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You gain twice X life. Put Sanguine Sacrament on the bottom of its owner's library.
Sanguine Sacrament Discussion
3 months ago
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4 months ago
Stream of Life originates from Alpha. Back then, "White is undisputedly the best color in this game at gaining life" simply wasn't true. In fact it was quite a while before white caught up to green's level of lifegain.
Fruition , Rejuvenate , Wellwisher , Nourish , and so on. It wasn't until Soul Warden that white got anything even resembling efficient lifegain imo. Maybe Spirit Link , but that's still a single outlier among plenty of efficient green lifegain cards.
Lifegain is one of those things that shifted on the color pie as the game matured. It started as a primarily green thing that white did on occasion. If anything, I'd argue that White has become too efficient at it, to the point that Green rarely even bothers with it anymore, effectively robbing Green of what was once a defining characteristic.
Finally, I feel like pointing out that in general, the best lifegain cards tend to be ones that are both White and Green. Vitalizing Cascade , Heroes' Reunion , Dawnglow Infusion , Oracle of Nectars , Ajani, Mentor of Heroes , Pledge of Unity , etc.
5 months ago
Hello! I've been goldfishing the deck I and really like it! I've been able to get a turn 3 kill a couple of times and it's a ton of fun to "find" the win.
I have a few recommendations to the deck if you're interested:
Necropotence . Disregarding the fact that it's one of the best draw engines ever it combos with the Citadel! Allowing you to pay 1 life to remove a land from the top of the deck allowing you to combo off without whiffing. I think Necro is a must include. I sometimes had difficulties finding tutors for the Citadel as well and a draw engine like Necro would definitely help set up those turn 3-5 kills.
You could add a Doomsday combo. Stack would be something like: Bolas's Citadel , Aetherflux Reservoir , Sensei's Divining Top, Tendrils of Agony/Whatever, Beacon of Immortality / Sanguine Sacrament . Causing you to gain infinite life and being able to nuke the table with the Reservoir. Of course it would be best to cast Doomsday off of the Citadel since that's an instant win right there.
Insidious Dreams . It's a bit on the expensive side but the fact that this tutor is instant speed and stacks the top of your library with multiple cards is amazing. Cast this on your end step and win the following turn by putting Citadel, Top and Reservoir on the top of your library.
Doom Whisperer . Now this is definitely the worst card on the recommendation list. It might be worth it to playtest it though since it helps you stack the top of the deck so you don't whiff. Something like Summer Bloom like somebody already commented on is probably more efficient and will get the job done.
7 months ago
This conversation is great to see. I agree, it’s an untapped card (heh heh) and it was fun playing around with it in the deck Hamroids linked to above. This was more of a janky flavour version I built, but I want to do a cEDH version with the altars and cards like Torment of Hailfire and Exsanguinate . Drain Life is the version I used, a card I found in a free box but which works fantastic in here as a single target removal for both creature or opponent. I did throw in Sanguine Sacrament like Joe_Ken_ mentioned, especially for response to an opponent playing a bunch of tokens, but also Suffer the Past , for the same reason and as a response to graveyard tricks by opponents.
It was great to see your thought process leading to Abzan as the colours. Ghave is the king for breaking Carnival of Souls because he has both sacrifice and creature production built on board, both for the magical cost of one.
How about I get started on the cEDH version of what I did then get you guys on board for focusing it on breaking the carnival?
7 months ago
As for X cost spells for this that would spiral out of control I would suggest Torment of Hailfire and Exsanguinate for black and white you could do Sanguine Sacrament to regain some of that life you lost and Debt to the Deathless doing the same as Exsanguinate but a little more costly and being doubled.
8 months ago
10 months ago
I would add a Sanguine Sacrament, I have found it really helpful at times. I would also add Azor, the Lawbringer, he is also a really good creature if you can keep him alive. I would probably take out two Teferi, Hero of Dominaria since he is your only win-con and add Dawn of Hope just so you're not relying on only one method of winning. I always try to keep multipule methods of win-cons in my deck.
Sanguine Sacrament occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%