Creature — Human Soldier
Battalion — Whenever Boros Elite and at least two other creatures attack, Boros Elite gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
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|Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Boros Elite Discussion
2 weeks ago
Angels are awesome! But the deck seems a little confused and inconsistent as is. Is it an aggro or midrange deck? Is it focused on angels with lifegain as a bonus or the other way around? Right now it is a bit of everything and therefore won't be doing any part properly. A few examples to clarify what I mean:
First off, 20 lands is way too few, unless you play a low-curve aggro deck. I'd go for 24-25, if you want to include the bigger angels.
Boros Elite is a pure aggro card, which is just terrible without a lot of 1- and 2-drops.
Ajani's Welcome again needs you to play a low curve, other synergistic cards and also go wide, if you really want some bang for your buck. It's not that great a card in general though. As is, you rarely play more than 1 creature a turn, at which point it doesn't do much, especially when you want 4-5 life per turn to trigger either Resplendent Angel or Angelic Accord.
Gideon's Triumph never saw any play in Standard. There should be better options in Pioneer too. I'd keep my edict effects for the sideboard, if you are expecting to match up against a lot of Bogle (aura) decks.
The Birth of Meletis is a better fit for more controlling decks.
I like the general idea, but I'm sure you'll be able to make it a lot stronger and more streamlined.
Don't play a lot of Pioneer myself, but deckbuilding is always fun, so feel free to ask away!
1 month ago
I like playing white weenie in pioneer, so please see my bellow recommendations.
I recommend removing 2 plains and adding 2 Knight of the White Orchids because the knight acts as a quasi plains and it's awesome to play it on turn 3 because you get to put a plains onto the battlefield and then play your land for turn, thus, giving you 4 lands on turn 3.
I recommend removing the Legion's Landing Flip and the Gryff's Boon for 3 Boros Elites because it is a lot of fun attacking with 3 creatures on turn 3 and making the elite a 3/3 creature (that's a lot of 3's :D).
In terms of the sideboard, you are only allowed 15 cards and you currently have 17 cards, so I would remove the Scavenger Grounds because you already have Rest in Peace and I would remove 1 Selfless Spirit, as you already have Unbreakable Formation to prevent against board sweeps.
I hope that helps.
8 months ago
My first modern deck how Humanity works. by using raging aggro by putting stuff like Thraben Inspector , Boros Elite and buff them with stuff like Coat of Arms or Honor of the Pure could be good late-game buffs.
Removals- In this case, there will be no stuff like Path to Exile because it's kinda budget so I've have decided to put stuff like Fiend Hunter , Banisher Priest or fast spell-like Celestial Purge , Seal Away , Sunlance etc.
Mana ramp- Since this an aggro deck so it should include too much mana ramp for the help, But this case for sparing I've have decided to include Talisman of Hierarchy , Pillar of Origins for an emergency.
1 year ago
I never expected a response, thanks! I didn't catch those cards but I like them. Those are good options though for Cathars' Crusade I think is just a fun card in general to pull off so I might as well switch it to the sideboard. As for the Boros Elite switch I think Spiritual Visit would probably be a preferable switch in case I ever get out Dovescape later on then that guarantee's me at least a token. Although it wouldn't really hurt too much since it's only 1 mana. I'll have all these cards in my sideboard. Thanks again!
1 year ago
Hey, you've made an overall good budget Boros deck using cards you have, but it's confused as to what strategy it is.
You have the start of a Boros aggro strategy with lots of good two and three drop creatures, but then there's 14 creatures with 6 or higher CMC (converted mana cost) who are out of place with the rest of the deck. You already have your six drop who's Aurelia and she benefits as well as the rest of your army does from low CMC creatures to attack with. Did you buy the Guilds the Ravnica Boros Guild Kit? If you did there's some creatures in the kit to consider adding. Consider more Battalion?
- Legion Loyalist in Guild Kit.
- Boros Elite : in Guild Kit.
- Daring Skyjek : in Guild Kit.
- Boros Swiftblade : in Guild Kit.
Other budget cards (less than $1 each) to consider adding for aggro:
- Frontline Medic
- Firefist Striker
- Honored Crop-Captain
- Goblin Wardriver
- Accorder Paladin
- Hero of Oxid Ridge
- Silverblade Paladin : soulbound with Aurelia.
- Iroas's Champion
- Skyhunter Skirmisher
- Hearthfire Hobgoblin
Double strike is a pretty powerful ability when your attacking creatures are getting a pump as well as when you're getting an extra combat step with Aurelia. Lots of two drops and three drops are good with dual lands that ETB (enter the battlefield) untapped. Consider adding these lands?
Good luck with your deck.
1 year ago
You might consider anthem effects instead, Lightning Helix, etc. Also: Boros Elite is a reasonable card, but does suffer a drawback in that it's not red for Denizen. Goblin Guide is a really good alternative, or even Mogg Fanatic.
1 year ago
Another way I can phrase that: You want Battalion to turn on ASAP, because Boros Elite and Legion Loyalist benefit the most from the buff. I want to do that turn 2 if possible (T1 Boros Elite, T2 two hasty 1-drop creatures), but never later than Turn 3. So having a deck with a whopping 16 cards at 3 mana and above just means that your time-to-win slows down. I'd keep only the best of your curve-toppers: Firemane Avenger, because it's evasive and is also Lightning Helix on a stick. All of your slower 2- and 3-drops, I would cut in exchange for either better aggression (Relentless Raptor, Sky Terror) or efficient removal like Helix finishers like Insult // Injury/Onward // Victory or more Boros Charm.
Despite that advice, I love this deck and the intent behind it! It's always refreshing to see such a thematic build!