Knight Exemplar

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

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Legality

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

Knight Exemplar occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.0%

Knight Exemplar Discussion

RNR_Gaming on Mardu | Hammer and Anvil

4 days ago

Not sure what budget you're trying to stay in but some good pick ups/things to trade into if given the opportunity for this deck would be

Stoneforge Mystic - grabs anything you could ever need in an equipment deck and has an ability that gets around counter magic but being unbanned in modern made this stupid expensive. Relic Seeker does an okay impression for much less though

Knight Exemplar - $13 bucks was almost bulk before this commander was spoiled but its arguably the best lord for knights

Puresteel Paladin - $17 mostly spiked because of modern cheerios builds but its basically the glue that holds most equipment decks together. Providing both card draw and utility.

Swords to Plowshares - $2.5 currently the best removal spell in white and slots into any white deck with ease

Corpse Knight - the drain is a nice way to get around a clogged board state

Nametagg0 on Crusade of Godslayers

6 days ago

Wintermoor Commander + Knight Exemplar or Riders of Gavony + Concerted Effort will be an exciting combo for giving creatures indestructible/Protection on mass

Corpse Knight + Knights' Charge is a nice life leech combo aswell.

Aryel, Knight of Windgrace + Worthy Knight might make for a nice token mill

DadHumanPraetor on Knight Deck (incomplete)

6 days ago

Knight Exemplar Kinsbaile Cavalier Student of Warfare are the staple cards for monowhite knights. Since you are playing casual (kitchen table I assume) you can include 3 Terrain Generator instead of the Knight of the White Orchid because when youre on the draw orchid doesnt always do anything plus you can slot a better knight.
Worthy Knight makes tokens, but they arent knights so they dont get anthem effects from knight lords so they arent very useful unless you maybe run Heraldic Banner instead of the The Circle of Loyalty or better yet just go Boros (red and white) and include Skynight Vanguard and use the tokens to help reduce the cost of an Embercleave. Boros also means Inspiring Veteran Fervent Champion and Tournament Grounds and Clifftop Retreat to smooth out the mana for the 2w and 2r spells. Path to Exile would be the mot efficient removal but if its a budget deck go ahead and throw in a couple Conclave Tribunal which would also give your tokens something to do. Id cut circle of loyalty. Its a good card in commander but its really slow for other formats.

enpc on oppinions on a shapeshifter token ...

2 weeks ago

I mean, shapeshifter tribal is a deck, since you can pack the list with all sorts of lords (i.e. Knight Exemplar). Changeling tokens is a little bit more tricky as the number of token generators you have is not huge.

Phosphonothioic on Looking for a way to ...

1 month ago

I'm putting together a VERY casual G/W "Human Knight" deck, with a few off-cards for support, like Champion of the Parish, Knight Exemplar, Juniper Order Ranger, etc.

I'm looking for a way to get human/knights/creatures out of my graveyard and back onto the board should the game stall. My first thought was Angel of Glory's Rise.

I worry about protecting her during casting. I've been looking at Gatherer until my eyes bleed. Is there a way to protect her in G/W/Colorless. Or, are there better card(s) to empty my graveyard.

Note: My wife and I are making 60 card decks (No EDH, etc). We have agreed to not use any card that appears on any banned list, and to respect restricted rulings as well.

Any ideas? Thanks!

jconeil1988 on Knights Unite

2 months ago

Woah, holy knights.

Okay. So. first thing is first. Obviously, we are going knights tribal. The second thing to think about is what is it's theme. You said you want to go King Arthur. Honestly, King Kenrith makes for a better King Arthur deck. But, we're working with Syr Gwynn, so, we are more focusing on the Knights of King Arthur.

Are you wanting more of a knight heavy creature based deck, or equipment based deck. in my deck Valiant Knights of Eldraine, I focused more on a split of equipment and knights giving me 13 equipment and a total of 11 knights including Syr Gywn and 6 non knight creatures. Now, I've built my deck to try to be as powerful as I possibly can make it. What I'm going to suggest below is more flavor and theme based.

I think a cool direction to take this would be focusing on the Legendary theme, after all King Arthur is the most legendary legend of all time. And there is a perfect card that is knightly and legendary centered and it is, The Circle of Loyalty. For each knight already on the field, it costs one less. And when it is on the the field, for each legendary spell you cast, it creates a knight, and lets you sink some unused mana into making another knight.

Okay, we have our legendary theme. Let's round this out with some legendary weapons (think Excalibur) and legendary knights. Most renderings of King Arthur has anywhere from 12-15 knights at his table. I say we go somewhere in between and pick 13 legendary knights. Looking at the gatherer, I see a total of 31 legendary knights, but only 24 possible in our colors. I'd wittle it down to these 13 knights and 1 dragon. Adriana, Captain of the Guard, Arvad the Cursed, Aryel, Knight of Windgrace, Balan, Wandering Knight, Danitha Capashen, Paragon, Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Kwende, Pride of Femeref, Lena, Selfless Champion, Sylvia Brightspear and her dragon buddy Khorvath Brightflame, Syr Gywn, Hero of Ashvale, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor, and Vona, Butcher of Magan.

Next, I would put in an equipment for each of the knights. So, 13 equipments. Keeping with the legendary theme, there are 18 legendary equipments. My choices for the 13 to use are Blackblade Reforged, Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip, Embercleave, Godsend, Helm of Kaldra, Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, Helm of the Host, Konda's Banner, Shadowspear, Sword of the Animist, Tenza, Godo's Maul, and Tatsumasa, the Dragon's Fang.

So far that is a total of 28 legendary cards. You're going to want between 35 and 38 lands in this deck, I'd personally go with 36 bringing the total up to 64 leaving 46 spaces. Out of those 46 spaces, I'd want atleast another 10 ramp spells so, I'd look into Tithe, Weathered Wayfarer, Knight of the White Orchid, Arcane Signet, Boros Signet, Orzhov Signet, Rakdos Signet, Talisman of Conviction, Talisman of Hierarchy, and Talisman of Indulgence.

With the 36 spaces left, we probably want some card draw and tutors to get our knights equipment. Knights of the Black Rose, Puresteel Paladin, Stoneforge Mystic, Stonehewer Giant, Enlightened Tutor, Open the Armory, Steelshaper's Gift, Scheming Symmetry, Herald's Horn, Icon of Ancestry, and Vanquisher's Banner are all really good here giving us 11 options to dig, leaving us with 25 spots left.

Can't forget removal. I'd personally go with 7 single target and 4 board wipes. Those being Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Crackling Doom, Utter End, Righteous Confluence, Return to Dust, Rakdos Charm, Wrath of God, Single Combat, and Tragic Arrogance.

With the remainder of the 15 spots, I would fill it with some utility and cards to push through for the win. Here I would look into Knights' Charge, Master Warcraft, War Flare, Boros Charm, Unbreakable Formation, Heavenly Blademaster, Knight Exemplar, Leonin Shikari, Silverwing Squadron, Nahiri, Storm of Stone, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord, Bloodforged Battle-Axe, Sunforger, and Sigiled Sword of Valeron.

This should be a pretty well rounded and focused deck, or at least a path for you to take if you so choose.

bomb_arie on Syr Gwyn Fights for her Friends

2 months ago

Nice list you got up there. Focus a little bit more on draw in black maybe cards like Sign in Blood or Read the Bones or Night's Whisper.

For the Knight tribe I would suggest cards like Knight Exemplar and Kinsbaile Cavalier buffing up all of your knights with these two guys especially the first one.

Further a card that I like with your bunch of equipments is Heavenly Blademaster which is no knight but a real killer in this kind of deck.

Kazierts on Modern Knights

4 months ago

Well, I'm not very good at building aggro decks but I have some suggestions.

Just max out on Tournament Grounds and remove cards like Orzhov Guildgate and Wind-Scarred Crag . Tournament Grounds doesn't come in tapped, which allows you to immediatly play something, and gives you all the colors of your mana base.

Just cut Josu Vess, Lich Knight . Without Kicking it it's just a 4/5 with menace and even if you want to kick it, it's outrageously expensive to do so. Instead, you could use Knight Exemplar as it impacts the board as soon as it comes into play while also being cheaper.

Stormfist Crusader would give you a decent card draw engine, since the deck has no way of drawing cards and you have the risk of running out of gas. I would replace Smitten Swordmaster or Wintermoor Commander .

Hope these are at least of some help.

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