects.
Zur the Enchanter isn't quite card draw, but it is card advantage, possibly multiple turns worth of it. He can find removal, or potentially card draw, so Zur seems like good value for mana if your deck runs enough enchantments he can find. If you want to find him (or any other card), you might consider Transmute cards rather than card draw. If you always want to have access to Zur (or any 4 MV card) you can Transmute Dimir House Guard into that card, and it's cheaper than Diabolic Tutor while not being a spell, and thus being much harder to interact with. Transmute cards exist at other values as well, mostly 0-6 and 9, and they are always in U or B, which Alela has access to.
Hope some of this is helpful! I will probably build an Alela deck at some point myself, so it's neat to see what other people put together
2 months ago
2 months ago
Looks cool,my opinion:
make sure to draw a line between non-lifegain angels deck and lifegain angels deck and streamline it into one direction. There are a lot of cards that support both, but if you combine both archetypes into one deck, you will end up with a so called split-personality-deck that suffers a lot in power.
- Have you tried Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Ajani, Strength of the Pride , Serra the Benevolent , Dawn of Hope , Nyx-Fleece Ram , Fountain of Renewal , The Book of Exalted Deeds