Tablet of the Guilds

Tablet of the Guilds

Artifact

As Tablet of the Guilds enters the battlefield, choose two colors. Whenever you cast a spell, if it's at least one of the chosen colors, you gain 1 life for each of the chosen colors it is.

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Tablet of the Guilds Discussion

TheVectornaut on Black Green (?)

9 months ago

It looks like your main goal is to stick a creature and then buff it as much as possible with +1/+1 counters. To improve the strength and consistency of the deck, I recommend cutting anything that isn't working towards that end (unless it's very efficient.) I'd identify those cards as Druid's Deliverance, Sundering Growth, Bountiful Harvest, Bump in the Night, Lair Delve, Blood Reckoning, Tablet of the Guilds, Primal Clay, Trestle Troll, and maybe Phylactery Lich (depending on how many artifacts you end up running in the end.) I'd also suggest swapping out Intimidation to stay modern legal, possibly with something like Bellowing Tanglewurm if you really really want the evasion. Your strongest cards that I'd want additional copies of are Abrupt Decay (budget permitting), Ring of Xathrid, Undying Evil, Slitherhead, and Death's Presence (assuming your meta is slow enough to run it.) It also looks like Tormented Soul is a critical piece that benefits the most from growing big, so having redundancy for it seems like a good idea. Changeling Outcast, Gingerbrute, and Silhana Ledgewalker could all be fine targets. For +1/+1 synergy, you have scavenge staples like Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Corpsejack Menace, and Lotleth Troll along with more general options like Polukranos, Unchained, Winding Constrictor, Hardened Scales, Hydra's Growth, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Scavenging Ooze (which is particularly good in a sideboard), Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Hunger of the Howlpack, Forced Adaptation, and Llanowar Reborn. Finally, some cards I've had success with in graveyard-focused decks include Tragic Slip, Satyr Wayfinder, Grisly Salvage, Splinterfright, and Fauna Shaman. Let me know if you have any questions and good luck with your build!

Blobby_Bobby on Kambal - First Approach to Commander

1 year ago

What about Tablet of the Guilds? Very inexpensive and gets life gain, replace the rat caller and you have more life gain for the engine.

LordBlackblade on Karlov/Sorin Blessed

1 year ago

Well, here's how I would do this deck (since I already did!): Karlov's Tithes

Jokes aside, here's what I would do with your current list:

  • For the lands, I would just turn them into basics. I'm sorry if I gave the impression you should actually cut lands, what I meant was run different lands in those slots. In a two color deck like this, fixing shouldn't really be an issue often, if ever.

  • Specifically, I would put in three Plains and two Swamp to keep your lands balanced. In addition, I might add maybe two more lands bringing your total to 35. You might be able to get away with 33, but that is a little light for my personal tastes.

Looking at what you want to add, we need to make 12 cuts (which is a lot) but here's what I would cut (starting with the easiest cuts and getting murkier as we go):

  • Armillary Sphere - This fixes your colors, but doesn't ramp you. I would personally run any other ramp over this.

  • Fountain of Renewal - I get where you're coming from with this; however, it is just too slow.

  • Tablet of the Guilds - The issue with this one is how many spells you are going to cast. Orzhov doesn't ramp super well, you're probably going to be casting one, maybe two spells per turn, making this ever so slightly better than Fountain of Renewal.

  • Thrull Parasite - See Tablet of the Guilds. My biggest concerns with extort are A) How many spells will you cast each turn? and B) Will you have enough mana to consistently pay for extort.

  • Basilica Screecher - See Thrull Parasite.

  • Tithe Drinker - See Thrull Parasite.

  • Spirit Loop - I also see where you are going with this. For an aura it's not bad, but I also don't think it is as impactful as some of our adds

  • Orzhov Cluestone - Just an okay rock. I usually avoid ramp that costs more than two mana

  • Hedron Archive - See Orzhov Cluestone. Also your deck is pretty color rich (Orzhov decks usually are), so colorless mana doesn't get you as far as it would in other decks

  • Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord - His effect is not bad; however, you will rarely have sufficient boardstate to protect him, in my opinion.

  • Underworld Connections - Card draw is good. That said, experience has taught me that burst card draw a la Syphon Mind trumps incremental advantage in a wide variety of cases

  • Heliod's Intervention - I like the versatility and instant speed of this. I considered it for my own deck at one point. Unfortunately in EDH you can't run everything so sometimes you have to cut decent cards to make room for more decent cards!

ZendikariWol on Oloro

1 year ago

Venser's Journal, Tablet of the Guilds, Basilica Guards, Basilica Screecher, and Syndic of Tithes are all worthy inclusions. Some cards to consider cutting would be Razaketh's Rite, Deep Analysis (it's not really helping you with your gameplan- not what you want for four mana), Merciless Eviction (it's basically Wrath of God in our meta), Overrule, and Zur the Enchanter (most of your enchantments aren't really worth including Zur as JUST a tutor).

legendofa on Tablet of Guilds wording

2 years ago

You are correct. The Tablet of the Guilds doesn't care how many colored symbols there are in a casting cost, only if there is at least one of any of the chosen colors.

As a side note, Tablet also triggers if the casting cost wasn't paid--if you choose green and black, you gain 2 life from casting Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis . Even though you're paying an alternative cost, you're still casting a spell of both the chosen colors.

TwinStags on Tablet of Guilds wording

2 years ago

My opponent plays Tablet of the Guilds , choose B&W, then plays Grave Pact . They go to gain 3 life because of the 3 B in the cmc.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t they only gain 1 life?

The “each of the chosen colors” is just referring to each of out of those two colors. So max 2 life could be gained.

Tae_Grixis on izzet

2 years ago
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