Guardian Project

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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Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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

Guardian Project occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Green: 0.16%

Guardian Project Discussion

Coward_Token on "MASS HYSTERIA! IT'S RAINING CATS AND DOGS!"

3 hours ago

Whitemane Lion for Panther redundancy? Maybe Temur Sabertooth?

Maybe Mana Echoes but idk if you can use the colorless that much

Obviously Guardian Project if you got it

Ranglez7 on Xenagos, the G.O.A.T.

1 day ago

Blue isn't terribly problematic in my meta for worrying about any individual creatures. Most of the time they want to protect their combo, interrupt someone else's combo, or can't stop my creature with their Swan Song anyway. The idea is that when my big beater gets removed I have another one coming out behind it, anyway. A bigger problem I run into is the crack back when I do get a good hit in, and get to a point where I am more worried about my life than my cards in hand or the beater on the board. The blue in my meta does what most blue players do, I think. They let the tutors, of which I run quite a few, slide so they can counter what gets pulled out. But I am not assembling any combos, here. That being said, the card I do race to tutor for, the hidden Commander if you will, is Ilharg, the Raze-Boar which does allow me to cheat out big beaters or abuse ETB triggers. So to jump around while responding, Worldspine Wurm rarely gets hard cast, and Verdurous Gearhulk is a great way to make threats bigger. Bonus points for it because it can target itself if I just need an 8 power trampler to get 16 damage in the turn after Xenagos makes his debut. I have better places to put Deflecting Swat since the two key players in the deck are pretty difficult to get rid of. It, and Bolt Bend are extremely useful for commanders with less built in protection, though. That being said, I have looked at Yavimaya Hollow for everything not as resilient and just can't bring myself to put in another colorless source regardless of its ability. And since the beaters are replaceable, usually, making sure my mana is fixed is a higher priority. If anything, I am trying to find reasons to take some out in favor of basic lands (or a dual land if I really want to break the bank). Selvala, Heart of the Wilds is another situation like Nyxbloom Ancient where it urges an overcommitment to the board. I'm also not a fan of symmetric boons, so the thought of giving my opponent even one draw trigger from her bothers me. Call me crazy, but this deck isn't handing anything to anyone! Berserk is in the same vein as Life's Legacy to me where I want my opponents to deal with my creatures instead of sacrificing them myself. I also don't like looking at cards together as valuable given that I can't reliably guarantee they always show up together. This deck can tutor out a creature easily enough, but not an instant. Etali, Primal Storm is good value, but with my strategy being cheat with Ilharg, the Raze-Boar the attack trigger isn't as appealing as I would like.

On that note, I am still mulling over Return of the Wildspeaker versus Rishkar's Expertise, especially while I am trying to fit Quartzwood Crasher into the list which expands my options at 5 CMC. With the abusing ETB triggers idea, though, cards like Elemental Bond, Guardian Project, and The Great Henge draw more cards than you might think. I also swapped in Bonders' Enclave over Winding Canyons to try because I never really needed to cast a creature at instant speed. Holding up 6 mana to throw out a Reclamation Sage or Fierce Empath on someone's end step just feels like a wasted turn. For being a "Gruul smash!" list, I am trying my best to put together a consistent game plan with the heavy tutor package and a curve that promotes efficiency. I think I will hold up 4 mana with a Krosan Grip or Chaos Warp in my hand that can turn into a drawn card if I didn't need to stop something more often than the former example.

Play testing is still a challenge at the moment, so changes are a slow process. I know with adding in something like Quartzwood Crasher that the trample keyword becomes much more valuable, but there is a good case to be made for the creatures in the list without it, too. Guess we just need to stay safe and play more Magic!

hejtmane on Insight into Budget Card Draw ...

3 days ago

Not great but some colors have limited access to repeatable draw Arcane Encyclopedia Mind's Eye

Blue Kumena's Awakening Honden of Seeing Winds

Green creature base Lifecrafter's Bestiary Guardian Project Elemental Bond

Black Vampiric Rites

Half draw half ramp simic colors Bounty of the Luxa

1C4RU5 on Ninja'd

6 days ago

@ Valzasaurus: Yaeh Yuriko seems strong. A friend of mine has a Yuriko deck, which can be really explosive. With this deck i want to try the two partner commanders. For me they seem like fitting choices for a ninja tribe.

@ RiotRunner789: I like Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank. Cephalid Aristocrat + Lightning Greaves sounds really funny too!

I'm not sure about cards like Phyrexian Arena, which are restricted to trigger once a turn. For now i will try cards like Coastal Piracy and Guardian Project which i should be able to trigger several times a turn.

End-Raze Forerunners is a good hint. I will considet it after first playtesting games

slashdotdash on 5 color no theme deck

1 week ago

Dear Kronhamilton

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim is my favorite commander, and I've been brewing around him ever since he was teased. Let me just say you've chosen an excellent commander.

(I’ve written quite a lot in an attempt to make a sort of guide for you, so if you want the short version, check out the Suggestions panel)

Golos can be tricky to build around since he can do literally anything pretty well. The easiest way to make an effective Golos deck is to lean into Golos's 7 Mana Rainbow Wheel Of Death. Before getting into that though, we need to cover some EDH deckbuilding basics.

I think the most useful advice I can give someone who is just beginning to explore the deck-building territory of EDH is to structure your deck and mind your Ratios. By this I mean it is useful to categorize the cards in your deck according to the role they fulfill.

We’ll begin by looking at some core categories that you’ll want to make your deck function effectively. Then I’ll present the Ratios (how many of each category of card) you will want to make a generic Golos deck function effectively. Next, I’ll include a detailed (but not totally complete, because I’d be here all day) catalogue of cards within some of those categories. I’ll also offer up some suggestions and input about some of your specific card choices. Lastly, since I’m about to unpack a lot of information, I will include a brief list of suggestions (see the bottom) for a generically good Golos ‘Shell’ that should be able to support most Golos strategies.

Categories

  • Draw

  • Ramp

  • Removal

  • Sweepers

  • Threats

  • Support

  • Land

Draw Show

Ramp Show

Removal Show

Sweepers Show

Threats Show

Support Show

Land Show

The art of Ratios is all about determining what combination of cards from each category makes your deck run the most smoothly.

Please note that these Ratios will not total to 99 cards. This is because you will invariably have extra flexibility to choose how your deck behaves even after establishing functional Ratios. Also keep in mind that although these Ratios do recommend you adhere to the minimum number of cards in each category, you still can choose which cards will fill those slots. The point is not to restrict your options, but instead to create a ‘Shell’ that is reliable enough to power your Threats cards, Support cards, and other cards. Whatever you do, make sure you have at least the minimum number of Draw and Ramp cards. THE MOST IMPORTANT CARDS IN THE DECK ARE DRAW AND RAMP!!!

While I ultimately suggest Ratios resembling the Basic Golos Shell, I will lay out the Ratios for several different Shells;

  • Template: a sort of baseline beginner’s guide which is commonly promoted as a place to start.

  • Basic Golos: a modified version of the Template that suites most Golos decks.

  • Control: a version tailored for a slower game with many Sweepers.

  • Aggro: a version designed to act quickly and deploy Threats before the opponents are prepared.

  • Big Mana: a version invested heavily into Ramp with the goal of deploying many end-game Threats.

  • Mega Mana: an even more extreme version of Big Mana with extremely expensive Threats.

Template Show

Basic Golos Show

Control Show

Aggro Show

Big Mana Show

Mega Mana Show

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Please remember that any suggestions I make are because I am trying to help. Ultimately, the choices you make with your deck are up to you, and I can only provide constructive criticism based on my own experience and opinions.

Good luck :)

Ratio Fixing

The most effective change to your deck would probably be adjusting the Ratios, especially with regard to your Draw cards. Applying the most basic Template Shell, you want to have at least these three quantities nailed down for a smoother and reasonably powerful deck;

  • Lands – 36 --> You have 40 Lands (Cut 4 Lands)

  • Ramp – 10 --> You have 5 true Ramp cards (Add 5 to 8 Ramp cards)

  • Draw – 10 --> You have 3 true Draw cards (Add 7 to 10 Draw cards)

What I counted in your deck Show

Mutate

Depending on how strong your Mutate subtheme is, some of your Mutate inclusions may act as engines. However, I must state that Mutate is a VERY risky and even fragile strategy since your Mutate ‘Pile’ of creatures will all be destroyed at once if your opponent uses a Removal spell or a Sweeper. For that reason, I recommend leaning out of the Mutate theme (unless the Mutate card is just straight-up insane, as in the example of Nethroi, Apex of Death).

With that said, playing a Mutate theme is your decision and I totally respect that and if you want to stick to a Mutate theme then by all means do so. I just want to be sure you know that Mutate is a risky strategy that you cannot depend on to fulfill your Ramp and Draw slots (so you’ll just need to supplement it with other cards).

Cut or Include?

At a glance your deck seems like something you have created using just your collection – and that’s great! However, if you want to incrementally upgrade your deck, then I recommend replacing most of the cards in your deck with more powerful options over time.

Here is a list of cards you should probably keep playing: - Barrier Breach (Removal, because exiling 3 enchantments is helpful in some situations)

In my opinion, there are other, better options for all of the other nonland cards in the deck, however it is up to you to decide on how you would like to proceed so I won’t intrude.

I strongly recommend cutting the Planeswalkers though – Calix, Destiny's Hand doesn’t seem to synergize much with the deck and I feel that Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast is not very potent.

Lands

Just as a recommendation, I would suggest the following spread of Basic Lands;

  • 8 Basic Forests

  • 3 of each other Basic Land

The remainder of your lands could be either more basics (which is really, really, risky if you don’t have tons of Ramp – think like 15 Ramp cards and about 12 Basic Forests) or Color Fixing Lands (see the Catalogue for more options). It is rough to have your lands enter the battlefield tapped, but unless you want to either lean into Green or spend a lot of money on lands, you will just have to live with it (I play around 5-10 tapped lands in a normal Golos deck and it isn’t really that bad).

In this section, I will list out an example of the Basic Golos Shell complete with the necessary Ratios and some examples of good/fun cards in each category. I’ll try to keep it relatively Budget sensitive and most of these cards will be relatively random – this won’t be based on any particular theme so don’t expect it to be optimal.

As a reminder:

Basic Golos Show

The Shell

Ramp – 12

Draw – 13

Removal – 7

Sweepers – 2

Threats – 12

Support – 7

Land – 36

Good Luck :)

-Slashdotdash

0taylor on seton druids

1 week ago
Cloudstone Curio makes one drops have infinite ETB/cast triggers when Seton, Krosan Protector is out. (need 2 one drop creatures)

Devoted Druid, Temur Sabertooth, Leyline of Abundance, and Seton, Krosan Protector also creates infinite ETB/cast triggers on devoted druid.

Be careful when using Beast Whisperer, Glimpse of Nature, Guardian Project, and Vanquisher's Banner as you dont want to mill yourself.

Devoted Druid, Elvish Archdruid, Temur Sabertooth, Leyline of Abundance, and Seton, Krosan Protector is the standard infinite mana.

Stone-Seeder Hierophant and Elvish Pioneer also work really well with Cloudstone Curio and another 1 drop creature. This gets all lands into play untapped from your hand.

Note that after drawing your deck you will have some combination of Mobilize, Vitalize, and Benefactor's Draught. Playing all of the one-drops (and other low-cost minions) can help get you the mana to start going infinte.

lets use our deck now.

Gilt-Leaf Archdruid is a good first option, taking your opponents lands removes most of their options

Helix pinacle is noteable (you can max out to win by your next upkeep if everything else goes wrong)

We can pump up our creatures using Leyline of Abundance, giving creatures infinite +1 +1 counters

Thorn Mammoth and Vigor remove your opponents board. If they somehow have enough toughness to still be alive, you can use one of the infinite ETB combos.

Craterhoof Behemoth is the only card we have with haste, but it shouldnt matter as they wont have lands (Gilt-Leaf Archdruid), creatures (Thorn Mammoth + Vigor), artifacts or enchantments (Acidic Slime + Temur Sabertooth)

Raging_Squiggle on Chulane, Somewhat Competitive

1 week ago

I would add in some redundancies to the bouncing creatures. Man-o'-War, Dream Stalker, Kor Skyfisher, and Stonecloaker (especially good cause flash and also grave hate). Cloud of Faeries also does good work when comboing with Aluren and a bounce source.

Speaking of bounce sources, more redundancies! Words of Wind and Overburden (This card is important as it combos out with Shrieking Drake and is generally a strong card. You won't care about bouncing lands cause chulane will put it right back into play).

Now what to do with all the mana in the world you could want and all the casting you could want? Well, Aetherflux Reservoir and Brain Freeze come to mind. Also, Words of Wind doubles as a win con by bouncing everyone out of the game entirely. Similarly, Words of Wilding can give you as many bears as you want to swing with. These Word cards will help save that mandatory draw from Chulane as your deck empties out. (And on the chance your playgroup allows some UnCards, Crow Storm is quite the funny win con)

How are you gonna get these cards quickly and consistently though? A couple more draw engines wouldn't hurt. Beast Whisperer and Guardian Project are both strong when playing a "I must cast all the creatures" deck. Abundance and Rhystic Study aren't too bad either.

But, how to protect your stuff when you cast it? Prowling Serpopard should be in here to protect your creatures. He's a cat, he protec. Also, Gaddock Teeg strongly hates on any spell slinger deck.

Depending on your budget, Earthcraft should be in here. Otherwise, its budget, (but not nearly as good cousin) Cryptolith Rite could work too.

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