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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Protector of the Crown Discussion

Spell_Slam on Celestial Killin'

3 weeks 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.

Beebles on Dynamite with a Laser Beam

3 months 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:

KongMing on Halvar and his magnificent beard

7 months ago

It's a bit of a gamble if there's a lot of gravepower in your pod, but you could try out Open the Vaults . Single Combat is another boardwipe in the same vein as Slash the Ranks.

I noticed you already have some stuff involving protection and monarch triggers, so I figure I'll recommend Protector of the Crown and Inviolability too. Yes, the combo does what you think.

Optimator on Giant's Deck

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.

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