Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has first strike.
Totem Armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)
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Hyena Umbra Discussion
21 hours ago
I feel your pain on the budget, I've spent almost 900$ on my main commander deck, and 400 on 2 other ones, so I'm pretty budget strapped. So I'll take a deeper look and see what budget options you could consider.
Wear / Tear is better than disenchant. Ring of Valkas is a decent cheap equipment that grants haste, though I'd consider Basilisk Collar because it's never going to be more affordable, and Trailblazer's Boots because it's essentially unblockable. Talisman of Conviction is a very good Mana rock, as well as Thought Vessel because of no maximum hand size. Zirda, the Dawnwaker is amazing with equipment. Axgard Armory and Inventors' Fair are good tutor lands, and due to your Commander's ability I'd definitely run Reliquary Tower . You're also lacking in the removal category: Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile , Generous Gift , and Chaos Warp are solid inclusions that will stop your opponents from getting too far ahead.
Now for cuts I'd honestly do away with the worldslayer package because if you can't give your commander indestructible you're going to set yourself back just as far add everyone else. Scytheclaw is just too expensive for what you get, if you have to have that effect i would keep just Quietus Spike but in general I'd probably just look in a different direction and take both of them out. Grappling Hook is also overcosted, this is where I'd slot in Embercleave . I know you think embercleave is a bit costy, but you don't pay the equip cost when you cast it and you can do so as a combat trick. I'd likely turn away from Burnished Hart for Wayfarer's Bauble , you're only getting half the ramp but at half the investment. You might consider dropping Hyena Umbra because it's not really doing enough and On Serra's Wings because it's a 4 cost aura. Lastly I'd honestly consider cutting the godo helm because it's extremely unreliable and frankly wouldn't be the way i would go about winning. If the kaldra artifacts weren't so expensive I'd probably consider not running those too, but i get why if you're on a budget and already have them I'd definitely still run them. Oh and you should look at bolstering your creature numbers a little in case your commander gets killed too many times.
Anyways, that's my deep analysis for this deck, it's definitely focused on doing the thing, it's cmc is 2.63 which is decent but it means you should have more ramp/mana rocks at the 2 cost range. You're 75% white but has a land base that is almost 50/50 so you should think about adjusting it and when budget allows get some lands that tap for both colors. Overall wyleth is a Commander i would love to build around.
If you want to check out my Voltron deck I'll leave a link here
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2 months ago
Hi osiczym, thanks for the comment and sorry for my late reply. I haven't been active on tapped out as much lately.
Totem armor is a great idea and I think I'll buy a few the next time I'm ordering cards. I've looked at totem armor for another one of my decks (Bestowing Auramancer) but I never thought of playing those cards in this deck. Sadly, Felidar Umbra isn't modern legal which is something we're trying to stick to in the group I play with. (Gift of Orzhova is, however, a very powerful lifelink-card as an alternative). Mammoth Umbra is also great, but as you've already said, its CMC is probably too high to really work in this deck. So I think I'd go for either Hyena Umbra or Eland Umbra, not sure which one yet though. Frist strike is good but not as necessary when your creatures are indestructible. The +4 to toughness is probably the best choice since it can help with survival if you don't draw an indestructible card.
Paladin en-Vec is a good card, I'm personally not very fond of playing protection from color, especially in multi-coloured decks as I sometimes accidentally misplay. But that's just my personal preference. I play Knight of Grace and Knight of Malice because I love how their card art matches up, but they could easily be changed for other knights. Vault of the Archangel is a good card and it fits the deck well. Land cards are something I need to get better at overall when it comes to my own deck building skills. I usually just throw in a bunch of basic lands together with a few dual lands and then leave it at that.
Thanks again for taking a look at my deck and for offering suggestions!
3 months ago
Very nice deck! Very original and has a main interesting theme that looks like working well!
My suggestions: I would definitely swap Demonic Vigor for any enchantment with Totem Armor. I’d say preferably Felidar Umbra since lifelink is very powerful addon, but also Eland Umbra to make knights even more though or Hyena Umbra if you really need it for 1 mana (cause you already have fs in most creats). I don’t think you have mana for Mammoth Umbra but if so it really fits your deck giving vigilance and +3 buff. Anyway - totem armor is much better than Demonic because the enchanted creature remains on the table instead of going back to your hand.
Other interesting cards: Paladin en-Vec (I played it couple times and it is just a good card but not sure if it fits your deck well), Vault of the Archangel (you are looking for a good land and combo lifelink + deathtouch (from land) + first strike + vigilance (from your cards) sounds awesome
3 months ago
I run an Creature Enchantments as well, only mine is mono-white. One of the main hurdles to this type of deck are target destroy and/or return-to-hand effects, which completely wipe out multiple turns of work. I see that you've got a couple Hexproof creatures in there which is good, I can just see it being pretty limiting if playing against, say, a control deck and you're left trying to win the game with only your current Hexproof creatures.
I helped fix this in my deck in various ways, most of which aren't Pauper-legal (mine is a Legacy build), but Hyena Umbra provides good protection against targeted destroy effects, and could suit you nicely.
Also, while I realize this is a Budget build, Rancor is not terribly expensive at all and is far superior in nearly every way to the Talons of Wildwood that you're currently runing. A quick search of tcgplayer.com shows multiple copies available for under a dollar each. I'm not sure if by "budget build" that you simply mean less costly or if it is in fact an attempt to use the least expensive cards possible.
Unless you're actively trying to keep the deck cost as low as you can, I don't see a few copies of Rancor upsetting the budget theme very much. (And they're amazing, one of the most powerful enchantments in Pauper format).
Anyway, I've been tinkering with Pauper format more and more myself lately so I really enjoy this build! +1 Upvote
It kind of reminds me of a Green/White version of my Pauper Aura deck. Give it a peek if you're interested or if you want further inspiration:
5 months ago
Not super familiar with the non-pauper builds of this deck, but it seems like you would want more enchantments to target your heroic creatures. The pauper deck runs: Cartouche of Solidarity, Ethereal Armor, Hyena Umbra, and Sentinel's Eyes. I actually found your deck because the above comment mentioned Wingsteed Rider. I really wish there was another heroic card to add to the deck, but I'm not sure Wingsteed Rider is going to be good enough. A downshifted Phalanx Leader would be killer for the pauper build.
5 months ago
Idol of Oblivion would be an all-star I would think.
6 months ago
These might be a little too expensive but if you don't mind more played versions, these can be pretty cheap: Spirit Mantle, Flickering Ward, Prison Term, Danitha Capashen, Paragon, Umbra Mystic, and Retether.
Oblivion Ring-type cards also might be really good since you can tutor/dig for them in a pinch with the tools you already have. Some others in this vein are Thopter Arrest, Journey to Nowhere, Banishing Light, and Cast Out.
I hope some of these are helpful at least! They are just ones that I have found pretty useful iny own decks :)
8 months ago
Great question, especially because things like Anointed Procession will always put both masks on the same permanent, so it's worth knowing if it's a good card for the deck!
Both effects will try to replace the destruction. You, as the controller of the permanent trying to be destroyed, will pick one to apply. Since the permanent is no longer trying to be destroyed, the other won't try to replace that anymore. In short, you'll only lose one mask. If instead you had a creature enchanted with Hyena Umbra and Octopus Umbra though, you'd even get to pick which one is destroyed.