Constellation - Whenever Skybind or another enchantment enters the battlefield under your control, exile target nonenchantment permanent. Return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.
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4 days ago
Thank you for the suggestions multimedia. I updated the deck with a couple of those suggestions; namely Lavinia of the Tenth since that can also help me swing in with my tokens if they have a lot of blockers as well as stop aggro strategies.
I ended up cutting Alirios, Enraptured for Stonehorn Dignitary since it also offers some political leverage. I also didn't want to cut Skybind just yet, since that will be my stand-in till I buy Teleportation Circle . The idea being that I need some redundancy for my commander, and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling is a little out of my price range.
I considered cutting Solemn Simulacrum or one of my other ramp pieces for Knight of the White Orchid , but I am not sure about that since solemn provides color fixing. I don't think I should cut one of the mana rocks since they are vital combo pieces. What do you think?
1 month ago
My favorite mono white commander is the forgotten Heliod, God of the Sun . Skybind is amazing when you can make Enchantment Creature Tokens at a whim. Your team having Vigilance works amazing with Meekstone + Blind Obedience . With all the Cleric support in the last few sets, you could even take a peek in that direction.
Most white ramp that actually puts land into play, requires your opponents to have more lands than you. White has a few options to make that happen: Path to Exile , Winds of Abandon , Settle the Wreckage (which can also work wonders using it on yourself if you're the go-wide token player) in addition to bounce lands like Karoo and Guildless Commons . Of course, Extraplanar Lens works double duty there.
But the absolute best card in white, to drag down the other players to your level and make them watch their step, is Aven Mindcensor . Really, try it. It's the best response to a green player putting a Boundless Realms on the stack.
4 months ago
4 months ago
Here's what I mean! On turn 1 if I'm luckky I can have any of Arboreal Grazer , Diabolic Tutor , a land--especially Mana Confluence , Aether Hub or Thespian's Stage or Lotus Field , or Wishclaw Talisman with or without Leave / Chance and/or Skybind or Vizier of Tumbling Sands . I can cast Wishclaw Talisman on turn 2, or bounce it with Leave / Chance on turn 3, Vizier of Tumbling Sands on turn 3, Diabolic Tutor on turn 4, and Arboreal Grazer as many times until I get enough for Lotus Field , which I will probably have an abundance of lands, just need to draw Lotus Field .
Diabolic Tutor , as a last resort card, on turn 4 at most, importantly, will give me what i need for either Lotus Field or Wishclaw Talisman . When I get either of these, I can use Wishclaw Talisman and tutor a Leave / Chance , or Skybind and any other card if I don't mind the opponent using it, which could be a Vizier of Tumbling Sands or Hidden Strings ; or hopefully already have a Hidden Strings with a Vizier of Tumbling Sands that I can use with my Lotus Field . However, if I tutor a skybind, it will require at least 5 mana for skybind, which is prohibitive on the game's tempo, but even pure wishclaw/skybind decks face this. If I use Lotus Field and tap/untap early, I can get enough mana for skybind easily.
Generally most people who play this lotus storm combo, are relying on land ramp to get to enough mana for a lotus field. This means that on turn 1 they really need to draw a Arboreal Grazer and/or a Elvish Reclaimer , and Elvish Reclaimer is a very nice card! Although, it is only useful on turn 3 which this card has the upside of tutoring one lotus field for those mana. Its use of 2 mana and sacrificing 1 land leaves one less land in the graveyard compared to using lotus field itself with 3 mana, which can be useful, and if we gain one more land, it can be used again!
4 months ago
Thank you for your troubles, but this is a straw man, TriusMalarky. If we apply that to my deck, I wouldn't be running those cards except for all of the lotus field cards minus the Sylvan Scrying and Pelakka Wurm , and I would be using Wishclaw Talisman and Skybind . You're basically making a false picture of why my deck doesn't work based on what these already defined decks do. And what I meant wasn't run me through how other wishclaw/skybind decks or lotus field decks work, but rather a step-by-step idea of how my deck wouldn't or would work.
4 months ago
I don't plan on doing what you say, because I don't see any problem with running both wishclaw and lotus field as both my deck's strategies. I don't see why I need to add only one of those. If I were to use Peer into the Abyss , not only would I need to draw it early, I would need to be able to tutor it along with its combos. I have Banefire precisely because I am running lotus field. I'm thinking about running Stonecoil Serpent which would be amazing with Lotus Field . I simply need more cards that are useful with Lotus Field that I can tutor and then utilize with Wishclaw Talisman . In fact, my lotus field combo would make Wishclaw Talisman blinking with Skybind that much easier, since I only need to tap/untap my lotus field a few times to make enough mana for Skybind , and don't have to wait until I upkeep enough mana to get to 2 white and 3 generic; only having one lotus field would be enough.
5 months ago
My hand was empty, but I had a Extraplanar Lens , a Land Tax , a Skybind and my commander Heliod, God of the Sun out, which wasn't a creature to sacrifice to cruel. The tokens Heliod makes are Enchantment Creatures, so I was able to stall out problematic permanents with Skybind long enough to gain some traction and rebuild, overwhelming my opponent with tokens in the end.
6 months ago
Before worrying about sideboarding, I'd focus on getting the main down to 60 cards. The closer you are to the minimum deck size, the more likely it is you'll draw the best cards in your deck. In this case, it looks like you want to build a party deck with Haktos the Unscarred as one of the bombs. The first thing I'd do is identify which cards are actively working towards that end or are particularly efficient. If something doesn't fit those descriptions, cut it. If it does, try to acquire multiple copies of it. For example, Gore Swine isn't doing anything here that a party member couldn't do better, so I'd remove it. Compare that to Expedition Champion who has more stats for the same cost and actively synergizes with the warrior theme, so having 4 of him wouldn't be bad. You can apply that logic to the entire deck. Practiced Tacticsis better than Sandblast. Suspension Field is more cost effective than Skybind. And so on.
After thinning the deck to its strongest options, then I'd focus on upgrades. Seek out other decks with similar goals and see what they're running. You can then endeavor to purchase the best cards you see in such examples, budget permitting. I don't know much about Boros party, but a quick search revealed Archpriest of Iona, Grotag Bug-Catcher, Stonework Packbeast, Squad Commander, Journey to Oblivion, Kargan Intimidator, Luminarch Aspirant, Relic Axe, Goma Fada Vanguard, Robber of the Rich, Tazri, Beacon of Unity, Fissure Wizard, and Seasoned Hallowblade, and that's only looking at standard. Modern brings even more options, particularly for Boros warriors. Arashin Foremost, Boros Reckoner, Mardu Woe-Reaper, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Obsidian Battle-Axe, Grim Lavamancer, Jeering Instigator, Fire-Belly Changeling, Grand Abolisher, Mirror Entity, Bygone Bishop, and Selfless Spirit all come to mind.