Brawl Deck Time: Aryel

A 4/4 Vigilance for four mana is at least playable… sort of. And there’s quite a few knights available. I thought they were supposed to be rarer than soldiers?

Aryel, Knight of Windgrace
2WB
Legendary Creature – Human Knight
Vigilance

2W, T: Create a 2/2 white Knight creature token with vigilance.

B, T, Tap X untapped Knights you control: Destroy target creature with power X or less.
4/4

Of course, it’s an engine on it’s own, with no need for help, but I’ll try to help her out anyhow.

There are 15 black and white knights in the Ixalan block. Some of them have dinosaur synergies and some are just not up to the standars, so we can’t play them all. Kaladesh and Amonkhet have no knights in them. Let’s start with these:

Bloodcrazed PaladinChampion of DuskElenda, the Dusk RoseOathsworn VampirePaladin of Atonement
Sanctum SeekerVona, Butcher of MaganMetallic Mimic

Not too many. Dominaria has more. We have Knight of Grace and it’s counterpart Knight of Malice. Dauntless Bodyguard is definitely useful. Arvad the Cursed even happens to be vampire as well, which can be helpful. History of Benalia gives us two knights and pumps the existing ones.

That’s only 13 cards, so we have to work a bit to fill the holes. I want to put The Eldest Reborn into the deck. Seems like a fine addition. Baird, Steward of Argive is good protection in a multiplayer format. Next, a bunch of removal. Gladly, this is what these two colors do well.

Cast OutSettle the WreckageGolden DemiseWalk the PlankAngel of Sanctions
Dusk // DawnGrind // DustHour of RevelationNever // ReturnNoxious Gearhulk
Profane ProcessionRavenous ChupacabraSkywhaler’s ShotTetzimoc, Primal Death

Of course, some card draw / selection would be nice as well.

Arguel’s Blood FastArch of OrazcaHidden StockpileTreasure MapSunset Pyramid

That’s 34 cards with one land. Now, since I have places to put my mana here, I wouldn’t mind 26 lands, which leaves room for only one more spell. I’m not sure what it should be, so I’ll throw in Kambal, Consul of Allocation.

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