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Ivory Mask Discussion
2 months ago
Honestly most of these just depend on the deck, Steadfast Paladin is weak in constructed, though it is very good in sealed, like the pre-release tomorrow. Nadaar, Selfless Paladin is good in a dungeon deck like caseys, but outside of that i think it is kind of a wasted slot because dungeons dont get you a lot of value unless you focus spamming them. Priest of Ancient Lore is good in any deck trying to utilize blink effects because you can utilize it's enter the battlefield effect multiple times a turn, but as a one shot usage there are much better cards than a creature that replaces itself with a card and gives you one life. The most versatile cards you have in this list are Alms Collector, Sanctifier en-Vec, Weathered Runestone, Ivory Mask, Paladin Class, and Doomskar. These can fit into most decks that find themselves running white, but even then you dont want them in every white deck. Many of the other cards are incredible in certain decks and absolutely useless in others, so it just strongly depends, you know?
4 months ago
Have you considered using Aegis of the Gods instead of Ivory Mask ? I know it dies to creature removal, but so does Ivory Mask if you have an Opalescence out. It may not matter since the aim is to cast your graveyard for free, but that lower CMC may allow you to get hexproof before your graveyard engine is set up.
8 months ago
elijahhagler Hi nice to see that my old deck still brings viewers :D. But in this build I did not run any graveyard prot. But I have few in mind if you lose your needed combo pieces like Pull from Eternity and Riftsweeper . Another way to "Protect" your graveyard is to give yourself Hexproof. Then they cannot target you and usually your GY. Here some cards Ivory Mask , Orbs of Warding Witchbane Orb , Leyline of Sanctity , Sigarda, Heron's Grace , Solitary Confinement , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , True Believer , Aegis of the Gods
2 years ago
2 years ago
I don't care who says it, be it the allmighty, or channelfireball or whomever else. Terminus is not a bad card. Its brutal against phoenix & dredge, where you don't exactly want to see hardcast phoenixes, early(er than usual) drakes, fast flipping titi, open mana for counters, or a board flooded with hardcast creatures, hardcast creeping chills, and conflagrates, and we also have to acknowledge that it can be cast on turn 2 & 3 - its only competition is Settle the Wreckage , which can hurt you later game, can be slower and loose you the game, most other wrath are very lacking in the current meta. However for my deck it doesn't matter which one does my opponent use - i am somewhat fucked either way.
For control, i can present a pretty reasonable clock (swing for 3 on turn 2, swing for 8 on turn 3), and more importantly, noone expects magus of the moon out of an RW deck, and once its down, you cannot get any but red mana. Cards like gaddock teeg also help a LOT, not to mention that Life's Legacy allows me to rebuild my hand an board pretty reasonably. My problem with control is that i can only go with my beatdown plan, since my combo plan - unlike against other decks doesn't work.
Aegis of the Gods is in the sideboard to combat decks like ad nauseam, mill, present a must kill (cheap) target against targeted discard GB(x), 8-rack (which is relevant since my bro is an 8-rack fanatic), and its also a must kill creature for burn. Its also not my only viable cards in these matchups, as Eidolon of Rhetoric , Gaddock Teeg , also hinder the enemy.
THE POINT OF THIS DECK IS THAT EVERY CREATURE IN THE SIDEBOARD HAS 4 ADDITIONAL COPIES IN Eldritch Evolution . Thus to have the same chances of drawing the effect i have to play 4x Leyline of Sanctity and 1x Ivory Mask .
In previous iterations, i used to rely more heavily on lands, running 4 copies of Knight of the Reliquary in my 75 to enable this, i also played Sejiri Steppe in stead of Endless Sands , as it allowed knight to act as Mother of Runes - sadly it simply didn't work out. And i tend to have lots of creatures, since all my effects are attached to a body (and most of them come back from the grave), not to mention, my 4 of It of the Horrid Swarm creates plenty of tokens to be buffed. I would also like to point out that by the time i have 5 lands to enable activation of Gavony Township Strangleroot Geist tends to die at least once - so it already has a +1/+1 counter, meaning undying is already off the table
2 years ago
I've yet to find a solid replacement for Shalai, Voice of Plenty . There are cards that protect your permanents and cards that protect you but generally not both. Leyline of Sanctity gives you hexproof, but not your stuff. Same with Spirit of the Hearth . Ivory Mask is pseudo-shroud. True Believer is cheaper, both are less useful than hexproof. Along those lines Amulet of Safekeeping doesn't give hexproof, but it'll probably keep you from being targeted arbitrarily in multiplayer from its tax, and it also slightly debuffs tokens. Didn't work well for me when I tried it but it was a neat idea. Maybe could be sideboarded in against people who like to spawn tons of 1/1 ankle-biters? idk
Consider Avacyn, Angel of Hope to defend your permanents. It's not hexproof, but destruction is the most common type of removal and she prevents that.
2 years ago
I would consider swapping Ivory Mask for Leyline of Sanctity . As long as you’re main boarding it you might as well try to play it for free! Also I think Sigil of the Empty Throne has to be main boarded.
Overall, real nice though!
2 years ago
Hi, Rekkoha001! You can definitely play Ivory Mask in the mainboard if you want, the issue is that it's a dead card in too many matchups. If you play against enough decks that want to target you, I guess it's fine, but not my preference. All up to you, though :)