Adanto Vanguard

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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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Adanto Vanguard occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.25%

Adanto Vanguard Discussion

Epicurus on Illuna, Apex of Cheats

21 hours ago

Kodiak1137, I can see why they would. I really like using Adanto Vanguard with mutate decks for the same reason (obviously can't use that here). I think that the mix of hexproof I have is mostly sufficient - and costs less - but I'll keep it in mind.

Titus7007 on Messy Mardu Mutate Deck

1 month ago

Adanto Vanguard is a great suggestion. I could achieve the same thing that I'm getting out of Cloudpiercer (I just want the higher power for Snapdax) with that for 2 less mana. Thanks!

Epicurus on Messy Mardu Mutate Deck

1 month ago

I'm really hopeful for the future of mutate. It's like a really fun mechanic without a whole lot of existing options. Feel free to peruse my Mardu Mutate deck for inspiration, although it goes in a different direction than yours so I don't post it here to imply that yours should look more like mine. Also, mine is Modern, so bear with me: Modern Mardu Mutate Menace Mania

Adanto Vanguard is an incredibly useful creature in my deck, because a) it's only 2 CMC, b) it has built in protection as a starting point for a mutate pile, and c) the power boost when attacking is a great added ability when mutated by Snapdax.

I'm drawing a blank on other suggestions, though I will point out that I personally feel that Cloudpiercer is way too slow for what it does.

+1 from me. Cheers!

Daedalus19876 on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

Paeldroth: Thanks! Glad I could help with the budget section.

Of those creatures, the only one I'd potentially run is Tectonic Giant. The issue is that you want low-CMC, or a bit more... punch than something like Aquamoeba grants. Also, Taurean Mauler is a human, so it can't be mutated onto :(

Some other creatures I've tinkered with: Wake Thrasher, Cephalid Inkshrouder, Dragonlord Ojutai, Adanto Vanguard...

multimedia on Thunder-Raptor Likes Artifacts and Enchantments

2 months ago

Hey, interesting budget version of Vadrok.

Repeatable bounce effects for Vadrok are better than playing many subpar creatures with mutate just to be able to mutate. Crystal Shard and Portal of Sanctuary lets you repeatedly bounce Vadrok to mutate again, Shard can do it an instant speed. These permanents can be reanimated by Vadrok. Manifold Key can untap either of these artifacts or make mutated creature unblockable. Expensive price cards that do this are Cloudstone Curio and Equilibrium. Vadrok and Lore Drakkis are a great mutating pair when you can keep bouncing them. Instants that can bounce a creature can then become repeatable effects such as Snap and Capsize.

Creatures who have protection especially hexproof are good targets to mutate. Geist of Saint Traft is one of the best mutate targets and his attack ability can be powerful with flying Vadrok. Indestructible is another form of protection when mutating: Kefnet the Mindful, Adanto Vanguard and Darksteel Myr.

Mask of Memory can be repeatable draw and discard of a permanent or instant/sorcery to reanimate/recur. Mask is good with flying creatures. Can cast a 3 CMC Planeswalker with Vadrok. Narset, Parter of Veils is a powerful in multiplayer Commander. The Royal Scions can be repeatable draw/discard and pump.

Mirrormade is a very good budget copy effect in multiplayer Commander. Exotic Orchard, Shivan Reef, Prairie Stream, Sulfur Falls and Ash Barrens are budget lands to consider adding.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Snapdax, Apex of Mutation

2 months ago

Hey, first version of Snapdax I've seen.

The double strike of Snapdax makes a mutated flying infect creature very deadly. Mutating Plague Stinger or Whispering Specter for instance. Infect is however not a fun type of deck for casual Commander, but it's an option if that's not a problem in your playgroup.

Darksteel Myr and Adanto Vanguard have indestructible protection from most removal when they mutate. Mother of Runes is repeatable protection to safely mutate or it can protect the mutated creature in combat or make it unblockable before combat.

Flying is the best other ability to pair with double strike. Needle Specter, Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Vampire Nighthawk are flying creatures to mutate. Needle has a busted combat damage trigger when it has a lot of power. Drana when she does combat damage to a player because of double strike can put two +1/+1 counters on the mutated creature as well as any other attacking creatures. Nighthawk mutates into real threat with flying, double strike, lifelink, deathtouch.

Abilities that trigger when you do combat damage to a player trigger twice with double strike. Needle Specter and Drana, Liberator of Malakir can take advantage of this so can several other cards. Mask of Memory, draws four cards and discard two cards. Azra Oddsmaker, discard one card, draw four cards and it can choose itself. Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, double strike triggers this guy twice.

Swords to Plowshares and Generous Gift are removal spells to consider adding. Open the Armory can tutor for an equipment. Exotic Orchard, Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, Dragonskull Summit, Isolated Chapel, Clifftop Retreat are lands to consider adding.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Edgar Markov - Vampire Tribal

3 months ago

Hey, very good upgrade of the precon. You don't really need to change anything for this deck to be a winner. However this deck is not aggro, it's midrange since it has 24 cards 4 CMC or higher. That's too many if you want to play aggro Vamps. Something to consider for aggro is cutting some high CMC Vamps/cards for more low CMC Vamps/cards and replacing some lands that can ETB tapped with ones that don't.

Some changes to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

9-lives on Black/White Token Deck

3 months ago

I would add one of Adanto Vanguard. Pretty good card for its cost.

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