Benalish Marshal

Benalish Marshal

Creature — Human Knight

Other creatures you control get +1/+1.

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Benalish Marshal Discussion

philosopher on Modern Mono-white Humans

1 month ago

Hey CoolDude678,

I too built a pioneer to modern deck, so you can use this as inspiration: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/human-aggrotempo/.

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is too slow for modern because decks try to win on turn 3 or 4, so I recommend removing it and adding two more Thalia, Guardian of Thrabens because she slows down your opponent's removal spells and she slows down any combo decks, see Living End or Crashing Footfalls decks for more information.

I recommend swapping Benalish Marshal for Rally the Ranks because with Gideon and the Marshall gone, you can put a Lurrus of the Dream-Den as your companion, which will allow you to be more aggressive with your Dauntless Bodyguard's ability because you can get him back on your next turn.

Mono white modern decks are rare in modern, so please see this video for sideboard suggestions because modern decks need different sideboard cards than pioneer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0adklJesuM.

I hope this helps and welcome to modern.

Philosopher

prettyjesus on Winota $100 Budget - That's Boros Baby!

3 months ago

17JUL2021 changes

OUT

  1. Benalish Marshal relatively weak lord effect and expensive to hard cast
  2. Accorder Paladin relatively weak flip since already attacking does not trigger battle cry. Also does not trigger Winota

IN

  1. Pia and Kiran Nalaar not fantastic, but at least provides some more fuel and better than either of the cuts. This may come back out since it is not "setting up" Winota early (same CMC - if you have a choice you're casting WInota) and isn't particularly a game-breaking human
  2. Ethersworn Canonist a bit pricey for our budget build (~$6) but can really slow down some decks. Can flip into to it as well

Squirrelbacon on Azorius Aggro — Pioneer Edition

4 months 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

History of Benalia , Dauntless Bodyguard , Gideon, Ally of Zendikar , Benalish Marshal

Tempo/ Weenie

Spectral Sailor , Siren Stormtamer , Brazen Borrower , Curious Obsession , History of Benalia , Legion's Landing  Flip

Pernicious_Dude on Upgraded Linden

5 months ago

I see the strength of this deck in its straightforward strategy; while everyone else is setting up degenerate combos and not actually defending themselves, you can beat the heck out of them before they finish telling you how "mono white is unplayable".

You might consider some creatures that provide buffs for your team. Benalish Marshal , Archetype of Courage , and Celestial Crusader would be good fits that aren't too pricey.

How about creatures that bring along some friends: Precinct Captain and Geist-Honored Monk help you go wide.

You're gaining life, so maybe look at Speaker of the Heavens ? Lastly, Sunbond on Linden could be a great way to KO opponents via commander damage.

Niko9 on Resplendent Martyr Proc

7 months ago

I've been playing Resplendent Marshal with Oona's Blackguard and it has been preforming pretty well. It's been using self mill to get something with changeling in the graveyard, then hit that with the marshal, then +1+1 on everything, and destroy the opponent's hand. It can be really low to the ground with Unearth and Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Your deck looks really fun. I think there are going to be ways to break the Marshal. It's like a super powered Benalish Marshal that's much easier to synergize.

Gans on Boros Knights of Rowan

9 months ago

Hi! I'm glad that my comment helped u :) I think that u can cut Rimrock Knight, 1 land (since u have Knight of the White Orchid) and maybe 1 or 2 copies of Maul of the Skyclaves.

Another card that u may like is Valiant Knight, another lord for Knights, not as good as Knight Exemplar but a lot cheaper. Also, be careful with Benalish Marshal, since it specifically requires 3 White, it would not be rare that u can't drop him on turn 3 because u had, for example, 2 White and 1 Red (personal experience haha). U can fix that by adding dual lands that doesn't enter tapped to the battlefield, like Sacred Foundry or Clifftop Retreat, the second one being more accesible due to its cost.

Have a great day!

Gans on Boros Knights of Rowan

9 months ago

Hi :) I also bought Rowan's deck and I'm currently building a Modern Boros Knights deck. Here are some suggestion based on what I've learned. I like Fervent Champion, Venerable Knight, Inspiring Veteran and Acclaimed Contender, they´re very good cards that i also run! Another 1 drop that u might like is Student of Warfare. On the other hand, i noticed that u are not running two really good cards for Knights in Modern: Knight Exemplar and History of Benalia. The first one, although quite expensive, is the best lord for knights. History of Benalia gives u board presence with Knight Tokens and then buff all of ur knights. I suggest running 4 copies of each, replacing Benalish Marshal, Bonecrusher Giant and Rimrock Knight. Some cards that u can check are Gideon, Ally of Zendikar (Knight Token generator), Path of Exile (removal), Knight of the White Orchid (mana fixing), Dauntless Bodyguard (creature protection), Sigiled Sword of Valeron and Embercleave (both good equipments, but I personally prefer Embercleave). Finally, in ur Maybeboard u have 5 copies of Basri's Solidarity, remember that u can only run a maximum of 4 copies of a card. Hope this helps u :)

Daveslab2022 on

1 year ago

Benalish Marshal seems awesome for this deck!

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