Aerial Responder

Aerial Responder

Creature — Dwarf Soldier


Vigilance (Attacking doesn't cause this creature to tap.)

Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)

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Aerial Responder Discussion

Arcangelo on The Battalion - Soldier Tribal Deck

8 months ago

Thank you TheVectornaut, the suggestions are good and I've grabbed already Odric, Lunarch Marshal and Aerial Responder .

The Preeminent Captain is indeed a very strong card, but I can't get past the Kitkin creature type and the card look. I'll try it out and see how it goes.

TheVectornaut on The Battalion - Soldier Tribal Deck

8 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.

MahBoi100 on The Ladybug: An Apex Predator

1 year ago

Lowering the curve is definitely a good idea. Usually, this comes at a cost of how much the creatures do on their own. However, some of the cards you mention are quite good.

Mire Triton is a great, cheap Deathtouch creature that both provides defense as well as filling up the graveyard. In the early game, players usually only need a very tiny reason to not attack you to direct their aggression elsewhere. An argument to not run it would be that it only has one keyword itself, but it's additional utility makes it a decent inclusion.

Nullpriest of Oblivion is a card I haven't gotten to experiment much with yet, but it seems really good. Menace is indeed rare, especially in combination with other keywords. It may be added in the future simply on the back of having Menace. It also providing a decent mana sink in the late game is nothing to scoff at either.

When it comes to Winding Constrictor, I think theres some merit in considering it. It has some really nice synergy with Kathril, seeing at it increases the number of both keyword counters and +1/+1 counters. Conclave Mentor, on the other hand, I think do too little to warrant a place in the deck. On its own, it has no keyword abilities and simply increase the number of +1/+1 counters by one.

Danitha Capashen, Paragon provides great value for the cost. I second the decision to swap out Aerial Responder for her. Flying is the most common keyword, at least in my list.

Regarding my land count, 34 is definitely pushing it, and I should probably be running at least 35. That being said, I have yet to be properly mana screwed with this version. I run about 15 ramp- and card draw spells, so my mana usually smoothes out. Running 37 lands, like you are, is not a bad idea at all. If you find yourself often shifting between getting flooded and screwed, may I ask what ramp and card draw you're running?

Cards like Sylvan Library, Underrealm Lich, Doom Whisperer and Phyrexian Arena are all great for slowly accruing value. Library, Lich and Whisperer are particularly great because they let you look at cards ahead of time and arrange your deck after what you need. I don't know your budget though. Many of the best card draw and filtering spells are expensive, but there are some budget options too, like Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Crystal Ball and Read the Bones. :)

Vlasiax on The Ladybug: An Apex Predator

1 year ago

I've recently started looking for low cost creatures with 2+ keywords and I'd like to know your opinion about them:

  • Mire Triton - Deathtouch and mills 2 cards, both things seem to be quite impactful in this deck
  • Nullpriest of Oblivion - Menace (quite rare keyword) and Lifelink (uncommon keyword) + when kicked it can for reanimate another creature if Kathril already got her keywords or there's nothing better to do with lots of mana laying around lategame
  • Winding Constrictor / Conclave Mentor - both make it easier for Kathril to become lethal voltron
  • Danitha Capashen, Paragon - 3 keywords on 3 CMC creature, looks for me like a good bargain - I've personally swapped Aerial Responder for her, since I have lots of Flying creatures anyways

Also how do you feel with running only 34 lands? I run 37 and card draw spells like Painful Truths or Funeral Rites and still sometimes get to a point where I need lands or I have completely empty hand.

GoldenZebra on Mono White Lifelink commander

1 year ago

I would definitely consider Soul Warden Soul's Attendant Ajani's Welcome Lone Rider  Flip Fountain of Renewal And Light of Hope is a fantastic utility card for how low cmc it is. And personally I absolutely love Aerial Responder oh and Authority of the Consuls Wouldn’t hurt if you wanted a bit more control going on

Clashboy15 on Get A Life

1 year ago

How about 4 Heliod, Sun-Crowned instead of 4 Ritual of Rejuvenation? The ritual gains you only 4 life and draws you just one card. That is a pretty terrible rate and does not really impact the boardstate. Heliod, on the other hand can act as a creature and is really hard to kill. His static ability is super good and is a great pay off for all the life gain in your deck. The 1W ability to give lifelink to a creature is also very important, as it can giver, for example, your 5/5 ajani's pridemate lifelink and gain you some life while giving it a counter. Odric, Lunarch Marshal also doesn't seem very good as it can only give lifelink, flying and firststrike. I feel like maybe one or two might be good in the deck since its legendary and does cost a lot of mana. Lastly, Aerial Responder doesn't seem to be particularly good. Sure, it has flying, firstrike and lifelink, but it is still a 3 mana 2/3. Something like Spectral Procession seems much better. It synergizes very well with the soul sisters and gives you 3 1/1 fliers. Combined with heliod and a few of the soul sisters, Spectral Procession can sometimes make 3 2/2 or 3/3 or maybe even 4/4 fliers!

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