Battlewise Hoplite


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Uncommon

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Battlewise Hoplite

Creature — Human Soldier

Heroic -- Whenever you cast a spell that targets Battlewise Hoplite, put a +1/+1 counter on Battlewise Hoplite, then scry 1. (To scry 1, look at the top card of your library, then you may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

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Battlewise Hoplite Discussion

Bokamoso on Battlewise Hoplite Voltron PEDH

3 months ago

I see you have a very low mana curve and you are running very few creatures; I respect that. Did you consider creatures with Bestow? As auras they trigger Battlewise Hoplite but can also be deployed as blockers if needed. Is the Bestow cost too high?

Hopere on Power is mine to bestow!

1 year ago

I would recommend 4 Battlewise Hoplite 4 Favored Hoplite 4 Hero of Iroas 4 Eidolon of Countless Battlesand perhaps some Phalanx Leader or Vanguard of Brimaz as for enchantments, Ethereal Armor and Spirit Mantle are must haves. Daybreak Coronet may cost a bit more but it'll be worth a shot. Lastly, trim down the 1 ofs, focus on a few specific good cards and have more of them. Oh and non-aura enchantments are sort of unnessecary. Good start though! :)

sepon on White Heroic Auras

1 year ago

Ordeal of Heliod is really just a bad card for modern. It is outclassed for example by Daybreak Coronet ... You should explore more for what enchantments there are since there are much better ones. I know that Daybreak Coronet is expensive but it could also be a solid replacement for your Hopeful Eidolon.

Also enchantment creatures are weak by themselves, but then expensive for a bestow. IMO it would be better to have more solid heroic creatures and stronger enchantments rather than trying to have some that do both...

Spirit Mantle offers a lot of good value against other aggro or creature decks

Splashing blue could also let you do a lot more with cards like Aqueous Form, Battlewise Hoplite, and I'm sure there are also probably better things than I just listed.

solarbeam on intangible

1 year ago

Gods Willing is an excellent protection card. Splashing blue for this sort of deck is also great since you get Battlewise Hoplite , and an Ojutai's Command could be spicy. Akroan Skyguard has some natural evasion as well. You may want to consider Ajani's Presence , Selfless Spirit, or green for Heroic Intervention to dodge wrath effects.

takeaseathoney on Oh No

1 year ago

you could go the route of making nissa as big as possible, then dropping a huge creature every turn. that would entail eldrazi's and a lot of mana ramping.

a second option would be to try and scry as often as possible. that way you can turn your deck into a very specific combo deck with intricate interactions that you can replicate relatively consistently. i didn't quite filter for color, but here are some suggestions to get your mind going: Aqueous Form Battlewise Hoplite Catacomb Sifter Contraband Kingpin Curator of Mysteries Eyes of the Watcher Flamespeaker Adept Jace's Sanctum Knowledge and Power Lifecrafter's Bestiary Prescient Chimera Prognostic Sphinx Retreat to Coralhelm

HerculesMorse on OPEN UP! IT'S THE POLIS! (Theros U/W Heroic)

1 year ago

Cool deck, +1. I'm just starting out with Azorius so I'm quite ignorant, however if this were my deck I'd customize it by swapping out all the Battlewise Hoplites for one more each of the Phalanx Leaders, Akroan Skyguards and Fabled Heros.

I'd also swap out an Island and a Plains for Temple of Enlightenments, which not only helps me to have the correct colored Mana when I need it but also has Scry 1 (Glacial Fortress is cool too but it costs a bit and I love how your deck is ultra-budget).

Cloud_AT on Breed Lethality Optimized

2 years ago

What's the matter with Battlewise Hoplite in your deck since you only have 4 spells that will trigger Heroic? Well, one of them has retrace, but I don't think that justifies any Heroic card in an EDH deck.

darter0111 on Heroism for the Modern Age

2 years ago

In my opinion, Hardened Scales Beats any turn one play you have, even if it's a turn one creature, so you can hold some mana up. Twisted Image is hilarious turn two after turn one Lagonna-Band Trailblazer. Warriors' Lesson is good because it targets two creatures and can draw you two for one (similar to Ordeal of Thassa but one mana and two triggers. No Battlewise Hoplite? Rebound on Battlewise Hoplite controls your draw to a degree. I also feel like relying upon 12 creatures is hard you get bad mulligans, as with Bogles. Emerge Unscathed is good until you have to give him pro white and can't kill them that turn. Ephemeral Shields is good because of the convoke and saves your guy (possibly without using mana). Not saying this is bad, I rly like it. With heroic it's hard to choose what all you want in your deck.

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