Mark of Asylum
Prevent all noncombat damage that would be dealt to creatures you control.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Mark of Asylum Discussion
3 months ago
Glacial Chasm might also come in handy.
4 months ago
- Mark of Asylum
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- Blaze Commando
- Destructive Force
- Experimental Frenzy
- Soul-Scar Mage
- Jaya's Immolating Inferno
- Decree of Annihilation
4 months ago
Hello! Thanks for the comment on my deck! I'll see what I can do.
Ok so I see a lot in the way of aggro and not a lot of answers to problems. Don't get me wrong, dedicated aggro decks can be devastating; but they need to be quick and those cards are almost exclusively in red. This deck looks like it kicks off around turn 3-5 so we want to be able to do stuff in the early game. Bant is a color scheme that lends itself well to defensive tactics rather than harming opponents; this can take the form of protection, buffing creatures, or stalling until our game-plan can get off the ground. Now at the end of the day that game-plan is still "turn creatures sideways", so we want to make sure that the creatures we select are aggressive; but, the control colors in our deck (white and blue) can provide us with a fair amount of answers to problems that we can use both early and mid game to ensure our victory.
So what we want from the deck is:
1) Board Control/Stall Tactics 2) Protection 3) Card Advantage 4) Aggressive creatures
Often times these categories can overlap. For example: a creature with hexproof. That fills the "aggressive creature" and "protection" categories so that means we're getting more value out of just that one card, which is what we want. Variety is both the spice of life and the answer to our deck-building conundrum. So we want to make sure that our card selection is refined. So lets break each category down.
Board Control/Stall Tactics
I love the options Bant gives us for board control. Green has a lot of artifact/enchantment removal, white has a lot of good spot removal in the form of "exile" which gets around that pesky indestructible ability, and blue often bounces things off the board or counters things. So what options are best? Honestly, its up to you. But remember that the more options that a card gives you the more value you get out of it. Here are a couple of my favorite board control cards in Bant:
That should give you enough options to play with and see which ones you like best.
Protection spells are many and can come in many different forms, but ultimately it comes down to making sure our permanents stay permanent. For us this is most likely gonna be about protecting our creatures. Some of my favorite protection spells in Bant are:
The longer our creature(s) stay on the field the more likely we are to win.
This can either mean card draw, digging through our library, or just straight up tutoring. Some good options are:
By giving ourselves card advantage, we can find solutions to problems a lot faster.
And finally we get to the bread and butter of the deck, the creatures. Now the mechanic we're working with is the Exalted mechanic, which states that if the player attacks with exactly one creature, then each card with Exalted (including the attacker) will grant that lone attacker +1/+1. This aggro tactic minimizes casualties in battle but doesn't reduce the armies strength during the attack phase. So the more instances of exalted we have the more powerful our lone attacker is. Here are some cards worth looking at into for this combat style:
With these creatures at our disposal, opponents will often find it hard to outgrow our aggressive playstyle.
Now keep in mind that the exalted mechanic itself is very aggressive and simultaneously acts as the "buff" aspect of our defensive tactics that mentioned near the top. So we need little in the way actual buffing spells like Giant Growth; that leaves much more room open for including a lot more control and card advantage spells. Ultimately what you pick is up to you but try using the cards I've listed above as the basis of your card selection and go from there. Cross reference which cards fall into multiple categories for the best options possible. I don't want to just straight up give you a decklist, I want you to choose the cards yourself and make a deck that's entirely your own. I hope my longwinded advice helped LOL happy deck building.
5 months ago
Heya! Nice deck, would just like to share some of my findings from my own experiments
Nightshade Peddler makes all your fights lethal.
I've found Wren's Run Packmaster to be pretty sub optimal since most of the time the only elf you really have access to is your commander himself and I'd rather have Tolsimir in play.
Feed the Pack i've always found to be pretty suboptimal for 6 mana, also alot of the non-token creatures usually happen to be super synergistic and I don't usually want to remove them. Depending on your meta Wolfcaller's Howl can be pretty meh too.
Lastly, I had a larger land ramp package so I could make use of Howl of the Night Pack. Card can end the game all by itself!
6 months ago
Creature - Beast
Haste, Trample, First Strike
When ~ enters the battlefield or attacks, it deals damage equal to its power to you and each other creature you control
Ninja'd. Do above.
6 months ago
7 months ago
Typically the deck doesn't struggle against Burn matchups, as it is a deck centered around life gain, so I did not find it necessary to include Leyline of Sanctity in the side board. The cards that end up being better for that are Mark of Asylum, which keep your creatures on the board through all their removal and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, which provides a threat that they have to deal with and attacks their resources instead.
7 months ago
24 Jul 2020
After 8 months and a few sets later decided to update the deck: