Cranial Plating

Legality

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

enpc on Is Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ...

2 weeks ago

Tymna the Weaver and Tana, the Bloodsower are also a strong aggro deck, specifically when run as blood pod (which is a Stax build).

Skittles isn't a bad commander, however he's more Voltron than aggro. And while he's a strong infect card, there aren't many others in mono black. So that means that while he only has to do 10 damage per player, if you do say 8 infect damage and then get starved out of being able to play him, it's much harder for the rest of your deck to follow up on the work done. Not to mention he is very telegraphing of your strategy.

But if you were going to play him, cheap equipment (like Cranial Plating or Runechanter's Pike ) would be the go.

Gaster on Vault Atog

1 month ago

last time i checked Cranial Plating was banned

multimedia on Alela EDH

1 month ago

Hey, good job for your first Commander deck. Nice Tezzeret the Seeker :)

When on a budget for the manabase it's better to rely on basic lands and dual lands that have interaction with basic lands. These can replace dual lands that will always ETB (enter the battlefield) tapped such as Azorius Guildgate and Dismal Backwater . The Guildgates and Life lands are not better than a basic land.

Lands within the budget to consider adding:

Land to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Guildgate
  • Dimir Guildgate
  • Dismal Backwater
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Tranquil Cove
  • Jwar Isle Refuge
  • Vivid Creek
  • Dimir Aqueduct
  • Temple of Deceit
  • Temple of Silence

I see too many creatures that don't interact with Alela. Nonartifact/enchantment creatures don't have much interaction with Alela. My advice is cut a lot of these creatures for more artifacts, artifact creatures and enchantments. You have Tezzeret that's a good reason to expand on artifacts.

Lots of mana rocks are good with Alela because they can be used to make ramp to play her faster and then after she's on the battlefield they can create Faeries. I see you have the Signets already which is great, but consider more budget mana rocks?

Three drop mana rocks such as Coalition Relic which you have are fine, but if you can replace a three drop mana rock such as Obelisk of Esper , Mana Geode with a one or two drop mana rock then this will help your deck.

Consider cutting the creature base down to only a few? Keep: Strix, Architect, Shimmer Myr, Simulacrum, Assembly, Master, Seer, Rider, Titan? Can then replace the other creatures with more artifacts/enchantments to make more interaction with Alela.

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

Etherium Sculptor and Foundry Inspector are good as low mana cost artifacts that reduce the mana cost of all other artifacts you cast. CMC artifacts are free for you to cast with one of these on the battlefield which can help to chain cast artifacts and make a lot of Faeries. Casting two drop mana rocks for is also good. Sai, Master Thopterist and Mirrodin Besieged are three drops that any artifact you cast after creates an artifact creature token.

If you're wanting to attack with a large Faerie/Thopter army then Bident of Thassa and Cranial Plating are cards that you want. Bident can be busted repeatable draw with attacking flying creatures. Cranial is good to equip to Alela since she has flying and the damage she does to a player is Commander damage. Throne of the God-Pharaoh is a deceptively powerful two drop artifact with Faeries. The life loss this can do will add up fast since it's repeatable at your end step making all your opponents lose life not just one.

Good luck with your deck.

sad_2980 on Does this look infected?

1 month ago

Moosh528491 Thanks for the suggestions. The sideboard is definitely a work in progress. I haven't had any great ideas for what to add with the mono-white/artifact theme. Any suggestions are appreciated, and I will definitely add some graveyard hate. The Ornithopter is useful to buff Cranial Plating and can be equipped with Argentum Armor or Cranial Plating to do flying damage if the infect creatures don't come out quickly. That being said, I think it would be the first to get cut to add some sideboard cards. I've also been considering adding more removal to the mainboard and 2 Ornithopters could be the first to go. I'm concerned that the deck won't do very well against control. It is susceptible to counters and removal.

LukeEffe on Mox opal replacement

2 months ago

I was thinking of some totally different roles like more creatures with x counter sinergies like: Chimeric Mass Endless One The upcoming stonecoil serpent Vastwood Hydra which is kinda cast-able and has a sort of modular effect or just Cranial Plating .

What you all think?

lil_cheez on Tribal Killbot

2 months ago

LOL

Suggestions
Dragonskull Summit instead of guildgates
Cranial Plating seem to be strong with all killbots

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Cranial Plating occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%