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|Modern Masters 2015 Edition||Rare|
|Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran||Rare|
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Mirran Crusader Discussion
1 week ago
Have you considered Brimaz, King of Oreskos over at least 2 of your Mirran Crusaders? He is a really solid card, as he can't be bolted, has vigilance to help in case your opponent tries to damage race (although I doubt your opponent can do much of that with all your chump blockers), and he produces tokens... with vigilance. He's a mini Hero of Bladehold, and I think that he's pretty sweet with what you've got set up here. Another card I'd be more hesitant to try but may fit well would be Consul's Lieutenant. He may not seem like much, but if he's actually better than people give him credit for. A 2/1 first striker that puts pressure on your opponent by making them feel like he needs to be blocked. If he isn't, he becomes a better battle cry effect as well as gets bigger himself. If you did decide to run him, another card you could look at over him is Precinct Captain, but I personally prefer Consul's Lieutenant. But with tokens matter cards, Precinct Captain could make the cut. In some respects, I'm tempted to agree with zane. I think that some targeted removal is one of the best things that you could have, and I'd suggest you try to find a way to implement it. The cards he mentioned, Tidehollow Sculler, Inquisition of Kozilek, and Thoughtseize tend to be the reason to run in orzhov colors instead just a straight white deck. If you did decide that targeted discard is indeed worth it to you, I'd look into replacing the following cards: 1-3 Zealous Persecutions would be moved to the sideboard, depending on your meta. Your Blood Artists could be replaced with Tidehollow Sculler, as he picks up the Honor of the Pure bonus and can really screw up your opponent's next play. Blood Artist just doesn't seem as great here without a way to sac your creatures to deal lethal damage. On that note, I'd also cut the 2 Tragic Slips. Since you can't guarantee a way to have a creature killed on any given turn, I'd say it isn't worth running. Plus, replacing them for forced discard can be seen as a more proactive way of dealing with your opponent's stuff, in addition to gaining information. Also, is the 4 Arid Mesas worth running? Just curious if you really needed that much fixing. I could see 1 or even 2 of them, but 4 seems a little excessive to me. I supporse though with the way you currently have Blood Artist in the deck, it may be less consequential. Anyway, I definitely like your current version despite my suggestions. I'd love to see what you'd do for in your sideboard if you ever find the time!
1 week ago
umi. you actually don't need creatures at all. However Kor Firewalker and/or Burrenton Forge-Tender are both common sideboard options and aren't pricy. As for mainboard creatures some people have run Hero of Bladehold or Mirran Crusader.
2 weeks ago
It is a nice combo (Sphinx of Magosi and Righteous Authority). It is also extremely fragile as it costs a total of 11 mana and can be killed by something as simple as a 1 mana spell -- setting you back 10 mana. Most enchantments that buff your creatures are pretty meh for that same reason. For one card from your opponent, they can kill 2 cards and set you back a lot of mana investment. I have no doubt that combo could work in more of a tap out control/midrange style build. But I won't help you much in a tempo style.
As far as how to split creatures and non creatures, I would say it depends on your play style. You can certainly make a fairly spell heavy or creature heavy build work. But for what I am assuming is your budget, it would be better go to play around 20 creatures. Some of the tempo spells can run on the expensive side. I did a quick search through gatherer and came up with a list of creatures for you peruse. I did not look at prices for these cards, but I tried to exclude ones that I knew for sure would be expensive.
Aerial Responder, Spellstutter Sprite, Augury Adept, Sage of Epityr, Isamaru, Hound of Konda, Pride of the Clouds, Looter il-Kor, Mindshrieker, Lyev Skyknight, Court Hussar, Accorder Paladin, Master of Diversion, Fiendslayer Paladin, Daxos of Meletis, Soldier of the Pantheon, Azorius Herald, Arctic Aven, Quickling, Boros Elite, Stormfront Pegasus, Oreskos Swiftclaw, Surrakar Spellblade, Topan Freeblade, Jeskai Sage, Knight of the White Orchid, Mardu Woe-Reaper, Mentor of the Meek, Mirran Crusader, Mirror Entity, Reflector Mage, Silverblade Paladin, Squadron Hawk, Aven Riftwatcher, Banisher Priest, Fiend Hunter, Signal Pest, Azorius Arrester, Dungeon Geists.
2 weeks ago
To Splice or not to Splice, that is the question!
I like where my D&T list is, but then I don't know the deck very well yet. Right now I've got four Mirran Crusader as a meta call, but I'm debating turning some of those into Blade Splicer, which seems good to have against Affinity in particular.
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