Staff of Domination

Staff of Domination

Artifact

: Untap Staff of Domination.

, : You gain 1 life.

, : Untap target creature.

, : Tap target creature.

, : Draw a card.

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Staff of Domination Discussion

unstable_anomaly on Lathril (94%) let’s get 95!

1 week ago

Very nice, +1 from me. If I wasn't already running mono green elf ball and attempting a Golgari lands deck I would definitely build around this commander. Feel free to take a look at my own elf deck on my page if you're looking for some more inspiration.

Some suggestions if I may, feel free to take em or leave em: Glimpse of Nature / Guardian Project / Oakhame Adversary / Dark Confidant / Ohran Frostfang / Necropotence / Sylvan Library would all be excellent draw options in a deck like this and hopefully wouldn't slow you down too much. Highly recommend the last two since you'll most likely have the life for it.

Genesis Wave can be very powerful in the right deck. You might have too many instants/ sorceries for this to be viable, but it looks like you'd be able to generate plenty of mana to get some value out of it.

Elvish Champion would help get damage through and would pair nicely with your Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth.

Cover of Darkness would do much the same as Elvish Champion

Stoneforge Masterwork would be a huge pump for Lathril, Blade of the Elves and give you a burst of tokens.

Urza's Saga something that I've been working into almost all my decks since it tutors for fast mana or things like Stoneforge Masterwork / Skullclamp. Could speed up the deck quite a bit.

Not sure how you feel about infinites, but it looks like you're already running some infinite mana combos? For some additional infinite mana combos you could add Staff of Domination / Sword of the Paruns. Again my own elf deck would be a great resource for this since there's close to 100 different infinite mana combos in the deck.

Anyway, hope this helps. Cheers.

Monomanamaniac on Lathril and a lot of elves

1 month ago

Omniscience_is_life I definitely agree that I'm being very very greedy with my lands and I need to make some tough calls to get that count up, but honestly I've never been land screwed in an actual game before. The interaction game is certainly my biggest weakness, I have very little in removal or in protection cards. I wish I had an extra heroic intervention in my collection for sure, but wrap in vigor seems like a reasonable inclusion. Any suggestions for possible cuts to get some of that going would be appreciated.

shadow63 as soon as I can get my hands on a craterhoof you bet it's going in. Swinging the whole team honestly isn't my main win condition, but it's a good backup plan.

Yisan more untap effects are decent for the list, but repeatable ones seem to give better results. I actually use several untap effects Copperhorn Scout, Wirewood Symbiote, Seedborn Muse, Quest for Renewal, Thousand-Year Elixir, Staff of Domination are the main ones.

sub780lime I've had an acolyte sitting in my maybe board from day 1, it's a nykthos on a stick, and certainly pulls its weight. Its casting cost and not being an elf are the only things that have kept me from pulling the trigger on it. Augur of Autumn seems like a winner for sure. Yeah right now my primary wincon is looping lathril's ability every turn or infinitely.

enpc on Zerf, Artisan Oeuvre

1 month ago

Have a look at Oswald Fiddlebender's text for wording on the ability:

", , Sacrifice an artifact: Search your library for an artifact card with mana value equal to 1 plus the sacrificed artifact’s mana value, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle. Activate only as a sorcery."

As for the build, feels like you'd want to run Zirda, the Dawnwaker as a complanion and then run Basalt Monolith and Staff of Domination. Costs seem pretty balanced though.

Torekai92 on Selvala, Heart of the Thicc Bois

2 months ago

Reznor31, yep that's correct. It's a beast of a card in Selvala decks. Done correctly you can end the game by using the mana or something else to draw out a win con. Having something to untap Selvala at instant speed like Staff of Domination basically means you can make infinite mana and win.

jamochawoke on I ain't sayin she a Grave Digger

3 months ago

Some way to untap your commander would be useful so you can keep making tokens.

Perhaps Umbral Mantle or Thousand-Year Elixir or Staff of Domination

multimedia on Latty the baddie

3 months ago

Hey, one drop green mana Elves are really good, a big reason to play Elves. They aren't just ramp with Lathril they're also fuel for her activated ability when you don't need them for ramp and lets you get more Elves onto the battlefield quicker.


Staff of Domination does everything as a mana sink for Elves and can be an enabler for Lathril to be a win condition. With Staff you first make infinite green mana by tapping and untapping one of Archdruid, Marwyn(with 5 or more power), Priest of Titania, Circle or Wirewood Channeler. When you have infinite green mana then Staff is the mana sink to draw and cast enough Elves to control 10 or more. When you have 10 or more Elves then Staff can be the mana sink to repeatedly untap Lathril and each one the 10 Elves as the win condition.

Quest for Renewal is another enabler for Lathril and 10 Elves to be win condition. When Quest has four counters which is not difficult especially with more mana Elves, you can untap all creatures you control during each opponents turn. With Lathril each opponent loses 10 life on each player's turn, resulting in all opponents losing 40 life in one cycle of all player's turns if you have three opponents.

Chord of Calling is a helpful instant creature tutor since can tap Elves to help to pay for it's convoke, with enough Elves it's a free spell to cast and it puts the creature you search for onto the battlefield. It has nice interaction with Elf tokens since can tap them to convoke the turn they're created. With Chord get Ezuri or Miara, Thorn of the Glade in response to removal, get Archdruid so you can tap him on your turn, get Magistrate so you can tap her on your next turn, get Varragoth so you can attack with him on your next turn, etc.

Patriarch's Bidding is among the most powerful tribal spells for quick recovery. For five mana it reanimates all Elves in your graveyard. Play a Regrowth just to have another potential Chord or Bidding or recur any other card.


An area to consider improving to help with competitiveness is the manabase by upgrading to Golgari dual lands that ETB untapped.

Cabal Stronghold only works with basic Swamps and there's only 9 here which is not enough to really get much if any ramp making it consistently only a colorless source of mana.


Some cards to consider cutting: Blightbeetle, Mana Bloom, Terramorph, Serpent's Soul-Jar, Return Upon the Tide, Masked Admirers, Wild Pair, Golgari Guildmage, Korozda Guildmage, Rhys the Exiled, Blanchwood Armor, Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Harvest Season

If Blightbeetle is tech in your playgroup than nice, but if it's not then it looks out of place. Most if not all mana ramp sources can come from actual Elves instead of other sources like Mana Bloom or land ramp like Terramorph. I would even play one drop mana Elf or Farhaven Elf over Cultivate or Harvest Season.

Serpent's Soul-Jar is not a good card, exiling an Elf when it dies is not a may you have to do it and hoping to be able to cast many Elves later, one at a time with Jar is not going to consistently happen. Instead most if not all your exiled Elves will be stuck in exile for the rest of the game because Jar will be destroyed or removed another way.

Good luck with your deck.

brianizbrewtal on SEND DECK PICS ♡ [Boat Themed Dimir]

4 months ago

Just read that you're trying to add more untap. Thousand-Year Elixir and Staff of Domination are your friends!

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