Balan, Wandering Knight

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare

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Balan, Wandering Knight

Legendary Creature — Cat Knight

First strike Balan, Wandering Knight has double strike as long as two or more Equipment are attached to it. 1W: Attach all equipment you control to Balan.

Balan, Wandering Knight Discussion

Gadianten on [EDH] Balan - Lonely Wanderings

3 weeks ago

If you add Moonsilver Spear and Batterskull then Balan, Wandering Knight might not feel so lonely. Also, every knight needs a Land Tax base to operate.

Sephyrias on The Bloodhall Season 8 - Nahiri, the Lithomancer

1 month ago

A primer has to go more in-depth and compare cards to other options imo. For example...

Why so many deathtouch equipments? Aren't Grappling Hook and Nemesis Mask too mana intensive for what they do?

Any reason for not including Blackblade Reforged , Bloodforged Battle-Axe , Masterwork of Ingenuity ?

What about Strata Scythe , Ogre's Cleaver ?

Why not creatures like Balan, Wandering Knight or Heavenly Blademaster ?

Why are the other boardwipes better than Mass Calcify ?

DespairFaction on Aurelia - Weapons of War

2 months ago
  1. Cast Final Fortune or Chance for Glory during your turn with 2 white permanents and mistveil plains untapped, and a white to pay for it. Sunforger Must also be in play.
  2. activate the mistveil plains and cycle the turn spell back to the bottom of your library
  3. Complete your first turn.
  4. Start your second turn. Equip sunforger if necessary. Cast Angel's Grace with Sunforger . Then use the mistveil plains to cycle angel's grace back to the bottom. It gets a bit mana intense here, but if you can re-equip sunforger and play another extra turn spell go ahead and do so.
  5. At some point you will need to get Sword of Feast and Famine or Sundial of the Infinite to keep the loop going since you need to activate mistveil plains twice in a turn both of which can be picked up with a sunforger cast of Enlightened Tutor

This sequence would allow you to go infinite. It is mana intense, so either ramping a lot and/or getting something like a kazuul's tyrant Brass Squire or Balan, Wandering Knight is recommended. You can also play the sequence to not go infinite and just grab a couple of extra turns, which may enough to put you ahead and take key players out of the game. Typing it all out it does actually seem a bit complex, but once you do it a few times you should get the hang of it.

gzusvictory on Balan, Wandering Knight | Equipment Voltron

2 months ago

Smothering Tithe seems like a good source of ramp like a Explosive Vegetation . Earlier in the game, they are less likely to pay the tax. It helps a ton when you think about the fact that its not restricted to the draw step. It does not ramp out your Balan, Wandering Knight , but it definitely helps the rebuild against decks that just outdraw you

Osbert on Helmsmasher Man at Arms Voltron

2 months ago

Extra Combat steps help you seal the win and since you're only concerned with one creature swinging you can play the only one with flashback: Seize the Day.

Equipoise is my new favourite white tech when you know your creatures are more valuable than your opponents and expect to be outnumbered. It can also prevent interaction by phasing opponents untapped lands out or troublesome artifacts. If your opponent has an artifact creature you can choose it last as an artifact and have them be down a creature from parody which often means an empty board to swing out on.

I would suggest some of the other mardu commanders that also enjoy equipment to be in here so you have a plan B. Valduk, Keeper of the Flame, Kemba, Kha Regent, and Balan, Wandering Knight.

Bludgeon Brawl is a funny card that turns all your mana rocks into equipment as well.

NensouHiebara on Balan, Wandering Knight | Equipment Voltron

2 months ago

@GeminiSpartanX

Land Tax was in the deck since Day 1 up until May when I replaced it with Tithe.


@dritchie

Commander Damage is already a huge setback for mass lifegain strategies. I've had Quietus Spike in the deck before and wasn't enjoying it that much because it doesn't contribute to Commander Damage.

Balan, Wandering Knight is already a fast clock with the right pair of Equipment. I've never felt the need to reintroduce Quietus Spike to the deck.

multimedia on Kemba, Kha Regent

3 months ago

Hey, really well made first Commander deck. It's great you already have several of the important cards especially Puresteel and he's not exactly a budget card. Aid is also very good so is Titan, Abolisher and Battle-Axe.

Budget cards to consider adding:

  • Sram, Senior Edificer: Excellent draw with equipment. Combine with Puresteel to draw a ton of cards.
  • Open the Armory: Tutor for any one equipment or aura. Powerful budget tutor for this deck.
  • Leonin Shikari: Equip at instant speed. Busted with metalcraft Puresteel letting you do all equipment things at instant speed.
  • Balan, Wandering Knight: Good creature with equipment, double strike is powerful. Attaching all equipment to him for only two mana is amazing.
  • Swords to Plowshares: Number one staple budget white card in Commander.
  • Skullclamp: One of the best equipment in Commander.
  • Lightning Greaves: Another equipment like Swiftfoot, but more powerful because it costs zero mana to equip. Having two of these hexproof/shroud/haste equip is nice, put one of Puresteel and one on Kembra.
  • Stoneforge Masterwork: When you start making cats this can get out of hand.
  • Ajani, Caller of the Pride: The better Ajani for this deck. Giving equiped creature flying and double strike is very good, being able to repeat this effect is even better.

Other cards to consider:

Lands to consider:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Victory's Herald
  • Angelic Skirmisher
  • Angelic Field Marshal
  • Court Street Denizen
  • Deathless Angel
  • Ajani Steadfast
  • Dispense Justice
  • Hold the Line
  • Intangible Virtue
  • Revoke Existence
  • Cobbled Wings
  • Staff of the Sun Magus
  • Seal Away

Good luck with your deck.


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Balan, Wandering Knight occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.38%