Forbidding Watchtower


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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


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

Jouke58 on Arcades, the strategist EDH

8 months ago


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

8 months 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

11 months 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
Illusionist's Bracers
Sword of Kaldra
Konda's Banner
Umezawa's Jitte
Basilisk Collar
Argentum Armor
Nim Deathmantle

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

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

Sjorpha on 8 Morph (UW Polymorph Deck)

11 months 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.

kamelyan on Sharing is Caring

1 year ago

Emeria, The Sky Ruin is a must-have in mono-white.

Homeward Path is good to have in case someone uses Bribery or the like.

Command Beacon for when the commander becomes too costly to cast.

Reliquary Tower to void the limit on your hand size (and for that matter, throw in Mind's Eye - it's really useful outside of Blue and Black).

Strip Mine gets rid of pesky lands, and Petrified Field allows you to return dead lands (like Emeria, The Sky Ruin, which people will get rid of with their Strip Mine).

Just a few land suggestions. You could also go with cycle lands for when you have enough mana that you just want to draw another card; or if you like creatures, go with a token generator like Kjeldoran Outpost or the man-land Forbidding Watchtower.

I like running snow lands with Extraplanar Lens, but that will get costly.

Good Luck.

And if you'd like, check out my mono-white decks. The angel tribal deck is a little outdated, but my Voltron deck is updated with Rivals of Ixalan.

An Angel Named Mandy

Commander / EDH kamelyan


Too Big To Fly

Commander / EDH kamelyan


Sjorpha on Sunforger

1 year ago

Now aside from the combo and the misunderstanding about sunforger requirements, I see a few problems with the deck.

The two main ones are that your mana base is simply not up to snuff for dealing with all those mana costs, both in side and main. I recommend cutting all the black and blue mainboard cards for now. Research is the only card that needs green, so 8 forests doesn't make a lot of sense here. What you need here is a way to make that UG on the fly without compromising on your white/red land base too much. Manamorphose really IS the best card for this, as it can be either cast from hand or with Sunforger when you want to cast Research, and honestly I have a hard time seeing how the Research plan works without it, plus it's the only way to actually combo as described in the above post. So if Manamorphose is too expensive I'm afraid you are better off with a pure R/W deck. Also your deck should up the land count to 22-24 since the budget prevents the fixing and low curve my deck has, you are better off with some extra lands. I would run a playset of Evolving Wilds in there along with a basic island and a forest, and another copy of Paradise Mantle. Another excellent way to fix mana in this budget version would be Sword of the Animist.

The second problem is that your creature count is too low, like way way too low. If you include the manlands and living weapons my deck has 15 creatures, and that is still skirting on the low side IMO. So I'm assuming Puresteel Paladin was cut for budget reasons here, and obviously the Inkmoth Nexus is very expensive too.

So what are good budget alternatives here, for starters I think Thraben Inspector is a great alternative here for a cheap early body that also adds an artifact to the board. Brass Squire can provide extra free equips and act as a replacement for the paladin. Stonehewer Giant is a good lategame bomb in this deck to run as a 1 or 2 of. I also recommend running a couple manlands as a last ditch creature to equip sunforger on, for example Forbidding Watchtower. Also you can run a Mortarpod as the second living weapon. Your total creature count should be 14-20 including manlands and living weapons.

You don't really need 3 copies of Swiftfoot Boots, it is better to run 1 and go up to the full 4 Open the Armory and more creatures.

I really recommend at least 1 Boros Charm, it protects you against boardwipes as long as you have a sunforger equipped.

Good luck!

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