Paragon of New Dawns


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Frontier Legal

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Magic 2015 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

GobboE on Sidar and Tana

1 week 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.

Aondail on Odric, Master Tactician

3 months 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

MisterMystic on First Expeditionary Force (budget)

4 months ago

I think Captain of the Watch, Paragon of New Dawns, and Captain's Call is too slow if you are planning to do an aggro style deck, unless you run Preeminent Captain. If you don;t mind planeswalkers, Ajani, Caller of the Pride is good for buffing your tokens and eventually flooding your board with a max of 20 2/2 cat tokens if you manage your life well. I think maybe 3 Field Marshal is worth their cost (less mana than paragon of new dawns and gives first strike.)

BaronBlitzen on Mono White Soldiers

4 months ago

Your deck is very cool and works together nice. I will use some of your strategy in my own mono white soldier deck. Here are some cards that might benefit you(but might not).

Paragon of New Dawns: buffs all of your creatures, is a soldier too. Very good in my deck.

Boros Fury-Shield: seems like you have a few protection cards, this is very useful because you can stop all damage a creature does.

UnleashedHavok on Khanate of the Golden Headbutt (Artifact Voltron)

6 months ago

Oh! So I was cruising along some other Zurgo deck lists and found these guys:

Paragon of Fierce Defiance

Paragon of New Dawns

Paragon of Open Graves

I must say that I really like them and think that I might try to find a place for them in my deck. Just wanted to share!

Groovelord on It's me, ur lover

9 months ago

Anax and Cymede? Neat choice. But I see you're over the deck limit, and some of your cards could be replaced.

Cathars' Crusade is an upgrade over Valor in Akros.

Reckless Charge is better than Uncanny Speed.

Journey to Nowhere is better than Suspension Field.

Path to Exile or Return to Dust over Celestial Purge.

Boros Signet over Boros Cluestone.

Swords to Plowshares over Devouring Light.

You don't have enough card draw to need Thought Vessel. Mind Stone or Coldsteel Heart is a better 2-mana rock. Also lose Springleaf Drum; you want to attack with your creatures, not tap them for mana.

Kabira Vindicator, Hand of Justice and Foundry Champion all cost too much for what they do. Better options are Soltari Champion, Pianna, Nomad Captain and Catapult Master, but you might not have enough soldiers to use Catapult Master to the fullest. In any case, don't run Hand of Justice.

Anoint, Seething Anger and Mark of Fury are nice as reusable heroic spells. I'd cut Hold the Line and Righteousness since they're dead when you're not blocking.

You badly, badly need a Sunforger to find your combat tryxxx, and its good pal Mistveil Plains to keep doing it again. Odric, Master Tactician is also a must to make sure your army gets through.

Tempt with Glory should be Ajani Steadfast.

Wear / Tear over Shattering Blow.

You don't have enough +1/+1 counter stuff for Elite Scaleguard to be worth it, but that can be remedied with some more bolster and outlast cards like Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit and Abzan Falconer. I think the Scaleguard could really shine in this deck with the right support.

Cut all the battalion creatures. Battle cry is much better (Hero of Bladehold, Accorder Paladin, Hero of Oxid Ridge, Goblin Wardriver, maybe Signal Pest).

Zada, Hedron Grinder is kind of like a backup Anax and Cymede. Note that the copies won't trigger your heroic guys cuz copying and casting aren't the same. But I'd cut all the heroic creatures anyway, except Phalanx Leader and maybe Fabled Hero.

Veteran Swordsmith should be Spear of Heliod. You're running too many non-soldier creatures for the Swordsmith to be worth it. Veteran Armorer is not worth running at all.

Paragon of New Dawns should be Angel of Jubilation.

First Response should be Mobilization, Heliod, God of the Sun or Goblin Assault. Most decks won't be hitting you often enough to get soldiers consistently.

Fury of the Horde should be Increasing Devotion or Conqueror's Pledge. It's more important to focus on building and protecting an army than to get into extra combat shenanigans.

Opaline Unicorn should be Chromatic Lantern

Crusader of Odric could be...Young Pyromancer maybe? I'd keep the creature curve pretty low to get the most out of Return to the Ranks.

Peace, and have fun Borosing

Teknetic on Monowhite Soldier Aggro

11 months ago

Captain of the Watch feels like it's worse than Hero of Bladehold in nearly every situation. If this really is a modern deck and not a casual one, Sol Ring is super not modern legal, just make it more plains. Also, you probably want 20 ish lands, maybe more if you want to be able to have more than 1-2 mana every single game. Some kind of generic anthem would be solid, something like the new Always Watching or even Paragon of New Dawns. Evangel of Heliod is far too expensive mana wise. Soldier of the Pantheon is a good one drop, and Archetype of Courage can make combat awful for the opponent. It's not exactly a perfect fit, but something like Mentor of the Meek or Bygone Bishop in order to keep drawing more soldiers after you empty your hand. If you want to dip into red, Assemble the Legion is a hilarious card.

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