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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.
3 months ago
I've been looking for a way to build Saskia, and I really like what you did here. Might I suggest Zagras, Thief of Heartbeats to go with Archetype of Courage? As you're already running Stuffy Doll, how about Brash Taunter? It's even removal with Zagras.
5 months ago
Thank you for the suggestions Phule451. I do like Archetype of Courage, def a very effective anthem/anti-anthem for its cost. I have it in the considering list of my Moxfield version of this deck, but forgot to list in my maybeboard here.
Sky-Blessed Samurai is okay. Even with the cost-reducing effect it's not super impactful for my tastes. I think it could work well in budget versions of a Zur build. I'm not a fan of how inconsistent the cost reduction will likely be. In my play group, if I've built up a board state of 6+ enchantments, then I'm already ahead/winning and a 4/4 flyer might not do much for me that my steam-rolling board already isn't. If I'm behind or have had my board wiped, then paying 7 mana at most, for a 4/4 Flyer feels not so great.
Void Rend is a cool removal option. I'm honestly pretty picky about playing other 3 color spells besides my commander in my 3 color decks haha. I do like Dovin's Veto as my current "can't be countered" removal piece.
5 months ago
Love the early take on a new Commander. Couple ideas,Archetype of Courage gives your team first strike which is brutal when paired with deathtouch and Sky-Blessed Samurai can easily be a one mana flying 4/4. Also, Void Rend is wonderful removal.
5 months ago
Archetype of Courage and Archetype of Endurance aren't super good value for the mana you put in. If you want increased combat effectiveness, there are toughness buffs, and if you want protection, that are counterspells or targeted protections like Ephemerate or Dive Down or Simic Charm or Resolute Watchdog
Turn to Frog is not a very exciting removal effect if you're in white and could just be running Swords to Plowshares. Same for the tapdown of Winterthorn Blessing, or the delayed value of Fall of the Impostor. Beast Within or Generous Gift are also premier removal.
You have a few off-theme creatures I think you won't much like: Disciplined Duelist works off power, Horizon Chimera gains a little life which is pretty low value overall, same for Lunarch Veteran Flip. Rootcoil Creeper and Llanowar Scout aren't too bad, but I think there are probably better ramp effects for you.
Slaughter the Strong is crazy strong in your deck!
5 months ago
Aegis Angel is a good card, don't get me wrong, but currently given the low number of Angels in the deck as a whole and with no Angel tribal, it might be worth looking into Avacyn, Angel of Hope or, some more budget options, Indestructibility, Gift of Immortality, Kindred Boon, Shielded by Faith, Spirit Bonds, or Timely Ward. All of these grant a single creature indestructible for a lower cost, albeit they are not attached to a big flier.
Nothing for Ajani's Pridemate. It's just a good card. If you're interested in other similar cards, Light of Promise, Archangel of Thune, Gideon's Company, Cleric Class, Heliod, Sun-Crowned, Cradle of Vitality, Celestial Unicorn, and Nykthos Paragon are some good ones.
Archetype of Courage seems a bit weak to me personally. Enchantment creature cards with the same mana value that are white and better for your deck (at least from my POV) include Eidolon of Countless Battles and Heliod, Sun-Crowned.
Banisher Priest is good.
Captain of the Watch and Cataclysmic Gearhulk are both good cards, though the latter doesn't seem to work too awfully well with your deck. I would consider putting in another destroy boardwipe such as Wrath of God or Fumigate.
Chardalyn Dragon is pretty bad, even for an artifact flier. Other fliers with the same mana value include Adarkar Valkyrie, Admonition Angel, Ancestor Dragon, Angelic Skirmisher, Archon of Coronation, Aven Brigadier, Empyrial Storm, et cetera... white is ton of amazing fliers! Put 'em to good use! XD If you specifically want an artifact creature to replace it, Wurmcoil Engine is a good one.
Glint-Sleeve Artisan is interesting, and I see how it plays into a bit of your artifact synergies, but if you want that, just use an artifact creature like Adaptive Automaton, Cloudsteel Kirin, or Etched Champion.
Heliod's Pilgrim has a good effect and it's flavorful, just keep in mind you only have two Auras in the deck.
Kozilek's Channeler is a decent card, but given you like small creatures I'm not sure that paying extra for a big body is a great benefit. Worn Powerstone, Thran Dynamo, Arcane Signet, and if you want to splurge Pearl Medallion are all good ramp in white.
Lagonna-Band Elder can be replaced by one of the cards I told you about in my previous comment.
From there, all your cards are great until Soulmender, which again can be replaced by one of the cards in my previous comment, or even Fountain of Renewal. Same with Stone Haven Medic and Sungrace Pegasus.
Welcoming Vampire is good too.
Feat of Resistance is nice.
Gods Willing is good.
Aligned Hedron Network is good.
Font of Vigor - see previous comment
Sunlance - any other removal that I've mentioned
Also consider Sphere of Safety.
I hope all this helps! ^^" it took a bit to write up but I think it'll help introduce you to some staples and ways about thinking about deckbuilding and power level. I sent you a friend request so that we can keep in touch and so that I can see and help you with your future decks!
6 months ago
The same is true for things that will have a keyword ability from an unconditional static ability at all times when they are on the battlefield. The Archetypes (Archetype of Endurance, Archetype of Finality, Archetype of Courage) do not have keyword abilities to distribute the keyword counters from.
9 months ago
This is a very nice deck! I like its versatility and the interaction in it. Since you have many creatures in here with deathtouch, I was thinking that maybe Archetype of Courage could be fun. Other than this, I would maybe switch out some of the instants/sorceries for some more ramp spells; but that's only necessary if you feel the deck doesn't have enough speed already. Well done; will look at some of your other decks too.
1 year ago
Sword of Vengeance, Chariot of Victory and Archetype of Courage can protect Adeline from deathtouchers. The first two push through damage over chump blockers too. Reconnaissance is another option which gives your creatures pseudo-vigilance at the very least.