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|Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG)||Common|
|Shards of Alara (ALA)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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Steward of Valeron
Creature — Human Druid Knight
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Steward of Valeron Discussion
3 months ago
ulmo Hey, thanks for looking at it! I've been agonizing over running Steward of Valeron or Knight of the White Orchid , and eventually decided to go with the Steward since the other one only fetches if I don't already have more lands, whereas the Steward will always tap for G. I might still swap those around a bit depending on how the deck flows, but I haven't had any trouble with the land count (especially with the London mulligan). I'm interested in the first strike part, though. Definitely going to try it out.
Conclave Tribunal and Song of Freyalise are mostly in there because they play super well with vigilance, and I need some form of evasion. The trample Song provides is a nice addition to the unblockable I get from Brave the Elements , and it has ramped me on second main a ton. Also a bit of a thematic include, as a sort of Lady of the Lake figure.
4 months ago
While I usually play with faster cost-effective setups I did tested a lot with something like this list, let me give you my impressions.
First, if you can find more copies of these cards you should run 4 of Qasali Pridemage , Loxodon Smiter , Wilt-Leaf Liege , Fleecemane Lion . These are the core cards that win the game, should max them out.
Second, you definietly want more creatures total. About 28-30 is nice and consistent, any fewer and you won't be able to keep a decent fighting force on the field. Add cheap common creatures like Llanowar Elves and 2 more Steward of Valeron to gain mana faster. Maybe a few heavy hitters like 1 more Oversoul of Dusk or Wolfir Silverheart . Or if you can find some of these Kitchen Finks Knight of Autumn Wilt-Leaf Cavaliers .
Third, too many basic lands. With that many same color sources it will be harder to cast the multicolored spells. Many games live or die by the stability of the mana base. The obvious but very pricey choice is Windswept Heath wich is nice with Knight of the Reliquary , or Temple Garden . Cheaper alternatives are Sunpetal Grove and Canopy Vista , cheapest is Selesnya Guildgate . Whatever you pick, you need more color stability.
2 more Dromoka's Command would be nice too, filling the removal/defense slot. Shapers' Sanctuary will often be a dead card if you opponent doesn't target your creatures, you could replace it with 2 more Shield of the Oversoul .
You don't need to go big money to make a nice Selesnya Midrange get competitive.
1 year ago
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1 year ago
Hello kamarupa, thank you for taking the time to check the deck out and offer some advice regarding it!
I have Rootborn Defenses to protect my creatures from wipes. I think Heroic Intervention would be a great card but it is a little steep for the budget this deck is under. Though I do like it and will add it to the maybeboard for people with bigger budgets.
I like Fertile Ground too. I will add that to the maybeboard as well. I do have some Steward of Valeron in the sideboard if the deck is going too slow compared to the deck it is against or even in casual multiplayer. It's cost is a little high for what you get compared to just using a couple of mystics but I liked the feel of them for the deck. I am going to dump a couple basics for a few fertiles and see how it plays out.
1 year ago
Metallic Mimic feels kind of weak in a deck with actual strong tribal tools like humans. In addition, Angelic Overseer feels kind of low impact for 5 mana. While it offers a bit of protection against board wipes, Selfless Spirit and Dauntless Escort are much better options.
Mayor of Avabruck Flip is a great human anthem that can flip into a repeatable token producer, while Devout Chaplain is a piece of repeatable artifact/enchantment removal. Hanweir Militia Captain Flip is a great token producer that doubles as a strong beater.
Finally, there are some great mana dorks that work very nicely with Samut's untapping ability. Somberwald Sage and Shaman of Forgotten Ways both generate multiple mana, and the shaman's second ability can't be overlooked as a way to close out games. Krosan Restorer also generates lots of mana when you have threshold. Avacyn's Pilgrim, Zhur-Taa Druid, and Steward of Valeron are some other decent mana dorks in your colors.
1 year ago
Looks like a sweet human tribal deck!
However, there are a few things that I feel don't really fit. Konda, Lord of Eiganjo feels like too much mana for very little impact. At 7 mana, I feel you want to be something game changing, not playing a decent blocker than can chip away at your opponents' life totals. Likewise, Angelic Overseer is a strong and resilient threat, but I'm not sure it does enough for its cost.
There are some really strong cards for human decks that I think you should consider. I see Angel of Glory's Rise in your maybeboard, but I feel there's not reason it shouldn't be included. It's such a powerful card, recurring all your humans and potentially being a huge blowout against zombie tribal. Gallows at Willow Hill is a great piece of repeatable creature removal that merely requires a 3 mana investment and tapping some humans.
I also feel like your deck is fairly light on ramp. There are some great mana dorks out there that are also humans. Somberwald Sage and Shaman of Forgotten Ways generate tons of mana, for use only on creatures, while Avacyn's Pilgrim and Steward of Valeron are cheaper dorks.
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