Sphere of Safety
Creatures can't attack you or a planeswalker you control unless their controller pays X for each of those creatures, where X is the number of enchantments you control.
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Sphere of Safety Discussion
2 weeks ago
Hey there! I am also a fellow Voltroner as seen in some of my decks, and I may just have some card tips that work out for your advantage! There are two ways that I can see this functioning most likely better, and both of them involve screwing with your opponent long enough to ensure your gameplan ends properly. Just hoping you don't die usually doesn't work, especially in a 4 player commander game. A tactic that works in one of my decks, involves staxing out the opponent- obviously this isn't a tax deck, but by including around 10 or so stax pieces, you can really slow your opponent down a lot, and since you are in white you have access to SOOO many stax cards! Here are a few you may like. Keep in mind, some of the ones below may a bit extreme to you- I'm just sort of listing the most common ones. If you want to find more of these, I recommend going to EDHREC's tax theme.
- Archon of Emeria
- Aven Mindcensor
- Damping Sphere
- Drannith Magistrate
- Linvala, Keeper of Silence
- Mana Web
- Grand Abolisher
- Static Orb
- Containment Priest
- Spirit of the Labyrinth
- (yikes) Winter Orb
- Collector Ouphe
- Thalia, Heretic Cathar
- Hokori, Dust Drinker
Or, instead of slowing down your opponent, you can try to protect yourself more, allowing you to stall until you can swing with a crazy big Sigarda. This protection can range from damage, attacks, or anything really. Here are some that I like. You can see a bunch more under the EDHREC Pillowfort Theme.
- Glacial Chasm (works great with Solemnity mentioned before)
- Sphere of Safety
- Magus of the Moat
- Archangel of Tithes
- Vow of Duty
- Archon of Absolution
- Baird, Steward of Argive
- Windborn Muse
- Vow of Wildness
Basically, I think you need some way of ensuring you have time to put Sigarda out, rather than chancing it upon luck. Before I take leave, you also may want to just consider a ton of more removal spells like Path to Exile , Beast Within , Generous Gift , and other famous ones! Now I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, +1 from me, and have a great day! Happy tapping.
Also, here are some extra cards you might like - Eladamri's Call - Sylvan Library - Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Birds of Paradise - Ilysian Caryatid - Mother of Runes / Giver of Runes - Hunter's Insight
2 weeks ago
Mana base: I see you're running a lot of modal lands, I'd recommend switching these out for basic lands or more named lands (Forest, Plains etc). The modal lands aren't searchable off of your ramp spells like Spoils of Victory or Farseek. I really like having a named land focus in Esika's mana base - shock lands ( Overgrown Tomb , Sacred Foundry etc.) should replace the snow dual lands if your budget allows for them. If not (understandable, shock lands for a 5 colour deck eat your wallet) then I'd play all 5 Triomes, and all 5 named lands that enter untapped if you control 2 or more basic lands ( Prairie Stream , Smoldering Marsh etc.) along with 2-4 of each basic land and some basic land ramp alongside your named land ramp such as Rampant Growth , Cultivate & Kodama's Reach . Land Tax is also a solid option if you run at least a couple of each basic land as it can colour fix you very early on so you can play The Prismatic Bridge asap. I know you're running counter increasers like Vorinclex, but I'd also remove the 2 counter based lands you have as well, without something like Vorinclex or Doubling Season out they're sub-optimal.
I'd take out the mana rocks you have in there, and replace them with more ramp sorceries like Three Visits , Ranger's Path , Skyshroud Claim , and Nature's Lore . Yes, they search specifically for Forests, but with enough named dual lands or Triomes they'll still allow you to search for the colour you need. If you didn't want to add in more ramp sorceries, low cmc legendary creatures that you can tap for mana via Esika's ability are viable (this would require you to have cards that allow you to bounce Esika back to hand ideally so you could cast her enchantment side when needed). Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy is an absolute beast in this deck, even if you whiff on his ability a lot being able to tap any legendary creature for 2 mana of any colour from turn 2 onwards is dummy strong. If you go down this route untap cards like Derevi, Empyrial Tactician , Dramatic Reversal , Samut, Voice of Dissent and Kiora's Follower can help to give you buckets of mana each turn.
Planeswalkers/counter generation: Unless you decide to add flicker/sac & reanimate/ability copyers, I'd cut Deepglow Skate as it's a one-time-only version of Doubling Season for the same mana cost. Pir, Imaginative Rascal is brilliant in this kind of deck as his ability a) increases both starting loyalty and uptick loyalty gain and b) stacks with Vorinclex & Doubling Season. Having Pir & either Doubling Season or Vorinclex out will turn a +1 uptick into +4, a starting loyalty count of 5 becomes 12. Inexorable Tide & Contagion Engine are worth considering too, I can understand not adding Tide as you're free-dropping a good chunk of your Planesalkers/creatures with The Prismatic Bridge rather than casting them, but Contagion Engine is non-targeted creature removal as well 2 instances of proliferate per turn (Pir & proliferate = happy Planeswalker noises). Estrid, the Masked , Oath of Jace & Sphere of Safety would be a good group of cards to add - Estrid allows you to untap any enchanted permanent, her second ability will let you enchant any permanent (not just creatures) and increase your enchantment count for Sphere of Safety, and her ult is one of your only ways of recurring enchantments should they get destroyed (this won't allow you to recur The Prismatic Bridge though). Oath of Jace is great for filtering through your topdeck during your upkeep to choose your Bridge targets. Kaya the Inexorable is incredible in a superfriends deck - with your counter generation you'll have no problem getting her ult off straight away, which will allow you to free cast any legendary card once a turn, so if people kill (or even exile) your Planeswalkers or important legendary cards like Vorinclex/Chain Veil etc. you can always get them back. She also has removal, and recursion for your creatures. Samut, the Tested . Samut, the Tested . Samut, the Tested . For the love of all that is holy, play Samut because dropping her with Doubling Season or Vorinclex out can end games there and then. I have a combo in my Esika deck that will guarantee you first place unless Samut gets countered on the stack. Lithoform Engine , Strionic Resonator & Rings of Brighthearth will help you capitalize on important abilities like Planeswalker ults, The Prismatic Bridge and proliferate. Getting off an emblem and then going Lithoform Engine > Rings of Brighthearth to get 3 of those emblems instead of one is pretty explosive.
Creatures: Captain Sisay would work quite well here as she can search any legendary card in your deck which is invaluable in Esika and isn't as pricey/colour dependant as Sisay, Weatherlight Captain (I'm not saying cut her, but 2 Sisays are better than one). Kodama of the East Tree will let you chuck out Planeswalkers like nobody's business, The Prismatic Bridge now doubles its usefulness per turn. Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire is a great tutor in Esika as he's cheap, he can swing without tapping due to Esika giving him Vigilance, search something using his boast ability and put it on top of your library (something something Prismatic Bridge shenanigans) and then tap for mana in your 2nd main phase.
I hope what I've said helps, I love building Superfriends and all the whacky stuff you can do with it
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
An enchantment prison deck is a really interesting idea with In Search of Greatness . If Sphere of Safety is too slow you can try Ghostly Prison to slow them down early. Also maybe run Reverence in the sideboard. Chancellor of the Tangle is really good if you have In Search of Greatness in your opening hand, but just bad without it. Instead I think Chancellor of the Tangle should be some sort of hand disruption, or maybe a board wipe. Cool deck
1 month ago
i have several questions about "how to build" her. there may be no technical proper way but i have several ideas and at the root of my questioning is, is there such thing of having too much going on inside a deck? that being asked. my first run with her was a "control" super friends. by that i was using the typical mardu removal package to "control" the board, and generally winning by gideon's being gideon's and becoming creatures. also small win percentage came from cards like. Elspeth, Sun's Champion Anointed Procession and Divine Visitation etc etc
my though is i have a mogis deck could i take the core of the Mogis, God of Slaughter deck that i have and remove the small chunk of filler rakdos cards and replace with white for the obvious spot removal, board wipes, and extra slug cards that white offers, or better yet tax like cards?? while using the monach ability, and cards that support that. for example rakdos group slug now mardu because of queen marchesa for cards like Court of Grace Court of Ambition Court of Ire
white enchantments ...(to name a few)
and due to the white addition. you have access to WAY better spot removal not just in mono white but white/black. also access to more wraths.
that being said what would the win cons be in this made up deck??? my assumption would be between the damage from group slug effects, keeping some planes walkers to make dudes or swing with themselves. on top of the fact of having a few creatures in the deck. it all comes down to my original question is all of this going on in side the deck too much of different things going on to be a hindrance or are these 3 or 4 things actually decent enough to work together with out the deck tripping over it self??
2 months ago
Starfield of Nyx: My reasoning is the high cmc and lack of synergy. I tried to be really careful when choosing any spells over 3 cmc in this deck and this one just didn't make the cut. It can sometimes be a dud if I don't have important Enchantments in my graveyard; although it does have a very high ceiling. It's second ability is really strong but is lackluster in this deck due to the high number of Auras. Sram also needs Auras "cast," not entering the battlefield.
Sphere of Safety: It is a really good recommendation. I think I will play test the deck for a little bit and then decide if I need it to stay in the game.
Sentinel's Eyes: Didn't even look at this card, it's good! Any recommendations on what to switch out for it?
2 months ago
Sentinel's Eyes would probably be incredibly powerful in this deck- one mana to trigger a lot of your enchantment/aura centric effects.
2 months ago
I love these types of decks, But I have one suggestion. Considering you have a bunch of cards that destroy all creatures (basically) and you have a bunch of enchantments you could put in Mystic Barrier and Sphere of Safety. These will just make it incredibly hard for anyone to deal damage to you with creatures. :)