Cards That Protect Attackers?

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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!

DrukenReaps says... #2

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.

LordBlackblade says... #3

Reconnaissance and Stonehoof Chieftain both come to mind.

March 26, 2020 12:28 a.m.

DerektheRed says... #4

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.

Lanzo493 says... #5

You’ve also got Maze of Ith and Labyrinth of Skophos for lands that can be useful.

March 26, 2020 1:39 a.m.

enpc says... #6

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.

K1ngMars says... #7

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.

Deathless Angel

Angelic Guardian

For First/Double Strike: True Conviction.

Also pretty cool for Ghired: Shielded by Faith. And for the Rhino flavour: Dauntless Escort.

March 26, 2020 6:50 a.m.

Kalo_Wen says... #9

Are you looking for something like Frontline Medic? If so, Odric, Master Tactician works too.

March 26, 2020 8:44 a.m.

griffstick says... #10

Akroma's Memorial will do some work.

Similarly but quite opposite of protecting your creatures you could always punish your opponents for killing your creatures. I love these effects, Stalking Vengeance, and Vicious Shadows.

March 26, 2020 10:14 a.m.

Gleeock says... #12

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.

March 26, 2020 7:25 p.m.

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