MTG: Good Knight to You Sirrah! Part II

Magic_card_backI know, I said I wouldn’t do multiple posts about this deck. Too bad.  Here’s the original card pool:

Good Knight Part I

Trying to create a Black and White Knight deck for EDH / Commander has been a bit more labor intensive than I thought.  It is also a LOT more expensive than buying one of the $35 precons and modifying it.  If I’m lucky I’ll have this constructed by the end of the year.  They don’t call Magic the Gathering cardboard crack for nothing!

I hope to have a post up tomorrow with pictures of some of the more interesting and valuable cards that I get from the new Dominaria set. I have half a box and 2 pre-release kits so out of 30 packs I’m hoping for at least one good card to help pay for all of this.  This also serves as fair warning to those of you who aren’t into Magic the Gathering so you don’t expect something else come Monday.

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I did a fine darn job with my gut instinct of “on the edge”.  I suspect money is going to play a part of the chosen cards. I’ll be including the TCG midrange price here. Planeswalkers might be swapped out for creatures if the price is too exhorbitant for the overall deck. Totals are rounded up so to give a bit of a worst case scenario.

The next step after this post is to check each card’s edition and see if I already own it. That’ll help with the overall pricing issue too. If I already own a higher card or two, that will make buying the others that much easier.

 

The Goal now is:

4 Planeswalkers

30 Creatures

5 Enchantments

6 Instants

6 Sorceries

8 Artifacts

40 Lands

 

 

Commander: 1

Athreos, God of Passage  – $11

 

Planeswalkers: 4

Elspeth, Sun’s Champion-$11

Gideon, ally of zendikar-$10

Sorin, Grim Nemesis-$5

Sorin Lord of Innistrad-$8  Iffy

 

Total: $45

 

Knights/Creatures:  30 and 26 Alternates

Elenda the Duskrose -$5

Ravos Soultender -$8

Auriok Steelshaper-$1.50

Deathbringer Liege-$12

Eastern Paladin-$0.25

Fiendslayer Paladin-$1

Kabira Vindicator-$0.10

Kinsbaile Cavalier-$1.25

Knight Exemplar-$2.75

Knight of Dawn-$0.25

Knight of Dusk-$0.25

Knight of Meadowgrain-$1.50

Leonin Skyhunter-$0.10

Markov Dreadknight-$0.20

Northern Paladin-$0.40

Paragon of New Dawns-$0.10

Paragon of Open Graves-$0.10

Pentarch Paladin-$1

Southern Paladin-$0.40

Sunweb-$0.20

Thalia’s Lancers-$0.40

Vona, Butcher of Magan-$2.50

Western Paladin-$0.30

Aryel Knight of Windgrace-$0.80

Benalish Marshall-$1.50

Danitha Capashan, Paragon-$0.40

Josu Vess, Lich Knight-$1.80

Knight of Grace-$0.10

Knight of Malice-$0.10

Kwende, Pride of Femeref-$0.10

 

Total: $45

 

Plover Knight – Alternate for Sorin Planeswalker – $0.20

Black Knight -on the edge

Crusading Knight -on the edge

Fortified Rampart -on the edge

Lightwielder Paladin -on the edge

Marauding Knight -on the edge

Mirran Crusader -on the edge

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

Arvad the cursed -on the edge

Benalish Honor Guard-on the edge

Cabal Paladin-on the edge

Ageless Sentinels -flying wall

Angelic Wall -flying wall

Wall of Omens

Wall of Reverence

Wall of Swords

Knight of the Pilgrim’s Road

Knight-captain of Eos

Mirror Entity

Student of Warfare

Teysa, Orzhov Scion

Dauntless Bodyguard

 

Enchantmants: 5 and 5 Alternates

Cathar’s Crusade-$5 Own?

Dictate of Heliod-$0.25 Own?

Shared Triumph-$3

The Eldest Reborn-$0.25

True Conviction-$3.20

 

Total: $12

 

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: 12 and 8 Alternates

Call the Gatewatch-$0.25 Own?

Cast Down-$0.90

Diabolic Tutor-$0.25

Divest-$0.25

Enlightened Tutor-Own. buy alternate at lethix.com $6

Gideon’s Phalanx-$0.25 Own?

Invoke the Divine-$0.20

Pacifism-$0.10 Own?

Righteous confluence-$0.20

Waylay-$0.20

Wretched Confluence-$0.75

Yawgmauth’s Vile Offering-$1.10

 

Total: $11

 

Allied Reinforcements-on the edge

Annihilate-on the edge

Aura Blast-on the edge

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

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

 

Artifacts/Equipments: 8 and 4 Alternates

Door of Destinies-$4

Helm of the Host-$2.30

Herald’s Horn-$6.50

Orzhov Signet-$0.25

Sol Ring-$3

Spear of Heliod-$1 Own?

Staff of Nin-$0.50

Vanquisher’s Banner-$2.50

 

Total: $20

 

Akroma’s Memorial-on the edge

Blackblade Reforged-on the edge

Executioner’s Capsule-on the edge

Kormus Bell-on the edge

 

Lands: 40 and 2 Alternates

Command Tower-$1.25

Concealed Courtyard-$6

Everglades-$0.30

Fetid Heath-$10

Forsaken Sanctuary-$0.25

Godless Shrine-$13 Real Iffy

Isolated Chapel-$3

Karoo-$0.25

Mortuary Mire-$0.20 Own

New Benalia-$0.10

Orzhov Basillica-$0.25 Own

Orzhov Guildgate-$0.10

Scoured Barrens-$0.10

Shambling Vent-$2 Own?

Tainted Field-$0.10

Temple of Silence-$2

Temple of the False god-$0.40 Own?

Unclaimed Territory-$2.50

Vault of the Archangel-$3

Zhalfirin Void-$0.50

Plains x9-$4 a piece for full art from lethix. or use my own

Swamps x9-$4 a piece for full art from lethix. or use my own

Evolving Wilds-Own already

Terramorphic Expanse-Own already

 

Total: $43

 

Maze of Ith-on the edge $11

Sandstone Bridge-on the edge

 

Grand Total: $180 w/ a $20 possible downturn.

 

bookstooge (Custom)

18 thoughts on “MTG: Good Knight to You Sirrah! Part II

  1. savageddt says:

    The amount of effort you put into these posts are quite astounding mate.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Thankfully, after the first post, this one was mostly copy and paste. Goes to show how much free time I actually have though 😀

      And when you have a hobby, that’s what you spend time on. It’s definitely eaten into my reading time this month, so I’ll be glad once this set has stopped being “new”. 🙂

      This is also the reason I have never tried to make a Commander deck from scratch before. It is a LOT of work, sigh. Probably won’t do it again either…

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  2. MTG is one of those things I never got into but was really curious about. I don’t know where I’d start. I think something like Gwent from the Witcher would suit my simple mind.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bookstooge says:

      Yeah, at this point in time it can be really daunting for a new player to get in. However, Wizards of the Coast realizes that and created some decks that are supposedly playable out of the box and are put together relatively well. They’re called Challenger decks. The biggest thing is having someone else to play with. Unless you’re ultra gregarious, walking into a local gamestore and playing a complicated brand new to you game with complete strangers can be really tough 😀

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  3. I was learning the ropes with MTG and enjoying it, but then the nonhubs started this jobs that requires a lot of travel. Now we have TONS of decks collecting dust.

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  4. Bookstooge says:

    Well, there won’t be any Dominaria pull post tomorrow. I opened the 1/2box and didn’t get one single high value card. Got a couple of cards I want for this deck, but nothing like I was hoping to pay for some of this planeswalkers I want.

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  5. davekay says:

    I’d recommend putting Arvad back in (crossed out means not in the deck, right?) as he buffs your many other legendaries plus is a knight himself.

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  7. I like the collector’s mentality here hahah I’d probably have been in the same situation (or should we call it a trap) as you trying to complete these sets hahah

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