Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +1/+0 and has haste.
Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
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|Throne of Eldraine (ELD)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Crystal Slipper Discussion
1 week ago
Rdean14, the Cautious
Legendary Creature - Human Advisor
Whenever one or more creature attacks, exile Rdean14, the Cautious, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.
Whenever you or Rdean14, the Cautious becomes the target of a spell or ability, you may choose new targets for that spell or ability.
I'm an exceedingly cautious person. People who know me either think I'm very well prepared or think I'm pessimistic. Many think both. I don't like committing to anything without a solid backup plan. At work I'm known as the 'CYA' guy for my propensity to document everything and very closely follow corporate policy. I'm a Slytherin, by Hogwarts house, and basically, I'm rather persuasive (like I've come up with a sizable chunk of the local policy for my job, e.g.) and highly interested in self-preservation. Like, 100% my #1 priority, no doubt about it. I firmly believe the best way to keep a job is to formulate enough policy and make yourself integral enough that the company wouldn't want to fire you.
Anyways, Let's see a common non-weapon, non-shield/armor equipment.
Helms, Saws, Hammers wouldn't count for this. Spidersilk Net seems like a weapon, so like, not really at all weapons or armor. Although Maybe just insanely creative weapons like Gorgon's Head would be cool, not really the goal, but still super cool.
Siren Song Lyre is like the epitome of this challenge, like certainly an equipment, but not like clothing or weapon. Clothing is cool though, to be clear.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Overall, love what you're doing with Gwyn. I think this is a great deck list! Recently, I have been through some growing pains with an equipment deck and I've included some suggestions/subs below. I hope you find some of these helpful!
Creatures: Depending on your budget I would definitely look at Puresteel Paladin. Fits into Knight tribal, gives card draw, and reduces equip cost when your commander isn't on the field. Leonin Shikari isn't a Knight, but would be awesome in this deck, especially when you have your commander out. Angel of Glory's Rise is expensive to cast, but gives you some resiliency and brings back 18 creatures on your list. Obviously Stoneforge Mystic is great but is super expensive.
Artifacts: Since you're running Scroll Rack, you could take a look at Sensei's Divining Top it would do wonders with the Rack. I've run Worn Powerstone before and I personally don't like it because it comes down tapped. A solid mana rock or something like Gilded Lotus / Thran Dynamo could make for better alternatives.
Potential Equipment Tweaks: -Marauder's Axe +Sword of the Animist -Crystal Slipper +Swiftfoot Boots. Hammer of Nazahn is expensive but worth every penny in an equip deck. Lightning Greaves / Whispersilk Cloak will help protect your commander once she's in play.
Sorcery/Instant: Maybe one or two more board wipes if you think there's a place for it? Some of my personal favorites: Fumigate Hour of Revelation Wrath of God. Also, Boros Charm is a really great silver bullet and something to consider as well.
Again, overall I think you have a really solid build. I'm sure you've already won your share of games at your playing it. Like I said, I've gone through some growing pains with equipment and these are some suggestions that I came up with off the top of my head. Best of luck!
6 months ago
Hey Kehrmann15, here are some thoughts about the deck, especially how to improve it with cards we already have in our playgroup.
Arvad the Cursed : In the current deck he probably has too few other Legendaries he can reliably pump. I would tend to replace him with a lord who pushes all the Knights. For example I could give you Benalish Marshal .
Kwende, Pride of Femeref : Similar to Arvad, there are very few targets at the moment. (Three Knights with Firststrike.) As a good replacement I could give you e.g. Aryel, Knight of Windgrace . Besides her respectable 4/4 vigilance (especially useful in multiplayer) she is a "mana sink", so she can use open mana even if you can't play hand cards. Specifically, she creates Knights tokens or destroys other creatures on each turn.
Belle of the Brawl and Skynight Vanguard would be shaky candidates for me, which could ideally be replaced by stronger Knights. Perfect would be for example Puresteel Paladin and Knight Exemplar . But both are not quite cheap and unfortunately I don't have them either.
Otherwise I'd rather go in the direction of 25 creatures, so maybe add two more value creatures. For example, I could give you the two: Kambal, Consul of Allocation fits well to your drain theme. Which you did to Neotopian and me last time. Sram, Senior Edificer lets you draw a card for each piece of equipment.
This brings us directly to the next topic.
Card Draw still seems to me to be the weakest point in the deck. Cards I can give you from my collection would be Read the Bones (e.g. as a replacement for Call the Cavalry , because you don't really play Go-Wide with the deck and hardly profit from it), Skullclamp and Sunforger (both equipment with which you have more synergies and absolute "must haves" in the deck). Especially Sunforger is crazy with your Commander, if you can fetch a CMC4 Instant for 2 mana and cast for free.
For the Sunforger to work properly, we need a few more instants with impact for <=CMC4.
Removal should be as versatile as possible ("target permanent" is better than "target creature") and as reliable as possible ("destroy" or even "exile" better than "x damage"). Therefore I would replace Integrity / Intervention by Utter End and Justice Strike by Swords to Plowshares (if any of us have it). Adamant Will is only good in special situations, so I would replace it with a good removal. I could give you Bedevil for example.
In order to have Sunforger or other cards on hand at the right time, a few tutors would be helpful. For example, I could give you Diabolic Tutor from my collection. Open the Armory would also be a cheap tutor who fits well to your topic.
I'm not finished on the other topics yet, but here are my first notes on equipment, mana rocks and lands:
Find a few stronger pieces of equipment to replace the following:
No Taplands without upside (Gates etc.). If we don't find better duals (e.g. the scry temples would offer a nice upside) replace them with basics.