Gift of Strength

Gift of Strength

Instant

Target creature gets +3/+3 and gains reach until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Theros Beyond Death (THB) Common
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Common
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Pioneer Legal
Arena Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Historic Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper Legal
Unformat Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Gift of Strength Discussion

McToters on Satyrs Party Hard!

1 month ago

Nice brew! I just built a super budget version of this (really wack) because I don’t have all the satyr cards yet and it was made with stiff I have laying around the house. Anyway... Tower Defense seems like an upgrade over Gift of Strength. I like playing Rampage of the Clans even though it takes down your own artifacts and enchantments. But that instant speed sweep is worth it to me. Maybe Door of Destinies or Beastmaster Ascension for some pump? I see the Coat of Arms already but those are great too.

Just want to give a shout out to Aluren. Such a sick card. Always wanted one and just haven’t gotten it yet.

Good luck +1

Whirlwind_2100 on The Ur-Dragon

2 months ago

Uh... Im not sure you know what your commander does based on your creature pool. On a scale of 1-10, i would rate this a 1.5, but i'll help you with that. You might as well be running Golos, Tireless Pilgrim. You have a small number of Dragons in the deck, and I noticed a bunch of useless non-dragon creatures in the deck.

32 lands is wayyyy to few, and you have an awful mana base, even on a budget, having only 1 tri-land and a random af arrangement of shock and gain lands.

You have little ramp, if any, which will slow you down greatly in a format such as commander Another concern is your lack of mana rocks. Why only one signet?

Your removal is pathetic, to be honest, with only one murder. Removal is IMPORTANT in commander, being used at both utility and a rich bargaining tool in the political side of the format.

But enough with flaming the deck, here is what I would put it.

First off, let's talk about your commander. It supports a heavy dragon tribal theme, and you want nearly all of your creatures creatures that either add to this theme or ramp you to get him out earlier. If you are to be running a non dragon creature, make sure it is a utility creature such as Reclamation Sage that can either ramp you or get rid of problems on the board.

Here is what I would cut if i was building him:

Creatures:

Ajani's Pridemate - No lifegain synergy and bad creature in EDH

Brineborn Cutthroat - A 2/2 with flash wont cut it in Ur

Corpse Knight - No sacrifice theme

Dreadmalkin - cmon, really?

Empyrean Eagle - Other cards do this a lot more efficiently

Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch - No madness or counter theme

Faerie Vandal - just no

Garenbrig Carver - bad in general

Gravedigger - not a dragon

Grumgully, the Generous - not efficent

Hackrobat

Kronch Wrangler

Law-Rune Enforcer

Leafkin Druid

Lightning Stormkin

Loxodon Sergeant

Meddling Mage

Nimble Birdsticker

Nyxborn Marauder

Shepherd of the Flock

Spectral Sailor

Squee, Goblin Nabob

Wandermare

Venerable Knight - no synergy in deck

Instant:

Gift of Strength

Infuriate

Murder

Scorching Dragonfire

Soul Manipulation

Artifact:

Manalith - You can keep it in, but it isn't very good

Helm of Awakening

Crystal Shard

Sorcery:

Compelling Argument - 0 MILL THEME!!!

Enchantment:

Moldervine Reclamation

Here is what I would add:

Creature:

Dryad of the Ilysian Grove - Can ramp you AND fix your mana

Lathliss, Dragon Queen

Utvara Hellkite

Silumgar, the Drifting Death

Scalelord Reckoner

Scourge of Valkas

Dragonspeaker Shaman - cuts down mana cost drastically

Dragonlord Kolaghan - Haste enabler and good beater

Dragonlord Dromoka - game winning lockdown effect

Ramos, Dragon Engine

Drakuseth, Maw of Flames

Deathbringer Regent

Balefire Dragon

Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip

Hellkite Tyrant

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - haste enabler

Kokusho, the Evening Star - good beater with amazing ability

Birds of Paradise - great mana dork

Scourge of the Throne

Dragon Broodmother

Dragonlord's Servant

Removal

Swords to Plowshares

Path to Exile

Assassin's Trophy

Anguished Unmaking

Utter End

Beast Within

Putrefy

Terminate

Krosan Grip

Decimate

Ramp:

Kodama's Reach

Farseek

Cultivate

Explosive Vegetation

Skyshroud Claim

Circuitous Route

Mana Rocks

Sol Ring

Mind Stone

Commander's Sphere

Arcane Signet

Darksteel Ingot

ALL the signets (Emphasis on ALL)

Lands:

All tri-lands from Tarkir and Alara

Haven of the Spirit Dragon

Exotic Orchard

Terramorphic Expanse

Try to get all 10 fetch and shock lands if at all possible

City of Brass

Reflecting Pool

Fabled Passage

Temple of the False God

Utility lands:

Bojuka Bog

Reliquary Tower

Maze of Ith

Rogue's Passage

Planeswalkers:

Sarkhan, Fireblood

Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner

Anthems:

Metallic Mimic

Icon of Ancestry

Urza's Incubator

Coat of Arms

Vanquisher's Banner

This is just a few thing I think the deck could need, obviously it needs ore board wipes and wincons, however this is a good place to start. I want to be clear, I dont hate the deck, but I Think it needs improvements to become and 8. For your first commander deck, it's just fine. Thanks for reading. Cheers

saber4734 on Destiny's Faith

3 months ago

I would add more enchantments.

Possible additions: Angelic Gift is flying and card draw. All That Glitters for making your creatures larger. Banishing Light for removal. Season of Growth for scry and card draw.

Possible removals: Nyxborn Colossus, Gift of Strength, Altar of the Pantheon, Entrancing Lyre

Doritoboy100 on Deck help Oko+Simic guild+simic mutology ...

4 months ago

Hello all, I have been playing with the Oko structure deck, that I updated using Affinity For MTG's youtube video, and just bought the Simic Mutology structure deck as well as the Simic Guild Kit, as well as some booster pack cards. I'm trying to combine them into a 75 card deck, with 15 cards I know to take out for 60. Based off the cards in these 3 decks I'd like to build the deck around a constant flow of powerful monsters through the +1/+1 counters, as well as overloading on mana and drawing a lot. Some of the main points of damage right now are Oko who can just turn everything into a base 10/10 and distribute lots of +1/+1s, vorel who can double somethings counters, zegana who gives trample, galloping lizrog which can take all the +1/+1s and double them onto himself, nylea's forerunner for trample, progenitors mimic and miming slime to make clones, and wild born preserver for reach and his +1/+1s. But I also have things like coiling oracle/fathom mage to draw a lot, and gyre sage/maraleaf pixie for tons of mana. So I'd like to just find a good strategy in this mess lol.

The total card list of everything I will have is: (stuff with "x" seems important to me) Creatures: 1 Oko, the Tricksterx, 1 Vorel of the Hull Cladex, 1 Zegana, Utopian Speakerx, 1 Momir Vig, Simic Visionaryx, 2 Cloudfin Raptor, 4 Coiling Oraclex, 1 Cytoplast Root-Kin, 1 Elusive Krasis, 4 Faerie Vandalx, 1 Fathom Magex, 1 Frilled Mysticx, 1 Galloping Lizrogx, 1 Gyre Sagex, 4 Keeper of Fablesx, 3 Maraleaf Pixiex, 1 Nimbus Swimmer, 1 Nylea's Forerunnerx, 3 Paradise Druid, 2 Plaxmantax, 1 Progenitor Mimicx, 1 Protean Hulkx, 3 Spectral Sailorx, 4 Sphinx of Foresight, 2 Surveilling Sprite, 1 Trygon Predator, 2 Vigean Graftmage, 3 Vigean Hydropon, 1 Wildborn Preserverx, 2 Zameck Guildmagex,

Instants: 1 Applied Biomancyx, 1 Disdainful Strokex, 1 Gift of Strengthx, 2 Oko's Hospitalityx, 3 Optx, 1 Prying Eyes, 1 Quenchx, 1 Radical Ideax, 2 Rapid Hybridization, 1 Return of the Wildspeakerx, 1 Voidslime,

Sorcery: 2 Flash Foliagex, 1 Maximize Altitudex, 1 Miming Slimex, 1 Selective Snarex, 2 Shielding Plaxx, 1 Urban Evolutionx,

Enchantments: 3 Charmed Sleepx, 3 Frogifyx, 2 Setessan Trainingx,

Artifacts: 2 Simic Signet,

Land: 4 Simic Growth Chamberx, 4 Simic Guildgate, 4 Thornwood Fallsx, X Forestx, X Islandx

Thanks!

abby315 on Get on my Level!

1 year ago

I question the 3x deckbuilding choices; generally, if you want to be sure you see a card in your opening hand, you play 4, and if you want to see it once a game you play 3. So for Skirk Prospector , Legion Warboss , and Goblin Instigator I would really recommend 4x each! Gift of Strength is an underwhelming card (in fact, Giant Growth is back in standard I believe and is strictly better) and I don't think you need pump spells, so I would cut those for the extra 1-ofs your core cards.

9-lives on Anointed Procession Deck with Cats

1 year ago

I think my cats will be the ones giving me life needed for Ajani's Pridemate, as they have lifelink, but I could be wrong. I'll probably do as you say and get rid of one Heroes' Reunion and a few Gift of Strength and even a few of Blossoming Defense and play instead with Birds of Paradise and Lotus Cobra, rather than add more lands. I already have 7x Forest 8x Plains 4x Sunpetal Grove. Don't you think that's enough lands? 19 in total. With Birds of Paradise and Lotus Cobra, if I draw them, they would allow me to gain lands much faster. I would useAjani's Welcome but I don't know how many cat cards i'll be casting. Do you think I'll have more than 7 creatures on the battlefield on the fourth turn? The whole reason I'm thinking of using birds of paradise and lotus cobra is so that early in the game I'll be able to play Anointed Procession and eternalize Adorned Pouncer, play Leonin Warleader, as well as Regal Caracal. If I can't get enough cats early in the game, I'll be twiddling my thumbs until I get enough mana, as Regal Caracal and Leonin Warleader are two main cat givers, and Pride Sovereign would be pointless until the 4th turn if I don't have these mana rampers. If I draw Sacred Cat at any time in the game, the most I can have on the battlefield is 4 until I can mummify them, which is the whole point of Anointed Procession. Anointed Procession is the main card that this whole deck depends upon.

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