Creature — Elemental Warrior
Elemental spells and Warrior spells you play cost (1) less to play.
Reinforce 1-(1)(Red) ((1)(Red), Discard this card: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.)
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Brighthearth Banneret Discussion
3 days 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.
2 weeks ago
Cool elementals to consider: Ashling, the Extinguisher, Avenger of Zendikar, Brighthearth Banneret, Cloudthresher, Consuming Bonfire, Crater Elemental, Deepfire Elemental, Doomgape, Fertilid, Flamekin Harbinger, Flickerwisp, Grave Sifter, Grinning Ignus, Incandescent Soulstoke, Living Inferno (yes it's over costed I still like it), Mulldrifter!!! Nevermaker, Roil Elemental, Slithermuse, Soul of the Harvest, Thornling, Tyrant of Discord, Vigor (expensive but quite good), Whisperwood Elemental, Wilderness Elemental
1 month ago
I'm not sure you want to be running any of the 5 drops you have, since they are all a bit slow and while I'm normally a fan of Zulaport Cutthroat not sure he fits here.
2 months ago
Fling would be awesome for all these guys since they are going to die anyway.
Brighthearth Banneret lowers nova chaser to 3cmc doesnt stack on top of each other unfortunately
i think your running to many creatures, since you got a tutor Flamekin Harbinger you dont need to run 4 copies of Liege of the Tangle running some bolts would be beneficial along with some Apostle's Blessing
2 months ago
lagotripha I appreciate all the suggestions, I really like the idea of Brighthearth Banneret and Bramblewood Paragon, and of course the Boros Charm has a lot of utility, Goblin Bushwhacker could be nice but Ogre Battledriver gives the effect everytime. I'm also not meaning for this to be a burn deck of sorts the majority of the damage will be dealt by the creatures, at least that's how im visualizing it.
2 months ago
Ok, so competitive modern aggro. I'd reccomend running a set of Boros Charm for mixed protection and burn. Your curve is a little high- more stuff like Foundry Street Denizen/Goblin Bushwhacker, or rely on the ever present Path to Exile/( Oust/Condemn for budget ) Lightning Bolt, Thoughtseize ( Duress for budget) to stall for 3-5 mana drops.Brighthearth Banneret/Bramblewood Paragon are core warrior tribal for R/G, Gatekeeper of Malakir is strong if you can support the cost, Goblin Wardriver/Keldon Marauders/Mogg War Marshal/Spike Jester are all pretty playable and fairly cheap, higher on the curve there is a bunch of stuff- warrior is a core creature type so thats a thing. Shared Animosity and Coat of Arms are cards.
Rhys the Redeemed is a card, as is Mercy Killing and Non standard modern decks survive on their sideboard Mardu Woe-Reaper/Ash Zealot will deal with some major threats and isn't super high cost. Mogg Sentry can really mess with some counterspell and combo decks. There are examples on the site that work well, so have fun and happy brewing.
4 months ago
First off you need to take out all of your 4-drop and 5-drop spells. The reason being if you are trying to kill your opponent as fast as possible, turn 5 is way to slow to win. After that take out 3 land since you won't need 23 anymore. Here are some suggestions, Spike Jester, Lightning Bolt, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Arashin Foremost, Ash Zealot,Bloodsoaked Champion, Brighthearth Banneret, Chief of the Edge, Countryside Crusher, Goblin Bushwhacker, Goblin Rabblemaster, Hidden Dragonslayer, Keldon Marauders, Lifebane Zombie, Mardu Shadowspear, Markov Blademaster, Mogg War Marshal, Reckless Bushwhacker, Spike Jester, and Zurgo Bellstriker. Any questions?
4 months ago
Warstorm Surge seems pretty expensive for the deck. You don't want Flamekin Village coming in tapped, and Brighthearth Banneret is your only elemental, so it seems likely it is coming in tapped. I'd replace it with Hanweir Battlements, which is just as good at giving haste, but comes in untapped. The downside is you don't get red mana off it, but your deck has plenty of red.