Protector of the Crown

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare

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Tokens

Protector of the Crown

Creature — Giant Soldier

When Protector of the Crown enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

All damage that would be dealt to you is dealt to Protector of the Crown instead.

Protector of the Crown Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on Marchesa, Queen At Arms

4 months ago

multimedia I need to update the deck since I do have a few of the cards you are suggesting and I need to remove and swap some stuff out.

I would like to keep Sorin, Grim Nemesis in the deck since it has just won me a game before.

Archetype of Courage gives my creatures first strike which is more to combo with Queen Marchesa for deathtouch.

I keep Protector of the Crown in in case I need to get the monarchy back and because it combos really well with Hammer of Nazahn

I like Torment of Hailfire but I could see removing it since I’m not playing mono black and don’t have a crazy amount of mana ramp.

I’ve been meaning to put in my Luminarch Ascension , Windborn Muse , No Mercy , Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , and Enlightened Tutor . I also have a Containment Priest so I should probably put that in since it also goes good with Kaya, Ghost Assassin

I would like to hear your reasons for making some of the cuts you suggest.

multimedia on Marchesa, Queen At Arms

4 months ago

Hey, I see why you're confused if you're going in the right direction because your deck is kind of all over the place. There's lots of good cards here, but I think you can reduce the themes and streamline the strategies.

Consider increasing the pillowfort theme? Increasing the token theme? Decreasing the combat themes (first strike), equipment theme and politics themes? In my opinion combining pillowfort and token strategies are the only themes you really need because both these themes require a lot of setup and they both strengthen each other. If you add other themes to these two all they will do is disrupt the ability to pillowfort.

Consider Luminarch Ascension ? It's a good win condition mana sink for pillowfort and token strategies. With three opponents it can activate fast. Windborn Muse is an upgrade for Baird, Steward of Argive . Consider Aura of Silence ? It's good opponent disruption making it more difficult for them to cast mana efficient artifacts and enchantments.

Other than Sun Titan you're not playing reanimation strategies. Consider Rest in Peace or Containment Priest ? Peace is more expensive price, but it affects everything. Consider Knight of the White Orchid ? It's a great card for land ramp in white especially since you're playing Plains Shock lands and Mistveil.

Depending on the budget of cards you want to add, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite , Ethersworn Canonist , Twilight Prophet and Elspeth, Sun's Champion are good here, but they're all expensive price. Elesh or Elspeth are an upgrade for Teysa. Both Elesh and Elspeth are very good finishers for tokens. Canonist shuts down some decks and Prophet in combination with a token strategy, getting the city's blessing fast, can give you lots of value.

Consider Kher Keep ? A repeatable way to make tokens that's a land; make a blocker at instant speed. Bitterblossom or the less expensive price, but much worse Dreadhorde Invasion are other good repeatable sources of token. Ophiomancer can be a repeatable source at each upkeep of a token that has deathtouch making it a good blocker on each of your opponent's turns.

Wrath of God as well Day of Judgment or the more expensive price Damnation or Toxic Deluge are cards to consider adding. Board wipes are good with pillowfort and the token strategies since tokens are being made from repeatable sources. Cursed Totem or the more expensive price Linvala, Keeper of Silence is opponent creature disruption since you're not relying on your creatures activated abilities only their ETB or static abilities.


Cards to consider cutting:

If you like some of these suggestions I offer more advice about why I think these cards can be cut. Good luck with your deck.

ShutUpMokuba on GoT Inspired decks

4 months ago

Hi everyone. My friends and i wanted to build four decks to make a Game of Thrones inspired game (similar to the one played on the Star City games YouTube Channel). I want your help to find cards thar resemble characters in the show. Here some examples i've already found:

Lazav, the Multifarious - Jaquen H'ghar

Agent of Masks & Body Double - Arya

Adriana, Captain of the Guard - Brienne

Queen Marchesa - Cersei

Protector of the Crown - The Mountain

Haakon, Stromgald Scourge - The Mountain Undead

Garrulous Sycophant - Little Finger

Skyline Despot - Drogon

Tolsimir, friend to wolfes - Ned Stark

Wall of Frost - The great Wall

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Fight, mortals.

5 months ago

Cool deck! +1 from me.

Mind if I suggest a few things?

Disrupt Decorum , Invasion Plans , and Master Warcraft are all exceptional ways to force combat and manipulate blocking.

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor and Rite of the Raging Storm are fantastic ways to provide your opponents with creatures that can attack.

Teferi's Protection is expensive but a superb way to save yourself if something goes horribly wrong.

I absolutely love the Monarch mechanic for encouraging combat. Skyline Despot , Protector of the Crown , and Throne of the High City are great for this.

I am not sure you are tribal enough to be running Vanquisher's Banner , likewise Skullclamp seems out of place here. I think you would do better with more wheel effects or Mask of Memory for card draw.

Lastly, Angel of the Dire Hour and Archangel Avacyn  Flip can up your angel count (if that is what you are going for) while further providing defensive utility.

Happy deckbuilding!

Akujiki on E.L.E.

7 months ago

Protector of the Crown might interest you. I personally view it as a better Palisade Giant in this deck

SynergyBuild on Avacyn angel of hope commander

8 months ago

DerektheRed just use Protector of the Crown , trample damage over him and it will be put back on xD but Palisade Giant and Pariah / Pariah's Shield can work too.

Ghosthunter39 on "Kamehamehaaa!!!" - Firesong and Sunspeaker

1 year ago

Personally I think, that she's better than Protector of the Crown. Win-con vs maybe draw.

Ocelot44 on Kalemne is the Best RW Voltron General.

1 year ago

@Mysnomer

I know how Protector of the Crown works, I had it in here for over a month. In order to make this card work, I would need to load it up with my equipment, and that is NOT WORTH IT. Protector is not good by himself, he needs support in order to make him work, and that is not worth the card slot for me. If I needed more things to protect myself with, I'd run something like Crawlspace or maybe Norn's Annex because those cards are good BY THEMSELVES. They don't stop working because I didn't equip Darksteel Plate to them.

As for card advantage, you can see in the deck that I've got plenty already. I'm trying out Chandra, Torch of Defiance, and I am also planning on getting a Karn, Scion of Urza soon

I understand why Hammer of Nazahn is a great card, but it's just that I don't have room for it. I really only need one Darksteel Plate effect, and I personally prefer Plate over Hammer because of the equip cost and because the Plate itself has indestructible. I need to try it out with my flex spot sometime because maybe I'm wrong!

As for Aurelia, the Warleader, I actually had her in this deck for over 2 1/2 years and just recently took her out! She is a fantastic card, but I had to cut her because I needed room for more important cards. Usually extra combat step cards are "win more" cards, but because the effect is on a creature it's great

Tajic, Blade of the Legion calls for a completely different play style than Kalemne. He isn't as good as a voltron general because you need to have at least two other creatures attacking as well in order to activate his battalion ability, and even then, his damage output isn't even close to Kalemne because Kalemne naturally has double strike. Sure, Tajic players don't need to run Darksteel Plate, but Kalemne players don't need to run things like Fireshrieker or Silverblade Paladin to get in for crazy amounts of damage and double the Sword and Jitte triggers. Besides, indestructible isn't always relevant anyways. If you're playing against something like Meren of Clan Nel Toth for example (an archetype I play against frequently), they'll rely less on destroy effects and more on sacrifice effects like Fleshbag Marauder. If you like winning with Tajic by casting Obliterate and having the only creature left on the board, then by all means go for it. Kalemne is just better at everything else

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