Cavalier of Gales
Creature — Elemental Knight
When Cavalier of Gales enters the battlefield, draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.
When Cavalier of Gales is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, shuffle it into its owner's library, then scry 2.
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|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Cavalier of Gales Discussion
5 days ago
Thanks for the recommendations! I tossed in Brazen Borrower since it fits perfectly in the deck theme, and Cavalier of Gales to replace those higher cmc creatures. I found the mechanic on the Cavalier interesting, since it is like a dynamic scy 3 draw 1 that lets me put other things in my hand away instead.
I tried Faerie Miscreant out and while it did combo off nice a few times, when I only had 1 or 2 I didn't find myself lacking mana and kept Cloudkin Seer instead. I also have Warden of Evos Isle, so if that is out it can lower the cost and was wasted on my 1 cmc creatures.
Faerie Formation looked really tempting too since it included a way to draw cards, and making flyers is a nice bonus. I felt it might work better in a deck that focused more on buffing many things/all flyers though, and the other options at the same cmc worked better for this deck concept.
6 days ago
What about Brazen Borrower?
Cerulean Drake is a must-have for the sideboard in a deck like this.
1 week ago
Now, if we went for the white weenie route, Conclave Tribunal is a must. There is another route we could go, which involves dropping blue and going full-on white weenie. Reverent Hoplite would be more effective there, but isn't horrible here. Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis gets you a ton of tokens repeatedly.
1 month ago
VampiricJace I'm excited to see what you come up with!
Like I said, I think the real power from mono blue in the upcoming set with be the ridiculous late game threats that Cavalier of Gales , Vantress Gargoyle , and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling provide. I like the inclusion of Leyline of Anticipation as a free way to play at instant speed and devotion, which would end up being awesome against any flash/control deck.
Another option I didn't mention that I might see working out well is a big-mana strategy, using Agent of Treachery or Mass Manipulation . Not sure if that deck runs Thassa, Deep-Dwelling and chooses to go Simic ramp style instead, but blue devotion with Nyx Lotus paired with Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner and Corridor Monitor could be nasty.
1 month ago
I like this build, it reminds me of the popular Roon of the Hidden Realm EDH decks. I have a few thoughts that you might like to consider:
First off I think reducing the number of high end cards, and smoothing out the curve a bit will help you out alot here. Meteor Golem really isn't needed if you are using Agent of Treachery to steal everything, and I would much rather devote those 4 slots to something like Cavalier of Gales . It is a great target for Thassa, Deep-Dwelling , provides plenty of blue devotion, along with being an Elemental for Risen Reef, and is a major recurring threat that is hard to deal with without exile effects. A straight up swap of all 4 copies would be ideal.
I think your card draw is going to be good enough through Cloudkin Seer , Fblthp, the Lost , Risen Reef and Teferi, Time Raveler that you won't need to run Guardian Project . It is at a point in the mana curve where you would realistically like to be impacting the board, and this build is looking to get into the late game quickly. I would rather play a ramp creature such as Leafkin Druid to get your Agent of Treachery out earlier, or a removal effect such as Brazen Borrower to give you more time against any aggressive matchups.
Charming Prince seems pretty weak in this build since it doesn't add devotion for Thassa, Deep-Dwelling or have the Elemental creature typing. There aren't too many better options in standard for Elemental creatures without playing , however Cavalier of Thorns is a good card to pair with Risen Reef . The mana is going to be tough though, so sticking to a base and only splashing for Teferi, Time Raveler will help clean up the mana. Alternatively, you could run Gilded Goose instead to get your 3 CMC cards on the board turn 2.
It wasn't mentioned whether or not this was intended to be a budget build, so I am sorry if the cards mentioned are either out of price range or too high of rarity to craft with wildcards on MTG Arena, but the power level in standard is extremely high as of Throne of Eldraine and this deck would need to be tuned pretty well in order to be competitive. I hope you like my suggestions!
1 month ago
I like the build, however I have a few comments regarding the overall play pattern of the deck.
In this build I would absolutely include all 4 copies of Thassa, Deep-Dwelling , with the goal being to complement 4 copies of both Thassa's Oracle and Cavalier of Gales . The ability to manipulate the top of your deck this much every end step with one of these combo pieces out is absurd. With the devotion and body from Cavalier of Gales , and huge body of Thassa, Deep-Dwelling , it gives you a way to win the game through attacking if the Thassa's Oracle plan doesn't come together quick enough. That being said, you would need to go up to somewhere around 25/26 lands to consistently hit your 4th and 5th land drops on time. I think this plan is much more powerful than playing Syr Elenora, the Discerning , so I would cut her.
I think the mix between instant speed spells and sorcery speed spells is a little awkward in this build, especially in the case of Wavebreak Hippocamp . On turn 3 you play your Wavebreak Hippocamp , however don't have mana open to cast a counterspell, card draw, or bounce spell to trigger it. Effectively you took your turn off by playing a low power creature, and left yourself open to a strong turn 4/5 play from your opponent. For this reason I would elect to choose 1 route or another, with the sorcery speed route being more strong in my opinion.
I would elect to play cards such as Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer , Vantress Gargoyle , Corridor Monitor , or even Queen of Ice in your lower curve slots. You want to be slowing your opponent down while you set up big mana plays, and all of those cards provide good effects to do so through blocking/tapping. Brazen Borrower works nicely with those effects, so I would keep that in for sure. Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner is an option to replace some of the card draw you would be lacking if you cut Glimpse of Freedom and Thirst for Meaning , as she would trigger from Vantress Gargoyle , Cavalier of Gales , and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling if you have the devotion. Plus her ability will help you ramp by untapping lands or your Nyx Lotus . Reducing the amount of instants would make cards like Narset, Parter of Veils and The Magic Mirror much worse so I would cut those in this type of build.
So to summarize, I would make sure to include the following:
- Vantress Gargoyle
- Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer
- Thassa, Deep-Dwelling
- Cavalier of Gales
- Castle Vantress + Island to get 25 lands
I would consider adding the following:
I would remove the following:
1 month ago
jroyhood: Thanks! I didn't take it face value (for example, the Brazen Borrower has worked so well for me I couldn't take out 2). But, I'm going to heavily playtest this new version, having included a lot of your advice.
Thoughts on having Thassa, Deep-Dwelling be included at all? Her ability plays well very well with Cavalier of Gales , Syr Elenora, the Discerning , & Thassa's Oracle , but other than that, she might not be the perfect inclusion. Of course, however, I made this deck because I'm a Thassa fanboy..lol.