Aryel, Knight of Windgrace


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

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Rare

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Aryel, Knight of Windgrace

Legendary Creature — Human Knight


, : Create a 2/2 white Knight creature token with vigilance.

, , Tap X untapped Knights you control: Destroy target creature with power X or less.

Aryel, Knight of Windgrace Discussion

LittleBlueHero on Tribal shapeshifter buffs

1 month ago

I was pondering this the other day, with Morophon, the Boundless coming out I thought why not? They show up in all 5 colors, every tribal buff can be relevant if you are using changelings, plus some of them are just plain cute.

In the same vein as your Dragon Tempest you should look at Sarkhan Unbroken . His ult would be super beneficial... same with the original Nissa Revane ult. And if you like the not dragon but they are dragons theme you could also run the partners Khorvath Brightflame and Sylvia Brightspear

Lords that offer more than +1/+1 like Sliver Hivelord , Knight Exemplar or Aryel, Knight of Windgrace are good choice but obviously you don't want too many clogging up your creature base.

The you have your usual suspects Obelisk of Urd , Herald's Horn , Shared Animosity and the like.

Im not sure how to build it just yet but I feel like it could be a lot of fun.

Silverdrake on Orzhov Knight Competitive

1 month ago

Surprised to not see any Dauntless Bodyguard here, especially if you're having trouble with removal. I'd also consider replacing some, if not all, of your Sorins with Valiant Knight s. If your intention is to play this as an aggro deck (which it certainly seems to be), spending all your mana turn 4 to either deal 1 damage or cast a slightly better Unearth is... a bad move. You should also consider 1-3 copies of Aryel, Knight of Windgrace . They can also fit into some of the Sorin slots, or some of the Seraph of the Scales slots. I'd cut the Oath of Kaya s all together - if you do decide to continue running Sorin, I don't think it's worth a 3 mana investment to maybe protect him.

So if I were you, my changes would look something like this:

OUT: 4x Seraph of the Scales, 4x Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord, 2x Oath of Kaya, 3x Adanto Vanguard, 2x Duress

IN: 4x Dauntless Bodyguard , 2x Midnight Reaper , 3x Aryel, Knight of Windgrace , 3x Valiant Knight , 3x Mortify

Those are just my thoughts, though. Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

General_Fist on Unholy Knights

2 months ago

MrBoombastic I love playing with Aryel, Knight of Windgrace . You make a fair point with Seal Away so I made the change.

Also if I was to go up to 4x History of Benalia what would you suggest I take out in it's place? I was half thinking a Midnight Reaper .

MrBoombastic on Unholy Knights

2 months ago

As mtwoods444 suggested, I'd definitely go up to 4x History of Benalia . Most decks that have them, want to see as many as possible. Being a dedicated knights deck, you want them even more. Being dead against board wipes is true for every single creature in the deck, but History often gets to keep at least 1x 2/2 afterwards.

Seal Away is quite mediocre vs. something like Sultai, because they have quite a lot of main deck answers for it. There's generally a lot of strong enchantments in Standard right now. Mortify dodges the enchantment hate and hates on them itself intead.

Glad to see someone actually putting Aryel, Knight of Windgrace in their knight deck. She's awesome!

General_Fist on Unholy Knights

3 months ago

Murphy77 sorry for the late reply. A friend of mine asked me to try out Elenda, the Dusk Rose as well which I am still yet to do, I do find Vona, Butcher of Magan is actually not usually a dead card, for example if i'm playing against the mono red deck, I can gain so much life off of Vona easily especially If I have Valiant Knight in play too, it can make my opponent focus their burn on Vona instead of me as well.

Bladebrand I don't think i'll try to fit it into this deck as there isn't a real need to I can see it working well with the first/double strike aspect of things. But my knights can get quite strong, plus with the first/double strike they can usually take down big threats, Vona and Aryel, Knight of Windgrace already have some great removal potential as well if I really need to take something down in order to win.

I don't really want to replace Midnight Reaper some reasons being it gives you card draw when you sacrifice Dauntless Bodyguard and taking 1 damage off of that isn't really a big issue, it also is a knight itself so I can be buffed for extra damage, but feel free to swap him out for something else say Orzhov Enforcer prehaps

I haven't really considered Abnormal Endurance or Demonic Vigor at all really, I personally think that they just aren't too useful.

General_Fist on Unholy Knights

3 months ago

Lord_Europa With the deck being a more focused on you can fit Benalish Marshal in quite well, you can use it in place of something else, which would be most likely instead of Aryel, Knight of Windgrace , Vona, Butcher of Magan or even Valiant Knight . Though I personally like the idea of the extra removal to help deal with certain decks, like for example a deck full of flying creatures. I'd still take Valiant over Benelish because It can give a way to dump mana or provide a lot of damage with double strike and it is just slightly harder to kill.

Ripwater on Orzhov Legendary

3 months ago


Have you considered Arvad the Cursed ? I might even play him as your commander, since he gives an anthem effect (+2/+2) and drop Athreos in the 99. Honestly Atreos shines when he protects low CMC creatures. I don't think you will find a lot of people not paying the 3 life when 1 of your, often very powerfull, creatures dies. Next to that you play black and have a range of (under $9) tutors to fetch him.

You could throw in a little token/lifegain theme as support (very Orzhov) and play your deck as the guild extorting people and if they don't pay up exile their creatures. (Then Atreos might be super on theme again).

Legendaries I would run in a token/lifegain theme are: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Teysa, Orzhov Scion Karlov of the Ghost Council Kambal, Consul of Allocation Obzedat, Ghost Council Teysa Karlov Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Regna, the Redeemer / Krav, the Unredeemed Ghost Council of Orzhova Vona, Butcher of Magan Aryel, Knight of Windgrace Elenda, the Dusk Rose Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder Yomiji, Who Bars the Way Whisper, Blood Liturgist Darien, King of Kjeldor Heliod, God of the Sun Brimaz, King of Oreskos Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Oketra the True Elspeth, Sun's Champion Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Kaya, Orzhov Usurper Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

Support these guys with the following cards: Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Dictate of Erebos Grave Pact Smothering Tithe Ethereal Absolution Dawn of Hope Skullclamp Suture Priest Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Crested Sunmare Regal Bloodlord Pious Evangel  Flip Authority of the Consuls Blind Obedience Anointed Procession Hidden Stockpile Vindictive Vampire Twilight Drover Mentor of the Meek Priest of Forgotten Gods Pitiless Plunderer High Market Shizo, Death's Storehouse Divine Visitation Intangible Virtue Attrition

A few sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar

And ofc, you have your generic Orzhov stuff like Path to Exile , Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Wrath of God , Merciless Eviction

What maybe would also work are all the Afterlife dudes like: Ministrant of Obligation , Tithe Taker

Of course all of this above is just a suggestion. I think in this way you can easily you can keep the Legendary theme alive in your deck, but point in a bit more towards the Orzhov Syndicate. (wich in my opinion is an awesome guild!!) I think I kept a bit on a eye on your budget of $9 a card. If I missed a few my apologies.

geraldito on

4 months ago

You're already running a lot of knights, so making the deck a knight tribal deck in addition to a legends deck would be feasible. Here are some legends I would include:

1 or 2 x Josu Vess, Lich Knight

1 x Elenda, the Dusk Rose

2 x Danitha Capashen, Paragon

2 x Aryel, Knight of Windgrace

To support knight tribal:

4x History of Benalia

And also strong legendary spells:

1x Primevals' Glorious Rebirth

2x Urza's Ruinous Blast

1x Yawgmoth's Vile Offering

I'm not sure how much red puts in the work in this sort of build. If do go for knight tribal you may want to go Orzhov.

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