Defiant Strike

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Common
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common

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Defiant Strike

Instant

Target creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Draw a card.

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Defiant Strike Discussion

Simerix on Grow your Greens

1 week ago

Check out Sheltering Light , Defiant Strike , Dromoka's Command , Prey's Vengeance , and maybe Rancor ?

If you get big creatures, you probably want flying or trample so Angelic Gift ?

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Yiuzcien, Ascetic of the Wastes

Legendary Creature - Kithkin Monk

Outlast (, : Put a +1/+1 counter on Yiuzcien, Ascetic of the Wastes. Outlast only as a sorcery.)

Other creatures you control have Outlast .

Inspired - Whenever Yiuzcien, Ascetic of the Wastes becomes untapped, you may cast an instant or sorcery of converted mana cost 3 or less from your hand without paying its cost.

Heroic - Whenever Yiuzcien, Ascetic of the Wastes becomes the target of a spell you control, you may return target instant or sorcery of converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard to your hand.

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This is a card I developed a long time ago. Outlast will get you the trigger, plus is thematic to the Abzan tribe, so in commander you can now welcome any black, green, or white creature to the Abzan tribe on Tarkir. It'll make you want to play Defiant Strike and Bladebrand and such, which is unusual for Abzan, but you have access to the green pump spells and that makes it all worth it.

This time, do an Abzan legendary creature whose color identity is Abzan on account of the Nemesis keyword we developed in posts above.

Joe_Ken_ on Commander Staples

3 weeks ago

Pretty much any cantrip cards (ones that cost 1 mana and draw you a card) are always good. Defiant Strike , Expedite , and Crimson Wisps are some of the most popular ones I believe. Then you'll just want other good spells to add like Infuriate , Shelter , Gods Willing , Titan's Strength and other cards that cost small amounts of mana that you can get back every time you cast them with Feather.

Token producers like Young Pyromancer and Monastery Mentor would also be good additions since you will be planning to cast so many spells.

As for staples I would make sure to pick up artifacts like Talisman of Conviction , Mind Stone , Boros Signet and any other mana rock that won't cost too much mana.

Removal spells you will want are Swords to Plowshares , Generous Gift , and Chaos Warp

And Sunforger is almost a must have in any Boros deck since being able to cast almost any instant speed spell from your deck is crazy good.

StopShot on I'm interested in building draw ...

3 months ago

Red and White aren't typically the best colors for drawing cards or getting card advantage. I've been brainstorming up ways to generate cheap value off of two card pairings. How would you rate these?

Engine Result: Artifacts you control have , : Draw a card.

How It Works: Initially you can tap the Clock of Omens and Key to the City to untap the Key to the City . By doing this you skip needing to discard a card from tapping the key, and you can pay mana to draw a card since it untaps. This means you can also draw more cards off the key if you have spare artifacts lying around such as mana rocks and/or equipment.

(This engine is also pauper commander legal!)

Engine Result: Each card in your hand has cycling .

How It Works: Enchant Pili-Pala with Prophetic Ravings which gives it haste and the ability to rummage. While the Pili-Pala 's untap ability costs mana it always produces one mana from untapping which you can use again when you need to untap it effectively making it cost to untap it. (Also keep in mind that the first discard-draw is always free, so the cost to cycle cards does average out to here.)

Engine Result: Your opponents pay off your college tuition.

How It Works: While Well of Knowledge is a draw engine in of itself, it pairs wonderfully with Smothering Tithe which already will generate treasure tokens off the single card your opponents draw each draw step. This means that each opponent effectively pays off half your draw tax on Well of Knowledge and if each opponent pays into the Well of Knowledge each turn they'll effectively make the first couple of draws free resulting in much greater card draw for you in comparrison.

Engine Result: At the end of each player's turn, if that player exists you may pay to draw a card.

How It Works: Norin the Wary is a fickle card with an ability that's bound to trigger on every turn. Because of this if he's by himself he will effectively do nothing in a game, but with Mentor of the Meek , every time he reenters the battlefield will create a draw trigger from the mentor which means you've created a cheaper Mind's Eye that also draws you a card on your own turns as well.

What do you think of these draw engines? Honorable draw engine mention goes to Feather, the Redeemed + Defiant Strike , but I'm sure everyone is aware of that one.

multimedia on Boros recycle

4 months ago

Hey, looks good for a first version.

Some card draw options to consider adding:

I consider all these low mana cost instants staples for Feather.

Other cards to consider adding within this deck's budget:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Boros Guildgate
  • 5x Mountains
  • Spellbook
  • Lightning Greaves
  • Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran
  • Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice
  • Odric, Master Tactician
  • Squee, the Immortal
  • Truefire Captain
  • Astral Steel
  • Star of Extinction
  • Razia's Purification

Greaves is a good card, but not with Feather because can't equip Feather with it since shroud doesn't allow you to target a creature meaning can't trigger Feather. You have Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower , both excellent cards for no max hand size, don't also need Spellbook. Good luck with your deck.

sonnet666 on H:Leyline of the void, Ensnaring ...

4 months ago

Hi, long post. I'm looking to get a lot of trading done hopefully.


I'm putting together a Estrid, the Masked Oathbreaker deck. I need to trade for Estrid obviously, and I also need some specific cards to to complete the deck. Here's a list:

1x Estrid, the Masked 1x Breeding Pool 1x Estrid's Invocation 1x Gift of Paradise 1x Imprisoned in the Moon 1x Mystic Remora 1x Weirding Wood 1x Swan Song 1x Swords to Plowshares 1x Kiora's Follower 1x Bramble Sovereign 2x Stasis 1x Hokori, Dust Drinker 1x Linvala, Keeper of Silence 1x Chain of Vapor 1x Spellseeker AnyX Forge of Heroes

I also have some specific wants from recent sets that I would be interested in trading for:

1x Phyrexian Altar (EMA) 2x Generous Gift 1x Gamble 1x Sulfur Falls 1x Finale of Revelation 1x Evolution Sage 1x Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin 1x Karn's Bastion 1x Flux Channeler 1x Bolas's Citadel 1x Karn, the Great Creator 2x Runic Armasaur 1x Biomancer's Familiar 1x Dark-Dweller Oracle 1x Immolation Shaman 1x Rhythm of the Wild 1x Emmara, Soul of the Accord 1x Teysa Karlov 1x Ugin, the Ineffable 1x God-Eternal Oketra 1x Teferi, Time Raveler 1x Saheeli, Sublime Artificer 1x Tithe Taker 1x Light Up the Stage 1x Priest of Forgotten Gods 1x Beast Whisperer 1x Cruel Celebrant 2x Dovin's Veto 1x Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion 1x Primal Amulet  Flip 1x Neheb, the Eternal 1x Deep Forest Hermit 17x Snow-Covered Mountain 1x Goblin Engineer 1x Yawgmoth, Thran Physician 1x Cabal Therapist 1x Mirrodin Besieged 1x Hall of Heliod's Generosity 1x Talisman of Hierarchy 1x Talisman of Creativity

And I was also thinking about making a Feather EDH deck, so I would be interested in trading for these cards as well:

1x Feather, the Redeemed 1x Seize the Day 1x Impact Resonance 1x Defiant Strike 1x Inspiring Vantage 1x Aurelia's Fury 1x Rugged Prairie 1x Sunforger

I also have a bunch of commander staples in my binder wants. I'll obviously trade for them for the right offer, but if I haven't listed them here then they're not a priority for me right now.


You can find my Binder here: Link. It should be about 95% up to date. I recommend sorting by price, since there's a lot on there.

Here's a list of some of my notable haves that I'm looking to trade:

1x Leyline of the Void 1x Ensnaring Bridge (STH) 1x Sakashima the Impostor 1x The Chain Veil 1x Purphoros, God of the Forge 2x Vedalken Orrery 1x Scourge of the Throne 1x Life from the Loam 1x Tainted Pact 1x Nature's Will 1x Opalescence 1x Isochron Scepter 1x Master Transmuter 2x Sterling Grove 1x Karador, Ghost Chieftain 3x Nim Deathmantle 1x Lotus Bloom 4x Puresteel Paladin

...and others not mentioned.

Leave a comment or message me if you're interested :)

MountainMan817 on One-shot rats

5 months ago

I think Pack Rat is strictly better than Rat Colony ; I would also take out Defiant Strike for something like Sign in Blood or Sheltering Light . You are very susceptible to board wipes so maybe Dash Hopes to keep opponents honest. I would also consider Throat Slitter , Swarmyard , and Ravenous Rats .

+1, keep it up! Let me know if you want any more insight

ja3n on Jeskai Heroic

5 months ago

Any reason for leaving out Feather, the Redeemed ? Every instant/sorcery you recur can be used again

Possible replacing Benthic Biomancer since Feather can recur cards (without discarding) and also include Defiant Strike to cantrip

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