Student of Warfare


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) 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

LunarEntropy on Nensou's Knight Tribal

4 hours ago

I have a similar deck and love it. Although a main card I use is Light from Within as a 2-of.

Also Wilt-Leaf Liege as a 2-of at the top end really helps against decks running Lilliana of the Veil as well as having an immediate impact on the board compared to Hero of Bladehold

Kinsbaile Cavalier as a 2-of over Silverblade Paladin seems like a no-brainer, and one other main addition is to cut a 2 lands, a Fragmentize, and a Dismember for 4 Aether Vials. Being able to instant-speed drop a liege, Calvallier or a Knight Exemplar really can mess things up for the opponent.

Personal perference but I've found Knight of Meadowgrain to be a nice 2 of instead of 2 Student of Warfares. Students are the only 1-drop but the mana needed to invest in them doesn't seem worth it especially how easily they get killed right after. Adding Aether Vials really helps having a turn-1 play, and cutting down to 2 Students still gives Vial on 1 to have a chance to hit.

Also consider having a board wipe such as a Wrath of God if you can manage to stick a Knight Exemplar it's just bonkers.

cdkime on

1 week ago

I have a couple suggestions:

  • Midnight Duelist is a particularly mediocre card. A 1/2 with an irrelevant ability is well behind the curve. Replace this card with Student of Warfare--one of the better one-drops in both knights and white weenies. Generally, I hate Level up cards--most of them are poorly costed, and far too susceptible to removal. Student is an exception--a 3/3 with First Strike for 3 is pretty nice. A 3/3 with First Strike that you can have on turn two is fantastic (turn one: play plains and Student, turn two, play planes, level up student twice).

  • Suntail Hawk is not a great card--you don't have enough support to justify running it.

  • Knight of the White Orchid is a strong card, particularly if you are on the draw.

  • Kinsbaile Cavalier makes for a better top-of-your-curve than Angel of Invention.

  • Radiant Destiny is quite mediocre, and you have better lords and other bonuses already. Oketra's Monument is three-mana for little real effect. Yes, it will net you tokens, but most of your creatures do not benefit from its cost reduction. Replace these cards with Path to Exile--probably the best removal spell in Modern.

  • Knight of Glory's Exalted ability is not particularly useful in a deck that seeks to go wide and swing with a bunch of lord-boosted creatures. Instead consider Leonin Skyhunter--another two drop, in your relevant tribe, with evasion.

cdkime on Boros Prowess

1 month ago

I am not generally a fan of creatures such as Figure of Destiny and Student of Warfare that require investment before they get useful . Creature removal is far too easy, so you've essentially wasted a bunch of turns for little actual reward. Since you are playing prowess/burn, I do not think you need to really concern yourself with the late-game--your goal should be to win the game as quickly as possible. If that has not occurred, catching up later is already unlikely.

One suggestion for additions: I think you should add in some artifact/enchantment hate to your sideboard. Abrade and Disenchant are solid options.

enpc on Human Weenie

1 month ago

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx seems like a catch 22 card. You have to have a board state to enable big plays but if you have a boardstate then chances are with a psuedo mono white deck then you won't have that many cards in hand to actually make a big play.

The main card it actually seems good with is Student of Warfare which everybody is saying should be cut.

colton815 on Human Weenie

1 month ago

no offense dude, but Student of Warfare is not a good card. you have to put 3 mana into it before it becomes a 3/3 with first strike. compare that to Mirran Crusader which is also 3 mana. you have too many noncreatures to be using Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. removal is too common in modern to reliably trigger battalion on Boros Elite or Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip. since the deck is mono-white, theres no reason for Flagstones of Trokair or any of the fetch lands. you're just paying life for no reason at that point. again no offense, but its not "perfect" like you describe. the land base should be 16 plains and 4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, then you can use permanents that cost double white to keep your devotion up. Gather the Townsfolk is painfully slow, and Smuggler's Copter does not benefit from Honor of the Pure. cut the copters, and max the Honor of the Pure and Path to Exile.

ZendikariWol on Odric's Bond

1 month ago

Okay. This is pretty hot. Needs more 1-drops though. Student of Warfare would be awesome here. Vampire Nighthawk is always a legend, but especially when ALL your creatures get flying, deathtouch, and lifelink. Also I can think of very few situations under which I would rather have Sunlance than Immolating Glare or Gideon's Reproach.

Beyond that, my only critique is this needs to function as a deck without Odric, Lunarch Marshal. You can't draw him all the time. I bring this up because Bontu the Glorified and Bone Picker are kinda tough to activate and are mostly there for abilities. Sanguine Bond is weird too. I get that you have a not of life linkers but I don't know if it's worth the 5 mana.

I love your build and it's super fun, I wish I had the $$ to build stuff like this irl.

ilabbe on Knightly

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions hullos.. I was thinking Fiendslayer Paladin or Student of Warfare

wallacethepig on Mono White Mayhem [Suggestions Welcome]

2 months ago

Thanks, Grubbernaut! I have trouble with what to cut to put in 4-ofs, though. Usually, the 1-ofs I run are versatile, where as the 4-ofs are consistent. Student of Warfare is always good. Brave the Elements is always good. Do you have any cards that you would recommend running 4-of? Path to Exile is one I intend to get a playset of. But should I pitch Dawn Charm for Blessed Alliance? Both would be played in pretty much every game I drew them. Which one would you cut for the other?

Also, I can't afford any more Aether Vials, so the one that's in there will have to do, lol. I would love to run more, though.

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