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I'm going to Gamelon to aid him.
Posted By: Totema (6/28/2012 5:39:11 PM)
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Can you not TASTE the synergy with soldier pumpers? Field Marshal, Daru Warchief, Veteran Armorsmith, Veteran Swordsmith? Get hit, get soldiers. You can even try using Angelic Chorus with Dovescapefor some added fun. (Though I do not recommend you using that, since it gives you opponents some ample space for attack with the mass amount of flying cratures.)
Posted By: Jokergius (9/19/2009 11:52:30 PM)
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What a great card! There are so many good combinations that can be used with it! Soul Warden, Field Marshal, Angelic Chorus, Mobilization, and the list goes on!

It's too bad that they haven't reprinted this card, although I wouldn't want them to change the artwork or anything. (On second thought, maybe it's better that they haven't reprinted it!) But, as a side note, I like it better with the creature type saying "Human Lord," rather than "Human Soldier." Sure, sure, it makes it a better card to have it say "Human Soldier," but it fits better to have a Legendary King creature character be a "Lord." That's the whole point of a Lord character. After all, he's not just another soldier, any more that Lord of the Undead is just another zombie.
Posted By: KnightLord77 (12/29/2009 4:27:27 PM)
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For surprise purposes of gain life, I think this card is fun conbined with Congregate.
Posted By: Whitedeckftw (4/8/2010 10:36:29 AM)
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That's a big mana cost -- good thing Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, and Ancient Tomb are all legal in EDH.
Posted By: scumbling1 (6/21/2011 4:12:48 PM)
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I'm not normally one who rates down a creature because it "dies to removal", because a lot of cards, i.e. Baneslayer, is an immediate threat on the next turn if the opponent doesn't have removal in hand. The problem with this card is that unless you have some way to damage yourself, your opponent gets to choose whether it's worth damaging you or not, and if it's not, he can just sit and wait for a removal, while Darien isn't affecting the board position much. 4/5
Posted By: konokono (3/18/2012 4:29:24 PM)
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Konda's Banner seems like a nice inclusion in an EDH deck with this guy as General. To clarify: with it equipped to Darien, since the Grand Creature update made him a Soldier, all those Soldier tokens he makes are 3/3's instead of 1/1's. Quite nice indeed.
Posted By: MisterMirage (3/21/2012 10:12:08 PM)
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For the lullz w/ Ajani Pridemate and Soul Warden or Suture Priest.

You take damage, you pump creatures equal to that damage, you heal damage equal to the creatures (and thus gain all lost life back) and you trigger the Pridemates for each life gained thus producing not only an army and a psuedo kind of invincibility, but also a big nasty in the process. Woohoo!
Posted By: alphagprime (4/20/2012 11:01:45 AM)
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Made for Soul Sisters.
Posted By: Condor_96 (9/12/2011 5:54:27 PM)
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He's pretty awesome in my Ghave, Guru of Spores deck.
Oh, you hit me for 10? Ok, I'll just sacrifice all those tokens and put them on Ghave and swing back for lethal. Or sacrifice them to Vish Kal for precision removal. Or have Mentor of the Meek out, which basically says "Whenever you are dealt damage, you may pay X, where X is between 0 and the amount of damage dealt to you. If you do, draw X cards."

Or, if you're in a tight spot, you can use them as chump blockers next turn.

Of course, in practice, most people try to kill him on sight before the craziness gets going, but that just means that your dozens of other bombs stick around to mess things up. The 3/3 body can hurt with big damage sweepers in the format.

All in all, 4/5.
Posted By: RJDroid (12/28/2011 12:26:43 PM)
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