There comes a time in a Magic player's life when they need to build jank. This is my time.

This week's commander comes from Adventures of the Forgotten Realms and is a key figure well-known to fans of R.A. Salvatore. Catti-brie of Mithral Hall is a Selesnya legendary who synergizes with +1/+1 counters and Equipment. That's right... Equipment. It seems as though green is slowly gaining access to the entire color pie.

I fell in love with this card for her low mana value, her red hair (redheads unite), and her flavor. However, I felt hesitant. I have built quite a few Equipment decks on this series, and I worried that this one would be no different than the others. However, I had an idea. What if we put a restriction on this list… specifically a flavor restriction?

Catti-brie of Mithral Hall is an Archer in her type line. After a bit of research, I discovered that Rangers can make great archers in D&D and that there are quite a few of both featured as creature types in Magic. This was incredibly exciting. What if we build an Archer-themed deck? That means every creature is either an Archer or a Ranger and every Equipment has to align with the weapons those classes have access to. I wanted to do something different than the typical Equipment deck, and this felt like a fun way to attempt that! Let's brew!

Creatures

There are exactly 84 Archer cards in Magic. That is more than I expected but not a lot in the grand scheme of things. Many Archers come from much older sets, with just a handful of newer ones being printed in Tarkir, Amonkhet, and Theros. Looking at these older Archers is like looking into a time capsule, seeing that they had their own archetype and abilities. This is where our flavorful journey begins.

It kills me that Archers, for the most part, don't have reach. Of course there are a few exceptions (our commander being one of them), however, their abilities still reflect this concept of shooting things out of the sky. This is represented through some of our creatures' tap abilities.

Cards like Crossbow Infantry, Femeref Archers, And Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile are examples of tappable archers. Each of these is able to deal damage, usually miniscule amounts, to attacking or blocking creatures. While yes, they can be deadly on their own, Equipment like Basilisk Collar, Quietus Spike, and Gorgon Flail can turn these tap pingers into repeatable kill spells. How amazing is that?!

Next we have our tribal pieces. Now, there aren't many, and this was purposeful. I wanted to avoid Changelings and cards like Metallic Mimic because I wanted to maintain our flavor integrity as best as we can. It's because of this that we only run two tribal pieces.

Our first is Caller of the Hunt. While her creature type isn't listed as "Archer," she is definitely depicted holding a bow and arrow. She is a fun tribal piece because we can choose Archer as a creature type, making her power and toughness equal to the number of Archers in play! I personally think this is a fun card because it can grow to be extremely big, acting as backup to Catti-brie of Mithral Hall!

Our final tribal card is Greatbow Doyen. Oh boy, am I ever grateful for Lorwyn's tribal theme. This plane provides a plethora of fun and quirky tribes to fiddle with, and Archers are no exception. Greatbow Doyen is amazing not only because he buffs our other Archers, but he also allows our Archers deal damage to our opponents. Who says you need to be in red to play aggro?

Our final creature I want to talk about has to be the biggest flavor win we could ever hope for: Drizzt Do'Urden. We get to run Catti-brie's husband in the 99! How cool is that?! I felt that this was such a fun mixture of flavor and function to run in our list. His ability to gain counters from our dead creatures mixes perfectly with Catti-brie of Mithral Hall ability. Plus he makes Guenhwyvar and is a Ranger, so that definitely doesn't hurt, amiright?

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Equipment

Building the Equipment portion of this deck was one of the most challenging experiences I've ever had as a deck builder. I wanted to stick to light armor, archery-themed Equipment, and weapons that Archers and Rangers have access to. While this does include swords, I really wanted to avoid playing every 'Sword of…". While most of the Equipment slotted in this deck would normally not be seen in an Equipment list, I felt they had value because even if they don't buff Catti-brie of Mithral Hall, she is able to buff herself with her ability. Either way, she's armed to the teeth. Let's dive in!

Starting out with our light armor, I felt as though Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves were a must. With how big Catti-brie of Mithral Hall can get, she is very susceptible to being targeted. That added bit of protection is integral for her. Another piece of protective armor is a personal favorite: Commander's Plate. This gives Catti-brie protection from red, blue, and black which have access to some pretty potent targeted removal.

Cards like Mask of Memory and Rogue's Gloves also fit into this armor category while simultaneously giving us access to some much-needed card draw. Our final pieces of armor are Leather Armor and Bladed Bracers. These are wonderful cards that give us access to some pretty powerful keywords. Vigilance with a big attacker like Catti-brie of Mithral Hall is beyond helpful, and that added protection of ward 1 is nothing to sneeze at either.

Next we move onto archery-related weapons. These were the pieces I struggled with the most. The balance of flavor and function was hardest to balance here because most archery-themed weapons involve tapping to deal damage.

Pieces like Wolfhunter's Quiver and Pathway Arrows require us to tap the Equipped creature to deal damage. If our deathtouch artifacts are also equipped, this elevates those pieces a bit, however without them they aren't very potent. Another example would be Heart-Piercer Bow, which doesn't buff Catti-brie of Mithral Hall, but instead deals a single point of damage to a creature the defending player controls. Very minimal, but flavorful. Next we have Ranger's Longbow, which breaks the pattern by giving the equipped creature reach and a buff.

Our final bow and arrow themed piece isn't an Equipment at all. Let's talk about Bow of Nylea.

This artifact can give our attacking creatures deathtouch with added benefits of adding +1/+1 counters amongst other things. Chat immediately named this card when I mentioned our flavorful theme, so I definitely wanted to keep it in.

Lastly, we have our non-archery themed weapons. This was definitely a huge struggle because I didn't want to lump in giant pieces of artillery. I wanted to stick to smaller weapons such as short swords and daggers.

Starting out we have Blade of the Bloodchief. I will admit that chat had to make a case for this piece. It felt so off-flavor for me, but the ability spoke for itself. Plus after a few good minutes I could definitely see Catti-brie of Mithral Hall wielding this in an intense battle.

Next we have Short Sword and Silver-Inlaid Dagger, which are smaller cost Equipment that buff our creature by a small amount of power. Dowsing Dagger was a fun piece to add because it felt very flavorful (Catti-brie of Mithral Hall whacking weeds to make her way to a hidden dungeon) that can also function strongly as ramp. Sword of Hours is a neat addition because it deals with counters. Rolling over a 12 on a d20 can allow us to double the counters on the equipped creature, which can make Catti-brie turn lethal quickly.

Our final weapon is Quietus Spike. This weapon was hysterical to me because chat described it as "an arrow without the bottom part." That coupled with the fact that its ability is insanely strong made me have to run it. If you can make me laugh, I can guarantee that the card will make its way into the brew.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - "But Ma, it's just mah bow!" by Chase Carroll

'"But Ma, it's just mah bow!"' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Commander

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Cards

Sram, Senior Edificer

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Whenever you cast an Aura, Equipment, or Vehicle spell, draw a card.

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Pathway Arrows

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Equipped creature has "{2}, {T}: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature. If a colorless creature is dealt damage this way, tap it."
Equip {2}

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Heart-Piercer Bow

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Whenever equipped creature attacks, Heart-Piercer Bow deals 1 damage to target creature defending player controls.
Equip {1} ({1}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Gavony Township

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}{G}{W}, {T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

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Longshot Squad

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Outlast {1}{G} ({1}{G}, {T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.)
Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has reach. (A creature with reach can block creatures with flying.)

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Inventors' Fair

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At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control three or more artifacts, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}, Sacrifice Inventors' Fair: Search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle. Activate only if you control three or more artifacts.

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Arcus Acolyte

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Reach, lifelink
Outlast {G/W} ({G/W}, {T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.)
Each other creature you control without a +1/+1 counter on it has outlast {G/W}.

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Crossbow Infantry

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{T}: Crossbow Infantry deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.

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Forest

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Dowsing Dagger // Lost Vale

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When Dowsing Dagger enters the battlefield, target opponent creates two 0/2 green Plant creature tokens with defender.
Equipped creature gets +2/+1.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may transform Dowsing Dagger.
Equip {2}

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Buried Ruin

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Buried Ruin: Return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Swiftfoot Boots

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Equipped creature has hexproof and haste.
Equip {1}

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Forge of Heroes

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Choose target commander that entered the battlefield this turn. Put a +1/+1 counter on it if it's a creature and a loyalty counter on it if it's a planeswalker.

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Blade of the Bloodchief

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Whenever a creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on equipped creature. If equipped creature is a Vampire, put two +1/+1 counters on it instead.
Equip {1}

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Command Tower

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Belt of Giant Strength

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Equipped creature has base power and toughness 10/10.
Equip {10}. This ability costs {X} less to activate, where X is the power of the creature it targets.

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Generous Gift

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Destroy target permanent. Its controller creates a 3/3 green Elephant creature token.

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Bountiful Promenade

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Bountiful Promenade enters the battlefield tapped unless you have two or more opponents.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile

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First strike
{T}: Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile deals 2 damage to each attacking or blocking creature target player controls.

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Heroic Intervention

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Permanents you control gain hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.

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Sword of Fire and Ice

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Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from red and from blue.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, Sword of Fire and Ice deals 2 damage to any target and you draw a card.
Equip {2}

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Caller of the Hunt

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, choose a creature type.
Caller of the Hunt's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures of the chosen type on the battlefield.

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Ranger Class

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(Gain the next level as a sorcery to add its ability.)
When Ranger Class enters the battlefield, create a 2/2 green Wolf creature token.
{1}{G}: Level 2
Whenever you attack, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature.
{3}{G}: Level 3
You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may cast creature spells from the top of your library.

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Nylea, God of the Hunt

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Indestructible
As long as your devotion to green is less than five, Nylea isn't a creature. (Each {G} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)
Other creatures you control have trample.
{3}{G}: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

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Path to Exile

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Underdark Rift

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{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}, Exile Underdark Rift: Roll a d10. Put target artifact, creature, or planeswalker into its owner's library just beneath the top X cards of that library, where X is the result. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Canopy Vista

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
Canopy Vista enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands.

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Puresteel Paladin

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Whenever an Equipment enters the battlefield under your control, you may draw a card.
Metalcraft — Equipment you control have equip {0} as long as you control three or more artifacts.

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Silhana Starfletcher

Color Identity:G

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Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)
As Silhana Starfletcher enters the battlefield, choose a color.
{T}: Add one mana of the chosen color.

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Sigarda's Aid

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You may cast Aura and Equipment spells as though they had flash.
Whenever an Equipment enters the battlefield under your control, you may attach it to target creature you control.

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Clear Shot

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Target creature you control gets +1/+1 until end of turn. It deals damage equal to its power to target creature you don't control.

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Catti-brie of Mithral Hall

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First strike, reach
Whenever Catti-brie of Mithral Hall attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it for each Equipment attached to it.
{1}, Remove all +1/+1 counters from Catti-brie: It deals X damage to target attacking or blocking creature an opponent controls, where X is the number of counters removed this way.

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Kodama's Reach

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Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand, then shuffle.

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Sword of Hours

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Whenever equipped creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, roll a d12. If the result is greater than the damage dealt or the result is 12, double the number of +1/+1 counters on that creature.
Equip {2} ({2}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Rogue's Gloves

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Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.
Equip {2} ({2}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Windswept Heath

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Windswept Heath: Search your library for a Forest or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Reconnaissance

Color Identity:W

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{0}: Remove target attacking creature you control from combat and untap it.

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Gorgon Flail

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Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has deathtouch. (Any amount of damage it deals to a creature is enough to destroy that creature.)
Equip {2} ({2}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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God-Eternal Oketra

Color Identity:W

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Double strike
Whenever you cast a creature spell, create a 4/4 black Zombie Warrior creature token with vigilance.
When God-Eternal Oketra dies or is put into exile from the battlefield, you may put it into its owner's library third from the top.

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Lightning Greaves

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Equipped creature has haste and shroud. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
Equip {0}

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Bow of Nylea

Color Identity:G

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Attacking creatures you control have deathtouch.
{1}{G}, {T}: Choose one —
• Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
• Bow of Nylea deals 2 damage to target creature with flying.
• You gain 3 life.
• Put up to four target cards from your graveyard on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Aerie Bowmasters

Color Identity:G

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Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)
Megamorph {5}{G} (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for {3}. Turn it face up any time for its megamorph cost and put a +1/+1 counter on it.)

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Silver-Inlaid Dagger

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Equipped creature gets +2/+0.
As long as equipped creature is a Human, it gets an additional +1/+0.
Equip {2}

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Bassara Tower Archer

Color Identity:G

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Hexproof, reach

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Beast Within

Color Identity:G

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Destroy target permanent. Its controller creates a 3/3 green Beast creature token.

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D'Avenant Healer

Color Identity:W

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{T}: D'Avenant Healer deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
{T}: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to any target this turn.

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Basilisk Collar

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Equipped creature has deathtouch and lifelink.
Equip {2}

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Urza's Saga

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Urza's Saga gains "{T}: Add {C}."
II — Urza's Saga gains "{2}, {T}: Create a 0/0 colorless Construct artifact creature token with 'This creature gets +1/+1 for each artifact you control.'"
III — Search your library for an artifact card with mana cost {0} or {1}, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Drizzt Do'Urden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.95

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Double strike
When Drizzt Do'Urden enters the battlefield, create Guenhwyvar, a legendary 4/1 green Cat creature token with trample.
Whenever a creature dies, if it had power greater than Drizzt's power, put a number of +1/+1 counters on Drizzt equal to the difference.

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Longbow Archer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.20

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First strike; reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)

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Opal Palace

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity. If you spend this mana to cast your commander, it enters the battlefield with a number of additional +1/+1 counters on it equal to the number of times it's been cast from the command zone this game.

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Brushland

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $13.50

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}. Brushland deals 1 damage to you.

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Sunpetal Grove

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $4.55

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Sunpetal Grove enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest or a Plains.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Broken Wings

Color Identity:G

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Destroy target artifact, enchantment, or creature with flying.

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Femeref Archers

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Femeref Archers deals 4 damage to target attacking creature with flying.

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Cultivate

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.41

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Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand, then shuffle.

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Commander's Plate

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Equipped creature gets +3/+3 and has protection from each color that's not in your commander's color identity.
Equip commander {3}
Equip {5}

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Wolfhunter's Quiver

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Equipped creature has "{T}: This creature deals 1 damage to any target" and "{T}: This creature deals 3 damage to target Werewolf creature."
Equip {5}

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Harmonize

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.24

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Draw three cards.

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Bladed Bracers

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Equipped creature gets +1/+1.
As long as equipped creature is a Human or an Angel, it has vigilance.
Equip {2} ({2}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Swords to Plowshares

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.86

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Exile target creature. Its controller gains life equal to its power.

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Titania's Chosen

Color Identity:G

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Whenever a player casts a green spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Titania's Chosen.

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Hardened Scales

Color Identity:G

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If one or more +1/+1 counters would be put on a creature you control, that many plus one +1/+1 counters are put on it instead.

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Austere Command

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.14

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Choose two —
• Destroy all artifacts.
• Destroy all enchantments.
• Destroy all creatures with mana value 3 or less.
• Destroy all creatures with mana value 4 or greater.

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Reverent Hunter

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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When Reverent Hunter enters the battlefield, put a number of +1/+1 counters on it equal to your devotion to green. (Each {G} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)

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Leather Armor

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Equipped creature gets +0/+1 and has ward {1}. (Whenever equipped creature becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, counter it unless that player pays {1}.)
Equip {0}. Activate only once each turn.

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Short Sword

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Equipped creature gets +1/+1.
Equip {1} ({1}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.46

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
As Temple Garden enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Sequestered Stash

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{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}, Sacrifice Sequestered Stash: Mill five cards. Then you may put an artifact card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Greatbow Doyen

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.79

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Other Archer creatures you control get +1/+1.
Whenever an Archer you control deals damage to a creature, that Archer deals that much damage to that creature's controller.

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Stalking Leonin

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.18

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When Stalking Leonin enters the battlefield, secretly choose an opponent.
Reveal the player you chose: Exile target creature that's attacking you if it's controlled by the chosen player. Activate only once.

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Archery Training

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.22

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Enchant creature
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put an arrow counter on Archery Training.
Enchanted creature has "{T}: This creature deals X damage to target attacking or blocking creature, where X is the number of arrow counters on Archery Training."

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Rishkar's Expertise

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.97

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Draw cards equal to the greatest power among creatures you control.
You may cast a spell with mana value 5 or less from your hand without paying its mana cost.

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Mask of Memory

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Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw two cards. If you do, discard a card.
Equip {1} ({1}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Elvish Archers

Color Identity:G

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First strike

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Rogue's Passage

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{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}: Target creature can't be blocked this turn.

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Thornweald Archer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.10

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Reach, deathtouch

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Atzocan Archer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.06

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Reach
When Atzocan Archer enters the battlefield, you may have it fight another target creature. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Ranger's Longbow

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.01

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Equipped creature gets +2/+1 and has reach.
Equip {3} ({3}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Quietus Spike

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Equipped creature has deathtouch.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player loses half their life, rounded up.
Equip {3}

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Enchantments

Our enchantments aren't exempt from this flavor trip! Each not only interacts with Catti-brie of Mithral Hall ability, but her flavor as well.

Obviously, I had to run Archery Training. This  flavorful treat allows us to deal damage to an attacking or blocking creatures equal to the arrow counters on the enchanted creatures. I found Archery Training fun because it allows us to give a creature the ability that most older printed Archers have. While these arrow counters don't go toward buffing Catti-brie of Mithral Hall, I just couldn't resist the flavor.

When I think of Rangers and Archers, I tend to think stealth. Hunting and waiting before the attack. What better way to capture this flavor than with Reconnaissance? We can remove Catti-brie of Mithral Hall from combat, untapping her in the process and making her a threatening blocker for coming turns. If we want to be extra cheeky, we can attack with her, and after damage is dealt at the end of the combat step, we can untap her as well! Sneaky girl!

Next we have Sigarda's Aid. This enchantment is a powerhouse in Equipment decks, automatically equipping our artifacts to any creature of our choice. The added bonus of flash doesn't hurt as well. I found this piece to be flavorful as well because the art just speaks to me as being very Dungeons & Dragons-y.

Our final flavorful card is the brand new Ranger Class. I played against this piece during the preview event for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, and it is a powerhouse. It's even stronger with Catti-brie of Mithral Hall, since she uses +1/+1 counters to such great effect. Finding power pieces that fit our flavor restrictions was definitely a challenge, but it was also an incredibly fun one.

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I will admit that I was very nervous to submit this week's brew to my editors. When I build, I always want to make a deck that wins, because winning is fun! However, I wanted to try something new. I wanted to build a deck that wins, but also tells a story. I wanted Catti-brie of Mithral Hall to march into battle with a bow drawn and a line of archers at her side. The strength of her ability allowed me to lean more into the flavor of this brew, and create something truly wild and fun to play. I hope that with Adventures in the Forgotten Realms releasing soon, you will be able to do something similar.

Happy brewing, deckbuilder, and may all your 20s be natural!