Battle Mastery

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

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Battlebond (BBD) Uncommon
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Uncommon
Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Uncommon
Lorwyn (LRW) Uncommon

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Battle Mastery

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature has double strike. (It deals both first-strike and regular combat damage.)

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Battle Mastery Discussion

AlphaAuthority on cEDH Tuvasa enBANTtress

4 days ago

Moton Theres no enough lands in the deck to use Exploration and Burgeoning.

The obvious difference between Battle Mastery and Duelist's Heritage is the defensive perks given by mastery and the most versatile advantage of duelist's. I however prefer the defensive perks given by mastery (my creature having doublestrike constantly).

Carpet is usually just too unrealiable in my opionen, especially in a deck which don't want to take it to super late game. It's a good suggestion tho.

MatEffect on Narset, Enlightened Master

2 weeks ago

Hi! I'm glad you like my build. It's a competitive build trying to win (or at least to cast Narset) as fast as possible. I know the deck puts you a target since the first minute. In fact, because of that, I don't use to play it xDD only when my friends want to try more competitive decks, for fun. But I like to add better cards with each expansion, I love it.

I've made some tweaks to the deck some days ago, before your reply, but I didn't changed the list here, only to add Aminatou's Augury, so I edited the deck right now.

I've added more fetches and better ramp artifacts to go faster. Fetches will find the lands I need, I make the deck a little bit thinner when Narset attacks to exile less useless lands.

I knew Battle Mastery and Flickerform were not the best auras to play, so I've changed those and some more. Proteus Staff is a key card for my deck, because it will rearrange your entire deck to cast every single turn, combat phase and aura/equipment because there are no more creature in it, only Narset. The bad thing, if you have a really big Narset, you can't use the Staff to not lose the auras, but I think is a minor trouble here. But the fun thing is that when I cast the Staff and I explain what will happen, everybody scoops up. Added also Omniscience and Dream Halls (this last one only to test it).

I play with some proxies (buuu xD ) so that's the reason to play Capture of Jingzhou, and the original dual lands. Capture is nice with Mizzix's Mastery. Every turn and combat phase you may cast from your graveyard is gas to continue attacking. But if you prefer to use cheaper cards, you can play painlands and Savor the Moment or Karn's Temporal Sundering, but Savor is... meh, because you don't untap Narset.

ToxicMoonlight on Narset, Enlightened Master

2 weeks ago

Hi MatEffect! I really like this Narset, Enlightened Master list you have here, looks very competitive. I'll have to put Aminatou's Augury in my deck when it comes out too! I used to have a list similar to this one but I had to rebuild it because my friends didn't want me to win with it anymore. If I were to make a suggestion, I would take out Battle Mastery, Flickerform, Proteus Staff, and Insidious Will with Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Omniscience, and Cryptic Command. Also, unless you're planning on making this deck on MTGO, Capture of Jingzhou is WAY too expensive and rare to put into a deck. Part the Waterveil is a much cheaper alternative that only costs one more mana (not like it matters anyway since you're playing Narset, Enlightened Master). If you'd want to use my (non competitive) Narset, Enlightened Master deck as a reference, you're more than welcome to do so anytime!


少林寺 [Narset, Enlightened Master]

Commander / EDH ToxicMoonlight

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DrkNinja on Revenge of Blackblade

3 weeks ago

For the record... I think good voltron decks use both Auras and Equipment so that one lone Vandalblast doesn't wreck your shit. Here are some good voltron enchantments most of them are white because... I'm a racist? No, my Voltron deck Samurai From The Past! is based on Konda, Lord of Eiganjo here:

I also think that Ghirapur Orrery, and Horn Of Greed should be cut... Hear me out! Orrery and Horn do two things they help you with card advantage and land plays, and second they help your opponent in the same way... Think about this for a second, if you are playing against a spells deck and they dump their hand (which they do from time to time), you just gave them 3 more spells to throw in your face. Then you have Orrery and Horn together thats two cards that you let the esper/jund/izzet/grixis control player have to answer any threats you have. I think you're giving your opponents too much with these cards.

SynergyBuild on Bruna,Voltron Control

4 weeks ago

I have seen it said before, but I want to question your win-condition as a deck under the "Competitive Hub".

Bruna, Light of Alabaster is a very good "pub-stomp" commander. I am sure you can understand why, it is really good at pumping out damage once you deck has the ramp and enchantments to pull it off. Good card draw or tutoring allows you to pump it up with 2-3 enchantents that get it to one-shot opponents. That wins in three turns!


I think I should break that down just a bit. You need 2-3 cards additional to the commander, and for the sake of arguement, I will say 2. Battle Mastery + Corrupted Conscience for example, given you only have a few other 2 card "combos" with you commander, this one is the cheapest. All together it would cost mana, but your commander really makes that mana and a combat step uninterrupted. Honestly, winning with 2 cards additional to the commander that costs 6 mana outside of green isn't great, but given you can tutor them up well, which you can to some extent as the cards you need are aura enchantments and you are in white.

Truely, this is wrong though. Intuition and Three Dreams are one-card combos with your commander, sadly your commander can't cheat their costs, so if we take Intuition with Bruna, Light of Alabaster, it costs 9 mana, and it one-shots a player per turn.

Per turn is the issue though. A 3 turn win (killing one opponents a turn) leads to 6 turns your opponents have to answer an unprotected body (no hexproof nor any indestructible type effects). 6 turns is forever in cEDH, and since you run so much of your deck as useless enchantments (outside of combat win), it is simply not likely you can counter everything your opponents through at you.

This is why I question your win-condition.


The thing is, a control deck isn't just trying to win. It needs an absurd amount of card draw and cheap answers to stop every attempt at dropping a stax lock or combo finisher. Every Dark Confidant, Trinisphere, and Food Chain needs a Swords to Plowshares, Chain of Vapor, and Swan Song respectively. You don't have the luxury of running just 20 answers for the 20 threats in each opponents deck, you need 60 answers for the 20 threats in each of 3 of your opponents deck. 60 cards that are simply answers won't do the trick either, you are drawing one card a turn, your opponents (collectively) draw 3 a turn. EDH is a game that every player is at a statistical disadvantage.

So run multple answers in each card Grasp of Fate all the Dark Confidant, Trinisphere, and Food Chain all at once. Windfall a new hand of answers, Timetwister back your answers, and draw a new hand. Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain, Opt, Impulse, Serum Visions and cantrip your way to the right answers for the situation at hand.

You actually have what I would normally say is the next point, prematurely answering threats. Armageddon can wipe a hand out of the game, if your opponents can's cast the cards in their hands, they might as well not have it. Cataclysm is similar, for obvious reasons, and so is Ravages of War, a card I would greatly recommend.

To get more value out of these effects, you need another tutor like Personal Tutor is a great way to find a land-swipe effect, I also suggest better card draw like Timetwister, Time Spiral, Manifold Insights, Treasure Cruise, Dig Through Time, etc.

Cheap answers like Chain of Vapor, Fragmentize, Mental Misstep, Delay, Mindbreak Trap, Rapid Hybridization, Pongify, Into the Roil, Blink of an Eye, Grafdigger's Cage, and other such answers are the best thing to have a ton of. They are blowouts early-game, useful tempo boosts mid-game, and still relevent late game. Being able to have a card for every threat means spending more cards on ramping is unrealistic at best, but running a deck very low to the ground is incredibly useful, pretty much every cEDH control deck is either stax-hybrid control, or straight 1-2 mana answers, some sweepers, and 1-3 mana card draw.


To end all of this, I would recommend greatly changing this deck, or dropping the "Competitive" tag, it is misleading as-is.

I also want you to know, QKNARWHAL, that I mean no disrespect to you or your deck-building capabilities, I do not think that this deck is a bad deck, simply not competitive. A previous user, Podkomorka had showed similar thoughts to mine, yet did not explain them. Podkomorka also was not mentioned or responded to in further posts, which I hope will not be done to myself.

Thanks for reading! - SynergyBuild (I'll toss you an upvote on the way out)

DrkNinja on Edifice Machinations [[EDH]]

1 month ago

You almost have all the forms of Nahiri!

Kor Spiritdancer -> Stoneforge Mystic -> Nahiri, the Lithomancer.

I agree with Megalomania doubstrike is such a HUGE keyword for a tron deck definitely think you should look into Fireshrieker and Battle Mastery.

Also I think in a voltron deck you should have fewer quantity of creatures and more quality creatures. For instance run 8 REALLY good creatures that can be voltron'd or help you voltron vs. 20 creatures that are good in white but not specifically voltron.

Here are a few cards I play in my voltron deck Samurai From The Past! that I think will be of some service too you:

  • Spectra Ward: Great card, does a LOT
  • Armored Ascension: You only play plains, why not?
  • Gift of Immortality: If you are trying to get commander damage across this is a great, otherwise its decent
  • Spirit Loop: This may read like lifelink, but it is not lifelink, so you would be able to gain double the life if a creature with lifelink and spirit loop deals damage.
  • Remember the Fallen: Solid recursion
  • Open the Vaults: Great to bring your stuff back and isn't as expensive as Replenish
  • Open the Armory: Great tutor for enchantment or equipment without the pricetag of Enlightened Tutor
  • Ajani Steadfast: His +1 is great for Voltron, his -2 is meh, and his ult is great.
  • Dispatch: Another path for this deck
  • Vedalken Orrery: You always want to be able to play cards at instant speed, as it gives you more control of what happens to the board, specifically your board.
  • Scourglass: this deals with problems and keeps all your equipment around to reequip
  • Loxodon Warhammer: One of the best non-sword voltron pieces
  • Argentum Armor: With the likes of Caged Sun and Extraplanar Lens, you have plenty of mana and you can just go in with a big dude and blow up people's stuff
  • Basilisk Collar: Don't underestimate this card, it's so good.
  • Magus of the Tabernacle: This is in my Konda Voltron deck (Samurai From The Past! Check it out please!), and it puts a huge strain on go wide strategies and makes players very carefully assess what they want to do in their turn. Either they pay the to keep their 5 creatures or they play a spell, while you are just going to pay the for whatever creature you have Voltron'd
  • Leonin Abunas: Great to help deal with people picking apart your assembled voltron creature
  • Leonin Shikari: Again instant speed is always a big deal, combat tricks and what not.

Megalomania on Edifice Machinations [[EDH]]

1 month ago

Saw the deck in the Advertise Your Deck Thread. Hope you don’t forget your comment on mine as per thread mechanics.

I’m a big fan of doublestrike which I think would work here. Battle Mastery, Fireshrieker and Auriok Edgewright seems like a good cards to have here.

Will wait for the primer before adding more comments. I am interested to see your gameplan for the deck.

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