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Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature has first strike.
Whenever equipped creature attacks, create a 4/4 white Angel token with flying.
Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card enters the battlefield unattached and stays on the battlefield if the creature this card is attached to leaves the battlefield.)
2 months ago
BakingIsPunk13: No problem. Just a couple things I noticed that I thought I'd point out. Commander's Sphere is not something I'd put in a mono color deck. In my opinion, there's better options for mono-colored mana ramp that I'd rather include, stuff like Marble Diamond or the about-to-be-reprinted Pearl Medallion. Not to mention THE most important card in EDH: Sol Ring!
Why is Altar of Dementia here? Is the plan to sacrifice a bunch of angels to mill someone out? I'd think if you have that much power on the board, you should be able to win the old-fashioned way, no?
Unless I'm missing something, I'm not quite sure what Crucible of Worlds is doing in here. In the context of your deck alone, all it does is allow you to re-use Fabled Passage. Was there another use? General note about lands, since so many of your angels are a high mana cost, I'd definitely look into increasing your land count, even with ramp artifacts.
Some other random cards you might like:
Monologue Tax : Since you have Smothering Tithe
Swiftfoot Boots: Since you have Lightning Greaves
Moonsilver Spear + Seraphic Greatsword
Return to Dust + Disenchant
Door of Destinies
Path to Exile + Generous Gift
Mana Tithe + Rebuff the Wicked
Side note, you don't need to include Brisela, Voice of Nightmares Meld Meld as its own creature, since you have the two halves of it in the creature list. After that, I'm only seeing 97 cards + Giada. Might want to double check your list ;)
9 months ago
Sorry I've been a bit slow on responses, a sudden visit from my parents among other things has been occupying us! Here we go!
Angelic Ascension certainly is an interesting suggestion! Usually when I've seen cards like this (there are some similar ones like Divine Gambit) I just think that I don't want to give my opponents anything of import, and a 4/4 flyer is generally not something I want them to have. However, as you point out, we can usually block that here, and with our life gain this might be a non-issue in this deck where it is a significant one in others. The downside of this card is the 4/4, but it exiles, is at instant speed, has flexibility (since it can hit PWs as well), and is great flavor. The comparison cards, both of which cost are Darksteel Mutation and Fateful Absence. The upside of mutation is that it can sideline annoying combo commanders and pieces. The down side is that it is sorcery speed. It also isn't a slam dunk, as it can be sacrificed or bounced in numerous ways to get it back, or they could blow the enchantment up and not have to recast their piece. Fateful Absence likewise can deal with PWs, but it only destroys the target, which is less useful in recursion decks where they can just get it back. It also grants a clue token, which sometimes could be better than a 4/4 flyer (if they draw into the piece they need to win or stay in the game) and sometimes can be worse, so it's a mixed bag. On the whole, I'd be interested in trying it out though!
That's helpful feedback on Emeria, Shattered Skyclave Flip, and makes me feel like I knew what I was doing when I didn't include it. I suspect its still worth it though because they will probably be some corner cases where it does what we need even if we don't love the cost. And since the three life doesn't really mean anything to us it's probably worth it, but its a marginal increase at best. Kabira Takedown Flip is probably the best mdfc to add because more removal is always useful. Ondu Inversion Flip isn't great since we don't typically want to wipe the board, but there are corner cases where I could use it with Cosmic Intervention with devastating effect, and it's probably wise to have a second board wipe anyway.
As for the game on Muddstah, I couldn't agree more with the misplays. I wish they has posted his deck list so we knew whether he included enough draw in his deck, but in any case there is no reason he shouldn't have played Giada turn 2, and he should have started with smaller, more incremental attacks along the way, with those counters helping a lot. He was clearly way too excited about having the lifegain/angel token making powerhouse cards on board and got ahead of himself. He also shouldn't have bothered with Bishop of Wings and played Righteous Valkyrie turn three, which would have caused Resplendent Angel to make its first token when he cast it on the end of turn four, giving him seventeen power on board turn four, with the option to get a lot more with bishop or another angel the turn afterward. The whole table was way too worried about the blue/green player just because he had a board state. The worst blue/green can do to our deck is bounce everything, and that doesn't set us back too much, especially with that hand. The Ulamogg player was slow but that is a deck you want to kill early, and mono-black is a color we want to be more afraid of, as the Sudden Spoiling move proved. They all should have put the eldrazi player on the death list as soon as they saw him put Woe Strider in his hand. Threat assessment problems aside, he just didn't sequence things correctly, and its certainly possible that he didn't have enough draw in his deck to where setting it up looked relevant. Nonetheless, he was still one of the powerhouse players in this match, attesting to Giada's strength!
Thanks for the kind words and the suggestion! Moonsilver Spear is always a fun card, and the prospect of making a giant angel token with it is indeed tantalizing. I think the casting and equipping costs make it a bit slow for our curve, though by all means play it if it's fun! I do have a copy in my binder, and I do plan to play it if I ever make that boros equipment deck that has been simmering in my mind for a year or so, its a fun card!
9 months ago
Always love reading your deck primers and appreciate the amount of thought and passion you put into your brews. Thanks for sharing this one!
Only recommendation is a personal favorite of mine - Moonsilver Spear. A bit expensive in CMC - yes. But man its always been a powerhouse for me in Angel or midrange decks.
10 months ago
Potential Removals/Substitutions I would recommend roughly 13 creatures (15 with the commanders) Due Respect Festival of the Guildpact Immolating Glare Niveous Wisps Pressure Point Daybreak Coronet Healing Hands Citywide Bust Kor Outfitter Light-Paws, Emperor's Voice Sleeper Dart
Potential Additions +4 plains/other lands Sram, Senior Edificer Stonehewer Giant Danitha Capashen, Paragon Colossus Hammer Swiftfoot Boots Argentum Armor Masterwork of Ingenuity Sun Titan Knight of the White Orchid Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Metalwork Colossus Mirran Crusader Divine Reckoning Slash the Ranks Secret Rendezvous Fireshrieker Loxodon Warhammer Nettlecyst Golem-Skin Gauntlets Bloodforged Battle-Axe Sculpting Steel Maul of the Skyclaves Batterbone Angelic Armaments Arch of Orazca Avarice Amulet Battle Angels of Tyr Bonder's Ornament Coveted Jewel Cosmos Elixir Eye of Vecna Flumph Fey Steed Howling Golem Howling Mine Infiltration Lens Mask of Memory Mikokoro, Center of the Sea Otherworld Atlas Seer's Sundial Skullclamp Staff of Nin Stone Haven Outfitter Strength-Testing Hammer Tapestry of the Ages Teferi's Puzzle Box Temple Bell The Celestus War Room Blade of Selves Brass Knuckles Delver's Torch Demonmail Hauberk Dragon Throne of Tarkir Executioner's Hood Heartseeker Hedron Matrix Holy Avenger Moonsilver Spear Ogre's Cleaver Sigil of Distinction Sigil of Valor Skinwing Spellbinder Warlord's Axe Worldslayer
1 year ago
The Blazing Dawn (A name I made up for her sword)
Legendary Tribal Artifact - Angel Equipment
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has flying and haste.
Whenever equipped creature attacks for the first time, if you haven't had an additional combat phase yet this turn, untap all creatures you control. After this combat phase, there is an additional combat phase.
- Equip Angel
Do you have a favorite legendary creature and / or Planeswalker who wields some sort of weapon? If so, make that into an equipment!
1 year ago
Hey Breastiny, good to see other people brewing with Isshin!
I'd see about maybe running Kentaro, the Smiling Cat as a cheap mana-fixer, to ensure you never have the wrong colors. Fumiko the Lowblood is an excellent card here; your opponents are forced to swing, even with creature they don't want want to attack with. They will either attack other opponents (helping you win) or attack into a pumped-up Fumiko, which will lose them their creatures. In a true Samurai tribal deck, Nagao, Bound by Honor, Takeno, Samurai General, Konda, Lord of Eiganjo and Godo, Bandit Warlord can't be omitted.
As niche picks, consider Iizuka the Ruthless and Opal-Eye, Konda's Yojimbo. The former will put your foes on the back foot, as they never know when the double strike might come through. The latter provides defensive utility, especially late-game when you have access to more mana.
On the non-Samurai end of things, some Equipment that synergizes with Isshin seems like a good call. Sword of the Animist gets even better by fetching you 2 basics instead of 1, while Sigil of Valor and Reaper's Talisman double up on your other 'attacks alone' effects. Other Equipment improved by Isshin includes Argentum Armor, Delver's Torch, Moonsilver Spear Sword of Hours and Trepanation Blade. If you find yourself in need of additional (non-Samurai) cannon fodder, Captain's Claws and Sigiled Sword of Valeron will do in a pinch.
Hope this helps! Good luck :)
1 year ago
Ashdust: Yeah my bad, I wasn't taking budget into account when I wrote that. Any of Infectious Horror, Rhox Veteran, Moonsilver Spear, Righteous Cause, and Parhelion II could go, but they're all waaaay cheaper than the Hero. Don't lose sleep over it.