Enchantment — Aura
As Pentarch Ward enters the battlefield, choose a color.
When Pentarch Ward enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Enchanted creature has protection from the chosen color. This effect doesn't remove Pentarch Ward.
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Pentarch Ward Discussion
8 months ago
Grand Abolisher can help a lot against control decks and suits the devotion plan as well. If you face control often, you can also include other anti control cards. Fell free to experiment with Eight-and-a-Half-Tails, Favor of the Mighty, 4x Cavern of Souls, Giver of Runes, Greater Auramancy, Ranger-Captain of Eos, Pristine Angel, Voice of All, Pentarch Ward, Spectra Ward. Control has always the upper hand over you, this helps to bind their hands.
Luminous Broodmoth it's not an Angel and you control not enough non flyers that are worth to keep alive. You can run a creature only strategy. I suggest you look at death and taxes decks and draw inspiration from there.
Angels do not synergize with anything. You play Angels only because you like Angels not for competitive reasons. There is an option for a lifegain Angels deck (I'm working on it right now) but it uses very different kind of Angels Angel of Vitality, Resplendent Angel, Archangel of Thune, Lyra Dawnbringer and a lot of 1 life passive trigger cards.
If you add another color or colorless, you destroy the devotion plan. Therefore you need another strategy to get Angels out. See "Other strategies" in description
1 year ago
Well. Here's what I got on white.
Sigarda's Aid is terrific if you have a lot of auras. Ethereal Armor also gets better the more enchantments you have. Technically, there are 3 more enchantress cards: Satyr Enchanter, Verduran Enchantress, and Mesa Enchantress.
Alseid of Life's Bounty adds to the enchantments on the field and can be used to save a creature or get damage through. Hyena Umbra is good if they aren't running exile or -1/-1 effects. Pentarch Ward can be good as well. Shield of the Oversoul will make a Bogle indestructible. Privileged Position protects everything else.
Deafening Silence can slow down your opponents (Eidolon of Rhetoric and Rule of Law are a higher cmc versions) and Shapers' Sanctuary can at least let you draw. Ghostly Prison can be used against aggro decks.
Cards I didn't mention before: Rancor = Amazing, Unbridled Growth is mana fixing but not ramp like Utopia Sprawl. Hydra's Growth is strong but you have to slow them down a lot for it to work. Sixth Sense is card draw if you consistently hit.
In the end you can play whatever colors, I just think red offers the least and isn't necessary due to the hybrid mana of Obosh, the Preypiercer.
1 year ago
pugzly101 Great deck!
May I ask what the Traveler's Cloak and Pentarch Ward generally target upon re-entry(if they are flickered at all)? Assuming that they are being flickered by Brago, along with himself, they will not be able to attach themselves to your commander.
May I also suggest a strong consideration for Reflector Mage or possibly even a Lavinia of the Tenth? Personally, I would swap out the Alirios, Enraptured and/or Whirler Rogue (although, an unblockable army does sound appealing).Unless you plan to go full token generation and play hyper aggresively, the two cards do not fit the general theme.
These two offer a lot of breathing room as the Mage can bounce creatures back and prevent them from being cast for an entire round. Lavinia is just great at locking out a large chunk of your opponents board!
Or perhaps even an Aven Fogbringer if you really want to cut someone out of the game for a while :)
1 year ago
I dig it. something to consider is Brave the Elements because it can save/provide evasion to multiple creatures... otherwise i think the biggest issue in mono-white is access to draw/cantrips.... perhaps Pentarch Ward can fit the them of auras as well as replace itself....maybe Bandage could help win some races by cantripping and triggering heroic?
2 years ago
I’ve also played Brago and there are 2 very good budget things you can do with this deck. 1, ramp. 2, draw. Brago basically doubles your mana from mana rocks, so if you have a lot of mana and a lot of draw, that is powerful. That’s why Rhystic Study and Smothering Tithe cost so much.
Let’s start with ramp. He can blink mana rocks so your mana rocks need to enter untapped. No Fieldmist Borderpost effects. Instead, you have Mana Geode , Darksteel Ingot , Prismatic Lens , Hedron Archive , Basalt Monolith , Peregrine Drake (he’s fun), and anything else you have. Sol Ring and what not.
Now draw. Mystic Remora is definitely worth the price. It’ll draw you a ton of cards and Brago will keep the upkeep cost to . Other good draw is Trial of Knowledge , Sea Gate Oracle , Unquestioned Authority , Traveler's Cloak , Pentarch Ward , Curator's Ward (you draw cards and can trenchant your commander!) Heliod's Pilgrim , and more. There are always permanents that help you draw.
Shoutout to Cloudform and Lightform for cheating everything into play. Should you want to keep your manifested a creature a 2/2 instead of blinking it (for example, it’s an instant) you only need to blink the ~~~~form enchantment. Also, Reality Acid and Nevermaker do great.
Also, planeswalkers. Add them if you’ve got them. Like Narset, Parter of Veils . She’s good.
Those are my suggestions anyway. Now if you’re to take any cards out, I’d start with Serra's Blessing . Your commander can blink itself and all your creatures so they have pseudo-vigilance. I’d also remove instants and sorcerers from your deck that can be easily replaced with a blinkable permanent with the same effect ( Unsummon —> Nevermaker ).
2 years ago
for aggro I think Invisible Stalker could be a good choice of creature to enchant
Remand is really good to keep the tempo and protect against big stuff
Stubborn Denial is incredible in this deck
Geist of Saint Traft is a monster but cost 3 mana
Unstable Mutation if you want to be REALLY fast take this card
Gryff's Boon make the late game more fair
Path to Exile play 4 it's so freaking good
Stony Silence against tron afinity hardened scaled and artifact deck
Leyline of Sanctity against burn,storm,jund and black deck with discard
Rest in Peace against dredge, control, jund, storm and graveyard deck
card to cut
Bruna, Light of Alabaster incredibly slow card
Banishing Light is 3 cmc which is a lot in a agro deck (we dont want to trade 1 for 1)
Gift of Immortality is slow and pretty much useless because it doesnt bring back the counter or the aura
Grand Abolisher should be in the sideboard for control matchup
Open the Armory I love this card but it's sadly too slow for modern
2 years ago
This is a really interesting deck! Here are some ideas I have that I think would make the deck run better:
- Heliod's Pilgrim would be a great addition because it could grab something useful in almost every situation.
- Protection is a great ability in Pauper EDH because it can be used to both prevent removal and evade blockers. Cho-Manno's Blessing , Ward of Lights , and Pentarch Ward would all be good additions tutorable with Heliod's Pilgrim
- Palace Sentinels and Crown-Hunter Hireling would both be good sources of card draw that can also block
- Temur Battle Rage and Assault Strobe are good additional sources of double strike
- Path of Ancestry would be a great land to add as most of your creatures are Humans
- You are running a lot of lands. You could probably drop down to 36-38 lands and still run pretty well
Hope this is helpful!