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Creature — Human Soldier
Renown 1 (When this creature deals combat damage to a player, if it isn't renowned, put a +1/+1 counter on it and it becomes renowned.)
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Kytheon's Irregulars Discussion
2 months ago
Haha no way! Ok well in that case...
Anax and Cymede could be Helen and Paris
Battlewise Hoplite for Hector of Troy
Kytheon's Irregulars as the Argonauts or the Myrmidons
Fleecemane Lion is totally the Nemean Lion
Hero of Iroas is Hercules. Just look at the artwork!
Impetuous Sunchaser is obviously Icarus
King Macar, the Gold-Cursed is King Midas
That's all I can think of for now. What a cool concept. Let me know what you think!
2 months ago
I was a little surprised that I didn't see Favored Hoplite Hero of Iroas Fabled Hero Kytheon's Irregulars Akroan Crusader to represent Jason, Achilles, Hercules, Odysseus, Hector, Perseus or any of those people.
8 months ago
Here some suggestion:
Lands: ( replace 5 plains for those cards)
Emeria, The Sky Ruin (that cards worth it money in a mono white)
9 months ago
I'd take Journey to Nowhere over Pacifism , there are a lot of creatures who hurt you just by being on the battlefield without attacking or blocking anyone. Luminarch Ascension seems like a card that's good in multiplayer where you have a lot of opponents' end phases for it to trigger in and a propensity for stale mates, so if you're playing that way a lot it's a good card. In normal matchups, though, I don't see it doing much for you. Instead of Ghostly Prison , I'd bring in Archangel of Tithes , she's a bit more expensive for you and not as expensive for your opponent, but she's more versatile and comes with a 3/5 body which can really do wonders.
Darksteel Citadel doesn't seem to do a whole lot of good for you, and the occasional life-gain from Seraph Sanctuary is really also something you need to have a payoff for for it to be worth it. Maybe just get some extra plains, or you could get Eiganjo Castle or Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers . You also seem to have rather more forests than I'd really recommend, but good dual lands are expensive, so I get you :) If you can afford them, I recommend Temple Garden , Horizon Canopy , Windswept Heath , Razorverge Thicket and Wooded Bastion .
Shaman of Forgotten Ways seems way too expensive, I'd get Birds of Paradise or more Noble Hierarch s if you can afford it, otherwise Avacyn's Pilgrim , Beastcaller Savant or Bloom Tender can do good work too. I'm also not sure what Kytheon's Irregulars ' role in your deck is, again let me recommend Archangel of Tithes , or alternatively Angel of Jubilation , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , or Indomitable Archangel or Gisela, the Broken Blade . Baneslayer Angel is a fine card, but unless you're facing demons and dragons regularly, Lyra Dawnbringer is probably better. Her ability to be a lord for other angels is really nice.
Iona, Shield of Emeria and Avacyn, Angel of Hope are super powerful bombs, but I'm not sure you have enough ramp to play them consistently. Of course, you know your local meta better than I do, so you be the judge of that yourself :) I'd recommend thinking about dropping them, though.
And last, a shameless plug. I've been playing with an angel deck of my own at my local FNM and been doing OK, it's been mono-white, white-green-red and is now just white-green. You can check the latest iteration here if you're looking for a somewhat different take on this whole business: Noble Angels
2 years ago
No problem, I think it's looking pretty good. Maybe try a few Lead the Stampedes until whenever you can get those Companies?
Last, remove 3 or 4 other creatures; either cut some Cenn's Tacticians (he isn't human, so he'll be missing enters-the-battlefield triggers), and maybe a Honored Hierarch or two (you probably won't need turn-3-ramp very often). Then add 2 to 4 Lead the Stampedes & also Nissa, if you want her (she'll do good here).
Elspeth S.C. probably isn't needed. She's good but she's slow. She makes swarms. You'll already have a swarm by the time you cast her.
2 years ago
If you're running this competitively, some must haves: Boros Charm, Goblin Guide, Grim Lavamancer, Eidolon of the Great Revel,Path to Exile, and Rift Bolt. Your mana-curve seems way too high, although Archangel of Tithes would be great to board, on 20 lands you most likely won't be dropping her until turn 6. She also requires so much white mana...
Having a million one-ofs is great on paper but what you want to do is go for four-ofs of the best cards, and cut weaker/more costly ones. Monastery Swiftspear is crazy strong and should be a four-of, as is Lightning Bolt. Citadel Siege is awkward, and your Mana Confluences are gonna hurt much more than running fetches/shocklands would. Arid Mesa, Sacred Foundry, and Bloodstained Mire should all be in the deck as four-ofs.
Disenchant belongs more in your sideboard, as it's useless in maany matchups. Ajani's Presence is gonna save just one creature 99% of the time, and is not worth running. Phalanx Leader and Ojutai Exemplars should go, as well as Kytheon's Irregulars, too expensive and color-dependant.
If you're not running this competitively, looks good.
2 years ago
Lands that target creatures are absolutely hilarious with Willbreaker. Rogue's Passage is one of the best options. Sandstone Bridge, Skyline Cascade and Soaring Seacliff are other options in your colors. Ruins of Oran-Rief can be used against Eldrazi, so sideboard only at best.
Kytheon's Irregulars is another budget option for things you already have. Topplegeist is nice too, although you'll miss on the extra fun from delirium without some other changes. It's still a solid one drop.
And here's a random list of dirt cheap things that get those triggers in different ways: Beacon Hawk, Abuna Acolyte, Benevolent Ancestor, Crossbow Infantry, Jhessian Balmgiver, Viridian Longbow, Zealous Inquisitor. The last 3 are probably the most interesting and flexible even without Willbreaker in play.
TheHelvault on Sword
2 years ago
Hello sir! What you have here is White Weenie, or more commonly referred to as "Death and Taxes". What this deck does is run cost-efficient creatures, boosting them with equipments and other spells, protecting those creatures, and stalling your opponent's game plan.
Death and Taxes is run in every format in the game. The deck you have here is currently modern legal, but not quite modern competitive. However, that can be changed with some tune-ups to this deck, which I'll list in the next paragraph. Swords to Plowshares is the single most efficient removal spell ever printed in Magic, but it isn't modern legal. You can take this deck with you into the world of Vintage or Legacy (again, with some tune-ups), or you could simply keep it a casual deck (which I still have suggestions for haha).
Lets start with your equipment. Sword of Body and Mind is arguably the worst sword in the stone when it comes to legacy, modern, or vintage. The mill seems great, but decks running Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Elixir of Immortality, Laboratory Maniac, or Blightsteel Colossus will make Sword of Body and Mind look just plain silly. Sword of Feast and Famine might look great, but protection from Black and from Green isn't necessarily something you need, depending on your meta. Sword of War and Peace has nice upsides as far as protection goes, but the second ability doesn't pack quite the same punch against most decks in legacy, vintage, or modern. What I would suggest is instead of running one of each, run 1x Sword of War and Peace, 2x Sword of Fire and Ice, and 2x Sword of Light and Shadow.
Now we'll check out creatures. Most Death and Taxes lists run 4 copies of Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, 4 Mother of Runes (not modern legal), a couple copies of Thalia, Heretic Cathar, sometimes Savannah Lions, and other cost-efficient creatures. I like your use of Hidden Dragonslayer as a removal spell stapled to a creature. I'm not sure why Kytheon's Irregulars found a spot in here, and I would replace them with 2 copies of Thalia, Heretic Cathar for the tap effect and for a better price. I see that Leonin Skyhunter and that's important, but it could be replaced by 2 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben if you want more bang for your buck. I can see how Puresteel Paladin and Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit looked good for the deck and I'm sure they're pretty decent, but they could be better. I would replace those with 3x Stoneforge Mystic (Legacy/Vintage) or 3x Mirran Crusader (Modern). The two Tundra Wolves should be replaced with 2 more Mother of Runes.
Other Spells. Ajani, Caller of the Pride is a nice walker with great abilities, but not nearly as great as Elspeth, Knight-Errant for this kind of deck. Path to Exile is perfect for modern, but if you decide to go Legacy, it should be replaced with Swords to Plowshares. Dictate of Heliod, as I've experienced, is too slow and clunky for this deck, and takes away mana that could be spent on a creature that turn. I would replace the Dictates with a couple Crusade, the extra +2/+2 isn't usually that important. If you want to use the Dictate, it should be a 1-of in my opinion. Heliod, God of the Sun gives your creatures vigilance and that's awesome, plus he's a hard hitter once he's a creature. If you don't necessarily need the mana-doubler effect from Caged Sun, I would replace it with either another Always Watching , Dictate of Heliod, or Coat of Arms. Lastly, if Honor's Reward isn't too important, Secure the Wastes/Raise the Alarm would be great in this slot, as they have the potential to create 2/2's, 3/3's, and bigger with enchantment backup.
From what you've built so far, you definitely have the right idea of how the deck works. Hope this helps!
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