Crushing Canopy

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Ixalan (XLN) Common

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Crushing Canopy

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  • Destroy target creature with flying.
  • Destroy target enchantment.
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Crushing Canopy Discussion

Argy on Dirty Energy

3 weeks ago

It's early days.

I'm not piloting it, so all the info I have is second hand.

It absolutely trounced Ixalan Ramunap Red tonight 2-0, but the Cats player has added fliers to his deck, which proved challenging. He also uses a lot of Ixalan's Binding and Cast Out, so we're trying Crushing Canopy in the Side, against him.

The meta has started to slow down, and I have some Vraska, Relic Seeker lying around, so I am reluctantly putting some in.

She will take the place of Verdurous Gearhulk, at the top of the curve. That is just being hit with Abrade, anyway.

We'll see how that goes.

backinajiffy on Enraged Tough Dinos

4 weeks ago

This is pretty cool.

Couple things I was thinking while going through it -

Probably don't want to have Crushing Canopy and Slice in Twain in the main board since lots of decks don't play enchantments but they're excellent sideboard cards.

Definitely think Verdant Sun's Avatar would go naturally in here since you gain life equal to toughness so if you play Looming Altisaur you get seven life which is pretty insane.

I'd reccomend Cast Out or Ixalan's Binding since you almost always need an exile source for big threats like The Scarab God which everyone and their mother plays nowadays.

Also think Blossoming Defense would serve you well here since people will probably try to target your Belligerent Brontodon the moment you put him out.

Rex_JB24 on Wait, you can actually win an FNM with a 5€ deck?

1 month ago

Digging the improvements. Regarding sideboard, let me just say that there are very few flying threats in the meta that aren't vehicles. The ones that are there, your mainboard is already equipped to handle with all the pseudo-fight removal. Instead of Crushing Canopy I'd like to see Slice in Twain instead, because it deals with enchantments and vehicles while also drawing you a card. Sure, this doesn't answer Angel of Invention but you have your fight spells for that.

djnewellmit on Green Blue Pummeler

1 month ago

What answers to Pummeler are you seeing most often? My major obstacle has been Ixalan's Binding. A solid answer with some flexibility is Crushing Canopy. Most players will assume you have no answer to any enchantments and won't be able to respond if you cast Canopy during their end step, regain your Pummeler, then swing at them on your turn.

djnewellmit on UG Pummeler

1 month ago

Wgpfly: Glorybringer is a good target. Another troublesome flyer is Angel of Invention in the God-Pharaoh's Gift decks.

However, probably more relevant than flyers is the fact that Crushing Canopy provides one of the few means of enchantment removal in Standard. Most importantly it answers the white denial enchantments of Ixalan's Binding and Solemnity (with an occasional Cast Out). I played a Temur Pummeler at this week's FNM and almost all of my opponents brought in Ixalan's Binding against the Pummeler. It also hits the Ixalan legendary enchantment cycle, ie- Search for Azcanta  Flip, and curses like Trespasser's Curse.

Argy on +1/+1 Energy tribal

1 month ago

If you want this to be competitive you will need a Sideboard.

Here are some cards you could use. You will need to choose the ones that suit your local meta.

Abrade - get rid of Vehicles or small Creatures

Appetite for the Unnatural - destroy any Artifact or Enchantment

Blossoming Defense - protect a Creature from a spell, pump it for extra damage

Chandra's Defeat - nerf Ixalan Ramunap Red decks

Crushing Canopy - get rid of a flier or an Enchantment

Doomfall - make the Opponent sac their Carnage Tyrant, or remove an annoying spell from hand

Duress - remove Approach of the Second Sun, or any of the new Enchantments, from hand

Lost Legacy - remove all copies of Approach of the Second Sun from the deck

Magma Spray - Exile any small, recurring Creatures like Scrapheap Scrounger

Never / Return - good against Planeswalkers or large Creatures (Vraska's Contempt is FAR superior, but not budget)

Walk the Plank - good cheap removal (Fatal Push is FAR superior, but may be too expensive for you)

Cragon18 on Enchantment Removal

2 months ago

Thanks for the feedback everyone! clayperce and mavoricke, Appetite for the Unnatural was certainly my first thought, but I like the idea of Crushing Canopy if you are in a deck that already has access to Abrade so the versatility of hitting artifacts and enchantments is less valuable. Crushing Canopy gives you access to a versatile sideboard card that, as you mentioned hits Glorybringer which is huge. I also like the idea of Creeping Mold since after these artifacts/enchantments flip into lands they can be VERY problematic. I would definitely do some playtesting with that card to see how it plays. Thanks again!

clayperce on Enchantment Removal

2 months ago

Cragon18,
I'm often in Green, and though I'm not currently running any Enchantment hate, Appetite for the Unnatural is my hate of choice ... it's almost always a contender for a sideboard slot or two. Sure it's expensive, but Instant-speed unconditional removal is worth it.

Crushing Canopy is an intriguing option too, but imo it's more about crushing Glorybringer than Enchantments.

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