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Hero of Bladehold
Creature — Human Knight
Battle cry (Whenever this creature attacks, each other attacking creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.)
Whenever Hero of Bladehold attacks, put two 1/1 white soldier creature tokens onto the battlefield tapped and attacking.
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Hero of Bladehold Discussion
2 days ago
The list looks pretty utilitarian and I'm liking it. Some humans I'll put to your consideration on the chance you may not have considered them are Accorder Paladin, Precinct Captain, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Militia Bugler, and a few that sit in the blurred line of budget-friendly: Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip, Hero of Bladehold and Mikaeus, the Lunarch.
I built a soldiers tribal with mostly humans, it's not budget so it's just a theoretical build for me (I don't actually own Aether Vial or a number of the others). This is it if you're interested. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/meek-soldiers/?cb=1541883813
My version very much thrives on the CA provided by Mentor of the Meek so it doesn't use Honor of the Pure or Benalish Marshal, as they turn off the card draw from 2-power creatures. It's tricky but I was trying to minimize internal friction and maximize potential at the same time. Perhaps it's still better to include a couple of Anthem effects regardless.
3 days ago
Thanks for the suggestions! Let me try and knock these out quickly...
Kjeldoran Outpost, Cathars' Crusade, Grand Abolisher, Hero of Bladehold, and Elspeth, Sun's Champion: All of these are good cards, but are also well outside the deck's budget. Cool for other people looking to upgrade, but hard on the wallet.
Darien, King of Kjeldor is a good card for certain decks, but isn't very helpful here. We have to take damage to get tokens out of him, and six mana for a pretty bad body isn't ideal. While there are situations where this creature is useful, it usually just isn't high impact enough to justify the high mana cost.
Entrapment Maneuver was in my original list for the deck, but after some thought I decided to remove it. It would be great, except that our opponent gets to pick which attacker they sacrifice, and by extension how many tokens we get. Since our deck design encourages our opponents to keep tapping their creatures of all sizes, this is often just a lot of mana for situational, sub-par removal and a couple tokens on the side.
Knight-Captain of Eos seems promising. It is three creatures in one, and while it is slower than the deck would like at 5 mana, having the option to fog at the cost of a soldier token isn't bad to at least threaten. I'll definitely consider it, though deciding what to take out may be arduous.
Lena, Selfless Champion is one I looked at very briefly, but it just isn't very helpful. She doesn't count existing tokens when entering, and the scenarios where we most need tokens is when we don't have many creatures in play. Indestructible for a turn is nice, but it won't save our entire board (sometimes if all the soldier tribal buffs are out it won't save any of our stuff), and because it sits on the board it is easy to play around for our opponents. While the card technically helps in multiple roles, it's also bad at each of those.
Skullclamp treads just under the line of our budget, but it's a card I feel very unsure of. It draws cards, but only when our stuff dies. Anthems put our tokens out of automatic death range, so we also have to cause trades we would otherwise avoid to get much value. It isn't a bad card, far from it, but I can't see it being more useful in this deck than any of the ones we would need to take out for it.
3 days ago
Gonna offer a few possibile additions for ya. Kjeldoran Outpost, Skullclamp, Cathars' Crusade, Darien, King of Kjeldor, Grand Abolisher, Hero of Bladehold, Lena, Selfless Champion, Knight-Captain of Eos, Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Entrapment Maneuver. I know some of the creatures are knights rather than soldiers but with their abilities to make soldier tokens and the knight-captains fog ability they would be worthy additions. Damn good deck though. Sounds like a lot of time has gone into what you’ve done here so maybe you’ve already looked at these cards and they didn’t make the cut. +1 from me.
6 days ago
Oh? Then if you want to make it a life deck, I'd encourage you to take a look at Karlov of the Pings. It's a life gain deck of mine, has a lot of great stuff. However it should be noted that to truly break Krav's ability there should be some token producers too.
Benevolent Offering can win you some friends on the table. Brimaz, King of Oreskos is a powerhouse. Captain's Claws can be equipped to Regna. Cenn's Enlistment can get rid of garbage lands. Doomed Traveler is a generally great card. Entreat the Angels is awesome. Ghoulcaller Gisa is oddly both a sac outlet AND token producer. Hero of Bladehold is a legend. Hidden Stockpile is honestly pretty good. Hoofprints of the Stag and Krav work great together. Hunted Witness is a slightly worse Doomed Traveler, Icatian Crier is a great way to pitch lands. Legion's Landing Flip is a nice one-drop and a permanent source in the late game. Leonin Warleader is nice. Lingering Souls is a classic. Militia's Pride, along with all these other cards, makes me wonder if attack-based tokens is a viable modern strategy. Mobilization is great if the game gets stagnant. Monastery Mentor is soooo good. Necromancer's Covenant is insane against aristocrats. Ogre Slumlord is a great rattlesnake and honestly the freaking best. Ophiomancer isn't quite as good, but still nice. Patrol Signaler- again with the attackers! Pawn of Ulamog could also be a great mana source, in the same vein as Sifter of Skulls. Promise of Bunrei seems really good. Quest for the Gravelord is a good thicc boi. Raise the Alarm is actually pretty underrated. Regal Bloodlord is great here. Sacred Mesa is great, and very repeatable. Smothering Abomination would be devastating here. Sengir Autocrat is 4 sac targets. Skirsdag High Priest can make some thicc bois. Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and Sorin, Grim Nemesis are both perfect for this deck. Twilight Drover is also freaking amazing. Wingmate Roc is, once again, practically designed to be played here!
2 weeks ago
Oh this is a fun one! What is your goal with this deck? Spit out tokens and make them big? The only thing you have to worry about with her on the field are mass destruction and mass sac effects like Dictate of Erebos. I would consider Eldrazi Monument, Mother of Runes, Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant,Hero of Bladehold, Crystalline Crawler, Hangarback Walker, Mindless Automaton, Bloodspore Thrinax, Bramblewood Paragon, Hardened Scales, Curse of Predation, Gyre Sage, Walking Ballista, Cradle of Vitality and maybe Oreskos Explorer, Sun Titan, Gift of Immortality, Sunbond, and Prowling Serpopard. Sorry, I felt like maybe I was listing abit I don't want you to feel like I'm trying to build your deck. I know it can take the joy out of building for some people :) Anyway, good job so far and happy tuning!
1 month ago
Is Justice Strike any better than Seal Away (or even Immolating Glare/Blessed Alliance) ?
I guess it is better against BGx decks with Abrupt Decay/Assassin's Trophy/Maelstrom Pulse (though as you've mentioned it doesn't hit Goyf/Tasigur) but otherwise I'd probably prefer the enchantment.
Also, why not play a Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or two over some of the 3-mana ones (4x seems a bit much).
Going with Nahiri + Emrakul seems good as well to quicker win games and have maindeck enchantment/artifact removal and rummaging engine.
Shalai, Voice of Plenty also seems like a good option as it acts as a Leyline and also protects your PW's from removal.
Maybe it can replace some of the Hazoret/Leyline cards.
Brimaz, King of Oreskos can be this deck's version of Goblin Rabblemaster to board in threats and it conviently survives Deafening Clarion. Hero of Bladehold is another option for a post-board creature plan.
1 month ago
lickitypikity: The issue was that it wasn't pulling its weight outside of those circumstances, TBH. Not to mention that, as a 4-drop, it conflicts with my commander's spot on the mana curve. It was between cutting that and Hero of Bladehold, but 1) I like the Battle Cry on that, to push some extra damage and 2) Hero of Bladehold is a pet card of mine ;)
KingZamiel: Almost exactly my thoughts on the matter! :) Divine Visitation and Plaguecrafter got added, but I've been considering Dawn of Hope and the two conditional board wipes. I think I'd rather run Retribution of the Meek over Citywide Bust as a general thing, and I'm not running that because it hits too many of my cards. I could see the argument for Ritual of Soot, but Consume the Meek is only okay because it's an instant so I'm not really convinced here. And I agree, I'm really hoping for some good Orzhov stuff from Ravnica Allegiances!! :) Can't wait...
1 month ago
Dryad Militant in the side? Helps those storm and snapcaster matchups some. Kor Firewalker is nice for burn. Hanweir Militia Captain Flip is nearly a flat upgrade to Crusader of Odric. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is a modern staple in creature lists, and should need no explanation. With a more midrange list I would run Militia Bugler or Legion Conquistador, as the card advantage is significant in the midrange mirror-match.
I feel like I'd either want to cut a little lower to the ground or build 'purer' midrange.
Leonin Warleader might work well in a W(g) 'go wide' Gavony Township strategy, and access to Loxodon Smiter is nice. Hero of Bladehold is similarly cute. Sigil Captain/Hardened Scales tokens might also be interesting as a tokens list.