Haunted Plate Mail


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare

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Haunted Plate Mail

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +4/+4.

: Until end of turn, Haunted Plate Mail becomes a 4/4 Spirit artifact creature that's no longer an Equipment. Activate this ability only if you control no creatures.

Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Haunted Plate Mail Discussion

JediCreed94 on NEED HELP with Tromokratis

3 weeks ago

Haunted Plate Mail, or really any artifact/enchantment that cranks his power to 11 to get >21 commander in two swings. Everything else should be mana rocks, counters, and draw.

Pemmin's Aura, Thassa's Emissary are some that I use in my Tromo Volt.

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

feyn_do_alduin: I agree! This deck can be very, very aggressive (and terrifying to play against). I've hit people for 36 damage on T3 before - there's a reason that, while this isn't my most competitive deck, it's certainly my most feared at my LGS.

TzickyT: Yeah, I'm afraid that's a classic problem with voltron decks. If you don't have a creature to suit up, your equipment sits around being sad. You could try Haunted Plate Mail or something, or something like Mobilization (which I think is better than Heliod) if you have problems with this a lot.

Gearlyons: Honestly? I've considered it before, and played it for a while. It's not currently in the list because I find it slightly situational, but I could definitely see the case for its inclusion :) What would you cut for it?

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

5 months ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

Duality45 on R/W Prison

10 months ago

I definitely would recommend Haunted Plate Mail instead of Gideon Jura

_SeriosSkies_ on

1 year ago


  • Animation Module - very minor +1/+1 counter interaction amungst your creatures. And that second ability is just proliferate for a single target.

  • Avarice Amulet - I get this card in some decks where the commander is more hefty....But yours turns into a planeswalker, planeswalkers cant carry this. so you're just giving it away it would seem.

  • Ghirapur Orrery - never play "we all get a benefit" effects. you dont get to fully abuse them first. And just minor hand attacking from lily + the spells theyre actively playing can lead them to almost nothing in hand quickly. Giving them free draws like you never made them discard or anything. Meanwhile you should have the strong black multi-draw cards never having an empty grip to use it.

  • Haunted Plate Mail - what? This....just looks like filler.

  • Seer's Sundial - 2 mana is A LOT when they tie it to a condition.

  • Staff of Nin - this card costs way too much because they added the ping ability. So you start a slow draw engine super later than you should be putting one into play.

  • Soul Conduit - I could actually see some fringe use for this. and if you have fun with it by all measn keep it. But outside of that fringe use 6/6 mana is insanely costed for something that doesnt kill your opponent. is maybe more keepable if you change to a TON of the life for cards draw engines over your current ones.

Things you could replace these with that have similar effects:


  • Contagion Clasp - Can kill a thing as well as add counters. I'd suggest Contagion Engine instead, but its currently seeing a price spike thanks to all the new atraxa decks.

Card draw Cont.

  • Greed - Already mentioned it in the explanation of other card draw. but yeah, controlled draw. and as much as you can want when you want it.

  • Skullclamp - how do you not have this in here already? you run dudes that die. it goes well with dudes that die.

Win conditions:

SpiritKing on Blue Black Control Modern

1 year ago

I'm guessing this is your first attempt on modern based on the cards you have?If so, the first thing you should look out for is to strenghten your removal and counterspells. Efficiency is key in countering in modern. You want to have counters that hit as widely ranged as possible for a minimal mana investment. Spells like Countermand will be to slow if you're going deeper into the format.

For starters, i suggest looking out for some Mana Leak to trade for. Those are great, since most decks in modern wont be able to pay 3 for a while.

For good removal options that are cheap and easy to get, you could try to trade for some Ultimate Price, Disfigure or even Dead Weight. If the Languish in your Maybeboard is a card you already have, be all means play it in the mainboard! it is great to have a sweeper in the main 60.

If you're not going all-in into milling your opponent i'd suggest exchanging the mill cards as well, since it can help out the opponent more than you! Almost all deck in modern use their graveyard as a resource to an extent.Paranoid Delusions, Sage's Row Denizen, Mind Funeral and Curse of the Bloody Tome can then all be replaced with cards that help your overall control strategy.

Cheap cards, that could also help you are e.g. Dimir Charm, Meloku the Clouded Mirror,Haunted Plate Mail can be a budget alternative for a wincon... Generally speaking, some UB dual lands will help your mana base out. Look for Jwar Isle Refuge, Choked Estuary or the likes, or if you can spend the few bucks/know someone who trades you some Creeping Tar Pit or Darkslick Shores.

Also you need a few card draw spells since you will end up empty handed if you cant refill your hand.There are plenty options to choose from.

Azn_Sasuke on

1 year ago

Hey tapewizard , thanks for your comment =D

Yea you're right there is too much utility and not enough power :O But there are so many good equipments that i'm not sure what to take. If you like some heavy expensive stuff maybe Argentum Armor, Haunted Plate Mail or Sword of Kaldra ?

Godsend, Angelic Destiny and Grafted Wargear seems pretty good, too. I think some good equipments are Loxodon Warhammer, Cranial Plating, Helm of the Gods, Pennon Blade and they fit in quite good i think.

Hankyu, Gorgon's Head and Trepanation Blade will drive your opponent crazy. A card i find a bit overpowerd is Quietus Spike (especially in early game) ...

In the end you will have to choose by yourself which equippment fits your playstyle the most and which utillity you want to cut out i guess xD maybe Day of Judgment + Immortal Servitude would also be a cool combo to pull off

aekrusty on Cats that kill

1 year ago

If you wanna go Voltron and tokens without breaking the budget, try Captain of the Watch, Captain's Claws, Haunted Plate Mail, Demonmail Hauberk, Intangible Virtue, Cathars' Crusade, Moonsilver Spear. Add some ramp and cheap tutors: Burnished Hart, Relic Seeker, Heliod's Pilgrim, Darksteel Ingot, Mask of Memory, Everflowing Chalice. Thanks for the upvote on my Aurelia.

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