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.
|Have (2)||Forkbeard , jecder|
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|From the Vault: Transform (V17)||None|
|Dark Ascension (DKA)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Elbrus, the Binding Blade occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Elbrus, the Binding Blade Discussion
1 month ago
Hey man, your Friendly Neighbourhood Deckbuilder here. as you requested ill be helping you with your lifegain deck today. some cards i would remove and reasons as to why.
Accursed Witch Flip -for what she does (which is meh at best) she costs too much mana. too slow. Night Market Lookout bad card Opaline Unicorn way better mana rocks out there Xathrid Gorgon slow for what it wants to do. much better cards in these colours with the same cmc. Paradise Mantle dont really need it Final Reward way too expensive for what it does Pharika's Cure really weak for a hard 2B Tribute to Hunger giving your opponent a choice is most times bad. token decks exist. Unholy Hunger 5 cmc to kill one creature and a requirement to hit the incidental life gain? oof. Fate Forgotten my recommendations will render obsolete Fated Retribution better replacement recommended Visara the Dreadful Seer's Lantern meh Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip Shimmering Grotto you can stand to cut a land of two Swamp see above Vampire Envoy can do better Desecration Demon its fine but not necessary Reya Dawnbringer lets face it, great ability, but with 9 mana i hope youre doing more than waiting until your next turn for a big play... with 9 mana you wanna try to win games.
here is what i have for you my friend
Heliod's Intervention one of the better cards in white recently, this deck loves the options here. Felidar Sovereign win con Merciless Eviction probably the best boardwipe these colours can ask for Fumigate amazing wrath Suture Priest great at any point in the game Utter End fantastic removal at a fair cost Talisman of Hierarchy decent rock Gray Merchant of Asphodel life gain synonymous Erebos, God of the Dead too good not to run Vona, Butcher of Magan so much better than visara K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth best black card next to his dad Athreos, God of Passage incredibly good to keep wearing out your opponents. much better costed than reya Torment of Hailfire good game. Bolas's Citadel so beyond powerful when your life could be 300... Tainted Sigil very impressive when partnered with a big life drain spell (...if you havent already won) Bloodchief Ascension a game winner if not dealt with Test of Endurance win con Black Market gotta pump those x spells up!! Beacon of Immortality very cheeky with tainted remedy. dont use against me dawg.
1 month ago
Board wipes that seem "on theme" and white "ramp" to consider. Kaya's Wrath Fumigate Retaliate Austere Command Decree of Pain Martial Coup Merciless Eviction Descent of Dragons Angel of the Dire Hour Magister of Worth Sunblast Angel Boreas Charger Oreskos Explorer Surveyor's Scope Solemn Simulacrum Sword of the Animist Verge Rangers Smothering Tithe Sword of Feast and Famine Dowsing Dagger Flip
Queen Marchesa doesn't have a clear single way to build so you have lots of options. However, I feel like said you want to play her like the Kween she is and create a royal court full of politicin' and group interaction to make all the boys whine. I don't think you want to discourgage people from taking the monarch from you, more encourage them to swing others IE: NO Ghostly Prisons, YES Teysa effects. Punish the ones who swing you only after the fact and reward the ones who swing others. There is a lot listed!
You will also want to get retake the throne each turn and lets face it, the Assasin's won't always get through Dauthi Embrace Dauthi Trapper Nether Shadow Nether Traitor Soltari Visionary Changeling Outcast Tormented Soul Break Through the Line Ferropede Gingerbrute Key to the City Whispersilk Cloak Trailblazer's Boots Zhang He, Wei General Yellow Scarves Cavalry Wei Night Raiders Wei Scout Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior Shadow Alley Denizen
Finally here are some other fun interactions befitting the royal court. Crown of Doom Kor Haven Cathars' Crusade Electropotence + Pandemonium (Nasty with deathtouch) Field of the Dead Mentor of the Meek In the Web of War Mace of the Valiant Ogre Battledriver Orc Sureshot Mathas, Fiend Seeker Master of Cruelties Anya, Merciless Angel Tree of Perdition Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Ashling, the Extinguisher Azra Oddsmaker Aurification Bloodforged Battle-Axe Contested War Zone Thaumatic Compass Flip Dread Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip Iroas, God of Victory Aurelia, the Warleader Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Five-Alarm Fire Hellrider Hixus, Prison Warden Larceny Necropolis Regent No Mercy Phage the Untouchable Quietus Spike Skeleton Key Throat Slitter Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Vraska, Scheming Gorgon Scourge of the Throne Akroan Horse Captive Audience Goblin Spymaster Forbidden Orchard Clackbridge Troll Hunted Dragon Hunted Lammasu Hunted Horror
Theme directions to explore? Lifegain to stay above the swings? Angelic Chorus Answered Prayers Anointer Priest Authority of the Consuls Ayara, First of Locthwain Daxos, Blessed by the Sun Healer of the Pride Impassioned Orator Pious Evangel Flip Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Archangel of Thune Suture Priest Ajani's Welcome Dawn of Hope Deathgreeter Exquisite Blood Epicure of Blood Falkenrath Noble Karlov of the Ghost Council Noble Purpose Righteous Cause Sanguine Bond Searing Meditation Seraph Sanctuary Serene Steward Shattered Angel Spirit Loop Sun Droplet Vizkopa Guildmage Well of Lost Dreams Alhammarret's Archive Licia, Sanguine Tribune Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Eternity Vessel Chalice of Life Flip Resolute Archangel Storm Herd Felidar Sovereign Divinity of Pride Serra Ascendant
Aristocrats of the Court (slow life drain strategy)? Bastion of Remembrance Corpse Knight Impact Tremors Purphoros, God of the Forge Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Outpost Siege Bontu's Monument Brutal Hordechief Campaign of Vengeance Cliffhaven Vampire Cruel Celebrant Kambal, Consul of Allocation Polluted Bonds Retreat to Hagra Vindictive Vampire revenge Sorin, Grim Nemesis Judith, the Scourge Diva Stalking Vengeance Syr Konrad, the Grim
2 months ago
Woah, holy knights.
Okay. So. first thing is first. Obviously, we are going knights tribal. The second thing to think about is what is it's theme. You said you want to go King Arthur. Honestly, King Kenrith makes for a better King Arthur deck. But, we're working with Syr Gwynn, so, we are more focusing on the Knights of King Arthur.
Are you wanting more of a knight heavy creature based deck, or equipment based deck. in my deck Valiant Knights of Eldraine, I focused more on a split of equipment and knights giving me 13 equipment and a total of 11 knights including Syr Gywn and 6 non knight creatures. Now, I've built my deck to try to be as powerful as I possibly can make it. What I'm going to suggest below is more flavor and theme based.
I think a cool direction to take this would be focusing on the Legendary theme, after all King Arthur is the most legendary legend of all time. And there is a perfect card that is knightly and legendary centered and it is, The Circle of Loyalty. For each knight already on the field, it costs one less. And when it is on the the field, for each legendary spell you cast, it creates a knight, and lets you sink some unused mana into making another knight.
Okay, we have our legendary theme. Let's round this out with some legendary weapons (think Excalibur) and legendary knights. Most renderings of King Arthur has anywhere from 12-15 knights at his table. I say we go somewhere in between and pick 13 legendary knights. Looking at the gatherer, I see a total of 31 legendary knights, but only 24 possible in our colors. I'd wittle it down to these 13 knights and 1 dragon. Adriana, Captain of the Guard, Arvad the Cursed, Aryel, Knight of Windgrace, Balan, Wandering Knight, Danitha Capashen, Paragon, Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Kwende, Pride of Femeref, Lena, Selfless Champion, Sylvia Brightspear and her dragon buddy Khorvath Brightflame, Syr Gywn, Hero of Ashvale, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor, and Vona, Butcher of Magan.
Next, I would put in an equipment for each of the knights. So, 13 equipments. Keeping with the legendary theme, there are 18 legendary equipments. My choices for the 13 to use are Blackblade Reforged, Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip, Embercleave, Godsend, Helm of Kaldra, Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, Helm of the Host, Konda's Banner, Shadowspear, Sword of the Animist, Tenza, Godo's Maul, and Tatsumasa, the Dragon's Fang.
So far that is a total of 28 legendary cards. You're going to want between 35 and 38 lands in this deck, I'd personally go with 36 bringing the total up to 64 leaving 46 spaces. Out of those 46 spaces, I'd want atleast another 10 ramp spells so, I'd look into Tithe, Weathered Wayfarer, Knight of the White Orchid, Arcane Signet, Boros Signet, Orzhov Signet, Rakdos Signet, Talisman of Conviction, Talisman of Hierarchy, and Talisman of Indulgence.
With the 36 spaces left, we probably want some card draw and tutors to get our knights equipment. Knights of the Black Rose, Puresteel Paladin, Stoneforge Mystic, Stonehewer Giant, Enlightened Tutor, Open the Armory, Steelshaper's Gift, Scheming Symmetry, Herald's Horn, Icon of Ancestry, and Vanquisher's Banner are all really good here giving us 11 options to dig, leaving us with 25 spots left.
Can't forget removal. I'd personally go with 7 single target and 4 board wipes. Those being Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Crackling Doom, Utter End, Righteous Confluence, Return to Dust, Rakdos Charm, Wrath of God, Single Combat, and Tragic Arrogance.
With the remainder of the 15 spots, I would fill it with some utility and cards to push through for the win. Here I would look into Knights' Charge, Master Warcraft, War Flare, Boros Charm, Unbreakable Formation, Heavenly Blademaster, Knight Exemplar, Leonin Shikari, Silverwing Squadron, Nahiri, Storm of Stone, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord, Bloodforged Battle-Axe, Sunforger, and Sigiled Sword of Valeron.
This should be a pretty well rounded and focused deck, or at least a path for you to take if you so choose.
4 months ago
My suggestions using only cards in your maybeboard.
That's 1 more out than in so you should be down to 99.
Ugrades using cards not in maybeboard.
These three cards together with Jarad allow you to sac a 5 power creature to deal 40 damage. Activate Jarac(sac creature is a cost)+Bracers double = 10 to each opponent. Archfiend and Reflection trigger, first deals 10, second 20 for 40 total damage.
Underrealm Lich + Gitrog = draw almost entire deck, since they trigger off each other.
Underrealm Lich will prevent you from decking as it replaces the card draw.
4 months ago
Pretty cool looking deck. I think white is my least favorite color, there is no way I would make a monowhite deck. I used to run a Selesnya Voltron deck and I had a hard time making it work. My biggest issue was that my commander would get taken out before I could finish anybody off and then I was left with a bunch of equipment laying around my battlefield. I did manage to win a few times with it and I think it's still a fun strategy either way.
I know a lot of times the only creature on board is the commander and that makes it scary to leave yourself wide open. Maybe something like a Ghostly Prison or Windborn Muse could help you with defenses so you can attack without having to worry too much about getting hit. Hall of Heliod's Generosity might be good to get back some of your enchantments if they end up in the graveyard. I'm not sure about recurring artifacts in white though. I noticed you have at least one card that does that but I don't really know of any others (in white). I don't really see how good Panharmonicon is here. There are a few ETB triggers but I don't see anything that really makes it worthwhile. I'm pretty sure Sram's ability doesn't trigger the Panharmonicon because Sram is a cast trigger not an ETB. I could be wrong though. I do really like the card and maybe I'm missing its purpose here but I think it could be replaced with something more synergistic.
I'm not sure if you have a budget to upgrade this deck, how your meta is, or if you plan on making any more revisions to it but I'll give a few more recommendations that are on the pricy side. Steelshaper's Gift is a tutor that fetches up equipment. It could slot in very nicely. Hammer of Nazahn is a pretty strong equipment card I think. It lets you attach equipment for free, which could come in very handy in a Voltron deck. If your meta is a little more casual, Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip can be a fun card. Godsend can be a pretty high CMC but it's pretty good removal and protection. Darksteel Plate is a pretty good equipment card. You are already running a lot of the budget options I would suggest, like Whispersilk Cloak is one of my all-time favorite cards. Argentum Armor , Quietus Spike and Grappling Hook are some budget equipment options I might suggest.
This post is probably more than you need but if you want any other info feel free to message me. Good luck with your next games with the deck!!
5 months ago
7 months ago
Hey! Ok so War Games. Let's see where to start. You make a deck of 60 cards with your leader be your 61st (or 62nd if they have partner). Your deck follows the same color and card restrictions as commander. No cards outside color identity and no more than one copy of any card except basic lands. Your leader can be any legendary creature or planeswalker. This makes a lot of fun deck building options because not only are cards like Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip and Orochi Eggwatcher can be your leader even though they're not typically legends by EDH rules. You can also use a bunch of Un-set cards as well! You start a game with 25 life and your leader in the command zone. If your leader is cast from the command zone, then it gets a point on it. When it gets destroyed you may send it to the command zone. If it is, then the next time it is cast it gets a second point. When a leader has 3 points on it, then it can no longer be retuned to the command zone (unless by card effect). In which case it is, it can't be played from their again. Now, while a lot of planeswalkers and legends are legal to play in my format, there are some that are restricted or "banned as commander". A good example is Jace, the Mind Sculptor . He is restricted and therefore can not be used as a leader. However, he can be played in the 60. That about covers it. Any questions you have, I will gladly answer them. So, whatcha think??
7 months ago
I know Mark Rosewater doesn't want a return to Kamigawa (And would probably go as far as to tell the creative team to make it so Bolas destroyed it during Future Sight as retribution for Tetsuo Umezawa killing him), but I do and would like to see what the plane could look like with how the game has progressed in the 15 or so years since.
Masamune, the Forbidden Blade Show
Legendary Artifact - Equipment
Equipped creature gets +1/+0 for each charge counter on Masamune, the Fobidden Blade and has rage (It attacks each turn if able).
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, put a charge counter on Masamune. Then, if Masamune has 3 or more charge counters, sacrifice the equipped creature and transform Masamune.
Equip - Pay 3 life.
Muramasa the Butcher Show
Legendary Creature - Demon Samurai
Bushido 3 (When this creature blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +3/+3 until end of turn).
: Muramasa the Butcher gains trample or indestructible until end of turn.
Whenever Muramasa deals combat damage to a player, it deals X damage divided as you choose among creatures that player controls where X is the amount of combat damage Muramasa dealt to that player.