Armory of Iroas

Armory of Iroas

Artifact — Equipment

Whenever equipped creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it.

Equip 2

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Quest Magic RPG Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Unformat Legal

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Armory of Iroas Discussion

Optimator on Bastards on Parade

9 months ago

Some potential cards. Most of these might be side-grades or out of budget but are worth noting in the Maybeboard. I have a few of these:


Creatures are obviously optimal, what with elf anthems and counters and stuff. I would try to squeeze in the first three if you can. The tempo of getting your commander down on turn 2 is amazing.

Fyndhorn Elves , Priest of Titania , Boreal Druid , Farhaven Elf , Leyline of Abundance , Castle Garenbrig , Llanowar Tribe , Overgrowth , Reap and Sow , Kodama's Reach , Explosive Vegetation , Nature's Lore , Ranger's Path , Skyshroud Claim , Grow from the Ashes , Emerald Medallion , Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Harrow , Circuitous Route


Rishkar's Expertise , Soul's Majesty , Mirror Shield , Zendikar Resurgent , Primal Rage , Heroic Intervention , Return to Nature , Overwhelming Stampede , Overrun , Beastmaster Ascension , Loxodon Warhammer , Colossal Majesty , Rancor , Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Blossoming Defense , Withstand Death , Titanic Brawl , Ancient Animus , Momentous Fall , Nature's Claim , Once and Future , Regrowth , Wildest Dreams , Road of Return , Creeping Corrosion , Season of Growth , Blanchwood Armor , Sandwurm Convergence , Garruk, Primal Hunter , Vivien Reid , Vivien of the Arkbow , Ghost Quarter ,

Aspect of Mongoose is nice but prevents untapping shenanigans with your commander.


Some obvious out-of-budget stuff here and some lower-powered stuff too but I'll suggest them for posterity.

Llanowar Reborn , Karn's Bastion , Forge of Heroes , The Great Henge , Incubation Druid , Loyal Guardian , Tuskguard Captain , Pollenbright Druid , Solidarity of Heroes , Biogenic Upgrade , Durable Handicraft , Planewide Celebration , Courage in Crisis , Verdant Confluence , Bow of Nylea , Contagion Clasp , Contagion Engine , Hydra's Growth , Path of Discovery , Retreat to Kazandu , Forced Adaptation , Evolutionary Escalation , New Horizons , Nissa, Voice of Zendikar , Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Vivien, Arkbow Ranger , Kalonian Hydra , Arbor Armament , Stony Strength , Savage Summoning , Hunger of the Howlpack , Soul's Might , The Crowd Goes Wild , Armory of Iroas , Weapon Rack , Predatory Hunger , Primeval Bounty

I have a Drove of Elves I'm not using

xaarvaxus on

1 year ago

No Winds of Rath ? This is the boardwipe that made me want to play Bruna in the first place.

While walls can buy you some time, they're not going to do much to advance your cause. Maybe keep Fog Bank and either Plumeveil for the ambush factor or Wall of Denial because it keeps almost everything in check and add some better utility creatures like Umbra Mystic or Mother of Runes .

Illusionary Armor is one you'll have to be careful with, once its on your own equipment will kill it. Equipment doesn't really have the same synergies with Bruna that auras do some your equip count may be a bit high here. Armory of Iroas looks like it takes awhile to really get going so would probably be better making this slot ramp, say Azorius Signet . I'd take out at least 2 more pieces of equipment and sub in artifact ramp.

StopShot on Faithless Looting & Hogaak Banned

1 year ago

@whitetailfreak22, If you blink SFM she will trigger twice. If you blink her once and you had Panharmonicon out for both times then you'd tutor up for four equipment.

The equipment needs to put counters on the creature for it to double with Doubling Season or Hardened Scales . If you equip a creature with Short Sword it only gets +1/+1 once. If the equipped creature is equipped with an equipment such as Armory of Iroas it will get double the +1/+1 counters.

KibaAlpha on Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.7 cmc)

1 year ago

Armory of Iroas it’s cheap cast, cheap equip and gives the counter on attack rather than damage.

Kogarashi on Armory of Iroas (and similar) …

1 year ago

Do keep in mind that the Equip ability does target, so if you plan to put Armory of Iroas and Lightning Greaves on the same creature, you'll need to equip the Armory first. If you equip the Greaves first, you can't target the creature to equip the Armory.

If you don't want to have to stress out over this, an option would be to get the (slightly more expensive) Swiftfoot Boots . One more to cast, one more to equip, but it's hexproof instead of shroud, which is more flexible for your side of the table.

Kogarashi on Armory of Iroas (and similar) …

1 year ago

Shroud specifically prevents an object from being targeted by a spell or ability. Armory of Iroas 's first ability doesn't target. Neither does Drana's ability. In both cases, the creature with Lightning Greaves would still get a counter.

Only abilities that specifically say "target" actually target.

If, however, the ability said "put a +1/+1 counter on TARGET creature you control," then you could not choose a creature with shroud.

sparta88 on Armory of Iroas (and similar) …

1 year ago

Hi guys, I've got a quick question regarding ability interactions for a deck that I'm working on for Tiny Leaders;

If I equip an item with Shroud Lightning Greaves , to a creature that has Armory of Iroas already equipped and attack with it, does said creature still gain the +1/+1 counters due to shroud being an effect on said creature?

Or a followup related question; If I'm using Drana, Liberator of Malakir , and have shroud via the item, will her ability still effect her when it gets triggered?

Thanks guys, looking forward to hearing how this works, as it will impact whether or not I try to run Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots in the deck I'm building.


sparta88 on

1 year ago

Considering dropping both Might Beyond Reason , 1 Hinterland Logger  Flip, and boarding the 3rd Armory of Iroas by dropping the Act of Treason since I've got a pair of Traitorous Instinct in there already. Think that would work for getting an extra 4 lands in there?

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