Phalanx Leader


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders 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

MRDOOM3 on RW Heroic

2 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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.

hungry000 on A Budget G/W Counters Deck

2 months ago

the bad thing about Ajani's Presence is that it costs a lot to protect several targets, and the deck usually runs on 3-4 lands. maybe one or two of solidarity, but it's really not all that uncommon to have a few 6-10 power guys on turn 4 or 5 because of how explosive Phalanx Leader, Hardened Scales, and a few buff spells can be. Solidarity might just be overkill. Triumph of the Hordes could be fun though.

Dave_Icaria on R/W Aggro (The fastest one)

2 months ago

If you're running this competitively, some must haves: Boros Charm, Goblin Guide, Grim Lavamancer, Eidolon of the Great Revel,Path to Exile, and Rift Bolt. Your mana-curve seems way too high, although Archangel of Tithes would be great to board, on 20 lands you most likely won't be dropping her until turn 6. She also requires so much white mana...

Having a million one-ofs is great on paper but what you want to do is go for four-ofs of the best cards, and cut weaker/more costly ones. Monastery Swiftspear is crazy strong and should be a four-of, as is Lightning Bolt. Citadel Siege is awkward, and your Mana Confluences are gonna hurt much more than running fetches/shocklands would. Arid Mesa, Sacred Foundry, and Bloodstained Mire should all be in the deck as four-ofs.

Disenchant belongs more in your sideboard, as it's useless in maany matchups. Ajani's Presence is gonna save just one creature 99% of the time, and is not worth running. Phalanx Leader and Ojutai Exemplars should go, as well as Kytheon's Irregulars, too expensive and color-dependant.

If you're not running this competitively, looks good.

Magikarpet on Sneaky Deaky

2 months ago

Big changes!

Removed: all Ethereal Armor, all Lagonna-Band Trailblazer, Celestial Mantle, Daybreak Coronet, 1x Tricks of the Trade, and a few basic lands.

Added: 4x Glacial Fortress, 4x Asha's Favor, 3x Daily Regimen, 1x Fabled Hero, 1x Invisible Stalker, 1x Eidolon of Countless Battles, and 1x Phalanx Leader.

The deck should play way more consistently now.

Warxuaroz on Mono white human ench

2 months ago

How about Phalanx Leader? Or maybe even Abzan Falconer or one piece of Abzan Battle Priest?

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