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
2 days ago
Recruiter of the Guard and Sidisi, Undead Vizier will help you find combo pieces, and are reusable as you are karador. Any time you want a deck to be more consistent in comboing off, you want more/better suited tutoring.
I am a fan of Ashen Rider as the top side of the cmc with birthing pod. It just gives excellent value and provides an answer to almost anything.
Another thing I run in mine is a 3 card lock using 1) a way to recur a crearute every turn (karador, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, sheoldred) 2) any sac outlet & 3) Yosei, the Morning Star. It completely shuts off 1 opponent, and if you have all 3 good ways to recur yosei, you can do it to up to 3.
I am also not a huge fan of your melira and finks combos. Not that they don't work or have merit, but the cards themselves dont do hardly anything for your deck outside the combo. That just always rubs me the wrong way, because I belive a card should be able to work with almost ALL your deck or provide an answer to your opponent's cards.
4 days ago
6 days ago
Sword of Feast and Famine well, I said that I wouldn't include swords. I don't have them on paper but I use them online. On paper this is replaced by Loxodon Warhammer. In EDH this is the strongest sword probably, it enables very productive turns and directly attacks the opponent's hand.
Sword of Fire and Ice second best sword, preferable in some matchups. Draws cards and kills dorks. Nothing particular to say. I feel that the 2-equip cost of the swords is very important for the deck in 1v1. Tipically you want to T2 sram, T3 sword and draw, T4 try to equip. If opponent doesn't kill sram it's all good, but even if they do, you have 2 mana open to play something else and mitigate the tempo loss. Most cards in the deck are 2 cmc so you should be able to do that on average. This is not possible with Warhammer, Godsend and Strata Scyte, which are the main substitutes for the swords.
Aven Mindcensor decent hatebear, flier, can hold a sword, can be recurred by Sun Titan and can be eaten by skullclamp. Pretty much all we want from our 2-3 cmc creatures.
Phyrexian Revoker same as above, except he doesn't fly. Instead, he is tutorable and more easily recurrable and he is a good target for Restoration Angel. Ability is almost always relevant and can stop/slow down some very bad things.
Felidar Cub a second copy of kami of ancient law
Monk Idealist a second copy of Auramancer
Solemn Simulacrum In general I don't like sad robot very much. There are better things to do at 4 mana. However, in this deck he almost always has a purpose. He ramps, blocks, can hold a sword very well and doesn't care about removal. Can be recurred by a bunch of things, tutored (bad play, but still..) and is part of a wonky combo with emeria shepherd and any altar that allows you to basically fetch all plains from deck to field, draw half your deck while filling the yard or generating pseudo infinite mana. Also, decent (kinda..) target for Resto Angel or Gift of Immortality. There is always something that sad robot can do.
Reveillark well, we could run the obvious Karmic Guide + Reveillark combo. The problem is that being mono white we don't really have a way to tutor the combo consistently (even adding Recruiter of the Guard we could tutor only half of it). And without the combo I don't see Karmic Guide as a very strong play that justifies occupying a 5 mana slot. On the other hand, I think Reveillark is good enough to include. It brings back 2 creatures (most of our guys are good targets) or can live without asking you to invest a whole other turn of mana into it. Flies, decent body, great target for Resto Angel.
Altar of Dementia and Ashnod's Altar these two bad boys turn opponents' removal into something useful, even saving from exile. But their purpose is not only defensive. When paired with some other pieces (Gift of Immortality, Deathrender, skullclamp) they can start some nice value engines, even degenerating into combo when Deathrender is involved. Ashnod clearly does it while generating mana, while Dementia can fill the yard of nice targets for our many recursion cards.
Arrest better pacifism
Aura of Silence powerful card, can be staxy and buy you time, prevents things from being played, and if the opponent plays a threat into it, you can easily call the bluff and wait for the real threat. It can berecurred in a bunch of ways, including Sun Titan, tutored by Enlightened Tutor and can trigger Mesa Enchantress. Lots of applications for it.
Seal of Cleansing weaker but cheaper version of Aura of Silence.
Finally, a bunch of lands. Homeward Path for the occasional pesky blue decks that want to play with your cards, Ancient Den and Darksteel Citadel can be tutored in desperate situations, but mostly are there to enable a faster activation of Puresteel Paladin, Ghost Quarter to blow up the annoying Maze of Ith or to stop the usual broken ramp lands, Inventors' Fair for the hypotetical tutor and New Benalia for the occasional T1 scry 1 which is nice
1 week ago
Hi! Cool deck!
You could try adding a neat combo I've been working on in Esper colors that I think will work here too.
Intruder Alarm + Thraben Doomsayer or Steward of Solidarity or Presence of Gond on any creature. Enabled by Enlightened Tutor, Open the Armory, Recruiter of the Guard or a million other creature tutors from green. Just a fun idea you could try that seems to go with the commander really well.
2 weeks ago
One of my friends ran a similar lockdown deck like this. I remember Rishadan Cutpurse, Rishadan Footpad and Rishadan Brigand all being oppressively powerful. Especially when he was able to get all three out relatively early thanks to Recruiter of the Guard
2 weeks ago
That is definitely in consideration. I was also thinking of Recruiter of the Guard since it is $5 cheaper than changing my whole land base and it allows me to get combos such as Foundry Inspector + Puresteel Paladin + Sram, Senior Edificer. This allows me to cast and equip a large portion of my equipment for 0 or 1 mana and drawing two cards after each cast/entry, and free equipping. What do you think? Again thanks for the feedback!
2 weeks ago
yeah, i know right. Ninth Bridge Patrol is super good in a blink list, Eldrazi Displacer is a great mana sink (start abusing those ETB triggers) Temple of the False God Nimbus Maze aren't too pricey but, would help support the need for colorless mana. Recruiter of the Guard is powerful and getting two or three triggers off his ETB ability should but you ahead. Portal Mage is hilarious. you have about 30 slots open for nonmanna source cards but flash is the keyword ability that is the most synergistic happy brewing!
3 weeks ago
Hello! Nice deck. I also have an EDH deck with Mikaeus, the Lunarch. Some cards have a good synergy with his ability. Ajani Steadfast seems to work well. I would also add Recruiter of the Guard and Masako the Humorless.