Hardened Scales


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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Hardened Scales Discussion

cklise on Eco Friendly Vehicles

20 hours ago

A little heavy on the vehicles (though I realize they are the namesake of the deck), but I'm digging this clean-burning aether engine. Pentavus seems good for this deck. I might also suggest Hardened Scales if you wish to further push +1/+1 counters, along with Durable Handicraft - also from Kaldesh!

Delta-117 on Atraxa - Ohhhh, you wanted to play Magic...

2 days ago

Okay here are my promised suggestions.

Take out Winter Orb for Winding Constrictor, Trophy Mage for Master Biomancer, Tangle Wire for Eternal Witness, remove Sun Titan for a Ajani Unyielding, Supreme Verdict for I believe As Foretold even though not covered in your list if you can acquire one of these I recommend it, otherwise add maybe Vorel of the Hull Clade.

Beyond this, swap Stasis for Hardened Scales, Shred Memory for Scavenging Ooze, Perplex for Thrummingbird, Peacekeeper for either Authority of the Consulate (Will explain why soon) or Corpsejack Menace if not, Narset Transcendent for Glen Elendra Archmage, Muddle the Mixture for Abzan Charm, Luminarch Ascension for Aura Shards, Kiora, Master of the Depths for Forgotten Ancient, Idyllic Tutor for Collective Effort, Humility for I think Archangel of Thune if you have or can get one easily the card works well when you have of course your commander and Authority of the Consuls if you choose to run that, or just Rishkar's Expertise, Fabricate for Crystalline Crawler, Aura of Silence for Prime Speaker Zegana.

You could always add in some hydras to this like Primordial Hydra, Kalonian Hydra, and Lifeblood Hydra. Some other considerations are Reliquary Tower and Thought Vessel which I recommend one or more (I use both) so you don't ever have to worry about discard when you play Prime Speaker Zegana or Rishkar's Expertise. I also think you should try and add Inspiring Call which further supports having something for unlimited handsize. Oath of Ajani, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Abzan Falconer, and Chasm Skulker(good if you include all of that card draw) are a few other ideas.

When I can again I will try and help you find a place for Viral Drake and any others I missed/suggested additionally.

Alcolitox on Tiny Leaders: Vorel of the Hull Clade

3 days ago

Hardened Scales Maybe? gives you many more counters also

BiggieSchmahlz on corpsejack menace wants counters

4 days ago

I'm building a deck just like this and the linky things that name similar decks sent me here, it's really nice and I would suggest a Managorger Hydra instead of ancient, tho i would run both and I run a Winding Constrictor and Hardened Scales and they both work great for spell triggers and I would put a side board of Mistcutter Hydra for those cheatn blue decks, tho this gets a plus from me, plez check out my deck and tell me whut you think

ehuez on Golgari Counters - Stompy Intensifies

5 days ago

Hi there it is nice to see another counters maniac like me :D you have very nice deck man! I would suggest those cards which have great synergy with counters but I am not sure if they are usable in your deck Metallic Mimic, Hangarback Walker, Walking Ballista, Arcbound Worker and Arcbound Ravager.

bibliomaniac you are wrong. Everything goes on stack. Creature enters the battlefield, its ETB effect goes on stack and if you have Hardened Scales or Winding Constrictor those effects goes on stack too so Servant of the Scale can become 3/3 after it has entered the battlefield.

Entrei on Need help to add control/consistency ...

5 days ago

Hmm... seeing as you are running the colors, you could add in Hardened Scales/Winding Constrictor+ Rite of Passage.

Step 1: get 2 of those out (2 rites, or a rite plus either of the other ones)

Step 2: get ballista to be a 3/3

Step 3: remove a counter, shoot ballista, get 2 counters on it

Step 4: repeat to infinity

Step 5: shoot them for infinite at next upkeep (the damage on ballista prevents you from doing it immediately or ballista will die from a SBA)

As for making it more consistent/protected... Mana Leak gets rid of most killspells, as they are typically done with the extra 1/2 mana on your turn.

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