Truefire Captain

Truefire Captain

Creature — Human Knight

Mentor (Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature with lesser power.)

Whenever Truefire Captain is dealt damage, it deals that much damage to target player.

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Truefire Captain occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Truefire Captain Discussion

StopShot on Seeking Help for Pioneer Combo ...

2 months ago

Risk Factor is not good in combo-kill decks. Your opponent will always choose the damage option as their life total don't matter since you're confined through winning by combo.

Remove Truefire Captain and Gideon's Sacrifice. Lethal combos should not take 4 or more cards to win the game with. The less cards you need to win with the more likelier you'll be able to pull off the combo. A better combo than Truefire would be Boros Reckoner, Irencrag Feat, Star of Extinction. (You don't even need indestructible and you could win as early as turn 4.)

In order to consistently pull off your combos you also need draw power. White and Red are not suited to drawing cards which is this deck's biggest weakness. Instead you should make it so this deck wins by dealing damage over time and it uses your main combo as a plan B if that fails. I suggest running cards that just fit well around Boros Reckoner and Jaya, Venerated Firemage.

Feather, the Redeemed, Sheltering Light, Reckless Rage

Feather is a good evasive body that can get some damage across. Pair that with Sheltering Light as you'll be able to scry multiple times and be able to protect Boros Reckoner from removal spells without losing your indestructible spell. Reckless Rage can also be spammed on repeat with Feather, but it also works well with Boros Reckoner as you can ping him with it to remove two of your opponent's creatures at once.

Thermo-Alchemist, Spear Spewer, Hanweir Garrison

Thermo-Alchemist and Spear Spewer are great early game pinging creatures, but with Jaya, Venerated Firemage you can double their damage output and they make greater blockers to protect Jaya with. Hanweir Garrison also generates crazy value with Jaya as she doubles the power of the tokens you'll be able to flood the board with and the tokens can double as chump blockers if needed.

Kiran_M on Seeking Help for Pioneer Combo ...

2 months ago

This is an interesting Combo Deck I am trying to build. The main combo is to use Boros Reckoner, an indestructible source, and Jaya, Venerated Firemage to deal infinite damage, or a similar combo with Truefire Captain and card:Gidon's Sacrifice instead of the Reckoner. I am looking for advice with the mana base, the Sideboard, and ways to make it more consistent (e.g. Card Draw, etc.) I was considering running Risk Factor, is that a good idea? Also, I am trying to keep it as budget as I can (not more than $120, if I can help it). Thanks!

Here is a link to the deck:

Epicurus on Jeskai Particle Accelerator

2 months ago

Firstly, ditto to DragonOfTheWest's comment above.

As for cuts, I have a few ideas. The first being that, like I said before, I don't believe that you need the Bonecrusher Giant. Here's why: this deck is a combo deck that requires four elements -Truefire Captain, Gideon's Sacrifice, Jaya, Venerated Firemage and something to make the Captain Indestructible. Bonecrusher Giant is then just a redundant effect that is already part of what Jaya does. It is taking up room in the deck that something more useful could occupy. Now, it's added benefit of keeping damage from being prevented is totally useful, but you could easily avoid damage prevention by strategic usage of Dovin's Veto, or by including something like Teferi, Time Raveler. Cutting the giant could make room for Teferi, or needed mana ramp.

The next cut zone I'd look at is Indestructibility. I count 11 spells in the deck that make a creature Indestructible. It is definitely a requirement for the combo, but I feel like that's too much redundancy. You could easily cut either the Gideon planeswalker, or Chance for Glory and still have enough to feel comfortable.

Tl;dr - I would cut all Bonecrusher Giant, Lazotep Plating and Chance for Glory, add 3x Teferi Time Raveler and use the rest of the space for mana ramp.

DragonOfTheWest on Jeskai Particle Accelerator

2 months ago

Epicurus, as I understand it, the combo will go off like this:

  1. [Red source] deals 2 damage to Truefire Captain.
  2. TC's ability pings 2 damage toward a player of your choice — you choose yourself.
  3. The ongoing effect of Gideon's Sacrifice redirects TC's damage back to TC, so it hits itself for another 2 damage.
  4. Because TC is indestructible, this doesn't kill it, and TC's ability again directs (still 2) damage toward a player of your choice.
  5. As long as you keep choosing yourself, TC can deal itself an arbitrarily large amount of damage in 2-damage increments. However, you only ever have 2 damage on the stack at a time. When you break the loop by choosing an opponent, TC pings them for 2 damage and the loop ends immediately.

DragonOfTheWest on Jeskai Particle Accelerator

2 months ago

Kiran_M, Torbran only amplifies damage directed toward your opponents and their permanents, so Truefire Captain will be stuck repeatedly pinging itself for 2 damage until you break the loop.

triproberts12 on Why should someone play boros? ...

4 months ago

I think you would like Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero . Due to his ability, you can do some very cool things, if you're fond of wiping the board, but want to be more aggressive about it. He makes cards like Cataclysm , Razia's Purification , and Scourglass a lot of fun. If you were thinking Jor Kadeem, I've had a copy for a long time and have just never seen the potential, but Gerrard makes much better use of cards like Mishra's Bauble , Urza's Bauble , Ichor Wellspring , and Arcum's Astrolabe for insane card value, along with bigger stuff like Memory Jar and the above-mentioned Scourglass . I'm in the process of collecting cards for a Gerrard deck, and the angle I plan on taking him is Spitemare , Boros Reckoner , Lavabelly Sliver , Truefire Captain , Mogg Fanatic Coalhauler Swine , and Creepy Doll with mass damage effects like Star of Extinction and Blasphemous Act . Throw in some redirection cards like Master Warcraft , Gideon's Sacrifice , Nomads en-Kor , Outrider en-Kor , Shaman en-Kor , and Warrior en-Kor , and you can build a deck that really does uniquely Boros things focused on mass destruction and direct damage.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Tribal God - Brawl & Pioneer

4 months ago

Hmmmm ... perhaps you could lean a little more on green and use Drover of the Mighty / Channeler Initiate / Paradise Druid and/or Song of Freyalise / Cryptolith Rite to go with Sylvan Caryatid for mana fixing/ramp. If you're not playing against Slivers, Manaweft Sliver also works like another mana dork. As for reaching devotion, have you considered some of the new multicolored nights from standard? Knights such as: Oakhame Ranger , Fireborn Knight , or Truefire Captain . Considering your commander I think Hero of Precinct One would net a lot of value here. Hope this helps.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Boros extinction

5 months ago

Love the idea along with Truefire Captain as an alternative Boros Reckoner . Have you considered Fires of Invention as an alternative way to set up the "Star Reckoner" combo? It might get in the way of casting instants, but I think the advantage of casting your more expensive spells for free might be worth it. Chandra's Regulator might also help with some card draw in the early game and doubles an alternative win condition with your Chandras late game. Hope this helps.

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