Odric, Master Tactician
Legendary Creature — Human Soldier
Whenever Odric, Master Tactician and at least three other creatures attack, you choose which creatures block this combat and how those creatures block.
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Odric, Master Tactician Discussion
1 month ago
4 Thalia's Lancers just to find 1 Odric, Master Tactician feels excessive. Maybe adding some other legendary targets could make Lancers a more versatile tutor. The Circle of Loyalty immediately comes to mind, but I could see Kwende, Pride of Femeref or Gideon, Ally of Zendikar working too. I'd also want at least 1 knight to play on turn 2. That would let you curve into Knight Exemplar or Silverblade Paladin better. Knight of the White Orchid and Knight of Meadowgrain would be more classic suggestions, and Worthy Knight is a newer option great for going wide with anthems. A final card I'd name would be History of Benalia as a haymaker that's particularly good in aggressive 1v1 scenarios.
2 months ago
Land Tax , Avacyn's Collar , Gallows at Willow Hill , Harmonious Archon , Herald of War , Repel the Abominable , Slayer's Plate , Thalia's Lieutenant , Thraben Doomsayer , Abzan Falconer , Abzan Battle Priest , Apostle of Purifying Light , Archetype of Courage , Avacynian Missionaries Flip, Avenging Huntbonder , Banisher Priest , Cathars' Crusade , Crusader of Odric , Elite Inquisitor , Elite Scaleguard , Fencing Ace , Fiend Hunter , Fiendslayer Paladin , Frontline Medic , Hedron-Field Purists , Intrepid Hero , Keeper of the Accord , Kwende, Pride of Femeref , Lavabrink Venturer , Luminarch Aspirant , Mentor of the Meek , Mikaeus, the Lunarch , Mirran Crusader , Odric, Lunarch Marshal , Odric, Master Tactician , Selfless Squire , Soldier of the Pantheon , Soul's Attendant , Victory's Envoy , Archangel of Thune , Cradle of Vitality , Felidar Retreat , Unbreakable Formation
What I'm suggesting is more of a focus on the +1/+1 counters and the slight life gain that can go along with it. Sit behind a wide army of little guys until you can slowly stack them up high. Any blink effect, like coudshift or eerie interlude can also work well, and bigger/better wraths, Austere Command , Cleansing Nova , End Hostilities , Mass Calcify , Planar Cleansing , Rout , Slash the Ranks ,
3 months ago
@shadow63, No I specifically mean provoke found on cards like Deftblade Elite and Hunter Sliver . I know the effect has largely shifted to green for cards like Prized Unicorn and Turntimber Basilisk , but I want to see provoke return on some non-green cards as the effect hasn’t been completely scrubbed off of white and red cards such as Odric, Master Tactician and Impetuous Devils . Provoke also has this cool rules interaction when it’s put on a creature with Menace. If a creature with provoke and menace provokes a creature an opponent controls one of two things happens depending on their boardstate. If the opponent only has one creature to block with, that being the provoked creature, the creature doesn’t block the creature with provoke and menace but instead loses the ability to block for the turn. If the opponent has two or more creatures that can block the opponent must block the creature with menace and provoke with their provoked creature along with another creature of the opponent’s choice. I love how this interaction works out and I’d love to see a creature or even an equipment that lists provoke and menace on the same card. I have this custom card dedicated to the idea actually, it’s a 0/1 artifact creature with menace, provoke and the text line, “As long as this creature’s power is 0 it has indestructible.” And if that last effect makes it too strong I could put some drawback on top of all that like giving it prowess or some line of text that boosts it’s power off of something an opponent does just to make it vulnerable to removal/combat. I like the concept of provoke so much that I use Deftblade Elite and Infiltration Lens in one of my commander decks as a draw engine and I’d love to see a new/better creature to replace the deftblade, preferably one with menace or haste along with its protection ability, but at this point I think I’m making too specific of a wish to have happen. Regardless I seriously want to see provoke get a shoutout in some creative way in Modern Horizons 2, or at the very least give me some cooler art by reprinting Deftblade Elite in the set!
3 months ago
Good Afternoon, Hope everyone is doing well.
I've amassed the following cards for specifically a soldier-themed deck, but I'm having trouble narrowing down the list for an appropriate deck, so I'd like to request advice and assistance. The general idea was to summon a bunch of soldier tokens, buff them, defeat opponents, but I keep stumbling into cards that would be 'cool' or 'awesome' with the theme. Here are the cards I am looking at:
Legendary Cards (Potential Commanders) Akroma, Vision of Ixidor (Synergy with Odric) Baird, Steward of Argive (Good delay) Brimaz, King of Oreskos (Cheap commander that produces soldiers) Darien, King of Kjeldor (decent way of making soldiers, expensive) Keleth, Sunmane Familiar (only for partner) Lena, Selfless Champion Mikaeus, the Lunarch Nahiri, the Lithomancer Odric, Lunarch Marshal Odric, Master Tactician Prava of the Steel Legion Thalia, Heretic Cathar Trynn, Champion of Freedom
Normal Cards Abzan Falconer (synergy with Mikaeus) Adaptive Automaton (buffs soldiers) Ainok Bond-Kin (synergy with Mikaeus) Ancestral Blade (2 for a 2/2 creature seems good, especially if I can re-assign it to Auriok Steelshaper) Angel's Feather (Life gain) Angel's Grace (emergency + synergy with Darien)(Isochron Scepter) Anointed Procession (Double tokens, yes) Anointer Priest (life gain for tokens, seems good) Auriok Steelshaper (seems like good synergy with the equipment in the deck, if they're included. Otherwise, might toss this out) Aven Brigadier (Might toss this) Aysen Crusader (P/T based on soldiers? Yes please) Ballyrush Banneret (cheaper soldier spells) Basri Ket (Synergy with Abzan Falconer and Ainok Bond-Kin)(Produces Soldier Tokens) Benalish Commander (Roundabout way of producing soldiers) Bounty Agent (Neat way of dealing with certain cards) Call the Coppercoats (Produces soldiers) Captain of the Watch (Produces soldiers, buffs soldiers) Captain's Call (Produces soldiers) Catapult Master (Neat way of exiling enemy creatures) Cenn's Enlistment (produces soldiers, retrace) Commanding Presence (roundabout way of producing soldiers) Conclave Phalanx (can easily be a free creature + free life gain) Congregate (good life gain) Conqueror's Pledge (produces soldiers) Coordinated Barrage (meshes with soldiers well. Isochron Scepter) Crusader of Odric (can get really tough and powerful, might be worth cutting though) Daru Stinger (Could be really potent) Daru Warchief (cheaper spells, buffs soldiers, seems good) Dawn of Hope (good synergy with life gains, produces soldiers with lifelink) Daysquad Marshal (produces 1 soldier token, only really good with other buffs/cost reductions) Decree of Justice (mostly just to cycle it) Deploy to the Front (Great way of expanding ranks of soldiers) Devout Invocation (This is basically a win condition) Door of Destinies (buffs soldiers) Elspeth Tirel (makes soldiers, gain life, emergency nuke) Elspeth, Knight-Errant (makes soldiers, indestructable emblem) Elspeth, Sun's Champion (produces soldiers, cool emblem) Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis (makes soldiers or gain life, neat concept) Enlistment Officer (Good way of thinning the deck) Entrapment Maneuver (produces soldiers while protecting yourself, smidge situational) Erase (cheap removal. Isochron Scepter) Evangel of Heliod (produces soldiers, potential for lots of soldiers) Even the Odds (Nice way of getting emergency troops) Fairgrounds Warden (cool removal) Field Marshal (buffs soldiers) Fiend Binder (cool removal) Finale of Glory (basically a win condition) First Response (Nice way of benefitting from small attackers, I think) Garrison Cat (produces 1 soldier token, effectively replacing itself, might be worth cutting) Gideon, Ally of Zendikar (only really here for the emblem and possibly getting buffed on attacks) Gift of Estates (Land is always a problem for me, good deck thinning) Glorious Anthem (buff) God-Favored General (produces soldiers, albeit a bit expensive) Haazda Marshal (neat soldier producer, makes lifelink soldiers) Hero of Bladehold (battlecry + soldier producer, great with Haazda Marshal) Holy Day (defensive spell, Isochron Scepter) Honor of the Pure (buff) Hunted Witness (replaces itself with a soldier, cheap, might cut though) Intangible Virtue (buffs tokens) Intrepid Hero (Great removal, lots of great memories, nostalgic for me, etc) Isochron Scepter (Keep using certain Instants as needed) Join the Ranks (a bit expensive but makes soldiers) Journey to Nowhere (removal) Keeper of the Accord (really cool card, definitely helps with soldiers and lands) Knight-Captain of Eos (basically a holy day by sacrificing a soldier, seems really good) Land Tax (Land is always a problem) Launch the Fleet (produces soldiers, great with Odric, Haazda Marshal, Hero of Bladehold, Brimaz, etc) Leyline of the Meek (Neat little buff) Lieutenants of the Guard (neat mechanic, might cut) Loxodon Partisan (battlecry, might cut) Loyal Sentry (neat concept, cheap) Makeshift Battalion (diet battlecry) Marble Diamond (might be good) Marshal's Anthem (neat card, might be beneficial in a pinch) Martial Coup (great removal + producing soldiers) Mentor of the Meek (card draw from soldiers) Militia Bugler (decent deck-thinning, might cut since its only top four) Militia's Pride (produces soldiers, lots of good synergy) Mobilization (decent buff, built-in soldier producer, tad expensive) Mother of Runes (utility, might cut) Murder Investigation (neat little way of producing soldiers, depends) Ninth Bridge Patrol (neat way of benefitting from tokens getting destroyed) Nomads' Assembly (huge potential) Oath of Lieges (Land is always a problem) Oathsworn Giant (expensive, but decent buff) Oblivion Ring (Removal) Omen of the Sun (produces soldiers, little life gain, scry later, flash, generally good) Palace Guard (cool card) Paragon of New Dawns (buffs soldiers) Path to Exile (Removal) Patrol Signaler (roundabout way of producing soldiers, might cut) Pay No Heed (cheap defense, Isochron Scepter) Pearl Medallion (cheaper spells is always better) Pennon Blade (make something huge, kinda expensive though, might cut) Phantom General (buffs tokens) Precinct Captain (cheap, produces soldiers for attacking, decent synergy) Preeminent Captain (free cast, depending upon circumstances, decent synergy) Proper Burial (decent life gain) Raise the Alarm (cheap soldiers, Isochron Scepter) Ranger of Eos (only useful if I have a lot of cheap creatures) Reborn Hero (neat concept, can bring it back) Rebuff the Wicked (neat counter) Recruit the Worthy (cheap soldiers, Isochron Scepter) Recruiter of the Guard (decent search) Remember the Fallen (might cut, decent card) Resurrection (decent way of bringing back an expensive creature) Return to the Ranks (potentially free method of bringing cards back) Reverent Hoplite (potentially lots of soldiers) Rhox Pikemaster (Decent buff) Righteous Cause (Decent buff, tad expensive) Riot Control (neat life gain, defense) Rootborn Defenses (defense, makes a soldier, neat) Safe Passage (defense) Selfless Squire (interesting utility, might cut) Sergeant-at-Arms (can create soldiers, seems expensive though) Shielded Passage (neat little defense, Isochron Scepter) Sol Ring (obvious reasons) Soul Parry (decent defense, Isochron Scepter) Soul Snare (neat way to keep up devotion + have something on hand to deal with a creature) Soulmender (cheap creature, life gain, might cut) Standing Troops (decent card, might cut) Stormfront Riders (expensive way of producing soldiers, flying, might cut) Strata Scythe (make something huge, might cut) Strength of Arms (decent way of making soldiers, Isochron Scepter) Sword of the Meek (decent way of bringing it back from graveyard, might cut though) Sworn Companions (lifelink soldiers) Terminus (nice clutch card) Thraben Standard Bearer (cheap soldier, can be good for creating defenders in a pinch) Timely Reinforcements (neat for emergencies) True Conviction (huge buff) Unified Strike (exile based on number of soldiers, isochron scepter) Unruly Mob (might cut) Valor (easy way to get first strike) Veteran Armorer (buff, might cut) Veteran Armorsmith (buff, might cut) Veteran Swordsmith (buff, might cut) Veteran's Armaments (decent synergy, might cut) War Report (good life gain) Wing Shards (neat card, might cut) Worship (synergizes with Darien)
Lands Drifting Meadow (cycling) Emeria, The Sky Ruin (awesome card if I can get 7 plains) Karoo (neat little card, not sure if worth it) 28x Plains New Benalia (neat card, not sure if worth it) Nykthos, Shrine of Nyx (white deck, probably a good call) Secluded Steppe (cycling)
Thank you for your time and attention.
4 months ago
Hi jlane, welcome to EDH! I take it Marisi is your general? You can designate your general in the Edit page (button on the left) by adding CMDR next to it's name in your list, like so:
1x Marisi, Breaker of the Coil *CMDR*
Marisi is a really interesting general, however I'm not sure the party mechanic suits him that well, or vice versa. Are you heart-set on the deck revolving around party stuff? If yes, Tazri, Beacon of Unity might be a better choice for the general. If you want to build more around Marisi, I'd recommend the following swaps:
Angelheart Protector -> Toski, Bearer of Secrets
Dauntless Survivor -> Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor
Tajuru Snarecaster -> Soltari Visionary
Springmantle Cleric -> Frontier Warmonger
Stonework Packbeast -> Ilysian Caryatid
Thundering Sparkmage -> Odric, Master Tactician
Turntimber Ascetic -> Soltari Foot Soldier
Shepherd of Heroes -> Avacyn's Pilgrim
Scorch Rider -> Subira, Tulzidi Caravanner
Synchronized Spellcraft -> Skyshroud Elf
Might of Murasa -> Paradise Druid
Sizzling Barrage -> Druid of the Anima
Kabira Outrider -> Storm the Citadel
Emeria Captain -> Artifact Mutation
Practiced Tactics -> Hunter's Insight
I can recommend more if you like. Let me know!
7 months ago
Don't play Indomitable Archangel, since you can't equip shrouded creatures. Id probably swap them for either Odric, Lunarch Marshal or Odric, Master Tactician just for the luls of it. I don't know why you use Darksteel Citadel, if it's just for the name fitting into the theme, I'd say drop 'em and play some Urza lands instead. Maybe some cycle lands or fetch lands to spice it up a bit.
9 months ago
Monomanamaniac Thanks for the upvote and the kind words! I'll comment your suggestions.
Boros Charm: Is a great card and I used it before but I've cut it for more permanents. This deck can have so much interaction because it needs creatures to attack and enchantments to make them better
Mangara, the Diplomat: I'm eager to test it, but I don't own one (I'm not spending in MtG for awhile)
Sunforger: I can't praise this card enought but unfortunately this is not the deck for it. Iroas needs devotion, so I can run only so many artifacts. And Sunforger is not a slot in a deck - it is a dozen. You'll need targets, tutors to find it, maybe a creature or two that can cheat equip costs...
Arcane Signet: Good, could replace Cluestone or Locket for it (but I run those because of the option to draw)
Odric, Lunarch Marshal: Is good, I don't own one so never tested. I'm just concerned that it would be a dead topdeck in some situation, but surely worth a shot.
Odric, Master Tactician: Used it before, actually it underperformed. Iroas is usually good enought
Winota, Joiner of Forces: Same as Mangara
Sword of the Animist: Used it before, it is a good card and works, but I decided to cut it for Burnished and Lannery Storm as they can attack and block. I'm still interested in bringing it back but still have to figure something out.
Shadowspear: Same problem as Sunforger, I can run only many artifacts, also Hexproof and Indestructible are things that could be resolved with "player removal" xD
Chaos Warp: Considering this one, I love removal that hits more than one kind of permanents, but I am satisfied with the removal package on this deck already. Maybe I can squeeze in the place of something.
Flawless Maneuver: Same as Boros Charm
Brimaz, King of Oreskos: Used it before, underperformed.
Knight of the White Orchid: Same as Brimaz
Myriad Landscape: Is good and I might squeeze one in. I have one problem that I think this deck is running too few basics, sometimes I Land Tax all of them out of the deck, and I intend to use Emeria, The Sky Ruin (wich would demand more plains) but it is on my sight!
Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves: Same as Shadowspear
Vandalblast: Same as Chaos Warp
Combat Celebrant: Just neat, maybe someday I find a place for it in the deck!
9 months ago
Great deck but I've got a couple suggestions for you. Boros Charm can save you in a pinch or be used to make a creature hit harder. Mangara, the Diplomat is decent card draw. Sunforger is good for tutoring answer cards. Arcane Signet is good mana ramp. Odric, Lunarch Marshal spreads the love around and Odric, Master Tactician Will let you decide how your combat works. Winota, Joiner of Forces is huge card advantage of you build around it a little. Sword of the Animist is amazing for mana ramp. Shadowspear is decent for turning off indestructible and hexproof. Chaos Warp is decent removal. Flawless Maneuver is free indestructible for your team. Brimaz, King of Oreskos makes a decent amount of tokens. Knight of the White Orchid decent land ramp. Myriad Landscape also good ramp. Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves to protect from spot removal. Vandalblast is good artifact hate. Combat Celebrant can exert you into more combat steps. Anyways, that's all I can think of. I like your build though, it's got just of what you'd expect in a deck like this