Quote from GabgabdevoGood call on Drogskol Reaver! However, i think Sphinx's Revelation is good for you.
Quote from Archon Of The TriumvirateIt seems a good idea to me to include a Leyline of Anticipation if you intend to win with Felidar Sovereign or Test of Endurance.
Quote from Legion564Pristine Talisman and what kind of game ending combo are you going for?
Quote from Honor BasquiatWay too few lands. I'd cut all the clones for more lands. I'd also add more mana rocks.
Your pillow forting looks excellent (Sphere of Safety is worth considering). I think you could use more non creature removal, for removing things like artifacts, planeswalkers, enchantments, etc. Oblivion Ring, Detention Sphere. I think any EDH multiplayer deck that runs blue needs to run Cylonic Rift. It's just way too good. I think Lightning Greaves/Diplomatic Immunity are must runs here.
This is a great list, very close to what my list will look like.
Quote from Honor BasquiatI've been testing Tainted Aether, it's just totally unfair, especially when paired with Overburden, both underrated cards that work well in a pillow for EDH deck with few creatures. Pendrell Mists and Aether Barrier also are amazing.
I don't think it makes sense to run Cabal Coffers/Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, a little too niche, but if you really like it, I'd probably look at Expedition Map.
Collective Restraint is basically a more resilient and potentially more taxing Windborn Muse. I'd also cut Wound Reflection, it's basically win more. Chalice of Life is really great, very easy to flip here.
Quote from acidfreezeSolitary Confinement seems really good with Oloro, since he provides the card draw needed to power it.
Quote from DelandelI think Erebos is a meta call. I doubt he'll ever be a creature in this list and there are better card draw options for esper. You're spending 6 mana to draw that first card, 8 mana for 2 cards, 10 for 3, etc.
Now, if you're up against other lifegain decks, he's fantastic and an easy inclusion. But that lifegain hoser has to be relevant.
I'm also not a fan of wound/boon reflections. They seem like "win more" cards.
It sounds weird, but I'm not a huge fan of Jace, the Mind Sculptor here either. It would be different if you were running the full cycle of fetchlands but I don't see you shuffling enough for his brainstorm to be sexy. Your pillowfort doesn't protect him.
Otherwise I like the list. I do believe that creature-light Esper will be and has always been the superior choice only because you get to jam in an absurdly high volume of the very best board wipes in the format. I personally enjoy more interactive creature-emphasis lists though.
Quote from DelandelGenerally I feel that planeswalkers underperform in EDH. They're overpriced the turn they come out and need a couple turns on the board before they become worth it. Unfortunately, in EDH it's way too hard to protect them long enough for that to happen. The only one I really like is Elspeth 3.0 since she's a legit board wipe.
As for the time stretches, sure one can help. But it depends how far down the insta-win hole you want to go. If you really want to push it, then double the ramp, double the tutors, throw in a time stretch or two and then drop a win con down with maybe a counter as backup. Easy peasy.
Quote from LonkCan you fit Replenish or Empty the Vaults in here? You’ve got enough stuff that gets recurred off of it, resolving one of the spells seems like it should just win you the game. How important is Leyline of Anticipation here?
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... if you're already playing the best color then you may as well do the abusive things yourself.
Quote from calderstrakeNorn's Annex is my second favorite pillow next to Sphere of Safety; not many people want to pay 2 life per creature.
Quote from bigbearlyke One card I'm already thinking about is Baleful Force. Personally, I'm shocked that card was created for the Jeleva deck and not the Oloro deck.
Quote from GravitonGamerGreat list, planning something similar myself.
I just have a question regarding your choice of Magister Sphinx and Sorin. Do these cards really help you win faster? Since you're going for combo, you'll probably finish everyone off with huge life loss so having them at 10 or 40 life shouldn't matter. Could tutors and/or card draw replace them? I'm just concerned that you're giving your opponents tools they could clone/bribery/reanimate which could upset your entire life gain gameplay.
Edit: Some of the cards in my list that you might also like to consider.
Additional life gain/loss:
Divinity of Pride
Beacon of Immortality
Quote from muffinman5423Nice deck man I'm definitely subscribing to this thread. I've found a lot of cards I want run after reading this thread and looking at your deck list. The only thing I don't like are Sorin and Magister Sphinx. To me they are a little to "mean", I don't like the idea of playing one card early on that instantly drops someone to 10. I run the X spells in my deck and those are "mean" cards to but they take more mana to make them effective. Thats just me though. I like that your deck and a lot of win cons and every game must be a little different from the last.
You've given me ideas for my list :] thanks