Baton of Morale

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ice Age (ICE) Uncommon

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Baton of Morale

Artifact

(2): Target creature gains banding until end of turn.

Baton of Morale Discussion

Zack_of_Steel on [PRIMER]Don't Touch China!!!

9 months ago

I've had a bigass list of cards in Cockatrice for a while that I'm dwindling to a deck. Yours has given me a lot of inspiration!

Can I ask why no Reliquary Tower, Thought Vessel, et cetera?

Do you find having only a few counters is worth it?

Have you thought about Banding at all? Even if just throwing in Fortified Area. Helm of Chatzuk, Baton of Morale, Cooperation are other considerations.

Few other cards I've thought about including: High Ground, Primal Rage, Bow of Nylea, Steely Resolve, Spidersilk Armor (iffy on this one, but just in case?), Noetic Scales, Sterling Grove, As Foretold, Aura Shards, Urza's Incubator, Herald's Horn, Skeleton Key.

Diplomatic Immunity over Glint?

You have a very low avg. CMC, but I find it hard not to include Chromatic Lantern in any multicolored deck. Do you do well without much mana rock ramp?

carpecanum on Wolf Tribal MTGO

11 months ago

Do you think changelings are wolfy enough? Chameleon Colossus and maybe Changeling Titan. Baton of Morale would simulate pack tactics. Soul Foundry is a favorite of mine with decks like this and it gets extra synergy with your token doublers. Knighthood doesn't sound wolfy but some wolves are fast man (and its hilarious with your deathtouch cards).

I would consider cutting Sound the Call, Memorial to Unity, Coat of Arms (unless you never play against other tribal decks) and Lone Wolf. Aspect of Wolf has always under-performed for me.

Have you looked for a different commander? If you could find a Naya boss you could throw in Alpha Brawl and bring the wolf to them.

HomelandsRares on Lt. Unicorn, Commander

11 months ago

cdkime If you're looking to splash banding outside white (and outside pauper), I cannot say enough about the spiciness of Baton of Morale. Give as many creatures banding as you can afford at instant speed!

HomelandsRares on Lt. Unicorn, Commander

11 months ago

Alkadron Thanks! Banding is a weird and misunderstood ability, but I think it works here, where (ideally) all the creatures will have vigilance. More non-pauper EDH token decks could run janky stuff like Baton of Morale to block more efficiently, or at the very least just so everyone else has to look up what banding does hahaha

Balzeron on The Department of Defense

1 year ago

I see what you mean about wanting to be more aggressive, and didn't realize you were trying to limit power to 2 and under. Vigilance definitely seems like a great ability for this deck too, I hadn't considered it as much. Again, I'm VERY new to commander (literally only played 2 games ever so far, but really enjoyed it), so I'm just spitballing here. Hornet Nest seemed like a great defensive card, something to sacrifice to block a powerful attacker and get a ton of bees, or band with something stronger and milk the bees as long as possible.

On the subject: "Banding (Any creatures with banding, and up to one without, can attack in a band. Bands are blocked as a group. If any creatures with banding you control are blocking or being blocked by a creature, you divide that creature's combat damage, not its controller, among any of the creatures it's being blocked by or is blocking."

That means that, say you use the Baton of Morale to give creatures banding, that's done during declare attackers/blockers, and even if a destroy is thrown out there on the baton or creature, the band still persists until the end of combat, even if the "banding" effect is taken away. I've had several of those banding cards for years, so it was one of the first things I thought of. But, if there's too much going on in the deck already, it makes sense to cut. It just seems like an ability most folks won't see coming =D

As far as building my own deck, I don't have anything really organized yet, I have an app on my phone that I used to throw together some cards to have in mind for the deck, but there's over 200 in the list before mana, so I'm literally started at the bottom here. I'll probably mirror your deck for most of it, but since i'll have to buy 80-90% of the cards as it is, I wanna keep the price under $200. I was also looking to buy an angel/lifegain deck for my girlfriend for her birthday, since that's her favorite kind of deck, and so I'm very concerned about flyers =P

Balzeron on The Department of Defense

1 year ago

This is actually a deck I really want to build, and know nothing about making a commander deck, so I'm keeping a very close eye on this deck! Some card suggestions/ideas I personally have would be:

Amaranthine Wall, I played this wall in a draft game a few weeks ago and the indestructible ability pretty much won the game for me by itself, and is what inspired me to think about this kind of deck. Manor Gargoyle is another good choice for this.

Champion's Helm, Good equipment to keep our commander safe

Doorkeeper, the mill potential is pretty high here

Ezuri, Claw of Progress, since so many walls have 0 power,

Wave of Reckoning, as another board wipe

Woolly Razorback, doesn't have defender, but is cheap, becomes a 7/7, and can block literally any amount of damage 3 times

Fog Bank, Guard Gomazoa, Hover Barrier, Monastery Flock, Plumeveil, Soulbound Guardians, Wall of Air, Spidersilk Armor Tower Defense as flying blockers, as this deck seems really open to flying

Shield Bearer, Wall of Caltrops, Wall of Shields, Fortified Area, Baton of Morale, Helm of Chatzuk, Formation, Remember banding? I used to love banding! I think banding would compliment a wall deck very well. Being able to dictate where your opponents damage goes is a big plus I think

Hornet Nest, Living Wall,Mindbender Spores, are other good additions.

What do you think of these suggestions? I really want to buy the cards for a deck like this soon, and your deck is a huge inspiration to me.

Decrepit_Angel on Tier 0 Ultra Competitive cEDH Voltron Storm Crow

1 year ago

For whatever reason, this decklist keeps showing only about half of the cards unless I choose to edit and save it. If I do this, it shows the full list momentarily and then goes back to the incomplete one. If anyone else viewing this is having this issue, and for myself if the site doesn't stop being broken, here is the full list in comment form:

1x Akroma's Memorial

1x Ancient Tomb

1x Aqueous Form

1x Argentum Armor

1x Back to Basics

1x Baton of Morale

1x Batterskull

1x Brainstorm

1x Chrome Mox

1x Counterspell

1x Crow Storm

1x Cyclonic Riftfoil icon

1x Darksteel Plate

1x Eldrazi Conscription

1x Empyrial Plate

1x Fireshrieker

1x Flooded Strand

1x Flusterstorm

1x Force of Will

1x Gitaxian Probe

1x Glen Elendra Archmage

1x Grafted Exoskeleton

1x Grim Monolith

1x Impulse

1x Inventors' Fair

1x Jace, the Mind Sculptor

1x Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip

1x Lightning Greaves

1x Loxodon Warhammer

1x Mana Crypt

1x Mana Drain

1x Mana Vault

1x Masterwork of Ingenuity

1x Mental Misstep

1x Misty Rainforest

1x Mox Diamond

1x Mox Opal

1x Mystic Remora

1x Mystical Tutor

1x Pact of Negation

1x Polluted Delta

1x Ponder

1x Pongify

1x Preordain

1x Quietus Spike

1x Rapid Hybridization

1x Relic of Progenitus

1x Rhystic Study

1x Rite of Replication

1x Scalding Tarn

1x Sensei's Divining Top

1x Snapcaster Mage

25x Snow-Covered Island

1x Spell Pierce

1x Spellskite

1x Storm Crow CMDR

1x Strata Scythe

1x Strip Mine

1x Sun Quan, Lord of Wu

1x Swan Song

1x Swiftfoot Boots

1x Sword of Feast and Famine

1x Sword of Fire and Ice

1x Sword of Vengeance

1x Tezzeret the Seeker

1x Thassa, God of the Sea

1x Time Spiral

1x Timetwister

1x Tormod's Crypt

1x Trinket Mage

1x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

1x Umezawa's Jitte

1x Vanishing

1x Voltaic Key

1x Wasteland

1x Windfall

Reverie42 on

2 years ago

I'm not entirely clear on how this deck is supposed to win. You have four core mechanics here (Phasing, Banding, Shadow, and letting walls attack), but the deck doesn't seem to have the support to make any of them shine.

You might consider breaking this up in to multiple decks and focusing on 1 or 2 of these things so that you can add more support/synergy and really dig the power out of some of these mechanics.

The thing that makes Banding strong is if you can crank out some tokens and then redirect all of the damage being taken by the band. Then you can voltron up a bander and go to town. Baton of Morale is your friend here, as it can give Banding to actual good creatures.

Shadow also plays well with a voltron strategy. There might be some sort of Banding/Shadow equipment deck that would be reasonable out there.

For phasing, I think it would go best in a Zur the Enchanter deck. The idea there is that you fetch Teferi's Veil as soon as possible and load up your board with undercosted creatures with post-combat sacrifice effects (e.g. Fog Elemental and Unearth creatures and just try to beat down. Veil prevents those creatures from dying, so you can get some pretty good creatures for really cheap with that approach.

If you want to attack with walls, you might consider helming the deck with Doran, the Siege Tower and maybe also running Assault Formation. Of course, you need a reliable way to find/protect Rolling Stones with that strategy, but there's almost certainly a deck in there somewhere.

Good luck :)

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