Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

Gargonious on My Shitstick Sydri

1 month ago

A sydri staple I always use is Caltrops. With both of Sydri's abilities on it, any attacking creature coming your way is destroyed. This is a very potent rattlesnake setup. I see a lot of good combo pieces in here, which is always a good win condition. I would also recommend Thirst for Knowledge instead of Pilfered Plans, mostly because of the instant speed draw and better card selection. Making someone mill for two in commander is pretty hit or miss, as most decks have recursion effects anyway. Archangel's Light could be replaced by Elixir of Immortality, as it is an artifact that can be fetched with Trinket Mage and has more synergy with the artifact theme. I would definitely look up the top scoring Sydri decks here and look at what they have to offer. This is definitely a good start, she's a real blast to play once you get your deck to where you want it.

Rabid_Wombat on Sydri - Combo

1 month ago

Nice deck...a couple of suggestions based on my own Sydri deck:

Umbral Mantle combined with a mana rock that produces 3+ mana it makes an infinite power creature.

Aetherflux Reservoir clears tables of opponents when given lifelink with Sydri's ability.

Caltrops clears table of attacking creatures when combined with Sydri's deathtouch ability.

Liquimetal Coating land destruction when combined with Sydri.

Blue Sun's Zenith combine with infinite mana to deck an opponent.

Neotrup on Caltrops and Sydri, Galvanic Genius

1 month ago

You could also respond to the bolt by activating the lifelink/deathtouch ability again, provided you have enough mana. When Caltrops ability resolves it uses last known information to check whether Caltrops had deathtouch as it last existed on the battlefield, if some instance of the deathtouch ability has managed to resolve targeting it, your opponent will lose all their attackers.

Tyrant-Thanatos on Caltrops and Sydri, Galvanic Genius

1 month ago

Yes but the question was in regard to said Caltrops being hit by Lightning Bolt before tue trigger resolves, not whether deathtouch would kill or not.

DRACULA150704 on Caltrops and Sydri, Galvanic Genius

1 month ago

Caltrops ability where it does 1 damage won't kill things because deathtouch has to be combat damage.

chosenone124 on Caltrops and Sydri, Galvanic Genius

1 month ago

Suppose I have a Caltrops and Sydri, Galvanic Genius. My opponent attacks with a bunch of creatures. In response to the Caltrops triggers, I animate Caltrops and grant it Deathtouch and Lifelink.

After the Deathtouch/Lifelink ability resolves, my opponent destroys Caltrops with Lightning Bolt.

Does the damage from Caltrops still instantly destroy creatures and gain me life?

NathanNati0n on

2 months 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

2 months ago

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

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