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Djeru's Renunciation Discussion
2 months ago
Looks like a fun starter commander! Black White lifegain is a definite fun archtype to build, maybe work up towards something like Karlov of the Ghost Council or Oloro, Ageless Ascetic ! I know starting out budget is important as you don't want to invest in cards you might not like, so I've made the recommendations with that in mind!
Spirit Loop seems like it could have a home in your deck, as it's a consistent 2cmc spell that you can keep casting and getting back to trigger your commander.
Well of Lost Dreams Dawn of Hope Cosmos Elixir Are all sources of card draw that synergize with your lifegain gameplan! Your commander's colors are notoriously known for lacking card draw and ramp, so these might help keep you in the game!
Blind Obedience seems perfect for your deck!
Lurrus of the Dream-Den offers consistent recursion and allows you to cast lower cmc permanents. Kami of False Hope could also pair with this really well, as it's basically a fog effect that you can cast for cheap over and over!
In your current list, it appears a little removal light (which to be fair is meta dependent). since you're playing white, you have access to cards like Darksteel Mutation and Reprobation , which can be a headache for your opponents to deal with if you enchant their commander. Also Victimize is a great catchall removal spell.
For cuts, I'd recommend evaluating your cards in terms of whether they actively win the game or help you do what you want. In your current list Fortified Rampart I've found to be underwhelming and doesn't further your gameplan. I'd also recommend replacing the following: Star-Crowned Stag Skeleton Archer Reaper of Night Kor Scythemaster Inspiring Captain Hailstorm Valkyrie Gargoyle Sentinel Fiend Binder Angel of the Dawn Courier Griffin Silverflame Ritual Chaplain's Blessing Splendid Agony Djeru's Renunciation Sinister Possession .
That being said, it can sometimes be fun just trying your best with whatever cards are lying around! Hopefully the suggestions can give your deck a little pep!
11 months ago
I originally had the two lands you mentioned, but since the addition of Fluctuator and Tectonic Reformation, I switched for the others. The idea is that if I have flucuator out, I can cycle for free, but if need be I would have tectonic for 1 mana cycle on any of my lands.
I like Djeru's Renunciation looks really good! I'd like to pit it in sideboard and switch it in against quick creature decks.
I was on the edge with Astral Drift. I know I can cycle to flicker a blocker and fizzle out the attack. Hmmm I'll have to think more on it.
Thanks so much for the suggestions!
11 months ago
I’ve always loved cycling and the decks built around the mechanic. In fact, one of my favorite competitive decks of all time was built around cycling. (Of course, that was during a time where affinity had first appeared on the seen and the Gw deck was built to strictly hose those early affinity decks) have you considered Secluded Steppe Barren Moor Forgotten Cave they should all be modern legal. I would also suggest more cards that cycle for utility Djeru's Renunciation follows the game plan by being able to cycle but it’s a cheap utility card in a pinch. Astral Drift may give you a some decent utility as well. Gilded Light might be a good sideboard option. Overall a very fun looking deck!
1 year ago
The cycling sub-theme seems like a lot more investments than payoffs.
2 years ago
I've been running this deck for a few weeks now on MTG online ( 90% identical ) and my only problem is getting out of a stalemate which Suspicious Bookcase fixed for me.
2 years ago
Thanks for commenting!
Dropping Sacred Cat is a no-go. It's a good card in its own right (even if Legion's Landing Flip would be slightly better), plus we need a high density of 1-drops to be able to drop our hand efficiently. Sunscorched Desert is basically not a land for us since so few of our cards use colorless mana. If it doesn't come into play untapped and make White mana, we can't run it as a land. I've been consistently unimpressed with Oketra the True. She just gets chumped or hit by Vraska's Contempt, and 4 mana is too much to put into her for that. Suspicious Bookcase doesn't really work with our plan; it's too slow and not aggressive enough, plus few of our creatures are big enough to be worth it. I'd rather just have any of our other 2-drops. I could see a case for Djeru's Renunciation but since we usually need a few hits to punch through for the win, I'd rather just have Cast Out. It's more versatile.
2 years ago
I would just drop Cast Out and Sacred Cat and add some Sunscorched Desert, 1 or 2x Oketra the True, Djeru's Renunciation ( cycle 1, can't go wrong ) and Suspicious Bookcase is a great finisher / defender.
3 years ago
21 Plains works, but you can add Secluded Steppe to cycle the flood every once and a while.
I guess Slash of Talons is more flavorful than Righteous Blow? I belive Sunlance is a better removal, but you can at least use them in the sideboard.Alley Evasion really benefits decks that have more ETB effects, you're better off with Gods Willing and Emerge Unscathed.
Expose Evil could be an upgrade to Djeru's Renunciation.
But, instead of that, let's captalize on the Griffin's Vigilance.Try Lashknife, Ramosian Rally and Orim's Cure