Artifact Ward

Artifact Ward

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature has protection from artifacts. This effect doesn't remove Artifact Ward.

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Set Rarity
Antiquities (ATQ) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Artifact Ward Discussion

Panzerforge on No Light Without Shadow

4 years ago

Thanks SoundTramp!

Those are some well thought out suggestions, and I think I'll split Oppressive Rays with Guard Duty, and run 2 of each. The only reason I don't want to get rid of Oppressive Rays completely is that cost increase for activated abilities. It adds the cost to even free to activate abilities, and that can really hurt a lot of creatures. I do, however, like that Guard Duty is non-negotiable.

I have considered Hyena Umbra quite a bit, but as a budget deck, I just can't do it. It costs almost 10x more than any other card in the deck. I ran Guildscorn Ward in an early version of this deck, and it just didn't pay off often enough to be worth it, as most removals are still single color, even in a multi-color deck.

Some artifact defense/destruction WOULD be nice, I'm looking into the cost/legality of Artifact Ward, but in the meanwhile I was considering Seal of Cleansing for that duty, since it would still buff my Ethereal Armor until I needed it to destroy something for me.

Thanks again for your +1 and for the excellent suggestions!

SoundTramp on No Light Without Shadow

4 years ago

Hey! Nice deck!

I do have some suggestions though. Gelid Shackles is better than Oppressive Rays. Not sure if it's pauper legal though. If it is not, then I would recommend replacing Oppressive Rays with Kirtar's Desire or Guard Duty, because they can't block you anyways.

For more protection you could run Hyena Umbra (saves you from murder and such), Artifact Ward, Guildscorn Ward, Mask of Law and Grace and Shield of Duty and Reason. Those are all situational (except Hyena Umbra) and I'm also not sure if the mask and shield are legal, but they would make a good edition to your deck/sideboard nonetheless!

Again, great deck! +1