Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage 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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Seventh Edition (7ED) Uncommon
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Uncommon

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Whenever a creature attacks, Caltrops deals 1 damage to it.

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Caltrops Discussion

NathanNati0n on

1 month ago

Hi Homelessguy, for Blood Mist and Duelist's Heritage, I already have a decent amount of ways to get more commander damage off, the only problem now is to figure out how to fit more in. And for Caltrops, I was thinking about this one for some time now, while it is nice as it gives a little bit of protection, it is also somewhat of a hindering factor because with the spell based Enrage triggers I can play them during my second (or third) main phase so damage will have already been calculated. Thanks!

Homelessguy on

1 month ago

Had to come back cuz I just thought about it what about Caltrops as an enabler for the enraged triggers?

Redace878 on Neat interaction!

2 months ago

So combos that are non infinite?

Sydri, Galvanic Genius + Caltrops is a fun one.

TheMadRocketeer on Red / Green Weenie Roast

2 months ago

Still experimenting with the card list.

Tested against a deck that ran Dictate of Erebos with cards like Endless Cockroaches. Painful. Best answer was to try to wait and just use flyers when they came out, but he had sac outlets as well, so no-go.

First Cut:
1x Barbed Foliage (Didn't do much. Would work against endless 1/1 tokens, as in a Presence of Gond deck.),
1x Caltrops (Didn't do much. See comment just above.),
1x Flamewake Phoenix (nonbos with AEther Flash).
1x Sylvan Primordial,
1x Polis Crusher (to help with enchantments),
1x Ember Swallower,
1x Chandra's Ignition.

Will Try Next:
1x Sylvan Primordial,
1x Polis Crusher (May keep after all.),
1x Ember Swallower.
2x Natural End (Helps with non-creature problems. My ramp supports this over Naturalize.),
1x Fleetfeather Sandals (Very useful. Wanted another. Bladed Pinions would be good in this slot too.).

AEther Flash has been good, but it comes out late against some decks. If I drop them, I could add back in Flamewake Phoenix and Polis Crusher.

JDegenerate on Join The Glorious Evolution

4 months ago

I see that Caltrops is in the sideboard. I think it's a great mainboard card - I've played the combo myself, and it's devastating in my meta, especially with any kind of protection like Darksteel Forge. Sydri can really make an excellent control and pillow fort.

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Sydri's Eggs of Doom

4 months ago

Caltrops is fun with Sydri - pay and all attacking creatures bite the dust. None of your handful of creatures really needs to be attacking, so there's little downside for you.

Redace878 on Casual NON-infinite combo?

4 months ago

I'm a casual player with a relatively small budget, about $80-$100. I'm considering making a Sydri, Galvanic Genius deck, and when I was browsing Sydri decks, I noticed most of them were in the "combo" hub. Upon further investigation, I realized that all of the decks had only infinite combos. While infinite combos are fun, I don't really enjoy using them because most of the time they just end the game immediately. So do any of you know of any fun combos (especially ones involving artifacts) that I could use? Something like Sydri, Galvanic Genius+ Caltrops for example.

TL;DR: Looking for fun esper card interactions and combos that aren't infinite.

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