Elite Guardmage

Elite Guardmage

Creature — Human Wizard

Flying

When Elite Guardmage enters the battlefield, you gain 3 life and draw a card.

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Elite Guardmage Discussion

amicdeep on Azorious Soulherder except I have no money

3 months ago

may be worth playing Professor of Symbology and a few lesson card in sb. its a pretty budget package and effective.

if your running flicker wisp then a couple Glasspool Mimic  Flip may also be worth running

Restoration Angel is currently around $1.

Watcher for Tomorrow and another solid wall of omens effect.

Yorion, Sky Nomad as a companion is probably also a good call.

some other good budget options.

regular Elite Guardmage, Epochrasite, Faerie Seer, Reflector Mage, Sagu Mauler, Akroma, Angel of Fury

curve toppers Angel of Sanctions, Cloudblazer, Dream Eater,

Lavinia of the Tenth makes a lock with soulherder

Magic09865 on Ranar Flicker/Exile UW EDH

3 months ago

Major Changes:

ghostmode on Historic Party Bus

1 year ago

I had a lot of fun with Bant Party Bus lol, but this brings up some cool ideas! Hostage Taker seems interesting if you could squeeze the use out of him, and Blood for Bones seems great. I wonder if there's a Scholar of the Ages brew with Blood for Bones.. that combo is awesome lol.

The Battlement is awesome. I was using lots of Elvish Visionarys and Llanowar Visionarys (ramps a bit too!) and the main idea of the deck was Leyline of Anticipation. It's hilarious flashing in Battlement to scoop up blockers and then instant-speed Shatter the Sky to draw a card, sweep the board, and get my entire board back drawing 5 more cards lol. Elite Guardmage seems pretty good here, maybe I'll have to try that!

Yorion, Sky Nomad and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling are really great inclusions that both fit into your Esper colors as well. And Cloudshift can do some stuff! I found less use in Long Road Home but it exists and can also target the opponents creatures last resort if you need to eliminate a certain effect temporarily.. I've had that happen.

austintayshus on Bant Thassa Blink with Lumbering Battlement

1 year ago

Thank you VampDemigod

This deck's primary win condition is not the infinite loop with 3 Lumbering Battlement's. That is just a fun magical-christmas-land scenario that is possible in this deck.

I would say the win conditions of this deck are in order

  1. God-Eternal Oketra: Goes wide very quickly in this deck and very hard to get rid of permanently. And this single copy is surprisingly easy to find with all of the card draw and the Neoform effects.

  2. Lumbering Battlement: Even with a single copy, the potential ETB effects that can be triggered every turn (with Thassa, Deep-Dwelling) is incredible in this deck.. He can also become an incredibly big vigilant attacker on your turn. It is not uncommon for opponents to scoop after a few turns of Thassa and LB triggering 4-5 etb effects that gain life, draw cards and play extra lands.

  3. Chipping in throughout the game with flyers like Elite Guardmage and Dungeon Geists. It's not good in every game but it can go a long way in some games.

  4. Thassa, Deep-Dwelling: Aside from abusing ETB effects, Thassa can be a real threat in the late game. Getting to 5 blue devotion is tricky, but it's possible. Additionally, her tap ability is really useful in tapping down important blockers so that your small flyers (see above) can chip in for damage.

I haven't had much interest in this deck with rotation coming soon. It was fun while it lasted and it can always be played in historic.

PlatypusSnow on Yorion, Better than Brago? (Budget EDH)

1 year ago

Some suggestions. Elite Guardmage. Ghostly Flicker. And Definitely Eerie Interlude. And more counterspells.

MaelstromLegends on Winota, Human Tamers

1 year ago

To preface this comment: Tinkering with different cool cards is what deck builders do, and I know that. My comment will, however, be based on possibly making the deck more competitive.

I feel like you're really missing out if you're playing Silverwing Squadron and Master Splicer. I like the concept with them, but you don't get the attack trigger from squardon, and splicer doesn't get you a ton of bang for your buck. I might recommend Charming Prince or Elite Guardmage. These would help with aggro matchups to slow them down.

I also think that going down on Legion Warboss is a choice is a mistake. You really want the turn 3 warboss into a t4 Winota. I can see that you took them out in your revisions, but I personally really like the card. 4 of these would help with control and ramp matchups to aggro them out or outvalue them.

I also think that Gingerbrute is an odd choice. There are a few reasons why this card is really good, but I don't believe you really want it in this deck. I would err more towards a way to get multiple triggers on Winota.

I like the Chandra, Acolyte of Flame as a way to create tokens or recast raise the alarm. I like Teferi, Time Raveler as protection during your burst turns as well as a way to bounce back etb cards like Agent of Treachery, or if you choose to run it, Charming Prince.

The sideboard really depends on meta, so that's up to you. Main things to keep in mind if you're on Arena post-Platinum is that you'll be going up against a lot of fires and control decks in Bo3, and a lot of fires and sacrifice decks in Bo1.

Good luck with brewing! I really like the potential that Winota has, and I'm interested to see where a deck like this goes post rotation without Agent of Treachery.

Nofis on custom wiz

1 year ago

Changes Cloudkin Seer from 2 to 4 in place of Elite Guardmage - against non-aggro deck the seer fulfills the same role and is 1 mana cheaper. Also can be very good followup after Naban, Dean of Iteration

Siren Stormtamer out for Benthic Biomancer - Biomancer provides bigger body and filtering in exchange for protection and flying - depends on the matchup but in general i felt the deck performed more smoothly with biomancer

Port Town out for Islands, the deck doesnt need fast white mana

Spell Pierce out. We do not fear thoughtseize and kinda collides with the 1-2-3 drop flow of the deck

Curious Obsession out for Omen of the Sea. They provide the same devotion for thassa, but holding omen, trickster and counterspell after biomancer (with its adapt ability) is just too good, would love to find place for obsession tho

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