Spectral Rider


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Uncommon

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Spectral Rider

Creature — Spirit Knight


Spectral Rider Discussion

Toothpayste on Anhuspir

1 year ago

Heya Foxy!

Based on what I've seen, I'd recommend cutting:

Dusk : This kills 48% of the creatures in your own deck.

Battlegrace Angel : with all your tokens and other angels, you'll rarely have anyone attacking alone.

Confessor : in a lot of cases, this guy won't do much.

Dawn Gryff

Geist of the Lonely Vigil

Ghost Warden/Angelic Page/Anointer of Champions : ditch 2, keep 1. they all do pretty much the same thing. Honestly, I'd axe all 3. There's cooler things you can put in their place.

Graceblade Artisan : not enough auras to make this dude worth it

Guardian of Pilgrims

Herald of Dromoka : there's only two warriors in the deck, so he doesnt have much combo potential

Moorland Drifter

Spectral Rider

Sublime Archangel

Territorial Roc

Weathered Wayfarer

Things I'd suggest adding:

Icatian Crier

Champion of the Parish

Elite Inquisitor

Benalish Marshal

Glorious Anthem

Commander's Authority

Seraph Sanctuary

Thraben Doomsayer

Mask of Avacyn

Ajani's Mantra


Always Watching

Intangible Virtue

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

Unruly Mob

Crusader of Odric

Serra Avatar

Spear of Heliod

Ajani Goldmane

If you want more suggestions, lemme know and I can provide them. IF you need to trim down more creatures, try looking for things that are outside the theme of your deck. For example, it seems your focus is many small white creatures, life gain, big flyers/angels, and +1/+1 counters, so it would make sense to start trimming down by removing things that don't fit with that theme.

Good luck and happy decking! -Toothy

OOBS on Powerhouse knights

2 years ago

Looks pretty good, although I'd consider a few changes here and there. Instead of Extraplanar Lens, I'd consider going up 2 more plains (or utility lands like Ghost Quarters or Mutavaults) and 1 more creature (maybe make a 2/3 split between Knight of Meadowgrain and Spectral Rider?). While I also can appreciate Fiendslayer Paladin (his art is sick!), I believe that with double strike, Mirran Crusader is a better choice with all of the buffs going on. Another option could be Silverblade Paladin for a faster clock. Good luck with the brew!

Mairon_Bauglir on Tribal Knight deck

2 years ago

Maybe Spectral Rider would be a good fit in here, kind of situational but a good card against nonwhite/nonartifact decks.

Mairon_Bauglir on Chivalry

2 years ago

Very nice concept, though my only critique would be if you're going for the knight tribal with Knight Exemplar, then i would get rid of the humans, good cards but have you considered the following for replacement knights? Benalish Cavalry, Spectral Rider, and my favorite because he is ridiculously powerful for 2 mana, Knight of the Holy Nimbus. Also, Coat of Arms and Door of Destinies are good cards for tribal style. Cool deck btw, hope that helped a bit.

ClockworkSwordfish on Auras for Me, Auras for You, Auras for Us All!

2 years ago

You have a great curve and I can understand wanting to maintain that, but adding one or two copies of Armored Ascension could make for a great finisher. Some of your card choices, such as Divine Favor, are highly defensive and not conducive to the quick victory you're aiming for. As for creatures, maybe try to get a few more in there who are good even if they aren't enchanted - Soltari Priest, Spectral Rider and Mirran Crusader would all be good additions.

NensouHiebara on Valor & Vanity | Foil Knight Tribal

3 years ago


I really like Accorder Paladin's 3 power and battle cry. It hits harder and boosts my other Knights. I'm only going to replace it with something that at least can hit as hard.

Knight of Meadowgrain is an OK creature, I simply prefer Accorder.

Knight of Cliffhaven needs way too much mana. It's not as efficient as Student of Warfare is. Spending 3 mana to add +0/+1 and flying and another 9 just to have a Serra Angel is terrible.

Lone Rider  Flip could work if I modify the deck to gain 3 life whenever I need to, but that would be cumbersome.

Spectral Rider is boring. It doesn't offer any benefits or hit hard. It's just a bear with evasion.

berryjon on Valor & Vanity | Foil Knight Tribal

3 years ago

On the other hand, there aren't a lot of 2-drop Knights that seem to meet your criteria to displace Accorder Paladin. Knight of Meadowgrain was already suggested by MetaphysicalxProdigy, though I don't see your response to that suggestion in your reply to him. Knight of Cliffhaven is another Level-Up, but one that provides Flying and Vigilance, rather than First/Double Strike.

I think that Lone Rider  Flip wouldn't be an appropriate choice for this deck, despite filling the two-drop slot you were talking about fixing up. It's a 1/1, and your deck isn't geared to flip it.

Spectral Rider is another evasion choice, and Intimidate is a lot harder to deal with than its replacement mechanic Menace.

jchudz on

3 years ago

i guess you also have Valley Dasher, Kill Shot, Flamerush Rider, Outrider en-Kor, Spectral Rider, Wingsteed Rider, Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior, Riding Red Hare and a bunch of the other horsemanship cards from portal.

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