Creature — Human Warrior
Whenever Mardu Woe-Reaper or another Warrior enters the battlefield under your control, you may exile target creature card from a graveyard. If you do, you gain 1 life.
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Mardu Woe-Reaper Discussion
3 weeks ago
@ClockworkSwordfish thanks for the suggestions I will definitely make room for more Arashin Foremost's, but as for the Mardu Woe-Reaper, I want to keep my graveyard for Immortal Servitude. Cards like Mardu Woe-Reaper and Wasteland Strangler are great cards but they are in every single warrior deck, and I was shooting for something a littler funkier.
The Immortal Servitude's allow for a good late-game comeback if things slowed down too quick and you don't see it everyday so it makes things more interesting.
3 weeks ago
Only two of Arashin Foremost? I find it's perhaps the most swingy creature in the deck; I'd strongly recommend finding room for two more. I'd also recommend Mardu Woe-Reaper over the Shadowspear, as I find his two power works better with boosts from the Foremost or Chief of the Edge. Plus, a little life gain and graveyard hate can come in handy.
You might want to rethink Chief of the Scale and Herald of Dromoka. If they're working for you, that's great! But personally they seem a little more defensively-minded for a deck like this. Something like Wasteland Strangler might seem out of place, but he works nicely with the three removal spells you already have.
1 month ago
Mardu Woe-Reaper? Graveyard hate, a way to trigger Regna, and all for only one mana.
1 month ago
Nice deck! Here are some additional ideas:
- Mardu Woe-Reaper; cheap to cast and gives you some graveyard-hate options. The lifegain helps too.
- Bramblewood Paragon; nice boost for every warrior you summon from here on out.
- Stonehoof Chieftain; bit expensive to cast but still a warrior; provides some hefty bonuses for your creatures.
- Boldwyr Intimidator; this card adds so much flavor to a warrior deck; and it's fun to use as well.
- Mardu Strike Leader; fantastic way to swamp the battlefield with warriors.
- Blood-Chin Fanatic; great way to utilize creatures that were already doomed anyway.
- Ankle Shanker; turns all your attacking creatures into instant death for anything that dares to block.
- Windstorm; since you do not use any fliers, this can be a great one-sided boardwipe against any players that do.
- Shared Animosity; since all of your creatures are warriors, this gets out of hand really fast.
- Raiders' Spoils; fantastic opportunity for some additional card draw.
- Oketra's Monument; more warrior tokens for you.
Hope any of this makes sense. Happy gaming! And should you have the time and inclination, I would appreciate feedback on one of my EDH decks. Thanks.
1 month ago
3 months ago
If you're going to splash green, it should be for Bramblewood Paragon and perhaps Hardened Scales, not what you currently have in the deck (though frankly, if all the mana fixing you have available is basics, you shouldn't splash). Obsidian Battle-Axe is also a consideration. You definitely need more Bloodsoaked Champions, and you should probably consider additional 1-drops like Mardu Woe-Reaper. This deck won't do much if you don't start fast. Blood-Chin Rager should also be in here.
4 months ago
Weirdly I have been playing mono-white soldiers against much more competitive decks, and the key I originally thought was the synergy of Preeminent Captain and Captain of the Watch, and swinging as fast as possible.
I used creatures like Brimaz, King of Oreskos and Field Marshal, along with Dryad Militants and Soldier of the Pantheon for added bonus. The issue was that Captain of the Watch was a dead card, so I added Windbrisk Heights in the deck, but the deck was too cluttered and failed.
I built a tempo deck requiring hard mulligans, using a 1-2-3 play set up that was simple.
Turn One: Plains, (Whatever, a Soldier of the Pantheon, I don't care)
Turn Two: Plains, Lightning Greaves
This deck was the best I could get with that synergy, it was consistent enough and it killed about as well as I could get, but it still had a 38% win rate against top tier modern decks, and that was on average, some decks I couldn't ever beat, others couldn't really beat me. It wasn't great, nor was it fun.
I thought about my strategy more, and decided to drop the idea that I have to win in that method, look at How an Army Wins! for my thought process, just ran two Captain of the Watch, and played aggro to win. It worked for a while, getting closer to 40%, which might not sound like a lot better, but it felt better, since I was much more interactive, I had to respond to the board state, not just hope my pieces aligned.
I ended up stumbling upon Thalia's Lieutenant and Champion of the Parish, thought, meh, Preeminent Captain, Dryad Militant, Raise the Alarm all don't get benefits, but then looked at all of the things it did get, and thought about their power level, I tested a version of the deck based around them, Human Soldiers and was like... dang.
The deck performed great in play testing. Tested it in person, and got closer to a 45% win-rate, not great, but for mono-white soldiers to go nearly toe to toe against Death's Shadow Aggro, Zoo, Jeskai Control, and Tron, I felt good.
I went more into the aggro human tribal versions, around the time Five color humans became a deck, where I wasn't thinking colors were the issue, but mana in a different sense, I built my best version of mono-white soldier tribal, which wasn't even soldier tribal, nor human-soldier tribal, it was human-soldier-ally. Human Ally Soldier Tribal?
This was fun, but I was like... four tribes? I mean warriors have Mardu Woe-Reaper and Dragon Hunter... No. People told me I needed to stop, before I went human-soldier-ally-warrior-kithin-kor-shapeshifter-angel-dragon-demon tribal.
I finalized the deck, I was done (up to now at least). I went as far as I could go combo (Captain of the Watch), then tribal, and finally, aggro. Mana Curve White is the best I have. I can't do better now.
5 months ago
I like Aether Vial as a card and think it is worth a slot, however, in the latest modern protour if you look at the results the Collected Company variants actually placed overall better than the Vial lists for 5c Humans. I'm not saying you need to run a list similar to that, however, it does make sense. Drawing a CoCo on turn 4 or 5 is amazing, where as a Vial is just plain depressing... something to keep in mind.
I understand the price barrier, but Noble Hierarch would help the aggressive nature of this deck. If you goldfish with her for a while, you should feel the power she holds as that one point of damage every turn adds up quick.
I see it is in your sideboard, so I won't say too much but Tireless Tracker also holds a ton of power. Drawing is a fun thing in magic.
All in all, I'd probably flip out the Gather the Townsfolk for CoCo, Hamlet Captain for Tireless Tracker, take out the Warden of the First Tree for one extra Thali and lastly add in a few copies of Dryad Militant in place of maybe... Mardu Woe-Reaper since that cards seems the weakest fo all the cards in the deck.
I like the build and the idea, but that is just my suggestions for it.
Also, Riders of Gavony is a cute card to consider. Best of luck!