Captain of the Watch


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO) Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare

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Captain of the Watch

Creature — Human Soldier

Vigilance (Attacking doesn't cause this creature to tap.)

Other Soldier creatures you control get +1/+1 and have vigilance.

When Captain of the Watch enters the battlefield, put three 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens onto the battlefield.

Captain of the Watch Discussion

willaythunder on Tokens

1 month ago

Could you tell me why please? I’ve found that I don’t need to much mana because of Ballyrush Banneret makes all the soldiers above 2 mana cheaper and Preeminent Captain brings Captain of the Watch out for free. I did try adding in more mana, I got to 22, then I play tested the deck for awhile and there were to many times I had to much mana and not enough creatures.

Cereal_Killer on Ojutai's Ruin

1 month ago

Hi, have you considered Detention Sphere instead of Deputy of Detention ? It has the same mana cost, but it's an enchantment, which means it's way too difficult to remove and this means you'll spend less counters on defending it

If they are on budget, I'd suggest some Celestial Colonnade

And, in my opinion, Captain of the Watch isn't such a great creature for that mana cost. It's true that you are a control deck, so you'll be able to cast it and protect it with no effort, but, if you put a creature in this deck, it's because you want something that makes your opponent feel he is in trouble and I don't think that card could do it

Could Gideon of the Trials be usefull here?

DRmagic2017 on Boros Attack First

2 months ago

Hello! Boros decks are mostly aggro decks so you can do a lot of fun with these colors! First of all you need more fast creatures on T1 For example old good Boros Recruit or even Legion Loyalist. I would also replace Hammer Dropper (it's just a bad card) with Legion Warboss. You should also take a look at Tajic, Legion's Edge and Swiftblade Vindicator: it's a great combo on T3. Most of your creatures are soldiers so tribal theme is an obvious choice: Preeminent Captain, Field Marshal and Captain of the Watch are strongly recommended. Odric, Master Tactician and Thalia, Heretic Cathar will make your opponents a little bit uncomfortable. Skyknight Legionnaire is your air support. Mentor of the Meek - card draw. I would also replace Blood Mist (it slows your tempo) with Heroic Reinforcements. Eerie Interlude and Long Road Home are your answers to unsummons and removals. Good luck!

Gadianten on Krav/Regna 2 Face Tails

4 months ago

Your creatures dying punishing your opponents is good but I feel you lack fuel for the stacks approach and your commander in general. With that in mind I have some token generators that might help with that: Abhorrent Overlord, Evangel of Heliod, Captain of the Watch, Cloudgoat Ranger, Geist-Honored Monk, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Grave Titan, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Infernal Genesis, Leonin Warleader, Ophiomancer, Pawn of Ulamog, Secure the Wastes, Sengir Autocrat, Skirsdag High Priest. I have tried to choose creatures that were efficient in general and gain value with reanimation.

A couple of useful creatures to consider as well: Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Teysa, Orzhov Scion.

Neat ideal with the two faced deck.

DrukenReaps on

5 months ago

apex457 lol, yeah anytime something would 'die' or be 'sacrificed' it goes to the graveyard. Provided no Rest in Peaces or similar... I don't think I'll go for betrayal. It would be really good here but I'm more interested in exiling anything that I would want to get control of. More Grave Pacts are always a possibility. Thanks for your thoughts.

Gadianten Thanks for your thoughts. I was running those three lifegain victory conditions in another deck but they are coming out of there since it has moved somewhat away from lifegain only cards. They could definitely find a way in here. Sometimes I completely miss the obvious...

Gift of Immortality would work great with another build I ran across today. It utilized ETBs to generate tokens like Captain of the Watch. It might be a better way to go and I already have some really good options for that style. I do want to play it this way for a bit first though.

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Captain of the Watch occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.39%