Creature — Human Soldier
Equip costs you pay cost (1) less.
As long as Auriok Steelshaper is equipped, Soldier and Knight creatures you control get +1/+1.
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Auriok Steelshaper Discussion
1 week ago
Hey, consider cutting lands? You don't need 45x lands that's overkill, 36-38x Plains is enough. You could cut the lands for more cheap mana cost equipment, all are budget:
These are all 0 mana cost artifacts, great with Sram and Puresteel Paladin as draw.
Here's more suggestions:
- Open the Armory
- Heliod's Pilgrim
- Loxodon Warhammer
- Mask of Memory
- Ethereal Armor
- Spirit Mantle
- Auriok Steelshaper
- Leonin Shikari
Armory and Pilgrim are great budget tutors. Warhammer and Mask is nice budget equipment. Armor and Mantle are powerful low mana cost auras. Conviction is good because you can bounce it back to your hand and play it again to draw again. Steelshaper and Shikari are good support creatures.
Some white budget Commander staples to consider adding are:
- Swords to Plowshares
- Return to Dust
- Day of Judgment
- Mother of Runes
- Knight of the White Orchid
- Oblivion Ring
- Sun Titan
Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
I'd have a world of suggestions but I don't have my edh deck handy. Just saying you should put in a few more equipment and run nahiri as your commander. Kemba, Kha Regent is very good, Leonin Shikari works pretty well Stone Haven Outfitter works well with Auriok Steelshaper as well as Skullclamp don't forget that's somehow legal
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
Can I suggest cutting Auriok Steelshaper for Puresteel Paladin, unless you plan on playing Nahiri, the Lithomancer, and also maybe cutting Strider Harness for Lightning Greaves? Just to add to the mana train maybe cutting Tenza, Godo's Maul for a Gilded Lotus and make another cut for Dowsing Dagger. Mainly because it's a monowhite deck and you aren't going to be getting the benefit of trample from Tenza, Godo's Maul. Finding room for a Path to Exile wouldn't hurt anything either. The more removal the better! Hammer of Nazahn and Batterskull would also work well here too! Maybe try cutting Bone Saw for one of these.
2 months ago
Hey if you don't mind I have some questions and suggestions for you. I love soldiers and have a deck of them as well! So I think this deck would see a lot of help from both Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Elspeth, Sun's Champion. Gideon can ult immediately and Elspeth makes a bunch of tokens. Other cards that would work here are spot removal cards like Journey to Nowhere and Disenchant, Path to Exile,Oblivion Ring, Unified Strike I think they do more than Argentum Armor because it takes so long to get use out of it. And maybe a Wrath of God or the like as well. Some other creatures that would work well if interested are Elite Vanguard, Preeminent Captain, Precinct Captain, Mentor of the Meek, Veteran Swordsmith, and Veteran Armorsmith I do think that since you only have five equipments as well that Auriok Steelshaper seems underwhelming here. Anointed Procession and Mobilization are also great here as well. The main questions I have are, is budget an issue at all and what is your meta like and also how is the deck performing? Because knowing that could change the above quite drastically. What do you think?
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Auriok Steelshaper is interesting. I don't really like replacing a one drop for him since this deck need some cheap creatures to turn on windbrisk heights quickly. But he does have potential. I'll play around with him and see.
As far as Brimaz goes, he is definitely a better fit than Khemba but this is a budget deck and he is 15 bucks a pop unfortunately. Same goes for path over condemn.
thanks for the comment, and it's not that huge a deal but you said you upvoted the deck and it's not showing up. Anyways thanks again for the feedback.
3 months ago
Love the deck! I do have a few suggestions though. Auriok Steelshaper could be useful in the place of Kitesail Apprentice as it exchanges flying for +1/+1 on all soldiers. Also, Brimaz, King of Oreskos seems like he would fit in nicely even if only as a one of in place of a Kemba.
Also, perhaps it is just my local meta, but a lot of people that I play with like playing Red Burn or Storm, so I would say Aegis of the Gods could be very useful in the sideboard, if your meta calls for it.
Even without my suggested changes, it looks like a very good deck. Definitely deserves my upvote!