Always Watching


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Always Watching


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

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Always Watching Discussion

chadsansing on All the Elves

1 week ago

Maybe add Steely Resolve naming elves, a Kindred Summons to load up on elves on the end step before you Craterhoof, and also a Defense of the Heart or Tooth and Nail or Pattern of Rebirth + Greater Good to give yourself more ways to cheat Craterhoof into play?

Garruk, Caller of Beasts, and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, might do some work here, as well. Maybe also Doubling Season or Parallel Lives? Always Watching and Intangible Virtue?

Have fun playing!

lukas96 on Menschen streben immer nach Gl├╝ck

3 weeks ago

I would cut Increasing Devotion, casting a 5 drop is really ambitious with only 21 lands. I also dont know if Odric, Lunarch Marshal is that good in this deck. It would bring your mana curve down even further if you cut them.

Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip also seems a bit slow.Glory-Bound Initiate is a great 2 drop and awesome with Always Watching so I recommend a playset of both. All your of your creatures are humans so id play 4 Thalia's Lieutenant

Thraben Inspector is also a great card and could replace Elite Vanguard or Authority of the Consuls

lukas96 on B/W warrior tribal

3 weeks ago

I would play a playset of Bloodsoaked Champion. Glory-Bound Initiate is a pretty good warrior and brutal with Always Watching so I recommend a playset of both.

Raiders' Spoils is a bit to slow I guess Phyrexian Arena should be better.

Skinken on RW Exert (MtG Casual)

4 weeks ago

Try to get your hands on the good exert cards. Mostly Glory-Bound Initiate, but good old Glorybringer is an insane bomb, and since you have untap-synergy, it should be great. Act of Heroism and Djeru's Resolve are kinda weak. Try to aim for cards like Always Watching , and good call on Aurelia, the Warleader. They provide the same effect of untapping your creatures. But they do it 3-8 times over the course of a game.

solarbeam on Justice Be Done, Though The Heavens Fall (Humans)

1 month ago

You definitely need removal and some more card advantage in this deck. I would recommend a couple Path to Exiles and Fatal Pushes. Thraben Inspector is just a great 1-drop, Fiend Hunter perma-exiles with your blink effects, Pain Seer and Glint-Sleeve Siphoner are 'great' budget alternatives to Dark Confidant. Kitesail Freebooter has been an all-star in human decks. I wouldn't advise against something like Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip or Phyrexian Arena for card advantage as well. Anthems like Always Watching or Radiant Destiny are always good.

As for your top end, I would splash green for Sigarda, Heron's Grace, run Angel of Invention, Ravenous Demon  Flip, Angelic Overseer, and Restoration Angel are all great.

Replace the Hooded Assassin with the Fiend Hunter, and Mardu Shadowspear with Bloodsoaked Champion

For your sideboard, Rest in Peace and Stony Silence. Collective Brutality is fantastic against control with its discard effect, and is one of the best hosers against burn and aggro. Cards like Fragmentize are always a safe choice. Arashin Cleric is a favorite of mine for faster match ups. Liliana's Defeat and Gideon's Defeat are great against those colors. Duress is also great against control and combo decks. You may need something like Eerie Interlude to protect yourself against wraths.

CrapdosNoob on Mono-White Vamps

1 month ago

I would consider Radiant Destiny, as it is essentially Always Watching for Vampires.

cdkime on i want the zombie apocalypse

1 month ago

Nothing says "Zombie Hoard" like Endless Ranks of the Dead. If you want your deck to quickly spiral out of control, and really feel like the zombies are spreading and growing in ranks, you cannot do any better. It also has one of the best artworks in MTG--that stained glass is beautifully drawn, and its juxtaposition against the encroaching hoard truly creates an atmosphere of terror.

With a few minor exceptions, tokens are regular creatures, and can be used in any way a normal creature can--this includes sacrificing them. The exceptions are well delineated on cards where the distinction applies (for example: Always Watching only applies to "nontoken creatures").

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