Mirran Crusader

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Rare
Mirrodin Besieged Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Mirran Crusader

Creature — Human Knight

Double strike, protection from black and from green

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Mirran Crusader Discussion

Stormchaser9 on Soul Sisters - Eldritch Moon

1 day ago

You should probably add 4 Auriok Champion and cut the Lone Rider  Flips, I know its new and shiny but it can't beat a Tarmogoyf in combat and it doesn't really impact the board when it enters. Auriok champion is essential for certain matchups where the protection is absolutely insane. I also recommend running the full playset of Spectral Procession, not only is it pivotal against jund, the most played deck in modern right now, but it also is great in other matchups, combine it with Honor of the Pure and you have a 3 turn clock against any deck that has shocked themselves.

As far as the lands, running Ghost Quarter is acceptable but you need to run Flagstones of Trokair alongside it to make the mana run smoothly. I suggest doing this because ghost quarter is your only chance against your hardest matchup, R/G tron. Additionally you should add Windbrisk Heights to the mana base as well, this deck has no trouble attacking with creatures and its very easy to stick something like a ranger, path, procession,honor; or ascendant under it to get some insane value. Not to mention the bad plays your opponent will make just to stop you from activating the heights, sometimes your opponent will literally path a token. The final point about heights is that it digs you towards your sideboard bombs, and playing one early allows you 4 more chances to find that sony silence you need to win.

Moving on to the sideboard. Start by removing Kor Firewalker, Burn is by far your best matchup, its something like a 95% chance you will win the game, and burn can basically never win the match. You use sideboard slots against poor matchups or even ones, using slots on your best matchup is a waste. Stony Silence and rest in peace are great and they should stay. Sundering Growth is probably fine as well. I dont think Mirran Crusader should be in there and instead I would recommend running Blessed Alliance. This slot used to be for Celestial Flare, but soul sisters got an almost strict upgrade on this in Blessed Alliance. Side this in against infect and boggles and watch all of the blowouts. I suggest bringing in Runed Halo, this card is so great in so many matchups. Against infect resolving the first copy shuts down whatever infecter they have out, and additional copies shut down Blighted Agent or Inkmoth Nexus. To add in Runed Halo I suggest taking out the copies of Brimaz, King of Oreskos simply because I'm not very sure what matchups I would be happy to bring him in for. As for Brave the Elements the printing of Kozilek's Return has made this card much worse. Instead I would switch them to Mark of Asylum because you can just drop it and forget about it, as well as it being able to stop kozileks return. I suggest maybe one or two marks. The last spot should probably be taken up by Pithing Needle. With all of the nahiri decks out there now Pithing Needle truly shines. Not only does it stop Nahiri, the Harbinger but it can also hose Inkmoth Nexus, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Liliana of the Veil, Lightning Storm, and much much more.

KALE434 on [STAND PROUD]

6 days ago

Hey cool deck man got a similar if you wanna check it out New Phyrexia's Scourge if not got a couple of suggestions then. 1. O-Naginata 2. Tenza, Godo's Maul and the most important one 3. Mirran Crusader!!! Anyways that's all I got but Good Luck and Stand Proud fellow Boros Brother.

mathimus55 on Help With Picking Creatures for ...

1 week ago

Mirran Crusader is indeed one of the better equipment targets. Any of the hatebear type creatures really are good to have around. HEroic creatures don't get triggered from equipping so they actually would be taking up dead space that could be used for better removal. Brimaz, King of Oreskos is good too, any type of value generating creature really.

Joker1430 on Help With Picking Creatures for ...

1 week ago

Mirran Crusader, Akroan Skyguard, Dawnbringer Charioteers, Elite Skirmisher, geez there's lots. Basically the Heroic ability is great, too.

frusciante7 on Help With Picking Creatures for ...

1 week ago

The one guy you seem to completely overlook is Mirran Crusader :)

Equip any sword on this guy and it's pretty much GG! I have brewed a lot with Sigarda's Aid and I ended up with some Bant build. Geist of Saint Traft + Rancor + Spectral Flight + sword = win :>

Not sure about Brass Squire though, a bit slow IMO. Lightning Greaves is just huge too, makin sure your equipped guy stays alive

WhisperingBlade on The night of knights

1 week ago

I think Student of Warfare should be made a 4 of, seeing as it is your only turn 1 play. I'd consider taking out 2 Leonin Skyhunter for 2 Light from Within. Your creatures will all be buffed +2/+2 from it, and although a bit slower, that is probably better than placing the anthem t2, as it helps to get the creatures through that you placed t1-3. I'd then take out the last Leonin Skyhunter and 1 Mirran Crusader or 1 Fiendslayer Paladin for 2 Silverblade Paladins, as they can get ridiculous and help you continue to push through damage or trade well. I'd also cut 1 Plains for 1 more Knight of the Holy Nimbus. There are so many different things you could fit into your sideboard, but I don't know your budget or your meta. Kor Firewalkers or Burrenton Forge-Tenders should find their way in there though, or something else to that effect. If you tell me a bit on what your local meta looks like, I'd be happy to give sideboard suggestions. Good luck!

happycube on Modern GW Hoomans (Rockin' Falcon)

1 week ago

In my opinion, it's running a little light on removal right now, so you might consider mainboarding some things like Fiend Hunter, Banisher Priest and Path to Exile.

As you're running heavy on creatures, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben would hurt you relatively little, but that's definitely something to weigh before running.

Alternatively to Thalia, you might consider running some anthems, especially Honor of the Pure. It can get you hitting especially hard with double strikers like Mirran Crusader or Silverblade Paladin, which could definitely be considerations.

I don't see that Dromoka's Command is doing anything special for the deck right now, aside from being a good-ish card. You might also reconsider the inclusion of Gather the Townsfolk and Increasing Devotion, especially considering that you'll generally get more useful bodies for the same cost.

The last thing I would recommend is that you consider the meta modern decks when tailoring your "answers" so you're not left in the dust!

Looks interesting, good luck!

smackjack on Knightfall

1 week ago

Im gonna try Tamiyo, Field Researcher as a 1-of. I think she has potential. Her +1 will almost always let you draw 2, and with Mirran Crusader you can draw 3-4. Her -2 is very good when they have a blocker or two. Her ult is pretty nice :).

I took out one Loxodon Smiter to make room for her..

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