Luminarch Ascension

Luminarch Ascension

Enchantment

At the beginning of each opponent's end step, if you didn't lose life this turn, you may put a quest counter on Luminarch Ascension. (Damage causes loss of life.)

{{1,W}}: Put a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying onto the battlefield. Activate this ability only if Luminarch Ascension has four or more quest counters on it.

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Luminarch Ascension Discussion

Tzefick on None

1 month ago

While the effect in essence is powerful, especially for white. I don't think this is a good route to achieve it for white. It becomes too mana intensive to achieve card draw, and the worst part would be to cast this, only to have another player nuke it with a Reclamation Sage or well... a Counterspell .


Personally I always found it a bit puzzling, seeing as white is bad at card draw and mana acceleration, the "solution" is often to pair card draw with high mana costs - either through straight cost ( Staff of Nin , Mind's Eye ) or through activations - like Dawn of Hope .

Red gets their impulse draw on a 4-mana enchantment Outpost Siege with no additional investment and red is the second worst color in Magic to draw cards.

If WotC had made Dawn of Hope with a 1 mana activation, I think it would have been an interesting card. As it is, it's pretty poor. And yes it can create tokens at a very poor rate as well, but that is unrealistic to matter in constructed formats, so that isn't much of a positive.


I believe it would be more interesting to attempt to craft a better solution for white's lack of card draw than simply putting high costs and drawbacks on it.

White has always been a combat focused color and I think it would be appropriate to create at least some kind of synergy that results in card advantage. We have cards like Sun Titan and Bishop of Rebirth that directly reanimates smaller permanents/creatures whenever they attack. However this is bound behind there being anything in your graveyard and seeing how white doesn't deal in discarding, or selfmilling, or having an oversized hand the only way they get cards into their graveyard is by casting them and having them destroyed - or utilize a small array of artifacts like Key to the City .

What if we made other mechanics that combines with White's strengths and ideology?

Now we're just entering brainstorm mode

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BrassLord on Spiritual Guidance

1 month ago

For sure can be a headache to deal with! Any sword of X and Y would be good. If ever there was a deck to run Armageddon , I think this would be it. Your commander's low curve and the ability to spam out tokens means that once you resolve it, you're going to be able to rebuild faster than most other decks. Also, Luminarch Ascension can quickly turn into a win condition after you play one of your multiple board wipes.

I would recommend Maze of Ith and like Glacial Chasm , but at 33 lands, I think you need all the mana you can get!

Grind on Ororo Ageless ASsetic Real deck

3 months ago

Nice deck!!
Personally i like Reality Shift over pongify bc it can deal w indestructible creatures like eldrazi. But Swords to Plowshares is the best!
Also i would consider Arcane Denial or Dovin's Veto over redirect.
Luminarch Ascension is an upgrade for griffin aerie.
I would consider Grasp of Fate over act of authority as its a 3-for-1.
I like Vampire Nighthawk over gifted aetherborn.
Also if you want to spend that budget, Serra Ascendant and City of Brass are good cards. But there are probably other cheaper choices to improve your deck if you want also. I really like Phyrexian Arena .
Just some ideas cheers and have fun!!!

MrXilas on This is the Season for Giving & Sharing!!

4 months ago

Have you considered Revenge of Ravens for additional incentive not to attack you? Luminarch Ascension and Bloodchief Ascension would be a blast here as well unless they are too aggressive for this deck.

Gleeock on Court of Grace, the best …

5 months ago

It has this effect where players tend to forget about it once monarch is taken from you & forgotten threat cards have solid value in-and-of themselves. I will have opponents just absolutely fretting about removing my Luminarch Ascension, which I end up seeing less flyers from over the course of a game versus this card which ends up making more threats in a white weenie strategy. I've seen players just kind of sigh & still boardwipe knowing full-well the recovery rate this card has from that.

griffstick on Court of Grace, the best …

5 months ago

Yea the Court of Grace card is alot like Luminarch Ascension, because they both attract you to get attacked.

Arcaneful on Ghen Enchantments

5 months ago

Cuts:

Gravebreaker Lamia: You do get to tutor something to the grave, but you don't really cast from the grave. I'd rather just play Final Parting and also tutor something to hand.

The Birth of Meletis is kinda meh. It's an early enchanment yes but I feel it doesn't do much. I'd rather play an Luminarch Ascension or just a mana rock.

Mythos of Snapdax seems too restrictive. Another boardwipe sounds much better. Still a low costing one such as Wrath of God, or the new one from commander legends that's mono white and 5 mana Slash the Ranks.

Merciless Eviction should go in for most boardwipes as it's so good. Perhaps for Ruinous Ultimatum as that is very color restrictive and merciless is less mana.

Aphemia, the Cacophony isn't that good.

With your low curve and many rocks I'd cut a land or cut the two Diamonds as they're kinda bad. Sadly. They're acceptable in mono colored but not really here.

Additions:

Ghostly Prison/Sphere of Safety is necessary pillowfort. There's a black version too with cumulative upkeep as well. Might be good in our meta against many of David's decks, as well as mine.

Alseid of Life's Bounty is just great. Protects either Ghen or an enchantment you don't want dying at that time.

Agent of Erebos: Some much needed gravehate.

Aegis of the Gods is good for protection against direct burn.

Spirit of the Labyrinth is good if you're leaning into the staxxy parts of cards like Eidolon of Rhetoric. Along the same lines Stony Silence and Aura of Silence are nice picks.

I have many more recommendations but these are the start. I don't want to particularly overwhelm or change the deck.

GL my guy.

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