Always Watching


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad Rare

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Always Watching


Non-token creatures you control gain +1/+1 and vigilance.

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Always Watching Discussion

hosshughes on I Am A Rock - Noyan Dar $40 Budget Man Lands

14 hours ago

@Backstabbeth: I love all the suggestions and added them all. One thing: It appears that Mirrorweave is not a boardwipe but it does turn all creatures into basic lands according to everything I'm reading. Still useful as it removes all blockers for the turn and it combos with Contested War Zone, so I added that :)

@el_mao: Just seeing your comment now. Always Watching is a great card so I added it to the upgrade section as it apparently has gone up significantly in price over the past few months.

SaltySpecula on Need help to remove cards ...

2 days ago

Well, if your ultimate plan is to make it as expensive as possible for your opponents to cast non-creature spells with board wide increasing cost cards that affect you too, your own non-creature spells should probably be the first to review.

Because of their cost and either limited or perhaps somewhat unnecesary functionality like Always Watching , Crusade, Cast Out and maybe Gideon's Intervention, I would suggest considering removing them first as potentially 3-5 mana for +1/+1 is not worth it's weight in your deck. I would only keep Gideon's Intervention if you know there's a particularly dangerous card in your playgroup you know you need it for. I do the same with Slaughter Games against my friend who uses a Relentless Rats deck or his Laboratory Maniac deck. Otherwise, it's not worth keeping it in the deck.

HydraOoze on R/W Human Exert

3 days ago

Always Watching could be good in here

Foutch16 on Exert

3 days ago

Why only amonkhet? You should really add Always Watching instead of Trial of Solidarity

killahzwag on Need help with WR Exert

3 days ago

Ok, so i made these changes:

3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar for 3 Companion of the Trials.

2x Gideon's Resolve and Hazoret's Favor for 3x Always Watching .

2x Hyena Pack in favor of 2x Trueheart Twins.

2x Solemn Recruit for 2x Sparring Mummy.

With these changes, I'm on 17 W 16 R.

Now, i'm not sure i need the cartouche + trials or the Shock. I have considered just taking them all out for Insult / Injury and more creatures.

I haven't been able to play with the deck since the changes, but today i will. After that, i think i will be able to do more tinkering and i will update the decklist.


PTsmitty on Old soldiers never die.

3 days ago

Glory-bound would be an interesting card to try. It may be too slow without Always Watching out, but the only way to find out is to try it and see. I personally try to avoid enchantments so I do not lose 2 cards to a single removal spell, by Gryff's Boon is different since you can return it from your graveyard. If you run it, I would try only 2 copies because 4 mana cost to return it is a lot when you have creatures to play. It could be a good late game with a stalled board state. Good luck with the build.

Cafelattis on Old soldiers never die.

3 days ago

Thanks a lot! Emeria, The Sky Ruin is to slow i think for this deck but the link you gave was very helpful. I am thinking of adding Glory-Bound Initiate since i have Always Watching so that it wont tap with exert. Also Gryff's Boon might be good because its rlly cheap and gives flying to one of my creatures.

killahzwag on Need help with WR Exert

4 days ago

Damn! All your suggestions sound really good. Thanks for taking the time.

So, i visited my shop today and i managed to get these:

3x Inspiring Vantage

3x Always Watching

3x Thalia, Heretic Cathar (thought it could be a pretty nice beater for the deck, plus i found them really cheap)

1x Insult / Injury

2x Solemn Recruit

2x Trueheart Twins

1x Ahn-Crop Crasher

2x Lone Rider

1x Trial of Solidarity

I might not have a use for all the creatures but I wanted to experiment with different possible combinations.

Now, I think Thalia, Heretic Cathar is a great replacement for Companion of the Trials.

Im thinking 2x Gideon's Resolve and Hazoret's Favor for 3x Always Watching .

Insult / Injury for Trial of Zeal. Maybe Trial of Solidarity could be better than another Trial of Zeal.

2x Hyena Pack in favor of 2xTrueheart Twins.

2x Solemn Recruit for 2x Sparring Mummy.

What do you think?

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