Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

Legendary Creature — Fox Cleric

: Target permanent you control gains protection from white until end of turn.

: Target spell or permanent becomes white until end of turn.

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Eight-and-a-Half-Tails Discussion

Bloodfrenzy on Kamigawa Kitsune

4 hours ago

Wait I just remembered if I give the enchanted creature protection from white with Eight-and-a-Half-Tails the enchant will be removed.. darn.

JAIL_HOUSE on Revka - Scaling Angel Ramp

4 weeks ago

I'm building an Angel deck and this is one of my favorites so far, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails is a brilliant addition. It's like a modern legal Mother of Runes but even better in a white ramp deck! Plus it can protect your crucial artifacts, enchantments and lands. Swiftfoot Boots and Platinum Angel would also be great in this deck as another way to shut down your opponent along side Tails and Avacyn, Angel of Hope. Selfless Spirit might also be a good addition for protecting your powerful creatures as well as flipping Archangel Avacyn  Flip if needed. Where are the Snow-Covered Plains for Extraplanar Lens? I noticed you never put them in the original Revka deck either.

enpc on Captain Sisay EDH

1 month ago

Personally I would never cut tutors, except for beter tutors. I think that you could replace Myojin of Cleansing Fire with no ill effects. Personally, I would replace Council's Judgment with the other. I also think that you could sub either Krosan Grip or Return to Dust with Beast Within.

As for Pilgrim, honestly I would cut either Eight-and-a-Half-Tails or Elvish Piper. I don't think that either adds a enough to warrant a spot. And if you're pulling the curve of the deck down, piper is less relevant.

DaringApprentice on Captain Sisay and her crew

1 month ago

Looks good and interesting so far! First thing I'll say is that you should take Archangel Avacyn  Flip out of your maybeboard since it has a red and white color identity, and take Karakas out of your maybeboard since it is banned in Commander.

I think you could use a few more staples in the deck, like Wrath of God, Burgeoning, and Lightning Greaves. I think you should also find a few more ways to protect Captain Sisay. Sigarda, Heron's Grace, Dragonlord Dromoka, and Eight-and-a-Half-Tails are all nice ways to enable this.

The token theme doesn't seem too prevalent, and the equipment theme is maybe a little too prevalent, but I could be wrong.

Do you have any specific questions or concerns?

NensouHiebara on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

1 month ago

@gzusvictory

Balan, Wandering Knight will become the Commander when I next update the deck. I don't change things the instant new cards come out and keep the deck on a set update schedule. The next update should be sometime in October.

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Additional Mana Rocks - Not going that route. I don't need to rush Balan onto the battlefield, so the early game will be designated to preparing the board like it was with Eight-and-a-Half-Tails as the Commander. Additionally, Sword of the Animist is my first choice from an early tutor.

Reliquary Tower - It's currently an experiment, pairing it with Sword of Fire and Ice to keep me from discarding when the Sword overloads my hand.

Sram, Senior Edificer - Will probably still have a place in the deck. Waiting for Ixalan to be completely spoiled first.

Knight Exemplar - This is a Tribal card. It's not suited for Voltron.

Bastion Protector - Tried it when Commander 2015 came out and didn't really like it. It doesn't do anything if Balan is out of commission and its 3/3 body doesn't allow it to work with Reveillark and Recruiter of the Guard.

Fountain Watch - I don't like shroud for Voltron. At all. Most notably, it completely shuts off Armory Automaton.

Ogre's Cleaver - Too dull. I prefer Equipment that have some form of additional utility beyond P/T boosts. Equip is also a pretty high for what it does.

Kurisuto on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

1 month ago

Hello good sir/ma'm, I have been in love with this deck since it was Eight-and-a-Half-Tails. With your recent changes you are testing... Do you think Silverblade Paladin still finds a home in the list, I only ask because I see you cut Fireshrieker for Inquisitor's Flail (which is absolutely absurd with Balan, Wandering Knight... DOUBLE STRIKE DOUBLE DAMAGE!)? Next, I see you swapped Darksteel Plate out for the Hammer, but the Hammer isn't indestructible itself, and I feel that to be a little unsettling with catch all board wipes like Hour of Revelation be played where the plate would survive. Also, is Reliquary Tower still being considered now that we lost the draw engine of Sram, Senior Edificer? I feel the hand will empty pretty quick now without him at the helm. Your response is greatly appreciated, this deck is amazing and I appreciate any and all feedback to my comments.

abby315 on The name's Andre of Astora

1 month ago

May I suggest:

Lightning Greaves: Even if you don't like shroud on your artifacts (maybe you want to copy them etc), shroud on your voltron commander is a must-have. The 0 equip cost and haste just make the boots too hard to leave out of any build. Plus, IIRC, they come with the Cat pre-con!

Whispersilk Cloak: see above, but also unblockable makes one-shots much easier, and those are also necessary for a voltron commander as you're likely to get ganged up on.

Sram, Senior Edificer: A second Puresteel Paladin helps the deck draw a critical mass of equipments! Without any creature tutors in the deck you'll really want to have as many of this effect as possible.

Mask of Memory: See above! White really needs help drawing cards a lot of the time.

Balan, Wandering Knight: I just think he's a fantastic backup voltron holder. A lot of the time your commander can get hated out so frequently that you can no longer cast him reasonably, and in that case a backup plan becomes really valuable.See also: Kemba, Kha Regent. Again, I know you said you don't think you need it, but with a 6 CMC commander I'm tellin ya you'll be glad to run the backup!

Command Tower and Command Beacon: One is a rainbow land for all your needs, and the other can buy your commander back from command tax.

Possible cuts:

Green Sun's Zenith: You have 0 targets for this!

Harmonize: Pales in comparison to the Puresteel draw engines.

Reap and Sow: Expensive for mana ramp and land destruction needs a critical amount of LD cards to be effective.

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails: Most of the time Mother of Runes is strictly better, and I'd actually just made that swap.

Grappling Hook: It's expensive and doesn't help you crash through for a win, just sometimes works as pseudo-removal.

Crop Rotation: Without a target like Gaea's Cradle, this is just a 2-for-1.

Reveillark: Though you have some very good targets to rez, you just aren't running that many creatures. It's unlikely that it'll be consistently good.

And finally, I do agree you need more lands. 40 can be a bit high with ramp spells and artifacts, but 35 is probably a better mark.

Maxpphire on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

2 months ago

Archwizard I really don't need Fast Mana when I have ways to easily double or triple my mana base thanks to Caged Sun, Extraplanar Lens, and Gauntlet of Power and I consistently get one of them if not two of them. Land Tax and Endless Horizons also helps me get my mana base out. I will admit that Angel's Grace is a fantastic suggestion, but I also have ways of being able to exile/Destroy creatures fairly easily. The fact that I hermit down was a comment on myself of not being able to pilot my own deck as properly as it could be piloted. If I was more aggressive I'd be a bit better.

I'm not even asking that Eight-and-a-Half-Tails is Tier one. It's not and I know it, but I think it would better fit in the 2.5 list as if you play properly to it's strengths, you can make a devastating deck with it. Most of the decks being "Lets buff a single creature and attack with it protecting it with 8.5 tails" is not playing to its strength as a card.

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