Student of Warfare


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Rise of the Eldrazi Rare

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Student of Warfare

Creature — Human Knight

Level up W (W: Put a level counter on this. Level up only as a sorcery.) [1/1]

Level 2-6 First strike [3/3]

level Double strike [4/4]

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Student of Warfare Discussion

SavageGaul on (Mostly) White Privilege

2 days ago

Nice build! I love the card advantage accrued via Inspector and Confidant.

The two creatures that stand out to me as candidates for being pared down are Grim Lavamancer and Student of Warfare. While I'm a big fan of both, Lavamancer isn't usually great in multiples, especially in a creature deck. You can say the same for Student, with the added complication of him growing off white mana only in a three-color deck.

I'd drop Student to a one-of, and Lavamancer to a one- or two-of. With the open slots, perhaps consider Ranger of Eos for yet more card advantage while tutoring up those two (or whoever else you need).

Contra the comment above, I wouldn't run Brave the Elements--too many non-white creatures. Instead, consider a card like Return to the Ranks to repopulate your board, should a sweeper evade your Charms.

+1, and good luck to you.

plusmental on Knights Who Say NI! [G/W Selesnya]

2 days ago

The scenario you printed at the end doesn't work... Student of Warfare only becomes a 3/3 on level 2. Leveling up first time would make him level 1, not level 2 - he would be swinging as a 1

Pheardemons on From the grave my knights will arise. HAIL HAAKON!

1 week ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi - first off, love the name. Secondly thanks for the compliment! Lastly, I did have Student of Warfare in the original build. It was something that I could play turn one and just slowly build to be defense (or aggression) until the rest of the deck was ready to come out. Unfortunately, with the current build, it was taken out to make room to make the deck more consistent. I also decided to up the count of Silverblade Paladin, which can continuously give other creatures double strike, so the potential 4/4 double strike for eight mana (one to cast, seven to level up) became somewhat obsolete and clunky in the build.

Thanks for the suggestion though!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on From the grave my knights will arise. HAIL HAAKON!

1 week ago

Now this is a sick Haakon deck. Awesome work!

How about Student of Warfare as a one-drop?

Revedeka on Mana acceleration, deck refining

3 weeks ago

Hello guys,

Don't wanna read about the idea behind the deck? Take a look at the deck and tell me how you would thin it down to 60 cards.

I made a post more than a week ago asking for help with refining a modern mana/angel deck.

After thinking about it for a while, I decided to partially go a completely different route, and break up the base for the deck a bit more.

This is the deck how it is now, but since the concept im thinking of is so different, I think I will post it as a seperate deck, and refer to this deck as the more defensive variant (will still get some tweaks though).

Defence of the Angels -- (Generator Angel updated)

Modern Revedeka


The whole idea of this deck is to create as much mana as possible with extrplanar lens and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. And with every modern white deck, it runs 4 Path to Exile.The main problem for a lot of years has been that the deck took a while to get online, I think I found the perfect answer for this:

Creatures with the level up ability. It provides a creatures for a relatively low amount of mana, and will scale later into the game based on how much mana you have. The cards I want for this deck are Student of Warfare and Transcendent Master.

For some extra early game power (since a big number of modern deck play for an early game victory) as well as some protection for my creatures once the get big, I want to play Spellskite and Eight-and-a-Half-Tails. The latter can protect all my permanent in the late game, as well as making them unblockable. Also works well with Spellskite since I can change all target of burn spells to Spellskite, and after that make Spellskite get protection for white and make al spells that target him white. (Checked with judge, is possible).

So with that, my early game (in terms of low CMC) looks like this:

4x Path to Exile

4x Weathered Wayfarer

4x Student of Warfare

4x Spellskite

3x Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

4x Extraplanar Lens

4x Transcendent Master

2x Restless Apparition

The last card of that list Restless Apparition is a new card that I really would like to test, works well with a lot of cards in this deck. A good mana outlet that combo's with Rogue's Passage and 3 devotion to Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx.

Those are 29 cards, which is just too much.

Except for early game cards, I also have late game cards, and just straight out mana sinks.

For the late game cards, I was thinking of this:

2x Ghirapur Orrery

2x Archangel Avacyn  Flip

4x Baneslayer Angel

1x Avacyn, Angel of Hope

2x Iona, Shield of Emeria

Only 11 cards, but maybe some can be cut.

Mana sinks:

4x Quarantine Field

2x Entreat the Angels

So how would you thin this deck down to 60 cards? Do you think it has any potential?Any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions are greatly appriciated!

Rusty_Shackleford on White Weenie Privilege

3 weeks ago

Fragmentize is really more of a sideboard card.

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Mirran Crusader, Knight of the White Orchid, Thraben Inspector, Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, Soldier of the Pantheon, Hero of Bladehold, and Student of Warfare are all very powerful humans that you should take a look at.

I would cut Akrasan Squire, Gideon's Avenger, and Odric because everything I mentioned above is inherently more powerful and consistent with an aggro strategy.

ZBRMusic on Peeps Amassing

3 weeks ago

Oh, another note... Akroan Skyguard is very bad here. It's a 1/1 flyer for 1W and you only have 1 spell mainboard to trigger heroic. I HIGHLY advice swapping it out for Student of Warfare.

THE_WTF_Brewer on Generator Angel - Unique deck ...

1 month ago

Smuggler's Copter is the way I would go. I would then add Student of Warfare to compliment it. Also definitely add the 4 plains. This deck doesn't have enough mana. I would also run a couple Knight of the White Orchids.

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