Knight of Cliffhaven
Creature — Kor Knight
Level up (: Put a level counter on this. Level up only as a sorcery.) [2/2]
[Level 1-3]: Flying [2/3]
[Level 4+]: Flying, vigilance [4/4]
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG)||Common|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Knight of Cliffhaven Discussion
1 year ago
So with the theme of being aggro/removal, and keeping the deck at a budget I'll try and list some budget alternatives that can be upgrades, off the cards I can think of off the top of my head. I'm also noticing a trend with +1/+1 counters so I'll consider those as well
Arbor Colossus: He's basically an 11 cost 9/9 that removes one single flying creature
Druid of the Cowl: Two drop mana dork that can be replaced by Llanowar Elves or Elvish Mystic. Though Druid of the Cowl has more toughness, playing one of the others turn 1 helps accelerate you better.
Experiment One: Cool one drop that gives himself counters and can regenerate, but the downside is that your deck does run a lot of creatures with similar low power/toughness creatures making this hard to get passed more than 3 counters without the aid of using resources on him.
Kabira Vindicator: Level up is a cool mechanic, but having to spend 4 mana to cast him and then another 6 mana to give your creatures +1/+1 is pretty bad. Glorious Anthem would already give them +1/+1 OR you can always get Gideon, Ally of Zendikar use his -4 ability immediately and have the emblem to have an almost permanent buff to your creatures.
Knight of Cliffhaven: Same reason as Kabira, 5 mana to have a flying 2/3 is pretty meh. and 14 mana total to have a flying, vigilant 4/4 is the worst.
Sunscorch Regent may not have vigilance, but he does have flying, and gets stronger the more spells that cast as well as gaining you life.
Netcaster Spider: Would just replace this with
Longshot Squad, would synergize more with the deck and grants your other creatures +1/+1
Salt Road Patrol: For aggro, this card is too slow and only boost itself.
Sporemound: You don't have any mana accelerators or extra land drop enablers
Oath of Ajani: Would replace with Abzan Ascendancy, one extra mana for the same first ability, but the second ability will have more usage since you don't run any planeswalkers in the deck which makes the oath just a dead card on the field.
Consume the Meek: This kills your commander and most of your creatures
Cards I would consider adding:
Cathars' Crusade: Considered a staple in most creature decks that use +1/+1 counter things
Forgotten Ancient: Allows itself to gain more counters on it while the game continues and can move them to other creatures
Retribution of the Ancients: Great kill enchantment that revolves around +1/+1 counters
Oran-Rief, the Vastwood: Just an all around decent land that gives counters to all your creatures that entered on the same turn.
1 year ago
2 years ago
Vapor snag is decent, since you can bounce your own Venerated Teacher. The problem with level up are that the creatures are bad and venerated teacher does not help a lot, since it is the only enabler. Random proliferate things like Tezzeret's Gambit will help, but for example Knight of Cliffhaven is a Serra Angel for 14 mana. Even with venerated teacher, it still is a Serra Angel for 8 mana.
I would recommend limiting the level up theme to halimar wavewatch, but if you do get more than those, be aware that the payoff is not substantial.
3 years ago
Personally, I'd take out Knight of Cliffhaven for 1 more Student of Warfare and another 2 Knight of the White Orchid. Knight of Cliffhaven doesn't seem that good at all compared to the other stuff you can be playing. As for sideboard cards, Mirran Crusader can be brutal against matchups like Jund and Infect.
3 years ago
I really like Accorder Paladin's 3 power and battle cry. It hits harder and boosts my other Knights. I'm only going to replace it with something that at least can hit as hard.
Knight of Meadowgrain is an OK creature, I simply prefer Accorder.
Spectral Rider is boring. It doesn't offer any benefits or hit hard. It's just a bear with evasion.
3 years ago
On the other hand, there aren't a lot of 2-drop Knights that seem to meet your criteria to displace Accorder Paladin. Knight of Meadowgrain was already suggested by MetaphysicalxProdigy, though I don't see your response to that suggestion in your reply to him. Knight of Cliffhaven is another Level-Up, but one that provides Flying and Vigilance, rather than First/Double Strike.
Spectral Rider is another evasion choice, and Intimidate is a lot harder to deal with than its replacement mechanic Menace.
4 years ago
You might also want to consider running Knight of Cliffhaven in place of your Leonin Skyhunters. It may be a little slower, but I have found that it is usually a better card. And then you also wouldn't have to remove your flying capabilities.
4 years ago
Hi,I've got a deck just like this alhough mine is U/R(Izzet) why don't you check it out.
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That aside how about:
- Training Grounds: Since you're blue this card is a must include it makes you less Reliant on Venerated Teacher and the bounce gimmick with Cloudshift, etc.
Hope this was usefull, have fun.