Armadillo Cloak

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Uncommon
Vintage Masters Uncommon
Archenemy Common
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition Common
Invasion Common
Promo Set Rare

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Armadillo Cloak

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has trample.

Whenever enchanted creature deals damage, you gain that much life.

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Armadillo Cloak Discussion

Sleazebag on Ramp deck (need help -- new to magic)

2 weeks ago

First thing to work on is to identify which cards you have that are the weakest and strongest. Try to take note of which cards are good in your opening hand, and which cards you are happy to topdeck later in the game. If you find a card that isn't good in either situation, you should probably cut it.

Once you have found out which cards are the weakest, cut them out and try to get more of the good ones. Your deck has a lot of 1 and 2 of's, you should try to run four of all the best cards! 2-3 of good but more situational cards (stuff that is terrible in multiples, situational removal etc).

First problem I can identify with your deck is that you only have green sources outside of Lifespring Druid and Karametra's Favor, yet you play cards that require non-green mana. Khenra Charioteer, and Armadillo Cloak are both good cards, but not so good if you can never cast them! Pride Sovereign also requires white mana to activate.

Currently I'd remove the cards completely, as having 1 card of those colors each isn't a good idea. If you want to add white or red to the deck (I recommend only one for starters), then you should add a few more (Just a few), and also basic lands of those type.

Traverse the Ulvenwald isn't that good in your deck as it is currently, but it's also a $4.5 card. You should try to trade it away for a pile of $0.2-0.5 green rares to increase your available card pool.

Many of the cards are very sub-par, but I assume that is only because of your limited card pool, so I'll only point out the most egregious.

Incremental Growth is a decent card in a deck with +1/+1 counter synergy, but yours doesn't have a lot. It also requires you to have 3 creatures on the board at the same time, way too restrictive. I'd try to get something like Overrun instead.

Oakenform is just really bad!

Blisterpod is a cool card but doesn't really do enough on its own without added synergy.

You should probably try to get a few more removal spells in the deck, and a few better mana dorks. Golden Hind and Lifespring Druid are pretty bad in comparison to the really cheap and easily available Llanowar Druid. Some also amazing ramp creatures are Somberwald Sage and Sylvan Caryatid.

Wild Pair is also a great card, see if you can't build around synergizing with it further, for instance adding more cards with similar P/T that can tutor for your best creatures, like Soul of the Harvest and Pride Sovereign (If you stick with white).

Good luck with magic!

Raging_Squiggle on Does Dead Weight kill the ...

1 month ago

Correct. Say you Fatal Push the Storm Crow. During the resolution of Fatal Push, the Crow is put into its owner's graveyard.

There's is a very minute amount of time during the resolution where the Armadillo Cloak is on the battlefield attached to nothing.

Once Fatal Push has resolved, SBA's are checked and sees the Cloak attached to nothing, and puts it in its owner's graveyard. Then the active player receives priority and the game goes on.

chosenone124 on Does Dead Weight kill the ...

1 month ago

About Auras and state based actions, in a normal situation where I have a Storm Crow with Armadillo Cloak attached, and the Storm Crow dies, I assume that the Aura and the Crow are not put into the graveyard at the same time right? The Storm Crow is first, and the Cloak is second?

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

1 month ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

mookman288 on 360-no-scope-headshot Bones

2 months ago

I think that this can be a devastating SP and MP deck.

Greatbow Doyen and Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile are all-stars. Throw Trophy Hunter in there and you've got intense synergy. Scattershot Archer deals with flyers. Crossbow Infantry is great, if you pair him with Armadillo Cloak, Felidar Umbra, or Battle Mastery.

However, if you splash black, things get mean. You've got Phyresis, Sultai Runemark, and Aspect of Gorgon.

Archers synergize with any creature that is massive, but creates tokens for opponents, like Hunted Troll.

With some ramp, like Caravan Vigil and Rampant Growth, you can accelerate.

You'll need protection, so Crib Swap is an easy check, because you can easily deal with the 1/1. Same with Afterlife or Beast Within. Selesnya Charm is also good because of the options it provides. If you splash black, there's many more options available.

Pulse of Murasa is also good, but I wouldn't put too many in.

sonnet666 on I Need Help Making My ...

2 months ago

Wild Research has a color identity, and is not legal for your deck.

The only way I can think of to attach lots of auras to Uril at the same time is to play Retether, Open the Vaults, or Replenish while you have Uril out and a lot of auras in the graveyard already. Either that or play Primal Surge and hope you don't hit a non-permanent. Up to you whether you think either of those are a good idea.

The ONLY ways for you to deal infect damage with Uril in Naya colors are Grafted Exoskeleton and Triumph of the Hordes. There are no other cards that grant infect to a creature outside of blue and black.

Symmetrical card draw is very bad in EDH, since it just gives people more gas to answer you or win the game ahead of you. Font of Mythos, Horn of Greed, Howling Mine, Omen Machine, Temple Bell, and Rites of Flourishing should all be cut. Wheel of Fortune and Reforge the Soul are usually better because you can wait to cast them until you have no hand and your opponents have lots of cards, but you actually have better options in green, so I'd recommend cutting at least Reforge.

Replace with the following: Sram, Senior Edificer, Kor Spiritdancer, Rishkar's Expertise, Sage's Reverie, Soul's Majesty, Abzan Beastmaster, Mesa Enchantress, Verduran Enchantress, and Eidolon of Blossoms (maybe).

You also NEED better ramp. Tithe, Cultivate, Journey of Discovery, Elfhame Sanctuary, and Kodama's Reach are all sub-par and should be cut. 41 lands is also WAY too high. You'll be able to ramp much more consistantly if you cut that down. You can go down to 35 lands without a problem, and then after that you can cut one land for every 0 CMC mana rock you add to the deck. (Don't worry about Exploration, Burgeoning, and Oracle of Mul Daya being less effective. The extra draw factor will offset that. I would probably cut Azuza though, since she doesn't give you much if you aren't flooded with land.) Out of your lands, Jungle Shrine, Maze of Ith, Mikokoro, Center of the Sea, and Temple of the False God are all kind of bad and could be cut. Some better utility lands would be Kessig Wolf Run and Hall of the Bandit Lord.

All of the following are better ramp than you have: Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Lotus Bloom, Ancient Tomb, Nature's Lore, Three Visits, Coalition Relic, Boros Signet, Selesnya Signet, Gruul Signet, Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Dryad Arbor (tutored off of Green Sun's Zenith, Harrow, Crop Rotation (into Ancient Tomb), Gemstone Caverns, Chromatic Lantern (maybe), Joraga Treespeaker (maybe), Skyshroud Claim (maybe), Trace of Abundance (maybe), Fertile Ground (maybe), Utopia Sprawl (maybe), and Wild Growth (maybe). You may also want to consider Herald of the Pantheon or Hero of Iroas to reduce the cost of your spells.

Now, on to the auras. You have a ton of auras that don't really do... anything? I get that you want to buff Uril as much as possible, but EDH is format of card advantage, and you really shouldn't be playing cards that just read, "your commander gets +2/+2."

I would cut all of the following Abzan Runemark, Angelic Destiny (this really doesn't give you much for 4 mana), Asha's Favor, Burrowing, Call To Serve, Cave Sense, Crown of Awe, Dust Corona, Eternal Warrior, Griffin Guide, Gryff's Boon, Inviolability (He already going to be the biggest thing around, why do you need this?), Murder Investigation (You have no support for these tokens.), Nimbus Wings, Serra's Embrace, Triclopean Sight, Vigilance, and Vow of Duty.

And here's what I recommend in their place:

Double strike: Battle Mastery, Runes of the Deus, and Duelist's Heritage. Literally the best effect you can Uril, since it will double all the other buffs you're giving him.

Massive Gains: Ethereal Armor, Eidolon of Countless Battles, and Helm of the Gods (not an aura but w/e). If you're going to have cards that just buff your commander, it might as well be for a LOT.

Extra Card Advantage: Sixth Sense, Keen Sense, and Snake Umbra. These guys are cheap extra draw factor.

Trample: Rancor (best), Armadillo Cloak, Unflinching Courage, and Eldrazi Conscription (maybe). After Protection, Trample is the most reliable way to get damage through in your colors.

Haste: Instill Energy, Messenger's Speed, Cartouche of Zeal, Fervor, and Fires of Yavimaya. Hasting a Voltron commander is the best way to get your beats in asap.

Extra protection for your commander: Shielded by Faith, Spider Umbra, Hyena Umbra, Felidar Umbra, Bear Umbra, and Flickerform. (Speaking of protection, Tajuru Preserver, Grand Abolisher, Vexing Shusher, Gaea's Herald, and Sigarda, Host of Herons are all good ways to make sure Uril can't be messed with.)

Also put in Spirit Loop. It's cheap and comes back if Uril leaves play somehow.

Other miscellaneous stuff:

Heliod's Pilgrim, Open the Armory, and Plea for Guidance are other tutors you could include. Open the Armory also grabs Grafted Exoskeleton and Helm of the Gods if you put them in, so I'd recommend it.

Nomad Mythmaker might make a useful recovery tool.

Mayael's Aria buffs Uril, gains you life, and can straight up win the game for you, nuff said.

If you can find the space, you could really use better board control to deal with problem permanents. Here are some good removal spells in your colors: Swords to Plowshares, Beast Within, Chaos Warp, Oblation, Krosan Grip, Oblivion Ring, Qasali Pridemage, Return to Dust, Hull Breach, Winds of Rath, Chandra's Ignition, Austere Command, and Wrath of God.

And that's all I can think of at the moment. Good luck.

Emzed on Uril's Revenge

2 months ago

Ethereal Armor, Rancor and Wild Growth would be fantastic in your deck, you should definitely consider those.
You have lots of effects that provide vigilance to Uril. While that's good, multiples are redundant, and evasion abilities like trample, menace or flying can be much more relevant than vigilance. Cards like Armadillo Cloak, Unflinching Courage, Madcap Skills and Duelist's Heritage should probably find their way into your list.
Indestructibility is a cute card, but with your commander having hexproof, the one-shot indestructibility of Spider Umbra, Snake Umbra or Hyena Umbra will usually do the trick, and those cards are cheaper and have additional upsides.
Unfortunately, the commander rules don't allow you to play Wild Research in your deck, because its color identity includes blue.
If you want more cheap acceleration for a quick Uril, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Fyndhorn Elves, Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic as well as Ancient Tomb and Mana Crypt are some of your best options.

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