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Soldier of the Pantheon
Creature — Human Soldier
Protection from multicolored
Whenever an opponent casts a multicolored spell, you gain 1 life.
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Soldier of the Pantheon Discussion
1 week ago
Weirdly I have been playing mono-white soldiers against much more competitive decks, and the key I originally thought was the synergy of Preeminent Captain and Captain of the Watch, and swinging as fast as possible.
I used creatures like Brimaz, King of Oreskos and Field Marshal, along with Dryad Militants and Soldier of the Pantheon for added bonus. The issue was that Captain of the Watch was a dead card, so I added Windbrisk Heights in the deck, but the deck was too cluttered and failed.
I built a tempo deck requiring hard mulligans, using a 1-2-3 play set up that was simple.
Turn One: Plains, (Whatever, a Soldier of the Pantheon, I don't care)
Turn Two: Plains, Lightning Greaves
This deck was the best I could get with that synergy, it was consistent enough and it killed about as well as I could get, but it still had a 38% win rate against top tier modern decks, and that was on average, some decks I couldn't ever beat, others couldn't really beat me. It wasn't great, nor was it fun.
I thought about my strategy more, and decided to drop the idea that I have to win in that method, look at How an Army Wins! for my thought process, just ran two Captain of the Watch, and played aggro to win. It worked for a while, getting closer to 40%, which might not sound like a lot better, but it felt better, since I was much more interactive, I had to respond to the board state, not just hope my pieces aligned.
I ended up stumbling upon Thalia's Lieutenant and Champion of the Parish, thought, meh, Preeminent Captain, Dryad Militant, Raise the Alarm all don't get benefits, but then looked at all of the things it did get, and thought about their power level, I tested a version of the deck based around them, Human Soldiers and was like... dang.
The deck performed great in play testing. Tested it in person, and got closer to a 45% win-rate, not great, but for mono-white soldiers to go nearly toe to toe against Death's Shadow Aggro, Zoo, Jeskai Control, and Tron, I felt good.
I went more into the aggro human tribal versions, around the time Five color humans became a deck, where I wasn't thinking colors were the issue, but mana in a different sense, I built my best version of mono-white soldier tribal, which wasn't even soldier tribal, nor human-soldier tribal, it was human-soldier-ally. Human Ally Soldier Tribal?
This was fun, but I was like... four tribes? I mean warriors have Mardu Woe-Reaper and Dragon Hunter... No. People told me I needed to stop, before I went human-soldier-ally-warrior-kithin-kor-shapeshifter-angel-dragon-demon tribal.
I finalized the deck, I was done (up to now at least). I went as far as I could go combo (Captain of the Watch), then tribal, and finally, aggro. Mana Curve White is the best I have. I can't do better now.
1 month ago
More Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, less Hamlet Captain. That slows down deaths shadow decks quite well, as they run very little land, and many cheap spells. Also, consider either Aether Vial or Collected Company. Both are good at putting your guys into play, without paying fair amounts of mana. Could also consider exchanging Mardu Woe-Reaper for Thraben Inspector - that card draw can be important.
Soldier of the Pantheon seems like a sideboard card - not every day you need that kind of lifegain.
1 month ago
Subbing Soldier of the Pantheon for Thraben Inspector seems like a no brainer. No one is wasting their terminates on your Soldier, all the creatures in the format that matter are multicolor, and the life gain is going to be so marginal it won't matter. That said, drawing a card sometimes can be insane. Plus, a 1/2 body is surprisingly relevant.
2 months ago
Elite Vanguard, Soldier of the Pantheon would both be good early game dudes to add. Both are agressive and trade well with you opponents stuff and with the monument they give you 2 bodies for the single .
2 months ago
Some stuff I think could be changed out.
Concealed Courtyard is a guildgate the majority of the game, might be better as a basic?
Sanguine Sacrament seems like a possible cut.
Caged Sun is another possible cut. I'm really of the opinion that these cards are only good in mono color decks.
Cards that work well with your commander
Ashes of the Abhorrent, Auriok Champion, Authority of the Consuls, Blood Artist, Deathgreeter, Falkenrath Noble, Patron of the Kitsune, Resplendent Mentor (combo with Famished Paladin , Righteous Cause, Riot Control, Soldier of the Pantheon
2 months ago
Bonds of Faith can be a fun flavor card.
2 months ago
zephyr_chang, Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant are in my opinion cards for a very diffrent deck. They bring Human-based benefits, and I want to be flixible with what rase soldiers I can bring in. Plus, we already have a myriad of Human decks, I wanted mine to offer a diffrent feeling than the other (decks). As for Brave the Elements I don't feel the necessity of alpha-strike capability. The deck runs a lot of First Strikers, so the creatures are alraedy evasive.
ZorrosRage, Boros Elite is a fair contendor for the 1 drop slot, although I like the utility that Soldier of the Pantheon and Icatian Javelineers bring with themselves. Torpor Orb on a creature was good in U/R Twin and Melira Combo Pod meta, now it's not really necessary, especially when having a plethora of hate enchantments on the decks disposal post-board.
Thanks for all the suggestions, I appreciate all of them.