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Knight of New Alara
Creature — Human Knight
Each other multicolored creature you control gets +1/+1 for each of its colors.
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Knight of New Alara Discussion
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago
How competitive and aggressive do you want to be in modern?
You can consistantly manage 12 budget 1 drop manadorks in G/W (Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves (I don't know why the price listing is broken), Avacyn's Pilgrim), followed by very efficient creatures in the 3/4/5 slot. Its best if those creatures let you stabilize, having an immediate board impact- Obstinate Baloth is loved for that reason, but there are plenty of alternatives.
If you want to run that an aggro deck to cast dinos, then look at Crested Herdcaller, Deathgorge Scavenger, Runic Armasaur, Siegehorn Ceratops and Thrashing Brontodon. However, as a lot of them are in standard, you might want to wait for rotation before building it in modern as it will be substantially cheaper.
GW hatebears has some older budget lists which can be plundered for ideas, and some new card printings (notably Vizier of Remedies ) allow for very powerful interactions even with budget cards (Safehold Elite looks a lot stronger).
There are also lists built around Knight of New Alara that, while long in the tooth, have solid ideas.
The strongest way to build in budget is to spot a theme across a lot of sets (that means a lot of similar cards have been printed), and grab the cheap ones that work well together (in price and cmc), so that while no part of your deck is spectacular, you can consistantly win a lot of matchups.
Green also has the benifit of access to a lot of card fixing in the form of things like Adventurous Impulse- there are like eight variants, which makes building around card interactions a lot smoother, whatever you pick.
Good luck, and happy brewing.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
If you're running them, just mainboard Qasali Pridemage.
In terms of hyper-budget deckbuilding, I find its a lot easier to focus in on a 'gimmick' strategy than look for pure value, which is why a 'multicolour matters' build is good. I'd give some thought to degenerate Vizier of Remedies/Heartmender/Safehold Elite interactions myself, but pure multicolour matters can be strong.
Cute interactions- its what sets a budget deck apart from being a worse version of an expensive deck. Wild Pair and Trostani's Summoner. Playing to a value 3-4-5 drop plan can do a lot. Worm Harvest and similar offer a lot of value to back up Knight of New Alara. There are countless strategies around.
Well is worth a look for sideboard tech.
Giantbaiting has done well in some of my past budget lists, as has Boggart Ram-Gang. Spirit Bonds is an interesting engine to run alongside a more traditional wheenies list, which might help against 'value oriented' midrange metas.
The main thing is to settle into a gameplan. For aggro, its 'how do I do early damge, how do I bypass a strong board to close out the game'. Cards with haste, cards that want to attack turns 1-3, cards that deal a ton of direct damage turns 4-5.
For midrange its 'how do I make my hand worth enough more than my opponents and cash it in for damage'. Cards that do things when you do something you are doing anyway- jamming a ton of Brindle Boar variants with a Gutter Grime works in some metas.
For control its 'how do I stop my opponent closing out the game and slowly win'. Its real tricky on a budget.
For this specific deck, you need to make a choice- The 2-3-4 drops are very strong, but you need to commit to either producing creatures which are hard to remove an create a lot of value midgame, or end the game. Keep that choice in mind when picking cards and you'll get something great.
4 months ago
Also, try Knight of New Alara for a fun-of (: love this deck concept, friend!
6 months ago
I played this deck for a while once and I realized that it just hurts to have a manabase that looks like that (literally). So, I took out a few things (basically made some playsets 3-ofs cough Knight of New Alara cough) and subbed in Siege Rhinos and a pair of Rhox War Monks for that extra lifegaining edge (not to mention that both are 3 color and get stacked af when a Knight hits board)
7 months ago
Oh hmmm, I wonder how terrible it would be to hit Knight of New Alara even once with BbE ? I'd have to try it to see how the worst outcome works out.
7 months ago
I'm a bit confused about your post, in that I'm not sure if you're asking or suggesting at times :D
If you're just wondering about my thought processes on building this list, then you're pretty much on the same page. The reason this is strictly all multicolored is that I have so many cards that require it, 4x Pillar of the Paruns, 14x Blades, 4x Knight of New Alara, 2x Demand, amounting a whopping 24 multicolored required interactions. Thats why theres no Blessing of the Nephilim etc.. Behemoth Sledges main purpose is to be played t3 after a turn 2 blade, as it buffs the blade before equipping and later in game it's good in grindier games to keep me alive or push dmg through for lethal.
I generally never have mana up on my opponents turns, except for the Charm, if game 2-3 I know my opponent is sporting clears, as you guessed.
I don't honestly know what are my biggest problem archetypes, as I haven't had that much time to playtest. So far in "Just for Fun" ladder of mtgo, I've had around 50% rate, but that doesnt tell much as theres a lot of experimental builds amidst the higher tier lists.
I'm honored to have impacted your deck of choise in joining modern, but there are a lot better decks for the same price range if you are serious about results. If you still do pick it up and modify the list, let me know what you're changing and post some results from actual FNMs, as I'm really interested in how this would fare outside of casual environment.