Elbrus, the Binding Blade


Withengar Unbound  Flip


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
Dark Ascension 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.

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Elbrus, the Binding Blade Discussion

Funkydiscogod on Questing for Steel (red white affinity)

2 days ago

So, if the quest is instant speed..you can wait to see which creature is unblocked, and put an Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip on it. This has the advantage of having a reasonable equip cost in cast the equipped critter gets Path to Exile, and you're stuck with the equipment on the battlefield.

This means that if they want to destroy your creature, they have to do it prior to you fetching the Argentum Armor.

Not quite: The opponent will still have the opportunity to play instants and activated abilities before attackers are declared, so you can't stop the opponent from waiting until the equipment is on the Ornithopter before destroying your the critter, and leaving your equipment on the field unattached. You're right it would be too late to Lightning Bolt it, so, I guess evading one removal spell is better than nothing.

flluid on Sorta Newbie Commander Question: Colour ...

2 weeks ago

Any color marker that is in the description explaining how something work such as extorts white/black symbol does not have a color identity. It has to actually be apart of the card to be considered part of the identity. Also, with that being said cards such as Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip check both sides of the card for color identity and since that 13/13 demon on the back is black the entire card has a black color identity. I hope this helps clarify some more fuzzy rules of EDH.

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

1 month ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

DarkLaw on Magic's 25th Anniversary

1 month ago

CChaos I'd say that these seem to be go-tos (as well as yours).

Flip Jace, Westvale Abbey, Huntmaster, Neglected Heirloom, Garruk Relentless, Elbrus, the Binding Blade, Delver, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, TitI.

Judged by story relevance, power (notoriety), and in the case of the Heirloom, mechanics.

CaptSillva on Akiri wepon slinger

1 month ago

Your welcome. I do understand your reasoning, though removal is a thing and your opponents are likely to have some. So you will more than likely be playing your commanders more than once, add that together with the fact you have two commanders, it makes you far more likely to get value out of Hero's Blade.

I think Sword of Vengeance also combos quite nicely with your second commander, since deathtouch and first strike is a combo, but trample makes it even more crazy. That means your opponent would need to block him with four creatures to prevent you from dealing damage to them and since they likely can't afford that, you will get to deal your damage and trigger his effect.

Here are a few suggestions for cards you could cut. Kor Cartographer, it feels like there are better cards for this job maybe Burnished Hart or Wild-Field Scarecrow. Phantasmal Image is a great card, but you don't have many good targets for it in this deck, and it can't be equipped. Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip is just a bit too heavy, unless you cheat it out you will be hard pressed to get value out of it. Lastly Snapcaster Mage, again great card but it doesn't combo well with this deck, there is only 12 targets for him in the whole list and most of them are require a certain situation to be good.

dragonsandgoblins85 on Non creature legendaries that become ...

2 months ago

I saw original forum post about this. Did not see Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip mentioned until after i posted my post. Oh well, no big. ;)

dragonsandgoblins85 on Non creature legendaries that become ...

2 months ago

I actually was thinking this very same idea... Pretty funny to see a post on the exact idea that came to my mind awhile ago (well, almost the same concept idea).

For Example: Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip, he'd make a great card to use as a Commander BUT... first he's an "Legendary Artifact: Equipment" that flips into his "Legendary" Creature self. Which flips from colorless into black. So he'd be a awesome sounding black/Swamp Commander to play around with.

Well what if we all tried this...

  1. Pay the required amount of converted mana cost of the said card, it enters battlefield as that spell; Creature, Artifact, Land, Equipment, so on as so forth.

  2. In order to activate its flip or "Transformation" ability you'd be required to for it to flip you must activate its said abilities in full which would make it flip then becoming "Legendary" and thus becomes your Commander.

  3. Well, what if it gets destroyed somehow??? It goes back to it's Command Zone as any other "Commander" card would (or in your hand) then repeat the process + 2 additional (converted) mana cost(s) to cast it again.

4.Normal Commander rulings pretty much round-about. Basically, it'd be like a "Sneak Attack" Commander.

It may sound crazy or corny but i thought it would be a really cool new concept and rule to MTG and EDH/Commander.

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