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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
When this enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life.
: Gain .
1 month ago
Hi dude, nice to see another panharmommycon here - i will use some of your ideas for sure..
check out my elesh norn: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/elesh-norn-mommy-of-soulsisters/. I would appreciate some suggestions for my deck!
1 month ago
Sorry for commenting twice, I didn't look much passed the synergy and direction of the deck earlier. Maxymuzz brought this up and I agree. There does not seem to be enough lands or ramp pieces to support the heavy end of the mana curve early game, where it is most important. We both recommend 36 lands as the lowest and 10-12 pieces of ramp. Be it mana rocks/dorks, land ramp, or cost reducers. Sol Ring, Arcane Signet, Talisman of Hierarchy, and Orzhov Signet are great places to start for your ramp package. For lands, you could include more utility lands like Bojuka Bog and Radiant Fountain
3 months ago
Inventors' Fair easy +1 and tutors for serious engine pieces.
9 months ago
There's going to be one big issue this kind of deck is going to face - you're constantly putting yourself at a large card-disadvantage, which will mean in the long run, you'll run out of resources, and your opponent will rebuild.
I get that you have Jace's Archivist as a way to get more cards, but with the sheer quantity of 1-mana killspells in modern, it feels like it'll never resolve its ability.
Note also, that because of fetchlands, your opponent can play-around what you're doing (i.e. only fetch when the mana is needed, or if targeted) - meaning that most opponents will be able to cast any spell they want in their deck with relative ease.
As one final point of problem, you have no current way to close out the game. Without a way to quickly win, your opponent is almost guaranteed to stabilize at some-point, and then beat you.
There's no easy answers to these problems, but here are some thoughts:
Bounce cards inherently put the caster at a disadvantage, because they're losing a card, and the opponent by-default isn't losing anything. To provide you some staying power, and a chance at an actual lock, I'd recommend running Isochron Scepter. While this card is fairly risky to play in modern (due to the chance of getting 2-for-1'd), I think its your best bet for being able to set up a continual source of bouncing.
You need a reliable way to actually win the game, before your opponent stabilizes (because, they will). I think a good candidate could be Deep-Sea Kraken, as it's very hard to remove (doesn't die to Prismatic Ending, Fatal Push, or Lightning Bolt. Admittedly Unholy Heat does pose an issue, but it's still pretty resilient)
I think you need a few more 1cmc cards to prevent getting overwhelmed right at the start of the game. Void Snare is decent, so I'd think you'd want a playset of that, alongside something like Unsummon or Vapor Snag. I do get that you want to focus on lands, but there are a LOT of 1-drop creatures that could blow you out of the water if left unchecked.
I think Remand is better than Counterspell here. You don't care that your opponent will get the card back in hand, because you're hoping their hand will be full anyway. And Remand helps you keep cards in your hand, so that you can keep the momentum up.
I don't think you need Radiant Fountain. The extra life is never going to swing the game either way imo (if you can't get the lock, you're screwed whatever your life total). I think a bigger threat is drawing too many lands and so running out of options. I'd suggest just playing 20-21 islands, and no Radiant Fountain. You'll be able to do more with the extra 2-3 spells than some lands that offer the wrong colour.
10 months ago
First off, love the concept as I have something played with a similar deck but it has diverged a lot from a its original lifegain strategy.
A few things I could suggest with my experience with mono-decks and cats are the following:
Lands - Maybe add Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx as your devotion to white is going to be pretty high. Another possibility would be Extraplanar Lens as you will likely have a lot of basic plains and that is a good way to increase your mana pool in your situation. Radiant Fountain would be a great replacement for Kabira Crossroads as it does not enter tapped and you should have plenty of other ways of getting mana.
Ajani's Welcome would fit in nicely considering your heavy focus on gaining life to pump creatures or win.
I would recommend dropping Spirit Mantle for more removal spells. it just seems pretty lackluster.
The last thing I would mention is that protection from a color is handy at times but it does not provide 100% protection. Board wipe spells such as Damnation or similar spells that do not have any particular target ignore protection. With that said, protection still does have its benefits but just keep in mind it is not foolproof.
10 months ago
I didn't know the Radiant Fountain but I'm going to try Orzhov Basilica, the objective was to gain life and trigger Marauding Blight-Priest, the mana curve I don't know if it's good but I'll let it test like this. I think Sanctify will run better, I always want to activate Seeker of the Way Prowess and attack. Era of Enlightenment Flip, Sunblade Samurai, Lotus-Eye Mystics are cards that can come out. this week I will test the deck and give you some feedback, thanks.
10 months ago
That's good, because it's mainboard artifact/enchantment removal, if your opponents don't have any, you just target your own indestructible land, so, keep the land, and get the heal effect. Double function card in your mainboard. You side it out when you need something else more.
What I don't get is, why do you play Seraph Sanctuary? Is it just for the extra lifegain? Because if so, Orzhov Basilica might still be better, because, you bounce Scoured Barrens and then play it again, gain life again, and you have more mana, and not in colorless. And that works for Bojuka Bog too, you bounce it back with Basilica, play it again, remove a graveyard again. It's not your main plan, but can be annoying for players who mind their graveyard.
Also, there's Radiant Fountain. That's also just colorless mana, but still better than Seraph Sanctuary.