Captain of the Watch


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs Kiora Rare
Magic 2013 Rare
2010 Core Set 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.

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Captain of the Watch Discussion

Knightofspades on Modern Soldiers

1 day ago

Zephyr: Yeah I've been thinking about side boarding the Anointed Procession. It was mostly meant to help me survive late game, by doubling the value of Raise the Alarm, Captain of the Watch, and Elspeth, Sun's Champion. As someone suggested earlier, Mirror Entity sounds like a great replacement for the Anointed Procession, as its a great mana sink and an AoE buff. In addition this AoE buff is base power and toughness so the buffs from Honor of the Pure and Field Marshal

coloneldark on Humans and Soldiers: Go for the Face

1 week ago

Tardigrade_Cain, I agree that Captain of the Watch is way powerful and great for human soldier decks. However, I do feel like he is too slow for modern/this deck. Getting him out with Preeminent Captain is great, but putting in 3 or 4 cards counting on seeing another 3 or 4 Simoltaneously seems risky.

Tardigrade_Cain on Humans and Soldiers: Go for the Face

1 week ago

if you're going for pure soldier tribal builds Captain of the Watch is a must have

Knightofspades on Modern Soldiers

1 week ago

Hey Sorin! I actually just took them out lmao. I had 2x Anointed Procession in there, but traded them out for a second Odric, Master Tactician and a third Captain of the Watch. Your thoughts on what I should cut for them? I really did enjoy having them in there but it felt like I was giving up pressure and board dominance for a turn by having them. What are your thoughts on taking out 1 Captain of the Watch and a Devouring Light in exchange for the 2 Anointed Processions? My other thought was cut 1 of either Captain of the Watch or Devouring Light and both Thalia's Lieutenants for the 2 Anointed Procession and Elspeth, Knight-Errant

Attack_of_Mogis on Gideon of the Gatewatch

1 week ago

Hello. I don't know why I'm looking at the support decks first, but I guess I am. Personally, I don't think that Gideon is meant for a life-gain support theme. I think he's more meant for Soldiers like he was used for originally. Personally, I would make a white weenie build out of him with Raise the Alarm, Captain of the Watch and Sun Titan, so essentially white soldiers. With a few changes to the Jace deck, Gideon's Avenger could also synergize really well between the two decks.

If you decided to stick with the life-gain support deck for Gideon, I might recommend another copy or two of Call the Gatewatch and/or Gideon's Resolve to make sure you have access to one of planeswalkers.

Honestly, I think that making an Ajani deck with Ajani Goldmane and Ajani, Valiant Protector would be a better support deck for life-gain and pumping up creatures. But, that's just my view.

Oloro_Magic on Modern Soldiers

2 weeks ago

I will stick to saying you should be playing Thalia's Lieutenant as only the tokens and Preeminent Captain are not humans and Thalia would buff every other creature, notably Captain of the Watch out of Lightning Bolt range, if you are worried about the tokens too you can always play Gather the Townsfolk.

Additionally, I think you should run a couple copies of Selfless Spirit to protect your time from the borad wipes you will surely see.

Oloro_Magic on Modern Soldiers

2 weeks ago

You say made by someone who doesn't know how to build but you have done a pretty decent job on this list I just have a few suggestions for you:

Firstly you want a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for some mana ramp; secondly your creature curve is a bit high, you have gone heavy on the expensive creatures; cut down to 2 Captain of the Watch, cut Angelic Skirmisher entirely and add two more Boros Elite and try to find room for Thraben Inspector and Thalia's Lieutenant (this card coud be an all star in your deck). Remove Devouring Light and Cloudshift and make room for these creatures and better removal, preferably Path to Exile but something like Cast Out or Banishing Light also works.

I would also cut Cathars' Crusade it is more of an EDH card and is a bit expensive for a fast format like modern.

If you need any help on the deck just let me know!

SynergyBuild on How an Army Wins!

2 weeks ago

No, you are not right, never in the deck have I hard-casted Captain of the Watch, look at Preeminent Captain or Windbrisk Heights

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