Delaying Shield

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Rare

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Delaying Shield

Enchantment

If you would be dealt damage, put that many delay counters on Delaying Shield instead.

At the beginning of your upkeep, remove all delay counters from Delaying Shield. For each delay counter removed this way, you lose 1 life unless you pay (1)(White).

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Delaying Shield Discussion

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

2 months ago

Semi-repost from MegaMatt13's wall to spread love for Teferi's Protection . I won the game against a semi-mirror match against a newly minted Bant Aikido deck. It went Demonic Tutor and Enlightened Tutor to get Master of Cruelties and Key to the City, cast Master of Cruelties. Opponent casts Path to Exile on Master of Cruelties. I cast Teferi's Protection , saving my entire board. Pass the turn, my opponent gets nothing, and passes the turn, knowing she is at least mostly dead. I draw the Key to the City, cast it, and tap and discard to Key to the City on Master of Cruelties, attacking with Master of Cruelties. This bypasses my opponent's Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker, Clever Impersonator cloned No Mercy, and her Delaying Shield, as well as a held Dawn Charm to put her at 1 life. I transmute Shred Memory into Price of Progress and cast it, knowing that she doesn't have enough to pay the mana to Delaying Shield to save herself next turn. Pass the turn, and good game. This was after she let an Insurrection through to take out both other opponents earlier in the game when she could have Dawn Charmed to save them. I was expecting her to hold a fog, so I took out them instead of her. She ended up dyeing with that Dawn Charm in hand. Super interesting to see the deck in a multiplayer against another Aikido deck, this one with arguably more control and defense in the form of blue control and green rattlesnakes, but with less aggression. The aggression won out. Mardu aikido is amazing, super fun, and will probably always be my favorite.

precociousapprentice on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

2 months ago

Exsanguinate is a card that will always go in an out of my deck. Great wincon, can sweep up several low life opponents, or can stall a loss if you cast it for even a mid range amount. Just an all around solid card. That being said, it comes out regularly to make room for things I want to try. My Wishboard is it's present home, which is a great location for it for me. I can get it for with Burning Wish, but it also gives me access to things like Insurrection and Austere Command. If I cut Burning Wish, I am not sure which I would replace it with, Exsanguinate or Insurrection. Either way, it will alway occupy a flex spot in the deck, because it is not key to the functioning of the deck, but it is amazing when you need it. Thaumatic Compass is pretty great. It has made a great showing in 2 of the last games and played a key role. The last game it didn't show up. What did show up was Teferi's Protection . I won the game against a semi-mirror match against a newly minted Bant Aikido deck. It went Demonic Tutor and Enlightened Tutor to get Master of Cruelties and Key to the City, cast Master of Cruelties. Opponent casts Path to Exile on Master of Cruelties. I cast Teferi's Protection , saving my entire board. Pass the turn, my opponent gets nothing, and passes the turn, knowing she is at least mostly dead. I draw the Key to the City, cast it, and tap and discard to Key to the City on Master of Cruelties, attacking with Master of Cruelties. This bypasses my opponent's Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker, Clever Impersonator cloned No Mercy, and her Delaying Shield, as well as a held Dawn Charm to put her at 1 life. I transmute Shred Memory into Price of Progress and cast it, knowing that she doesn't have enough to pay the mana to Delaying Shield to save herself next turn. Pass the turn, and good game. This was after she let an Insurrection through to take out both other opponents earlier in the game when she could have Dawn Charmed to save them. I was expecting her to hold a fog, so I took out them instead of her. She ended up dyeing with that Dawn Charm in hand. Super interesting to see the deck in a multiplayer against another Aikido deck, this one with arguably more control and defense in the form of blue control and green rattlesnakes, but with less aggression. The aggression won out. Mardu aikido is amazing, super fun, and will probably always be my favorite. Thanks for helping me to build my deck, and congrats on the 100+ upvotes. The deck is truly rad.

CMGraves on Caffeine, Hate and Sometimes Ertai

3 months ago

Drew1313 Just picked up a copy of Delaying Shield. So much better than Force Bubble as I don't need Solemnity on the field for it to work. Awesome card, thanks for telling me.

FoxLGV on Themed, Political, Tokens, Tribal Marchesa

4 months ago

I have to say, I've been looking into building a Marchesa deck and I'm pulling SO much inspiration here. I put theme pretty high up in importance, and you've put together exactly what I've been envisioning, and I'm hoping to build from it.Personally I'm going to be focusing a bit more on 'martial strength,' but despite the change in focus it will likely end up fairly close to this.

Have you considered Delaying Shield? It prevents you from losing the monarch, and gives you a chance to prevent damage (although it's a bit too expensive to be worth it).

Craven183 on Queen of Embers and Ash

4 months ago

Oh right I forgot to mention in my other comment I'll definitely be adding Delaying Shield for the reasons y'all have mentioned. Always been on the fence about adding it but now you have me wondering why I never did! Thank you!

chalto on Queen of Embers and Ash

4 months ago

I know the card was already mentioned, but I think another important fact about Delaying Shield is that even just by itself, without paying the mana to reduce the damage, all combat damage you take is prevented, so you can't lose the monarch. And then yea, also pairs well with Solemnity because it won't get counters.

Khirgan on Queen of Embers and Ash

4 months ago

Just wanted to let you know that your Price of Glory and War's Toll combo doesn't quite work that way. Price of Glory says whenever a land is tapped for mana, while War's Toll's trigger just taps the lands (it doesn't actually force your opponent to produce mana from them). Your opponents will have the chance after tapping the first land for mana, on the War's Toll trigger, to tap additional lands for mana, but once the trigger resolves Price of Glory won't blow up all your opponent's lands that were tapped from War's Toll's trigger, just the ones they actually decided to produce mana from.

Also, since you already have Solemnity, have you considered Delaying Shield at all? I like it even more than Solitary Confinement because it's not actually preventing the damage, it's a replacement effect. It'll still stop damage from Banefire and the like that say damage can no longer be prevented. Down side to this is it being a 2 card combo, but no discard and you get to keep your draw phase.

Another funny combo you might want to consider using is with Stranglehold and Maralen of the Mornsong. They better have an answer in hand, 'cause they're not getting it afterwards. (they're also still losing 3 life a turn to not search!)

I also don't know about your playgroup, but I always seem to have trouble with enchantment spot removal / boardwipes (I tend to face a lot of Bane of Progress and Tranquil Grove). So you may want to consider Replenish , or Avacyn, Angel of Hope / Boros Charm with Greater Auramancy to protect your pillowfort.

Btw, I don't know if you've run into this yet but I'm typically pretty hesitant to run Necropotence solely for the fact that, at least in my group, people tend to run a lot of "take control of opponent's turn" effects and they'll just straight up kill you.

I run a pretty similar Marchesa deck, so I hope that helps!

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