Wake the Reflections
Populate. (Create a token that's a copy of a creature token you control.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Wake the Reflections Discussion
8 months ago
Have you looked at populate cards? One you "wake" one avatar you can make another.
8 months ago
Everything you've said about Trostani is definitely true but applies equally to Advent of the Wurm , except wurms also get hit by Abrupt Decay , non-revolt Fatal Push , and any Unsummon or O-Ring effects. The reality is that at 4 mana, neither of these cards is viable in a competitive modern environment. If your meta is cutthroat enough to see that much single-target removal flying around, I'd recommend going into black to run spirit tokens ( Spectral Procession , Lingering Souls , Kaya's Guile , etc.) which are generally better than populate staples like Call of the Conclave , Selesnya Charm , and Wake the Reflections , especially if you lean into anthems like Intangible Virtue , Leyline of the Meek , Force of Virtue , and so on. You're already pretty far in that direction anyway by running Legion's Landing Flip and Gather the Townsfolk . Those were more the cards I was thinking of cutting for a singleton Trostani or Ranks. Definitely don't cut March, as it's pretty great as a finisher. (I had a lot of fun messing around with it and Harmonious Archon in standard pre-lockdown. XD) Also, regardless of which colors you prefer, Timely Reinforcements is a classic sideboard option against burn that also loves playing with Virtue.
9 months ago
These too: Rhys the Redeemed , Sundering Growth , Wake the Reflections , Harabaz Druid , Axebane Guardian , Wirewood Channeler , Village Bell-Ringer , Aggravated Assault , Farhaven Elf , Elvish Rejuvenator
9 months ago
You can put Sundering Growth and Fumigate in the sideboard then you can replace it with Wake the Reflections . Sundering growth is instant speed but you won’t always need to destroy an enchantment or artifact. Your cmc is also really high for a token deck even with a high land count.
10 months ago
Changed to wrong section to:
I'm looking at this, and I don't see why I'm being told that likes to copy token creatures. Rather, I think that's because it's tied to other mechanics, like Storm, Embalm, Eternalize, Myriad or Encore rather than through anything they actually care to do, which is to say that White makes lots of copies already when they mass produce tokens, but they don't go out of their way to copy pre-existing things.
A previous version of this article had me talk about Proliferate instead of Populate, and for that, I apologize. I got my wires crossed and just wrote it out.
1 year ago
Missed the second part. Populate works the same way, creating an initial single token. Wake the Reflections gives you one copy of your Plant, trigger x2 Plants, trigger x4 Plants, trigger x8 Plants, trigger x16 Plants and a visit from your local grower's society.
1 year ago
Hey, you're welcome.
Something to worry about is there's 23 cards here that are 5 CMC or higher which is lot. You risk with only 31 lands and few ramp sources not being able to cast spells. The Devoted + Vizer combo is nice, but can be difficult to assemble in Commander as one ofs and you're kind of relying on the combo too much. My advice is trim the high CMC creature base for some low CMC tutors that can search for the better creatures and cut the majority of the cards that create little creature tokens for more ramp and lands.
Some cards to consider cutting:
These three are the least good cards as they don't do enough to warrant taking a card slot. Navigator's Compass is not ramp, it's only color fixing for one land, but you can get both ramp and color fixing with a two drop mana rock or better yet Faeburrow Elder. Wake the Reflections is fine since it's a one drop spell, but is not really needed because you can get repeatable populate from better sources. Could cut it for Garruk's Uprising which will have much more overall impact in a game.
These four are the least good of the creatures and they could be cut for more tutors that can search for the better creatures or other cards.
Making 1/1 creature tokens to populate is not taking enough advantage of populate. All these cards could be cut for more lands and ramp to consistently be able to cast many high CMC cards. The exceptions can be Assemble the Legion, Dragon Broodmother, March of the Multitudes and Elspeth, Sun's Champion, but these are good cards for effects that create lots of 1/1 tokens, that's better especially with Purphoros/Terror and March with Devoted + Vizer combo.
Something to think about for futures upgrades is how can you make Ghired better? Technically all you need is Ghired because he's an army in a can since he creates the 4/4 Rhino token to populate. Protecting Ghired and the Rhino is important and making it safe to attack. Attacking is what makes Ghired good therefore the more attacking you can do the better. Aurelia, the Warleader is the right idea, but you can expand on the multiple combat steps idea much more including infinite attacks.
My suggestion of Garruk's Uprising gives you another repeatable draw source by populating or creating big creature tokens other ways. More draw is area to expand on especially cards that let you draw when creatures attack or do combat damage. Included in the Ghired Commander precon are such cards you should consider adding.