Creature — Spirit Cleric
Sacrifice Selfless Spirit: Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.
|Have (3)||metalmagic , PostContact , gildan_bladeborn|
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|Eldritch Moon (EMN)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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- Alesha, Who Smiles at Death + Selfless Spirit
- Selfless Spirit + Supreme Verdict
- Selfless Spirit + Worldslayer
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Selfless Spirit occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.14%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Selfless Spirit Discussion
2 days ago
Cool deck. I am not sure if you are really looking for suggestions, but I had some thoughts when looking over your list.
I ran a Boros angel-tribal-reanimator list for a while, but eventually took it apart. One thing I learned when playing that deck was that a critical mass of low cmc utility creatures was needed in order to keeping me in the game long enough to start casting my Angels. I'd suggest adding Sakura-Tribe Elder (absolutely great with Emeria Shepherd), Selfless Spirit (more protection), and Remorseful Cleric (good early, excellent utility later) over some of the less impactful angels.
You might also consider swapping Graceful Reprieve with Brought Back as it is both more powerful and versatile. The new Obscuring Haze or the good old Comeuppance seem like better options over Endure. I also think Angelic Arbiter fits well with your Angel/protection theme.
Also, also, there seems to be very little card draw in the deck. Even adding some more egg style mana rocks like Mind Stone and Commander's Sphere might be helpful, but Greater Good and Rishkar's Expertise would both be fantastic here.
+1 from me!
2 weeks ago
How do you do against board wipes? The deck does look pretty snowbally, but a wrath around turn 4,5 really sets you back, without Heroic Intervention, Selfless Spirit or Teferi's Protection kinda cards I would assume.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Hey so I know you mentioned you didnt want the power level to be crazy. Keeping that in mind, I took a look at your deck and heres what I see. First 37 creatures is very high for a Boros deck generally, but I havent tested Winota at all myself yet, so her ability may incentive things outside of the norm. That being the case, Id still like to bring the creature count down slightly to make room for other stuff. Second, you have 13 5 drops which is very bloated, this will likely cause mana and clunkiness issues, so I am going to look to cut a few cards from here. Victories Envoy and Anya are going to be the weak links right here so cut those. Next Angel of Finality is a cool card but typically under performs, I would add a somethign like tormods crypt or soul guided lantern in its place for the mana efficiency. Frontier Warmonger I would switch to Iroas, God of Victory because Iroas is incredible. Next you gotta pick one one to cut, either another 5 drop, or a 7 drop (probably the marauders). This will be a tough decision, buts its for the greater good. Ive cut 4 cards, and replacing those will be Dowsing Dagger Flip, Oketra's Monument Tormod's Crypt or Soul-Guide Lantern and Skullclamp. Your deck has a fairly large curve, it looks pretty similar to my angel deck so you just need a ton of mana production. Dowsing is fantastic as a source of multi colored ramp, and skullclamp is insane card draw even if its just on the hands of opponents board wipes, and Oketras cost reduction and free tokens really do nice work. Try the deck is this configuration and see how things go.
Here are a couple other things that I would like to see but you'll have to make some really difficult cuts for. You need another protection spell or 2, Legion's Initiative Selfless Spirit and Eerie Interlude are all great, they all have pros and cons, pick the one you like best. Next your removal count is also pretty low, so it can be a problem if someone gets ahead of you. There are many options here and it just depends on what you need to get done Path to Exile Volcanic Offering Winds of Abandon all do some really nice things. Another thing to consider is creature based removal Intrepid Hero Angel of Serenity are some nice things that are on theme Inferno Titan and Flametongue Kavu for off theme, as well as most dragons ever printed. Again if you find the need to increase your removal and protection count you'll likely need to cut from your creatures.
Here are somethings to consider if you want to really up the power deck later on. Again havent tested it, but I assume the most powerful build is going to be some version of humans that produce lots of non human tokens, and lots of extra combat spells. The extra combats should make it very strong. Im a big fan of Waves of Aggression and Aggravated Assault. Another thing to think about it is interacting with your opponents to slow them down Chancellor of the Annex and Angelic Arbiter do so much work in my Angels deck, and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is the single strongest white creature next to Sun Titan who's also missing. On the lower side of the curve you have many hate bears to choose from which create head aches for unfair decks. Finally, you'll want to lower the creature count in favor of more protection, and more removal, and you'll want to drop the mana curve a bit too. Hope all this helps. Cant wait to try out Winota myself.
1 month ago
I like playing white weenie in pioneer, so please see my bellow recommendations.
I recommend removing 2 plains and adding 2 Knight of the White Orchids because the knight acts as a quasi plains and it's awesome to play it on turn 3 because you get to put a plains onto the battlefield and then play your land for turn, thus, giving you 4 lands on turn 3.
I recommend removing the Legion's Landing Flip and the Gryff's Boon for 3 Boros Elites because it is a lot of fun attacking with 3 creatures on turn 3 and making the elite a 3/3 creature (that's a lot of 3's :D).
In terms of the sideboard, you are only allowed 15 cards and you currently have 17 cards, so I would remove the Scavenger Grounds because you already have Rest in Peace and I would remove 1 Selfless Spirit, as you already have Unbreakable Formation to prevent against board sweeps.
I hope that helps.
1 month ago
I looked up a few utility creatures that you might want to consider.
- Collector Ouphe: Green is the one color without creature-boardwipes, but also the only color with land ramp. Every other color has to relies on artifacts (mostly) to have a form of acceleration. The Ouphe is always greeted with eye rolling and sighs as he usually slows down at least half the decks on the table. Many greenless decks are completely screwed and can't do anything but sit there and wait to draw another land.
- Kataki, War's Wage: Does basically the same, shuts down all mana rocks.
- Thalia, Guardian of Thraben: Makes not only all boardwipes cost more, but also slows down all acceleration except for dorks (witch are all green). Not sure, if it conflicts with this deck's high number of own non-creature spells.
- Vryn Wingmare: If Thalia works really well, there is another.
- Sanctum Prelate: If you know your meta well, you might be able to turn off almost all boardwipes. The stats are quite bad tho.
- Leonin Arbiter: Definitely better in more competitive metas. Shuts down fetchlands (also your own!), ruins all fast combo decks and prevents tutoring for boardwipes.
- Aven Mindcensor: Same thing.
- Deathrite Shaman: I know this card used to be in the deck, but I think this is one of the best cards in commander, period. Depending on your meta (the amount of fetches), it always produces meta. You could also max out on your own fetches. But the most important thing is: Many decks straight up can't attempt to pull of their combo, against instant speed graveyard hate.
- Anafenza, the Foremost: I really think this card should be in the deck. Great stats, a nice attack trigger and a passive ability that cripples lots of decks just added on top (also prevents lots of combos).
- Selfless Spirit: Not a hatebear, but I don't know why this card is not in the deck.
- Dauntless Escort: Slightly worse.
2 months ago
Thanks for the comment and suggestion. Selfless Spirit is a really good idea, I'll try and find a spot for it.
2 months ago
Chivalry is Dead!
"Don't ask my name, it's long since I forgot
if once I had a name, a home, a wife?
No words of fame or valor is my lot,
and yet my quest continues past this life."
Doran, the Siege Tower: The basic idea of all Doran decks is the ability to turn very cheap defensive creatures like Nyx-Fleece Ram into big offensive threats, based on the idea that 3/3s for 1 and 5/5s for 2 etc is great value and hard to race for most decks. Doran also has a strong defensive quality since his ability applies to all creatures, effectively neutering strategies based on high power creatures or pumping up the power of creatures, like for example Kiln Fiend or Goblin Piledriver. A third advantage of Doran is that he and the other 16 zero power creatures in the deck can attack through Ensnaring Bridge, making this decks matchup against Lantern control and other bridge prison decks a lot better. Assault Formation acts like a backup copy of Doran that can be fetched with Zur and dodges more removal if needed, this redundancy is important since the deck is much weaker if it can't put this effect on the field.
Zur the Enchanter: Solving problems and gaining card advantage by tutoring up additional creatures and enchantments as he attacks. Also a "4/4" flying beatstick in this deck making the 4cmc much more reasonable.
Chord of Calling: Allowing us to get our creatures reactively or in opponents end step rather than tapping out, making the deck much more resilient and flexible when playing around removal, counterspells and board wipes.
Behind the Scenes: Adds a whole new synergy to the toughness strategy. Since all of our creatures have zero or very low power this card makes them unblockable by most things that could trade with them. This fundamentally changes the dynamic of going up against opposing creatures, since we can block their creatures but they often can't block ours it shifts the initiative in our favor and enables much easier lethal swings. While only a single copy, it can be fetched onto the battlefield with Zur, conveniently before blockers are declared.
This all comes together in the signature finishing move of this deck: Casting Chord of Calling on opponents end step putting Zur the Enchanter or Doran, the Siege Tower on the battlefield (assuming the other one is already in play), and then on our turn swing with everything tutoring up Behind the Scenes for an unblockable lethal blow out of nowhere.
Green fetchlands play into this as well as they can fetch Murmuring Bosk untapped with a treefolk in hand, typical turn 1 is fetch>Murmuring Bosk revealing Harbinger>play harbinger putting Doran or missing land on top.
Another strong turn 1 play is Birds of Paradise, also synergising well with Doran making it a 1/1 and ramping/fixing, and making our somewhat demanding color pie much smoother to play.
Finally Chord of Calling for 1 can be employed as a consistency engine in a pinch, fetching harbinger to put a needed card on top or fetching a bird to ramp and fix. It is however much more powerful to use the chord for more impactful creatures and should only be used in this way when no other option exists.
An unanswered Zur the Enchanter also leads to consistency all by himself since he can fetch creatures and Assault Formation as a stand in for Doran, but given the preparation needed to cast him this is more of a late game type consistency/inevitability.
Dryad Arbor: Forest doubling as a creature, can be put on the field with with fetch lands. Emergency blocker, sac fodder for edict effects, can be fetched with a Chord of Calling for 0 to get a 4th land, played from the top with Courser, fetched to the top with harbinger and so on.
Dragon's Eye Savants: A rarely played card, but he's actually the only modern legal 6+ toughness 2 drop option for this deck! All of the others (only 5 total) either have defender or needs decks built around them. It's great for this deck to have a way to survive a block/trade with Gurmag Angler, a 4/5 Tarmogoyf, Tasigur, the Golden Fang and other 5 toughness threats. The flip ability can come in handy if you have surplus mana, note that flipping morphs is a special action that can't be responded, so there is no window to bolt him, but usually this guy's job is just to be a "6/6" for 2.
Nyx-Fleece Ram: "5/5" for 2 mana that gains you life and can be tutored up with Zur, a given staple of Doran decks.
Spellskite: Already a fantastic card in many decks for protecting yourself and your permanents from all sorts of things, or to steal your opponents auras and buff spells etc. Here where it's also a "4/4" beatstick for 2 mana it's just amazing.
Selfless Spirit: Sligtly nonbo with Doran unfortunately, but the option to secure yourself against sweepers like Supreme Verdict and also protect more imprtant creatures against spot removal is very useful. Also works really well with Chord of Calling.
Courser of Kruphix: Great value and consistency engine, can be tutored with Zur, gets buffed by Doran but also able to deal some damage without him. All in all a great fit and I'd run 4 if it wasn't for the lack of 3 drop slots in the curve.
Sapling of Colfenor: Topping our curve as the only 5 drop, this badboy provides a hard to remove creature that can both hit hard and stabilize our life as well as restock the hand with creatures. Plus he can be tutored up with Treefolk Harbinger. Very useful in grindy games.
Detention Sphere: Removes just about everything and takes care of multiple copies of cards, tried and true modern staple and here it gains extra utility by being tutorable with Zur.
Aegis of the Gods: Provides protection against burn and hand disruption etc, can be tutored with either Zur or Chord.
Eidolon of Rhetoric: Stops storm and slows down other decks that likes casting a lot of spells at once, we are usually fine casting a spell per turn and can double that up with Zur activations, also a "4/4" beatstick and can be tutored with both Zur and Chord.
Everlasting Torment: Stops life gain decks and fog effects.
Ghostly Prison: Takes the edge off a lot of aggro strategies.
Nevermore: Against decks that rely on a specific card to win, Ad Naseam decks and so on.
Rest in Peace: Graveyard hate
Slaughter the Strong: One sided sweeper against decks with big creatures, since we can easily go under 4 power with all our 0/X dudes.
Spreading Seas: The most obvious land hate option for a Zur deck
Stony Silence: Artifact hate.
Aura of Silence: Artifact/enchantment hate.
Virulent Plague: Tokens.
Wheel of Sun and Moon: 2nd graveyard hate that also counters mill decks.