Creature — Elephant Soldier
Artifacts, creatures, and lands your opponents control come into play tapped.
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|Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Loxodon Gatekeeper Discussion
4 days ago
Looks like an older list, but I am cirrently building derevi stax because I took the mana denizl cards out of my chulane teller of tales deck in favor of a more proactive model. I am surprised not to see Loxodon Gatekeeper he is my favorite in stasis decks. Thanks for posting there are a lot of interesting card choices I will consider.
2 weeks ago
Also while you're kind of on to it already, more cards which discourages your opponents from casting their stuff so that you have more to work with: AEther Barrier, Aura of Silence, Aven Mindcensor, Frozen Aether, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Land Equilibrium, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Loxodon Gatekeeper, Mana Breach, Overburden, Suture Priest
3 weeks ago
Loxodon Hierarch is a decent elephant. Ivorytusk Fortress is actual junk colors, but you would probably need to build around it more (works really well with Venerated Loxodon though). Loxodon Gatekeeper is a good hate card. Loxodon Smiter can be your version of Obstinate Baloth in the sideboard.
2 months ago
I thing Caged Sun and Gauntlet of Power make sense in this deck, because even if you end up ramping your opponents with the double white mana, you get draw cards if they use it to cast multiple spells.
2 months ago
Do you think Urabrask the Hidden Thalia, Heretic Cathar Loxodon Gatekeeper Blind Obedience type of effects would help? Makes it hard for opponents to pick whether to attack or block with the creatures they untap with ...and Windborn Muse Ghostly Prison effects help close the value gap because opponents have to stop progressing board in order to attack in the early game. I play Legion's Initiative Eerie Interlude Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero and Tajic, Legion's Edge and a lot of wipes so I can reset their boards while mine remains in tact.
Its tough getting outvalued. So many awesome cards that have no home in edh because boros gets no card draw or ramp. Heres my experience with aurelia- I finally get land to play my commander! and someone with a counterspell counters it. Cool. Now my turn ends and they begin their's. They draw 3 cards play 2 lands and drop a creature and leave 2 blue mana up and pass it back. Fughhhh
8 months ago
Looks good! These might interest you: Sunforger , King's Assassin , Bloodthirsty Blade , Curse of Opulence , Pariah , Loxodon Gatekeeper , Authority of the Consuls , Blind Obedience , Unquestioned Authority , Master Warcraft , Viridian Longbow
8 months ago
You might like these: Spark Double , Sakashima the Impostor , Smothering Tithe , Fatespinner , Storage Matrix , Quicksilver Fountain , Curator's Ward , Ward of Bones , Lunar Force , Starfield of Nyx , Approach of the Second Sun , Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar , Uba Mask , Stormscape Familiar , Sunscape Familiar , Loxodon Gatekeeper
9 months ago
I totally agree. While it would certainly make mono white commanders far more viable, white already has enough going for it to make it a sought after color for wedges or dual colored commanders.
White sees lots of play in stax decks, as it packs the most hatebears of any color. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben Leonin Arbiter Aven Mindcensor Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite Grand Abolisher Hokori, Dust Drinker Ethersworn Canonist Kataki, War's Wage are all cards that see competitive play. You have far more fringe cases like Vryn Wingmare Alms Collector Thalia, Heretic Cathar Loxodon Gatekeeper and others which are seen on the fringe. The hatebears become a secondary wincon for competitive by pressuring life totals while also stopping the game.
White also gets a BUNCH of incredible supporting effects for stax builds. Armageddon and the expensive Ravages of War close games. Smothering Tithe plays great under stax. There are also numerous enchantments are shut off combos or lines of play, such as Rest in Peace Stony Silence Leyline of Sanctity Suppression Field and all kinds of less effective variants.
White also gives some of the most efficient 1-for-1 removal. While you will fall behind with 1-for-1's in a 4 player pod, its still important to pack StP and Path. White also gets sweepers for EVERY SINGLE PERMANENT TYPE. You read that correctly kids. You can do A-lot-for-1 trades with cards like Wrath of God Austere Command Cleanfall Paraselene and others.
White also gets one of the best pieces of combo protection available, Silence . White has a few tutors that are playable, Enlightened Tutor Steelshaper's Gift Open the Armory Academy Rector Stoneforge Mystic . You get card advantage via effects like Land Tax Tithe Weathered Wayfarer and more.
True, white doesn't have very many cards with the word "Draw" explicitly on it. You're able to accrue advantage, but its mostly incremental. What white lacks in raw draw you make up for with value. The sweepers are the best example of this imo. The opponent may have drawn more cards than you, but trading 1 card for 10 creatures on the board is effectively 9 card advantage.
I personally enjoy most duals or wedges that include White + Black or White + Blue. I find it to be similar to Green, in that I don't feel bad with having it as a secondary or tertiary color, and that it solves a lot of problems and gives me access to cards I want to run.