Boros Human deck I am working on for Friday Night Magic. Feedback is welcome.
I don't know how deadset you are on the Stormblood Berserker, but I don't think he fits in here...yeah hers a human, but his EPIC bloodthirst is going to be hard to trigger, especially turn two when he is most effective. if you play Champion of the Parish turn one, you don't want to swing with a 1/1 turn two because they are going to block most likely. You also have no instants in your deck, which, you may or may not want to put in. Faith's Shield is always a winner in my book, because it works for everything, including your Cavern of Souls if they try to destroy it. Also, you may not want to go the direction of burn, but it cant hurt to have something like Righteous Blow to make your little ones trade with fatties. Be careful with Faithless Looting as I don't see you have very many targets to discard from since this is a pretty heavily aggressive deck. Faithless Looting doesn't net you cards, and without good targets to discard, you might draw two creatures and then be stuck discarding a threat you don't want to get rid of. but I guess thats why you have only two, so it is understandable. I do like the idea, don't get me wrong, and consider again about instants. Whether they are combat tricks, or even Cloudshift to hit your Kessig Malcontents once or twice, can result in massive amounts of damage. Also, even though the mana costs are high, Cathars' Crusade and Increasing Devotion are REALLY cool. also since you're playing Hellrider and Hero of Bladehold, Goldnight Commander is sweet for giving all your creatures +2/+2 everytime you play a Gather the Townsfolk or attack with a Hero of Bladehold. obviously he wouldn't be your ideal turn four drop, that would be Hero of Bladehold, but if you play him turn five and swing with everything you have on the field, your Hero of Bladehold's tokens become 4/3's. Goldnight Commander's ability is like Hellrider's ability, the creatures themselves don't need to attack in order to be devastating, and Goldnight Commander hurts the turn he comes out.
Good luck, I hope I gave some useful advice! +1 from me though. P.S.- One last thing, I don't think that you need 24 mana in this style of deck considering your curve peaks at 3 and ends at 5. I understand you don't want to play a Cavern of Souls, declare humans, and then not be able to play a Mirran Crusader, but again, thats another reason why I think dropping him in favor of something else would be wise.
May 18, 2012 3:49 p.m.
Thank you so much for taking the time to give me so much feedback!! For the Mirran Crusader or Silverblade Paladin thing, I do like Mirran Crusader a lot, the protection from black and green is really important because it helps against R/G aggro decks and infect decks but I do agree that Silverblade Paladin is a better card. And the crusader does count as a human for Cavern of Souls and Champion of the Parish because he is a human knight.
I completely agree with you that I need Faith's Shield and Faithless Looting isn't that great so switching those two things should work. I also agree on the Stormblood Berserker. I was actually thinking about adding Stromkirk Nobles to the deck, while they aren't human it is a powerful one drop that is really good against other human decks. I might use it in the sideboard instead of Pillar of Flame.
I don't really like Goldnight Commander, Cathars' Crusade or Increasing Devotion. While you can do awesome things with them, I just feel like they are too slow. Again, thank you very much for your feedback and I am interested in your opinion on the Stromkirk Noble.
May 19, 2012 10:42 a.m.
Long story short, Mirran Crusader is generally better than Silverblade Paladin at the moment, especially if your running the Lightning Mauler package. However, he is worth a space over Kessig Malcontents which is a pretty weak card, as it only hits players and often only doing three damage tops.
Dump card:Faith's Shield for Honor of the Pure as you want to be fast, and this hits you best creatures and makes the curve a little better.
Stromkirk Noble isn't really gonna' be that good, as it's anti synergistic with the theme of the deck and it'll be tough to have red on turn one to cast him. Stormblood Berserker is fine as a two off, as I agree you don't want to draw to many, but it's okay if you can go turn one Champion into turn two Berserker. Yes, it's odd with Champo' but on turn two it's worth it!
Your list is actually rather similar to mine, and I like it! :DTake a look and see if you can find anything that could also benefit your list.deck:boros-guild-innistrad-mirrodin-division