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Creature — Human Knight
Double strike, protection from black and from green
Mirran Crusader Discussion
1 day ago
hejtmane, hey thanks. I've actually been flip flopping on the Tajics and am pretty certain I'm just going to cut them. I am, after all, still 10 cards top many.
I didn't know about Kalemne, Desciple of Iroas I like him, alot actually. But he just won't fit the deck. Once again, I need to cut, and as he stands in this deck, most the time he'd be a 3/3 Double Strike and Vigilance. It doesn't really seem to make too much sense into adding him while I'm about to cut Mirran Crusader .
SP3CTR3_chelts, definitely worth a look at.
2 days ago
Hey, you've added lots of good cards since the last time I commented on your deck at the beginning of this month. Nice job streamlining and narrowing down your strategies. Looks like you cut Jor Kadeen, good job fighting the urge :)
The 10+ cards to consider cutting:
- Basandra, Battle Seraph
- Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice
- Balefire Liege
- Boros Reckoner
- Mirran Crusader
- Figure of Destiny
- Firemane Avenger
- Tajic, Legion's Edge
- Phyrexian Rebirth
- Valorous Stance
- Sword of Body and Mind
- Conqueror's Flail
- Boros Locket
Lots of redundancy is something you don't have deck space for in your deck therefore I would start with cutting cards that are redundant. Basandra and Flail are less needed since you've added Abolisher. When you have such little deck space for a Sunforger package of instants Stance doesn't do enough, Boros Charm and Plowshares are better options. Sword of BnM is the least good Sword since opponents have 100 card libraries and graveyards are a huge resource for most Commander decks. Crusader and Paladin are similar and I think Paladin is better because of soulbound, he can pair with Aureila and double strike Aurelia is good.
Aurelia EoJ, Reckoner, Figure, Avenger and Tajic are fine creatures, but that's all they are. There's nothing really special for your strategies here about these cards. In a game you would be better off drawing and playing other cards. Liege has a nice repeatable ability, but I don't think you need it and it's lackluster for a five drop.
1 month ago
I like what I see but... I have some opinions
Your creature selection is weak, there are better cards at your desposal than what you are using.
- Mirran Crusader
- Odric, Master Tactician
- Tithe Taker
- Preeminent Captain
- Brimaz, King of Oreskos
- Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit
- Legion Loyalist
- Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder
- Archangel Avacyn Flip
- Prophetic Flamespeaker
- Cenn's Tactician
And since most of my suggestions, and most of your creatures are either soldiers or humans...
You also have a tokens subtheme, all of which are soldiers or humans:
Also I feel like you are missing some really good creature/boros cards
- Response / Resurgence
- Brave the Sands
- Akroma's Memorial
- Deflecting Palm
- Mass Hysteria (I'm a firm believer that this is better than Fervor)
- Duelist's Heritage
- Smothering Tithe
- Elspeth, Knight-Errant
- Elspeth, Sun's Champion
If you are going to play Equipment tutors, you should be playing these;
Maybe not all of them but one or two for sure.
Lastly I think you may have just two too many mana rocks, you aren't playing 3 colors.
1 month ago
PlatinumOne what if you don't have Sigarda's Aid in play? None of the equipment carriers that you just mentioned, save for maybe puresteel, are good enough to warrant playing on their own. An equipment deck needs to use its equipment to help already good creatures hit an even higher ceiling. I'd argue that the only creatures that modern has that fit that bill are Mirran Crusader and Phyrexian Crusader , MAYBE with Puresteel Paladin (but he's far better in Cheerios where he can be a draw engine). Maybe Sram, Senior Edificer makes its way into modern equipment lists too... but I'm gonna hold onto my skepticism because I've gotten stuck in modern goldfish bowls a few too many times to jump into a new one so eagerly.
1 month ago
Given how lackluster modern's "stick holders" are in general, I think SFM is either fetching up top-end equipment to close out games (
specifically), OR specifically
Sword of the Meek
as a good tutor for that part of the thopter sword combo.
The swords of X and Y are good, but modern has too much good removal relative to the mana costs of the swords for me to believe they'll make a deck T1. Assassin's Trophy , Abrupt Decay , Cindervines , all creature removal in response to attempts to equip... I don't see the swords overcoming the huge tempo disadvantage that they represent when combined with the fact that you need to have a living, unequipped creature to equip them to. That's a huge ask in modern which STILL loses to a Reality Smasher .
I guess you could rock Mirran Crusader and Phyrexian Crusader with the swords and SFM, but at that point you're so all in on the equipment strategy that you're really playing B/W equipment midrange, and not any other strategy. I'm not sure that B/W equipment midrange is good enough to be a top tier deck. Don't get me wrong, it has all the potential (good removal from Path to Exile / Fatal Push , hand disruption from Black), but it lacks card draw, and that's a huge problem for a deck that's trying to put sticks on creatures. Your creatures start counting for 2 cards instead of 1, which makes a B/W midrange deck have to fight an uphill value battle against decks that will undoubtedly be faster.
Batterskull as a new control wincon is fine. Having 1-2 Vigilant, lifelinking beaters that can dodge relevant removal at instant speed is nuts for a control deck. Cheating those in for 2 at instant speed is definitely the nuts.
As far as thopter sword goes ( Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry )... The deck struggles to find its combo components in time, and being able to replace some of your Muddle the Mixture / Whir of Invention // Gifts Ungiven s (which are good cards but super slow tempo wise) with a body that blocks and tutors for just ? That sounds good, and might just be the push the deck needs to really hit the competitive scene.
2 months ago
THE most important card in Olric is Concerted Effort . Gotta have that redundancy for a commander-theme heavy deck.
In terms of "eating your vegetables," this deck really needs ramp and card draw. Marble Diamond , Knight of the White Orchid (goes well with the knight stuff I mention below, Mentor of the Meek , Mind Stone , Endless Atlas , Alms Collector , Sword of the Animist , Emeria, The Sky Ruin , Solemn Simulacrum , Boreas Charger , and Isolated Watchtower would all be good, here.
I would cut a lot of the first strike and add in more double-strikers. If you have both, first strike is useless to share. Arashin Foremost is cheap, and it's serviceable, even without the tribal synergy. Aven Sunstriker , Sylvia Brightspear , and Skyhunter Skirmisher come with flying. Silverblade Paladin can get you attacking the turn before Odric comes out. Solemn Recruit is nothing special, but it beats Master at Arms, at least.
Mirran Crusader would be one of the more expensive cards in your deck, but it's very good, and it's a knight, in case you want to add in some knight synergies, since you're heavy on the tribe. Kinsbaile Cavalier would be the best choice to support that, kind of as a backup Odric, although Valiant Knight is also pretty okay. In fact, I really like Heavenly Blademaster with Odric, too, so I wouldn't hesitate to go all in. Also, Gallant Cavalry , Call the Cavalry , and Righteous Confluence all start doing some major work by adding vigilance and making 4/2's once you account for double strike.
In terms of keyword soup, Zetalpa, Primal Dawn is good. Same for Akroma, Angel of Wrath . That one is a bit expensive, but haste is hard to come by in mono-white. I could say the same for Lightning Greaves , or at least Swiftfoot Boots . Riftmarked Knight could also have a place if you go knight tribal. I suppose Sword of Vengeance could also be okay? Deathtouch is very hard to come by in mono white, although if you've got a little extra in your budget, Basilisk Collar is very good with first/double strike and gives lifelink, to boot.
2 months ago
Mirran Crusader holding a scars block sword of x and y, all the power of ending the game with a combo, but in the hands of a small human knight holding an equipment, so good, best standard formats no contest.
Mirran Crusader occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.03%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%