Herald of the Host

Herald of the Host

Creature — Angel

Flying, vigilance

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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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Herald of the Host occurrence in decks from the last year

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Herald of the Host Discussion

raspberryfish25 on The Rooted Sisterhood

1 month 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.

  • Ajani's Pridemate I saw you already included Ageless Entity which this card functions very close to it so might be worth running both.

  • 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.

  • Rootborn Defenses , Sundering Growth Both cards are similar to cards you are already running they just also include populate to further increase your board.

  • 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.

WUBRG87 on OVERCOME AND OVERRUN

2 months ago

AscendedLandfalls, scratch that. Herald of the Host i can do seeing as how its white and obviously not in Thantis.

copitodenieve on Ghired Massive EDH

4 months ago

Instead of Glorybringer , why not Utvara Hellkite ? It’ll give you tokens and more tokens.

Same with Herald of the Host . Those tokens will die. I think Decree of Justice or Devout Invocation would be better at giving you angels.

multimedia on

4 months ago

Hey, good concept and deck given the restrictions of the league you play in.

Mother of Runes can be a repeatable source to protect Marisi or make a creature unblockable by giving it protection from the color of the creature blocking it. Spirit en-Dal can give other creatures Shadow with forecast this includes an opponent's creature making it unable to block another opponent's creature since can use forecast once each turn. Healer's Hawk is an upgrade for a one drop flier. Herald of the Host 's myriad seems powerful with Marisi.

Lands to consider adding:

The little fliers can benefit from more repeatable sources of +1/+1 counters and or other ways to pump them:

Swords to Plowshares and Boros Charm are staple cards in Commander. Ghostly Prison makes it more difficult for your opponents to attack you. Bloodthirsty Blade can be a repeatable source of goad. I think the Talismans can do more here than the Signets because you can use a Talisman to make mana the turn you play it without needing another mana source. With some many one drop creatures here then especially Talisman of Conviction and Talisman of Unity since they can make white mana are upgrades for the Signets. Hunter's Insight and Harmonize are uncommon draw.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • 2x Mountain
  • 2x Forest
  • Boros Signet
  • Selesnya Signet
  • Legion's Judgment
  • Tears of Valakut
  • Fry
  • Ranger's Guile
  • Skywhaler's Shot
  • Dust Corona
  • Cloak and Dagger
  • Territorial Roc
  • Colorful Feiyi Sparrow
  • Explosive Vegetation
  • Skyshroud Claim

Aargus222 on Lyra Dawnbringer EDH

5 months ago

Herald of the Host is definitely going in. I would do Archangel of Thune , but that’s got a pretty expensive price tag :). Is Mind Stone good for mana ramp? I have it but have never used it.

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