Creature — Human Soldier
Whenever a creature you control with defender blocks, you may gain 2 life.
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Perimeter Captain Discussion
3 weeks ago
Perimeter Captain can be fun when defender is relevant. In general creatures with defender are ignored as non-threats, Kaijin of the Vanishing Touch is a threat since it bounces what it blocks, however I'm guessing you are fine with an opponent using removal on a wall rather than your dragonlord...
1 month ago
So I note you haven't considered lands as yet. For casual play the common/uncommon tap lands are ok, however the rare lands can get expensive. For your deck and theme I would suggest Scoured Barrens and Blighted Steppe.
Soul Warden is a card you will want, probably over Deathgreeter alternatively Perimeter Captain might be an option. Falkenrath Noble is probably too slow, consider cards like Lone Rider Flip, Gifted Aetherborn, Blood Artist, Ajani's Pridemate or Voracious Hatchling. For a finisher a card like Blood Baron of Vizkopa or Divinity of Pride would fit.
1 month ago
Sgt.Pickles I'm not really gonna run many creatures in this deck. The entire point is to burn our opponent by adding to our health with Sanguine Bond in play, or healing our opponent and taking health away instead with Tainted Remedy. Rhox Faithmender is in the deck to double our life gained, and thus do more damage through Sanguine Bond, and Perimeter Captain is in the deck to defend us in the early game while we set up, and gain us health at the same time.
I may consider the Sovereign, though. It should be pretty easy to accomplish with this. I'll have to think on it.
1 month ago
Your mana curve is off (too many 2, 4 and 6 drops / not enough 1 drops) and you aren't running a play set (4x) of any card. If you want to make the deck more efficient then a few things should probably change...
For land since devotion is an easy sub-theme Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is almost an auto-include in mono-coloured decks. Also worth consideration is Emeria, The Sky Ruin, Drifting Meadow and New Benalia all offer some utility, you probably don't need more than 20 land.
Finally for creatures you have no drop creature, I would suggest 4x Perimeter Captain in that role. To make the space cut Staff of the Sun Magus and 2x Plains. You might want to look at Nyx-Fleece Ram, Hero of Bladehold / Archangel of Tithes (in preference to Aegis Angel) or if you want to spend money - Serra Ascendant!
2 months ago
2 months ago
Upgrading your walls needs to be a priority one; most of them are too vanilla to truly be effective defense.
I would start by adding playsets of Perimeter Captain, Wall of Omens, and Wall of Reverence. The first is an incredible one-drop that creates a really strong life buffer with your other defenders. The Wall of Omens replaces itself after it enters the battlefield, providing card advantage in colors that traditionally have the least of it. Wall of Reverence is a bigger flying wall that also gains you life.
You should flush out to a full 4-of Vent Sentinels; those are one of your main wincons.
Angel's Mercy and Healing Salve are terrible cards, and their lifegain would be replaced by the double duties of Perimeter Captain and Wall of Reverence anyway.
Return to the Ranks could be interesting since most walls are 2cmc or less.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Your curve is very, VERY high for modern. I'm not 100% sure where this deck is to be played; if it's for your kitchen table group, don't mind me and I'd toss in Mesa Enchantress as a possibility, but if you intend to bring this to a modern night at a game store, you'll likely need to make some significant revisions. I'm also not certain as to your budget, but I'll give you some midprice optimization suggestions I would suggest you smooth it out with more low cost control and advantage. 4 of a legendary who costs 4 mana is too much for modern. Turn 4 also is not early game in modern, so I would suggest you cut Windborn Muse. Fog Bank is not very viable due to the prevalence of Lightning Bolt. Ethersworn Canonist is a better sideboard card than mainboard. Having 8 5-cost enchantments is also not particularly viable.
Best lands in modern for you are Hallowed Fountain and Flooded Strand, though lands are often the most costly part of a deck. Regardless; Exotic Orchard is sort of a crapshoot for you. Blue and white are not the most prevalent modern colors. Even Temple of Enlightenment might be better.
I'm really not an expert on UW control, so I'd suggest you take a look at some online lists for ideas. Some such lists run a 1 of Elspeth, Sun's Champion; that might be nice for you.