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Knight of the White Orchid
Creature — Human Knight
When Knight of the White Orchid enters the battlefield, if an opponent controls more lands than you, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it into play, then shuffle your library.
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Knight of the White Orchid Discussion
2 days ago
I think trying to lower your average converted mana would help out a ton. Cheaper cards to consider: Mother of Runes and Eight-and-a-Half-Tails for protection, Knight of the White Orchid, Solemn Simulacrum, and Burnished Hart, and Treasonous Ogre can help ramp out threats while applying pressure. Sunforger is an absurdly good card when including enough good instants. Some good targets: Dawn Charm, Boros Charm, Price of Progress, Return to Dust, Lapse of Certainty, Orim's Thunder, Tithe, Silence, Swords to Plowshares, Wear / Tear, and if you don't like blue, Boil.
4 days ago
For ramp, red and white struggle to do anything more than generic mana rocks. But you can use Path to Exile as a kill spell, or if you're desperate on your own token for a land. Additionally it works well with Knight of the White Orchid to get you a plains, even when you aren't behind on lands. Oreskos Explorer is also daily helpful.
1 week ago
Well. and this is but a suggestion. -2 Pilgrim's Eye this card is OK, but not grat in any specific matchup. and since you already have Knight of the White Orchid in the Main, this card gets even worse agains aggro & combo, and is still MEH against Control.
1 week ago
Boros is always difficult for card draw and ramp. I'm going to list all the ones I have been playing with some of the budget ones are really great and some of the expensive ones really are worth the cost.
Here are some of the things I have been playing with and found useful for my Angel Tribal (work in progress) deck.
Ramp; Knight of the White Orchid, Burnished Hart, Wild-Field Scarecrow, Solemn Simulacrum, Pilgrim's Eye, Myriad Landscape, Pearl Medallion, Sword of the Animist, Khalni Gem, Armillary Sphere, Land Tax, Gift of Estates, Tithe, Oath of Lieges, Sword of Feast and Famine and Crucible of Worlds(which will allow you to hit all your land drops if you have fetch lands)
Mana rocks that can be used as ramp to get your fatties out early;Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Gilded Lotus, Hedron Archive, Boros Signet, Coalition Relic, Thran Dynamo, Coldsteel Heart, Chrome Mox, Chromatic Lantern, Commander's Sphere, Cultivator's Caravan, Manalith, Star Compass, Doubling Cube
Creatures;Sunblast Angel kills all your opponents creatures and is a nice flyer, Pristine Angel Can only be dealt damage by non-artifact colorless creatures aka eldrazi while untapped. If you give her vigilance she can't be blocked either. Color protection is Really really good. Mother of Runes you can use her color protection to counter removal spells on your creatures one per turn. Eight-and-a-Half-Tails more protection!, Blinding Angel if they can't attack you..., Angelic Skirmisher super effective for all your creatures to choose Each combat lifelink, vigilance, first strike. Giving all your creatures lifelink is definitely something. Iroas, God of Victory he's low mana cost & exceptional, Oketra the True, Steel Hellkite super utility removal. Duplicant Also exceptional removal of even indestructible things, which it seems you like with your current removal. Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs great with gisela, I see you like stuffy doll and boros reckoner how aboutCoalhauler Swine, Mogg Maniac, and Spitemare. They work Really well with damage doublers. When they pull out all the stops and attack you fora lethal 20+ damage, Selfless Squire and you get a 21+/21+ creature to attack past their tapped creatures on your turn.
If you like Deflecting Palm I'd like to recommend Ride Down, & Boros Fury-Shield. Pyrohemia is incredible with Gisela, as long as she is out and you only activate one at a time all damage is prevented to you and doubled to your opponents and their creatures. For stuffy doll and reckoner definitely enchant them with Pariah so when ever you are attacked that damage goes to your opponents instead!
Anyway sorry for the novel. I'm sure I gave you too much but hey it's better than too little eh?
1 week ago
Hero's Blade is fantastic, since it'll re-equip when Sram inevitably gets removed by something.
Trailblazer's Boots are a better cheap equip than say Trusty Machete because even if it costs one more to drop, it'll consistently read as 'unblockable'. Prowler's Helm is a similar budget option but there are walls that get dropped more often:P.
Cultivator's Caravan is just wasteful budget when you can use Darksteel Ingot for an indestructible version, or Manalith for a way cheaper option(or, if you don't care about making white mana, Pristine Talisman will gain you life. Tooth of Ramos also gives you a pocket two mana)
Always good to see economical decks :D
1 week ago
I think you need to work on your mana base, ensure you have sufficient color generation, as you have a lot of lands that produce colorless (albeit have secondary effects), and you have a lot of lands that come into play tapped. This can cause you to be delayed in turns when you NEED to cast a creature or two for a winning swing.
As it stands, I would recommend removing Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, and Terramorphic Expanse and replacing them for basic lands as you don't have sufficient basics to even be able to fully utilize them (I believe you needed more mountains when I thumbed through your deck, no? 20 White Mana Generation in Lands and 14 Red Mana Generation was what I counted, I believe). That being said, I'll recount it once you have your changes made, to ensure you have a stable mana base. You could remove Darksteel Citadel as well. I'm not sure about Haunted Fengraf nor Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion, as you already have multiple ways to provide double strike. There was a Red/White land from Aether Revolt, I believe, you can add it in.
Your deck seems to want to deal more damage via tokens and creatures with multiple combat steps than in other ways, so I would consider removing the direct damage spells for more utility. Shattering Spree will take care of a LOT of things that could hinder your deck, Pillage gives you a choice of busting a land as well as an artifact (and also stops them from regenerating). You could also run Incendiary Command for utility and draw.
I'm not sure Ajani Vengeant nor Nahiri, the Lithomancer are good in this deck, it can open up slots for other effects, like Wake of Destruction or Ruination. The former will single-handedly wreck decks in a muliplayer environment that run lands that are not of your colors, whereas the latter will wreck EVERY deck that is in play (including yours), unless you run more basics. You could also benefit from running Secure the Wastes or Martial Coup for token generation for both, plus creature removal on the latter.
In regards to creatures, you could also check about adding a Weathered Wayfarer, Knight of the White Orchid, and Serra Ascendant. The first two are good to net you lands while the other is an undisputed beater as a turn one drop in commander.
In your enchantments, you're already running a True Conviction, which is one more white mana intensive than Rage Reflection, but it provides you with an additional effect, which I consider is better than the Rage Reflection itself. You can open up a space for something else. Anointed Procession benefits greatly when you run Secure the Wastes and Martial Coup as well. I'm not sure that a single effect like Sphere of Safety will be necessary, and the Murder Investigation is cute, but not optimal.
For your Artifacts, I'd replace the Hammer of Purphoros. The haste effect is nice, but the secondary ability isn't worth it in my opinion. Try and get a Darksteel Ingot, Mana Vault, Seal of the Guildpact, and possibly a Gilded Lotus. A Boros Signet and a Boros Keyrune aren't a bad idea either.
2 weeks ago
Concerted Effort is probably better than Odric, Lunarch Marshal. (not legendary, starts at Upkeep instead of Combat Step) If you decide to work on this deck more, I'd suggest 4x Concerted effort, 1-2x Odric.
Creatures to cut because they don't jive with Effort or Odric: Lost Leonin, Priests of Norn, Blighted Agent. Since Infect doesn't work with the Effort or Odric, I'd also swap out Tezzeret's Gambit for Divination.
If you want Hexproof, I think Slippery Bogle is going to be just as good as Invisible Stalker for 1 less CMC since neither the Effort nor the Odric can grant unblockable. And, with First Strike/double strike/flying, you don't really need it either. All that said, since none of these abilities are truly static, I think hexproof is probably just not really worth it at all.
Aerial Responder and Fencing Ace strike me as pretty good here. I'd probably go at least 3x for each. I also think Knight of the White Orchid would be really good (mana ramp+First Strike) and Courier Hawk would be good here. All together, I'd want at least 20 creatures for this build, maybe as many as 24.
I think Faith's Shield or Gods Willing will also be pretty good here. I like the Shield because it will work on Concerted Effort but can also be cast on a creature to give all your creatures protection. On the other hand, Gods Willing will also work on your all your creatures and give you a Scry. I'd drop some Ice Over or Spell Pierce for it.
You might seriously consider swapping Black for Blue. Typhoid Rats sharing deathtouch sounds pretty nasty to me. You'll also get access to black evasion: Fear, Skulk, Menace, etc.
I'd drop Aether Vial because it's stupidly expensive.
Add Glacial Fortress if you're sticking with white/blue.
2 weeks ago
You've got 2 Sunspear Shikari listed here.
One of my personal favorite, but under valued cards, is Dragon Throne of Tarkir. It can work well with voltron-y token decks like this.
Aside from all that, IMO, you've got a lot of land for a pretty low curve. On the otherhand, you don't have much in the way of mana rocks so 41 lands may be a good idea. :P
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx likes mono colored decks with lots of devotion.
I am kinda iffy about Sigil of the Empty Throne in this. If you can get out, you've only got 8 other cards that could trigger it and it doesn't make cats.
To bad Knight of the White Orchid isn't a 'cat.' :/