AEther Barrier


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Nemesis (NMS) Rare

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AEther Barrier


Whenever a player plays a creature spell, that player sacrifices a permanent unless he or she pays (1).

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AEther Barrier Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Brain Fart Stax

2 months ago

Hi - came here from FB.

This deck is really, really nice. I approve! (Also, it has a description, which makes it SO much easier to analyze - thanks for that.)

One of the only substitutions I might make is Aetherflux Reservoir vs Sentinel Tower. What's your reasoning for including one over the other? I'm also surprised you're not running Pact of Negation as combo protection, though I suppose slots are very very tight. Perhaps something like Overburden or AEther Barrier to deal with Tier 1 creature-based storm decks (Food Chain and Brostorm, etc)? (Also, no Mana Confluence?)

Nice work! You definitely get a +1 from me, haha.

TheDeckMaker2300 on List of Interesting cards some may have forgotten

4 months ago

Alright lets see if we can resurrect this

Reverence IN YOUR FACE Rhys the Redeemed AND Krenko, Mob Boss!!! >:)

Kuon, Ogre Ascendant flip it then congratulations you just got a budget version of The Abyss to the field

Thoughts of Ruin ados lands

Defensive Formation you get to puppet how damage gets threw asign all 12 of ghaltas damage to a pathetic 1/1 which is also being blocked by a deathtouch creature

Purify destory all artifacts and enchantments for 5 count me in

Planar Void do you reconize the effect?... anwser is Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void the void is $27 rest in peace is $4 (as of masters 25) but whats the price of planar void...28........CENTS WHY IS IT ONLY $0.28 BESIDES THE FACT IT HITS EVERYBODY!!

Outmaneuver here let me give my dudes or your dudes super trample for the attack

Harmonic Convergence enchantments to top which is hate love it

you think Reflect Damage is the only option for this think again we also have Mirror Strike which is one mana less by the way and a creature that does this magic trick its name is Glarecaster ability actiavtion is exspensive but did you notice the part its like shooting everything with redirect damage

Death Match token and creatures 3 toughness or lower hate coming at ya

Debt of Loyalty i will save your creature from being put into the graveyard.....too bad i get to steal it right after

Teferi's Veil unearth and i have to exil...oh wait they don't exist so the exile clause doesn't work and i get to keep my stuff lol

AEther Flash i promise this is underplayed not even the dinosaur tribal decks are using it that much

Tranquil Grove a infinite use enchantment nuke wonderful


Sudden Death nice try breya

Yixlid Jailer goodbye graveyard evil

Llanowar Mentor Llanowar Elves factory coming right up

to be continued......

Bchong on Zur the Enchanter EDH

8 months ago

Take out Teferi's Protection Counterspell Meishin, the Mind Cage Imprisoned in the Moon Steel of the Godhead Go for the Throat Thassa, God of the Sea Sphere of Safety Do or Die Aegis of the Gods Arcane Adaptation Drake Haven Spell Swindle Chill to the Bone Shielded by Faith Bruna, Light of Alabaster Faith of the Devoted Vanishing Ghostly Prison The Scarab God Rend Flesh AEther Barrier Eyeblight's Ending,

put in Mystic Remora Preordain Blind Obedience Arcane Laboratory Rest in Peace Planar Void Oblivion Ring Sol Ring Mana Vault Consulate Crackdown Energy Flux Tunnel Vision (combo with open the vaults) Serum Visions Thought Scour Negate Lightning Greaves

I don't know what kind of theme or way of winning you are trying to go for. you don't really have a way to win with this deck. You need to get some kind of combo. Zur is very powerful because he can tutor an enchantment out of your deck so use that to your advantage and try to put in cards that are 3 or less so that your commander can have a greater effect. Try to go find an infinite combo or you can also build stax. You won't win consistently if you don't have an infinite combo. You might find other versions of zur on this site that are good (probably not). CEDH Reddit can probably help you out... though some of the things might be expensive. The things I suggested are just a couple relatively cheap cards that make a big impact. Try to have a theme in your deck whether it is control/combo or voltron or pillowfort.

Winterblast on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 year ago

I don't think it makes much sense to try making it work primarily as a combo deck when there are so many commanders among the top decks that have the combo already in the command zone. You just dedicate more slots to finding the combo and still aren't as fast and reliable as others...and you miss a lot of control by doing so. Also no one seems to play AEther Barrier when there are food chain and other heavily creature based combos around? You can't pay this tax with food chain mana, unlike other spheres...

Playing rest in peace as one's own wincon is also better than having to include extra cards to combat the whole lot of graveyard based combos.

My experience with my Augustin's $t4ks (Primer) is that it works better against the decks that rely on creatures to win and there are quite a lot of them among the top decks in this list now.

Winterblast on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 year ago

I'd like to submit my Augustin build because I think my stax list does better especially against the creature based combos among the top decks. I tested the deck that is currently listed for Augustin online and it felt like it wants to do a good job at finding a combo, gives up on proactive control for that reason and still comes out slower and less consistent as the competing combo and stax decks.

Augustin's $t4ks (Primer)

Commander / EDH Winterblast


I have cards like AEther Barrier as additional defense against food chain and other, maybe unconventional card choices that influence how the deck works in general. My personal experience is that it does a better job at keeping more players at once from comboing off while standing its ground against hatebear beatdown.

I'm open for criticism, not getting pissed if you guys don't agree with my anecdotal evidence from frequently playing the deck

Winterblast on Augustin's $t4ks (Primer)

1 year ago

Wurmlover your deck looks good now imo. I would say the worst you can do to an aggro deck like Krenko is to cast a Cursed Totem and also Torpor Orb but that one wouldn't be a trick with Brago. Foood chain is pretty much stopped with cost increases because the combo doesn't generate infinite mana anymore. It gets even worse with AEther Barrier because that can't be paid with food chain mana. You need to get those pieces out and protect them though. Obviously the combo player will do everything to remove the stuff that keeps him from playing his combo. It's more about keeping these hindering cards in play than actually doing alot yourself then.

Winterblast on Calling all Dicks and Douchebags!

1 year ago

Wurmlover what you need is stuff that actually stops combo, not something against attacking creatures. I also think it will be hard to have Brago survive and deal dmg to get any value out of him. It might be tough for your budget but I'd suggest going rather creatureless in that meta and ditch brago for Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic or Sen Triplets.

Against food chain I suggest using AEther Barrier because the extra mana can't be paid with food chain mana so prossh can't go infinite. Overburden and Pendrell Mists also helps. Play Humility, Cursed Totem and Torpor Orb to disable most creature based strategies.

Winterblast on How to Lose Friends: The Prison of Grand Arbiter

1 year ago

Looks great, a bit like I used to play augustin a while ago. I'm not very fond of the tapping strategy as it leaves the permanents intact and has little to no impact when played very early. I'd rather suggest preventing lands from even coming into play with Land Equilibrium (with the manabase here it can possibly be cast on turn 1!) and punishing people for casting spells and creatures with Mana Breach and Overburden.

Another tip: AEther Barrier stops Food Chain because it doesn't just increase the cost but requires an additional 1 that can't be paid with food chain mana...

Maybe you want to have a look at my Augustin's $t4ks (4000$ Solution/Stax) so you see in which shell I play these cards. I've recently removed Mechanized Production although I had great expectations...what is your experience with that card? Is it worth playing or too often too slow or a dead card?

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