Loyal Apprentice

Loyal Apprentice

Creature — Human Artificer

Haste

Lieutenant — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control your commander, create a 1/1 colourless Thopter artifact creature token with flying. That token gains haste until end of turn.

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Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Loyal Apprentice occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.17%

Loyal Apprentice Discussion

Archeopteryx on Opus Thief

1 month ago

-1 The Royal Scions , +1 Loyal Apprentice

All the things that sold me on Royal Scions involved ungumming the board to profit off Tymna. Seeing if Loyal Apprentice will fill that niche instead. I liked Royal Scions and stand by testing it.

CasuallyCompetitive on Opus Thief

1 month ago

Hugomarink - Mindblade Render is a budget choice for Dark Confidant . Comes out the same turn as Dark Confidant (same CMC), has draw potential on the same turn (the turn after it is played), and on a minor note is a good swinger for Tymna the Weaver . Those are the main reasons I chose this over, say, a Phyrexian Arena .

Loyal Apprentice is just a really nice 2 drop that has haste and creates evasive hastey creature that allows for draw with Tymna the Weaver .

AJe11y on Purphoros, God of Infinite Tokens [cEDH PRIMER]

2 months ago

Hey, Hybrow, always glad to see you coming back. I wonder of having any planeswalkers in the deck. Chandra, Acolyte of Flame and Chandra, Torch of Defiance are both great choices, but would having a planeswalker and making Purphoros a creature (more vulnerable) be worth the short-lived push? How goes the testing with her?

Hi, SP3CTR3_chelts, so Ruby Medallion is a great card, but it was best used for storm decks. I have noticed 3 things with this deck: I play 2 spells a turn at the most, I have more than enough mana to play my hand (and have zero cards at the end of my turn, damn), and half my deck is colorless which makes this card less useful overall.

Hey, Wolfspane00, I haven't considered Chandra's Regulator . As you say, it's situational, but I have seen better draw power without need for another planeswalker. If I don't really run Chandras, then it would mostly be a artifact for drawing. Mortarpod brought up a good point with Idol of Oblivion .

atomic_moose, yes! Mmm, one the one hand, Purp's devotion would make him as an Indestructible Creature. But on the other hand... it basically doubles all damage from Purp! Debating on swapping out another 4-5 drop for it ( Siege-Gang Commander probably?). Will test it out.

Hey, ToolisMaynard, good reminder! I added that combo to the "Infinite Combo Section". To add further, do you know if Combat Celebrant makes an infinite combo with Splinter Twin ?

Thanks, Mortarpod. I am always glad to see a new bro here. I definitely will look into Idol of Oblivion , as both myself and SP3CTR3_chelts like it. It also seems like a great simple combo with cards like Loyal Apprentice . As far as tutoring goes, I would rather draw than tutor, if that makes sense. I enjoy the chaos that mono- decks bring that brings you a full hand rather than search for that one answer, since 40 damage is 40 damage. ;)

Guys, I am as always grateful for the time you put to help me update our Purp decks to keep him competitive. Let's play some EDH with our Purps and see what changes we'll add further!

multimedia on Radha and Her Rowdy Raiders

2 months ago

Hey, you're welcome. You're definitely on the right track. You were smart to change the strategy into playing more little creatures instead of big creatures. I think you can even expand on this further. You still want some big creatures, but little creatures with Radha are what you need to generate enough mana to cast big creatures and power mana sinks.

Another direction to consider that gets some inspiration from Edric, Spymaster of Trest decks. These decks play all little creatures who have evasion. Obviously not playing blue, but green has quite a few budget one/two drop creatures that could fit. Red has many budget one/two drops that have haste, but I think green because of the amount of Forests should be the priority for one/two drops.

Apprentice is interesting because it can be repeatable and the Thopter is created at combat before creatures attack. The Thopter can attack and with Radha on the battlefield it's a free one mana. More evasion would be good with Ohran Frostfang and/or Keeper of the Fables . These five drops can be excellent draw engines with evasive creatures, mimicking Edric.

I like these five drops with Vivien, Champion of the Wilds who can give them flash letting you cast them in combat after you have made mana with attacking creatures. Flash is especially good with Frostfang because he also gives your creatures deathtouch. Flash is also very good with Temur Sabertooth and End-Raze Forerunners as a possible repeatable +2/+2 and trample for your creatures. Forerunners is also a 7/7 with haste and trample.


A difficult part of building budget decks in Commander is choosing which of the best expensive price cards to include because you can't include them all and you have done well at including the better ones. Obviously for your deck Aggravated Assault and Stomping Ground are the two expensive price cards to auto include, but after that there's a lot of choices. I didn't see when I first looked that Genesis Hydra is already here. Because of the budget it's a good alternative for Genesis Wave especially because of Temur Sabertooth. In fact it's the best budget way to here to have potential access to enchantments. These two also make Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip quite good because as a mana sink it can find either one which then lets you potentially find Assault with Hydra.

Growing Rites of Itlimoc is a good card, but I think the $9+ could be better used. Rites gives you more sources of mana, but you don't really need other sources of mana especially when it's the third most expensive price card in the deck. Gamble for instance can tutor for Assault and I think that's something that can help your deck more than other mana sources.

ZorrosRage on Feather, Pride of Boros

7 months ago

i think Open the Armory , Steelshaper's Gift , Magnetic Theft could help. being able to abuse sunforger and helps. could also add a Darksteel Mutation so open the armory could get you some removal for problematic commanders.

Both Chandra's Ignition and Fell the Mighty are on theme board wipes to consider also.

Fall of the Hammer and Reckless Rage could be an awesome removal spell if you need it.

If you do add some equips Strength of Arms would be good to give you some more tokens. Kind of slow but Loyal Apprentice gives you one every turn. Not much but might be useful

I was not a fan of Balduvian Rage since you have to attack.

QKey on Emissary of Salt

7 months ago

I like about Careful Consideration that it can target myself. I run some cards, that are not very good in particular matchups. For example Damnation ist not good versus control. I like to have ways to get rid of those cards. Being instant is another huge plus for the Careful Consideration over many other similar cards. That said, Wheel and Deal is a cool idea, i try to find room for the card :)

@ God-Eternal Kefnet : I totally agree, but atm i do not run both 6/6 demons and in my opinion being 6/6 is better then being 4/5. Its for me similar to running Gurmag Angler over Tasigur, the Golden Fang . The added bonus is nice to have, but often not relevant.

Golgari Charm is a great out versus many problematic cards. -1/-1 gets rid of an opposing True-Name Nemesis , Sai, Master Thopterist token, Loyal Apprentice and its token, many other red aggro cards, Bitterblossom tokens (or Bitterblossom itself), buying a turn versus Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow , killing a lot of cats in Arahbo, Roar of the World , killing mana dorks, etc...

There are also a lot of enchantments that are very problematic for this deck. For Example: Blood Moon , Hall of Gemstone , Song of the Dryads , Opposition , Treachery , Stasis , Search for Azcanta  Flip (getting out of the lock), Parallax Wave , etc...

I think i have never used the third mode :)

Nissa, Vital Force is a good answer to a planeswalker, blocks like a champ, closes games and is incredible fast on her ultimate. The -3 is sometimes also nice, but not as relevant as the other two modes.

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