Cards That Protect Attackers?
Posted on March 25, 2020, 11:59 p.m. by BrandonNass
I have a Ghired token deck. I want cards that protect my attackers so he can keep churning out tokens, while surviving. I already have Dolmen Gate, Iroas, God of Victory, and Frontline Medic. What other cards offer protection to my attacking creatures? Thanks!
The Druken Enraged is an old deck of mine that has a group of "protective" cards. Most or all of them in mainboard and maybe board should be close to what you want.
March 26, 2020 12:08 a.m.
March 26, 2020 12:28 a.m.
It ain't cheap, but Avacyn, Angel of Hope is pretty effective...
More affordable options are available. Angelic Guardian, Eldrazi Monument (good choice for token decks), and Odric, Lunarch Marshal so long as you have one creature with indestructible (combos well with Bastion Protector.
(I suppose you could also just make them harder to block, which increases likelihood of surviving combat, e.g. Gruul War Chant)
March 26, 2020 12:56 a.m. Edited.
March 26, 2020 1:39 a.m.
If I may, you don't really want to be running much more in the way of combat protection since it doesn't stack (unlike just making your creatures bigger through anthem effects).
If you were looking to add any additonal effects to help you out, you would be better off either giving your creatures first strike (or double strike) so that they just kill whatever is blocking them, or flat out give them indestructible.
March 26, 2020 1:45 a.m.
Crazy piece of tech here: Teferi's Veil. Since your creatures phase out, they literally "don't exist" until your next turn's upkeep. So you can dodge boardwipes, targeted removal at sorcery speed and such.
It doesn't protect during combat, but still, worth a try.
March 26, 2020 6 a.m.
For First/Double Strike: True Conviction.
March 26, 2020 6:50 a.m.
March 26, 2020 8:44 a.m.
Akroma's Memorial will do some work.
March 26, 2020 10:14 a.m.
March 26, 2020 5:01 p.m.
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil Dragonlord Dromoka - Good question, it is something WOTC design should explore more to promote action games. Considering how much aggressive strategies have working against them currently in a multiplayer format.
March 26, 2020 7:11 p.m.
Gustcloak Savior. Would something like that be what you are looking for? Kinda like having free attacks.