If one or more +1/+1 counters would be placed on a creature you control, that many plus one +1/+1 counters are placed on it instead.
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|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Rare|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Rare|
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Hardened Scales occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.1%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
GU (Simic): 0.51%
Hardened Scales Discussion
3 days ago
Leyline of Growth
if ~ is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
Whenever an effect creates one or more tokens, it creates one additional token of that type.
make a card with 2 different mechanics that only appear in a single set each.
3 days ago
Was thinking to definitely remove Satyr Grovedancer. I think you are right about Jugan, the Rising Star as well. I would even consider removing Polukranos, World Eater as well. If I get constant counters, any creature should pretty much be fairly beefy. The Whispersilk Cloak was more for Gilder Bairn so I would have a way to untap it and use the ability or for an end game. No real intention of playing it on any creature I wanted targeted. However, Hardened Scales seems way more useful in the long run. Replacing one of each basic land is an easy sub. I like the plan right now and will work on updating this deck later today. Then I'll empty my acquire board after the order. Hopefully this deck makes me well hated on game night once it is completed.
3 days ago
Honestly Jugan, the Rising Star and Satyr might be able to go. Jugan, the Rising Star is a super high mana card and forgotten ancient has the easy potential of being able to distribute more counters for 4 mana. Satyr is ok, but just one counter one time. Ozolith can replace one of those creatures as well. I would use only one. For this deck I would say 2 Karn's Bastions and just replace one of each type of basic land. One thing about Whispersilk Cloak is that shroud makes it so YOU can't target your creature either. Also instead of a doubling season, Hardened Scales is a good cheap alternative. You should take a look at my deck +1/+1 Counters, and use the playtest feature to see how things work.
5 days ago
I'd recommend altering your deck's hubs - for whatever reason, Birthing Pod is one of them.
I'd highly recommend making your deck 60 cards, cutting down on a lot of creatures (30 is a ton for Modern decks!), and instead increase the number of lands (23-25) and put in a whole ton of mana ramp. Spells with X really need large values of X to pay off. In terms of creatures to cut, I'd start with Endless One since it's just a vanilla creatures, Genesis Hydra since you're very likely to only hit creatures with X (and the creature will come into play with 0 counters if it's put into play this way), and possibly Wildborn Preserver since you'll constantly have to strike a balance with your mana between the creature you're casting and the Preserver. I'd also cut Nourishing Shoal as life gain doesn't really do that much if you're behind on board (other than delay the inevitable).
I'd recommend Arbor Elf along with Utopia Sprawl, Castle Garenbrig, and even possibly Llanowar Elves, Rampant Growth, and Cultivate for mana ramp. Hardened Scales, Winding Constrictor, and Metallic Mimic are all efficient cards that make your X creatures bigger pretty much for free. Walking Ballista is also one of the best X spells in Modern...if your budget can afford it. For your sideboard, definitely Veil of Summer, it's exactly what you need to protect all your creatures from Fatal Push.
Honestly, this deck reminds me a lot of the Hardened Scales decks floating around Modern. I'd recommend taking a look at those decks as I think you'd find them fun!
6 days ago
However, if you have another creature that would take 2 damage, Vigor's ability prevents that damage and instead would place 2 +1/+1 counters on the creature. Hardened Scales's replacement effect then applies and adds one counter for a total of 3.
It doesn't matter how many counters are being placed with a single effect. Hardened Scales always replaces it to "that many plus one." Vigor's ability is a single effect placing counters, not many individual effects.
6 days ago
1 week ago
redbarron12 I was on the fence about these two. Pir being a Hardened Scales on a creature is definitely useful, so is some extra card draw from Toothy. I'll see what I can potentially switch out for those two, the balance in the deck for counter and utility creatures is pretty good right now.
1 week ago
Yeah, definitely agree with Hardened Scales. That will go on the acquire board for the next card order I do.
Can't believe I did not think about Proliferate. That may change a couple creatures that I have in there. Probably look into subbing in some combination of Evolution Sage, Flux Channeler, Pollenbright Druid, Thrummingbird, and Roalesk, Apex Hybrid.