Creature — Human Soldier
As long as Auriok Glaivemaster is equipped, it gets +1/+1 and has first strike.
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Auriok Glaivemaster Discussion
1 year ago
1 year ago
Check out $5 Kor Equipment for some other ideas.
2 years ago
Adanto Vanguard? Radiant Destiny? I would take out Auriok Steelshaper because you have no Equipment. On the same note, I would also take out Auriok Sunchaser, Auriok Edgewright, Auriok Glaivemaster and Auriok Bladewarden. You may also want either Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Elspeth Tirel or Elspeth, Knight-Errant depending on your budget.
2 years ago
Court Homunculus is the weakest of your one-drops, but he provides immediate metalcraft-count, while Thraben Inspector will also, and will put a decent body on the field. The next weakest would be Ardent Recruit, imho, because Auriok Glaivemaster's First Strike is much better.
That all being said I would personally recommend cutting the Homunculus in favor of the Inspector.
Even though nobody asked me, lol. =P
2 years ago
In advance sorry for the length and for any duplicates. Ardent Recruit Armament Master Armory Automaton Auriok Edgewright Auriok Glaivemaster Auriok Steelshaper Auriok Sunchaser Brass Squire Etched Champion Etherium Sculptor Grand Abolisher Ironclad Slayer Kemba, Kha Regent Kitesail Apprentice Kor Duelist Kor Outfitter Leonin Den-Guard Leonin Shikari Lumengrid Sentinel Master of Etherium Militant Inquisitor Myr Adapter Myrsmith Puresteel Paladin Relic Seeker Riddlesmith Skyhunter Cub Soldevi Machinist Stoneforge Mystic Sunspear Shikari Training Drone Angelic Armaments Armed Response Armory of Iroas Auriok Survivors Auriok Windwalker Avacynian Missionaries
Flip Avacyn's Collar Balan, Wandering Knight Basilisk Collar Blade of Selves Bladed Bracers Bladed Pinions Bloodforged Battle-Axe Broodstar Butcher's Cleaver Captain's Claws Carry Away Champion's Helm Conqueror's Flail Dispatch
Empyrial Plate Enlightened Tutor Ensoul Artifact Explorer's Scope Ghalma's Warden Golem-Skin Gauntlets Illusionist's Bracers Indomitable Archangel Infiltration Lens Inquisitor's Flail Leonin Abunas Lightning Greaves Loxodon Punisher Masterwork of Ingenuity Neglected Heirloom
Flip Open the Armory Padeem, Consul of Innovation Paradise Mantle Quest for the Holy Relic Ring of Thune Shield of the Avatar Shield of the Righteous Shuko Sigarda's Aid Sigil of Valor Skullclamp Spy Kit Steelshaper Apprentice Steelshaper's Gift Stone Haven Outfitter Stonehewer Giant Swiftfoot Boots Sword of the Animist Sword of the Meek Taj-Nar Swordsmith Trailblazer's Boots Treasure Mage Trinket Mage Trophy Mage True-Faith Censer Umezawa's Jitte Vedalken Archmage Vedalken Infuser Veteran's Armaments Vorrac Battlehorns Whirler Rogue Argentum Armor Argivian Restoration Assault Suit Darksteel Plate Diviner's Wand Efficient Construction Elspeth, Knight-Errant Elspeth, Sun's Champion Ensouled Scimitar Fabricate Fireshrieker Godsend Grip of Phyresis Hammer of Nazahn Haunted Plate Mail Heartseeker Helm of Kaldra Loxodon Warhammer Magebane Armor March of the Machines Moonsilver Spear Nahiri, the Lithomancer Norn's Annex Open the Vaults Pariah's Shield Quietus Spike
Remember the Fallen Scytheclaw Shield of Kaldra Sickleslicer Slayer's Plate Stolen Identity Sword of Kaldra Tatsumasa, the Dragon's Fang Tezzeret the Seeker Thopter Spy Network Thoughtcast Trepanation Blade Whispersilk Cloak Worldslayer Cheers!
3 years ago
I think other than Leonin Shikari (combat tricks with Equipment), Mirran Crusader (built in protection and evasion), and Puresteel Paladin (card advantage), you shouldn't be playing creatures that get a bonus only from equipping something (Auriok Glaivemaster, Auriok Steelshaper, Kor Duelist). My rationale is that they are going to be quite weak when played early, and that's not ideal. You need some resilient creatures in the first few turns, not creatures that become better on turn 4 when you equip something on them. Even if you cast them early, they are likely not attacking nor blocking anyway given they are basically vanilla 1/1s.
Therefore, some suggestions are Doomed Traveler (gives you an evasive spirit after dying), Sacred Cat (two lifelink bodies for a 1-drop), or Knight of the Holy Nimbus (tricky to get rid of), or Squadron Hawk (gives you more evasive bodies to hold the swords), or Auriok Champion (protection from more than one colour, goes well with the swords too). These guys will probably be better early-mid game.
I would also cut Quest for the Holy Relic entirely - it is a terrible top deck, objectively quite slow even if you manage to play it on turn 1, especially since your deck doesn't run that many creatures in the first place. And since that is the case, you may as well cut Argentum Armor, and play another sword or something like a Batterskull instead? Also, you can double up on Swords - Sword of Fire and Ice and Sword of Light and Shadow are objectively the best two swords and you can play two of each if you want.
I'd also suggest playing Gideon, Ally of Zendikar over Elspeth, Knight-Errant. He is more popular in midrange white decks ever since he was printed. I think his abilities are more relevant here. He can even animate himself and equip something if it comes to that.
Generally, I think 21 Lands, 4 Sorcery, 4 Instant, 2 Planeswalker, 6-7 Equipment, 22-23 creatures will work. Having only 19 creatures is quite risky, especially if you play against removal heavy decks like control (removal into Snapcaster buyback and/or boardwipes), Jund/Junk, etc.
4 years ago
What I would cut: Critters- Auriok Glaivemaster, Gideon's Lawkeeper, Kitesail Apprentice, Knight of Meadowgrain, Knight of the Holy Nimbus, Knight of the White Orchid, Kor Duelist. The thing with soldiers is they build on each other...and these do not. They are too low-impact...even with equip help.
Non-Critters- Chariot of Victory, Fleetfeather Sandals, Ring of Thune, Crusade, Glorious Anthem, Mobilization, Timely Reinforcements, Murder Investigation, Militia's Pride. To me, the anthems at +1/+1 are weak, especially if they affect both sides of the table...but that may be just me. Mobilizatioin/Militia's pride seem slow/clunky, and the equips I removed...I feel like giving those to just one thing wasn't going to cut it with the army you're building.
How do you feel about A LOT of math/dice at your table? Cathars' Crusade is powerful in a token deck, but I often find it's not worth the headache. It's ultimately up to you, though.
Consider:Angel of Renewal, Conclave Phalanx, Congregate, Kalemne's Captain, Victory's Herald, Eldrazi Monument, Sun Titan, Dictate of Heliod, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and any Elspeths/Ajanis you can get ahold of :)Of course, no one says you need to get all these cards right away if you're struggling with adds/cuts. Play the deck, and figure out what you like/dislike from there. Think of the suggestions as upgrades to try once you find something you dislike.