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Knight of Meadowgrain
Creature — Kithkin Knight
Lifelink (Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.)
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Knight of Meadowgrain Discussion
6 days ago
You could run a Luxa River Shrine for some extra lifegain.
Good luck with the deck, looks awesome!
1 week ago
What's kept Accorder Paladin in the deck over other 2-drop is its 3 power and ability to boost other Knights. I'm currently looking at Sigiled Paladin as Accorder's replacement, as it can do the same.
Knight of Meadowgrain is okay, but doesn't make the cut due to a lack of synergy. Having my Knights benefit each other makes the deck play better.
Brave the Elements was in the deck before and was cut to make room for a full set of Gideon and additional removal. This deck plays to a strict curve, leaving almost no mana to spare for additional spells in the first few turns of the game. If any mana does happen to be left open, I feel it's better spent interacting with my opponent's board.
Flagstones of Trokair doesn't add anything to the deck whatsoever.
Horizon Canopy has a real cost in its lifeloss. An early Canopy would deal damage to me that otherwise wouldn't of happened, which will matter against other aggro decks and decks that use burn spells for reach.
1 week ago
Have you considered Knight of Meadowgrain in place of Accorder Paladin. Also, I feel like Brave the Elements is too valuable to not have any copies in the main, since potentially making your entire board unblockable can be devastating. If you're looking for nonbasic lands to play, Flagstones of Trokair doesn't have a big opportunity cost, and neither would running a singleton Horizon Canopy.
1 month ago
I feel like three Thalia's Lieutenant Would be more effective than having the Knight of Meadowgrain. It buffs up your creatures as well as giving you a big beefy boi. Unless of coarse you just want to stick with the knight theme.
2 months ago
Wilt-Leaf Liege: Hero attacks harder with multiple bodies and can similarly pump other Knights with its battle cry trigger. Not every deck uses discard. Liege's replacement effect won't be relevant every game.
Kinsbaile Cavalier: I like to have my 4-drops to be effective by themselves so that they can still keep me in the game if my earlier creatures are hit with heavy removal. Cavalier requires other Knights, otherwise it's an unimpressive creature. Compared to what Hero and Gideon are capable of, Cavalier isn't that great. Silverblade Paladin also curves better than Cavalier after a leveled up Student or a 2-drop Knight.
Student of Warfare is the one of the best White Weenie 1-drop ever printed. It may take an additional mana investment, but it's worth having a flexible creature for every stage of the game:
- It becomes a 3/3 first striker on Turn 2, putting heavy pressure on opponents early game.
- It acts like a 3 mana creature after the first few turns.
- It can be a lone, double striking threat in the mid-late game.
The same can't be said for Knight of Meadowgrain.
- 5c Humans is an all-creature deck that uses Vial to spam bodies.
- U/x Merfolk is loaded with 2-drops and uses the mana not spent on creatures to cast countermagic, Spreading Seas, and other forms of disruption.
- Legacy Death and Taxes uses powerful utility lands to stranglehold their opponents.
This deck doesn't do any of that. My creatures' CMCs are too varied, there aren't enough creatures for Vial to begin with, and this deck has a low amount of disruption. Shoehorning Vial isn't going to make the deck better, and changing the deck to accommodate Vial isn't the deck I want to play.
Using sweepers in a Weenie Aggro deck is insanity. Knight Exemplar is in the deck to boost my Knights, not an excuse for questionable card choices. If Exemplar is left unanswered, then it takes over combat.
Another thing, why so many 2-ofs? Mono-White has the worst card draw and selection. All of those 2-ofs would lead to an inconsistent mess.
2 months ago
I have a similar deck and love it. Although a main card I use is Light from Within as a 2-of.
Also Wilt-Leaf Liege as a 2-of at the top end really helps against decks running Lilliana of the Veil as well as having an immediate impact on the board compared to Hero of Bladehold
Kinsbaile Cavalier as a 2-of over Silverblade Paladin seems like a no-brainer, and one other main addition is to cut a 2 lands, a Fragmentize, and a Dismember for 4 Aether Vials. Being able to instant-speed drop a liege, Calvallier or a Knight Exemplar really can mess things up for the opponent.
Personal perference but I've found Knight of Meadowgrain to be a nice 2 of instead of 2 Student of Warfares. Students are the only 1-drop but the mana needed to invest in them doesn't seem worth it especially how easily they get killed right after. Adding Aether Vials really helps having a turn-1 play, and cutting down to 2 Students still gives Vial on 1 to have a chance to hit.
2 months ago
Definitely needs some Knight of Meadowgrain, probably over the Skyhunters.
Mirran Crusader is an absolute beast; protection from a color known for removal, and double strike is brutal with all your anthems/lords.
If you plan on making a sideboard, Pentarch Paladin is good facing against other monocolored decks.
Stillmoon Cavalier seems interesting, but never played with it before, so I don't know if I would recommend it.
3 months ago
@TheDuggernaught - This is a very rough list. I'm not glued to two colors but I at least want w/b. And yes necrogen mists is in place of LotV. If i'm building a deck I am even slightly considering I try to keep it somewhat budget. Court Hussar is very interesting if I can repeat its effect multiple times. Ethersworn Adjudicator seems it could be too much mana for this deck but perhaps not. I think I'm leaning more towards the blue splash as it's more interesting and that's usually what I try to do when making homebrews. Green is probably more practical but meh who cares. Knight of Meadowgrain is in for lifegain that is hard to remove with haakon in our grave.