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Very cool deck! Have you though about adding Field Marshal since you run so many soldiers? Also, have you ever considered Windbrisk Heights? If you've got a minute check out my soldier deck here: Brimaz and friends and see what you think...I'd like your input! +1 from me :)
September 17, 2016 12:03 a.m.
RainbowHiker, I recently had a version of this that was a Human Soldier tribal that ran Field Marshall, but I think with only 19 lands I can only run a few 3 drops, and I think Silverblade Paladin is just much better as a finisher in here after testing it. I cannot afford to miss a land drop when playing so few lands either so Windbrisk Heights, while being a potentially powerful effect just isn't worth the drawback.
September 17, 2016 1:15 p.m.
That makes sense, I didn't pay attention to how much land you were running lol. How do you like Honor of the Pure? It tended to be more of a dead card for me, or at most a small buff to a few creatures. I'm interested to hear your though process behind it!
September 17, 2016 2:48 p.m.
a few spells to consider:
September 29, 2016 11:11 p.m.
March 6, 2017 2:52 a.m.
Ihazadeck Metallic Mimic is interesting in here, but its main drawback is it is colorless and so does not work well with Brave the Elements. the mimic seems like it would preform pretty similarly to Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit, and I've already tried and cut this card because it was too slow. Another thing working against the mimic is that I would have to take out a 2 drop to make room for it, my mana curve is skewed towards 2 mana already as it is and I don't see what I would cut for it. Thanks for the comment
March 6, 2017 11:06 a.m.
no problem, people playing similar decks should always swap ideas. at least with my experience, the mimic makes late game draws become a bit more live. being able to make a 2/3 or 3/4 Thraben Inspector or to have a Noble Hierarch be a 1/2 or 2/3 is actually relevant. also cool side note, a bit of a corner case but mimic blocks Etched Champion. Also hows has Hanweir Militia Captain Flip working out for you?
March 6, 2017 2:08 p.m.
Ihazadeck, I think Hanweir Militia Captain Flip is pretty solid in the deck, it becomes a lot better if you have established a board state, which is fairly easy to do early in the game. It's drawback is that it needs help to get going, but if it flips it can easily end the game on its own. You are right in that Metallic Mimic would be a better later game draw or when playing from behind, and I think it's fine to run a play set since your deck has more of a focus on +1/+1 counters. I do think that the captain provides a faster clock than the mimic in theory, which is what I'm going for. I think your deck looks solid by the way, its a little slower than mine but has a much better ability to grind games out from the looks of it, nice work.
March 6, 2017 5:44 p.m.
thank you, the real mvp is Lead the Stampede at first i thought it was all about coco. but with lead the stampede i can keep a sketchier hand. turn 1 noble turn 2 stampede, on friday i kept a had full sideboard cards, hit stampede on turn 2, put 5 creatures in hand. i know coco puts them on the board but its a turn slower. plus me a cocos are cursed, on camera once i coco back to back double whiff, 30 creature deck. also only the hands with mimic on turn 2 are my slow hands. usually this deck is pretty fast, game ever with it i out raced affinity.
March 7, 2017 2:03 a.m.
Ihazadeck, I could see being able to outrace affinity with it, human decks are some of the faster decks in Modern when they have the right pieces. I wasn't trying to imply your deck was slow, I was just trying to make a comparison between the 2 shells. Mine is more of an all-in aggresive strategy, while yours sacrifices some potential speed for some elements of midrange/attrition, which can help you pull out games that go longer that my deck would probably lose to. Also, Lead the Stampede seems like a great card in there, I actually was looking into Blue/White Humans, splashing for Mass Appeal and Deft Duelist, it also gets access to counterspells and Meddling Mage in the sideboard.
March 7, 2017 1:07 p.m.
i normally play death and taxes and right before i sleeved this humans list i was running a spirit taxes and let me tell you Reflector Mage is a pretty solid card, it is a 3 drop, but the tempo play is strong. Meddling Mage is really good too.
March 7, 2017 1:58 p.m.
I'd find a way to add in Mentor of the Meek for some card draw. Thraben Doomsayer is also a great fit when you are playing with Hanweir Militia Captain Flip, with all the human tokens you can create. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a great land for this kind of deck. With the Mentor of the Meek, you can pump a lot of mana, draw a creature after playing one and cast/draw again that same turn. The creature tokens you create can also be used for even more card draw. Also, Cathars' Crusade basically makes all of your creatures Champion of the Parish, while not messing with Mentor of the Meek card draw, as you can pump the creature after drawing your card.
Some other consideration cards would be: Collective Effort, Odric, Master Tactician, Increasing Devotion, Abzan Battle Priest,Devout Chaplain-great enchant/artifact removal on a stick! Exile!!, Westvale Abbey Flip, Angel of Glory's Rise- wipe recovery, Elspeth, Knight-Errant-not human tokens but the ultimate is great, Mikaeus, the Lunarch, and Grand Abolisher. Hope this helps!
March 19, 2017 11:45 p.m.
March 20, 2017 12:15 p.m.
budlaorf: I've tested Mentor of the Meek and I haven't been that impressed with it to be honest. 3 mana can be difficult to get to when running 20 lands, fairly often I won't get to 3 lands until turns 5-6. On top of that he has no immediate impact on the board, and is very mana intensive. When I tested it I found that I was tapping out too often to make use of the card draw. This is designed to be an all-in aggro deck, and the more grindy midrange elements you put in, the less of an aggro deck you become. Thraben Doomsayer, Cathars' Crusade, Increasing Devotion are all too slow against many top tier decks in modern, where most games are decided before turn 5. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a colorless land until turn 3 is how I look at it, and I can't afford to run it because I have to be able to cast everything in my opening hand on early turns or I will lose. Odric, Master Tactician has always been kind of intriguing and I may do some testing with this in the future, however 4 mana is again difficult to get to, so I would need to see strong results.
kamarupa: I'm don't think I want to be adding grindier elements to the deck, this shell is more of an all-in strategy, but I could see Tezzeret's Gambit having a place in decks looking to win a few more games that go longer at the cost of losing some for not being fast enough. The more creatures I run, the more consistently I can have a strong start. It's a potential sideboard card though.
Thank you both for your suggestions.
March 20, 2017 7:39 p.m.
I completely agree with you, mahanhen about Mentor of the Meek and get where you're coming from with Tezzeret's Gambit, too. I run the Gambit in my white creatures with counters deck because, 1) my low CMC spells often leave my hand empty by t4-t5 and 2) all my creatures generate their own counters, so the Proliferate effect itself is as good as dropping a creature that would have triggered additional counters. In your deck, you'd have to have already dropped Thalia's Lieutenant to get the max benefit from dropping a Gambit. But like you said - it might be worth a thought in your sideboard for those matchups that start grinding.
March 20, 2017 9:17 p.m.
cmsrDPM it doesn't seem great here to be honest, Honor of the Pure is just about the same effect in this deck, and I cut it because of its lack of impact if my board is empty. Thanks for the rating and suggestion though, Cheers.
March 26, 2017 9:25 p.m.
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|Date added||1 year|
|Last updated||2 weeks|
This deck is Modern legal.
|Tokens||1/1 Human Cleric, Clue|
|Folders||Andres decks, Decks I Like, Humans, step1|
|Top rank||#38 on 2016-07-14|