July 25, 2012 3:51 a.m.
I like the idea of the deck, but it looks like Puresteel Paladin , Stoneforge Mystic , and Volt Charge serve very small purposes. I would either up the amount of counters (for proliferate) and or equipment, would make the deck flow a bit better.
July 25, 2012 1:01 p.m.
It is a cool idea, but perhaps Elite Inquisitor would suit the deck much better than Thraben Valiant and Moorland Inquisitor . You shouldn't have a very hard time getting him out, because of the lands. Also, ways to search out Elspeth, Knight-Errant would help. Avacyn, Angel of Hope would be a great card here, with the Worldslayer combo.
July 25, 2012 2:13 p.m.
Knights are kind of tricky in that a lot of them are aggressive and low-costing, which makes choosing which ones to run a bit trickier. I would start with the basics. A strong aggro knight deck should have a smooth, low curve and something to play every turn.
For a 1-drop, it doesn't get much better than Student of Warfare . It's a powerful card that can double as a mana sink on turn 2 if you don't have a 2-drop in hand.
2-drop all-stars include Knight of Meadowgrain , Leonin Skyhunter , and Knight of the White Orchid . I think 2 is the correct number of the latter, but you should increase the number of Knight of Meadowgrain s and Leonin Skyhunter s to 4 each. First strike and lifelink on a 2/2 for 2 is a problem for other aggro decks and can buy you a lot of time when you're slaughtering early attackers or blockers or even hitting your opponent directly. The Leonin Skyhunter is basically an upgraded Order of the Golden Cricket because they cost the same and Skyhunter always has flying without the need to invest more mana in it every turn.
The cards that I don't necessarily advise including are Attended Knight , Hanweir Lancer , and Fervent Cathar (apart from the Order of the Golden Cricket I discussed earlier). Attended Knight is ok for generating a little extra board position, but the 1/1 Soldier won't get buffed by your Knight Exemplar and it isn't impressively powerful. Fervent Cathar is ok, but most knights have first strike and can kill blockers easily anyway. Hanweir Lancer is a bit redundant for this reason.
When designing your land base, consider the speed and color demands of Knights as a whole. I would drop Boros Garrison for Battlefield Forge ; it's easier and faster to take 1 damage than it is to have your land ETB tapped and bounce another of your lands, especially in a build that wants immediate access to mana.
Although I see the interaction between Worldslayer and Knight Exemplar , I would advise just running Day of Judgment instead. It's cheaper and easier to work with (just cast it instead of waiting another turn before you can equip Worldslayer ).
Finally, Brave the Elements is a fantastic card for Knights. It protects your field and allows you to hit for massive amounts of damage against other aggro decks when they leave only one color of creatures open to attempt blocking.
July 25, 2012 8:46 p.m.
Epochalyptik, i didn't notice the combo of Worldslayer and Knight Exemplar to be honest lol. My main plan was to use Elspeth, Knight-Errant -8 ability to make all my permanents indestructible and then do the board whip with Worldslayer cause my friend uses alot of milling/ counter.
July 26, 2012 11:37 p.m.
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