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lightning helix yourself for 3 soldiers
Posted By: Hivis_of_the_Scale (10/15/2011 7:28:28 PM)


Dies to Ganon.
Posted By: Shadoflaam (12/14/2011 5:16:19 PM)


I am a beginner player of the MTG. I don't understand this card. I played Darien last turn. At my another turn i played Blaze for six. Do I put tokens on to the battelfield???
Posted By: ahmed1991 (8/9/2012 1:32:00 AM)


This seems like a brutal EDH general.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (12/7/2012 11:05:29 PM)


@ahmed1991, if you cast the Blaze on yourself, yes, you will create tokens (six of them, in your example), but you'll also take six damage. If you cast the Blaze on your opponent or on a creature, you won't create tokens. It triggers when you are dealt damage, not when you deal damage.
Posted By: sonorhC (1/21/2013 2:11:34 PM)


I used to use Darien exclusively as the commander for my white weenie soldier tribal deck. Then I discovered Odric, Master Tactician, whom, after lengthy trials, I now prefer. Darien's good defense, but there are times when taking a hit to generate tokens isn't worth it (for example, fatty commanders dealing commander damage). I now vastly prefer taking the weenie aggro to the opponent with Odric, and his nifty "you choose not to block anything" ability.
Posted By: WolfWhoWalks (6/8/2013 1:06:32 AM)


@Lash_of_Dragonbreath: Painlands. Huh. Genius.

Also, wish they'd reprint this guy just so he doesn't have the awkward Lord type on the card.
Posted By: psychichobo (6/12/2013 9:57:52 AM)


So brutal, so abusable. Every time I see him in a deck, I cringe with fear. A few Soul Wardens, Pandemonium, anything that deals damage to you, infinite combo.

Mother of god.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (6/20/2013 3:21:57 PM)


Fun casual deck idea: This card, Soul warden/Soul's attendant, and Manabarbs. Throw in Tamanoa and you're net-gaining 1 life and a soldier from each land you tap, and 1 life per land they tap.
Posted By: Averyck (7/14/2013 3:21:56 PM)


infinite combo: blasting station (target you) + some random creature + Darien, King of Kjeldor + Blood Artist then just keep blasting soldiers at yourself until the blood artist has killed all your opponents (he also heals you all the dmg)
Posted By: hasdragonsforhands (2/1/2014 11:58:24 AM)


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