Shade of Trokair
Creature — Shade
(White): Shade of Trokair gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
Suspend 3-(White) (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay (White) and remove it from the game with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, play it without paying its mana cost. It has haste.)
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|Planar Chaos (PLC)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Shade of Trokair Discussion
3 years ago
Most of the swans decks I've seen run Dakmor Salvage to stabilise the combo- you can dredge it from the swan's triggered draw, so it makes the combo go infinite without a huge land count. This frees up some slots to move stuff like Knight of Sursi, Shade of Trokair, Shivan Sand-Mage, and Patrician's Scorn.
3 years ago
A terrible version of White weenies. Way too dependant on A+B strategy (heroic + a spell that targets it), which tends to not be a very good idea.
Start like this:
3 Guardian of the Guildpact - this guy has protection from pauper written all over him.
4 Benevolent Bodyguard
3 Shade of Trokair
4 Icatian Javelineers
4 Kor Skyfisher
4 Battle Screech - common online, uncommon offline. replace with 4 War Falcon if a problem and/or it is too expensive.
4 Loyal Cathar Flip
3 Prismatic Strands
4 Razor Golem
3 Guardians' Pledge
4 Raise the Alarm
This is a top-tier White weenie list.
3 years ago
Let me indulge you in a secret: In Limited 1/1 flier for 1 mana is not worth the card to be included in most decks. That problem is even more pronounced in Constructed.
Your deck as is, including Doomed traveler, has 20 1/1s fliers for 1 mana. So, starting out, you are playing less of a deck than any opponent.
So, how to abate this issue? Why, efficiency is the mother of all aggro decks. In pauper that will mean:
Cut the above 20 cards and include 1 more squadron hawk, plus 2 secluded steppe and 1 of each journey and oring. That leaves us with 23 cards to go.
4 Razor Golem - efficient beater
4 Benevolent Bodyguard - great card with too many applications.
4 Icatian Javelineers - quite valuable effect in white.
3 Shade of Trokair - mana sink and great t1 play.
4 Guardian of the Guildpact - has the ability "protection from the pauper format". Equip with bonesplitter for best results.
2 Guardians' Pledge - instant ramen, I mean anthem effect is usually a blow out.
4 years ago
Really Fun deck! (Well to play with, not against :P)
Some cards that might fit are Shade of Trokair, Kor Skyfisher. Shade of Trokair is a great card that be "cast" on turn one and it comes into play just when it is relevant. While playing this deck I often found I had a lot of excess mana and nowhere to put it. It can also be a blocker when you need it since for the most part your creatures can only block other shadow creatures (a rare sight). Running Kor Skyfisher lets you bounce and reuse your "control" enchantments allowing you to freely use them on tokens to gain Card Advantage as well as being a solid evasive body that can block. Overall I would cut 4 Arrests (generally worse than the other enchantments) and 2 Soltari Lancers (with Soltari Trooper being straight up cheaper I don't ever force the firststrike being useful.) for 4 Shade of Trokairs and 2 Kor Skyfishers.