Briar Shield

Briar Shield

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1.

Sacrifice Briar Shield: Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Weatherlight (WTH) Common

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Format Legality
Limited Legal
Pauper Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Briar Shield Discussion

Deftie on broke boy infect

1 year ago

@mal099 Thank you for your suggestions! :)

Actually, I've never thought of using any of those "block me instead" kind of creatures. I put together this list thinking that I'd either win in the first three turns, or scoop, haha.

I'm fond of Seal of Strength because I don't need to enchant a creature, but I'll think about adding Briar Shield in. I thought about adding Phytoburst or even a single Become Immense but I feel that the trample from something like Predator's Strike would be much more flexible.

Not sure how I feel about revealing my hand, but I do like the idea of having stuff like Scent of Ivy and Land Grant though.

Oh, and Invigorate is in the Maybeboard because it isn't Pauper legal. I feel that if it was, then Infect would have pretty broken and consistent T2 wins. But certainly, Giant Growth would get dropped for those in casual play. ;D

mal099 on broke boy infect

1 year ago

Have you thought about using creatures like Taunting Elf and Shinen of Life's Roar to make sure your other creatures don't get blocked? They're not as fast, but would make sure all your creatures get through, instead of just one. Which option is better probably depends a lot on your playstyle.

Phytoburst , Briar Shield (seems almost strictly better than Seal of Strength ) and Scent of Ivy might be good buffs for this deck. Maybe Aspect of Hydra too, but I feel like it would generally be weaker than it alternatives. Potentially some Trample, like Larger Than Life or Predator's Strike if you feel like your damage isn't getting through.

elvishimpersonator on Vhati's Fight Club

2 years ago

Good angle with the deathtouch! this probably works extremely well for control, but you might consider swapping a few of the weaker deathtouch guys out for some stronger mid- high range creatures. your control looks like it works but it also looks like they can only do 1 or 2 damage when they get through. try getting some more damage to your opponent early on, so you can use your deathtouch on their stronger creatures later in the game. there's a bunch of really good early buffs in green like Briar Shield Seal of Strength Predator's Strike and Giant Growth

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on P/EDH Enchantment Battlemage infect Please Help

2 years ago

Absolutely surprised Distortion Strike isn't here.

Briar Shield, Defiant Strike, Hunger of the Howlpack, Prey's Vengeance, Seal of Strength, and Unstable Mutation are all good pump contenders.

Portent is an often-forgotten cheap cantrip effect that's sweet in Pauper.

Auramancer/Monk Idealist may not have infect, but enchantment recursion is sweet.

jackrasityr on Infect Deck

2 years ago

I like this a lot. The speed is there. The effectiveness of slipping past defenders with the Blighted Agents is great. And Phytoburst and Vines of Vastwood are so huge with this deck. This could compete with a handful of non-pauper decks as well.

What is your main attraction to Crop Rotation in this deck? For the Landfall aspect with Groundswell? Have you considered Briar Shield as an option? A little aura boost with a sacrifice add-in to mimic Giant Growth.

darkmatter32x on Beg me for Life...

2 years ago

May consider Briar Shield.

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

3 years ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

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