Creature — Human Cleric
Whenever Pious Evangel or another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.
, , Sacrifice another permanent: Transform Pious Evangel.
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|Shadows over Innistrad (SOI)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Pious Evangel occurrence in decks from the last year
Pious Evangel Discussion
2 months ago
2 months ago
Apparently my description needs to be worded differently. I don't need graveyard hate, General Kudro of Drannith naturally deals with those kind of strategies.
I like Reconnaissance but I'm currently looking for cuts to make so I can bring up my land count. I was thinking about cutting Shadows of the Past, Authority of the Consuls, Konda's Banner, Pious Evangel Flip, Dire Tactics, and Call the Coppercoats. Anything else you think I should cut for more lands?
3 months ago
ShadowAblaze No problem, dude, it happens.
Pious Evangel Flip is a really cool card that I have tried to make work, but it was a little clunky. It might wind its way back into the deck again, but for now, I don't think it out-competes my other options.
Woe Strider is an interesting option. No need to justify it as a Thrull, either-- the Orzhov actually makes use of Horrors for some of their, uh... less scrupulous activities. This is another card worth considering, although the fact that it comes with a goat is somewhat confusing to me. If I decide that I want the Scry engine, I may replace my Bloodflow Connoisseur with this.
Dusk / Dawn is a perfectly good card, I just don't like the Aftermath mechanic. I would also be concerned that spending 5 mana to put all of my creatures back in my hand would leave me with no more mana to cast on those creatures, and I would just have to discard them again, anyway :(
Revel in Riches makes me so sad that it's pirate themed. Maybe I will commission an alter in the future. Until then, I'm not likely to play it. 5 mana is also a little prohibitive for a ramping effect in my deck, which is the reason I don't play Black Market.
Loving the suggestions, though! I've spent the last hour looking for my copy of Immortal Servitude. I just love it when a 32 cent card is hiding somewhere, so you can't put it into your 2,000 dollar deck.
3 months ago
Haha, I am dumb for not seeing Teysa as your commander.
Regardless, round two of cards you will reject lol (these aren't directly Orzhov themed so double the rejection):
Grim Haruspex sort of has the gold look to it. Pious Evangel Flip is another aristocrat and looks the theme if you dont look too hard at Avacyn's symbol. Woe Strider definately looks like on of the Orzhov thrulls in my opinion Dusk / Dawn is not any theme but I think they have skies on ravnica. It would actually do great in your deck. Sphere of Safety is a ravnica card at least. Revel in Riches... I mean the Orzhov love money... thats all i got left.
I hope this redeems me.
3 months ago
koylucumert, while there are similarities between Companion cards and a Commanders, they are not the same mechanics, and comparing them can be tricky.
Color identity is determined before the game starts. In other words, the color identity of a card is an indelible trait of that card. This is why a Pious Evangel Flip is always a color-identity card, even outside the current game.
On the other hand, the Companion mechanic doesn't "check" the characteristics of a card until after you have decided what cards will make up your library. By this point, Storm the Vault Flip has the characteristics of only its front face.
This is an understandably confusing interaction (or lack thereof), but the key difference is when we are determining the traits of a card. Does that make things a little clearer?
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Board wipes that seem "on theme" and white "ramp" to consider. Kaya's Wrath Fumigate Retaliate Austere Command Decree of Pain Martial Coup Merciless Eviction Descent of Dragons Angel of the Dire Hour Magister of Worth Sunblast Angel Boreas Charger Oreskos Explorer Surveyor's Scope Solemn Simulacrum Sword of the Animist Verge Rangers Smothering Tithe Sword of Feast and Famine Dowsing Dagger Flip
Queen Marchesa doesn't have a clear single way to build so you have lots of options. However, I feel like said you want to play her like the Kween she is and create a royal court full of politicin' and group interaction to make all the boys whine. I don't think you want to discourgage people from taking the monarch from you, more encourage them to swing others IE: NO Ghostly Prisons, YES Teysa effects. Punish the ones who swing you only after the fact and reward the ones who swing others. There is a lot listed!
You will also want to get retake the throne each turn and lets face it, the Assasin's won't always get through Dauthi Embrace Dauthi Trapper Nether Shadow Nether Traitor Soltari Visionary Changeling Outcast Tormented Soul Break Through the Line Ferropede Gingerbrute Key to the City Whispersilk Cloak Trailblazer's Boots Zhang He, Wei General Yellow Scarves Cavalry Wei Night Raiders Wei Scout Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior Shadow Alley Denizen
Finally here are some other fun interactions befitting the royal court. Crown of Doom Kor Haven Cathars' Crusade Electropotence + Pandemonium (Nasty with deathtouch) Field of the Dead Mentor of the Meek In the Web of War Mace of the Valiant Ogre Battledriver Orc Sureshot Mathas, Fiend Seeker Master of Cruelties Anya, Merciless Angel Tree of Perdition Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Ashling, the Extinguisher Azra Oddsmaker Aurification Bloodforged Battle-Axe Contested War Zone Thaumatic Compass Flip Dread Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip Iroas, God of Victory Aurelia, the Warleader Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Five-Alarm Fire Hellrider Hixus, Prison Warden Larceny Necropolis Regent No Mercy Phage the Untouchable Quietus Spike Skeleton Key Throat Slitter Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Vraska, Scheming Gorgon Scourge of the Throne Akroan Horse Captive Audience Goblin Spymaster Forbidden Orchard Clackbridge Troll Hunted Dragon Hunted Lammasu Hunted Horror
Theme directions to explore? Lifegain to stay above the swings? Angelic Chorus Answered Prayers Anointer Priest Authority of the Consuls Ayara, First of Locthwain Daxos, Blessed by the Sun Healer of the Pride Impassioned Orator Pious Evangel Flip Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Archangel of Thune Suture Priest Ajani's Welcome Dawn of Hope Deathgreeter Exquisite Blood Epicure of Blood Falkenrath Noble Karlov of the Ghost Council Noble Purpose Righteous Cause Sanguine Bond Searing Meditation Seraph Sanctuary Serene Steward Shattered Angel Spirit Loop Sun Droplet Vizkopa Guildmage Well of Lost Dreams Alhammarret's Archive Licia, Sanguine Tribune Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Eternity Vessel Chalice of Life Flip Resolute Archangel Storm Herd Felidar Sovereign Divinity of Pride Serra Ascendant
Aristocrats of the Court (slow life drain strategy)? Bastion of Remembrance Corpse Knight Impact Tremors Purphoros, God of the Forge Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Outpost Siege Bontu's Monument Brutal Hordechief Campaign of Vengeance Cliffhaven Vampire Cruel Celebrant Kambal, Consul of Allocation Polluted Bonds Retreat to Hagra Vindictive Vampire revenge Sorin, Grim Nemesis Judith, the Scourge Diva Stalking Vengeance Syr Konrad, the Grim