Always Watching


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Game Night (GNT) Rare
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Always Watching


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

Always Watching Discussion

Flooremoji on Mono white affinity

3 days ago

I'm assuming your deck is budget, but some of the best afinity cards are $20+. ( Arcbound Ravager , Mox Opal , Steel Overseer .) You definatly should cut one of those three cards you listed for Tempered Steel , that should (in my opinion) be a four of eventually. Since Always Watching only effects nontoken creatures, maybe you should cut it. Sram's Expertise isn't that great, you don't have to play it. Hope this helps! (even though most of the cards I listed were very expensive)

Cloudius on The Sphinx: A Menacing Mystery

6 days ago

Ravenrose Simply love the flavor of your deck. How is your meta like?

Here're some of my useful and flavorful suggestions:

1) Cryptic Gateway , Quicksilver Amulet , Belbe's Portal - These are alternate ways to cheat out your Sphinx army, just in case Yennett gets hated out.

2) Urza's Incubator , Patriarch's Bidding - Tribal staples.

3) Siren's Call - Adds to the flavor of the deck as the inability to answer a Sphinx's riddles, is as deadly as a Siren's call. Pair them off with Festival or Orim's Chant and you've a single sided boardwipe!

4) Always Watching - Sphinxes are also viewed as Guardians, commonly seen at the entrance of temples, thus "Vigilance" fits this theme perfectly. This synergizes well with Cryptic Gateway as you can attack with your Sphinxes 1st then summon more at end of opponents' turn using the Gateway!

Hope you find these suggestions useful and fun! Let me know what you think. Cheers.

ZorrosRage on Ghost Dad - (Budget Friendly)

1 week ago

Jpinkman could probably modify the land a bit and use Always Watching or Spear of Heliod also if your looking for anthem effects. I think it's slightly better but harder to cast so possibly not worth it either

marcdarc on Westvale Orzhov

3 weeks ago

A quick rundown of the first changes I'd try to implement.



You'll want some way to deal with artifacts and enchantments, possibly Seal of Cleansing in the sideboard.

You don't have valuable many-for-ones ( Merciless Eviction , eg); if you want more play versus aggro decks you might add some. Languish , Dusk / Dawn , things like that.

Also you don't have exile-versions of removal, but white and black are good for it, if you wanted to give up some of the "sacrifice for insane value" plan. Utter End and its variants.

mrdehring on Sir Mix-a-Lot

1 month ago

High Alert is a redundant new addition to this deck to allow you to have more redundancy.

Also Sight of the Scalelords is pretty good. It doesn't combo well with Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive , but it does give most of your team vigilance. I would imagine that blocking isn't really the issue for you since you will likely have more creatures in play than most other players so this might be better than Brave the Sands . Other cards for vigilance Always Watching and Loyal Unicorn

Love the Slagwurm Armor what are your thoughts on Magebane Armor ?

mrdehring on Ojutai, Combat and Control

1 month ago

Not sure I really see the "combat" portion of your deck. You are only running 8 creatures other than you commander. Has it worked out okay to be that light on creatures? I've been afraid to run that few creature in a deck and would love your input. I would figure you have to wrath a lot to not look wide open.

If you find that you need more creatures try out a few of these: Leonin Shikari is Lightning Greaves best friend. Auriok Windwalker is also useful here. Puresteel Paladin and Sram, Senior Edificer love all the equipment goodness you have going on; more card draw. Kemba, Kha Regent , you haz jewelry? I make mor katz.

Another card to think about is Gleam of Authority . A friend of mine had a lot of success using that with your commander. They just had to be careful about when to tap and remove hexproof.

I'm not really sure what cards to suggest cutting, but if you are looking to make changes it is probably to remove some of the universal vigilance. I think you have that ability in a lot of equipments already so you may not need that Brave the Sands and Always Watching package.

Sigarda's Aid is a great card and it helps you get around the equipment costs. I do love the double strike and unblockable package you have going here. I like to Venser, the Sojourner when I get ready to alpha strike.

Ender02 on Selesnyan Stampede

1 month ago


I had Intangible Virtue in there at one point with nearly the opposite text as Always Watching . I took it out since it wasn't all that great compared to other stuff. With so many of the creatures in the deck being tokens, I'm not sure that Always Watching will really help all that much. If anything, I would probably put Intangible Virtue back in of the two.

Trostani, Selesnya's Voice is already in the deck as the Commander, and she's great for the role.

Emmara, Soul of the Accord looks interesting, but I don't own one to add at the moment. I will definitely look into getting one though.

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