Dauntless Bodyguard


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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Dauntless Bodyguard

Creature — Human Knight

As Dauntless Bodyguard enters the battlefield, choose another creature you control.

Sacrifice Dauntless Bodyguard: The chosen creature gains indestructible until end of turn.

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Dauntless Bodyguard Discussion

hydrothermia on White Are You Doing?

1 day ago

Welcome to Tapped Out!

  • I'm assuming you're trying to avoid the white weenie style of play here?
  • Are you fine with it price wise?
  • Do you want to make it more affordable?

You need more lands, you're sitting at 21 with a 3+ converted mana cost meaning you'd need 5 more lands to have a more consistent land draw. Or you could invest in some smaller spells to bring down your average to so don't need as many lands. I'd suggest adding a few other creatures at least, to have some sort of board presence outside of just Demotions and Seal Aways. Adanto Vanguard, Dauntless Bodyguard, Hunted Witness and Healer's Hawk are some options to think about, especially the Adanto Vanguard and Dauntless Bodyguard can keep some creatures on the battlefield when you drop a Cleansing Nova. The Immortal Sun or Sorcerous Spyglass will give you better protection against planeswalkers if you don't have a Conclave Tribunal or Ixalan's Binding in hand.

solarbeam on Black White Knights

5 days ago

You're very heavy on the 4-drop slot. I would recommend cutting the Approach of the Second Sun, since you should be trying to win by bringing your opponent's life to zero. Anointed Procession is cool, and can be powerful, but it relies on you following it up with other cards. THough pricey, this should be History of Benalia as this card does not depend on being followed up by another card and produces more Knights on its own.

Instead of Murder, Fatal Push or Path to Exile are better choices. For more budget options, Declaration in Stone, Go for the Throat, Cast Down, Anguished Unmaking, and Oblivion Ring are good options.

You should be running 4 of the Dauntless Bodyguards in the maindeck, they should not be in the sideboard. You're going to be wanting to swarm the enemy in a flood of chivalry as fast as possible, and a few amazing 1 drops can help you out that way. Accorder Paladin, Knight of Glory, and Sigiled Paladin are all great 2 drop knights that help you out in attacking strong and early. Knight of the White Orchid can act as ramp, but is also a decent beater.

Always Watching is an amazing anthem effect! Plus if you run this, History of Benalia, and removal like Oblivion Ring, or Banishing Light, you could run Blood-Cursed Knight!

Mirran Crusader is extremely powerful and you should definitely be running 4 of this one.

Vona, Butcher of Magan is really cool and can give you an answer to nearly anything, and she helps pay for herself with that lifelink.

Sorin, Solemn Visitor may not make a knight, but that uptick can be a crushing blow for you enemy. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar makes knights and can drop an emblem to give your team a permanent buff.

You'll also want to use some of black's card draw capabilities, since card advantage is definitely white's biggest weakness. Don't be afraid to spend a little bit of life to draw some cards with Dark Bargain, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, or Damnable Pact just to name a few.

You should also definitely be running lands like Isolated Chapel, Concealed Courtyard, and Godless Shrine

For your sideboard, cards like Duress are very important if you're running black, I would recommend running 3-4 of these in your sideboard, since you have no other hand disruption. Celestial Purge is pretty popular, as is Timely Reinforcements. Vraska's Contempt and Anguished Unmaking can help you deal with opposing planeswalkers, and Unmaking hits any troublesome non-land, Rest in Peace, Stony Silence, and Zealous Persecution are very strong sideboard options as well.

Let me know if this was helpful or would like to know some of the reasoning's behind the suggestions!

Natalbee on EXODIA BOROS

1 week ago

FYI, Tajic, Legion's Edge doesn't work with what you're trying to do. If he's on the field, then Truefire Captain does nothing with Star of Extinction.

And I see the combo potential, but really if you have the mana to cast a Star of Extinction you might as well cast a kicked Fight with Fire, which has the added benefit to being early removal. Fight with Fire also has to option to deal 5 damage to your own Truefire Captain.

But if you're set on keeping the Star, I would cut it down to 1 or 2 copies. Those are just dead cards early game, and late game you shouldn't need to cast more than 1, I would hope. Banefire should be a sideboard card against control, maybe 1 copy mainboard.

I would also recommend putting in some Dauntless Bodyguards. It's a 2/1 for 1, and it gives your Captain indestructible so he can take all the damage and live to talk about how awesome it was. Speaking of awesome, I hope you target your own Captain with Justice Strike, because that's hilarious. And if he has a bunch of counters on him, that's probably a better finisher than the Star - 2 mana, instant speed, and the greatest sacrifice.

Also you probably need some card draw. You're gonna run out of gas, quick. If your mana base is good, then Zhalfirin Void is a good way to set up draws. Mentor of the Meek or Militia Bugler are also good ways to filter through your deck.

ZorrosRage on Boros Weenie Bolt

2 weeks ago

That would depend on what way you want to go. You could go more human route since most of your creatures are humans. If that is the case i would remove Earthshaker Khenra I previously suggested for Champion of the Parish or Non Human Goblin Guide would fit in here pretty well possibly in the angel spot to make it just more agro early turn.

Another good card to try to fit is Glory-Bound Initiate it can work as a good beater if needed in the Earthshaker Khenra it might be better but that would require testing.

I am not sure if I like Dauntless Bodyguard in here after second look it just feels slow since your a rush down deck. you need something faster. Guide in that spot works well as well as Glory-Bound Initiate

Personally I am not a fan of Cartouche of Solidarity as turn 1-3 that mana could be used for a creature.

You could also go lighter on the spells, and include Thalia, Guardian of Thraben which screws over a lot of decks that are heavy on spells.

Chained to the Rocks Could a be decent card if you have mountains consistently and face a lot of creature decks.

If you go heavier white and only use red creatures that have W and R you could use Honor of the Pure. If you go mainly red creature with only white have red also you could use Legion's Initiative

Path of Mettle  Flip COuld be fun to build around also if you use Goblin Guides and other things with haste, first strike ect

As for side Rest in Peace, and Stony Silence is good. If there is budget restrictions maybe can work on a more budget side. Tormod's Crypt, or Relic of Progenitus are both really good also and possibly better in budget. Abrade is also good side budget.

Purple_Mage on MonoWaggro

2 weeks ago

Good shout for keeping in Knight of Grace. This little guy is pretty well placed to put a bump in the various B/X decks.

I'd also suggest a couple of other cards including:

Adanto Vanguard. This guy is awesome as a 2-drop. He's resilient to removal and is quite aggressive. Yes he costs you 4 life to make him indestructible. However with so much life gain in your deck I don't see it being an issue.

Tocatli Honor Guard is also good in the sideboard against cards such as B/G, Merfolk and any other decks that rely on ETB triggers.

Im NOT keen on Healer's Hawk as yes it has lifelink, but how often is that one extra point of damage going to help you trigger Resplendent Angel? Healers Hawk is better in a Mentor deck where it can grow bigger. I'd swap Healers Hawk for Dauntless Bodyguard. The bodyguard comes down with 2-power on turn one and keeps attacking. If you play one later in the game it can protect your key threats like your Angels or Marshal. It also has the minor sub-theme of comboing with History of Benalia :).

Just a few thoughts. Feel free to use them or not as you see fit.

Skjoldschoennemann on White Weenie

1 month ago

Have you considered Dauntless Bodyguard, Knight of Grace and History of Benalia?? I would also recommend four Benalish Marshal instead of two.

Revwar2 on Naya Knights

1 month ago

Have you considered Knight of Grace in place of Dauntless Bodyguard? Doesn't seems like you need creature protection or 1-drops bad enough to run the second over the first.

Knight of Autumn may also be better relegated to the sideboard in exchange for Jadelight Ranger in the main. The fact that it's not a Knight and that it is double green might make it worse in this deck, but I feel the potential card advantage is better than the versatility of the Knight.

BioProfDude on RWDeathfromAbove

1 month ago

Yeah, I think your curve is way too high for creatures. Maybe make room for Sky Terror and Boros Challenger. I appreciate that you want to make an angels deck, but the converted mana costs are way too high. You need to get in some additional cards. Dauntless Bodyguard and Skymarcher Aspirant are good 1-drop creatures that could add early board state, and Dauntless Bodyguard can help protect an angel a bit later in the game.

Looks like a fun deck to play, but it looks slow. I think trimming angels down to make room for some more aggressive creatures would be good.

Cool concept, though! +1 from me!

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