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

Aondail on Odric, Master Tactician

1 day ago

I would consider adding Odric, Lunarch Marshal, Mirran Crusader, and Frontline Medic for sure. You already get to control block with your Commander but Lunarch Marshall lets you splash the evasion and lifelink off guys on your team. Mirran Crusader gives you solid attacker with protection from the big creature color and one of the better removal colors. With your Anthem effects he can deal a mass of damage quickly AND is recurrable with Sun Titan. This deck is also going to be attacking alot with a swarm so Frontline making them all indestructible AND letting represent a counterspell for an X spell should be a boon.

Daru Warchief strikes me as a weird inclusion into this deck - you have 11 creatures that are soldiers in this deck, and then 15 total effects that are either soldiers or make solider tokens. Same with Captain of the Watch - though at least this makes some soldier tokens and buffs those (9 power across 4 bodies for 6 mana is at least decent return on mana). I would be more leaning towards global anthem effects for your team rather then Daru Warchief's conditional buff. Be it Glorious Anthem, Paragon of New Dawns, Path of Bravery, or Dictate of Heliod - I think any effect like this would just be more beneficial to your deck as a whole.

I also dont mind having an additional effect that forces opposition blockers to enter tapped - like Authority of the Consuls

personally i also like to have a few mana sink abilities - just thinks i can dump my mana into each turn if i have nothing else ot do - you already have heliod so possibly adding Mobilization as a second effect of this type would be beneficial

Rusty_Shackleford on Mono White Humans

1 day ago

I love white weenie decks so I have a few (a lot) of thoughts here.

First, what I do like: Champion of the Parish, Path to Exile, Thalia's Lieutenant, Consul's Lieutenant, Knight of the White Orchid--good, aggressive core.

Some of the other cards you have, however, are simply outclassed by other options in Modern.

Always Watching should be Honor of the Pure or Spear of Heliod; the vigilance isn't relevant enough to justify the extra mana. Gryff's Boon I might simply cut because auras generally tend to leave you open to two-for-ones, and Modern has abundant cheap removal. Your alternative option would be to add a few Sword of X + Y (i.e. Sword of Fire and Ice), though this route is inherently less powerful than it otherwise would be because Stoneforge Mystic is banned.

Brave the Elements is powerful and versatile and demands maindeck consideration at the least. There's always AEther Vial too, depending on your budget. Authority of the Consuls could just as well be the remaining copies of Thalia, Heretic Cathar or Imposing Sovereign; it can't attack or otherwise help you deal damage.

Dragon Hunter's ability will rarely be relevant in Modern; Expedition Envoy is simply vanilla. Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip would seem to fit better in these slots, plus it turns into a Planeswalker!

Some humans you don't have that would strike me as almost auto-includes: 3-4 copies of Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. Mirran Crusader also seems like an obvious include. I'm a huge fan of Student of Warfare, which I believe to be grossly underestimated; it's also a great mana sink to smooth out your curve.

Finally, I'd add a couple of utility lands such as Ghost Quarter or Tectonic Edge to hit stray man-lands, Inkmoth Nexii, etc. A single copy of Eiganjo Castle wouldn't necessarily be out of place either, especially if you added Kytheon and Little Thalia.

catrule3564 on Buyer's Remorse

1 week ago

Yeah, they changed the rule with the release of new Innistrad. I didn't realize it for awhile either.

It's also worth nothing that you can tutor up a Mirran Crusader for a removal resistant threat against BUG, so SoFaF isn't as necessary in that respect.

If you'd like to take a look at the list I'm currently working on, it's posted here.

Rusty_Shackleford on Modern Humans

1 week ago

The negligible thinning effect provided by Flooded Strand does not justify the loss of one life; this topic has been rehashed ad nauseam; you're better off just running four more basic Plains. Better yet, you should run a couple of copies of Horizon Canopy (i.e. actual card advantage), as well as the lands already suggested such as Mutavault and Cavern of Souls.

I would also strongly advocate for the fourth Thalia's Lieutenant and a fourth Boros Elite, as well as a few copies of Consul's Lieutenant, which are more synergistic with your creature swarm than say Knight of the Holy Nimbus, and a few copies of Mirran Crusader, which is both a human and inherently powerful on its own.

Honor of the Pure and Always Watching are also possibilities.

Kiortio on Selfless Taxes

1 week ago

rothgar13 You know, I felt that way when I played it in the Legacy version. It seems that turn 3 is just one turn too slow to really feel the tax she puts on lands. Maybe put it in the sideboard, and bring it in against control decks, but even then, I think the sideboard plan I'm running now feels fine.

Should Mirran Crusader be maindeck?

Dayr3on on daxos the equipped

1 week ago

There are a ton of things in these colors to consider as huge upgrades over some of the weaker cards, I've listed some recommendations below. Some of your cards, like Blade of the Bloodchief, could be replaced by some of these that really give you a big spike in power level.. also, with only 15 creatures, how many creatures are going to be dying to pump Daxos with the Blade anyways? Just things to think about.

For equipment, all of the really good stuff is missing from the list:Sword of Feast and FamineSword of Body and MindSword of Fire and IceSword of Light and ShadowSword of War and PeaceBatterskullUmezawa's Jitte

Creatures I'd recommend:Thada Adel, AcquisitorStoneforge MysticMirran Crusader * here's some double strike.

Ajani, Caller of the Pride brings in some double strike from white as well.

Kiortio on RW Humans

1 week ago

Suggestions too Improve the deck: Run 4 AEther Vials. AV is a card you run either 0 or 4 of. Run some amount of Sacred Foundry, and a fetch that can find them. The mana base your creatures require is kind of restrictive, so it would be best to make sure your mana is good. Also, Monastery Swiftspear is a great Human creature, and seems like it could be decent? I would suggest running the full 4 Path to Exile mainboard, and cut the Boros Charms/Lightning Helix. The Paths are great removal spells, and I don't think you are trying to burn people out.


I think you have better side board options over Collective Effort, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, and Thraben Inspector. I suggest Kor Firewalker, even though it isn't a human, it is very good against the red based aggro decks, and fits your deck well. Mirran Crusader is fantastic against the Abzan and Jund decks. WearTear is also a great sideboard option.

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