Ethersworn Canonist


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
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare

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Ethersworn Canonist

Artifact Creature — Human Cleric

Each player who has played a nonartifact spell this turn can't play additional nonartifact spells.

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Ethersworn Canonist Discussion

buildingadeck on Ain't Got Time To Be Dead

1 day ago

Feels odd to not have Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Felidar Guardian + Karmic Guide in here for a Buried Alive pile that just wins with a Reanimate.

Also, in order to keep most tables at bay, you might want creatures that make it harder for people to execute their gameplans: Ethersworn Canonist, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Aven Mindcensor, etc. You can find slots for these cards by cutting some lands and some of the relatively do-nothing cards like Eager Construct. Please don't help your opponents.

You're going to want more artifact ramp in these colors: all the signets in these colors, Fellwar Stone, Prismatic Lens, Chrome Mox, and, if you can afford them, Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, Mana Vault, Grim Monolith. They will speed up your deck considerably while also allowing you to run slightly fewer lands.

lukas96 on Into the Woods

3 days ago

you should defenitely lower your mana curve4 drops with 20 lands is generaly not a good Idea

For your sideboard. Rest in Piece and Stony Silence are very strong sideboard options you should have 2-3 of them I Think.Maybe 2 Nature's Claim if you need to destroy artifacts or enchantments (you already have pridemages in the maindeck so they kight be to much)Kataki, War's Wage is also good against artifact decks (lantern and affinity for example)

Blessed Alliance is good against burn and bogles for example

Burrenton Forge-Tender and Kor Firewalker are also brutal against burn. (of course you should devote to much of your sideboard for one specific matchup)

Ethersworn Canonist, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Rule of Law and Silence are good against combo decks especially storm

Leyline of Sanctity is strong against a variety of decks

there are also a lot of green lifegainspells but lifegain is only relevant against brun most of the time so you should have to much

Scavenging Ooze is pretty flexible it gets big is graveyard hate and lifegain in one card.

in general i wouldnt play to many creatures in xour sideboard because your opponents are likely to play additional removal or board whipes against you and you dont want to expose your sideboard cards to the things your deck is weak to

ZendikariWol on Myr Warmachine

1 week ago

Well perhaps Kindred Discovery . But definitely Ethersworn Canonist. It h**kin destroys people.

x12721 on Reverse Thoughtseize

1 week ago

As much as I want this to succeed, I feel like you auto-lose against aggro decks, or even decks that abuse the graveyard. I would suggest trying white for cards like Eidolon of Rhetoric, Rule of Law, or Ethersworn Canonist to really clog your opponent's hands, and force the game to go long.

Suns_Champion on Arbiter of Keeping Things Fun

1 week ago

I think a big problem with control is the multiplayer aspect of EDH. impossible to counter everything from 3 players, and trying makes you the target. I'd go with stax, what GAAIV already does.

Stax: Chancellor of the Annex,Spelltithe Enforcer, Kataki, War's Wage, Overburden, Meekstone, Lodestone Golem, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Fatespinner, Windborn Muse, Magus of the Tabernacle, Magus of the Moat, Trinisphere, Suppression Field, Pendrell Mists

Lockdown: Martyr's Bond, Arcane Laboratory, Winter Orb, Ethersworn Canonist, Angelic Arbiter, World Queller, Static Orb, Icy Manipulator, Rule of Law

Escape Lockdown: Teferi, Temporal Archmage, Land Tax, Daze, Rewind, Rhystic Study, Luminarch Ascension

Misc: Leyline of Sanctity, Cloud Cover, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Dovescape

Even if you don't go into the stax strategy hardcore, a lot of these might still be useful for you. Good luck!

Daedalus19876 on Akiri-Bruse (RW) Aggro-Control

1 week ago

I like this list a lot!

However, I do see a surprising lack of proper stax pieces in the list. Have you considered cards like Rule of Law and Cursed Totem and Rest in Peace and Ethersworn Canonist, to shut down common cEDH tactics? Since Boros doesn't have many good reactive answers, these are some of your best proactive options.

Also, I feel like this deck would enjoy a copy of Umezawa's Jitte, if only to X-for-1 people with the -1 ability (so many small and squishy creatures in cEDH, so little time).

Hope this helps!

Squirrelbacon on Human Weenie

2 weeks ago

A lot of what is being said above I'd tend to agree on, so I won't go over that here. If you want the most competitive humans list just run the 5 color lists, so much consistency and aggression in those lists with a ton of lil humans is insane. However, if you want something fun then I don't see an issue in humans but there are a few things to add on to that.

First off, someone above mentioned issues with Thali. You are running 18 non-creature spells that will be taxed in a weenie style deck, and that is way to high. With Weenie decks, early aggro is your entire game plan. Steal games early by throwing a ton of little humans around to be as annoying as possible, so taxing all your spells might not be the best plan. In the least, Gather the Townsfolk, Lightning Bolt and Honor of the Pure needs to come out, I also feel that Copter needs to come out but that is your call.

In their place, you could look into Hanweir Garrison + Hanweir Battlements. I'd split 4-2. This way, if the early plan becomes stifled you have an option of a semi midrangey deck. Plus, Hanweir Garrison + Champion of the Parish is some good synergy.

I'd definitely add in Thraben Inspector, since it replaces itself with a new card.

Other good human options are...

Thalia, Heretic Cathar --> I know she's been mentioned above, but she is relatively strong and a good attacker/blocker.

Harsh Mentor --> I never felt good with him in play, but if there are a ton of manlands in your meta or affinity, he is a fun card.

Mirran Crusader --> long time sideboard card lately turned main board due to the rise of Death's Shadow.

Doomed Traveler --> He does his job, chump and make a dude.

Aegis of the Gods --> Super Budget leyline of sanctity.

Ash Zealot --> A great sideboard card!

Ethersworn Canonist --> Another great sideboard card.

Hopefully this helps!

DerektheRed on Menstruating Mind Masters

3 weeks ago

I ran a very similar deck, which tried to mash together Sen Trips control and Sharuum beatdown... and I couldn't really make it work (I finally just split it into Sharuum artifact/sphinx tribal and Sen Trips combo/control, since that's what they wanted to be). Acknowledging that bias, my suggestions for card to cut:

- Celestial Dawn. I get why it's in there, but you shouldn't need it with your rocks/mana base.

- Bribery. Hard to cut such a great card, but if you're willing to pay that CMC, may as well play Memnarch instead and steal something every turn.

- Sphinx Sovereign. You're not getting a ton of value out of your high-CMC sphinxes. This one least of all.

Like I said, I'm biased - I took most of these same creatures out of mine. But IMO if you're going to play this deck this creature-heavy, with Sharding Sphinx, Thopter Spy Network, Rite of Replication, etc. I say just go for it - add Tempered Steel and Darksteel Forge and push that as your win con.

If you want to play a more traditional Sen Trips control deck, drop the high-CMC sphinxes for cards like Mana Maze and Ethersworn Canonist.

Mine's not 100% current, but if you want to check it out: Artifuct. Like you, I've tried to create a version of Trips that's still fun to play against. Good luck!

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