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

multimedia on Judith/Teysa Mardu Aggro/Aristocrats

26 minutes ago

Hey, please don't hub Standard brews competitive :) Just looking at the manabase this deck is not competitive :( If playing three colors then you need lots more dual lands especially Shock lands: Godless Shrine , Sacred Foundry , etc. If you want to be competitive have to be willing to spend some for the manabase...

Consider this direction with Mardu? Judith is good with Hero of Precinct One . Hero is good with: Boros Challenger , Pitiless Pontiff , Imperious Oligarch , Heroic Reinforcements , Teysa, etc. A strategy around Hero making tokens can benefit from Judith's anthem effect, has synergy with Teysa and Reinforcements can be a win condition.

With Hero, Reinforcements puts six power of creatures onto the battlefield with haste (three 2/2s) and gives all your other creatures +1/+1 and haste; that's a lot for four mana. Add Judith's anthem and damage effect and it gets nuts. Pontiff is a good sac outlet who's multicolored.

Here's an example to consider:

  • 4x Witness
  • 4x Hero
  • 4x Challenger
  • 4x Pitiless
  • 4x Judith
  • 4x Reinforcements

Main deck support cards to consider: Dauntless Bodyguard , Imperious Oligarch , Fireblade Artist (difficult with manabase), Midnight Reaper , Teysa, Elenda, Legion's Landing  Flip, Mortify , Dedevil (difficult with manabase), Conclave Tribunal .

A manabase that can support the example:

You'll need minimum of 12 sources of each color from lands for consistency of playing the multicolored two drops turn two. The one drops are white therefore need a minimum of 12 sources of white from lands that can ETB untapped turn one. You could make this deck including the lands for $200 and since you already have 4x Judith that's a big part of the cost.

SoulsSlayerKnight on Legendary Knights

1 week ago

Chill_That_Bends Yeah, definitely right about Teshar for sure. I'll probably update my legendary deck myself since I haven't found much use with him either personally. I would regardless keep all the Knights of Malice and Grace.

If you were to put in Dauntless Bodyguard at any chance, hopefully you can figure something out. You've already got a really strong deck so fitting them in is a bit tough to decide on what to take out. That's where I'll leave it up to you on what to accomplish next. try some playtests with and/or without and see what works and what doesn't. Good Luck on the build :)

Chill_That_Bends on Legendary Knights

1 week ago

Thanks for the comment and upvote SoulSlayerKnight! I appreciate it. I like putting Dauntless Bodyguard in for 1 grace and a malice or 2. I thought about Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle and have tried it, but it is a little underpowered compared to the 4 drops I currently have. Cheers! !

SoulsSlayerKnight on Legendary Knights

1 week ago

Awsome deck, I have my own legendary deck similar to this as well and honestly yours is definitely and more seemingly powerful than mine. I can't offer much for feedback but I will mention a couple things I like.

  1. Those Artifact cards are legendary (no pun intended) for the creatures itself and at the same time being able to seal off and destroy non-legends are a good way to clear the board for your creatures safely. No changes needed there

  2. My only idea would be, what are your thoughts on Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle ? I currently use it in mine for MTG Arena and I gotta say, it highly benefits the cards like Malice and Grace so if one dies, teshar comes out and then bring out the knight again to keep the other knight (malice or grace) back to power. I see doubts with teshar as well for being low in attack and toughness however.

  3. Maybe if you would like some more 1 drop creatures Dauntless Bodyguard is a good one, not terribly strong, not legendary, but the ability becomes quite useful for keeping a creature with perhaps Blackblade Reforged alive.

4.All else maybe I could say is perhaps Baird, Steward of Argive . Legendary, vigilance, prevents opponets from attacking without paying mana for each one that attacks, quite useful against tokens.

Otherwise I also really enjoyed playing around with All legendaries and I hope you enjoy it just as much. It's very fun and has a basic concept thats fascinating. I'll have to remember to grab sigiled sword of valeron when I can for Arena since its powerful alongside more knights. That is when I decide to make a full knight/soldier only deck. Keep up the good work, +1 from me :)

dragonforce60 on Abzan Human counters

2 weeks ago

That's a 24-lander amigo, I did some awful calculating and if overseer/sustenance are cut for some 1-drops, you could get away with 21. Dauntless Bodyguard, Mardu Woe-Reaper, Soldier of the Pantheon, and Gather the Townsfolk are first-rate budget cards, then the top of the curve would be a hearty four 4-drops (the modern hang up). Commenting in good cheer

ScryLord on *Help* Swing at nothing

2 weeks ago

Whoops, I didn't know that Angelic Guardian was Standard-legal in Arena. I'd suggest running some one-drops. Some that I can think of are Skymarcher Aspirant and Artificer's Assistant. Maybe even Dauntless Bodyguard to protect your important creatures.

moldycrow83 on Rose of a Thousand Thorns (Elenda - EDH)

1 month ago

Thanks EsperPanorama!

I have actually been considering lowering the cmc further by replacing some of the token generators such as Hangarback Walker and Bloodline Keeper  Flip with sac fodder like Doomed Traveler or Hunted Witness. The deck takes time to build up Elenda's counters and the faster I can throw weenies out there the better.

Another card I'm thinking about is Dauntless Bodyguard. 1cmc and built in sac, not bad.

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