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Legendary Creature — Human Soldier
At the beginning of your upkeep, you gain 1 life for each card in target opponent's hand.
(3)(White): Tap target creature. Play this ability only if Gerrard Capashen is attacking.
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Gerrard Capashen Discussion
2 months ago
@SP3CTR3_chelts: Yeah, I even wanted to put in ol' Wrenn & Six in also as an alt for Crucible of Worlds . As for Artifact Searching, I've made a very tough decision: After all the opposition The Big 3 Baka Yarous all got, I've already removed the 2nd of these 3. Maybe their haters were right about them. I'm even contemplating removing the other two as well. Since in such a regard, you no longer need to keep searching for trash that probably won't help the whole deck at all; only those remaining 2. Considering what others said in the past, I might actually remove the other two as well. As for the CMDR change from Najeela, the Blade-Blossom back to my default Sliver Queen , My reasons stand thus:
Sliver Queen is more resilient, & can make chump blockers before you block, & after any opponent declares Attackers.
We have Teferi, Temporal Archmage , which all three of his abilities are great. But his Emblem, allows a Vedalken Orrery -Esque effect making potentially infinite Loyalty Abilities. I kept Chandra, Torch of Defiance in as one of her Loyalty Abilities not only gains Loyalty, but also allows Mana Ramp; but I do, realize, Jace, the Mind Sculptor , while being "The Greatest Planeswalker Card of all time" is slow, I do concur w/ this notion, but if this walker is the best since WORLDWAKE days, how the hell can one reach ultimate status before Jace can't back himself up to do a great Ult.? Back to ol' Daughter of a Dead Father that actually Survived even after Nicol Bolas "Died" (Is this true?) from having his spark forced out of him. In the right Situation, (not) Sliver Queen , she could have a Janky, but regardless infinite Spawn to strike at anyone.
Don't get me wrong, Najeela is Sugoi level Awesome, but I'm fearing she might have the same flaws as Sisay, Weatherlight Captain ; though Captain Sisay is already awesome on her own. Could Sisay Numero Dos do great here as well? We already have Walkers that reach CMC7 here, but, now, the only constant is making a swarm of Walkers all w/ the same cost to search for Legends like Najeela would w/ infinite attacks. From there, though not Superfriends/Avengers CMDR Level power, Sisay #2 is a much better card than Najeela as a whole here; Once you have all 5 colors among Walkers, you might be able to search for whatever the hell you need to win. XP On the Topic of Modern Horizons, is Urza, Lord High Artificer good here as well? I don't want to add anymore cards, but ol' Urza, w/o a Spark; now means the only Walker Left in all 5 colors that can be used as a Planeswalker CMDR, is Lord Taysir of Rabiah. Regardless, This Urza is far better than the dumbass joke of a Walker from UNSTABLE; now having, basically all his abilities as Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God 's Static Ability!
Really sorry about the update. But I really want to make a High Quality Deck as well; w/ Gideon Jura Dead, & the imminent possibility that everyone wants to kill you after Gideon, Champion of Justice Literally Apocalypse 's the rest of the board (Sans your hand.). This is too risky for me to use, & as I can't find a good Gideon to use in his memory; an idiot hero who probably did more good than Gerrard Capashen brainwashed by Phyrexians as he slashed off Urza's Head, I really would like better options in that Gideons stead.
All that said, I hope you can understand my reasons behind all these changes; & that I'm trying to redeem myself to the rest of the community...
Now, If you don't mind, I am trying to rebuild my memory from what I tried to rebuild my CHAOS deck from. Just understand though, that not all such cards are truly that good. Some may be worse than others. & now I'm finishing this debate between me & the rest of this site; unlike John-117, & Thel 'Vadam (Master Chief, & The Arbiter) which one development plan was for these two to Finish the Fight together in Halo 2. Since that was canned, & Halo 5: Guardians isn't even being spoken of as even Halo fans hate that game; but what about Halo 6? Will it end the franchise for good? & what about Beyond Good & Evil 2? If the hype is real, why isn't UBISOFT developing itat even the slowest rate of progressing speed; Slower than even DUKE NUKEM: FOREVER? Fun fact! DUKE NUKEM: FOREVER isn't the worst game in the franchise; maybe you should look back in your efforts back in the GBA days; FOREVER is at least playable, the DUKE NUKEM game for GBA is so glitched, made by an atrocious developer, & is agreed that game is just; the definition of unplayable... Same for all the rest of the trash they made.
Over & out.
2 months ago
Thanks for the comment! These are great suggestions.
Ballyrush Banneret and Preeminent Captain are great additions for a soldier deck, but I do not have enough soldier creatures to make them viable. I built this deck more around the token aspect. Still great cards, but I cannot find a card to get rid of for them. Mentor of the Meek was on my mind when I first constructed the deck, but I was worried it will not get it's full use due to all the anthem affects.
Gerrard Capashen is new to me. This is a cool card and I will try to integrate it in right away. Precinct Captain is great for soldier tokens, I'll look into it as well. Goldnight Commander is a fun card as well, I will look to integrate that one in as well.
Settle the Wreckage is a interesting way to get lands. Never thought about using my own creatures as fodder for lands.
Thank you again for the time! I will look at your Darien deck as well.
3 months ago
Great budget list! May I suggest Mirror Entity for massive token pump and fitting the soldier mold since it is a shapeshifter.
It’s a little more expensive but Settle the Wreckage is a more affordable ramp card for mono-white tokens (if you cant get Land Tax or Smothering Tithe) or if you’re in a jam it is also great removal.
Mine isn’t really a budget version, but I’d say it’s like a 70% power level.
Hope some of those help!
5 months ago
I was looking at an article recently (some sort of Q&A with a member of R&D, I don't remember which one) where they mentioned that there are quite a few legendary creatures whose cards they are dissatisfied with. Gerrard Capashen gets brought up a lot. Perhaps they're using this, beyond valuable reprints, to print some spicy, spicy old-school legends??
7 months ago
Here might be some cards that can be helpful:
- Lightning Greaves
- Swiftfoot Boots
- Swords to Plowshares
- Path to Exile
- Dawn of Hope
- Enlightened Tutor
- Return to Dust
- Rebuff the Wicked
- Faith's Reward
- Authority of the Consuls
- Serra Ascendant
- Soul's Attendant
- Lapse of Certainty
- Scout's Warning
- Tragic Arrogance
- Blind Obedience
Cards suggested to cut:
- Ajani's Pridemate
- Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit
- Atalya, Samite Master
- Banisher Priest
- Gerrard Capashen
- Martyr of Sands
- Paladin of Atonement
- Sunscorch Regent
- Celestial Convergence
- Celestial Mantle
- Cradle of Vitality
- Nimbus Wings
- Ordeal of Heliod
- Angel's Mercy
- Divine Verdict
- Meditation Puzzle
- Renewed Faith
- Safe Passage
- Planar Cleansing
- Chalice of Life Flip
- Venser's Journal
The reasons the card listed above to cut is one of few reasons either they don't do much, better alternatives, or they don't further your game plan enough to make an impact. By meta I meant, the type of decks you are facing as your meta might be filled with more aggro players than if that's the case you might want to add in a Ghostly Prison for example, or if you are facing a lot of reanimation decks than adding in a Relic of Progenitus or Tormod's Crypt can be fairly helpful. Against control players than you might want to consider a lot Silence/Orim's Chant effects.
Aside from that, some non-budget friendly cards are the obvious Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Teferi's Protection, or Vedalken Orrery. Winding Canyons can also be helpful to flash out Evra or your Felidar Sovereign to sneak in that win.
Hope that helps!
9 months ago
11 months ago
The foreground person is Gerrard Capashen holding the severed head of Urza (of Urza, Academy Headmaster fame and also a demigod person - he is depicted wiping out a continent off of Dominaria in Urza's Ruinous Blast), which he personally cut off not too long ago in a duel with Urza in a Phyrexian Arena and brought to Yawgmoth in order to ressurect Hanna, Ship's Navigator.
There is also another card that depicted yawgmoth, which was the form he took when invading Dominaria - Death Cloud, though much larger than depicted.
1 year ago
Blue is Urza--the sculpture in the background is wearing his traditional gorget.
Not too sure on the black one off the top of my head.
Frankly, I think they are all incredibly mediocre cards. Not only do they enter tapped, but you're paying an awful lot for what you get.
Red: 6 Mana (since you're also tapping the land itself) and loss of one of your lands to destroy an enemy land.
Green: 4 mana and loss of a land for a very limited tutor.
Blue: 6 mana and loss of a land for 2 cards?
White: 5 mana and loss of a land for 2 vanila 1/1s. Even though they are in decent tribe, that still is terrible.
Black: 4 mana for returning something to your hand is pretty reasonable, but it also puts you back a land and cannot be used the turn you play it. Great ability--too many drawbacks.
Edit: Just realized the Black land depicts Urza from Mind Over Matter (the staff is the same).
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