History of Benalia

History of Benalia

Enchantment — Saga

(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)

, — Create a 2/2 white Knight creature token with vigilance.

— Knights you control get +2+1 until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

History of Benalia occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.38%

History of Benalia Discussion

SquirrelPenguin on Card creation challenge

8 hours ago

Looks like History of Benalia and the other Sagas, but all of the effects happen at the same time.

Sagas Get Remade


When ~ enters the battlefield, choose a card type. Cards of that card type lose all card types, then become the card type of your choice.

All permanent cards get +1/+1

Fading 5

Make a new card type that is not a ripoff of an existing subtype.

multimedia on Mardu | Hammer and Anvil | 6

1 month ago

Hey, good budget version of Syr.

Silverblade Paladin's soulbound can change. Give another Knight as well as Silverblade double strike before you can cast Syr. Can then later on be another source of double strike for Syr. Fervent Champion is a one drop Knight who can hold equipment well. Because of haste and reduce cost of equip this guy is a fine later game play as well as early game. Knight of the Ebon Legion is another good one drop Knight who can potentially repeatedly grow at your end step. It's a mana sink and deathtouch makes it a good attacker. Thalia's Lancers can tutor for Embercleave, Shadowspear or another legendary card.

Unbreakable Formation can save your Knights from most board wipes or cast it during your main phase for a big attack. Dolmen Gate can protect Knights in combat; making it difficult for your opponents to want to block your Knights because your creatures will not receive combat damage, but opponents blockers are dealt combat damage by your creatures.

Sun Titan is not a Knight, but has a great ETB/attack ability because he can reanimate a Knight, an equipment, Knights' Charge or History of Benalia which is now a budget card. You can get Gideon Blackblade for much less than $5 from TCGPlayer and he's good with Knights, Titan and -6 is versatile exile. Generous Gift is a versatile instant removal spell in Commander.

Exotic Orchard, Unclaimed Territory, Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, Ash Barrens are budget lands to consider adding.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Boros Guildgate
  • Rakdos Guildgate
  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • Bloodfell Caves
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Wind-Scarred Crag
  • Venerable Knight
  • Belle of the Brawl
  • Syr Alin, the Lion's Claw
  • Syr Konrad, the Grim
  • Mortify
  • Open the Vaults
  • Crystal Slipper
  • All That Glitters
  • Accorder's Shield

Good luck with your deck.

Sylvarion on Orzhov drain

1 month ago

Nice deck!

home31f on Sagas and losing abilities.

4 months ago

Humility in play. I play X=6 Dance of the Manse targeting History of Benalia. I get 4/4 Saga with no abilities and 1 lore counter. Now the question. Does it go to my graveyard immediately because of rules 714.2d and 714.4?

multimedia on Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale

4 months ago

Hey, nice budget version of Syr Gwyn. You have good card sense. Choosing the better high CMC cards, the better equipment, the better lands with the budget you're working with and leaving subpar cards out :)

Cards to consider upgrading:

  • Syr Konrad, the Grim
  • Cabal Paladin
  • Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor
  • Josu Vess, Lich Knight
  • Corpse Knight
  • Smitten Swordmaster
  • Valiant Knight
  • Spidersilk Net
  • Bladed Pinions
  • Mortify
  • Inspiring Vantage
  • Concealed Courtyard
  • Tainted Field
  • Orzhov Basilica

Cards to consider adding:

Sunforger is a very good equipment when you don't have to pay it's equip cost; repeatable tutoring for an instant and casting it. Mistveil combos with Sunforger to put the instant you cast back into your library to then cast it again. This is a powerful interaction with Boros equipment strategies. You could expand a lot with a "Sunforger package of instants" especially because playing black, but even just having a few powerful instants is enough.

Good luck with your deck.

DragonzBane on Pioneering White

5 months ago

Mannu_1978 thanks for the suggestion! However, this deck leans more toward a humans build than knights. I think History of Benalia is a little slow and I would probably have to take out Benalish Marshal for it which would remove 4 knights from the build. History of Benalia would probably work better in a Mardu knights build.

Mannu_1978 on Pioneering White

5 months ago

Hello I like that. With 8 knight already I would consider playing History of Benalia x3 instead of 3 other spells.

Baconofunrest on Pioneer white Colossus Hammer

6 months ago

i know the theme is colossus hammer, but it feels wrong seeing a pioneer white knight deck without History of Benalia especially since you can chain it with Brought Back

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