Knight Exemplar

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.)

Knight Exemplar Discussion

SideBae on Sir Gwyn Historic Knights

1 week ago

Hey man! I got a few suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them:

  1. I kinda agree with PhaylogenX: Valiant Knight seems pretty good here (I see you've included it). Another pair of cards to consider for this type of role are Knight Exemplar and Kinsbaile Cavalier . They're like... good.

  2. I think Wear / Tear is likely better than your Crush Contraband . It costs less to cast if you're only targeting one or the other, and it still costs less than Crush Contraband if you're using both halves. However, it IS destroy rather than exile; this is frequently not an issue, but if it is a meta call please do ignore me.

  3. Since you're in black, you have access to the best tutors. Unfortunately, many of them are expensive: Things like Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor and Imperial Seal are gonna set you back a lot. Consider running things like Dark Petition , Diabolic Tutor and Mastermind's Acquisition are all good cards.

  4. Your rocks could use some work. I like the signets, but I like the talismans more. Talisman of Hierarchy , Talisman of Conviction and Talisman of Indulgence are all better than their respective signets.

  5. You may want to consider some of the death and taxes staples. Mother of Runes and Giver of Runes are good ways to protect 'ya bois. Rest in Peace can hose a lot of decks, especially the ones I play. More generally, Stax and Hatebears can blow chunks on OPs. Winter Orb can slow down opponents from responding to your on-board pressure; Trinisphere is similar but expensive. Price of Glory can disincentivize counter-magic; Aura of Silence taxes one-sidedly in your favor.

  6. You're running a lot of basic lands. Consider Blood Moon and/or Magus of the Moon to punish more expensive decks.

  7. I think Cataclysm is probably better than Tragic Arrogance .

Right. That's all I got. Good luck!

NensouHiebara on Valor & Vanity | Foil Knight Tribal

1 month ago

@Magic09865

Copying Knight Exemplar is cute at best. I'd rather just have another Lord instead of a clone that needs one already in play to copy. It's pretty mediocre copying any other Knight, and copying an opponent's creature doesn't have any Tribal synergies.

A clunky clone isn't what this deck needs.

Magic09865 on Valor & Vanity | Foil Knight Tribal

1 month ago

On a sidenote, you could play Phyrexian Metamorph to copy a Knight Exemplar if one is already on the battlefield. That allows you to get the Exemplar indestructible as well much easier then waiting for your second Exemplar.

In addition, the Metamorph can always copy something annoing on your opponents board and ignores abilities like Hexproof, since he does not "target".

It is also modern-legal

Benthehen333 on

1 month ago

Last_Laugh - I considered Knight Exemplar , but sadly it didn't fit within the $100 budget. I might put in Kinsbaile Cavalier though, thanks for the suggestions!

Last_Laugh on

1 month ago

Knight Exemplar and Kinsbaile Cavalier would like a word...

Coward_Token on Syr Gwyn, Lord of Cinder

1 month ago

Got inspired to brew myself, some brainstorming:

Sigiled Sword of Valeron + Bloodforged Battle-Axe , bonus points if you add more non-Knights like Sram, Senior Edificer

Surestrike Trident : Voltron up one Knight with all your stuff -> fire a death beam at someone -> repeat with another Knight

Knight Exemplar + Worldslayer

TypicalTimmy on Help beating the s**t out ...

1 month ago

What could be an interesting pairing and foil would be a Knight Tribal deck.

Knight Exemplar and Valiant Knight make for really powerful synergy. Mono-white Knights is a deck I use to run that was extremely difficult to stop. I would have to dig through the deck boxes to find it again, but it also used Exalted and Kinsbaile Cavalier .

I went mono-white, but you may want to go Selesnya to add ramp. Or perhaps Azorius for counterspells.

You could actually go Selesnya main board with blue-mana producing lands and counterspells sideboard. This way you can go full Bant if you need, based upon the current meta of the game.

Demarge on Vraska's Knights

1 month ago

First of all you can hide old comments by using the last part of the deck editor (having your last comment be back in november can be distracting for new comments).

Now for this deck hitting any swamps early on really hurts Knight of the White Orchid , cutting the swamps down to 1 can really help and run Concealed Courtyard (non budget, Marsh Flats or any fetch land that can grab a plains or swamp can get your Godless Shrine s).

In modern white and black has extremely powerful removal in Path to Exile (which just got a reprint in every gideon spellbook, it also will give you a Rest in Peace which many white decks are running many of in their sideboards lately) and Fatal Push (which is honestly at it's most powerful in a fetch land happy deck), 1 cmc removal vs 4 cmc is quite the difference.

Now there are many good 1 cmc knights and being able to start early is quite important for how fast the format is. Knight of the Ebon Legion can get powerful pretty fast, he even gets bigger if you take 4 dmg in a turn not just the opponent. Student of Warfare is an oldie, it also can become a sizable threat pretty quickly. Dauntless Bodyguard is also pretty decent, it not only can protect a Knight Exemplar later in the game, but it also can just be sacced to proc the stronger effect on Fatal Push or Midnight Reaper .

... now protection is honestly a lot more powerful than just hexproof from a color, especially when a Mirran Crusader can block a Vengevine profitably all day.

Having more creature buffing can also be kind of nice, Benalish Marshal and Valiant Knight can be decent at their jobs, they are at least in the majority of the deck's curve (which for modern you really want to lower it as much as you can for an aggressive deck).

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