Cathar's Shield


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Eldritch Moon (EMN) 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

Gattison on Waste not Want not

1 month ago

I personally would have made this deck with every Wayfarer's Bauble effect I could find and then 80-90 Wastes... and that's it. Now that's janky. lol. What you got going on here looks pretty good. =)

Mycosynth Wellspring instead of Torch Gauntlet maybe?

also Accorder's Shield exists, if you ever wanted another Cathar's Shield in your deck.


Aileesan on Aetherflux Storm

1 month ago

I feel like Bone Saw and Cathar's Shield might not be valuable in the long run. Some other artifacts that might be better drops:

Pillar of Origins - Pick Artifact, you get mana if you don't need the artifact.
Sentinel Totem - Scry is always good, and it's a good stand in for an anti-zombie deck
Prying Blade - Bone Saw, but with potential to make more artifacts!
Gleaming Barrier - Wall, when it dies, makes a token.

Love the idea, look forward to hearing how it goes!

Hjaltrohir on Kor Equipment: Modern Competitive?

1 month ago


You say you want to find a home for Kitesail Apprentice - i think it would be good in the place of Kor Skyfisher. The reason for this is because it is one mana cheaper, flies when equipped (and you said you need a flying finisher) and doesn't have the bounce clause which your deck doesn't really make use of.

I don't agree necessarily with your inclusion of fetchlands - if you are only fetching basics and with no revolt-type effets, they seem like a wasted $80 as their deck-thinning usefulness is negligible (if you don't believe me look here)

Also, with regards to your equipment choices, I feel like you could make some improvements (especially if you have the money from the fetchlands to spend elsewhere!). I would recommend Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of Fire and Ice and Sword of Light and Shadow. Because of your equipment tutors, you shouldn't need to run more than one of each. Batterskull as well is a threat in itself and attached to Kor Duelist or Kitesail Apprentice is just game over. FOr these inclusions, I would recommend removing Cathar's Shield and Flayer Husk neither of which seem like they are adding a huge amount to the deck.

If you also are looking to play this deck non-competitively, Stoneforge Mystic (banned in modern) could be a fantastic inclusion.

Gattison on Uncle Istvan | pEDH

2 months ago

KayneMarco: As a Pauper EDH deck, you can only use one uncommon creature as the Commander, and only commons in the 99. Unfortunately neither of those two cards were ever printed/released at common, so they wouldn't be legal. =)

As for the deck...

Echo Circlet & Vanguard's Shield for starters. Plus Cathar's Shield, Accorder's Shield also because you want to keep him untapped and able to block as well as attack. There're other vigilance enablers like True-Faith Censer, too.

Bone Saw & Bonesplitter because you don't really care about his Strength. Maybe even things like Unholy Strength and Predator's Gambit.

So I guess I'm thinking voltron. Which would include things like Bladed Pinions, maybe Flayer Husk and Sickleslicer.

Then of course Vault of Whispers and Darksteel Citadel to help justify that Cranial Plating you got there.

Costly Plunder + Ichor Wellspring / Mycosynth Wellspring.

Night's Whisper should be here. you might like Dash Hopes for late game security, but it's probably useless early on.

I'd also recommend a LOT of recursion/reanimation, that way you can just let your commander die, then get 'em back to avoid Commander-tax. Things like Macabre Waltz, Grim Discovery, etc.

Both Exalted creatures, too? Servant of Nefarox and Duty-Bound Dead.

I'm just tossing out ideas, so maybe something there can help get you started! =)

BodhiQL on Pauper Infinite Storm ($10 Budget OTK)

2 months ago

I was already planning on using Spidersilk Net or Cathar's Shield because I have a bunch laying around.

lukas96 on healing indestructible Artifacts

3 months ago

Altar of Shadows seems preeetty slow.Cathar's Shield does nothing.Cranial Archive does nothing.why do you needGhirapur Orrery?There are better ways for unblockable than Hot Soup, but why do you need to be unblockable?.Trading Post is very versatile but what is he for?You have only two cards to make things indestructible so Worldslayer is a dead card in any other case.

get rid of all the one ofs that cost more than 6 mana, they all do dofferent things and make the deck very inconsistent

drohack on Doomsday

3 months ago

With you're description I'm not sure you fully understand how Baron Von Count works. He doesn't care what their converted mana cost is. All he cares about are the numerals printed on the card. For example Nirkana Cutthroat has 1,2,3,4,5 printed somewhere on the card. So no matter where the counter is on the Baron it would go down one. Shriekmaw only has 1,2,3,4 printed on it. Also be careful as the Planeswalker starting count does NOT count as it is not within what Baron looks at. For example Sorin Markov only has 1,2,3 printed on it, and the 4 does not count (yes the numeral 1 counts from the printed "life total becomes 10").

You have a lot of Un-cards that don't really help Baron. If you're just looking to play the cards then they are fine to keep in. You also have a few ok cards in the deck that also only provide a few numbers for the Baron.

I've tried building my own deck Count from 5. I've also compiled a spreadsheet to help me add cards to my deck counting the numbers 1,2,3,4,5 on different cards:

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