Ardenvale Tactician

Ardenvale Tactician

Creature — Human Knight


(You may cast Ardenvale Tactician from exile if you sent it on an adventure.)

Dizzying Swoop

Instant — Adventure

Tap up to two target creatures.

(You may cast Dizzying Swoop for from anywhere that you have the permission to cast this, then exile it on an adventure instead of putting it into your graveyard. When you have not chosen to cast Dizzying Swoop, this card is treated only as Ardenvale Tactician in whatever zone it is in.)

(Example scenarios for Dizzying Swoop: You may cast this off of Melek, Izzet Paragon. You may not target this with Snapcaster Mage. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben increases the cost of this. Electrodominance requires X=2. You may cast this from a cascade spell if the spell has a cost greater than Ardenvale Tactician's cost. If you cast a Dizzying Swoop that another player owns, only you may cast the Ardenvale Tactician that got sent on an adventure, not the owner.)

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Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Common

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Ardenvale Tactician Discussion

SquirrelPenguin on How does Duh interact with ...

1 month ago

So yesterday, I was using a black splash green deck with my silver bordered cards and wanted to use Duh on an Ardenvale Tactician or a Foulmire Knight, and we couldn't figure it out. the instant half of the card has reminder text but the creature doesn't.

SlitherySnek on Winota, Human Tamers

1 month ago

Master Splicer seems a bit slow and out of place. Trying to cast it normally without a Winota trigger seems to always put me off curve. When I have been play testing this deck, it's always the first card I sideboard out. Maybe cutting it and looking for another human instead like Ardenvale Tactician that way you could send use it for its adventure spell first. Also, maybe a card like Bounty Agent would give you more utility against all of the legendary creatures coming in Ikoria. Apostle of Purifying Light might make for a good sideboard against black. Maybe even cards like Fervent Champion, Fresh-Faced Recruit, Ghor-Clan Wrecker, Haazda Marshal, Hero of Precinct One, or Inspiring Captain might help you curve out a stay aggressive a little better than some of your other choices like Agent of Treachery. Just suggestions.

Suave321 on Mardu Speed Knights (MTG Arena Build)

2 months ago

I have a similar knight deck that is Standard legal. If you like flying a nice add with some added control is Ardenvale Tactician. I'm debating removing Order for same reason as you, as well as thinking of replace the 2x Acclaimed Contender as they are a little slower and lower impact that I was originally hoping. Some other good adds to look at would be Stormfist Crusader for added card draw (I often find myself with no cards in hand due to the speed of the deck) and Wintermoor Commander for the added Indestructible ability. Good combo is running Blacklance Paragon + Fervent Champion . Also using Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale with various equipment cards makes for good buffing mechanics and helps recover from opponent creature destruction/control. Food for thought!!

dogBITE17 on Sacred Strikes

3 months ago

how about Ardenvale Tactician? it can help your knights avoid some blockers.

FSims81 on Heliod Devotion

4 months ago

I'd try something like

4x Alseid

3x Heliod

3x Daxos

3x Taranika, Akroan Veteran

4x Ardenvale Tactician

3x Hero of the Pride

2x Reverent Hoplite

4x Shepherd of the Flock

4x Banishing Light

4x Indomitable Will

4x All That Glitters

This might be a little more competitive to start. I wouldn't worry about the Altar of the Pantheon at all. Yes, it boosts devotion but you don't need mana fixing and you're only playing white so your devotion should always be good. You might even be able to cut down to 22 lands because you'll want to be fast with this deck. All that Glitters should be great because you'll have a lot of enchantments, and Shepherd of the Flock's adventure will let you save anything from removal, including Heliod.

testsubject6 on WB Knights

4 months ago

Some thoughts:

To help fill out the 3-drop slot, Belle of the Brawl and Ardenvale Tactician would be a good options. Midnight Reaper would be a good fit as well, but it's more pricey.

Unfortunately, Aryel, Knight of Windgrace and Dauntless Bodyguard just rotated out of standard. Venerable Knight would be a good replacement for the Bodyguard, if you're looking for a 1-drop.

Corpse Knight is another interesting card. It puts you more on a drain plan, but it also combos with Worthy Knight .

triproberts12 on Double Damage, Double Strike

6 months ago

Honestly, I think that I would go with Adriana, Captain of the Guard . The reason being that knights already have multiple lords that grant double strike, creatures that natively have double strike, and Khorvath and Sylvia have new-school Partner, so drawing either is equivalent to drawing both. In fact, if you're putting enough draw and filtering into your EDH decks, you'll probably find Kwende, Kinsbale Cavalier, or Valiant Knight before you even get to 6 mana to cast Khorvold. You'd rather just give all of your creatures +2/+2 or +3/+3 every turn than keep a 3rd layer of redundancy in the command zone.

As a result, you could just go full knight tribal. Since the de-facto Knight commander is Mardu, it's still a unique deck. You could put in Acclaimed Contender , Gideon, Ally of Zendikar , Sigiled Sword of Valeron , Righteous Confluence , History of Benalia , Inspiring Veteran , The Circle of Loyalty , Worthy Knight , Gallant Cavalry , Fireborn Knight , Rimrock Knight , Zhalfirin Commander , Militant Angel , Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor , Mirran Crusader , Bloodsworn Steward , Cavalier of Flame , Cavalier of Dawn , Skyhunter Skirmisher , Crimson Honor Guard , Marton Stromgald , Accorder Paladin , Embereth Skyblazer , Ardenvale Tactician , Daring Skyjek , Raging Redcap , Skyknight Legionnaire , and Truefire Paladin . That's all specific to knights, and all the usual tribal stuff is open, as well.

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