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Whenever an opponent casts a spell, put a +1/+1 counter on this and you gain 1 life.
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Sunscorch Regent Discussion
4 months ago
10 months ago
Hey, nice budget version of Atla.
You have three of the best cards with Atla: Mirror Entity, Skullclamp and Goblin Bombardment. Eladamri's Call, Open the Armory and Idyllic Tutor are tutors for one of these cards. Crop Rotation can tutor for High Market or Opal Palace. Palace is actually an important card with Atla because if you cast her with Palace then she gets a +1/+1 counter. Atla having a counter means she doesn't die when you activate Mirror Entity for zero turning all creatures you control into 0/0 Eggs. This is how you can take real advantage of Entity.
Good luck with your deck.
1 year ago
One of my daughter's favorite cards, since she first became serious about playing, is Sunscorch Regent. I will try to do it justice, for her sake.
Dazophte, Heavenly Apogee
Legendary Creature - Elder Dragon
Spells that target creatures you control cost an additional more to cast, where X is the number of creatures you control
When ~ attacks, other attacking creatures you control get +2/+0 and gain lifelink until end of turn
Whenever you gain life, draw a card, then put a number of +1/+1 counters on ~ equal to the number of cards in your hand
Make an innovative land destruction enchantment for Gruul
1 year ago
This deck is super fun! I built it on paper and have been pretty successful with it.
A couple of little things I've changed:
I was finding that the deck gave a ton of opportunities to gain life and grow Ajani's Pridemate and Twinblade, but was lacking removals, so I ran with 3x of each of your enchantments and added in:
I also ran with one less of each Healer's Hawk, Soulmender and Impassioned Orator and instead added:
Yes, this card is more costly than the others, but I've always managed to get enough mana on the field to cast it - and this card is a BEAST in this deck. It just builds and synergizes with the Twinblade/Pridemate combo so perfectly.
Thanks for this build! It's a really fun deck to play :)
1 year ago
That is a very good question, what to cut. I don't want to micromanage anything but here are cards I feel are "weak" with what you have going (also, keep Dash Hopes if your play group hates it, it must be good ;))
Out (?): Conclave Tribunal
Dictate of Erebos (I know, it's an amazing card, but without creature support it isn't actually doing anything for you. This is a soft cut, it's always going to put a little work in just like Butcher of Malakir)
I LOVE Subversion but is it really putting in enough UMPH for 5 CMC? I really like Righteous Cause but that's just me. Hissing Miasma is pretty cool too, no life gain but it's cheaper and deters attacks.
Consecrate / Consume (hope formatting works here) is a 4 cmc kind of squanky force sacrifice of the most dangerous (most powerful) creature of an opponent. I don't like it. You have a huge removal suite and this seems like a good cut. You have Orzhov, you are the removal king and you can Murder or Return to Dust
Consecrate / Consume is too situational to be useful in your go-to 100
Revival / Revenge is sexy, keep it. But look at what cards actually make it mean something. Serra Avatar Evra, Halcyon Witness Sunbond etc. Play around with it, but in my experience, it is rare for doubling your life total to more impactful than gaining 3 instances of life gain. (but look at Wall of Reverence
Cut Dismember for more "UMPH" (kill conditions) Cut Make a Stand for more "UMPH" (kill conditions) Cut Nightmare's Thirst It is too situational for you. We can find better removal. Find room for more "UMPH" (kill conditions) Cut Rootborn Defenses we're going to add some creatures who love life gain after this section
OK, stick with me on this one: Liliana, Dreadhorde General draws cards for dead creatures, right? But... you don't have creatures (really) in your deck... Not saying cut her, but she would and will be happier in a sacrifice black deck (Maybe a Sheoldred, Whispering One deck, I think you could do it). If you need to make cuts I'm saying she isn't doing much for you here but letting you draw sometimes.
We're not abusing Athreos, God of Passage but he's too awesome to cut. If he isn't pulling his weight in this deck you can ship me the card, I'll give you my address. ;)
Mentioned Butcher of Malakir before: awesome card as deterrence but it shines when you have a lot of token to sacrifice for value. not an immediate cut, but if you include Sheoldred, Whispering One and Dictate of Erebos you might want want to add some sacrifice/recursion to capitalize. Making your sacrifices give you advantage and hurt your enemies is the coolest thing black can do.
Cut Piper of the Swarm replace with Vampire Cutthroat or Vampire Nighthawk or Call to the Feast or really anything. Piper isn't helping your mechanics. Replace with Sunscorch Regent because that guy beefs up fast and hard.
Dusk is a great wipe and the dual nature of the card gives utility.
This is your call. I'd recommend Sunscorch Regent as a win-con.
Rebuff the Wicked is a fantastic counterspell, works with you control aspect. If it were me I'd add more card draw and Approach of the Second Sun and aim for that. Easier win con than Revel in Riches in my experience (have mardu deck based on treasure, removal and alternate win cons and Approach of the Second Sun is much easier and more reliable than Revel in Riches.
I don't know what else to say. You make your own Kambal deck. Just know you need some "UMPH" to take down your opponents beyond some life gain and drain. I love the build, but you need to 'seal the deal' as it were.
1 year ago
Hi LordBlackblade - Please see below for my responses:
If I cull those 7 lands, do I just replace them with basics? Or are there other suggestions I can sub them with? I am just worried because this will leave me with only 26 lands which is way too low.
Curse of Fool's Wisdom - I agree - I only had this in there to proc with Geier Reach Sanitarium which has also been removed so this is an easy cull.
Armillary Sphere - I'll leave this one in I think, I gotta ratio some cards I actually own, haha
Bontu's Monument - I actually agree with you here, this one has been one of my potential cuts for a while, it looks like I only have 18 creatures there in current state, this is a smart cut, let's do it.
Fountain of Renewal - I see what you're saying. I'll leave it for now and see what else we can cull, but having a diverse array of ways to gain life is my goal here.
Final Parting - I think for the price, this works fine for now. I am willing to sac 1 card to find any other card I want, unless there's a $1 tutor I could sub in that doesn't force that discard?
Drana's Emissary - See Fountain of Renewal :D
Ranger of Eos - This is a good flag - reason I kept Ranger in here was because I'd want him to go and find specifics, if he can come out and trigger to get any one of Leonin Elder, Soul Warden or Soul's Attendant, it could be really good for my setup. If we think it's too flimsy, we can remove it, but having the ability to set up into life gain from Artifacts/Creatures splash ETB seems a good option.
Murder - Agreed, this is purely in here because cheap/I own it. I will actually remove it though in favor of some of the better cards below
Ray of Distortion - I think I'll keep it for now as I own it and the choice/flashback provides pretty good value
Ashes of the Abhorrent - Deathgreeter in enchantment form. Also hoses some graveyard strategies
I love this, instant add!
Sun Droplet - This card is a sleeper! Not that it says each upkeep, helping you stack those sweet, sweet Karlov triggers
Oh man, the amount of time's I've removed or added this card is ridiculous. But the more I look at it, the more I think "ok, this is either a massive threat deterrent, or, a massive buff". gotta add it.
Talisman of Hierarchy - I love the talismans. Great rocks in any multicolor EDH deck in my opinion
This is a perfect card to replace one of those lands you mentioned above (I ditched Orzhov Guildgate)
Read the Bones - One of my favorite black draw spells. Card selection plus draw is generally very powerful
This is huge, added
Syphon Mind - A critically underplayed draw spell in my opinion. Puts you up quite a few cards on each opponent
Really struggling to get this into the deck. Potentially can remove Ranger of Eos as this does create some crazy draw / counter... thoughts? Or maybe one of the weaker (Night's Whisper) or high CMC Draw Spells like Hedron Archive or Solemn Simulacrum?
Blood Artist / Deathgreeter - This guy does work in so many situations. Usually an auto-target in most metas, that just goes to show how powerful the effect is
Another one that I've added and removed so many times. Suggestions for what comes out for it?
Cliffhaven Vampire / Vizkopa Guildmage - If you're going to run Sanguine Bond, you should consider this guy too
Agreed, same issue though - what isn't giving me enough value with Sanguine/Exquisite to warrant taking out for this?
Divinity of Pride - Similar to Serra Ascendant, big beater for cheap plus lifelink!
See Blood Artist resonse - however I am aware this deck lacks any other source of damage outside of Swol Karlov, so things like Walking Ballista and Serra Ascendant will be handy. I do have Sunscorch Regent - is that worth taking out for this?
Return to Dust - Gives you options and can snag two cards for one. Considered a staple in some circles
Good add, I removed Kaya's Guile but not sure if this was the right choice?
1 year ago
A card I include in just about all my Boros decks is Sunforger since it can give you a get out of jail free card for board wipes with cards like Boros Charm , Make a Stand , and Unbreakable Formation There is also Teferi's Protection but that card is a little pricy.
Smothering Tithe is definitely a piece of ramp you'll want to include into the deck since if it isn't paid for then you'll quickly build up a good amount of mana.
Myriad Landscape is pretty much a land that also works as a piece of ramp for you.
Some white dragons that are pretty good are Sunscorch Regent since it gets you life while becoming huge and Scalelord Reckoner who will make opens take a loss when they want to target one of your dragons.
A red dragon that wasn't mentioned above is Glorybringer who has haste when he comes in and can act as removal on some of the smaller creatures you'll go up against.
An old dragon that could be an interesting include is Kilnmouth Dragon since he can come in as a massive body if you have other dragons in your hand.
For some full board buffs for damage and sustainability I would include True Conviction since if your commander gets taken out a bunch of times then it is always good to have a backup source of double strike also life link will be amazing on all your dragons.
Dictate of the Twin Gods can be cast at instant speed so dropping this in right before damage will pretty much just kill players.
Crucible of Fire is an awesome card since it will make your dragons much bigger.
1 year ago
There is still plenty of color less tribal support like Herald's Horn and Urza's Incubator so I don't think cost reduction will be much of an issue for the deck. Without green you will need to rely on artifacts more for ramping though.
As for powerful creatures you will have both Silumgars one Ojutais as well as the smaller dragons from their respective Tarkir broods.
Outside of that block you have good old "Skittles" Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon as well as Scalelord Reckoner and Sunscorch Regent from Tarkir. Boneyard Scourge is a nice repeatable dragon so you always have a body. Some oldie but could see come use are Catacomb Dragon.
You have the three star dragons with Keiga, Kokusho, and Yosei who all have really good death triggers.
You will also have access to blue so going with some clones like Spark Double and Clever Impersonator. Mirror Mockery will have some interesting interactions with each of the star dragons and Dragonlord Silumgar
Day of the Dragons could also be a fairly interesting 'meme' card for the deck if you are trying to have some fun.