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Creature — Giant Warrior
Cowards can't block Warriors.
: Target creature becomes a Coward until end of turn.
: Target creature becomes a Warrior until end of turn.
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Boldwyr Intimidator Discussion
2 weeks ago
So to ensure this post isn't 2 pages long, I'll only spend tiome explaining some of my stranger picks, such as any non-warriors/crappy looking warriors.
- Boldwyr Intimidator
- Collective Blessing
- Falkenrath Marauders
- Furystoke Giant
- Kargan Dragonlord
- Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs
- Lord of Shatterskull Pass
- Markov Blademaster
- Oketra the True
- Radha, Heir to Keld
- Reckless Bushwhacker
- Secure the Wastes
- Titanic Ultimatum
- Triumph of the Hordes
- Whisperwood Elemental
- Zo-Zu the Punisher
- Mentor of the Meek
A couple of these cards I'll throw in together, like Anthems, Vampires, etc.
Anthems/Overruns: These guys are great because your creatures aren't very big, and these cards help solve this issue. With a Collective Blessing on the table, your small creatures go from being a joke, to a real threat.
Vampires/Level up Creatures: I recommend these for the same reason as the anthems. 3 opponents mean 120 life to punch through, which 2/1's and 3/2's aren't going to break through. However, scaling threats like the Vampires and Dragonlord will make it a lot easier to hit 120 damage.
Whisperwood Elemental: I was thinking of throwing Soul of New Phyrexia in this list too, because you need ways to survive boardwipes. Warrior or not, Whisperwood is your best friend when a Wrath of God hits the table. It's even technically card draw when you manifest one of your 38 creatures.
Mentor of the Meek: The most iffy inclusion. Without any of the changes I've listed included, I count 20 targets for Mentor's abilities. I'd completely understand if you just skipped this guy, but I'd consider him at the very least, as he can occasionally shore up your biggest weakness, a lack of card draw. Soul of the Harvest/Primordial Sage could probably fit better here though.
Anyways, I wish you the best with you deck, and I hope these suggestions could be of some help to you.
3 months ago
I know i'm super late to the comment party as this deck is now 2 years old...
but let me start off by saying kudos for the flavoring! I agree that Boldwyr Intimidator is just a really fun card with its own flavor as well!
I think that, unfortunately, the warrior tribal is quite limiting for your deck, however. :( I came here to get some inspiration for my Ruric Thar deck and one thing you do well that many people don't is you actually made the deck creature heavy. You wouldn't believe the amount of people that play it like a normal deck with many non creature spells.
If you want to maintain the warrior tribal, might I suggest playing Samut, Voice of Dissent as your commander? This opens you up to another color as well (white) and you can play non creatures freely, providing needed buffs to your warriors (artifacts especially since you have Vulshok Battlemaster). It's a new card, so it's sort of a new development for ya. I think it will add a lot to your deck. Not to mention that white is the king of anthem effects, which will buff all of your creatures and there are a good number of warriors in the color as well.
If you're not big on white, alternatively you could go with Kresh the Bloodbraided which will add black instead.
Happy deck building!
4 months ago
It is cool but I would:
Remove Bearer of the Heavens because your creatures might be very powerful and if they are all destroyed and your opponent has a quick agro deck you will have problems. Boldwyr Intimidator is not your best card here because you will have trample and your creatures will be more powerful than the opponents one in most cases so... and finally Bloodshot Cyclops Ummm... I think you shouldn't sacrifice your creatures because they are your attack and defence since you don't have anything to protect you, they are expensive talking in mana terms and you haven't got a way to return them from graveyard. I would put more Sunrise Sovereign in your deck.
If you are lucky or you have a teammate that can support you well protecting your creatures from opponents returns, destroys and that kind of things it should be easy to win.
4 months ago
Friendly reminder that you don't need to pick one over the other.
The best anthems in the format either aren't creature specific: Crescendo of War, Cathars' Crusade, Archangel of Strife, Archangel of Thune, Eldrazi Monument, Jazal Goldmane, and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, or don't mention one type over another: Coat of Arms, so there's no reason all your tokens need to be of the same type. (Before anyone says it, it does not matter that some of those buff your opponents' creatures. The fact that you are going to have so many more creatures than them will negate any advantage they might stand to receive.)
If you're planning on going wide, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer is without a doubt the best choice as commander, although Adriana, Captain of the Guard can be solid if you don't want to build into artfacts and usually play with 4 or more people.
As far as Soldiers or Warriors as a tribe, building tribal decks is much less an issue of how many good creatures there are of that tribe, and more about how many cards give you bonuses for sticking to that tribe and including a lot of creatures of that type. In this respect it's much more useful to search though all the cards that mention that type in their text box, rather than looking though all the creatures that are that type.
Soldiers: Gather Search (106 cards, 96 in Boros colors)
Warriors: Gather Search (90 cards, 39 in Boros colors)
Just looking at those numbers, it's easy to see that Soldiers are more supported than Warriors, and especially so in red and white. To break it down further, lets check how many of those cards have effects that are relevant is commander (i.e. generate card advantage, scale well in multiplayer, are cost efficient, and/or allow you to cast spells more efficiently.) Specifically, I'm looking for effects that reward you for playing Soldiers or Warriors, rather than cards that just make them like Assemble the Legion, which can go in any deck.
- Ballyrush Banneret
- Captain of the Watch
- Catapult Master
- Daru Warchief
- Field Marshal
- Knight-Captain of Eos
- Preeminent Captain
- Rhox Pikemaster
- Unified Strike
- Veteran's Armaments
Here we have, 2 cost reducers, 4 anthem effects, 1 cheater, 2 removal spells, and a sword. Kind of mediocre actually, the anthem effects are outclassed by what I listed above, and only Catapult Master, Preeminent Captain, and Unified Strike really require you to build heavily into their tribe.
Here we have, 1 sac outlet / life drainer, 2 evasion effects (probably better options for this, Cover of Darkness for example), 1 cost reducer, 1 (meh) haste granter, and 3 anthem effects. Clearly, Warriors are the less supported tribe here.
To sum up: Soldiers have more support than Warriors, especially in Boros; there's no reason to stick to one over the other; don't go nuts trying to force a theme if there's no reward for it.
5 months ago
With your commander in play Boldwyr Intimidator makes a decent political card. Giving an opponent's creature haste and +2/+2 isn't too shabby.
5 months ago
Thanks for the thoughts!
@M@sticore: I just took the Boldwyr Intimidator out because while making cowards does seem very very nice, I find him too high on the curve. he does help dealing with blockers so I might put him back in if playtests reveal I need more dodges.
@LittleBlueHero: Barrage of Boulders is already in! Not only does the art fit, the stones we throw actually disables blockers - which could turn lethal if used at the right time. Bring Low is .. not useful at all, and way too expensive for a bolt.
Goblinslide, Dragon Fodder, and Hordeling Outburst did cross my mind as I recently acquired them for my goblin deck (EDH Gigglin' Goblin Grenades!). While they don't get Lovisa buffs, they would help with Goblin Rabblemaster, Shared Animosity, and Coat of Arms.. But I don't really want this to turn into a goblin deck as well.
Will definitely be picking up some of those snow goblin tokens :).
5 months ago
Have you considered Boldwyr Intimidator? It fits your warrior theme and his hair is snowwhite.A bit high on the curve maybe.