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Oketra the True
Legendary Creature — God
Double strike, indestructible
Oketra the True cannot attack or block unless you control at least three other creatures.
: Create a 1/1 white Warrior creature token with vigilance.
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Oketra the True Discussion
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I am attempting to up the creature count, and I don’t play in a graveyard heavy meta. Plus, I acquired Oketra the True ’s Masterpiece Card, and am therefore legally required to jam it in here.
2 months ago
Ok Niko, Quick Breakdown of what you've got here.
I notice several themes integrated into the deck. You should probably only focus on one theme, and if a secondary theme crops up take advantage of it's synergies. Right now I'm seeing:
Tokens Populate Soldiers Lifegain Creature Count Matters Enchantments Matter
Next we look at targeted removal:
Wanderer's Strike - Just one removal spell is too few. What happens if someone plays a dank artifact or enchantment? Do you just die to it?
Next we'll look at boardwipes:
Hour of Revelation - Some heavy restrictions here. Do you really want to wait for your boardwipe to become discounted? This is also too few board wipes. What happens if the creatures are indestructible? Or if Someone plays around Hour of Rev?
Next we'll look at ramp:
Smothering Tithe - Excellent choice, and a real over-performing option as well.
Ashnod's Altar - Excellent way to make use of your tokens and small costed buddies.
Everflowing Chalice - Aight, not my first pick, but it's aight.
Sol Ring - Duh
This is a pretty good ramp package, but I think we could upgrade it.
Next we'll break down your card draw options:
Mentor of the Meek - Decent in this deck. Sure the tokens you want to make the most of don't work out, and a few cards you play can turn this on. I like him, lets optimize creatures around him to make him better.
Skullclamp - Ayup!
Two cards that draw for you is a good start, lets add in some more.
Alright, let's cut everything that isn't a creature, that doesn't make tokens on its own, that isn't removal, card draw, boardwipes, or ramp, that doesn't have synergy with your commander.
Ajani's Welcome - A great card, but definitely reserve it for a build where you abuse your life totals more so than make creatures.
Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit - Most of your creatures are tokens.
Angel of Glory's Rise - Anti-synergies with your commander, and the tokens it creates.
Angel of Renewal - We can find a card that does something better.
Angelic Accord - We want to make angel tokens, but we're not here to gain life.
Angelic Chorus - While this looks good, it generally equates to 4-5 life a turn. Not bad, but not amazing for the investment in this deck.
Angelic Exaltation - Boy do I have mixed feelings on this card, suffice it to say, if you have no creatures, this card sucks. You might have no creatures when you draw this card. That would suck.
Elite Inquisitor - A good card, but we can do better.
Fiendslayer Paladin - A good card, but we can do better.
Forebear's Blade - There's a little synergy here, but to be honest you want a huge discount from this, and you're not likely to get a consistent discount.
Glorious Anthem - A great spell for a tempo based weeny deck. This is a cast based token deck.
Lena, Selfless Champion - You have so many more token creatures than non-token ones, and your zombie tokens don't benefit from her selflessness at all.
Martyr's Bond - This has potential in a deck that sacrifices it's stuff to maintain board control. I don' think this is a bad card, it just isn't a good enough fit.
Power Conduit -Here's that counter theme again.
Preeminent Captain - Soldier theme.
Sigil of the Empty Throne - Enchantment theme
Squad Captain -Creature count matters theme.
Standing Troops - A good card, but we can do better.
Sunblade Angel - A good card, but we can do better.
Umbral Mantle - I may have missed what this was for.
Veteran's Armaments - Soldier theme again.
Wanderer's Strike - A good card, but we can do better.
Now, I am well aware that this is a lot of cards. Let's shore up your deck, maybe by analyzing your win conditions.
God-Eternal Oketra + Creature Spells = Profit
Token Makers + Divine Visitation = Profit
Expendable Tokens + Ashnod's Altar = Profit
So you win by smacking with a bunch of medium sized tokens, most of the time. This means you need to do three things, Play creatures, Draw Creature spells, and protect your creatures.
Let's start by adding in some badass creatures that fit in your deck well.
Loyal Sentry - One mana has never been spent so well. In the late game it makes a token, in the early game it swings for damage, in the mid game it blocks and destroys pesky creatures.
Knight of the White Orchid - A bear with first strike that ramps you. Pretty good.
Oreskos Explorer - I would never play this in a non-mono-white deck. This does however let you catch up if you are late on land draws, and is at worst a bear to block with.
Boreas Charger - Ramp bud, ramp in mono-white whenever possible. Helps that you could make a zombie, or sac it to skullclamp.
Brimaz, King of Oreskos - I heard you wanted more cats? Can I convince you to play more cats?
Leonin Warleader - This was a card in your maybeboard, its really good.
Oketra the True - This is a fairly good card. Big blocker, or a token generator if you're doing poorly. I often hold her in hand to dump and rebuild after a board wipe.
Ranger of Eos - Only a few cards in your deck that this can retrieve, but a refill alongside making a zombie is an incredibly reserved play that could prevent you from over committing to the board.
Crested Sunmare - Don't get confused. This card cares if you gain life, but not how much. You have plenty of life gain left in the deck to justify making an army of 5/5 indestructible horses.
Geist-Honored Monk - Build a board, save for right after board wipes, or to pull ahead and force one. This is at worst a 3/3 with Vigilance, and two 1/1's with flying for 5 mana. Most often, this will be a 5/5 with vigilance, two 1/1's with flying and a 4/4 with vigilance for 5 mana.
Sun Titan - Sun Titan is Sun Titan. No mono-white deck could be ashamed to run it.
Angel of Serenity - This card is heavily underrated. It is removal, with the possibility to come back, but its also an easy way to sneak in a lethal attack while generating some board presence.
Good on creatures now? Awesome, let's look at Instants.
Swords to Plowshares - Remove that creature.
Generous Gift - Remove that Permanent. Oh and make a creature smaller than my Zombie tokens.
Disenchant - Get that Artifact or Enchantment off my battlefield and in your graveyard.
Rootborn Defenses - Yeah, this.
Unbreakable Formation - This can win games, or prevent the loss of games.
Return to Dust - Fuck these two things in particular, or just one if it's that bad.
Charge Across the Araba - Talk about stupid unpredictable win-cons for a mid-range token deck. This is one.
That about wraps up Instants, now Sorceries.
Divine Reckoning - Protects your general, but still clears the board.
Hallowed Burial - For those mf'ers that don't die.
Austere Command - A very utility board wipe.
Lastly add in a Land Tax
2 months ago
Oketra the True produces the wrong tokens, the warriors without vigilance.
2 months ago
I wrote up a primer for one of my decks, with formatting such as spoilers and panels, and when I pasted it from my Doc into the deck description, it came up with an error saying "one unopened panel". I doubled checked everything, and everything seemed to be okay. Here's my code:
Hello, and welcome to my primer for Angelhorde Invasion! ===accordion ===panel: Introduction This deck is based around casting creatures and getting value from [[God-Eternal Oketra]] and pumping them all up with lords. It is meant for casual EDH/Commander play and is a relatively budget deck. I don’t want anything above 10 USD unless I already own the card or there is a good reason for it to be in the deck (eg [[Ancient Tomb]] is needed as White really needs extra mana and I already have the card from my Dad’s old collection). The general strategy is to ramp out [[God-Eternal Oketra]] and cast a bunch of creatures such as [[Lyra Dawnbringer]] and [[Archangel of Thune]] to get a bunch of token value, then pump them up with lords such as [[Benalish Marshal]] and [[Cathars’ Crusade]]. In the case where I can’t get Oketra out, I can still beatdown with good value creatures and use manasinks to pump out both tokens and +1/+1 counters. ===endpanel ===panel: Why Mono-White? I chose Mono-White for a few reasons: - The first is that I wanted to consistently cast [[God-Eternal Oketra]], so I had to have her as my Commander. - I wanted this to be a relatively budget deck, and the best way to do that is to cut down on the number of colours in a deck, as manabases are very expensive. ===endpanel ===panel: Strengths - There are many combos that can just win the game outright. ===endpanel ===panel: Weaknessess - White lacks card draw that isn’t based on artifacts and/or really, really expensive. ===endpanel ===panel: Combos and Synergies This part is a work in progress, I haven’t played this deck enough to figure out all the combos and synergies. --- - [[God-Eternal Oketra]] + any card in the “Bounce” Category + mana = Instant Army™ - [[Burnished Hart]] + [[Emeria Shepherd]] + mana = more mana and permenant recursion - [[Bishop of Wings]] or [[Requiem Angel]] + [[Divine Visitation]] = Angels that can never die (unless you remove one or two of the two combo pieces) ===endpanel ===spoiler: Card Choices This explains why I put each card in my deck. It will be split into the custom categories that I have put the deck in. ===panel: Lands and Ramp This part is pretty standard, with some ramp, lands, and [[Tithe]] and [[Land Tax]] to get land drop consistency. ===endpanel ===Panel: Lords - Although [[Angel of Jubilation]] doesn’t give +1/+1 to all my Zombie Warriors, she still gives the bonus to my other creatures and stops other people from paying life or sacrificing creatures to cast spells. - Even with the removal of most of my Lifegain package, [[Archangel of Thune]] still has its uses. I still have [[Suture Priest]], [[Auriok Champion]], and my Angel Subtheme and [[Lyra Dawnbringer]], so there are still ways I can gain life. - [[Benalish Marshal]] is a lord for three mana that also gives three devotion. - [[Cathars’ Crusade]] is one of the best cards for creature decks, as it allows you to pump your team for doing nothing but what your gameplan is, casting creatures. - [[Lyra Dawnbringer]] is an Angel Lord and is an efficient beatstick. - [[Spear of Heliod]] provides a lord effect and can deter people from attacking me. ===endpanel ===panel: Multiple Oketras! - I put [[Helm of the Host]] in its own special category because I love the card when I attach it to my commander or some of my other creatures (like [[Admonition Angel]] or [[Emeria Shepherd]]) because it gives so much value and gives me so much satisfaction that I get 2 more Oketras a turn with [[Anointed Procession]]. ===endpanel ===panel: Utility and Card Draw - I use [[Adarkar Valkyrie]] when I want to make sure my commander or any other important creature doesn’t die; it’s like regeneration on a stick. And the best part is, the Angel has vigilance, so I can both attack with it and use its tap power. - [[Aegis of the Gods]] is a simple value creature that gives temporary protection from Burn and hand reveal cards such as [[Thoughtseize]]. - [[Alms Collector]] stops other people from drawing huge amounts of cards, and gives me some too! - [[Bishop of Wings]] supports my Angel subtheme by letting me gain life whenever an Angel enters and makes a Spirit whenever an Angel dies. It has a combo with [[Divine Visitation]], which allows me to make an Angel whenever an Angel dies. - [[Blind Obediance]] allows my deck to catch up to other decks by making all their creatures and artifacts enter the battlefield tapped. It also allows me to extort to get extra value out of my spells. - [[Emeria Shepherd]] gives me recursion whenever I play a land. Because most of my lands are Plains, the Shepherd usually returns the permenant to the battlefield. It combos with [[Burnished Hart]]. - [[Endless Atlas]] allows me to draw a card for only two mana if I have three or more lands with the same name, which is pretty easy to get, considering that this is a Mono-White deck. - [[Enlightened Tutor]] allows me to search for an artifact or enchantment such as [[Cathars’ Crusade]], [[Helm of the Host]] or [[Anointed Procession]]. - [[Grand Abolisher]] stops other people from doing stuff on my turn and gives two devotion for two mana. - Previously a card that I had overlooked, [[Odric, Lunarch Marshal]] gives my guys Double Strike if [[God-Eternal Oketra]] is out, and Vigilance if one of her Zombie Warriors are out. - [[Oketra’s Monument]] makes my creatures cost less and gives me extra value for casting creatures. - [[Reqiuem Angel]] gives me extra value in the form of creature tokens whenever one of my non-Spirit creatures dies. It, like with a bunch of other cards, forms a combo with [[Divine Visitation]]. - [[Slate of Ancestry]] allows me to refill my hand with a bunch of cards when I have run out of gas. ===endpanel ===panel: Removal and Boardwipes - [[Admonition Angel]] is simply removal on a stick. The best way to play with a Admonition out on the board is if you’ve got nothing you want to remove, then just leave lands in your hand until you do. - [[Angel of Sanctions]] is just removal on a creature that can you can recur from the graveyard using its embalm ability. You can also use it with any of the “Bounce” creatures to return it to your hand and remove something more important than what you removed before. - [[Austere Command]] is my only boardwipe because my deck relies alot on creatures, artifacts, and enchantments. - [[Banishing Light]] is simply an enchantment that removes any non-land permanent. - I really like [[Cast Out]] because it has flash and the ability to cycle it for another card when you don’t need it. All that for just one extra mana than a usual [[Oblivion Ring]]. - [[Cavalier of Dawn]] is good, as when it enters, you get to [[Generous Gift]] something, and on the way out, you get to recur an artifact or enchantment. - [[Darksteel Mutation]] is really good when you want to deactivate a commander or another creature that gets returned if it hits the graveyard. - [[Path to Exile]] and [[Swords to Plowshares]] both exile a pesky creature and give their controller a small reparation for doing so. [[Reparations|Sorry I killed your *insert big creature here*, here’s some life]]. - [[Return to Dust]] is simply artifact/enchantment removal. ===endpanel ===panel: Protection - [[Eight-and-a-half-Tails]] gives my guys protection from targeted removal and gives two devotion. - [[Lightning Greaves]] and [[Swiftfoot Boots]] do the same thing, except one gives shroud and one gives hexproof. - [[Selfless Spirit]] protects my creatures from things like removal and boardwipes. - [[Unbreakable Formation]] protects my guys and can pump them up when I am about to do a major attack. ===endpanel ===panel: Value Creatures - [[Archangel of Tithes]] is an Angel, and taxes people for attacking me when she’s untapped, and taxes people from blocking when it attacking. - [[Auriok Champion]] is one of the two cards remaining from my removed lifegain package. The reason why I kept it in is because it has extra value apart from gaining life (Protection from Red and Black and 2 devotion to [[symbol:W]] for two mana). - [[Aven Mindcensor]] is good because it stops people from getting the consistency that tutoring provides in a singleton format, and even if someone did steal it off me, it wouldn’t really matter because I only have 4 cards that tutor cards, 3 of which tutor lands. - Even though [[Brightling]] has the ability to bounce itself, I only use it in emergencies where I can’t do anything else, as it’s expensive, costing [[symbol:1]][[symbol:W]][[symbol:W]][[symbol:W]] to bounce it and cast it again, without a cost reducer out. - I usually just use [[Karmic Guide]] for the Oketra trigger and the recursion and don’t pay the Echo cost unless I don’t have anything else to do or I need the Protection from Black. - I have already talked about [[Lyra Dawnbringer]] in the “Lords” section, so I won’t repeat myself here. - The other Oketra card, [[Oketra the True]] is a good Manasink and a 3/6 Indestructible Double Strike. - [[Resplendent Angel]] is a good value creature, giving a 3/3 flyer with a bunch of other text and two devotion. [[Lyra Dawnbringer]] and Resplendent form a combo. - [[Suture Priest]] punishes my opponents for play creatures and allows me to gain life every time a creature enters. - [[Thalia, Heretic Cathar]] slows my opponents down and gives a 3/2 First Strike. - [[Tithe Taker]] makes all my opponents spend extra to do anything on my turn. ===endpanel ===panel: Bounce - [[Eiganjo Free-Riders]] makes me return a white creature I control to my hand, allowing me cast stuff for extra value again and again, again and again, again and again… - [[Emancipation Angel]], [[Kor Skyfisher]], [[Stonecloaker]], and [[Whitemane Lion]] all do the same thing; getting extra Zombies by bouncing itself back into my hand to cast again. Rinse and Repeat to create an Instant Army™. - [[Stormfront Riders]] is the payoff for all the bounce shenanigans, allowing me to create tokens every time I bounce something. ===endpanel ===panel: Tokens - [[Anointed Procession]] doubles all my tokens, from the Zombie Warriors I create with my commander to the Soldiers I create with [[Stormfront Riders]]. - [[Divine Visitation]] makes all my creature tokens turn into 4/4 Angels with Flying and Vigilance. It has a combo with [[Bishop of Wings]] and goes with my Angel subtheme. - I’ve already talked about [[Oketra the True]] (in “Value Creatures”), [[Oketra’s Monument]] (in “Utility and Card Draw”), and [[Requiem Angel]] (also in “Utility and Card Draw”) elsewhere, so I won’t talk about them here. ===endpanel ===endspoiler ===endaccordion Thanks for taking a look. Hope you liked it!
Can anyone find the error?
3 months ago
It might be a little expensive but Rout is always a good choice for creature wipes. The extra 2 to make it an instant is solid when you're in a bind. It's not always the best bet,but it can come in clutch.
And to keep in touch with the oketra theme also have Oketra the True to keep making tokens
6 months ago
Have you considered Arvad the Cursed ? I might even play him as your commander, since he gives an anthem effect (+2/+2) and drop Athreos in the 99. Honestly Atreos shines when he protects low CMC creatures. I don't think you will find a lot of people not paying the 3 life when 1 of your, often very powerfull, creatures dies. Next to that you play black and have a range of (under $9) tutors to fetch him.
You could throw in a little token/lifegain theme as support (very Orzhov) and play your deck as the guild extorting people and if they don't pay up exile their creatures. (Then Atreos might be super on theme again).
Legendaries I would run in a token/lifegain theme are: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Teysa, Orzhov Scion Karlov of the Ghost Council Kambal, Consul of Allocation Obzedat, Ghost Council Teysa Karlov Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Regna, the Redeemer / Krav, the Unredeemed Ghost Council of Orzhova Vona, Butcher of Magan Aryel, Knight of Windgrace Elenda, the Dusk Rose Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder Yomiji, Who Bars the Way Whisper, Blood Liturgist Darien, King of Kjeldor Heliod, God of the Sun Brimaz, King of Oreskos Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Oketra the True Elspeth, Sun's Champion Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Kaya, Orzhov Usurper Eight-and-a-Half-Tails
Support these guys with the following cards: Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Dictate of Erebos Grave Pact Smothering Tithe Ethereal Absolution Dawn of Hope Skullclamp Suture Priest Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Crested Sunmare Regal Bloodlord Pious Evangel Flip Authority of the Consuls Blind Obedience Anointed Procession Hidden Stockpile Vindictive Vampire Twilight Drover Mentor of the Meek Priest of Forgotten Gods Pitiless Plunderer High Market Shizo, Death's Storehouse Divine Visitation Intangible Virtue Attrition
A few sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar
Of course all of this above is just a suggestion. I think in this way you can easily you can keep the Legendary theme alive in your deck, but point in a bit more towards the Orzhov Syndicate. (wich in my opinion is an awesome guild!!) I think I kept a bit on a eye on your budget of $9 a card. If I missed a few my apologies.
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