Stand Against Darkness

Stand Against Darkness Card

Stand Against Darkness is a 4 Mana Cost Common Paladin Spell card from the Core Set 2023 set!

Card Text

Summon five 1/1 Silver Hand Recruits.

Flavor Text

Or if you're too tired, you can just kind of lean against the darkness.

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  1. Ryan
    May 18, 2016 at 6:34 am

    I enjoy it for tokens as it lets me gain numbers after boardwipes.

  2. Sky
    April 21, 2016 at 2:34 am

    If newly nerfed “Force of Nature” summons 3 2/2 treants (6/6 stat value) and is 5 mana, why can’t this be 4 mana?

    Absolute garbage.

  3. Kenix
    March 31, 2016 at 2:48 am

    Steward of darkshire + this = 5 1/1’s with divine shield?

    • shiang
      April 19, 2016 at 12:08 am

      no only minions played from hand.

      I can see this card working in token pally late game you could get a board full of 3/3’s for less mana than mirror of doom.

      But over all a lack luster 2-3 star card.

      • Devin
        April 24, 2016 at 10:07 am

        No steward says summon not play. Think of knife juggler. So yeah if you play stand against darkness with a steward in play you get 5 1/1 with divine shield.

      • Ninjacks
        May 2, 2016 at 8:08 am

        I can confirm. I have a deck entirely based off this combo and yes, if you have Steward on board and play this, you WILL get 5 1/1’s with divine shield.

  4. sjaak
    March 30, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Should be 4 mana

  5. Muhahaha
    March 29, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    New Card: Eighthmaster
    Mana: 4
    Stats: 1/4
    BC: Give ALL Silverhand Recruits +1/+1

    All is important because all classes can access Silverhands as of TGT (due to SHR).


    (Btw, given that they haven’t invented “sarcasticese” yet, for the slower amongst us, this a joke idea for a card)

    (Though it would be hilarious if it turns out to be true)

  6. Some Dude
    March 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I like the card, forces your opponent to consider board clear on these puny 1/1s

    • Nightfall
      March 21, 2016 at 11:40 am

      I dont think 5 1/1’s is enough to lure out a boardclear, of course, that depends on the boardclear, holy nova maybe, hellfire I dont think so, demonwrath yeh probably

  7. Anonymous
    March 14, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Not worth the mana cost unless you have quartermaster ready and usable the same turn. This old god expansion is all about combos, huh?

  8. Josh Alexander
    March 13, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Card seems decent in Arena. That’s a lot of bodies to abuse.

  9. W3bl0g1c
    March 13, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Now if only they will give us a corrupted Knife Juggler that deals 1 damage for every minion the enemy puts out.

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Suggest that to the devs O-O Best card I have heard for this pack yet. Same mana cost and stats as normal juggler, but 1 damage for every enemy minion played… geez thatd be a great check to paladin.

  10. Christian
    March 13, 2016 at 6:52 am

    With quatermaster

    • Halo
      March 22, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Sadly this card is going to be useless because QM is going to be removed (QM is from GvG if i’m not wrong and that’s gonna be gone) UNLESS they provide a “new” form of qm (i’m talking about standards of course – this card will probably be decent in wild)

      • Fropps
        March 31, 2016 at 11:50 pm

        Steward of darkshire’s been announced. It’s less OP but works really well with this card.

  11. Xandrosis
    March 12, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Because there are never enough silver hand’s

  12. noname
    March 12, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Shit card unless there’s another card to combo with. Where’s quarter master 2.0?

    • M
      April 19, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Quartermaster isn’t gone forever. Wild will still exist, standard won’t be the entire game.

  13. Penoyer79
    March 12, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    We’re all just going to have to come to grips with the fact that not all Paladin cards are going to be completely broken anymore.

  14. Tengs
    March 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Like whisp but mhe I guess?

  15. Fez
    March 12, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    WotOG seems to be way slower expansions so far. This is way too mana expensive to be used in current meta, but if it would be 4 mana it could be great.

  16. Penoyer79
    March 12, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    There it is. Muster For Battle 2.0

    • Zanon
      March 20, 2016 at 6:18 am

      Nope, muster had a tempo impact. Huge i d say, but this hasn t at all

  17. Mari1up
    March 12, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I like this guy, kind of slow for that token stuff but quarter master will abbuse the fuck out of this

    Muster still op and better

    • Usurperlord
      March 12, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      Except for the fact that quartermaster is in GVG, so the Stand and Quartermaster combo won’t be seen in standard

      • M
        April 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm

        Wild will exist. Standard won’t be the entire game.

        • Macer
          April 25, 2016 at 1:32 pm

          Yes. Standard will be the entire competitive game. All official tournaments will be held in d Standard and Standard will define the meta. Wild is just the gimmick to allow you to play the old cards that you enjoy.

          • Ryan
            May 18, 2016 at 6:36 am

            I don’t think so MTG has standard and a wild equivalent but people still play legacy(wild). it will probably gain popularity as more sets leave standard