Knight of the White Orchid


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare
Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG) Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare

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Knight of the White Orchid

Creature — Human Knight

First strike

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

ruy343 on The Valiant Order

1 day ago

Revision 2: At this point, you're much more cohesive, but still haven't quite reached a strong synergy.

You should probably sideboard your Day of Judgment and Ghostly Prison to use against creature-heavy/tribal decks (like slivers), and for your general day-to-day use, you should use some cheap, targeted removal (a favorite modern-legal card of mine for this is Declaration in Stone, especially against token swarm decks, but you could use Swords to Plowshares). Day of Judgment + Knight Exemplar is strong, but Day of Judgment can sit in your hand if you don't draw the other piece of the combo, and that can suck if you have dudes on the field.

Knight of the White Orchid is begging to be a part of this deck, btw.

You've got a lot of knights coming out, and that's strong, but what you could really use to push in the damage is a card that boosts all your dudes for maximum damage when they charge as a team. Kytheon's Tactics is strong for this, but it's a Sorcery, so Inspired Charge or Sanctified Charge might be the better call.

wallisface on Elspesh

4 days ago

Cool- good to hear it’s working! My only suggestion would maybe be a playset of Knight of the White Orchid in the sideboard for games when you’re on the draw (so you can ramp faster) - but not sure whether the extra speed potential is worth having in place of your other existing sideboard options (which look decent).

Myrddin_Naether on Forged in Stone, Nahiri EDH

1 week ago

Currently It's solid, except from that it desperatly needs some form of instant-speed protection spells.

Fiendslayer Paladin, Knight of the White Orchid, Stone Haven Outfitter, Thalia, Heretic Cathar seems like the least interesting creatures, they might be taken out for trickery/removal

Peanut3181 on Darien, Monarch King of Kjeldor v2

2 weeks ago

I like what I see here. You definitely went for a more combo-centric Death and Taxes deck rather than going for an all out Darien Soldier Tribal deck. I like it!. It's definitely one of the better decks that I have seen and is definitely geared more towards winning. It's how you build a decent mono-white deck. DO NOT TAKE OUT YOUR STRONG HATE CARDS. They are the strength of this deck.

Cards I would consider taking out is Akroma's Memorial, Teferi's Protection (because your permanents phase out and it's a dead card in your hand most of the time), Comeuppance, Stoneforge Mystic and pretty much all of your equipment except protection like Swiftfoot Boots and Darksteel Plate. I know it goes well with your Historic cards but to me, white is much better and going wide and bulking up that way then stacking equipment that your opponent can chump block for days. Plus your commander is a whimpy 3/3 for 6. You want the ability.

I would add in more removal like Wrath of God and Terminus to go all out control and lock the game out. More card draw so your big mana doesn't go to waste, you have more answers and you can win the attrition battles of trading 1 for 1 and out-value your opponents with board wipes. Angelic Chorus and Archangel of Thune would be neat additions as well. Cathars' Crusade+Altar of Dementia is a good finisher.Hero of Bladehold can provide some early pressure. Mother of Runes seems like it would be perfect with this deck. Iona?

Out (my opinion):

Akroma's Memorial

Hammer of Nazahn


Thran Temporal Gateway? Look at your mana curve. Mostly under 4 anyways.


Settle the Wreckage

Teferi's Protection

Platinum Angel (Any removal spell kills it). Not worth 7 mana

Stoneforge Mystic

Quicksilver Amulet

Chromatic Lantern


Angel's Grace?

In: 2 plains Wrath of God, Terminus, Cathars' Crusade, Knight of the White Orchid, Hero of Bladehold, Iona, Shield of Emeria, Staff of Nin, Carnage Altar, Archangel of Thune, Mother of Runes, Condemn Oblivion Ring, Cauldron of Souls

Not trying to burst your bubble or anything, but I would not take your deck to tournaments. You'll be sadly dissapointed. It's not nearly as versatile as say Mono blue, mono black or Simic. Board wipes and removal kill you even with all the protection that you do have. All decks except blue are very open to Cyclonic Rift and we know that will always be a thing. Your deck is nasty don't get me wrong, but you are going up against 3 other players that aren't casual in tournament play. Try it for sure, but don't get your hopes up if you run into a Zur or mono blue Teferi deck.

rockleemyhero on Looking for alternatives to banned ...

4 weeks ago

No need to be rude or mean to the OP. They simply don’t know and there’s nothing wrong with being new. No such thing as a stupid question.

OP, I’d just replace sol ring with another knight. Maybe Knight of the White Orchid as a replacement to help you get the mana you need

BMHKain on Descisions... Descisions... New Gates... or ...

4 weeks ago

Well after my denial w/ Boros, I actually have one other plan in mind...

Should I make a Gate Deck, or what? Just asking to be sure...

Legendary_penguin_of_death on famished Paladin Combo

4 weeks ago

I think Knight of the White Orchid is better in the sb for games when you are on the draw since you know you will be able to cast it turn 3 for full value. I would put 3 is the sb in place of your extra protection spells. Protection spells only go so far. I think 11 is too many.

Then that opens 4 slots for ballista.

As a side note be careful not to have ballista and solemnity in the deck at the same time.

_Delta_ on

1 month ago

Some good things to add here would be Sword of the Animist, Strata Scythe, Land Tax,Trailblazer's Boots, Imprisoned in the Moon, Rogue's Passage, Wayfarer's Bauble, Solemn Simulacrum, Endless Atlas, Ichor Wellspring,Conqueror's Flail, Hammer of Nazahn, Loxodon Warhammer, the Kaldra cycle could be fun: Helm of Kaldra, Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, Fireshrieker, Mycosynth Wellspring, maybe Bloodforged Battleaxe, Knight of the White Orchid, O-Naginata, and Silverblade Paladin.

There’s plenty more than what I have thought of like the sword cycle obviously, but some equipment can be quite pricey as I’m sure you already know. Here’s a good resource to check for ideas:

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