Back:It That Rides as One Flip
Creature — Human Knight
First Strike, lifelink
At the beginning of the end step, if you gained 3 or more life this turn, transform Lone Rider.
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Lone Rider Discussion
10 hours ago
+1 for your theme. I love seeing people try something a little outside of the box. A few changes I would make, but only mostly to help your mana curve. You are currently running 13 creatures at a 4 CMC or higher. That is honestly far too much, especially when you are only running 20 land. I know you are making this just for casual games, but in order to ensure you have a reliable early game, you need to increase your lower end curve and decrease your higher end. (Yes I realize you are also running a playset of Rampant Growth, I still stick by what I am saying.)
Also, I would increase Lone Rider Flip to 4 copies up from the 3 you have now. It's an amazing card early game as well as late game, this is honestly your alternate win condition if your Sunmare fails you.
At the end of the day, here is what I would do:
-3 Faithbearer Paladin (Too heavy on your mana curve, and only has 3 attack power)
-3 Dawnglow Infusion (Mana better spent elsewhere, imo)
-4 Healing Salve (Mana better spent elsewhere, imo)
-2 Abzan Kin-Guard (To help reduce the overall mana curve)
+2 Sungrace Pegasus (Fits the curve, and the lifelink theme)
+2 Knight Exemplar (Rounds out your curve with a 3 CMC creature, and offers the deck more utility)
+4 Spirit Link (Fits the theme, helps lower overall mana curve. Also, can be placed on a creature with Lifelink and will essentially double life gained due to how the enchantment works. And as a bonus, can also enchant an opponents creature and nullify whatever dmg it deals by gaining the life back.)
+3 Silverblade Paladin (Fits horse & knight theme, reduces overall mana curve, and offers the deck more utility)
Overall this would help lower your mana curve, helping the decks tempo and early game out a lot. It would give you access to more utility, including: Double strike, Indestructibility, and even MORE life gain. Let me know what you think and if you decide to implement any of the suggestions!
1 day ago
Since Crested Sunmare only cares about gaining life and not the quantity of those gains, I'd prefer to have consistent triggers over large triggers. For example, Healing Salve could be Ajani's Mantra for similar results. Quiet Disrepair and Recumbent Bliss are some similar options with other utility. This does make Lone Rider Flip a little worse, but I can't imagine it will be difficult to flip him in most games. If you really like the salves, maybe Isochron Scepter could work. I do also like the idea of profiting from creatures entering. The only non-creature options I found were Angelic Chorus and Leyline of Vitality, although I would probably go with the Leyline for the possible turn 0 play. Finally, I'd probably try to find some creature to play at 3 mana so the deck curves out better. Knight Exemplar is the first that comes to mind since it can boost the many knights already here.
4 days ago
1 week ago
No, Crested Sunmare indestructible does not work on Lone Rider Flip or its flip. I have him in the deck because of all the other abilities, plus it is super easy to transform him into a threat with one hit from Aerial Responder. I'd would love to find another Standard Legal horse if someone knows of one...
1 week ago
1 month ago
thank you Funkydiscogod for your suggestions and here is what I think:
i'm also going to keep Murder because I really need to be able to kill some creatures and not have them choose what I kill.
Path of Bravery can definitely find a place in this deck. It could power up some weaker creatures and could solidify my place ahead however in an effort to keep my deck "ULTRA BUDGET" I am going to put it on the maybe board.
Radiant Fountain could drift into the Scoured Barrens spot because it does not tap when it enters the battlefield and it gives you two life instead of one, it could also find a spot of its own, I will have to decide later.
Thank you for your valuable insight and may all of your opponents get only creatures.
1 month ago
This deck idea is cool, but remember Innistrad Cycles out next week. So you'll loose Gisela, the Broken Blade, Odric, Lunarch Marshal, Fortified Village, Westvale Abbey Flip, Collective Effort, Declaration in Stone, Blessed Alliance, Archangel Avacyn Flip, Haunted Cloak, Lone Rider, and Thalia's Lancers.
How Sets Cycle Now: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/revisiting-standard-rotation-2016-10-19
1 month ago
I like this deck. It has a theme and in playtest, seems to play well. The linking between Path to Exile, Lone Rider and Odric, Lunarch Marshal is a great set of combos.I'd actually ditch the two Thalia, Guardian of Thraben for more Odric. Without him, you don't have the lifelink you need in order to keep Lone Rider flipped. He's pretty key to your deck.