Defiant Strike


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common

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Defiant Strike


Target creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Draw a card.

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Defiant Strike Discussion

LeFrankie on Heroic Human

6 days ago

Hello !

You can use Bonds of Faith instead of pacifism You can go x4 Favored Hoplite, same as Hero of Iroas You can also consider a bunch of instant to protect your creatures or draw some cards as it synergises also with "Heroic" if it targets your creatures, I personally suggest Defiant Strike and Emerge Unscathed. For the enchantements, you can go x4 Ethereal Armor aswell, maybe a bunch of Gryff's Boon and I greatly recommend (even if it's a little bit more expensive) Hyena Umbra

bem77 on Silent but deadly v1.1

1 week ago

With such a low mana curve, I am not sure you need as many mana rocks as you have. I would consider the following artifact: Aetherflux Reservoir, Primal Amulet, Runechanter's Pike, and Sphinx-Bone Wand.

Not sure why you have Blue Elemental Blast in this deck as just about any counter spell is better. I would try to include as many cantrips that draw a card as you can as it will cycle through your deck faster while getting you value. Such as cards like Anticipate, Defiant Strike, Opt, Peek, Shadow Rift, Crash Through, Ponder, and Renegade Tactics.

I like Narset, if you want another version of her rebound effect, check out Taigam, Ojutai Master. Also if you end up with a critical amount of combat tricks, Zada, Hedron Grinder can be a real power punch.

I made a version of this deck that is much more Token/Storm-centric. Take a look at it for some ideas, Shu Yun Tempest of Tokens. The strategies are different, but there are some cards that are common for most Shu Yun decks.

kellylogs on I NEED A HERO

3 months ago

@HurricaneZach Yeah the more I test this one the more i'm realizing instant speed isn't a total do or die thing for it. Ethereal Armor seems like a good swap but I think I'm gonna keep Defiant Strike where it is cause even that little bit of digging really helps balance out the low land count and/or keep my tank full when it comes time to stat topdecking.

HurricaneZach on I NEED A HERO

3 months ago

As an aggro deck, I don't see lifelink being all that useful very often. That being said, I would swap the Swift Justices for Ethereal Armor which would often grant more power bonus in the mid to late game also. Personally I would also MD the Cartouche of Solidarity for the Defiant Strikes to get more out of the Ethereal Armor and again for a more permanent power increase. But drawing an extra card is often also nice.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on P/EDH Enchantment Battlemage infect Please Help

3 months ago

Absolutely surprised Distortion Strike isn't here.

Briar Shield, Defiant Strike, Hunger of the Howlpack, Prey's Vengeance, Seal of Strength, and Unstable Mutation are all good pump contenders.

Portent is an often-forgotten cheap cantrip effect that's sweet in Pauper.

Auramancer/Monk Idealist may not have infect, but enchantment recursion is sweet.

Rhadamanthus on Spellskite + Heroic rules?

6 months ago

The Heroic ability on Favored Hoplite triggers when you first cast the Defiant Strike targeting it. Changing the target of the spell won't do anything to "un-trigger" the ability or otherwise interfere with it. Favored Hoplite will get a +1/+1 counter (and you'll prevent all damage that would be dealt to it this turn).

Izu_Korasu on Spellskite + Heroic rules?

6 months ago

when you cast a spell, like Defiant Strike, you declare targets upon casting the spell, so cast triggers go on the stack (heroic doesnt care that its the target of the spell as it resolves, just that its the target upon casting)

so you should still get/resolve the heroic trigger and because spellskite only redirects the spells target, you still draw a card.

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