Vanquisher's Banner

Vanquisher's Banner

Artifact

As Vanquisher's Banner enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Creatures you control of the chosen type get +1/+1.

Whenever you cast a creature spell of the chosen type, draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Vanquisher's Banner occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Green: 0.2%

Red: 0.19%

Black: 0.16%

Vanquisher's Banner Discussion

alechodgin23 on Myr/Nephilim Tribal

1 day ago

Love this deck. Definitely a +1 from me. I love the idea and the uniqueness of it.

It seems like the stars of the show are the Nephilem. That being said, I'd recommend more creature tutors that can out them into play like Tooth and Nail, Green Sun's Zenith,Chord of Calling, Eldritch Evolution, Neoform, and Wild Pair.

I'd also add more card draw like Beast Whisperer, Kindred Discovery, Vanquisher's Banner, Ohran Frostfang, and Coastal Piracy.

Heck maybe even throw in cards like Kindred Charge and Kindred Summons.

All the kindred cards as well as the banner will help you multiply those Myr as well as gain value off of them before you can land a couple Nephilem!

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

5 days ago

Yarok - You didn't link your deck. You can do it like this:

[[deck:The Song of Phyresis]] 
Also, I tried searching for it on the site and it didn't show up :\

Wicker - You can link cards like this:

[[card:Sliver Queen]] 

As for my thoughts on each card? I'll try and keep my tangents short lol.

  • Disallow: is cool, but not very good in a Sliver deck because it belongs in a Baral, Chief of Compliance deck. I mean, not only does it feature him in the card art, it actually lowers the CMC to , making the card a strictly better counterspell. I slotted in Mana Drain, but if cost is an issue and you want a good to decent counterspell that is not Counterspell i'd consider Forbid, Mana Leak, Arcane Denial, Hinder, Rewind, or Dissipate.

  • Kindred Summons: Cool. But can be a massive dude of a card if you dont have any topdeck manipulation ala Scroll Rack, Mirri's Guile, or Sensei's Divining Top. Notable combinations with this card would be Worldly Tutor or Vampiric Tutor.

  • Mystical Tutor: If your deck relies heavily on interaction/instant speed removal then this wouldn't be bad inclusion. The only issue is that MT won't be doing much outside of getting you some potential interaction, meaning that you'll be holding up mana you could be using to better establish your boardstate.

  • Coat of Arms / Door of Destinies / Vanquisher's Banner: Depends on how you want to build your deck - if you want to rely primarily on combat damage being your wincon then any of the previously mentioned are worth it. I'd run all three in addition to Shared Animosity, Magma Sliver and Sliver Legion.

  • Heartstone: Be careful with this one. It's effect applies to your opponents' creatures as well. I'd never include this because I like to be shrewd and not unknowingly enable my opponents to win. If you insist on including this you better be sure you're going to win on the turn you play it.

  • Herald's Horn: Seems like good card advantage. I'd choose between this and Rhystic Study.

  • Distant Melody: I generally don't like spells that are contingent on how many creatures I have in play, because it's only good under very specific conditions that can be influenced by opponents. I'd go with Dormant Sliver or Synapse Sliver.

  • Kindred Dominance: This card is super cool. I'm considering slotting this in/play testing this for Toxic Deluge. That CMC of 7 hurts though.

  • Living Death: A cool card. I'm considering slotting it in for Patriarch's Bidding to playtest.

  • Cryptolith Rite: Is an okay card. I apply the same logic to this card as I would Distant Melody. This card is only as good as the number of creatures you have in play, which can be influenced by opponents. If someone boardwipes and this card is in hand it's literally a dead card.

  • Unnatural Selection: A fun card that used to be in this deck. I eventually cut it because it was banned in my local LGS which was hosting an EDH league. It obviously has great synergy with Sliver Overlord - but nothing else. The card is pretty niche - but it's fun. If you want to go for a more casual build with Sliver Overlord at the helm, then i'd run this.

irish_trunks on Clever Gurl

6 days ago

That...is a LOT of foils.

So I've found Vanquisher's Banner doesn't do as well since you're typically gunning for Gishath to get your dinos rolling in and thus you're missing a lot of the card draw. Might consider trading it out for something to add to a potential win-con like Triumph of the Hordes.

I also highly recommend Shifting Ceratops, it's a fantastic little dino.

EvilCookie on Cats - what are they up to?

1 week ago

advised replacements

Quietus Spike -> Selesnya Signet Quietus Spike adds nothing to the commander's mechanism.

Rancor -> Felidar Sovereign Trample is already build in the commander's ability and the wincon is too sweet

Lifecrafter's Bestiary -> Vanquisher's Banner better carddraw and tribal oriented

Cultivate - Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip nobrainer

consider

Return of the Wildspeaker great protection or carddraw instant speed

Dapwrd4getr on Edgar v. 2

1 week ago

Boardwipe suggestions: Merciless Eviction, Play of the Game, Life's Finale, Cleansing Nova, Austere Command, Tragic Arrogance, Blasphemous Act

Land/mana ramp: Burnished Hart, Solemn Simulacrum, Mind Stone, Commander's Sphere, Arcane Signet, Fellwar Stone, Myriad Landscape, Wayfarer's Bauble

Card draw: Syphon Mind, Faithless Looting, Mind's Eye, Vanquisher's Banner, Skeletal Scrying

As far as Vampires, you should add more (have around 35ish), but I'm not sure which ones are essential to add. But regardless, here are some suggestions.

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Kloog, the Goblin Hammer

(The card art shows a stout goblin in the background, wielding a thin and lanky goblin by the ankles, who stretches into the foreground and is being used to bludgeon a human Legionnaire.)

Legendary Artifact - Equipment Goblin

Living Weapon (When this Equipment enters the battlefield, create a 0/0 red Goblin creature token, then attach this Equipment to it.)

Equipped creature gets +2/+1 and has menace. If equipped creature is a nontoken goblin, it also gains double strike.

Equip

"Ouch! Put me down!"


New challenge: we have a number of colorless artifacts that can be inserted into any tribal deck that take that tribal deck to the next level: Door of Destinies, Vanquisher's Banner, Stoneforge Masterwork, Coat of Arms. But these are all rares. My challenge to you is to make a colorless artifact (so that it can go into any colored deck, be it elf, merfolk, goblin, zombie, or human) that costs 4 mana or less (prefer less), but build it so that it can be of common rarity. >:) mwahaha

ZendikariWol on Lorge Cat Daddy (Ajani)

2 weeks ago

I love a player who goes for the flavor win, but I also feel like you could do more to really focus the mechanical identity of your deck.

Cats are associated strongly with equipment, which Ajani plays into with +1/+1 counters, which are also good for beefing up one's creatures. The issue with that is you essentially have 54 deck slots to split between creatures, equipment, ramp, removal, and card draw.

You could also just do tribal. Though cats do not have many lords (the only one you don't have is Regal Caracal), general tribal cards such as Herald's Horn, Adaptive Automaton, Shared Animosity, the Kindred cycle (Kindred Boon, Kindred Summons, and Kindred Charge), Metallic Mimic, Icon of Ancestry, Door of Destinies, Steely Resolve, Obelisk of Urd, or Vanquisher's Banner could serve you well.

You could go more towards Ajani's +1 counter theme, but most of the payoffs for that are non-cat. That said, there are some good noncreature options: Curse of Stalked Prey, Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, Curse of Predation, Hindervines, Inspiring Call, and Mayael's Aria and other power-related payoffs.

ShreddedByCrows on Surrakar tribal challenge

2 weeks ago

Cool concept, even if it's pretty hard to match. A bit of an easy take on your theme, but why don't you play some Shapeshifters as a way to have more Surrakar? Tribal cards also could help.

As Surrakars' living places are mostly wild forests and underground rivers, there's a lot to do with that without having to back up only on the Zendikar's expansions.

1.) River cards:

  • River of Tears not the best land you could find, but fits in there

  • Underground River certainly an essential

  • Bad River cheap fetchland fitting the theme

  • Rushing River great removal, really underplayed, fits the theme / you can try something revolving around self land destruction if you decide to give it a try (Crop Rotation, Crucible of Worlds, Wasteland, etc.)

  • River Kelpie interesting creature, which design feels otherworldly and weird, according to the Surrakars /n needs a graveyard gameplan to be effective, and that will seem fine (obvious synergy is [card:Cauldron of Souls] and it's a playable card in there) / pretty good interactions with Yarok / card draw

  • Carpet of Flowers staple in lots of decks for mana production, depends on your playgroup though

  • Dire Undercurrents excellent synergies with Yarok, enabling your creatures without etb-abilities to be more effective / card draw, card advantage

  • Undermine weird counterspell, not really that good, not bad either / illustration matches with the theme

2.) Cave cards:

3.) Cloning your Surrakars cards:

  • Mirror of the Forebears not the most flavourful one, but gives you a cheap way to get more Surrakars so it deserves being at least mentioned

  • Fated Infatuation same comment as for the Mirror, with the advantage of the more abstract card name / waterpoint in the illustration

  • Mimic Vat classic card, not the most flavourful

  • Wall of Stolen Identity more of a Ravnica-themed card, but worth mentioning

  • Phantasmal Image if you can alter a bit the card's image, it could be some Surrakar there / otherwise, it's a good card, and the illustration is strange enough to not injure your theme-deck-style imo

  • Metamorphic Alteration also a nice one

  • Mirror Image not as good as the others, still a wildish illustration style according well with Surrakars

  • Unstable Shapeshifter funny card, a quality+ illustration

  • Bramble Sovereign Surrakars also living in the Guum Wilds/Tangled Vale, this one feels really good / has some interactions with Yarok

  • Rite of Replication Zendikar-themed, water-themed, excellent card, good interactions with Yarok

  • Supplant Form let's just assume for a while that this is Surrakar's magic lel

  • Dual Nature yeh it is slow, but it is strong / interactions with Yarok

4.) Tribal outlet:

5.) Yarok outlet

6.) Other cards

I hope you'll find something helpful amongst those suggestions, keep on brewing and thanks for sharing it!

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