Creature — Human Soldier
Whenever a creature you control with defender blocks, you may gain 2 life.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Perimeter Captain occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Perimeter Captain Discussion
1 month ago
1 month ago
Hey there, glad to see some more people on the Arcades train! I've got my own deck that works really well, and there are a couple cards that I definitely recommend including:
- Basilica Guards is fantastic once you have the value train going, and extra mana can be put into some extort triggers. Same thing with Blind Obedience, plus it allows for you to be more aggressive and not worry that much about blockers/Hastey crackbacks.
- Crashing Drawbridge is a new card that's fantastic for surprise swings after dumping your hand out.
- I actually recommend removing Sight of the Scalelords because there are, in my opinion, stronger things to be doing at that point, plus it allows for power-based removal. True Conviction is my preferred mass anthem.
- Guardian Project is just another card draw engine that I recommend in any green, creature-based deck.
- Dusk / Dawn is another great power-biased board wipe, and its second effect is fantastic for recovering after a board wipe.
- Panharmonicon, if you can afford it, is fantastic to double Arcades triggers.
3 months ago
Some of the cards you're running you may run into problems with as you test your deck out. Gifted Aetherborn is great in formats like standard, but in Commander it's harder to make use of a small creature that doesn't impact life totals very much. Perimeter Captain has the same issue. If someone is attacking you, it's probably because they have the advantage in the combat step so blocking once with your defenders before they die won't help a lot. Wall of Essence and Souls of the Faultless have the same issue, although out of all of them the souls of the faultless seems like the best if you were to keep one. Serra Avatar can be chump blocked and you have no way to reliable give her lifelink, so she's a big card that doesn't do much. Student of Warfare really doesn't seem to fit the lifegain theme of your deck. Axis of Mortality doesn't seem to fit your deck either. If your deck is working right, you will have the highest life total. So why change it with someone else? And there isn't much advantage to swapping opponent life totals either. Fatal Push just doesn't cut it in a format like commander with big finishers. Same with Summary Judgment. I'd take out Cradle of Vitality as well since your deck mostly about triggering small incidental pieces of lifegains and not huge swings of it.
I suggest removing these cards just so you can have more lands. A good rule of hand I use for commander is that you run 32 lands + 1 land for each color + 1 land for your commander's converted mana cost. For you, that'd be 36 lands. This is very flexible, btw. I would suggest Rogue's Passage being one of those lands because your commander can get very big. You can just kill somebody with those 21 points of commander damage if you'd like. Two other great cards are Bloodchief Ascension and Phyrexian Processor. They seem to work well with your deck. Just make sure to have another 4 mana to at least activate the processor once before it's destroyed.
9 months ago
First of all, I like the flavor here.
I really like Beast Within in Defender decks, as most Defenders are 0/4 or tougher. It's so useful against pretty much everything.
Colossus of Akros is arguably a better win-con than Stormtide Leviathan, which won't end the game the turn it swings and is more easily removed. The Leviathan does add a lot more flavor though, and it's tutor-able with Grozoth, so I can see why you're running it and I'm not suggesting you make a change there.
You've got a lot of land here and a lot of mana-dorks. I think you can cut 1-2 lands.
Following the mana-base, in my humble opinion, the two weakest creatures currently included: Jaddi Offshoot and Wall of Roots. Because Axebane and Battlement depend on other Defenders to be really powerful, it's good to have as many solid 1-2CMC Defenders as a possible. I like Wall of Tanglecord because it gives you reach, and with Assault Formation, it's effectively a 6/6. Steel Wall is also pretty good - because it's colorless, you will always be able to cast it on T1, and because it's 0/4, it's harder to remove. Wall of Blossoms is decent for 2CMC, and in my opinion, better than Wall of Roots, which only gives you 1 mana per turn, and only lasts a max of 5 turns while also becoming less and less useful as a blocker.
One major problem I encounter with Defender decks is staying in the game against decks that don't rely on creatures for damage. Stuff like burn, mill, infinite combos, etc can be really difficult to deal with. Therefore, something like Pay No Heed or Riot Control would be useful. Unfortunately, there are no non-combat "fogs" in green that I'm aware of. I see that you've included some counterspells, which will definitely help, but won't necessarily keep you in the game against a barrage of burn spells, etc. There are some other notable spells in white that would be very strong, namely Slaughter the Strong , which my play-mates absolutely abhor. Also a slew of decent Defenders like Perimeter Captain and Wall of Omens . While it's pretty risky to run 3 colors in a budget deck, between the Caryatids and Axebanes, it's a little more possible. Seaside Citadel would also be useful in this regard.
Quest for Renewal might be useful, as it will untap all your dorks on opponent's turns, giving you a lot more blocking power.
++ for Fog Bank. Love that critter.
10 months ago
I agree that a white splash would be useful because of Arcades, the Strategist and Perimeter Captain , in fact i believe that using 3 Axebane Guardian and changing the Simic Growth Chamber to Azorius Guildgate would be enough to run these cards without problem. about the Wall of Omens i supose that Wall of Blossoms is the exactly same thing and we could change then to Wall of Denial , assuming that arcades will be more efficient in making card draws than blossoms. thanks for commenting ^^
10 months ago
Fruit of the First Tree feels like a bad card imo
11 months ago
Great write up man. Gonna make a couple changes and also try out that Sacred Rites .
11 months ago
Sorry for answering late THCue, I've been busy the last weeks. You have some very nice cards in your deck, thank you for posting the list. I'll go into detail for some cards and share my opinion.
Aura Shards I really like it and this card will be added sooner or later.
As I said earlier, I just don't want to add fetch lands for different reasons. I don't think they are mandatory for mana fixing in this deck, also the price might turn some people off.
A friend of mine runs Slaughter the Strong in one of his Oathbreaker decks. I don't think it isn't that good because an opponent can still haven 4 1/1 creatures to block your stuff or to have a engine. I'm happy when it is this board wipe instead of another one because I can save some creatures.
Cards like Sunpetal Grove rarely come in tapped, but that's personal taste.
On a side note Sacred Rites won me a game yesterday. I discarded 4 cards and swung big. I'll keep testing it.
The_Declan I once had both cards in the deck. It really is personal preference what to keep and add between both of them. I rarely block with my creatures so the ability is negligible for me. But thank you for your suggestion!