The Birth of Meletis

The Birth of Meletis

Enchantment — Saga

— Search your library for a basic Plains card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

— Create a 0/4 colourless Wall artifact creature token with defender.

— You gain 2 life.

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The Birth of Meletis Discussion

nbarry223 on Score Points and Make Friends (Modern Prison)

1 month ago

how about Courser of Kruphix for artificial card draw by playing lands from top of library?

Resurgent Belief could do well with Sterling Grove + Solitary Confinement or just making you more resilient to enchantment hate.

Mana Bloom is one that looks like ramp, but you could also make x = 0 and just bounce it back to your hand when you don't need ramp, triggering your draws as needed.

The Birth of Meletis nets you 3 plains and 2 blockers before blowing itself up.

Starfield of Nyx could be a win-con if you have the shroud/hexproof things out, as you could basically weaponize all your enchantments that are blocking you. I wouldn't play it against decks likely to have wipes, or if you don't have some kind of protection out though.

TheoryCrafter on Elspeth Token Surge

2 months ago

The standard hub you had on this deck left me a little confused because most of your cards are not standard legal. If you want a standard Elspeth deck for FNM, May I suggest any combination of Elspeth, Sun's Champion, The Birth of Meletis and Inquisitive Puppet? Also you may want to consider instants and sorceries that create creature tokens including, but not limited to, Emeria's Call  Flip, Mascot Exhibition and Starnheim Unleashed? If you decide to go this route I completely concur on Razelfark's suggestions of Omen of the Sun and Rally the Ranks. All of these (except for Rally the Ranks) will help to feed your graveyard to feed Elspeth's escape ability. Usher of the Fallen's boast ability can help the create creature tokens. Maskwood Nexus andTeam Pennant will help to make the deck feel more like soldier and token tribals, respectively. This all should give you a foundation for a Standard legal Elspeth Deck until Innistrad: Hunter's Moon is released.

If, However, you prefer a format without rotation, then I'd suggest any combination of Oath of Gideon to create tokens and loyalty counters and Nomads' Assembly for a cheaper and more reusable option to Deploy to the Front.

I hope this helps. Happy Hunting!

TriusMalarky on

2 months ago

If you want to focus on the high toughness aspect more, I'd recommend moving to a Walls list.

Walls wants to use the things like Huatli, Assault Formation and such to hit hard, but it also employs a High Alert + Axebane Guardian combo. With four creatures with defender in play, you make infinite mana. This shouldn't be your main plan, of course, but it is a very fun include that means that if the game goes long, and with a walls deck, it probably will, you have a big advantage.

You also get Arcades, the Strategist , who lets you draw a TON of cards and is just the best payoff for big butts period.

Walls you'll want to consider include Dragon's Eye Sentry , Excavated Wall , Jaddi Offshoot , Secret Door , Wall of Runes , The Birth of Meletis , Saruli Caretaker , and Portcullis Vine .

You also get to run the amazing Tower Defense . If you cast tower defense with a good board and High Alert/Arcades out, you sort of just win on the spot.

Epicurus on Attack me, I dare you (Boros Control)

3 months ago

Fun looking deck! I have a kind of long list of suggestions for you. Some of them are specifically suggested to deal with your draw problem, but not all of them. I will say that I wouldn't expect that you would try to fit all of these in here, and I'm also shyt at telling anyone what to cut from their own deck. So I'll drop this list here and let you make of it what you will.

TheVectornaut on High Alert Hijinks

5 months ago

Aegis Turtle is strictly better than Merfolk Secretkeeper or Yoked Ox here. I'm also a big fan of Wall of Omens for High Alert decks. Having played with Wall of Blossoms in Assault Formation for many years, I can say that the ability for a creature to replace itself is invaluable for this kind of deck that doesn't get a lot of card advantage elsewhere. On the more experimental side, I think The Birth of Meletis could be an interesting choice where you delay the wall entry in order to gain a land.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on I Can't Believe It's Not Angels/Clerics!

5 months ago

Nice deck (+1), though I do concur with the earlier comments about the land count being a bit low (could just switch out the Glorious Anthem 's for 2 plains), but if it's been working out for you in testing I'm not gonna question it too much (guessing The Birth of Meletis probably does a lot of heavy lifting here). Have you considered Spectral Steel ? It's pretty good with the Archon and can fetch back some auras against mill. Hope this helps.

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