This is a Voltron deck I made utilizing Rafiq's use of Exalted as well as just about every creature with Exalted in Magic: The Gathering, as well as a bunch of good equipment to stack on him and keep him buff.

The idea is to bring out several creatures with exalted, as well as equipment, bring out the commander and put those equipment on him, and swing alone with said Commander for high damage. Usually, by Turn 5, once he's ready to attack, you should be able to swing for 7 damage (Exalted stack from a creature per turn starting at the beginning of the game), and doubled to 14 due to Rafiq's ability. and it will only get immensely higher, especially with the high mana giving artifacts.

Please if you have any suggestions, give them so I can make this deck even better. Maybe starting with some better equipment to use, as said. This is a voltron deck.




TehGrief says... #1


Nice deck you have there.

I do have a couple suggestions:

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Hope that helps!

August 16, 2017 5:41 p.m.

Andoru says... #2

To kind of piggyback off of what TehGrief was saying about token exploding exalted, you can also run Sigil of Valor considereing you are running so many creatures anyways

August 16, 2017 7:37 p.m.

Alixen says... #3

So you seem to have a pretty solid deck here. I have some suggestions based on my decks Daxos of a hundred blades and Honorable Combat

For evasion and protection

Spirit Mantle pro creatures and a buff

Steel of the Godhead unblockable and lifelink

Unquestioned Authority pro creatures and a card

Shield of the Oversoul a nice secondary source of indestructible.


Fireshrieker or Duelist's Heritage was kinda surprised not to see double strike on anything else, it's useful enough you'll probably want it on hand if you can't keep Rafiq out.

Concerted Effort or Odric, Lunarch Marshal share all your keywordsInvocation of Saint Traft the timing of this triggers after your single attacker gets exalted so you get all those


Wargate I will often use to get Maze of Ith

Dueling Grounds this one messes up swarm decks like mad and prevents you from getting overrun by a few creatures slightly larger than your exalted support.

August 18, 2017 11:08 p.m.

MrBadDragon says... #4

I wouldn't go fully asymmetric with your lands. You need to get all your colours in order to cast Rafiq. I would cut maybe two Islands and two Forests and bring in three Plains and a Seaside Citadel.

August 19, 2017 7:12 a.m.

Qolorful says... #5

Surprised no one has mentioned the swords yet. If you can get your hands on them, then Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of Light and Shadow, and Sword of Fire and Ice, as well as Umezawa's Jitte are some of the biggest powerhouse equipments in the format. Also maybe I just missed them but Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves provide haste and protection first turn. Because rafiq runs more creatures than most voltron it is easy to just reequip lightning greaves to remove shroud to get equipping other items. Also I think Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith and his hammer are great to give you some extra sustainability by getting rid of a lot of equip costs.

September 11, 2017 8:40 a.m.

killroy726 says... #6

Open the Armory?, I would also suggest Enlightened Tutor as well.

September 11, 2017 6:30 p.m.

killroy726 says... #7

erm, never mind the armory suggestion I didnt see it til it was too late sorry XD

September 11, 2017 6:31 p.m.

miracleHat says... #8

For a voltron deck, you have many creatures, a fair amount are sub-optimal. Using creatures that have exalted, or exalted + some useless ability is detrimental for what you are probably aiming for. These are the biggest offenders: Akrasan Squire Aven Squire Dawnray Archer, Ethercaste Knight Frontline Sage, Guardians of Akrasa, Outrider of Jhess, Rhox Bodyguard Rhox Charger, 3 three "sigiled" creatures, and Waveskimmer Aven. That is 13 creatures. You will want more interaction with-- and defense against-- your opponent(s). Swords to Plowshares, Krosan Grip, Aura Shards, Dispel, Stifle, and Rootborn Defenses are all cards to consider. For buffing rafiq, Berserk is a near must, the sword of x&y cycle (however many you can get), and the Sovereigns of Lost Alara+Eldrazi Conscription are also near musts.

September 11, 2017 6:49 p.m.

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