The Circle of Loyalty
This spell costs less to cast for each Knight you control.
Creatures you control get +1/+1.
Whenever you cast a legendary spell, create a 2/2 white Knight creature token with vigilance.
, : Create a 2/2 white Knight creature token with vigilance.
|Have (2)||Smokingclays , jecder|
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|Throne of Eldraine (ELD)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
The Circle of Loyalty Discussion
1 week ago
Knight Exemplar Kinsbaile Cavalier Student of Warfare are the staple cards for monowhite knights. Since you are playing casual (kitchen table I assume) you can include 3 Terrain Generator instead of the Knight of the White Orchid because when youre on the draw orchid doesnt always do anything plus you can slot a better knight.
Worthy Knight makes tokens, but they arent knights so they dont get anthem effects from knight lords so they arent very useful unless you maybe run Heraldic Banner instead of the The Circle of Loyalty or better yet just go Boros (red and white) and include Skynight Vanguard and use the tokens to help reduce the cost of an Embercleave. Boros also means Inspiring Veteran Fervent Champion and Tournament Grounds and Clifftop Retreat to smooth out the mana for the 2w and 2r spells. Path to Exile would be the mot efficient removal but if its a budget deck go ahead and throw in a couple Conclave Tribunal which would also give your tokens something to do. Id cut circle of loyalty. Its a good card in commander but its really slow for other formats.
2 weeks ago
I like the unique take of using changeling to get reductions from the eminence keyword and then trying to get some fun payoffs from lords. That said with 16 changelings, including Amoeboid Changeling and Mirror Entity and 28 pay off cards. I feel like you are forcing a lot of "lords" into a deck where it doesn't really matter.
Some of the lords I would remove because there aren't worth the slot for the small effect on a few changelings. Cloudshredder Sliver, Drogskol Captain, Lord of the Unreal, and Lovisa Coldeyes. Most of your changelings are small and giving them a small bump is P/T and haste or hexproof isn't worth forcing these cards into the deck.
Sliver Overlord, Realm-Cloaked Giant, and Thundercloud Shaman are on my maybe list because they are a bit more situational. Are you going to spend 3 mana to search for a changeling to get an effect? Do you want to wrath away your dragons and leave a team of small giants? Not sure how often these show up.
4 weeks ago
I would cut The Circle of Loyalty since spreading across human, Angel, and knight tribal starts to get pretty thin.
Temporal Mastery is a good extra turn spell, but I think it’d be better in a deck actually trying to do a bunch of extra turns.
Planar Cleansing I’m a bit on the fence on for a board wipe since it takes 3 white to do and can be a little hard to pull off at times.
I’d maybe look on cutting the themes back a little to just 1 or 2 since it can be hard to do two tribal themes as well as having the exhalted/voltron theme.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Haazda Marshal Tithe Taker Ministrant of Obligation The Circle of Loyalty are all i'm seeing that have the potential of being worth it. Possibly an afterlife deck could abuse this mechanic, but I don't think mine could.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Emearq, thank's for taking the time to return the favor. You're insights on my deck are absolutely correct. It is a fun deck to play around with, and I did sacrifice the knight tribal for a more interactive game plan. At one point my deck looked alot more like yours than this, and I even dropped the Sunforger from a previous build.
As for the low count of knights and the interactions with The Circle of Loyalty and Knights' Charge, the charge is probably going to be the first out, as of right now it mostly serves as a replacement to the life loss, and it doesn't hurt to push a little more damage in on the attack. However, I think you maybe missing the value that The Circle of Loyalty. It doesn't just care about knights. It cares about legendary as well. I've got 14 spells that trigger the token generation. I may have to rethink it though, as I used to have a few more legendary spells in the deck.
Also, keep in mind, Gywn's draw ability doesn't look for knights equiped, just creatures equiped.
2 months ago
Hey, thanks for taking the time to comment on my own deck and for sharing your list with me. Regarding the below comments, these are mostly my thoughts on the 'feel' of the deck list and not a list of suggestions or recommended changes - I really don't have the experience or the insight to properly suggest to anyone how they should build their decks!
Firstly, deck is really cool (love token creature themes in general) and certainly has plenty of interaction and pieces to work together such as the planeswalkers and flexible cards like the Single Combat, Dawn of Hope and Sun Titan. With Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord offering lifelink and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Gideon Blackblade attacking comparatively freely must be good fun to get out swinging at whomever you please early into the game.
However, and this is from a purely personal level (& a new player at that who's opinion should not be held with much weight) it just feels that given up much of the knight tribal theme/fantasy itself that Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale enables to get the value cards (things like the Heavenly Blademaster, Stoneforge Mystic and Stonehewer Giant (which is a really strong card I hadn't seen before).
Granted there are several cards that produce knights i.e (Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Righteous Confluence etc) but with only 10 knight cards themselves cards like The Circle of Loyalty and especially Knights' Charge just don't seem like they will pack the same punch most games (unless you get to go wild with Knight tokens of course!). Obviously have more experience playing it but my concern as an outsider would be that there would not be enough targets to get the card drawing value out of Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale to keep momentum on the attack as the game goes on. Perhaps that's now how it plays out in reality however.
Again, just my own thoughts and would love to see how you get on with this different take on a Syr Gwyn build.
Best of luck in your games!