Firemane Commando

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Firemane Commando

Creature — Angel Soldier

Flying

Whenever you attack with two or more creatures, draw a card.

Whenever another player attacks with two or more creatures, they draw a card if none of those creatures attacked you.

DemonDragonJ on Gisela How Much Damage Is Too Much

2 months ago

Have you considered Firemane Avenger, Firemane Commando, or Aurelia, the Law Above for this deck? All of those are amazing creatures, and should work very well with this deck's theme.

kirbysan on [Primer] Helming the Host of Heaven *Update*

3 months ago

Perilous_Percival : That's an interesting one as well, it's 1CMC more than Firemane Commando but you don't need to swing with 2, just by itself and its power will definitely be greater than 6. Without a haste enabler though you won't be getting that free draw till turn 5 at the earliest if you drop it in with Giada turn 4. Firemane Commando could get you the free draw turn 4 if you hard cast her without Giada and use Giada and a 3 drop Angel to attack. Firemane Commando also has the second line which allows your opponents to draw if they're hitting your other opponents which has pros and cons. It's definitely worth experimenting with but not sure if it's a slam-dunk.

kirbysan on [Primer] Helming the Host of Heaven *Update*

3 months ago

AngelPrince13

When you drop Aurelia's Vindicator as a disguise you're paying 3 generic for a 2/2 non angel, non flying body. Then you flip it up for 4X to target X creatures. So at minimum you're paying 8 mana to disguise and flip to target 1 creature. If you're only looking for a stat line then sure it could beat Gisela, the Broken Blade  Meld but most people don't run it for the stats, they run it for the meld ability. The only real difference between the 2 is you're swapping first strike for ward 2. I've only melded Gisela twice and people see it coming a mile away so they use single target removal and prevent the meld from happening.

There have been quite a few 3 drop angels released in the past year so I've been pulling angels that are just bodies. I usually want them to have 1 extra ability. If you compare a 4 drop Aurelia to any of the following it pales in comparison due to the lack of extra abilities.

Archangel of Tithes

Battle Angels of Tyr

Firemane Commando

Linvala, Keeper of Silence

Serra Paragon

Angel of Jubilation

In the end it comes down to power level. My original list was close to this one and I won a ton of games when Giada was first released. Since then the store's power level has jumped several levels and you won't keep a board state past turn 5. Giada is also a lightning rod for cheap removal so you'll need some form of protection or be prepared to cast her for 8 mana. If you're still able to have good games with a basic angel aggro deck then that's great but if your pod begins the arms race then be prepared to be outclassed.

kirbysan on [Primer] Helming the Host of Heaven *Update*

3 months ago

am3ience : Doesn't look like Guerric has been on in over a year so his list is a little outdated. He also made some budget choices. Depending on the power level of your pod you may want to look at stronger support. I've been playing Giada semi-regularly since release and my list has evolved over time:

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/help-me-giada-youre-my-only-hope/

There a few notable angels in the year since this list:

Inspiring Overseer - while it released the same time as Giada, Guerric didn't include it. When you're going for a blink theme and Sword of Hearth and Home is out then you can essentially gain life and draw an extra card once per turn.

Guardian of Ghirapur - if you have any ETB effect angels then this one can help immensely. Or if you picked up Throne of Eldraine then you can reset it, leaving 4 white up on opponents turns which is typically the magic number for protection.

Metropolis Reformer - It's a cheap angel at 2W, has vigilance as a keyword, provides us hexproof from targeted spells and semi-lifegain from blocks or a Blasphemous Act

Firemane Commando - While it's a 4 drop it provides much needed draw off attacks which you should be doing every turn.

Roaming Throne - Not technically an angel but it doubles all the triggers. If you check my list I have categories of Angel Triggers. Anything with the keywords "At, When, or Whenever" will be doubled. Unfortunately it doesn't double Giada herself as that's a replacement effect but it can still get out of hand very quickly.

Wojek Investigator - Also a cheap angel at 2W with vigilance and usually a free clue every turn I'd consider it a strict upgrade over Angelic Sleuth. However, if you need more card draw support I'd personally pick Esper Sentinel, Archivist of Oghma or The One Ring.

I didn't add Aurelia's Vindicator or Merchant of Truth because their abilities don't justify the mana cost.

If you like Aurelia's Vindicator ability I'd recommend Angel of Serenity as the Disguise cost and ability is the same as Serenity but you don't have to jump through hoops of turning it face up. Also, you can target it with an Ephemerate or Teleportation Circle to get more than one usage out if it.

Master_J on Attack Attack!

4 months ago

Out: Grave Titan, Heliod, God of the Sun

In: Firemane Commando, Anim Pakal, Thousandth Moon

Bringing down the curve of the deck a little, since Zombie Boy doesn't have a big impact at the top end of my curve.

I've also noticed the ability to flood the board with tokens can help keep me safe from crack backs, so I don't need the Vigilance God's help as much, especially considering it has no attack trigger either.

Ricccochet on Director Isshin's Cut

4 months ago

Last_Laugh and Crow_Umbra I got some updates on my deck but looking forward to upgrade it more. Might consider the following in the long run:

Nelly Borca, Impulsive Accuser Skyhunter Strike Force Firemane Commando Take the Bait Breena, the Demagogue Hanweir Garrison  Meld Hanweir Battlements  Meld

With most of the goad materials that I'm adding, the deck will be shifting towards a balance between offense and defense and with more card draw.

Crow_Umbra on two wind assault

5 months ago

Nice! Isshin is a lot of fun, and can quickly become arch-enemy, as I'm sure you've probably experienced. I think if you're going to move on from the Samurai, I'd suggest also trimming back on the equipment subtheme, as they can be pretty mana-intensive without additional equipment support.

I've personally had more experience with playing a more tokens go-wide take on Isshin, which I think can be pretty fun and dynamic. A few general suggestions if you do cut back on Samurai & Equipment, and decide to focus more on going wide:

Just some quick ideas for how you could make use of those Samurai and Equipment slots if you decide to change them up. Hopefully these suggestions were helpful

DemonDragonJ on Battle Hymn of the Seraphim

5 months ago

I have replaced Windborn Muse with Firemane Commando, because, while the muse is an excellent card, this is an aggressive deck, not a defensive one, so I would prefer to have a card that rewards me for attacking, and the new creature still discourages other players from attacking me, albeit in a different manner.

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