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|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Uncommon|
|Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG)||Uncommon|
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Juniper Order Ranger
Creature — Human Knight
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on that creature and a +1/+1 counter on Juniper Order Ranger.
Juniper Order Ranger Discussion
5 days ago
Tl;dr: i'd like to play a deck with a persist combo to trigger etb and ltb effects (or similar), but i don't know which is better between Abzan, Jund or WRGB.
Long version to contextualize: my first legendary creature ever was Teneb, the Harvester and i wanted to build something in its colours. Looking for something Abzan does better than others i found out that persist combo has a lot of pieces to work with in that wedge: green and white have a lot of persisting creature, some sacrifice outlet, some tutor and a lot of ways to give +1/+1 counter to creature entering the battlefield; black offers tutors, sacrifice outlets and ETB/LTB triggers. The problem is that abzan doesn't have exactly the best commanders ever. Teneb himself is more of a value oriented beefcake, Karador and Ghave are better in this role, but not exceptional and i'm not familiar with partners.
Jund, on the other side, trades all the nice counter sinergies of white ( Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Juniper Order Ranger , Good-Fortune Unicorn , Vizier of Remedies ) plus Corpse Knight and Cruel Celebrant , for the big bad Prossh, Skyraider of Kher and its cousin Korvold, Fae-Cursed King and everything they bring along such as Grumgully, the Generous and Murderous Redcap .
There's also the option of going WRBG, but it may be too greedy.
Has anyone experience with this kind of deck? If yes, what do you play? If not, what would you like to play? Thanks for your time.
3 weeks ago
You might like these: Armorcraft Judge , Fertilid , Cathars' Crusade , Flesh Carver , Hooded Hydra , Juniper Order Ranger , Kalonian Hydra , Oona's Blackguard , Ghave, Guru of Spores , Winding Constrictor , Champion of Lambholt , Mikaeus, the Lunarch , Cauldron of Souls , Crystalline Crawler
2 months ago
Took a quick look and I'd recommend Juniper Order Ranger over either of those two. It does have a slightly higher cmc but it powers up everything you play after he hits the board
3 months ago
So I was surprised to see Vizier of Remedies and not Melira, Sylvok Outcast . In that same vein, I am not sure about the -1/-1 counter synergies ( Flourishing Defenses ), especially if you double down on preventing -1/-1 counters like my last sentence. I think I would rather see Inspiring Call in that slot, or at least in the deck somewhere. I see 28 non-token creatures in the deck 29 with Ghave. Perhaps Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit could be a Juniper Order Ranger and Prowess of the Fair could be a Woodfall Primus . Lastly, I see an infinite combo with Devoted Druid , Ghave, Guru of Spores , and Vizier of Remedies and that you have Blood Artist , perhaps you could run Zulaport Cutthroat or Corpse Knight to work with that aspect.
That said I like where you are going with the deck. I am always a giant proponent of removal and of course feel there could be more, but I have made enough suggestions for now.
3 months ago
more persist creatures like Lesser Masticore can help fuel your strategy when you have some ways to reset the persist counter.
3 months ago
enpc Thanks for the suggestions. I think you're right on the removal, and I'll probably make the cuts you suggested, a few of them anyway. And yeah, I'm operating under an infinite budget even if it will take approximately infinite years to acquire some of the cards I'm adding. I suppose I should add Imperial Seal in addition to your Gaea's Cradle recommendation.
I really like the Force of Vigor , Necromancy , and Summoner's Pact recommendations and will test them out. Silence and Veil of Summer (which I suspect is an upgrade over Autumn's Veil ) also seem good. Painful Truths also seems good, will definitely make that switch.
I'm not sold on Mentor of the Meek . It was fairly poor in the early days of this deck when I was doing token combos with Juniper Order Ranger . But that was such a long time ago and honestly a much different deck that I'm willing to give it another shot.
I think, just from kinda goldfishing, that I like the Lesser Masticore combo a lot more than the Geralf's Messenger combo and was thinking of cutting that and Ashnod's Altar entirely. Which has the side effect of making Ghave even less relevant to the shell than he already is. But I like that I can assemble the entire Lesser Masticore combo off of just 1 Protean Hulk trigger. The fact they're dead cards outside the combo is concerning though so I'll keep it in mind.
If you have any Entomb like effects to suggest, I'm all ears. I've only found Entomb , Buried Alive , and Survival of the Fittest so far but they're extremely powerful from my testing. Survival of the Fittest in particular almost wins the game on its own.
Another card I've found underwhelming recently is Green Sun's Zenith . It's just so expensive to do anything worthwhile and with the suggestion to cut Dryad Arbor , I'm even more keen to cut it. For the same reason, I'm not entirely sold on Finale of Devastation , but I wanna test it more. I like that it can grab any creature and also stuff from my graveyard, like maybe a Viscera Seer if necessary.
Thanks again for helping me out here. I'm about to pass out typing, but I'll make some changes when I wake up.
4 months ago
Hey just looking over this a little, and I like your take on Tolsimir! I see a few things I might change around/suggestions for your build.
Could consider running the new Nature's Chant too if you wanted? I'm not sure about it myself yet.
You have a lot of creatures that might not be as cohesive as you might like? For example Juniper Order Ranger looks good on the surface but at 5 mana he is often going to be worse than, say the Cathars' Crusade you have that won't be as easy to destroy. Trostani, Selesnya's Voice is another example I think. I cut these two for other alternatives like say Second Harvest or Wilt-Leaf Liege (gives static +2/+2 to some things and has a discard effect).
Some VERY important cards I found were Righteous Aura (gives incredible defense without seeming threatening), Tamiyo's Journal (some great draw/tutor and is helped by doubling season), Sterling Grove (some much needed enchantment protection, as well as a tutor), and ESPECIALLY Aura Shards (AMAZING removal card. You always go plus with it)
Take a look at my build as well, I would love more feedback! Wolf Friends Unite! Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves
4 months ago
I’ve been following this deck for a while, and I have to say I really love it. The Wish sideboard is a beautiful thing, and I wish more decks in modern used it.
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