Mirran Crusader

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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 Budget Mono-White Soldiers (Blitzkrieg!)

11 hours ago

Captain of the Watch and Thalia's lieutenant do not buff each other--at least not any more than any other humans. The soldier tokens are not humans; they're only soldiers.

I personally think that "humans" are a better white tribe than "soldiers", because you can throw in stuff like Mirran Crusader and Student of Warfare, but that's me.

Also--no Thalia, Guardian of Thraben? I realize this is "budget", but it's possibly the best white 2-drop in Modern (and every other format where it's legal) and a playset will only set you back about $20-25.

Overall I think your mana curve could be better and your deck is going in too many directions. Budget doesn't have to be synonymous with "unfocused." You should cut the high end stuff like Preeminent Captain and captain of the Watch and focus on low-curve creature swarm. Up the count on stuff like Boros Elite, Champion of the Parish, Honor of the Pure, etc.

cmsrDPM on Keyword Bingo

3 weeks ago

I like Mirran Crusader but maybe Phyrexian Crusader instead. It has protection from most of the removal colors in Modern, and first strike.

Kjeldor64 on Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

3 weeks ago

Archetype of Aggression Archetype of Courage - Not super useful when you've got mostly big fliers

Fiendslayer Paladin Mirran Crusader - You want low cost creatures to be utility. these are aggreive and wont do much

Ghitu Encampment Needle Spires - Enter tapped and will probably never be useful as man lands

Transguild Promenade - no

Star Compass - meh, consider Mind Stone Commander's Sphere

Spear of Heliod - Anthem not great unless you're going wide, and the ability isn't that great imo

Brave the Sands - If you really want vigillance, consider Heliod, God of the Sun

Spectra Ward Expensive CMC and don't think you need this

General thoughts - add more ramp or lower the average CMC. you won't be able to cast most of the cards if you dont have enough mana; a lot of them are expensive. Add low costed card that provide utility to go along with your big beaters.

vbfabled on Human

3 weeks ago

Consider Mirran Crusader, protection from the top removal color and double strike makes for a powerful card.

Thormonger on RW DoubleTap

3 weeks ago

Mirran Crusader might be a good card to try, double strike and hard to remove/block.looks like fun, +1 from me.

WhisperingBlade on

4 weeks ago

This looks really good with the budget you've allotted to yourself! I play humans in modern as well (although I definitely didn't budget mine because I have no willpower), so I have a few suggestions for you. I understand that you want to keep the deck at around $100, so feel free to disregard any cards you may consider expensive. I'm going to mention them though in case you ever have the chance to trade up to them or you just want to save up towards them.

Kor Firewalker is the card to play instead of Lantern Scout against aggro and burn. Just about any aggressive deck you see will play red, and this can really seal the deal. If you like Ranger of Eos (a card I'll mention in a few moments), Burrenton Forge-Tender can also be good because it is tutorable, and can protect your team against red damage based wipes or trade with burn spells.

Mirran Crusader is really good sideboard tech for $2. Playing this against Jund is really solid.

Ranger of Eos is a solid way to recover on the board against wipes. I personally prefer this to Make a Stand in the sideboard because you don't need to constantly be holding up mana, you can just play it afterwards fetching two Champion of the Parish and get right back on track. The MM3 version is super cheap now compared to what the original was.

Brave the Elements is absolutely insane, and I personally believe it is an auto-include in any white weenie build. Allowing your guys to dodge removal, damage based wipes, or just become unblockable by a color is super great for 1. It also gives you outs when your opponent has built up a large boardstate that you don't have much hope of getting through.

Path to Exile is a bit more expensive, so maybe this would be something you could work towards. The new version is about $6 each right now, which is pretty solid for arguably the best removal spell in modern. Having removal will really help you to interact with other decks and remove blockers, so I'd seriously consider this if you can.

Thraben Inspector is no slouch. You should consider this card as a 3-4 of if you have trouble with midrange or control in your meta. The extra draw also helps your to get to your sideboard cards a little faster, and helps you to have ample gas to go into longer games. One other thing to note is it helps you so that you get less blown out by mass damage effects like Zealous Persecution and if pumped Pyroclasm/Kozilek's Return that will occasionally come in against you games 2 and 3.

Precinct Captain is pretty good and could either replace Hanweir Militia Captain  Flips or Consul's Lieutenants. The reason this might be a bit better is because it is a bit better against targeted removal assuming it can get a hit in. I wouldn't say it is strictly better than the above mentioned cards I think you could replace with it, but if you find that you struggle against that sort of thing, I'd look into him. Helps that he is less than $.50 each.

If there is anything else I can help you with let me know! I'd love to talk in further detail or answer any questions you might have. Good luck with the brew!

Daedalus19876 on Jor Kadeen, Metalcraft

4 weeks ago

My first advice would be that your artifact count is simply too low to reliably hit Metalcraft. I would add the artifact lands (Darksteel Citadel, Ancient Den, and Great Furnace) and more strong, cheap equipment (like O-Naginata, Tenza, Godo's Maul, Sword of the Animist, Inquisitor's Flail, Fireshrieker, etc).

I've never liked Hero's Blade much, since its equip cost is so prohibitively high unless you attach it to a legendary creature.

Mirran Crusader seems both on-theme and powerful. Bastion Protector can protect your commander pretty easily. Silverblade Paladin and Duelist's Heritage give that most-sought-after keyword, double strike. Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder and Akiri, Line-Slinger both seem really good here.

Heliod, God of the Sun and Hundred-Handed One seem a bit odd here.

Leonin Shikari and Shimmer Myr have both been disappointments to me in the past.

Scroll Rack is super handy with Land Tax, and just a good card overall...

Wheel of Fortune over Reforge the Soul obviously if you can afford it.

Careful with Sword of Light and Shadow and Sword of Fire and Ice and Sword of War and Peace. Protection from your own colors can bite you sometimes.

I didn't have much time to really make an in-depth analysis at the moment, so I'll take a little more time to look it over later, but you definitely get my +1 ;)

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