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Nonwhite creatures with power 3 or greater don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.

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Crackdown Discussion

theindigoeffect on Uril's Revenge

1 week ago

My deck performed pretty well tonight, but the combined power of enchantment-based destruction and counterspells was ultimately my undoing. Even with two effective card-draw engines, I really wish I had Wheel of Fortune at that point in the game, but maybe that's just desperation talking. Had I mulliganed more aggressively like you suggested, I probably would have won. I definitely avenged my loss from the previous game, just like this deck was designed to do.

I don't know that I encountered a point where Stony Silence or Null Rod would have been useful, and Torpor Orb would have been beneficial in one game and against one player in particular. Don't get me wrong: they're great cards: they just wouldn't have had much relevance.

Thalia, Heretic Cathar is great for its low cmc cost and its effect: any other creature-based prison effects you'd recommend off the top of your head?

Possibility Storm is kinda high in terms of its cmc cost, and Choke is somewhat narrow, but I'm running out of low-cost stax options that don't adversely affect my general, so I might have to risk including the latter, even if it ultimately ends up being a dead card. The rest are definitely viable options: I might have to re-think my cmc limit, but I do agree with your philosophy of being oppressive with prison cards, as opposed to just surviving with pillow fort cards.

What do you think of Mana Web, Mystic Barrier, Crackdown, Karmic Justice, Impending Disaster and Smoke? Not great cards, and I know Mystic Barrier isn't cheap, but it would probably keep me from losing. I don't know. lol Just saw 'em in my notebook, and they seemed somewhat functional.

Thinking of squeezing Contested Cliffs in there: it really would have been useful tonight.

So would you recommend the inclusion of roughly 7 removal cards and 7 stax cards? I typically consider wrath effects to be removal.

Eiti3 on Celestial Dawn Question

4 weeks ago

For cards such as Butcher of Malakir, it will become white and no longer affected by Crackdown once you cast and resolve Celestial Dawn.

Additionally, any creatures already have immunity from Crackdown. Although, black creatures with a ", :" activated ability, is not white and needs Celestial Dawn to be immune.

Wafflepann on Celestial Dawn Question

4 weeks ago

Thanks cklise, I thought it would be since Karlov of the Ghost Council is a black creature in addition to white, Crackdown would affect him.

cklise on Celestial Dawn Question

4 weeks ago

Even if Celestial Dawn wasn't on the field, Karlov would not be affected by Crackdown because he is a white creature (who just also happens to be black). That's how multicolored creatures work.

Wafflepann on Celestial Dawn Question

4 weeks ago

I'm running a Celestial Dawn in a white-black commander deck, and at the same time, I have a Crackdown to control anything that gets too out of control. I tried to look this up on the Gatherer, but I couldn't find a definitive answer. My question is: If I have Karlov of the Ghost Council , Crackdown , and Celestial Dawn on the field at the same time then pump Karlov to more than 3 power, would Crackdown affect him if Celestial Dawn makes my creatures white?

Firebones675 on

1 month ago

Sometimes the game gets out of hand and you just need a reset button to take care of the scary things your opponents are doing. I usually like around 3 in my decks. (Winds of Rath is especially nice here)

Here are some specific cards:

Ethereal Armor can pump zur and let you go in for the kill.

Animate Dead/Necromancy: Being able to tutor for this catches people off guard

Phyrexian Arena is decent draw

Hanna, Ship's Navigator/ Replenish can bring things back

Greater Auramancy/Solitary Confinement: protection

Crackdown: Stops many creature decks

Grasp of Fate: Removal

Eidolon of Rhetoric back up rule of law that can also block

friskysausage on Does Crackdown affect Anafenza, the ...

2 months ago

I'm wondering how Crackdown would affect Anafenza, the Foremost because Anafenza is both a white and nonwhite creature.

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