Baird, Steward of Argive

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer 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) Uncommon

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Baird, Steward of Argive

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

Vigilance

Creatures can't attack you or a planeswalker you control unless their controller pays for each of those creatures.

Baird, Steward of Argive Discussion

lola82600 on Willowmaker

1 week ago

might wanna consider other pillowfort cards, Ghostly Prison , Baird, Steward of Argive , Archangel of Tithes , Authority of the Consuls to name a few.

TheMazter13 on Army of the Living

1 month ago

The deck wants to get hit, and yet you play several creatures that block well. Cards with higher toughness than power aren't what this wants I don't think. Cards like Jareth, Leonine Titan that only block well aren't that good. This deck wants opponents to flunge, and you to flunge right back, but way stronger with all your new tokens.

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is better than Gideon, Champion of Justice at doing what the deck wants. At worst, Ally of Zendikar is an anthem in a deck with lots of little soldiers. At worst, Champion of Justice is a 4/4 for 4 that does get big fast, but if he's getting big fast things aren't going well. White Weenie doesn't want blockers, so why would you want your opponent to have creatures? Also, why would you ever plus him more than maybe once? To get the ultimate that does nothing but restart the game? Unlike with Karn, Gideon is almost certainly dead after the ultimate, and it not he's at 1-2 loyalty. With no permanents, he's not getting bigger with that +1, so he's a 1/1 or a 2/2. I just think Champion of Justice thinks about the long game, but White Weenie doesn't want to get to turn 15, they want to have won by then with an absurd amount of soldiers

Cut Rebuff the Wicked for Lightning Greaves . You can never one-for-one a deck with only counterspells. If you're trying to protect Darien, then if the first spell doesn't kill him, the second one will. You do already have Swiftfoot Boots , but a second (better imo) copy doesn't hurt

Also, Anthems. Play more. You've got Elesh Norn and Captain of the Watch , but that's only +3/+3. Go further, add keywords, get Lords, go ham

~ Bad Cards ~

Ghostly Prison - You want to get attacked to make tokens

Baird, Steward of Argive - YOU WANT TO GET ATTACKED TO MAKE TOKENS

Steelshaper's Gift -> Enlightened Tutor - Tutor hits more, is instant speed, and although it puts the card on top, gets the big hitters like True Conviction

City of Brass and Grand Coliseum - This is mono-color, you don't need fixing. And certainly not at the cost of life in a deck that wants to get hit

4to16characters on EDH Under $1 | Hapatra | -1/-1 Counters

1 month ago

Benthehen333 - Absolutely! Not a problem. Excited to see the "Still Budget Upgrade List" for sure! I'm hoping to branch out and get more fun "Budget" decks after I made my first EDH Deck modeled after a Voltron Kozilek, the Great Distortion . The deck is a little strong for my meta as well, with the exception of two other not budget decks. If you care to see it: Koz, Colorless EDH Deck

To answer your question I looked at The Tax Man Cometh by KayneMarco and I would prefer you didn't by Molesto-the-Egregious as references: Disruptive Student , Vodalian Mage , Disruptive Pitmage , Turn Aside , Approach of the Second Sun , Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor , Dovin, Hand of Control , God-Pharaoh's Statue , Monastery Siege , War Tax , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade , Daxos of Meletis , Baird, Steward of Argive , Aven Mindcensor , Teyo, the Shieldmage , The Wanderer , Time Wipe , Foresee , Azor's Elocutors , and Marble Diamond are several Non-Land Sub $1 cards I saw in there as well. The list goes on, for sure. I didn't look into it beyond this but any W/U or Colorless card that let's you draw when an opponent draws would be fantastic. Mind's Eye would be a good Sub $5 card I know of, if there were to be upgrades in that deck.

SakuraStorm on THE WAR IS ON! [EDH] BASANDRA

1 month ago

@king-saprolingThx for you suggestions!

I already ran Angel's Trumpet , Assault Suit , Sunblast Angel , Crown of Doom , Baird, Steward of Argive and Pariah

, but these were replaced, by imo better options or because they tend to draw aggro, or kill my opponents creatures.

- Master Warcraft i think maybe i should give it another chance, though it's a oneshot.

- Gisela, Blade of Goldnight and Repercussion tend to make me too much of a threat.

- Masako the Humorless is somewhat antisynegetic, as the deck is more about getting the opponents to beat each other up, rather than doing this myself.

- Godsend as tempting as this card seems in terms of rattlesnake, i think this might be more seen as an offensive tool. Also i'm not really equipmentheavy.

- Righteous Fury same as Sunblast Angel , board whiping is mostly a bad idea.

- Lapse of Certainty not really a fan of this one, personel preferance.

- Null Chamber AWESOME! It's another Nevermore and can be used to gang up on people! I'll definetly figure out a spot for this and it's a "World Enchantment" :D

- Bloodthirsty Blade is already ordered, still no clue what to cut for it.

bushido_man96 on Karlov 2020

2 months ago

Cards like Blind Obedience and Baird, Steward of Argive and Ghostly Prison can slow aggro decks down.

Andrewpayseur on Gaddock Teeg

3 months ago

Enlightened Tutor - Heck yes, I'd like it. I need a way to fetch up an altar. That'll go in as soon as I can put it in there.

Aura of Silence - Yes. That is such a good utility for this deck, and unlike other cards I use, it doesn't affect me.

Thunderfoot Baloth is a yes from me. It's no Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite but it certainly helps the go-wide win condition in a big way.

Nature's Claim seems to be a better Naturalize / Disenchant , but all three of them look worse than Krosan Grip regardless of expense. If a slot can be found for two of these targeted removal pieces, I would definitely include both. Ethersworn Canonist - This is probably a board-in, board-out, meta-dependent card. I think it's main utility would fit right in there with Dosan the Falling Leaf . I'm going to look for it for trades. And I'll certainly have to play test it. Solid definite maybe.**

Vryn Wingmare and Glowrider - I'm perplexed with their perceived value. "Cleric" must command a $.45 more cost even in the face of flying with a less important creature type like "Pegasus." I'm going to look for it for trades. And I'll certainly have to play test it.Solid definite maybe.

Worldly Tutor seems pretty legit. I'm interested in it, but not quite as much as Eladamri's Call , mainly because there's less room to interact with the tutor unless it was countered. I'd hate to have to shuffle or something after it resolved due to another effect. Plus Eladamri's Call is cheaper $$$. I might have to pass due to its expense.

Cursed Totem is kind of a non-bo with my main win condition and my ability to advance my board state (Yisan, Wanderer Bard and Saffi Eriksdotter ). I think I'll pass on it too.

Rest in Peace also non-bos super hard with a win-con. Pass ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Baird, Steward of Argive is really a stand-in for the Ghostly Prison reprint.

Tithe Taker has no real place. It was staxxy, but not enough. Consider that one to be the first one pulled. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Any thoughts of the ones included in the maybeboard?

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Baird, Steward of Argive occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

White: 0.33%