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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
1 week ago
While a good chunk of this deck seems pretty decent to me, some of the things I can see that need improvement are primarily concerned with mechanic theme. What I mean by that is, to me, you have a few cards that don't synergize very well with all of your other cards and your commander. For example, while Battering Ram is an okay card, can you justify its placement in your deck when alongside your commander? With Atraxa, you should be focusing heavily on making tokens and counters, and copying them to high heaven. I just can't see cards like Battering Ram or Angel's Mercy fitting in with Atraxa's mechanical theme.
Instead, if you want a solid life gain outlet - just as an example - that ALSO synergies pretty well with your Atraxa, consider cards like Abzan Battle Priest, or Gladehart Cavalry...even Cenn's Tactician if you're trying to bolster your deck's defensive capabilities. Your cards should almost all be, at their core, concerned with either +1/+1 counters, -1/-1 counters, tokens, or any combination of the three. A creature that can insta-kill walls probably won't be useful when working with your commander.
In summation: decent start, maybe replace a few cards with better equivalents, and try to keep in mind what commander you're using, since at the end of the day, your commander should be the predominant driving force behind your card selection. With Atraxa, look for useful or important counter production that you can double up constantly over the course of a game.
3 weeks ago
Hey LegoAztec, am glad you liked it. If you have some soldiers around there are many good ones i havent included. For you can get Dryad Militant, Elite Vanguard, Thraben Inspector, Cenn's Tactician or something that benefits from soldiers like War Falcon. For cmc 3 Veteran Swordsmith and Veteran Armorsmith are solid choices. Archetype of Courage might come in handy or you might prefer Rhox Pikemaster. Benalish Commander is also a solid choice and most Lords can find a place in the deck. Pacifism and some other cheap removal might sound good if you are looking for budget. If you like more the idea of tokens there are many spells out there which bring forth 1, 2, 3, or X soldiers to battle, also if you spash some for Assemble the Legion, it is a lot of fun.
1 month ago
Any deck can win on any given day! To help though I would cut the Sun Titan, He probably cost too much with 21 lands.
You're missing the best Kithkin! Gotta have Springjack Shepherd! He gives you goats eaqual to your devotion to white, gotta be a 4 of. You combine it with Mirror Entity and you can pump your whole team to high heaven. The best part is that he counts as a Kithkin too. Galepowder Mage can flicker the Shepherd too for even more goats.
Other than the addition of Springjack Shepherd+Mirror Entity, I think you should work on the removal. O-Ring is very slow and while its great that it can hit anything, its probably not fast enough. If you don't have money for Path to Exile, which is the best option, you can play Journey to Nowhere. I know it looks worse than O-Ring but the fact that is cost 1 less is probably important in an agro deck like this. Otherwise you have to use conditional spells like Reciprocate or Valorous Stance.
My suggestion would be this:
Sun Titan -1
Good luck getting your Mutavault!
3 months ago
No problem, I think it's looking pretty good. Maybe try a few Lead the Stampedes until whenever you can get those Companies?
Last, remove 3 or 4 other creatures; either cut some Cenn's Tacticians (he isn't human, so he'll be missing enters-the-battlefield triggers), and maybe a Honored Hierarch or two (you probably won't need turn-3-ramp very often). Then add 2 to 4 Lead the Stampedes & also Nissa, if you want her (she'll do good here).
Elspeth S.C. probably isn't needed. She's good but she's slow. She makes swarms. You'll already have a swarm by the time you cast her.
3 months ago
4 months ago
- Chitinous Cloak for Sword of Fire and Ice and another equipment (Basilisk Collar perhaps) for Sword of Feast and Famine
- Akroma, Angel of Wrath for Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
- Angelic Overseer for Linvala, Keeper of Silence (depending on meta)
- Lone Rider Flip for Selfless Spirit (see Sun Titan)
- Baneslayer Angel for Sunblast Angel
- Aven Sunstriker for Aven Mindcensor
- Angelic Skirmisher (your commander already does this, or?) for Karmic Guide
- Mirran Crusader for Grand Abolisher (depending on lgs)
other good creatures:
- Abzan Falconer
- Academy Rector
- Aegis of the Gods
- Benalish Commander
- Brimaz, King of Oreskos
- Captain of the Watch
- Cenn's Tactician
- Darien, King of Kjeldor
- Daru Warchief
- Field Marshal
- Hero of Bladehold
- Hixus, Prison Warden
- Intrepid Hero
- Loxodon Gatekeeper
- Mentor of the Meek
- Metallic Mimic
- Mikaeus, the Lunarch
- Preeminent Captain
- Fiend Hunter
- Cavern of Souls
- Geier Reach Sanitarium
- High Market
- Karoo (helps with Land Tax)
- Kjeldoran Outpost
- Kor Haven
- Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
good luck chief
5 months ago
Ballyrush Banneret to reduce the costs of all your creatures.
Extremely good one drop soldiers are Cenn's Tactician, Elite Vanguard, Boros Elite and you already have Champion of the Parish. 18 Lands is kinda iffy, I mean, it works when you get lucky, but it can also heavily screw you over. My advice, add an Emeria, The Sky Ruin, so you can secure lategame dominance should it ever get that far. If Budget isn't an issue, Flagstones of Trokair.
If you are worrying about fliers, I recommend Aerial Responder who just came out with Kaladesh, so you can find them anywhere. A secondary option would be Abzan Falconer if you are planning to spread out a lot counters. In which case, forget Elsepth, and instead get Ajani Goldmane or Ajani Steadfast.
Take a look at my White Soldiers Win for some reference.
5 months 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.