Gossamer Chains

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Visions (VIS) Common

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Gossamer Chains

Enchantment

Return Gossamer Chains to its owner's hand: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt by target unblocked creature this turn.

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Gossamer Chains Discussion

Philigan87 on The Abzan Enchanter's Essential Style Collection

1 week ago

ForTheOldFrame Thanks for all the suggestions, but I think in the second set of suggestions, there isn't anything among them that would add to the current strategy more than my current cards do.

I've decided to stick with Spectra Ward, even though the casting cost is high, it has one ability that puts it on top and that is that it's effect doesn't remove other auras, whereas if I were to Flickering Ward, say green, it would cause Ancestral Mask (which is one of my main win cons) to fall off whereas Spectra Ward wouldn't and it gives all color protection and +2/+2 to boot.

I actually decided to keep Broken Fall in the end, because it has essentially a free return to hand cost, and it can spare one of my enchantresses or my commander from a boardwipe if needs be.

I really loved both Cessation and Gossamer Chains, but I had to give it to gossamer chains, just for the amazing replay value and the politics of using it to protect friends as well.

Thanks for the tips! =)

Philigan87 on The Abzan Enchanter's Essential Style Collection

1 week ago

ForTheOldFrame Wow a lot of these cards are amazing. I've never head of most of them!

I'd be reticent to unclude Dueling Grounds as sometimes I get to swing big in all directions with angels.

Gossamer Chains and Cessation are the ones that appeal to me the most. Flickering Ward and Broken Fall are both amazing too, but I have a hard time casing auras considering most of the time I have Greater Auramancy in play.

I'll need to have a good hard think about what to take out in order to include some of these, but thanks for the tips! I'm really happy to see those cards! =)

ForTheOldFrame on The Abzan Enchanter's Essential Style Collection

2 weeks ago

You're in-color for Gossamer Chains, Flickering Ward, Broken Fall, Cessation (semi-removal) and Dueling Grounds. Do you think any of these have potential, while being close enough to the theme?

Bloodytrailz on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

4 months ago

Heya MegaMatt!

I absolutely love this list and I've made my own list inspired by it (Queen Marchesa, Politics & Pillow Forts .. I've given you credit in the deck description as well). (Ok, I'll be honest here, It's the same list with about 10 card changes that suit my interests / needs a bit better). Just as a clarity thing up front, I do not yet have this deck, these changes are simply of my own mind / thoughts / desires.

Vampiric Tutor >> Terminate -Budget purpose and terminate is just a solid removal.

Strip Mine + Scavenger Grounds >> Mountain & Plains -No need for these cards in my casual level meta... the worst lands around are like, command tower and path of ancestry in a tribal deck. Also, no one really plays with a recursion package.

Rest in Peace >> Crystal Ball -Again, no need for graveyard hate. Crystal ball is a card I really enjoy the power of in a control deck.

Wild Ricochet >> Wear / Tear -I'm just not in love with wild ricochet I guess. Wear and Tear can always find good use at the tables I play at. (I run a copy in my current "main" deck, which is a boros depala vehicles deck and it really pulls it's weight everytime it comes into hand)

Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker >> Kambal, Consul of Allocation -Ok, so this one i'm not sure about, in my mind I'm just not impressed by Michiko. I understand she's a rattlesnake effect, except I really find her rattlesnake effect underwhelming when my opponent can just sac a token or low powered artifact or basic land and just keep hammering me in the face. I'm a bit more preferable to the taxing effect that Kambal has on the game while buffering my health pool to allow my more preferable rattlesnake effects to have more chances to activate.

Gossamer Chains >> Crown of Doom -Ok, this one is purely for flavor. I love crown of doom's "hot potato" effect. I know it's not a high powered card by any means but it fits the whole idealogy of the deck and it's a crown in a deck commanded by a queen? Yummy flavor! Even if it weren't for crown of doom, I'd change it for Vow of Malice most likely to play politics with (and it's defensive and unlike the other vows, it barely inhibits our ability to attack the player with this enchantment if we so please. White vow gives vigilance, red vow gives first strike... both are bad if we attack the player that has them.)

Demonic Tutor >> Diabolic Tutor -Budget plain and simple.

Wayfarer's Bauble >> Sol Ring -Obvious. (I know about the ban in your playgroup, just making the necessary adjustment to my playgroup)

Austere Command >> End Hostilities or Fumigate -I use austere command in my previously mentioned boros vehicles deck and I love it there. I only have 3 (of 26) creatures at or above 4 CMC and only a single enchantment that doesn't stick around... giving me 2 great modes to activate. On this deck I have a harder time seeing when you would want to blow up all artifacts or all enchantments or ALL creatures (<3 and 4> CMC creeatures). I've slotted in a removal that I feel fits decently and again is a nod to my personal meta. (1 person only has 1 deck that is green/white cats and equip, and another player plays the same deck). We only have 1 equippable artifact and we have a way to unequip it at will. (Sunforger activation > Boros charm or Teferi's into End hostilities... 7 mana, wipe not my creatures and not my permanents attached to said creatures). Another one I'd consider if I didn't have problems with equipment would be Fumigate for the life buffer.

Again, I just want to echo the fact that I absolutely love every concept of this deck, most of these changes are just to better fit my budget, playgroup or flavor. (I actually am going to be starting with an even more budget version that better fits my current price range). I'm definitely open to being persuaded against my choices here if you feel super strongly for a card that I'm thinking about replacing.

I'd give this a +10 vote if I could!

Ruffigan on Pauper EDH Primer

6 months ago

Yeah, though they are mostly going to be Auras. The bonus is that being in white gives you access to Heliod's Pilgrim and Totem-Guide Hartebeest and you have access to multiple reanimator enchantments like Angelic Renewal, Unhallowed Pact, and Shade's Form. Also stuff like Journey to Nowhere, Oblivion Ring, Gossamer Chains, and Oubliette.

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