Preeminent Captain


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

peterark on Budget white soldiers

3 days ago


The deck is very interesting, but note that it is not Standard Legal.

Also all the creatures are very small and have limited abilities. consider removing Veteran Armorsmith and Veteran Swordsmith for bigger and probably more mana costly, so you can play then using the synergy from Ballyrush Banneret and Preeminent Captain.

Have fun!

KingMathoro on White Soldier Deck

1 month ago

Hey if you don't mind I have some questions and suggestions for you. I love soldiers and have a deck of them as well! So I think this deck would see a lot of help from both Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Elspeth, Sun's Champion. Gideon can ult immediately and Elspeth makes a bunch of tokens. Other cards that would work here are spot removal cards like Journey to Nowhere and Disenchant, Path to Exile,Oblivion Ring, Unified Strike I think they do more than Argentum Armor because it takes so long to get use out of it. And maybe a Wrath of God or the like as well. Some other creatures that would work well if interested are Elite Vanguard, Preeminent Captain, Precinct Captain, Mentor of the Meek, Veteran Swordsmith, and Veteran Armorsmith I do think that since you only have five equipments as well that Auriok Steelshaper seems underwhelming here. Anointed Procession and Mobilization are also great here as well. The main questions I have are, is budget an issue at all and what is your meta like and also how is the deck performing? Because knowing that could change the above quite drastically. What do you think?

SynergyBuild on How an Army Wins!

2 months ago

If it was a soldier... ;-;... the issue with a four-drop in a deck that had 6+ drops is that I can't use the Cavern of Souls or the Preeminent Captain on it, and even if I could, when Preeminent Captain pulls out Hero of Bladehold, neither the tokens nor the anthem activate.


Oh, and this is a perfect version of the deck, so never worry about money, I legitimately think soldiers are trash as a deck, but a whole load of fun/flavor, and a lot more competitive than many people give credit.

Macularia on Boros Build 1

2 months ago

Cuts i would make:

-Hangarback Walker He really seems out of place here, no buffs for creatures and not the best Token generator with the very small Landbase you play

-Silence a good card but doesnt have a place in this kind of deck i feel like

-Mikaeus, the Lunarch you have some tokens in the deck, but since they're mostly soldiers more copies of Preeminent Captain are faster and more consistent

-Goblin Guide Cut for more copies of Champion of the Parish.since you're not playing aggro,the Champion will be way bigger then the Goblin only 1 or 2 turns later, and ramping your opponent in longer games is not quite good.

ShaharRyu on Rise of the Legion

2 months ago

Hey PlaneswalkerCasper. Thanks for your feedback on my deck. Regarding to your tips: Exchanging Doomed Traveler for Icatian Javelineers and Thraben Inspector is a very good idea. I was thinking about just 4 javelinerrs but 2 and 2 sounds just perfect. Ideally, Ballyrush Banneret should be in my opening hand. Turn 2 drop and if am lucky turn 3 as well, makes all of my 3 drops a 1 drop, besides the fact they are magnets to removal which could potentially get something more important from the board. I count them each as 1/2 a land so that am running as many creatures as possible and I could consider removing 1 for a Precinct Captain but more would affect my mana balance since Preeminent Captain can't cheat until turn 4. Fairgrounds Warden is very likely to receive removal and Stasis Snare might be a better option, although lower mana cost from the banneret or the ability to change targets by casting Cloudshift is very nice. Sunlance is a wonderful suggestion which I will happily include in the deck and although Honor of the Pure is amazing, right now am low on budget and a set is very expisve for me (yes, $8 is a pain when your local currency is 3 times less), but I consider running 1 Spear of Heliod as an alternative which also grants removal. Upping on Tormod's Crypt sounds nice and Hour of Reckoning sounds a lot of fun to play.

Once again thanks for your suggestions and I will keep this low-budget version updating for a while. Any more ideas or explanations as to why you would strongly reccomend your suggestions are welcomed. And just for the record, Cloudshift is much better than people consider. Give it a try for protection of removal, recasting Captain of the Watch or changing Fairgrounds Warden target.

PlaneswalkerCasper on Rise of the Legion

2 months ago

HiShaharRyu, your deck seem quite good for a budget build, although some things can be improved. Doomed Traveler is good if you have a removal-heavy meta at your LGS, but if not, I recommend swapping them for 2 Thraben Inspector and 2 Icatian Javelineers. Ballyrush Banneret is a great card, I can certainly see a couple of reasons to run it, but I think it might be better to swap them for 2 additional Precinct Captains and 2 Honor of the Pure since you're cheating creatures into play with Preeminent Captain. Your romoval package is also vulnerable to opposing removal since Fairgrounds Warden is a creature. Personally, if you don't want to buy the expensive 4 Path to Exile, try with a combination of Stasis Snare, Oblivion Ring (I know that it's in the sideboard) and Banishing Light. You might also try Sunlance as a sideboard removal instead of Oblivion Ring (if you move it to main). Brave the Elements is ok, Cloudshift not so much. I would replace all Cloudshifts and 2 Brave the Elements by following: 1 Raise the Alarm 1 Honor of the Pure and 2 Aerial Responders, witch go nicely with your Odric, Master Tactician. For sideboard, it's a well built budget version of a full blown modern hateboard. I could see the replacement of Tormod's Crypt for Relic of Progenitus. In fact, you're kind of light on greveyard hate, so I recommend running more of it (for eg. 3-4 Relic of Progenitus, cut what you think is right, although Condemn is the weakest card of them all). Plus, a 1 mass removal card such as Hour of Reckoning, witch is a great budget option.

TheFlameReaper on Odric's Plans

2 months ago


The Odric, Lunarch Marshal and Angelic Overseer combo seems really cool but the odds of pulling that off and their mana costs would probably not be suited for the tempo of this deck =\

This deck is a mix of humans and soldiers but humans are taking priority since humans interact with 8 cards (Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant) while soldiers only interact with 4 (Field Marshal). Hence, Ballyrush Banneret (which I would probably not benefit that much considering there are so many token noncreature spells and only white mana costing creatures) and Fairgrounds Warden are out.

Preeminent Captain I'm not really sure about its effectiveness? I like that I can spawn a free soldier but is it worth it despite all my creatures having such low costs?

rothgar13 on Kor Skyfisher Combo

2 months ago

While synergistic, all of the things you mentioned sound either easy to disrupt (both you and Preeminent Captain have to survive long enough for it to attack at least once for it to get value, and that seems unlikely in the current format), or weak (recycling the javelin counter on Icatian Javelineers is unlikely to matter all that much). I'd advise looking for interactions with more powerful or reliable payoffs.

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