Herald of the Host
Creature — Angel
Myriad (Whenever this creature attacks, for each opponent other than defending player, you may put a token that's a copy of this creature onto the battlefield tapped and attacking that player or a planeswalker he or she controls. Exile the token at the end of combat.)
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|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Herald of the Host occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Herald of the Host Discussion
1 month ago
king-saproling Agreed. Marisi brings some fresh dynamics to the board state. When I started playing with my current playgroup I noticed how often they would go infinite and outright win the game with various combos (something I wasn't very used to in the past). Tutoring for specific win conditions didn't seem nearly as fun or dynamic to me but, I still wanted to be viable within the pod. Marisi has allowed that, literally forcing every single player into awkward interactions. It's been a lot of fun watching high power level combo decks squirm and try to work around the disrupting mechanics. Also, thanks for the suggestions, a few of the cards I've looked at before and are possibly still considering are, Nacatl War-Pride, Keeper of the Fables and Herald of the Host. One with Nature and Fiendish Duo I'm not super familiar with but I like quite a bit, thanks for that.
1 month ago
Marisi is a very cool general! These cards might appeal to you: Fiendish Duo, Spirit Mantle, Beloved Chaplain, Custodi Soulcaller, Adriana, Captain of the Guard, Herald of the Host, Nacatl War-Pride, Dingus Staff, True Conviction, Storm the Citadel, Keeper of Fables, Curse of Opulence, Tempt with Vengeance, One with Nature
1 month ago
Looks good! These might interest you: Aurelia, the Warleader, Adriana, Captain of the Guard, Fiendish Duo, Grenzo's Ruffians, Herald of the Host, Gratuitous Violence, Berserkers' Onslaught, True Conviction, Godo, Bandit Warlord, Stonehewer Giant, Mistveil Plains, Palace Jailer, Smothering Tithe, Empowered Autogenerator, Sword of the Animist
2 months ago
king-saproling these are really solid suggestions, I especially like Second Harvest, Herald of the Host, and Anointer Priest. I unfortunately just ordered this list for her yesterday. But I've added the suggestions to the maybes for her to look at and make her own decisions on as time goes on
2 months ago
Looks great! You might consider these: Mimic Vat (if you populate the token from Vat, the populated token stays indefinitely!), Feldon of the Third Path, Hate Mirage, Twinflame, Grumgully, the Generous, Keeper of Fables, Mouth / Feed, Garruk's Packleader, Elemental Bond, Second Harvest, Herald of the Host, Adorned Pouncer, Angel of Sanctions, Anointer Priest, Seance,
2 months ago
Here are some more! I promise this is the last of them haha: Helm of the Host, Illusionist's Bracers, Skullclamp, Mentor of the Meek, Shamanic Revelation, Camaraderie, Keeper of Fables, Ohran Frostfang, Seance, Adorned Pouncer, Angel of Sanctions, Anointer Priest, Herald of the Host, Perilous Forays, Settle the Wreckage, Evolutionary Leap
3 months ago
So I really like this deck and it seems like it is fairly resilient. A few things I would consider adding would be more cards that synergize with your life gain strategy and Trostani’s populate ability such as:
Angelic Accord More tokens for gaining life in a deck that wants to make tokens and gain life seems like a win to me.
Well of Lost Dreams Fantastic way to turn that additional life gain into card advantage.
Congregate This is a nice card that works extremely well in Commander if you need a quick boost in life. Note Congregate reads target player gains 2 life for each creature on the battlefield. Many times, when I would use this card in a commander game I would easily gain 20 plus life off it.
Serra Avatar One way to read this card is play Serra Avatar with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice in play and double your life total. Even if you don’t have Trostani out you are still getting in most cases a creature that is well over a 7/7 most games for 7 mana which is a good deal.
Aetherflux Reservoir Can function as a secondary WinCon that you can pull out of nowhere. Trust me, play this card when you have an excess life total then instantly activate it taking the player that is the biggest threat out of the game. Also, don’t write off the first ability on the card. You would be surprised how quickly you gain life by just playing spells.
Growing Ranks A free populate at the beginning of each of your turns can be extremely strong in this deck.
Advent of the Wurm 4 mana for a 5/5 trample is straight value plus this will work really well with populate.
Armada Wurm 6 mana for a 5/5 trample that also creates a 5/5 trample wurm token. 10 power for 6 mana plus gaining a token works with populate.
Glare of Subdual In a deck that wants to go wide this can quickly shut down opponents from attacking you.
Blade of Selves and Herald of the Host Both of these cards work extremely well with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice . How they work is you attack with either Herald of the Host or the creature Blade of Selves is equipped to and let the myriad ability activate creating a copy of the creature that is attacking your other opponents. Normally the tokens created off the myriad ability would be exiled at the end of combat but, if you use Trostani, Selesnya's Voice ’s populate ability during your combat phase you can create an additional copy of the token that will stay in play after the combat phase is over because, it was created using the populate mechanic and not the myriad mechanic. Even if you don’t populate the tokens that were created Trostani, Selesnya's Voice ’s life gain ability will still trigger off the tokens gaining you a lot of additional life. The myriad ability also works extremely well with creatures that have enter the battlefield abilities. Imagine this line of play, you equip Blade of Selves to your Terastodon then attack. The myriad ability triggers and you put two additional token copies of Terastodon into play attacking your other opponents. When those Terastodon tokens enter the battlefield they trigger their enter the battlefield ability allowing you to remove up to six other noncreature permanents (three from each of the Terastodon’s that came into play). Also imagine Blade of Selves attached to Serra Avatar you would be tripling your life total each time you attack as long as Trostani is out.
A few cards I would personally consider removing Thrun, the Last Troll , Primal Surge , Godsend , Strionic Resonator , Woodfall Primus , Rout (maybe consider replacing Rout for Martial Coup which seems more on theme for a token deck) Felidar Sovereign , (I get why you added him but winning with Felidar in commander seems like a cheap way to win.)
A lot of these cards really don’t seem on theme for either gaining more life or creating tokens. Personally, I would look at replacing a lot of these creatures with creatures that make tokens when they come into play like Armada Wurm that you can use to populate or cards that synergize with your life gain like Ajani's Pridemate .
One last thing your combo of Darien, King of Kjeldor + Trostani, Selesnya's Voice does not work exactly as you think. For Darien to trigger the damage has to resolve meaning that if a player deals more damage than your life total at once then you would die before Darien could trigger. As long as you have at least one life after damage resolves and both Darien and Trostani are on the field then your combo works, you create the solider token from Darien and, Trostani gives you the life from the token coming into play.
4 months ago
Sorry forgot the Card tags: