Riders of Gavony
Creature — Human Knight
Vigilance As Riders of Gavony enters the battlefield, choose a creature type. Human creatures you control have protection from creatures of the chosen type.
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|Avacyn Restored (AVR)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Riders of Gavony Discussion
2 months ago
2 months ago
11 months ago
I need to take out the humans based cards like Riders of Gavony and replace them with cards that have death and taxes effects.
1 year ago
I'm not sure just how tight your budget is, but I can see a number of easy ways to make some little improvements!
If you only go for a single nonbasic land, then Emeria, The Sky Ruin is an excellent choice for providing late-game value. Kjeldoran Outpost and Daru Encampment are also good options, as are Secluded Steppe and Drifting Meadow if you draw them late game when you don't need any more lands.
Djeru seems like a very... odd choice if you don't have any planeswalkers. I think that Thraben Doomsayer, Riders of Gavony or Devout Chaplain could all serve you better. By the way, are you sure Hada Freeblade and Kazandu Blademaster are worth it if they are the only two allies in the deck? You might be better off with Champion of the Parish and Hanweir Militia Captain Flip - or Elite Inquisitor, if you liked the Blademaster's abilities. Thraben Inspector or Thraben Standard Bearer could also be run over Champion of the Parish if budget is an issue.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
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!
1 year ago
EspioNova Well this is now turning into a knight deck more than an angel deck! So it's up to you in what direction do you want to take it, if a full-blown knight tribal, or an angel deck supported by knights.
If that last thing is what you want, the deck looks good now creature-wise. But some suggestions you might like:
- Archangel of Tithes is a very good defensive creature, but now that you have 20+ knights to take care of defense, maybe you prefer more offensive angels. Both Angel of Jubilation and Angel of Invention will make all your creatures stronger. Angelic Overseer is also very good with all the humans you have.
- Sublime Archangel is a bit more expensive, but can easily win you the game if you have a bunch of knights on the table.
- Archangel of Thune is much more expensive than Gisela, but a beast in creature-heavy decks. Especially if you also play lifelink knights like Knight of Meadowgrain or Fiendslayer Paladin, since that will also put counters on all your creatures.
- Knight of Grace and Knight of Malice are fine but there are better knights. Apart for the ones mentioned in my previous comments, some suggestions would be Silverblade Paladin (to partner with lifelinkers), Knight Exemplar, Kinsbaile Cavalier, Riders of Gavony (if you usually play against tribal decks) or Stillmoon Cavalier.
- Lastly, all the Dauntless Bodyguard could come back to the deck now that you have more 2-3 drop creatures.
So I just threw a lot of cards in there, but it's up to your preferences and budget what changes to make. Good luck with de deck, it already improved a lot!
1 year ago
Oh yeah! Id say that Riders of Gavony shpuld go, its very situational (unless you play vs tribals a lot) Thraben Doomsayer.. hes just bad can do way better for a 4cmc slot. Hall of Triumph just meh, go for a better anthem for 2 mana instead. Mikaeus, the Lunarch is just kinda ok. Would be good if you focused on 1/1 counters (maybe)Somberwald Sage and even Sol Ring you're in green you dont need this silly shit. As for the rest most is up to you, i'd rather run other cards than Increasing Devotion and Crusader of Odric but aa I saod before! There are a lot of ways to play slesnya. Either go token madness, white weenies (and protect the shit outta them) or +1/+1 counters. If you're having a hard time playing vs control decks you need to really out-value your opponents, thats either more evasive creatures or creatures that give you shit when they ETB or attack or something along those lines.