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|Commander: Rule 0
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.
6 months ago
I took out some of the four cost fogs and some less interesting cards to add
Jailer may not be the best choice but being the monarch should be easy while I'm foggy and I have Protector of the Crown
1 year ago
Pariah and other cards like it might be a good option for you. They can serve as one-time damage prevention (killing your creature in the process), but if the creature is indestructible or can't be dealt damage (protection, etc.), than you can't be touched.
1 year ago
My Queen Marchesa deck is mix of akkido effects like Deflecting Palm, monarch tribal which gives you card advantage and a bunch of other effects and then cards like Dread to make people not want to attack me. I also have cards like Breena, the Demagogue that mess with combat choices.
The last time I played the Queen I kept the Monarch for like 6 turn cycles because of No Mercy. I ended up winning by casting a Thrilling Encore after the last other player standing (playing a Xenagos, God of Revels deck) had killed my Archon of Coronation and Protector of the Crown before going in for an alpha strike (I got a couple of his things he'd sacrificed to do that too). I survived and he lost on the crack-back. It was a great game.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Very cool! Nothing like picking the path of most resistance to make a cool deck.
You might also appreciate Protector of the Crown as another Pariah effect and a rare source of card draw in white. If you were feeling really saucy, you could also find room for cards like Ancient Tomb and Mana Crypt since your creatures will harmlessly soak up the damage for you.
Since you're aiming to win via Infect, it might also be worth it to make room for cards like Rogue's Passage and Access Tunnel to ensure they connect. They'd probably do more for you than Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse do!
2 years ago
I also have a Celestial Kirin deck that I have come to enjoy a lot. Check it out here: Exploding Sheep Tribal
35 lands seems a bit too few, since you really want to hit land drops to be able to cast your spirits at the right time. I have 37 and still feel the pinch sometimes.
One of the best-performing cards in my deck has without a doubt been Citanul Flute. I can't recommend this card enough, since it allows you to get the right spirit for the job every time. It also fetches out Ugin's Conjurant immediately if you want.
Mirror Entity is a spirit and a powerful finisher for your deck.
Strict Proctor is something I'm trying out, as it gives the commander a lot more flexibility in whether or not you want to blow up the board and it also hoses a lot of strategies all by itself.
No Shining Shoal in your deck? This is like having a wild card that can basically be any CMC from 2 and up. Not to mention the ability totally gets people and it's hilarious.
I missed out on Skyclave Relic and will add it to my own deck. Thank you! Other ramp spells you might be interested in are Astral Cornucopia and Wayfarer's Bauble, which get around Kirin's ability nicely.
Someone suggested to me Avacyn, Angel of Hope. I tried it and have not looked back. The card just makes this deck work perfectly.
I've found that a glaring weakness of this deck is facing opposing token decks. This is why I'm playing Declaration in Stone as a good way of dealing with large threats and masses of tokens for cheap.
I used to play a token package myself, but I have moved away from it, since having indestructible and evasive spirits was usually just better. It also made more space for all sorts of other goodies.
With all your indestructible stuff, Protector of the Crown is pretty hilarious.
2 years ago
Thanks again for stopping by my list. Nice version you have going! Looks like fun to combine the janky combos with rattlesnakes and politics through Marchesa.
Here are some cards I expected to find here but didn’t :). Perhaps some of them are of interest to you:
- Protector of the Crown: amazing with indestructible, but also combo’s with Arcbond.
- There are a lot more pain lands that can start some of your combos, like Ancient Tomb, City of Brass and Tarnished Citadel (just to name a few). Consider running them for your fixing instead of the temples for example.
- Wheel of Misfortune and Command the Dreadhorde: great cards on there own and can KO a player when you have your other combo pieces.
- Axgard Armory and Open the Armory great tutor options.