Perimeter Captain

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Perimeter Captain

Creature — Human Soldier


Whenever a creature you control with defender blocks, you may gain 2 life.

Anatak on Defender Lifegain... Lets get political

1 month ago

Hello, thank you for listing this very interesting deck. I've been thinking about a similar idea, combining Defenders and Lifegain.

I really like the Angelic theme with Angelic Accord, Luminarch Ascension and Angelic Wall. Very flavourful! I see Seraph Sanctuary in your Maybeboard and think it would only add to this strong flavour.

The Pride Guardian and Wall of Essence haven't turned out to be strong cards in my experience, because they rely on your opponent attacking you to proc the lifegain. Although I suppose that does work very well with Luminarch Ascension, since it discourages your foes to attack you.
Perimeter Captain is a strong enough card on its own and is exempt from this, and may even encourage you to run other good defenders which don't gain life, such as: Wall of Omens and Jeskai Barricade, the later of which by the way is a much needed combat trick, which the deck is currently light on.

A card you may wish to consider is Archangel of Thune, although its expensive! Another is Dawn of Hope.

In any case I wish you luck with the deck and thank you for inspiring some changes in my own build.

keizerbuns on Prepare to get WALLoped

1 year ago

Thanks for checking out my deck zapyourtumor!

I'm sure I could drop down to 3 copies of Arcades, the Strategist and still be fine, but he's probably the most important creature in the deck since getting him out almost guarantees I'll never have an empty hand, so I like playing a full set for the added consistency even if it means a bit of redundancy.

Wall of Tanglecord was only added to the mainboard to help against decks with lots of flyers but that's more of a sideboard thing anyways and you make a good point about not having very many 1 drops so I think I'll take your advice and replace them with 3 Perimeter Captain. I would replace Secret Door with the 4th Captain but I just really like having something to dump all of my mana into when I get the infinite mana combo out.

Thassa's Intervention may not be a great early game card but it's amazing mid-late game. When you get the infinite mana combo out then it just becomes a 2-card tutor with the added bonus of having a counter spell stapled onto it in case someone tries to board wipe me.

CoCo and Aether Vial are definitely straight upgrades but like you said they're out of my price range for this deck.

Thanks for the suggestions!

zapyourtumor on Prepare to get WALLoped

1 year ago

I feel like you should only need 3 Arcades. Even though he is the main engine of the deck and a removal magnet, he's still a legendary 4 drop.

I think some number of copies of Perimeter Captain could be moved to the mainboard, as it's generally the best one drop in these types of decks. Since you have so many 2 drops and not many one drops, I'd cut Secret Door and Wall of Tanglecord for 4 Captains maindeck.

Thassa's Intervention seems like a very strange pick.

I feel like this deck really wants Collected Company or Aether Vial, although they are probably out of your price range. Both of those cards have dropped a decent amount in price though, so if you ever want to upgrade the deck I think one of those two cards would be a decent choice.

nuperokaso on Arcades, The Strategist

2 years ago

You are missing the most obvious choice - Perimeter Captain

Capt_J on Synthesis

3 years ago

Hmmm.... I don't see your source of green mana for putting out the birds or the noble.

I love the idea of using Urbog, and karma together.

perhaps Wall of Essence and Perimeter Captain would be good additions. They can both slow down enemies and prolong your life until Phyrexian Unlife comes out. Wall of Omens

skalisty on Defender Tribal

3 years ago

zapyourtumor Thanks for the feedback! I'm not sure it's worth it to go 4 colors, I feel the mana base might get a little slow and clunky for this deck. Perimeter Captain , however, is a great suggestion! It's a great defense against aggro decks, I'll put it in the sideboard for now.

zapyourtumor on Defender Tribal

3 years ago

Doran, the Siege Tower is a hit off CoCo so I'd replacce high alert with those if you can splash black, then go up to 4 cocos. Not sure if its worth going 4c for though.

Also Perimeter Captain

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