Elbrus, the Binding Blade


Withengar Unbound


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Transform (V17) None
Dark Ascension (DKA) Mythic Rare

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Elbrus, the Binding Blade

Legendary Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +1/+0.

When equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, unattach Elbrus, the Binding Blade, then transform it.

Equip (1)

Elbrus, the Binding Blade Discussion

McToters on Skullbriar, the Walking Grave-Voltron

1 week ago

Hello fellow Skullbriar player,

I like your deck-list a lot! I like how you are running Triumph of the Hordes . I never really thought of going that direction for a win. You’re also running a lot more creatures which is cool to see!

The “Umbras” are also key. I think I’m running Snake and Spider Umbra and no Bear Umbra .

Skullbriar for me, is the perfect deck to throw a bunch of combat trick stuff and janky pumps/unblockables like: Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip, Hot Soup , Prowler's Helm , Epic Proportions , Gigantomancer , Emergent Growth , Berserk , Hatred , Hunt the Weak , Trailblazer's Boots , Burst of Strength , Might of Oaks and Enlarge (so hilarious to pull-off). Here is my Skullbriar brew

A few of what I mentioned like Hatred I'm not actually running due to budget but hope to eventually have in the deck one day. Dauthi Embrace is another really good idea for unblockable too.

Hope some of that helps!

hellhole3927 on Mono Black Reanimator

1 month ago

XxFATMAN247xX, Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip doesn't transform the creature it's equipped to. It transforms itself, turning into Withengar Unbound .

Mojomuffin on Odric's Keyword Soup

2 months ago

Hey, this looks like a ton of fun to play! One thing I noticed: unfortunately, Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip has a black color identity due to the color indicator on its' flip side, so you can't play it with Odric. You could use Akroma's Memorial instead, its an artifact loaded with keywords, and can function independently from Odric, which helps with board wipes.

It might also be worth considering putting in Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light , 'cause Brisela, Voice of Nightmares seems like exactly what you're looking for.

nobu_the_bard on Anyone knows if lone rider ...

3 months ago

Lone Rider  Flip is white on the front, colorless on the back.

Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip is colorless on the front, black on the back. Note that Withengar Unbound has a color indicator that It That Rides as One lacks.

Leonantti on Varchild's World War

3 months ago

zaerox12345 that would indeed be cool but unfortunately Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip other side is considered black and I can't play black cards in mono red EDH :/

xaarvaxus on Kaalia's Toolbox

4 months ago

Sadly, Shalai, Voice of Plenty does not go into a Mardu deck as her activated ability with gives her green color identity.

I'd use that Phyrexian Reclamation in your sideboard along with Sneak Attack as another way to get these beefy creatures into play and be able to recur them cheaply.

With the casting costs of your creatures, I'd find a way to fit Thran Dynamo in, you could use a couple more pieces of ramp anyway and this seems like the first to include.

I like the inclusion of Liliana's Contract as card draw/alt win condition.

I've wanted to play Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip in a deck but haven't had the right home for it. [Maybe I'll find space in my Zurgo Helmsmasher deck]. Stoneforge Mystic would help get that puppy into play for cheaper [well, cheaper mana anyway] or Stonehewer Giant , which doesn't carry the pricetag and can equip the blade as a surprise during combat.

Overall I like where you are with the deck. Kind of makes me wish I could find a Kaalia so I could build a version.

ThoAlmighty on First prototype

4 months ago

Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip and Ghastlord of Fugue have black in their color identity. Withengar has a black color indicator, while Ghastlord has black symbols in its mana cost.

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Elbrus, the Binding Blade occurrence in decks from the last year

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