Boros Humans Aggro Deck with Frontline Medic
January 24, 2013 | Posted by Dee
My top ten list of Gatecrash cards has a bunch of Boros cards so I built a Boros, or White/Red (WR), Humans Aggro deck for Standard.
Frontline Medic and Truefire Paladin are strong Humans you can play with Champion of the Parish and company.
Also, you gain access to Boros Reckoner. He’s not a Human but he’s too good not to play. He’s awesome against aggro and midrange.
To fight Supreme Verdict, you’ve got Boros Charm.
The mana fixing from Sacred Foundry and Boros Guildgate is great because it gives you a stable mana base to play both Silverblade Paladin and Thundermaw Hellkite.
Also, the lands allow you to play a couple Slayers’ Stronghold without hurting your mana base too much. Slayers’ Stronghold is solid in the deck because many of the creatures have first strike or double strike.
Check out the decklist below.
|Boros Humans Aggro|
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The deck has some of the usual cards you often see in Humans decks. You’ve got Champion of the Parish, Thalia, Silverblade Paladin, and Precinct Captain.
Frontline Medic and Boros Reckoner are excellent additions because they give you some beef at the three-drop spot. Their three power goes well with Silverblade Paladin’s double strike. Their three toughness keeps them out of Pillar of Flame range.
Frontline Medic shuts down Sphinx’s Relevation, Bonfire of the Damned, Aurelia’s Fury, and Rakdos’s Return. His battalion ability protects your creatures when they attack. The deck has 32 creatures so it shouldn’t be too hard to turn on the ability.
Boros Reckoner can gain first strike to beat up on Thragtusk and its Beast token. His first ability is great because it often gives you a 2-for-1 whenever he gets blocked, blocks, or dies to a burn spell.
Truefire Paladin makes the deck because he’s solid in the early, middle, and late game. With his two activated abilities, he gets better as you hit more land drops. If you would rather spend your mana to cast spells, he’s still a decent 2/2 for two mana with vigilance.
At the four-drop spot, I’m playing a full set of Sublime Archangel. She tested well for me. She dominates other creature decks.
However, I would try 1-2 Hellrider because he might be better than the Angel. His haste ability is great against control and it allows you to race other creature decks.
I wouldn’t play 4 Hellrider because Cavern of Souls will probably be stretched too much as a mana fixer. Boros Reckoner is not a Human and he has a steep casting cost.
Also, I don’t think you have enough red sources to support 4 Hellrider and 2 Thundermaw Hellkite.
If you want a budget option for the four-drop and five-drop spot, you can play Riders of Gavony and Zealous Conscripts instead of Sublime Archangel and Thundermaw Hellkite.
For the main deck noncreature spells, I initially tried Boros Charm but I found that Searing Spear was better. For example, this deck is very vulnerable to Knight of Infamy. I want a card that can kill that pro-white creature.
Plus, Searing Spear is great at shooting down a Hellrider before he can use his ability. The burn spell also takes down a turn four Olivia Voldaren.
Boros Charm is better against Supreme Verdict. If you have a lot of decks in your metagame that main deck that card, you should swap out some or all of the Searing Spear for the Boros Charm in the sideboard.
You could play more than four noncreature spells in the main deck but I like that low number because of Thalia’s ability.
In the sideboard, I like the 1 Fiend Hunter to stop opposing Boros Reckoners because burn spells is not what you want against the Gatecrash creature. If he becomes popular, you’ll definitely want to play more Fiend Hunters.
Mizzium Mortars is there to kill Loxodon Smiter and Restoration Angel. Also, with 24 lands, it’s not uncommon to overload the spell in a long game against a midrange deck.
Paraselene is there to beat the annoying Bant Enchantments deck. Also, you should bring in the fourth Thalia against that deck.
Deck Price Tag ($0)
Here’s the price tag of the deck. I used the prices of a popular online store.
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Total Deck Price: $518.14
|QTY||Card Name||Avg. Price||Total Price|
|Total Deck Price:||$518.14|
|4||Champion of the Parish||$5.03||$20.12|
|3||Thalia, Guardian of Thraben||$6.62||$19.86|
|4||Cavern of Souls||$24.40||$97.60|
|1||Thalia, Guardian of Thraben||$6.62||$6.62|
|3||Rest in Peace||$1.80||$5.40|