Den Protector

Legality

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
Oathbreaker 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.

Den Protector Discussion

UpperDeckerTaco on Midrange decks in combo-happy meta

2 hours ago

You can definitely make Omnath, Locus of Rage competitive. I have a friend who plays it.

Ramp is your best friend. And Sac Outlets are your best friend along with some wrath effects.

Purphoros, God of the Forge works wonders in the deck, especially along side the staples of Avenger of Zendikar and Rampaging Baloths .

Cards that you need to make the deck function better are Explore type effects: Oracle of Mul Daya , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Exploration , Explore , Enter the Unknown , Journey of Discovery , Mina and Denn, Wildborn , Summer Bloom , Wayward Swordtooth ... These work to great effect in getting the most out of Omnath's triggered ability and might hinder your opponents' plans of sweeping the board.

Also, you should be running more lands than the usual EDH deck because you want to be able to keep playing lands.

Recursion is also what will assist in the control metas: Regrowth , Eternal Witness , Den Protector , Greenwarden of Murasa , Recollect , The Mending of Dominaria ... These will help you maintain use of the cards that get removed. Also it allows you to let your general go to Graveyard and get it back to cast it for regular CMC.

Some form of protection is necessary: Heroic Intervention , Ranger's Guile , Blossoming Defense , Lightning Greaves ...

As for sac outlets, you have a great one in Goblin Bombardment and Greater Good and also Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar .

You could also use some triggers upon a creature entering the battlefield: Electropotence , Impact Tremors , In the Web of War , Mana Echoes , Warstorm Surge , Purphoros, God of the Forge , Colossal Majesty , Elemental Bond ...

And of course you could use some of the staples: Sylvan Library , Krosan Grip , Constant Mists , Beast Within , Word of Seizing ...

As for some sweepers: Chandra's Ignition and Star of Extinction are good ones. Hour of Devastation does some work. Insurrection is usually a good game finisher.

The world is your "oyster" good sir! So have at it. And happy shuffling. Hope this helps.

Last_Laugh on Animar - Big Creatures [feat. Grapeshot]

2 hours ago

I'll try to keep things budget friendly... I think two of my suggestions are like $7-10.

Stratus Dancer , Ainok Survivalist , Den Protector , Beastcaller Savant , and Great Whale are all good Cloudstone combo pieces here.

Weird Harvest currently looks up Ancestral Statue and Purphoros for with 3 counters on Animar for the win. Spellseeker can look up Weird Harvest for one more. The preferred line here replaces Purphoros with Walking Ballista (try to trade for one) and costs one less.

Last_Laugh on Animar's Creature Feature

3 weeks ago

I'm going to make several suggestions but the most glaringly obvious thing that needs work is lowering your mana curve a lot. Currently your avg. cmc is 4.74, which quite frankly is astronomically high. Your deck costs 308 mana currently... it should be about a full mana less (about 70 mana less).

Blightsteel Colossus, Emrakul, Garruk's Horde, Hamletback Goliath, Hoverguard Sweepers, Meteor Golem, Increasing Savagery, and Rishkar's Expertise should all be cut. I'm also not a fan of Jin-Gitaxias or Vorinclex here but more because I feel they're a dick move that's really not needed here. Nezahal and Consecrated Sphinx are both lackluster here as well. If you have to pass turn to get value or rely on your opponents to trigger stuff then it's not for Animar, you need to look for rewards for your own actions.

Ainok Survivalist , Den Protector , and Stratus Dancer are your 3 best morph options here and they also go infinite in Cloudstone combos. Cloud of Faeries , Great Whale , and Stadium Vendors are all infinite mana with Cloudstone. Also consider Equilibrium and/or Temur Sabertooth for another bounce enabler here. Shrieking Drake reads - spend X blue: put x +1+1 counters on Animar. Last I'm suggesting a few cards for a game ending combo line... Weird Harvest to look up Ancestral Statue + either Walking Ballista or Purphoros, God of the Forge and end the game. Ballista is the preferred finisher here and only requires 4 mana and 3x +1+1 counters on Animar (Purph needs a 5th mana but same # of counters). Also consider Spellseeker to tutor it, glimpse of nature, or ryclonic rift up.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Funkydiscogod on Manifest/Morph

3 weeks ago

I think it'd be difficult to make it fast enough for Modern, but I can see Deathmist Raptor having some potential. If you discard one to morph a Gathan Raiders , you can then put it on the battlefield. You wouldn't even need to add red. Den Protector would be another one for a graveyard heavy strategy.

Zoetic Cavern would be a fun land if you're only in 1 or 2 colors.

Last_Laugh on Animar EDH

1 month ago

Beast Whisperer and Primordial Sage 100% deserve spots. Stratus Dancer , Den Protector , and Ainok Survivalist too.

I run a very similar style Animar deck but I've been playing it for about 6 years now. Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

mrdehring on Masked Surge

1 month ago

Combos look great! The challenge is going to be staying alive long enough and not showing your hand until it is too late for them to do anything about it.

I always found that people I play with hate seeing Authority of the Consuls and Blind Obedience . Those cards always draws a lot of attention and you get attacked a lot after it hits. How have they been for your deck? Do they slow everything down enough to stabilize, or do you tend to play them later in the game?

In a deck with so few creatures do you get to use the enchant creatures much? The Bear Umbra and Flickering Ward seem to not have a lot of good homes.

Love the Imprisoned in the Moon and the Darksteel Mutation , might I suggest Lignify , Deep Freeze and, as multimedia mentioned, Song of the Dryads as other options to make commanders useless.

You seem to want to ramp to Primal Surge as your win con and you want to buy time to get there was try out Awakening Zone as a way to make mana that happens to chump block. From Beyond also works, but people get suspicious when they see the words search and Eldrazi on the same card. Another great card to help you get to your surge is Kruphix, God of Horizons just keep floating that mana until you get enough.

With the blink effects you have I always thought Aid from the Cowl was fun. If you need something to blink look into Attunement . With the extra card drawn from playing enchantments this is a great way to dig for that surge.

Copy Enchantment because I'm sure you want more of something.

If your plan is to win with combo, make sure you protect it. If it gets milled, or countered, you will need an Eternal Witness style card. Other options that are a bit more budget friendly are Den Protector , Greenwarden of Murasa and Skullwinder .

I don't see a lot of tutors for your combo, so if you are having trouble getting them online you may want to try Planar Bridge , Planar Portal and Tamiyo's Journal are all ways to find the combos you are trying to assemble.

fuzzyllama on saskia double trouble

2 months ago

Helm of the Host also Virtus doesn't combo with saskia's ability. would also suggest some evasion like Mother of Runes , Champion of Lambholt , Den Protector could add some beaters like Zurgo Helm Smasher, Rampaging Baloths , Giant Adephage , Atarka, World Render also Bloom Tender & Neheb, the Eternal would generate ridiculous mana. Worth noting that Saskia's ability only triggers of combat damage and not loss of life.

Last_Laugh on Animar, Soul of the Elements

3 months ago

Misc.: Drop - Angler Drake, Exclusion Mage, Ezuri's Archers, Filligree Familiar, Mercurial Chemister, Ornithopter, Spawnwrithe, Pelt collector, Tilonalli's Summoner, Warbreak Trumpeteer, and Wildfire Eternal. Add- Cloud of Faeries , Great Whale , Temur Sabertooth (and Equilibrium / Tidespout Tyrant mentioned above), Fierce Empath , Den Protector , Stratus Dancer , Ainok Survivalist , Ogre Battledriver , and Momir Vig, Simic Visionary .

Also, you 100% need to put Ancestral Statue in. Targets itself with its' own ETB and goes infinite due to eventually costing nothing to cast.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decklists is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

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