Benevolent Bodyguard


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Judgment (JUD) Common

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Benevolent Bodyguard

Creature — Human Cleric

Sacrifice Benevolent Bodyguard: Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Benevolent Bodyguard Discussion

Gattison on Az' Holes

1 week ago

chizmo9: Feeling of Dread is a good suggestion, because of the flashback, thanks. The only reason I might stick with Lyev Decree instead is because it stops Activated Abilities also. So, something like Llanowar Augur or Benevolent Bodyguard would be rendered useless by Lyev Decree, while Feeling of Dread would allow the abilities to still be used.

I may be being too paranoid though, so when I get a chance I'll playtest and see. Thanks again!

DesArthes on Pauper Midnight Gond

1 month ago

Not sure about Land Grant. In combo deck, you really don't want show your opponent that you have all pieces in hand. Second suggestion is Benevolent Bodyguard, its cheaper than apostle blessing when on battlefield.

AntoniusFunk on Teshar-ing the love

2 months ago

  • Mangara of Corondor + sac outlet + 0 cmc artifact is a great way to completely ruin your opponents board state.
  • Paraselene for any and all kinds of enchantments that are bothersome. We aren't playing that many ourselves so this will have less of an adverse effect. Should we need one of our enchantments back there is always Restoration Specialist.
  • Aura of Silence to make the blue mages have to keep extra mana up if they want to get testy.
  • Non-blue counter spells like Rebuff the Wicked and Lapse of Certainty. Null Brooch is also a recurrable counter on a stick. Unexpectedly Absent is a hilarious way to bury an opponents stax piece or creature.
  • Benevolent Bodyguard, Grand Abolisher (on your turn), Hope of Ghirapur, Selfless Spirit, Lightning Greaves
  • Nevermore for any creature or card you just do NOT want to have come down.
  • Tormod's Crypt to give you all the graveyard hate you can stand to play...AND it doubles as a recurrable cmc 0 artifact!
  • LostDragon01 on Polnareff's Bizarre Adventure

    2 months ago

    Nice deck. I like that you use alot of protections, what means you understand that opponents have point removals too =)

    Also, i like tricky cards like Devout Harpist. This can be real headache for another voltrons.

    I have some suggestions:

    eyes2sky on Vitamins P, D & H

    4 months ago

    GattisonLooks like going 35 creatures might make for more consistent draws. You could also add Commune with Nature as another 'draw'. I think a few of your instants are low-impact on your overall game plan so I think you will have no problem making room. Also, Kevin!(Benevolent Bodyguard). For mana-fixing and draw maybe add Commander's Sphere, Prophetic Prism and Selesnya Cluestone.

    MrSuffix on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

    4 months ago

    Hey! I just built the shell for this deck. First game I flash in Avacyn on their end step, cast Grafted Exoskeleton, swing for 6, and my opponent scoops. Second game I blocked Atraxa with Avacyn, suited her up with Godsend and Inquisitor's Flail, transform her with Benevolent Bodyguard, and smash in for 18 commander damage. I think I'm going to enjoy this deck.

    Gattison on Pauper Dont Preach

    9 months ago

    Benevolent Bodyguard could be your Stave Off-on-a-stick

    add the Lifegain hub

    and, I have a Daru Spiritualist

    drohack on Kaalia call of Brisela

    9 months ago

    Here is my attempt to figure out my "7 by 9" classification of my deck (Referenced article about "7 by 9"). It appears I've slightly reversed it and have a "9 by 7" ratio. Some cards also overlap, but I put them in their main use case category.

    After looking at the list though I only have 7 categories of cards which means I could look to add a new category by removing some of the weaker cards in each of the existing categories.

    Target Protection (10)

    Removal (8)

    Tutor (9)

    Draw (10)

    Revive (8)

    Utility (9)

    Meld (6)

    Mana (5 + 35 - 1)

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