Elite Vanguard

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (DDF) Uncommon
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon
2010 Core Set (M10) Uncommon

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Elite Vanguard

Creature — Human Soldier

Elite Vanguard Discussion

aogoli on Human Soldier Tribal (Budget) (Advice Appreciated)

3 weeks ago

These are the cards I dont know if follows the aggro strategy (or quick growth) on your deck: Veteran Swordsmith , Veteran Armorsmith , Topan Freeblade , Soldier of the Pantheon , Precinct Captain (sometimes you wont be able to attack for two turns. He is better when you "haste" him), Loyal Cathar  Flip (his other form escapes "human tribal", so he doesnt triggers lot of abbilities on the deck), Elite Vanguard , Archetype of Courage (cost 3 is too much, it may leave you without mana for Brave the Elements ).

Some options of cost 1: Hunted Witness , Akrasan Squire , Thraben Inspector and Ardent Recruit which would call for more artifacts and equipments. I think of him because I would use Ratchet Bomb . It is good against midrange enchantments, tokens, cretures and artifacts. And there are God-Pharaoh's Faithful and Novice Knight , they are perfect to be powered with aura and all sort of things (against red decks).

Things may help: Shelter , Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Cartouche of Solidarity , Mentor of the Meek and Felidar Umbra .

If you would escape a bit from tribal: Vryn Wingmare and Moonsilver Spear .

And there are plenty of lands that can help you draw, gives extra mana, enhance your creatures and are way under 3$. I hate to depend on luck, and I hate extra lands in hand, so I would use 20x lands, basic and non basic, plus 4x Secluded Steppe .

Dorotheus on Mono White Human

10 months ago

Metallic Mimic fits this deck pretty well, gives extra counters to Mikaeus to be able to pump the team more just isn't white so it doesn't work with Honor or Brave, so that's a definite draw-back.
Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip is just a better Elite Vanguard yea? And since you're heavy on +1/+1 counters Abzan Falconer could do some work.

yuvyuv1808 on Pauper Boros Tokens

1 year ago

have you thought of running Thraben Inspector instead of Elite Vanguard for the card draw that you are missing?

shadow63 on Looking for simple decks

1 year ago

Sounds like a green white weenie or token build would be good Elite Vanguard and Watchwolf seem like a good start. Or maybe mono black with a few demons some discard and few doom blades

Icbrgr on Silent Aberration

1 year ago

@Murphy77 Thanks for the suggestions! I have an appreciation for Fraying Sanity as it basically Doubles the net mill throughout the game; However this particular mill deck is not a turbo-mill brew. Im still working on my description.... but basically this Mill style is meant to be more of a control/slower playstyle. The creatures are more about defending than anything and meant to bottleneck the field; and spot removal for opponents with bigger creatures. when it comes to Memory Sluice its a nice early play especially and the hybrid mana is very appealing because its easy to cast in many situations. in the later game it can double in mill effectiveness which is nice for when Silent Arbiter is in play and the extra creatures for blocking/attacking are not needed. Trepanation Blade/Mindcrank are fun but the success of piloting this deck lies with defense/attrition... If i am swinging with creatures then combat damage is probably gonna be enough to win no matter what... and Jace's Phantasm is the only evasive creatures but a chump block is a chump block either way whether the opponents has an army of Storm Crows or Elite Vanguard. As far as my flex slots are concerned for match-ups in the event that aggro isnt a problem and Silent Arbiter got Sideboarded for Trepanation Blade then the overall effectiveness of both Wight of Precinct Six and the blade are reduced because then the opponent likely has less creatures for wright to feed on and more lands in the deck.

SynergyBuild on White Human Tribal

1 year ago

I think him Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, and cards like Elite Vanguard deal out more damage in an average game than Student of Warfare for the amount of mana efficiency they entail. Student of Warfare is good in a deck that as a lot of mana left over at the end of turns, generally white weenie lists are not those decks, unless they are Aether Vial lists. I may be mistaken, as you are the deck builder, I am not, but that is my advice.

I'll probably post up a list for this here in the near future! Thanks so much for the reply!

eyes2sky on White Weenie Enchanted Warriors

1 year ago

Hello, I really like mon-white builds! A few things to consider for your deck: 1) 16 plains is very low, I would run no less than 19 (Add a couple Sandstone Bridge or Secluded Steppe). 2) For better synergy, I would choose either Warriors OR Soldiers. If you choose Soldiers then add cards like Veteran Swordsmith and Elite Vanguard. 3) Your creatures need evasion. Move Angelic gift to your main-board and consider moving Lumithread Field to the side . 4) White is weak in draw, so you might want to consider adding some cantrips like Guided Strike or Shelter. Good luck with the build!

Jimmy_Chinchila on Aggro humans

1 year ago

If nothing else you gotta drop Bonds. Paying 2 to get +2 on a creature without hexproof is just too slow and begs to get 2-for-1d with a Fatal Push. Gryff's Boon is way better. Elite Inquisitor is also just too narrow too be of much use. Similarly Doomed Traveler really just gets a Spirit token and is super weak to draw later in game.

Go up to 4 Champion of Parish for sure. Its the best card in this type of deck and is your best turn 1 play. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is a terrific human to play and hurts a ton of decks.

Metallic Mimic really solid, and its kind of a different route but Serra Ascendant and Martyr of Sands can be ridiculously potent together. Dont run Elite Vanguard, Soldier of the Pantheon or the new Dauntless Bodyguard are strictly better.

For lands, you gotta spice it up a bit. Depends on your budget of course but Cavern of Souls makes all your stuff uncounterable. Field of Ruin helps with Tron. Flagstones of Trokair for Ponza perhaps. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can get you a huge Mikaeus. Knight of the White Orchid good for low land counts.

Lastly, Path to Exile should be 4-of maindeck. You can deal with creatures easier than Fiend Hunter, or can be cast in response to one of your guys getting targeted to help get lands in play. Its the best removal in the format.

Looks fun, just needs a few tweaks to be competitive. +1

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