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Charge of the Boros

Charge of the Boros

Ravnica: City of Guilds Theme Deck

Lightning Helix
The "Charge of the Boros" deck shows off what the Boros Legion does well: fight. This fanatical guild merges red's passion and fury with white's battlefield precision to make a sleek fighting force that steamrolls its opposition.

Like any fast deck full of small creatures, this deck relies on having enough creatures at different mana costs. The ideal opening hand lets you play a one-mana creature on turn one, a two-mana creature on turn two, a three-mana creature on turn three, and then multiple spells each turn after that. That's why the "Charge of the Boros" deck is loaded with cheap creatures!

As the game progresses, your opponent will try to stop your advancing army. Your goal is to keep dealing damage by any means possible. Skyknight Legionnaire has it easy—with haste and flying, it'll be difficult to stop. Your ground forces, on the other hand, might need some help. Thundersong Trumpeter prevents your opponent's best creature from blocking, and Cyclopean Snare has a similar function. Your various instants provide even better tools for forcing damage through: Lightning Helix and Dogpile can easily clear a path for your attacking creatures. Play Dogpile after you attack but before your opponent blocks for maximum effect.

Radiance spells work amazingly well when played on a multicolored creature. If you play Rally the Righteous on your Skyknight Legionnaire, all other red creatures and white creatures (in other words, all of your creatures) untap and get +2/+0. If you use the devastating Cleansing Beam on your opponent's blue-black creature, it deals 2 damage to each blue creature and black creature in the game. Be careful if your creatures and your opponent's creatures share a color!

After playing the deck a few times, you might want to change some cards. To improve the deck's aggressive nature, add more one-mana and two-mana creatures like Frenzied Goblin and Veteran Armorer from the Ravnica: City of Guilds™ set. If you like blowing up your opponent's creatures, try more direct-damage spells such as the powerful Char. If you're really adventurous, check out some of the other cards the Boros guild has to offer, like Firemane Angel, Brightflame, and Sunhome Enforcer.

2War-Torch GoblinCRed Mana
2Viashino SlasherC1 ManaRed Mana
2Ordruun CommandoC3 ManaRed Mana
1Greater ForgelingU3 ManaRed ManaRed Mana
2Nightguard PatrolC2 ManaWhite Mana
1Screeching GriffinC3 ManaWhite Mana
2Boros SwiftbladeURed ManaWhite Mana
3Thundersong TrumpeterCRed ManaWhite Mana
3Skyknight LegionnaireC1 ManaRed ManaWhite Mana
2Flame-Kin ZealotU1 ManaRed ManaRed ManaWhite Mana
1Agrus Kos, Wojek VeteranR3 ManaRed ManaWhite Mana
3Boros RecruitCRed or White Mana
1Boros GuildmageURed or White ManaRed or White Mana
2DogpileC3 ManaRed Mana
2Cleansing BeamU4 ManaRed Mana
1Bathe in LightU1 ManaWhite Mana
2Lightning HelixURed ManaWhite Mana
2Rally the RighteousC1 ManaRed ManaWhite Mana
1TerrarionC1 Mana
1Cyclopean SnareU2 Mana
1SunforgerR3 Mana
2Boros GarrisonC
1Sunhome, Fortress of the LegionU
Charge of the Boros

* = from a previous set

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