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Creature — Human Soldier
Benalish Commander's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Soldiers you control.
Suspend X-(X)(White)(White). X can't be 0.
Whenever a time counter is removed from Benalish Commander while it's removed from the game, put a 1/1 white Soldier creature token into play.
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Benalish Commander Discussion
1 week ago
Crusader of Odric is much worse than Benalish Commander in your deck. Commander acts similarly, but dodges a turn of removal, and comes with a friend.
2 months ago
Hey LegoAztec, am glad you liked it. If you have some soldiers around there are many good ones i havent included. For you can get Dryad Militant, Elite Vanguard, Thraben Inspector, Cenn's Tactician or something that benefits from soldiers like War Falcon. For cmc 3 Veteran Swordsmith and Veteran Armorsmith are solid choices. Archetype of Courage might come in handy or you might prefer Rhox Pikemaster. Benalish Commander is also a solid choice and most Lords can find a place in the deck. Pacifism and some other cheap removal might sound good if you are looking for budget. If you like more the idea of tokens there are many spells out there which bring forth 1, 2, 3, or X soldiers to battle, also if you spash some for Assemble the Legion, it is a lot of fun.
3 months ago
I would replace the paladin with Precinct Captain(soldier creature type and token generator). Maybe sideboard Archetype of Courage in case you run into another soldier deck. Frontline Medic (indestructible swarm) and Benalish Commander (token generator) wouldn't be bad adds either. Chariot of Victory seems a little redundant if you're running Field Marshal. I'm not an expert when it comes to equipment, but I'd say you want your equipment to focus mainly on p/t buffs and combat abilities. Neko-Te, Fireshrieker, and Kusari-Gama are some of my personal favorites. Cranial Plating and Leonin Bola could be nice as well. Spear of Heliod is some nice handy removal.
Hope this helps!
4 months ago
Needs more serious boosting to soldiers. To fix that ad something like Coat of Arms, Door of Destinies ,Stoneforge Masterwork , etc. You also need better token summoning so shit like Alliance of Arms, Benalish Commander, or Conqueror's Pledge works perfectly.
4 months ago
I was looking into some other cards for you. Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit is a soldier and bolsters a creature, so that's nice. Benalish Commander has suspend and gives you tokens for each counter you take off. Brimaz, King of Oreskos is a 3/4 for 1WW that creates Cat Soldiers when attacking or blocking. You could also run Decree of Justice for the cycle effect. Knight-Captain of Eos can help you fog the battlefield. Militia's Pride adds tokens whenever your non-token creatures attack. Mobilization is a simple Soldier Generator. Precinct Captain is a 2/2 for WW with First Strike and creates tokens when they damage opponents. Rise of the Hobgoblins is a two cost enchantment where you can trigger an X cost for that many RW goblin SOLDIERS, which works with your theme, as well as paying RorW for your RW creatures to get First Strike. Twilight Drover could possibly help you out when loosing tokens, by making MORE tokens, though Flying Spirits.
Legion Loyalist is a 1 drop that will bolster your troops with First Strike, Trample, and your creatures can't be blocked by tokens if 2 or more creatures attack with it.
Feldon of the Third Path could help you with ETB effects if you have creatures in graveyard. Flamerush Rider can also help out doubling creatures that are attacking that also put tokens into play when they ETB.
All in all, I think that you could cut into some enchantments and artifacts some more to add more token generation and creatures, as what your deck really wants to do, as well as dropping your mana curve a bit more.
5 months ago
6 months ago
- Chitinous Cloak for Sword of Fire and Ice and another equipment (Basilisk Collar perhaps) for Sword of Feast and Famine
- Akroma, Angel of Wrath for Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
- Angelic Overseer for Linvala, Keeper of Silence (depending on meta)
- Lone Rider Flip for Selfless Spirit (see Sun Titan)
- Baneslayer Angel for Sunblast Angel
- Aven Sunstriker for Aven Mindcensor
- Angelic Skirmisher (your commander already does this, or?) for Karmic Guide
- Mirran Crusader for Grand Abolisher (depending on lgs)
other good creatures:
- Abzan Falconer
- Academy Rector
- Aegis of the Gods
- Benalish Commander
- Brimaz, King of Oreskos
- Captain of the Watch
- Cenn's Tactician
- Darien, King of Kjeldor
- Daru Warchief
- Field Marshal
- Hero of Bladehold
- Hixus, Prison Warden
- Intrepid Hero
- Loxodon Gatekeeper
- Mentor of the Meek
- Metallic Mimic
- Mikaeus, the Lunarch
- Preeminent Captain
- Fiend Hunter
- Cavern of Souls
- Geier Reach Sanitarium
- High Market
- Karoo (helps with Land Tax)
- Kjeldoran Outpost
- Kor Haven
- Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
good luck chief
6 months ago
Yeah that's true, i am testing it myself and stacks up nicely from the playstesting i've done but all comes down to personal preference and took Precinct Captain out for the time being. I included Thalia's Lieutenant too, it's too good not to pass up. I went down to three Preeminent Captain as it doesn't feel as important and trying to keep the 'Human Solider' theme in there as much as possible.
As for Benalish Commander it's more for very casual builds but if you get it down with Preeminent Captain on turn four it's such a good feeling but i definately like the diversity in Soldier builds because there's many more options than say Knights.
No problem. :)