Elite Vanguard


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
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

WItC on Budget Beginner Teaching Decks (#3 White)

1 month 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

1 month 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...

1 month 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 ...

2 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 ...

2 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?

KingMathoro on

5 months ago

Hey if you don't mind I have some questions and suggestions for you. I love soldiers and have a deck of them as well! So I think this deck would see a lot of help from both Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Elspeth, Sun's Champion. Gideon can ult immediately and Elspeth makes a bunch of tokens. Other cards that would work here are spot removal cards like Journey to Nowhere and Disenchant, Path to Exile,Oblivion Ring, Unified Strike I think they do more than Argentum Armor because it takes so long to get use out of it. And maybe a Wrath of God or the like as well. Some other creatures that would work well if interested are Elite Vanguard, Preeminent Captain, Precinct Captain, Mentor of the Meek, Veteran Swordsmith, and Veteran Armorsmith I do think that since you only have five equipments as well that Auriok Steelshaper seems underwhelming here. Anointed Procession and Mobilization are also great here as well. The main questions I have are, is budget an issue at all and what is your meta like and also how is the deck performing? Because knowing that could change the above quite drastically. What do you think?

SavannahLion91 on Defend The Parish

5 months ago

Dude I love White Weenie decks. I play something similar, and it does decent on FNM.

I would defiently add a playset of Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. It does wonders against control decks, and Storm.

I would also add a playset of Imposing Sovereign. This card does work against other aggro decks. It gives your creatures a pseudo haste. Which is something white doesn't have.

You can play Elite Vanguard if you want, but I would run something like Mardu Woe-Reaper, Soldier of the Pantheon, and only two Kytheon, Hero of Akros. Reaper and Soldier might not look like much of an improvement, but they give you more options. Reaper has saved me a couple times from people trying to go infinite by taking out a piece of their combo out of the graveyard. Soldier just can get through or block multi colored creatures all day.

I'd also throw in a play set of Honor of the Pure. It just buffs your creatures a little more. Also, four Path to Exile is some of the best removal you can have. It's pretty much a must have.

Then I would add two more Brave the Elements. This card is bonkers. It's an I win now card, or a counter spell. It's literally why you would want to play the deck and what pushes the deck over the hump.

Then maybe two Gather the Townsfolk. It's not that great of a card but helps you get wide, and puts two 1/1 counters on Champion of the Parish on turn two.

I would probably cut one of the Fiendslayer Paladin. It's actually a pretty good card, and something I haven't thought of. In a heavy burn meta that card is really good. The card that I run over him is Mirran Crusader, but both have their upsides and are definitely worth swapping out for the other depending on the meta. The reason I would only run two is because I try to keep my mana curve low. Before I switched to Crusader I use to run Silverblade Paladin. It's a good card that can win you the game on the spot, or give you the push you need to start winning. The only problem with it is. It was fragile and died to removal easily.

Yeah thats pretty much it. If you go to my site you can find the humans deck I was talking about for a good list.

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