Talisman of Hierarchy
: Gain .
: Gain or . Talisman of Hierarchy deals 1 damage to you.
|Want (2)||ephemeralAubade , Chase76845|
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|Modern Horizons (MH1)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Talisman of Hierarchy occurrence in decks from the last year
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Talisman of Hierarchy Discussion
1 week ago
So, Whip of Erebos has a neat interaction with this guy ;) really smashed me back when I use to play standard. Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares and Generous Gift are mainstays in any deck running white. Lastly, Mind Stone, Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Hierarchy and Orzhov Signet are all prime mana rocks for relatively cheap.
2 weeks ago
Added ramp spell Talisman of Hierarchy.
I'll see what of the other suggested cards I can scrounge up (a lot of them are pretty pricey).
Willing to take any further suggestions!
3 weeks ago
Hey there! You mention the mana base needing some help in your description, and if you're still looking to work on that, maybe consider some of the following cards! Many may be out of budget, and you could possibly have been aware of them all already, and if that is the case I hope this can be of use to you as a reference!
Since you have the two temples, you may want to include the last one, Temple of Malice. Even though you don't run too many / cards, you still need that colored mana to cast Licia, and so you want a relatively even mana base. Same goes for the last pain land, I'd recommend including Sulfurous Springs since you have the other two. Since you're also gaining a lot of life, and because they are great in general, you may want to take a look at Blood Crypt, Godless Shrine, and Sacred Foundry, (the shock lands) which function very well, especially with the following cards: the fetch lands. Bloodstained Mire, Arid Mesa, and Marsh Flats are some of the best lands in the game! These can search for the shock lands, not just basic lands, allowing you to get any colors you need from just one of them! While that whole set is pretty expensive, it may be something to think about for the future. Now on the cheaper side, there are the wonderful fast lands, Blackcleave Cliffs, Concealed Courtyard, and Inspiring Vantage, which can help you support your early fundamental turns quite well! If you wish to include a lot of basics/shock lands, you may want to think about having the check lands, Dragonskull Summit, Isolated Chapel, and Clifftop Retreat, which tend to be great and also lay on the cheaper side. Last but not least, there are the filter lands, Graven Cairns, Fetid Heath, and Rugged Prairie! Now that said, here are some non-dual lands that could really help fix the mana base quite a lot that I would recommend: City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Ancient Tomb, Prismatic Vista, Fabled Passage, Reflecting Pool, Exotic Orchard, Strip Mine, Wasteland, etc.
Now enough about lands! Here are some ramp spells you might like. Land Tax, Arcane Signet, Commander's Sphere, Talisman of Conviction, Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Indulgence, Jet Medallion, Pearl Medallion, Ruby Medallion, Sol Ring, Gift of Estates, Weathered Wayfarer, Chromatic Lantern, etc!
I also have a mardu deck, (A Deal With the Devil EDH ⫸PRIMER⫷), so if you want to check out most of the cards I mentioned on a list, feel free to pop in there! Anyways though, I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a wonderful day! Happy tapping!
3 weeks ago
Hey, just popped in from reddit. So I'm not gonna lie, I spent alot of time writing out a really thoughtful response and my internet timed out and erased it all. So this may just he the cliffsnotes lol. Overall, you have a great list for lifegain and it's good to see the staples that should be there like Sanguine Bond, Exquisite Blood, and Exsanguinate. I could never find a way to generate the mana and tutor these guys out to the battlefield save a couple times where I was lucky, so that may be something I might look into because it really is a powerful game ending combo. I also appreciate you not using Oloro as commander for lifegain and got to see some cards I've never heard of or even thought to include in your list, specifically Angelic Chorus and Proper Burial. Which brings me to my suggestions, I tried to stay away from uber expensive cards that cEDH decks might require and still lend some quality assistance. Luminarch Ascension is a 2 CMC drop card that generates tokens in the form of 4/4 flyers and it works better with the more opponents you have as it collects its quest counters quicker. I always think lifegain needs the defense where it can get it so it can build a base to keep generating more life and set itself up and this card works great. Not to mention it works well with Proper Burial and Angelic Chorus. Speaking of ETBs, why wait for your creatures when you can use your opponents for lifegain with Authority of the Consuls. Now say someone counters your Sanguine Bond or whatever other combo you may have needed, Elixir of Immortality is a cheap low CMC artifact that gives you 5 life and recurs your graveyard back into your deck. Panharmonicon doubles your effects I believe as well but I need to double check that and just thought of it. Lastly, my most expensive recommendation at like 12 dollars, is Archangel of Thune. She is 5 CMC and can become a monster real quick in your deck if she isnt dealt with. At this point I put in a whole thing about mana rocks. They effectively speed up your turn by increasing your mana base, so you can do turn 5 things on turn 4. The signet is nice and sol ring is auto include, but talismans are strictly better than signers in my book and only a couple bucks. For your colors, Talisman of Hierarchy is best but you can use any of the ones with white or black in them, they just wont be as good as hierarchy. Finally, I wouldnt be doing you any justice if I didnt add some game breaking cheese from my current list. Say you have either Angelic Chorus or Proper Burial on the field. With a card like Entomb or Buried Alive or any discard cards could work but not as ideal, bury Leonin Relic-Warder from your deck. Then resurrect him with Dance of the Dead, Necromancy, or Animate Dead, use Leonin's ETB effect to exile the card which revived him, thus burying/sacrificing him, thus bringing the revive card back from exile so that you can bring Leonin back from the dead, this loops for an infinity thus triggering proper burial and/or angelic chorus and giving you infinite life. Anyways those are my suggestions, I hope they help, best of luck, and have fun playing!
1 month ago
Change log after not investing in this list in a while:
In terms of creature swaps, Ashen Rider is incredibly strong and a hard cut, but I’d rather have the cheap efficiency of Path. Archon of Justice costs less and is about as good.
Boreas Charger has always kinda sucked even if I get double death triggers, so in goes Celebrant as an additional wincon.
Sadistic Hypnotist is pretty good, but Altar costs less, can sacrifice at instant speed, and is a wincon.
Just an upgrade to a mana rock. I’d rather curve into Teysa on turn two than have an extra colorless mana a turn later.
This list really badly needed a way to just draw cards instantly; we have plenty of card draw value engines. I decided Dark Prophecy competed with Necro for its slot and got the cut.
Martyrs Bond I never really saw while playing, but I’d rather have another drain effect than something that stalls the game.
Sorry, foil original print Sorin, he’s a little slow to generate tokens for his mana cost. The deck needed a fourth tutor to more consistently pull together its combos anyway, and Grim is a spicy recent reprint.
And just some upgrades in the manabase. Overall, can’t wait to see how this list can perform even better!
1 month ago
sub780lime While the main deck is Teysa, from time to time I make some changes to lower the power level changing the commander to Krav, the Unredeemed and Regna, the Redeemer or I add from sideboard Harvester of Souls and Vampiric Rites. Thats why I keep Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower on the main deck.
I don't like Nightmare Shepherd in this deck, since I lose the possibility to reanimate the creature if I exile it with him. Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted ability can only be used twice at most, and in my playgroup they will kill it after using him once most of the times. About Hunted Witness, I have him and other similar cards of CMC 1, but for the moment I prefer to use the 2 CMC that I have on my deck due to the keywords they include.
High Market, Hell's Caretaker and Talisman of Hierarchy are on the list of cards to try to get when the situation of the pandemic gets better and is possible to go again to LGS, since on the village I live there's none and I need to go to the city next to my hometown.
1 month ago
I like the look of the list. With Teysa, you can never have enough sac outlets. Have you considered High Market. The card is only a couple bucks at most and it gives you another means to trigger Teysa's ability. Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted can also be used on your own stuff for triggers and draw.
I noticed both Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower in the deck. What's your draw line to make these worthwhile. I am not saying they aren't I'm just wondering how often they are dead cards versus the happy Christmas land time where they work out. Draw overall seems really light in the deck and so I'm not sure how often you are filling up so much to need no hand size. That Reliquary Tower could go to High Market and the Thought Vessel to Hell's Caretaker (another sac method) or Hunted Witness (curve lowering trigger for Teysa). If you want it to be a rock of some sort, I would still play Everflowing Chalice first as it also gives you a mana dump or just go with Talisman of Hierarchy.
Do you have a Nightmare Shepherd laying around?
1 month ago
Hey there! As asked for on my page, I will most certainly do my best to give you as many suggestions as I can, though aristocrats is, again, not exactly my area of expertise. I hope this helps, and before I continue, I wish you the best of luck on your deck.
Let's start off with the lands/ramp. The lands seem pretty great choices for a budget deck, couldn't really have done it better myself, but there are a couple cards you may want to consider that you might have missed. Brightclimb Pathway Flip is probably one of the biggest ones, and it is only around 2-3 bucks. It's very valuable to have a choice like that in the game, and neither would come in tapped which is super good. Salt Flats is also a great card, and while it comes in tapped, you can always rely on it for a good source of colored mana, or simply use the colorless part of its ability. It is also less than 50 cents, making it a great include for a budget deck. Blighted Fen might also contribute to the theme, but is absolutely unnecessary unless you like its ability. Now, we get into a whole set of cards that could be interesting to think about, though whether you think you should include them or not are entirely up to you. Teysa is all about sacrificing and having sac outlets, so what if you had lands that had the option to act as creatures? This would let you tap for mana, and have the option to sac a creature if you needed it! Here are some of the better ones you may want to consider:
- Shambling Vent
- Foundry of the Consuls
- Blinkmoth Nexus
- Dread Statuary
- Frostwalk Bastion
- Mishra's Factory
- Cradle of the Accursed
Now you may not like most of those, but possibly even just having one or two of the better ones like Blinkmoth and Mishra might be pretty beneficial, as it's always good to have things to sac in the worst-case scenario. In addition to that, all of the cards above are less than a dollar if not a small bit more, meaning they could most likely work price wise. To wrap up all the land part, Crystal Vein is also something good to consider, giving you a turn extra in mana at the price of the land, as well as Field of Ruin, which is just a overall not bad card in general for harming your opponents.
Now, what about ramp? While your ramp looks pretty good, here are a couple sweet ones you may have missed: Dark Ritual!!! This guy is amazing, for one mana you can pretty much cast teysa turn 2 with another land out, or it can just give you a huge leg up in general! Certaintly worth considering. Talisman of Hierarchy is also a super cheap great card I would definitely recommend for the deck, and it will surely benefit you more than the Prismatic Lens, though having both is simply better. Commander's Sphere obviously isn't as good as arcane signet, but it is still pretty great due to the draw ability and is also definitely worth considering. Cabal Ritual is also great with teysa since you'll be sacrificing a lot. To top that all off, Knight of the White Orchid and Gift of Estates are pretty good and definitely worth looking into.
Altogether, for your mana base, there isn't anything too dire, it all looks pretty good, though there are certainly a few budget cards I mentioned there you should definitely consider. I'm now going to give some recommendations on some all-around good cards to include, and save the specifically aristocrats stuff for last. Swords to Plowshares is pretty cheap and yet an amazing staple in all decks, I would definitely consider that, especially since in your case you can play it on one of your own things to get extra triggers, while also gaining the life. Generous Gift is also an amazing removal card that I have in my best deck and it's pretty good too! Same as for swords, you even have the option to play it on yourself and get the elephant token that you can sacrifice again! Fumigate and Cleansing Nova are pretty cheap but good board wipes that I would definitely try including too, to top of all the removal. In black, Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, and Night's Whisper are pretty good for draw that you may want to think about.
Now sorry if this is a bit rushed, I am short on time, but you may want to think about some of the following cards, with graveyard recursion, tutors to graveyards, and good sac cards!
- Buried Alive
- Fleshbag Marauder
- Pitiless Plunderer
- Dictate of Erebos (not budget, but would be worth it)
- Village Rites
- Cruel Celebrant
Now before I end this, I would consider checking out EDHREC, where you can find so many suggestions for teysa based on what other people have (link to teysa on edhrec here and also checking out the combo section, as you may find many combo-y cards that could work in the deck! Anyways, sorry this was a bit rushed, I hope it is of use to you, and have a wonderful day! Happy tapping!