Creature — Rhox Soldier
Sacrifice Dauntless Escort: Creatures you control are indestructible this turn.
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Dauntless Escort Discussion
1 month ago
All colours offer something different. I have a friend who enjoys her Karametra, God of Harvests stompy deck very much. She incorporates cards like Heroic Intervention, Selfless Spirit, Dauntless Escort, and Avacyn, Angel of Hope to protect her board from boardwipes. She also included some universal hexproof in Privileged Position and Archetype of Endurance to create a soft-lock against removal to get the time she needs to Overrun us. Add some Sun Titan, Karmic Guide and Emeria Shepherd and you have a very decent package to keep/rebuild your board. Mass exile still gets through and causes lots of problems, but the density of those kind of effects is VERY low.
If your friend is afraid of boardwipes (assuming you meant that by "but he gets nuked a lot") but doesn't want to include more colours, how about shifting to Kamahl, Fist of Krosa. Threaten to turn everyone's lands into creatures if a boardwipe happens and no-one will ever play one!
As already mentioned, black is excellent for recursion as well (e.g. Meren of Clan Nel Toth), and adds the possibility of a reanimator subtheme. Because it's fun to get a Terastodon on turn 2 sometimes...
1 month ago
It's definitely a very good start. Cards to keep an eye out for:
Spirit of the Labyrinth. This is a must-have for hatebears decks. Halting your opponents from card advantaging you out is insane.
Aura of Silence: Again, tax your opponents. Also has an incredible rider on it.
Lodestone Golem: Big beater? Check. Taxes your opponent? Check.
Leonin Arbiter: Tax your opponents, yet again.
Ethersworn Canonist: Like above, except also beats for 2. A great inclusion.
Samurai of the Pale Curtain: While not as amazing as he used to be, still a beater that hurts graveyard based decks.
Nezumi Graverobber: Okay, stealing creatures from yards, stripping them bare AND beating down? This guy just isn't fair. Also, Faerie Macabre does well, especially if you have to get something out of a yard.
Voidstone Gargoyle: At 5 mana, less important, but he can lock your opponents out of their commander. Or a board wipe. Or really anything.
Acidic Slime: Cheap, good, repeatable, also just generally good. Did I mention that he was good?
Eternal Witness: Semi-expensive rn, but if you have to get something back, accept NO substitutes.
Qasali Pridemage: Me-ow.
Phyrexian Revoker: Legacy staple, also beats for 2.
Dust Elemental: Save 3 dudes, get a beater. All-in-all, a win-win.
Hushwing Gryff: While it does turn off many cards, it also turns off your opponents. Use at your own risk.
Stonecloaker: Just do it.
Oblation: Just do it.
Soul Sculptor: 'Tis but a silly card, and one that really hurts some decks. Very, very badly.
Arena of the Ancients: Opponents relying on legendary creatures? Well fear not, because this turns them all off!
Most of these cards are sub-$2, but they may be somewhat hard to find. Keep an eye out, and your deck will quickly become terrifying.
Also, maybe 5-6 more lands?
1 month ago
I love your tasigur build and now I am thinking of building this deck. I love what white can do with this deck and I have some suggestions I wanted to bounce off you:
Also, what are the top ten cards you would be okay with cutting from your current version of your thrasios/ravos 4 color reanimator?
I would really like to see the effort you put into optimizing tasigur translate to the 4 color edition. Keep up the great articles and whatnot great stuff!
1 month ago
Try Eldritch Evolution in there. Also, maybe cut the Dauntless Escorts and play Selfless Spirit instead. Definitely need a little more removal though. I'd take out the Mana Tithes and add a third Fatal Push and Path to Exile.
2 months ago
Ageless Entity, Authority of the Consuls, Nyx-Fleece Ram, Well of Lost Dreams, Alhammarret's Archive/Rhox Faithmender, and Voracious Wurm are all cool things to consider. Also, from having played a similar slow-paced deck to this, I'll tell you that board wipes will 100% end your game, so think about including Selfless Spirit or Dauntless Escort.
2 months ago
What about Saffi Eriksdotter ?
It's almost a Selfless Spirit or Dauntless Escort.
It doesn't work exactly the same and target a single creature (the commander), but you get new 'enter the battlefield' triggers and it works against sacrifice effects like Celestial Flare.
3 months ago
Looks like a fun deck, Rafiq is great and can be very powerful!
Saw your deck on the commander thread, here are some quick suggestions, hopefully some of them you like and are in your budget. Cheers!
Lands: cut Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree and some of your ETB tapped lands for some etb untapped multicolor lands to help your color production be reliable: Command Tower, Yavimaya Coast, Adarkar Wastes, Prairie Stream, City of Brass, Breeding Pool.
ramp: Sol Ring, Simic Signet,Azorius Signet, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach.
Wrath of God > Terminus.
Rout > Martial Coup.
Counterspell, Arcane Denial, Swan Song, Swords to Plowshares, Cyclonic Rift.
Eternal Witness, Seasons Past, Mystical Tutor, Archaeomancer.
Recurring Insight, Fact or Fiction, Stroke of Genius.
things to help Rafiq of the Many crush your enemies:
Rancor, Inquisitor's Flail, Steel of the Godhead, Shield of the Oversoul, Swiftfoot Boots, maybe Command Beacon, Sword of Vengeance, maybe Sigarda's Aid.
given how many creatures creatures you run, you might want some tricks to protect your board from boardwipes. Bastion Protector, Make a Stand, Dauntless Escort may or may not be useful.
anyway those are just the things i thought of. I built a rafiq deck a while ago, you should be able to find it in my profile if you want any more suggestions, i went a little bit more in on the pillowfort/control/combo side of things but the list was a bit pricier too. anyway have fun and keep crushing!