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It That Rides as One Discussion
1 year ago
It seems your Win Condition is all of these +1 life will give your Ajani's Pridemate some real power, so that's a kind of good strategy. Also, it seems your gameplan is to lifelink the crap out of small attacks, and medium attacks with It That Rides as One. I think there are a few cards that could benefit from this. I wouldn't put all of my eggs into one basket, however. How about adding Resplendent Angel if you can manage at least 5 health per turn, you'll be pooping out 4/4 angels with flying and vigilance like it's sparkly angel diarrhea. Possibly use Chaplain's Blessingas a synergy to Resplendent Angel? You can't go wrong with lifegain, and you especially can't go wrong with repeated 4/4 angels! Lots of people think lifegain is useless on its own, but I beg to differ. Heroes' Reunion has won me games!
2 years ago
I'd look at dropping the curve a little myself- your creatures aren't set up excellently against the spot removal that grindy matchups have (not to mention being slow to present threats to walkers), while the top spots rely on creature synergy that you are likely to have less of when you reach them.
While annionted procession/Bishop of Wings/Resplendent Angel is a dope setup, I feel like its pretty disconnected from the lyra etc plan.
I'd either look at ramping into lyra, Shalai and sanctions, or commit to lower cost creatures. Green ramps the best and benifits shalai, while offering shaper's sanctuary, while red offers Chained to the Rocks and a better removal suite to trade better in grindy matchups. Either way, Navigator's Compass is cute as hell here.
Angel of Vitality turns bishop/resplendent into an 'angel and 5 life twice a turn' engine, which is really neat. As part of a more creature focussed list it offers a lot- stuff like Brave the Elements , some It That Rides as One and 1 drop lifegain and you've got something that has a great value engine and crushes aggro strategies.
2 years ago
I feel like the lifegain could be a little more consistant and a little more aggressive. Creatures like It That Rides as One and Glory-Bound Initiate , Anointer Priest , Bishop of Wings , Charming Prince etc. There has been a decent amount of support for lifegain printed.
Dawn of Hope offers card-draw.
There are a bunch of lifelinky 1 drops if you want to lean into that- Haazda Marshal and a bunch of 1 drop lifelinkers will work when backed by the quality p/t increases in the format.
If you go multicolour, you get access to God-Pharaoh's Faithful and drain effects in black. A Gate to the Afterlife deck would be possible, as would rally. Soulfire Grand Master / Seeker of the Way offers a red/white spellsling style.
2 years ago
Edict of Stone
Artifact - Edict
Activated abilities of artifacts cannot be activated.
Triggered abilities of artifacts cannot be triggered.
2 years ago
2 years ago
For future reference, when you have questions regarding rules, cards, or card interactions, you can use the Rules Q&A section of this site. Unlike the regular forums, you have the option to "Mark as Answer" a button to indicate your question has been resolved and you have no more follow-ups. I have taken the liberty of moving your thread--if you could mark an answer once this matter has been resolved, that would be appreciated.
A card's colour is determined by the mana symbols in its mana cost or its colour indicator (a dot next to its card type, such as Ancestral Vision having a Blue colour indicator). This only looks at the card face that is showing. For example, Archangel Avacyn Flip is mono-White, even though its back face, Avacyn, the Purifier is Red due to a colour indicator.
It That Rides as One , on the other hand, lacks a casting cost and a colour indicator--thus it is a colourless creature. As such, once your Lone Rider Flip transforms into It That Rides as One , it will go from being a White creature receiving the White benefit of Edge of Divinity to being a colourless creature, receiving neither benefit from Edge of Divinity.
4 years ago
Verbatiam, those are all good points, but that's why this is a list of bends, not just breaks. also It That Rides as One Flip has a colorless identity, but it's essentially a white card (Lone Rider Flip), and white doesn't usually have access to trample. Normally black cards only get creatures back from the graveyard to the hand, so Shrouded Lore's potential to get back other card types pushes it towards green territory (which it was originally, but, Planar Chaos). Avoid Fate is a precursor to now-normal hexproof instants, but there will be instances in which they don't do the same thing (it doesn't protect against abilites or sorceries, for example). I included Hour of Eternity because it's essentially a reanimation spell in mono-blue, and mono-blue decks typically lack creature recursion - this list is meant to help out decks with color restrictions overcome their intrinsic shortcomings.
4 years ago
I love the list, only thing is I think its a little exagerated and could use a little trimming.
Hour of Eternity is the eternalize mechanic, which was primary in blue, it is similar to multiple other blue effects, such as dredge in how it exiles cards from a graveyard, or clone and it puts a copy of a creature onto the battlefield.
It That Rides as One (once it has been flipped to have that name) is colorless. Colourless who have often had access to all of the keywords it possesses
Shrouded Lore seems like a very black card, its the combination of returning something from the grave and forceing your opponent to "chose" something that benifits you, similar to Torment of Hailfire, Forbidden Ritual, and Tyrant's Choice
Love the list, hope you like the suggestions