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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Creature — Human Noble
When Charming Prince enters the battlefield, choose one —
- Scry 2.
- You gain 3 life.
- Exile another target creature you own. Return it to the battlefield under your control at the beginning of the next end step.
1 month ago
Charming Prince is a neat card. You don't go infinite with it, but if you're against decks that permanently steals cards (Etali, Primal Storm, Xanathar, Guild Kingpin, etc) this can get them back. And if you have enough mana, you can bounce it repeatedly to save creatures from boardwipes.
Be careful with Yisharn, its ability prevents you from going infinite with Brood Monitor, since you have to sacrifice the eldrazi for mana.
You may want to consider adding some low mana ETB creatures for tempo. Right now Emiel is cheaper than most of your pay off creatures, so you're going Ramp -> Turn 3 Emiel -> Turn 4 Creature (4/5/6 drop) -> Turn 5 actually getting to activate Emiel for extra value. Wall of Blossoms, Elvish Visionary, Wall of Omens, etc are good chump blockers, replace themselves, and can accelerate you earlier than the big creatures that are targets for removal.
One thing I don't get is why Polyraptor is there, it's a good card but I don't see much synergy with Emiel?
2 months ago
Oh (bleep) you're right! LMAO. Like I said, I've been playing since Revised and have a LOT of decks. Always had a penchant for tribal knights (even though there have been/are better tribes for sure through the years). My Modern version does, in fact, run Giver of Runes. The Kor designation doesn't allow me to Cavern of Souls her in but I do run plenty of white sources. I'm sorry bud. 100% my bad. Sorry about that. I need to NOT drink my scotch and give advice. I just get soooooo excited when I see a solid knight tribal build I lose control.
I WILL post my ACTUAL MODERN legal version in the next few days. Giver of Runes is my only non-human or non knight creature in that deck. I run everything else human and/or knight in that deck-most are both. I announce my first Cavern of Souls as "knight" which prevents counter magic on all but the Giver of Runes and Noble Hierarch. Those both being (ideally) early drops-counter magic doesn't normally come into play.
My current, most regularly played, Modern deck is not knights (although I do play it still for a change of pace once in awhile but it's not my number one deck-hence my leading you astray). My current regular MODERN deck is as follows:
Deck: Greif Blade
Main: 4 Ephemerate 1 Poet's Quill 1 Batterskull 4 Giver of Runes 1 Sword of Fire and Ice 2 Plains 3 Godless Shrine 3 Concealed Courtyard 3 Skyclave Apparition 1 Takenuma, Abandoned Mire 3 Tidehollow Sculler 2 Malakir Rebirth Flip 2 Charming Prince 1 Kaldra Compleat 1 Silent Clearing 1 Shriekmaw 4 Grief 3 Feign Death 4 Marsh Flats 1 Lion Sash 1 Flooded Strand 3 Touch the Spirit Realm 1 Swamp 1 Castle Locthwain 2 Agadeem's Awakening Flip 2 Solitude 4 Stoneforge Mystic 1 Verdant Catacombs
This is the list I run most frequently so it's the one I know best and have readily available to share. This is NOT a net-deck AFAIK. If there is an identical or similar list floating around in Cyberspace it's purely coincidental. This list was home brewed and is one of my favorites I've ever made through the years.
2 months ago
lhetrick13 Thank you men! To answer your question, I used to run Charming Prince and especially Flickerwisp a lot in past versions. They're great at getting more value out of Springjack Shepherd, but the problem is that they're not great creatures themselves as they easily die to removal, lowering our devotion. I've been finding that Shepherd is most effective when devotion sticks to the board, so running more enchantments with utility like Touch the Spirit Realm is probably better.
Thanks again for taking the time to check out these goat decks men!
2 months ago
upvoted purely on the read of the Epic of the Devoted Shepard...poetry at its finest!
I saw one of your previous versions of the deck and just to reiterate, your main combo is playing Ephemerate + Springjack Shepherd and ideally generate a bunch of goats right? Solid concept but I would think you would be running a heavy flicker deck. I would have thought to see Charming Prince, Flickerwisp, etc. populate the field and blink the crap out of Springjack Shepherd.
4 months ago
iRidetheTvan I had Ephemerate in this deck in older builds, and I love it in mono-white yorion d&t but I'm not sure this deck has a place for another non-creature spell because of the toolbox nature of it. (Though I am eyeing a 4th Charming Prince)
5 months ago
Out of the four, I'd probably go with either Selvala or Brago. I think both of them could be pretty decent, even at a lower starting budget. They've also both gotten some stuff in the past few years that have basically become staples.
Selvala has stuff like Return of the Wildspeaker, Kogla, the Titan Ape, Unnatural Growth and Garruk's Uprising on the lower end and stuff like The Great Henge, Finale of Devastation and Cultivator Colossus on the higher end.
Brago has gotten some great stuff as well. Teleportation Circle, Spirited Companion, Ranar the Ever-Watchful, Charming Prince, Hero of Bretagard and Yorion, Sky Nomad alongside more expensive ones like Thassa, Deep-Dwelling, Agent of Treachery (card is pure evil, by the way), Fierce Guardianship and Lithoform Engine.
6 months ago
Nice! Very thought-through, I like the detail you’ve gone into.
Only thing I’d recommend perhaps is switching Skyclave Cleric Flip for Charming Prince - much more versatility and value. I’m not sure the flip side of Cleric is worth it, tbh, with 25 lands already. I’d say either swap that out, or ditch a land for something else, making use of the tap lands.
7 months ago
MaximumEdgeLord, have you considered cards like Charming Prince or Spirit of the Labyrinth as substitutes for Arbiter? Charming Prince works very well with Aether Vial, Ephemerate, Stoneforge Mystic or other creatures with ETB effects.