Fortified Rampart

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Common

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Fortified Rampart

Creature — Wall

Defender

Fortified Rampart Discussion

HobbyGamer007 on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

4 months ago

To clarify, I never said Teyo is the card to go here, just that he's better than misako :) If you want to try him out at all in commander, this is probably the only deck where he's worth mentioning. Yeah in my meta arcedes would never stick for a turn cycle. This deck is easily thwarted if you never let Arcedes, High Alert or Assault Formation stick, so being able to fight through that is a must. If you face many counterspells Autumn's Veil is a great addition here as well. I dislike Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots here since you don't get much for their cost. Ideally this deck goes someting like:

T1 Wall of Runes T2 Fortified Rampart T3 Wall of Denial T4 Arcedes; swing for 17 Damage.

The nice thing about this is that noone is ever gonna remove or counter your walls. You just need to get Arcedes through. Cards like Force of Will Pact of Negation can help here in an extremely counter heavy meta if you want to play arcedes on curve, or you stay back build up to like 30 Damage wich on T7 onwards is often nearly lethal for a player and then play Arcedes for a big swing. Hardly any playgroup will let him stick for long since he also draws a lot of cards, which makes him so good. If you give him hexproof or shroud all you do is force out a sweeper which you don't want to happen at all, so counterspells are clearly the way to go here imho.

Changes I would do right now:

Cut: Masako the Humorless doesn't do enough Fog Bank 2 mana 2/2 flyer doesn't seem so good Skyshroud Claim ramps you when you're done ramping. average cmc of the deck is 2.2 Perimeter Captain cut for Wall of Runes Island Average cmc of the deck is 2.2

On no budget add: Meekstone Covers your defence Land Tax Color Fixing! Rampant Growth Ramp and fixing at the correct time Three Visits Same Force of Will More control

On a Budget add: Slagwurm Armor Might be really good. Will never get removed and 3 mana for +6 seems kinda broken Geist of the Archives Smooth out draws a bit Rampant Growth Fixing and Ramp Meekstone Defense Autumn's Veil Protection/Control

kamarupa on White deck thing

5 months ago

Add "budget" to the deck's hubs. Wall of Tanglecord is better than Fortified Rampart .

Ajani's Pridemate seems appropriate. Soul Warden and/or Soul's Attendant would be good to if you can afford them.

Oblivion Ring is incredibly useful. Highly recommend.

This deck is close to Pauper. Might be worth considering going in that direction instead of Modern.

Love Riot Control - I don't know if people realize this, but it's one of very few spells that say "prevent all damage" vs "prevent all combat damage. That makes RC waaaay more useful! And you get to gain life! Wow!! In that same vein of though. you might consider Pay No Heed over Shielded Passage .

I think Oppressive Rays is better than Pacifism . Lower CMC and it disrupts activated abilities. In my experience, people seem to subconciously consider creatures I've enchanted with OR as completely non-functional. 3 is just too high a cost - in most cases people will get more out of 3 mana just playing new spells.

Suture Priest might be worth considering.

You've got a decent number of Enchantments going. Ethereal Armor might be worth considering.

I'm thinking Chalice of Life  Flip would be good here, but I will caution you that people in my playgroup hate it and do everything they can to remove it.

Mentor of the Meek would probably draw you some cards. I hate the cost, but it repeatable.

Brave the Elements is almost certainly better than Center Soul .

kamarupa on defenders that fight back

5 months ago

I think you've got a Modern deck here, not Standard. Wall of Tanglecord is strictly better than Fortified Rampart . Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive would be great here, as would Slaughter the Strong .

Vlasiax on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

6 months ago

Well I just lately tried to cut some of those big 0/X defenders for 0/x with abilities like i.e. Wall of Deceit for Angelic Wall or Fortified Rampart for Wall of Shards . I think that a little smaller wall with Flying might be better for both offense and defense.

Silence might be good in my deck because I have Intruder Alarm combo.

For boardwipes I actually cut Fell the Mighty because it doesn't deal with Vampires or little utility creatures that can later grow with Overrun effects. Cyclonic Rift and Slaughter the Strong are way better. Also Dusk can be discarded and used as reanimator or against Wheel decks like Nekusar - there is of course dilemma when it comes to casting it but sometimes losing commander is a necessary evil when payout is obliterating everyone else. Another copy of Arcades' effect is Beast Whisperer - 2/3 won't die from Dusk and other effects can be easily duplicated with High Alert and Assault Formation (I run both just to be sure that I reliabaly get them in game, might also add Enlightened Tutor for that reason).

Tbology on Gate Defender

10 months ago

Yes, I just put Axebane Guardian in last night and game testing it. It made a huge different in the deck! X any colors of mana is a super helpful on mana fixing! Totally agree with you.

Doorkeeper and Vent Sentinel can be a good one to add in for extra winning condition, I had try to put in different type of defender with color mana, but still colorless wall feels more consistent to me, if you have any idea to adjust to deck so that I can play different color defender would be great.

Currently I am thinking about going for life gain defender, which is focus on white. such as Fortified Rampart, Jeskai Barricade, Order of the Stars, Perimeter Captain, Pride Guardian, Stalwart Shield-Bearers, Wall of Essence, etc.

Saugustine on Crushed by a Wall

1 year ago

I think you might want Wall of Tanglecord instead of Fortified Rampart. All colorless mana requirement and can gain reach in a pinch.

Only drawback is it loses the reach if you have to board in Stony, but even in that case, it's effectively the same as the Rampart.

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