Sephara, Sky's Blade
Legendary Creature — Angel
You may pay and tap four untapped creatures you control with flying rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Other creatures you control with flying have indestructible. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy them.)
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Sephara, Sky's Blade Discussion
1 month ago
I understand your point but it is unfortunately not valid for this deck. Shapeshifters and creature types have a strong appearance in Kaldheim but i would not call it an Angels Deck anymore if you just fill it up with 20 different creature types and putting a playset of Maskwood Nexus in it and call it a day (Technically the truth, but it misses the flavour of an Angels deck).
The whole point of "Devotion to white Angels" is to be a mono white devotion deck that features only one creature type if possible (modern contains too few angels for that, so humans as a subtheme do the rest of the job). I still miss an Angels that is Skyclave Apparition and an Angel that is Gadwick, the Wizened in mono white
Sephara, Sky's Blade is an Angel only suitable for a flyers/token-deck that can spam creatures. Lingering Souls , Spectral Procession , Midnight Haunting etc. This deck simply has no possibility to cast it for
Flickering effects need a lot of ETB creatures to work with. Except 4x Wall of Omens and 2x Thalia's Lancers there is none. If you really need the protection, i don't think there is any other viable option at the moment than Giver of Runes
Ranger of Eos is no option because it's only 1 devotion to white. Ranger-Captain of Eos would be the better fit but i still would need a third 1 drop option besides Weathered Wayfarer , Giver of Runes
Bishop of Wings belongs to a lifegain Angels deck that features a complete different set of Angels like Angel of Vitality , Resplendent Angel , Archangel of Thune , Lyra Dawnbringer . This is a non lifegain version. To be honest, i'm no fan of lifegain or tokens strategies in white. White can be so much more than that
1 month ago
Angels are a very heavy tribe in CMC, and the mana curve of their deck is also very high. I would advise to put lighter and more effective cards for the strategy in place of heavy cards with appeal only to Flavor.
1 month ago
Thanks for the ideas. I don't play black (except in like 5 color strategies). As for budget, I don't have a lot of funds to sink into Magic right now. I have a pretty large collection, with plenty of pricier cards, but I'm just looking for a little variety I can throw a few dollars at. Last night I started fiddling with a Kaheera, the Orphanguard deck, using it as a companion (Gruul with a lot of beasts). Our power level at a group is fairly low, including teenagers, new players, and other people with limited $. Building on a budget like this helps me to not annihilate everyone and still have fun. It's also a mental exercise - not every deck I build I actually buy.
I forgot to mention another fun deck I built a few weeks back, including Jegantha, the Wellspring as companion. Mono-green, focused on large 5 color creatures with support from Knight of New Alara and Civic Saber, with an Elemental subtheme. I really enjoy playing it, but it kinda wrecked the table a bit the first time and so now everybody targets it early.
I've found a few ideas in here. Skill Borrower looks fun! It's been a while since I tried building a Land/creature deck, so that's an idea, too. I've actually got Kangee, Aerie Keeper, and that might be an option once I tear apart the Sephara, Sky's Blade deck. Keep the ideas coming!
1 month ago
I build a lot of budget decks. My playgroup plays mostly 60-card casual multiplayer. I'm looking for ideas of interesting build-around cards, especially from sets in the last couple of years (I started 7-8 years ago, and have not paid as close attention to recent sets). Some cards I have used in the past are Angelic Accord, Sephara, Sky's Blade, Armament Master, Hoofprints of the Stag, Blackblade Reforged, Nova Chaser, Faerie Swarm, Enduring Scalelord, Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves, Swans of Bryn Argoll, and Rimefeather Owl among others (especially elf decks). Today I started to build Crested Sunmare, only to find out they're $7 each! I had a similar problem when I started building around Behemoth's Herald and Godsire and then realized how much the price had jumped. I'm looking for cards that average less than $1 and provide an interesting building space. I do not play black but am open to any other color or combination of colors. I lean most heavily to Selesnya generally but also enjoy exploring other spaces. Deck lists are welcome, but mainly looking for card suggestions.
4 months ago
At the moment, it looks like you basically have two different decks mashed into one. If you cut your 120 cards into two decks of 60, you'll essentially have double the options to play while improving the power level of both. The two main strategies I'm seeing here are Naya ramp/midrange and some sort of bird/flying tribal. I'll give some of my budget suggestions for both archetypes.
For Naya ramp, you definitely want to focus on the mana dorks like Birds of Paradise, Ilysian Caryatid, and Knotvine Mystic before using the extra mana to play your threats like Godsire, Titanic Ultimatum, and Atarka, World Render. Midrange will forego some of the lower and upper ends of the curve to play efficient midgame creatures like Retaliator Griffin, Managorger Hydra, and Llanowar Visionary. Some other ramp options include Voyaging Satyr, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Rampant Growth, Arbor Elf, and Utopia Sprawl. Some other bombs include Hornet Queen, Vigor, Archetype of Endurance, Terastodon, Armada Wurm, Gruul Ragebeast, Rakeclaw Gargantuan, Spearbreaker Behemoth, Woodfall Primus, and Warstorm Surge. Some midrange threats are Wild Nacatl, Woolly Thoctar, Spellbreaker Behemoth, Burning-Tree Emissary, and Bloodbraid Elf.
For birds, I'd definitely recommend swapping red out for blue. This lets you play flying buffs like Empyrean Eagle, Watcher of the Spheres, Skycat Sovereign, Jubilant Skybonder, Favorable Winds, Flurry of Wings, and Stolen by the Fae. Some options that stay in white are Sephara, Sky's Blade, Emeria Angel, Midnight Haunting, and Battle Screech. Some additional bird stuff could be Aven Mimeomancer, Pride of the Clouds, Wingmate Roc, Kangee, Aerie Keeper, Call, and Murmuring Mystic. These types of decks generally go as wide as possible, buff the team with anthem effects, and swing in the air for the win.
Cards I see in this deck that don't fit in either archetype are Ajani's Pridemate, Pyroceratops, End Hostilities, Planar Outburst, Star of Extinction, Giant Growth, Moonhold, Double Vision, Furor of the Bitten, and Darksteel Pendant. At least, those are the first that spring to mind as targets to replace first. Anyway, let me know if you have any questions about my suggestions and I wish you good luck with your build!
4 months ago
If you want to go to the angel sub-theme with life gain, then why are you not playing Lyra Dawnbringer? Pump the angels and give them lifelink. Herald of War can also help you get the board filled with angels.
Just too bad there is no cheap thing to prevent all your creatures to die from a single board wipe! Something in the form of a permanent that gives your team indestructible like Sephara, Sky's Blade! Too bad that there is no angel you can play for single mana just like Sephara, Sky's Blade with tapping a few creatures you made with something like Lingering Souls. Ow, wait there is a good one for that... !Sephara, Sky's Blade!
What I also think is that you are hard to attack well. You will have a field and you can hit hardback with revenge. Becoming the monarch is the way to get card draw. Court of Grace & Court of Ambition can help you with that.
You are trying to slowly gain value, get a big board and kill your opponents over the long game. How about you stop others from gaining life with Erebos, God of the Dead.
If you play multiple colours you can use Field of the Dead :).
4 months ago
4 months ago
Your deck really got me thinking about Storm. It seems nice and fun, and I could incorporate some storm elements in my deck without sacrificing the token focus, but I'm wondering if at that point it'll become too unfocused and lose power. I'll keep thinking about it!