Path of Ancestry
Path of Ancestry enters the battlefield tapped.
: Gain one mana of any colour in your commander's colour identity. When that mana is spent to cast a creature spell that shares a creature type with your commander, scry 1.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , winterwind10|
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|Commander 2020 (C20)||Common|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Path of Ancestry occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.12%
RBW (Mardu): 0.72%
Path of Ancestry Discussion
3 days ago
5 days ago
My thoughts are that the best improvements could be made to the landbase. Command Tower, Path of Ancestry, Jungle Shrine, Field of Ruin, Krosan Verge, Scavenger Grounds, Rogue's Passage... Sure, the last three are colorless, but you can usually afford a few colorless utility lands in a 3 color deck. I'd also recommend Cinder Glade, Canopy Vista, Sheltered Thicket, and Scattered Groves, as they can be searched up by the verge and count as their respective basic types for your checklands and showlands. Also makes Skyshroud Claim worth considering, which would be a great addition to your ramp package! I'd dump the guildgates, untyped tapped lands, and the bouncelands for them, but the bouncelands might be worth keeping if your group doesn't play much land destruction, in which case I'd dump the lifelands.
Lastly, Sol Ring, it's the most powerful ramp in the format, definitely worth considering.
1 week ago
As far as mechanized production goes it will work that way, so you can copy treasures or even other artifacts in your deck. I understand if you want to focus more on the flavor though.
So at a glance I would say that Diabolic Tutor, Brainstorm, and Preordain are the most out of place. The tutor is very expensive and there isn't anything I am seeing that is really worth paying 4 extra mana to have in your hand. For the most part the cantrips just replace themselves and while they may moderately fix your draw, they don't give card advantage like some of the other cards in your deck. I tend to only put them in decks that synergize in some way with them. For the last one I would say pick your least favorite card, none stick out as particularly bad in the deck.
For the lands, I think you could afford to cut some basics and that may help fix mana. Some non-basics you could run that won't cost too much on their own are Temple of Deceit, Temple of Malice, Temple of Epiphany, Shivan Reef, Underground River, Grixis Panorama, Path of Ancestry, Thriving Bluff, Thriving Isle, Thriving Moor. I don't know if those thriving lands are available quite yet though. Of course the less basics you run the more consistent your colors will be, in your case I would shoot for around 10-12 total.
3 weeks ago
Looks good! You might like these: Herald of the Host, Sunbond, Cradle of Vitality, Well of Lost Dreams, Resplendent Angel, Bonders' Enclave, Tome of Legends, Endless Atlas, Bottled Cloister, Path of Ancestry, Emeria, The Sky Ruin, Empyrial Storm, Irregular Cohort, Strata Scythe, Blackblade Reforged, Heirloom Blade
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Nice list! I've been looking to build something way different, and griffins have stood out to me. This looks like a very fun and well put together deck!
As far as suggestions, I'd maybe look at dropping Karoo and Temple of the False God. I've found from personal experience running white decks that these are both too slow and/or unreliable. Maybe swap for a Path of Ancestry (I know, comes in tapped, but lots of scry is good in tribal) and really anything else of your choice.
It's been a while since this has been updated, so I'm guessing you already know a few of these, but Smothering Tithe, Generous Gift, and Heliod's Intervention would all be solid includes. Also I would maybe replace a few of your weaker pump spells (i.e. Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon") with card draw. Slate of Ancestry and Mask of Memory have done very well for me in mono white.
All in all though looks good and I can't wait to get started on mine.
1 month ago
So you've chosen mono-white, traditionally seen as a weaker colour in EDH thanks to a lack of ramp and draw. But not does it gain life, and you can work with that! First up, some creatures that care about lifegain (if you're not going full stax you'll need decent bodies to block and close out the game if your win-cons get removed): Ajani's Pridemate; Angel of Vitality; Archangel of Thune; Gideon's Company; Heliod, Sun-Crowned; Serene Steward; Serra Ascendant; Serra Avatar or Twinblade Paladin are all decent at this while Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Sun Titan are staples for a reason. I'm not convinced by the Runes, they're cool but a completely dead draw if your opponents aren't playing that colour. Other options might be Ajani's Welcome, Authority of the Consuls, Blind Obedience, Crackdown; Cradle of Vitality, Dawn of Hope; Path of Bravery; Smothering Tithe and Sunbond. The Reservoir is one of your best ways to win, so being able to search it up with Enlightened Tutor or the more budget Inventors' Fair and Tamiyo's Journal would be good. Other cards that might be good inclusions would be a wrath or two; Tithe/Land Tax; Debt of Loyalty; Lapse of Certainty; Selfless Squire; Rebuff the Wicked; Voidstone Gargoyle; Generous Gift; Emeria Shepherd; Exile and maybe some of the many Ajanis, Elspeths or Gideons. Finally, I reckon that 35 lands may even be a few too many, especially as most of them are basics. Might be worth cutting down to 30 and looking for some utility in cyclers/Emeria, The Sky Ruin/Detection Tower/Evolving Wilds etc. Could probably trade Path of Ancestry away too - it doesn't do much for you but is actually quite valuable!
1 month ago
Good list! I am a big fan of Edgar Markov.
I like that your deck is geared towards a faster-paced, lower CMC than my version. I do see a few tweaks I would make if this was mine.
I can't imagine Reliquary Tower is very useful in here, with the low mana curve. I would use Path of Ancestry instead.
Vindictive Vampire seems slow, I would be tempted to switch it out for Falkenrath Aristocrat which pack more punch for the same cost.
Kindred Dominance is on theme, but an update to Ruinous Ultimatum would be in order.
Another upgrade from new releases would be to change Unbreakable Formation to Flawless Maneuver.
Finally I would want to remove Raging River to make room for Berserkers' Onslaught.
I have found I had to lose Skullclamp from my build, because my Vampires almost never have 1 toughness.
Playing Athreos in here is such a good idea, I am definitely adding it top my own Vampires Tribal.
Hope this inspires you!