Dauntless Bodyguard

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Dauntless Bodyguard Discussion

pesmerga87 on Orzhov Knight Competitive

1 week ago

I built a very similar deck on MTGO, and it's been playing great. However, mine is far more aggro with a focus around Ruin Raider , doing it's best Dark Confidant impression.

Midnight Reaper is cool and has the knight synergy, but honestly he doesn't provide enough card advantage. And, with more card advantage, I think you can get away with 22 lands. So, I'd move both the Midnight Reaper to the sideboard and drop the Orzhov Guildgate all together in exchange for 3 Ruin Raider

As for dealing with big creatures. The Eldest Reborn is just flat out too expensive, and Oath of Kaya doesn't kill big blockers. I'd drop them altogether. Then, I'd move your Mortify and Moment of Craving into the main, and put 4 Vraska's Contempt or other unconditional removal in the sideboard. But, ultimately there is going to come a time in an aggro deck like this where you have to attack into a bigger blocker to get 2 or 3 other creatures in for damage. As long as you can put more creatures into play than you're losing, and make them leave a blocker(s) up every turn, than you're winning the race. I'd probably be playing both Ruin Raider and Midnight Reaper against a deck like that.

Also, four copies of either Seraph of the Scales or Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord seems like too many, and Duress seems like an inefficient way snipe board wipes... I'd drop Duress and replace them with Unbreakable Formation to either board wipe protect or give you a late game push across the line... Then I'd take out 2 copies of both Seraph of the Scales and Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord and put in 4 copies of Dauntless Bodyguard in their place... Being able to drop 2 power on turn one is where you want to be, and the late game ability to protect a bigger threat against removal or a wipe can't be undervalued either.

All in all: lower your curve, get more card advantage, use more efficient spells, and focus on pushing damage through in a way that will win the race even if you lose some creatures in the process.

Silverdrake on Orzhov Knight Competitive

1 week ago

Surprised to not see any Dauntless Bodyguard here, especially if you're having trouble with removal. I'd also consider replacing some, if not all, of your Sorins with Valiant Knight s. If your intention is to play this as an aggro deck (which it certainly seems to be), spending all your mana turn 4 to either deal 1 damage or cast a slightly better Unearth is... a bad move. You should also consider 1-3 copies of Aryel, Knight of Windgrace . They can also fit into some of the Sorin slots, or some of the Seraph of the Scales slots. I'd cut the Oath of Kaya s all together - if you do decide to continue running Sorin, I don't think it's worth a 3 mana investment to maybe protect him.

So if I were you, my changes would look something like this:

OUT: 4x Seraph of the Scales, 4x Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord, 2x Oath of Kaya, 3x Adanto Vanguard, 2x Duress

IN: 4x Dauntless Bodyguard , 2x Midnight Reaper , 3x Aryel, Knight of Windgrace , 3x Valiant Knight , 3x Mortify

Those are just my thoughts, though. Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

frosthammer_eden on Mono White Deck

2 weeks ago

I'd take out Angelic Guardian and instead add some Dauntless Bodyguard and a Lyra Dawnbringer or two

bpalm11 on Boros Feather

2 weeks ago

Posted the deck 10 minutes ago, already thinking Dauntless Bodyguard is slow. Maybe replace for Ghitu Lavarunner ? Not the biggest fan of Adanto Vanguard either.

Murphy77 on Birds of a feather

1 month ago

I far prefer Resolute Watchdog to Dauntless Bodyguard

I would suggest Spellgorger Weird in place of Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin . This provides another body that quietly collects +1/+1 counters while you play, until you have a powerful creature, in place of a number of 1/1 tokens that would die to any area effect spell. Either card works.

multimedia on Budget EDH Selesnya (WG)

1 month ago

Hey, why do you feel you need to play all low mana cards? More low mana cards than anything else is good deck building, but with Trostani you can take real advantage of some high mana creatures.

Armada Wurm for instance can gain you 10 life and puts a 5/5 Wurm token with trample on the battlefield to populate. It's 10 trampling power on the battlefield for six mana. Opponents need an answer for this. It's really the only budget big creature you need because of it's great interaction with Trostani.

Wayfaring Temple grows as you play more creatures and if he connects for combat damage to a player then you populate. Advent of the Wurm is instant 5/5 Wurm with trample good with populate. Trostani Discordant is an anthem for your other creatures and she creates two 2/2 Solider tokens with lifelink to populate. If any of your opponents steal your creatures, gain control of them, then she gives you back control of your creatures.

When casting a lot of low mana creatures then Beast Whisperer is good repeatable draw. Lifecrafter's Bestiary is other repeatable draw when you cast creatures and scry 1 at upkeep is very helpful. Dawn of Hope is repeatable draw when you gain life for the cost of mana. With Trosanti on the battlefield adding an extra two mana to creatures who ETB lets you draw a card. If life gain is what you're after Soul Warden , Essence Warden , Soul's Attendant are great because they care about any creature that ETB including all your opponents creatures. These cards are good with Dawn of Hope for draw.

If combat with weenie creatures is what you want to do then consider Dauntless Escort , Selfless Spirit , Dauntless Bodyguard and Unbreakable Formation ? These cards can protect your creatures from most board wipes and combat. Rancor is good with little creatures and trample for Phyrexian Processor tokens. Spirit Loop is a upgrade for Lifelink. These auras are nice because when the creature enchanted with one of them dies/exiled or an opponent destroys the aura then the aura goes back to your hand.

Swords to Plowshares , Selesnya Charm , Evolution Charm , Dawn Charm are low mana instants that are good in Commander. Charms give you options and when you can realistically only cast a card once then options are excellent.

Murphy77 on Boros Feather

1 month ago

I like Dreadhorde Arcanist , which could work well. I would, however, play Sheltering Light as a recurring instant over Dauntless Bodyguard .

Two other cards that you need to consider are Spellgorger Weird and Deafening Clarion

Murphy77 on Feather WAR Standard Deck

1 month ago

Asterisk73,

The thing about a Feather deck is that you want to use his effect as much as possible. Play any instant, targeting one of your own creatures, and you get it back at the end of turn to play again next turn. Sheltering Light and Adamant Will can then protect a creature every turn and cards like Dauntless Bodyguard become redundant.

Spellgorger Weird and Tenth District Legionnaire then just multiply benefits by also collecting +1/+1 counters.

Any creature with double-strike equipped with Run Amok and Sheltering Light could end up doing a lot of damage. You then have the option of aiming for a high cmc creature like Goring Ceratops , or something like Swiftblade Vindicator and more instants like Sure Strike . With Feather in the mix, I would lean toward cheap instant spells.

The idea of bringing in Battlefield Promotion is interesting. More so if you had Ajani's Pridemate or Gideon's Company on the field. The problem is that you need to fit a large number of cheap instant spells into the deck and trying to fit in too many strategies could mean that you fail with them all. Adanto Vanguard , as a stand-alone creature just seems far too risky - you have a limited number of creature spots.

How much control you build into the deck will always be a debating point. If you can quickly build a powerful indestructible attacking force, maybe you can run over a number of decks with very little control. The combination of Teyo, the Shieldmage and Shalai, Voice of Plenty could give you blanket protection, but is likely to slow the deck down considerably. Ditto for Ixalan's Binding , Prison Realm , Conclave Tribunal etc. I would tend to have some of these cards in the side-board and aim for a high-tempo, win quickly approach with an equal number of impact creatures and boosting instant spells.

Although I haven't play-tested the concept, I rather like War of the Feather M

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Dauntless Bodyguard occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Standard:

All decks: 0.18%