Creature — Human Soldier
Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Phalanx Leader, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.
|Want (2)||ephemeralAubade , RylexandertheFriendlyGOth|
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|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Phalanx Leader occurrence in decks from the last year
Phalanx Leader Discussion
2 months ago
Not super familiar with the non-pauper builds of this deck, but it seems like you would want more enchantments to target your heroic creatures. The pauper deck runs: Cartouche of Solidarity, Ethereal Armor, Hyena Umbra, and Sentinel's Eyes. I actually found your deck because the above comment mentioned Wingsteed Rider. I really wish there was another heroic card to add to the deck, but I'm not sure Wingsteed Rider is going to be good enough. A downshifted Phalanx Leader would be killer for the pauper build.
5 months ago
Who says commander cost a lot of money! Nice Ultra budget build. Since you are aiming on cheap cards maybe add Phalanx Leader. An almost free card and perhaps in the free bulk box at a local game store. Targetting him with one of the instants in your one time effects poule, buffs the whole team. The Gideon spellbook version of Shielded by Faith is also cheap, bought mine for 50ct. Both cards mentioned synergizes well together.
7 months ago
Hey Alvatariano. Wow it's been a while since I've seen a 60 card deck haha. I'm assuming the list is cards you already own, in which case it looks like a decent start. You have a lot going on here though and I think the deck would flow better if you focus on one particular strategy.
For example, you could do a dedicated aura strategy: Thran Golem, Brilliant Halo, Tragic Poet, Dawn Evangel, Tethmos High Priest, Squee's Embrace, Mesa Enchantress, Chained to the Rocks, Prophetic Flamespeaker, Hero of Iroas, Akroan Crusader, Phalanx Leader.
Or spellslinger style: Blaze Commando, Rile, Feather, the Redeemed, Reckless Rage, Zada, Hedron Grinder, Launch the Fleet, Guttersnipe, Twinflame, Ephemeral Shields, Fists of Flame, Charmbreaker Devils.
I buy single cards on tcgplayer.com since they're usually cheapest there. I've found you get more bang for your buck when buying singles rather than booster packs (even though packs are fun to open haha). For example you could get all of the cards mentioned above for about $7.
7 months ago
As others have mentioned, Phalanx Leader triggers off of a spell you cast targeting it. This means the object targeting it must be a spell on the stack. It can't be an ability.
Something that would trigger Phalanx Leader would be an instant like Colossal Heroics, a sorcery like Desperate Stand, or an Aura like Flickering Ward (since Auras always target while they're on the stack).
One way to tell if something is a spell targeting a creature or not for the purposes of the Heroic ability is to look at the wording. Triggered abilities always start with (or contain, in the case of delayed triggered abilities) "When," "Whenever," or "At" (like the Heroic ability on Phalanx Leader and the ETB on Bond Beetle). Triggered abilities will not trigger Heroic. This is also why Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger's first ability doesn't work, because it is an ability that triggers on casting; it's not part of a spell resolution.
7 months ago
The only spells casts with a target are instants and sorceries that have the word "target" on them and auras always target the relevant permanent when cast. There might be exceptions to this general rule, but none I can think of right now.
7 months ago
8 months ago
Phalanx Leader could be a good cheap card to add, maybe replacing some instants to bring the creature count up. I would also consider Righteousness as a potential option to act as removal for big threats.
10 months ago
Have you considered Phalanx Leader it's a power house in my feather deck if left unchecked.
Also Fiery Gambit is always a fun card to cast every turn.