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

Grind on Ororo Ageless ASsetic Real deck

2 weeks 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!!

2 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 …

2 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 …

2 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

3 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.

Topherito on Lifegain for pain

3 months ago

Hey, just popped in from reddit. So I'm not gonna lie, I spent alot of time writing out a really thoughtful response and my internet timed out and erased it all. So this may just he the cliffsnotes lol. Overall, you have a great list for lifegain and it's good to see the staples that should be there like Sanguine Bond, Exquisite Blood, and Exsanguinate. I could never find a way to generate the mana and tutor these guys out to the battlefield save a couple times where I was lucky, so that may be something I might look into because it really is a powerful game ending combo. I also appreciate you not using Oloro as commander for lifegain and got to see some cards I've never heard of or even thought to include in your list, specifically Angelic Chorus and Proper Burial. Which brings me to my suggestions, I tried to stay away from uber expensive cards that cEDH decks might require and still lend some quality assistance. Luminarch Ascension is a 2 CMC drop card that generates tokens in the form of 4/4 flyers and it works better with the more opponents you have as it collects its quest counters quicker. I always think lifegain needs the defense where it can get it so it can build a base to keep generating more life and set itself up and this card works great. Not to mention it works well with Proper Burial and Angelic Chorus. Speaking of ETBs, why wait for your creatures when you can use your opponents for lifegain with Authority of the Consuls. Now say someone counters your Sanguine Bond or whatever other combo you may have needed, Elixir of Immortality is a cheap low CMC artifact that gives you 5 life and recurs your graveyard back into your deck. Panharmonicon doubles your effects I believe as well but I need to double check that and just thought of it. Lastly, my most expensive recommendation at like 12 dollars, is Archangel of Thune. She is 5 CMC and can become a monster real quick in your deck if she isnt dealt with. At this point I put in a whole thing about mana rocks. They effectively speed up your turn by increasing your mana base, so you can do turn 5 things on turn 4. The signet is nice and sol ring is auto include, but talismans are strictly better than signers in my book and only a couple bucks. For your colors, Talisman of Hierarchy is best but you can use any of the ones with white or black in them, they just wont be as good as hierarchy. Finally, I wouldnt be doing you any justice if I didnt add some game breaking cheese from my current list. Say you have either Angelic Chorus or Proper Burial on the field. With a card like Entomb or Buried Alive or any discard cards could work but not as ideal, bury Leonin Relic-Warder from your deck. Then resurrect him with Dance of the Dead, Necromancy, or Animate Dead, use Leonin's ETB effect to exile the card which revived him, thus burying/sacrificing him, thus bringing the revive card back from exile so that you can bring Leonin back from the dead, this loops for an infinity thus triggering proper burial and/or angelic chorus and giving you infinite life. Anyways those are my suggestions, I hope they help, best of luck, and have fun playing!

Reznorboy on Fixing White in EDH

5 months ago

What I have learned from playing EDH myself in terms of this conversation is that mono-White is appallingly bad at just about most things IF:

You are new to the game.

I think someone mentioned that most good white cards break the social contract;

I think that 99.999% of decent white cards poop on the social contract.

I really hate the social contract, seriously, and this just reinstates that. An entire color became "unviable" simply because people decided that you're not allowed to play it.

That's salt right there.

I think what the original poster is trying to get at is that white should have more "socially acceptable cards", because currently, there are almost none.

Imagine playing Luminarch Ascension and NOT getting your face beaten in. It just doesn't happen unless you have some sort of back-up plan, and how is a casual player supposed to know that a back-up plan is required?

I honestly think that white should have some sort of way to be played in EDH without instantly making you Archenemy and having people threaten to stop playing with you.

Also, salt is real. I once literally played Braids, Conjurer Adept, a group hug deck, and then dropped Karn, the Great Creator and someone who was playing an Artifact deck scooped and then basically told me that I should learn to stop hating humanity and fix my toxic ways.

Bruh.

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