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.)

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Cranial Plating Discussion

lagotripha on Budget Mono White Equipment Spam

5 days ago

Sram, Senior Edificer? Captain's Claws should give you a little resilliency in the number of creatures hitting the board. Cranial Plating is a classic inclusion in a lot of lists. Danitha Capashen, Paragon feels playable here, not amazing. Flayer Husk/Paradise Mantle gives a little combo potential. Stone Haven Outfitter gives some much needed removal resistance.

Past that its the usual 'counts artifacts' cards. Dispatch and so forth.

10_lands_in_a_row on Bad Froggy

3 weeks ago

Whispersilk Cloak & Bladed Pinions & Cranial Plating!!! & Executioner's Hood & Vorrac Battlehorns

Dece equips that boost power like Bonesplitter & Darksteel Axe & Vulshok Morningstar

Rite of Consumption DOME 'EM


Howl from Beyond & Shade's Form

Blessing of Leeches & Butcher's Glee & Skeletal Grimace & Unhallowed Pact & Supernatural Stamina (Regenerate is generally great, especially when repeatable)

Slagwurm Armor if you want Yargle to be a 9/9 for the memes

Something to consider might actually be mono-black control with Yargle as a finisher. Maybe I'm wrong and you could just outspeed people with Yargle's IMMENSE POWER but I think he's a bit too high cmc in colours that don't necessarily allow for much evasion/protection to just get in ASAP. Typical mono B control stuff looks like this:

Corrupt + Gray Merchant of Asphodel + Pestilence + Crypt Rats + Evincar's Justice

Feel free to disagree tho, 2 swings and Yargle kills someone without any buffs in PDH which is pretty DANK. Just going all in on evasion could probably just do it in some metas. Fear & Intimidate are available in black plentifully to boot. Sleeper's Guile & Traitor's Clutch.

Happy brewing, looking forward to see what you make of it!

enpc on Damage-based wincons for Sharuum

1 month ago

Blasting Station deals damage :P

You could use Cranial Plating to go Voltron, or go artifact creature stax with token generation via stuff like Sharding Sphinx.

LeaPlath on izzet artifact

1 month ago

You have Smuggler's Copter already, what does Sky Skiff add? You aren't going to be attacking in with it till about turn 3, so Aethersphere Harvester might be a better option for being bigger and not dying to Bolt or an unrevolted Fatal Push.

Fleetwheel Cruiser is also probably better than Ovalchase Dragster because it can attack straight away without crewing, and doesn't trade with the ambush viper cards seeing play like Snapcaster Mage and similar. It also plays better with Saheeli Rai.

Ornithopter doesn't do anything in this deck without a lot of support, you aren't trying to enable a turn 1 Mox Opal, or using Cranial Plating, so you are probably better running something else, such as bomat carrier.

Chief of the Foundry is also better off as Master of Etherium.

HoneySempai on Froggy Breath

1 month ago

I like Wispersilk cause it adds another source of protection where the helm cannot, however I did completely forget about Cranial Plating

CoffeeTime88 on Froggy Breath

1 month ago

Prowler's Helm and ESPECIALLY Cranial Plating are good for this strategy. Prowler's Helm is somewhat better than Whispersilk Cloak because you can still buff your YARGLE.

OriginLeon on ✨✨Doran's Evolving Woods ✨✨

1 month ago

Quantuman69 thank you for you comment and your support. As well as matchups go, I'll write a quick description for the ones I remember:

Good matchups for me:

  • Most of the multiple creatures aggro decks in general, maybe a little less burn decks since I already hurt myself quite a lot with fetches and four color curve. This deck holds quite the punch from non-flying aggro-based because of the high defense. Against Zoo it works quite well. Another good example is 8-whack, because since most goblins have a little higher power AND the bonuses thei gain are mostly power only, it has no effect if Doran is in play.

Average matches worth mentioning:

  • Auras and infect. Theese are delicate ones. I run little disruption in this version of the deck, but I also run 3 Spellskite on main deck, plus a Ghostly Prison on the sideboard. Mainly because of those cards I have good support for theese even first match, but I have to mind my mulligan choices.

  • Lantern control. This is a really annoying deck agains aggro-combo decks, and it can disrupt my game controlling my top. But the good thing is most of my creatures will be able to attack when Ensnaring Bridge is in play.

  • Affinity - This deck is really fast and delicate because of that. But I have a little advantage. The artifact creature that has battle cry and also Cranial Plating does not bother me at all, as they have no effect with Doran, the Siege Tower in play.My biggest problem here is the infect land, and also for that I run Spreading Seas on the sideboard.

Bad matchups:

  • Control: This is my most hated matchup, since My deck has a combo-like behavior needing Doran, the Siege Tower or Assault Formation to be in play every match if I want to win, but with no quick explosive win-con. Keeping them protected from removal with Spellskite and from sweepers with Gaddock Teeg and Selfless Spirit is key. (they are in main deck mainly because of this)

  • Death's Shadow: This is a complicated match, since the deck has too much control and at the same time big creatures I cannot afford to block. First matches are hardly won, but for second one i have Chameleon Colossus, and if he arrives there is little the opponent can do (example: Liliana of the Veil).

If I remember others worth mentioning I'll add it later. Good luck!

Triton on Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief (Casual EDH)

1 month ago

Have you considered Lashwrithe and Strata Scythe for extra-large attackers? Also maybe even Cranial Plating. Hatred is funny with Infect.

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