Stalwart Shield-Bearers

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Common

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Stalwart Shield-Bearers

Creature — Human Soldier

Defender

Other creatures you control with defender get +0/+2.

Stalwart Shield-Bearers Discussion

Caerwyn on Just a Girl and Her Wonder Wall

7 months ago

The competitive meter is a very finicky tool. I've seen non-material changes, such as making a deck foiled, with no other modifications, result in a several percentage point difference.

The biggest improvement you can do for your deck is fix the mana base. You have far too many lands that enter the battlefield tapped or do not untap normally, which is going to drastically hurt your performance. I would suggest removing these lands and replacing them with cards such as the Pain Lands (ex. Adarkar Wastes ), Check Lands (ex. Glacial Fortress ), Filter Lands (ex. Skycloud Expanse ; Mystic Gate ), and Bond Lands (ex. Sea of Clouds ). You can also run some rainbow lands, such as Mana Confluence and City of Brass .

Azorius Signet , Selesnya Signet , and Simic Signet will also help with your mana acceleration.

High Alert would be a solid card to add, giving you another method of allowing your defenders to attack.

Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive will make most of your creatures unblockable.

Stalwart Shield-Bearers makes your creatures bigger.

Tree of Redemption can become a 0/30 or so fairly easily.

Fortified Area gives all your walls Banding, which allows them to prevent opponents from having damage Trample over to you.

Sunscape Familiar acts as pseudo-ramp by reducing the cost of your spells.

You can cut the following:

Glacial Wall , Murmuring Phantasm , Wall of Ice , and other creatures with limited effect.

Myth Unbound does relatively little for you.

Darth_Savage on

8 months ago

To be honest, for Modern, this is low on one drops. I'd probably run Perimeter Captain Dragon's Eye Sentry or Stalwart Shield-Bearers to give you more options on turn 1. High Alert might be a better backup plan than Assault Formation but there isn't much in it, it's certainly worth testing. People do play Twisted Image which is more or less a kill spell against your deck. I think you need to fit a protection spell in Heroic Intervention or Simic Charm would work.

Fortunately no-one plays Mannichi, the Fevered Dream , as this is essentially a board wipe against your deck. On that note, I hope this comment was helpful, good luck brewing your deck.

shwanerz88 on Arcades, the Aggressive

8 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions!

  • Sunscape Familiar is one that has been on my radar now for a while and I definitely intend to get it on my next round of purchases.
  • Stalwart Shield-Bearers this is genius, I'm not sure how I overlooked them!
  • As for the gates, I actually just took the three gates I had in out for consistency, just forgot I still had the Gatecreeper Vine in there. It is gonna get cut too.

Darkshadow327 on Arcades, noob strategist

9 months ago

Nice to see a new player to EDH, if you ever have any questions just ask.


I have a few preliminary suggestions for you.

Taking advantage of the 0 power of your walls is a must here (so avoiding things that give your walls +1/+1 is advisable. Rather, go for effects like Stalwart Shield-Bearers instead).

Giving your walls vigilance (and other things) is a powerful thing to do from my experience.

I have a lot more to suggest, but I'll hold them unless you have specific ideas you are looking for. I also have my own Arcades deck that I have built that I would highly recommend looking at.


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Tbology on Gate Defender

10 months ago

Yes, I just put Axebane Guardian in last night and game testing it. It made a huge different in the deck! X any colors of mana is a super helpful on mana fixing! Totally agree with you.

Doorkeeper and Vent Sentinel can be a good one to add in for extra winning condition, I had try to put in different type of defender with color mana, but still colorless wall feels more consistent to me, if you have any idea to adjust to deck so that I can play different color defender would be great.

Currently I am thinking about going for life gain defender, which is focus on white. such as Fortified Rampart, Jeskai Barricade, Order of the Stars, Perimeter Captain, Pride Guardian, Stalwart Shield-Bearers, Wall of Essence, etc.

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Stalwart Shield-Bearers occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

GWU (Bant): 0.59%