I know, I said I wouldn’t do multiple posts about this deck. Too bad. Here’s the original card pool:
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.
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:
Athreos, God of Passage – $11
Sorin Lord of Innistrad-$8 Iffy
Knights/Creatures: 30 and 26 Alternates
Ravos Soultender -$8
Knight of Dawn-$0.25
Knight of Dusk-$0.25
Knight of Meadowgrain-$1.50
Paragon of New Dawns-$0.10
Paragon of Open Graves-$0.10
Vona, Butcher of Magan-$2.50
Josu Vess, Lich Knight-$1.80
Knight of Grace-$0.10
Knight of Malice-$0.10
Kwende, Pride of Femeref-$0.10
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
Enchantmants: 5 and 5 Alternates
Cathar’s Crusade-$5 Own?
Dictate of Heliod-$0.25 Own?
The Eldest Reborn-$0.25
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?
Enlightened Tutor-Own. buy alternate at lethix.com $6
Gideon’s Phalanx-$0.25 Own?
Invoke the Divine-$0.20
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
Helm of the Host-$2.30
Spear of Heliod-$1 Own?
Staff of Nin-$0.50
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
Godless Shrine-$13 Real Iffy
Mortuary Mire-$0.20 Own
Orzhov Basillica-$0.25 Own
Shambling Vent-$2 Own?
Temple of the False god-$0.40 Own?
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
Maze of Ith-on the edge $11 Sandstone Bridge-on the edge
Grand Total: $180 w/ a $20 possible downturn.