Hover Barrier

Hover Barrier

Creature — Illusion Wall

Defender, flying

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

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

Hover Barrier occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Hover Barrier Discussion

paperponcho on Arcades, goes to Wallmart

3 weeks ago

I tried to keep my curve as low as possible. For one of the walls/ Defenders to be 3cmc they should have some extra keywords, activated abilities or ETB's. See Wall of Nets, Axebane Guardian, Wall of Denial, Drift of Phantasms and Hover Barrier. Fingers Crossed Wizards will support Arcades in the upcoming sets. The last two were a big let down Wall/ Defender wise. Thanks for the feedback :)

9-lives on Sadomasochistic Thirst of Libraries

1 month ago

Ohhhhh! I never realized that Crypt Incursion only works for creatures! Crapola! That ruins a strategy of mine! Most people have about 10-20 creatures in their deck or even less! I'll put that in my sideboard if I'm dealing with token decks that I mass kill (if I have the means to kill them all). What do you mean 'That way, you can use Thassa's Oracle and win.' My devotion to blue depends on my creatures on the battlefield's mana! I have two wincons right now. It's just that the one that is 'my death is your death' is so hard to pull off. It's better to have a removal spell that 'bolts the bird' rather than having a creature that blocks only one enemy each turn, I guess. Admittedly, I would only be able to play Hover Barrier on my 3rd turn, which things could get worse from there, but if I can find some flying cards that are good for defense it would be great!

9-lives on Sadomasochistic Thirst of Libraries

1 month ago

Without something as good as Hover Barrier or an equivalent card, I would be destroyed by flying creatures at turn 5.

9-lives on Sadomasochistic Thirst of Libraries

1 month ago

I could use Dig Through Time to self-mill after I make my graveyard into my library whenever I cast Inverter of Truth, but I'll have to have Jace, Wielder of Mysteries on the battlefield when this occurs, or if I have a few creatures, run Thassa's Oracle. So, it will be very difficult to pull off this combo. The more high mana creatures I have on the battlefield, the better Thassa's Oracle works, which is why I'm thinking that Hover Barrier is a good choice, plus its a 0/6, which is very good for a 3 drop, but Merfolk Secretkeeper is a miller and one mana with a 0/4, so it's also very good, but I want to be ready for all cases of venues of attack and defense.

9-lives on Sadomasochistic Thirst of Libraries

1 month ago

What's so great about Ipnu Rivulet? This is a combo deck now, not a traditional mill deck, so the mill option doesn't even matter anymore,and I don't want to pay 1 life each time I want a water mana. I'm even thinking of removing my Minister of Inquiries even though they're good millers and useful blockers and only cost 1 mana, maybe for more room for Agonizing Remorse or a better creature card to use. The most mill I need is for myself when I have "My death is your death" win condition. Tome Scour is my best bet for milling myself or my enemy. When I want to cast Vantress Gargoyle I only have to have 7 cards milled out of the enemy's deck, so it's no big problem to have a small amount of mill. I want to use something like Tome Scour or my Walls and my other millers to give me at least 10 graveyard cards so that I can cast Crypt Incursion and gain at least 30 life! That will give me plenty of time to win even if I don't have a drawing advantage of my combos. Should I use Hover Barrier??? I don't have anything against flying creatures if I were to face them besides my Vantress Gargoyle.

Johnnyson300 on Test Dimir Deck

11 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

1 year 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.

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