Ok, 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’s Potential EDH / Commander Tribal Knight Deck
Athreos, God of Passage -Chosen as Commander
Elenda the Duskrose -move to Main Deck
Ravos Soultender -move to Main Deck
Elspeth, knight-errant -$13-14 really iffy Karn Scion of Urza -Not buying. Only if from my box
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?
Black Knight -on the edge
Crusading Knight -on the edge
Fortified Rampart -on the edge
Glen Elendra Liege – ? – black/blue – can play in a commander with only black/white?
Lightwielder Paladin -on the edge
Marauding Knight -on the edge
Mirran Crusader -on the edge
Plover Knight -on the edge – flying knight though manna expensive
Shimmering Barrier -on the edge
Silver Knight -on the edge
Silverblade Paladin -on the edge
Steel Wall -on the edge
White Knight -on the edge
Dominaria Knights: 11
Arvad the cursed -on the edge
Benalish Honor Guard-on the edge
Cabal Paladin-on the edge
Enchantmants: 17 (Old and Dominaria mixed together)
Anointed Procession-on the edge
Honor of the Pure-on the edge
Knighthood-on the edge
Lich’s Mastery-on the edge
Marshal’s Anthem-on the edge
Instants/Sorceries: 39 (Old and Dominaria mixed together)
Allied Reinforcements-on the edge
Annihilate-on the edge
Aura Blast-on the edge
Cruel Tutor-on the edge running roughly $25-30
Demonic Tutor-out of my league at $45
Enlightened Tutor-Own. buy alternate at lethix.com
Infernal Tutor – on the edge – running around $15-20
Primeval’s Glorious Rebirth-on the edge Only if get in my dominaria box
Settle the Score-on the edge
Utter End-on the edge
Vampiric Tutor-out of range at over $40
Artifacts/Equipments: 19 (Old and Dominaria mixed together)
Akroma’s Memorial-on the edge
Blackblade Reforged-on the edge
Executioner’s Capsule-on the edge
Kormus Bell-on the edge
Lands: 40 (Old and Dominaria mixed together)
Evolving Wilds -on the edge
Maze of Ith-on the edge $11
Sandstone Bridge-on the edge
Terramorphic Expanse-on the edge