Ranger's Guile


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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Ranger's Guile


Target creature you control gets +1/+1 and gains hexproof until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Ranger's Guile Discussion

Vasher on Guerrilla Warfare

1 week ago

as far as suggestions, Teferi's Protection, Austere Command (as well as other board-wipes), Oblation, Recollect, Regrowth, and Dawn Charm are some of my favorite cards in these colors. I think that Blinding Angel would be a great fit into the theme of this deck. making you opponents skip a combat step?! it's great! especially if they already can't attack you with more than one creature most turns.

Also other ways I've seen this commander built is as a Voltron commander, using green to ramp and white for equipment spells, attaching things like Sword of Feast and Famine or Blade of Selves for heavy commander damage.

as far as protection, don't forget things like Ranger's Guile and Rebuff the Wicked. giving your stuff hexproof is a kind of counterspell essentially. cause it makes your stuff an invalid target. so the spell fizzles.

Also did I mention Teferi's Protection? it's seriously amazing. just... I can't even express to you how much every deck that runs white needs this card.

Darth_Savage on Praljak's drink of choice

1 week ago

Hi dr_keats,

I'd agree that budget infect is probably one of the easiest access points to both Pauper and Modern, but it does get hated on. The biggest problem with infect is that the creatures which are played are all relatively small and vulnerable to removal. To that end my first suggestion is Blossoming Defense (Modern) and Ranger's Guile (Pauper), the spells have the same function; small pump along with Hexproof.

I'm not sure Abundant Growth belongs in this deck, I'm guessing just for the cantrip? If that is the case then Dissenter's Deliverance or even Edge of Autumn probably better fill that function. I'd also suggest you up your land count to 18.

Lastly Revenge of the Hunted might as well be Become Immense, it still wouldn't be legal in Pauper, I'd maybe up the count of Rancor to 4 too.

Hope that's of help, have fun brewing your deck.

bsutton1187 on Mean Green Swing

4 weeks ago

Instead of Ranger's Guile why not Blossoming Defense?

PhyrexianPreator on The Tortured Frog

1 month ago

Would you consider Ranger's Guile or Sheltering Word to protect the Scavenger? That way when you try to make it unblockable you can save it from a kill spell like Victim of Night.

The only reason Gurmag has so much hype around it is due to modern. For one mana you get a 5/5 creature that can't be bolted or pushed. However, pauper doesn't have Path to Exile so Gurmag is actually pretty nightmarish when it hits the field.

ThomTurf on Beast Feast

2 months ago

I love cards like Skin Invasion  Flip! Will be added to one of my decks for sure! Also Fecundity is a great option. Ranger's Guile has already been replaced. Blisterpod could help but i have no shortage on creatures eatable creatures. Some burn spells could help me out i totally agree.Thanks for the ideas!

~ Turf

Sombrereo on Beast Feast

2 months ago

Sweet idea, didn't know Thunder-Thrash Elder was a thing!

What do you think about Blisterpod? It gives you multiple bodies to Sacrifice and can even ramp you into your big finishers.

Skin Invasion  Flip gives you another way to compensate on your creatures dying.

As a card draw engine, I can recommend Fecundity to keep the action going.

If you have the extra bucks, Blossoming Defense is a straight up better Ranger's Guile.

I would also cut a couple of the high cmc cards to make room for a playset of Lightning Bolts since they give you a way to interact with your opponent as well as giving you more aggressive draws. Given that you can afford them, a playset of Bolts can be used in almost any red deck in Modern, so they are definitely worth the money.

Happy brewing!

patoska on ITS THE POLICE

2 months ago

I think is a little bit slow, maybe you can replace Agent of Horizons for Llanowar Elves or something similar.
And maybe Blossoming Defense or Ranger's Guile for Gaze of the Gorgon and Mending Touch.
I think Apostle's Blessing can help, it protect your creatures and give them unblockeable when you need.
With Hidden Strings you can tap possible blockers or untap your own lands and you can play it again with cipher.
Other late games threats that you can consider are Living Hive and Stolen Identity.

adamjm on mono green infect

2 months ago

I suppose it's also worth mentioning another reason i like those protection spells, Ranger's Guile can be used when Standard Bearer is out and will most likely catch your opponent off guard in that situation and Vines of Vastwood can target your opponents creatures fizzling a target of theirs, these aren't very likely scenarios but the option is sometimes useful

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