Truefire Captain


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Uncommon

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Truefire Captain

Creature — Human Knight

Mentor (Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature with lesser power.)

Whenever Truefire Captain is dealt damage, it deals that much damage to target player.

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Truefire Captain Discussion

Sephyrias on Pauper EDH Primer

1 week ago

Here some potentially decent commanders that aren't on the list yet:

Boros: Truefire Captain and maybe Legion Guildmage

Simic: Frilled Mystic

Rakdos: Fireblade Artist

Gruul: Molderhulk

Encourage1985 on R/W aggro

1 month ago

What is beating you?

Truvio56 on Truefire Strike

2 months ago

Star of Extinction? It works surprisingly well with Truefire Captain

Ocelot44 on Tajic Hatebears

2 months ago

If you love hate cards as much as I do, then I've got a lot of recommendations!

Torpor Orb is a Tocatli Honor Guard that doesn't die to creature wipes

Bastion Protector will protect Tajic while Tajic protects Bastion Protector, so easy wombo combo

I know this might seem counterintuitive, but Boros Reckoner and Truefire Captain could both go really well in here! If Tajic ever gets removed, then suddenly any Blasphemous Act effects become massive burn spells! I'd also recommend other Earthquake effects like Magmaquake, Hour of Devastation, or Chain Reaction

With your +1/+1 counter subtheme, creatures with persist like Twilight Shepherd, Kithkin Spellduster, and Furystoke Giant could all be good, or even Cauldron of Souls could be hilarious

If you want more reanimation hate, I really love Containment Priest! It's a Hallowed Moonlight effect that doesn't hit tokens, but it sticks around if you can defend it

TheAmazingSteve on Looking for some upgrades.

2 months ago


Memorial to Glory - A useful utility land that can late-game produce some soldiers.

Militia Bugler - Some pretty solid card selection that puts a soldier out on the board, and there is a decent amount of targets.

Dawn of Hope - Can draw you cards with some of the life gain synergies as well as be a soldier creating mana sink.

Benalish Marshal - An anthem on a stick.

Endless Atlas - Card draw in white.

Divine Visitation - Now all of your Darien tokens are 4/4 angels!


Doublecast - Much weaker than other copy spells as it cannot copy opposing spells, but if you are looking for more copy spells.

Jaya's Immolating Inferno - Another big burn spell, maybe cut Fireball?

Fury Storm - Another copy spell, can be better than others. Up to preference.

Endless Atlas - Card draw in red.


Sower of Discord - Doubles up all of the group slug.

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor - Encourages opponents to attack each other.

Truefire Captain - Another Boros Reckoner.


Endless Atlas - Card draw in white.

I don't have much for Ulrich or Skullbriar.

Muonic on Razia, Queen of redirection

2 months ago

If you haven't already seen, your deck got another key card in Truefire Captain. Also Deafening Clarion could work very well in your deck.

I love your deck, and am glad that EDH decks like this exist. :)

Natalbee on Boros Weenie

3 months ago

FYI, Tajic, Legion's Edge doesn't work with what you're trying to do. If he's on the field, then Truefire Captain does nothing with Star of Extinction.

And I see the combo potential, but really if you have the mana to cast a Star of Extinction you might as well cast a kicked Fight with Fire, which has the added benefit to being early removal. Fight with Fire also has to option to deal 5 damage to your own Truefire Captain.

But if you're set on keeping the Star, I would cut it down to 1 or 2 copies. Those are just dead cards early game, and late game you shouldn't need to cast more than 1, I would hope. Banefire should be a sideboard card against control, maybe 1 copy mainboard.

I would also recommend putting in some Dauntless Bodyguards. It's a 2/1 for 1, and it gives your Captain indestructible so he can take all the damage and live to talk about how awesome it was. Speaking of awesome, I hope you target your own Captain with Justice Strike, because that's hilarious. And if he has a bunch of counters on him, that's probably a better finisher than the Star - 2 mana, instant speed, and the greatest sacrifice.

Also you probably need some card draw. You're gonna run out of gas, quick. If your mana base is good, then Zhalfirin Void is a good way to set up draws. Mentor of the Meek or Militia Bugler are also good ways to filter through your deck.

Ocelot44 on Tajic Arrogance

3 months ago

First off I’d say swap Adamant Will for Boros Charm, Disenchant for Wear / Tear, and Shattering Blow for Return to Dust

Gird for Battle seems weak,

Heroic Reinforcements doesn’t do much,

Gallows at Willow Hill should be an Oblation or Chaos Warp because Gallows is too slow

Maybe cut a land because your curve isn’t that high?

Haazda Marshal also seems weak

Truefire Captain and Boros Reckoner seem like nonbos with Tajic, but I understand why you’re running them

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Truefire Captain occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.02%

Boros: 0.38%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Boros: 0.06%