Frontline Medic


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare

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Frontline Medic

Creature — Human Cleric

Battalion — Whenever Frontline Medic and at least two other creatures attack, creatures you control are indestructible this turn. Sacrifice Frontline Medic: Counter target spell with X in its mana cost unless its controller pays 3.

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Frontline Medic Discussion

god_dammit_nappa on New to edh need help ...

3 weeks ago

Honestly, if you want a truly brain-dead simple commander to build around, and you like turning creatures sideways, then Karametra, God of Harvests is the commander for YOU! You can easily build a decent deck with her for under $100.

With some cheap artifacts like Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Darksteel Ingot, Fellwar Stone, and Thran Dynamo, you can get Karametra out as early as Turn 3.

Cast an Elvish Mystic? Go fetch a basic land. Rinse and Repeat!

You'll have access to Green's creature-based draw like Shamanic Revelation and White's protection like Dauntless Escort, Make a Stand, Frontline Medic, or Akroma's Blessing / Brave the Elements.

You'll ramp out faster than your opponents will. And if the control player casts a blue spell on your turn? Respond with Seedtime (only like $2 or $3 on TCG) and take an extra turn! GUESS WHO'S GETTING THE BIG FACE-SMASHY THIS NEXT TURN, BLUE PLAYER?

According to TCG, Triumph of the Hordes is only like $8 bucks. Get a Pathbreaker Ibex, put a big dumb dude on the 'field like Metalwork Colossus (super easy to do), and then give your creatures Infect & Trample and swing for game.

Venturub on Cleric Control

4 weeks ago

Well then... consider Selfless Spirit and Frontline Medic. Could suggest you Planar Guide if you were not in Modern...

BMHKain on Descisions... Descisions... New Gates... or ...

1 month ago

Well after my denial w/ Boros, I actually have one other plan in mind...

Should I make a Gate Deck, or what? Just asking to be sure...

Rzepkanut on selvala v2

2 months ago

You asked for cuts to add new cards, I recommend these:

  • Panharmonicon - fun card but you actually have very few payoffs for it.
  • Lys Alana Huntmaster - deck's not tribal enough to really do that much token making, so I'm not sure its worth it to run. There are better token making cards if you really want a token machine.
  • Frontline Medic - it was an underwhelming card in games for me when I tried it ever.
  • Shield of the Oversoul - meh, I'm not usually a fan of this kind of protection...since its only effective against "destroy" it's far less reliable than hexproof usually. I think I like Shalai, Voice of Plenty better personally because it's more threatening. If your board gets wiped a lot it might be worth keeping Shield in though.

I would not cut Dragonlord Dromoka!! She is a much bigger pain in the ass than Grand Abolisher because she is so big, even though she doesn't stop activated abilities like the Abolisher does...if anything find room for both. They are both very strong cards.

Also personally I like Regal Force much better than Soul of the Harvest or Primordial Sage when it comes to expensive green card draw dudes.

Here is my Selvala deck, maybe it has other ideas for you:

Selesnya Selvala is my favorite mana dork ever.

Commander / EDH* Rzepkanut


Happy gathering :)

Selphiron on Help with non-combo Selvala, Explorer ...

2 months ago


(tl;dr at the bottom) so my bestest friends gave me a copy of Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger (they must be kind of masochistic), Marwyn, the Nurturer, Seedborn Muse and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds.
But the problem is, I don't know which 3 cards I should take out of my Selvala, Explorer Returned deck. Please see the description in the link for how the deck works. My meta is quite casual, but not very janky. The games usually end after turn 10, we have almost no combo decks.

First of all: Do you think, that I shouldn't take any of those 4 cards into my deck?

I was thinking of Primordial Sage, because I don't cast every creature I put into play and I have Soul of the Harvest and my Commander. I don't really have card draw problems. So maybe I could cut it for Vorinclex.

The second card I was thinking of taking out is Frontline Medic. I never used the second ability (counter target spell with X, unless opponent pays additional 3). And it must attack with at least two other creatures. The two other creatures part isn't the problem most of the times, but that it has to attack is sometimes a problem. I only have two haste enabler and usually I don't attack anyway. When I attack, I do it to close the game or to finish someone off. And if I do, I rarely need it. And I have Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant and other ways of making my creatures indestructible.

The third card I was thinking of taking out is Fyndhorn Elder. I know it is a good card, but I think that Marwyn, the Nurturer is a better replacement.

And I can't decide, whether I should exchange Dragonlord Dromoka with Grand Abolisher. I don't really need the flying part of Dromoka and the lifegain is sweet but the main reason I have it in my deck is to prevent things like AEtherize, when I go for the kill. I have Abeyance for the same reason. I usually finish the game with Triumph of the Hordes and Overwhelming Stampede. So I need 10-11 mana with Dromoka and 6-7 mana with Grand Abolisher.

Oh and I would be thankful for general advice like "this card would be better than this card". My budget is rather tight though (I don't like to spend more than 10$ on a card).

Other cards I was thinking of taking out:
Shield of the Oversoul, Indrik Umbra, Beastmaster Ascension, Lys Alana Huntmaster.

Thanks in advance for your help =)

tl;dr: I want to put Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Marwyn, the Nurturer, Seedborn Muse and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds into this Deck but I don't know what cards to take out.

Guftders on Pattern Recognition #73 - Ravnica, ...

3 months ago

I always thought that Cipher was an interesting mechanic, due to it's similarities with Imprint. It was just underpowered. And in the wrong colours.

Battalion by comparison was actually kinda busted. The effects you got off of triggering it (and you're going to trigger it) were usually really beneficial, like Frontline Medic, Firemane Avenger or Legion Loyalist.

Compare these to the three rare instances of Cipher in the same set- Stolen Identity, Undercity Plague and Whispering Madness. It's obvious they had no idea how to design a Dimir card, they just stapled random abilities on the cards. Whispering Madness is really good, I'll admit, but I've never used the Cipher part of it, and I've never seen anyone else use it either.

Not forgetting to mention that the Boros cards above are quite clearly aggressively costed, whilst the Dimir ones... Ugh.

Thorbogl on Invincibility

5 months ago

Hey there!Frontline Medic might be something you want to look into, but you probably need more creatures to make him work

Also if you have indestructible on all your creatures, Wrath of God or Day of Judgment.

Selfless Spirit also provides you additional indestructible and a higher creature count.

Happy brewing, +1

NV_1980 on Iroas, Boros Commander

5 months ago

Lol, damn I meant Frontline Medic. Didn't even know there WAS a Combat Medic haha. Ow well, have fun!

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