Elspeth Conquers Death

Elspeth Conquers Death

Enchantment — Saga

(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice this Saga after III)

— Exile target permanent an opponent controls with converted mana cost 3 or greater.

— Noncreature spells your opponents cast cost more to cast until your next turn.

— Return target creature or planeswalker card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Put a +1/+1 counter or a loyalty counter on it.

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Elspeth Conquers Death Discussion

amicdeep on Losing friends 101

1 month ago

the deck curve alot more tempo than control. i have a few suggestions for cheap power houses that would fit the list Dream Trawler, seems like a much better top end creater Realm-Cloaked Giant, may be one of the better board wipe options available Timeless Dragon, is a nother deceptivly strong card, fining a land intanst speed is always good, but also making a 4/4 from your gy later in the game Angel of Sanctions, falls under same boat but with solid removal added.

Declaration in Stone, is a solid and very cheap path alternative Elspeth Conquers Death, may be one of the best control toppers for he price, removal, protection and reanimate are all very relevant modes Fact or Fiction, is probably one of the best draw spells in modern and its budgets friendly Supreme Will, is a solid utility spell. hope some of these sugestions are useful to you

amicdeep on Losing friends 101

1 month ago

the deck curve alot more tempo than control. i have a few suggestions for cheap power houses that would fit the list Dream Trawler, seems like a much better top end creater Realm-Cloaked Giant, may be one of the better board wipe options available Timeless Dragon, is a nother deceptivly strong card, fining a land intanst speed is always good, but also making a 4/4 from your gy later in the game Angel of Sanctions, falls under same boat but with solid removal added.

Declaration in Stone, is a solid and very cheap path alternative Elspeth Conquers Death, may be one of the best control toppers for he price, removal, protection and reanimate are all very relevant modes Fact or Fiction, is probably one of the best draw spells in modern and its budgets friendly Supreme Will, is a solid utility spell. hope some of these sugestions are useful to you

iammute on Heliod, God of the Sun EDH Deck by Keondo

1 month ago

I’ve been thinking of building a Heliod deck and have a ton of questions/thoughts if you don’t mind me asking.

Have you thought about Archon of Sun's Grace? It gives you an extra token for each Heliod activation. A team of vigilant, lifelink fliers has a lot of offensive/defensive potential.

Is Mentor of the Meek an option here or is needing the mana on etb too taxing? It looks like you would have plenty of ways to trigger it.

Felidar Guardian combos with Skybind to loop an enchantment every turn. You don’t really have any payoffs for it at the moment but it seems great with Act of Authority, Elspeth Conquers Death or Exclusion Ritual to get rid of something permanently.

Moon-Blessed Cleric could be great here too. It’s a repeatable tutor effect with Skybind and synergises well with Sun Titan and Recruiter.

beanbeanbean on Angels in the Aerie

2 months ago

Removed Angel of Destiny, but instead of adding Idyllic Tutor, I added Basri Ket, also took out Trapped in the Tower and replaced it with Elspeth Conquers Death because the deck had a weakness against artifacts and enchantments. Played around with some other enchantments and instants and the number of lands, but went back to this.

crvo on Weekday Stinkleton

2 months ago

If you're not flush with Planeswalkers, big-bodied fliers, or persistent threats are good options to swap in. Dream Trawler , or Shark Typhoon or Voracious Greatshark , or any of those. Brazen Borrower would be super strong in here. Elspeth's Nightmare and Elspeth Conquers Death would be solid. Realm-Cloaked Giant , Extinction Event would be good in here. Zendikar spell-lands could add versatility, but make sure to preserve the Snow-core.

Kwhill on Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

3 months ago

I'd recommend cutting the following cards right away:
Tidal Force (Doesn't do much. Very expensive.)
Siege Behemoth (Good effect, but very expensive.)
Emmara Tandris (It doesn't look like you really have that many tokens. Not sure why this is here.)
Deepfathom Skulker (Good trigger, but expensive, and you can't activate its second ability easily.)
Archon of Coronation (Really easy to lose the monarch and it doesn't do much besides give you the monarch.)
Amareth, the Lustrous (Not really that good. Very rarely will draw you anything in general and the body is very meh.)
Inniaz, the Gale Force (I don't like this kind of effect. You are forced to give up something.)
God-Eternal Oketra (The tokens are okay, but it really doesn't do enough IMO)
Archon of Redemption (3/4 flyer for 5 with a situational life gain effect is pretty bad...)
Angel of Destiny (If it ever gets removed, all you did by attacking, possibly losing creatures in the process, possibly taking hits because your defense are down, was gain life. It just seems like the card really does nothing.)
Trostani, Selesnya's Voice (Not enough token synergy to matter. Life gain is not very good.)
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling (This doesn't do much in your deck. IMO)
Basri's Lieutenant (With almost no +1/+1 counter synergy in the deck, this really doesn't do anything for you.)
Adrix and Nev, Twincasters (Not enough token synergy.)
Niambi, Esteemed Speaker (Can save a creature, but other than that, the card pretty much does nothing.)
Ornithopter of Paradise (Can't trigger Derevi because it has 0 power. Pretty bad as a ramp card too.)
Rhys the Redeemed (Not being elf tribal or big on tokens means that he won't do much.)
Parhelion II (Way too expensive and really doesn't do that much for its cost.)
Righteous Authority (Very expensive and no way to abuse it in the deck currently.)
Cosmos Elixir (You have a ton of draw in the form of "when a creature deals combat damage, draw 1" type cards. You don't need this IMO.)
Sword of Vengeance , Sword of Body and Mind (Not really sure what they're supposed to do for you. Tiny pumps and trample aren't going to help you much IMO.)
Combine Chrysalis (Not enough tokens.)
Sol Talisman (Why is this not Sol Ring?)
Cloudshift , Ephemerate (Almost no abusable ETBs)
Griffin Aerie (Not enough life gain to make this work and not even a great effect.)
Garruk's Uprising (I feel like you should probably be focusing on smaller bodies, not bigger ones.)
Growing Ranks (Not enough tokens.)
Elspeth Conquers Death (Doesn't really do anything you're looking for IMO.)

That's just the ones I would cut right away for not being good in general or not fitting with your strategy.

The token subtheme is kind of unfitting IMO. There's only a few tokens here and there, and a lot of them are "big" tokens, not little ones that can trigger Derevi a lot, but then you also have lots of things to take advantage of tokens even though you don't have that many things that produce tokens (and a lot of times, they're too expensive). If you want to focus a deck on tokens, I think you should choose a different commander.

In general, I think you should probably focus more on having a bunch of smaller creatures so you can get lots of Derevi triggers rather than bigger creatures. This could be a way to work in tokens if you want to push it, because you could focus on smaller tokens that you can push out very cheap and early in the game.

In addition to this, you may also want to consider putting in more cards that you can abuse with Derevi. I love the inspire guy you have in there, Arbiter of the Ideal (don't know if you know, but you can stack tap/untap/tap/untap triggers on him and trigger inspire a bunch of times in one combat!). I think you should focus on this kind of effect more.

I think you should also try to put a little more ramp in there. Sol Ring, Simic Signet, Arcane Signet, and maybe a couple other mana rocks are noticeably missing.

That's pretty much all I have to say about it right now. Let me know what you think!

DanMcSharp on Orzhov Control actually OKAY?

4 months ago

Yeah I ended up in the same position, I built the entire deck around Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip but eventually figured that it was still almost always better to use Tergrid's Lantern instead.

She still sees some play either as the 2nd copy I draw, or when brought back from by Elspeth Conquers Death though. Sometimes against deck with few or no removal she works wonders too. For what it's worth, running a must answer Rankle, Master of Pranks sometimes makes it more likely that she survives later as well.

As for what you could cut, I would also go with Doom Foretold mostly because I tend to cut 4x higher cmc first when I try to make room, and yeah cutting an Elderfang Disciple seems fine too since running 8 of those weak creatures that make the opponent discard can make for pretty weak top-decks eventually.

Btw, any reasons why you play 4 Vanishing Verse rather than maybe 2 of those and maybe 2 Heartless Act to have more removal conditions to work with?

Jonesbond49 on Friends with Atraxa 2.0

5 months ago

Here is a list of cards that caught my eye.

Planeswalers:

Elspeth, Sun's Champion creates blockers and wraths big creatures.

Garruk, Cursed Huntsman creates blockers and destroys a creature while drawing you a card.

Ashiok, Nightmare Muse creates a blocker and bounces a creature while disrupting a hand.

Removal: Elspeth Conquers Death is just a good removal piece that returns a creature/planeswalker on the third chapter.

Wraths: Austere Command , Time Wipe , Cleansing Nova , and Doomskar .

Cards that save or reanimate: Semester's End (new card), Triumphant Reckoning , and Primevals' Glorious Rebirth

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