Elite Vanguard


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (DDF) Uncommon
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon
2010 Core Set (M10) Uncommon

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Elite Vanguard

Creature — Human Soldier

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Elite Vanguard Discussion

eyes2sky on White Weenie Enchanted Warriors

1 month ago

Hello, I really like mon-white builds! A few things to consider for your deck: 1) 16 plains is very low, I would run no less than 19 (Add a couple Sandstone Bridge or Secluded Steppe). 2) For better synergy, I would choose either Warriors OR Soldiers. If you choose Soldiers then add cards like Veteran Swordsmith and Elite Vanguard. 3) Your creatures need evasion. Move Angelic gift to your main-board and consider moving Lumithread Field to the side . 4) White is weak in draw, so you might want to consider adding some cantrips like Guided Strike or Shelter. Good luck with the build!

Jimmy_Chinchila on Aggro humans

2 months ago

If nothing else you gotta drop Bonds. Paying 2 to get +2 on a creature without hexproof is just too slow and begs to get 2-for-1d with a Fatal Push. Gryff's Boon is way better. Elite Inquisitor is also just too narrow too be of much use. Similarly Doomed Traveler really just gets a Spirit token and is super weak to draw later in game.

Go up to 4 Champion of Parish for sure. Its the best card in this type of deck and is your best turn 1 play. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is a terrific human to play and hurts a ton of decks.

Metallic Mimic really solid, and its kind of a different route but Serra Ascendant and Martyr of Sands can be ridiculously potent together. Dont run Elite Vanguard, Soldier of the Pantheon or the new Dauntless Bodyguard are strictly better.

For lands, you gotta spice it up a bit. Depends on your budget of course but Cavern of Souls makes all your stuff uncounterable. Field of Ruin helps with Tron. Flagstones of Trokair for Ponza perhaps. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can get you a huge Mikaeus. Knight of the White Orchid good for low land counts.

Lastly, Path to Exile should be 4-of maindeck. You can deal with creatures easier than Fiend Hunter, or can be cast in response to one of your guys getting targeted to help get lands in play. Its the best removal in the format.

Looks fun, just needs a few tweaks to be competitive. +1

WItC on Budget Beginner Teaching Decks (#3 White)

4 months ago

Well, I am trying to limit the number of unique cards in each deck. If I were to add the traveler, I would want to take something else out completely. Without that self-imposed limitation, I would definitely favor subbing out a few of the CMC3 cards for some one drops.

BTW, the Elite Vanguard is another good one drop option and introduces the new player to a "Savannah Lion", although the traveler is probably the better of the two.

lukas96 on Menschen streben immer nach Gl├╝ck

4 months ago

I would cut Increasing Devotion, casting a 5 drop is really ambitious with only 21 lands. I also dont know if Odric, Lunarch Marshal is that good in this deck. It would bring your mana curve down even further if you cut them.

Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip also seems a bit slow.Glory-Bound Initiate is a great 2 drop and awesome with Always Watching so I recommend a playset of both. All your of your creatures are humans so id play 4 Thalia's Lieutenant

Thraben Inspector is also a great card and could replace Elite Vanguard or Authority of the Consuls

RUST-O on A Minute On the Lips...

4 months ago

Elite Vanguard, Soldier of the Pantheon would both be good early game dudes to add. Both are agressive and trade well with you opponents stuff and with the monument they give you 2 bodies for the single .

Angelic Wall, Wall of Omens would also be good.

Adderbane on Ranking White Weanies...what would be ...

5 months ago

Note that Soldier of the Pantheon and Dragon Hunter are Elite Vanguards/Expedition Envoys with some abilities (which may not be relevant most of the time, but are still better than nothing...)

antacidbrn on Ranking White Weanies...what would be ...

5 months ago

I have been wanting to build a White Weanies deck for quite sometime and I would love to know the best picks for creatures. I am thinking about supporting the Weanies with Aether Vial, Smuggler's Copter, and Oketra's Monument.

So far I want to run Steppe Lynx, Elite Vanguard, Auriok Champion, Kor Firewalker, and Thraben Inspector.

What are some better creatures for an ultimate white Weanies archetype?

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