Grateful Apparition

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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
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Grateful Apparition

Creature — Spirit


Whenever this deals combat damage to a player or planeswalker, proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)

wallisface on The Brokers Cash In

1 week ago

xander11 Yeah I'd say Boon of Safety can probably be ditched also.

It might be worth considering Grateful Apparition and/or Thrummingbird too. They can make counters grow very quickly.

Coward_Token on Experience Absolute Power

1 month ago

Grateful Apparition

Probably some other stuff from Daxos the Returned's EDHREC page (if not necessarily Daxozzz himself)

Mortlocke on The Song of Phyresis

1 month ago

Sterling0528, thanks for commenting on the page and sharing your thoughts. My logic for running Phyrexian Scriptures is between flavor and having a proliferation target in addition to a semi-one sided boardwipe. But to answer your question there is only one choice for what card I select to replace it: Toxic Deluge. Getting around Indestructible, and not having to wait on the saga to get to II to get your wrath effect already make the previously mentioned a superior choice. Also, the life loss can be somewhat mitigated by Atraxa, Praetors' Voice under the right circumstances. You also reminded me that there was a reprint that has flavor text from Papa Yawgmoth, so I decided to swap in that instance of Toxic Deluge in for Phyrexian Scriptures as it maintains my flavor requirements.

There are however some honorable mentions I thought of in case Deluge isn't to your taste:

  • Culling Ritual in a more competitive meta can do wonders. I've seen this spell ramp a player in excess of 6 or 7 mana on a good turn. Depending on the shifts in my own meta I'm considering running this spell as well.

  • Black Sun's Zenith is a card I find genuinely interesting, one that I experimented with in an earlier iteration of the deck that I think deserves a revisit.

What I would replace Priests of Norn with? No idea. Honestly it's just a placeholder for a better infect creature who will hopefully be printed in the near future. I'm really holding my breath for a for a mono-white color shifted Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon like creature. Given that infect is parasitic, the slot needs to be reserved for an infect creature. On that same note both Grateful Apparition and Spike Weaver are slated to be replaced when better options are printed. My wishlist would be a monowhite creature with infect and proliferate, and another new infect creature that doubles as a stax piece that breaks parity through the proliferation of counters (like Tangle Wire on a body). One can dream though.

What other changes would you make with the deck? Thanks for commenting.

lhetrick13 on I'll Raise you +1/+1...

3 months ago

I feel the proliferate is not quite as good as actually putting a +1/+1 counter as you have to have one in place to actually get the effect. I like it on Grateful Apparition, Huatli's Raptor, and Tezzeret's Gambit as it is an extra bonus on top of another main ability.

You also got to remember I play MTGO and things are usually like 10-50x cheaper! Karn's Bastion is only 0.03 cents and Gavony Township is only 0.02 cents via CardHoarder :) Some things are still tough to get in MTGO though like Esper Sentinel :( Don't get me wrong, I feel like player in person would be much more fun as I play casually and love to chat and commentate on the games but MTGO allows me to play around my toddler-centered-lifestyle and for a small fraction of the price of building a collection in paper. Pros and Cons...

lhetrick13 on G/W +1/+1 counters exile

3 months ago

Drestlin - I have been experimenting with Huatli's Raptor and Grateful Apparition and thought I would share my initial thoughts after about 10 or so games via MTGO in the open modern lobby.

  1. Grateful Apparition is pretty nice with the proliferate ability pared with flying. It seems like most decks are pretty slim on the reach or flying ability and if I have creatures out with +1/+1 counters, she is usually the target of removal which tells me she is the best thing I have out there, even when other creatures are noticeable more powerful. The one thing that is rough is consistently getting her to do damage to trigger the proliferate ability.

  2. Huatli's Raptor I feel like is the better of the two. He does not have the upside of Grateful Apparition with being able to proliferate multiple times but will always proliferate at least once. In most my games I play him, I have out a Conclave Mentor and a Hardened Scales, and like 2-3 creatures with +1/+1 counters and drop him for a devastating blow. I feel like I gravitate more towards the raptor because it IS a freaking raptor and that is BA but also because I tend to like consistency over potential and that is what these two creature represent to me...

If you get any playtesting with any of the stuff we have been spitballing around, please share!

lhetrick13 on G/W +1/+1 counters exile

3 months ago

Hmmm...that is a good point regarding Harrow. I feel like 3 CMC is a steep price to pay for essentially getting one additional land but it would have a nice nitch for getting land in your graveyard or getting for a landfall deck. Heck, even just helping remove some of the lands out of your deck to ensure better draws, lol. It also has some decent synergy with Evolution Sage or something like that as her ability triggers whenever a land enters the field under your control...I was thinking about it and that would also ring true for fetch lands as she might have more merit than I originally thought if I reshaped my deck slightly and added things in like Harrow. Landfall abilities are so much easier to trigger than relying on a particular creature doing damage like Grateful Apparition in my opinion. I am just waiting till May to make any additional card purchases...I have my self-imposed budget and like to stick to it but you have been giving me lots of ideas to try out! Thanks for that!

lhetrick13 on G/W +1/+1 counters exile

3 months ago

Drestlin - You recommended I take a look at Grateful Apparition as the proliferate ability could really help get some extra counters out on the field. I did a quick search for "proliferate" via cardkingdom to take a look at what else might be out there and thought I might share Tezzeret's Gambit, Huatli's Raptor, and Evolution Sage as those seemed to mesh the best for a deck.

Drestlin on I'll Raise you +1/+1...

3 months ago

Have you thought of Grateful Apparition ?

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