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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Set Rarity
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

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

9 hours 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

5 days 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

Casper00901 on Tezzeret Artifcat Modified

6 days ago

Cathar's Shield could replace orinthopter. Have you considered Bastion Inventor or Key to the City? A 4/4 hexproof is really good in this deck when you consider it could hit the board turn 3 or sooner. Key to the City would make a creature unblockable and help with draw when used for improvise or Merchant's Dockhand.

Thefallin5 on White flying Angel of Invention

2 weeks ago

Duuland I'll probably do that to start bring in two Thalia's and take out the riders....and sideboard in two Stasis Snare in place of Chaplain's Blessing the Stitcher's Graft is mean on vigilance tho and Always Watching I'm also considering. I have another deck tho where I use Sigarda's Aid and Always Watching flashing Stitcher's Graft or other equipment like Cathar's Shield and with Foundry Inspector u can free cast stitchers also use Sram, Senior Edificer lol sorry so long but it's fun hehe

Jagd_Tallgeese on Aurelia's Angels

2 weeks ago

Belbe's Portal could be a good way accelerate getting the more top-heavy angels onto the battlefield. As for equipment, Cathar's Shield is pretty cheap, while Stoneforge Masterwork would be a boon for the sheer amount of angels, Mask of Avacyn and Vanguard's Shield boosts her toughness, and Inquisitor's Flail would make Aurelia twice as painful to deal with. Hope that helps!

JerichoDarkstar on Standard League Tezzeret

3 weeks ago

Yeah, sorry about that. I was looking at Murder and not Murder. And I didn't even realize you were over 60.

So, maybe try this.

Take out the 4 Prophetic Prisms because you really don't need the mana fixing. And, you can't tap it to Improvise and get mana of any color.

Take out the 2 Renegade Map because they won't be helping you Improvise at all coming in tap, and they kill themselves to get a land. Once again, you don't need a lot of mana fixing

Take out the 1 Terrarion basically for the same reasons as the other two.

Take out 1 Baral's Expertise. It's not as useful as you would like it to be.

Take out 1 Collective Brutality because I think you can get a better Rare for this slot.

Take out 1 Yahenni's Expertise because unfortunately, this card is probably going to hurt you more than help. All those 1/1 Servo Tokens you make will just straight up die to this.

There's a few other nip and tucks on a few cards that might slow you down. So, I think we could do something like this.

LANDS -- 22

11x Swamp

11x Island


4x Bastion Inventor

3x Cogworker's Puzzleknot

3x Metallic Rebuke

2x Cathar's Shield


2x Ornithopter

2x Contraband Kingpin

2x Tezzeret's Touch

2x Servo Schematic

2x Glimmer of Genius

2x Pacification Array

2x Murder

2x Reverse Engineer

RARE -- 8

1x Battle at the Bridge

1x Confirm Suspicions

1x Padeem, Consul of Innovation

1x Ruinous Path

1x To the Slaughter

1x Syndicate Trafficker --> Great for pumping when you're done Improvising. Also has great synergy with the next card

1x Animation Module --> It pumps out Servos for Improvising and has great synergy with itself and Trafficker from above

1x Inspiring Statuary --> Lets everything take advantage of your Improvising abilities


1x Herald of Anguish

1x Tezzeret the Schemer

That would just be my take on it. I know there's a lot of ways to take this deck, and I think you choose a really good theme for the restrictions.

JerichoDarkstar on Standard League Tezzeret

3 weeks ago

One little thing is that you have Ornithopter at Common when it's an Uncommon.

I have to say, I really like the deck you've built around those conditions. But, I would definitely take out Tidy Conclusion because it's a lot of mana to pay for an effect that doesn't help as much as it should. Even with the life gain, I would much rather have a playset of Murder because you'll be more concerned with removing things than gaining life.

I would also take out Universal Solvent because you are rarely (if ever) gonna use it's ability. Instead, use Cathar's Shield or Bone Saw. Those zero-drops are like Ornithopter's in the deck... free mana! However, they also buff your creatures. Your choice depends on whether you would want more offense or defense. Personally, I would go with the Shield because it makes your creatures harder to kill and gives them Vigilance. Just saying, you could make Herald of Anguish a 5/8 Flyer with Vigilance.

So, my recommendation is:

-3 Tidy Conclusion --> +2 Murder

-1 Universal Solvent --> +2 Cathar's Shield

But once again, love this deck a lot.

HalfaCatfish on Manaless Pauper

3 weeks ago

Love it! But I don't know how you are going to fill in the slots, unless you add cards like Bone Saw and Cathar's Shield which do nothing except add to the affinity count. +1 from me.

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