Adanto Vanguard


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

poopiepoopiepants1 on Azorius Auras

3 days ago

That's definitely interesting, and I really like the Adorned Pouncer.

However, what do you think I should take out for them? The Adanto Vanguards?

Yeah, I realize that I have no creature removal, but that's why it's in the sideboard. The whole deck revolves around trying to be evasive with flyers but if I am put against a flying deck like Favorable Winds or something, I will sideboard in Desert's Hold etc.

And by the way, thanks for the comment :)

Rwhr2d2 on Mono-White Vampires with a Gideon for Shiggles

1 week ago

I see a few problems with this.
To start, why not play 4 Legion Conquistador? Having more means that you get more value with casting them.
Same with Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, you want another one of him.
Don't forget, you are allowed to have a 15 card total sideboard, and moving some of the enchantments there would make it so you don't draw Ashes against an aggressive red deck where it is useless. It also doesn't work on the main form of graveyard interaction in standard, God-Pharoah's Gift. Try adding Crook of Condemnation in the sideboard.
Axis of Mortality does nothing. As an aggressive deck, the only time you would ever get advantage from it is when you are losing to another aggro deck and in that case, turn 7 will not come.
More removal in Ixalan's Binding or Cast Out is good, since right now there is no interaction.
Oketra's Monument is also good with Legion Conquistidor.
Bishop of Rebirth dies easily and doesn't do enough, I would cut it in favor of more Adanto Vanguards.
Ritual of Rejuvenation, Sanguine Sacrament, Sheltering Light and Vampire's Zeal are not great cards, and overall would be better off as some that keep the deck towards a single plan. Possibly another Legion's Landing would help with the aggressive plan mono white has.
Metallic Mimic serves as a lord, which is especially useful with an aggressive go wide strategy.
You also want about two more lands. I recommend 2 or 3 Shefet Dunes over basic Plains since you will almost always have the mana you need without paying life.

SaintedPlacebo on Mono White Monument

1 week ago

EDIT:: I misread what you asked was what. Martyr of Dusk is a 1W 2/1 that when it dies you get a 1/1 lifelink vamp. the replace itself effect makes it natural card advantage. The deck has a ton of cards that give a natural card advantage. Sacred Cat, Martyr of Dusk, Legion's Landing  Flip, Cartouche of Solidarity, Oketra's Monument, and Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle all give us card advantage. Playing against a deck with spot removal does nothing because they can 1 for 1 us and each of our cards gets us .5+ cards by tokens, embalm, etc. After a boardwipe like Fumigate its easy to rebuild, Settle the Wreckage isnt all that scary if you play around it. An aside though, Adanto Vanguard is actually really good. Its in the current, Pre-ROI build. We gain enough life that we are able to use it as a 4 life spell that says "target player sacrifices 3 toughness creature or takes 3 damage". I played a game today where i was able to attack into a board and the opp kept choosing to block it instead of my smaller tokens.

notorioez on U/W Auras

1 week ago

Thebiggalactus Thanks ! Not sure if I pissed people off, but a lot of them were scratching their head tho.. I did not use the Slither Blade because it is unblockable from itself, so putting auras on it and giving it flying for evasiveness doesn't really benefit. So I used creatures with stats like Lifelink, Indestructible, Loot effects, Hexproof. This deck beats the crap out of energy decks and the all-star to do that is Adanto Vanguard. If you can give it flying +1+1, it attacks in the air for 5 each turn. That's a 4 turn clock and shuts down ALL the removal in their deck. The Vanguard is a great combination with a flying 3/3 Sacred Cat or with Oketra's Last Mercy. All and all I just love this deck. It's my brew and that goes to show everyone that one can get far by not netdecking, but just by believing in the choices you make. So, mission accomplished.

BlackKnightJack on The Most Painful Boros Deck Ever

2 weeks ago

Adanto Vanguard was something his deck ran if you're looking for more cards to consider.

Natalbee on Arguel's Turbo Smog

2 weeks ago

jon.grimes893: The point of the deck isn't NECESSARILY the Fog effects, but being able to also use the opponent's creatures against them through cards like Wrangle and various sac outlets, or simply getting rid of them with single target removal. It's meant to be an alternative style of Turbo Fog play, where Bontu's Last Reckoning serves as an additional "permanent" fog effect when need be.

I can't say much myself about the consistency of the deck, but I do feel that adding in a 4th color would do more harm than good in that aspect, with the requirement from Gideon of the Trials - especially considering if I were to run him it would probably need to be a playset.

Adanto Vanguard would be an interesting add, but it doesn't really serve much except to kill yourself faster, which if you aren't getting the relevant Fog effects could definitely be a bad thing.

And like I said in a previous comment - I haven't actually played this deck yet, so this is just me talking out of my ass. Adding in white could very well be the greatest thing for it, so I definitely appreciate your feedback on this. And once I get the time to test it out, I will also try out the white version to see if it approves consistency.

jon.grimes893 on Arguel's Turbo Smog

2 weeks ago

Playing White would allow you access to other fog-like effect in the form of Gideon of the Trials and Consulate Surveillance. You don't have the Energy to sustain Surveillance so that is out of the question. Gideon provides a useful +1 in the form of a single target fog effect as well as an emblem that prevents you from losing the game as long as you control a Gideon. Playing white would also allow you to play Adanto Vanguard which can serve as a Life sink if you want to flip Arguel preemptively

I think the biggest problem you deck will have is getting to the relevant Fog effects. I recommend cutting the Bontu Reckonings and adding some sort of draw effects.

OblivionBringer on BW Vampires

2 weeks ago

Vanquish the Weak for some budget removal, or Vraska's Contempt for a slightly more expensive option. Settle the Wreckage for fast decks. Unclaimed Territory for better fixing and/or the slightly more expensive Concealed Courtyard. Adanto Vanguard. Fumigate sideboarded for the token deck I've heard is going around. Not sure exactly what budget means for you. Also, Bishop's Soldier is rather weak compared to other options, and consider taking out some 4-5 costs to lower your curve.

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