Hour of Promise
Search your library for up to two land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Then if you control three or more Deserts, create two 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens. With the Hekma breached and its protection removed, the deserts swept in.
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|Hour of Devastation (HOU)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Hour of Promise occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Hour of Promise Discussion
1 week ago
XinZhao - you make a really good pt.. while it's hard to take out the Prismatic Omen (it's a beautiful foil), the Dryad of the Ilysian Grove is so much easier to tutor up. I've removed the Prismatic Omen and put Hour of Promise in it's place.
3 weeks ago
Looks like your deck is based around the Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth engine. You should run Hour of Promise. It's a better turn 5 play then just casting golos to get one of those lands.
1 month ago
Newest update. I feel like I still need more ramp, so have an Hour of Promise on the way in the mail. As for lands, I need to get the last 5 shocks for this ( Watery Grave , Temple Garden , Godless Shrine , Breeding Pool , and Overgrown Tomb ) which I keep neglecting to do. I definitely plan to take out the temples, dragonskull summit, and skarrg for those when they arrive. I probably need more draw and ramp besides. Definitely thinking of picking up another Windfall for sure, thought I don't know what to cut for it.
2 months ago
Not a big fan of: Abundance . I think that just doesn't do enough to be worth a card and four mana investment, even if you can guarantee landfall. Don't love Sylvan Safekeeper either. I think there are better ways to protect your stuff and you don't care about lands dying as much as something like Gitrog.
2 months ago
It's an interesting LD/tax take on Lord Windgrace .
I think there might be a little too much saturation of colourless in the mana base. One way to solve this would be to add Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth as this would fix for black mana. This also combos well with Cabal Coffers if you want large amounts of mana in the mid-to-late game after ramping out. The main reason to bring this up is that it can hurt your opening hands when you need to ramp/tutor to set up ramp.
As you are only running 18 creatures, Gaea's Cradle may not be the best fit as you've only got access to maybe three token generators in Titania, Protector of Argoth , Omnath, Locus of Rage and Field of the Dead , all of which are very slow ways to start churning out creatures and for which you have limited tutors. Avenger of Zendikar may be a better fit if you're wanting to keep this card in as it has the potential to generate a lot of tokens on ETB to buff up those numbers to get the most out of Gaea's Cradle
Hour of Promise is a great card to tutor out most of the two-land synergies like Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Cabal Coffers or Glacial Chasm + Throne of the High City . I highly recommend it as an effective land tutor.
Also considering the number of mountains you are running in the deck, it may be good to review whether Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle is a good fit as you are completely reliant on Prismatic Omen + Splendid Reclamation or Scapeshift to make this work, which can be rather painful to assemble when you're having to spend premium tutors to find it.
I would suggest dropping Forge of Heroes for another utility land or basic as Lord WINgrace isn't really going to benefit from 1 extra starting loyalty unless you're only planning on downticking for two turns. Further I can't think of a lot of use for Rishadan Port outside of a 1v1 game (as the effects you have that don't allow lands to untap have the stipulation 'tap for mana'), and even then the best way to deal with this would be something like Wasteland or Strip Mine to just straight up get rid of whatever land is causing you problems. The last land that looks odd is Dryad Arbor . I haven't really found much of a use for Dryad Arbor outside of really fringe circumstances where you're looking to block massive damage from a creature without trample or maybe throw an extra creature at a sacrifice effect to protect an important one. With Kessig Wolf Run you could end of turn fetch to deal with summoning sickness and just sink tonnes of mana into making it a big trampler during your turn but I feel that this strategy leaves you very vulnerable in the process (especially since anything with first strike or a single damage will just remove it). The inability to tap for mana on the turn it enters, along with it being rather vulnerable as a creature make it just a bit lacklustre compared to the multitude of other utility lands that are out there.
I like the Inkmoth Nexus + Karn's Bastion before setting up a Glacial Chasm and just slowly proliferating the opponent or just throw a Kessig Wolf Run on there for lethal infect, but I haven't really seen this strategy in action a whole lot.
Finally, you might also want to check your red mana ratios for Tectonic Reformation and I'm unsure whether you'll be able to cycle more than 1 or 2 cards a turn, could be wrong but a from a glance it looks a little thin. Again this leans a bit too heavy on Prismatic Omen to be reliable.
2 months ago
You've ended up the same place as I do, when I get several ideas all at once and try to Jam them together. There are too many things built into one here - mill, aristocrats, tokens, Field of the Dead etc. It does a lot of things, but all of them poorly, as it lacks focus:
Altar of the Brood is a build-around. I've only seen it in OTK combo decks utilizing cards like Nettle Drone , Retraction Helix and 0-mana artifacts for an infinite combo which mills out in one big turn. Playing a deck out normally and just milling the opponent for a few cards a turn is simply too low impact. I actually think the infinite combo is possible in Pioneer, but haven't looked it up.
Field of the Dead is also sort of a build-around. Control decks make sure to drag the game out and get there, but most decks use cards like Hour of Promise and Elvish Rejuvenator (which you already have) to find the Fields and get them online quickly. Golgari Field decks are a good example of something that you could transition into from here.
I feel like your creature base could turn into an aristocrats deck that focuses on low-curve creatures with etb or on-death triggers. Then you can reanimate your whole GY with cards like Rally the Ancestors and Return to the Ranks for a big finish.
You rarely want to play more than 60 cards. Ghirapur Orrery , Authority of the Consuls , Dark Prophecy , Ulvenwald Mysteries , Second Harvest and Scheming Symmetry are all easily cut, no matter what direction you choose to go in.
TL;DR find out what you want your deck's focus to be, cut the cards that don't support it and find new ones that do.
2 months ago
RNR_Gaming I'm going to try out your suggestions along with the other cards in the maybe board now. Blood Crypt | Cabal Coffers | Crop Rotation | Dakmor Salvage | Demonic Tutor | Hour of Promise | Kessig Wolf Run | Overgrown Tomb | Skirge Familiar | Slippery Karst | Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre | Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth | Volrath's Stronghold
Waiting on them to arrive now and haven't decided what to swap yet. We've only played the deck a few times but it feels inconsistent and like there's not enough removal so far.