Mardu Strike Leader

Mardu Strike Leader

Creature — Human Warrior

Whenever Mardu Strike Leader attacks, put a 2/1 black Warrior creature token onto the battlefield.

Dash (You may cast this spell for its dash cost. If you do, it gains haste, and it is returned from the battlefield to your hand at the beginning of the next end step.)

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Rare

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Mardu Strike Leader Discussion

Strangelove on WARriors

2 months ago

Hi Shayda!!!

Dude those dragons are doing so well (when no one wipes them)!

Did you want a similar deck? 'Cuz that's what you've got here... but I think you should lean into go-wide-aggro > midrange and play more 1-2 cmc creatures and move all your ramp to 2 (Rampant Growth, signets, etc).

I'd also recommend Golgari Charm, Boros Charm, and Heroic Intervention.

Tribal decks have so much flavor! Hope this helps, maybe we'll see it next weekend? :o

Chandra585 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

okay, a few things-first, TypicalTimmy, Parhelion II and Mardu Strike Leader don't help trigger battalion. Battalion triggers when creatures are declared as attackers. If a creature enters attacking, it was never declared as an attacker.

hmm. a creature that shows progression through the golgari. lets try this:

Rotsifter Recruit

creature-human shaman

whenever ~ enters the battlefield or attacks, put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard.

as long as there are at least 5 cards in your graveyard, ~ gets +1/+1 and has deathtouch.

As long as there are more cards in your graveyard than your library, ~ gets +3/+2, is a zombie in addition to its other types, and has menace and trample


I want to see a creature that is a situational Bogle, with Bogle in this instance meaning a 1-drop creature with hexproof. Either it is only sometimes a one-drop, or only sometimes a bogle.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Mileva, Legion Commander

Legendary Creature - Human Soldier

Vigilance, Haste

Battalion - Whenever Mileva, Legion Commander and at least two other creatures attack, creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn. Legendary Creatures you control get an additional +1/+1 until end of turn.

You may exert Mileva, Legion Commander as she attacks. If you do, create two 1/1 red and white Soldier creatures tapped and attacking.


So I'm not sure if this works. Battalion doesn't say "attacking creatures you control" which implies they were declared as attackers.

Cards such as Mardu Strike Leader and Parhelion II may trigger Battalion because it looks at the total number of creatures who are currently attacking and sees the tokens who entered attacking.

  • (Though to be fair I believe it does look at creatures declared as attackers, not creatures who are created tapped and attacking.)

If this works, her Exert ability gives you the fodder for her Battalion ability. She becomes a 5/6 and they become 2/2s.

If it doesn't work, it still nets you extra boardstate and that's always a plus for Boros.

Make a Giant Jellyfish

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

4 months ago


Creature - Vampire

Flying, Ingest, Haste


Simple but effective.

Do you have a favorite type of creature token? Perhaps those made by Giant Adephage or Wurmcoil Engine? Maybe they are the 2/1 black Warriors from Mardu Strike Leader? Or the ones from God-Eternal Oketra?

Whatever your favorite creature token is, make a card that makes more of them

Haruudry on Najeela Warrior Tribal EDH

5 months ago

Oh, and Vanquisher's Banner is to expansive, exchange that for Samut, Voice of Dissent in my opinion you want more Haste enablers. Exchange Chief of the Scale for Rushblade Commander. Personally I was never sold on Jazal Goldmane, his activation is to expansive. I'd prefer Lovisa Coldeyes, also Bramblewood Paragon is really strong. Probably better than Mardu Strike Leader. Another fun extra/infinite Combat Card is Breath of Fury but it is a litte more hit or miss. Oh yea, and ignore my Champion of Lambholt comment, I didn't see it... Overall I think you need more Carddraw. All effects like Raiders' Wake and Bident of Thassa are quite strong in this deck. In the end its your choice and which Cards you already have or are prepared to pay for. Hope I could help.

DankMagicianD on Glorious Battle

6 months ago

Blood-Chin Fanatic might be useful to push damage through blockers, although I can easily see it being too slow. Mardu Strike Leader is probably too slow as well. However, Goblin Rabblemaster is definitely worth testing.

hkhssweiss on Eternally Cursed | Primer

7 months ago

Hmmm, there are a bit of things you can add in as I tried playtesting it earlier and it definitely feels a bit clunky. Your goal is to make a lot of tokens and use them to kill people. You should focus more on value cards like i.e.

Just to make some tokens while you are idle. And some kill effects like Triumph of the Hordes or effects like those. What is the main goal you want to do?

king-saproling on Mono black aggro

11 months ago

Looks good! How has Phylactery Lich worked out? Your chance to have an artifact in hand by turn 3 is 33.6%, your chance of having one in play before turn 3 is half that, so the Lich might not be the most viable. Geralf's Messenger is a potential replacement though it is a bit pricey. Maybe one these instead? Dread Shade , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Belle of the Brawl , Graveyard Marshal , Mardu Strike Leader .

Also, I could be wrong but Bontu's Monument does not seem fantastic here. I think a beefy creature that applies pressure every turn would be better. Or maybe something like Supernatural Stamina ?

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