Archetype of Courage


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods (BNG) Uncommon

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Archetype of Courage

Enchantment Creature — Human Soldier

Creatures you control have first strike.

Creatures your opponents control lose first strike and can't have or gain first strike.

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Archetype of Courage Discussion

Damasta on Budget Soldier Tribal

1 day ago

Archetype of Courage wood be good instead of Rhox Pikemaster

Serjtaknian on I eat your cookies

2 weeks ago

Archetype of Courage may be a good option.

Kvothesixstring on THE STRENGTH OF MAN

1 month ago
  1. Well "Anthropomorphic Beings That May or May Not be Human, Giants, Deities, or Sub-Astral Living Soldiers" seemed like a stretch in the name department.

  2. Archetype of Courage is worth a dollar, while Field Marshal is worth $6.00, and yes taking away first strike is more useful than giving them an additional +1/+1 in my books.

  3. I honestly just have that in there, and need to replace it with something else.

deathdent on THE STRENGTH OF MAN

1 month ago
  1. Your deck's title is "Strength of Man," but the first three creatures are an angel, an aven, and a nyxborn.

  2. You're using Archetype of Courage instead of Field Marshal. Is your opponent having first strike a concern to you? Because unless you're afraid of them hitting your creatures, field marshal is the way to go.

  3. Darksteel Axe seems like a non-sequitur. why would you play that above some other anthem effect? are you keeping it because it's indestructible?

ClockworkSwordfish on Banding and Bird Tribal (OneDH)

1 month ago

In my experience, banding works best if you can pair it with First Strike (so that lots of little creatures banded together can outfight any larger creature without having to trade) and Vigilance (so your big scary band can attack unopposed but still block.)

You might find stuff like Knighthood, Brave the Sands, Archetype of Courage and Oathsworn Giant will come in handy for making your banders harder to deal with.

Suns_Champion on IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH

1 month ago

Awoken_Leviathan thanks for the comment! Would appreciate an upvote though :)

I like the suggestions, but this being a combo deck(not aggro), there are some things I don't have to care about as much. So Hundred-Handed One or Guardian of the Gateless aren't really useful because I don't care about my life total as long as I can combo off.

Hypnotic Siren isn't helpful because Zur already has flying. Riptide Chimera is just bad and does nothing to help my gameplan.

I like the Archetypes too and run Archetype of Courage in one of my decks. But again, it doesn't really help me at all. I either have 2 creatures or 1,000,000,000,000 so first strike or flying don't help me much either way.

Thanks again for your input. Hope you like the deck and will upvote it!

Awoken_Leviathan on IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH

1 month ago

I'm not too good with Esper or aggro/fast-paced decks, but I'm currently building a Kruphix deck and think some constellations may be, could be (I haven't a clue) beneficial.

For instance you can have a Hypnotic Siren, but since I don't think you can play it for the bestow cost you can also include a Riptide Chimera, put it back in your hand, and then play it for bestow. You could also just pull it out with your Recruiter of the Guard.

Not sure if this strays to far from what you're going for but it may help if they somehow get a creature on the board that you're not ready to deal with, like a Hundred-Handed One or Guardian of the Gateless. Or maybe even just snatch their commander.

Also, as a side note, I like to include the Archetypes when I can and this may benefit from an Archetype of Courage or the Archetype of Imagination, however the latter is kind of high CMC for the deck.

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