Creature — Elemental
Shinewend enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it.
(1)(White), Remove a +1/+1 counter from Shinewend: Destroy target enchantment.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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3 months ago
Looking good! I tried a Pauper EDH deck built around Sigil Captain in the past, and it's fun seeing what undercosted bruisers you can get by looking at all of the 1/1s with funky abilities. I feel like you got most of the heavy hitters, but sometimes some creatures that aren't 1/1s can help your cause!
I think the most impressive of these is Safehold Elite - since Persist brings her back with a -1/-1 counter and +1/+1 counters and -1/-1 counters cancel each other out... no matter how many times she dies, Sigil Captain will let her come back as a 3/3! An unkillable 3/3 should be even more impressive than the various 1/1s who give you a replacement on their death. Another handy creature to keep around is Ainok Bond-Kin - though his 2 power might keep him from picking up the Captain's boost, giving First Strike to all of your other creatures makes them even more of a pain to deal with in combat. They become even more fearsome when gang-blocking, letting three innocuous creatures take down a rampaging Ulamog's Crusher - your foe's creatures won't stand a chance! Sporeback Troll likewise gets in on the +1/+1 counter love, letting you regenerate any of your other creatures for a measly two mana.
As far as other handy 1/1s go, I think it might be worth considering Deftblade Elite , Faerie Guidemother , Hungry Spriggan , Selesnya Evangel , Shinewend and Soltari Trooper . Having some extra removal never hurts, and some of these creatures can hit a lot harder than their size suggests!
11 months ago
I've been running a similar deck with Heliod, A few powerhouse cards I would suggest are:
1 year ago
Fun deck! Who says White can't be competitive? :D I've built a Tiny Leader version of this which is incredibly similar to this, and I honestly think it's the highest-power deck I've got - it regularly wins on T3/4, and that's with opponent interaction!
(Yes, some people still play TL. My playgroup find that it's just the right length to get a game in at work over lunch!)
Would highly recommend Oketra's Monument and Sun Droplet for the deck - having an extra token alongside your creatures double all the 'ETB gain 1' triggers, and Sun droplet heavily decentivises your enemies from swinging at you since if gives you 4 free life-gain triggers around the board. You mentioned going wide - I was going to suggest Mikaeus, the Lunarch, but I see that you've already thought about that above :) Mike's not super great in the deck, but he's a good lad to turn 1x +1/+1 into >5x +1/+1s.
Other cards that might be worth considering are Shinewend (repeatable card-free removal ftw!) and Heliod's Intervention (I personally like it more than Return to Dust since you have flexibility, even if it destroys instead of exiles). Ashes of the Abhorrent was on my Maybeboard for the anti-graveyard and board-wipe utility, though I decided against it in the end. Perhaps it might fit in the EDH version of the deck?
Hope some of those suggestions are of help. Let's make White great again! (Hold up, that came out wrong. What do you mean that it's already gone to press? STOP THAT PRINTER!)
1 year ago
2 years ago
I really like the additions of Molten Hydra and Ashling the Pilgrim to serve as conditional board wipes. I also completely forgot about Mikaeus, the Lunarch. Shinewend is also a super neat card that I had never heard of before.
3 years ago
MrFertilid Thank you for your suggestions! I realized after reading your comments that 99% of the time when I play Marath, Will of the Wild I don't use his ability to move counters. Normally I fire damage at creatures or players and make 1/1 tokens. I need to think outside the box more.
I love your suggestion of Archangel of Thune and Spike Weaver. I'm so glad the former is getting a reprint so that I can hopefully afford one. I have a Ghave, Guru of Spores deck I have been tweaking which has a focus on going wide with tokens so I know it'll find a home! I will definitely make use of Illusionist's Bracers too!
I think I will hold off on the Shinewend and Stingmoggie only because I want the creature to have an ETB effect for use with my tutor cards like Green Sun's Zenith, Natural Order, Eldritch Evolution, and Chord of Calling. A lot of my stuff dies as soon as it comes down so I need to get some value off an ETB. Thank you so much for looking at my deck and making suggestions.
I will check out some of your decks, cheers!
4 years ago
I would go for a sort of mono-green stompy build. You can find a rpimer here. Usually these lists are mono-green. But they certainly do not have to be! Creatures that would fit the theme that I can think of off the top of my head are Experiment One, Avatar of the Resolute, Winding Constrictor, Strangleroot Geist, Narnam Renegade, Scavenging Ooze, Young Wolf, Aspect of Hydra, Rancor, Anafenza, the Foremost, Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Shinewend (excellent sideboard tech), and Woodland Wanderer.