Benevolent Bodyguard

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
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
1v1 Commander 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

Gadianten on Orzhov Cleric Tribal EDH

3 weeks ago

I love cleric tribal, I realize this is a jank deck but with some focus it can also be effective. I think the first trick is to synergize with your command and find clerics that can be sacrificed for gains the second is to find ways to drain their health quickly so you can focus on the first.

The best way to life drain is probably with Exsanguinate, Debt to the Deathless, Torment of Hailfire or similar spells so that your commanders to hand ability can be utilized.

The next one is not quite so easy and needs tuning to make really good, but I would recommend clerics like Benevolent Bodyguard, Children of Korlis, Dark Supplicant with Scion of Darkness, Frontline Medic, Nova Cleric, Remorseful Cleric, Sanctum Guardian and Selfless Spirit for creatures that can be utilized well with your commander and as a bonus its flavorful to have fanatical priests dedicated to some grim god.

Generally useful clerics matter cards would be Edgewalker, Ancestor's Prophet, Battletide Alchemist, Rotlung Reanimator and Whipgrass Entangler.

A little combo for Starlit Sanctum is Daru Spiritualist + Shaman en-Kor to gain some arbitrarily high life total.

In tribe Card draw considerations are Tymna the Weaver, Bygone Bishop and Twilight Prophet.

I don't know if you will continue to develop this but I would like to see your take on it as you evolve it.

MrCuddlefish on [Pauper] Bant Exalted Vehicles

1 month ago

So as a fellow player of Renegade Freighter I'm happy to call this one of the coolest new takes on the idea for vehicles. The exalted really helps push damage through and you seem pretty capable of being a real threat even without vehicles. Mobile Garrison is also intersting as it help defend, but I feel as though it could be a dead card if you already have a Frieghter out and attacking, but whether you agree or not with that is fine.

However I'd say that you should think about Kami of False Hope or Holy Day instead of Fog in the sideboard as you seem to have more white than green mana sources. Additionally I would run either Natural State or Fragmentize over Caustic Caterpillar unless you want to keep the creature to help crew vehicles. Also I would consider a few other ideas:

Sideboard Change Reccomendations: 2 Holy Day or Kami of False Hope, 2 Fragmentize or Natural State, 2 Gods Willing or Benevolent Bodyguard or Apostle's Blessing, 3 Mana Leak or Dispell or Vapor Snag, 3 Spell Pierce, 3 Life Goes On,

Mana Leak is a good card, but if your using three colours you'll probably want to use as efficent spells as possible such as Dispell; and Vapor Snag is also a good way to stop irritating creatures and is a favorite of mine but Mana leak is still good so keep it if you like it. But mana efficency is also why I reccomend Apostle's Blessing as it can cast with any colour; and as a side note Benevolent Bodyguard can crew vehicles which is relevent, which is also applicable to my recomendation for Kami of False Hope.

I know this may seem like a lot of stuff to reccomend but I love your deck concept and I'd love to see it improve! Cheers and have fun out there!

Saljen on Sacrifice deck

3 months ago

I'd run 4x Zulaport Cutthroat and 4x Grim Haruspex. Merciless Executioner pairs really well with Dictate of Erebos type effects, so might be worth running more of.

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.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on D's - Pauper Heroes Aura

4 months ago

Lifelink seems like a weak option here; you're aggressive enough to where you don't really need the buffer, and Seeker of the Way already has it if you're desperate enough.

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.

Wingsteed Rider is probably worth consideration. Maybe in place of a Benevolent Bodyguard and a Mutagenic Growth.

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

kellylogs on Mono white Heroic

5 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.

Gattison on Az' Holes

6 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!

DesArthes on Pauper Midnight Gond

7 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.

AntoniusFunk on Teshar-ing the love

8 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!
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