Elite Scaleguard

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Fate Reforged (FRF) Uncommon

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Elite Scaleguard

Creature — Human Soldier

When Elite Scaleguard enters the battlefield, bolster 2. (Choose a creature with the least toughness among creature you control and put two +1/+1 counters on it.)

Whenever a creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it attacks, tap target creature defending player controls.

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Elite Scaleguard Discussion

Loonmoon18 on Counters on creatures

1 week ago

With Elite Scaleguard in play, do you get to tap only one creature or many creatures if you have many with counters on them when you attack?

TheRedGoat on Lets Go Tall...

1 week ago

I have a friend that could stand to play a little more casually actually so I get how you feel. Most/all of his decks have the OP tutors and fast mana, which makes them all feel very samey and boring to play against (though he does do very well in most games because of those cards of course).

Your own build looks solid enough though without being oppressive, and I've learned that's basically the trick to playing slightly less competitive, but not totally casual. Even if you play removal and board wipes, the more you let others play their decks, the more fun everyone gets from the game.

In trying to find space for retribution, I can only think to drop a card that seems weak like Steady Progress or Tezzeret's Gambit as single use proliferate feels 'meh' to me for a +1/+1 counters strategy when you could be resetting evolve triggers. Otherwise you'd have to treat retribution as a repeated removal spell and trade one of your versatile removal effects for it. Mer-Ek Nightblade could be considered in the same manner if you wanted to use it too. But since you're aggro Elite Scaleguard feels like a soft control effect that may be more effective than the Citadel Siege. I', not sure how much you've already tested the build out, so I'm not sure how good or bad some of the cards are.

magicsheep on G/W Counters (HELP!!)

1 month ago

Buffing up creatures? Sounds like a great game plan. Most +1/+1 counter decks use Winding Constrictor and are thus Golgari/Abzan, but I think a Selesnya deck could still be competitive. Here's a few suggestions:

-Dromoka's Command: It's a card that has multiple uses, fits the colors and the scheme, and provides enchantment removal.
-Lead by Example: An instant which can be used to buff up creatures for both surprise attacks/blocks and in response to direct damage (people will try to remove your centerpieces, so this card is handy)
-Inspiring Call: An instant that provides both protection and card draw. What's not to like?
-Citadel Siege + Durable Handicraft: Both of these enchantments provide more opportunities to put +1/+1 counters on your creatures.
-Ainok Bond-Kin + Cenn's Tactician: These creatures provide LOTS of benefit for having creatures with counters on them.

In addition, when working with +1/+1 counters (I normally use Abzan colors, but still) I like to use Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit, Dragonscale General, Elite Scaleguard, Scute Mob, and Tuskguard Captain. Honored Hierarch is also good at getting mana ramp into bigger and bigger plays.

If you want any more suggestions, or feedback, head over to my wall and leave me a comment. I'll be happy to look at this deck. Great job, definitely a +1 :)

-magicsheep

Drakolog on Mono-White Commander

5 months ago

I guess you want to use this commander? If so then Citadel Siege, Mentor of the Meek, Elite Scaleguard og Bygone Bishop are all great cheap cards for white weenie. For better ramp I would go with cards like Pearl Medallion, Marble Diamond and Commander's Sphere. Also just get ride of Painted Bluffs and Survivors' Encampment and just add Plains or Secluded Steppe and Myriad Landscape. I can also recommend using something like EDHREC when you need help to find cards for your deck. Hope you find this usefull.

ZendikariWol on b/g counters & lifelink

6 months ago

As this is super not-legal in standard, let me introduce you to some of my friends: Abzan Falconer, Ainok Bond-Kin, Abzan Battle Priest, Dromoka Captain, Elite Scaleguard, Mer-Ek Nightblade, and Corpsejack Menace. You may want to splash white.

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