Creature — Orc Warrior
Whenever Mardu Roughrider attacks, target creature can't block this turn.
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|Khans of Tarkir (KTK)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mardu Roughrider Discussion
1 month ago
2 years ago
Mardu Roughrider for an orc that you missed.
Sunforger for "instant speed" board wipes.
And while I don't know where to cut for those, I feel there's better things for the orcs to do than lock people in a Ghostly Prison or hide behind a Sphere of Safety. Like Taxing foes through War's Toll.
And as a last aside, I feel that if you're not going wide then you probably should add at least 1 or 2 ways to get through blockers as opposed to just removing them. Like giving trample mainly, but also unblockable somehow?
3 years ago
So, the blocker has to be a multicolor creature with, at minimum, black and at least one of the attacker's colors. In the examples, Stromkirk Captain could block the Bladetusk Boar, and Mardu Roughrider and Spike Jester can block the Sunhome Enforcer. An artifact creature of any color could block either of them.
3 years ago
Let's say A has a Bladetusk Boar enchanted with Fear. A attacks B, who has Child of Night, Stromkirk Captain, and Crossway Vampire able to block. Since the Boar essentially reads, "This creature can't be blocked except by red creatures or artifact creatures. This creature can't be blocked except by black creatures or artifact creatures.", which of B's creatures could block it?
In a different situation, A has Sunhome Enforcer nattily sporting an Executioner's Hood and enchanted with Fear. B has Mardu Roughrider, Spike Jester, Weapons Trainer, and Reassembling Skeleton. If A attacks, which of B's creatures could block?
Basically, how do fear and intimidate work when a non-black creature has both? Can a mono-black creature block, can a creature that shares a color with the attacker block, or does the blocker have to both be black and share a color? (Artifact creatures can block in all cases.)
4 years ago
Here's mine if you want to check it out for some ideas. Only 9 creatures including Zurgo.
Masako the Humorless seems like a dead card with Zurgo, unless you can guarantee consistently giving him 1st strike.
But as soon as I cut almost all the other creatures, inserted all the nukes I could afford (screw a bunch of $60.00 Damnation), it just clicks along.
Also, I keep forgetting to pick up an Assault Suit for my Zurgo deck.
4 years ago
If you're still curious about using Butcher of the Horde, my friend and I came up with this deck list for Mardu Tokens the other day and have been building it to use at a local Modern tournament.
He's always been one of my favorite creatures from the Khans block.The Butcher's Comin'
4 years ago
I highly recommend:
- Steelshaper's Gift
- Rogue's Passage
- Argentum Armor
- Shizo, Death's Storehouse,
- Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep
- Blazing Shoal
- Kemba, Kha Regent
- Crackling Doom
- Stoneforge Mystic
- Stonehewer Giant
I think you should cut:
- Leonin Scimitar
- Trusty Machete
- Furor of the Bitten
- Goblin War Paint
- Madcap Skills
- Alesha, Who Smiles at Death
- Volcanic Strength
I would think about upgrading:
- Pyreheart Wolf --> Iroas, God of Victory
- Titan's Strength --> Tainted Strike
- Disenchant --> Return to Dust
- Victim of Night --> Dreadbore
- Arrest --> Faith's Fetters
You should try finding room for:
- Wrath of God/Day of Judgment/Decree of Pain/Life's Finale (at least 1 "wrath" effect, but more like 2 or 3
- Fervent Charge
- Mardu Roughrider
- + +
- Dictate of the Twin Gods
- + +
- Unquestioned Authority
Also, I notice there's kind of a warrior theme going on here but it doesn't seem fully fleshed out. I think going tribal is a cool way to make a deck more fun, so maybe you could do a bit more with that. Or, if you can't find good enough warriors that work well here, you could just cut the mediocre ones you have to make more room for more of the above cards.