Loyal Guardian


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon

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Loyal Guardian

Creature — Rhino


Lieutenant — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control your commander, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

Loyal Guardian Discussion

Natalbee on Wolfgain Amadeus

3 weeks ago

Chhris - Me too! To be honest I didn't think much of him when he was first spoiled, but after pulling two copies (and a Voja token) at the prerelease I had to put him in my sealed deck, and that experience changed my mind. Such a fun card :D

Feed the Pack is already in the list, but I'll test out Pack Guardian and Raised by Wolves . Raised will probably replace my Loyal Guardian .

I appreciate the feedback!

Hexaflexagon on The Sickness Is Rising

1 month ago

Hey man!

Have you tried the Master Biomancer + Fathom Mage combo? It draws you at least two cards and can draw even more if your Biomancer is bigger. You might also want to put in some more +1/+1 counter cards such as Hardened Scales , Tireless Tracker , Nissa, Voice of Zendikar , Bloodspore Thrinax , Zameck Guildmage , and Loyal Guardian . Also, have you tried tutors such as Mystical Tutor and Worldly Tutor ? I think they really help the consistency of the deck.

Good Luck,


K1ngMars on Need help with new G/B ...

1 month ago

Interesting budget cards that interact with +1/+1 counters:

Barometer_Soup on Vorosh, the Hunter

1 month ago

You should add Eldrazi Conscription , Loyal Guardian , Murkfiend Liege and Austere Command .

For removal, you could probably cut back on the creatures that return cards from the graveyard.

JoosetheMuice on Estrid's Masked Madness

1 month ago

I don't like Phyrexian Rebirth , Martial Coup , Bant Charm , and honestly most of your creature base. Shalai, Voice of Plenty Nylea's Colossus Archetype of Courage Loyal Guardian Celestial Ancient and Yavimaya Enchantress seem pretty bad in particular. I dont understand the +1/+1 theme you have here, you only have 20 creatures.

I would add Crush Contraband and or Return to Dust . Beast Within and Swords to Plowshares are also no brainers. Three Dreams is another solid one, it can search for pumps like Eldrazi Conscription and even pseudo-removal like Control Magic or Faith's Fetters

Hexaflexagon on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

2 months ago

Hey DrkNinja,

Thanks and you're welcome.

I'll try out the three boardwipes, and see how playtesting goes.

I see your point on TP and Heroic. TP, as you said, pretty much says "you can't lose the game until the start of your next turn" and Heroic gives hexproof and indestructible to ALL permanents, not just creatures with +1/+1 counters.

I see your point on Tuskguard Captain vs Zegana. However, Captain is three mana but I still think I'll swap the two.

I agree with you that instant speed is really good and STP shouldn't be replaced. I'll take the Talisman for STP.

I just realized that I didn't include Primal Vigor in my last swap draft, so I'll take out Armorcraft Judge for it. What do you think of my final swap draft? Anything else you think I should change?

Thanks again,


Hexaflexagon on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

2 months ago

Hey DrkNinja,

Thanks for another extremely helpful comment.

My newest swaps draft. Anything else you would change?

Thanks again,


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Loyal Guardian occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%