Elbrus, the Binding Blade


Withengar Unbound


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
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.

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Elbrus, the Binding Blade Discussion

B0effe on White Equipment EDH

1 month ago

You can't play Cranial Plating because it has Black in its color identity. Same for Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip

pikeer1 on

1 month ago

just fyi Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip has a color identity of black so it cant go in this deck.

stevend11 on Muzzio's Machinations

2 months ago

Thank you for your advice and taking the time to look it over. I built this deck for my fianc as a result of a goblins & artifacts. Being super competitive, I wanted her to have a deck that could beat mine, hence this deck. (Also the irony of Muzzio, Visionary Architect vs Daretti, Scrap Savant is nice.) I am aware of Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip being illegal, however we make special exceptions from time to time. Padeem, Consul of Innovation actually got cut in the final deckbuild, however, I will put him back in. I admittedly forgot Scroll Rack and will definitely put it in. It is good synergy with Sensei's Divining Top. Though I see your point, I will not be adding Grand Architect, as it usually ramps up fine. Your comment also reminded me to add Umbral Mantle, which is another infinite mana combo enabler. Once again, thank you for your time.

Halphinian on Muzzio's Machinations

2 months ago

First of all, let me just say that Muzzio, Visionary Architect is my all-time favorite commander, and I love it when people choose him over some of the other, more broken commanders in this archetype

Unfortunately, Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip has a color identity of , thus making it illegal in a mono- commander deck.

In addition, I suggest removing Spine of Ish Sah. Though it looks like it would be very useful in your red artifact deck, there aren't many ways to abuse this card in this deck outside of Master Transmuter and maybe Cogwork Assembler (if you have the mana). I had it in my deck for a while, but found that it just entered the battlefield, destroyed something, then sat there for the rest of the game.

I also suggest removing Magma Mine. I can only really see this working if you have obtained an infinite mana source, but I would think that Walking Ballista and Cogwork Assembler would probably do a better job of finishing off your opponents than the Mine.

And some suggestions for things to include:

Padeem, Consul of Innovation: As soon as I saw this card, I knew I had to get a copy, as people were always trying to get rid of my artifacts (until now, that is). And she's mono-U and gives you card draw? Sign me up! The best part is when you turn her into an artifact or give her a pair of Lightning Greaves and keep your artifacts safe from everything from Krosan Grip to Return to Dust.

Scroll Rack: This card is amazing with commanders that have abilities like Muzzio because you don't necessarily want your Blightsteel Colossus in your hand, you want it near the top of your library so you can fetch it with Muzzio's ability.

Grand Architect: Though I was hesitant at first, I found that this guy can be an amazing source of ramp, and even keeps your commander from getting hit with a lethal Lightning Bolt.

I could probably write an entire thesis about Muzzio after all of the games I have played with him, but I don't think you would want to read all of that, so in short, I hope my comment helped you, if you need more help I may be of service, and happy tinkering!

zcourage on Armory of the Heavens

2 months ago

Thanks for the input Ocelot44! I'm salty about Elbrus but thanks for pointing that out.

I have added Swiftfoot Boots and Champion's Helm replacing Sword of Vengeance and Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip. I might tweak the equipment a little more as the deck is currently lacking the trample mechanic that would allow worldslayer to proc more consistently.

Lightning Greaves is highly regarded by a lot of players as a very strong card however, in this deck with the equipment theme and lower creature count I find it awkward. The shroud effect also prevents me from targeting my creatures to attach further equipment to. Unless I have a second creature on the board to bounce the boots to, I can't equip Avacyn with Worldslayer.

Ocelot44 on Armory of the Heavens

2 months ago

You can't run Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip because it has a color identity of black.

I'd suggest running Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, and maybe Champion's Helm so that you can protect Avacyn from being exiled or turned into a tree

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