Protector of the Crown

Protector of the Crown

Creature — Giant Soldier

When Protector of the Crown enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

All damage that would be dealt to you is dealt to Protector of the Crown instead.

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Format Legality
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal

Protector of the Crown occurrence in decks from the last year

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Protector of the Crown Discussion

Optimator on Giant's Deck

2 months ago

So what I would recommend putting in are Outpost Siege - Staff of Nin - Tectonic Giant - Protector of the Crown - Tome of Legends - Mask of Memory - Infiltration Lens - Farsight Mask - Magus of the Wheel -

Two card-advantage cards are Giants, so that will "save" you two slots!

The cards that you don't own that might be worth buying are Bonders' Enclave for sure, and perhaps Well of Lost Dreams and Reforge the Soul. I love those. Stolen Strategy might be worth it too, for both Brion reasons and card-advantage reasons. It's extra good in a heavy ramp deck.

EDIT: I forgot a decent one: Vanquisher's Banner. I don't love it in decks with expensive creatures, but there it is

Optimator on Giant's Deck

2 months ago

Next step is card-draw and card-advantage. Unfortunately, the Boros colors are the worst at drawing cards. Graveyard recursion is a type of card advantage, so Colfenor's Urn can count. I've never seen that card before! Nice find and good instincts!

Here are some options for you.

First up, the cards I own that I'm willing to part with:

Seer's Sundial - Staff of Nin - Farsight Mask - Key to the City - Infiltration Lens - Mask of Memory - Tome of Legends - Outpost Siege - Khorvath's Fury - Humble Defector - Chandra, Flamecaller - Magus of the Wheel


Cards I don't have that you should consider:

Tectonic Giant is mandatory! He's so good! Protector of the Crown is on-theme too--highly recommend.

Bonders' Enclave would be worth picking up, I think.

Browbeat - Loreseeker's Stone - Arcane Encyclopedia - Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip - Ignite the Future - Reforge the Soul - Wheel of Fate - Mind's Eye (used to be the gold-standard! Very mana-inefficient though) - Icon of Ancestry (interesting choice since it has the anthem) - Rogue's Gloves - Well of Lost Dreams (great choice with your commander!) - Coveted Jewel (ramp and draw! Unreliable and mana-expensive, but chaotic and fun!) - Mangara, the Diplomat - Runehorn Hellkite - Dragon Mage - Knollspine Dragon - Herald's Horn - Endless Atlas (a bit suspect in two-color decks unless your colors are very skewed or you have lots of Renegade Map-type cards) - Bag of Holding - Arch of Orazca - Geier Reach Sanitarium - Mazemind Tome


Underworld Breach, Sunbird's Invocation, and Stolen Strategy might count as card-advantage, should you feel jaunty. Stolen Strategy is definitely a fun card and get you fodder for Brion's throwing.

Howling Mine + Inspiring Statuary is kinda funny. Probably not worth it though.

multimedia on Don't touch my Throne

2 months ago

Hey, nice version of Jared. I'm not a fan of Jared, but I can see you have put a lot of thought into your deck and you have overall very good card sense on a budget. Card draw shouldn't be a problem as long as you can keep the monarch :)

The manabase is lacking which is understandable because of the low budget. Cinder Glade and Canopy Vista are two of the better budget lands for Naya because they are two different land types, have interaction with lots of basic lands and they're Forest lands. Farseek, but also Nature's Lore, Three Visits (Commander Legends version), Skyshroud Claim and Wood Elves can all search for them and these five land ramp spells are among the best in Commander because they can ramp with a dual land. Some other good budget lands are: Battlefield Forge, Path of Ancestry and Naya Panorama.

Crop Rotation can tutor for Throne of the High City. Open the Armory can tutor for Pariah, Shield of the Oversoul or one of five equipment. Pariah is an important card to have more access too because you can't lose the monarch when Jared is enchanted with it.

Kami of False Hope is the white Spore Frog. Sun Titan is now less than $1 and is quite helpful since it can be repeatable reanimation: Jared, Pariah, Throne, Frog, Reckoner or any other 3 CMC/less permanent. Dromoka's Command is a good instant fight spell since it also gives another mode.


Cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

JRaynor on Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

7 months ago

There are some real sub optimal choices here.

While I love the classic Royal Assassin and Bounty Agent is cool, they both don't work well with Alesha as she reanimates her creatures tapped and attacking. That means these creatures have to not only survive combat but also a trip around the table before they ever get to do anything after reanimation.

They're basically strictly worse than stuff like Ravenous Chupacabra, which you also have in the deck. I'd hunt down some more Enters the Battlefield style effects like the Chupacabra instead of ones that require tapping to activate.

Hanweir Garrison is another really cool card, with Hanweir Battlements but it's important to note it doesn't trigger on reanimation because it enters the battlefield already attacking. Keep it if you just want to trigger the Meld effect, but Something like Siege-Gang Commander is just better if you want to make tokens.

Palace Guard is easily outshone by Palisade Giant or Protector of the Crown.

I don't think Tunnel Ignus is worth playing at all unless you have a friend who only plays Lord Windgrace or Tatyova all the time or something.

Burnished Hart is a fantastic addition to this deck. Often I find it better than Solemn Simulacrum as an early game value engine, because it has the ability to sac itself.

I tried to keep all my suggestions reasonably budget friendly. You've got a real diverse and interesting Alesha tool kit, and I think you can stream line it with minimal expenditure. Have fun playing Alesha! She's my favorite commander.

Mortlocke on Bow to your Queen

7 months ago

Excellent Queen Tribal deck concept - +1 from me, I can't help however to suggest that you include some indestructibility ala Darksteel Plate. For creatures such as Palace Guard or Protector of the Crown becoming indestructible would only serve to improve your position on the field and make you just that much harder to touch - as it should be. For you are the Queen (Long may she reign).

Oh, and the previously suggested card does still seem in flavor for the most part.

Joe_Ken_ on Aurelia soldiers

9 months ago

Have you thought of adding Protector of the Crown if you got him a source of indestructible or just some other way to not take damage then your life total won’t ever go down and you’ll remain the monarch.

Joe_Ken_ on Unbending Steel

9 months ago

Assemble the Legion and Outlaws' Merriment are both good token producers I use in my Marchesa pillow fort deck with Legion being able to get out of hand relatively quickly if it isn’t answered.

Protector of the Crown with any source of indestructible makes you never loose the monarch for card draw since he will take all damage for you. Palisade Giant also does the same thing, but without the monarchy.

Palace Jailer is good to gain the monarchy since you are doing a pillowfort deck and it also acts as removal.

Balefire Liege is also a good creature to get some extra bang from your spells and give your creatures a little edge.

Authority of the Consuls is similar to blind obedience but it will also gain you life as well as being able to come in as early as turn 1.

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