Mirran Crusader


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

Rusty_Shackleford on White Weenie

4 days ago

Captain of the Watch only makes sense if you're running Preeminent Captain, which you're not. It's too expensive at six mana for you to reliably cast, especially with only 20 lands.

Try Hero of Bladehold or Brimaz, King of Oreskos instead.

You'll never get to the 7 Plains needed to use Emeria's ability, nor should you have to--the game will be over either way at point. You'd be better off running some more basics, utility like 1-2 Ghost Quarters, or perhaps 1-2 Windbrisk Heights for a little built-in card advantage.

You're only really halfway in on the "Soldier" tribal theme. You might re-tool it to be "Human" tribal; you gain access to a whole host of powerful stuff like Mirran Crusader, Knight of the White Orchid, Student of Warfare, etc. that you weren't running before.

Either that, or you could just run the best white weenies period; I hear Flickerwisp, Restoration Angel, Kitchen Finks, and Spectral Procession are awfully good.

TheGreatLiar on The state of control in ...

1 week ago

Here's a list of cards that, without accounting for anything else, Lightning Bolt can't kill, but Fatal Push can: Tarmogoyf, Celestial Colonnade, Death's Shadow, Knight of the Reliquary, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Master of Waves, Scavenging Ooze (if you kill one with bolt your opponent is an idiot or he needed the value he already got), Restoration Angel, Linvala, Keeper of Silence...

Add to this the fact that Fatal Push doesn't care if you pump you creature, so Raging Ravine is always vulnerable, as is Inkmoth Nexus through pump spells, and (almost) all of affinity through Arcbound Ravager.

List of modern relevant creatures bolt kills, but not Fatal Push: Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Mirran Crusader.

Overhyped? Yeah, probably. But not by much.

And for the question posed by op: control is primed to do great work IF it can answer big mana decks like Tron.

chriswu98 on Quick and Effective...

2 weeks ago

1st Turn- Student of Warfareis a decent card at first, but when you level it up the card becomes insane a two mana 3/3 with first strike and so on!

2nd Turn- Student of Warfare or a Crusade which makes your current Student a 2/2 as it is a white creature. I don't know how good that is in your meta, but it seems pretty good in mine. You can also cast Thalia, Guardian of Thrabenor Porcelain Legionnaire. I can understand that some players might not understand Porcelain Legionnaire, so I will explain it the best I can. So what you can do is cast him for two mana of any color or colorless mana and then take off two life from your life total- so if you were at 20 you would be at 18 now- or you can spend a Plains land-only a Plains land- and cast him. Thus in that case, he would cost two mana of any color or colorless mana and a Plains land mana making a total of 3 mana. With that all said his symbol is called Phyrexian , this means that his symbol does not count for the Devotion you have in getting Heliod to turn into a creature.

3rd Turn- Okay now you might be scared of what he has on the board. In this case, you use Banishing Light this turn because it is a sorcery, and you cannot play it on his turn. I would recommend to save Banishing Light for things that are not creatures, as this deck does have better removal such as Path to Exile. Unless in the case of hexproof, where you will have to RNG your way into Celestial Flareand hope that he only attacks with only that creature or blocks with only that creature.

3rd Turn (The who cares you will win anyways mentality)- Honestly this is what I do most of the time- I wouldn't recommend it, if you are playing with better players and know that they will counter whatever you do. Play Mirran Crusader, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Hidden Dragonslayer for his 3 cost, Always Watching , Thalia, Heretic Cathar, or any of the Swords depending on which situation. Okay so if you played Mirran Crusader, you would maybe attack with one Student of Warfare. Hidden Dragonslayer is a complete beast when used properly, he plays as three mana 2/2 creature face down- this means that the color is not established and the player does not know what the card is as you just have to say it is a 2/2 creature. Therefore in first encounter games you can really trip up your opponent, anytime you want-yes it is an instant metamorph isn't that just insane- you can flip it over and turn it into a 3/2 Human Warrior with Lifelink and destroy a creature with power 4 or greater. I wouldn't recommend trying to use the metamorph ability on a God as it is indestructible, however gods can still die through -X/-X counters, exile, discard, and so on. Always Watching is the card that allows you to attack with all your non-token creatures. If you placed a Sword then all you would do is attack like you do with Mirran Crusader, as the cost of the equip is still two and you would not have enough mana that turn.

4th Turn- Okay most of these plays are pretty good if you played Elspeth, Knight-Errant I would consider doing the second ability where your creature gets +3/3( looks to be forever) and also flying( this is until end for turn) and then putting that +3/3 onto Mirran Crusader which allows you to attack in the air (only creatures with flying or reach, and are not black, green or both can block), thus without any blocks you will deal 10 damage to the opponent because of double strike( the creature attacks with first strike and then again).Heliod, God of the Sunis just great, when you haven't gotten Always Watching out or Always Watching has been exiled, destroyed, etc. Secure the Wastes( Instant), also gets you 3 white warrior tokens on your turn or enemy turn, I would suggest enemy's turn as you can't attack with them this turn anyways.

Beyond 4th Turn you can do pretty much anything- they should be either dead or close to dead by this tho.

(SIDENOTE- When a Planeswalker is on the field you are unable to counter his abilities. For instance,use the +whatever ability from your planeswalker, he cannot at that moment say I want to kill your planeswalker to counter that ability. The ability will still go through and then he can kill your planeswalker, ultimately achieving nothing but stopping what you might do with your planeswalker next turn)

Freezingfist on Knights

3 weeks ago

Have you considered Fiendslayer Paladin or Mirran Crusader?

Could also consider Riders of Gavony. Would make your humans essentially unblockable against another tribal deck.

Even though you covered it already, I have to agree with Lord_Olga about cutting down to 60. Unless you have a particular reason to go over, it's always more 'consistent' to have fewer cards and be ever so slightly more likely to pull what you really want.

Sterkemats on

3 weeks ago

what's the core? ditributing all equipments and then "redirect" em on puresteel? you should remove Mirran Crusader, Squadron Hawk and Vault Skirge then replace those bij low cost hexproof creatures. in modern theres to much removel.

BLEATH on So I have these archangel ...

3 weeks ago

Looking to trade/sell the 2 Archangel Avacyn  Flips in my binder. Hit me up with offers, though my wants list is a bit out of date.

Here are the cards that I'm looking for:

4x Inspiring Vantage

4x Path to Exile

3x Wooded Foothills

4x Sacred Foundry

3x Mirran Crusader

2x Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

3x Stony Silence

2x Wear / Tear

3x Rest in Peace

2x Magus of the Moon

Thanks for stopping by!

EDIT: Sell price is $17 for each.

Arnaud on Odric's Wrath and his indestructible army

3 weeks ago

Thanks, Rzepkanut ;)

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx : yes, good idea

Expedition Map : not really convinced by paying 3 for a land, except for a Darksteel citadel to awaken... but if i add Niykths, it could be a good idea.

Mirran Crusader : yes, if i had this card, it would be a good addition.

Custodi Soulcaller : i don't think it would be good here : i play in duel, melee isn't a keyword Odric can share, and i have to few low converted mana cost creatures to use the soulcaller ability.

Council's Judgment : in duel, this card say "exile a nonland permanent for 3 mana". It's quite good and i don't have a lot of cards to deal with indestructible or non targetable threat. But it doesn't really fit the theme. (Odric destroys, he doesn't exile :p). Ok for the maybeboard ;)

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