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
1 week ago
You're right about Mycosynth Lattice + Vandalblast but, I would like to keep Darksteel Forge in this list, primarily for my playgroup. Maybe i should reconsider my decision about Darksteel Forge, I'll try your idea.I will consider notion theif & Recruiter of the Guard, I don't know why i didn't think of running those.
1 week ago
Hey everyone, I am still working on finishing my brago list, and wanted to get a few outside opinions before I made the last few purchases on the more expensive creatures. I want to know if running a Recruiter of the Guard board of about 9 creatures is worth it or not. I'm leaning away from it since I don't have any ways to tutor it, and I feel like the slots would be better with artifacts/wraths/generic stax stuff. Let me know what you think!
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1 week ago
Is it really worth running Darksteel Forge and Nevinyrral's Disk to destroy everything when Lattice and Vandalblast do it much faster? As someone who has played Arcum for almost four years, when you do it even once, people tend to scoop (and even then it's absurdly easy to assemble a winning combo from there).
In any event, you should free up two slots. One for Notion Thief- you're running Wheel of Fortune and Windfall, and Thief + Fortune or fall is incredible. I've literally never lost, with my Breya deck, after casting that card (I run Bomberman/Gorger Breya though). Hell, I've won t2 thanks to it, actually: My first turn was Command Tower, Vampiric Tutor to get Notion Thief on the top deck, Lotus Petal into Faithless Looting. Second turn was Volcanic Island, Reanimate, Winds of Change. I drew 24 cards, and managed to win by playing Mox Diamond and Mana Crypt to Frantic Search, discarding Snapcaster and Worldgorger Dragon, and then Animate Dead on Worldgorger, making infinite mana and then winning via Breya that same turn. I really can't recommend Notion Thief enough, because Mind Twisting every player for only 4 + 1 or 3 mana is huge, and it aids in setting up for literally any other combo in the deck since it's hard to lose after drawing 20-30 cards.
Another solid recommendation, I feel, is Recruiter of the Guard. Finds Arcum, Master Transmuter, Snapcaster, Welder, and Trinket Mage, making him extremely versatile depending on what your current board state is. Room could easily be made for him by removing Dack Fayden whom, while cute, doesn't actually help you approach a winning board state as easily.
1 week ago
consider this for your deck:
- Metalworker : it wins games in a artifact heavy build.
- Semblance Anvil : Artifacts nearly for free and most of them trigger sram. Speeds up the deck.
- Recruiter of the Guard : An extra 'out' to find Puresteel Paladin, which is sweet ectra honey for the deck.
Hope I can be of help for your deck :-)
Sram is a one of my favorite generals atm. It's fun to pilot. Balan is not a easy replacement if you ask me.
2 weeks ago
You know I appreciate it, Wurmlover! I recently checked your deck out again and, boy, is it looking good.
I know exactly what you mean about the issues in this deck. I'm struggling hard with finding the balance between having an interactive Brago blink deck and an oppressive Stax deck. I agree with the lackluster that Reality Acid has without Brago hitting it 100% of the time, so that will probably end up being scrapped. I may just swap Recruiter of the Guard for it. Funny enough, both Recruiter of the Guard and Trophy Mage were in the deck earlier on but I took them out trying to get the right balance of fun-flicker and focused Stax. You probably have a better point about me cutting back on some of the creatures and focusing more on value Stax effects though.
Altar of the Brood was a combo piece, but in all honesty I have finishing combos with virtually any of my ETB creatures so it isn't really necessary. I do like the CMC, but you're probably right. I may look into Trinisphere possibly packaged with Sanctum Prelate (naming 3 and shutting down a ton). As for Humility, I am unsure. I honestly don't know how to gain the upper hand when everything is evenly scaled. I prefer the CMC and the damage that MLD does more so than the full wipe of Wrath, but if needed I will definitely consider that first. I don't know about Clock of Omens or Voltaic Key effects. I like it, but I don't know if it is viable enough. The former might just be too janky with that 4 CMC, despite how much I'd like to utilize it.
Lastly, what is your opinion on Cloudblazer versus Mulldrifter? Same CMC, Blazer is a little harder to cast and doesn't have the evoke cost, but 99% of the time I'm not evoking Drifter. Would love to hear your thoughts. I always enjoy getting to brainstorm with a likeminded individual, my friend!
2 weeks ago
Hey, I think I finally finished my brago deck, so here I am to leave a novel on YOUR page! MWahahahahaha!
In all seriousness, the deck looks good. I find that there are some cards in here that are crappy without brago, for example Reality Acid. If you play in a competitive meta, everyone will just target brago with their removal in order to keep your deck down. I would also consider adding in Recruiter of the Guard because it can tutor all of your utility creatures, and is repeatable with brago. I would also use Trophy Mage since it fan fetch Basalt Monolith, Tangle Wire, and Static Orb. In terms of your counterspells, I would replace Swan Song with Flusterstorm.
In my deck, I actually ended up cutting down on creatures so I could play Humility and Wrath of God. I played just enough creatures to have a Recruiter of the Guard toolbox. the 3 rishadans, canonist, trinket and trophy mage, mulldrifter, archaeomancer, and phyrexian revoker. for a little janky twist, you can play Clock of Omens to tap down Static Orb or Winter Orb on your opponent's end step, and enjoy your full untap step!
One other thing I realized is that Altar of the Brood does nothing for you in terms of the deck itself. It may be a little mill, but it only fuels graveyard decks. It will be better replaced with stax pieces, such as a Trinisphere.
2 weeks ago
Balan, Wandering Knight will become the Commander when I next update the deck. I don't change things the instant new cards come out and keep the deck on a set update schedule. The next update should be sometime in October.
Additional Mana Rocks - Not going that route. I don't need to rush Balan onto the battlefield, so the early game will be designated to preparing the board like it was with Eight-and-a-Half-Tails as the Commander. Additionally, Sword of the Animist is my first choice from an early tutor.
Sram, Senior Edificer - Will probably still have a place in the deck. Waiting for Ixalan to be completely spoiled first.
Knight Exemplar - This is a Tribal card. It's not suited for Voltron.
Bastion Protector - Tried it when Commander 2015 came out and didn't really like it. It doesn't do anything if Balan is out of commission and its 3/3 body doesn't allow it to work with Reveillark and Recruiter of the Guard.
Ogre's Cleaver - Too dull. I prefer Equipment that have some form of additional utility beyond P/T boosts. Equip is also a pretty high for what it does.