Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

Mike94 on Ixalan Park (#1 Gishath Commander)

3 weeks ago

CardTyrant, that's always a problem if you play fun value decks, I had the same problem with my Odric, Lunarch Marshall EDH deck and decided to make protection a sub theme.

You could run Flickering Ward for recurring protection and Eldrazi Monument could also be a strong include if you can sacrifice a token in your upkeep. Your deck would also benefit from Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves. Mother of Runes is also great for early game protection.

If you have the mana then Eight-and-a-Half-Tails is a great addition and can protect several dino's at once (he is completely of flavor though). Glory is also a great option if you can get it into your graveyard.

Spectra Ward combined with Concerted Effort is a great shield for your creatures, when you combine these with Eldrazi Monument it's almost impossible to remove them.

Hope you can do some tinkering with these suggestions!

Mandalorian on Why Even Bother?

1 month ago

Looks like you got most of the major players minus these-

Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

Hua Tuo, Honored Physician

Yavimaya Hollow

Ive seen some list run Gisela, the Broken Blade+Bruna, the Fading Light if that's something that interest you.

Glissa Sunseeker or Kataki, War's Wage can help with artifact hate if you're worried about that.

Other good stuff

Loyal Retainers

Return to Dust or Sylvan Reclamation

Mirari's Wake

You can also search up planeswalkers now as well since they are legendary. That opens up a whole other aspect of deck building depending on what you want to do. Hope this gives you some more ideas to brew with!

NV_1980 on Avacyn, Judgement Day 8/22/97

1 month ago

Hi High_Priest_of_Avacyn,

This deck lacks focus. It looks a bit like an Avacyn-wipe/Angel-tribe deck, to which you have added a whole host of cards that imho prevent you from executing a predictable, repeatable, solid game-plan. If this is not what you want, all power to you. However, if this is what you do want, I think you would have to make at least some of the improvements I am about to suggest:

Mana-base/ramp

A typical commander deck contains at least 36 lands and between 8-10 mana rock/ramp cards, depending on the color(s) that are being played. Especially when you want to cast big creatures like Angels, this becomes pretty important. Aside from adding some land, I would recommend some artifact mana rocks like Sol Ring (which is the most included card in EDH/Commander of all time), Mind Stone, Worn Powerstone and/or Thran Dynamo. As you are using snow-covered plains, you could also consider adding Extraplanar Lens; that way you can profit from double-mana, while opponents using normal plains cannot. There are also some great ramping creatures for mono-white decks, like Knight of the White Orchid, Oreskos Explorer and if you want to throw some money around, Weathered Wayfarer.

Creatures

There are a few fantastic creatures available that synergize really well with an Avacyn-wipe/Angel tribe deck. Herald of War has the potential to make casting your Angels, including Avacyn, much cheaper. Sunblast Angel provides you with a one-sided wipe, making it unnecessary for Avacyn to be under your control and still be wiping the place effectively :) Admonition Angel is a great point-remover, and a powerful Angel to boot! Angel of Jubilation is fantastic at restricting the power of many decks; especially those who rely on infinite combo's through sacrifice. Angel of Finality is fantastic if you do not just want to wipe your opponents' stuff, but exile it too. Last but not least, Platinum Angel can be a lot of fun; especially when you have Avacyn on the battlefield to protect her from harm. And since you seem to like cards that grant protection, how about Mother of Runes and Eight-and-a-Half-Tails? I think they are a lot more versatile than the protection cards you have included now.

Wiping

Some really great wipes/wipe-enablers that do not just target creatures (like the Akroma's Vengeance you already have included), could be Nevinyrral's Disk and Worldslayer. Also, since you are playing mono-white, Mass Calcify could be really useful. If you want to wipe creatures, but Avacyn is not available yet, some great options to protect your own stuff are Rootborn Defenses and Make a Stand.

Utility

Last but not least, I would like to propose some all-purpose cards. First of which are Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots. Avacyn, though indestructible, is not impervious to harm. These will ensure that removing her will prove much more difficult. A great way to slow your opponents down is by letting his/her artifacts and/or creatures enter the battlefield tapped. Authority of the Consuls and Blind Obedience are awesome, cheap ways to make this happen. Also, you could consider adding tax cards to make your opponents pay for attacking you. Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Safety and/or Norn's Annex could fulfill those needs. As white is terrible at allowing you to draw more per turn, I would also suggest maybe adding artifacts like Mask of Memory, Staff of Nin or even Mind's Eye.

Ok, that's it for the additions I would suggest. If you want, I can also dedicate a post on what I would cut in order to make room for the above. Let me know.

With regards,

NV_1980

rob_shifflett on Commander Series: Did we just ...

1 month ago

I have a Horobi, Death's Wail deck and an Eight-and-a-Half-Tails deck that I use for team games and it is a brutal combination. These two would be a perfect example of how partner mechanic can be degenerate. I would really appreciate your take on this couple. I'll check your current "partner" deck later. Thanks.

rob_shifflett on Commander Series: Did we just ...

1 month ago

I have a Horobi, Death's Wail deck and an Eight-and-a-Half-Tails deck that I use for team games and it is a brutal combination. These two would be a perfect example of how partner mechanic can be degenerate. I would really appreciate your take on this couple. I'll check your current "partner" deck later. Thanks.

rob_shifflett on Commander Series: Did we just ...

1 month ago

I have a Horobi, Death's Wail deck and an Eight-and-a-Half-Tails deck that I use for team games and it is a brutal combination. These two would be a perfect example of how partner mechanic can be degenerate. I would really appreciate your take on this couple. I'll check your current "partner" deck later. Thanks.

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