Each creature you control assigns combat damage equal to its toughness rather than its power.
Creatures you control can attack as though they didn't have defender.
: Untap target creature.
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|Ravnica Allegiance (RNA)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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High Alert Discussion
1 day ago
Do you have High Alert in the deck already? for when you lose your commander or don't have him out.
Other good choices;
Creatures: Stalwart Shield-Bearers & Oathsworn Giant.
Equipment: Mirror Shield.
Enchantments: Sight of the Scalelords,Spidersilk Armor, Treefolk Umbra, Eland Umbra & Leyline of Vitality.
Planeswalkers: Elspeth, Sun's Champion.
3 days ago
Hello Beotooth, thank you for commenting!
This deck is meant to play casual Battlecruiser Commander, so we do not allow infinite combo in our meta. Given the untap ability built into High Alert, I a m not playing Overgrown Battlement or Axebane Guardian in this build.
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1 week ago
I'd say replace indomitable ancients with fog bank, since it doesn't work with arcades' ability. arcades only affects creatures with defender, not with high toughness. also, cards like High Alert and Assault Formation offer some redundancy for when you lose arcades
1 month ago
Heyya Sheldaconda! Fellow Arcades user here, love the deck and the flavour! I have a few suggestions.
Ensnaring Bridge: "Us advocates feel this overpass can't be overcome!"
The Bridge works in both ways, allowing us to attack under it with our 'low-power' creatures and stifling other players by not letting them over it. Note also the incredible card advantage of Arcades and his leagues of bulwarks may stymy you somewhat.
Axebane Guardian: "Our efficient bane to our opponents!"
Axebane Guardian is similar to Overgrown Battlement in that it supplies a Cradle-esque effect dependent on the number of defenders you control. However, it adds any colour you choose, making it a defender all-star!
If you have enough defenders, Axebane goes infinite with High Alert. But as the deck is staying casual, you may want to omit this suggestion.
Brago, King Eternal: "Blink and you'll miss him!"
If you do decide to swing in, Brago can be a big help with built-in evasion and the ability to flicker all our creatures (for draws off Arcades, the Strategist) and artifacts such as your Sol Ring for double usage.
Various STAX card with various effects. They can play off your mana generating creatures as well as your artifacts. The best one for you here is Static Orb which shuts everyone down equally while you keep up strong creatures for big punts.
These dorks can trigger Arcades due to being defenders as well as tapping for mana or in some cases giving us immediate mana. They also play well with STAX cards that tap lands down as you won't need them anymore!
I have many more suggestions, but this is all for now. If you like these and want more, say so!
2 months ago
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The cards listed are more tailored to a build of The Wallmaster that is far more combat-based.
Assault Formation is a great mana sink for a finisher turn, being able to buff all our walls up very quickly and performing an alpha strike. We use High Alert instead, as it acts as a combo piece with Axebane Guardian and enough defenders.
This could be good for the list due to it being easily grabbed by Muddle the Mixture, but as of yet there's no space.
Shifting Wall is actually pretty viable for our list, acting as a secondary Shield Sphere, at least CMC wise, for a free draw with Arcades. The issues are the bad interaction with Cloudstone Curio, or moreso, the lack of interaction, and the fact that we need to put at least 1 mana into it to make it stick. It could be useful in an Intruder Alarm wall-spam turn, however.
Dragon Throne of Tarkir is a power-matters card, which we can't commonly see being higher than 3. However, it is very powerful on those big, swingy turns.
Our deck looks for combo over damage, we may build a more 'restrained' Bible sometime, which is more based on beating face. If that comes, the Throne is in.
3 months ago
KongMing I really like Zendikar, also! Hopefully there will be some cool and fluff(-ish) cards in it. While I really love the mutate mechanic, I just think this is not the deck for it. Those cards are really nice, especially Sea-Dasher Octopus, but I think they would water the deck down and you might run low on "denfender draws". If you put them in a deck please tell us the outcome!
3 months ago
Want to make an Arcades-Deck and found this one.
It looks awesome, but I wonder, how vulnurable is it to creature removal. There is only one "backup" in the form of High Alert, if Arcades is not on the field.
Is this enough?