Defense Grid


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions Mythic Rare
Ninth Edition Rare
Eighth Edition Rare
Urza's Legacy Rare

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Defense Grid


Each spell costs (3) more to play except during its controller's turn.

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Defense Grid Discussion

Winterblast on Colorless Artifact Lockdown

3 days ago

I'm also not a fan of the bottled cloister trick...I have thought about using it in commander multiple times but eventually I always felt it was too risky. Someone removes the cloister in their turn and your hand is gone. Not very cool.

I would consider Sphere of Resistance and Thorn of Amethyst over Defense Grid, because you aim at having a huge lot of mana with tron and the posts anyway. Lodestone Golem is great too if you play mostly artifacts AND it beats for 5 dmg while slowing down the opponent.

Wurmcoil Engine and Sundering Titan are definitely better than the big beaters you are using at the moment.

Colgate on Colorless Artifact Lockdown

3 days ago

Yes I have wanted complete lockdown for game and I've even managed to do so multiple times. This isn't even lockdown and especially not complete. You don't have any reliable way to find the lock and you have bunch of dead cards in deck. If you somehow against all the odds manage to pull of your Exodia, your lock still is at its best just forcing your opponent to cast spells only during their turn, tap all their lands, if they tap any of them, your life total can't change and you bolt something every turn. Even if you somehow manage to pull that off, you still let them untap freely, cast as many spells as they wish during their main phase, draw as much as they wish, they can still also target you and all of your permanents with no penalty. There are many decks in legacy, which can continue to operate under your "complete lockdown" just like there were no lock at all. Trinisphere alone can make stronger lock than anything in your deck. Listen advice you're given and play some Trinispheres and Chalice of the Void. Defense Grid is good once you can do something threatening during your turn, but I would still keep it at side.

Coinman1863 on Combo? Where We're Going, We Don't Need Combo

5 days ago

nmckay3, I'd say City of Solitude is your best bet as well. However, you just have to be aware that it enables to let your combo decks go off untouched. So maybe err towards Defense Grid instead?

Hope this helps!

TheGeneralAdvisor on Akiri Control

6 days ago

ibstudent2200: Daretti is something I had considered because of the card draw potential. I suppose I could take out Scrap Mastery for it since it's been lackluster lately. Idk why I overlooked it.

Storage Matrix has weird interactions with the orbs and it's not nearly as powerful of a lock.

Metalworker is already out but I'm not 100% sure why that wasn't updated, so staff wouldn't be a good fit here.

With all the lock pieces I haven't needed any more board wipes, and I don't want akiri dying from something like Blasphemous Act.

I had considered decree before but it's hard to find room. And honestly between Defense Grid and Conqueror's Flail and all the lock pieces I haven't worried about trying to fit it in, but I'll keep it in the back of my mind.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Raging_Squiggle on Trinisphere and cycling

1 week ago

Cycling is an activated ability. Therefore neither Trinisphere nor Defense Grid interact with it at all.

itsdip30 on Trinisphere and cycling

1 week ago

Title explains all, if Trinisphere is on the battlefield, and I try to cycle with say Igneous Pouncer, will I pay 2 Mana to cycle or three. Consequently if let's say Defense Grid is on the battlefield, will that affect cycling as well, or no?

Quicksilver on I'm Not Familiar With The Term Fun

1 week ago

Defense Grid. +1 for D&T in EDH.

xavierthecartoonist on Clever Pun about Pillows

2 weeks ago

Sigil of the Empty Throne would compliment your heavy enchantment use. Monastery Siege's Dragons will protect you while slowing down your opponent's answer. You're obviously not running aggro, so Porphyry Nodes can really mess your opponents up. Suppression Field is great on a sideboard against an ability-reliant deck. Defense Grid is good in the sideboard as well. Storage Matrix Can really disturb just about any strategy

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