Den Protector


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander 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

JuQ on Warrior at heart

5 hours ago

You definitely need more card draw Elemental Bond, Mouth / Feed, Skullclamp, Deathreap Ritual and Culling Dais would be my card engines of choice. With eight of them in the deck you should be able to have one most of the time.

Fervent Charge is a card I love but I never get to find a good deck to include, this could be that one. super nice specially with your Aggravated Assault.

I would remove Titanic Ultimatum in favor of Beastmaster Ascension. The ultimatum is really espectacular and the lifelink is amazing, but the static +5/+5 for just three mana is insane.

Some protection against board wipes to chose among Heroic Intervention, Boros Charm, Make a Stand, Ready / Willing, Eerie Interlude.

Utility on warriors: Banewhip Punisher, Den Protector, Hidden Dragonslayer Elvish Skysweeper, Viridian Zealot, Manic Vandal, Qasali Slingers, Hammerheim Deadeye.

Crav96 on Morph Hysteria EDH

1 day ago

So I like the idea. For a few key improvements I suggest the following:

  1. Lower your CMC on ramp spells. For example replace Explosive Vegetation with Nature's Lore and Kodama's reach with Farseek and maybe add Rampant Growth. As described in the Command Zone primer, you want to get Animar out as soon as possible, so low cost ramp means you get to spend it mostly on turns 2-3.

  2. Replace evacuation with Cyclonic Rift. It is universally better.

  3. Instead of Fires of Yavimaya you can use Temur Ascendancy for the slight chance that you hard cast something without morph, in which case you get to draw cards. But this is really up to you

  4. Icefeather Aven is really good cause you can bounce creatures to re-use them or opponents creatures for protection

  5. Willbender and Stratus Dancer are really good for protection against your board

  6. Den Protector to get stuff from the grave! So good.

  7. Primordial Sage and Soul of the Harvest just turn all your morph creatures into free draw once Animar has 3 counters

Also I think your land count is too high. I'd drop at least 35 personally, cause even if you're drawing cards later in the game, lands are dead in your hand, especially since Animar psuedo-ramps you.

That is it for now and I hope I have been helpful! If you need more ideas you can also check my list in my page, "Its all natural"

PsuedoIntellectual on World Class Abzan

5 days ago


I love Abzan! Here are some suggestions:

1:Improve your creatures

Cut Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip, Den Protector, and a copy of Courser of Kruphix.

Add 4 Tarmogoyf and more Tasigur, the Golden Fang.

Sylvan Caryatid would be helpful, too.

2:Improve your mana-base

Cut Temple of Malady and Temple of Silence. They're just bad.

Cut Sandsteppe Citadel.

Cut Caves of Koilos and Llanowar Wastes.

Add Overgrown Tomb, Godless Shrine, Temple Garden, Windswept Heath, Marsh Flats, and Verdant Catacombs. A playset of each.

3:Improve your spells

Cut Languish and Tragic Arrogance and replace them with Damnation or Wrath of God.

Cut Despise, Abzan Charm, Bile Blight, Silence the Believers and Ultimate Price.

Replace them with Fatal Push, Thoughtseize, Go for the Throat, Path to Exile, and Dismember or Maelstrom Pulse. Any of these two removal spells should be a playset(4), but all of them are just about the same.

3:Sideboard for Modern

Cut literally everything.

Add 4 Nature's Claim and Creeping Corrosion.

Stony Silence could be useful too.

If you choose to run Go for the Throat, sideboard a third removal option that can hit anything.

Add Relic of Progenitus or Bojuka Bog.

Leyline of Sanctity can hose just about any deck.


I couldn't really fit this stuff in without you cutting some other useful stuff, but cards like Kitchen Finks, Dark Confidant, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, or Blind Obedience could worm their way into your deck.

JuQ on Karador (Needs Help!)

1 week ago

Karador is hard to play: its super expensive, the cost reduction isn't really that great and you need to pay for the creature from your graveyard, so you probably won't be able to use his ability theturn you cast him. You got right that you need a lot of self milling.
I would add Satyr Wayfinder for a bit more of cheap milling. Maybe you could even fit The Gitrog Monster there to get some card draw out of all that milling you already have.
Sunblast Angel can be a nasty reusable board wipe.
The good part of karador is you can cast morphs from the graveyard, you lose the surprise effect but using the morph triggers maybe worth it. Den Protector is a nice second Eternal Witness.

JuQ on All for One, One for All

2 weeks ago

Hi, I have a very similar elf focused Ezuri deck you might want to check out

Ezuri Turbo Tribal

Commander / EDH JuQ


My advice, swap everything you can into a power 2 creature with the same function: Bramblecrush for Acidic Slime, Naturalize for Viridian Zealot, Call to Mind and Nature's Spiral for Eternal Witness and Den Protector, Simic Signet for some ofther mana dork, if possible get a Priest of Titania, Exclude for Silumgar Sorcerer, you get the idea.

Most of your creatures are green but your counters most of them require double blue. Try to use low cost counterspells that requiere only one blue mana. It doesen't matter if they aren't hard counters, usually the non creature spells will be the most dangerous for your, especially the sorceries. Disdainful Stroke, Stubborn Denial, Swan Song. Counterspell on a creature are also great on this deck, specially if they have evasion on their own Stratus Dancer, Siren Stormtamer, Mausoleum Wanderer.

There are a few really good blue removals Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, Reality Shift. And in green the discount instant Desert Twister Beast Within.

You will need a ton of card draw, much more than in any other deck. Your spells are cheap and you will empty your hand really fast. Life's Legacy and Give / Take (you can ignore the Give part) are my favourites for this deck because they are really low cost and give you a ton of cards. There are higher cost spells that will get you about as much without having to consume your creature or your +1/+1 counters, but the low cost is critical.

Door of Destinies will make prevent Ezuri from getting experience and is quite slow. You don't really need it because Ezuri is there to buff your creatures. For similar effects in a more efficient and explosive way Master Biomancer or Bloodspore Thrinax. The best thing is Cultivator of Blades because it gives you three experience ounters, and only buffs your guys when it attacks, so Ezuri keeps getting experience.

Mycoloth is absurdly good with Ezuri, they feed each other just what each one of them wants.

You will also need a tons of ways to save Ezuri, he will be the target of all your opponents removal.

Try to include as few lands that enter tapped as possible, a second turn Elvish Mystic is not half as good.

If you like easy wins you can also run Blighted Agent and Sage of Hours.

JuQ on Ezuri, Claw of Progress

2 weeks ago

Hi there! Ezuri, Claw of Progress is one of my favorite decks. My take on him is a super low CMC deck, heavy on card draw with a bunch of reactions to save Ezuri and counter board wipe spells. Maybe you'd like to have a look Ezuri Turbo Tribal.

There are some budget cards specially good for this deck
Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip In a +1/+1 counters deck this card will most likely flip the turn cast it if you want.
Life's Legacy Amazing! sac one of your tokens with a bunch of counters on it and refill your hand for just two mana.
Give / Take The 'Take' half is similar card to the previous, you don't sacrifice the creature and still draw a lot of cards for a low cost. Most of the time you can forget about the 'Give', but still an option if needed.
Notorious Throng Create a bunch of flyers to boost Ezuri's experience even more. If you happen to have dealt damage with a rogue you will get an extra turn. Ezuri is BFF with the rogues, many of them are small creatures with evasion and sometimes badass abilities like the Cold-Eyed Selkie you run or Blighted Agent if you don't object to infect.
Pongify for a second Rapid Hybridization and Reality Shift because is the best blue removal.
Den Protector A second Eternal Witness with built-in evasion.
Whirler Rogue for just four mana you get three experience levels, two flying tokens and make creatures unblockable, definitely a must.
Sylvan Safekeeper and Wirewood Symbiote one mana drops to save Ezuri. The best part is when you have them on the Battlefield people won't even try to throw anything at Ezuri.
Looter il-Kor and Lu Xun, Scholar General Two mostly fully unblocable creatures that allow you to loot though your deck and draw cards.
Simic Charm multi purpose reaction, this card will get you out of most bad situations.
Fungal Sprouting If you play it with just Ezuri on the battlefield to get three saprolings is okay-ish, that's the amount of value the game expects you to get from a four mana uncommon sorcery. But in any other scenario this card will easily double or triple your experience.

Happy brewing!

Last_Laugh on Animar, Soul of Combos - Fun Police

3 weeks ago

Also, Morph creatures combo with Animar and Cloustone Curio since the morph cost is reduced. Consider Ainok Survivalist, Den Protector, or Stratus Dancer to go along with Rattleclaw Mystic. Also, Beastcaller Savant works in this loop.

TristanTaylorsVoice on Green

1 month ago

TBH both are a little underwhelming, it's currently the flex slot, but at least Den Protector is two mana. I'm gonna give her one more shot before I swap her back out for Kalonian Tusker.

What the deck REALLY needs is another Strangleroot Geist or Avatar of the Resolute to take off, hopefully Dominaria will have something.

This deck is stupid cheap, TBH the sideboard used to cost more than the deck itself (I made the original build without Avatar of the Resolute literally for 30 dollars), I would definitely try it out!

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