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Creature — Centaur Warrior
Other Centaur creatures you control get +1/+1 and have vigilance and trample.
Pheres-Band Warchief Discussion
4 months ago
Daveslab2022 Drogskol Captain Goblin King Goblin Chieftain Knight Exemplar Death Baron Field Marshal Elvish Champion Rageblood Shaman Stromkirk Captain Merrow Reejerey Scion of Oona Pheres-Band Warchief Midnight Entourage Timber Protector .
Also you forgot Master of the Pearl Trident .
Let us now conclude that there is overwhelming evidence says this card should cost 3.
9 months ago
I might consider consolidating some of your creatures and instead of having two of a bunch of different creatures, choose a few that you'd really like to see come out in a game and give yourself 3 or 4 of them.
I might also think about adding some more cards with a CMC, so that you have a better chance of being able to throw something out there on your first turn.
A cool thing you could possibly do with Pheres-Band Raiders and Pheres-Band Tromper is use cards like Beacon Hawk, Act of Heroism, Aim High, Djeru's Resolve, Gift of Growth, Ornamental Courage, or Prepare to untap them after they've attacked and activate their abilities.
I'm also worried about Pheres-Band Warchief being in there, because if it's out on the battlefield, cards like Pheres-Band Raiders and Pheres-Band Tromper will have vigilance, and thus not tap when they attack and not be able to activate their untap abilities.
I hope some of this is useful!
9 months ago
This is... pretty fantastic. May need more Dromoka, the Eternal (easily the second most devastating Dragonlord, in my opinion) and possibly Utvara Hellkite, Heirloom Blade, and absolutely Drogskol Captain, maybe Stromkirk Captain. Urza's Incubator, Obelisk of Urd, maybe Captivating Vampire, Battletide Alchemist, a Banneret (ie Bosk Banneret), Knight Exemplar, Gilt-Leaf Archdruid (which may not seem that great but at very least it's an additional Kindred Discovery), the mercenaries (ie Cateran Brute, Moggcatcher, Rathi Assassin) Pheres-Band Warchief, the harbingers (ie Flamekin Harbinger, Treefolk Harbinger).
11 months ago
Minor alteration you might enjoy - Horde of Notions for a general - you can't tutor out cards from play, but it lets you run any changling for , and cast them from graveyard as well.
another odd option is Reaper King for destruction of permanents
odd "lords" that might fit well -
Bramblewood Paragon & the their tribal parallels - give a static bonus even after the card leaves
Drogskol Captain - another lord of the unreal, effectively. plus it steroids
Scion of Oona - see above, but shroud. can't target it, but has flash
Seshiro the Anointed - big buffs + card draw = win
Myr Galvanizer - untapping is amazing. do stuff more!
Pheres-Band Warchief - because tribal centaurs are apparently a thing
Unnatural Selection - because more messing with stuff is more better
Crux of Fate - because it is now viable in a non-dragon tribal
Goblin Chieftain - an alternitive to goblin king - not a fan of landwalk, personally. to circumstantial
2 years ago
Step 1: Add Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and swap some creatures around to improve devotion. Ex: Swap Centaur Courser for Swordwise Centaur, Pharika's Disciple for Seton, Krosan Protector, Pheres-Band Tromper for Jolrael's Centaur. This also makes Nylea's Disciple more effective.
Step 2: Add enchantments that help you tap forests for additional mana like Fertile Ground, Overgrowth, Utopia Sprawl, and Vernal Bloom. These gain the benefits from Herald of the Pantheon and Dowsing Shaman and provide incredible acceleration.
Step 3: Find something to do with the mana. The easy answer would be to draw with Harmonize and play more centaurs. But I think the more interesting answer is to go for broke with Genesis Wave or Primal Surge (after removing Fruition). Play all (or most) of your deck, gain a ton of life, throw in Concordant Crossroads for haste, and swing with an indestructible, trampling centaur army.
That's how I'd do it at least, though I must admit I am a sucker for flashy plays.
2 years ago
Pheres-Band Warchief is centaur tribal.
2 years ago
Just wanted to clarify something i said earlier. I'd look for around 36-38 lands total. This would include the nonbasics you have already. The amount of basics varies from deck to deck with 5 color decks only having a handful where 1-2 color decks tend to have more
You'll still need to make other cuts too but here are some that come to mind.
Attended Knight: you have a lot of ways to make tokens already, this is one of the weaker ones so i'd start here.
Centaur Healer yes it gains a bit of life but it's still only a 3 mana 3/3 with no abilities once in play.
Emmara Tandris if this said it made them indestructable insead then maybe but as it is for 7 mana i'd want more than this
Ephemeral Shields cute combat trick don't get me wrong but i think you can do without it
Divine Favor is too inefficient
Pheres-Band Warchief with only 7ish other ways to get centaurs out it's a bit questionable
Siege Wurm: not a bad card by any stretch especially if you can get it down quickly but it is a bit outclassed by some of the other creatures already in the deck
Trostani's Judgment yes it populates but it's slow and expensive
Rootborn Defenses I know a lot of people that like this card but personally i'm not a huge fan. When it's good, it's great but otherwise do you really want to hold up 3 mana for the rest of the game just in case you need to cast it? I suppose you might be doing that anyways with your commander but the point is that it's a bit more situational than i would like.
Selesnya Guildmage It's a mana dump late game but that's about it. not very efficient.
Selesnya Evangel: too slow
Kazandu Tuskcaller. Can be great if your opponents let it live but having only 1 toughness and the need to invest 6 mana into it before it has any ability is a bit awkward. Most times i've played with it people let you spend your turn leveling it up and then kill it before you get much in the way of tokens.
As i said you'll still have plenty of cuts but these are the one's i'd start with.
2 years ago
First of all, great idea and great tribe! I have looked at this for a while and thought of another angle but it's not necessarily a better build, merely a different one. Here are my random thoughts that led to it:
We don't have many two drop Centaurs, since they are an expensive tribe. A possible two drop is Herald of the Pantheon but we would have to play some enchantments for that card to make sense. Thankfully, this is not too difficult because Centaurs has some minor enchantment synergy due to most of them coming in the Theros block.
Since we are dedicated to playing some enchantments, I thought of another synergy that a Green/White deck can exploit - tokens. We already have Centaur's Herald and Call of the Conclave that produces tokens, why not expand on that? After examining all other Centaur token producing cards, I thought the next best one was Fated Intervention. Now, 12 token-producing cards is obviously not enough; thankfully we have enchantments such as Parallel Lives and Growing Ranks and Doubling Season and Intangible Virtue that are good with a tokens gameplan (there are many other options out there). Incidentally, this also incentivises us to play enchantment-based removal.
With all these in mind, here is a very tentative proposed list:
- Land (24)
- 4x Windswept Heath
- 2x Wooded Foothills
- 2x Marsh Flats
- 3x Forest
- 2x Plains
- 2x Temple Garden
- 1x Canopy Vista
- 4x Razorverge Thicket
- 4x Horizon Canopy
- Creature (18)
- 4x Centaur's Herald
- 4x Noble Hierarch
- 3x Herald of the Pantheon
- 3x Courser of Kruphix
- 4x Pheres-Band Warchief
- Sorcery (4)
- 4x Call of the Conclave
- Enchantment (10)
- 3x Journey to Nowhere
- 1x Oblivion Ring
- 3x Growing Ranks
- 3x Parallel Lives
- Instant (4)
- 4x Fated Intervention
Some pre-testing notes: Enchantments are usually harder to remove than creatures (unless you are playing a Nahiri deck), although tokens are quite easily wrecked by bounce spells and some artifacts. There is quite a bit of lifegain with Courser (which is also an enchantment!) and Herald combined. Our one and only lord is still very fragile as it is within Bolt range. This is firmly a midrange deck and might have some game against other midrange attrition decks like Jund but will probably lose badly G1 to combo decks and have a slightly disfavored matchup against aggro decks.
I'm using this as a starting point to fine tune. Will try to see how it goes.
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