Mirran Crusader

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH 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

NippDip on Jank Night!

2 days ago

dosfod: Mirran Crusader is a great idea for the list, I was thinking I could chop Elspeth, Sun's Champion for two of them, any suggestions?

dosfod on Jank Night!

2 days ago

Very cool brew! You could maybe put a Mirran Crusader somewhere in the 75... He is soooo good with swords ;)

Lame_Duck on Twenty Horsemen of the Apocalypse

3 days ago

Thanks for the suggestion, Boomstick022. Mirran Crusader is a powerful card that would fit the deck and I already own some, so the price isn't an issue, but I'm pretty wary of running too many 3-drops in a deck that wants to destroy all of the lands and I'm not sure that it's a better fit than either Knight Exemplar or Always Watching . What would you remove to include it?

Boomstick022 on Twenty Horsemen of the Apocalypse

3 days ago

Mirran Crusader would certainly benefit this deck, regardless of what the ticket price is, although it would greatly depend on what your local tournament scene decks are most common.

Nethereon on Nom nom nom Fatebears

4 days ago

After taxes took down a recent SCG event, everyone has been up in arms, trying to find answers to Tron and D-bag Shadow. With that being said, Mirran Crusader is a super busted card in the current meta, considering the vast majority of removal is black (outside of Path and burn).

BrandonJamesCAC on Humans and Soldiers: Go for the Face

2 weeks ago

The best way to combat Death's Shadow with white is by using:

Condemn

Blessed Alliance

And pro black creatures.

Mirran Crusader especially

Swords are way too slow for Modern right now.

And playing

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

With planeswalkers and equipment is counterintuitive.

lamoynet on Oh the Humanity

2 weeks ago

Overall Record

Games 5-5

Matches 2-2

Match Report

Match 1 - Win - Mono Green Stompy

My opponent was Logan from Gang Yu's lab. I came out slow in the first game with Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, and Thalia, Heretic Cathar. But the hate bears did great work not allowing him to play too many auras to buff. Finished the game off with a Brave the Elements. Second game went awesome, I had Champion of the Parish into 2 one drops and he for so huge it was unstoppable. Turn three was Thalia and another Boros Elite, for a 5/5 Champion. Won in 5 and 4 turns.

Match 2 - Loss - Grixis Death

Same player as in week 1, Daniel an Engineering student at UCD. Game 1 was a bad 6 card hand with 2 path and lots of land. Game 2 I fizzled removal with Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip indestructible ability and won becuase I had wide with more creatures than his single Death Shadows. Game 3 was too long for me. Honor of the Pure helped all my guys live against Liliana, the Last Hope but I ran out of action. 9 turns is never a winner.

Match 3 - Loss - B/G Tarmagoyf

Same opponent as week 2,Sam a Poli Sci student at UCD. Lost 2 games. Liliana of the Veil again spoiled the day. I need to get some Mirran Crusader for the Black and Green protection. He taught me that if I activate the Mutavault then play Thalia's Lieutenant the land also gets a counter. Also he played the Liliana that forces me to discard and when I am top decking it makes it so hard to play.

Match 4 - Win - Merfolk

Game 1 was a loss. He played two enchants that turned my lands to islands and I couldn't cast any spells. I didn't know what to do I had a hand full of cards with no Mana. Game 2 I was super fast with two Champion of the Parish and won with a Brave the Elements through a ton of Elementals from Master of Waves. Game 3 we both were fast and trading huge blows no blocking. I flipped a Kytheon and used his +2 on the second main phase to force a Merfolk to attack Gideon, Battle-Forged  Flip. That let me survive his next islandwalk attack. Then the next turn I played 3 one drops to boost my Champion and Lt. high enough to get him on the crack back.

Metagame

  • MG Stompy
  • Merfolk
  • Grixis Death
  • BG Tarmogoyf
  • UW Control
  • Esper Control
  • Burn

A few others

There are many decks playing Fatal Push right now, and the Liliana's which kill me small creatures easily. I haven't seen many lightning bolts being played even in the Grixis deck. Also there haven't been any Infect decks. I'm going to play Flying Men next week.

Disgraceful_Duckling on Govern the Sky, Seize the Land.

2 weeks ago

Heartless Hidetsugu, Malignus have obvious synergy with gisela. Mirran Crusader is always a solid early drop if you're lacking for that, idk if you are. Inferno Titan is always good. If you're playing tokens, where is Odric, Master Tactician? If you're playing Gisela, why do you need Sphere of Safety and Ghostly Prison? I love the inclusion of Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast. Underrated cards. Blue kills Boros too often. You can afford some dead draws against other decks.

Where is Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Blasphemous Act, etc? If you're looking to spend more money for a colorless option, Oblivion Stone exists. Boardwipes are important. Austere Command is incredible, but it's a 6-drop and sometimes you really need the mana. Casting Blasphemous Act for one red mana is not uncommon.

44 lands is excessive. Is there a specific reason I'm missing to run more than 40? Land-heavy decks tend to run 40-42. I'd cut down to 38-40. Ancient Amphitheater is basically a second Boros Guildgate in a deck without a lot of giants. Cascading Cataracts seems bad to me. It's indestructible but it's lategame fixing and otherwise can't produce colored mana. A ramp alternative is Chromatic Lantern.

Speaking of ramp, Boros has a hard time with it (Land Tax is great but not enough -- it's one card) and it's honestly questionable to not run Burnished Hart, Thran Dynamo, etc. I really enjoy Endless Horizons but you have to not play into enchantment-hate. Knight of the White Orchid is obviously good; I hold that Oreskos Explorer is always at least Okay in a multiplayer game and in 1v1 is basically a second KOTWO. Good call on Boros Signet, some people undervalue those. I consider them mandatory in 2-color and usually in 3-color as well.

In general, ramp is a more consistent way to A: not get land-flooded and B: cast big stuff faster. Lands are less susceptible to destroy effects..... until someone drops Armageddon.

Wheel of Fortune-style effects are probably a good idea. In a color pairing as desperate for card draw as Boros, Faithless Looting isn't even bad.

Hope this helped. I like Boros a little too much so I get very excited when people try to get into it.

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