Adanto Vanguard

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Adanto Vanguard

Creature — Vampire Soldier

As long as Adanto Vanguard is attacking, it gets +2/+0. Pay 4 life: Adanto Vanguard gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Adanto Vanguard Discussion

Jumpstick on Truefire Strike

1 day ago

I think it is too slow. I don't want to go all in on the Truefire Captain. I playtested a few times, and as it turns out, i have yet to win by using truefire Combos. Most of the time Adanto Vanguard and Aurelia plus some burn won me the game.

AlexHeinrichs on Damage with out Damaging.

3 days ago

Isn't Vampire Sovereign better than Epicure of Blood? It drains for 3 right away and leaves a 3/4 with evasion that can close out the game, plus it's a good topdeck if you fall behind.

I'm playing a deck close to this IRL, but i'm using stuff like Adanto Vanguard, Skymarcher Aspirant and Skymarch Bloodletter along with Vicious Conquistador and Sanctum Seeker to be really aggressive and evasive, pushing a lot of damage early on and finishing people off with drains from Seeker and Vampire Sovereign. I'm not that big into the tokeny stuff for vamps so I'm playing a couple copies of Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, since i'm constantly turning nontoken vamps sideways, the extra value + extra drain triggers later on puts even more pressure.

hydrothermia on W/B Vampires

1 week ago

Your mana curve is way too high to just have twenty lands for mana, even with The Immortal Sun. Vicious Conquistador, Famished Paladin, Adanto Vanguard, Dusk Legion Zealot and Martyr of Dusk would bring your mana curve way down. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, Bishop of Binding, Vanquisher's Banner and Radiant Destiny should also be considered here.

Sideboard, I'd look towards cards like Ixalan's Binding, Conclave Tribunal, Seal Away, Sorcerous Spyglass, Vicious Offering, Murder or Golden Demise.

stensiagamekeeper on American Armaments (Comp)

1 week ago

Was wondering if you have considered any of these cards Adanto Vanguard, One With the Wind or Soul of the Rapids. I also think you could use a Lyra Dawnbringer or 2 for decks that can race you seeing as besides Squire's Devotion there isn't much stopping your opponent just running you over if their draw is faster than yours.

Hexaflexagon on Selesnya Standard Midrange

2 weeks ago

Hey stensiagamekeeper,

Thanks for your comment. I agree with you on Adanto Vanguard, but the only question is where would I put him? What would I take out for him? The same thing can be said for Sorcerous Spyglass and Shapers' Sanctuary. Where would I put them? Find / Finality is probably better than Shapers' Sanc, as it can't removed and it brings back two cards from my graveyard (2-for-1). I faced a couple of Control decks in the PPTQ yesterday, and my current sideboard doing pretty well.

Thanks,

Hexaflexagon

stensiagamekeeper on Selesnya Standard Midrange

2 weeks ago

Adanto Vanguard is a good card to have in the main in a control heavy meta. Sideboard-wise I'd suggest Sorcerous Spyglass for Teferi, Hero of Dominaria and Search for Azcanta  Flip variants and Shapers' Sanctuary for Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip decks.

hydrothermia on White Are You Doing?

3 weeks ago

Welcome to Tapped Out!

  • I'm assuming you're trying to avoid the white weenie style of play here?
  • Are you fine with it price wise?
  • Do you want to make it more affordable?

You need more lands, you're sitting at 21 with a 3+ converted mana cost meaning you'd need 5 more lands to have a more consistent land draw. Or you could invest in some smaller spells to bring down your average to so don't need as many lands. I'd suggest adding a few other creatures at least, to have some sort of board presence outside of just Demotions and Seal Aways. Adanto Vanguard, Dauntless Bodyguard, Hunted Witness and Healer's Hawk are some options to think about, especially the Adanto Vanguard and Dauntless Bodyguard can keep some creatures on the battlefield when you drop a Cleansing Nova. The Immortal Sun or Sorcerous Spyglass will give you better protection against planeswalkers if you don't have a Conclave Tribunal or Ixalan's Binding in hand.

KaladeshKat on Azorius W/U Aggro

3 weeks ago

Ritual of Soot or Settle the Wreckage Need I say more?

This deck is just going to end up flooding the board after turn 5 and you will be trying to swing with 6-7 weenies. That works really great if A: you can find your single copy of Sleep and B: opponent has no mass removal (really no removal at all).

If you can go Mist-Cloaked Herald into Adanto Vanguard into Venerated Loxodon you will do okay versus something slow but versus a lot of decks like izzet wizards, aggro, mono blue tempo, etc. unless you are on the play you are going to have to try to get lucky every time.

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