Guardian Project

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Guardian Project

Enchantment

Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, if it doesn't have the same name as another creature you control or a creature card in your graveyard, draw a card.

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Guardian Project Discussion

xaarvaxus on Vaevictis Asmadi, Mayor of Valuetown

3 days ago

Maybe add Journey to Eternity  Flip for some additional boardwipe protection? It will save a key creature so you don't have an empty board and then flip and let you start putting your creatures directly into play. Its a bit of a slow recovery but you are packing a lot of big beaters here so each one has a lot of impact.

And for some additional removal; Manglehorn kills artifacts and slows down opponents' use of mana rocks they bring in later, Reclamation Sage is almost as versatile as the Slime, and Crater Hellion is a [limited] creature boardwipe in red. And considering the avg power of your creatures, Sarkhan's Unsealing could be a kind of machine gun for you.

Something like Sidisi, Undead Vizier would be a good include to fetch the Surge. Sadly this has gotten much more expensive in the last couple of years.

Overall though, this deck has a pretty brutal mana curve. I don't know that I've seen a deck with an avg CMC of 5+ and to support Primal Surge you're not running some of green's best ramp spells so I would expect it to be a bit slow in building. I think you might need to trim some of the real expensive creatures for things like Beast Whisperer , Greater Good , Guardian Project and Soul of the Harvest for some additional card draw as well. Just with your basics alone I'd also make 2 swamps and 1 mountain into forests as you have a lot of green in your casting costs and not enough sources to support it.

xaarvaxus on The Grand Warlord

4 days ago

With both Nikya of the Old Ways and Nullhide Ferox in the deck you may want to trim down the number of non-creature spells in the deck.

Some inexpensive upgrades to consider:

Hellkite Charger turns that extra mana into extra attack steps [and more mana and more attacks]

Comet Storm does everything that Volcanic Geyser does and then can do it to multiple targets.

Siege Behemoth gives the Thorn Elemental ability to your whole team and offers some protection for itself as well.

Guardian Project and Soul of the Harvest offer more card draw from casting critters.

Skarrg, the Rage Pits can give a little combat boost plus grants trample.

Almost any mana rock out there is an upgrade over Manalith ; Gruul Signet , Mind Stone , Commander's Sphere , etc. Plus Sol Ring means turn 2 commander.

Not quite as cheap but can help get you some +1/+1 counters from mentor as well as goblins to sac to Arms Dealer or Skirk Prospector is Legion Warboss .

triproberts12 on don't look at this elf deck

5 days ago

Firstly, you need

I would start with cutting Arcane Encyclopedia. In green, you have much better options. Guardian Project , Lead the Stampede , Vanquisher's Banner , and Harmonize are all better.

Elvish Piper can go. What are you putting into play that's worth the 5-mana, two turns, and a card of investment?

Devikarin Dissident can go. It's just not very strong.

Druid of the Cowl, Elfhame Druid, Llanowar Scout should be the next creatures to go. There are better mana elves out there. Llanowar Elves , Fyndhorn Elves , Joraga Treespeaker , and Arbor Elf should all be in there before more mana elves enter the equation.

Blanchwood Armor, Oakenform, Arbor Armament, Dragonscale Boon, Gift of Growth, Mutagenic Growth, Pounce, Shape the Sands, Vines of the Recluse, and Takedown are all poorly suited to EDH. You'll want effects that pump your whole team like Beastmaster Ascension , Overwhelming Stampede , Craterhoof Behemoth , and Thunderfoot Baloth , rather than targeted combat tricks. Likewise, you'll want Heroic Intervention to save creatures. As for flying removal, consider Hurricane , Tropical Storm , Whiptongue Hydra , and Tornado Elemental .

Cuickbrownfox1 on Marwyn, the Elven Mother

6 days ago

Love elves, especially Marwyn. It might be good to add in a couple more draw engines like Soul of the Harvest or Guardian Project . I would probably take out Ring of Three Wishes for one of these due to its high costs and the fact that you can typically only use it once per turn. Beast Within is also a great removal card that can hit any permanent.

triproberts12 on Help Me Find A Fit

6 days ago

I think you should try out either Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind or Niv-Mizzet, Parun . Both tend to control the board until they can win with either Curiosity or Ophidian Eye . OG Niv is easier on a budget mana base, but paying more for new miv might be preferable for you if you're okay not turbo'ing him out and playing a slower game. Mizzix of the Izmagnus is also very combo-y if you're into Izzet. If you want to go Temur, Animar, Soul of Elements is typically build as a combo deck using Ancestral Statue to go infinite, and the popular Animorphs build is very budget friendly and lends itself well to the Pickles Lock combo of Brine Elemental + Vesuvan Shapeshifter . The Gates deck is a control deck that wins with your favorite one-card combo, Scapeshift . It's a one-trick pony, but if you're into it, I would build it with Child of Alara at the helm. Riku of Two Reflections might be for you if you just want all the value until you can find whatever wincon you like. Finally, if it's the rampy, storm bit you like about Nic Fit and Scapeshift, I love my Tatyova, Benthic Druid druid tribal deck. Chaining land ramp and drawing cards feels very stormy, even more so when going off with Gilt-Leaf Archdruid , Guardian Project , or Beast Whisperer with Seton, Krosan Protector , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Stone-Seeder Hierophant , or Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip.

joaoguaxinim on Simic Standard

1 week ago

By your card choices, I'd recommend playing Guardian Project

lordnathan21 on Kitters

1 week ago

Creature Removal will certainly be tricky to balance in a creature heavy deck. I'd look into a little bit of card draw, since you'll be playing some cheaper creatures, you'll need to replenish your hand a bit to be prepared for rebuilding a board state.

But really, the list is looking pretty good! You'll be able to sort it out even further as you play it and pull out the cards you notice tend to be dead draws.

triproberts12 on Arcades Defenders

1 week ago

It's a little difficult to tell what you're thinking from such a limited list, but if you're going for a blink subtheme, I advise putting in Drake Combo. The Pauper version used Ghostly Flicker to blink Peregrine Drake and Mnemonic Wall for infinite mana. Displace and Illusionist's Stratagem have been printed since the banning. In addition, while Mnemonic Wall best fits your strategy, you also have access to Archaeomancer , Scrivener , and Salvager of Secrets for recursion and Great Whale and Palinchron for land untapping. You also have access to Roon of the Hidden Realm , Brago, King Eternal , Deadeye Navigator , Mistmeadow Witch , and Eldrazi Displacer in your colors.

For redundancy with your commander, the new Guardian Project and High Alert are great additions, Project, especially, if you're going full-on storm.

I would also check out the EDHREC page for Arcades, as well as the blink theme page.

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Guardian Project occurrence in decks from the last year

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