Archetype of Courage

Archetype of Courage

Enchantment Creature — Human Soldier

Creatures you control have first strike.

Creatures your opponents control lose first strike and can't have or gain first strike.

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Format Legality
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal

Archetype of Courage occurrence in decks from the last year

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Archetype of Courage Discussion

PaulaTicks on New Phyrexia's Scourge

5 months ago

Teach those people to FEAR the Boros! Dolmen Gate and Iroas, God of Victory both turns combat extremely one sided and lets you keep your pointy beaters instead of just trading them. Archetype of Courage is a cheap creature that provides a pretty massive benefit with your commander; hard to lose in combat with +3/+0 and first strike for all your creatures. Along that line Rise of the Hobgoblins can give you both a bunch of tokens AND a first strike button for your creatures. Plus you get to say "Hobgoblin" a bunch of times in a game, that's just gravy.

KayneMarco on Rhys the Redeemed

9 months ago

These are the cards I would add:

  • Glare of Subdual: with how many creatures your deck will be producing you’ll have all you need to shut down your opponents attack phases.
  • Trostani, Selesnya's Voice: every creature that comes into play on your side equals life gain for you.
  • Doubling Season: obvious reason
  • Archetype of Courage: combined with your Ohran Frostfang is instant death to all creatures that block yours and yours never even take damage.
  • Land Tax: with the low amount of mana sources you have this could you from being mana screwed in the early to mid game.

The cards I would take out to make room for them if you use them all are:

  • Cathars' Crusade: reason being on this one is it is extremely difficult to keep track of the amount of counters because of the crazy amount of creatures you have. I’ve seen it happen in a Ghave deck. Person spent about a half hr sorting out all the counters in one turn. You could keep all your tokens as 1/1s and have more than enough to swing wide and one shot the table.
  • Emmara, Soul of the Accord: between the high cmc and the fact that if some of your creatures die because of damage you’ll be replacing them anyways is the reason I’ld take her out.
  • Mana Tithe: not exactly the most useful counterspell. If you must have a counterspell I’ll suggest Rebuff the Wicked. Far superior to the tithe.
  • Throne of the God-Pharaoh: no special reason really
  • Collective Unconscious: looks to me like you have quite a bit of card draw even without this one.

Ninokun on Champion of the Parish Tribal

9 months ago

How about Archetype of Courage? And also, maybe Honor of the Pure is redundant. Try a third copy of Always Watching better?

Anyway, nice deck!

anubis1ra1 on Lokotor's Cube

9 months ago

too strong:


Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis

Pathrazer of Ulamog

Artisan of Kozilek

Lodestone Golem


Contract from Below (ummm... what?? this is too strong and the ante doesnt exist to balance it)

Hymn to Tourach

Animate Dead



Feather, the Redeemed

Winding Constrictor

Manifold Key

Ulamog's Crusher

Ichorclaw Myr (colorless infect)

Myr Galvanizer

Bounding Krasis

Unburial Rites

Mother of Runes

Archetype of Courage

Village Bell-Ringer

Sun Titan (probably fine)

Porcelain Legionnaire (cheap first strike, hard to kill in reasonable time without using removal spell on a 2 drop)

Battle Screech (or Lingering Souls/Spectral Procession) too many of this effect (too many flying tokens I think)

Winds of Abandon game ending 1 sided wrath (probably just too strong)

Mana Tithe fine card, but not sure why white has counter spells

Peregrine Drake probably fine, but just worth watching for overly easy infinites

Etherium Sculptor potentially too many artifact synergy cards like this in the cube (artifacts might be one of the most well supported archetypes)

Brain Freeze (not really supported?)

Snap again potential infinite mana


Tainted Strike/Phyresis Infect is potentially too strong

Feldon of the Third Path potentially degenerate?

Flameshadow Conjuring (goes infinite with multiple creatures with an iron myr)

Golgari Grave-Troll maybe fine

Sprout Swarm (I've seen this card be silly, but its probably fine)

Groundswell/Scale Up (with infect)

Joe_Ken_ on Defend the Queen

10 months ago

I find giving Marchesa first strike makes her a very good attacker/blocker so Archetype of Courage will give your board first strike and keep your opponents from getting it.

Sphere of Safety is one of the best pillow fort enchantments you can have in a deck if you decide to dip into that at all.

Authority of the Consuls is a good card to make opponent's stuff enter in tapped and gain you life.

Sunforger can always be fun especially if you have a lot of instants spells in the deck. Boros Charm also goes really good with it to protect yourself from a board wipe.

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