Cenn's Tactician


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Morningtide Uncommon

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Cenn's Tactician

Creature — Kithkin Soldier

W, Tap: Put a +1/+1 counter on target Soldier creature.

Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it can block an additional creature.

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Cenn's Tactician Discussion

Zorgen on If John Snow was a Female

15 hours ago

I didn't even realize Flagstones of Trokair was legendary but ya that makes complete sense. It's a very similar tactic to devotion and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx where you tap your first one and then drop the new one and tap that for double the mana you would of had.

Oh that's genius with the extra blocking, I didn't even think about the fact that many of my creatures would already have counters on them to utilize Cenn's Tactician passive. I was only thinking about it on the side of having to do the activation.

DeepbloodEclipse on If John Snow was a Female

1 day ago

Sorry, but Ballyrush Banneret doesn't work with Hero of Bladehold, she isn't a soldier.And the way Flagstones of Trokair works is like this: Because it's a legendary land you can only have one of them on the field, so if you drop a second Flagstones of Trokair, you need to sacrifice one of them, so it works like this - 1. You tap the first Flagstones Of Trokair as not to lose that one mana, 2. You then drop a 2nd Flagstones of Trokair, 3. You have to sacrifice one of them, sacrifice the tapped one. 4. Get a land out.

Now why is this useful you ask? Because 1. you empty your deck of lands faster and 2. you get to reshuffle if you need to. Emptying your deck of lands is EXTREMELY important in aggro decks because lets face it, you want to pull out more creatures not a land at turn 6 and beyond.

Also, reason why I recommended Cenn's Tactician is precisely because you have Anafenza, all your creatures can double block, that is a tremendous boon.

Zorgen on If John Snow was a Female

1 day ago

DeepbloodEclipse thanks for the suggestions man!

As far as two drops go, I'm not a fan of Precinct Captain in this deck because in order for him to pull out tokens, he has to first do damage to my opponent and then that token still has to wait a turn to attack. Its not bad for a two drop especially with the first strike but I feel I could utilize other two drops more effectively that wouldn't slow things down. That being said I could definitely see myself making room for Ballyrush Banneret as a great two drop. Being able to play him down turn two and then turn three play say another one and a Hero of Bladehold in the same turn could be devastating.

Cenn's Tactician isn't bad for a one drop but I don't know if I want more one drops and the other suggestion here just aren't strong enough to make an impact.

The protection enchantments could be huge for me and I'll have to test them out once I start having trouble with those color decks.

If I ever ended up going straight white I'll be adding in Emeria, The Sky Ruin for sure but I fail to see the strategy behind Flagstones of Trokair as I don't have any land sacrifice and I don't see why my opponent would get rid of that land over anything else.

DeepbloodEclipse on If John Snow was a Female

4 days ago

Hey, good to see another Soldier and Boros user.

Thing is, Hero of Bladehold basically is a White Hanweir Garrison, the only other alternative I can think of is Precinct Captain. If you were to turn this mono white, you would greatly benefit from Emeria, The Sky Ruin in combination with Flagstones of Trokair. What you really should take a look at is Ballyrush Banneret, you wont always get Preeminent Captain on the Field, but lowering the cost of all your soldiers is a tremendous boon. If the Human part of your creatures isn't too important, you can replace your one drop for Cenn's Tactician, Boros Elite or Elite Vanguard, all very capable 1CMC Soldiers.

Take a look at my White Soldier Weenies and Boros Tactics for soldier and other cards in theme that could possibly benefit you greatly.

And finally, because you have white..which I personally consider to be the most flexible color out of them all, you can get Circle of Protection: Black, Circle of Protection: Green, Circle of Protection: Red to shut down just about any aggro heavy deck.

MohenjoDaro on Oprah, the Lunarch

1 month ago

Looks like a very fun deck to play! Might think about Cenn's Tactician and Cradle of Vitality

ClockworkSwordfish on Outlast Deck

6 months ago

Cenn's Tactician basically has Outlast, and it can even share the counters with a few of your other creatures! You might appreciate having a one-drop.

Lame_Duck on The locals aren't quaint, they're racist

8 months ago

Zealous Guardian seems kind of low impact. Figure of Destiny or Cenn's Tactician or Goldmeadow Harrier or even Goldmeadow Stalwart are 1-drop Kithkin that should remain relevant for longer.

Lemky24 on

9 months ago

Not bad, looks like you deck is shaping up quite nicely, if you want some ideas I have a similar deck Rhys the Redeemed, Leader of all, Follower of none Check it out for some card ideas.

You should consider Benalish Commander, Decree of Justice, Captain of the Watch, Ballyrush Banneret, Cenn's Tactician, Darien, King of Kjeldor, Field Marshal, Preeminent Captain, Ranger of Eos. All these guys are soldier deck helpers. I would try and use a bunch of Elves to help ramp up you mana, like Priest of Titania, Elvish Archdruid, and Wirewood Channeler. Put in some artifacts to help those elves make infinite mana Umbral Mantle and Sword of the Paruns (both also work awesome with your commander too).

There are a few ideas for you to start building your own masterpiece :) happy building

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