Creature — Human Cleric Soldier
Plainscycling (, Discard this card: Search your library for a Plains card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.)
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|Masters 25 (A25)||None|
|Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO)||Common|
|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Noble Templar Discussion
3 months ago
Looks rad, I dig the use of spellshapers. You might like these: Skullbriar, the Walking Grave (keeps all counters including keywords when he dies/reanimates), The Ozolith, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Final Parting, Jarad's Orders, Fauna Shaman, Evolutionary Leap, Archfiend of Ifnir, Splendor Mare, Shimmering Barrier, Wasteland Scorpion, Winged Shepherd, Titanoth Rex, Rampaging Hippo, Noble Templar
5 months ago
Technically Noble Templar isn't ramp either, as it puts the land to hand. They accomplish the same goal, which is to have a land drop on your turn, but Verge Rangers will do it more than once (at about a 1/3 ratio), it's top deck control, it is, as mentioned, a good play into sensei's divining top, and has a body/ability/cmc that can't really be disregarded in comparison to templar. What's more is that you can have both the body and the abilities whereas you can't with Templar.
You are trading all that for one guaranteed land drop on the next turn. If that's your point, then I guess that's just how you want to play your deck. There's nothing wrong with a focused deck that you know exactly how you want to play it.
5 months ago
My issue with Verge Rangers is the "an opponent controls more lands than you" restriction. Unlike the cards in this deck with that restriction, Verge Rangers isn't ramp or a land tutor. Knight of the White Orchid and Weathered Wayfarer actively get me out of land screw. Rangers barely makes an effort.
5 months ago
Well, someone made a point in a discord that I'm in about Verge Rangers. It's less about mana ramp, and more about playing lands off the top so that you are more likely to have a card on top that you want. Kinda sorta card advantage I guess. Now whether I would include it over Knight of the White Orchid, or even Noble Templar, I'm not sure. I honestly might try it over the knight in my deck, as it's repeatable, it's top-deck control, and it doesn't care if the card is a plains or not.
I also don't have Noble Templar in my deck, so I can't say much about switching it for that.
But yes, Cartographer's Hawk is bad.
3 years ago
4 years ago
First things first, your mana base needs help. This deck needs about 13 more lands. Generally you want any type of deck to be about 40% land. It can vary depending on Somewhere between 34-40 lands should be fine. I have 38 lands in my EDH deck with a 5 mana costing Commander. Based on the cards currently in your deck, you will need more blue sources than white. Here is a site that lists all the lands available for your Commanders colors
You will also benefit from more mana producing artifact aka mana rocks. They will help you ramp into more mana faster as well as provide both colors of mana from one source, for the most part. There is a mana rock section in the link above, but here are a few of the better options:
Azorius Signet, Commander's Sphere, Talisman of Progress, Thought Vessel, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, Sword of the Animist (doesnt produce mana, but it lets you fetch land), Weathered Wayfarer (allows you to fetch land), Knight of the White Orchid (allows you to fetch land), Solemn Simulacrum (allows you to fetch land)
Now, lets go over the decks synergy with its Commanders abilities. Protecting your Commander once its on the battlefield is important but luckily Dragonlord Ojutai has Hexproof, but only when he is untapped though, so giving him Vigilance becomes an important element of the deck. Also, to insure you will benefit from his last ability, making Dragonlord Ojutai Unblackable is also helpful. These are all options that could help:
VIGILANCE - Always Watching , Sword of Vengeance, Angelic Field Marshal, Avarice Amulet, Mammoth Umbra, Vow of Duty, Ajani Steadfast, Akroma's Memorial, Concerted Effort, Daybreak Coronet, Accorder's Shield, Auramancer's Guise, Avacyn's Collar, Haunted Cloak,Iona's Blessing, Serra's Blessing, Serra's Embrace, Shield of the Righteous, Asha's Favor, Marked by Honor, Triclopean Sight, True-Faith Censer, Vigilance
UNBLOCKABLE - Cloak of Mists, Holy Mantle, Invisibility, Spirit Mantle, Steel of the Godhead, Traveler's Cloak, Unquestioned Authority, Spectra Ward, Infiltrator's Magemark, Godsend, Chitinous Cloak, Flickering Ward, Prowler's Helm, Rogue's Passage, Trailblazer's Boots, Tricks of the Trade
Once you add some artifact equipments and/or enchantments, you will need a way to make sure you can get them onto the battlefield each game. You can do that by using the following cards to fetch them from your deck:
Enlightened Tutor, Open the Armory, Steelshaper's Gift, Fabricate, Heliod's Pilgrim, Drift of Phantasms, Muddle the Mixture, Dizzy Spell, Ring of Three Wishes, Tamiyo's Journal, Auramancer, Hana, Ship's navigator, Academy Ruins, Buried Ruin, Stonehewer Giant, Mystical Tutor
Regarding your removal spells, I would suggest adding some cards with Exile effects and spells that can target/effect more than one creature/permanent. These are just a few examples:
AEtherize, Boomerang, Condemn, Cyclonic Rift, Disenchant, Oblivion Ring, Path to Exile, Return to Dust, Supreme Verdict, Swords to Plowshares, Unsummon, Vapor Snag, Wrath of God, Banishing Light, Damping Matrix, End Hostilities, Oblivion Ring, Grasp of Fate, Quarantine Field, Unstable Obelisk, Valorous Stance, Descend upon the Sinful, Evacuation, Fate Forgotten, Reality Shift, Detention Sphere, Phyrexian Rebirth, Rout
To make room for more lands and some of the cards I suggested, youre going to have to remove some spells. These are the ones I dont think have much synergy with your Commander:
Archaeomancer, Aven Surveyor, Benthic Infiltrator, Clockwork Vorrac, Deep-Sea Terror, Doomed Traveler, Expedition Raptor, Hisoka's Guard, Kor Cartographer, Niblis of the Breath, Noble Templar, Phantom General, Pristine Skywise, Prodigal Sorcerer, Sandsteppe Outcast, Skaab Goliath, Thraben Inspector, Bewilder,Fleeting Distraction, Ojutai's Breath, Ojutai's Command, Pressure Point,Rakshasa's Disdain, Refocus, Sift Through Sands, Twiddle, Twitch, Tidal Surge, Jeskai Runemark, Fleetfeather Sandals, Lightning Greaves, Vessel of Endless Rest
4 years ago
We cracked a bunch of really interesting cards today. Scourge had a bunch of "CMC matters" spells (e.g., we got a Dragon Shadow), so our Scornful Egotist -- which on first look was perhaps the most overcosted 1/1 we'd ever seen -- actually made sense.