Leonin Vanguard


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Uncommon

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Leonin Vanguard

Creature — Cat Soldier

At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control three or more creatures, Leonin Vanguard gets +1/+1 until end of turn and you gain 1 life.

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Leonin Vanguard Discussion

emil_hansen on (1st at FNM! Post rotation) Mono-white aggro jank

6 days ago

I've played something similar on MTG Arena and I'm currently collecting cards for IRL playtesting as I'm a long time weenie player. As for cards to add, Venerated Loxodon is REALLY good, especially as Goblin Chainwhirler is still a thing. Personally, I would take out the big drops such as Lyra Dawnbringer and Leonin Warleader and go more low to the ground with cards like Ajani's Pridemate together with some more Leonin Vanguard. (Its pretty good tbh) You could also add Citywide Bust to the sideboard as it more often than not will only wipe your opponents' big creatures if you are up against something like an opposing Lyra Dawnbringer. Another card you could add is Make a Stand as a sideboard card against control decks with board wipes, or just as a suprise pump+indestructible against another low to the ground deck. I personally think that white weenie is a pretty good deck in standard atm, as there is so much customization to it with all the 1-2 drops, and some good lords in Marshal and Loxodon. Anyway, congratz on the win :D

BioProfDude on (1st at FNM! Post rotation) Mono-white aggro jank

1 week ago

a_specter, maybe Venerated Loxodon (not sure what it will replace), maybe Hunted Witness instead of Leonin Vanguard. Outside of those, I don't know that any will be worth it. Healer's Hawk might be a good one to add instead of Hunted Witness, and Conclave Tribunal might also be worth a spot or two instead of Ixalan's Binding, but I'm unsure of that. For the sideboard, I was thinking of possibly adding 2x Bounty Agent. I certainly wouldn't make all of these changes. The most flexible spot I have is for Leonin Vanguard, and I actually think that card performed okay in the deck.

Thanks for the upvote!

Demarge on <$15 Standard Budget W Life-Gain

1 week ago

Flower / Flourish can give you a means of lowering land count while also being able to late game have a pump effect (only would have to run a forest or two)

Hunted Witness gives mentor a shot at two triggers (though really Dawn of Hope works wonders as a draw engine with Fountain of Renewal) he also adds to the cheap bodies to keep Leonin Vanguard active.

without Divine Visitation Leonin Warleader might be too expensive to cast for his effect, Knight of Grace might work much stronger for the deck as it lowers your curve and evades a large amount of the format's removal.

On Serra's Wings likely is a stronger option to Squire's Devotion as it also allows you to give an enormous pridemate evasion vs the armies of tokens.

Danitha Capashen, Paragon makes the combo 2 mana cheaper while being a first striking vigilance liflink body relevant enough to stop early assaults (so another "must eat a bolt" creature for aggressive opponents).

Ryuji_ on Boros standard

1 month ago

~2x Charge + Leonin Warleader = min 3 dmg

Make a Stand - mass removal protection

Sheltering Light - for important creatures Leonin Warleader Benalish Marshal

Leonin Vanguard + Ajani's Pridemate = ???? = Profit

Heroic Reinforcements + anything on board = ?gameender?

Dark-Dweller Oracle = "Card draw"

Seal Away = removal

Sideboard: Invoke the Divine

maydaymayes on White Life/Big/Infinite Kill Combo Deck

2 months ago

DrPanooch I've been playing my own list of this online and it has been performing SURPRISINGLY well. It's a certainly less budget, but if you're interested in a competitive aspect on this deck, please see below :)

3 Ajani's Welcome

24 Plains

4 Leonin Vanguard

4 Ajani's Pridemate

3 Seal Away

4 Aerial Responder

2 Leonin Warleader

1 On Serra's Wings

3 Lyra Dawnbringer

4 Famished Paladin

4 Squire's Devotion

4 Sorcerer's Wand

Let me know what you think!

Salmonman1064 on White Green Cat

2 months ago

I'd recommend switching Leonin Vanguard with something like Loam Lion or Savannah Lions. Even Trained Caracal will be more consistent lifegain than the Vanguard.

Also Condemn, Blessed Alliance, and Seal Away are pretty useful removal spells.

And lastly I'd recommend Heroic Intervention or Brave the Elements as board wipe protection. Looks like a really fun deck.

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