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Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has lifelink.
When Squire's Devotion enters the battlefield, create a 1/1 white Vampire creature token with lifelink.
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Squire's Devotion Discussion
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the comment! To answer your question, I run Healer's Hawk because my first goal is to gain a comfortable amount of life, then combo off or win with attacking. The first version of this deck primarily focused on combo ex: I had four Forerunner of the Legion and four Sorcerer's Wand. That deck didn't really work bc I died to aggro, control and occasionally midrange decks. Since the deck mainly focused on the combo instead of any other plan, if I couldn't get the combo (which was often) I lost. With this deck I have won through aggro and combo! You are correct that Sorcerer's Wand is important but unlike the other combo pieces eg. Famished Paladin, Squire's Devotion, and On Serra's Wings, it can only really be used combo instead of being used to power up a creature. Forerunner of the Legion is also a nice card but is kind of clunky. I have one in the main deck as a last hope if I really need a Famished Paladin. Orzhov is coming up though and when that comes out, I may have to see what additions I add!
1 month ago
Would you consider a Reliquary Tower, since you say you've ended up having to discard due to hand size issues. You are no longer using Squire's Devotion and are using On Serra's Wings, I'd feel that you could make use of Blackblade Reforged possibly.
1 month ago
Thanks! I guess I have to try it without equipments. But I have to say, that I won most games just because of the power of Short Sword. :D
I guess I have to cutout Forebear's Blade and 1-2 other cards for just some copies of Deafening Clarion and Lava Coil. Got sometimes troubles against decks which flod the board with to many tokens. Also, would you suggest to replace Squire's Devotion with On Serra's Wings at least for 1-2?
1 month ago
Was wondering if you have considered any of these cards Adanto Vanguard, One With the Wind or Soul of the Rapids. I also think you could use a Lyra Dawnbringer or 2 for decks that can race you seeing as besides Squire's Devotion there isn't much stopping your opponent just running you over if their draw is faster than yours.
1 month ago
[User: SP3CTR3_chelts] Thanks so much for your comment! I don't use Shield Mare at the moment, but I am going to start trying it out, I just want to see if it will work with my curve.
I disagree on going into selesnya for two reasons:
1) I do not have the money for the mana base or the staple cards like Trostani (this is also supposed to be a budget deck)
2) It takes it from lifegain/combo to selesnya tokens (this is of course just my opinion)
Finally, I only run two copies of Sorcerer's Wand because my first intent is to gain life, then combo. Having two more would restrict my life gain slots especially for a card that can only be used in the combo, unlike Famished Paladin, Squire's Devotion, and On Serra's Wings
Thanks again for the comment, I hope I was able answer your questions!
2 months ago
After a lot of MTG Arena playtesting (and one FNM) The deck is not super consistent. at FNM the only combo I was able to win with was the Truefire Captain Star of Extinction combo, which was fun, but also felt kinda cheap (I'm not taking it out, though. I still like it)
I've managed to hit the Forerunner of the Empire, Raptor Hatchling, Make a Stand, and Truefire Captain combo a few times in Arena (it takes forever to go through the combo, especially if the opponent has a lot of life, haha).
There is something odd about the way the triggers stack in MTG Arena when you try to hit the Bellowing Aegisaur, Forerunner of the Empire, Raptor Hatchling, and Make a Stand combo. The Aegisaur's triggers go on the stack, but I guess the Hatchling taking damage and pooping out a dude and then the Forerunner pinging everything for one take priority over the Aegisaur's +1/+1 counter trigger. What this means is that your tokens never get the counters and therefor they die to the Forerunner's infinite pings. I suppose if I were to stop the combo (by choosing not to trigger the Forerunner's damage to everything) then the Hatchling would stop putting Dinos on the field and then all the Aegisaur's triggers would be allowed to resolve, loading up the Forerunner, Hatchling, and the two tokens that remain on the field with counters equal to the number of times you let the combo fire off. This is not ideal, but could be enough to close out a game, especially since the remaining tokens have trample
I found a few Reddit posts where folks said that the ability to order triggers is coming to MTG Arena, so I guess I have that to look forward to.
I'm currently testing with some lifegain strategies to try and keep up with quicker decks while I try to build my combos. Currently I am trying Healer's Hawk and Bishop's Soldier in place of the Sky Terror and Relentless Raptor, but I also like the idea of keeping the Relentless Raptor and throwing in the enchantment Squire's Devotion. I like the flow of Turn Two: Relentless Raptor, Turn Three: Squire's Devotion, Swing, gain four life. It puts the raptor out of Lightning Strike range, and would probably be able to square up nicely with most of what an opponent would have out by turn three.
I am also considering the Fountain of Renewal and Dawn of Hope combo to draw cards and churn out dudes, but I think I would be better off with early bodies on the field to keep me safe while assembling my combo.
2 months ago
3 months ago
Flower / Flourish can give you a means of lowering land count while also being able to late game have a pump effect (only would have to run a forest or two)
Hunted Witness gives mentor a shot at two triggers (though really Dawn of Hope works wonders as a draw engine with Fountain of Renewal) he also adds to the cheap bodies to keep Leonin Vanguard active.
without Divine Visitation Leonin Warleader might be too expensive to cast for his effect, Knight of Grace might work much stronger for the deck as it lowers your curve and evades a large amount of the format's removal.
Danitha Capashen, Paragon makes the combo 2 mana cheaper while being a first striking vigilance liflink body relevant enough to stop early assaults (so another "must eat a bolt" creature for aggressive opponents).