Den Protector


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Den Protector

Creature — Human Warrior

Creatures with power less than Den Protector's power can't block it.

Megamorph (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn it face up at any time for its megamorph cos and put a +1/+1 counter on it.)

When Den Protector is turned face up, return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Den Protector Discussion

Last_Laugh on Soylent Temur is Made of Creatures

2 weeks ago

Oh, and consider Eternal Witness and Den Protector for a little recursion.

maezry on Pir and Toothy and Friends

1 month ago

Bloodspore Thrinax could be nice. Even for without using the devour trigger, with all the graft and counter spam you have, it could be like having another Master Biomancer.

Den Protector is also another one of my favorites in my Ezuri, Claw of Progress deck.

I would potentially run Tempt with Discovery instead of Cultivate in this build, since you'll likely have a lot of cards in hand to begin with. Plus it would let you grab a useful nonbasic land to have early game. You might not want even more lands in hand unless you were running cards that let you play more lands each turn.

An alternative could be Splendid Reclamation for any lands you may have pitched to the GY early game, or if your max hand size was removed, but that may be a stretch.

ducttapedeckbox on Muldrotha help

2 months ago

Eternal Witness and Den Protector are great at recurring Villainous Wealth since they can hit everything. But yeah I plan on running it as a finisher in my Muldrotha deck in progress.

Right now I also have things like Sepulchral Primordial and Diluvian Primordial and then Panharmonicon to abuse all of the ETB abilities I have. Not direct win conditions but a ton of value.

CaptSillva on Blossom War [ Najeela Control cEDH ]

2 months ago

Here are some other options you could consider Bloodsoaked Champion, Goblin Bushwhacker, Pelt Collector, Rhys the Redeemed, Chief of the Edge, Chief of the Scale, Decorated Champion, Den Protector, Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip, Hidden Dragonslayer, Rushblade Commander, Thorn Lieutenant, Voltaic Brawler, and Blood-Chin Fanatic.

Also a quick note about the mana base. Having so few basics in the deck could be quite dangerous. Certainly there is always the possibility of not hitting the correct colors, but having more basics lets you use more flexible ramp and as is, a Blood Moon or Ruination would be crushing.

Last_Laugh on animar

3 months ago

Again, I'd cut most of your non-creature spells. Most all of these effects can be replaced with creature versions.

I.e. counterspells can be Draining Whelk, Glen Elendra Archmage, and Stratus Dancer. Ramp/mana fixing can be any number of mana dorks like Utopia Tree, Bloom Tender, Manaweft Sliver, etc. and I'd 100% make room for Beastcaller Savant, Sakura-Tribe Elder, and Vizier of the Menagerie. Removal can be Duplicant or either Ulamog. Card draw can be Prime Speaker Zegana, Tishana, Voice of Thunder, Garruk's Packleader, and/or the only non-creature I'm suggesting, Glimpse of Nature. Graveyard recursion can be Eternal Witness and Den Protector.

The_Underscore on There's a Creature For That

4 months ago

Alright, after some review of the actual Tcgplayer prices, Glen Elendra Archmage got to be a part of this Timmy dream! I also realized that Artisan of Kozilek and Den Protector are two recursion cards that I already had in the deck. For anyone checking this out, I still need some board wipe protection. After some playtests, I found that coming back from a wiped board of 7 creatures and an 8/8 Animar, Soul of Elements is kinda slow. A few creatures that can protect against this, not necessarily protecting the whole board but themselves, would be great.

Botsn on Najeela, Counters, Tokens, and Tribal fun

5 months ago

Thank you ThallionDarkshine for your input. I will say I took some of your advice and added some 2-drops to better my curve. I ended up adding Den Protector and Blood-Chin Rager.

I'm not running mana dorks for the sole reason that they aren't tribal. The only cards that are in the deck that aren't tribal are cards that actually do something extra, that have more value than a mana dork can give.

Admittedly, I had the Aether Vial in there as kind of a place holder. I play in a group that doesn't see it as big of a threat, so they will allow me to get it up to 3 and 4 counters and let it stick for a while. However I did take it out.

Amulet of Vigor is so good in the deck because I run so many shock lands. This way I don't have to kill myself for having my lands come into play untapped. Also with Najeela, the Blade-Blossom the tokens that come into play will enter the battlefield tapped normally, but if I have Amulet of Vigor out they will enter untapped and still attacking. A sort of pseudo vigilance.

I appreciate the feedback you've given me, and please keep chiming in once my deck keeps being updated.

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