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

JeppeFugl on Etherium by Tezzeret - UB Improvise Control

7 hours ago

Diabolic Tutor? But yeah Merchant's Dockhand does let me dig through cards in the longer game, but this deck wants to be reactive, in contrary to the 0-CMC build. You need to have Fatal Push and Metallic Rebuke in your hand while you go online slowly with your artifacts (that actually does something, not like Cathar's Shield), and to do that you need to sculpt your hand. You dumb your hand and they Murder your Herald of Anguish. Now what? Cross your fingers and hope to draw into gas? I'd rather do the opposite :)

I like the servo build more than 0-cmc because they have a board pressence :) If you are running more planeswalkers, definitely play Heart of Kiran.

Thank you very much for the upvote! Top #3 today, wow :)!

BunnyCommando on Aetherflux Storm £15(Aether Revolt Standard)

16 hours ago

I love everything about this. I'd suggest dropping the two copies of Pieces of the Puzzle and 2 of the Islands, and put 4 copies of Cathar's Shield in. Even more free artifacts for the casting. :)

Zaueski on Improvise One's Anguish

1 day ago

Servo Schematic is still a bad card, I strongly recommend putting in Scrap Trawler in its place. The recursion afforded by ST is definitely not to be underestimated.

Pick the Brain is also still a really bad card. If you're worried about combos then Lost Legacy is a far better option, if you want to slow down creatures then you can use more Grasp of Darkness or Harsh Scrutiny. If you just want value discard then you already have Transgress the Mind and you could get Collective Brutality pretty easily. Pick the Brain is not what you want to be playing on turn 3 ever. Against aggro it pretty much confirms your death, against control they'll just Negate it. Against midrange you might hit one useful card but you'll never have Delirium that early and late game everything but control will have a pretty much empty hand, and Control will just counter it. Trust me, Pick the Brain is a bad card.

Contraband Kingpin is really good here, being able to scry your deck basically is insane. It'd take cutting some good cards but this deck really wants it.

So here's what I would cut and then add:

4x Servo Schematics for 3x Scrap Trawlers and 1xContraband Kingpin

4x Pick the Brain for 1x Grasp of Darkness, 2x Collective Defiance, and 1x Tezzeret the Schemer

1x Cathar's Shield and 1x Reverse Engineer for 2x Contraband Kingpins bringing that count up to 3.

Orion93 on Aetherflux Storm

2 days ago

So Ornithopter instead of Cathar's Shield and if you can instantly bounce a permanent then you stop the Saheeli infinite. So something like AEther Tradewinds but it needs to be faster than tradewinds

Mikedenisjr on Aether Improv

3 days ago

Yeah I had similar results play testing with the alterations you suggested. Chief of the Foundry has tons of value for the 3 slot. Glad you noticed :D

Agree with you about Cathar's Shield. to equip instead of would be a blessing, but it still serves its purpose as a turn 1 drop.

Guinea779 on Sramforge's Aid... Wait a minute...

3 days ago

So I loved this idea and I tweaked it into a pretty slick aggro deck.

Myself I'm running

4 Toolcraft Exemplar4 Inventor's Apprentice4 Stone Haven Outfitter 3 Sram, Senior Edificer3 Weapons Trainer4 Kazuul's Toll Collector

2 Stitcher's Graft4 Cathar's Shield4 Inventor's Goggles3 Slayer's Plate

4 Sigarda's Aid2 Declaration in Stone

2 Inspiring Vantage 2 Needle Spires10 Plains9 Mountain

Just played it tonight at FMN and I got in the top 4. (we didn't finish because it was getting late and most of the guys were going to Columbus for the tournament on Saturday so we spit)

My notes were I think I need to drop the 2 Declaration in Stone and 1 Plains and add in 3 Haunted Cloak

Don't be discouraged over the low amount of land. You don't need a hole lot to play these low drop guys. I honestly believe this deck has a lot of potential. I played 3 control decks and 1 burn deck and I only had issues with a couple games but it was my fault and I should of Mulliganed other than that most of my matches were 2-0. Some went to game 3 but managed to pull ahead. Toll collector is a bomb in the later game when control is running out of gas.

Geo67 on Aether Improv

3 days ago

I totally agree w/you on the 1 drop of Ulamog. I copied the deck and did that, and it just doesn't have the consistency, and smooth play you already have going. It'd be more like a greed thing. The deck you have would probably beat the one I janked up with Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and Kozilek and Statuary most of the time. I had actually shaved one Demon, and a Cathar's Shield to cheat the ulamog in, and replaced the chief with the statuary.

The more I think about it, the more the Chief of the Foundry is good in here, because he buffs all your servo's, and the other chief's buff each other. I wish attaching Cathar's Shield was cheaper.

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