Always Watching


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH 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

Schrodingers_Cat on Tribal Kitty Cats

2 hours ago

A couple of suggestions of cats you could add:Prowling Serpopard to deal with control decks; Aetherstream Leopard + Riparian Tiger to better exploit charge counters; Scrounging Bandar early game creature that can help out your bigger cats late game; Scythe Leopard early game creatures; Felidar Cub can serve as artifact removal or just attack; Felidar Sovereign also a potential win condition

Some instants you could add:Acrobatic Maneuver + Eerie Interlude + Long Road Home blink a cat to avoid damage or to re-trigger Regal Caracal; Appetite for the Unnatural + Decommission makes great enchantment or artifact removal; Commencement of Festivities + Encircling Fissure to stall longer; Gift of Strength + Highspire Infusion + Mighty Leap + Shed Weakness + Swell of Growth for buffing; Gideon's Reproach + Immolating Glare for potentially cheap removal; Life Goes On is really cheap life gain and can combo with Felidar Sovereign; Lifecrafter's Gift can combo with Metallic Mimic; Pulse of Murasa is a generally good card; Prepare / Fight + Tenacity for a smack down end game

Some sorceries:Appeal / Authority + Driven / Despair + Engineered Might + Larger Than Life + Ondu Rising + Overcome for more end game smack down; Approach of the Second Sun could be a win condition if you want, especially if you're stalling; Attune with Aether for lands and energy; Chaplain's Blessing for extra life and to combo with Felidar Sovereign; Collective Effort has a variety of good uses; Dubious Challenge would work well if you get more high cost creatures; Earthen Arms + Incremental Growth for a permanent buff; Mouth / Feed for a creature and card draws; Not Forgotten to either fetch from graveyard or remove from graveyard;

Finally, a few enchantments:Cartouche of Strength + Cartouche of Solidarity + Gryff's Boon + Conviction + Iona's Blessing major creature buffs, Call for Unity + Trial of Solidarity end game smack down, Always Watching make all your non token cats stronger; Authority of the Consuls to punish your opponent and limit his blockers; Bonds of Mortality potentially add to deal with hexproof and indestructible; Bound by Moonsilver removal that can move; Durable Handicraft + Oath of Ajani + Retreat to Kazandu adds more +1/+1 counters; Overwhelming Splendor + Sandwurm Convergence wind condition; Gift of Paradise extra life and mana;

Of course, this is far more cards then you could have in your deck, so you'll need to mix and match. I really recommend Felidar Sovereign and some heal cards like Life Goes On, as this makes a potentially very easy win con. I also think you should try to exploit getting +1/+1 counters more, since green and white are perfect for that. Lots of potential cards for cat decks, I wish you luck finding a good selection.

Lame_Duck on Twenty Horsemen of the Apocalypse

23 hours ago

Thanks for the suggestion, Boomstick022. Mirran Crusader is a powerful card that would fit the deck and I already own some, so the price isn't an issue, but I'm pretty wary of running too many 3-drops in a deck that wants to destroy all of the lands and I'm not sure that it's a better fit than either Knight Exemplar or Always Watching . What would you remove to include it?

Rev_Lycan60 on Knighthood of Crusade

2 days ago

I actually forgot about Always Watching , I love the vigilance.

LeaPlath on Knighthood of Crusade

3 days ago

It is 3 mana to buff 2 creatures and just isn't impactful enough a spell. Dromoka's Command would be better. Another lord effect would be better like Metallic Mimic. An anthem effect would be better like Always Watching .

Wel5 on Bant - Heroes

4 days ago

TransMarx@ Birds of Paradise sould do a lot of great work here. thx mate! with Always Watching its a creature to attack too haha. Yea i will stick to Bant, but your idea is good ofc.

firemind12 on BW Sunmare

5 days ago

jaedonadebahr I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out what to cut. Thought about going down to 23 lands and maybe trimming some of the other creatures, but she's way more vulnerable without Always Watching in the deck. Might still cut some stuff anyway for at least 2 and a Bruna, or just 3 copies of her. I'll try her as I play the deck and post the results!

VraskaTheCursed on God-Pharaoh's Gift+Walking Ballista

5 days ago

Yes, the base P/T of Walking Ballista normally is 0/0, whereas it becomes 4/4 with God-Pharoah's Gift. Either way, if you didn't cast it, it won't enter with any +1/+1 counters.

On the other hand, if you had any static stat-modifying effects like Always Watching , casting Walking Ballista for x=1 would make it a 2/2 with 1 +1/+1 counter on it. So it won't die after you shoot something with the counter.

Frogmus on Fold already

6 days ago

Thanks DarDar17!

Always Watching would be amazing, but I wont be able to attend FNM until after SOI has cycled out... I have hope for Ixalan

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