- 2x Captain of the Watch
- 4x Field Marshal
- 2x Gideon's Avenger
- 4x Legion Loyalist
- 3x Mentor of the Meek
- 4x Precinct Captain
- 4x Thraben Inspector
Interesting deck, so +1, here are my suggestions:
Although the payoff is there, Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Captain of the Watch are simply too expensive for what they do, as you aren't going to be casting 6-drops consistently with a manabase lower then 24-25.
If you do drop your walkers, I'd consider cutting the land count to around 18-20, you don't want to be flooding out.
As a side-note, Elspeth's -3 does not kill Gods, because they have indestructible.
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This is my version of Boros aggro, if you'd like any other suggestions you can look there.
April 11, 2017 7:39 p.m.
the problem with those humans is that they don't help with my 1/1 soldier tokens, which is what precinct captain is for; a steady stream of tokens, and elspeth sun's champion serves as a boardwipe in most games, able to attract the attention of my opponent's creatures, removal, and whatever answers they have. also, creating 1/1 soldiers helps me have ways to trigger Mentor of the Meek which helps me draw cards.
red so far has been only legion loyalist and lightning bolt, the red is mainly there as a part of the deck i can build upon in the future, especially when i have time to upgrade this deck ( by adding lightning helix, boros charm, etc)
thanks for the help anyway, i'll have to take a look at your deck!
April 11, 2017 8:23 p.m.
I think what's really missing here is the ability to go over the top. You seem to have great potential for board stalls with no way to punch through the final damage.
Brave the Elements - I'll second this recommendation, as this does exactly what you need in this. You can stop removal if need be as well.
Boros Charm - super effective in all modes here for you. You haven't lived until you've countered a Damnation..
I would try to normalize your numbers as well. In a deck that doesn't have a ton of draw tech, having 1-ofs just makes so little sense. I would probably go with 2 as a minimum quantity, but consider boosting the totals for useful tech.
Other than that, you mentioned that you've been losing with this. How did you lose? What would have won the games for you, if it was possible? That is key to finding a solid path for upgrades.
My relevant modern deck - Modern Mono-W Beats
April 12, 2017 11:45 a.m.
my only mainboard 1 ofs are elspeth knight errant, ghost quarters, and inspiring vantage, because elspeth and dual lands are expensive, and ghost quarters is more of a sideboard
i've been losing mainly because i run out of steam, and then i have to spend mana on Mentor of the Meek to try to topdeck an elspeth or soldier lord
yeah i'll add 2 boros charm, one of the biggest reasons why i don't have cards like boros charm or Lightning Helix is because budget, elspeth's and the sideboard don't count because they're cards i previously owned
thanks for the help!
April 12, 2017 12:18 p.m.
This is not-quite-burn, not-quite-tokens, and not-quite-tribal. I've drawn something like 10 hands with it or so, and it seems like you most often get a 1-drop, and mostly a 2-drop to follow, and they are mostly aggressive... but then it changes at the 3-drop. Mentor of the Meek doesn't like attacking, Preeminent Captain doesn't have the size to be an actual turn 4 attacker, Field Marshal seems ok (why only 3 of that? it's a lord, you want 4). How about adding Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip - soldier, can become a planeswalker, cheap?
Compare to merfolk (the beatdown-tribal I know how to play), you have some really slow turns in turn 4 and 5. Your creatures don't have evasion (where merfolk have islandwalk), and they are smaller. You might have a few more, but there aren't really all the lords to buff your 1/1 tokens. since you have a bit fewer creatures than merfolk or elves, discard like Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize is pretty good against you, probably mostly capable of making your early- and late-game lose connection by picking a mid-cost card. Perhaps Aegis of the Gods could solve this (not on turn 1 though).
Perhaps you should just make up your mind - is it a go-wide creatures and tokens deck (add more tokens, and Honor of the Pure, is it pseudo-burn (maybe you could add Goblin Bushwhacker and Reckless Bushwhacker and drop anything costing 3 or more), or is it tribal-soldier (Aether Vial is good then, even if it's a bit hard on the budget, and you should have more creatures on 2 and 3 drop)?
April 12, 2017 5:23 p.m.
i only have 6 lords in this deck, which is small compared to elves (over half the creatures are elf lords), but to make up for it, i use Ballyrush Banneret for cost reduction, Mentor of the Meek for card draw (mentor and ballyrush together basically says whenever you cast a soldier spell draw a card), and thraben inspector for card draw as well. the elspeth's are there mainly because i have them already, and they fit the soldier theme (knight errant is just powerful, and suns champion can flood the board). theyre basically 4~6 mana to make opponents spend time to get rid of them. actually, i do have some evasion, the legion loyalists give trample and first strike if it attacks with at least 2 other creatures much like kytheon
the reason why i don't use kytheon is because once it becomes a planeswalker, it becomes more fragile. sure, on my turn, its a 4/4 indestructible soldier, but when i pass, its a planeswalker. although the +1 to give indestructible is nice, kytheon himself has a fragile body, easily dying before i have 3 mana open. kytheon just ends up becoming a removal magnet, when i could just add more of the cards that i didnt want my opponent to remove.
aegis of the gods looks nice, that can definitely go into my sideboard! i would add aethervial, but that would make the deck cost me over 100 dollars, and thats over this decks budget...
April 12, 2017 5:58 p.m.
man this deck is something i tried to build as well but you sir made vast improvement
April 13, 2017 9:20 a.m.
scarredwolf9 thank you! (: I'd like to know why your build didn't work, so I can avoid the same issue
April 13, 2017 1:02 p.m.
just couldn't seem to make the value stick and i also was trying to make it super damage racy
April 15, 2017 2:41 a.m.
raise sucks and tirel was in sideboard a few days ago and still is there
April 17, 2017 11:46 p.m.
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|Date added||1 month|
|Last updated||1 month|
This deck is Modern legal.
|Tokens||1/1 Soldier, Clue, Elspeth|
|Folders||Modern, to do, MDN, Deck Ideas, Red/White, Modern|
|Top rank||#11 on 2017-04-18|