Indestructibility

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer 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
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare

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Indestructibility

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant permanent

Enchanted permanent is indestructible. (Effects that say "destroy" don't destroy that permanent. An indestructible creature can't be destroyed by damage.)

Indestructibility Discussion

Yesterday on Would Artifact equipment, Enchantments stay ...

1 week ago

They would not stay attached. A quality that all Auras have is a line of text which dictates the type of permanent they can be attached to. An Aura with Enchant creature must target a creature when you cast it, and will only remain enchanting that permanent as long as it's a creature. So an Aura with Enchant black creature would fall off a creature that had its colour changed from black to something else. Equipments are similar in that all Equipments require a creature to target with their ability, and only remain attached to that permanent as long as it's creature.

When your Inkmoth Nexus becomes a creature, it's eligible for these Auras and Equipments for as long as it remains a creature. When it stops being a creature at end of turn, it's no longer a valid permanent for any Equipments, or any Auras with Enchant Creature. Conversely, an Indestructibility would remain on the permanent even when it ceases being a creature, because there is no moment where it doesn't match that Aura's requirement of simply being a permanent.

Icbrgr on Regenerate vs. protection vs. ....

1 week ago

in terms of fog effects like you said its closer to Indestructibility being safe from Lightning Bolt or pingers like Grim Lavamancer but can still get hit by Doom Blade with the having the additional weakness of "damage cant be prevented" effect from Skullcrack or Leyline of Punishment and such.

I think its a matter of preference for whatever homebrewed scenarios your decks will face... sometimes intentional weakness/limitations are beneficial as a teaching tool... but for overall most resilience id go with either indestructible or instant speed protection.

Icbrgr on Regenerate vs. protection vs. ....

1 week ago

Oh Regenerate ... the mechanic that was supposed to be evergreen but created way too much confusion and therefore done away with... its really effective though and typically is repeatable but I think is outclassed by indestructible.

Fog is probably the worst choice because its limited to combat damage and the creature will still die to basically all removal.

Indestructibility makes for a much tougher/creature to be killed/dealt with with essentially only being able to die via being forced to be sacrificed from somthing like Smallpox or exiled from somthing like Path to Exile or wither/-1/-1 effects like Mutilate .

Protection from somthing like Progenitus is incredible for a lot of things especially when it comes to removal/evasion... but if you are looking to attack and the opponent cant block you...it may not be what you want...but after blockers are declared and instant speed protection... eh if you can pull it off go for it.

Lordeh on Ain't nobody fresher than my clique

2 weeks ago

Maybe have a look at Gift of Immortality over Indestructibility as it can let a key creature survive a board wipe and maybe lean on Avacyn, Angel of Hope as a means of giving your permanents indestructible.

K1ngMars on Choosing Commander

4 months ago

If you want to have a Selesnya Voltron, you have first of all to remove Balan, Wandering Knight from the options, as her color identity is white: she'll do fine in the 99 as a backup plan in case your actual commander is unavailable.

My choice would be Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist : Low on curve, First Strike, with some evasion like trample is devastating, as can be only be blocked by one creature. Plus, she even prevents attacks when in the turns after she attacked. Solid option. Of course, you'll need to watch out for removal, so Hexproof, Indestructible and Flicker effects are most welcome.

In case you didn't know, however, probably the best Selesnya Voltron Commander is Sigarda, Host of Herons , as she has Hexproof, cannot be sacrificed and has flying. Basically, her only weakness is mass removal: stick an Indestructibility on her and she'll be there for the rest of the game. Just add some early ramp and you're good to go. Here Mirri would go really well in the 99.

McToters on

4 months ago

Awesome deck! I see you are already running Stuffy Doll so how about Coalhauler Swine + Pariah . And you will need to make the swine indestructible to cause more than just 4 damage to your opponents (due to its toughness), in that case there’s Indestructibility . It’s janky AF but right up this deck’s alley. There is also this card called Repercussion which you may already know about, but it works wonders with Blasphemous Act and/or Star of Extinction . All you need is for your opponents to have 2+ creatures out, and with Repercussion out cast Act or Star to sling massive massive damage. It’s really neat!

Good luck! +1

Kerakis on Feather's Spell Recycling Service

6 months ago

After playing last night, I get the feeling that the deck is being pulled into too many different directions. My advice is to lean into the cantrip effects while protecting Feather and the other creatures, and try to win through combat as soon as possible. I think that the token subtheme is solid, but I'd chuck the redirect shenanigans. It would make for a good laugh when/if it finally goes off, but the combo is too fragile, too expensive, and takes up way too many card slots.

My suggestions (in no particular order):

In: 25

Maybe:

  • Purphoros, God of the Forge - On the fence with this one, but I think you have enough token generation to warrant him.
  • Twinflame - Multiple Heroic trigger and synergizes well with Purphoros
  • Spawning Breath - Puke up tokens for ramp/Purph triggers. Bonus points if you proc Heroic.
  • Assemble the Legion - Another iffy card that I'd probably only run with the Purph package. It pretty much has to be answered or it will get out of control, but it takes time.
  • Skullclamp - Plenty of tokens to draw cards off of. May already have enough card draw, if there is such a thing. Test to find out.
  • Bathe in Light - Protection for likely many of your creatures, but no card draw, and it doesn't protect against board wipes.
  • Grand Abolisher - We aren't a particularly counter-heavy meta, but I think this might warrant an include to protect from getting hit with a 2-for-1 destroy spell in response to your targeting your creature with a spell. This deck will be reliant on swinging hard every turn.
  • Duergar Hedge-Mage - We have a pretty enchantment/artifact heavy meta, but if you are fast enough, it may not matter.
  • Runaway Steam-Kin - Useful for storing up some red mana for those X spells, but there aren't many in the deck currently.
  • Vandalblast - cough Meta cough
  • Soul's Fire - Good way to finish someone off, if you can't get through easily. Might not be necessary.
  • Emerge Unscathed - Protection. The free cast is nice, but lacks the card draw.
  • Sentinel Tower - Iffy on this one, but I think you'll cast enough spells to make this valuable.
  • Graceful Reprieve - ETB triggers/"Protection". Definitely better than Gift of Immortality in this deck, but you should be able to keep your creatures alive without needing this.
  • Teferi's Protection - Dodging boardwipes is useful, but this may be unnecessary. No way of abusing Feather's ability here.
  • Gilded Lotus - Colored mana rock, but with such a low average CMC, this may not be necessary relative to the cost.
  • Fell the Mighty - Board wipe that will let you keep at least something of yours. Test to see if it is necessary. You may be able to outpace opponents without it.
  • Austere Command - Value city. Likely to be used to wipe other threats while keeping your own. Test to see if it is necessary. You may be able to outpace opponents without it.
  • Chandra's Ignition - paired with one of the spells that give protection or indestructible, and targeting a heavy hitter, you can wipe everyone else's creatures and keep your own. Might be too heavy-handed, but probably worth testing.
  • Bandage - Card draw/possible protection. The protection seems a bit weak, so I'd only add it, if you feel that you're stalling out on card draw.
  • Heal - Card draw/possible protection The protection seems a bit weak, so I'd only add it, if you feel that you're stalling out on card draw.

Out: 25

  • Crowd's Favor - Not sure that it does enough to warrant a card slot, especially without drawing you a card.
  • Galvanic Blast - Part of the cut redirect package. Little use outside of said package.
  • Liberate - Currently, the only ETB effects in the deck are Captain of the Watch and Stuffy Doll 's choose a player clause, both of which I would recommend cutting. It would synergize with the Purph package, but even still I'm not sure it warrants a spot, given all the protection you already have.
  • Lightning Bolt - Part of the cut redirect package. Little use outside of said package.
  • Lightning Strike - Part of the cut redirect package. Little use outside of said package.
  • Magnetic Theft - There are currently only two equipments in the deck, and you're unlikely to face too many equipments in our meta, since your decks make up most of the equipment in said meta.
  • Shock - Part of the cut redirect package. Little use outside of said package.
  • Authority of the Consuls - The small amount of lifegain is unlikely to be needed. The hatebear effect is too easy to play around.
  • Gift of Immortality - This card doesn't synergize with much of anything. You're better off running protection spells that Feather can return to your hand.
  • Guilty Conscience - Part of the cut redirect package. Little use outside of said package.
  • Indestructibility - With as many instants that give a creature indestructible, this card seems unnecessary and only serves to slow the deck down.
  • Pariah - Part of the cut redirect package. Little use outside of said package.
  • Shielded by Faith - With as many instants that give a creature indestructible, this card seems unnecessary and only serves to slow the deck down.
  • Boros Reckoner - Part of the cut redirect package. Little use outside of said package.
  • Captain of the Watch - There are only 3 other soldiers in the deck. She might (barely) make the cut, if you had Purphoros, but I'd likely still cut her.
  • Coalhauler Swine - Part of the cut redirect package. Little use outside of said package.
  • Fabled Hero - Basically, just a beater. I'd much rather proc the other Heroic triggers in order to get tokens to protect against forced sacrifice effects.
  • Firesong and Sunspeaker - You have 1 white spell that can trigger this, and that is if you swords your own creature. You have 6 (cut to 2 with these suggestions) red spells that will gain you life. Using Blasphemous Act to gain a bunch of life is neat, but lifegain in Commander is often negligible due to commander damage, and with so few ways of actually triggering this card at all, it definitely doesn't make the cut.
  • Stuffy Doll - Part of the cut redirect package. Little use outside of said package.
  • Truefire Captain - Part of the cut redirect package. Little use outside of said package.
  • Fire Diamond - Not terrible when you get it early, but coming in tapped is going to feel bad when you need the mana that turn.
  • Marble Diamond - Not terrible when you get it early, but coming in tapped is going to feel bad when you need the mana that turn.
  • Pariah's Shield - Part of the cut redirect package. Little use outside of said package.
  • Pearl Medallion - Not enough high CMC white cards to warrant this, especially since it doesn't discount the color cost.
  • Chain Lightning - Part of the cut redirect package. Little use outside of said package.

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