Valorous Stance

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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Jumpstart (JMP) Uncommon
Fate Reforged (FRF) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Valorous Stance occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%

Valorous Stance Discussion

BioProfDude on 1st at FNM!! Mono-white aggro angels jank

3 months ago

9-lives, I think that Brave the Elements might be better than Valorous Stance? I have a copy of Brave the Elements in the sideboard.

9-lives on 1st at FNM!! Mono-white aggro angels jank

3 months ago

How about Valorous Stance? Maybe sideboard?

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Saskia Deckbuilding Directions?

4 months ago

To add on to the Sunforger options, Valorous Stance is good both at protecting Saskia and removing an opposing threat, while Brave the Elements and similar effects will let you punch in through blockers.

Also, Comeuppance/Deflecting Palm are my favorite things to snag with Sunforger.

multimedia on Plasma In The Sky

4 months ago

Hey, your Commanders care about two types of creatures, Dragons and Knights. This is the simplest approach to consider is add more Dragons and some Knights? A higher amount of Dragons than Knights seems better with your two Commanders because double strike with Dragons who already fly is more powerful then Knights with flying.

Dragons are high mana cost creatures therefore consider more ramp? More ramp so you can cast Dragons especially Khorvath faster. Sylvia doesn't do much until you have a Dragon on the battlefield which ramp can help with.

You can't play Gruul Locket and Orzhov Locket in a Boros Commander deck. Can only play cards that are red, white or red/white because these are the color identities of your Commanders. Cards with black and green even though they also have red or white aren't legal with Boros.

What's the budget for your deck? Cards $1 or less each to consider adding:

Lands

Mana Rocks/Other Ramp

Dragons/Cards that support Dragons

Dragons who can pump their own power which is called "firebreathing" are good with double strike.

Knights

Draw

  • Mask of Memory: an equipped creature with double strike who isn't blocked does combat damage twice to an opponent meaning you draw four cards.
  • Rogue's Gloves: with flying it's easier to do combat damage.

The nice thing about these equipment is the interaction with double strike. These equipment can also be repeatable draw and if the equipped creature dies, the equipment isn't destroyed, can equip another creature.

Removal

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

amicdeep on Echant, remove, repeat (HELP)

5 months ago

personally i would be tempted to either go all in on the nightsky or agent rather than split. have you considered going 4 agent 4 Ashiok's Adept and going all in on a controlling midrange shell (discard, removal and protection spells (like Tidehollow Sculler) id also add some utility spells that also can target like Dawn Charm and Valorous Stance id also consider Ephemerate as it protects your stuff from removal while triggering it, then i dose it again, it also has serious synergy with Tidehollow Sculler

another possibility is Supernatural Stamina and Undying Evil which would work well with both the heroic creatures and High Priest of Penance

Argy on Pioneer Enchantress (SPICY! MUST CLICK)

7 months ago

I tested this against a Burn deck, as I thought that would be the most challenging for it.

I think 21 lands is too few. I know you have Enchantments that let you get two for the price of one, but these don't hit the field until Turn 3.

Many times I was waiting for one more land to drop, and getting a good opening hand without having to Mulligan was impossible.

Super Aggro decks go with 21 lands. This is a mid to late range deck, as its core mechanic takes time to build up. I would run 23 lands at least, but if this were my deck I would run 24.

If Nyx-Fleece Ram doesn't hit the field by Turn 2, this has no early game.

A bunch of 2/2s (that you don't really want to chump block with) can't hold off 2/3s for very long.

In a Burn deck the problem becomes worse, as spells that can kill a Creature by spending one are plentiful.

That's if you can even cast any Creatures by Turn 2, once again lack of land means you often can't.

Something like Sylvan Advocate may help to stall a little, and gets a boost later in the game.

In StuBi's deck we found that Ixalan's Binding gave better value than Banishing Light

Yes, it comes down one turn later, but the effect of preventing the Opponent from casting the same spell again is more than worth it.

I would run Fumigate instead of Doomwake Giant The life gain might keep you in the game a bit longer, and you will hit more stuff.

This would have been especially good against Burn, as few of your Creatures stayed on the field.

The other thing you could consider is adding some Valorous Stance and/or Titanic Growth in either your Main or Sideboard.

That would save some of your Creatures, give the opportunity to get rid of big Opponent threats, and also pump for lethal.

Declaration in Stone is also good. You'll have to play around to see what works the best.

As far as which cards you might cut - you have way too many 4 ofs. I see this in a lot of decks. Although it might seem to make a deck more consistent, it actually has the opposite effect. Due to all cards wanting prime place at the table, none of them have it.

In my opinion, these could be cut back to 3:

3x Herald of the Pantheon
3x Starfield Mystic
3x Gift of Paradise
3x Verdant Haven
3x Eidolon of Blossoms

Remove Sphere of Safety for Authority of the Consuls You want that effect earlier, rather than later.

That's my take on things. Be aware that sometimes decks play differently on paper than in the TappedOut playtester.

This is particularly pertinent for lands, which often show up with more regularity.

Hope that helps.

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Anointed Procession Cats

7 months ago

I'm not sure what happened with my above comment. The "spoiler" buttons don't seem to work anymore, even though they worked fine when I was posting it. :\ Must be a T/O bug. In any case, here's the same comment as above, but with accordions, which still seem to work.


You're actually fine using a Protection card that targets only one creature, because all you have to do is play it in response to the Declaration, targeting the same creature that the Declaration player targeted, and then Declaration will have an illegal target, causing the entire spell to fizzle. But that said, single-target Protection doesn't help against burn. I'd suggest Heroic Intervention to protect against both threats — and bonus points, it has a CAT in the art! XD


Before talking about this card specifically, first a quick note regarding "fog" effects: Some people actually feel similarly about "fog" effects as they do about lifegain — it doesn't deserve an entire card slot to itself. The rationale behind this is the same as with lifegain — a Fog neither develops your board, removes threats, nor decreases your opponent's life total. It essentially amounts to a lifegain spell that gains you the same amount of life as you were dealt in combat. That said, if you can find a Fog that does allow you to have an effect on the game, they can be great.

Alright, so on to your card choices. Unless you really care about the cycling, I'd actually choose a different Fog effect in its place, as both the CMC of Haze (2) as well as its cycling cost (3) are over-costed ( Fog costs 1 and cycling is usually 2). In its place, I recommend one of the following:

  • Druid's Deliverance — Since you have a lot of token generation, you'll almost always benefit from Populate. Note also that it doesn't prevent damage to creatures, so it gives you the option of not blocking at all to save your creatures, or choosing to block in order to remove threats as well as gain life and/or put your Pouncers and Sacred Cats into the graveyard. So this Fog does develop your board a little, and allows for the possibility of removing threats.
  • Encircling Fissure — This costs 3, but it has a couple benefits. Unlike Druid's Deliverance, this allows you to freely block any way you want, more easily allowing you to kill threats while benefiting from Lifelink, since your creatures still get to deal damage. The second benefit is that, late game, the Awaken option adds a little more power to your board, which could be the little extra you needed to turn the tide.
  • Heroic Intervention — Already mentioned above and not technically a Fog, but since you will in general have so many blockers, it effectively becomes a Fog if you can block all the damage from getting to you (obviously won't work against evasion like Trample or Flying). As with Encircling Fissure, it has the added benefit of allowing you to stack-block creatures to remove threats, as well as allowing you to benefit from Lifelink.
  • Winds of Qal Sisma — It is so easy for you to control a creature with power 4+, between Pridemate, Sovereign, and an eternalized Pouncer. And if you do, then this becomes an Encircling Fissure for 1 less mana.

Of them, my favorites are Druid's Deliverance and Heroic Intervention.


Like I said before, I already feel like you DO have heavy-hitters (Pridemate, Sovereign, an eternalized Pouncer). The only thing Oketra has that they don't is indestructible (and a high-costed token producing ability). But Oketra also has the drawback of potentially being useless, as well as having no synergy with Sovereign or Regal Caracal.

That said, if you really want the Indestructible (and temporary Indestructible from instants like Valorous Stance or Heroic Intervention aren't good enough), then I recommend Fleecemane Lion — an efficiently-costed early threat that later becomes an Indestructible, Hexproof 4/4 — or Temur Sabertooth , who has a repeatable Valorous Stance ability that actually combos nicely with both Regal Caracal (creating more cat tokens after re-casting) and Pride Sovereign (who can be Exerted, returned with Sabertooth, then re-casted next turn untapped and ready to block).

Sadly, neither of them benefit from the Monument's mana reduction.... but honestly, I don't think that's the most important element of your deck to be building around. Monument is a nice "extra" if you happen to draw it and have high-CMC white creatures, but it's not a necessity for the deck to function well, IMO.

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