Boros Elite


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Uncommon

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Boros Elite

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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Boros Elite Discussion

xyr0s on Human Weenie

2 weeks ago

Windbrisk Heights could be useful, even though it enters the battlefield tapped. not too sure about Boros Elite, you have to jump through quite a hoop to trigger its special ability. Thraben Inspector, like someone else suggested would be a good replacement. Or maybe Harsh Mentor, since you have red mana abailable anyway.

colton815 on Human Weenie

2 weeks ago

no offense dude, but Student of Warfare is not a good card. you have to put 3 mana into it before it becomes a 3/3 with first strike. compare that to Mirran Crusader which is also 3 mana. you have too many noncreatures to be using Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. removal is too common in modern to reliably trigger battalion on Boros Elite or Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip. since the deck is mono-white, theres no reason for Flagstones of Trokair or any of the fetch lands. you're just paying life for no reason at that point. again no offense, but its not "perfect" like you describe. the land base should be 16 plains and 4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, then you can use permanents that cost double white to keep your devotion up. Gather the Townsfolk is painfully slow, and Smuggler's Copter does not benefit from Honor of the Pure. cut the copters, and max the Honor of the Pure and Path to Exile.

Ashadow255 on Humans Deck Help/Color Suggestions

2 weeks ago

I have been meddling around with my Modern GW Humans Deck, it's honestly a solid deck to play in the format, but it's far from complete, and lately it's not quite doing so well in the format, as it's been struggling to plow through against Grixis Death's Shadow Decks at my meta, and I'm wondering if there's any cards that might help deal with them better. Along with any cards that might finish other decks off faster.

My sideboard also needs a bit of a redo. It's been a while since I last played in modern and I'm wondering what cards the deck is better off with, Other than Rest in Peace. I'm also considering kicking out Boros Elite for something else like Thraben Inspector.

Lastly I'm thinking about adding humans of 1 more color to this deck, but as I've said in my deck description I don't intend to buy cards online just yet.

Here's the deck: Innistrad's Comrades (IRL Modern Humans)

ZorrosRage on Improved Mono-White Humans $32

1 month ago

Maybe consider Boros Elite. Maybe a Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip. Soldier of the Pantheon is a solid 1 drop.

Bonds of Faith can be a fun flavor card.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on

1 month ago

Hobgoblin Dragoon and Martial Glory are both pretty terrible. I used to run a battalion/heroic deck in Return to Ravnica/Theros standard, and there's definitely some aspects I can recommend.

Boros Elite and Legion Loyalist are your 1-drops of choice. They're both on-theme and hit hard and fast.

Firefist Striker is your best 2-drop available. I'd run more of him.

Frontline Medic is great at protecting your attackers to make sure you can reliably trigger battalion, and Boros Reckoner can create some pretty favorable combat situations.

Spark Trooper is the bomb. Perfectly swings a game back in your favor vs other aggro decks with all that sweet lifegain.

In terms of noncreature spells, Boros Charm is so GOOD. Finish off with direct face damage? Check. Make a single, unblocked attacker suddenly scary? Check. Protect from boardwipes? Boros Charm has it all.

Happy brewing!

PlaneswalkerCasper on Mono-White Soldiers

1 month ago

zephyr_chang, Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant are in my opinion cards for a very diffrent deck. They bring Human-based benefits, and I want to be flixible with what rase soldiers I can bring in. Plus, we already have a myriad of Human decks, I wanted mine to offer a diffrent feeling than the other (decks). As for Brave the Elements I don't feel the necessity of alpha-strike capability. The deck runs a lot of First Strikers, so the creatures are alraedy evasive.
ZorrosRage, Boros Elite is a fair contendor for the 1 drop slot, although I like the utility that Soldier of the Pantheon and Icatian Javelineers bring with themselves. Torpor Orb on a creature was good in U/R Twin and Melira Combo Pod meta, now it's not really necessary, especially when having a plethora of hate enchantments on the decks disposal post-board.

Thanks for all the suggestions, I appreciate all of them.

BrenoSulz on Soul's Starting Deck

4 months ago

Hi. I'll comment assuming this is not meant to be a standard legal deck.

Me and my friend came back to magic in the first innistrad block as a form of gathering again. We established some rules: each one choses a pre-constructed deck from the innistrad block and we could buy 2-3 booster por month and only use those cards to build our decks and we could only trade with each other. That aside, I choose the WR agressive humans deck and my all-star card was (4 copies, of course) Brimstone Volley.

The deck objective was to aggro early on and put my friend down to 10 life or less. After that it was pretty easy to close the games since I would have 3-4 week creatures and they would have 1-2 bigger ones, allowing me to attack with all and putting them in the spot where they needed to block but knew I would have Brimstone Volley with morbid online! (I actually won a game dealing 13 damage with 3 Volleys. Wasn't 15 because I didn't need the morbid in the last one :P)

If you manage to have tons of humans, then Champion of the Parish is your men. Boros Elite, Wojek Halberdiers, Ash Zealot, Thalia's Lieutenant, Stormblood Berserker, Glory-Bound Initiate, Unruly Mob, Lightning Mauler, Silverblade Paladin, Nearheath Pilgrim.

No blocks: Ahn-Crop Crasher is awesome and I see you already listed him. Earthshaker Khenra, Fervent Cathar.

Legion Loyalist, Goblin Guide, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Thalia, Heretic Cathar (yeah, I know what you said about budget, but I'm just listing), Bomat Courier, Skyknight Legionnaire is nice (and actually remembers me about the new dude from Ixalan Sky Terror). I love Hellrider, especially if you can get wide. Maybe build around Oketra's Monument? Charging Monstrosaur could be the top end of the deck's curve. In my deck back in the day, Zealous Conscripts was the top end. Speaking of 5-drops and top end of curve Glorybringer, Urabrask the Hidden, Thundermaw Hellkite and Stormbreath Dragon.

Tricks: Boros Charm is ridiculous, it does it all. Unfortunately we stopped playing right after the release of Gatecrash, so I couldn't have Brimstone Volley AND Boros Charm. Good old Lightning Bolt.

You need to change your mana base cause there are too many taplands. Some Sacred Foundry would be nice, there is Kaladesh's Inspiring Vantage. Otherwise I would say to use a few taplands, like 2-3 and get some Evolving Wilds. If the land is going to be tapped, at least Evolving Wilds will thin your deck so you have more chance to draw spells rather than lands.

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