Creature — Vampire Soldier
As long as Adanto Vanguard is attacking, it gets +2/+0.
Pay 4 life: Adanto Vanguard gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Adanto Vanguard Discussion
1 month ago
I have not played pioneer in a while either, so take what I say with a grain of salt I suppose... There will be a TLDR.
Generally speaking, Weenie Hut can use some of the better token producers and can run with that idea pretty strongly. I'd suggest running 3 or 4 of History of Benalia , 3 of Legion's Landing Flip, and then you can cut down to 1 of Castle Ardenvale if that helps you mana at all! Curious Obsession is fantastic in these types of decks, and so is Adanto Vanguard , so running 4 of both is your best bet as well. Skymarcher Aspirant is also another 4-of lock in my eyes. Spectral Sailor and Siren Stormtamer are early fliers with upside.
Another option is the run some planeswalker aggression through Gideon(s). Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is probably your best bet, however, my personal favorite version of him is Gideon Blackblade . The passive ability 4/4 indestructible that also gives vigilance, indestructible or lifelink can be very helpful!
If you utilize this type strategy, it does make cutting some creatures and cards overall pretty simple. Luminous Broodmoth just won't work with tokens, so that is probably an easy cut. Search for Azcanta Flip is too slow, so I think that comes out. I think that Ephara comes out as well since the plan might change to flurry of little creatures between turns 1-2-3, the goal is to be empty handed and threatening to kill by turn 4 or 5. That also means Dream Trawler should go, but I'd understand wanting to keep a late game insurance policy.
TLDR-- Knights/White Weenie with a splash
4 months ago
Cast that enchantment and Adanto Vanguard , pass turn, opponents end step before your turn if you still have 40 life pay 4 life 10 times, in response to your immediate death cast Stunning Reversal . Your upkeep trigger win con.
4 months ago
Splashing in white could give you access to Pillory of the Sleepless , which will just drain opponents over time! Would also give you access to the Black White vampires from Rivals of Ixalan like Forerunner of the Legion , Legion Lieutenant , Adanto Vanguard .
Asylum Visitor is a decent side deck card to have, as is Duress . Siding in Viridian Longbow synergizes really well with all the deathtouch creatures you have, which could help if you're going against something with bigger creatures. Nihil Spellbomb for graveyard hate.
Arterial Flow Seems like it should have a home in this deck too!
I'm a fan of running Fungal Infection over Viper's kiss, as it either allows you to trade up to two toughness or create more tokens to keep your attacks rolling.
Hope those give you some ideas!
4 months ago
Preeminent Captain is a strong soldier staple since it can get in big threats like Captain of the Watch early. Odric, Lunarch Marshal could be one of those threats seeing as you have so much first strike and vigilance naturally. That could free up slots since he'd make Archetype of Courage and Brave the Sands potentially redundant. If you do go that route, some useful inclusions might be Aerial Responder , Fencing Ace , Adanto Vanguard , and Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip. Otherwise, Brimaz, King of Oreskos is a very efficient soldier, if a bit pricey, with some degree of lore connection to Elspeth. Finally, I'd probably include at least a singleton copy of Sunlit Hoplite for your walker to grab. It's not a remarkable creature, but then, Elspeth, Undaunted Hero isn't a remarkable planeswalker when compared to Elspeth, Knight-Errant or Elspeth, Sun's Champion . You may as well at least have the flexibility of recurring a Hoplite when your board state has been diminished and you don't have the luxury of going for the ultimate.
6 months ago
Worldslayer destroys everything on the battlefield (except itself and of course indestructible pernaments). It destroys both yours and opponents pernaments which includes lands, creatures, enchantments, artifacts and planeswalkers.
Porphyry Nodes does NOT target creatures at all. It CAN choose inderstructible creature but it does not destroy it. It can and it will destroy Sylvan Caryatid, Birds of Paradise, Stonehewer Giant, Adanto Vanguard (if you do not choose to pay 4 life to give it indestructible), if it is a creature with the least power on the battlefield during its trigger.
Rules for this card:
15.7.2006 This card’s ability is not targeted, so even untargetable creatures or those with Protection can be chosen.
1.2.2007 This is the timeshifted version of Drop of Honey.
1.7.2013 If the creature with the least power has indestructible, the ability does nothing.
1.7.2013 If there are multiple creatures tied for least power and some but not all of them have indestructible, the ones with indestructible can’t be chosen.
6 months ago
See above. -> Make a card that would make Adanto Vanguard players happy
The Mutator's Stone
Whenever a creature you control gains flying, put a flying counter on it if it doesn't have a flying counter on it. The same is true for first strike, double strike, deathtouch, hexproof, indestructible, lifelink, menace, reach, trample, and vigilance.
It grants forever the powers one gains.
Make a baby Yoda.
6 months ago
As an additional cost to cast this spell, pay X life and remove X counters from cards you own
Search your library for up to four creatures with converted mana costs X or less, and put them onto the battlefield under your control
Make a card that would make Adanto Vanguard players happy
10 months ago
I agree with 1empyrean about the keyword soup stuff. It may seem intuitive, since there's a lot of keywords amongst the mutate creatures, but it's a secondary theme that's taking up space for cards that better help the deck.
I disagree, though, that your commander should necessarily always be the target of the mutate pile. It's a good strategy to do so, but not the only course of action that could be beneficial in the course of any given game. As such, I believe it's a good thing to include other strong candidates for mutation.
To that end, I also agree that Mysterious Egg is not a great base for a pile. Some of my favorites, though, are Adanto Vanguard, Gladecover Scout, Troll Ascetic, and Gruul Spellbreaker (also, Slippery Bogle, but you're not playing blue).
Now, in case you start your pile on one of these guys, but then later wish you had started with your commander, you could include some cards that bounce the pile to your hand. Obviously, and unfortunately, blue is the best color for doing this. However, black has ninjas! Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Throat Slitter, Azra Smokeshaper and Skullsnatcher are all good options for that. Also, Dust Elemental is a lot better for a mutate deck than it might seem.
That's all I got, but this comment is too long as it is. Cheers!