Recruiter of the Guard

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare

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Recruiter of the Guard

Creature — Human Soldier

When Recruiter of the Guard enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card with toughness 2 or less, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Recruiter of the Guard Discussion

GoblinsBeatElves on Casual White Human Tribal

5 days ago

Thanks for the input, SynergyBuild!

I was considering putting Swords to Plowshares I to the deck from the start, but I was a bit hesitant because there’s quite a bit of large creatures in my playgroup, and gaining the controller 13 life is not good for you. It is better for the smaller creatures, though. I’ll probably end up putting it in anyways.

Soldier of the Pantheon was an option from the start I considered, but I don’t think it’s right for my specific playgroup. In other builds of this, it might be great, but I only play against 2 mono-black decks, a U/W deck with 3 multicolored cards, and a G/B deck with 4 multicolored cards. It’s a little inefficient there, but I might add it as a 1 or 2 of. Even if I’m playing against a mono deck, it’s still a Savannah Lions, which isn’t all that bad.

As for your next suggestion, I just can’t afford Recruiter of the Guard. I agree it would be great in this deck, but the $22 price tag is more than I can jump for.

Finally, not that many enchantments show up when I play, so I’m not sure about War Priest of Thune. There are some, so I might put it in anyways, and it’s only a 2/2 for 2 if there isn’t any, which isn’t too bad. Accorder Paladin shares some resemblance with a renowned Consul's Lieutenant, and it usually isn’t hard to convince one person to help me and take 2 to renown it. Once it’s renowned, it survives better thanks to the extra toughness, and boosts toughness on my creatures for more survival. That said, I’ll test out Accorder. There’s not that much removal in my playgroup, so I don’t think I’ll include the Knight of the Holy Nimbus.

Riders of Gavony looks very fun, and I hadn’t heard of that one. That has the potential to be very effective against the G/B elf tribal deck that I frequent play against. I’ll definite consider putting a few copies of that in here. Imposing Sovereign could also be worthy of consideration. Finally, while Field Marshal could be very powerful, it is a bit expensive, so I’ll have to think about putting that one in.

Thanks again for the suggestions! I’ll make some changes to the deck when I have time.

SynergyBuild on Casual White Human Tribal

5 days ago

To start, this is casual, so you have access to a ton of great creatures, Mentor of the Meek, Consul's Lieutenant, Reciprocate, and Brave the Elements aren't what I would pick, even for a budget.

Swords to Plowshares over Reciprocate, as it is a budget option, and is the best creature removal in the game, apart from some minor cases where Lightning Bolt, Fatal Push, Chain of Vapor, and Path to Exile are better, all in specific decks.

Soldier of the Pantheon is a really powerful card I would suggest, dependent on who you play against, like Dragon Hunter, but it can't be dealt damage by a multicolored creature or spell, and can't be blocked or targetted by one either, so it ends up that you can effectively get free wins against some decks!

Obviously, Recruiter of the Guard and a bunch of one-of cards like Palace Jailer, Sanctum Prelate, True Believer, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, and other 'hate' cards that almost instantly win against the right deck can be good, but isn't cheap to build.

War Priest of Thune can be good against enchantments, Accorder Paladin for a more aggressive strategy, Knight of the Holy Nimbus if you go against removal heavy decks, Riders of Gavony against any tribe, and Imposing Sovereign for fun. Even Field Marshal can be sweet!

enpc on Bed Hair: cEDH Edition

1 week ago

legendofa: It's not a bad combo, but Hellkite Charger is very mana intensive and for a Boros deck, I'm not sure how many lands I'll actually have in play. Aggravated Assault+Sword of Feast and Famine is a lot more playable from a mana point of view. The only danger is making sure I don't saturate the deck with a bunch of individual combos, especially all ones that can get shut down by a single Fog effect or something like Ghostly Prison (yes, sword gets around this somewhat bu you have to have a lot of lands). I also need to balance the amount of creature and non-creature cards (the deck still needs to be able to just turn sideways after all).

I think if I was going to add any additional combat loop pieces, the first goto would be Godo, Bandit Warlord as he also tutors for Helm. It does mean that there is a heavy reliance on Helm of the Host but that's playing combo unfortunately. That or adding a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (and maybe Village Bell-Ringer) who has a nice line with Recruiter of the Guard. Plus he's gross with Magus of the Wheel.

SynergyBuild on [Primer] Commanding from the Throne of Abundance

1 week ago

Sublime Archangel, Rhonas the Indomitable, and Protean Hulk can be dropped for the rampager, Recruiter of the Guard (gross with effects like Academy Rector), and Kor Skyfisher.

My reasoning is the the cards I listed don't do enough until you already have the commanding board state and can win. They are win-more, and don't get you the resources to win, but make a win more inevitable.

I don't know what to drop, perhaps a card like Kozilek, but Enlightened Tutor and Worldly Tutor are good enough to run as well.

Kitsune_18 on Jenara, Asura of War Aggro/Control

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestion! Fauna Shaman is a solid card. As you mentioned it can be tutored with Recruiter of the Guard which is nice! However, Recruiter of the Guard will tutor for 22/31 creatures on it's own already so it might be a bit redundant. I also don't like that Fauna Shaman can't be activated the turn it comes into play.

SynergyBuild on Jenara, Asura of War Aggro/Control

2 weeks ago

I really think Fauna Shaman would fit this deck well, it a Survival of the Fittest than can be Recruiter of the Guarded up!

Kitsune_18 on Bant Creature Tutors

2 weeks ago

Hi all! Space is tight in my Jenara deck and I'm trying to limit the number of creature tutors that I'm running. I've committed to running Eladamri's Call, Birthing Pod, Survival of the Fittest, and Recruiter of the Guard. I've got two more slots to fill and I'm debating between, Green Sun's Zenith, Chord of Calling, Wargate, and Eldritch Evolution.

Which, in your opinion, is the best/most well-rounded combination to fill the last 2 slots? Cheers!

DuTogira on Best “Opps all creatures” commander?

2 weeks ago

A couple of suggestions:
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Aven Mindcensor
(All of those are good against some of the more obnoxious combo decks in EDH)
Brutalizer Exarch
Protean Hulk
Imperial Recruiter
Recruiter of the Guard
Woodland Bellower

From there I would go with any creatures you can find which give optional card draw (don't want to overdraw when you surge) to help you draw into surge asap. Good luck friend!

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