Survival Cache

Survival Cache

Sorcery

You gain 2 life. Then if you have more life than an opponent, draw a card.

Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)

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Survival Cache Discussion

Skinken on

3 days ago

Birds is a surprisingly well supported tribe, and flying tribal has been getting a fair bit of support recently. So building birds in commander can be both fun and powerful because you can combine old and new cards.

A creature has to be a Legendary creature to be legal as your commander. The classic option for birds would be Kangee, Aerie Keeper . Some other options that are more "Flying tribal" than bird tribal could be Kangee, Sky Warden (a very budget-friendly option), Isperia the Inscrutable , Akim, the Soaring Wind , Derevi, Empyrial Tactician or Alela, Artful Provocateur .

Now you should decide whether you want cards that support having Birds specifically: Aven Brigadier , Celestial Gatekeeper , Crookclaw Elder , Seaside Haven , Soulcatchers' Aerie , Airborne Aid , Migratory Route , Animal Sanctuary etc. Or if you just want cheap flyers that may or may not be birds and just play flying tribal: Battle Screech , Favorable Winds , Gravitational Shift , Gust of Wind , Island Sanctuary , Kangee's Lieutenant , Lofty Denial , Pride of the Clouds , Rally of Wings , Sephara, Sky's Blade , Siani, Eye of the Storm , Skycat Sovereign , Soulcatcher , The Raven's Warning , Thunderclap Wyvern , Tide Skimmer , Warden of Evos Isle , Watcher of the Spheres , Waterkin Shaman , Windstorm Drake , Winged Words , Battle Screech .

Your list has a lot of pretty bad cards that don't support your strategy. I would cut Healing Salve , Resupply , Take Up Arms , Call to Mind , Survival Cache , Refurbish (has 4 targets in your deck and no matter what you get you pay more mana than you should), Siegecraft etc. Pure lifegain spells are bad unless you build around them, and this is supposed to be a bird/flying deck right? Cards that make tokens without flying are not great because your lords and synergy don't make them better. So even though Raise the Alarm is a solid magic card, you would prolly rather have like a Mistral Charger because you can build synergy around it.

Removal is always good. You can almost never have too much of it. However, if you are really cool, you can try to play removal and card draw that is flavorful and synergistic as well: Ravenform , Wing Shards , Aerial Assault , Swan Song , Winged Words , Gust of Wind , Lofty Denial . Also, sol ring is great but more ramp is usually a good idea in commander, and Azorius Keyrune is also a bird!

Good luck with the screechy dudes!

Saccox on Life and Death

2 months ago

Hi bbenny0610,there are many cards that can be used for this deck: Prism Ring , Survival Cache , Cliffhaven Vampire , Ajani's Pridemate , Angel of Vitality , Serene Steward , Recumbent Bliss , Scoured Barrens .They can be done many deck versions with this idea. My version,Vampires gain life Pezzent

Ihateyoubro12 on Hail The Almighty Goat Cannon

3 months ago

Oh solid ideas Saccox I love the Angel of Vitality and the Survival Cache I will definitely be putting those in the deck. the only reason I wouldn't use Recumbent Bliss in my version of the deck is because for for every card I add I also have to remove one too. I feel adding in that extra protection isn't always needed since ill be making so much life per turn and I ether kill them with Springjack Shepherd, Blasting Station combo or just straight out number with chop blockers to an extent that pretty much only decks with heavy late game flying/trample would have an easy time breaking through.

Saccox on Hail The Almighty Goat Cannon

3 months ago

Hi Ihateyoubro12,Angel of Vitality,Recumbent Bliss and Survival Cache? To make better use of gain life ability ^^

Reznorboy on Court of Grace, the best …

4 months ago

I believe that Mono-White specifically is not as lacking in card draw as many people believe. It may be true that the card draw is not as of high of quality, but it definitely exists. I'm going to make a small list of cards/combos in Mono-White that draw more cards than you paid to play it (i.e., I cast two cards and discard a card to make the combo, but I draw 4 out of it) that I think are better than Court of Grace (all of these have already existed). (Also, of course, artifacts are fair game. Artifacts do indeed get used in Mono-White, and should be treated as such.)

My personal favorite:

Flickerform and Sage's Reverie (and maybe Angelic Gift)

Both can be searched with cards like Plea for Guidance or Three Dreams.

One card combo (my second favorite):

Dawn of Hope

Pure Draw:

Pursuit of Knowledge Survival Cache

Ones that give only lands:

Land Tax Endless Horizons Tithe Gift of Estates Weathered Wayfarer

Ones that are wheel based:

Alms Collector and Otherworld Atlas

(Unfortunately draws opponents cards too, but you will be drawing more)

Ones that are weenie based:

Bygone Bishop Mentor of the Meek

Artifact/Enchantment based:

Kor Spiritdancer Mesa Enchantress Puresteel Paladin Sram, Senior Edificer Stone Haven Outfitter

Also, I don't think that Phyrexian Arena is very good. Your point that it was used in a "fast" format (standard) is invalid because games of cEDH are faster than standard, not the other way around, with games ending possibly by turn 3.

Saccox on Modern Ikoria cats - 20$

4 months ago

Hi Borkul,Survival Cache to exploit lifelink cat's ability?

amicdeep on My gains are your losses

7 months ago

been trying something similar, i've not come to a place where im happy with it yet.

but a few cards i found that will probably end up in the list are Lone Rider  Flip, Kaya's Guile, Lurrus of the Dream-Den.

more in the maybe slot Basilica Bell-Haunt, Cling to Dust, Silversmote Ghoul, Revitalize, Survival Cache

feel like there's also a argument for mardu for, Lightning Helix and Smiting Helix

or esper with Absorb and Punish Ignorance, Ojutai's Command

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