Creature — Human Knight
Soulbond (You may pair this creature with another unpaired creature when either enters the battlefield. They remain paired for as long as you control both of them.)
As long as Silverblade Paladin is paired with another creature, both creatures have double strike.
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Silverblade Paladin Discussion
1 week ago
As someone who built a competitive humans deck in the past, I'd say this has a good start, but needs some more oomph to get there, so +1.
Accorder Paladin is probably the most aggressive human you could play for 2 mana, as being a 3/1 alone is already strong, but the fact that this card can give battlecry can make it insane with something like Silverblade Paladin.
Increasing Devotion & Ranger of Eos, while they may be solid cards in other white decks, you really want to be aggressive in these decks, so I'd cut them. I'd reccomend upping your Honor of the Pure and Gather the Townsfolk, as they will make this deck far stronger and more consistent.
You should be playing 19-20 lands, espeically if your curve stops at 3 cmc, I'd recommend moving Kytheon to the main, as well as getting path to 4 count.
If you want to look at something to upgrade this and/or look for help, here's a list I made for a friend a while back.
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1 week ago
Using specialized hate cards like Linvala, Keeper of Silence is difficult in a 99-card singleton deck without access to the proper tutors. There's no guarantee I'll see them every game or as early as I need to for them to be effective. Specialized hate cards are also hard to find space for, as said space could be better used towards more relevant general removal or support cards that bolster the deck's main strategy.
Mirran Crusader lost out to Silverblade Paladin as the go-to double striker of the deck years ago. Silverblade acts as a Battle Mastery for Sram and gives me two double strikers to work with. Protection from Black and Green is also already provided by Sword of Feast and Famine.
2 weeks ago
The reason i say that it's not good as a Voltron commander is because of the text on the card, as well as the rule of how one loses to commander damage. from the MTG comprehensive rules:
903.14a A player that's been dealt 21 or more **combat damage** by the same commander over the course of the game loses the game. (This is a state-based action. See rule 704.)
"Combat Damage" is the key word.
From the MTG rulings on Saskia found on gatherer:
11/8/2016 The damage that Saskias ability causes a creature to deal isnt combat damage.
So therein lies the problem, Saskia is no better than the average commander for killing via commander damage. Sorry to rain on that parade :(
I would say, though, that she still puts out a TON of damage and therefore you might be likely to win by just straight damage through her alone. The buffing artifacts are your saving grace there.
HOWEVER, This is still a good deck and can put out a ton of damage! We just need to up the damage output a bit with some more cards.
Dictate of the Twin Gods, Gratuitous Violence and Inquisitor's Flail will capitalize on that damage output as well. Strionic Resonator will do the same OR ALLOW YOU TO CHEAT SASKIA'S EXTRA DAMAGE ABILITY TO SOMEONE ELSE!... or copy the triggered ability on say ... Hydra Omnivore
You could also use some more trample in case your hard hitters get blocked. the damage that rolls over more than likely will still do a hefty amount. Archetype of Aggression is always my go-to.
I think you need more target changers in this deck. You have one which blinks Saskia, but otherwise you need to kill her with one of your removals if you want to change target player any time soon. Legion's Initiative might be good for ya. Emancipation Angel or Kor Skyfisher aren't as good.. but at least doesn't send your commander to the command zone like removal would.
now for what you don't need...
Mina and Denn, Wildborn is much better for landfall triggers. If Land Tax is the only reason you have it in there, i think the slot could be filled in better ways. at least you can get out Burgeoning and Exploration when you have 1 mana, actually ramping you to Saskia. I feel like especially since your only card draw is either Land Tax or Phyrexian Arena that you won't see her ability very frequently. Granted you do have card tutors, its probably not a card you are going to want to tutor for anyways.
You mentioned in your omissions tab that you don't want Leonin Abunas in your deck because you would much rather move forward with your deck than worry about lost artifacts. I would counter this by pointing out that you are running more slots with graveyard recovery than you would with that one card. Sun Titan can only return one per turn and only in the late game. Glissa, the Traitor is not terrible.. but taking up a slot. and relies on other creatures entering graveyard. a lot of your removal is exile, so you can't control that trigger very well. also Eternal Witness is good utility, don't take it out but it shows the slots you are using for artifact recovery. slots that could be used to press the attack forward.
Silverblade Paladin does indeed give double strike, but is limited to one creature and assumes that it will not be destroyed, i think you can do better than that. the moment you put it out, it's a target. One substitute that comes to mind is Duelist's Heritage which will work not only on Saskia, but also on any of your other hard hitters like Malignus (one hit kill someone) or Hydra Omnivore, striking everyone for massive damage. Not to mention that it's the same mana cost with 1 less white mana symbol and won't be destroyed by your creature board wipe.
Vigor is a very fun card.. and yet.. I imagine never works the way you want it to, but acts more as a deterrent. They probably just won't block. The only real utility I can see in it for you in an actual game is that you can block with Saskia due to her vigilance. Maybe that's reason enough? I dunno, i've not played against or with a vigor yet, so you'd know better there.. just pointing out how I imagine it going down. Pathbreaker Ibex might be a better option for you! that with Malignus is just disgusting.
You have enough card tutor that it might be worth getting rid of Akroma's Memorial and put in Eldrazi Conscription (less chance for repetition of double strike and more chance of damage.. and the annihilator 2 is nice. Not to mention trample so your damage gets through.
I feel that Basilisk Collar is a bit of a dead card in your deck.
3 weeks ago
maybe cut the Eidolon of Rhetoric, or at least add a sideboard and put him on the sideboard, then maindeck Silverblade Paladin and Wolfir Silverheart. The pair works so well together and they're still awesome without each other. Also a Kessig Wolf Run can be fun when you're already smashing for 16 damage with Silverheart.
3 weeks ago
Hello again! I generally suggest you to Lower your cmc in order to mantain an aggressive playstyle. You have a lot of back-up cards, in the case the game goes long, but i would rather try to win before that point. In this sense, i'll drop some (if not all) of rhose heavy equipment for something likeAccorder Paladin or Hero of Bladehold, since they can deal respectable damage on their own and power up your army with Battlecry. If you wanna remain in the equip way, you will love Puresteel Paladin. Some else value card can be: Fiendslayer Paladin and Paladin en-Vec (these are probably better as a side card like); Silver Knight and White Knight, i read the title, but their ability to avoid most frequent removal is really something, Knight of Meadowgrain; Knight of the Holy Nimbus; Kinsbaile Cavalier and Silverblade Paladin if First Strike is not enough.I hope i have been of some help.
1 month ago
That's some casual play group if you have people running around casting Armageddons lol.
On another note, it does seem like we're having difficulty understanding one another.
1 month ago
Was looking at adding Silverblade Paladin and Sword of Feast and Famine a while back. For Spellbinder I am definitely thinking about removing it and adding in my Mother of Runes and Stoneforge Mystic. I just updated my Sideboard, been lazy and haven't done it... Going to be adding a couple of infinite loops soon when my cards arrive. :) Appreciate the support and suggestions Spirits! And Sorin Markov I love when I just take down someone to 10 and they are just like.... well I don't even know what to do now lol.
1 month ago
You've configured something weird in your deck edit settings, you have Exclude colors WBR, should be exclude colors UG or nothing at all since you shouldn't have either of those colors in here. Makes your charts look wrong.
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon although very cool, and a powerful dragon, his Infect isn't really going to help you with the general damage goal. You don't have the needed support for him Silverblade Paladin, Sword of Feast and Famine, etc. something to make the 10 poison counters viable.
Spellbinder is also very confusing, you have only 6 instant spells, and 3 of them Aurelia's Fury and Comet Storm and Skeletal Scrying will do nothing. So 3 targets is not enough. Also with Savage Beating I don't think it would allow you to pay the Entwine cost either, so you would have to choose a single mode (Extra attack phase I assume is the goal). Plus CMC 3 and Equip 4 is very expensive. I get that it makes the infinite attack phases though, and perhaps you goal is to tutor the combo. I would prefer to tutor Lightning Greaves to protect Kaalia of the Vast and get Haste.
Anguished Unmaking is a good solution to many problems.
Hellkite Tyrant + Sword of Feast and Famine or an Aggravated Assault can get you attack phases. The Sword of Feast and Famine also is awesome for Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. A Mother of Runes can help him get through blockers too with the additonal protection from, the Sword of Feast and Famine does so nearly unblockable by colored creatures.
Cool deck. Like the flavor of it. +1.