Benevolent Bodyguard

Benevolent Bodyguard

Creature — Human Cleric

Sacrifice Benevolent Bodyguard: Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Benevolent Bodyguard Discussion

Caran_Lyg on Avacyn, the Purifier

1 week ago

Benevolent Bodyguard isn’t modern legal. Unless this is a casual or legacy format deck.

legendofa on New options for red/white

1 week ago

I've seen a lot of discussion recently about the limited roles and abilities of the color combination. I'm starting this thread as a place to propose new options for this color pair. If you post here, please keep comments constructive - suggest something yourself or offer useful commentary on another suggestion.

So my thought is to give a self-sacrifice archetype. White will sacrifice itself to protect its community, the people it cares about, and the things it deems worthy of protection. Red will sacrifice itself to protect something it cares about, to get revenge, or because it wants a thrill. Both colors can produce lots of small creatures and creature tokens quickly, and white has a minor recursion theme for the mechanical benefits of sacrificing creatures repeatedly. There should be a distinction between creatures sacrificing themselves and the black ability of sacrificing creatures for power. I'm envision phrasing like "Creatures you control have 'Sacrifice this creature: Effect effect effect'" instead of "Sacrifice a creature: Effect effect effect," although red already has several of the latter effect. There isn't really a color combination that focuses on this right now, so I see it as a primary red and white ability that all colors can use on occasion.

Specific cards I want to call out are Mask of Immolation , Goblin Legionnaire , Benevolent Bodyguard , Goblin Bombardment , Cautery Sliver , Assemble the Legion , and Strixhaven's Lorehold Command.

LitchOubliette on Commander Staples Cube

3 months ago

Changelog (22/11/2020)

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Gingervitis on Avacyn's Angelic Justice

3 months ago

Love the description and I love Archangel Avacyn  Flip as a card!

Also, I have noticed that there aren't too many ways of triggering Avacyn's flip effect. I do see that there is Selfless Spirit and you could do something with the tokens gained from Hanweir Garrison, but other than that I don't really see many non-Angel creatures dying.

There are a lot of self sacrifice cards that are red or white that can help you get that flip effect off, such as Generator Servant or Benevolent Bodyguard to name a few.

If you really don't care about getting Avacyn's effect off, then ignore this comment.

Heres my Voltron deck that does somewhat the same thing as this deck except it has more of a focus on equipping Avacyn and wrecking everything. Avacyn, the Commander

Cool deck!

Spell_Slam on Soul Sisters Machine Gun - Pauper (Update Friday!)

5 months ago

I think this is a great idea.

I would definitely cut down on the amount of drain creatures you're running. Epicure of Blood and Falkenrath Noble don't seem too necessary in this list. I think you could be focusing more on a token theme to really "combo" off.

6 removal spells is probably too many as well. I would think about cutting the Snuff Outs.

Raise the Alarm makes two bodies at instant speed.

Battle Screech makes 4 bodies for 4 mana. It's not at all difficult to get one extra white creature to pay its flashback cost immediately.

Benevolent Bodyguard will protect your sisters and Blight-Priest while still triggering them all.

There are other 2-mana "make 2 dudes" cards out there. They are probably worth playing.

Unearth might be interesting since you are splashing black.

saralach on Karlov, life GANG

5 months ago

Way too much high CMC stuff in this deck, seems to be more of an expensive battle cruiser. Cut your curve with saccable creatures like Selfless Spirit, Benevolent Bodyguard, and Selfless Savior. You can even recur them with Lurrus of the Dream-Den and Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord. If you want to lean more into aristocrats, also consider Athreos, God of Passage.

Here's my deck list, if you're interested. Papa Karlov

Spell_Slam on PDH|Lightning Helix on a Mane

9 months ago

I love this deck! That lion is such a great build-around and it's nice to see a decent boros list for once.

In the early and mid-game, you will be doing a lot of cycling and will likely end up with a lot of excess lands that you won't know what to do with. I would recommend playing more red card draw spells that allow you to filter through them to find more cyclers. Cathartic Reunion and Tormenting Voice would fill in nicely.

In terms of protection, I would really recommend both Angelic Renewal and Benevolent Bodyguard. You can put both of these down before your Commander, which gives you layers of protection that you don't need to invest in reactively. Considering how important your Commander is to your strategy, this is definitely worth thinking about. Something like a well-timed Eland Umbra puts your Commander out of most burn range and is also a layer of protection against destroy effects. You might also consider Cho-Manno's Blessing, even if it's WW, the permanent protection at instant speed is as good as it gets.

One really good piece of tech you are missing is Library of Leng. No max hand size is nice, but being able to cycle a card and put on top of your library to draw it again is completely busted. This means that you can re-use the same card over and over again to trigger your Commander's ability for no extra cost. You could be dealing 2 and gaining 2 for as low as 3 mana whever you want.

In terms of removal, I would really rather see a Journey to Nowhere instead of Lightning Bolt. Oblivion Ring also deals with a lot more than Disenchant.Faith's Fetters is pretty much a staple of White Removal in PDH. They are great ways to remove commanders, since you can then pick them up with something like Kor Skyfisher.

Kor Cartographer is another staple ramp spell for White decks. You're scraping the bottom of the barrel with some of your ramp, so this could be an easy swap.

Your hand should stay be pretty full, so Martyr of Ashes could do a lot of work for you.

I don't really like the Pinger sub-theme. Your Commander already represents tons of removal and damage that you have access to at any time. I think those slots would be better served as protection, board wipes and card draw.

I've never played Bonder's Ornament, but it looks... kinda bad. How has it played out in your experience?

Great deck overall!

Enral on Lurrus Value

10 months ago

Cool deck! Here's a couple of cards I think is really good in Lurrus:

I ran a similar list but instead used the Ayli + Lurrus combination. Feel free to check it out!

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