Creature — Human Monk
Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
As long as you have 30 or more life, Serra Ascendant gets +5/+5 and has flying.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Serra Ascendant Discussion
1 week ago
Given Your Mana Curve, 32 lands may not be enough, 34-35 will be better and keep you from getting land screwed.
Some cards that can be dropped for others
Divine Visitation: You don't have enough token generators to get value out of this, it will be a dead draw more often than not. --Replace with land
Soul Sisters (Soul's Attendant, Soul Warden, and Essence Warden They are okay, but there are better options: Authority of the Consuls ...errr not as many as I thought, but I am iffy about those in an EDH list. Maybe Serra Ascendant?
Leyline of Sanctity may be a bit much? unless your group plays a lot of burn and target player cards, those aren't too common in commander.
Maybe think about The Book of Exalted Deeds?
Hope this helps!
1 month ago
Glad to see mono white lifegain decks still alive and kicking. Have you considered adding the Martyr of Sands + Abiding Grace package? It let's you recur the soul sisters too, and Serra Ascendant which is probably a removal magnet. You could also run more beaters like Champion of the Parish and Speaker of the Heavens that are 1 cmc over stuff like Lone Rider Flip and Twinblade Paladin.
4 months ago
Hello, I'm back for another comment! My first cut here would likely be Ajani's Pridemate (he doesn't do much in EDH), followed by Serra Ascendant (he doesn't do much without evasion of some kind), then God-Eternal Kefnet (he's a cool card, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't feel like you have a high enough density of instants/sorceries for him to work right).
4 months ago
I'll go ahead and play devil's advocate here and suggest that orzhov humans is a great budget deck archetype that can be both aggressive and controlling at the same time. It also easily supports Grand Abolisher , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , and even Starfield Mystic if you have a critical mass of Oblivion Ring s, Pacifism s, and such. Champion of the Parish is a key card of the deck, as is Thalia's Lieutenant . After that, it depends on what kind of gameplan you want to build around. My take on orzhov humans, Assassination Squadron makes use of tappers like Gideon's Lawkeeper and Minister of Impediments to combo and destroy creatures with assassins like Royal Assassin and Gideon Jura . With access to the legacy card pool and a bigger budget, King's Assassin and Deathbringer Liege could be on the table too. Tribal support like Adaptive Automaton , Metallic Mimic , or Door of Destinies is nice, but it certainly isn't a requirement. (Fun fact: when I built this deck years ago, Lieutenant cost much more than the Door. Funny how things can change so drastically.)
Creating tokens tends to work well in this kind of deck because both human lords can buff and/or be buffed by them. Gather the Townsfolk and Thraben Doomsayer are the usual suspects, and I personally like Mentor of the Meek as a way to keep the hand topped off. If you want to go for a lifegain plan with Kambal at the helm, Vizkopa Guildmage is a budget Sanguine Bond on a stick. While certainly not budget, Serra Ascendant and Westvale Abbey Flip can also work in such a build. Now that I think about it, a lot of soul sisters staples happen to be humans ( Auriok Champion , Martyr of Sands , Ranger of Eos , Soul's Attendant , Soul Warden , Speaker of the Heavens , etc.) Another idea is to focus on maximum destruction and exile. High Priest of Penance is a good way to make opponents think twice about their decisions in combat, and I've been having reasonable success with Mangara of Corondor as a sort of slow O-Ring that happens to trigger the lords. Humans are such a common tribe that there's no end to the number of directions you can steer them in if you really want to.
5 months ago
I also have 4 Japanese Serra Ascendant from Iconic Masters.
Looking to sell or trade. I sell a ton on ebay, but I thought I would put it up here too. Lmk if you're interested,
5 months ago
You might like these: Light of Promise , Sunbond , Cradle of Vitality , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , Cauldron of Souls , Chaplain's Blessing , Light of Hope , Benediction of Moons , Healing Grace , Serra Ascendant , Ivory Tower , Lightning Greaves , Generator Servant , Psychotic Fury , Blood Mist , Fireshrieker
5 months ago
Lanzo493 I'm not sure there's enough room in the deck to also include Soul's Attendant even tho it would be a great fit. Any thoughts on what I could take out to fit it in? Also Serra Ascendant is amazing but unfortunately out of my budget :/