In my opinion two of the most powerful cards in Avacyn Restored are getting only a little attention.

Silverblade Paladin and Tandem Lookout. These in connection with each other is absolutely brutal! Then I started thinking what else goes well with these two guys. Obviously an unblockable guy who gets through each time capable of either drawing a card or having double strike. Enter Invisible Stalker. So what goes well with the stalker. Well that's easy: Puresteel Paladin. Then it hit me these 4 creatures along with perennial favorite Geist of Saint Traft in an equipment deck makes for a powerful combination. I think Silverblade Paladin and Tandem Lookout are what Puresteel Paladin has been looking for to become broken.

Equipment choices:

Moonsilver Spear - constantly makes angel tokens (a little expensive to play out though so this is one of my least favorite choices)

Silver-Inlaid Dagger - 1 CMC costs only 2 to equip and on every creature except geist it gives +3/+0. Pretty powerful especially when you have a 1/1 double strike hexproof unblockable on the field with another 2/2 doublestriker

Sword of War and Peace - This guy is nuts with double strike and simply nuts on an invisible stalker as is. This hits the ground its game over.

Sword of Feast and Famine - Not quite as aggro as the SoWaP but still nuts. Keeps up card advantage and helps get more equipment on the field by untapping my lands. The pro-green and black is nice too.

Swiftfoot Boots - protects the paladins from kill spells and gives haste to an invisible stalker with a ton of equipment on the field and puresteel just chilling out.



Ayleron says... #1

Interesting combo design. How has t performed in actual combat?

May 27, 2012 12:24 p.m.

rckclimber777 says... #2

Surprisingly efficient. I can normally end the game by turn 4-5. Cavern of Souls may be added to ensure that they can't mana leak my early stalker or puresteel. It's done pretty well in playtest. I'm gonna try and get it out to an FNM shortly.

May 27, 2012 4:29 p.m.

apoc7k says... #3

I really dig it! Puresteel Paladin really is a fantastic, absolutely nasty card. And there's so many different things it can pair up with! I've experimented with all sorts of different creatures with soulbond, and... this is easily my favorite. I really like your deck idea! Let us know how well it hoses decks!

June 12, 2012 6:47 p.m.

rckclimber777 says... #4

Thanks. Don't forget to +1

June 12, 2012 8:08 p.m.

metalmagic says... #5

I love it. Silverblade Paladin gives Geist of Saint Traft what it needs: resilience in combat. I may have to try this out. Tandem Lookout is one of my favorite cards from the set also, but mainly because it pairs epicly with Hellrider , haha. +1, good sir.

June 12, 2012 8:21 p.m.

rckclimber777 says... #6

Thank you sir.

And you're absolutely right the lookout with hellrider is ridiculous. I may have to finally build a U/R deck with that in there.

June 12, 2012 10:38 p.m.

rckclimber777 says... #7

Any ideas on SB?

Also I updated it to its current form. Removed Flayer Husk and added a Sword of War and Peace . I may still remove a land and add a Silver-Inlaid Dagger . So far it's done exceptionally well in playtesting, though I'm thinking of taking it to a FNM this week. Obviously I'll need a SB if I do though.

June 12, 2012 10:53 p.m.

Vman says... #8

well for the sb ide go safe if you dont reallly know what ur gonna be against.. a set or 3 of Revoke Existence to get rid of em pesky artifacts, some Nihil Spellbomb or the cage thing for reanimation. maybe some Gut Shot for delver?

come to think about it have you tried Trinket Mage ? it fetches up possible 1 of's and counts as a human (no evasion though) or maybe Etched Champion if u can get metalcraft up fast..

also Origin Spellbomb is some awsome tech against wrath deckies =) gl

June 13, 2012 8:58 a.m.

Vman says... #9

and +1 from me for a sxc puresteel deck

June 13, 2012 8:59 a.m.

Stay70573 says... #10

you can't name this Megatron! ,Megatrons evil! this is white! Megatron would have black somewhere

June 23, 2012 7:40 a.m.

HoneyBadger says... #11

Excellent! I thoroughly enjoy this deck and was considering making something similar :) arm with aether and maybe Curiosity might be worth messing with

June 26, 2012 12:55 a.m.

slashx24 says... #12

I really like this. It seems like you need quite a few cards on the table to get some massive damage done, though. I seem to run into trouble the moment I get a paladin (either) on the board - people just start field wiping and targeting them. What is your plan in regards to this?

July 1, 2012 1:07 p.m.

Dritz says... #13

I'm liking it, obviously built on a better budget than my deck but a lot of the synergies in here clearly took some thought and arrangement. Nice work!

July 8, 2012 3:12 p.m.

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Illegal cards Ponder, Seachrome Coast, Puresteel Paladin, Dispatch, Mox Opal, Swiftfoot Boots, Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of War and Peace
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.11
Tokens 1/1 Spirit, 4/4 Angel
Top rank #5 on 2012-06-30
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