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- Reveillark + Thassa, Deep-Dwelling
- Reveillark + Saffi Eriksdotter + Viscera Seer
- Carrion Feeder + Reveillark + Saffi Eriksdotter
- Carrion Feeder + Karmic Guide + Reveillark
- Ashnod's Altar + Reveillark + Saffi Eriksdotter
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Creature — Elemental
When Reveillark leaves the battlefield, return up to two target creature cards with power 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Evoke (You may cast this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it enters the battlefield.)
Archon_Bel on Ephara Remastered *PRIMER FINALLY*
1 month ago
Nice to see another Ephara player lol. Here are my thoughts:
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite- I ran this version of Elesh for a time. She is a powerful card, but I never found she really did much for the deck when I ran her. In my experience, 7 mana was too high a cost to pay for no recurrable effect (I prefer to have effects that I can reuse by flickering), and it usually left me with less mana to spend during my opponents’ turns, which I found to be more important than being able to swing for damage. Why not run the new Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines, instead? She pairs a lot better with our EtB effects.
Lavinia of the Tenth- Cool card, and I get the concept behind her inclusion, but I personally never ended up running her. I prefer to remove creatures with stuff like Skyclave Apparition or Reflector Mage, or even just spot removal, than temporarily stopping them while keeping them on the field.
Ledger Shredder- I don’t really see what this card does for you. Like with Elesh Norn, I think it’s better to run creatures with EtB effects you can reuse with flicker effects.
Nezahal, Primal Tide- Same as above, plus the casting cost is way too high for my liking. Why not run something like Deadeye Navigator instead if you want a repeatable blink?
A few cards I’d recommend are Ephemerate, Momentary Blink, and Ghostway. The first two are very good instant blink cards, useful for reusing stuff like Reflector Mage on the spot for removal or Cloudblazer for some draw before your turn. You also get two uses out of them, so they’re good value and flexible cards. Ghostway is slightly better than Teferi's Protection in this deck imo, since you not only save your creatures, but you get their EtB effects again at end of turn. You don’t have the added benefit of protecting yourself from damage, though, so for that, I’d recommend Selfless Squire. Very underrated but super useful card in my experience; I once stalled a game out against a board full of 30+ dragons and only 3 life because of this card lol. Not a one-off occurrence either, as I’ve had several games where I’ve been able to keep myself from certain death by constantly flickering her effect; she’s incredible when combined with Archaeomancer and Ghostly Flicker!
Other creatures I’d recommend are Watcher for Tomorrow, Cloudblazer, and Saltskitter. The first two are great value engines with Soulherder and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling. I held off for a long time on using Saltskitter, but when I did, man did he put in the work. I was pretty much drawing cards every turn. There’s also Orvar, the All-Form, though this pretty much does the same thing as Displacer Kitten. Having those extra bodies is nice, though, so it’s up to you. Could even just run both lol.
Oh, and you may as well add Altar of Dementia to complete your Reveillark and Karmic Guide package.
tl;dr focus more on creatures with EtB effects for more flicker value, and a few more blink spells.
Gidgetimer on How does Ashaya, Soul of …
1 month ago
"Lands you control" refers to lands that are on the battlefield that you control. There are actually two reasons for this.
When referring to a game object something being called by type alone is a permanent on the battlefield. On the stack game objects are called "TYPE spells". In all other zones they are "TYPE cards".
Players only "control" permanents on the battlefield and spells on the stack. In all other zones cards that started in your deck are referred to as cards you "own".
Ashaya, Soul of the Wild's first ability is a characteristic defining ability (CDA) and functions in all zones. This means that if you have a Reveillark LTB to resolve you could return Ashaya from the graveyard if you have 2 or less lands on the battlefield, but not if you have 3 or more lands on the battlefield. There is no conflict, an ability that works in all zones simply references the number of lands on the battlefield.
1 month ago
Windreader Sphinx Magus of the Moat Maybe Scouting Hawk I love Medomai the Ageless And to actually win the game maybe True Conviction or a bunch of extra turn spells. I would cut Dictate of Heliod and Always Watching and slot Kangee, Sky Warden and maybe Kangee's Lieutenant or Thunderclap Wyvern Also Coastal Piracy and Bident of Thassa seem like theyre worth finding a place for maybe cutting Behold the Multiverse and a wipe. Reveillark and Karmic Guide seem reasonable. I dont know about the 3cmc cantrip flyers without blinking or recurring them. Idk. Cool list tho. I have a blue white kangee deck but I don't have it online. I built it for the same reason, to play against low power decks, but still tough to close out games. Akroma's Will is one great way you already included. GL!
multimedia on Death by Mutation (Budget)
5 months ago
Thanks for the upvote. I find that creature tutors and entomb effects are good enough since all the combos here only require creatures not a noncreature card. Having tutors that put creatures directly into graveyard not hand is also helpful. Diabolic Tutor would be worth paying 4 mana if I needed an artifact or enchantment to combo, but that's not the case here. Good instinct to cut Diabolic.
Karmic Guide + Reveillark + Viscera Seer is the classic creature reanimation combo that's been around for years and honestly it's perfect with Nethroi since it's an all creature combo. What's nice about Lark with all creature combos is you can include in the combo a 2 power or less creature such as Vile Entomber to setup the rest of the combo for a wincon.
Karmic + Lark + Seer + Entomber you tutor/put into graveyard Blood Artist then Lark reanimates it to give the combo a wincon. Any other creature with 2 power or less who self-mill could replace Entomber to do the same thing just puts more cards into your graveyard such as Satyr Wayfinder.
Karmic Guide + Body Launderer + Viscera Seer is the new excellent combo for all creatures combos because it too can setup the rest of the combo by looting until you get Reveillark and Blood Artist into graveyard. Then Karmic + Launderer stops reanimating each other and instead one of them reanimates Lark who then reanimates Artist for the wincon.
If playing Body Launderer and Karmic Guide, Saffi Eriksdotter + Viscera Seer combos with each of these creatures too. Having a backup Launderer infinite loot combo piece is helpful.
In multiplayer Culling Ritual wrecks and it can make enough mana including a green mana that's needed to mutate Nethroi plus more. If you're using a combo that requires attacking with Nethroi or another creature then consider adding Culling since it can clear the battlefield of all tokens who could be blockers. Culling also destroys many of the best opponent graveyard hate cards Rest in Peace, Ground Seal, Scavenging Ooze, Grafdigger's Cage, Weathered Runestone, etc.
Speaking of graveyard hate that exiles that's why I'm playing Riftsweeper. It has a unique ETB trigger that lets me remove an exiled card putting back into my library. That's also why I'm playing Elixir of Immortality to combat against exiling of my entire graveyard since in response I can shuffle my graveyard back into my library. This is mostly to combat Bojuka Bog and Scavenger Grounds, the most played graveyard hate in Commander.
Gidgetimer on Abzan Graveyard Recursion Help
6 months ago
Reveillark is a good creature for reanimation shenanigans too. With a sacrifice outlet Lark and Guide return al creatures power 2 or less from your graveyard. With Saffi you can use Saffi to recur Lark and then use Lark to recur Saffi and Guide allowing you to reanimate your entire graveyard if you don't want to go for the infinite drain but still want to do busted stuff.
Looking at your list, Crop Rotation is an undoubtably strong card, but I am a little confused as to what your tutor target is since it isn't ramp without a Gaea's Cradle and I don't see any powerful utility lands.
H-E-N-R-Y on Rafiq Controltron
6 months ago
I like the idea of controlling the board and coming in for the kill with some big fun creatures/your commander! Cool concept, and I'm seeing a little lack of direction with the deck.
You have a very good ramp curve and if you want to use it to your advantage I would mix in some card draw.
You got some super scary creature cards in there and then some cards that just have me sitting there asking, why? I think these ones can probably get the cut for some make big spells for your commander: Temur Sabertooth,Reveillark, Deep Gnome Terramancer, Temur Sabertooth
I like what you have here, it just needs a little more of an edge and you'll have something really scary ;-)
DawnsRayofLight on But, it's no sacrifice No sacrifice
6 months ago
I mean, it seems strong. It should do rather well, the only worry I see is how it will do against
1) very strong aggro based decks like Isshin, Two Heavens as One, Jetmir, Nexus of Revels, and Godo, Bandit Warlord--> board wipes should help keep these under control to an extent, and fortunately board wipes work with your strategy.
2) Combo decks--> these can be trickier as turbo decks can go off quick and other combo decks can have infinite life strategies. (though I think your commander gets around that, I think the life loss he triggers is counted as commander damage, someone correct me if I am wrong)
3) games that go too late: I can see a deck like this running out of steam
Lurrus is a helpful piece to the list but it may be worth considering dropping the companion requirement after testing to relieve yourself of the restriction which gives you access to more cards that I think would honestly make the deck stronger. (combos like sac outlet + Karmic Guide + Reveillark for infinite sac loops, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed (especially with Putrid Goblin and Puppeteer Clique with a sac outlet for another loop), one of my favorite things to do back in the days of zombie pod was Geralf's Messenger + Restoration Angel)
nuggnugg on Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim
7 months ago
Great suggestions all around. I have looked into Karmic Guide and Reveillark and I think it is a good combo. I might put it in, the only issue is that I am unsure what to cut for it.
As for Altar of Dementia, I think it's a good choice, but I am happy with what I have atm. I agree though. It is really good for decks where there are more recurrsion.
And that's a great suggestion! I have not heard of those two cards. I will most likely end up going with Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose. The effect is slightly better, and who knows. Maybe I will want to use the activated ability at some point, though that is unlikely. What really pushes me for it is that I can always get a token from him from Ratadrabik of Urborg.
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