Hover Barrier

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Uncommon
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Uncommon

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Hover Barrier

Creature — Illusion Wall

Defender, flying

Hover Barrier Discussion

Johnnyson300 on Test Dimir Deck

5 months ago

If you're running Phenax as the commander, then I recommend stocking the deck full of walls, because they always have higher toughness. Moreover, they are generally cheap to cast, so by the time Phenax hits the board on turn five, you are ready to start up the mill engine. I recommend Glacial Wall , Amaranthine Wall , Wall of Lost Thoughts , Hover Barrier , Suspicious Bookcase , and Wall of Frost .

9-lives on

7 months ago

Is there a Standard equivalent of Consulate Skygate ? This would have been a perfect replacement for Grappling Sundew . Hover Barrier is also an illegal card for Standard that would have been very useful.

mrdehring on

9 months ago

No Luminarch Ascension or Sunblast Angel ? I think they work well in the "tap creatures and fly in for damage" theme you seem to have here.

I know it is your maybeboard, but isn't Wall of Denial a better choice than Hover Barrier ?

FullmetalWes on Super Potato

1 year ago

I built an Arcades deck myself recently and I absolutely love it. A few cards I can recommend that have been amazing for me that I don't see in your list are: Wall of Shards, Hover Barrier, Bar the Door and Slaughter the Strong. There's a few cards here I never thought of that I'm totally adding to mine so thanks for the ideas! Hope that helps, good luck!

gorsloth1 on (Phen)X gonna Mill it to you

1 year ago

i run a similar list and find that just big butts with no real abilities just don't make the cut. I'd recommend droping Hover Barrier for the incredibly powerful Eater of the Dead, which pretty much goes infinite with Phenax as long as there's a few creatures in each players graveyard. I'd also drop Staff of the Mind Magus and Tome Scour for Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots to get combos going faster, I've often found I wont even play out my combo pieces without at least one of these two cards available to me. I also like the Traumatize with either Fraying Sanity or Keening Stone combo for the mill out, might be worth fitting those cards in as well. overall a really fun deck to pilot especially 1v1, if you can make it work it's an incredibly satisfying win

Caerwyn on God's Plan... To Mill

1 year ago

Bloodchief Ascension is a strong card to consider. In multiplayer, it is fairly easy to get the required number of counters. On its own, it helps keep you afloat if you have aggressive opponents. It also has the added advantage of going infinite with Mindcrank.

I think this deck is a bit heavy on large, powerful creatures. That's not really what Phenax wants. Dragonlord Silumgar, Hostage Taker, Sire of Stagnation do not really fit with your general strategy. Kami of the Crescent Moon is a bad card--it provides your opponents cards before you get any extra, and, even then, you're giving away 3+ cards for each 1 you draw.

For creatures, i'd definitely consider Hover Barrier, since it provides a large, flying body for an insignificant cost. Wall of Frost is another great option, as it can survive most combats and hinder an enemy creature.

Sol Ring makes almost every deck better.

Graveyard antics provide a solid backup for mill. Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, and Reanimate provide options for taking your opponents' now-milled creatures. The Scarab God is another solid option, depending on budget.

Finally, this deck wants graveyard hate, as many EDH decks thrive off graveyard shenanigans which mill makes easier. Relic of Progenitus and Bojuka Bog are both solid choices.

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Hover Barrier occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%