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ARB Pumped Tokens

I was planning to provide a post detailing some of the very nice Alara Reborn combos that are starting to emerge but got caught up with just how cool Sigil Captain was. I am certain that this card will not make any big waves in the standard environment but he does undoubtedly make a great centerpiece for a casual token generating deck.

Having Sigil Captain pump your newly generated 1/1 tokens cowbell into play as a 3/3 is just fun - and that is what my particular MTG game is all about. Depending upon what casual format you are playing as well as the colours you are running, you may have a multitude of options here . . .

Some might include Bitterblossom, Goblin Assault, Imperious Perfect, Creakwood Liege, Elvish Promenade, Jund Battlemage, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Mercy Killing, Militia's Pride, Presence of Gond, Spectral Procession, or Stonybrook Schoolmaster. A Naya-type deck with Dragon Broodmother may also be acceptable but a poor use of the newly-hatched Devour 2 tokens.

Sigil Captain, 1GWW
Whenever a creature comes into play under your control, if that creature is 1/1, put two +1/+1 counters on it.

The following cards are suggested to compliment Sigil Captain to create token rage . . .

Martial Coup
Put X 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens into play. If X is 5 or more, destroy all other creatures. Wow - an empty field with five new 3/3 beaters on your side. For added fun, make sure you run a Dauntless Escort (making your critters indestructible).

At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play for each +1/+1 counter on Mycoloth. I have played several games where Mycoloth did get get big (before the PTE its fugly green mushroom butt) and it generated a hoard of irritating 1/1's. The same games would have been over for me had Sigil Captain been on board.

Flurry of Wings
Put X 1/1 white Bird Soldier creature tokens with flying into play, where X is the number of attacking creatures. Somewhat similar to Militia's Pride (below) but these are now 3/3 flyers which in my book ain't bad by any measure.

Militia's Pride
I used to run a Kithkin deck with this in it and must admit this may have been one of my favourite casual Lorwyn decks. Having extra mana to pay for a hoard of new tokens with Militia's Pride and then having them come in pumped with Sigil Captain really does put a whole lot of zing in the Kithkin mêlée.

Elspeth, Knight-Errant
The first +1 ability provides a 1/1 white Soldier creature token on your turn. Nice and dependable but not quite as threatening as the previous multiple token generators.

I am going to try to get off another post before I head off to Manhatten latter in the week - perhaps I may have some stories about the MTG scene down there for you in a latter post.

1 comment:

Lord Helmet said...

I used Sigil Captain with Flurry of Wings this weekend in the booster draft, VERY helpful. Also you may consider this card in an elf deck. Cards like Mercy Killing, Imperious Perfect, Bramblewood Paragon, the list goes on...