Knight Exemplar

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Knight Exemplar

Creature — Human Knight

First strike (This creature deals combat damage before creatures without first strike.)

Other Knight creatures you control get +1/+1 and have indestructible. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy them.)

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Knight Exemplar Discussion

SirSquidney on Aryel - Budget Knight Tribal

1 week ago

Nice deck! I would recommend Kinsbaile Cavalier and Knight Exemplar, even thought they cost a bit more. I think it would be worth it to add those. They are game winning cards in this deck even though they only cost 4 and 3 mana. With these cards, you would still be in your budget range.

cakewithfrosting on B/W Knights

1 month ago

Thanks guys, I'm trying not to spend too much more money on this deck. I just updated it with some changes I made recently with some card I already have. I'm considering just going mono white and replacing the Knight of Malice with Knight of the White Orchid and running like 20 plains, but I'm not too sure what to replace the Cast Down and Fatal Push. One thing I was considering is adding Day of Judgment to work with the Knight Exemplar.

NensouHiebara on Valor & Vanity | Foil Knight Tribal

1 month ago

@mcsweeto

This deck doesn't care about Field of Ruin. The only target is Mutavault, and Knight Exemplar makes it a nonissue.

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Using Flagstones of Trokair to bank off of Field is weak at best. Only a complete idiot would waste their Field on a land that doesn't do anything to warrant destruction and already replaces itself.

ruy343 on Order of the Sigiled Sword

1 month ago

You also seem to have three different ideas competing for space here. You want the life gain + Resplendent Angel Combo to work for you, you want Knight Exemplar to come out with Day of Judgment, and you're playing both angels and knights, each of which is only half your creature base (Lyra Dawnbringer only boosts the angels, while History of Benalia only benefits your knights). These are strong on their own, but aren't acting cohesively.

Also, I know that Shalai, Voice of Plenty prevents your opponent from interacting with your fancy dudes, but you're not using the handy green-related ability.

I recommend making a choice: go all knights (with minor angelic support... Sigarda, Heron's Grace?), or go stronger into angels.

If knights: consider Sigiled Sword of Valeron, Novice Knight, Valiant Knight, Knightly Valor, and Lena, Selfless Champion. There's a ton of other knights out there that are also worth including.

If angels: Call To Serve and a whole lot more removal spells (keep killing their low-level threats until you can get good angels out to defend yourself). Pull the knight-specific cards (but keep ones that still boost angels, like Benalish Marshal).

monoroth25 on Rafiq the Cultivator

2 months ago

I've removed some of the cards that I think has poor synergy with game play. Removed the prison cards like Ghostly Prison and Propaganda. Removed Nylea, God of the Hunt. Added Corrupted Conscience for infect damage. I've added Knight of New Alara to give Rafiq of the Many instead to Knight Exemplar. Let me know if there are any cards that you think will help the deck to run smoothly. I've added Darksteel Ingot and Sol Ring for mana acceleration. I'm planning to remove Dragonlord Ojutai for Dragonlord Dromoka. Thanks

bomb_arie on Rafiq the Cultivator

2 months ago

Nice deck, your construction reminds me of my first version which was more Enchantress-draw based. Keep in mind that in those days not all cards in your deck where available. You can find that deck over here: [Rafiq 1.0] Enchantress Draw

Enchantments and Auras

There are a few enchantments i'd like to mention which I tried in my decks aswell and did not make it to the final cut (or at least the deck how I play it nowadays).

Ancestral Mask and Ethereal Armor I think these cards are too much dependent on having other enchantments on the board. And it does not give an 'unblockable' bonus for instance flying or trample.

Armadillo Cloak I used to run this and also Unflinching Courage but I dropped them because in my playgroup people tend to scoop when you strike them lethal so you don't get the advantage of the lifelink.

I think you should replace these cards with cards who give better 'unblockable' bonus for instance Infiltrator's Magemark or Spirit Mantle who have a low CMC. Or maybe Drake Umbra which cost more but also gives better bonus.

Creatures

Further your creature base. I also have tried cards like Herald of the Pantheon but I rather use a general ramp card than an card that only affects your enchantments. Same for Kor Spiritdancer who only triggers on auras. I would consider Knight Exemplar and Umbra Mystic who both help protecting your Commander.

Also I am not a fan of the Legendary-Enchantment Creatures. Bestow cost are mainly too high to cast and I think there are better options available. But if you want to stick to that theme that's okay and then you might consider Thassa, God of the Sea.

Planeswalkers

I see no planeswalkers in your deck and Bant has a few which really juice this deck up. One I am allready playing myself and the other one is on my wants-list. I suggest to try Tamiyo, Field Researcher and Estrid, the Masked they can be smashing. And if you are adding planeswalkers Shalai, Voice of Plenty might be a nice add.

Surprise, Surprise

You really need to add this one: Hunter's Insight this is a crazy card drawer in your deck. And I like cards like: Vines of Vastwood, Invigorate and Might of the Nephilim for the surprise (aka lethal) hit. They are cheap to cast and speed up the game.

Well this is all for now. I might review your deck later again. Maybe you can review mine in the latest version: [Rafiq 2.0] To Serve & Protect [cEDH]

JeranF on Order of the Black Sun (B/W Knight Tribal)

2 months ago

@seshiro_of_the_orochi I can see the use of Elenda, the Dusk Rose, but I'm not too sure about it, since Knight Exemplar usually keeps my creatures from dying too often and the tokens lack the knight type. Thalia's Lancers might really be a good choice to get a certain legendary on the hand if necessary.

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