Delaying Shield


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage 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
Odyssey (ODY) Rare

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Delaying Shield


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

CMGraves on Caffeine, Hate and Sometimes Ertai

5 days 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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!

Ericius11 on Within the Angels' Grasp

1 month ago

Thank you for the suggestions! There are so many counter spells, it's been rather difficult for me to decide which one to pick. It's definitely a help to know which are the best options. I also rather like Supreme Verdict. It would be a great option since I have methods of spamming token creatures later in the game.

One other idea I had was to include Delaying Shield. It would be a great way to way to get counters on Luminarch Ascension. I would also be able to use Failure to bring the card to my hand, thus removing the delay counters. However, my deck would no longer be modern unfortunately...

Ziembski on Boardstall City

2 months ago

If You want to stall the board till you get combo pieces, You can go for Solemnity and Delaying Shield combo.

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