Archetype of Courage

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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

bushido_man96 on Dinosaur Tribal

2 days ago

Thanks for the help, Bxbx. At first glance, I figured Academy Rector would dig for any of the enchantments, since I'm running so many. But you may be right about actually getting rid of it without some sac outlets.

I ran with Archetype of Courage to get some cheap anthems for the dinosaurs, and wasn't sure on this one. I was also trying to run Archetype of Aggression in the initial list, but since most of the dinos have trample, I decided to cut it. All that said, I think I'll cut the Rector for the Rack and see how that works out.

I'm still a ways out from completing this one, but it will likely become a priority, at least for my son. Thanks for all the input!

Bxbx on Dinosaur Tribal

3 days ago

Yeah, it would be great if they printed some more dinosaurs with good etb-effects in Rivals!

For Scroll Rack you could maybe cut the Academy Rector. It's propably in there to get your pet card Call of the Wild, but apart from that I don't see that much use for it. Additionaly, you only have one card in your deck that can kill the rector. Letting it die in combat can be difficult sometimes.

Another possibilty would be to cut Archetype of Courage as it's no dinosaur and I don't consider first strike that important.

Personally I would not play Huatli, Dinosaur Knight as her abilities seem to have not enough impact for her mana cost. But Huatli, Warrior Poet is good because she can make dinosaurs, gain life and trigger enrage.

greatdevourer on Charge of the Light Brigade

1 week ago

So, let's work on making this deck a bit better. Don't get me wrong, this deck is good, but there are a couple of things that we can swap to make it better. Some of these you may not agree with. But consider the ideas behind the recommendations.

For the mana base, look at Temple of Triumph, Battlefield Forge, Ancient Amphitheater, Needle Spires, Wind-Scarred Crag, Vivid Meadow, Vivid Crag, Boros Guildgate, Opal Palace and Command Tower. I think you should get a many lands that tap for both colors into the deck as you can afford. Secluded Steppe and Reliquary Tower should probably come out to make room for better lands. Plateau and Rugged Prairie are just too expensive to really recommend.

Replace Armillary Sphere with a Burnished Hart which has a better synergy in the deck. A 2/2 attacker or blocker that can be equipped and can be recurrred with Sun Titan seems really good.

Ride Down just seems like a crappy spot removal card. If you need more removal, consider a good old Wrath of God, Blasphemous Act, the new Star of Extinction as a board wipes.

Vessel of Endless Rest should be swapped with a Boros Signet. The Boros Signet hits a turn earlier, allows you to convert colorless mana from the Ghost Quarter, Reliquary Tower, Rogue's Passage, Seraph Sanctuary, Slayers' Stronghold, and the Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion. If you want to keep the Vessel of Endless Rest, then I would still recommend adding the Boros Signet anyway.

Akroma, Angel of Fury has always been a weak version of Akroma, Angel of Wrath and I've never really felt that it was that good a card. Her 'can't be countered' is nice but the morph ability seems tacked on just to fit the Time Spiral block's mechanic themes and not to make the card better.

Mikaeus, the Lunarch is ok, but you really aren't utilizing a +1/+1 counter theme in this deck and he feels a little slow. The X casting cost makes him more situational.

Tajic, Blade of the Legion is an underwhelming 2/2 for 4 mana. Yes, the indestructible is nice, but I've never really been in a situation where I was happy to draw that card. I just feel that there are better creatures.

Combat Celebrant is stuck with the horrible Exert mechanic. Why would I ever swing out and leave myself stuck not being able to untap my lands the next turn? Too risky. Especially in a multi-player environment. Just bad, cut it. World at War, Waves of Aggression, Scourge of the Throne, and Aggravated Assault would be much better options for multiple combat phases.

I know I previously recommended the Ranger of Eos but I don't think this deck is going for quick creatures. This deck is more about dropping bombs and making people deal with your threats. So the Ranger of Eos, Mikaeus, the Lunarch may not really fit this theme as well as other cards. After looking over the deck some more and looking at some of the options below, we may have to cut the Whitemane Lion and the Flametongue Kavu to make some room.

True Conviction, is a 'wins more' card. The card is strong, but only helps in a few situations. Let look at three different situations to see how interacts with the board state.
1: You have 4 or 5 creatures in play and you are attacking each turn. You are applying a significant ammount of combat damage to your opponents. You have a good chance of winning the game in the next couple of turns, depending on blockers. Does a True Conviction help in this situation? Not really. Can you win without it? Why cast it?
2: You have 4 or 5 creatures on the field, and a True Conviction. Someone board wipes with a Final Judgement. The next turn you get a creature on the field. The True Conviction gives your dude life link and double strike. This time it will help you stay in the game a bit longer and rebuild faster.
3: You have 4 or 5 creatures on the field. Someone board wipes with a Final Judgement. This time, instead of drawing a blocker, you top deck the True Conviction. Is this what you need now? No. You need boots on the ground, a blocker.
What do you think? And, before you ask, yes, I'll be reconsidering this card in my Brion Stoutarm deck.

Alright. Now that we've looked at things to cut, lets look at some options.
Angrath's Marauders would act as an additional Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. Firebrand Archer and Harsh Mentor are good ways to ping each opponent. Archetype of Aggression, Archetype of Courage, Odric, Lunarch Marshal could be really broken and dramtically alter combat. Homura, Human Ascendant works well with Brion Stoutarm and Gideon's Avenger could be outrageous. Kumano, Master Yamabushi has never let me down. Aegis of the Gods and Magus of the Moat provide some defensive options. The Defy Death and Herald of War you already have to provide you with a lot of resiliency and flexibilty with the addition of a Angel of Glory's Rise. Vanquisher's Banner would be really go in this deck naming either 'Human' or 'Angel'.

And thanks to all of the work I've put in on making suggestions to your deck, I've got to go back and update my Brion Stoutarm deck. So check back on that deck in a week or so. As always, temper these suggestions with your budget, collection, and play style. Feel free to let me know what you think of these recommendations.

Feyamius on Theros Heroic EDH

1 week ago

Wow, awesome to see that someone really built the same janky crap as I did. ;)

My attempt is very, very similar, but I've added the archetype enchantment creatures of the four colors (Archetype of Aggression, Archetype of Courage, Archetype of Endurance and Archetype of Imagination), because they represent heroic virtues. In addition, I put Livewire Lash into the deck to give K&T sudo-Heroic as well.

There are some other minor differences (e.g. Valor in Akros), but in general, it's the same deck. That's why two things that I'd really recommend are Cast Through Time and Taigam, Ojutai Master.

enpc on Queens of Battle

1 week ago

I would swap Bloodmark Mentor with Archetype of Courage - for one extra mana it provides a lot more value.

TheDuggernaught on Selesnya Self Fortification (Pillow Fort)

4 weeks ago

Enchantress is not played super often in modern as it lacks many of the tools it has access to in legacy. That being said, it is not a terrible deck and can squeeze out free wins in some match ups. The common cards in these decks are Sigil of the Empty Throne, Greater Auramancy, Idyllic Tutor, Utopia Sprawl, Fertile Ground, Story Circle, Ghostly Prison, Starfield of Nyx, Leyline of Sanctity, Privileged Position, and Heliod, God of the Sun. Some lists run Mesa Enchantress and Verduran Enchantress. I feel like running a few is fine, but Eidolon of Blossoms definitely outclasses them as he is also an enchantment. There are also a few fun tricks you can do with Mirrorweave.

Overall, the most important thing is to narrow the deck down to 60 cards. This is especially true if you want the deck to be more consistent as you then up the statistical odds of not only drawing your best cards, but the cards you need when you need them. Cards I would consider cutting are Authority of the Consuls, Anointed Procession, Heroic Intervention, Amulet of Vigor, Eldrazi Monument, Godsend, Spear of Heliod, Aegis of the Gods, Archetype of Courage, Archetype of Endurance, Grand Abolisher, Sigarda, Host of Herons, Karametra, God of Harvests, and Trostani, Selesnya's Voice. I would also maybe cut Gideon, Ally of Zendikar -- but he is pretty dang good in almost any deck.

Fatespinner79 on Boros or Selesnya variant of ...

1 month ago

Hi all,

I am new here and I have created one deck for our game group. But I am not sure which variant I should play? Shall I go for Boros or for Selesnya? Feel free to comment any other improvements to the deck that you think would be good.

I own all commons and uncommons of the Ravnica, Return to Ravnica and Theros block twice plus Magic X. Please note that this is a strictly budget deck. I am willing to buy rares as long as they are not more expensive than 1 USD. Also in our group we have the rule not to include more than 4 rares in your decks. This should ensure that the power level of the decks is similar.

Normally we are four or five players and we play free-for-all, two-headed giant and prisma. So the deck needs some defenses.

Boros Variant

Selesnya Variant

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