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|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Common|
|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Common|
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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
2 weeks ago
Phantom General probably isn't worth running. Kheru Bloodsucker isn't very good, you don't have many things to trigger it. Geist-Honored Monk is okay, but doesn't really fit into what you're trying to do. Doomed Dissenter is okay as sacrifice fodder, but that's all he does. Not a huge fan of the instant / sorcery spells except for Bone Splinters.
Children of Korlis is a cool human that can sac itself ot trigger Xathrid and its effect negates damage for a turn. Benevolent Bodyguard can be sac'd to save one of your important guys from removal, like Xathrid; and he's also a human to trigger the effect.
2 months ago
I STRONGLY recommend a couple Standard Bearers in the side or even the main. Enchantment stacking is just asking to get you crushed by spot removal, and while stacking protection is nice, it's not a long-term solution, especially if your opponent is heavily control.
Speaking of protection, a couple Sejiri Steppe instead of Plains would be great for utility.
In a deck like this, I'd worry about running out of gas, so I think you could stand to add a couple Pentarch Wards to cantrip/replace.
Cool list! :D
2 months ago
Always cool to see another heroes build! If I may suggest though, I find that Benevolent Bodyguard tends to be worse than something like, say, Emerge Unscathed as while it does require keeping a mana open it can take the opponent by surprise (and in this case can create another heroic trigger next turn). I generally find playing the effect at instant speed works better, but I can also see the benefit of another body, so I guess it's all about preference.
3 months 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!
4 months 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.
5 months ago
5 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:
- Soltari Visionary considering you have bunch of protection, this can be nice removal, that is reusable too.
- Cho-Manno's Blessing better then 1 mana protection instants
- How about Standard Bearer instead of Coalition Honor Guard?
- Benevolent Bodyguard better than Blessed Breath or Stave Off, because it can be cast on turn 1 and protect Ace when he enter battlefield on turn 2
- Path of Ancestry because you have alot of humans
7 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.