Light of Hope

Light of Hope

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  • You gain 4 life.
  • Destroy target enchantment.
  • Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal

Light of Hope occurrence in decks from the last year

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Light of Hope Discussion

Wingo86 on Flight of the Valkyries

1 week ago

I meant to refer to Light of Promise , not Light of Hope .

Wingo86 on Flight of the Valkyries

1 week ago

I managed to get a test game in yesterday and that combo of having Bishop of Wings and Righteous Valkyrie was gaining me so much life. I still like the idea of Spirit Mantle over Light of Hope for now but with all that life gain, I wasn't doing much with it. I am going to try running another Valkyrie Harbinger and see if that helps. Otherwise I may try to make room for a 3rd Angelic Accord .

Apollo_Paladin on Black/White Angels

3 months ago

I use Impassioned Orator in my MTG Arena Lifegain deck, as well as Daxos, Blessed by the Sun that you also are already running. Depending on how this deck plays (I've not tested it) you might want another creature with a similar effect.

Also, I've found that Sacred Cat is quite good synergy for Daxos in particular, since you can get 2 casts and 2 deaths out of each one you include (total of 4 lifegain triggers from Daxos, 2 from Orator).

Speaker of the Heavens seems like he'd be a solid addition here, and

Finally Light of Hope can be useful for getting to your activation count on Resplendent Angel, and it's got added utility as well for some enchantment hate and potential to save a creature from something like Shock tipping over the last damage to kill it off.

Apollo_Paladin on Mono white life gain angels

3 months ago

I have a similar built deck, and I like Light of Hope because of the options it afford. I think that adding a few of these along with those Rest for the Weary you already have would really help speed up your Life Total count for all the creatures you're running off of it.

Also, I find it really hard anymore not to include at least a few Rebuff the Wicked in any White build I put together in Casual/Legacy/Modern - fantastic protection against a wide array of stuff.

Nice build though either way! +1

masonknop on Rat Lock

3 months ago

Spell_Slam I'm adding ephemerate in the main and keeping Ghostly Flicker at 2. More flicker sooner, and you get a turn 4 combo with Mulldrifter. You also get some sweet sideboard tech. Leave No Trace and Light of Hope.

Murphy77 on Mono White Devotion

4 months ago

A simple change that should give your creatures more attack power would be to drop 1 each of Giant Killer, Linden, the Steadfast Queen and Selfless Savior to bring in Felidar Retreat and have your creatures gaining +1/+1 counters with every landfall.

I would at least build a side-board around Basri's Acolyte, Basri's Solidarity, Griffin Aerie and Speaker of the Heavens with life-gain instants like Light of Hope and Revitalize. Yes, I know that you have run out of card slots and you might have to drop 2 creatures to enable the major change that can get you generating a range of useful token creatures.

Murphy77 on Land War in Asia

4 months ago

Possibly the strongest Landfall card in the current meta is Scute Swarm, which can easily be the base around which a Landfall deck can be built. Scute Swarm with landfall generates a swarm of 1/1 insect tokens. Felidar Retreat then puts +1/+1 counters on each creature (including your insect tokens) with each Landfall. Felidar Retreat also gives your creatures vigilance for the turn. Frondland Felidar then comes in and allows you to tap any creature with vigilance to tap any of your opponent's creatures. As you will invariably have more creatures than your opponent, tap your smallest creatures to tap opposing creatures and attack Unblocked.

Conclave Mentor adds +1/+1 counters for each +1/+1 counter that you place on creatures. Murasa Rootgrazer helps Landfall by, each turn, allowing you to either return a land to your hand or play an extra land. Similar increased landfall results from Roiling Regrowth and Scale the Heights.

Then come the options and/or personal choices. Do we add extra counters with Vastwood Fortification  Flip or double up on a Landfall effect with Skyclave Pick-Axe? Is Kazandu Mammoth  Flip stronger than Wildwood Scourge? Ranger's Guile can protect your Landfall creatures, but Light of Hope may be more versatile. Can we afford to give up Roiling Regrowth for Hydra's Growth? Can we fit in Heroic Intervention against controlling decks? These are the choices that make your deck unique and personal.

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