Exemplar of Strength


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon

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Exemplar of Strength

Creature — Human Warrior

When Exemplar of Strength enters the battlefield, put three -1/-1 counters on target creature you control.

Whenever Exemplar of Strength attacks, remove a -1/-1 counter from it. If you do, you gain 1 life.

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Exemplar of Strength Discussion

JoeBob21 on Hapatra negative counters

1 week ago

I run a Hapatra deck too but i dont have many suggestions because most of the cards i would name are already here. Suggestions: I know that Lethal Sting is a sorcery but its like a Murder that gives you a deathtouch snake so... I really like Torment of Venom in my deck because of the leech plus the snake plus the chance of killing a creature. Decimator Beetle is very good with cards like Exemplar of Strength. Soulstinger isn't bad because they wont really try hard to block/kill it.

Boza on Synergy

1 month ago

I like the BG -1/-1 counters theme!But to make it better, 4 of the previously channeler suggestion is necessary. As is 4 Hapatra, the best thing since slied bread for this deck. The other big payoffs are 4 of Nest of Scarabs and 4 Obelisk Spider. Next, you will need enablers - 4 of the crocodile, ammit eternal, beetle and 4 Exemplar of Strength. The other 8 flex slots can be some removal in the form of Banewhip Punisher, Lethal Sting or some recursion for cards like Gravedigger or some discard like Lay Bare the Heart.

Poseidon31 on BRG Negative Counter (MtG Casual)(Need Help)

2 months ago

Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Nest of Scarabs, Festering Mummy, Exemplar of Strength and Tenacious Hunter could be good in there.

T1: Festering MummyT2: Exemplar of Strenght as 4/4 and let the Mummy dieT3: Consuming Ferver --> swing in for 7

Hapatra and the Scarab Nest will create some Tokens for you.

Also i would play one more Scoprion God.

xyr0s on Mold Aggro

2 months ago

Varolz, the Scar-Striped seems to miss any really juicy targets, since most of the power in the deck comes from synergies, not from the cards themselves. The only kinda good one is Exemplar of Strength. Other than that, nice deck.

Beio53 on Victory Tyrant (G/W Lifegain)

2 months ago

I like what youre trying to do here bmagicguy. Lifelink is a pretty solid strategy right now because fast aggrieved decks are super popular. So if you want this build to work I would suggest having a lot of small, maybe high toughness creatures with lifelink to flood the board and block with. Drawing cards is also good so something like Shapers' Sanctuary will deter opponents removal and draw for you. Green and white allows you to be pretty tricksy with untapping and protection. So if you want to survive to the point with your herald you could maybe add things like Glory-Bound Initiate for lifegain, or Ranging Raptors and Ripjaw Raptor for card draw and ramp. Cards like Prepare give you a surprise big lifelink blocker after your opponents attack you then you can use the back half of it to fight a creature with something you want to take damage like your raptors! Aerial Responder is great, but Im not sold on Aetherstorm Roc, maybe its a place to put in raptors. Exemplar of Strength, Inspiring Cleric and Bishop's Soldier CAN be good but I dont think its the build youre going for so the glory bounds could go there. Majestic Myriarch is awesome with all your lifelinkers but Id suggest putting in some more creatures with valuable keywords. Adorned Pouncer will give it double strike and you can bring it back on turn 5 as a 4/4 double strike! As a finisher, in case you dont get Victory's Herald, theres Appeal which basically lets you swing in for a huge attack unblocked if you pair the cards together and you can still block any attacks on the next turn. But I love green white in standard and if you have any questions or ideas feel free to speak up! Hope Ive given you some ideas

Ryjo on Pulled a Vraksa... want to ...

3 months ago

Well, Golgari isn't that well represented within Standard right now. The only deck to post any results recently are constrictor decks that run over $250 currently. Vraska, Relic Seeker is in a weird place, where she's a pirate that doesn't fit in with other pirates. If you want a budget deck that uses Vraska, Relic Seeker, you could try a pirates deck that uses Treasure tokens to generate the mana for Vraska. Other than that, Vraska might fit in well with a -1/-1 counters deck like this:

It currently costs approximately $75, but since you already have 1 Vraska, it would only cost roughly $60 to acquire the rest of the cards.

VincentVonVeltschmerz on Stomping the ground

3 months ago

So I'm thinking of doing a variation of this deck but with Exemplar of Strength in conjunction with Young Wolf and Strangleroot Geist. Do you have any thoughts on how that might perform?

IzzetMtG on Abzan Solemnity

4 months ago

Tenacious Hunter and Exemplar of Strength are two other good creatures that might be worth considering. I dig the deck idea, especially with the prevalence of Temur/Sultai/4-Color Energy in the meta currently. Personally I would take out the Diabolic Tutor's and probably replace them with more Solemnity and/or removal.

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