Hold the Line

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Hold the Line

Instant

Blocking creatures get +7/+7 until end of turn.

Hold the Line Discussion

DemonDragonJ on

11 months ago

Would you be willing to replace Bar the Door with Hold the Line? That card is typically superior in most situations, for only a slightly stricter casting cost.

Funkydiscogod on Muraganda Set

11 months ago

Oh, right, I was going to finish all the cards...

Fossil Cycle: One problem I see with these, is that without something like Trample, or other form of Evasion, these could be overpowered in a set with ability-less creatures.

Goblin Grabber: I like the Magnetic Theft ETB effect, but there's no reason it should die when unequipped. I would not complain if it was a red Kor Outfitter.

Goblin Spell-Snatcher: Compare that card to Mogg Sentry. It does not make for easy math when the creature is a 1/2, then a 3/3, then a 5/4, 7/5, and so on... Give the creature equal power and toughness, and get equal power and toughness from his ability. Simplify the math for the players.

Grand Sabertooth: This card would define a new level of power creep: 1-mana for a 2/2. The problem I see is that no player would ever choose to have a Tundra Wolves when they could have Isamaru, Hound of Konda (even better because it's not legendary).

Gravewarden: When I think of Muraganda, I'm imagining a primitive world, with cavemen, and wild animals. I don't imagine there are any societies on Muraganda organized enough to have a religion and a Cleric, and grave and death rituals. I suppose this same thing could be said about some of the other Shamans and Wizards in the set, that without being a part of Daelin's tribe, they're a little out of place. Could this card be salvaged with a different name and creature type?

Grip of Tar: In a set dependent on creatures without abilities, a 1/1 with Deathtouch is effectively a removal spell. This card is a 2-for-1. Not unlike Consuming Vapors, it should only hit creatures, though.

Heavy Cumulus: Should read like Vines of Vastwood so the creature doesn't get an ability.

Holistic Wisdom: It's like Bred for the Hunt or Secret Plans, but much worse.

Ivory-Tusk Stampede: Should be sorcery, like Martial Coup.

March of Mediocrity: Seems to occupy the same design space as Muraganda Petroglyphs.

Master's Whip: Should be phrased as "whenever equipped creature attacks" so the equipped creature doesn't get an ability.

Mind Devourer: Is his ability "instead" of doing damage? Or "in addition" to doing damage? If it's "in addition" the ability is useless, as he'll kill an opponent through damage long before he mills them out. If it's "instead", then it's just really bad. But, the even bigger problem, is that I'm not sure this is the set this creature belongs in, as Muraganda seems like a primitive world that wouldn't support a magical ecosystem where thoughts are abundant food. Most of this world's inhabitants are feral creatures and cavemen; not nearly the food supply for such a creature.

Mindleech Conch: I could nitpick this one, but honestly, I'd want to see how it played. It would kill an opponent by damage before its milling was relevant, but its "draw 2" when it hits is insane. And 3 power is pretty good, it stands up to most removal in the set, except the 1/1 deathtouchers.

Sidenote: On the subject of 1/1 Defender Deathtouch Ooze tokens, I feel like this set needs more of these as "removal" (Flash Foliage comes to mind as a template). These tokens would make combat quite relevant, and give the opponent a ~real~ incentive to choose an ability instead of the vanilla creature. It occurs to me, that a focus on removal of this type could make Tundra Wolves better than Isamaru, Hound of Konda, and I absolutely love that idea. As flavor, Muraganda seems primitive, so, the 1/1 Defender Deathtouch Oozes, traps and fights seem like the kind of removal that would be abundant on this world.

Nesting Grounds: Awesome card. I was hoping to see another 4 cards like this on theme. Some sort of "Daelin's Cave" in Grixis colors, or something else. If there can't be a cycle, (like Crypt of the Eternals) there needs to be a story to explain why not.

Oaken Club: Perfect equipment for this set.

Orb of the Masses: I think this would be one of the few times giving creatures abilities would be good. "Legendary" prevents (experienced) players from using it, then playing another and using the new one. In my mind, the first ability would say "whenever a creature with an ability enters the battlefield", and it should have an imposing presence like the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey; the stone that begins the next phase of evolution. It could be like a small choose-your-own-Akroma's Memorial.

Planar Lens: This is not the kind of equipment I'd expect to see on Muraganda. It seems too intellectual.

Primal Instincts: Nice art. Costing 4 is out of the question for something that can't kill opponent's attackers or replace itself. I'll point to Righteousness and Hold the Line, and To Arms!.

Primal Return: ironically Primal creatures don't count as creatures with no abilities while they're in the graveyard.

Primordial Pools: could probably be better with an ability more like Ooze Garden, since Deathtouch is basically removal in this set.

Pulop, the Planar Sentience: The artwork and name conjured up a totally different idea of what this card should do. The art depicts a slime devouring a man, and the name implies the slime duplicating the man. Let me just spitball this idea at you: +1: Create a creature token that's a copy of a creature ~ exiled. // -X: Search your library for a creature with converted mana cost X or less and exile it. // When ~ enters the battlefield, exile a creature card with converted mana cost 1 or less from your graveyard.

Pulop's Chosen: This might be too much power creep. Nim Abomination has the same stats as the Primal version.

Radiant Purge: Good sweeper for this set.

Don't worry, I'll get the rest later...

xram666 on Arcades the new leadsinger of the Rolling Stones

1 year ago

Thanks for the upvotes.

@Homelessguy: Tree of Redemption is on my Maybeboard and I just need to aquire it. Triumph of the Hordes is a good addition for the deck. Thank you.

@MurrSheep: Aegis of the Heavens is just a placeholder in the deck, until I get something better but Hold the Line, for my opinion is too defensive. Tower Defense is much more better for this deck.

berryjon on Advice on Player and Rules

1 year ago

Short answer, you're in the right. You can cast pump spells after blockers are declared, and before damage is allocated.

Long answer: Rule 509 of the Comprehensive rules spells it out, though in a long winded manner.

You declare Attackers.
You and your opponent, in priority order, put triggered abilities on the stack.
You and your opponent, in priority order, can cast spells or activate abilities.
Resolve the stack.

Your opponent declares blockers.
You and your opponent, in priority order, put triggered abilities on the stack.
You and your opponent, in priority order, can cast spells or activate abilities.
Resolve the stack.

Move on to the Combat Damage step.

What this means is that when you declare your attackers, before the opponent decides on blockers, they can do things like cast Bright Reprisal or Warning on one of your attacking creatures. You can also, for example, cast Jump on one of your creatures to give it flying before the opponent can declare a blocker for it.

Then the opponent declares their blockers. After that has been decided, each of you, in priority, can cast spells again. You can cast Giant Growth on your attacking creature here, and they can cast cards like Hold the Line or activate the ability on Angelic Page or General Jarkeld (and he's just a bundle of laughs, let me tell you).

Then, once everything is resolved, is damage dealt.

StumpyIB on Tokens Galore

1 year ago

I like this build! I have a token Modern deck and have played with the idea of making it into a Commander deck. Definitely going to consider a ton of the cards in this deck. +1 from me!

A few cards that you might consider for even more token fun: Emrakul's Evangel, Akroan Horse, Rampaging Baloths, Captain's Claws, Increasing Devotion, and Beacon of Creation. For some Anointed Procession trigger happiness, Panharmonicon. For making your tokens ridiculously great blockers, Hold the Line.

Funkydiscogod on Righteous Fling (WR Righteousness)

1 year ago

Hunted Lammasu would be a good way to give the opponent a creature.

What about Vent Sentinel, Rage Nimbus, Cinder Wall, Order of the Stars, and other walls that would be impossible to attack into?

Hold the Line might be useful here with 1 or 2 copies.

PockyWolf on Soul of the Samurai

1 year ago

Thank you for the suggestion oh Hold the Line - was looking for a potential replacement for Terashi's Verdict

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