Invasion Plans

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Stronghold (STH) Rare

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Invasion Plans

Enchantment

All creatures block each turn if able.

Instead of the defending player, the attacking player chooses how each creature blocks.

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Invasion Plans Discussion

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

2 weeks ago

Pallino: Basilisk Collar is there because of the low cost and the Lifelink, I don't really care about the Deathtouch.

If I put the Collar onto a token, and Ib is out, a creature blocking that token will cause it to blow up because of Ib's ability, dealing 4 damage to that creature. Ib's explosion ability is a sacrifice and then replacement effect, and the sacrifice checks for stats or abilities at the moment the creature was sacc'd. What this means is that that token still has Deathtouch (not normally a big deal, but can be nice for huge creatures), as well as Lifelink, when it explodes. If I have one creature blocking my token, I do 4 damage to the blocking creature, and gain 4 life. Pretty nice, but not at all worth the include of a whole equipment.

Where it really starts to get out of control, is when I can force blockers, either through Nemesis Mask or Invasion Plans. This means that one token is now doing 4 x (number of blockers) worth of damage, and healing for that amount. Just 10 creatures is 40 health!

If Purphoros, God of the Forge happens to be a creature and not an enchantment, I can equip the Basilisk Collar to him and every creature coming in is healing for 2-8 life, depending on how many opponents there are.

I can also put it onto Skirk Fire Marshal. Since he had protection from Red, he doesn't get hit by his own fireball, so he heals for 10 x (number of other creatures + number of players). Since it is Lifelink, the healing and damage are reconciled at the same time, so I wouldn't kill myself even if I was at or below 10 life. This would be different if the effect said "when equipped creature does damage, gain life equal to the damage dealt", because the healing would be put on the stack after all the damage was assigned. If you have enough untapped Goblins, you can also put multiple stacks of his ability on the stack at the same time.

BS-T on Game of Thrones (Marchesa Primer)

1 month ago

Really enjoyed reading the Decklist, Primer and Comments. I've been looking for a deck to use Avatar of Slaughter because it just seems so ... brutal. I love it.

I'd be interested to know if you've considered any of these cards and why or why you wouldn't use them; Master Warcraft/Melee (too much of a one off?), Brutal Hordechief (too much mana?), Invasion Plans (TOO much of a sh*t storm and potentially unfavorable?), Odric, Master Tactician (not enough creatures of your own?).

Do you find that your opponents mostly end up tapped out and defenceless so Odric and the Hordechief aren't so much help?

Similarly to Odric, how has Skirsdag High Priest suited you - with only 22 creatures (obviously aside from Assemble the Legion and occasional Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts/Queen Marchesa)?

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

3 months ago

Some changes for playtesting:

Invasion Plans in for Imperial Recruiter - I didn't want to lose Recruiter, but my regular group had issues with people proxying expensive cards they never intended to buy. Hopefully it gets reprinted in the Masters set later this year.

Infiltration Lens in for Cathartic Reunion - Reunion is my highest costed draw spell, and the least card advantage, so Lens should be a better fit now that Invasion Plans is in.

Gratuitous Violence in for Insult / Injury - Insult/Injury was good, but I always liked Gratuitous Violence better, and I'm never really low on mana, so gonna see how it works out again. "Set it and forget it!" Ron Popeil about Gratuitous Violence

Glacial Crevasses in. Ive missed this card, and now that the deck is drawing more hate, I think it needs to come back in. Not sure what I am going to cut to make it fit though.

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

3 months ago

mlequesne: Thanks for commenting! I found out about Invasion Plans a long time ago, but had dismissed it quickly because at the time I would have never wanted another player to choose MY blockers, because I couldn't consistently get tokens out and I wanted to protect my lords. Now that the deck is much more consistent, this could come out as a finisher, or only when I can guarantee it won't hurt me as bad as it will hurt the other players. Nemesis Mask is one of my favorite cards in the deck, so doubling up on that effect will be awesome. It would also allow me to more easily add Infiltration Lens into the deck for more draw, something I've been trying to justify for a long time.

Great suggestion!

mlequesne on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

3 months ago

Bro nice deck, I love goblins in EDH. I didn't have the time to read all the description but the first thing I noticed is that you're missing Invasion Plans.

lilgiantrobot on Exava Doesn't Know

3 months ago

Your land count looks much to low to start. Another 10 at least would be nice.

Some enchantments that mess with combat could help. Bedlam means unleash is all upside for you. Invasion Plans means you get to pick which of their best creatures you want to kill in combat.

LeoSushi on With friends like these, who needs enemies?

4 months ago

as long as you're attacking all the time, Invasion Plans lets you make all their creatures fall right into a token, and have the rest of your board go unblocked, and as long as you run invasion plans, you have to run Infiltration Lens for that sweet sweet card draw combo (the effect happens equal to the number of blockers)

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