Elite Scaleguard

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

ZendikariWol on b/g counters & lifelink

1 month 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.

kingboo3000 on Edgar Markov - Blood on the Table [EDH]

1 month ago

Hey man, I like your version of the deck. The +1/+1 counter theme was something cool I hadn't really looked into. I especially liked Elite Scaleguard, neat find! Now, from my knowledge of EDH, you're probably not running enough draw sources, since this deck wants to put it's stuff on the board, and it's liable to get board wiped away, it's really helpful to have additional ways to refill your hand after somebody casts Merciless Eviction or the like. Speaking of that, you have Teferi's Protection, which is awesome, but you might also wanna consider something like Boros Charm to make your creatures indestructible, which is almost as good. And personally I like to have a bit more mana ramp as well, but your list is fairly low CMC, so it might not be necessary.

Any other suggestions I think would depend on your local meta. Like for me, Vandalblast is an auto-include in every red deck because my friends love playing voltron (heavy equipment decks) and almost everyone in EDH plays SOME artifacts. Good luck, +1'd!

FlyingHats on Anafenza and the Abzan Avengers: ASSEMBLED

2 months ago

I love me some +1/+1 counter decks! But you do not have all of the avengers assembled...

The problem is, the other two avengers are in Fate Reforged, they don't have outlast, and don't give keyword abilities. (you might also be able to count Herald of Secret Streams as an avenger, but he's blue, so... good luck playing him...) Battlefront Krushok gives all +1/+1 counter creatures the ability to not be blocked by more than one creature, and Elite Scaleguard gives the ability to tap your opponent's creatures on attack (as well as Bolster 2). Both are less flashy than the originals, but the Scaleguard can be lethal in Commander. Just a thought, maybe some individual upgrades on some cards if you are not on a budget, but an very entertaining build nonetheless!

StarstormKK on Derevi bwg

4 months ago

I really like the deck. It seems like this would be extremely satisfying to play.

I am not really experienced with this color group, but it seems like one extremely useful option might be Roon of the Hidden Realm, which would allow you to temporarily remove enemy threats and also get an extra "enters the battlefield" use with Primeval Protector, Coiling Oracle, Deepglow Skate, Armorcraft Judge, Custodi Soulbinders, Prime Speaker Zegana or Elite Scaleguard every turn (which also triggers Cathars' Crusade). Furthermore, it can protect your commander any time it is threatened. I might even include Flickerform for the same reason.

Also, have you considered including either Spellbook, Reliquary Tower or Thought Vessel? It seems like you are drawing huge amounts of cards and this would highly benefit you.

jonwelgrin on Compleation

5 months ago

Personally i think the support mechanic from oath of the gate watch would fit perfectly for instance Relief Captain, Gladehart Cavalry,Shoulder to Shoulder, and Nissa's Judgment, there are more but just to start. also Rishkar, Peema Renegade, by using them together all your creatures now become mana rocks. Another great draw would be Armorcraft JudgeIf you choose to use this mechanic with lots of triggered abilities to use I'd say Panharmonicon and Strionic Resonator For cuts I'd say Prime Speaker Zegana, Ichor Rats, Elite Scaleguard,and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite.

Salad_The_Great on Hail To The God Emporer

7 months ago

Here are my two cents. Eldrazi Monument -- I love this card in token decks. Honor of the Pure -- This also buffs your creatures (most of them anyway). Balefire Liege -- a no-brainer. Spear of Heliod -- This not only buffs up your creatures, but it also acts as good creature removal/deterrent. Path of Bravery -- I would replace Angel of Renewal with this. Call for Unity -- a good card for the endgame that will help keep all your tokens alive. Coat of Arms -- You have enough tokens to make this work. Elite Scaleguard -- This creature will abuse the massive number of +1/+1 counters that your deck is capable of, sometimes allowing you to swing for lethal on the turn you play him. Gideon, Martial Paragon + Gideon's Resolve -- this is a fun combo that would go well in your deck. the planeswalker will give you a pillow fort, and the enchantment buffs all your creatures. Gideon's final ability will also allow you to swing for lethal. Gleam of Authority -- This is something else to abuse your +1/+1 counters, but I am not necessarily recommending it. I will add more suggestions tomorrow.

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