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This is my soldier deck. And as the deck's title says, THIS is how you make a freakin' soldier deck.
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i like it, im new to the game. but this deck would probably be in the top 5 of the guys i play against. i have been seeing alot of flyers+artifact mana boosts or infect+lifelink. personaly i'd like this deck if it had a few spells to negate some the possible threats out there. anyways nice deck
Thanks man. Glad you like it and welcome to the game! Taking in what you where looking for, I added some things to the sideboard that you could swap out the 'walkers, Convictions, and Etched for. I think they should help out with the type of threats you are talking about.
i really don't see the point of etched champion or hada freeblade
They're both Soldiers so they both get the bonuses from all the other cards. Also, Hada Freeblade is alone a great one-drop (1/2 for one white) but he can grow with the other Freeblades as well as the Kazandu's. The Etched Champion, though unlikely, can trigger itself for the metalcraft ability. Now this is almost NEVER going to happen, sure, but the champion is still a great card overall and looks so damn cool =]
I would swap out "Hada Freeblade" for "Champion of the Parish" since it's roughly the same ability except champion gains counters from soldiers instead of allies and you don't have many allies as opposed to soldiers. I would swap out both the "Veteran Armor Smith" and the "Veteran Sword Smith" for "Daru Warchief" It will give you 4 new free slots in your deck while mainting the +X/+X bonuses from the Veterans and making all your soldiers cost 1 less to play. I also think you could possibly do away with the "Coat of Arms" since you already have veterans and field marshals granting your soldiers +X/+X. The coat of arms is kind of overkill in my opinion and it might actually end up playing against you if you're facing another tribe deck, or another soldier deck for that matter.
Champion of the parish gets counters from humans, not soldiers. However, titan aside, every creature in your deck is part human. I suggest swapping Hada Freeblade out for Champion of the parish, and Kazandu out for Thalia's Lieutenant. That way, EVERY creature you play makes them grow stronger, not just other allies. Plus, the lieutenant pumps the rest of your board.EDIT: I just noticed the time stamp XD
i would swap out etched champion for captine of the watch or join the ranks or 2 of each
Or captain's call
Nah. Even though those might be better, Etched Champ is too damn cool in my opinion. He's not going anywhere =]
Lovin glorious anthem..... but got caught with it once against an old school goblin deck. i failed miserably.
Sorry to hear that. It's never let me down. =]
GAAAASSP, field marshal? Captain of the watch? Daru Warchief?
All very nice, but also they're all rather expensive. Putting in any one of them would cause a big-time mana shift, and I don't want that =]
while expensive is very true, captain of the watch you could play for free via pre-eminent captain or realistically, any soldier card. Also Ballyrush Banneret is another good card to look at, Kithkin and soldier creatures cost one colorless less to play. Militia's pride is another card to take a look at (spawns kithkin soldiers) . Either way, your deck looks like it will run just fine.
Well see, I should have been a bit more elaborate in just saying "Eh, that stuff costs too much".
One of the major efficiency tricks that this deck has is that everything but the 'walkers can be brought back with Sun Titan. So, with all these tiny dudes rushing forward and then coming back into play with ol' Sunny (and Emeria), the deck has an effective "speed boost".
still, I appreciate your suggestions. You obviously know your good soldiers =]
With this many creatures, how is having the Akrasan Squire any good?
It allows me to have consistent pressure that can transition from early game to late(er) game. Obviously it's pretty pointless late game, but I care about how it aids me early on and late game in this deck is pretty awesome =]
I like the deck, but your sun titan arguement, wouldn't field marshal still be applicable? The buff and the first strike are so cost efficient its silly.
But as I said, I like the deck. Would enjoy playing against it.
Well truth be told I don't own any Field Marshals =/
Door of Destinies? Coat of Arms? There ain't no point in doing a Tribal Deck if your only boosts are from Veteran Armorsmith and Veteran Swordsmith. Just my Two Cents.
Hmmm...I suppose you're correct. I think I'll add Coat of Arms. It fits the flavor of the deck best.
hey I like this deck, I'll be using it as a basis for my own. thanks. I usually make crappy decks but i figure i can now start making good decks. You should get karakas and maybe a few other support land for the deck. Mistveil plains maybe this way you can keep your plains count up high for emeria.
May I ask what you think of this?
My good ness man, the knights I get, the Hada free blade I get, hell, exerything makes sense, except the bloody Etched champion, I know its just too awesome, but its going to be hell to get that metalcraft going, never mind keeping that consistent. And even if you just summon it for the hell of it or to get the buffs from the veterans, no one is going to leave that alone, unless youre playing a serious first timer, then the importance compared to your other cards does seem less of a threat, want the champion? get more artifacts in, keep the consistency.
If ever you do decide to add more artifacts, keeping in mind that you want white, gold myr is good, darksteel axes are brilliant and they buff up your creatures.
If ever you do decide to take out the etched champion and the artifact lands. well obviously the lands with plains or Sejiri Steppe for protection, and Kor Firewalker, at least that gets protection from something.
Yeah...I suppose so. At least I still got to give him his deserved glory in my Metal-Stomp (which has grown as one of my favorite Stompy decks I own. It's so damn good =] )
Glad you like it =]
A metal stompy sounds perfect for etched, especially since it cant be blocked by most anything :D
lose all 4 etched champions and drop in 4 sound the alarm.
Consider you have Coat of the Arms, honor of the pure, armorsmith and swordsmith out. For 3 mana you can drop an etched champion which would be a 6/6 OR you can drop a Sound the alarm (as an instant or whatver) for 2 mana and have 2 7/7s. You have the cards to make an excellent soldier deck. Don't ruin it by using a silly card that doesn't make sense.
but i do have to say i enjoy your use of the sun titans and low mana soldiers. that at least is well thought out :)
nice deck! soldiers are some of my favorite! My first deck ever was a soldier deck!
you should check out my decks and give me pointers and such!
aweee you ditched etched? D:
i agreed with you, he looked sweet. who cares if he was out of place, he added flavor ;P
Yeah, he is an awesome dude, with FRICKIN' SWORDS FOR HANDS!
But, alas he wasn't consistent enough, and the changes I made have made this deck a force.
haha, makes sense. ohwelll *sigh*
btw, if you get the time, could you check my shape anew deck? it can get blightsteel colossus (the new MB guy) turn 3, and id loveee some feedback!
Now this is a good combination you have here, I enjoy the changes you've made. That instant that adds two soldier tokens is a keeper. And the field Marshall is a better card to have in there. And the arid mesa to speed the deck up is a nice strategy too. nice one mate :D
Yay Raise the Alrm is beast. I concur with this fellow ^
I like it, but the swordsmith/armorsmiths arent that good. If youre not trying to stick to standard, which i doubt based on Preeminant captain, id replace some with daru warchief. There are a few other good soldier cards you seemed to overlook, check out my soldier deck if you have the time, its more token based, but when i drop Nomad's Assembly, then have it rebound next turn and drop coat of arms, its pretty much always a killshot, Legit I've gotten up to 59,990 damage per turn with enough token duplication
Cool deck--here's my two cents:
I'd either put in more allies or take them all out. For instance, a Join the Ranks, for two mana more than Raise the Alarm, would give each HF and KB +2/+2. Or, you could swap HF (1/2) for an elite vanguard (2/1). I also prefer Aven Squire to Akrasan. Another possible addition would be loyal sentry--he can be fetched back with Sun Titan, and gives you some of the control you've sideboarded.
how much is this deck altogether?
Wow, dude, I just now realized how dangerous a well-crafted soldier deck could be.
fast and furious as a soldier deck should be i always marvel at these ive tried byilding them and never seem to pick out the best mix, not my fortey i dont think, its obviously yours though dude, i have to say no removal ? i know its there in the sideboard but id have to start with at least 6 in for me, but then maybe thats why i never get these type of decks working, my mates got a few and hes always got that cheap utility removal spare and it really helps him, as when he can remove threats he's free to keep doubling up them soldiers and never seems to have to hold em back,
would martial coup be an option as its global you'd get away with running less say 4, and still have soldiers on the boards ?,
good work my freind.
I originally had Martial Coup in here, a long while back in its first early stages, but even though it's a "Wrath of God + Creatures for you"...It wipes out all of my beefy soldiers, all the ones beefing them, etc. and puts in some little wimps. So I stopped using it. I sideboard the control aspects because it allows me to begin with the utmost aggro design and increase the control in a sort of "sliding scale" manner depending on how much I need it. Glad you like it Fluff.
i had planned a similar deck that was kithkin heavy, but this one looks out of my price range. Surewhynot, would you please critique my decks, i just started using this site and am in dire need of feedback.
Yeah, sure I can. I noticed you were pretty new actually. Any deck in particular? Or are you looking for just overall advice? =]
Welcome to the vault! (sorry it's a mess right now =/ )
lol not bad...but i think i got you beat on this one ;)
>> well i suppose your are cheaper but :P i still say mine would win js http://www.mtgvault.com/ViewDeck.aspx?DeckID=98991
not gonna lie mine are bigger but they arent slow either id like to see a match between the two
i think your right..... head to head would be very interesting. by turn 5 i think it would get stupid with 2 coat of arms in play!
although i gotta say..... preeminent captain would go well with captain of the watch.
also the i wouldnt think the ally's aren't really needed here.... only because i like token power better. raise the alarm, nomad's assembly, etc.... i find if i dont seperate the creature types, the math works out better when im trying to boost..... kinda like slivers or goblins.
Normally this is true. However, both Kazandu Blademaster and Hada Freeblade are VERY good on their own. The fact that they -- CAN -- beef each other up is just the cherry on top.
Seriously, look at Kazandu, pretend he isn't an ally, and tell me you wouldn't still put him in a soldier deck =P
True enough..... Kazandu is sweet. if he wasnt an ally or effect only allies he wouldnt absolutely be in my deck.
but as he is i wouldnt add em into my soldier deck for the simple reason that id want to proliferate that ability by adding a ridiculous amount of ally's to the field.
like adding in join the ranks, kabira evangel, or talus paladin.....
essentially making solider ally's the continuing threat that they are..... but only when they are straight up simple. like goblins, zombies, elves, or merfolk....
i find mix matching between soldiers messes with the mojo... cause one hand i would have ally's boosting each other and the rest of my soldiers not benefitting from their awesome abilities. really dividing the army up.
or maybe like your treefolk deck..... i think that one was done amazingly well! im kinda jealous i didnt think of it first =) ive been working on coming up with a rendition of it myself.... but its proving harder then i thought trying to buy online.
Thanks, it's easily one of my all time favorite decks.
looks pretty good you should add hero of bladehold when the new set comes out. check out my t2 knight deck thanks.
I might consider that. Although I was also planning to just make a Boros Battle Cry deck (because it will be absurd).
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This is definitely a strong soldier deck; but one of the slowest solder decks I've seen, the mana curve is really high and there are many cards that have synergy at first glance, but when you look at your lands mana curve draws and such, your deck falls apart rather quickly.
This is a soldier deck done right
Very nice soldier deck,i especially like your echantment choices! Could you check out my golem deck and give me some feedback?
Its awesome, can you tell me what you think of my soldier deck? It has a difernt concept, but on turn 6,7,and 8 i was swinging in with a 10/10, 18/18,25/25 with double strike, indestructible, flying, and protection from black and green...Also the game before that, I wiped out all their creatures and swung in for 44 damage(unfortunatlry these were both test plays, no opponent)
hehem..knight deck, no wonder it has a different concept...ever think about adding hero of blade hold?
i like it, but why coat of arms of door of destinies? also does true conviction work for you at 6 mana? other than that i have nothing but praise for this deck. could you take a look at my decks, especially kithkin?
hero of bladehold? good soldier tokens plus the battlecry is always nice?
you should pobarbly add some costly soldiers and moare preeminent captains. also swap the true convictions fo militias pride. Check my deck for some ideas
i like the deck but u should probably add crovax acendent hero +1/+1 to all white creatures -1/-1 to all others and 2 life to return him to your hand
Really nice deck. Shame the etched champions had to go, they are awesome in any soldier deck. But without equip cards a bit iffy. For my taste I would go with a few more 'raise the alarm' and one more Elspeth. Does it play well? Early game wins or?
To me this deck feels a bit slow. Sun Titan, True Conviction and Coat of Arms all are way to expensive for my liking, especially when you can win on turn 4. I'd add 2 more Preeminent Captain and 4 of each Ballyrush Banneret and Captain of the Watch, maybe some Champion of the Parish. Brave the Elements is also very strong (saved my game so many times)....I'm talking about something more like this: http://www.mtgvault.com/tzirrit/decks/odric-and-friends/
Oh man, I really need to fix this deck. It's WAY different now than I have it here haha. Thanks for reminding me though =]
What do you think?http://www.mtgvault.com/krisbese/decks/soldier-impetuous/
Add a Nykthos? Turn four True Conviction Seems nice.
Good idea =]
Not really digging it. Seems like a simple build to me. You have no answers for anything you may face in there. Its like your just counting on running your opponent over. No Dawn Charm, Path to Exile, Blessed Alliance or anything to deal with oponents field. A blue or red deck would eat this up no problem. I also agree with many of the other posts that the 2 Allys your running are pointless considering the other options out there.
Oh I totally agree, the deck list here isn’t that great. I mean, ya gotta realize this thing was posted nearly seven years ago...I thiiiiink I still have the deck in some form or another, but it’s totally different now.
I figured you've updated it by the time I saw it. Still a pretty decent build though.