Forbidding Watchtower

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Uncommon

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Forbidding Watchtower

Land

Forbidding Watchtower enters the battlefield tapped.

Tap: Add {W} to your mana pool.

{1},{W}: Forbidding Watchtower becomes a 1/5 white Soldier creature until end of turn. It's still a land.

Forbidding Watchtower Discussion

chadsansing on Caw-nadian Goosey Spells

2 weeks ago

Looks like fun!

Maybe balance out your mana base so the color pie is more aligned?

There are just so many possibilities with this commander in every card type. #value

If you plan to go with Jeskai Ascendancy wins, it might be worth including more manlands, as well (e.g. Faerie Conclave , Wandering Fumarole , Mutavault , Needle Spires , Ghitu Encampment , Forbidding Watchtower , etc.). Activate as many as possible ahead of your first Ascendancy trigger, tap them for mana, and then untap and repeat for each Ascendancy trigger until you have a ton of man and giant manlands.

Have fun!

KamiMakz on Behind Enchanted Trees

1 month ago

Outstanding deck Sjorpha! I don't know if you're still trying to keep it up to date, but I'll still make a few suggestion for the sake of discussion and getting your opinion. My deck is also a bit more budget minded so my suggestions might also reflect that...

You are right that Behind the Scenes and skulk gives these Doran decks and alike a whole new dimension. I also thought that Vigilance could be equally powerful. Imagine being able to attack, block and then use convoke? Maybe something like Brave the Sands ?

How about Forbidding Watchtower for some land tech?

Did you notice Arboreal Grazer could be a potentially advantageous replacement or doubling for Birds of Paradise ? Bigger body and his ramp, although lost if you skip a land drop, 1) doesn't precludes you to attack, 2) survives the body and 3) he counts double to Chord of Calling .

Also would you consider Jeskai Barricade a good option to avoid a spot removal? It lets you replay Treefolk Harbinger or an eventual Arboreal Grazer . Unlike Selfless Spirit or Spellskite you can keep it in hand. And since you have 2 Assault Formation it might attack if its needed.

And what do you think of Tangle Angler ? This ugly thing could be a two turn clock alternative win con and a repeatable removal.

TheSlowestBro on Oathbreaker Tamiyo, the Warleader

2 months ago

Hahah me neither! I've seen that card many times and have never noticed that detail. I was also looking over your list and perhaps some manlands such as Forbidding Watchtower and Stirring Wildwood could be another win condition?

Jouke58 on Arcades, the strategist EDH

1 year ago

Xynarth,

Slagwurm Armor:I like the card, but the problem is I'd have to take a card out, any idea what card(s) I should take out?

Oathsworn Giant:It is a nice anthem effect, but since it is on a creature it'll get removed easily. I'd rather play an enchantment or artifact.

Forbidding Watchtower: Definitely! I love myself some flavor!

Geist of the Archives: Depends if I'll find a wall to take out.

Sight of the Scalelords:This is what I meant with the oathsworn giant. Nice card.

Forgotten Ancient: But he doesn't have defender though.

Conjurer's Closet: Nice! I'll think I'll replace Brago, King Eternal with this one.

Verdant Sun's Avatar: I already have this one in the form of Angelic Chorus.

Belligerent Brontodon: It doesn't let creatures with defender attack though, which both arcades and Assault Formation do.

Bramble Sovereign: I already thought about this one, but it will depend if I want to spend the money on it.

Xynarth on Arcades, the strategist EDH

1 year ago

The list is a lot larger than I had first intended it when I wanted to comment... Anyway, seeing as how I'm thinking of building an Arcades myself, I thought I'd share some cards of interest !

Wall of Junk (card draw)

Living Wall (resilient)

Quicksilver Wall (card draw)

Dragon's Eye Sentry (1 drop)

Wall of Mulch (card draw)

Wall of Kelp (card draw + more creatures)

Wall of Resistance (can become huge)

Amaranthine Wall (resilient)

Hornet Nest (token generator, can then use the 1/1 deathtouch flying as chum blockers, to be explored I think)

Builder's Blessing (anthem effect)

Tower Defense (potential wincon)

Slagwurm Armor (just makes things bigger)

Solidarity (wincon)

Bar the Door (wincon)

Oathsworn Giant (anthem effect)

Forbidding Watchtower (flavor)

Geist of the Archives (card advantage)

Sight of the Scalelords (anthem)

Forgotten Ancient (another big guy)

Conjurer's Closet (flicker triggers)

Verdant Sun's Avatar (life gain)

Belligerent Brontodon (another Assault Formation)

Bramble Sovereign (more ETB effects, tokens are permanent which is very nice. Also, if paired with Panharmonicon, you can pay 1G twice, and potentially draw up to six cards. Could be explored, imo)

Let me know if any of this helps you or not :)

greatdevourer on Preaching to the Choir

1 year ago

Here's some ideas.

Replace the Butcher's Cleaver or Slayer's Plate with a Loxodon Warhammer. Same Cost, same equip, same damage bonus, but not having a restriction on the creature type and the additional trample are pretty nice.
I've always felt that Bonds of Faith is better in a 60 card deck than Commander. Too many threats and it suffers from the same problems that all Auras have.
The Citadel Siege feels out of place. I get the point of the two +1/+1 counters each combat, but if the board is empty, it becomes useless.

Please consider the following equipment (in no particular order):
Vulshok Morningstar
Manriki-Gusari
Illusionist's Bracers
Sword of Kaldra
Konda's Banner
Umezawa's Jitte
Basilisk Collar
Argentum Armor
Deathrender
Nim Deathmantle
Bonehoard

Creatures to consider:
Auriok Salvagers
Sanctum Gargoyle
Treasure Hunter
Sun Titan

Additional cards to look at:
Forbidding Watchtower
Sejiri Steppe
Kjeldoran Outpost
Dread Statuary
Mobilization

Sjorpha on 8 Morph (UW Polymorph Deck)

1 year ago

Nice deck.

It's really good to have a few manlands in polymorph decks as they also work as polymorph/staff targets in case you fail to keep tokens alive. Forbidding Watchtower or Faerie Conclave are good budget options.

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