Soldier creatures have vigilance. (Attacking doesn't cause them to tap.)
(2)(White): Put a 1/1 white Soldier creature token into play.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
2 months ago
Brimaz, King of Oreskos ... Bro-maz Soldier token swarms!!!
Mobilization , Elspeth, Sun's Champion , Elspeth, Knight-Errant , Elspeth Tirel ..... Rhox Pikemaster , Field Marshal and Captain of the Watch and Veteran Armorsmith / Veteran Swordsmith and Crusade / Honor of the Pure .
There is a ton of fun and cheap support.
2 months ago
Personally, I would take out Mobilization for Divine Visitation , but that's more a matter of personal preference. I like flooding the board with angels. Along the same personal preference vein, I honestly think Recruit the Worthy is an undervalued card.
3 months ago
Good Afternoon, Hope everyone is doing well.
I've amassed the following cards for specifically a soldier-themed deck, but I'm having trouble narrowing down the list for an appropriate deck, so I'd like to request advice and assistance. The general idea was to summon a bunch of soldier tokens, buff them, defeat opponents, but I keep stumbling into cards that would be 'cool' or 'awesome' with the theme. Here are the cards I am looking at:
Legendary Cards (Potential Commanders) Akroma, Vision of Ixidor (Synergy with Odric) Baird, Steward of Argive (Good delay) Brimaz, King of Oreskos (Cheap commander that produces soldiers) Darien, King of Kjeldor (decent way of making soldiers, expensive) Keleth, Sunmane Familiar (only for partner) Lena, Selfless Champion Mikaeus, the Lunarch Nahiri, the Lithomancer Odric, Lunarch Marshal Odric, Master Tactician Prava of the Steel Legion Thalia, Heretic Cathar Trynn, Champion of Freedom
Normal Cards Abzan Falconer (synergy with Mikaeus) Adaptive Automaton (buffs soldiers) Ainok Bond-Kin (synergy with Mikaeus) Ancestral Blade (2 for a 2/2 creature seems good, especially if I can re-assign it to Auriok Steelshaper) Angel's Feather (Life gain) Angel's Grace (emergency + synergy with Darien)(Isochron Scepter) Anointed Procession (Double tokens, yes) Anointer Priest (life gain for tokens, seems good) Auriok Steelshaper (seems like good synergy with the equipment in the deck, if they're included. Otherwise, might toss this out) Aven Brigadier (Might toss this) Aysen Crusader (P/T based on soldiers? Yes please) Ballyrush Banneret (cheaper soldier spells) Basri Ket (Synergy with Abzan Falconer and Ainok Bond-Kin)(Produces Soldier Tokens) Benalish Commander (Roundabout way of producing soldiers) Bounty Agent (Neat way of dealing with certain cards) Call the Coppercoats (Produces soldiers) Captain of the Watch (Produces soldiers, buffs soldiers) Captain's Call (Produces soldiers) Catapult Master (Neat way of exiling enemy creatures) Cenn's Enlistment (produces soldiers, retrace) Commanding Presence (roundabout way of producing soldiers) Conclave Phalanx (can easily be a free creature + free life gain) Congregate (good life gain) Conqueror's Pledge (produces soldiers) Coordinated Barrage (meshes with soldiers well. Isochron Scepter) Crusader of Odric (can get really tough and powerful, might be worth cutting though) Daru Stinger (Could be really potent) Daru Warchief (cheaper spells, buffs soldiers, seems good) Dawn of Hope (good synergy with life gains, produces soldiers with lifelink) Daysquad Marshal (produces 1 soldier token, only really good with other buffs/cost reductions) Decree of Justice (mostly just to cycle it) Deploy to the Front (Great way of expanding ranks of soldiers) Devout Invocation (This is basically a win condition) Door of Destinies (buffs soldiers) Elspeth Tirel (makes soldiers, gain life, emergency nuke) Elspeth, Knight-Errant (makes soldiers, indestructable emblem) Elspeth, Sun's Champion (produces soldiers, cool emblem) Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis (makes soldiers or gain life, neat concept) Enlistment Officer (Good way of thinning the deck) Entrapment Maneuver (produces soldiers while protecting yourself, smidge situational) Erase (cheap removal. Isochron Scepter) Evangel of Heliod (produces soldiers, potential for lots of soldiers) Even the Odds (Nice way of getting emergency troops) Fairgrounds Warden (cool removal) Field Marshal (buffs soldiers) Fiend Binder (cool removal) Finale of Glory (basically a win condition) First Response (Nice way of benefitting from small attackers, I think) Garrison Cat (produces 1 soldier token, effectively replacing itself, might be worth cutting) Gideon, Ally of Zendikar (only really here for the emblem and possibly getting buffed on attacks) Gift of Estates (Land is always a problem for me, good deck thinning) Glorious Anthem (buff) God-Favored General (produces soldiers, albeit a bit expensive) Haazda Marshal (neat soldier producer, makes lifelink soldiers) Hero of Bladehold (battlecry + soldier producer, great with Haazda Marshal) Holy Day (defensive spell, Isochron Scepter) Honor of the Pure (buff) Hunted Witness (replaces itself with a soldier, cheap, might cut though) Intangible Virtue (buffs tokens) Intrepid Hero (Great removal, lots of great memories, nostalgic for me, etc) Isochron Scepter (Keep using certain Instants as needed) Join the Ranks (a bit expensive but makes soldiers) Journey to Nowhere (removal) Keeper of the Accord (really cool card, definitely helps with soldiers and lands) Knight-Captain of Eos (basically a holy day by sacrificing a soldier, seems really good) Land Tax (Land is always a problem) Launch the Fleet (produces soldiers, great with Odric, Haazda Marshal, Hero of Bladehold, Brimaz, etc) Leyline of the Meek (Neat little buff) Lieutenants of the Guard (neat mechanic, might cut) Loxodon Partisan (battlecry, might cut) Loyal Sentry (neat concept, cheap) Makeshift Battalion (diet battlecry) Marble Diamond (might be good) Marshal's Anthem (neat card, might be beneficial in a pinch) Martial Coup (great removal + producing soldiers) Mentor of the Meek (card draw from soldiers) Militia Bugler (decent deck-thinning, might cut since its only top four) Militia's Pride (produces soldiers, lots of good synergy) Mobilization (decent buff, built-in soldier producer, tad expensive) Mother of Runes (utility, might cut) Murder Investigation (neat little way of producing soldiers, depends) Ninth Bridge Patrol (neat way of benefitting from tokens getting destroyed) Nomads' Assembly (huge potential) Oath of Lieges (Land is always a problem) Oathsworn Giant (expensive, but decent buff) Oblivion Ring (Removal) Omen of the Sun (produces soldiers, little life gain, scry later, flash, generally good) Palace Guard (cool card) Paragon of New Dawns (buffs soldiers) Path to Exile (Removal) Patrol Signaler (roundabout way of producing soldiers, might cut) Pay No Heed (cheap defense, Isochron Scepter) Pearl Medallion (cheaper spells is always better) Pennon Blade (make something huge, kinda expensive though, might cut) Phantom General (buffs tokens) Precinct Captain (cheap, produces soldiers for attacking, decent synergy) Preeminent Captain (free cast, depending upon circumstances, decent synergy) Proper Burial (decent life gain) Raise the Alarm (cheap soldiers, Isochron Scepter) Ranger of Eos (only useful if I have a lot of cheap creatures) Reborn Hero (neat concept, can bring it back) Rebuff the Wicked (neat counter) Recruit the Worthy (cheap soldiers, Isochron Scepter) Recruiter of the Guard (decent search) Remember the Fallen (might cut, decent card) Resurrection (decent way of bringing back an expensive creature) Return to the Ranks (potentially free method of bringing cards back) Reverent Hoplite (potentially lots of soldiers) Rhox Pikemaster (Decent buff) Righteous Cause (Decent buff, tad expensive) Riot Control (neat life gain, defense) Rootborn Defenses (defense, makes a soldier, neat) Safe Passage (defense) Selfless Squire (interesting utility, might cut) Sergeant-at-Arms (can create soldiers, seems expensive though) Shielded Passage (neat little defense, Isochron Scepter) Sol Ring (obvious reasons) Soul Parry (decent defense, Isochron Scepter) Soul Snare (neat way to keep up devotion + have something on hand to deal with a creature) Soulmender (cheap creature, life gain, might cut) Standing Troops (decent card, might cut) Stormfront Riders (expensive way of producing soldiers, flying, might cut) Strata Scythe (make something huge, might cut) Strength of Arms (decent way of making soldiers, Isochron Scepter) Sword of the Meek (decent way of bringing it back from graveyard, might cut though) Sworn Companions (lifelink soldiers) Terminus (nice clutch card) Thraben Standard Bearer (cheap soldier, can be good for creating defenders in a pinch) Timely Reinforcements (neat for emergencies) True Conviction (huge buff) Unified Strike (exile based on number of soldiers, isochron scepter) Unruly Mob (might cut) Valor (easy way to get first strike) Veteran Armorer (buff, might cut) Veteran Armorsmith (buff, might cut) Veteran Swordsmith (buff, might cut) Veteran's Armaments (decent synergy, might cut) War Report (good life gain) Wing Shards (neat card, might cut) Worship (synergizes with Darien)
Lands Drifting Meadow (cycling) Emeria, The Sky Ruin (awesome card if I can get 7 plains) Karoo (neat little card, not sure if worth it) 28x Plains New Benalia (neat card, not sure if worth it) Nykthos, Shrine of Nyx (white deck, probably a good call) Secluded Steppe (cycling)
Thank you for your time and attention.
11 months ago
23 Jul 2020 Updates:
1 year ago
Maybe cut Bonfire of the Damned since the miracle ability can be hard to pull off.
I feel like Inferno costs too much mana for what it does.
Explorer's Scope can probably be cut from the deck.
Mobilization seems unnecessary for what the deck wants to do.
Incite Rebellion relies too much on other players having a big board of creatures when you are trying to burn away the board with a lot of your red spells.
Rolling Temblor just doesn’t seem good either for 3 mana.
1 year ago
I think Light from Within is a good anthem for white decks since it can give bigger boosts to some of your creatures.
Mobilization will give your soldiers vigilance and gives you a mana sink to make more soldiers if you are ever not doing anything with your mana.
Daru Warchief will make soldiers cost less and give them a nice boost to power and toughness.
Precinct Captain makes some soldier creatures when he attacks.
Reverent Hoplite is a creature similar to heliod’s evangel that will give you soldiers equal to your devotion on board.
1 year ago
I feel like even the (very, very) humble Healing Salve is almost always way better than alabaster potion, but I'm not certain either is worthy of inclusion. If you are interested in damage prevention, I used to use Orim, Samite Healer as a budget EDH Commander, and she did some funny stuff for sure, be it blocking big creatures or helping negate slow damage sources entirely. Hard to win with her, but she was fun.
I think Shield Wall could be booted too, I wonder if you couldn't make Mobilization useful, as a mana sink that can delay the opponent with chumps, or push for the win in some situations I guess.
In terms of general problem solving good old Oblivion Ring is a nasty customer, being able to remove all kinds of annoyances preventing you from winning the game. Exile might be good fun, and theoretically, you might toss in up to 4 Swords to Plowshares as you don't care at all most of the time what your opponent's life is, just yours, and in a pinch, you can use swords on your own biggie to get your life total high enough to win.
Looks like a fun deck!
1 year ago
Wow, some of these spoilers are quite impressive!
Food tokens could have been good, but the fact that you need to tap them and pay 2 mana to gain 3 life is simply too great a cost to pay, in my mind; in my mind, only in a truly desperate situation would that cost be worth paying. Also, the wording on gilded goose and savvy hunter is very grammatically incorrect: “sacrifice a food?” “sacrifice two foods?” Who decided that that was acceptable?
As for the unusual new card frame: it seems that those cards can be cast as either creatures or instants/sorceries, and each part has a different name; do they count as both types in all zones?
I see that knights shall have a tribal element in this set, which makes sense, for a set with a traditional high fantasy story. Circle of loyalty is nice, but the fact that it must be tapped to use its final ability severely limits its usefulness. Given that Mobilization , Luminarch Ascension Ghave, Guru of Spores , and Ant Queen do not need to be tapped, I believe that this card would not be overpowered if it did not need to be tapped, either.
Fireborn knight is very awesome, but four mana to give it a mere +1/+1 is ridiculous, even if it does have double strike; three mana would have been perfectly balanced, in my mind.
As expected, there is awesome new art from Seb McKinnon in this set, but I hope that other long-time artists, such as Wayne Reynolds, Todd Lockwood, and Terese Nielsen illustrate some cards, as well, plus, this set would be the perfect place for Rebecca Guay to return (and a return by Ron Spencer and Thomas M. Baxa would be nice, as well), and I would like to see at least one piece by either Raymond Swanland or Steve Argyle, as well. The promo version of smitten swordmaster almost looks like it was illustrated by McKinnon, so it seems that that artist, Shawn Wood, may be competing with McKinnon in the realm of “creepily romantic” artwork.
Syr Konrad is awesome, but why does he deal damage, rather than causing loss of life, especially when there are other cards in this very set that cause loss of life?
I see no reason why heraldic banner could not have increase the toughness of creatures, as well as their power.
Why did the story writers need to make Oko be from a plane other than Eldraine? This plane would have been the perfect place to be his home, rather than creating another new plane that has fey to serve as his home. On the other hand, this game finally has a fairy planeswalker! That is very cool, but his personality is definitely black/blue, whereas his card is green/blue.
The fact that neither lovestruck beast nor smitten swordmaster are red is a major flavor fail, to me, since the classic tales that inspired both of them both definitely featured characters who would be red in this game.
How does a crystal slipper make a creature more powerful? I suppose that one could say that it is magic, or that the equipped creature uses it to kick an opponent, but it still does not seem as if it would be very useful in combat.
Witching well and midnight clock are both great, but the fact that they are colored really makes me sad, since being colorless is what makes artifacts so great. I have no problem with colored artifacts, but I really hope that WotC does not give all the awesome and powerful abilities only to colored artifacts and leave colorless artifacts with only weak abilities.
Wishful merfolk has awesome art, but the card itself is very lackluster, which is unfortunate, since players have been speculating about it since the artwork was revealed. However, I would like to know for what reason she seeks vengeance, and I hope that that is revealed either in the novel or on other cards.
Rankle is very awesome, but the fact that his controller may choose all three of his abilities whenever he deals combat damage makes him too powerful for four mana, in my mind; he either should have had a higher initial casting cost or been able to use only one ability at a time.
The card with both Will and Rowan is great! I do hope that it is not too expensive in terms of money, but the fact that they cost only thee mana may make them expensive in that regard. This is also the first planeswalker card to depict two characters and have two subtypes, so I hope that this set has cards that care about those subtypes.
It seems that fairies in this set shall be every color except for red, which is very interesting, since I have been wishing to see more white fairies for some time.
Wow, there are some very nice three-colored legendary creatures in this set, which I am certain that players of EDH shall appreciate.
Steelbane hydra would be awesome for my Atraxa EDH deck, but I unfortunately cannot remove any card from that deck to make room for it.
That new artwork for Command Tower is very nice, but will it be available in foil? I cannot decide if I should keep my copies with the original artwork or replace them with that version (or, perhaps, I could have some of each).
Why was it necessary to add “warlock” as a creature type? Surely, “wizard” can encompass the majority of spellcasting archetypes from fantasy, just as “zombie” is an all encompassing term for undead being in this game, including liches, mummies, and ghouls, which are all different beings, at least in MtG’s sibling game, Dungeons & Dragons.