Generous Gift

Generous Gift


Destroy target permanent. It's controller creates a 3/3 green Elephant creature token.

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Generous Gift Discussion

darkmus on Orzhov Valkyries

6 hours ago

janederscore the deck now looks pretty solid tbh.

I've just seen that you can get a MH2 copy of Vindication for the same price as Generous Gift which is leagues better so check that instead (I don't get your American pricing at all...xD).

23 lands should be enough, but 24 is not too many so play however it makes you feel more "secure" (I have an ongoing feud between Vindication and Anguished Unmaking for the same reason, xD).

Archangel of Tithes seems better than it ends up being. With all the life gain you don't care much about letting some attackers through and with most of our creatures flying they will rarely have enough able blockers anyway (if any). For its American price I'll suggest you spend the money in Silent Clearing or Archangel of Thune . I think both those card will help the deck more and are easier to trade/sell in the future if need be.

But as said, this looks pretty solid now, had fun with it!

darkmus on Orzhov Valkyries

7 hours ago

janederscore Sorry if I talk to much, xD. I just forgot to mention that you might want to change 1 or 2 Path to Exile for Generous Gift . You would have enough life gain to not care about letting some damage go trough, but the deck is totally f* against many non creature permanents (the blood moons, snaring bridges, many planneswalkers...) And you would also save a few bucks. At the very least you should pick 2 for the sideboard.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Azorius Testudo

1 week ago

So I'll assume Phase Dolphin and Mistford River Turtle are to slow for Pioneer? Another card that might be useful is Dive Down . Question: Is Rapid Hybridization pioneer legal? If not, you could consider Generous Gift as a very versatile removal spell. The 3/3 won't be a problem since all of your creatures will overpower them easily.

AstroAA on Sythis Enchantress

2 weeks ago


I'm unsure if you have a budget or not, but I'd recommend cutting Privileged Position in favor of Greater Auramancy . The CMC is a lot cheaper and as such easier to play. I'd also advise running more permanent removal like Beast Within , Generous Gift , or even things like Afterlife and Path to Exile . I know you're running a life-gain subtheme, but I think either Library of Leng or Wheel of Sun and Moon would be a better fit than Venser's Journal due to the cheaper CMC. The way I view it is if you have cheaper enchantments, you can cast more per turn, in turn drawing more cards per turn. I'd also advise something like Lightning Greaves , as Sythis draws a huge target on herself for being able to easily draw 3+ cards a turn. I'd also advise Luminarch Ascension as it plays into your theme of angels.

If you're open to the idea of other win-cons, one I use in my Sythis deck is Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite or Linvala, Keeper of Silence and Nature's Revolt . Another win-con I've seen people use, albeit I don't use it myself, is Parallax Wave and Opalescence . Essentially, you abuse the stack with Wave, targeting four opponents creatures and then itself. It goes away, and comes back as a creature with five more counters. The original is still exiled, so all of your opponents creatures remain in exile.

If you wanna take a gander at my version of Sythis, you can find it here [EDH] Sythis Enchantress

darkmus on Serra's Descendants, competitive Angel Tribal

3 weeks ago

lil_cheez Generous Gift is a great card and a great suggestion, I actually used to have 2 of those in the side in the mono white version. Almost as good as Vindication. Then Heliod, Sun-Crowned came along and I was forced to change the card xD.

Thanks! I hope you give it a try. I am thinking on editing it and going full in depth into the deck, interactions, match ups, other possible cards etc. I want as much people paying this as possible, xD.

So stay tuned if you like it!

lil_cheez on Serra's Descendants, competitive Angel Tribal

3 weeks ago

Sorry for the delay, now I see the uses of Anguished Unmaking. I was wondering why you didn't just used 4 PtEs in the maindeck

Unfortunately I think only Generous Gift could replace the Unmaking, but at this point I am convinced that it is worth the black splash, specially if the life loss doesn't matter much

I'll be following the deck!!

Cheers from Cheez

Finalzesture on Whims of fate- Aminatou for Beginners

1 month ago

Thanks for the feedback Chasedrk1! If I was to use your advice; I'd use Approach of the Second Sun over Entreat the Dead since they both are good at ending drawn out games but Approach requires a lot less setup compared to Entreat the dead. Solitude also looks like a splendid choice but if people are on a budget, I'd Recommend Cavalier of Dawn Instead. It's a reusable Generous Gift over Swords to Plowshares so it hits more targets but it's a bit harder to cast. I'd reccomend adding a Mystic Gate over an Island if you chose to go the Cavalier route.

Kaya, Ghost Assassin can be replaced but I'd prefer replacing it with another card that can provide card advantage. For maximum compression; I would reccomend Jace, Wielder of Mysteries as it can draw more cards than Kaya, and be a more synergistic with cards like Oath of Teferi and Spark Double

If you want to min-max; I reccomend replacing Palace Jailer with Solitude and Court of Ambition with Phyrexian Arena and maybe find room for Smothering Tithe And/or Archaeomancer's Map that said, I think effects that "discard" from your opponents hand are either valued as too weak or too mean in commander. I for one like it as an "underdog effect" and I think discarding cards is fine if you get value in some other way like if you're running shrines or Kaya. Discarding cards can be just as effective as a counterspell if done right. Your opponents can't cast spells if they don't have any (with sufficient graveyard hate)

Zhugo12 on Karadorable [cEDH Primer]

1 month ago

darkseid4nk I haven't looked at this deck in many months, but if I were to take some stabs at editing it today, I would take out some of the more slow and expensive redundant combos in favor of spot removal pieces like Abrupt Decay , Path to Exile , Swords to Plowshares , Fracture , Toxic Deluge , Assassin's Trophy , Beast Within , and Generous Gift .

I would also try to make space for Teferi's Protection and Heroic Intervention , not as removal per se, but as interaction for when other people try to use removal against you.

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