Empyrial Armor

Empyrial Armor

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each card in your hand.

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Weatherlight (WTH) Common

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Legality

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

Empyrial Armor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Empyrial Armor Discussion

Forkbeard on Zur the Enchanter: Lessons Learned

1 week ago

Interesting! I hadn't considered Library of Leng before - I definitely like that interaction with Solitary Confinement coupled with the 'no max hand size' Thought Vessel style redundancy. I just replaced Empyrial Armor to make way for All That Glitters, but this has me thinking that I should possibly put it back, perhaps in place of Battle Mastery.

Cool that you went down the shimmer storm route. This deck is mean enough + I don't think my friends would forgive me if I went down the competitive Zur path, heh.

Thunderlips13 on Zur the Enchanter: Lessons Learned

2 weeks ago

Library of Leng is great with Solitary Confinement you get to pitch cards you want to tutor back in library and get unlimited hand size. Then you can use Empyrial Armor and swing with lethal. I JUST switched to the shimmer storm version of Zur. Its nasty

xaarvaxus on Naya Bogles

2 months ago

Some cards that I use in my Bruna deck that could have applications here in Uril:

Flickerform , Empyrial Armor and Sage's Reverie offer protection, buff and buff/card draw.

Soltari Visionary is a great, nearly 100% unblockable creature that acts as some additional removal.

Umbra Mystic gives all of your auras totem armor. This felt lackluster until I saw how much of my opponents' resources it could consume as they focused on trying to eliminate it and anything else enchanted.

Heliod's Pilgrim and Three Dreams ...why make do with just any old aura you happen to draw? Go get your best ones. I usually fetch Eldrazi Conscription but Bruna also can cheat it into play so the CMC isn't such of a concern.

Could use a little more removal. Either Path to Exile or Swords to Plowshares and Winds of Rath as another boardwipe.

multimedia on Zur The Enchanter

4 months ago

Hey, good start for a budget deck, nice Necropotence :)

Improvements to consider making are adding more Dimir dual lands that can ETB untapped or have interaction with basic lands. More ramp to be able to play Zur faster and adding cards that have good interaction with Necropotence .

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

For Voltron Zur you can with Zur assemble the Necropotence and Empyrial Armor combo. Diplomatic Immunity is good protection for Zur and you can still enchant Zur when you cheat an enchantment into play. Mystic Remora is one of the best enchantments in Commander, it can be a repeatable source of card draw. Zur is blue and white meaning Steel of the Godhead gives him +2/+2 lifelink and unblockable.

Command Tower and Exotic Orchard are Dimir dual lands that ETB untapped. The Check lands (Catacomb, Chapel and Fortress) have rotated out of Standard meaning these lands are the cheapest price they have been in two years. Getting one of each of them now starting with these three and then the other seven is a good investment for Commander.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Guildgate
  • Dimir Guildgate
  • Dismal Backwater
  • Meandering River
  • Submerged Boneyard
  • Tranquil Cove
  • Transguild Promenade
  • Rupture Spire
  • Gateway Plaza
  • Horribly Awry
  • Polymorphist's Jest
  • Make a Stand
  • Essence Scatter
  • Norn's Annex
  • Unquestioned Authority

Good luck with your deck.

SansPareil on Zur Control!

4 months ago

Hey, I've actually taken out the Lab Maniac now and put in other things! Windfall + Notion Thief , and I already had a Rest in Peace in there so adding a Helm of Obedience made pretty good sense. Empyrial Armor also stacks hard with Necropotence .

Podkomorka on Ghostly Prison ||Tallowisp Spirit Tribal cPDH||

6 months ago

I'd make room for:

.. by taking out:

Nyx_The_Necromancer on Zur the Enchanter Deck

6 months ago

You should check out Empyrial Armor and Solitary Confinement (both work well with Necropotence ) (:

multimedia on Best cards to be added ...

6 months ago

You don't have to go overboard on the Voltron strategy if you don't want to, you could instead play a simple, but effective 4-5 auras to enchant Zur:


Zur's ability to get and choose from lots of enchantments is great for a control toolbox:

Draw - Necropotence , Rhystic Study , Mystic Remora

Protection for you - Solitary Confinement : powerful with Necropotence; it makes sure you have cards in your hand to discard to keep the protection. Yes, any card you discard to keep Confinement will be exiled, but that's fine when you have tons of cards in your hand to choose from.

Protection for Zur - Diplomatic Immunity : when you get an aura with Zur it enters the battlefield without being cast therefore it doesn't target. Even if a creature has shroud you can enchant that creature with that aura. Shielded by Faith , Kaya's Ghostform

Lockdown - Stasis : Triclopean Sight can untap Zur, and give him vigilance, these effects are good when there's a Stasis lock.

Combo disruption - Arcane Laboratory , Rule of Law

Graveyard hate - Rest in Peace

Creature disruption - Ghostly Prison , Propaganda

Land disruption - Back to Basics : powerful land disruption if you build your manabase around basic lands. Signets and Talismans can really help if going the basic land route. Mana Breach , Overburden

Removal - Grasp of Fate , Darksteel Mutation , Imprisoned in the Moon

Reanimation - Animate Dead

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