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Anointer of Champions
Creature — Human Cleric
: Target attacking creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
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Anointer of Champions Discussion
5 months ago
7 months ago
How to fix up this deck to be Modern competitive on a budget:
Remove an Anointer of Champions, and drop two of the Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip' then take out the Expedition Envoys, Declaration in Stones, Consul's Lieutenant, and finally the Gryff's Boons. (15 total cards)
Add 4 Soldier of the Pantheons (better than Expedition Envoy), 4 Champion of the Parishs (like Thalia's Lieutenant but is a one drop, and half the abilities), 4 Gather the Townsfolks ((For Champion of the Parish, and Thalia's Lieutenant)), and finally a Plains and 2 Windbrisk Heights (Card advantage).
If you want:
Switch Always Watching (doesn't affect the Gather the Townsfolk humans, more expensive, but has vigilance) for Honor of the Pure (Cheaper, works on tokens, but doesn't have vigilance, and won't buff flipped Town Gossipmonger Flip)
Switch Gideon, Ally of Zendikar for Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Gideon of the Trials, Ajani, Caller of the Pride, Ajani Goldmane, Ajani Steadfast, or Gideon, Champion of Justice although I like Elspeth, all of them are great in their own right.
10 months ago
Great soldier themed deck. I see what you are going for and I think you've got a good idea. However there are some cards in this list that aren't that efficient.
Creatures that tap for a temporary +1 bonus for a single target are nice in a draft or limited format, not so much in commander.
-1 Anointer of Champions
-1 Infantry Veteran
The following creatures aren't that great either, but for different reasons.
-1 Benalish Veteran, 3 mana for a 2/2 that only gets a bonus when attacking. Nice but there are better options.
-1 Guardians of Akrasa, the exalted ability works against your battalion ability. Also, can't attack due to defender.
-1 Serene Master, not a soldier, has a kind of cute combat ability, but there are better creatures.
-1 Truefire Paladin, not a soldier, only pumps itself.
I'll start with your maybe board and then some cards you may have over looked.
+1 Catapult Master, really good removal.+1 Daru Warchief, makes most of your other creaturs cheaper.
+1 Field Marshal, like Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon" pumps most of your creatures.
Other creatures to consider:
Doomed Traveler, Loyal Cathar Flip replaces itself when it dies.
Elite Vanguard, a solid 2/1 for 1 mana.
Fencing Ace, Iroas's Champion, Boros Swiftblade are cheap creatures with double strike.
Gideon's Avenger, just keeps getting bigger.
Knight-Captain of Eos, not a soldier, but turns each of those soldier tokens a Holy Day.
Mentor of the Meek, for the card draw ability. Works well with the Daru Warchief and other cheap creatures in your deck.
Precinct Captain, cheap creature with first strike and keeps making more soldier tokens.
Soldier of the Pantheon can be really good in commander games, lots of multi-colored creatures, including commnders.
Thalia's Lieutenant, has a lot of synergy with everything else.
Enough about the creatures. Lets take a look at the support spells. Consider taking out the following:
Curse of Bloodletting, only affects a single opponent. Weak in multi-player games.
Pacifism, only temporarily removes a single threat
Fortify, Martial Glory, Show of Valor, War Flare, Desperate Stand are all weak temporary bonus cards. Not something you want to draw after a Wrath of God resolves.
Accorder's Shield, there are so many better equipments. Trusty Machete, Silver-Inlaid Dagger, Basilisk Collar, and Loxodon Warhammer immediately come to mind, especially for the aggressive nature of this deck.
Have you looked into any ot these:Blaze Commando, not a human, but, makes instants like Lightning Bolt, Lightning Helix and Warleader's Helix more effective.
Door of Destinies, since most of your creatures are soldiers.
Martial Coup, is a great board wipe that can also let you play 'catch up'.
Mobilization, to make an army after a board wipe.
There are some cards in your maybe board that i don't think would be that good for your deck.
Ancient Tomb, really good for fast mana in competitive formats, expensive card to buy if you don't have one.
Ancient Ziggurat, nice in a five color creature deck, not really good in this one.
Mystifying Maze is kinda tricky, you could end up helping your opponent when you don't want to.
Gemstone Caverns has the same problem as Ancient Ziggurat and is less consistent.
Aftr taking those land cards out, every other land card in your maybe board should be in the deck if you have them or are planning on getting them.
Please keep in mind that, most of the time, Commander/EDH is a format about endurance not speed. Don't be afraid to drop big threats.
As always, temper these suggestions with your collection and your budget. Feel free to take a look at my decks and let me know what you think.
1 year ago
Unless they get some new support I don't think mono white humans will take the throne what with, Dragon Hunter, Kytheon, Anointer of Champions, Knight of the White Orchid, and Consul's Lieutenant going out of Rotation
1 year ago
If you want to go more of the human route, I'd suggest speeding up the deck by lowering your mana curve (i.e. the average converted mana cost of each of your cards). You'll need more 1-drops that have higher power and your 2/3-drops should create value. That being said, here are some suggestions:
These are all solid 1-drops that get buffed quickly by Thalia's Lieutenant. They also help get triggers on her by allowing you to play multiple creatures in a turn with few lands.
Along with your other 2-drops, I'd also suggest:
These either buff up your guys or have powerful "Enters the battlefield" triggers that give lots of value so that you're not behind even if they get killed later on.
Lastly, would be 3-drop suggestions:
Obviously, you're not going to be able to fit all of these cards in, so you'll have to make changes based on budget and card availability.
I'd also suggest picking up some G/W lands to help you cast things more reliably, especially if you're using cards with in their costs. Canopy Vista, Evolving Wilds, Fortified Village, Holdout Settlement, and Tranquil Expanse can all help with this.
1 year ago
I still think you need more ways to gain life. I finally remembered the card-- Chaplain's Blessing! That is a great (and low mana cost!) way to trigger your Lone Rider Flip. Maybe 2x or 3x. Replace 1x or 2x of Blessed Alliance and maybe the 2x Collective Effort? Maybe 1x of Gryff's Boon? I would try to get 6 of these life gain cards in, just to maximize chances of getting and quickly flipping Lone Rider Flip.
I like Anointer of Champions-- nice addition to the deck!
1 year ago
i'd definately put in Thraben Inspector over Stern Constable as it is a better value card and still a common. Also it is a little more expensive but Tireless Tracker or Anointer of Champions are solid replacements for Crossroads Consecrator.
1 year ago
Hi. Brave the Elements could be be better than Spare from Evil. Also, i think Soldier of the Pantheon is better than Anointer of Champions. You also need some removal. Path to Exile or Celestial Flare are pretty good. You could also try running Ghost Quarter to screw up land dependant decks like tron.