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Boros Swiftblade Discussion
4 days ago
I've received a deck from a friend of mine who doesn't play anymore. I feel like this could be something I really want to play (Just for fun/casual play), but I also feel like there's a lot of room for fine-tuning. Would anyone mind giving some input on this deck list?
1 month ago
So, modern. For casual play modern is pretty much anything goes, but when playing competitively the game is decided by turns 3/4. This means that the majority of spells are as low cost as possible, intended to remove your opponents threats Path to Exile Be a threat itself Lingering Souls or help stall that decision until later turns where something larger can defeat your opponent Remand into Supreme Verdict, for example.
There are four common archetypes- aggro (kill your opponent as quicly as possible playing fast efficient creatures and spells like Lightning Bolt or Goblin Guide with just enough protection to make sure they hit your opponent for that final bit of damage, Midrange which aims to trade 1 card for one card in the first few turns to prevent damage then cast efficient mid-cost creatures in the 3/4/5 slots to win the game Siege Rhino/Thoughtseize style, combo where if you can get the peices onto the battlefield with enough to protect them you just abruptly win (usually turns 4/5/6) eg Melira, Sylvok Outcast/Kitchen Finksetc, and control which is almost all spells to screw over your opponent with a couple of cards that eventually deal enough damage to win, Supreme Verdict/Celestial Colonnade.
I've listed the kind of cards that are the most archetypal examples, but the variation within these strategies permits for an astounding variety of viable decks at every price and in every colour. Certainly most won't win major tournaments, but they can win your local FNM.
This deck is kinda split down the middle in terms of what it wants to be, running high cost combo or control threats like Foundry Champion or Eldrazi Devastator Warstorm Surge and Assemble the Legion, aggro tools like Boros Swiftblade and midrange tools like Gideon's Avenger.
I'd reccomend making this a creature based control deck based around cards like Nearheath Pilgrim, Boros Reckoner, Spitemare, Lightning Bolt, Flame Slash/Roast instead of shock and some bigger spells, aiming to stall the game with infinite life to resolve an Assemble the Legion or Foundry Champion (which oddly can dodge a lot of removal at the moment if you have mana. Weird). The rest of the deck should be dedicated to resisting your opponent 1-shotting you and removing growing threats. Condemn or Oust is cheap, and if you aren't planning on killing your opponent quickly the drawback is minimal (and screws over Death's Shadow). Legion's Initiative provides some combo protection, and should be retained, but Gleam of Battle and Brave the Sands can be replaced with tools to help . Ready / Willing, Ephemeral Shields, Ajani's Presence and Valorous Stance are all good options to enable the combo. With your sideboard it looks like you're trying to transform into aggro, if so look at threats like Keldon Marauders, Monastery Swiftspear, Skullcrack etc. You'll still want a Shattering Spree or similar artifact/enchantment removal in your sideboard for people playing Ensnaring Bridge, affinity (Batterskull decks) and if you're unlucky hexproof with Worship.
All told, good luck, happy testing and have fun.
4 months ago
There's tons of Boros (red/white) solders out there. That is what i would recommend.
Red has plenty of good buffs like:
Mix in some double strikers like:
6 months ago
6 months ago
Seems like you've manager to fit them in, if you ever find another card in the future to add, Boros Swiftblade gets crazy powerful... if you ran a few more buffs, and is hard to cast early game for a low impact creature (for this deck).
An Assemble the Legion is crazy in EDH and after a creature wipe the next turn you can dump a small army onto the field. It is also an enchantment that just allows you to be reckless as a motherfucker with the tokens, it's soooo many weenies.
7 months ago
But I have absolutely no idea what cards to pick from. My last concept contained creatures very scarcely.
Here are some cards that I planned to put in.
Creatures:Stoneforge MysticStone Haven OutfitterTidehollow ScullerPuresteel PaladinBrass Squire (for instant-speed equipping)Kor DuelistHellkite TyrantIroas's ChampionBoros SwiftbladeHearthfire HobgoblinBoros Reckoner
support/fetch:Boros CharmLightning BoltTerminatePath to ExileDeclaration in StoneLightning HelixWarleader's HelixGhirapur AEther Grid (playing red, and has artifacts. Why not?)Steelshaper's GiftOpen the ArmoryEnlightened TutorSigarda's Aid
10 months ago
Very cool deck. I tried it and I would suggest adding Phalanx Leader instead of Boros Swiftblade. Martial Glory gets much more value when you target both Phalanx Leader and Anax and Cymede and give everybody +2/+2 trample. I'm also trying 2 Abzan Falconer instead of 2 Anax and Cymede. Flying feels stronger than trample when you know what you're playing against.
10 months ago
If you are going for boros, why not use Skyhunter Skirmisher Iroas's Champion Boros Swiftblade?? also more cheap fast enchatments like Nimbus Wings Goblin War Paint Inferno Fist Also, 4 Heliod's Pilgrim to get the aura that you need, Twin Bolt Arc Trail Lightning Bolt Declaration in Stone to cleanse your way, a pair of Auramancer if you think you need them, Consul's Lieutenant who is just great to put at 3, and a Nobilis of War as a finisher? Boros power my friend