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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Creature — Human Cleric
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.
Disturb (You may cast this from your graveyard transformed for this card's disturb cost.)
2 weeks 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.
1 month ago
Powerful deck always frustrating to play against!
What issues do you run into during 1v1 that need solving?
Your guys can probably get pretty big but if a green deck goes bigger or someone has a pesky artifact or enchantment a good answer like Banishing Light
Finally there's always a good wrath. I like Dusk / Dawn for its late game play.
2 months ago
Suture Priest Lunarch Veteran Flip Impassioned Orator Kor Celebrant Pious Evangel Flip Auriok Champion Healer of the Pride Riveteers Overlook Cabaretti Courtyard Maestros Theater Obscura Storefront Brokers Hideout Sigarda's Splendor Trespasser's Curse Cleric of Life's Bond Prism Ring Tablet of the Guilds Soulmender Silent Attendant Apothecary Initiate Ghost-Lit Redeemer
2 months ago
Black Market Connections can do a lot of work for a 3 drop, and you've got access to White for random life gain to make it less of a problem. It's clunky but Axis of Mortality is a really fun/interesting card that can make it an asset to pay life, and you can also use it to just switch two opponent's life totals if yours is the highest. If you want something lower to the ground, there are also the Soul Sisters, Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant, or Lunarch Veteran Flip. One or two of those coming out early can mean a ton of life if nobody is wiping.
I think Welcoming Vampire might work, but you probably want to have tokens enter on other people's turns, not sure if you can pull that off readily. There is also Bennie Bracks, Zoologist, which doesn't care what kind of token you're making and can be cheap to cast, he's really nice with Pitiless Plunderer and a sac outlet or Smothering Tithe.
Not sure if you get walled very often, but if you're usually going wide Angel's Trumpet can create a ton of chaos for unprepared decks.
4 months ago
Changeling Hero (Champion a creature)
Mulldrifter (card draw)
Impassioned Orator (infinite life)
Daxos, Blessed by the Sun (infinite life)
Healer of the Pride (infinite life)
4 months ago
5 months ago
Archetype of Courage and Archetype of Endurance aren't super good value for the mana you put in. If you want increased combat effectiveness, there are toughness buffs, and if you want protection, that are counterspells or targeted protections like Ephemerate or Dive Down or Simic Charm or Resolute Watchdog
Turn to Frog is not a very exciting removal effect if you're in white and could just be running Swords to Plowshares. Same for the tapdown of Winterthorn Blessing, or the delayed value of Fall of the Impostor. Beast Within or Generous Gift are also premier removal.
You have a few off-theme creatures I think you won't much like: Disciplined Duelist works off power, Horizon Chimera gains a little life which is pretty low value overall, same for Lunarch Veteran Flip. Rootcoil Creeper and Llanowar Scout aren't too bad, but I think there are probably better ramp effects for you.
Slaughter the Strong is crazy strong in your deck!
5 months ago
both Chaplain of Alms Flip and Ambitious Farmhand Flip feel really out of place here, i’d ditch them so you can run the 4th Carrion Feeder and Gravecrawler, both cards that are vitally important to this deck functioning.
i’d also get rid of Sungold Sentinel, Intrepid Adversary, and Lunarch Veteran Flip as they’re all pretty bad cards and don’t really fit the sacrifice theme. White is pretty poor with sacrifice in general so maybe it’s better to be running red instead - gives you access to Mayhem Devil, Goblin Bombardment, Dreadhorde Butcher, and Lightning Bolt, which are all really helpful for profiting from sacrifice while applying a lot of fast-pressure (I have a competitive BR zombie-sac deck here if you're interested to see that).
If you’re planning on doing tournaments then you’ll need a sideboard. If you do end up with one, Duress belongs there instead of the mainboard (it’s useless versus other creature decks).
i’m worried that Rotten Reunion only feels just-barely playable if Kaya is out doing her -2.