Forerunner of the Coalition


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander 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
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Uncommon

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Forerunner of the Coalition

Creature — Human Pirate

When Forerunner of the Coalition enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a Pirate card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

Whenever another Pirate enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Forerunner of the Coalition Discussion

Mice_Overseer on Beginner B/U Pirate

3 hours ago

First of all, this is looking a lot better than most beginner's decks, so you've got a decent place to start from.

Second point: Pirates are a tempo-based, aggressive tribe, even the relatively slower U/B ones. You're going to have a very difficult time capitalising the late game unless you manage to play Fleet Swallower or Nezahal on curve and your opponent doesn't have an answer, so you're better off playing to your strengths and going lower to the ground. You're also 7 cards over 60, so this is what I'd recommend you take out:

Good luck!

Hexaflexagon on Grixis Stockholm

3 days ago

You could try using Forerunner of the Coalition to tutor for the Pirates you need, and get your opponent down on life

spydermonkey89 on Pirates Ahoy!

1 week ago

Can anyone tell me how using Siren's Ruse on Forerunner of the Coalition would resolve? Would I get to flicker the Forerunner, find a pirate, then draw the pirate? Or would I flicker, draw, then find the pirate and put on top of the deck?

LittleBlueHero on G/B Ascend Midrange

2 weeks ago

Thats great to hear!

My first build with her (albeit halfhearted at best) was a BW vamp build that aimed to do just what you are doing. I think my fatal flaw was that I was trying to be too aggressive with my vampires instead of more controlling.

I wanted to run a full playset of Radiant Destiny Legion Lieutenant and small vamps which left less room for removal.

I have been currently testing a mono black monument build that aims to drop creatures early and drain... its actually a pirate deck but so I can also run Forerunner of the Coalition and even though I don't have the right numbers for some of the cards I want to run its been pretty effective. Every game the prophet sticks she ends up putting me ahead or bringing me back from the brink.

I went down to 5 against a dinosaur deck, was able to drop the prophet and ended up winning the game just under 20 life... between her and Bontu's Monument and forerunner the lifegain is sooooo easy.

gearsinabox on Pirates life for me

1 month ago

For Fraying sanity would it be wise to run Fleet Swallower for the extra mill to its effect along side of fraying sanity and the two enchantments? I am going to replace the Deadeye Quartermaster with Dire Fleet Poisoner either 2 or 3 of them and have the same amount for Forerunner of the Coalition to be able to fetch them out and have them ready when i have the ability to partial swing and they are forced to block.

magicsheep on Pirates life for me

1 month ago

One of the best guards for pirates is Dire Fleet Poisoner, which can change the course of a game in a flash. Also, Forerunner of the Coalition is good for pirates, as it allows you to tutor up the cards you need. Also, Warkite Marauder can be very, very annoying to play against, so I recommend its addition. 4 Duress is a lot, so I recommend removing one. You should replace it with Hour of Glory, which can exile creatures such as The Scarab God, The Locust God, and The Scorpion God. (Also, if you want it, The Scarab God could have a home in this deck, making all of your creatures bigger and giving them a second life.) Great job gearsinabox!

sg_86 on Aggro Pirates.dec

1 month ago

Forerunner of the Coalition is great in board stalls, as you can go get all the Forerunners with the tutor ability, then whenever you play a pirate you drain for 3-4. I play a playset of it.

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