Valorous Stance

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Valorous Stance

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  • Target creature gains indestructible until end of turn.
  • Destroy target creature with toughness 4 or greater.

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Valorous Stance Discussion

Azdranax on Kaalia Heaven & Hell Rev 1

6 days ago

The more you upgrade Kaalia into the competitive range, the more expensive it's going to get per slot, and the lower CMC you're going to want to have. Additionally, if you are tired of getting "infinite combo'd to death," the best way to prevent that is to either hose the combo (tutors for answers as well as spells that prevent losing the game), kill them first or wreck their board state, and/or kill their mana by running targeted and mass land destruction - the latter of which will undoubtedly bring you a lot of hate. My Kaalia deck is pretty well tuned as well as pretty expensive, and in all honesty it still struggles to keep up with legitimate cEDH combo decks, especially those with blue. Check it out here: The Destruction Will Be Vast

I'd encourage you to run as many low CMC ramp options as you can - because of the color intensive requirements of Kaalia, each of the three Mardu-combo signets are much better options than higher CMC mana rocks. The deck is only viable to win with your commander's triggered ability going off, so make sure you can get her on the board as quickly as possible - good stuff happening turn 5 or later is just too late. Second, find as many low-cost tutor options as you can so you can have the answer/creature needed to deliver the death blow. Master of Cruelties is your best friend always, so find him ASAP. Third, fill your creature slots with A/D/D creatures that swing the board state in your favor. Every one of them should be making something happen right away, and making it hurt for your opponents as soon as they arrive. Balefire Dragon is really good, so try to pick him up, as well as other A/D/D creatures with similar effects. Finally, anything else in the deck that has a CMC exceeding 4 should either swing the board so far in your favor that you'll win 90% of the time, or replace it with something faster (for example, I run one spell with a CMC exceeding 4 - Catastrophe - which becomes either Wrath of God or Armageddon depending on the situation). There are a lot of great options in Mardu that give your creatures/permanents indestructible, so until you track down some of the more expensive cards, options like Make a Stand, Rush of Vitality, and Valorous Stance are pretty good options. Boros Charm is a must have for this deck, and combos beautifully with board wipes and MLD spells.

Those are my best suggestions without going into too much detail. Best of luck with your build.

Ocelot44 on Giant Stomp

1 week ago

Try Boros Charm, Leave / Chance, and maybe Valorous Stance so you don't lose the game as soon as someone casts Wrath of God

If you're planning on adding more equipment, you might be able to make Inspiring Statuary worth it

Finally, I can't believe you're not running one of my favorite angels in the game, Karmic Guide

Ocelot44 on Run, Run, Ruhan!

3 weeks ago

You might want to look into Boros Charm, Leave / Chance, and maybe Valorous Stance so you can protect Ruhan more, OR you could run more Brion Stoutarm effects like Fling and Bloodshot Cyclops

Another infinite combo you might be interested in is Aggravated Assault + Sword of Feast and Famine

Since you're running a healthy balance between artifacts and non-artifact spells, Inspiring Statuary could be extremely useful since you run lots of high costing creatures

keevel on White/kor,ally

3 weeks ago

I play a Red White Allies Deck Allied Boros Legion

My favorite white allies from there are Hada Freeblade, Expedition Envoy, Kabira Evangel and Kazandu Blademaster.

Pairing playsets of those with Ondu Cleric and Return to the Ranks could be very interesting, if you like it and get more money you can add Metallic Mimic.

Valorous Stance is a good cheap flexible card that gives you options.

Mandalorian on Angels w/ splash red

1 month ago

If you wish to make the deck a little faster, I would reduce the number of cards in the deck to 60 eliminating a decent amount of the 6-7 mana cards. Reducing the average CMC and reducing the number of cards in the deck as a whole should make the deck run more efficiently. My suggestion would be this

-4 Erase

-1 Tempest of Light

-1 Luminarch Ascension

-Seraph of the Suns, Sunblast Angel, Victorys Herald, Goldnight Redeemer, Guardian of the Gateless

For a new total of 60 Cards.

My suggestions beyond that involve adding some number of removal spells to interact with your opponent and some more efficient threats.

Serra Avenger

Journey to Nowhere

Valorous Stance

Gisela, the Broken Blade

Seraph Sanctuary

Mandalorian on Azorious Antiburn

1 month ago

Plinn, exactly, utility. It makes for a better investment in the long run. I certainly understand the cost of magic seeming outrageous and daunting at times and 60$ isn't necessarily pocket change, but I think it's a really fair price and good investment for a decent Modern deck when you consider that some tier 1 decks range from 600$-1200$. To make it even more budget you could forgo the Path to Exiles for now in favor of something like Journey to Nowhere or Valorous Stance taking the deck down below 30$. Path to Exile would certainly have to be the first upgrade though when you got the chance.

phDaemon on Mardu Warriors

2 months ago

Also, in aggro decks, I especially recommend running 2 - 4x Valorous Stance. That card's utility is way too good to pass up. Especially in a meta with Fatal Push. It will not block Path to Exile, but most people would probably try not to use those up right away. Instead of Mardu Charm, I would run Secure the Wastes, and for the most part Crackling Doom is kind of worthless in modern, unless you're going up against a control type deck.

Kolaghan's Command is almost a must if you can afford the price (since you got the colors I would put at least 2x in my SB). I bought 8 of them when they were selling for a buck, I knew that card was going to be broken.

I would:

Maybe if you find space for it, a Mardu Strike Leader.

Lands:

Total 22 lands since your CMC is so low. You also need some wincon finishers, Sorin, Solemn Visitor is my aggro planeswalker of choice here. He also pairs nice with the painlands, basically having you recover any early self-pain. You should definitely use some disruption, probably Thoughtseize in SB otherwise you are highly vulnerable to wipes. Something on the sideboard for drawing extra cards wouldn't hurt either, e.g. Painful Truths.

So, for the SB, I would add

2x Thoughtseize2x Anguished Unmaking2x Blessed Alliance2x Kolaghan's Command

Depending on how competitive your meta is, there's a few other things you might need to add in there.

The core of most warrior decks look extremely similar because those are generally the best warriors out there.

Mandalorian on Doctor Ajani and the Rohx Faithmenders

2 months ago

Ajani's Pridemate is an excellent life gain pay off

Kitchen Finks is also very strong

Spike Feeder and Archangel of Thune can put infinite counters on all your creatures and gain infinite life if that's something you are interested in

The deck looks like it could use some spot removal. Path to Exile is the best option followed by a ton of other options like Valorous Stance, Condemn, Journey to Nowhere, Cast Out, Oblivion Ring, Fiend Hunter, ect

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