Paragon of New Dawns

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon

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Paragon of New Dawns

Creature — Human Soldier

Other white creatures you control get +1/+1.

{W}, {T}: Another target white creature you control gains vigilance until end of turn.

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Paragon of New Dawns Discussion

StopShot on Alesha, Who Smiles at Extra Combat

6 days ago

Hmmm, I could think of a few ways to up-tune this deck if you'd like your combat phase to be a little spicier.

Akroan Hoplite I would swap for Eidolon of Countless Battles as it's power and toughness are equal to the number of creatures you have, not just the attacking creatures.

Archetype of Aggression has three power so it can not be recurred with your commander. Since most of your creatures have 2 power giving them trample is not the greatest keyword ability you could give them. Instead I think Goblin War Drums could give your creatures more of an edge and damage output instead.

Armored Transport is alright, but Everdawn Champion would be a good upgrade as you can also use the champion to block without it dying, and it doesn't die to artifact removal.

A better card for Ashmouth Hound would be Benalish Cavalry as it has one more toughness and it decreases the blocking creature's power as well. This makes the Cavalry better as it is much more likely to survive in combat unlike the Hound.

Attended Knight is alright, but a stronger inclusion would be Blade Splicer as it puts more power on the board for the same mana, and if the Splicer dies, recurring it multiple times produces bigger tokens than the Knight.

Battle-Mad Ronin can be a 3/3 for 2 mana, but when it's not blacked it doesn't do a lot of damage to your opponent, and sometimes you are forced to attack with it when it would not be preferable to do so. War-Name Aspirant would be more preferable, as you get a 3/2 with an added ability that makes it harder for your opponent to block it. It also doesn't have to attack each turn so you can use it to block if needed.

Capashen Knight is alright, but if you're short on mana to pump into him he can be rather ineffective. A reasonable replacement would be Knight of Grace which should easily be a 3/2 first strike if you or another player have a black card or creature on the battlefield. Having a constant 3-power first strike creature would be the equivalent of paying 4 mana into the Capashen Knight every turn. Plus the Knight of Grace has one more toughness and hexproof from black so it's much harder to remove as well.

Devoted Retainer's Bushido can make it a 2/2, but Isamaru, Hound of Konda would be a strong inclusion as it's always a 2/2 which means it would deal more damage to your opponent when not blocked.

Dragon's Eye Sentry can be a sizeable 1 mana defender, but I think this deck would enjoy Snubhorn Sentry more as most of the time it will be a 3/3 for one mana that can also attack.

Kiln Walker is a standard 3 mana 3/3, but a better card to run would be Nighthowler as having just 3 creatures in any graveyard makes it just as big all the time rather than when only attacking. In commander graveyards tend to fill up fast so the Howler will always be larger and larger as the game drags on.

Paragon of Fierce Defiance, Paragon of New Dawns, and Paragon of Open Graves do provide anthem effects, but since their anthems are limited by color of creatures you won't always get the paragon you need to buff up your whole team. Instead I would recommend running Angel of Invention, Ravos, Soultender, and Drana, Liberator of Malakir as they all can pump up your creatures regardless of color restrictions.

Pulse Tracker has a unique effect however you may want to switch it out for Vicious Conquistador as it is the same exact card, but with 1 more toughness, which will help it last longer in combat.

Rogue's Gloves does provide card draw, however; you may enjoy Mask of Memory more as the equip cost is cheaper, and drawing two cards then discarding one card can be more advantageous than drawing just one card.

Legion's Initiative only really buffs the attack of half your creatures which can be not as helpful if you don't have any red creatures out besides your commander. Leonin Sun Standard may prove better as it can pump all your creatures multiple times if needed.

Orcish Oriflamme can provide increased attack power for your creatures, but it's nowhere near as good as Glory of Warfare which provides more attack power, and it also provides more toughness when you need blockers.

You might also want to touch up on your mana-base a bit. Path of Ancestry works exactly like Nomad Outpost as it produces the same colors, but you can also scry with your commander off it. Command Tower and Ash Barrens also provide excellent mana fixing that you might want to look into. Other lands you may want to consider obtaining would be Wind-Scarred Crag, Tainted Peak, Isolated Chapel, Clifftop Retreat, Graven Cairns, Fetid Heath, and Rugged Prairie.

I hope you find these card suggestions useful to you.

Tonymeister on Mono White Holy Army (Avacyn, Angel of Hope)

3 weeks ago

Demonite

I think I will cut Guardian Seraph in favor of Exquisite Archangel. I like Angel of Glory's Rise because during one of my plat tests last night, I was able to bring back a bunch of humans such as Paragon of New Dawns and Grand Abolisher right before I played Avacyn, Angel of Hope

But ya, you should totally build Angel Tribal! I am thoroughly enjoying this deck so far.

PsuedoIntellectual on Mono-White Soldiers

4 months ago

I love soldiers! Cards you should run: Captain of the Watch is 4 of for sure. Fiendslayer is solid in straight midrange but is not a soldier, cut him. Field Marshal is a must. Both of the Veterans have got to be in there. Elspeth, Sun's Champion is great, run as 2-3 of. Definitely cut Paragon of New Dawns. Always Watching and Intangible Virtue is nice too. Kytheon is interesting but you almost never want him to flip. Interesting deck!

solarbeam on Soldier Mayhem

5 months ago

Looks like a fun deck! A few things, you're really going to want to address the mana base, you're heavier on the white than green, so I'd run more white sources than green. Lands like Horizon Canopy, Fortified Village, and Temple of Plenty are great budget lands. Since you're running 6 drops, I would strongly recommend going up to 24 lands as well.

Anthems like Radiant Destiny, Paragon of New Dawns, and Vanquisher's Banner are very good. Always Watching is also fantastic, but unfortunately does not pump your tokens.

Some soldiers to consider would be

Thraben Inspector, great stats for the cost and the clue lets you replace her whenever you need to.

Thraben Standard Bearer, which just lets you turn dead cards into soldiers.

Thalia, Heretic Cathar Fantastic soldier that can mess up your opponents plans and let you win.

Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip, while she does not pump out soldiers as she flips, she's still a massive creature for two mana

Sergeant-at-Arms the versatility this guy offers is very nice.

Archetype of Courage is a kind of pseudo-lord

Sunblade Elf A cheap soldier that turns into an anthem later in the game

Bishop of Rebirth while not a soldier, allows you to return your dead soldiers to life

Other cards to consider

Elspeth, Sun's Champion a bit pricey, but an incredible game ender

Elspeth, Knight-Errant the Sun's Champion's little sister

Declaration in Stone Removal is pretty important to staying alive and winning the game.

Ulvenwald Mysteries A card that punishes your opponent for killing your dudes and refills your board

Harmonize Straight up card draw

Heroic Intervention Save your dudes

Ajani Unyielding His plus will almost always get you at least one thing, and his other two abilities are good too

Hope this was a little helpful

Xica on Call The Reinforcement!

10 months ago

So lets pick the deck apart in detail:
1# If you don't have removal resistant creatures (like Slippery Bogle) you don't run cards that have "enchant creature" (with exception of enchantments like Rancor that don't go the grave). Because you should not allow your opponent to trade + Fatal Push for your 2 cards, and 2+ mana.
(and 2 cmc cycling cards like Angelic Gift are not much better)

2# Playing very dumb beaters is a bad idea. Especially if they need you to have a large board presence to do ANYTHING at all.
People tend to call these "win more cards" because they won't help you if you are in a bad position, and if you are winning already, what is the point in playing them?
I am talking about Crusader of Odric & Seraph of the Masses.
And even if we disregard the problems described above, when tokens are board wiped thy will self destruct.(since they will have 2-3 damage marked on them until end of turn, and when your tokens leave the battlefield, their toughness will fall below 2/3 - so they will swiftly follow)

3# Seller of Songbirds < Precinct Captain - so you shouldn't play 4 bird traders & 1 captain, but the reverse.

4# Akroan Horse is terrible - it only exists to reference the Trojan horse, for more greekish impression for the set. Artifact creatures are dangerous, to the player who plays them as they are hit by both artifact and creature removal/hate cards.
And the wooden horse is bad even without this fact, its so bad that you wouldn't even want to Harmless Offering it to the opponent, as its simply not worth the time and mana investment.
(it takes time to get to 4 mana in a 19 land deck that lacks filtering)

6# Mausoleum Guard is a worse Promise of Bunrei, the latter is an enchantment (thus very few people have stuff that would exile it unlike the guard which has high chances of meeting Path to Exile. The enchantment is also 1 mana cheaper, and if its played all your creatures will have the effect, so if any 1 of them dies you get the bonus (its much easier to not block a 2/2 tha to not block even a single one from the incoming horde of tokens)

7# Paragon of New Dawns; Phantom General < Honor the Pure, Intangible Virtue, Spear of Heliod & even Glorious Anthem. (honorable mention goes to Archetype of Courage because first strike is awesome if your are defending your life total from a weaker board position)

8# this deck simply doesn't have enough lands to support its (unnecessarily) high mana curve.
You are playing 11 4cmc cards in a deck with 19 lands, and you neither have ramp, nor card filtering to help you get to the necessary mana.
This means that those cards will likely just sit in your hand while you are being beaten to death by Tarmogoyf, Reality Smasher, or even a mono white token deck that runs a proper curve and/or the same effects for cheaper costs.



Giving your board indestructibility is the least of your worries, but you could theoretically accomplish such (or similar things) in modern (of course not with your mana source density):
Selfless Spirit, Frontline Medic, Knight Exemplar, Eldrazi Monument, Avacyn, Angel of Hope (Privileged Position)

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ShaharRyu on Rise of the Legion

1 year ago

Hey cmsrDPM. As mentioned in the description, Field Marshal is a bit too expensive for me atm. So am looking for cheaper options like Paragon of New Dawns and considering Veteran Swordsmith among other options as a replacement.

ShaharRyu on Rise of the Legion

1 year ago

--Update--

-Reduced all Legendaries to 1 per card.

-Thraben Inspector x4 and Dryad Militant x2 come in. Icatian Javelineers x4 and Soldier of the Pantheon x2 out.

-3 Plains replaced for Windbrisk Heights.

-Precinct Captain upped to 4 from 2.

-Ballyrush Banneret x4 replaced for Consul's Lieutenant x4.

-Captain of the Watch reduced to 2 from 3 and added Lavinia of the Tenth x1.

-Cloudshift x3 replaced by Emerge Unscathed x2.

-Added Paragon of New Dawns x2.

GobboE on Sidar and Tana

1 year ago

less lands, and i mean it: 37 land, tops

Further: your tokens could use (limited) boosting, but not such much that they it becomes a non-bo with your commanders: Paragon of Eternal Wilds and Paragon of New Dawns

An even better option might be Archetype of Courage and Archetype of Endurance, I suggest them because they could really work in your deck, but those are (slightly) over 40 cents.

Further, you need some card draw: Well of Discovery and Mercadian Atlas are nice budget options, but Grim Flowering is also a valid option.

Tranquility is a great green budget option to get rid of pesky enchantments.

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