Knight of the White Orchid

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare
Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG) Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare

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Knight of the White Orchid

Creature — Human Knight

First strike

When Knight of the White Orchid enters the battlefield, if an opponent controls more lands than you, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it into play, then shuffle your library.

Knight of the White Orchid Discussion

KibaAlpha on Whine and Spirits

1 week ago

I'll be straight up honest with you, with an avg cmc of 4.06 and only 28 lands you will be knocked out before you are even in the game.

You are missing some serious ramp cards like Burnished Hart and Knight of the White Orchid .

You could also use Fetid Heath .

multimedia on Boros recycle

1 week 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.

KibaAlpha on Trigger Warning with Teysa Karlov

1 week ago

I would do the following if I was building a deck around both abilities of Teysa Karlov .

Remove, Ashen Rider to expensive not enough value, Darien, King of Kjeldor there are better cards that would synergize, Grand Abolisher not really needed

Check out the creatures from Ravnica Allegiance with the "afterlife" trigger.

Add, Phyrexian Reclamation , Malevolent Awakening , Bontu's Monument , Burnished Hart , Knight of the White Orchid , Crypt Ghast , Anguished Unmaking , Generous Gift , Ethereal Absolution , Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

Apollo_Paladin on Twilight Mass

2 weeks ago

This looks like a fun deck to play. Good synergy and versatility. +1

One thing I've found using Orzhov colors is that Knight of the White Orchid can be extremely handy for adding a little bit of mana ramp. Particularly using him to tutor out Godless Shrine . Maybe he'd help you along too despite him not being a Cleric (I've used him in a couple different deck builds actually). If nothing else he still counts for Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip, can still tap for Skirsdag High Priest , and works as sacrificial fodder for Westvale Abbey  Flip.

As far as what to trim down on, Nova Cleric can probably go, or at least get sideboarded, since board wipe enchantments only really help against an enchantment-heavy deck. With 1 to cast into play and 3 to activate, he's seems a bit cumbersome. There are cheaper ways to deal with a pesky enchantment here and there (literally just search 'destroy target enchantment' on the Gatherer database at MTG, as there are far too many to mention). Chromatic Lantern also doesn't really fit given that you're running plenty of dual lands and those Evolving Wilds .

Beyond that, you may want to check out my deck on my profile here called:

Very Fast Death Factor (Budget Speed Dredge!)

There might be some insights there for you on other ways to help with efficiency tutoring/playing high-mana cost creatures.

multimedia on B/W ....angles??

2 weeks ago

Black can also be for reanimation and tutors. Angel of Despair is a good Orzhov Angel and Rune-Scarred Demon is a good Demon. With Kaalia you play a lot of high CMC creatures because her ability lets you cheat these creatures onto the battlefield. There's however a drawback when playing so many high CMC creatures, it can make your overall deck's mana curve clunky to play, but you'll have this problem with any Angel deck because many Angels have high mana costs. If Kaalia is getting to attack and you're getting to cheat creatures onto the battlefield then you're in a good position. This is however not always the case thus want back-up plans, other ways to take advantage of high CMC creatures without Kaalia. Build your deck in a way that you're not completely relying on Kaalia in a game.

Reanimation can be a back-up plan. Ways to get high CMC creatures out of your hand/library into your graveyard and then onto the battlefield. Or ways to reanimate your dead creatures or even Kaalia since she will be a prime target for opponent's removal. Some options are:

Another back-up plan is ramp especially Signets and Talismans. High CMC creatures have high mana costs which ramp can help with to cast them without needing Kaalia. Low CMC mana rocks (0-2 CMC) also help to ramp into Kaalia which is good. Some options are:

Other back-up plans can be other ways to cheat high CMC creatures onto the battlefield or combo finishers. Some options are:

With Kaalia you want lots of protection and haste enablers because you want to be able to attack with her the turn you play her and you want to be able to protect her so she can do this. Some options are:

Kaalia can provide a lot of value especially if you can successfully cheat a high CMC creature onto the battlefield the turn you play her then you're in a really good position in a game. For instance with Kaalia cheat Aurelia, the Warleader onto the battlefield. Aurelia gives you another combat phase thus another creature can be cheated onto the battlefield with Kaalia because she gets to attack again.

Holmhollow on CAMELOT // Of Tables Round and Waters Still

2 weeks ago

ulmo Hey, thanks for looking at it! I've been agonizing over running Steward of Valeron or Knight of the White Orchid , and eventually decided to go with the Steward since the other one only fetches if I don't already have more lands, whereas the Steward will always tap for G. I might still swap those around a bit depending on how the deck flows, but I haven't had any trouble with the land count (especially with the London mulligan). I'm interested in the first strike part, though. Definitely going to try it out.

Conclave Tribunal and Song of Freyalise are mostly in there because they play super well with vigilance, and I need some form of evasion. The trample Song provides is a nice addition to the unblockable I get from Brave the Elements , and it has ramped me on second main a ton. Also a bit of a thematic include, as a sort of Lady of the Lake figure.

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Knight of the White Orchid occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

White: 1.04%