As Herald's Horn enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creature spells you cast of the chosen type cost less to cast.
At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. If it's a creature card of the chosen type, you may reveal it and put it into your hand.
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Herald's Horn Discussion
2 days ago
TheBubbaEA It really depends on your playgroup's meta when considering certain strategies. If your group has a lot of board wipes 3.45 will be too slow and hard to rebuild a board state if you are hard casting all your creatures. For me personally I like explosive turns so I find ways to generate a lot of tokens or cheat out a bunch of creatures near the end game (in my playgroup turn 10+). For example using effects like Omniscience , Rise of the Dark Realms .
If you do choose to go more aggro angels may not be the best option due to their avg high cmc. But if you do stick with angels a couple other cards worth considering would be:
- Herald of War
- Herald's Horn
- Oketra's Monument
- Warden of Evos Isle
- The Book of Exalted Deeds
- Thraben Watcher
- Righteous Valkyrie
- Valkyrie Harbinger (There are other cards with similar effect)
- Bishop of Wings
- Speaker of the Heavens
- Geist of Saint Traft
Some other cards I like, although may not be quite right for this deck:
- Basri Ket (For that -2) similar to Launch the Fleet
- Basri's Lieutenant
- Luminous Broodmoth
- Brought Back
- Storm Herd (Very high cmc but high reward when paired with Odric, Lunarch Marshal + Akroma, Vision of Ixidor )
- Well of Lost Dreams
Some white staples(some are quite expensive):
- Smothering Tithe
- Mangara, the Diplomat
- Esper Sentinel
- Land Tax
- Felidar Retreat
- Keeper of the Accord
- Archaeomancer's Map
- Verge Rangers
Sorry only white cards come to mind as I myself was building a mono white angels deck.
6 days ago
Ziabo: Thanks man, glad you like it! It's pretty damn fun to play. Morophon could be a decent commander for 5-colour Eldrazi, too, but I really like Golos . Easy to cast without caring about which colours I have, an ETB effect that helps solve my colour problems and an activated ability to cheat amazing, expensive spells into play. Add Morophon to the 99 instead.
DivineKhaos: Artifact ramp is really strong and super fast, so it was tempting. I focused on more land-based ramp to help solve my colour needs, since nearly 40% of my spells require coloured mana, including a number that need or . Omg and I'm running Ruinous Ultimatum ?? What was I thinking! I'm also trying to be more resistant to artifact destruction. This deck scares my playgroup so they toss a lot of removal at it and it can feel pretty bad when all your mana rocks get taken out and you're now behind everyone else at the table.
Hustleberry: Lots of good suggestions, thank you! It's just really hard to make cuts to fit in more at this point. That's the biggest difficulty in 5 colour decks, I could run anything and there are hundreds of amazing cards that could work, but I can only fit 99.
- I would play Expropriate if it weren't so damn expensive :)
- Enter the Infinite with Nexus of Fate is definitely strong, it's just hard to make cuts to fit it. At one point I ran Enter the Infinite with Omniscience but after pulling it off a few times, I was over it and took it out.
- No Mercy just isn't enough to stop my playgroup. I've tried it in some decks but my best defense truly is a strong offense with this deck. And board wipes :p
- Agreed, Blue Sun's Zenith is better than Mind Spring and would be a good swap. But since then, I changed over to Finale of Revelation instead.
- You're right, I definitely have non-Eldrazi themed things in here but Platinum Emperion just feels too out of place and I'd feel bad removing one of my big Eldrazi beaters to fit him. If I were to pick one up, I'd put it in one of my artifact-focused decks instead.
- It That Betrays instead of Artisan of Kozilek ? Agreed! Changed... some time ago now. I'm very late in replying to your comments ;)
hkhssweiss: Cloud Key and Semblance Anvil are good, but my card types are so spread out that their effect becomes pretty limited and I do already run things like Urza's Incubator and Herald's Horn , the latter of which which does more than just reduce the cost. Don't think I want to invest too much into just reducing creature costs, when that only accounts for 20% of my deck. Having said that, Cloud Key and Semblance Anvil are fantastic in my artifact decks :D
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Thanks for the comments and feedback. As you can see, I've used a few elements that were inspired from your build, such as the wizards Ertai, Wizard Adept , Venser, Shaper Savant , and Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir . I also like the options that the transmute cards bring to maximize potential playability, so great additions with Drift of Phantasms , and the others.
I feel Defense of the Heart can be a really good pace keeper. I find it especially useful combined with Tishana, Voice of Thunder & Jungleborn Pioneer to generate three bodies and draw a minimum of three cards. But, yes, this is also great opportunity to seek out situation based creatures!
Cauldron of Souls is a new addition, so I'll have to follow up. I saw it in another list and liked the idea of preventing a board wipe simply by having a lord in play, but it may end up being too niche for 5 mana and the necessary setup. Also, artifact removal can make quick work of the cauldron , so is it just a sitting target until its potentially used? I'm talking myself out of this one it seems.
I really just want Herald's Horn to work, so it stayed in the list despite any reservations. Is it ramp, is it tribal, is it card draw? I think the sum of all it's parts fit in the list, and only at a cost of . It certainly plays well with Arcane Adaptation & Maskwood Nexus . Sylvan Library also has some synergy to fix the top card with its scry ability, so I guess I'm tooting my horn .
My intentions with Realmwalker are similar to Herald's Horn by allowing top card play/view. Plus, when combined with any of the flash options in the deck it can make things exciting. I think Realmwalker has performed well for me and it's here to stay. Also, an added benefit is that neither card require that you reveal reveal anything to your opponent when peeking.
For removal, I've used Curse of the Swine over the years for flare, but it's ultimately become a staple for me. Sometimes there's only a couple intrusive baddies to remove, and this makes quick work of them. I'll definitely take your advice and use Reality Shift over the non-exile removal, so thanks for pointing that out.
Darting Merfolk pairs with Intruder Alarm to be quite abusive when you have Kumena and a few fish to play with. Tap three fish (even including Darting Merfolk ) to draw a card, pay to return Darting Merfolk to your hand, then recast to untap all fish. Rinse, repeat. I'm not sure there's too much more, but with the appropriate resources it can be pretty powerful.
I've done okay with the colorless lands so far, but it's definitely something I'll need to watch closely. I just added Yavimaya Hollow , so maybe it's a good idea to remove something else colorless in exchange.
I agree with you about Genesis Wave . Honestly, I only avoided the card so I didn't completely plagiarize your deck ;) I'll take your recommendation and add it now! Overall I felt like I could run fewer counter spells and more removal in this package, so this is an excellent inclusion.
Regarding the one drops, I've rethought that comment after your response and it makes sense to stay focused on the combo aspect of this build. Solid advice.
Thanks again, and I appreciate the insight!
3 weeks ago
I like your build man. I definitely have some questions for a couple cards I did not consider for mine.
How has Defense of the Heart played? Does it get to go off often enough? Do you have specific creatures you get every time or is it more situation based?
Realmwalker is one that I keep trying to add in but keep "not finding" a slot for it. How has it worked for you?
Do you feel like you need the removal in Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , and Curse of the Swine ? I always felt like I wanted to try them but never wanted to take out counterspells or anything for them. Also, I suggest to take out either Pongify or Rapid Hybridization for Reality Shift since it exiles instead of destroys. Personal preference.
Why are you playing Darting Merfolk ? It seems...weird to me. I believe there are plenty of other two drop merfolk that might have more efficient abilities if you're looking for more than a body. Is there something I'm missing with him?
One card I STRONGLY recommend is Genesis Wave . You don't play as many counterspells and other non-permanents so this card would benefit you in a powerful way. Getting this where X is 10+ (especially at instant speed) can drastically change the game.
You asked me about a lot of the one drop merfolk that turns lands into islands. I don't run them because I am going combo instead of aggro. Aggressive merfolk decks that play all of the lords and want to keep swinging in unhindered will definitely love those merfolk. My build kept one Lord of Atlantis as a backup, but it is rare that I'm swinging in when I finally get three Merfolk because I want to draw as much as possible. In saying that, playing them to increase the chance of three merfolk on turn three when you cast Kumena is something noteworthy.
Lastly, the biggest advice I can give (since you're looking to change yours) is just to playtest. No matter how much you may like a card or want a card, just playtest to see if it does what you want/need it to do. I can't tell you how many times I tried a card just to see what it did and it became an all-star. While others I "knew" it was a necessity of the deck to have it be subpar and I've switched it out for other things. For my Kumena deck it was Surgespanner . I thought it was too expensive for what I wanted but I needed more removal so I told myself "eh, let's try it." It has became one of the most powerful cards in the deck that my friends know to kill immediately or I've probably won. Your list looks solid so at this point it seems to be more about tuning than revamping.
Let me know if you have any more questions or anything. I'm always happy to help.
4 weeks ago
I would go with Herald's Horn over the incubator, as it helps you dig and the image of blowing the horn to announce the glory of phyrexia is great! After all, compleation is inevitable!
1 month ago
Hey DadHumanPraetor, iammute, and conthogib987. Thanks for all your suggestions, some of them are great. Also, sorry for such slow replies, it's been a while since I logged in to tapped out but I'm doing a few deck tweaks so now is the time to respond!
Some of the cards you guys suggested are actually already in the deck (e.g. Herald's Horn ) so I won't comment on those ones specifically. Some of the others are ones I've actually already tried in the deck previously but they ended up being cut. A prime example of that would be Flameshadow Conjuring - 4 CMC for the enchantment isn't bad, but overall the deck runs so lean on mana (being mono red) that it was oftentimes really difficult to find the extra 1 mana to make a token when I spend mana casting a dragon. Clearly this is sometimes a great card, but in playtesting with my local group it never worked as well as I had hoped.
I am definitely going to address the balance of card draw vs card advantage because this is becoming more and more important. I think things like Endless Atlas are great here so that's a definite for the maybeboard. I also take your point about things like Thrill of Possibility . Some of the cards in this current version are sub-optimal because I run 15 different EDH decks and occasionally I run out of staples and don't want to spend money on more copies! This is something to be addressed though.
Looking at the Magmaquake / Earthquake vs the other suggestions, I actually disagree here. Those two are mana intensive for sure, but they're also often very one-sided as pretty much all my creatures fly. Sarkhan's Unsealing is good for sweeping lots of small tokens or something, but oftentimes you need to beat something larger that 4 toughness.
Stay tuned for a bit of a deck tweak here!