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

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Cranial Plating Discussion

truedeathace on The Law of One and Done

6 days ago

Thank you for the suggesting. I will see what other cards I can incorporate to add more synergy to my deck instead of just adding cards that people play in every deck that runs artifacts(i.e. Cranial Plating)

Oloro_Magic on The Law of One and Done

6 days ago

The combo seems fragile, especially after game one when your opponent knows what is happening, essentially it is hold up removal fro a combo piece, with that said the deck is still very interesting. I would consider using a number of counters over something like Cranial Plating which is not adding anything to the combo (once the lock is set up it should be easy to beat down with removal, alternatively you could just use something like Blue Sun's Zenith which would be funny), and for your purposes Remand would be perfect considering that for a spell to be countered it has to be cast so returning the spell to your opponent's hand is essentially a hard counter and gives you more time to combo off.

Also, you may want to consider investing in Celestial Colonnade as it can be a win-con in itself.

Redace878 on Budget Robot Zoo

1 week ago

PickleNutz Thanks for all of the suggestions! I just have a few questions.

I understand that Puresteel Paladin is a good beater on his own, but is it worth runnning him if I only have 4 equipment in the deck?

Also, Smuggler's Copter is my only creature with evasion in this deck and I don't have to loot when I use it, it's mostly just a 3/3 flier for (that's also an artifact).

However, Signal Pest has pseudo-flying, so if I put in Cranial Plating, then it could theoretically deal some serious damage...

PickleNutz on Budget Robot Zoo

1 week ago

Smuggler's Copter is pretty risky in this deck. You aren't casting madness and nothing has flashback to really make it effective. I would exchange it and Reckless Bushwhacker for 4 Cranial Plating and 4 Puresteel Paladin. Then I would cut Springleaf Drum and Welding Jar completely and drop in another Court Homunculus. I would consider exchanging Toolcraft Exemplar for Porcelain Legionnaire too. Too often, decks will control you and Toolcraft Exemplar won't be much more than an annoyance. At least legionnaire has no strings attached and can be cast for two mana and . Hope that helps.

bobgar on Kor Equipment Combo (Korios)

1 week ago

Hey Airakk! Thanks for the comments!

I found this deck relied heavily on its tribal synergies, which is why I consider it a tribal deck. The main win condition is to use Armament Master as a Kor lord to pump up your other kor creatures, though it certainly occasionally wins with just the kor-equipment synergies.

You are correct, you don't play your 0-mana equipment until you have a draw engine online in most cases. With a 0 cost equipment, unless you plan on equipping it immediately there is rarely a reason to play it. The deck can put out lethal pretty often turn 3, and ideal draws look like T1 Kor Duelist or Kitesail Apprentice, T2 Puresteel Paladin, T3 dump 5-10 0 mana equipment and play a Armament master, equip most of your stuff to Armament Master for free with Puresteel and swing with one of the two other creatures for 20+ damage. Puresteel gives you a bit of extra mana with Paradise Mantle, so you can often play both Armament Master and a Cranial Plating or Captain's Claws turn 3, or a couple Bonesplitters.

Sorry you find the deck Meh! I think you may not understand it well, or may not have tested it significantly. I don't think it is the most competitive deck in modern, but in my experience it is quite powerful and surprisingly consistent and I think given the synergies it would be strange to not consider it a Kor tribal deck.

That being said if you're looking to make it more tribal, cutting Sram for some more Kor synergy cards will do that, and the deck will still perform quite well I think! As GodTierPancake pointed out Stone Haven Outfitter is a nice fit!

ShaharRyu on Running on a Budget

2 weeks ago

Hey N4kk1 and enpc. Thanks a lot for the feedback. This decks are more casual and not really competitive intended, although i like them to be as smooth as possible.

On the Budget affinity I will add Cranial Plating to 4 and Ghirapur AEther Grid seems like a nice addition to the sidedeck. I did consider Blinkmoth Nexus but it is still a bit too much for my low budget since a play set of those ($20) is over half my entire budget for a deck. Tempered Steel also seems like a very neet adition. I had seen it but wasn't sure about it. I will try running 2 of them (my budget limits me here again) and if it does works I will try saving up a little bit for a playset.

Regarding everything else. I gotta say this hurt me hard u.u . Although the Infect deck might be dead due to Fatal Push, I have to say am still a sucker for it and it is really fun when am killing my friends on turn 2 and there faces seen simpy confused.

Path to Exile is a staple which I love but can't afford. Am looking for other options like Oust, Condemn, Sunlance, Reciprocate, Gaze of Justice or even Swords to Plowshares. Icatian Javelineers is a card which I saw in some Soldier decks but might be better just going for Thraben Inspector as a solid 1 drop.

Finally on the Pseudoaristocrats deck I moved up the number of drainers and am trying to make it more of a 2/4 balance than 3 of each. Am still figuring out how to make it work out but am sure I am on track. It is a shame Fatal Push is so expensive or I will be running 4 as a no brainer.

enpc on Running on a Budget

2 weeks ago

I will second the comment about running 4x Cranial Plating. Also, a good sideboard card you should consider is Ghirapur AEther Grid. Blinkmoth Nexus has come down in price, so you could consider some of those depending on your budget.

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