Crimson Honor Guard

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare

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Crimson Honor Guard

Creature — Vampire Knight

Trample

At the beginning of each player's end step, Crimson Honor Guard deals 4 damage to that player unless he or she controls a commander.

Crimson Honor Guard Discussion

nlabelle on Chandra ToD + Flame Rift (Oathbreaker)

2 months ago

Crimson Honor Guard is a spicy addition 5cmc is definitely on the top end, but I like it a lot.

Poaralion on Chandra ToD + Flame Rift (Oathbreaker)

2 months ago

There is a few cards that I love to play with and that are not here. I think they would be nice to have : Forge of Heroes , Crimson Honor Guard , Earthquake , Magmaquake and Disrupt Decorum . Any opinion ?

ZendikariWol on Swords to the sky!

4 months ago

Cats > Knights in terms of voltron tribes. Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith > the Bright Twins in terms of voltron commanders. But still, I can suggest.

Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer is pretty nice, though not on-tribe.

Adriana, Captain of the Guard is pretty sweet.

Bloodsworn Steward is also that, and along the same vein is Crimson Honor Guard .

Hero of Bladehold is a sweet token generator, and battle cry is relevant.

Relief Captain is a highly underrated card imo. 6 power for four mana, across four bodies? Yes please.

Silverblade Paladin is a lot of value.

Skyhunter Skirmisher and Skyknight Legionnaire are some spicy air bodies.

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor is among my favorite cards.

mmcgonig on Mogis Group Fun

6 months ago

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent fits so well into this theme, and has a lower CMC than a lot of the cards on this list, plus looks really fun to have go around the table. I hear she also makes a surprisingly good commander. I like her over the more expensive Crimson Honor Guard too. Furnace of Rath is functionally similar to Wound Reflection and cheaper to cast, just a thought.

Ankh of Mishra is incredibly punishing as well, I saw you have Polluted Bonds on the maybe list. Ankh is a lot less CMC and functionally does the same thing.

This deck seems rather cruel to your opponents but I guess that's the point of Rakdos ;) good luck!

Regoober on What's good for bad

1 year ago

I had to hunt down a discussion on this topic because I had NO idea.

Reddit Conversation on Commanders as Other things

You are right that it's the physical presence of the commander no matter the form it takes. (or, in fact, ANY Commander, for Crimson Honor Guard's Check).

I didn't realize that The first half of Infinite Reflection was a ETB trigger itself! That makes for some interesting plays. For instance, you could put it on your Leveler because you got around the ETB with a Stifle or something, then, when the ETB from Infinite Reflection is on the stack, donate the enchantment to an opponent. You still own the ETB trigger so all of your creatures become Levelers including your commander (but a board full of 10/10's isn't too bad, plus your commander is doing 10 commander damage now), BUT from then on, all of your opponent's creatures come in as levelers making them exile their decks. Also, if you could somehow flicker your creatures, specifically your commander, they'll come back as themselves.

Now that I'm getting the hang of this deck, You should definitely consider Disallow Since it's a counter AND a trickbind!

KIRK77 on What's good for bad

1 year ago

Haha, yeah that'd be sweet! Infinite Reflection is a fun enabler for sure. It would shut down zedruu from giving it away, which is why it didn't survive some of my first cuts. The only cards to give it away are Donate, Trickbind, and Puca's Mischief. My tutor's for those pieces would be Wild Research and Gamble. I hadn't really even thought of giving away Infinite Reflection at instant speed to catch someone on an ETB effect in response to playing a creature. I was able to get off the Rogue Skycaptain + Infinite Reflection + Harmless Offering last night, but a big part of that was that I was drawing 14 cards a turn by the end with Zedruu

hey Regoober, say my opponent has their commander out. If I Mirrorweave the Crimson Honor Guard would they still be dealt damage by it since they have one of those instead of their commander or is it the cards physical presence on the table that counts?

William333 on Vampiric Bloodlust copy

1 year ago

These would be on my shortlist to replace: Crimson Honor Guard, Kheru Mind-Eater, Licia, Sanguine Tribune, Mathas, Fiend Seeker, Skeletal Vampire, Tithe Drinker, Vein Drinker, Skeletal Scrying, Kabira Crossroads, Curse of Disturbance, Curse of Vitality, Outpost Siege, Sanguine Bond, Consuming Vapors, Damnable Pact, Well of Lost Dreams

These are the first things I'd try to find a place for: Legion Lieutenant, Forerunner of the Legion, Champion of Dusk, Indulgent Aristocrat, Sanctum Seeker, Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, Bishop of Rebirth, Mirror Entity,Utter End, Anguished Unmaking, Vanquisher's Banner, Stensia Masquerade, Cathars' Crusade

If you're willing to spend the money these seem worth it to me: Shared Animosity, Anointed Procession, Phyrexian Arena, Twilight Prophet, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Drana, Liberator of Malakir

You can also go to edhrec.com and look up your commander to find a list of suggestions for the deck.

In general, it's a good idea to replace a card with one that does something similar. Like replace something that draws cards with something else that draws cards, or something that removes you opponents' stuff with something else that does that. The deck is already well balanced so you mostly just need to put in some upgrades and take out the cards that aren't focused. Also try to be careful not to replace too many cards with other cards that cost more mana.

You can spend almost as much money upgrading a mana base as you like. In particular, you want to replace lands that come into play tapped with ones that don't. These are some lands you could get that are relatively cheap: Unclaimed Territory, Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, Smoldering Marsh, Graven Cairns, and Foreboding Ruins

Vault of the Archangel doesn't get you colored mana but it offers some great utility.

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