Luminarch Aspirant

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Luminarch Aspirant

Creature — Human Cleric

orcopollo on Akroma & The Valkyrie

2 months ago

Cool deck, I do love a nice Angel tribal! Have you considered adding Odric, Lunarch Marshal? He is just so good in any Akroma decks! I could also recommend Resplendent Marshal and Luminarch Aspirant for the counters theme, they're both low mana and Resplendent Marshal works especially great in tribal decks!

BioProfDude on Mono-White Humans Pioneer

9 months ago

Guardian of Faith is really more of a sideboard card, so that opens 2x slots. Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip is not in most lists anymore, and I think you could go to 3x Luminarch Aspirant. That frees up 4x slots for a card that adds a lot of value.

That's what I would do, anyway.

Blackgate on Innistrad: Lycantropes (Esper Werewolves)

10 months ago

Thanks Dani3377! It’s a fun deck and I agree Undying Malice is an awesome card!

GrimlockVIII I’ll try out Shady Traveler  Flip in place of Vengeful Strangler  Flip and see how it goes so it’s fully Werewolf :). I was considering Luminarch Aspirant on this slot as well and will give that a shot.

Andramalech on Modern Amulet Artifacts

1 year ago

I noticed that there isn't a sideboard detailed, and I did notice how your mana based is arranged, so I'll take it you prefer Bant () colored spells. I'd recommend:

I noted that you said you haven't constructed this yet so I keep that in mind with my recommendations; afterall, Broken Bond may do what you need it to better than Force of Vigor but honestly go off, either way, I see the great potential you have to make this an unorthodox at your local tourney. It would certainly raise eyebrows, and I think it could be fun. Best of luck with your building!

420MensRightsActivist on Counter Deck

1 year ago

since Rebullet recommended cards outside jund colors, i might as well too. Conclave Mentor and Luminarch Aspirant are must haves in white. Snakeskin Veil and Professor's Warning are also incredibly good cards that can give creatures counters and/or save them from removal. with a Hardened Scales in play (or any of the aforementioned creatures with a similar effect) they make particularly nice combat tricks. Walking Ballista has long been a popular card in modern. a couple The Ozolith couldn't hurt either.

Apollo_Paladin on Steroids Taste Good

1 year ago

Nice build!

This reminds me of a Green/White deck which I built specifically to run off of +1/+1 counter generation.

I myself went with Hardened Scales as a primary 1-drop & I think it could fit well with your build, as I also use Luminarch Aspirant as a means of building things up.

My method was to use Hardened Scales as a first-turn drop (sometimes even second turn drop, since I run 4 of them) as well as 4x Conclave Mentor, and then play creatures which come in with counters already (See: Servant of the Scale, Barkhide Troll, Ochre Jelly, Mikaeus, the Lunarch).

Few other thoughts:

  • Hydra's Growth can make for a nice finisher in any +1/+1 counter-based deck
  • Snakeskin Veil is a better alternative to your Arbor Armament since it can protect a creature with many counters already on it
  • Basri's Solidarity combo's amazingly well with Hardened Scales and Conclave mentor, and overall is more powerful than some of the other Sorceries that you're currently running.
  • Incubation Druid provides silly amounts of mana early-on provided you can get a counter on him (easy combo for mana ramp)
  • Charge Through is a nice workaround for decks which have many blockers, as without Trample, even the strongest creature can still be blocked. This fires at Instant-speed as well, so it can be used as a finisher against an opponent hoping to block a large creature with a weenie blocker.

BioProfDude on Mono White Humans

1 year ago

I have to second the suggestion for Luminarch Aspirant. That card is sooooooo good.

Drestlin on G/W +1/+1 counters

1 year ago

You are right regarding Luminarch Aspirant, i could try it instead of the lion - lion can pump himself up to disgusting with just 2-3 mana on the same turn he comes down tho, if i have one or two Hardened Scales or Conclave Mentor. 2 or 3 permanent counters for 1 mana each is basically GG if he stays down.

I think it's a side situation maybe. Also, don't underestimate reconfigure: while attached it isn't a creature so it can keep pumping up the creature it's attached to and survive removals - or at least the first one! Useful in case of a deathtouch defender for example.

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