Phalanx Leader


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros Uncommon
Promo Set 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

Neotrup on Mutant's Prey

2 weeks ago

It is worth noting that if the Phalanx Leader already has a counter and then you target it with Mutant's Prey it will get the counter from heroic before it fights, and will thus be bigger for the battling.

Raging_Squiggle on Mutant's Prey

2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, no.

The first target for Mutant's Prey must be a legal target as you cast the spell. The creature you'd want to use this with would need to already have a +1/+1 counter on it. During this time, Phalanx Leader does not have a +1/+1 counter on it so it cannot even be targeted.

40cal on Mutant's Prey

2 weeks ago

If I played Mutant's Prey on a Phalanx Leader would Heroic trigger and allow my Phalanx Leader to gain a +1/+1 therefore allowing it to fight a target creature I choose?

TheDwarvenAxe on Heroes of Theros

1 month ago

Hey DukeNewcomb, I actually used to run Phalanx Leader when I starded out with this deck, but in game he's not really useful in our deck playstyle. See, the boardwide +1/+1 is great when you want to swarm your opponent with great numbers, like in a soldier token deck.

Our deck actually thrives when you have few (2-3) REALLY pumped up creatures, and you'll always have better results triggering heroic for, let's say Fabled Hero, or Favored Hoplite in a defensive move.

But thanks for the suggestion! Whats your favorite flavor text in the game?

MRDOOM3 on RW Heroic

2 months ago

I personally would only run 2 copies of Anax and Cymede, mainly since that card is legendary, and you only can have one on the field anyway.

I was sort of surprised to not see Phalanx Leader in here, since I view him as a staple for Heroic decks.

I would also suggest some Auras like Daybreak Coronet, Ethereal Armor, Madcap Skills, and Spirit Mantle. If you do take the Aura approach, I would also throw in Hero of Iroas, Graceblade Artisan, and Kor Spiritdancer.

smrkous on $20 counter combo

2 months ago

Thanks for the hints! I did not know about Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit. I was actually considering Phalanx Leader, but decided against since for the combo I would require to first have him out and then target him with a spell (currently only Abzan Charm and Feat of Resistance use targeting). Which is very specific combo requirement + 2-3 mana to put counters to everybody. I consider Abzan Ascendancy or Collective Effort more usable, although it is truth that those are not instant speed spells. I actually might give it a try a play few games with it. It might be sweet when opponent tries to remove it and i Feat of Resistance counter the removal + put counters to everybody.

ODDIOBLENDER on $20 counter combo

2 months ago

I love budget modern decks. +1 from me. You can also consider Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit as she isn't too expensive. I personally recommend exploiting some Heroic cards from Theros, particularly Phalanx Leader.

Lucky_Dutch on Mono White Modern Humans

3 months ago

Just an idea.. Launch the Fleet?

I had a simmilar deck but a ran 4 Phalanx Leader and some more instant's. Heroic soldier are always good in a deck you have.It worked pretty well.

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