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- Deathbringer Thoctar + Heliod, Sun-Crowned
- Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Herald of the Pantheon
- Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Karlov of the Ghost Council
- Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Kitchen Finks
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Legendary Enchantment Creature — God
As long as your devotion to white is less than five, this isn't a creature.
Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature or enchantment you control.
: Another target creature gains lifelink until end of turn.
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Icbrgr on Modern Benevolence
4 days ago
@Dani3377 I think Declaration in Stone is more of a sideboard card if anything and in order to justify Planar Disruption in Modern you would need some sort of "enchantments matter" theme to your decks gameplan. Make no mistake I dont think either of these are bad cards though.
From the hip the reasons I see why Prismatic Ending is preferred over Planar Disruption is it has a wider range of targets; Ending is PERMANANT universal extra removal. 3 CMC/MV can hit a lot of relevant targets it can hit Chalice of the Void, can hit Amulet of Vigor, can hit Wrenn and Six/Tarmogoyf can hit Teferi, Time Raveler/Heliod, Sun-Crowned ect. ect. and not everything in these mana value slots need to attack or be activated... vs Planar Disruption something the opponent can get back if they have enchantment removal and hits less things... kinda like pro and con to Leyline Binding very easy to essentially have instant speed removal for almost everything but if the opponent has enchantment removal then it can just feel bad if you really needed it gone... not a perfect card but objectively a Modern staple even pushing out Path to Exile to being a sideboard card for many decks because of its versatility.
Skillville on Wank Stain
3 weeks ago
Michigone on Isshin for a Fight
1 month ago
Hey Crow-Umbra, thoughts on Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant Flip vs. Dolmen Gate? I've had Rune-Tail in my Heliod, Sun-Crowned deck for a while, and just realized it might be a nice fit in Isshin. The only downside is if I draw it after I have less than 30 life and don't have any good lifegain on board it's a dead draw. But I have a few ways to gain life, and I was already thinking of switching out a single plains with Witch's Clinic and seeing if there were other small changes I could make that don't change the deck comp while adding more instances of lifegain. Thoughts?
multimedia on Orzhov Lifegain Vampire Buff Stuff
2 months ago
Hey, for a first deck, well done on a budget.
I see some good deck building here, a clear game plan, some 4 ofs and a nice set of Godless dual lands. However, the numbers on some cards are off and there's some cards that belong in the sideboard rather than main deck because they cost too much mana for what they do unless you know for sure you're getting value from them. Revenge of Ravens, Kaya's Wrath, Exquisite Blood could all go in the sideboard in smaller numbers. Ill-Gotten Inheritance isn't worth playing.
There's an archetype in Modern called Soul Sisters and that's what you're mimicking here. In Soul Sisters you're also growing creatures p/t when you gain life. It's called Soul Sisters because of 4x Soul Warden and 4x Soul's Attendant are the sisters, life gain engine. In Soul Sisters there's nonbudget payoff wincons, Serra Ascendant and Heliod, Sun-Crowned, huge payoffs from wanting to gain life. You're going for a budget Soul Sisters and there's several budget replacements to consider.
- 4x Lunarch Veteran Flip --> Ill-Gotten Inheritance
- 2x more Pridemate --> Gideon's Company
- 4x Lingering Souls --> Revenge of Ravens
- 3x Speaker of the Heavens --> Exquisite Blood and Kaya's Wrath
You have a clear game plan here, but you can improve gameplay by changing the numbers of some cards and adding more lower mana cost effects that gain life? You're going to want more than just 4x Warden as one drop repeatable life gain with creatures. Veteran is a budget replacement for Soul's Attendant since Attendant is now $5 each. If you can get 1 or some Attendants then for sure play them, but if you can't get 4 than play 4x Veteran as another one drop sister. It's the 4x number of each that you want to have a better chance of having a sister turn one.
For your version the best opening curve is one drop sister into Pridemate, but to get this consistently you want more one drop sisters and more Pridemates. Lingering Souls gives you a lot of creature value for the mana cost because can flashback for lesser cost later or even same turn. With a sister or more in your control Souls can trigger nice amount of life gain while also creating flying Spirits who can be attackers or fodder as blockers. Turn one Warden, turn two Pridemate, turn three Souls, turn four flashback Souls and cast some thing else is a curve to build a huge game winning Pridemate.
Speaker of the Heavens is a fine budget payoff for having more life by creating 4/4 Angels. Creating an Angel triggers sisters and it's another one drop with lifelink.
Good luck with your deck.
Gleeock on Marisi the Pimp - (Combat) Trickin' Hoes
2 months ago
Last_Laugh, yeah, I don't have too many self-targeting things in my deck... Though I have had it somewhat shut down Heliod, Sun-Crowned if I only have -splash targets, or shut down Xenagos, God of Revels for some targets...but, those cornercases aside, it has been pretty game-altering.
DreadKhan on Zur, the Disenchanter
4 months ago
Exquisite Blood would be pretty nice with Zur's Weirding Out, in addition to giving life for Necropotence, and with Protection Racket, it's one thing to pay a few life to keep you from getting a free card, giving you free life feels pretty awful, and Zur can dig out Protection when you just want cards without paying life. You can mention to people you don't run any 2 card combos, so they won't worry about the Sanguine Bond combo with Exquisite Blood.
With Merieke and Zur, I feel like you'd want Pemmin's Aura and/or Freed from the Real, once Zur puts the Aura on her, it's U to kill target creature, and when you're out of U you keep the best creature you can steal until you have mana again. If Merieke is a card you like digging out, there are 3 mana Transmute cards fwiw, Perplex, Dimir Machinations and the ungodly bad Drift of Phantasms.
For Zur, I like having the option to go Voltron, to do so I run All That Glitters and Heliod, Sun-Crowned. If one copy of All That Glitters doesn't quite cut it, there is also Michiko's Reign of Truth Flip, but I mostly use Copy Enchantment, Estrid's Invocation and Mirrormade to make more Glitters if I want a bigger Zur, 3 is usually a 1 hit kill fwiw, and he can dig out an Unblockable aura or Thassa, God of the Sea technically. For Shroud I like Greater Auramancy, but there is also Diplomatic Immunity to consider.
If you don't mind running Vanishing, which is a very good 'dodge' effect for Zur that doesn't cost him Auras/Counters, you can also run the very funny Out of Time to just wipe creatures pretty much permanently. If you have Copy Enchantment effects, you can duplicate this before it goes away to lock away another group of creatures, very nasty vs large creature boards, and Zur finds both pieces.
Another funny Zur card is Dance of Many, which can duplicate a creature you can target, a very strong effect if your meta cares about powerful creatures. If people run Mill in your area, Nighthowler can be fetched out for a big creature or be drawn to make Zur bigger.
You can't fetch it out, but like Mother of Runes it's very good to have out, Devoted Caretaker can offer very versatile protection to more stuff.
If you want something pretty dirty you can pull out vs opponents that are running stronger than expected decks, your Smothering Tithe works very well with Stasis, which also likes Black Market Connections, though you'll want Brave the Sands to give Zur (and your board) Vigilance. Stasis also likes Archon of Emeria and you're already running Thalia, Heretic Cathar. It's certainly not fetching out Heliod after you've dropped Balista, this doesn't win on the spot, but it's a very strong/nasty effect to have access to, even if you don't dig it out very often. Fortunately Stasis is the only piece you wouldn't want to draw!
legendofa on Infinite Saprolings
5 months ago
Kaisermock The +1/+1 counters that Heliod puts on Weaver cancel out the 1 damage that Weaver is repeatedly being dealt.
Whenever Sporeweb Weaver is dealt damage, you gain 1 life. Whenever you gain life, Heliod, Sun-Crowned puts a +1/+1 counter on a creature. If you deal 1 damage to Weaver, then put a +1/+1 counter on it, that effectively negates the damage dealt. When damage is cleared during the end-of-turn cleanup step, the +1/+1 counters remain.
Terror of the Peaks is in the combo as a recurring source of damage, making the tokens that Weaver creates damage it again.
Ultimately, the combo works out to "Whenever Sporeback Weaver is dealt damage, create a Spider token, put a +1/+1 counter on Weaver, gain 1 life, and deal 1 damage to Sporeback Weaver. Repeat until you deal 1 damage to something else."
Hopefully, this explanation clears it up. If not, please let me know.
DreadKhan on Zur The Enchanter - casual stax
6 months ago
I don't think you can use Vanishing to be unblockable, but I think you could wait until someone decides to block him, and if Zur would die, you can Phase him out and he's removed from combat, you'll still have gotten his attack trigger though.
You've got quite a few solid stax creatures (people often call them Hatebears) in here already, but I run Opposition Agent, Dauthi Voidwalker, Drannith Magistrate, Malevolent Hermit Flip, and Archon of Emeria, as well as Wandering Archaic Flip, which is very effective piece if people run lots of non-creature counters, such as more competitive playgroups.
Well, there are various ways you can win via Zur's ability, in my Zur deck my plan is to lock up the board and then win from a fairly safe position. To go with Spirit of the Labyrinth you could run Teferi's Puzzle Box and Necropotence to lock people out of having cards except you, who can draw via Necropotence. I also use Walking Ballista and Heliod, Sun-Crowned as a half-fetched combo. Because it only needed 1 card, I use Second Chance + Hall of Heliod's Generosity + Necropotence to get infinite extra turns, but you might need a way to get rid of Necropotence to let you draw cards normally, a thing Zur can also help with. Another option that people use (but is pricey) is Rest in Peace (or Voidwalker) and Helm of Obedience, which can help remove players by milling them out, if this seems bad keep in mind that with Mirrormade you can duplicate the Helm on the 2nd turn and eliminate up to 2 players that turn, which should close out a game. While it won't quite win you the game on the spot, there is (back of Hermit) Benevolent Geist and Dovescape so that only you can cast non-creatures. If you're worried about birds you can just use Detention Sphere to clear them out each turn via Estrid's Invocation, but if you've got the most birds, you can keep them around. I like my Zur decks to have a janky feel, so I also don't run Thassa's Oracle.
One of my favourite ways to win is All That Glitters with stuff like Copy Enchantment, Estrid's Invocation and Mirrormade to generate a Voltron win off of Zur's ability. For protection I just run Greater Auramancy, which helps both my Voltron and my general supply of enchantments I don't want targeted. The already mentioned Luminarch Ascension can be a solid win con once it's set up, 1W for a 4/4 flyer is really, really good value, even in cEDH people play the card in control decks.
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