Creature — Rhox Soldier
Sacrifice Dauntless Escort: Creatures you control are indestructible this turn.
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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Dauntless Escort Discussion
1 month ago
I obviously upvoted before, but I'll comment still. There aren't many more unicorns, but you could add a rhino just for the gag of rhinos being like unicorns, but fat. The best choices for that are Dauntless Escort, Thicket Crasher, Thundering Ceratok or Rhox Meditant.
4 months ago
I also built a Rhys deck (on a budget though) na na na na, hey hey, goodbye(overwhelming tokens) here's a little bit of what I have learned playing it
Biowaste Blob can get big fast with your token doubling
Dauntless Escort has saved me many a time from a board wipe
I also like using Glare of Subdual to tap down my opponent's creatures with my tokens
Citywide Bust can harm your opponents while leaving you practically untouched
Good Luck in your war
4 months ago
And this may be more than you were looking for, but here's actually how I deck build. I start with ONE card that I want to use. In the case of the deeper cut, it was Novablast Wurm . Then I figure out what it needs to do - in this case, destroy everyone else's creatures - but not mine! So how do I make mine survive? Make them indestructible. There are other options for this ( Shield of the Oversoul is my favorite), but Dauntless Escort seemed an inexpensive and good option for keeping my whole field alive. But it only works for one turn, so what do I need? Recursion. Preferably repeatable. Enter Sigil of the New Dawn . What if I don't have Dauntless Escort? Then I want to be able to get benefit out of all my creatures dying. There are obviously other ways I could do this, but sacrifice abilities seemed a good option. I could have added black to beef up the sacrifice aspect, but as a general rule, I stick with 2 colors unless there is a compelling reason to do otherwise. Plus, sacrifice has synergy with recursion. At that point, it was just a matter of a Gatherer search to find green and white creatures with sacrifice and recursion abilities that would not break the bank. And fill in to make sure I include artifact/enchantment removal, card draw, etc. Last, I put in 2 Zirda, the Dawnwaker because I wanted to make it cheaper to recur as much of my board as possible at once, and it also discounts other activated sacrifice abilities. I wished I could use it as the companion for the deck, but there was one card at that point that didn't have an activated ability - the Wurm! And getting rid of it would nerf the whole deck, so it just has to ride it out in the deck. There's probably room for tweaking in there (more Sigil? Artifact removal? Anti-flying?), but I feel like it's a good start that can be adjusted after playtesting. I do feel like this deck would draw a lot of hate, so not something I'd play. I prefer a to innocently build a boardstate until I Overrun my opponents. Did I mention I play a lot of Selesnya? ;)
5 months ago
Hey, I saw your comment. Is this an alternate account for twechsler or is this deck just inspired by theirs? Either way, I'll go into greater depth on some possible build paths. libraryjoy is correct in that if you're (mostly) mono-green, your best way to destroy creatures is often to take advantage of the abilities on your own creatures. You already have the deathtouch style shell so I'd just focus on that. But even with deathtouch, there are a fair number of options for guaranteeing that damage gets dealt. There are the bow/staff cards like I use in my artifact commander deck A Pile of Cans with the deathtouch from Sydri, Galvanic Genius . Then there's fight effects which you can see working with Wren's Run Packmaster in my wolfless wolf deck Size of the Fight in the Dog (although this strategy doesn't require DT if your creatures have high enough power). A final approach is forced combat damage. Since it's been mentioned the least, that's what I'll focus on here.
Forced block cards like Lure , Gift of the Deity , Indrik Umbra , Ochran Assassin , Roar of Challenge , Tempting Licid , Provoke , Irresistible Prey , or Tangle Angler are the core of such a deck. Most of these cards are rather costly in terms of CMC, and I'd consequently only recommend such a deck for slower casual play. It should be pretty strong in creature-heavy metas though. If that sounds reasonable, the next thing you have to decide on are the creatures and supporting cards. These choices aren't always obvious because of the many things a deck like this wants. For example, it may be better to play cheap deathtouch creatures like Deathcap Cultivator , Gifted Aetherborn , Narnam Renegade , Wasteland Viper , and Nightshade Peddler so you can start controlling the board sooner. But if all your DT creatures have low power, they'll only be able to kill 1 or 2 things off a big forced block. Thus, it may be better to instead grant deathtouch with other cards like Basilisk Collar , Deadly Allure , Virulent Swipe , Bow of Nylea , Archetype of Finality , or Ohran Frostfang . Then, you could just run creatures with high attack for their cost. Still, I think there's something to be said of looking for other abilities that interact well with deathtouch. First strike and double strike are the most obvious examples because they can let your creatures survive combat to attack all over again on later turns. Viridian Claw , Glissa, the Traitor , and Grappling Hook see play in such decks for this reason. Alternatively, you can learn from the synergy of the Frostfang that abilities triggering on face damage pair well with deathtouch. Only a fool would block your 1/1 DT with their 3/3, but if that 1/1 is drawing you a card, suddenly that trade sounds more appealing. Cold-Eyed Selkie , Dimir Cutpurse , Edric, Spymaster of Trest , Oakhame Adversary , Ohran Viper , Tomebound Lich , Fynn, the Fangbearer , and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons are some cards that might fill this role.
I know I've just rattled off a lot of cards here. I'll try putting together a casual deck to demonstrate what I'm talking about when I find the time.
As an aside, I see that you've included Novablast Wurm as the only meaningful white spell in this version of the deck. It's too slow to see play in anything but ramp, but it can definitely be built around as a beefy Wrath of God too. Consider using something like Heroic Intervention or a Dauntless Escort sacrifice to break the symmetry on the board wipe. Also, creatures that grant boons on death like Thragtusk or Wurmcoil Engine could find a home in a self-wipe deck, although the Wurm might be outclassed then by something more traditional like Austere Command , Settle the Wreckage , Kindred Dominance , or Phyrexian Rebirth .
5 months ago
I'm curious what your experience was with Bloodbraid Elf . Cascade also gives you the cast trigger off of Hero of Precinct One . It's also crazy to think it's now a pretty budget card. Maybe because they are not as fun to play with?
I will like to advise that your 6 copies of Destructive Revelry (including Cindervines ), is a bit redundant and harmful. Especially if you already have the champ Qasali Pridemage . If you do put every single one in on a single game, you are very likely to start with one (or multiple) in the early game. This reduces your awesome creature output and likely ending with a poor mid to late game board-state. You don't have big and high CMC threats, so delaying the game into the late game can be a death threat to you. They are also mana restrictive (especially without fetchlands) and are strictly only answers to a particular threat, so they have a strong likelihood to sit in your hand wasting space
Here are some things to think about if your interested.
-The non-land permanent removal enchantments might be an option, if you want answers to specific permanent types in your sideboard, but it not have it as mana restrictive or type specific. Maybe even just creature stuff like Prison Term aggro might be funny against midrange or some aggro decks.
- Yasharn, Implacable Earth --Sideboard? It's at least interesting to think about.
- Rienne, Angel of Rebirth This would essential be the 1 of fun card to put in the deck that is of theme. Not needed.
- Aspect of Mongoose , Valorous Stance , Unbreakable Formation , Dauntless Escort , Gods Willing and many others are much more budget than Heroic Intervention . Plus you mainly want to protect your creatures anyway.
- Shield of the Oversoul may be interesting
I had more stuff to say but I realize this is alright long enough. Overall, I do like the idea of a multicoloured deck. I can see many possible directions a deck like this can go.
10 months ago
11 months ago
Hey, I love the deck! Just one question: Why no Dauntless Escort? I know it's not a spirit, but it just seems to good to pass up.
1 year ago
, thanks for the comment. I won't be adding anything too far out of budget, costing more than 3, or too many instants and sorceries, since those were the design constraints I placed on myself for this build. With my playtesting, I've found that having the right options in the graveyard is more important than having many options in the graveyard or the right options in hand. Buried Alive has been the most successful card in the deck by an extremely large margin while cards like Nyx Weaver and Chronicler of Heroes (which I had in earlier revisions) showed that more standard mill and card draw tend to underperform, respectively. So while Satyr Wayfinder was successful, I often preferred Sakura-Tribe Elder, Viridian Emissary, or Wood Elves for the speed. Also, generally speaking, I'd prefer to have more ways to protect Tayam than redundant options like Sevinne's Reclamation, and you're correct that I should add more. I'll add Selfless Spirit to the maybeboard as a non-budget stretch goal and toss in Dauntless Escort now. I also like Ramunap Excavator since I find it tough to get myself to choose a Forest out of the bin when Abzan Ascendancy or something is seducing me away. Plus, it would synergize with another of my favorite cards in Sylvan Safekeeper for more commander protection.