Phalanx Leader

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Theros (THS) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Phalanx Leader

Creature — Human Soldier

Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Phalanx Leader, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

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Phalanx Leader Discussion

nathanl69 on Boros Fun Stuff

1 month ago

Also, I tested this deck and it 100% needs more lands. In my testing it consistently misses land drops and gets its hand filled up with 5 and 6 drops. I'd also recommend cutting Phalanx Leader , it doesn't fit the deck very well. Akroan Crusader doesn't work very well either. If you're casting your targeted cantrips, you would almost always rather target your Feather (she has evasion) or Zada. Take Heart is meh, Assault Strobe is much more impactful.

The biggest thing I'd recommend, however, is cutting the entire Feather subtheme. This seems like two decks mashed together, and even if they synergize a bit, Firesong/Sunspeaker and Feather clash on which instants or sorceries they want.

BahamutPRME on Casual Greek Deck

1 month ago

So I'm trying to make a deck for my friend for his birthday and he likes Greek Mythology, specifically Poseidon, Hades, and Zues in this order. I'm wanting to stay in the Theros block and have 3 deck ideas but I need some advice and criticism because I don't want to make him a weak deck.

Here are what I've made:

The first one is using Heliod because I made this first and forgot there is a god that looks like zues but in MTG Heliod is the "Leader" or Highest ranking or whatever.

The second one is using Keranos and white humans so its 4 colors instead of 3.

The third one is sticking to the block and theme but also sticking to heroic and scry.

I have always been bad about including a safe amount of land in my decks so that is something i really need help with. I also wasn't sure if this was the best way to show the decks or if i should've just copy and pasted each text.

Thank you!

Greek Deck 1

Greek Deck 2

Greek Deck 3

Sorry for the long post. Wasn't sure how to do this.

5dollarMTG on Heroic Soldiers of Legend

1 month ago

This is a good start to an enchantment-based heroic deck. A few suggestions: (1) Hero of Iroas isn't doing much for you, since most of your auras are only one or two mana anyway - maybe sub in more Phalanx Leader or something like Graceblade Artisan ? (2) Auras put a bullseye on your creatures, so you might want to add in protective spells that also trigger heroic - Emerge Unscathed , Sheltering Light , etc. (3) If you really want to stick with the heroic idea, you might replace the artifacts and War Flare with something that can target multiple creatures - Cauldron Haze , Launch the Fleet , etc.

TheBloopKing on Pauper EDH suggestion

2 months ago

See. As I play them out. The uncommon walkers have a massive downside. The only way to plus, is to proliferate and there is only 14 cards in the format that do this.

So when Vraska, Swarm's Eminence goes to 1 loyalty. I have to rely on a proliferate to get another token.

Nahiri, Storm of Stone is quite powerful on it's own, but gets expensive to cast as the game goes on

Dovin, Hand of Control makes a simple shell. Slows opponents down, but it's relatively easy to handle. Mistmeadow Witch is arguably better as a Azorious Pauper commander

We once debated also banning Saheeli, Sublime Artificer . But decided that it didn't hold a candle to Phalanx Leader . And I personally preferred Spellheart Chimera as my Izzet pauper commander

TheBloopKing on Pauper EDH suggestion

2 months ago

When War of the Spark started releasing uncommon planeswalkers. Our play group noticed the power level of them weren't significantly high with the exception of Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage .

We decided that using these uncommon planeswalkers was okay to use as your pauper commanders and banned Davriel instantly due to him having way too much support. Note our playgroup plays with 30 life, and 18 commander damage to bring relevance to Voltron, Go-Wide, and aggro styled decks.

So far I have made Jaya, Venerated Firemage red deck wins, Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner stomp, Nahiri, Storm of Stone equipment, and Vraska, Swarm's Eminence deathtouch. All of them are beatable, but good. Jaya is the one that can beat Phalanx Leader semi-consistently, but can also be beaten by control and other aggro matchups.

What does the rest of the community think of adding uncommon planeswalkers to the Pauper EDH format?

VaalVanir on Feather: Mid-Budget

2 months ago

Hi TwinStags! I thought I might come here and check out your deck list!

First impression: You have a lot of things going on, it will keep you busy every turn. In fact some of your ideas are good but fall short of executing with a bang.

I see you have Akroan Crusader , Phalanx Leader , and Vanguard of Brimaz . These cards point toward a token build but I do not see any pump spells like Titan's Strength , Mighty Leap , and Artful Maneuver .

You have Aurelia's Fury in here. Did you know you will need 6 mana on every opponents turn to lock them down? That's 18 mana per round. Unless you have Paradox Engine or a bunch of Treasure Tokens this idea will not be viable.

Short answer: Concentrate on tokens, add Assemble the Legion to the deck and a lot of pump spells and combat tricks and you'll have yourself a fast deck that pew pew with Sentinel Tower and Aetherflux Reservoir while pinging them with Guttersnipe , Firebrand Archer , and Electrostatic Field .

dhannum on Feather Blinky

2 months ago

Out

Renegade Tactics -> Draw but it's a sorcery and that really hampers it

Seize the Day -> Cute, but I probably don't win with single creature combat

Flickerwisp -> Too much blink, and not enough blink targets

Gilded Lotus -> A bit expensive and lots of my spells are 1 mana, not 3

Unwinding Clock -> only useful with a handful of mana rocks

In

Mountain and Plains -> what was I thinking with only 33 lands. It's a cheap deck, but still...

Phalanx Leader , Vanguard of Brimaz , and Akroan Crusader -> token makers and token buffers

VaalVanir on The Pie Raker's Army

2 months ago

TwinStags I'm so sorry. Oblation Draws you two cards. And NOT two lands. Consider Skullclamp instead of Oblation to draw two cards. 1 colorless mana to equip and kill a token to draw two cards instead of 2 colorless and 1 white to exile a token and draw two cards.

When you run Heroic creatures you have a competition. Heroic creatures require you to cast a spell targeting them to trigger the effect. So if you have a pump spell would you target Zada, Hedron Grinder or Akroan Crusader , Vanguard of Brimaz , or Phalanx Leader ?

What if you have Defiant Strike , would you target Zada and draw an obscene amount of cards (1 for every creature on your board) or just Phalanx Leader to give every creature +1/+1 and draw 1 card?

Tough choices huh? I guess it depends on what spells you run, just don't run a mix of spells or you'll end up hating your luck on drawing the spells you need.

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