Recruiter of the Guard

Recruiter of the Guard

Creature — Human Soldier

When Recruiter of the Guard enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card with toughness 2 or less, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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

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Recruiter of the Guard Discussion

MurficWPN on Chulane - Druid Tribal

3 weeks ago

RobotWizard1248: It's definitely on the maybe list but I'm running Ranger-Captain of Eos more for the Silence effect then for the tutor. The deck often just wants more creatures to cast, so you can draw more cards, than a specific creature.
Recruiter of the Guard will find Eternal Witness which with Chulane, Teller of Tales in play and Time Warp is one the the wincons, but the deck is already very consistent and runs a bunch of tutors. My play group is at a Mid-High level and this deck is already a bit higher then most of the other players enjoy.
If I was looking to up the power level it is something I would include though I might cut a different card as I have been very happy with the Ranger-Captain.

Rhadamanthus on Can I tutor Aysen Crusader …

1 month ago

In your example, Aysen Crusader has more than 2 toughness and can't be fetched with Recruiter of the Guard.

With the way it's written, the Crusader's ability is a special type called a "Characteristic-Defining Ability". CDAs are always on and function in every zone (even outside the game). As the number of Heroes and Soldiers you control changes, the Crusader's P/T will change with them regardless of what zone it's currently in.

You can get around this if the Recruiter is your only Hero/Soldier and you're able to get it off of the battlefield somehow before its enter-the-battlefield trigger starts resolving. Then the Crusader will only be a 2/2.

Metroid_Hybrid on Can I tutor Aysen Crusader …

1 month ago

At first glance the answer would appear to be yes.

However, the strange wording of Aysen Crusader, and the fact that Recruiter of the Guard is a Soldier, has me thinking otherwise. Because the Crusader would be (at a minimum) a 3/3— and therefore can not be fetched by the Recruiter..

I think it comes down to a question of: Does Aysen Crusader's ability count in all zones, or just on the Battlefield?

plakjekaas on Please Enlighten Me

1 month ago

The actual use for them is the 40 other cards in your deck, of which you will have 2-3 in your opening hand on average. Even better, one of them is in your command zone, always available except for corner cases (Drannith Magistrate for example).

There is no card that will synergize with every other card in your deck. But synergizing with over 30% of your deck is actually a very good rate. That's why Jeweled Lotus is such a trap card, it works only with 1 card in your deck.

My mono W stax deck, led by Heliod, God of the Sun, plays none of the mana rocks from my previous post. It overloads on effects like Stony Silence to punish and slow down everyone at the table who does. That doesn't mean, however, that my deck doesn't run staples. Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Smothering Tithe, Drannith Magistrate, Recruiter of the Guard, Weathered Wayfarer, Land Tax, Enlightened Tutor and Aven Mindcensor are all cards that any white (c)EDH deck worth its salt should include to have the best chances of winning.

But all in all, you're making a great case of which staple to use when and why, but not really how you would be able to play EDH on the highest, most consistent level without any staples. The fact that you need staples to play the most consistent decks, still holds true. It might not lead to the most interesting decks for you to play or play against, and that's fine. I said earlier in this thread, the best way to play commander, or even magic in general is the way in which you have the most fun. The way the cEDH crowd has fun is by loading up on the best staples and see who can most skillfully guide them into a win.

The Kess thing is a weird thing to say, nobody says there's only one deck to play. If that was the case, magic would be like Solitaire, you wouldn't need to play opponents if everyone would play exactly the same deck. If you'd visit the database for most accepted cEDH decks, you'd see there's endless strategies even at the highest level that are able to win at a cEDH table. However, if you'd compare these lists, there will be a LOT of overlap, because in the meta, you need to be able to stop the top combo's at instant speed while executing your own. The best cards for those jobs, will work in almost every deck that can play them, that's how they became staples. A budget Kess deck will be able to cast a Counterspell when the flash-hulk deck tries to win, all the same as another flash-hulk deck would be able to. Flash-hulk was the boogeyman of the format for a bit, because short of a counterspell, there was no way to interact or stop it. It was instant, two mana, a two card combo, easy to tutor pieces in green and blue, and usually supported by black for more tutors. When Flash resolved, there was nothing short of a Stifle-effect to stop the comboing player from winning. And they could overload on free counterspells to protect it. The combo being that cheap in both mana and opportunity cost, while being so easy to assemble and hard to stop that the best way of not losing to it, was just running your own flash-hulk deck, is why the demand for the Flash-ban was there. But any blue deck with the staple counterspells, even the cheap ones, has a chance of beating it. Budget in cEDH determines which/how many of the established staples you can play, but it doesn't eliminate the need for the best cards that are available for the common person not willing to spend a month's worth of salary for a deck. It's the difference between Counterspell and Mana Drain, not the difference between Spell Swindle and Mana Drain.

Heavy-Metal on Brion, Armstrong

1 month ago

Casey4321 Thanks, FMA is so good i couldn't help myself. Malignus is good, maybe Malignus > Spark Trooper? however i do like how Recruiter of the Guard can keep tempo up with Spark Trooper. I have Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker on the side along with a couple swords but i took them out as i dont want to irk my playgroup too much.

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

1 month ago

Thinking of the following changes:

Seek Glory (Or whatever! from Kaldheim) | Replacing Archangel of Thune to Tutor Heliod, Sun-Crowned

Time of Need | Replacing Spike Feeder to Tutor Heliod, Sun-Crowned

Armored Skyhunter | Replacing Regal Caracal

Recruiter of the Guard | Replacing Greater Good to Tutor Walking Ballista

Feline Sovereign | Replacing Aura Shards to increase cat count (will decrease with land)

Branchloft Pathway  Flip | Replacing Leonin Arbiter to increase land count (cats increased above)

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