Cranial Plating


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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.)

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Cranial Plating Discussion

Memphismaymagic5 on Into the Woods

1 day ago

Cool deck but you need some removal. Like already suggested, the best option is a playset of Path to Exile. I know it's not cheap for an uncommon, but it is such a strong card and once you have a playset of Pte, you can use it all your future decks that include white (for example Azorius Control, Abzan aggro or midrange, mono white Weenies, Soul Sisters and other lifegain decks,...).

Have you considered Qasali Pridemage? It is a real staple card in G/W/x builds and great against a lot of decks (e.g. decks that use Blood Moon, Bitterblossom, Cranial Plating,...). You can even play it mainboard because, not considering its first effect, Pridemage is also a 2/2 G/W multicolored creature for only 2 mana with exalted!

kamarupa on Artifact Quest Deck

1 week ago

Looks pretty good. +1 Some ideas to think on:

Artifacts: Maybe Paradise Mantle or Springleaf Drum. Cranial Plating might be decent, too.

Creatures: 1xSteel Hellkite. Also, Memnite, Signal Pest.

Lands: 1xBuried Ruin, 1xTomb of the Spirit Dragon

Sideboard: Pithing Needle, Elixir of Immortality, Ratchet Bomb, Disenchant, Oblivion Ring.

Suns_Champion on Full Equip

2 weeks ago

Some things I like:

I'm glad you have a lot of the key pieces already. Stoneforge Mystic, Sigarda's Aid, and Steelshaper's Gift and such.

I also like the fact that this deck seems like it can function very well without the commander.

Some suggestions to put in:

Dowsing Dagger - just a good equipment that, ya'know, turns into a black lotus later.

Sram, Senior Edificer - you desperately need card draw my friend.

Puresteel Paladin - I see him in the maybe board. Put him in.

Stonehewer Giant - never underestimate tutors.

Leonin Shikari - two words: combat tricks.

Dispatch - good removal.

Swiftfoot Boots - protection, haste.

Sword of the Animist - you'll be attacking a lot, this will ramp you a lot.

Open the Armory - yayyy more tutors.

Hammer of Nazahn - auto equip.

Sun Titan - omg dude. 60% can be recurred by this guy. SO worth it.

Foundry Inspector - discounted artifacts.

Sculpting Steel - copy all your best stuff.

O-Naginata - double strike is useless without trample.

Inspiring Statuary - all of your equipment are now mana rocks for your creatures.

Some things to take out:

Grappling Hook - too expensive.

Hammer of Ruin - to limited in what it does, to conditional.

Empyrial Plate - you'll never have enough cards in hand to make this worth it. Better options out there.

Bonesplitter - just a weak equipment.

Cranial Plating - Illegal in a Balan ddeck because of the activated ability

White Knight - lackluster.

Paladin en-Vec - focus on equipment creatures. Stick to the plan!

Hope some of this helps friend!

JeskaiM4n on Time Sieve

3 weeks ago

Well that landbase could be much much better.

This deck has ton of cards that are not great and there are other cards that are just better.

Foresee, Painful Lesson, Sickening Dreams, Mistvein Borderpost, Failed Inspection and Dispel are all such cards, to be honest i would not play any of those.

Then what to add, well Thopter Foundry combo that i mentioned is very obvious include.

Then other cards that this deck could use, bit depending on your budget:

There are few very good artifact synergy cards, some are very pricy i know.

Good draws!

colton815 on Tronfinity deck help

3 weeks ago

you're not going to be able to combine both tron and affinity. the 2 decks are completely different playstyles. tron aims to assemble its lands asap, then start droppin huge bombs early like a Wurmcoil Engine turn 3. affinity just swarms the field with a bunch of artifacts until it can use Cranial Plating or Arcbound Ravager to swing for huge damage. there are no cards that you'll find in both decklists, and if you try to utilize both strategies simultaneously, you won't be able to do either one effectively.

PlebKingX on BIG BAD BOTS: ColossPost

1 month ago

Myfuri, thank you for all of the input! Im still trying it with esper colors, but i did take your advice about the Cranial Plating. Metalwork Colossus can clean up the game on his own.

ImtheRealBear on Ifinite affinity

1 month ago

Padeem, Consul of Innovation would protect your fellas and give some card draw, he is a little expensive though. Blinkmoth Urn would be a bit of ramp and Cranial Plating would help with damage. I like the deck!

Exbeen34 on Mono Black Artifact

1 month ago

Cranial Plating is baned in pauper.

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