Creature — Human Warrior
Whenever Honored Crop-Captain attacks, other attacking creatures get +1/+0 until end of turn.
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Honored Crop-Captain Discussion
3 days ago
Unicornsareevil I think lightning bolts are pretty good and probably worth it over something. Maybe the bushwhackers or maybe Honored Crop-Captain or Glory-Bound Initiate. It gives you early game removal and another route for finishing off your opponent. The only reason I don't run them (or other removal) is its hard to make the mana work. I only run 5 red sources when it comes to casting non-creature spells. It looks like you run 7, which isn't quite as bad but its still pretty low. The Ancient Ziggurats really make non-creature spells tricky for me so I try to only run them in white where I have 10 sources. Unfortunately I had to pass on Path to Exile to keep the deck budget.
I think whether the bushwhackers are worth it or not over something like Goblin Wardriver, Painful Truths, or Alesha, Who Smiles at Death depends on how fast you want the deck to play. The bushwhackers make the deck faster giving the deck higher burst potential where as wardriver is more sustained damage. Painful truths and Alesha are both nice card advantage, but they slow down the aggro plan. In general those choices push your version to be slower but have a slightly better mid-game plan.
3 days ago
Saw your decklist on the EDH discord, figured I'd drop in with some suggestions.
The first one is regarding your commander. I think Iroas may be better off as part of the 99 as support for Aurelia, the Warleader. Giving your creatures menace and protecting them from battle damage is nice, but it's somewhat tricky to have a focused win condition built around that. Aurelia, on the other hand, gives you access being able to untap your creatures an extra time each turn, which can lead to many neat interactions. Repeating cards like Sun Titan, Tajic, Blade of the Legion, and Hanweir Garrison nets you massive value, not to mention the fun times with Combat Celebrant! Iroas is important support in that deck, as your opponents will heavily struggle with two bouts of menacing creatures thrown over their way.
With that in mind, I'll take time to cover some card choices that I don't think are pulling their weight in your deck. These comments will be guided by working around Aurelia, whom I strongly feel is a better fit for what your deck is trying to accomplish.
Basandra, Battle Seraph: I absolutely adore the artwork on this card, but the effect is underwhelming. On hand, it's nice to lock down your opponents' spells during combat, but that means you can't play your own either! It's a double-edged sword you have to be careful of. If you're interested in the force to attack function she offers, consider goad cards like Grenzo, Havoc Raiser or Disrupt Decorum . They provide defense for you while forcing your opponents to go after each other, AND Grenzo's abilities work wonderfully with Aurelia.
Boros Elite as a 1-drop is rather overwhelming. In limited, a 1-drop 3/3 is pretty nice, but given how vanilla it is otherwise, I can't say it warrants a spot over something with more versatility.
Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder: I believe there are better ways of enabling Double Strike. You already have one of them in your deck, Duelist's Heritage, but instead I'd run True Conviction. Higher CMC, but it applies to all of your creatures instead of just one at a time!
Firemane Angel's massive CMC gives me cause for concern. The lifegain is minimal, and for 6 mana we can be doing a lot more (see True Conviction!)
Honored Crop-Captain is a tad on the weaker side when it comes to pumping. Getting more utility through cards like Spear of Heliod or Marshal's Anthem may be worth looking in to. While harder to cast, Captain of the Watch generates multiple bodies and gives your Soldiers (which you should be running quite a few!) a nice boost to boot.
Speaking of Soldiers, most of the ones you'll be running will be humans. Angel of Glory's Rise is an angel that gives you back your humans (likely to be soldiers), and can hose many black decks. Put this card on your radar if your local meta has zombies!
Iroas's Champion is another card thats a little on the weak side. Double strike is nice, but without consistent pumps it's not going to be a game-winner for you.
Jareth, Leonine Titan is a bit too defensive for my liking, especially when this deck very much wants to be on the offensive. Given the step casting cost, we may be better with either something cheaper, or a card more powerful for 6 mana, like Sun Titan.
Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas is MUCH better as a commander than as part of the 99. Given your lack of current recursion, I can't see this card surviving long enough to make use of its experience counters. That, and you currently only have 4 creatures with 5 or more power!
Nyx-Fleece Ram is far too defensive for this kind of deck. If you're going to go for a defender, Wall of Omens at least nets you some card draw. In multiplayer, that kind of life gain isn't going to make a massive difference, so I believe you'd be better off trying to dig for more resources.
Razia, Boros Archangel is another card I love, but Aurelia truly leads the guild so much better than she does. Preventing damage is totally against what this deck is trying to do. If you're going for keyword soup, either Akroma would be a better fit (loss of Haste is annoying, however).
Thundersong Trumpeter has a good effect, but we can do better. You're already running Master Warcraft lets us pick and choose blockers, but we have Odric, Master Tactician that follows closely behind and would love to be in your 99.
Wojek Halberdiers is another card that only boosts itself... we want to share the love! Odric, Lunarch Marshal spreads around keywords like mono after high school prom. Just one instance is all you need for everyone else to get better all around!
Your mana base is mostly fine, but I'm not a huge fan of ETB tapped lands. You're getting pretty good utility out of yours, but look into getting Battlefield Forge as a cheap upgrade.
Swords to Plowshares is an immediate upgrade to Devouring Light, Reprisal, or Angelic Edict. It's seen recent reprints, so it should be too bad to get ahold of, plus it's great in any deck that runs White! For artifact/enchantment hate, a simple Disenchant or Forsake the Worldly is all you need.
If you like Deflecting Palm, you'll LOVE Comeuppance. I run it in every single White deck of mine, and it can totally steal games out of nowhere for you!
If you are looking for card draw, Reforge the Soul is nice, but there are a few more options to consider. Mentor of the Meek works well with the 1/1 soldiers you'll be creating. Skullclamp is another classic option for turning weenies into cards.
Another instant to consider is Aurelia's Fury. It's great for controlling your opponents during your turn, or shutting down combos out of nowhere.
Finally, I'd like to suggest some generally good cards that can give you more solid win-conditions, or otherwise provide great synergy.
If you end up going with Aurelia as the focus, Felhide Spiritbinder gives you as many combat phases as you have mana to feed into it.
Assemble the Legion is one of the most Boros cards out there, and even with your strong Angel focus, a slow and steady wall of attackers and get out of hand for your opponents. Martial Coup also gives you a bunch of soldiers, while also serving as a Board Wipe if necessary!
I know I gave a lot of suggestions, but I do hope this helped a bit. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Iroas vs. Aurelia for the commander of your deck!
1 week ago
Also, in aggro decks, I especially recommend running 2 - 4x Valorous Stance. That card's utility is way too good to pass up. Especially in a meta with Fatal Push. It will not block Path to Exile, but most people would probably try not to use those up right away. Instead of Mardu Charm, I would run Secure the Wastes, and for the most part Crackling Doom is kind of worthless in modern, unless you're going up against a control type deck.
Kolaghan's Command is almost a must if you can afford the price (since you got the colors I would put at least 2x in my SB). I bought 8 of them when they were selling for a buck, I knew that card was going to be broken.
- -3x Devoted Crop-Mate
- -4x Glory-Bound Initiate
- -2x Always Watching
- -2x Mardu Charm
- -3x Herald of Dromoka
- -1x Honored Crop-Captain
- -4x Nef-Crop Entangler
+3x Blood-Chin Rager
- +3x Valorous Stance
- +2x Secure the Wastes
- +3x Sorin, Solemn Visitor (Your main wincon with some board state)
- +4x Chief of the Edge
- +2x Battle Brawler
- +2x Path to Exile
- +1 or 2x Brutal Hordechief as a topper / alt win-con
- +1 or 2x Hero's Downfall
Maybe if you find space for it, a Mardu Strike Leader.
- -2x Mountain
- -4x Nomad Outpost
- +4x Battlefield Forge
- +4x Caves of Koilos
- +2x Mana Confluence or City of Brass
Total 22 lands since your CMC is so low. You also need some wincon finishers, Sorin, Solemn Visitor is my aggro planeswalker of choice here. He also pairs nice with the painlands, basically having you recover any early self-pain. You should definitely use some disruption, probably Thoughtseize in SB otherwise you are highly vulnerable to wipes. Something on the sideboard for drawing extra cards wouldn't hurt either, e.g. Painful Truths.
So, for the SB, I would add
Depending on how competitive your meta is, there's a few other things you might need to add in there.
The core of most warrior decks look extremely similar because those are generally the best warriors out there.
1 week ago
apolloflame by turn 3 with warriors you could be swinging for a total of 9, 6 of which is double strike and one that comes back from the dead. And turn 4 can win you the game. Not sure if you checked out the deck I posted, but there's tons of good examples in there.
In case you're not looking at it:
Ideal Play (Possible win by turn 4):
- T1: Bloodsoaked Champion
- T2: Chief of the Edge: Hit for 3 (17).
- T3: Arashin Foremost: Hit for 9 (8).
- T4: Brutal Hordechief: Hit for 15, gain 3 life / Sorin, Solemn Visitor: Hit for 20, gain 20 life.
The pain lands are probably an economical option for these types of aggro decks (those are the ones I had for my warrior deck before I got shock lands).
Are all good choices.
For turn 4, there could be better choices than Brutal Hordechief, I haven't look around much. But when I was running warriors, it was about trying hard to not miss a drop or a play, since aggro is all about quick kills, swinging for the most damage possible as early as possible always made sense to me. In modern, a turn 3 4/4 is ok, but considering I can have a 4/5 goyf out, or a 5/5 scooze, it very much depends.
On top of that, competitively, you will run into Tas and Angler, both of which can generally be cast by turn 3 or 4 and both are bigger than a 4/4.
2 weeks ago
I really like the deck Callmegkill. I have a similar deck that uses most of these cards and a few more that I will be buying this week. I think the major change from your deck to mine is the expensive lands that you have in your deck. I haven't replaced my tapped lands with better lands yet. Do you draw Eiganjo Castle or Flagstones of Trokair very often when you play? And how often do you use their abilities? I love the cards, just don't know how often they would be used. I really like how Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep synergizes with Tajic, Blade of the Legion. The possibility of a 7/7 with First Strike and Indestructible for 4 mana sounds scary. In my deck it could possibly become a 9/7 if I am attacking with 2 Honored Crop-Captains. I will definitely have to try and find some of those awesome lands. Any suggestions you would have for my deck would be greatly appreciated: Gideon of Destiny
2 weeks ago
naynay666 can chime in here as well, but this is my analysis. You have many different things going on here, you need to pick one (Burn, Devotion, or Counters, and maybe Nathan sees more)
Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit -- Not really doing too much for you here, she is helping towards your devotion to make your God a creature, but a 2/2 for 2 isn't something to be super stoked on. Plus she's legendary so you can only have one copy out at a time. If you're swinging with her you're risking losing her other ability. If you're not swinging it's not as aggro as you could be and you are stalling out the game for your opponent in hopes that your God creature will help out.
Honored Crop-Captain -- Seems to give you fairly good value, makes other attacking creatures stronger, but it a bit difficult to cast with your given manabase.
Iroas, God of Victory -- He's too slow to actually be able to reliably swing with, your only non-land permanent is an colorless artifact that does not count towards your devoition. Turn 1 Swiftspear (if you played a Mountain), Turn 2 hopefully your mana is set that you can play one of your RW 2 drop creatures. Turn 3 play another 2 drop (because you have zero 3 drops in your whole deck). Turn 4 you can play your God, but he can't swing that turn. Your devotion is now 7, you can swing next turn if your devotion stays at 7. But you're only giving your dudes menace otherwise.
Mikaeus, the Lunarch -- He's too slow, the value is not there, he doesnt do anything the turn he comes out cause he does not have haste.
Monastery Swiftspear -- Awesome creature.
Raptor Hatchling -- Could be fun, most effective an efficient? Probably not.
Sky Terror -- Flies and menace, but harder to cast due to the colors.
Land: A tip would be to look at my deck called 'Eli Modern', Eli's modern deck focuses on simply, high value creatures that are harder to cast due to their cost. The deck is white and green. There are a lot of 3/3 for 2 (WG) so on and so forth. Look at the manabase to be able to see why those lands are beneficial. You also do not have enough lands. At this rate your deck is less than 30% lands. Consider in commander this percentage is closer to 40%, as well as within standard. There are less lands required for modern and your deck has to be more fine tuned, but you also need to make sure you have the correct mana. Let's take a look at your lands:
2x Boros Garrison --Too slow, also, if somebody destroys one of your lands, it will likely be this one as for what it taps for. In order for your deck to 'get off' you need to have the least amount of tapped lands as possible.
3x Inspiring Vantage This is a good one, but I would probably only have 2 if you do stick with them.
5x Mountain -- Yep
4x Plains -- Yep
3x Rugged Prairie -- I thought this card is good also for Eli's deck, it makes it so you can tap it and a land for whatever color combination you need of 2 colors. Right? The things is, if your opening hand only has one land in it, and it's this one...you can't play Monastery Swiftspear. It can potentially benefit you, but at the cost of messing up your turn 1 play.
I would recommend highly getting some other lands that include: Clifftop Retreat, Sacred Foundry and most importantly Arid Mesa to get exactly what you want. If you are serious about a manabase for this deck and are open to suggestions it may eventually be:
Since my R/W deck is 'Allies' I run 4 Cavern of Souls. There is no reason in the current state of this deck to get Cavern's for this. We discussed the benefit of Cavern's in your tribal commander decks.
Sorcery/Instant: Those are all efficient cards for these colors, you may have to cut some back as 16 is a high number for all of that.
Artifact: This card makes sense if you are playing Burn specifically, outside of that I don't think it helps you too much....rather....there are better things to put in that 3 open spots that are not this card.
Sideboard: We'll update that as we figure out more closely what you want to do. Those are all totally sideboard cards though.
3 weeks ago
Seems like the mana base could be lower at the expense of Glorybringer. He is the only expensive card in the deck. Otherwise I would think you could go down to 21 lands. I would go -1 Glorybringer, -1 of each basic land, +2 Lightning Strike, and +1 Honored Crop-Captain or Glory-Bound Initiate.
That's my 2 cents. Looks like a very fast and cool deck though! +1
1 month ago
I like building budget decks I personally bought Gedion's deck and upgrade the deck to RW Exert deck feel free to check it out. I will max out Glory-Bound Initiate and Honored Crop-Captain. I run Oketra's Monument to help lower the cost of some of you right creatures and to create tokens for chump blocking. Here are a few changes you can make.