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- Soul Tithe (or any enchantment for that matter) and Faith's Reward
- Can I tap multiple Mox Opal's for mana before sacrificing them?
- Question about how reiterate works in eggs.
- Grafdigger's Cage - Rulings
- If an enchantment enters the battlefield at the same time as a creature, does it also see the creatures entering?
Return to the battlefield all permanent cards in your graveyard that were put there from the battlefield this turn.
Faith's Reward Discussion
1 month ago
Yo m_to_the_three, did a lot of heavy testing tonight with Syr Gwyn. I'm going to add in a lot more instants and interaction as it didn't do enough. But yes Fire Covenant is going in as well as a lot of removal and tech cards. Essentially it's going to be a sunforger deck with a light Knight tribal theme, but going to revamp it over the weekend.
In this type of build I would rather not use Cataclysm unless I use it in conjunction with other cards like Faith's Reward or such cards, but until than the biggest issue I had so far is not having enough answers to do things.
1 month ago
Might i recommend a few more cards...
- Sword of Fire and Ice draw in
- Umezawa's Jitte c'mon.. it's too good not to
- Land Tax gotta hit those land drops
- Inventors' Fair another tutor, or even the life gain to counter loss of life from Gwyn
- Dispatch is basically another path/swords here
- Open the Vaults , Faith's Reward , Brought Back , Teferi's Protection , Boros Charm as some good recursion/protection, brought back is great with fetch lands too
- Stonehewer Giant another tutor
- Dowsing Dagger Flip more ramp
- Buried Ruin more recursion
- Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots you have Leonin Shikari so why don't you have one of these?!
- Infiltration Lens / Mask of Memory more draw... Gwyn costs 6 so you might need some draw before then
- Recruiter of the Guard he's a soldier but finds most of your knights
- Austere Command / Tragic Arrogance / Toxic Deluge good wipes
- Necropotence / Phyrexian Arena more draw before Gwyn
- Demonic Tutor / Vampiric Tutor enough said
2 months ago
I think you would love Lunar Force . Riptide Shapeshifter can be used to fish out Psychosis Crawler. Drift of Phantasms transmutes for Induced Amnesia, Fabricate, etc. Other cards you might consider trying out include Starfield of Nyx , Sun Titan , Open the Vaults , The Mirari Conjecture , Skycloud Egg , Chromatic Sphere , Faith's Reward , Second Sunrise , Salvaging Station , Origin Spellbomb , Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar (keeps you from losing if you draw your deck, and helps fish for combo pieces), Psychic Possession
2 months ago
Oh yep yep, I'm quite familiar with British slang so I get it. I.. still think it's both extraordinarily dumb and fun in equal parts, but I get it.
Right so, anywho, I've had a look at the deck. There are three main points I'd like to address.
The first and overarching point is consistency in the deck. There are a number of good effects that are useful, but only on a couple of cards. For example, Brought Back is a good card on its own (and I appreciate that it is the best of the three), but I think if you specifically want this effect then it would probably be worth running Faith's Reward and Second Sunrise too. If not, then it might be worth cutting in favour of some consistency in other areas, or perhaps more interaction. COntinuing along with this, for another Arcane Lighthouse effect, there's Detection Tower . For the Geode Golem effect, there's Command Beacon . For Ghostly Prison , there's Windborn Muse and perhaps Sphere of Safety ; either I think you should be running both there Sphere & Hall of Heliod's Generosity or neither. Considering the main goal of the deck seems to be wiping the board and gaining life, even though these are the most consistent elements of the deck, I think that probably it could still do with a few more of each.
Another thing is just a bit of consistency in your mana rocks to make a ladder. I'm not sure what the common lingo for that is, but the idea is to have multiple mana rocks at 2CMC, and multiple at 4. The idea being you play a 2CMC mana rock on turn 2 (or turn 1 if you have a Mana Crypt or Sol Ring , because those are amazing and defy any other plans and go in every deck if you have them), then follow up with a 4CMC rock on turn 3. Though there are plenty of good mana rocks at 3CMC for their cost, usually it's better to get a 4CMC rock down if you can consistently ramp into it.
Finally, your commander connecting for lethal commander damage seems to be you main win condition, so I think you might need a few more ways of making this happen. There aren't many other voltron thingies in your deck, so because you aren't that worried about having to target your commander with things, Whispersilk Cloak seems pretty much perfect for this. Trailblazer's Boots are also pretty good. Haunted Cloak is in there, so maybe consider Chariot of Victory as well.
Anyway yeah I'll leave it at that and stop rambling now, but can go into it a bit more if you like. I hope this helps, have fun with the deck!
3 months ago
Worldspine Wurm is good unrelated but there is a combo with Ashnod's Altar and Runed Stalactite That will let you just go through you your entire deck of creatures till you get the one you want. Then if possible use a card like Faith's Reward or Brought Back to get some creatures you sacrificed that turn while you were cycling through your deck.
3 months ago
Now you may have noticed Bishop of Wings and Divine Visitation makes for an interesting combination, why not further abuse it with Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar (or even Spawning Pit ) and you can go infinite. on their own they're also not half bad trading tokens and no longer important creatures for ramp. You can also run Second Sunrise or Faith's Reward to further abuse the sac outlets while also being board wipe protection.
4 months ago
The first thing I notice is that your mana rocks are less than ideal. The Talisman cycle is good, and I'm glad you included it; however, Chromatic Lantern is a questionable inclusion. You have a lot of non-basic lands to help your mana-fixing situation, and three-mana rocks are significantly worse than two-mana rocks. I think you'd be better off running Orzhov Signet , Mind Stone , Fellwar Stone or even Thought Vessel .
Gamble is an excellent tutor for any red deck, and I think you should strongly consider running it. Enlightened Tutor is expensive, but it'll help tutor up some of the curses you want to use. Similarly, Replenish is an expensive card, but it has a Second Sunrise effect without the requirement to cast it on the turn an opponent died. Academy Rector helps grab Overwhelming Splendor early.
I think Ancient Tomb is (almost) strictly better than Ancient Tomb . If you have access, you should try swapping them. Prismatic Vista is way better than Evolving Wilds , so you should run it if you can. Silent Clearing is good in addition to your Sunbaked Canyon . You have a bunch of double-colored-mana-costs; consider running Reflecting Pool as a sort of ETB untapped tri-land.
Card-draw/selection is at a premium in EDH. Consider Painful Truths , Night's Whisper , Read the Bones , Twilight Prophet and Faithless Looting . In all likelihood, your general and Phyrexian Arena will take care of most of your card draw; however, having a few other sources of card advantage is good.
Crackling Doom is a Mardu card I always liked -- it acts as a 3-for-1 in most games, and aims at the fattest creatures your opponents have. Fire Covenant , Ashes to Ashes and By Force are similar X-for-1s. Despark is an interesting removal spell, and may be great depending on your meta.
Blind Obedience is good as a source of life and as a stax piece. It hoses a lot of decks, including mine (I play artifact-based storm), and has generally impressed me.
Reanimation enchantments may be interesting with all your enchantment recursion. Being able to repeatedly cast Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead or Necromancy seems pretty good, especially if you have ETB or death-triggers on the creatures you target. Your Sun Titan and Bitterheart Witch are pretty good with the reanimation cards; adding Grave Titan or Massacre Wurm would make it better.
Alright. That's all from me. Good luck!
4 months ago
Thank you for your comment and for you ideas. I appreciate it and will follow your advices.
Unfortunately I had time to play just three games with this deck and twice my Birds of Paradise or Dryad Arbor got hit by a Lightning Bolt or similar card. I love Bloom Tender but it usually eats removal asap (any card that may generate more than 1 mana is usually hated in my meta). Anyway I need some chump blockers and if I use more mana dorks, some of them could survive .. I had some bad experience when I used to play Prossh in the same meta and at the end I had to avoid mana dorks as much as possible, otherwise everybody was killing my ramp.
Second Sunrise and Faith's Reward - both are great suggestions, I have Teferi's Protection in my collection, so it could be even better than any of the forementioned cards (since I have almost no ETB creatures). You are right with Swords to Plowshares , I will switch it immediately. Gaddock Teeg should fit in as well.
When I goldfished this deck the card draw was the biggest issue. When I have creature tutor and some enchantments, I am able to draw a lot of cards. In one of my other decks (Bant Enchantress Combo v2.1) I was using self returning enchantments to be able to draw some cards with enchantresses (when I had no enchantment in my hands). I am thinking about Flickering Ward - it would give me evasion (I may choose the color protection based on color of defending player's creatures) and with an enchantress on battlefield I may return it to my hand and play again. Crown of Flames seems to be another option as well. I am considering Runic Armasaur . It could draw a few cards in every game and 2/5 is quite ok for blocking.
Some other card draw possibilities:
- Colossal Majesty is slow and I need to have Uril on the battlefield.
- I am tempted to run Selvala, Explorer Returned , it is ramp & card draw, but it's slow and gives cards to my opponents as well.
- Do you think that it would be worth to add Mesa Enchantress ? I don't like the double cost and I am not sure if I need another enchantress.
This deck is my second / third deck which I want to play as maybe 75 %, not cEDH. Anyway I want to win some games and in all the games so far Uril got a lot of hate, because everybody was afraid what happens when he hits the field. Right now I want to avoid mass land destruction, but it maybe needed in the end. Realm Razer seems to be ok. The lands are not destroyed, but it's not possible to use them and if anybody has an instant removal, he may float some mana and then kill it.
Faith's Reward occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%