Gift of Estates

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Gift of Estates


If an opponent controls more lands than you, search your library for up to three Plains cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.

Apollo_Paladin on Arena Esper Control Deck

1 month ago

Another thought I had while building an esper-colored deck: Gift of Estates will let you fetch 3x Raffine's Towers since the spell doesn't specify a basic type & Raffine's shares basic land types.

I can potentially see it being a little problematic if played too early in midrange/tempo builds as it could potentially result in you having to discard since your low-mana plays are all control/removal, but since the Towers can be Cycled I think it's worth it none the less.

I'm using it just to help guarantee a good mana base, but in the case of your build I can see it also having value late-game potentially (provided you meet the condition) in giving you land-ammo to discard to Chromium (should your hand be drained, or if you're holding 1 or 2 good removals & nothing else).

Anyway, it might be another fun card to try out a copy of and see how you like it. My early testing is working quite well using it to guarantee Esper mana, but the deck I'm going with has low-mana permanents to drop so casting it even on Turn 2 isn't generally an issue so me thus far.

I like cards that give a beneficial effect in the event you don't get to go first.

airsoftsniper91 on Giada, Font of Hope

3 months ago

Saw that you were looking for help and this commander seems pretty cool. Not sure what your budget is, but I'm going to make some suggestions at different price points.

Here's some cards I'd cut: Angel's Grace, Cleric Class, Angelic Accord, Treasure Chest, The Book of Exalted Deeds, Panharmonicon, Arcane Signet, Marble Diamond, Campfire, Mass Calcify, Brave the Elements, Cleansing Nova, Everflowing Chalice, and Gift of Estates

I can provide more explanation on why, but generally these cards are low impact, less helpful than they may seem, or off theme a bit. Some of these are life gain or ETB payoffs but they don't have many ways to trigger them.

I'm seeing a wincon through combat with the deck as is. Giada is Ramp in the command zone but only for Angels, and the starting list only has 17 Angel spells. Turn 2 Giada and hitting all your land drops means we can send out 4 CMC angels turn 3.

I recommend Emeria Angel, Guardian Seraph, Angel of Condemnation

A lot of the Angel's are high CMC but you're running a lot of cost reducers. Due to this I think you need more lands and more Draw. Arch of Orazca, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Sea Gate Wreckage and War Room are all utility lands you can run in mono color that tap for colorless mana and help you draw.

That leaves seven more cards to add back in. I'd go with Karmic Guide, Twilight Shepherd, Battlegrace Angel, Angelic Sleuth, Herald of the Host, Dawnbreak Reclaimer, and Aegis Angel

DreadKhan on Tiamat semi-competitive

6 months ago

I tend to run a higher land count in my 5 colour decks (37-39 feels 'normal', your more competitive mana base would allow you to run less and still fix reliably, but I'd hesitate to go below 34 with a 7 MV Commander). As you're not at the full size for your deck, you have room to throw in some lands, and since opponents sometimes run effects that have 'find a Basic', you might want one of each Basic. Rampant Growth (and Expedition) has to find a Basic Land, so you should either add basics or switch it with Nature's Lore or Wood Elves.

I feel like a few more creatures would help, Birds of Paradise is a good ramp source, Ignoble Hierarch is a slightly worse one, and Tireless Provisioner offers a potentially better Lotus Cobra (you could use both IMHO). Very good if you run enough Fetch lands obviously. If you run both, you probably want all 10 Fetch lands, and might even run Krosan Verge, which is great with Triomes anyways. Really $$, but Urza's Incubator is a strong card in Dragons, even your Commander benefits. Really weird, but I guess Herald's Horn and Descendants' Path are pretty sweet. If you can get your creature count in general high enough, Lurking Predators can bring out multiple dragons per turn cycle, and when it doesn't find a creature you still get to scry. Dragon's Hoard, and Dragonspeaker Shaman are probably solid includes.

You probably want some card draw in here, but if you use Tiamat as your Commander over Ur-Dragon, you probably don't need Rush of Knowledge, but Stinging Study still draws a hand's worth of cards for 5 almost regardless of where your Commander is. Garruk's Uprising would probably fit. Due to having lots of big creatures, Return of the Wildspeaker is probably not bad, and Overwhelming Stampede might be good enough to close games for you.

You probably don't want to run stuff like Land Tax or Gift of Estates with actual Green ramp, if you have access to Green, you usually are better off running Green ramp over Gift of Estates type spells. YMMV!

Counterspell is a risky card to run in a 5 colour deck, it's hard to have UU mana up to cast it. Does it mostly deal with creatures, or protect vs wipes? Swan Song and Arcane Denial are both cards worth a look, the new An Offer You Can't Refuse might be interesting as well. I personally like 1-3 counters in my 5 colour decks, with competitive decks running more, overly Casual ones might run just 1 as a wildcard. Negate is much easier to cast I expect, and thus you're more likely to have the mana up.

If you are interested, Tyrite Sanctum can give Tiamat an Indestructible counter right away since she's already a God. Not sure if you care about keeping her out though!

Krom3 on Angelic Ascension

6 months ago

I always recommend this cause it's the best ramp in white but Gift of Estates

Krom3 on Giada, Font of Hope EDH

6 months ago

Hey! awesome decklist so far! only recommendation i'd throw your way is Emeria, The Sky Ruin free creature from grave is pretty nice for those longer games and easy to search up with an Expedition Map if you dont mind adding one. also noticed you're not running the best mono white ramp card Gift of Estates after the reprint it's super cheap now! even for the fancy versions. :D

Kuzar456 on Dakkon Blackblade

9 months ago

Thank you for the suggestions! I'll playtest Legion's Landing  Flip - I'm not sure if one can fulfill the conditions for the Flip that easy with this deck... But I'll certainly try! As for Gift of Estates, i was not aware of that card :)

Limo on Dakkon Blackblade

9 months ago

The enchantments that transform into lands are a super cool option for this deck. They allow you to have more lands then turns in colors where that isn’t usually possible. Legion's Landing  Flip for example. You may also like Gift of Estates.

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