Monday, September 9, 2013

Commander Mondays (9/9/13): Aurelia, the Warleader

This week, we have Aurelia, the Warleader as our Commander. I made a list of five guilds I wanted to tackle this month. Of those five guilds, I wanted to choose a guild that doesn't share a color with the previous guild. So that brings me to Boros, and hopefully I gave the feeling of Boros, plus the Battalion keyword some justice with this completely Standard legal EDH deck.

Aurelia, the Warleader

Legendary Creatures

x1 Aurelia, the Warleader (Commander)
x1 Tajic, Blade of the Legion
x1 Gisela, Blade of Goldknight
x1 Mikaeus, the Lunarch
x1 Odric, Master Tactician
x1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Creatures

x1 Angelic Overseer
x1 Angelic Skirmisher
x1 Archangel of Thune
x1 Ash Zealot
x1 Balefire Dragon
x1 Banisher Priest
x1 Blaze Commando
x1 Boros Elite
x1 Boros Reckoner
x1 Captain of the Watch
x1 Champion of the Parish
x1 Fencing Ace
x1 Fervent Cathar
x1 Fiendslayer Paladin
x1 Firemane Avenger
x1 Kessig Malcontents
x1 Ordruun Veteran
x1 Phantom General
x1 Rage Thrower
x1 Silverblade Paladin
x1 Skyknight Legionnaire
x1 Spark Trooper
x1 Sunhome Guildmage
x1 Thraben Doomsayer
x1 Thraben Sentry // Thraben Militia
x1 Thundermaw Hellkite
x1 Wojek Halberdiers

Instants

x1 Aurelia's Fury
x1 Boros Charm
x1 Chandra's Fury
x1 Chandra's Outrage
x1 Congregate
x1 Searing Spear
x1 Streetspasm
x1 Thunderous Wrath
x1 Warleader's Helix
x1 Wear // Tear

Sorceries

x1 Bonfire of the Damned
x1 Burn at the Stake
x1 Captain's Call
x1 Entreat the Angels
x1 Gather the Townsfolk
x1 Mizzium Mortars
x1 Righteous Charge
x1 Thatcher Revolt

Enchantments

x1 Assemble the Legion
x1 Bonds of Faith
x1 Cathar's Crusade
x1 Fervor
x1 Gleam of Battle
x1 Intangible Virtue
x1 Oblivion Ring
x1 Shiv's Embrace

Artifacts

x1 Bladed Bracers
x1 Boros Cluestone
x1 Boros Keyrune
x1 Firestreaker
x1 Ring of Three Wishes
x1 Ring of Thune
x1 Ring of Valkas
x1 Tablet of the Guilds

Lands

x1 Boros Guildgate
x1 Slayer's Stronghold
x1 Rogue's Passage
x1 Shimmering Grotto
x1 Sacred Foundry
x1 Transguild Promenade
x1 Clifftop Retreat
x13 Plains
x13 Mountain

The Aurelia deck presented here deals with the Boros mechanic Battalion by putting many tokens on the field to aid in the attacking with three or more creatures. This deck also follows through with the Human/Angel aspect of Boros by including multiple angels (and a couple of dragons, I mean, why not?), but primarily focuses on the aspect of humans in large amounts. I also threw in some burn elements to trigger Blaze Commando. This adds even more tokens to the battlefield. There may only be about nine burn spells, but hopefully a couple can be used to trigger Blaze Commando's ability during the game.

Blaze Commando  

Since we have lots of token creators included, things such as Intangible Virtue and Phantom General are key as they will make your 1/1 tokens 3/3 as long as both are on the field.

Intangible Virtue  Phantom General

In addition to the tokens, there is a sub-theme involving having creatures become indestructible. This can be done with the help of Avacyn, Angel of Hope for permanent solutions, while Boros Charm handles it on a temporary basis.

Avacyn, Angel of Hope  Boros Charm

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