Dauntless Bodyguard


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer 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

berryjon on Knights!

2 weeks ago

I'm seeing a lot of budget and Standard choices, so I would suggest Temple of Silence in place of the Guildgate. After that, Knights are a common tribe, so keeping in mind cheapness - Arvad the Cursed , Benalish Honor Guard , Benalish Knight , Benalish Marshal , Blood-Cursed Knight , Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Dauntless Bodyguard , Knights of the Black Rose (maybe) and Valiant Knight .

Anatak on Mono-White Knight Deck

2 months ago

Greetings fellow knight!

Some cards to consider:

Knight of the White Orchid - Solid 2 drop. Can help you catch up on lands.

Fiendslayer Paladin - Perhaps a sideboard option?

Mirran Crusader - Same.

Path to Exile - Expensive but great removal.

Dauntless Bodyguard - If you are considering taking the deck into a more aggressive direction, which is normally the case for tribal decks like this.

I notice you've got a lot of "1 ofs" and "2 ofs" in the deck. Perhaps consider cutting some less important ones to make way for some full "4 ofs".

Also, I think more lands would help. Perhaps aim for between 21 to 24.

I hope that helps sir!

Demarge on Vraska's Knights

3 months ago

First of all you can hide old comments by using the last part of the deck editor (having your last comment be back in november can be distracting for new comments).

Now for this deck hitting any swamps early on really hurts Knight of the White Orchid , cutting the swamps down to 1 can really help and run Concealed Courtyard (non budget, Marsh Flats or any fetch land that can grab a plains or swamp can get your Godless Shrine s).

In modern white and black has extremely powerful removal in Path to Exile (which just got a reprint in every gideon spellbook, it also will give you a Rest in Peace which many white decks are running many of in their sideboards lately) and Fatal Push (which is honestly at it's most powerful in a fetch land happy deck), 1 cmc removal vs 4 cmc is quite the difference.

Now there are many good 1 cmc knights and being able to start early is quite important for how fast the format is. Knight of the Ebon Legion can get powerful pretty fast, he even gets bigger if you take 4 dmg in a turn not just the opponent. Student of Warfare is an oldie, it also can become a sizable threat pretty quickly. Dauntless Bodyguard is also pretty decent, it not only can protect a Knight Exemplar later in the game, but it also can just be sacced to proc the stronger effect on Fatal Push or Midnight Reaper .

... now protection is honestly a lot more powerful than just hexproof from a color, especially when a Mirran Crusader can block a Vengevine profitably all day.

Having more creature buffing can also be kind of nice, Benalish Marshal and Valiant Knight can be decent at their jobs, they are at least in the majority of the deck's curve (which for modern you really want to lower it as much as you can for an aggressive deck).

ipsmo on

4 months ago


BW has always been a pet colour archetype and I like where this deck is going. A few questions arise thought when reading the decklist. First of all, your deck seems to contain 61 cards, which isn't really recommended. Also, you're running a lot of 3X time cards. I would rather see some cards go, staples of standard such as Hunted Witness or Dauntless Bodyguard , as they have little impact in modern. Better options exist in the current modern card pool such as Doomed Traveler

if you are going for a more aristocrats deck, maybe consider dropping Knight of the Ebon Legion as that card fits more in an agro style deck or vampire synergy.

A simple way to make aristocrats better is to incorporate token generators such as Lingering Souls .

If you're going for a more budget deck, than this is a good start but if you're willing to spend a bit more money in your aristocrat's deck, upgrading your removal package for Path to Exile and Fatal Push is a must-do. Mortify is too expensive (mana wise) and the idea of destroying enchantments isn't that relevant in a metagame that sees no enchantment theme decks. Even though you rejected the idea of buying shock lands due to price, I can assure you that having them in your deck can make a huge difference and is much-welcomed addition. if you're still not interested, consider some Caves of Koilos or Concealed Courtyard as a budget version.

I hope this helps you. I know mtggoldfish post a mardu version of aristocrats a while back so if you wanna be inspired, I recommend giving it a look.


pesmerga87 on Orzhov Knight Competitive

5 months 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

6 months 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

6 months ago

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

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