Cathar's Shield


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper Legal

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Eldritch Moon Common

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Cathar's Shield

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +0/+3 and has vigilance.

Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Cathar's Shield Discussion

GabeBurch on Glorybringer: the Final Trial (Amonkhet Standard)

1 week ago

I like this deck. +1

You mention 'cheating the Exert' on Glorybringer, but I don't see any way to do so other than Arlinn Kord  Flip.

Perhaps some extra vigilance options from Cathar's Shield, Haunted Cloak, True-Faith Censer, Always Watching , or Iona's Blessing?

Drakender on Help with Identifying deck

2 weeks ago

If you have low budget, I suggest you to mainly buy singles instead of boxes, the key is to build the deck first, then you buy the cards...

Your deck lacks consistency, first, there are not anought artifacts, second they cost too much, you need 0-cost artifacts like Ornithopter, Bone Saw and Cathar's Shield also, more Servo Schematic would help instead of your actual artifacts. Avoid costly cards without improvise and put cheap artifacts instead...

Finally, keep the cards you like to play and remove the others (replacing them with examples of cards you like)

JerichoDarkstar on Just Improvise

2 weeks ago

For a formatting tip, if you want to create a new paragraph, you have to double space. If you single space, TappedOut reads that as a continuation of the previous line. I think that may have happened in your description.

I like the basic premise of what you're going for. I refer to this technique as SmokeScreen, and it was actually a very successful technique in Yu-Gi-Oh!. However, YGO could do it more reliably because their SB is 37.5% of their deck whereas in MTG it's only 25%. It makes much less impact. The other issue that both games share from this is that it will only work a few times. Eventually, your playgroup will figure it out. If and when they do, your strategy loses almost all of its effectiveness because it's strength lies in misdirection during siding.

All that being said, this is still a really good idea and can still be implemented. I think you've done a really good job of balancing the transformation from one deck to another. I do have a few suggestions for this, though.

  1. Your Tezzeret the Schemer becomes much less effective when you side out all of your artifacts. The only artifacts you can exploit with his -2 and -7 is the ones you create with his +1. Most of the time, you would be sacrificing them for mana. He's still decent, but he's just less so after SB'ing.

  2. I dislike Renegade Map greatly in Improvise decks. It comes in tapped with its intended purpose to sacrifice itself next turn. It doesn't really help with reducing the costs of your cards with Improvise. I recommend taking it out and replacing it with Cogworker's Puzzleknot. The main reason I make this suggestion is because Cog Puzzle gives you 2 artifacts to instantly use for Improvise. Essentially, you can get them for "free" because they will fuel an Improvise card with the same amount of mana you paid to get them.

  3. I think Glassblower's Puzzleknot isn't giving you the right "bang for your buck," so to speak. This one is kinda difficult because you want artifacts to use for Improvise, but Glimmer of Genius is a lot more efficient and helpful.

  4. You might want to find room for Ornithopter, Bone Saw, or Cathar's Shield to help you with Improvising.

Anyway, that's just some of my immediate thoughts on it. Once again, I love this concept because it's very unique to the meta. I don't see a lot of people trying this. It's a delicate balance to keep, and you're probably going to have a lot of trial and error to make it work exactly the way you want it.

JerichoDarkstar on artifact improvisation passion

2 weeks ago

How set are you on keeping this Mono Red? If you dipped into and , you could create a Grixis Improvise deck and run cards like Bastion Inventor and Herald of Anguish.

I would also recommend you add Cogworker's Puzzleknot. It is completely out of your colors for it's activated ability, but it instantly gives you two artifacts to improvise with.

You might also want to consider adding Cathar's Shield or Bone Saw since they are drop artifacts like Ornithopter, but can beef up your creatures when you need it late game. On that note, I would take out Renegade Map all together. Not only does it come in tapped, but it's main purpose is to sac it. It doesn't help with Improvise because of what it it's intended to do.

The7thBobba on Storm idea

2 weeks ago

I'd run Vedalken Archmage alongside things like Accorder's Shield, Bone Saw, Cathar's Shield, Spidersilk Net, and maybe, just maybe Aetherflux Reservoir, just because everyone else is doing it ;p


1 month ago

Thought about any cheerios like Ornithopter or Cathar's Shield ?

2kplus on R/W Metal Weenies Featuring 2 Mana 5/5

1 month ago

idk if science is good enough to put in ornithopter. he really only serves as a chump blocker it seems. Cathar's Shield might be a good alternative 0 cost artifact that can have some use later.

NicholsGT on Walking Recklessly

1 month ago

Looks like fun lol. Have you considered using Bone Saw and/or Cathar's Shield to use/abuse the Defiant Salvager, Quicksmith Genius and Reckless Fireweaver a bit more?

I made the following deck to try and attack the meta what do you think?Check out my newest brew: Mono Black Midrange My other decks(including some artifact fun!): NicholsGT

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