Preeminent Captain

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Morningtide (MOR) Rare

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Preeminent Captain

Creature — Kithkin Soldier

First strike (This creature deals combat damage before creatures without first strike.)

Whenever Preeminent Captain attacks, you may put a Soldier creature card from your hand into play tapped and attacking.

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Preeminent Captain Discussion

ZendikariWol on Mono White Soldier Tokens

6 days ago

Well right off the bat maybe a different commander?? Odric, Master Tactician or Odric, Lunarch Marshal are both really good soldier commanders.

Maybe Alliance of Arms since the symmetry is wildly skewed toward you. Brimaz, King of Oreskos is a g, Deploy to the Front is just wins the game (unless there's a board wipe) by the time you can cast it. Entrapment Maneuver can just DESTROY voltron. Hero of Bladehold is also a g, Nomads' Assembly is also just a win.

Also Preeminent Captain. That is all.

Happy brewing, and best of draws to you.

SynergyBuild on Too Many, Too Fast, Too Soon

1 month ago

Weirdly I have been playing mono-white soldiers against much more competitive decks, and the key I originally thought was the synergy of Preeminent Captain and Captain of the Watch, and swinging as fast as possible.

I used creatures like Brimaz, King of Oreskos and Field Marshal, along with Dryad Militants and Soldier of the Pantheon for added bonus. The issue was that Captain of the Watch was a dead card, so I added Windbrisk Heights in the deck, but the deck was too cluttered and failed.

I built a tempo deck requiring hard mulligans, using a 1-2-3 play set up that was simple.

Turn One: Plains, (Whatever, a Soldier of the Pantheon, I don't care)

Turn Two: Plains, Lightning Greaves

Turn Three: Plains, Preeminent Captain, equip Lightning Greaves, Captain of the Watch on attack.

This deck was the best I could get with that synergy, it was consistent enough and it killed about as well as I could get, but it still had a 38% win rate against top tier modern decks, and that was on average, some decks I couldn't ever beat, others couldn't really beat me. It wasn't great, nor was it fun.

I thought about my strategy more, and decided to drop the idea that I have to win in that method, look at How an Army Wins! for my thought process, just ran two Captain of the Watch, and played aggro to win. It worked for a while, getting closer to 40%, which might not sound like a lot better, but it felt better, since I was much more interactive, I had to respond to the board state, not just hope my pieces aligned.

I ended up stumbling upon Thalia's Lieutenant and Champion of the Parish, thought, meh, Preeminent Captain, Dryad Militant, Raise the Alarm all don't get benefits, but then looked at all of the things it did get, and thought about their power level, I tested a version of the deck based around them, Human Soldiers and was like... dang.

The deck performed great in play testing. Tested it in person, and got closer to a 45% win-rate, not great, but for mono-white soldiers to go nearly toe to toe against Death's Shadow Aggro, Zoo, Jeskai Control, and Tron, I felt good.

I went more into the aggro human tribal versions, around the time Five color humans became a deck, where I wasn't thinking colors were the issue, but mana in a different sense, I built my best version of mono-white soldier tribal, which wasn't even soldier tribal, nor human-soldier tribal, it was human-soldier-ally. Human Ally Soldier Tribal?

This was fun, but I was like... four tribes? I mean warriors have Mardu Woe-Reaper and Dragon Hunter... No. People told me I needed to stop, before I went human-soldier-ally-warrior-kithin-kor-shapeshifter-angel-dragon-demon tribal.

I finalized the deck, I was done (up to now at least). I went as far as I could go combo (Captain of the Watch), then tribal, and finally, aggro. Mana Curve White is the best I have. I can't do better now.

Thorbogl on Better Watch the Captain is coming

1 month ago

i'd suggest running a few Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx so you dont have to relate on Preeminent Captain to get your bigger hitters out.

some other cards to consider might be Silverblade Paladin, Mentor of the Meek and Boros Elite

YourBoi-tman on Mono white soldier deck! Make ...

1 month ago

Hey there, I actually run Mono White soldiers at my fnm once in awhile. I run it more low to the ground instead of using Preeminent Captain to get out the high cost creatures. I use Aether Vial on 3 and made it more like merfolk but the point is to go wider with slightly bigger creatures than to make them unblockable. Overall, very fun deck. Here's the link for mine if you want to check it out for suggestions.

CardTyrant on Soldier Tokens

1 month ago

Looks pretty tasty, and it's a great start!

I would take out Quest for the Holy Relic, Open the Armory, and Strength of Arm due to not really having that much equipment. I would add 3 more Plains (I would also try to balance your mana better, try less Mountains and more Plains). If that mana fixing becomes an issue, add in Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, Warped Landscape, Terminal Moraine, Arid Mesa, Naya Panorama, or Terramorphic Expanse. I would recommend adding at least 3-5 fetch lands to help mana fixing.

If you take out Armory of Iroas, Murder Investigation, and Coat of Arms, you could free up the last two spots for the 38 lands.

I did notice that a lot of your soldiers have a synergy with equipment cards, yet you only run 2 equipment cards. I was a bit confused by this. I would recommend taking them all out and replacing them. I would also recommend trying to run 2 more soldiers (you are at that tribal sweet spot with all the soldier creatures, but Boros is known for being aggressive with instant/sorcery AND creatures). 30 creatures is great aggro. Here are some creatures I would recommend: Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Blaze Commando, Sunhome Guildmage, Preeminent Captain, Field Marshal, Daru Warchief, Ballyrush Banneret, Veteran Swordsmith, Rhox Pikemaster, or Catapult Squad. The cards I'd recommend to take out are Auriok Steelshaper, Auriok Survivors, Auriok Windwalker, Conclave Phalanx, Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas, Relic Seeker, Fated Conflagration, Arrows of Justice.

You already have a lot of key cards. I do see that your mana is very unbalanced. I would add more Plains. If you just take out one Mountain at a time and switch it for a Plains until your Pie Chart for your mana is "perfectly" aligned. It won't always be there, but the closer the better. With this being a tribal deck, it would help to have cards like Cavern of Souls, but that's a make-or-break card for you wallet. I actually don't even have one (it's one of the last 9 cards I WANT for my Gishath deck). Soldiers won't really get a lot of heat at any of my play groups, so getting countered shouldn't be that big of an issue.

Here is what I would take out and add:

- Quest for the Holy Relic
- Open the Armory
- Strength of Arm
- Armory of Iroas
- Coat of Arms
- Murder Investigation
- Auriok Steelshaper
- Auriok Survivors
- Auriok Windwalker
- Conclave Phalanx
- Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas
- Relic Seeker
- Fated Conflagration
- Arrows of Justice

+ Evolving Wilds
+ Terramorphic Expanse
+ Naya Panorama
+ 3x Plains
+ Sunhome Guildmage
+ Brimaz, King of Oreskos
+ Daru Warchief
+ Rhox Pikemaster
+ Ballyrush Banneret
+ Field Marshal
+ Veteran Swordsmith
+ Preeminent Captain

Rebalance Mountains and Plains to match the Pie Chart

Sorry for the ranty post. I get a bit into it.

_raeofsunlight on soldier tokens

3 months ago

I would recommend Odric, Lunarch Marshal, Swords to Plowshares, maybe Martial Coup for a board wipe (probably more for your sideboard than anything), Cenn's Tactician, Honor of the Pure, Abzan Falconer, Frontline Medic, Grand Abolisher. I would absolutely add another Preeminent Captain and more Champion of the Parish.

I like the idea of Metallic Mimic, but you may want to play with that idea before buying cards.

I would cut Knight-Captain of Eos, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Victory's Herald

Croyle on Kithkin soldiers back in 2018?

3 months ago

ZorrosRage Thanks for advice but running GQ would feel much in same as path of exile Would need of running of Leonin Arbiter . I like the way u can just pop Tectonic in turn 4 and just be over with it opponent of needing to fetch land or needing a land drop. Celestial Colonnade Seemed like a prime target for our Tectonic. We can run at 2-3 mana since we got ways to cheat creatures into play by Aether Vial or Preeminent Captain. As our counterparts win-conditions take more of mana. i dont mind that much about them burning themselves over for mana since it makes our win-condition easier.

Was running 2 Militia's Pride last week at local tournament pretty satisfied with the card usually swinging 4-8 dmg per game of dmg into opponent.

I know card draw is a problem cause we really only have 3 ways to draw additional cards just by cycling Surge of Thoughtweft and also we could already at turn 4-6 be playing with no hand cards. GQ and Flag seems to come as of question do we want to sacrifice a bit of slowing opponent down for safer top decks? Also what if opponent is playing Blood Moon ? With tectonic we don't sacrifice that much of our manabase into mountains even though we got Figure of Destiny where to dump red.

Sorry if i feel like kinda of a bonehead towards suggestions, but im pretty sure that i will get 2-3 teegs and 3 borderguard over for next weeks tournament.

WillowtheCouncil on White Soldier Tribal

3 months ago

Decree of Justice and Gustcloak Harrier aren't legal, mate.

Wake the Reflections is bad, given that your only tokens are 1/1s and it's not repeatable. Drop all three of your Sorceries for 3x Disenchant, which is so much better (instant speed). Artifact and Enchantment recurring are never seen, so the instant speed is almost strictly better.

Put in 4x Honor of the Pure

Drop Ajani's Presence for another Reciprocate.

Drop Anointer Priest for 2x Soul Warden OR Soul's Attendant.

Go down the Loxodon Partisans for another 2 Preeminent Captain.

Go down Seraph of the Masses for another Precinct Captain.

Go down the Veteran Armorsmith and the Victory's Herald for 2x Field Marshal and another Captain of the Watch.

Let's try it like that for now.

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