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Boros Garrison Discussion
1 day ago
Play Test Update 1
Finally got chance to play the deck in person! Learned a few things about the deck that were useful, and important too.
list text hereThe deck is fun to play! I think this is the most important thing. got three games out of it and found I enjoyed both winning and losing because of the interactions in the deck.
The manabase was inconsistent and too slow. There were way too many tapped lands in the deck, and some that I thought were useful such as the Ravnica Karoos were simply too slow and too much of a tempo loss. In a deck that wants tempo, this is not a good thing.
Signets are not ramp. Got Boros Signet in hand more than once, and it felt bad every time. It, just like the Karoos is too slow, and really isnt the kind of ramp this deck wants.
With these lessons learned, I made some quick changes to the deck.
Rakdos Carnarium Too slow, too much of a tempo loss.
Boros Garrison See previous.
Boros Signet Too slow to be real ramp, not what the decks needs.
Ur-Golem's Eye Too little impact for too high a cost. Need more coloured mana for a lower cost.
Shambling Vent Ugh. Got this out twice and I hated how slow it was. It never felt good in hand, and I never wanted to see it. I'd rather have had a basic.
Reliquary Tower Never needed to worry about hand size, don't need a colourless source.
Temple of Malice A fairly tough cut to be honest. I actually found the Scry really rather useful, but needed to balance the colours more, so off it went.
Springleaf Drum Something to do with the tokens I can create, or use creatures to help cast others.
Path of Ancestry Mana fixing, and a little extra filtering too.
4 x Plains PUre and simple, the deck needed more basics! This also allowed me to balance the colours better too.
Cannot wait to play this deck again, it's really good fun to play even if it is a blatantly sub-optimal strategy in EDH.
3 weeks ago
Know what? I'm down.
Rerolled once as the first combo I got was a $200 4 card combo, kind of defeats the object of the budget in my opinion.
That suits me, I rarely think about Landfall decks. Now I'll have to!
3 months ago
The only other trick I know of for sure is abusing the bounce land Boros Garrison with multiple copies of Amulet of Vigor on the board so you get multiple untap triggers at once when it hits the field that you can respond to by tapping in between them on the stack to generate a massive amount of mana on your main phases.
3 months ago
Hey, making an Angel deck on a budget is not easy, well done.
My advice is to cut several high CMC cards for more low CMC ramp, more lower CMC Angels and repeatable draw sources. Some cards to consider adding, in order of best to worst and then I'll explain my suggestions.
- Righteous Valkyrie : three drop Angel, repeatable life gain and a +2/+2 anthem effect.
- Court of Grace : can be repeatable draw, 4/4 Angels or 1/1 Spirits.
- Boros Signet
- Talisman of Conviction
- Valkyrie Harbinger : it's less than $1, not $7.
- Youthful Valkyrie : two drop Angel who grows.
- Emeria Angel : four drop Angel, repeatable 1/1 Birds with landfall.
- Knight of the White Orchid : two drop ramp for a Plains.
- Oketra's Monument
- Palace Jailer : can be repeatable draw, creature removal.
- Ghostly Prison : $2, helps to keep the monarch.
- Resplendent Marshal : three drop Angel.
- War Room : repeatable draw for 2 life.
- Nahiri, the Harbinger : repeatable draw, can be repeatable exile, can tutor for and cheat an Angel onto the battlefield.
- Endless Atlas
- Solemn Simulacrum
- Commander's Sphere
- Needleverge Pathway Flip
- Alpine Meadow : cards that can search for a Plains can search for this land.
- Boros Garrison
- Temple of Triumph
Aurelia and Avacyn are the high CMC Angels you want to play more then the rest therefore consider cutting several other high CMC Angels? Emeria Shepherd 's repeatable reanimation by playing a Plains makes other Angels who reanimate less needed. You want more of an established battlefield of Angels before you play Aureila to take advantage of her haste and extra combat. There's a new Magic set called Kaldheim and in the set are many Angels for Boros with Righteous Valkyrie as the stand out.
Consider cutting some high CMC Angels for more ramp to help to cast Aureila and the other Angels quicker? An example is cutting Akroma, Angel of Fury for a two drop ramp Boros Signet . Signet helps to cast Aurelia or any other Angel way before you can cast Akroma. For the same amount of mana you could cast Avacyn therefore you don't really need Akroma.
In Commander you want repeatable draw sources, but Boros has an overall problem with drawing cards. A mechanic called the monarch helps and it's fun in multiplayer Commander. Court of Grace when you have the monarch creates a 4/4 Angel at your upkeep. If not it creates a 1/1 Spirit no matter what it's creating a flying creature.
When you have the monarch at your end step you draw a card. Any opponent who does combat damage to you then becomes the monarch. Once any player is the monarch then it can change who's the monarch throughout the game. Your goal however is to keep the monarch because then it becomes a repeatable draw source for no additional mana to draw.
An advantage that Angels have with the monarch is their flying and vigilance. If you lose the monarch it will be easier to get it back with flying creatures by doing combat damage to the opponent who's the monarch. Vigilance lets you attack and then keep your creatures back on defense making it more difficult for an opponent to do combat damage to you. Any player can play a card that makes them the monarch which means you will lose the monarch, but you can get it back.
I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
i would consider adding more taplands that can make multiple colors to help your mana base run smoother. right now you only run 6 lands that make multiple colors and 30 lands that make 1 color. i usually run closer to 26 multicolor lands and 10 mono-color lands. that might be a bit too many but it is an example. Exotic Orchard is a budget-friendly option.
the bounce duals are pretty good too, Rakdos Carnarium , Orzhov Basilica , Boros Garrison all make multiple colors and help you hit your land drops.
6 months ago
Also you really shouldn't run tap lands (lands that come in tapped and things like evolving wilds) even in ultra budget (50$ decks) its still not worth the downside especially in 2 color, basics are better. If you really want to run Boros Garrison or Temple of Triumph you can, but I wouldn't personally.
9 months ago
Love it! I'm tired of green landfall decks and was also thinking about all the other color combinations. There's a bunch of cool one's coming with Zendikar rising and a few more that you could consider would be the white creatures (Emeria Angel, Emeria Shepherd, Admonition Angel), the red pingers (Spitfire Lagac, Tunneling Geopede), good ramp/utility creatures (Knight of the White Orchid, Weathered Wayfarer). Useful artifacts include Ghirapur Orrery and Thaumatic Compass Flip and some more lands that I find useful would be Ghost Town, all the "fetches" (Terramorphic Expanse, Fabled Passage, Evolving Wilds, Arid Mesa etc), the bouncelands e.g. Boros Garrison, Terrain Generator.
keep up the good work!
9 months ago
Also Godo + Helm of the Host equals a massive win-con that folks might not see coming, though I understand if that is way too competitive for what you are going for with this build, but it could be a fun "side board" card to have around as a way to amp up the power of the deck if needed.
I don't know your meta but I would recommend running some more interaction pieces that can be fetched with Sunforger, Disenchant Red Elemental Blast Pyroblast and Mana Tithe can all be fun ways to throw players off their guard who are underestimating you as just another Boros Aggro deck.
I'd also suggest cutting True Conviction and Mind's Eye I think there are better, more synergistic cards you can run for the deck in place of these. The Immortal Sun does a lot of what your deck wants and then some. And Sigarda's Aid is excellent for all the equipment you're running.
All in all though, this deck looks fantastic and flavorful as is, I'd be interested in playing against on Spelltable sometime!