MTG: Good Knight To You Sirrah!

Magic_card_backOk, this post will be dealing with a lot of Magic the Gathering cards. It will be at a level of detail that even I wouldn’t care enough if someone else were writing this, so please,  feel free to skip this entire post and don’t even bother liking unless you like MTG or something.

 

A new set is coming out, called Dominaria. I have already pre-ordered a box from my local gamestore and am seriously thinking of playing my first public pre-release. Anyway. I was perusing Scent of a Gamer’s post about MTG: Art and one of the pictures was of a Paladin, aka, a Knight. We got to chatting and before I knew it, I was seriously thinking of creating a Knight based Commander Deck.  The reason I mentioned Dominaria is because it looks like there will be a lot of knights and things that help knights in this release. I’m pretty stoked to be honest.

I’ve spent the last 2 days going through Gatherer, Wizards of the Coasts online database of every single magic card, looking for cards I can use to create a 100 card deck. I didn’t think it would be real hard, as I wasn’t aware of a lot of knights or things that helped them out. Boy, was I wrong.  I ended up with over 180, and that was after weeding out cards that I knew I simply couldn’t afford. One card was close to $90, so that was out. And as the release date of Dominaria gets closer, more cards are going to be officially spoiled and I bet we’ll see even more knights and stuff. So this list will be changing even after I figure out what I want to weed out.

Here is my list. Roughly organized, linked to Gatherer.com and to Mythicspoiler.com. I wish I could figure out how to make a link show the card when you hover over it. I’ve seen that at several forums, but it might have something to do with the forum hosting all the pictures. I’m sure not going to add 200 pictures just for one post. That would add a lot to my media and 3 gb is not an infinite amount. However, if any of you know how to do such a thing, let me know would you?

I’ve got a lot of work to do to cut this list down to only 100 cards. I’ll probably go through and weed out any $25+ cards first (goodbye Tutors I suspect). I am NOT spending 1K on bloody cardboard. Next step will be to see what mechanics are global versus individual and include more of the global. Then I’ll just see what mechanics I don’t care about and get rid of cards focused on them.  Next will be to winnow out the creatures that have more powerful existing counterparts already on the list. I figure this is going to be an ongoing project for most of the year as I slowly build it up.

I’ll be updating this post as I remove cards or add them. But it shouldn’t keep appearing in your feed, so no worries! Thankyou for your forbearance.

 

bookstooge

 

 

 

Bookstooge’s Potential EDH / Commander Tribal Knight Deck

 

Commander: 3

Athreos, God of Passage  -Chosen as Commander

Elenda the Duskrose -move to Main Deck

Ravos Soultender -move to Main Deck

 

Planeswalkers: 7

Elspeth, Sun’s Champion

Elspeth, knight-errant -$13-14 really iffy

Gideon, ally of zendikar

Karn Scion of Urza -Not buying. Only if from my box

Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Sorin Lord of Innistrad

Sorin Solemn Visitor

 

General Knights/Creatures: 58

Ageless Sentinels -flying wall

Angelic Wall -flying wall

Ashenmoor Liege – ? red/black -can play in a commander with only black/white?

Auriok Steelshaper

Black Knight -on the edge

Carrion Wall

Consulate Skygate

Crusading Knight -on the edge

Deathbringer Liege

Eastern Paladin

Fiendslayer Paladin

Fortified Rampart -on the edge

Glen Elendra Liege – ? – black/blue – can play in a commander with only black/white?

Kabira Vindicator

Kinsbaile Cavalier

Knight Errant

Knight Exemplar

Knight of Dawn

Knight of Dusk

Knight of Glory

Knight of Meadowgrain

Knight of Obligation

Knight of the Pilgrim’s Road

Knight-captain of Eos

Leonin Skyhunter

Lightwielder Paladin -on the edge

Marauding Knight -on the edge

Markov Dreadknight

Mirran Crusader -on the edge

Moaning Wall

Mirror Entity

Northern Paladin

Paragon of New Dawns

Paragon of Open Graves

Pentarch Paladin

Plover Knight -on the edge – flying knight though manna expensive

Pteradon Knight

Sacred Knight

Shimmering Barrier -on the edge

Silver Knight -on the edge

Silverblade Paladin -on the edge

Southern Paladin

Steel Wall -on the edge

Student of Warfare

Sunweb

Teysa, Orzhov Scion

Thalia’s Lancers

Vona, Butcher of Magan

Wall of Bone

Wall of Glare

Wall of Hope

Wall of Omens

Wall of Resistance

Wall of Reverence

Wall of Swords

Wall of Tanglecord

Western Paladin

White Knight -on the edge

Youthful Knight

 

Dominaria Knights: 11

Aryel Knight of Windgrace

Arvad the cursed -on the edge

Benalish Honor Guard-on the edge

Benalish Marshall

Cabal Paladin-on the edge

Danitha Capashan, Paragon

Dauntless Bodyguard

Josu Vess, Lich Knight

Knight of Grace

Knight of Malice

Kwende, Pride of Femeref

 

Enchantmants: 17  (Old and Dominaria mixed together)

Anointed Procession-on the edge

Cathar’s Crusade

Demonic Vigor

Dictate of Heliod

Dub

Glorious Anthem

History of Benalia

Honor of the Pure-on the edge

Knighthood-on the edge

Knightly Valor

Lich’s Mastery-on the edge

Marshal’s Anthem-on the edge

On Serra’s Wings

Righteous War

Shared Triumph

The Eldest Reborn

Triumph of Gerrard

True Conviction

 

Instants/Sorceries: 39 (Old and Dominaria mixed together)

Allied Reinforcements-on the edge

Altars Reap

Angel Song

Annihilate-on the edge

Aura Blast-on the edge

Call the Gatewatch

Cruel Tutor-on the edge  running roughly $25-30

Cast Down

Costly Plunder

Defiant Strike

Demonic Tutor-out of my league at $45

Diabolic Tutor

Divest

Djeru’s Renunciation

Dread Charge

Dredge

Enlightened Tutor-Own. buy alternate at lethix.com

Gallantry

Gideon’s Phalanx

Healing Grace

Humble the Brute

Invoke the Divine

Infernal Tutor – on the edge – running around $15-20

Knight Watch

Leap of Faith

Mighty leap

Pacifism

Pressure Point

Primeval’s Glorious Rebirth-on the edge Only if get in my dominaria box

Read the Bones

Righteous confluence

Ritual of Rejuvenation

Settle the Score-on the edge

Timely Reinforcements

To Arms

Utter End-on the edge

Vampiric Tutor-out of range at over $40

Vicious Offering

Waylay

Wretched Confluence

Yawgmauth’s Vile Offering

 

Artifacts/Equipments: 19 (Old and Dominaria mixed together)

Akroma’s Memorial-on the edge

Blackblade Reforged-on the edge

Door of Destinies

Executioner’s Capsule-on the edge

Helm of the Host

Herald’s Horn

Jet Medallion

Kormus Bell-on the edge

Loxodon Warhammer

Orzhov Keyrune

Orzhov Signet

Pearl Medallion

Ring of Thune

Ring of Xathrid

Sol Ring

Spear of Heliod

Staff of the Death Magus

Staff of the Sun Magus

Staff of Nin

Sword of Kaldra

Sword of the Chosen

Vanquisher’s Banner

Whip of Erebos

 

Lands: 40 (Old and Dominaria mixed together)

Caves of Koilos

Command Tower

Concealed Courtyard

Everglades

Evolving Wilds -on the edge

Fetid Heath

Forsaken Sanctuary

Godless Shrine

Isolated Chapel

Karoo

Maze of Ith-on the edge $11

Memorial to Folly

Mortuary Mire

Myriad Landscape

New Benalia

Orzhov Basillica

Orzhov Guildgate

Rogues Passage

Sandstone Bridge-on the edge

Scoured Barrens

Seagate Wreckage

Shambling Vent

Tainted Field

Temple of Silence

Temple of the False god

Terramorphic Expanse-on the edge

Unclaimed Territory

Vault of the Archangel

Westvale Abbey

Zhalfirin Void

Plains x8

Swamps x8

 

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30 thoughts on “MTG: Good Knight To You Sirrah!

  1. Ash says:

    I wish I understood this! I had an ex who loved MTG and I always wanted to get into it and never really had the chance.
    I did use to play Yu-Gi-Oh though!

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Magic is very similar to Yugioh and once you get used to the very small changes, you could easily play. MTG is more fantasy oriented though.

      It also helps if you have people to play it with. That’s one of my issues. Being an introvert, I am NOT going to walk into my local game store and just play with random strangers 😦

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  2. That’s actually a nice system that implies a lot of dedication to the game. Yu-Gi-Oh was definitely my go-to game back then, and collecting them was a curse on me (I’ve had so many of them, I had boxes filled with common/uncommon crap that I would never touch). I’m sort of convinced that if I were still into any card game like these I’d probably end up doing something similar to you hahah Good luck, sir!

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  3. davekay says:

    Honestly I’d recommend a mono-white Knight Commander like Danitha Capashen. Building around a theme of knights and equipment brings cards like Puresteel Paladin into play too. Have roughly 30 knight creatures, 12 equipment, 10 removal cards and 6-8 ‘other’ such as Gideon Ally of Zendikar who makes Knights. You’ll be good to go.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Thanks. Those numbers help a lot.

      I’m probably going to stick with the black/white because I just want that godcard out on the field to annoy my friend 😀 That and I like the whole East, West, North, South paladin thing 🙂

      However, we’ll see. It might end up being untenable to do and then I’ll have to retry from the ground up. This list at least gives me most of my base to work from.

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  4. I played MTG back in the day 🙂 It’s one of those things where if you don’t keep it up though, you start to get rusty not to mention fall behind on all the new sets coming out. Ah, I wish I had the time to pick it up again, or have people to actually play with :\

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Having people to play with is a big thing for me. My former co-worker has issues so he can’t always travel to the library on sundays and my bro will only play once a month or so. He enjoys it, but not enough to try to play every week.

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  5. Norrie says:

    these cards have such lovely art!!
    admittedly i only played magic the gathering online 😊 but it was still a lot of fun

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  6. savageddt says:

    Iff you are interested in trying to pick it up, there is a similar app/game called spell weaver, you could try out for free.

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  7. I’m not a player, but it’s interesting to see the level of detail that goes into it.

    Could your opponent gain an advantage by seeing what you post about your deck?

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Technically they could gain an advantage. But the reality is that I’m such a casual player and the guy I play with is also so casual that it wouldn’t hurt/help.

      It would be like Joe Worker posting about his tells in his Friday night poker game.

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  8. I have never looked into MTG, but have a couple of friends who are into it.

    It makes me happy to see that it makes you guys happy 😀 Always great to have something you can get so excited about. That’s what life is about^^

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  9. I’ve still got a deck from a few years ago and always wished I had more people to play against. I think I still have a stack of Yu-Gi-Oh cards too. Never more than a super casual player but it was nice when my brother and I were younger since there was always someone to play.

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  10. […] Commander / EDH deck that is white and black and based on the Knight type. Just creating the Deck List and then Trimming it Down was quite the chore! I found out that I had some rewards from Amazon […]

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