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Deck "Traft's Island Monastery - EDH"

Deck "Traft's Island Monastery - EDH"
Format: Legacy - 109 Cards
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Geist of Saint Traft - Commander and attacker Extraordinaire

Focus - Plays off of Spirits, cards with game effects when they appear, unblockable/hexproof effects.

2 scary Planeswalkers that will absolutely deserve the hate while you attack with St Traft.

Angel of Flight Alabaster brings the spirits back from your graveyard to be cast again, so it's okay to discard them for other effects. You can bounce the Snapcaster Mage, Auramancer, and Archaeomancer with any number of cards (Venser and Mistmeadow Witch are the best) to bring back your instants, sorceries, and enchantments for more fun. But it's weaker on bringing back the wizards, so they will take the hate. However, Remember the Fallen can bring back any creatures and/or artifacts and can be played multiple times if you bring it back with the Archaeomancer. The Echo Mage lets you copy those spells as well as any that your opponents cast!

The Lighthouse Chronologist lets you take extra turns (because he's a jerk like that) but you have to build him up a lot first. He's got a target painted on his head so he's more likely going to be a distraction for your opponents rather than a viable bonus for you.

Here's a fun trick - Traft attacks with his accompanying angel token, Galepowder Mage also attacks (or you use any of the multiple exile/bouncing cards), so the 4/4 Angel is exiled. After damage is done, the Angel can't be exiled again - it returns at the beginning of the end step - and remains! Angel factory, Voila! Since the angel appears 2x, you get 2 life from Suture Priest, 2 life from Soul Warden, 2 life from Seraph Sanctuary, and a +1 counter on Twilight Drover (which can then buff up the Geist-Honored Monk). Now, say you equip Trafty with the Loxodon Warhammer for some Lifelink goodness . . . suddenly, the Celestial Convergence doesn't look like a difficult option - assuming you don't do 21 Commander damage first.

If for some reason, Traft gets put into your library, there is the Mirror-Mad Phantasm with Angel of Flight Alabaster combo, and Archmage Ascension to get him back. But the M&M Phantasm can hurt as much as help. If the wrong cards get put into your graveyard at the same time, then you've just milled yourself big time.

And now you're wondering why the Stomtide Leviathan is here. Because Big Fish, that's why. Failing all other strategies, you'll have a giant unblockable critter.

I'd like to include more land, but I can't decide what other cards should go out. Any suggestions?

 
Card list Group cards by  
Section: Lands (36 cards)
  Card Set Number Type Rarity Average price
1 x Azorius Chancery DDI 33 Land C
1 x Azorius Guildgate RTR 237 Land C
1 x Flood Plain DDI 34 Land U
1 x Ghost Quarter ISD 240 Land U
4 x Island RTR 258 Basic Land L
10 x Island RTR 259 Basic Land L
1 x New Benalia DDI 35 Land U
10 x Plains RTR 254 Basic Land L
4 x Plains RTR 253 Basic Land L
1 x Sejiri Refuge DDI 36 Land U
1 x Seraph Sanctuary AVR 228 Land C
1 x Soaring Seacliff DDI 37 Land C
 
Section: Creatures (35 cards)
  Card Set Number Type Rarity Average price
1 x Angel of Flight Alabaster ISD 2 Creature R
1 x Archaeomancer M13 41 Creature C
1 x Auramancer M12 9 Creature C
1 x Azure Mage M12 45 Creature U
1 x Drogskol Captain DKA 136 Creature U
1 x Echo Mage ROE 64 Creature R
1 x Escape Artist ODY 84 Creature C
1 x Galepowder Mage DDI 12 Creature R
1 x Gallows Warden ISD 16 Creature U
1 x Geist of Saint Traft ISD 213 Legendary Creature M
1 x Geist-Honored Monk ISD 17 Creature R
1 x Ghost Warden 10E 16 Creature C
1 x Kabuto Moth CHK 20 Creature C
1 x Lighthouse Chronologist ROE 75 Creature M
1 x Mirror-Mad Phantasm ISD 68 Creature M
1 x Mistmeadow Witch DDI 6 Creature U
1 x Moonlight Geist AVR 29 Creature C
1 x Neurok Invisimancer DDI 8 Creature C
1 x Niblis of the Breath DKA 44 Creature U
1 x Niblis of the Urn DKA 16 Creature U
1 x Shattered Angel NPH 23 Creature U
1 x Sky Spirit DDI 10 Creature U
1 x Snapcaster Mage ISD 78 Creature R
1 x Soul Seizer / Ghastly Haunting DKA 50 Creature U
1 x Soul Warden EXO 117 Creature C
1 x Soulsworn Spirit RTR 51 Creature U
1 x Spectral Gateguards AVR 37 Creature C
1 x Spectral Rider ISD 35 Creature U
1 x Stormtide Leviathan M11 74 Creature R
1 x Suture Priest NPH 25 Creature C
1 x Tamiyo, the Moon Sage AVR 79 Planeswalker M
1 x Tolarian Sentinel TSP/TSB 87 Creature C
1 x Twilight Drover RAV 33 Creature R
1 x Venser, the Sojourner DDI 1 Planeswalker M
1 x Walking Atlas WWK 131 Artifact Creature C
 
Section: Other spells (29 cards)
  Card Set Number Type Rarity Average price
1 x Allay EXO 2 Instant C
1 x Archmage Ascension ZEN 42 Enchantment R
1 x Azorius Keyrune RTR 225 Artifact U
1 x Banishing Stroke AVR 7 Instant U
1 x Cancel RTR 31 Instant C
1 x Celestial Convergence PCY 5 Enchantment R
1 x Cloudstone Curio RAV 257 Artifact R
1 x Conjurer's Closet AVR 214 Artifact R
1 x Divine Reckoning ISD 10 Sorcery R
1 x Ethereal Armor RTR 9 Enchantment C
1 x Flickerform RAV 18 Enchantment R
1 x Ghostly Possession ISD 18 Enchantment C
1 x Island Sanctuary 4ED 168 Enchantment R
1 x Loxodon Warhammer MRD 201 Creature U
1 x Nevermore ISD 25 Enchantment R
1 x Oblivion Ring M12 27 Enchantment U
1 x Plumes of Peace DIS 124 Enchantment C
1 x Remember the Fallen NPH 21 Sorcery C
1 x Revoke Existence SOM 18 Sorcery C
1 x Ribbons of the Reikai BOK 50 Sorcery C
1 x Righteous Authority RTR 189 Enchantment R
1 x Sigil of Sleep DDI 25 Enchantment C
1 x Steel of the Godhead DDI 30 Enchantment C
1 x Stony Silence ISD 36 Enchantment R
1 x Strata Scythe SOM 206 Artifact R
1 x Tablet of the Guilds RTR 235 Artifact U
1 x Tricks of the Trade M13 74 Enchantment C
1 x Whispersilk Cloak M11 221 Artifact U
1 x Word of Undoing ICE 367 Instant C
 
Section: Sideboard (9 cards)
  Card Set Number Type Rarity Average price
1 x Chalice of Life / Chalice of Death DKA 146 Artifact U
1 x Executioner's Hood DKA 148 Artifact C
1 x Lifelink M12 24 Enchantment C
1 x Niblis of the Mist DKA 15 Creature C
1 x Razor Boomerang WWK 129 Artifact U
1 x Rebuke ISD 29 Instant C
1 x Runic Repetition ISD 72 Sorcery U
1 x Slagwurm Armor MRD 243 Artifact C
1 x Vessel of Endless Rest AVR 224 Artifact U
 
Total price for the deck:
Deck Statistics
Distribution by Color
- bar 28  26 %  
Artifact bar 13  12 %  
Blue bar 21  19 %  
Colorless bar 2 %  
Land bar 7 %  
Multicolor bar 6 %  
White bar 31  28 %  
 

Distribution by Power
- bar 70  64 %  
* bar 1 %  
- bar 4 %  
1 bar 13  12 %  
2 bar 14  13 %  
3 bar 3 %  
4 bar 1 %  
5 bar 1 %  
8 bar 1 %  
N/A bar 1 %  
 

Distribution by Rarity
C bar 33  30 %  
L bar 28  26 %  
M bar 5 %  
R bar 18  17 %  
U bar 25  23 %  
 

Distribution by Subtype
- bar 28  26 %  
Angel bar 2 %  
Arcane bar 1 %  
Aura bar 10  9 %  
Cleric bar 2 %  
Construct bar 1 %  
Equipment bar 5 %  
Gate bar 1 %  
Human Monk bar 1 %  
Human Spellshaper bar 1 %  
Human Wizard bar 6 %  
Island bar 14  13 %  
Kithkin Wizard bar 2 %  
Leviathan bar 1 %  
Plains bar 14  13 %  
Spirit bar 11  10 %  
Spirit / Aura bar 1 %  
Spirit Cleric bar 1 %  
Spirit Knight bar 1 %  
Spirit Soldier bar 2 %  
Tamiyo bar 1 %  
Venser bar 1 %  
Wizard bar 1 %  
 

Distribution by Toughness
- bar 70  64 %  
* bar 1 %  
- bar 4 %  
1 bar 16  15 %  
2 bar 6 %  
3 bar 6 %  
4 bar 1 %  
5 bar 1 %  
8 bar 1 %  
N/A bar 1 %  
 

Distribution by Type
Artifact bar 10  9 %  
Artifact Creature bar 1 %  
Basic Land bar 28  26 %  
Creature bar 34  31 %  
Enchantment bar 15  14 %  
Instant bar 5 %  
Land bar 7 %  
Legendary Creature bar 1 %  
Planeswalker bar 2 %  
Sorcery bar 5 %  
 



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