Cranial Plating


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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.)

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Cranial Plating Discussion

Emzed on Modern Gitrog Lands

1 day ago

I think Abrupt Decay is the better card to fight Blood Moon, since it's able to destroy Ensnaring Bridge, Relic of Progenitus, Cranial Plating and Death's Shadow, amongst many other relevant things.
Discarding lands to Raven's Crime triggers your Gitrog Monster and gives fodder to Excavator and Crucible. Life from the Loam can find you extra lands if you dredge it, and dredging into lands can trigger Gitrog. It's also immune to removal spells like Abrupt Decay and can return itself after being countered. It might not be necessary to run these cards, but I think they are good enough to deserve consideration. Since Excavators in multiples don't do anything, diversifying your tools could be helpful.

Madary on R/W agro/double strike

2 days ago

I'd suggest playing 1 Inquisitor's Flail and remove 1 Cranial Plating. Then replace Open the Armory and Tormenting Voice with 4x Steelshaper's Gift and perhaps a few haste cards.

<3 cheers

Thatguy14286 on White/Blue Artifact Deck UA+

4 days ago

Torrential gearhulk would be a pretty good substitute. I'm not sure about splashing black, but if you did you could put in Fatal Push as substitute to the swords. If you were going to add a third color, you could play Glimmervoid to mana fix since you will always have an artifact. Scrapheap Scrounger would be another good option in black, along with Cranial Plating for beatdown.

Azdranax on Phyrexian Unlife in Death's Shadow

5 days ago

Due to the popularity of Affinity, playing Phyrexian Unlife will allow Affinity to one-shot you even easier with Inkmoth Nexus and Cranial Plating or Arcbound Ravager. It's makes a very tough matchup even worse, thus severely hurting it's use in any main/sideboard slots in Death's Shadow decks.

cornpie987387 on Equipment Rush

5 days ago

After testing this a few times I came to the conclusion that this actually caused an creature shortage and an artifact shortage for Dispatch so I am removing the extra Cranial Plating and replacing them with the two Signal Pest I removed.

cornpie987387 on Equipment Rush

5 days ago

Thank you SilverBlaze109 for your suggestions!

I agree with you that Bonesplitter is better than Godsend. I just like Godsend because it makes my group freak out when I play it. Also I wanted something other than raw damage, just because it makes the game a little more interesting and I already beat my group before they play a creature. So it's nice to have one card that is rare and interesting other than Puresteel Paladin.

Kor Duelist is very nice. The only problem is that I don't run enough artifacts that could boost his attack. He doesn't really contribute to the artifact affinity and cant be turned into a 5/5 by Ensoul Artifact on turn two. However, I have run the numbers a little bit and he can be worth running for sure, so I think I am going to remove Myr Enforcer and then the affinity thing isn't an issue. Then to fix the boosting problem I am going to remove Signal Pest which doesn't really work anymore and add in two more Cranial Plating.

colton815 on DR:TPP 3

1 week ago

you don't "cast" Cranial Plating's ability, you "activate" it.

B0effe on White Equipment EDH

1 week ago

You can't play Cranial Plating because it has Black in its color identity. Same for Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip

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