Favored Hoplite

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Uncommon

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Favored Hoplite

Creature — Human Soldier

Heroic -- Whenever you cast a spell that targets Favored Hoplite, put a +1/+1 counter on Favored Hoplite and prevent all damage that would be dealt to it this turn.

Favored Hoplite Discussion

gdesimone on Heroic intervention

3 months ago

Hi AvengerOfDorubah! I use this deck in competitive plays in a store in my country. It runs very well, and if I draw a good hand, in turn 3 or 4 my opponent is dead. A good hand would be turn 1 Plains Favored Hoplite . Turn 2 Mountain, attack, Titan's Strength on Favored Hoplite and you are running for 5 of damage. If you opponent want to destroy your creature, you have a Plains for Gods Willing . Its a very violent deck and I like to play it. Spells blue of Theros block are interestings, you can draw cards, but I think that those spells are best for midrange decks, or control decks. I'm now building an ideas of a G/B deck of Theros whith Prophet of Kruphix , and other U/B cruel control, so if you had suggestions they are very welcome!

5dollarMTG on A Little Project

4 months ago

This is a good collection of cards! If I were you, I would either go for a more midrange deck built around non-auras like Sigil of the Empty Throne and Sphere of Safety or focus on a more aggressive aura-based deck that is built around Hero of Iroas and other heroic creatures. If you take the latter option, you can curve from Favored Hoplite or Lagonna-Band Trailblazer into Phalanx Leader and Blessed Spirits. Then start targeting Phalanx Leader with cheap auras and Blessed Spirits will get huge fast. If you go this route you need protection since creatures with auras have a huge target on them. You already have Emerge Unscathed, which is great, but you might also consider Gods Willing, Center Soul, or an umbra like Hyena Umbra. Those are a lot cheaper to cast than Spectra Ward and, unlike Selfless Spirit, they'll re-trigger the heroic mechanic.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Tiana; Like an Enchantress but... Not

6 months ago

I would fix your mana base first. Average EDH decks have 45 mana sources, and Tiana definitely needs it, so consider more lands or rocks like Gilded Lotus/Boros Cluestone/Commander's Sphere/Fire Diamond/Marble Diamond etc etc. Fiery Mantle/Dragon Breath could replace Mark of Fury/Goblin War Paint? Guise of Fire/Bonds of Faith/Prophetic Ravings could replace Bloodshed Fever/Hammerhand/Cartouche of Zeal? Graceblade Artisan is a great duplicate of Champion of the Flame, it could replace Favored Hoplite/Call To Serve. If you want more combat map control you could run Goblin Spymaster/Overwhelming Splendor. Immolation/Inferno Fist are good duplicates of Ordeal of Purphoros.

Other than these replacements, I think you made a fine deck. I would include more finishers like Shiv's Embrace/Splinter Twin/Elemental Mastery/Burning Anger/Battle Mastery, or include a combo with Battered Golem/Paradox Engine/Endbringer/Traxos, Scourge of Kroog. I think some weaker finishers in this deck right now are Giant Spectacle/Lightning Reflexes/Madcap Skills/Lightning Talons. And I think Gift of Immortality is alright, but it doesn't protect your auras in extension if a creature-only board wipe happens, so another indestructible spells would be better.

I like the neat combo of Pariah and Tiana, and your enchantment based draw engines + Auratog/Faith Healer is another neat combo. Curse of Opulence is a great include, it's a one drop that adds influences damage away from you and toward your 120 combined life goal. Umbra Mystic/Anax and Cymede/Heavenly Blademaster are also great includes!

Liaramancer on Win Hard: Or Die Trying (Akroan Style)

8 months ago

I'm playing this deck in 2018 and it's still going strong! I replaced Boros Swiftblade with Swiftblade Vindicator. She's an obvious upgrade that only loses to turn three Goblin Chainwhirler. Two cards I'm considering is Tajic, Legion's Edge and Chance for Glory. I'm hesitant to cut an Anax for him, but the benefit is he gives our creatures protection from removal like Chainwhirler and has haste so he can mentor a creature like Fabled Hero or Swiftblade Vindicator the turn you play him. I wonder if there's room for Chance for Glory. It's an all or nothing card, but the deck theme is win hard or die trying, right? Finally, should Rush of Adrenaline replace Titan's Strength? I like the scry but I've been in situations where Fabled Hero could easily kill if he wasn't being blocked. And the turn three kill combo with Favored Hoplite + Ordeal of Purphoros + Boros Charm + Titan's Strength still works with Rush of Adrenaline.

Liaramancer on Win Hard: Or Die Trying (Akroan Style)

8 months ago

I'm playing this deck in 2018 and it's still going strong! I replaced Boros Swiftblade with Swiftblade Vindicator. She's an obvious upgrade that only loses to turn three Goblin Chainwhirler. Two cards I'm considering is Tajic, Legion's Edge and Chance for Glory. I'm hesitant to cut an Anax for him, but the benefit is he gives our creatures protection from removal like Chainwhirler and has haste so he can mentor a creature like Fabled Hero or Swiftblade Vindicator the turn you play him. I wonder if there's room for Chance for Glory. It's an all or nothing card, but the deck theme is win hard or die trying, right? Finally, should Rush of Adrenaline replace Titan's Strength? I like the scry but I've been in situations where Fabled Hero could easily kill if he wasn't being blocked. And the turn three kill combo with Favored Hoplite + Ordeal of Purphoros + Boros Charm + Titan's Strength still works with Rush of Adrenaline.

LeFrankie on Heroic Human

1 year ago

Hello !

You can use Bonds of Faith instead of pacifism You can go x4 Favored Hoplite, same as Hero of Iroas You can also consider a bunch of instant to protect your creatures or draw some cards as it synergises also with "Heroic" if it targets your creatures, I personally suggest Defiant Strike and Emerge Unscathed. For the enchantements, you can go x4 Ethereal Armor aswell, maybe a bunch of Gryff's Boon and I greatly recommend (even if it's a little bit more expensive) Hyena Umbra

Quicksilver on American Humans

1 year ago

Favored Hoplite or Hada Freeblade synergise better.

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