Creature — Human Warrior
Whenever Hamlet Captain attacks or blocks, other Human creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Hamlet Captain Discussion
4 hours ago
There aren't really that many Human-Zombie positive interactions. Angels and Spirits might be better, with cards like Dearly Departed, Angelic Overseer, and Herald of War. Adding green gives you a couple different options for Sigarda, as well as Hamlet Captain and Survivors' Bond, among others.
If you want to stick with Humans and Zombies, I would suggest going or for additional options.
1 year ago
I'll partially agree with DeinoStinkus that this keyword doesn't seem necessary as a keyword. I mean down the line it's a net gain to refer to combat-specific triggers as a keyword, but unless it gets evergreen or evergreen-like, I don't see the point. It needs to be on the level of Landfall to make much sense.
I had a section about the dangers of a mechanic that shares a generic trigger but is bound to a certain function - like Duelist seems to be for the benefit of the Duelist creature or its controller, but there are creatures like Hamlet Captain and Savvy Hunter which doesn't seem to flavorfully fit the duelist function despite sharing its trigger.
Omnath, Locus of the Roil doesn't have landfall printed on it, but most will call it landfall when explaining it.
Another thing is; I absolutely have to disagree about the name. A duel emphasizes the combat between two individuals. Actually it goes as far as being an arranged fight between two individuals with matched weapons. If you include more people it is a skirmish or on a larger scale a battle. Additionally you want to reward attacks that doesn't necessarily have to be blocked, which doesn't result in a duel (or skirmish). This doesn't seem like a duelist perspective, unless you're figuring the attacking creature duels the player/planeswalker it attacks, who are helpless to actually defend themselves.
If it was me, I would focus on the act of taking action, because that is what this mechanic checks for. If your creature is engaged in combat, they are either attacking or blocking. If not, they are passive. From that place of logic, you could call it Initiative or Take Action. You could derive the name from a mindset or characteristic that thrives in combat/conflict, like Battlelust, Combatant, Fighter, Aggression (aggression seems more like an attacker but a defender can just as well be aggressive and seek out a fight).
2 years ago
I would change out Heron's Grace Champion and Banisher Priest as they don't search or seem as critical as some of the others. Mikaeus, the Lunarch is kinda slow I would consider Ulvenwald Tracker as for its cost its kinda mean. You seems to have alot of + power/Toughness effects and without a reliable sacrifice outlet you may not get much use out of Mirror Entity , although Saffi Eriksdotter I think is still a VERY good add with Angel of Glory's Rise or Sun Titan and more so if you add Altar of Dementia for unlimited mill. Don't know how I missed this but Serra Ascendant , its on theme with the angels and is a scary one drop I would replace Hamlet Captain for it.
2 years ago
So, I've spent the last few days tweaking the deck to lover the mana curve a little, add more utility spells and a few board clears that don't totally wreck my own board state. The last few changes I'm considering before sleaving this up and playing are to add in Yisan, the Wanderer Bard in place of Banisher Priest of Hamlet Captain and bringing in Ulvenwald Tracker in place of Avacyn's Pilgrim or Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip.
3 years ago
I like Aether Vial as a card and think it is worth a slot, however, in the latest modern protour if you look at the results the Collected Company variants actually placed overall better than the Vial lists for 5c Humans. I'm not saying you need to run a list similar to that, however, it does make sense. Drawing a CoCo on turn 4 or 5 is amazing, where as a Vial is just plain depressing... something to keep in mind.
I understand the price barrier, but Noble Hierarch would help the aggressive nature of this deck. If you goldfish with her for a while, you should feel the power she holds as that one point of damage every turn adds up quick.
I see it is in your sideboard, so I won't say too much but Tireless Tracker also holds a ton of power. Drawing is a fun thing in magic.
All in all, I'd probably flip out the Gather the Townsfolk for CoCo, Hamlet Captain for Tireless Tracker, take out the Warden of the First Tree for one extra Thali and lastly add in a few copies of Dryad Militant in place of maybe... Mardu Woe-Reaper since that cards seems the weakest fo all the cards in the deck.
I like the build and the idea, but that is just my suggestions for it.
Also, Riders of Gavony is a cute card to consider. Best of luck!
3 years ago
More Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, less Hamlet Captain. That slows down deaths shadow decks quite well, as they run very little land, and many cheap spells. Also, consider either Aether Vial or Collected Company. Both are good at putting your guys into play, without paying fair amounts of mana. Could also consider exchanging Mardu Woe-Reaper for Thraben Inspector - that card draw can be important.
Soldier of the Pantheon seems like a sideboard card - not every day you need that kind of lifegain.
4 years ago
Squirrelbacon I like the suggestions. I may do a little experimenting with the Abzan humans using your recommendations. It seems easy enough to just alter the creature base to accommodate the tribe. Hopefully, they synergize and anthem as well. I like cards like Doomed Traveler and Hamlet Captain. Thanks!
4 years ago
The reason why I wouldn't use Hamlet Captain is because he is only going to get in maybe once before he dies I would rather have more creatures that can deal with cards like Death's Shadow because of their popularity and the fact that they are very good against decks like this. and the reason to only play two Grand Abolisher is because he is not great in every match up so have more than two takes too many slots. I've played a fair share of company decks since the card has came out. He is a solid card just not always the best.