Fortress of Solitude

Green/White/Blue Defender and Arcades, the Strategist

Arcades, the Strategist by Even Amundsen

Arcades just wants to sit and read his book in some peace and quiet, is that too much to ask? Since the world won’t leave him alone, he’s built a fortress of solitude with walls high enough to keep out even the most persistent petitioners.

Arcades and High Alert can turn your high-toughness Defender creatures into high-power attackers. Use Meekstone to lock down your opponent’s creatures and Angelic Chorus to build up a towering amount of life. When you’re ready to attack, clear the board with Slaughter the Strong or Dusk // Dawn, cast Tower Defense, and bury your opponent under a wall of … well, walls.

Aaahhh, blessed silence.

Creatures (21)

  • 4 Arcades, the Strategist
  • 1 Chulane, Teller of Tales
  • 1 Wall of Vines
  • 1 Wall of Hope
  • 1 Crashing Drawbridge
  • 1 Vine Trellis
  • 1 Wall of Blossoms
  • 1 Angelic Wall
  • 1 Wall of Omens
  • 1 Sunscape Familiar
  • 1 Wall of Denial
  • 1 Hover Barrier
  • 1 Wall of Stolen Identity
  • 1 Mnemonic Wall
  • 4 Stalwart Shield-Bearers

Artifacts (1)

  • 1 Meekstone

Enchantments (4)

  • 2 Angelic Chorus
  • 2 High Alert

Auras (4)

  • 4 Hero’s Resolve

Sorceries (6)

  • 4 Circuitous Route
  • 1 Slaughter the Strong
  • 1 Dusk // Dawn

Instants (12)

  • 2 Eerie Interlude
  • 4 Tower Defense
  • 2 Worldly Tutor
  • 4 Negate

Lands (27)

(I like Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits artwork for the basic lands)

  • 2 Azorius Guildgate
  • 2 Simic Guildgate
  • 2 Selesnya Guildgate
  • 7 Forest
  • 7 Plains
  • 7 Island

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