Bar the Door

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

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Dark Ascension (DKA) Common

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Bar the Door

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Creatures you control get +0/+4 until end of turn.

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Bar the Door Discussion

NV_1980 on Doran and the Treemendous Defoffense

1 month ago

For some Doran-redundancy, I'd suggest adding Assault Formation. Skinshifter is a great creature to add in this deck. Bar the Door could be nice too for some sudden bonuses. Last but not least, Abzan Beastmaster and Phyrexian Arena could provide you with some card-draw.

cesario- on Humans and Soldiers: Go for the Face

1 month ago

Here's a couple more suggestions: For creature protection, Selfless Spirit or Cauldron Haze can help save you from a boardwipe. Bar the Door is also good. Frontline Medic can be great in the late game, especially when combined with vigilance, from Always Watching or Brave the Sands. Guardians' Pledge can help you slide in a lot more damage if you have a large number of creatures on the field. Also, I noticed that Archetype of Courage is a better version of Field Marshal, unless you're facing a lot of enchantment removal.

MRDOOM3 on Towers Above the Rest

3 months ago

First off, I like the LotR reference.

Okay, now for my suggestions.

Assault Formation and Behind the Scenes are both really nice cards for Doran.

You also can try out Belbe's Armor.

There's also Solidarity and Bar the Door to inflict more pain with Doran on the field.

Meekstone is just another good card as well, although it may not synergize well with some creatures in here.

Dusk / Dawn is another really nice sweeper.

Ensouled Scimitar, Cathar's Shield, and Accorder's Shield all synergize pretty well with Doran.

For your creatures with Defender, you may need Wakestone Gargoyle.

You also can probably try out Tree of Redemption along with Perdition.

Crenellated Wall is nice as well.

Iron_Cube on That which Endures, Survives.

4 months ago

I recommend building Doran. It's a lot of fun. Not many cards are changing the way that the game works. I already have this deck but the treefolk and wall versions are really interesting. I will take a look at your list when it's done.

This is probably my best deck and I'm trying to get it better before the event without spending to much money. I had a lot of fun games with it, but I would like to actually win some games there. I'm also working on other decks all at the same time.

I'm not playing heavily on the tokens/lifegain but they are there. Usually killing blockers is enough to attack with big creatures. That was the main goal. But things like Rhox Faithmender are crazy with Doran. Attack for 5 and gain 10 life ? Cool! That's 25% of the starting total on one hit. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper already have a great body; 3/7 Menace. The lifegain is a bonus. The tokens let me hit harder with general boost. 3 soldiers unblocked ? Bar the Door that's 15 damage. But yeah, I need to keep Doran in play. I like to have some cards that are good if I don't have him.

Flagellum on A Doran toughness build. Your ...

6 months ago

Gives evasion for big butts:

Behind the Scenes

Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

Locks down high powered creatures:

Meekstone

Crackdown

Noetic Scales

Marble Titan

Mostly one-sided wraths:

Retribution of the Meek

Wave of Reckoning

Solar Tide

Fell the Mighty

General goodness:

Brave the Sands

Aura Shards

Assault Formation

Mass Pump:

Tower Defense

Solidarity

Bar the Door

Ideally, low CMC and high toughness critters reign with Doran. Vigilance is also amazing. Try to avoid plain vanilla creatures as tempting as they may be. Exceptions being Indomitable Ancients and Kami of Old Stone.

Flagellum on Doran's Spring: 'Tis the Season of Big Butts

6 months ago

Bar the Door, Solidarity, Tower Defense are temporary toughness boosters. Solidarity isn't currently in.

I can't think of any permanent toughness boosters that add 3 or more without adding to the power (like Beastmaster Ascension):

Looking at it I think the "Castles" are strictly worse as the buff is conditional.

Oh, I completely forgot about Reach of Branches. Should I squeeze that in? Thanks man!

Flagellum on Doran's Spring: 'Tis the Season of Big Butts

6 months ago

MagicalHacker: What're your thoughts on toughness anthem effects like Castle (there is another white enchantment that is the exact same as this). I already have a few but mostly on legs I.e. Blessed Orator. If I add in the static effects should I replace Bar the Door and Tower Defense or are the latter two better options to run over my opponents with?

Also, should I throw in Noetic Scales or is the possible ETB effects of my opponents too great?

Flagellum on Doran's Spring: 'Tis the Season of Big Butts

6 months ago

Thank you MagicalHacker!

I perused the list you linked and have found some goodies that were appealing. To keep the curve tight so I'm dropping a critter or two a turn I've opted for the 3 CMC guys listed unless the effect was too good.

Mentor might make his way in. Shirei is interesting but my creatures lack ETB effects.

Possible Includes

Myr Welder: a 1/4 for 3CMC. Offers artifact gy hate and could be quite useful if it stwals the right ability.

Order of Whiteclay: Sun Titan's lil bro. Not as good with vigilance.

Orzhov Advokist: this plays into my anti-power control element. If they keep pumping their best threats then they will stay tapped. Also acts as a deterrent.

Palace Guard: just a decent effect.

Raving Dead: this guy should probably be in the deck. Great with or without evasion. Doran makes him an effective 6/6.

Sanctum Guardian: nice little protection against big splashy spells or critters.

Scholar of Athreos: late game mana sink?

Selvala, Explorer Returned: ramp and card draw on a 2/4. Pretty decent

Standing Troops: bc vigilance with Doran is hilarious

Vampire Envoy: evasive beater with negligent lifegain.

Village Bell-Ringer: gives my guys pseudo vigilance

Yotian Soldier: vigilance beater

Task Force: infinite toughness with Lightning Greaves and another random critter.

Tangle Angler: Priests of Norn v2.0.

Vanilla/Possible Cuts

Yoked Ox

Tasseled Dromedary

Grizzled Leotau

Disowned Ancestor

Kitsune Loreweaver

Loxodon Wayfarer

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

Tower Defense/Bar the Door: cute overrun effects. Could win the game in the right setup. Iffy on cutting.

While Kami of Old Stone and Indomitable Ancients are vanilla, the value they carry outweighs that fact.

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