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Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +0/+3. Equip 3
Kite Shield Discussion
4 months ago
Huh, I didn't know that. I thought that because a land isn't cast, there is no casting cost. Thus, there is no converted value, and by extension it has no CMC.
For example, Kite Shield has a CMC = 0 because it literally costs you zero mana to cast the spell. But again, you are not casting your land - you are playing it.
But I see I was wrong. Just looked up the ruling. That's very odd.
7 months ago
11 months ago
Kjartan Thank you so much for your feedback! I will take it into account, I do like having simian spirit guide in the deck for a speedy Grapeshot turn one or two. What if they counter the Grapeshot? I thought it would be valid in case the first one failed.
1 year ago
Looking at your commander, I feel like Spidersilk Net, Sigil of Distinction, Paradise Mantle, Kite Shield, Cathar's Shield, and Bone Saw should pretty much be auto-inclusions along the lines of Accorder's Shield. They're all pretty weak, but as long as your commander is in play they replace themselves for free, so it's like getting to play a thinner deck with occasional fringe benefits. Most of them are pretty cheap to buy as well.
1 year ago
I would recommend the following cards: Kite Shield, Cathar's Shield, Darksteel Plate, General's Kabuto, Vanguard's Shield, Brave the Sands, Foriysian Interceptor, Builder's Blessing, Castle, Slagwurm Armor, Spidersilk Armor, Tower Defense, Wall of Essence, Wall of Air, Vine Trellis, Vertigo Spawn, Stalwart Shield-Bearers, Snow Fortress, Psychic Membrane, Pride Guardian, Plumeveil, Order of the Stars, Asceticism, Privileged Position, Leyline of Vitality, and I would go with no Planeswalkers and put in The Immortal Sun... Obviously you're not going to put in all of these cards in but now you have some more options
2 years ago
2 years ago
First of all, you definitely want Lightning Greaves for this deck, whether it's to replace Swiftfoot Boots or not. Also, Wrath of God is objectively better than Day of Judgment, as well as not much more expensive. Ironclad Slayer would be a good addition for recursion (as is Mistveil Plains) and is probably better than having three shields which do the same thing; Kite Shield is redundant and could easily be replaced with a substantially better equipment, such as the aforementioned Greaves. Also, budget or not, you really want Enlightened Tutor to increase consistency even (Steelshaper's Gift is another good tutor option). If you are going to run so many Plains, you really want to have Endless Horizons in here so you can filter your deck and make it move even quicker than it already does. Of course, Land Tax also allows you to filter the deck a bit, and is probably worth every penny to get.
Other equipment to consider: Basilisk Collar, Godsend, Deathrender, Vorrac Battlehorns, Trepanation Blade, Armory of Iroas, Skullclamp, Quietus Spike, Darksteel Plate, Trailblazer's Boots, Moonsilver Spear, Infiltration Lens and Strata Scythe.
2 years ago
I'd started working on a variant of this without the puresteel's for budget reasons and they're just too necessary. Still, I think Sigarda's Aid is a boon for when you would end up drawing over hand limit which I noticed happening a lot. Just wait to finish out one or two equip drops and unload them during opponent turns when the 7 card limit is not a factor. I was also consistently mana flooded with 17 in this style deck, so I dropped to 15, breaking a few of my core rules for deck building, but with so many 0 drops and such a low curve and massive draw it's not an issue that I've seen.
I replaced the paradise mantles for Kite Shields and the Bonesplitters for Blinding Powders which when you can flash them in are amazing salvation drops that can also then surprise boost other creatures via puresteel/edificer draws, and I don't need the extra land.
The biggest thing I noticed is how badly this fails against chump blockers and weenies. A 2 add either in main or sideboard of Dragon Throne of Tarkir fixes that completely, and better than o-naginata, and throws hundreds of damage downfield fairly consistently. My friends and I play a lot of multiplayer so that's handy enough for me to keep main not side. Seriously though... the throne on a kor token with all of the cranial platings and most other things on an armament master (1 each of accorder's shield on your double strikers and flyers obviously) is absotively brutal... then just move the platings back in your second main phase.
My original build's numbers were fairly different and less consistent but yours curved out so much better that I modified mine to nearly match with a few fairly minor differences. Hope you don't mind but sent an upvote your way as payment. Cheers
Kite Shield occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%