Cranial Plating


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Uncommon
Planechase (HOP) Common
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Common

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Cranial Plating

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control.

: Attach Cranial Plating to target creature you control.

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

Cranial Plating Discussion

Vman on Metal Oppression

1 day ago

hungry000 thats actually been heavily debated on in my group! We felt like without affinities Cranial Plating or its multiple 0 drops to sac to Arcbound Ravager or hardened modulars Hardened Scales to get a huge amount of counters. Its not too easy to get a lethal 10 counter swing with Inkmoth Nexus .

Blinkmoth Nexus is alot weaker at one shot, but the deck plays a grindier style and this contributes to it.

BUT we dont have enough actual tests of the deck to make a full conclusion, only a few games have ended in a manland swingoff so far. Wil deffinately keep inky high on the test list tho!

PlatinumOne on Modern shouldnt have a ban ...

3 days ago

artifact lands can be blown up by any artifact removal, but do you really want Mox Opal to be that much easier to get online? or for every single land in affinity to count for Cranial Plating ? and if you're trying to use artifact removal on their lands, you have less of it to use on their actual threats.

coltron518 on B&R announcement tomorrow

1 month ago

whats everyones predictions/opinions for the banned and restricted announcement tomorrow?

personally, i feel that Stoneforge Mystic and Umezawa's Jitte can come off the modern banlist. we just have so many answers to both now, and an equipment themed deck would be really interesting to use. whens the last time anyone saw equipment being used at FNM that wasn't Cranial Plating ?

Punishing Fire can also be brought back. the only reliable way to bring it back was Grove of the Burnwillows . its an inefficient shock that provided a mediocre loop with Grove of the Burnwillows and Liliana of the Veil at best, and jund has too many other cards to use now for that minor combo to be relevant.

as for modern bans, maybe something from KCI thats not used in other decks.

can't really speak much on other formats. Rampaging Ferocidon should probably stay banned for now, and i can't think of any standard cards that need a ban.

Messias on Maxdecraek

1 month ago

Hey max, I played with it 3 times so far and won every time. I'm thinking about reducing the mana a bit. Since I run a pretty budget mana-base i'm not too sure at the moment.

I won my games in 3 different ways so far:

So far i'm really happy with the deck. It plays fun and does something on every turn.

nicholas.reid on Jhoira's artifact tickle trunk

1 month ago

Nutron Yea thanks, Just am updating now. Upvote if you could buddy. That Cranial Plating will be gone soon

Nutron on Jhoira's artifact tickle trunk

1 month ago

Cranial Plating a big no no in a Izzet deck but looks good

ambeault on Jhoira's artifact tickle trunk

1 month ago

You can't have Cranial Plating in the deck as it has a black activation cost

recell08 on Scaled Artifacts

1 month ago

I tested a little bit with Metallic Mimic and I think its quite good as a budget replacement (maybe I would play 1 copy in a non-budget build aswell). It can give you T2-speed like you said, if you're a little bit lucky with your draws. I also tested the Drums and they're just dead cards in my hands all the time. Completly useless in this list.

Currently I'm thinking about dropping all copies of Darksteel Citadel and replace them with basics. I have no metalcraft-cards in this deck and also no Cranial Plating of course. Because of this the basics could be better, until I can get some Mox Opal finally.

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Cranial Plating occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.27%

Rakdos: 0.15%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.03%

Golgari: 0.02%