Sun Droplet

Sun Droplet

Artifact

Whenever you're dealt damage, put that many charge counters on Sun Droplet.

At the beginning of each upkeep, you may remove a charge counter from Sun Droplet. If you do, you gain 1 life.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Archenemy (ARC) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Modern Legal
Unformat Legal

Sun Droplet occurrence in decks from the last year

Unknown:

All decks: None%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): None%

Casual:

All decks: None%

RW (Boros): None%

WB (Orzhov): None%

RGW (Naya): None%

RUW (Jeskai, America): None%

Legacy:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

White: None%

UR (Izzet): None%

UB (Dimir): None%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): None%

Modern:

All decks: None%

Blue: None%

UR (Izzet): None%

RW (Boros): None%

GU (Simic): None%

UB (Dimir): None%

WU (Azorius): None%

RGW (Naya): None%

UBR (Grixis): None%

WUB (Esper): None%

RUG (Temur): None%

UBRG: None%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

Red: None%

Blue: None%

White: None%

RG (Gruul): None%

Rakdos: None%

UR (Izzet): None%

RW (Boros): None%

GU (Simic): None%

UB (Dimir): None%

WB (Orzhov): None%

WU (Azorius): None%

WUB (Esper): None%

GWU (Bant): None%

RBW (Mardu): None%

RUW (Jeskai, America): None%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): None%

RGWU: None%

Sun Droplet Discussion

enpc on Which is the better stand-alone ...

2 months ago

How are you taking the majority of damage? I'm guessing it's from combat, but is it typically spread out across lots of smaller things, or a few larger creatures? And how many life loss effects do you go up against on a regular basis?

If you're talking about getting swarmed (for the most part), then Ghostly Prison seems like a better way of dealing with life loss than either of these.

If you specifically want to negate the damage though, Angelheart Vial is an iteresting option. It's basically Sun Droplet (albeit more expensive) but with built in card draw.

But of those two options, I would probably lean into Orim's Prayer. While I think that Authority of the Consuls does more, I think that the stax side of the card will draw it unwanted hate which you don't need if your goal is only to gain life. And I think you'll see more life gain off of Orim's Prayer or at least other players leaving you alone since swinging with a bunch of 1/1s is effectively useless. And this buys you time, which is what life gain for the sake of life gain does.

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Which is the better stand-alone ...

2 months ago

Authority of the Consuls is better - making your opponent's things enter tapped is a very strong effect, negating hasty creatures, and leaving them more open to attack.

That said, I'd run both of these cards over Sun Droplet.

StopShot on Which is the better stand-alone ...

2 months ago

I want to pick the card that will most likely gain me the most amount of life in a game. I don't plan on running any cards that synergize or play around with the lifegain. I just want something CMC 3 or less that will help me in staying around longer in the game. Right now I'm running Sun Droplet and I want a back-up life gain card in the event that it gets removed.

Which would you run? Authority of the Consuls or Orim's Prayer?


Authority of the Consuls Pros:

+Tapping creatures stops haste creatures from attacking right away.

+Stops a few enemy combos that involve creatures entering the battlefield repeatedly.

Authority of the Consuls Cons:

-Playing AotC late in the game won't award any life gain from creatures already on the battlefield.

-Creatures getting tapped might annoy my opponents enough to remove the enchantment.


Orim's Prayer Pros:

+If the same creature attacks me multiple times I get repeated life gain off of it.

+Prevents me from dying to token strategies that flood the board with 1/1's.

Orim's Prayer Cons:

-No life gain is made from creatures that attack other players or don't attack at all.

-This card does nothing of value if the playgroup decides to be peaceful.


Which would you pick or favor more? I know it depends more on the meta, but if you were forced to pick one for all scenarios factored in which would it be? The point is to gain the most life to survive longer in the game.

TCK_Green on Heliod's Sun Gun

2 months 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!)

Halflingz on Queen Marchesa

3 months ago

Board wipes that seem "on theme" and white "ramp" to consider. Kaya's Wrath Fumigate Retaliate Austere Command Decree of Pain Martial Coup Merciless Eviction Descent of Dragons Angel of the Dire Hour Magister of Worth Sunblast Angel Boreas Charger Oreskos Explorer Surveyor's Scope Solemn Simulacrum Sword of the Animist Verge Rangers Smothering Tithe Sword of Feast and Famine Dowsing Dagger  Flip

Queen Marchesa doesn't have a clear single way to build so you have lots of options. However, I feel like said you want to play her like the Kween she is and create a royal court full of politicin' and group interaction to make all the boys whine. I don't think you want to discourgage people from taking the monarch from you, more encourage them to swing others IE: NO Ghostly Prisons, YES Teysa effects. Punish the ones who swing you only after the fact and reward the ones who swing others. There is a lot listed!

Politic theme links to Scryfall searches Monarch, Will of the Council, Council's Dilemma, Join Forces, Curses, Tempting offer, Goad

You will also want to get retake the throne each turn and lets face it, the Assasin's won't always get through Dauthi Embrace Dauthi Trapper Nether Shadow Nether Traitor Soltari Visionary Changeling Outcast Tormented Soul Break Through the Line Ferropede Gingerbrute Key to the City Whispersilk Cloak Trailblazer's Boots Zhang He, Wei General Yellow Scarves Cavalry Wei Night Raiders Wei Scout Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior Shadow Alley Denizen

Finally here are some other fun interactions befitting the royal court. Crown of Doom Kor Haven Cathars' Crusade Electropotence + Pandemonium (Nasty with deathtouch) Field of the Dead Mentor of the Meek In the Web of War Mace of the Valiant Ogre Battledriver Orc Sureshot Mathas, Fiend Seeker Master of Cruelties Anya, Merciless Angel Tree of Perdition Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Ashling, the Extinguisher Azra Oddsmaker Aurification Bloodforged Battle-Axe Contested War Zone Thaumatic Compass  Flip Dread Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip Iroas, God of Victory Aurelia, the Warleader Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Five-Alarm Fire Hellrider Hixus, Prison Warden Larceny Necropolis Regent No Mercy Phage the Untouchable Quietus Spike Skeleton Key Throat Slitter Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Vraska, Scheming Gorgon Scourge of the Throne Akroan Horse Captive Audience Goblin Spymaster Forbidden Orchard Clackbridge Troll Hunted Dragon Hunted Lammasu Hunted Horror

Theme directions to explore? Lifegain to stay above the swings? Angelic Chorus Answered Prayers Anointer Priest Authority of the Consuls Ayara, First of Locthwain Daxos, Blessed by the Sun Healer of the Pride Impassioned Orator Pious Evangel  Flip Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Archangel of Thune Suture Priest Ajani's Welcome Dawn of Hope Deathgreeter Exquisite Blood Epicure of Blood Falkenrath Noble Karlov of the Ghost Council Noble Purpose Righteous Cause Sanguine Bond Searing Meditation Seraph Sanctuary Serene Steward Shattered Angel Spirit Loop Sun Droplet Vizkopa Guildmage Well of Lost Dreams Alhammarret's Archive Licia, Sanguine Tribune Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Eternity Vessel Chalice of Life  Flip Resolute Archangel Storm Herd Felidar Sovereign Divinity of Pride Serra Ascendant

Aristocrats of the Court (slow life drain strategy)? Bastion of Remembrance Corpse Knight Impact Tremors Purphoros, God of the Forge Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Outpost Siege Bontu's Monument Brutal Hordechief Campaign of Vengeance Cliffhaven Vampire Cruel Celebrant Kambal, Consul of Allocation Polluted Bonds Retreat to Hagra Vindictive Vampire revenge Sorin, Grim Nemesis Judith, the Scourge Diva Stalking Vengeance Syr Konrad, the Grim

GrandAlchemistX on Traxos, Lord of the Junk Pile

4 months ago

To add all of that, I would take out 7 Wastes, Mishra's Bauble, Profane Memento, Thought Prison, Sun Droplet, Mishra's Bauble, Horn of Greed, Golem Artisan, Suspicious Bookcase(swap for Manifold Key, forgot about this beauty earlier), the Kaldra equipment can go (not enough tutoring), Pristine Talisman, swap Orazca Relic for Mind Stone, Oblivion Sower, and two more cards... but that's where it gets really difficult... maybe Skullclamp and Pilgrim's Eye? Your call.

LordBlackblade on Karlov/Sorin Blessed

4 months ago

And it looks like spoilers don't work in comments, at least not for me! So much for keeping things neat. Anyway, here's what I wanted to say:

Cuts

Lands

Enchantments

  • Curse of Fool's Wisdom - This really screws over one opponent, but what you should be shooting for is stuff that does "splash damage" so to speak, remember, you will usually have three or more opponents in a game.

Artifacts

  • Armillary Sphere - This one is just okay. Ensures you hit land drops, but doesn't boost you

  • Bontu's Monument - I don't feel like you're running enough creatures for this effect to pay off

  • Fountain of Renewal - "On your upkeep" effects seem really powerful, but on a multiplayer format, your upkeep happens less often relatively speaking. It's not terrible for the cost, but I'm sure we can do better

Sorceries

  • Final Parting - I don't think you have enough graveyard interaction to make this better than other tutors

Creatures

Instants

  • Murder - There are definitely better kill spells we can find

  • Ray of Distortion - Not bad, you're definitely getting that choice is key in EDH; however, I think there are a couple better options to choose from

Adds

Enchantments

Artifacts

  • Sun Droplet - This card is a sleeper! Not that it says each upkeep, helping you stack those sweet, sweet Karlov triggers

  • Talisman of Hierarchy - I love the talismans. Great rocks in any multicolor EDH deck in my opinion

Sorceries

  • Read the Bones - One of my favorite black draw spells. Card selection plus draw is generally very powerful

  • Syphon Mind - A critically underplayed draw spell in my opinion. Puts you up quite a few cards on each opponent

Creatures

Instants

  • Return to Dust - Gives you options and can snag two cards for one. Considered a staple in some circles

(I've been on this site a long time and I still haven't figured out the quirks of coding on here all that well!)

LordBlackblade on Karlov/Sorin Blessed

4 months ago

I took a gander. Honestly, not bad for you first list!

Here are some adds that might be worth considering. I know multimedia already recommended some of these, but here is my take:

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Here are my cut recommendations to make room for upgrades/changes:

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