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Doubtless One's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Clerics on the battlefield.
Whenever Doubtless One deals damage, you gain that much life.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Doubtless One Discussion
4 months ago
11 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.
1 year ago
Hey everyone! I've got a White/Black Cleric deck that I'm wanting some advice on. As you'll see, it's largely focused on reducing damage and life gain. The current win conditions are pretty much limited to Profane Prayers and Doubtless One.
What I'm hoping for here is some advice on possibly streamlining my win conditions as well as any obvious improvements that can be made to my efficacy at reducing incoming damage. I do have more Battletide Alchemist on order since I really like them.
Any help is greatly appreciated! Deck link since that's probably important
2 years ago
I think you have your combo mostly set up with Altar of Dementia and reanimation life drain effects and all that remains is tweaking and deciding on other possible support themes Depending on how fast you want to make this (how much money you want to throw at this). If you are looking for another reanimation loop to abuse Altar with then consider Sun Titan and Gift of Immortality with Fiend Hunter as a backup to create milling nightmares for opponents or fuel to power Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim .
If you are aiming for a more causal deck and are not looking to keep things around two mana then you might have some fun with Thousand-Year Elixir , Akroma's Memorial and Lightning Greaves to enable some haste shenanigans with Whisper, Blood Liturgist or other similar tap clerics of which there are far to many fun and great ones to list. Some "bruiser" clerics that might be fun are Mikaeus, the Lunarch , Custodi Soulbinders , Doubtless One and Vile Deacon and of course Door of Destinies .
If you could give some feedback about the style, power level or your general meta I could make better tailored suggestions.
2 years ago
I always enjoy seeing more people make cleric decks, as I have made my own I defiantly have some opinions and ideas on clerics. Mother of Runes , Devoted Caretaker , Benevolent Bodyguard and Battletide Alchemist are excellent defensive options. For cleric beaters I would look at Custodi Soulbinders and Doubtless One . For card draw look at Tymna the Weaver , Twilight Prophet , Custodi Lich and Bygone Bishop . Given your commanders life drain nature I would also look at adding Exsanguinate and Debt to the Deathless as blowouts and enablers for your commander.
3 years ago
Doubtless One Might be too terrible.
It's often a 1/1 Lifelinker for 4. At best in the deck it's an 11/11 lifelink for 4, with every cleric in the deck on board
3 years ago
It's different, i like it. Have to ask tho, why no Doubtless One ?
4 years ago
akuma104 Thanks for stopping by my deckand leaving some suggestions! Yeah it's a little hard to go 100% Tribal so I usually abide by a 75% rule of trying to make 3/4 of the cards interact or actually be the given tribe, leaving the rest of the room for Goodstuff.
Responding to your suggestions I think Doubtless One and Vile Deacon both look good on paper but in practice will under perform as their usefulness is directly tied to my board state which is something I'm not a fan of. That being said Order of Whiteclay was in the initial iteration of the deck, long before I put it into paper, and somewhere along the way he came out. I'll look into perhaps re-including him. All of the tutors and Top or out at the moment simply due to budget, but I'll look in time to be getting either Vampiric Tutor or Demonic Tutor for practically every deck I run, so in due time they'll be included.