Baird, Steward of Argive


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) Uncommon

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Baird, Steward of Argive

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier


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

Baird, Steward of Argive Discussion

multimedia on Marchesa, Queen At Arms

2 weeks ago

Hey, I see why you're confused if you're going in the right direction because your deck is kind of all over the place. There's lots of good cards here, but I think you can reduce the themes and streamline the strategies.

Consider increasing the pillowfort theme? Increasing the token theme? Decreasing the combat themes (first strike), equipment theme and politics themes? In my opinion combining pillowfort and token strategies are the only themes you really need because both these themes require a lot of setup and they both strengthen each other. If you add other themes to these two all they will do is disrupt the ability to pillowfort.

Consider Luminarch Ascension ? It's a good win condition mana sink for pillowfort and token strategies. With three opponents it can activate fast. Windborn Muse is an upgrade for Baird, Steward of Argive . Consider Aura of Silence ? It's good opponent disruption making it more difficult for them to cast mana efficient artifacts and enchantments.

Other than Sun Titan you're not playing reanimation strategies. Consider Rest in Peace or Containment Priest ? Peace is more expensive price, but it affects everything. Consider Knight of the White Orchid ? It's a great card for land ramp in white especially since you're playing Plains Shock lands and Mistveil.

Depending on the budget of cards you want to add, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite , Ethersworn Canonist , Twilight Prophet and Elspeth, Sun's Champion are good here, but they're all expensive price. Elesh or Elspeth are an upgrade for Teysa. Both Elesh and Elspeth are very good finishers for tokens. Canonist shuts down some decks and Prophet in combination with a token strategy, getting the city's blessing fast, can give you lots of value.

Consider Kher Keep ? A repeatable way to make tokens that's a land; make a blocker at instant speed. Bitterblossom or the less expensive price, but much worse Dreadhorde Invasion are other good repeatable sources of token. Ophiomancer can be a repeatable source at each upkeep of a token that has deathtouch making it a good blocker on each of your opponent's turns.

Wrath of God as well Day of Judgment or the more expensive price Damnation or Toxic Deluge are cards to consider adding. Board wipes are good with pillowfort and the token strategies since tokens are being made from repeatable sources. Cursed Totem or the more expensive price Linvala, Keeper of Silence is opponent creature disruption since you're not relying on your creatures activated abilities only their ETB or static abilities.

Cards to consider cutting:

If you like some of these suggestions I offer more advice about why I think these cards can be cut. Good luck with your deck.

shub on Orzhov, Vizkopa, Obzedat: Death & Taxes

3 weeks ago

Right, sorry, didn't see the Budget tag. Baird, Steward of Argive ?

bushido_man96 on Raff's Renewal

1 month ago

Mj3913, good point about Hangarback Walker , and since it would die upon entry as a state-based effect, I wouldn't need the sac outlet to combo off....that's very much worth considering.

I hate to cut Dictate of Kruphix and Jace Beleren , because the synergy they have with Smothering Tithe is so good.

I considered cutting Retrofitter Foundry , but its low CMC has allowed to hang on, and in a pinch, it creates a servo token.

Cutting so hard...

I have had Baird, Steward of Argive on the chopping block for some time. I'm just not sure he offers enough for me to keep him in. He has a nice tax to attackers, but I really haven't gone in on a pillowfort strategy, so he might get cut.

Thanks for the help!

Ashen0ne on Aurelia's War

1 month ago

Alright so this is where things get difficult lol. Right now the deck has some semblance of agro and control but its currently being bogged down by things that don’t contribute anything or enough to warrant their spot. I’m going to suggest a lot of cuts and for each one I’ll offer a decent replacement that will not only make all of our lives miserable but also contribute to making the deck far more resilient and difficult to stop. Creatures to cut

Creatures to Add

Noncreature Spells to Cut

Noncreature Spells to Add

Now what these additions will do is smooth out your mana curve and make you come out swinging far more quickly in more consistently. The additions include another outlet to go infinite through Sword of Feast and Famine and Aggravated Assault . They also contain multiple ways to tutor up Helm of the Host and win. Combat Celebrant and Godo, Bandit Warlord each go infinite with helm and Godo will tutor for it himself and place it straight onto the battlefield.

We also tighten up your control package with cheap removal and creatures that limit what you’re opponents can do. I can provide more explanations in person if you like.

Remember these are only suggestions lol But if you try them I think you’ll like how much faster the deck pops off.

Nevinyrral_Mayor_of_Urborg on Taxes, taxes, and more taxes (WAR)

2 months ago

musicman3310 should I swap Sphinx of New Prahv for Baird, Steward of Argive ? Ive been thinking about it but a 4/3 flyer with vigilance and a tax just sounds pretty decent in this deck. Kinjalli's Sunwing doesnt do enough for this deck I feel but it would be good in the sideboard.

musicman3310 on Taxes, taxes, and more taxes (WAR)

2 months ago

Only two more come to mind. Why not main board Baird, Steward of Argive ? Also, what's your opinion of Kinjalli's Sunwing ?

Boza on Ideas for a 'The Wanderer' ...

2 months ago

So, if the Wanderer shuts down non-combat damage (very useful for planeswalkers), you just need a way to shut off combat damage and now the opponent cannot damage you at all. Thus, you can use green for combat damage prevention spells like Root Snare or even white helps - Baird, Steward of Argive helps by taxing any attacks.

heckproof on

2 months ago

Umm...did you mean to put in that Baird, Steward of Argive ? I assume it was a mistake because he doesn’t fit the color identity of the general

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

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

White: 0.33%