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
5 months ago
less lands, and i mean it: 37 land, tops
Tranquility is a great green budget option to get rid of pesky enchantments.
8 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
9 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.)
9 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.
11 months ago
Oh! So I was cruising along some other Zurgo deck lists and found these guys:
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!
1 year ago
Anax and Cymede? Neat choice. But I see you're over the deck limit, and some of your cards could be replaced.
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.
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.
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.
Peace, and have fun Borosing
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Creatures: Phantom General, Court Street Denizen, Fencing Ace, Archetype of Courage, Paragon of New Dawns, Crusader of Odric or Hanweir Militia Captain Flip Instants/Sorceries: Unified Strike, Raise the Alarm, Righteous Charge, Rootborn Defenses, Brave the Elements, launch the fleets Enchantments: First Response. If you've got questions, I can provide some answers.