Ranger-Captain of Eos
Creature — Human Soldier
When Ranger-Captain of Eos enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost 1 or less, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Sacrifice Ranger-Captain of Eos: Your opponents can't cast noncreature spells this turn.
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|Modern Horizons (MH1)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ranger-Captain of Eos Discussion
6 days ago
Although Felidar Sovereign can be helpful, for modern I feel a 6 drop doesn't get the job done. With good synergy, the Walking Ballista Plus Heliod, Sun-Crowned combo can be added due to the way it fits in the the already existing shell of the deck. Ranger-Captain of Eos Already fits the deck and can search up one of the combo pieces. If I was to take this deck anywhere I would consider freeing a few slots for a Stoneforge Mystic package. Still testing to decide where I wanna take it. Will update eventually. But thank you for your interest!
2 weeks ago
Well, thank you very much, Ursaromg :D. I love questions, it often helps me think of something I never thought before, or solve a problem I didn't even know I had. If not for community questions, I wouldn't have Impromptu Raid or know how to use Ranger-Captain of Eos properly. So without further delay, let's get into it:
Anafenza, the Foremost is there for manifold reasons. First, she is a creature, so game two, when I usually need her even more, she can be brought out by both Chord of Calling and Collected Company . This is the strategy for most of the cards that go into the deck, otherwise I would have a bunch more spells. Second, she has a permanent effect that lasts, something like Grafdigger's Cage , which is way better than something that just triggers once, like a spell. Third, yes is it basically just for dredge or anyone else thinking they're being clever with their graveyard, like when Phoenix in the Ice was a thing. Lastly, she is 3 for a 4/4 that can grow bigger, and automatically triggers Rhonas the Indomitable , which is always good.
Hide//Seek is yes, against any deck that just has their one card to finish things off. Allusorous combo, or Ad Nauseam , anything that tries to be cheeky like that. There are more decks with just one copy of something crucial than you think. Plus, it's always good to run a Surgical Extraction -type effect if you can, the only reason it's not mainboard is because Surgical it's not a creature that costs 3 mana or less.
I have no idea about either of the two Castles yet, I'm just testing them out so far. I will let you know as I slowly but surely find out :)
And of course I've thought about old Mr. Teeg. Yeah he literally shuts down my entire deck haha. His two abilities are: no 4 mana cost or higher spells ( Collected Company ) and no spells with X costs ( Chord of Calling ). Would literally be the worst card I could play on the side, aside from the new Kunoros, Hound of Athreos .
Thanks for asking!
2 weeks ago
Yeah, Ursaromg, it was. Ranger-Captain of Eos can fetch Walking Ballista for either Vizier of Remedies and Devoted Druid or Heliod, Sun-Crowned . This is crucial because both Collected Company and Chord of Calling put the creatures directly into play, and Walking Ballista would just immediately die if summoned this way. Ranger-Captain of Eos puts anything into my hand, which I can then play afterwards.
The hands almost all work. A few pieces and a searching spell always works, same with wishes. You want to definitely have more creatures than spells, and only 2 or 3 lands. Almost all hands work because even multiple copies of a creature or not the right creatures can still attack and defend, or draw out your opponents hate spells to make sure your real winning pieces are safe. Keep practicing, the obvious ones will become more obvious.
2 weeks ago
Interesting, it must have been a tough choice, I agree with you that Cabal Therapy is an awesome card.
What kind of starting hand are you looking for with this deck ? I have been trying some hands out but I'm often unsure as to what is best to keep/mulligan.
2 weeks ago
Yeah I've loved the idea of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker ever since Splinter Twin , and obviously since it came out in champions itself. I've just been too obsessed with this deck since Collected Company came out. I've been so loyal I still have both Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Anafenza, the Foremost ! Lol. In regards to Cabal Therapist , it was a tough choice. Cabal Therapy is one of my favorite cards / combo catalysts in legacy. So to see it printed on a stick in modern was a dream come true. But now the deck is so tight knit and everything in it is basically a game winning piece, the only ones that have stuck around that arent winners are the Ranger-Captain of Eos and the Murderous Rider . The captain can search for Walking Ballista for Heliod, Sun-Crowned or Devoted Druid , and can save a few creatures on my side by sacking it during my opponents upkeep. Murderous Rider sticks around as my only form of true interaction besides Walking Ballista and Murderous Redcap . It was a tough choice, but the weakest link.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Have you considered playing Ranger-Captain of Eos or plain ol' Ranger of Eos ? You have a decent package with the three 1CMC sac/discard outlets that you're playing. The Eos Bros are something I've been considering for my Alesha deck for a while.
I'm surprised by the conspicuous absence of Swords to Plowshares . What gives? Your interaction package seems odd with Enlightened Ascetic but no swords. Darkblast is another odd choice. Are these all meta calls?