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Create two 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying.
Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
The_Warleader on Mardu Tokens
1 month ago
I always gravitate towards aristocrats when discussing token strategies in competitive magic. You already have Westvale Abbey
Flip which is one of my favorite wincons and lends itself towards an aristocrat-style gameplan. Falkenrath Aristocrat / Butcher of the Horde are great token payoffs, however the format might be just too fast for them at the moment.
But some advice I would say for your current decklist is that it's just too slow. The Modern format is very fast and most decks snowball too much for you to be playing cards like Battle Screech and Lingering Souls. I do like the Ephemeriate + Solitude + Season Pyromancer package. However your other creatures aren't too relevant for what you're trying to accomplish. I would rather see a couple Intangible Virtue instead of the Serra's (which, by the way, you really shouldn't play all 4 copies of that card. It can make your draws awkward and isn't so detrimental to your deck working that it makes up for the drawback). I love the idea though. Honestly, I think the Ephemorate package I was talking about before could be your linchpin for the deck. Maybe find some other strong ETB effects that revolve around tokens ( Weaponcraft Enthusiast )? Or maybe a Plaguecrafter effect? Those might be too cute, but it's something to consider. Either way, good luck with your Deck it looks fun!
multimedia on Orzhov Lifegain Vampire Buff Stuff
2 months ago
Hey, for a first deck, well done on a budget.
I see some good deck building here, a clear game plan, some 4 ofs and a nice set of Godless dual lands. However, the numbers on some cards are off and there's some cards that belong in the sideboard rather than main deck because they cost too much mana for what they do unless you know for sure you're getting value from them. Revenge of Ravens, Kaya's Wrath, Exquisite Blood could all go in the sideboard in smaller numbers. Ill-Gotten Inheritance isn't worth playing.
There's an archetype in Modern called Soul Sisters and that's what you're mimicking here. In Soul Sisters you're also growing creatures p/t when you gain life. It's called Soul Sisters because of 4x Soul Warden and 4x Soul's Attendant are the sisters, life gain engine. In Soul Sisters there's nonbudget payoff wincons, Serra Ascendant and Heliod, Sun-Crowned, huge payoffs from wanting to gain life. You're going for a budget Soul Sisters and there's several budget replacements to consider.
- 4x Lunarch Veteran Flip --> Ill-Gotten Inheritance
- 2x more Pridemate --> Gideon's Company
- 4x Lingering Souls --> Revenge of Ravens
- 3x Speaker of the Heavens --> Exquisite Blood and Kaya's Wrath
You have a clear game plan here, but you can improve gameplay by changing the numbers of some cards and adding more lower mana cost effects that gain life? You're going to want more than just 4x Warden as one drop repeatable life gain with creatures. Veteran is a budget replacement for Soul's Attendant since Attendant is now $5 each. If you can get 1 or some Attendants then for sure play them, but if you can't get 4 than play 4x Veteran as another one drop sister. It's the 4x number of each that you want to have a better chance of having a sister turn one.
For your version the best opening curve is one drop sister into Pridemate, but to get this consistently you want more one drop sisters and more Pridemates. Lingering Souls gives you a lot of creature value for the mana cost because can flashback for lesser cost later or even same turn. With a sister or more in your control Souls can trigger nice amount of life gain while also creating flying Spirits who can be attackers or fodder as blockers. Turn one Warden, turn two Pridemate, turn three Souls, turn four flashback Souls and cast some thing else is a curve to build a huge game winning Pridemate.
Speaker of the Heavens is a fine budget payoff for having more life by creating 4/4 Angels. Creating an Angel triggers sisters and it's another one drop with lifelink.
Good luck with your deck.
kamarupa on Token Welcome
3 months ago
Thanks for the +1 and suggestions! Lingering Souls is limited to sorcery speed and not as repeatable or cheap to cast as Speaker of the Heavens. As this deck is intended as multiplayer deck, generating tokens on opponent's turns nets us a lot more card draws from Tocasia's Welcome. Thus, like Lingering Souls, Hero of Bladehold isn't a versatile as the spells I've already included, as it's limited to making tokens only during my own combat phase. I'd consider Devouring Light if it worked on any creature instead of only attacking/blocking. There are just too many creatures that are threats without attacking or blocking.
Dead_Blue_ on Token Welcome
4 months ago
Devouring Light could be better than Path to Exile in this deck.
Hero of Bladehold should be an auto include as well as Lingering Souls
Dead_Blue_ on Smallpox Party Funtimes
5 months ago
Turn 2 Pox into a turn 3 Lilly would be an amazing play but the stars would really have to align with Urborg & Flagstones lining up for it
The thing is you’ll do stuff like discard your Bloodghast to Lilly then bring it back for free with a land drop and still have mana open the same way you would with Smallpox but there will be many games where a turn 2 Smallpox is not an optimal play, often it’ll be a turn 4 play. And speaking from experience most decks can recover against a pox but Lilly single handed can take over, whatever they draw they discard, whatever they play you negative 2. It creates an unwinnable scenario for a lot of decks. It would go great with the Lingering Souls beat down
wolfhead on Modern Doran Company
8 months ago
Oh man well I gotta bring up Aegis Turtle again, I love that card and blue also gets you Sidisi's Faithful, Contraband Kingpin, and Deputy of Detention,
But Concealing Curtains Flip is sweet, and what feels way back in the day I even ran Disowned Ancestor who was okay in board stalls,
Lagonna-Band Trailblazer is cool with stuff like Shape the Sands,
And hear me out, a card that works great with both tower defense and ensnaring bridge is Ornithopter.
Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive does as well.
Gilded Goose gets sweet as your mana curve gets lower,
Permeating Mass cracks me up if you focus more on assault formation and High Alert, But ive never gotten around to trying it.
And I guess Brokers Initiate is just a strict upgrade to Yoked Ox with her mana sink?
Arboreal grazer is sweet I'd definitely keep him and some harbingers
And I know it's a non-bo with collected company but I gotta make the obligatory statement about how sweet Lingering Souls is with tower defense,
Though is it too slow nowadays even with bridge? Shit I feel old. At least it can chump a giant murktide for a while
legendofa on Raffine, Scheming Seer Reanimator
10 months ago
What are your thoughts on Lingering Souls and/or Dread Return? I was thinking about Raffine Reanimator myself, and I'm probably going to take some ideas from this.
Niko9 on Impactful Lifegain to improve black …
10 months ago
I do love a good lifegain deck : ) The one I built a while back is a variation of 60 card soul sisters with Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant gaining me life from Lingering Souls or afterlife creatures like Seraph of the Scales or Orzhov Enforcer all to power up a Bloodthirsty Aerialist
Revival / Revenge is a great versatile card, and my favorite lifegain combo is to use Selenia, Dark Angel with Sanguine Bond and Tainted Sigil Selenia is a great flying blocker that your opponent will never actually get rid of, bond is bond : ) and sigil can actually save you in a pinch, but when you put them all together, it's a kill one player combo. Stacking Selenia triggers can be fun when it works : )
But again, I use this in 60 card, so not sure how applicable it is to commander. I also really like Ivory Tower or Sun Droplet just for constant gain effects for Bloodthirsty Aerialist but I'm not sure if it would work in EDH.
Best of luck with the deck! Looks pretty awesome.
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