Mardu Strike Leader
Creature — Human Warrior
Whenever Mardu Strike Leader attacks, put a 2/1 black Warrior creature token onto the battlefield.
Dash (You may cast this spell for its dash cost. If you do, it gains haste, and it is returned from the battlefield to your hand at the beginning of the next end step.)
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|Fate Reforged (FRF)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Mardu Strike Leader Discussion
3 months ago
Dude those dragons are doing so well (when no one wipes them)!
Did you want a similar deck? 'Cuz that's what you've got here... but I think you should lean into go-wide-aggro > midrange and play more 1-2 cmc creatures and move all your ramp to 2 (Rampant Growth, signets, etc).
Rhys the Redeemed... he's getting a reprint
Gutterbones... reusable 1-drops
Norin the Wary... free 1/1s or ETB triggers
Mist-Cloaked Herald... anything that can't be blocked
Graveblade Marauder... anything <4 with deathtouch
Alpine Houndmaster... going wide?
Malakir Cullblade... grower not a shower
Tribal decks have so much flavor! Hope this helps, maybe we'll see it next weekend? :o
3 months ago
okay, a few things-first, TypicalTimmy, Parhelion II and Mardu Strike Leader don't help trigger battalion. Battalion triggers when creatures are declared as attackers. If a creature enters attacking, it was never declared as an attacker.
hmm. a creature that shows progression through the golgari. lets try this:
whenever ~ enters the battlefield or attacks, put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard.
as long as there are at least 5 cards in your graveyard, ~ gets +1/+1 and has deathtouch.
As long as there are more cards in your graveyard than your library, ~ gets +3/+2, is a zombie in addition to its other types, and has menace and trample
I want to see a creature that is a situational Bogle, with Bogle in this instance meaning a 1-drop creature with hexproof. Either it is only sometimes a one-drop, or only sometimes a bogle.
6 months ago
Oh, and Vanquisher's Banner is to expansive, exchange that for Samut, Voice of Dissent in my opinion you want more Haste enablers. Exchange Chief of the Scale for Rushblade Commander. Personally I was never sold on Jazal Goldmane, his activation is to expansive. I'd prefer Lovisa Coldeyes, also Bramblewood Paragon is really strong. Probably better than Mardu Strike Leader. Another fun extra/infinite Combat Card is Breath of Fury but it is a litte more hit or miss. Oh yea, and ignore my Champion of Lambholt comment, I didn't see it... Overall I think you need more Carddraw. All effects like Raiders' Wake and Bident of Thassa are quite strong in this deck. In the end its your choice and which Cards you already have or are prepared to pay for. Hope I could help.
7 months ago
Blood-Chin Fanatic might be useful to push damage through blockers, although I can easily see it being too slow. Mardu Strike Leader is probably too slow as well. However, Goblin Rabblemaster is definitely worth testing.
8 months ago
Hmmm, there are a bit of things you can add in as I tried playtesting it earlier and it definitely feels a bit clunky. Your goal is to make a lot of tokens and use them to kill people. You should focus more on value cards like i.e.
- Arasta of the Endless Web
- Ant Queen
- Bloodline Keeper Flip
- Dragonlair Spider
- Mardu Strike Leader
- Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter
- Rampaging Baloths
- Artifact Mutation
- Tempt with Vengeance
Just to make some tokens while you are idle. And some kill effects like Triumph of the Hordes or effects like those. What is the main goal you want to do?
1 year ago
Looks good! How has Phylactery Lich worked out? Your chance to have an artifact in hand by turn 3 is 33.6%, your chance of having one in play before turn 3 is half that, so the Lich might not be the most viable. Geralf's Messenger is a potential replacement though it is a bit pricey. Maybe one these instead? Dread Shade , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Belle of the Brawl , Graveyard Marshal , Mardu Strike Leader .
Also, I could be wrong but Bontu's Monument does not seem fantastic here. I think a beefy creature that applies pressure every turn would be better. Or maybe something like Supernatural Stamina ?
1 year ago
I have many things in which I’m interested to trade nearly anything for 5x Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper 4x Daghatar the Adamant 1x foil Flameshadow Conjuring 1x Endbringer 1x Matter Reshaper 1x Demon of Catastrophes 1x Rakdos, Lord of Riots 2x Butcher of the Horde 1x One with the Machine 1x Tezzeret, Cruel Machinist 2x Sage-Eye Avengers 1x Stormtide Leviathan 1x Hooded Hydra 1x Draft weekend Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp 2x Mardu Strike Leader 1x Prophet of Kruphix 1x Grand Warlord Radha 1x Boon Satyr 1x Rites of Flourishing 1x Charmbreaker Devils 1x Comet Storm 1x Dregs of Sorrow
1 year ago
Awesome! B/W Warriors was the first MTG deck I built and still my favorite. Mardu Woe-Reaper Graveblade Marauder and Mardu Strike Leader all have their uses, but Brutal Hordechief is absolutely essential. Really adds to the board you've been building and his activated ability wins games. Oh, also Glory-Bound Initiate + Herald of Dromoka / Brave the Sands + Arashin Foremost means you're gaining 8 life per swing by turn 4 ;)
Check out my deck for some ideas!
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