Valorous Stance

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

QuietMyth on Competitive Aurelia Com(bat/bo)

1 week ago

This list appears to be just a teensy bit out of date, perhaps by 1 or 2 cards, because I know when I took apart the deck to build Zacama, Primal Calamity instead, the list did not include Valorous Stance . Felidar Guardian is a good idea though, hadn't really considered it. Thanks!

SynergyBuild on Competitive Aurelia Com(bat/bo)

1 week ago

I could argue a drop for Valorous Stance , it does a lot for its mana cost, but just doesn't have the extreme effect that Nahiri can bring to a table, where in nearly every board state it does work. Someone has a nice Nevinyrral's Disk they dropped just now? Gone. A big fancy The Chain Veil is tapping every turn to give a guy with Freyalise as their commander a ton of value? Hah! Laughable. Enchantments like Rhystic Study clogging your playgroup... nope.

No threats that can be exiled? No worries. Build up loyalty and craft a better hand before winning by cheating a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker out with your Restoration Angel already on the field!

Also, while looking through the list, Felidar Guardian could also be a good card to slot in. It doesn't protect like Restoration Angel , but it has 1 power, so you can fetch it with Imperial Recruiter , then flicker the recruiter with it to fetch Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , making a recruiter the whole combo in one card! It does cost like 12 mana to do it all in one turn, but is able to be done turn 3, 4 and 5 one after another with just land drops for a turn 5 win with a single card. Pretty cool, right?

redace10 on Taigam, Master of Rebound

1 month ago

This looks like a fun deck, I adore Taigam as well, easy +1. I'm quite familiar with a Taigam, and have a smatteting of cards for consideration.

Impulse>Anticipate- Love impulse, digs almost as deep as fact or fiction but at half the cost, and no revealing anything.

Metallurgic Summonings Makes tokens that scales with your spells, and recurs all spells in the gy. This usually draws removal in my meta, its that good.

Nimbus Maze, Prairie Stream- 2 excellent lands for Azorius decks, and on the cheaper side too.

Valorous Stance- A great spell to use after declaring Taigam as an attacker. Removal and protection in one spell, love its utility. Shadow Rift is another good one after declaring attacks. With your strong token theme here, I think Rootborn Defenses could do some good work too.

Fellwar Stone, Wayfarer's Bauble, Talisman of Progress. Mind Stone, Thought Vessel- 2 drop mana rocks are the bee's knees for a 4 cost commander, as it ramps on curve correctly for a turn 3 Taigam. The bauble is just decent ramp for non-green decks, and again, curves correctly. 35 is a low land count, and there's not a lot of ramp here. Some of your spells are expensive, a little tweaking is needed imo.

Your creature count is very low here, I think one or two more board wipes would help keep you safe. Fumigate and Tragic Arrogance come to mind first, there are plenty of others though.

Hope I was helpful and this wasn't too much. Keep on spell-slinging! :)

18ths on Taigam, copypasta mastah

2 months ago

I considered him, but I found that most cases when its ability would trigger in this deck would also result in creature dead, exiled or in owner's hand. This makes Path to Exile even better, but nonbos hard with Fractured Identity. There are some three repeatable options - Will Kenrith (the best one actually), Niblis of Frost, Mother of Runes and seven nonrepeatable - Mirrorpool, Artful Dodge, Rite of Replication, Saheeli's Artistry, Slip Through Space, Stolen Identity and Valorous Stance. But I usually use Artful Dodge, Slip Through Space, Valorous Stance and Mother of Runes to protect Taigam and enable the deck.

It's a very good card and feels like an auto include in this strategy, but in this particular deck it works with only 10 cards, 4 of which I will probably use on different occasion. In case i dont have any of those 10 cards in hand, it will be a 5 mana dead card. I dont think it's worth it right now, but I'll add it to maybeboard. My decks change a lot over time, so maybe it will become better later. :) Thanks for the suggestion, though!

Ocelot44 on Tajic Arrogance

2 months ago

No problem! Off the top of my head, some other great protection cards are Valorous Stance, Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Champion's Helm, and if you can afford them, the rest of the Swords.

Also I can’t believe I didn’t think of this card before, but there’s one card that perfectly fits your theme! Archangel Avacyn  Flip! She comes down and protects your board from a Wrath, and then when she flips, her damage ability is one-sided thanks to Tajic!

TheBloopKing on Wait, I can Attack?

6 months ago

You got something here. I like it.

Iroas, God of Victory is a staple

Chained to the Rocks, Ghostly Prison, lots of more spot removal, Lightning Bolt, Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Valorous Stance, Planar Cleansing. You don't really control as you do stall them for a couple turns. Ghostly Prison makes it so that they can't attack you without paying mana. Bolt takes out 3 toughness creatures and chained to the rocks is good because its a 1 mana removal and chances are, your playing group doesn't play lots of enchantment removal

You need to go heavier on the creatures. It's boros. They are better with a creature base out. Nobilis of War, Tajic, Blade of the Legion, Iroas's Champion, Boros Swiftblade, Figure of Destiny, Angel of Invention

Brion Stoutarm is decent way at getting use out of a creature dying. Before damage is applied, you tap 1 red and the Stoutarm and deal some damage to their face. Also good for getting that last bit of damage that your creatures couldn't by flinging them right at their face

Legion's Initiative, Dictate of Heliod, Spear of Heliod are very good pumps

You need much more mana rocks in your deck. Armageddon is a bitch. Not only this, it helps ramp and mana fix on occasions. I personally won't have less than 6 mana rocks in my commander deck. Boros Signet, Mind Stone, Darksteel Ingot, Commander's Sphere, and Hedron Archive are some I would run.

Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves are good at utility pieces.

You should honestly get away from the reservoir unless you are running hard life gain and can afford 40 life and not lose

Nert23 on Black White control

7 months ago

I might suggest Ixalan's Binding over Oblivion Ring. (Costs Aside...)

Maybe Dawn Charm, Valorous Stance, Rush of Vitality, Sheltering Light, w/ Phyrexian Obliterator.

Defensive enchantments - Brave the Sands or Always Watching .

Card draw-ish things - Necropotence w/ Eternal Thirst, Mark of the Vampire.

Removal possibilities - Swords to Plowshares, Dismember, or Oust.

All in all, W/B Control is very powerful, have you played against Ryan's Spirits Deck?

Looks like a fun Idea to build tho.. :D

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