Adriana, Captain of the Guard

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Conspiracy: Take the Crown Rare

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Adriana, Captain of the Guard

Legendary Creature — Human Knight

Melee (Whenever this creature attacks, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each opponent you attacked with a creature this combat.)

Other creatures you control have melee. (If a creature has multiple instances of melee, each triggers separately.)

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Adriana, Captain of the Guard Discussion

xrex479 on Zurgo's Human Army

23 hours ago

Feldon of the Third Path is good for minor creature reanimation. Adriana, Captain of the Guard gives good buffs to your creatures. Godo, Bandit Warlord works as a search spell and gives you an additional combat. Breath of Fury plus Hero of Bladehold is infinite combat. Combat Celebrant gives you an additional combat.

Skulloelegy on SAMUT'S SOUP & Her Opponents' Voices of Dissent

5 days ago

No Angelic Overseer for Odric shenanigans? Also might want to consider Concerted Effort -- It doesn't cover as many keywords as Odric, but it's harder to get rid of and spreads any protection abilities.

Otherwise, since you have Hydra Omnivore and Herald of the Host, going wide might be a neat idea. Grenzo's Ruffians are a smaller Omnivore with Melee, meaning it can get pretty big my itself. The other myriad creatures in Naya colours are a good idea in such a case, along with Nacatl War-Pride. Adriana, Captain of the Guard is a nice idea if you go down that route, as it'll make all your creatures bigger when you swing in and they create tokens.

sonnet666 on Which has more support in ...

1 week ago

Friendly reminder that you don't need to pick one over the other.

The best anthems in the format either aren't creature specific: Crescendo of War, Cathars' Crusade, Archangel of Strife, Archangel of Thune, Eldrazi Monument, Jazal Goldmane, and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, or don't mention one type over another: Coat of Arms, so there's no reason all your tokens need to be of the same type. (Before anyone says it, it does not matter that some of those buff your opponents' creatures. The fact that you are going to have so many more creatures than them will negate any advantage they might stand to receive.)

If you're planning on going wide, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer is without a doubt the best choice as commander, although Adriana, Captain of the Guard can be solid if you don't want to build into artfacts and usually play with 4 or more people.

As far as Soldiers or Warriors as a tribe, building tribal decks is much less an issue of how many good creatures there are of that tribe, and more about how many cards give you bonuses for sticking to that tribe and including a lot of creatures of that type. In this respect it's much more useful to search though all the cards that mention that type in their text box, rather than looking though all the creatures that are that type.

Soldiers: Gather Search (106 cards, 96 in Boros colors)

Warriors: Gather Search (90 cards, 39 in Boros colors)

Just looking at those numbers, it's easy to see that Soldiers are more supported than Warriors, and especially so in red and white. To break it down further, lets check how many of those cards have effects that are relevant is commander (i.e. generate card advantage, scale well in multiplayer, are cost efficient, and/or allow you to cast spells more efficiently.) Specifically, I'm looking for effects that reward you for playing Soldiers or Warriors, rather than cards that just make them like Assemble the Legion, which can go in any deck.

Soldiers:

Here we have, 2 cost reducers, 4 anthem effects, 1 cheater, 2 removal spells, and a sword. Kind of mediocre actually, the anthem effects are outclassed by what I listed above, and only Catapult Master, Preeminent Captain, and Unified Strike really require you to build heavily into their tribe.

Warriors:

(Non-Boros)

Here we have, 1 sac outlet / life drainer, 2 evasion effects (probably better options for this, Cover of Darkness for example), 1 cost reducer, 1 (meh) haste granter, and 3 anthem effects. Clearly, Warriors are the less supported tribe here.

To sum up: Soldiers have more support than Warriors, especially in Boros; there's no reason to stick to one over the other; don't go nuts trying to force a theme if there's no reward for it.

xrex479 on Which has more support in ...

1 week ago

greyninja he switches between Aurelia, the Warleader and Adriana, Captain of the Guard both of witch aren't soldiers or warriors. But 3 of the commanders you mentioned are in the deck. Tajic, Blade of the Legion, Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran and Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer

Marrek on Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

3 weeks ago

Consider Adriana, Captain of the Guard or Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder.

Also you might want to swap out Terminus for something like Mass Calcify or Aurelia's Fury or even Brightflame.

Also Legion's Initiative might save you in a tight spot.

Deflecting Palm is a little hard to justify (since you're already negating so much damage, it's use is a little niche).

Panas on Another thread asking for help ...

1 month ago

In the colours you mentioned I find Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest and Adriana, Captain of the Guard to be both flavourfull and diverse, while posing a mediocre-to-high difficulty of a deck-building challenge.

precociousapprentice on Adriana, War of Succession

1 month ago

That's my girl! You should be proud of this deck, it beats most people it goes up against! I am happy you stepped out of your obsession with Golgari and created this deck, it has been much more fun to play against, and is really quite an interesting deck. It has undergone quite an evolution to get where it is. It is also super fun to pit my Queen Marchesa deck against your Adriana, Captain of the Guard.

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