Lightning Greaves

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has haste and shroud. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)

Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card enters the battlefield unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves the battlefield.)

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Lightning Greaves Discussion

Spirits on Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon

16 hours ago

Good Analysis, I also find people don't like seeing Kaalia of the Vast even when there's a Prossh, Skyraider of Kher, but always good fun, fellow Kaalia of the Vast player Kaalia, the Purifier

I'm not sure Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon fits. He is an AMAZING dragon, but for CMC 5 4/4 Infect, he's probably not getting there on 10, maybe with the Sword of Feast and Famine and maybe if you loaded up with an Aggravated Assault but he doesn't have any followup support to get the ball across the goal line.

I tried to make Sublime Archangel, she seemed perfect, CMC 4 for a 4/3 Flying Exalted. She could trigger Kaalia of the Vast make her big. What ended up happening is she would sit there to exalt Kaalia of the Vast and then I'd drop an Angel/Demon/Dragon in and become useless, because next turn I'm attacking with my Hellkite Tyrant and my Kaalia of the Vast to drop my Rune-Scarred Demon. She is an amazing aggro Angel, but my guess is you'll find she isn't as effective as she looks.

Instead of a Hero's Downfall or Utter End may consider Anguished Unmaking. Cheaper and multi-functional. I like lots of control though, so I run all 3 of these in my deck.

Shred Memory and Stoneforge Mystic (Can search, play a sword for CMC 2, as well and use it!) also alternative ways to pull the Lightning Greaves.

Talisman of Indulgence > Rakdos Signet.

Aggravated Assault works good as an alternative to Hellkite Charger making the Sword of Feast and Famine have additional targeted value. Could also Tutor the Aggravated Assault with Dimir Machinations or an Idyllic Tutor.

Some ideas to think of hopefully as well. Lots of other discussion in my decks description if your interested. Still working on making Kaalia of the Vast consistent and Aggro. +1.

BlueScope on Equipping grafted wargear to same ...

1 day ago

Raging_Squiggle is correct, but let me flesh this out with rulings, since you asked for it. The CR don't have anything in particular to say about this case, but the Gatherer rules for Grafted Wargear are relatively clear on the case:

The "becomes unattached" ability triggers if (a) Grafted Wargear leaves the battlefield, (b) the equip ability moves it onto another creature, (c) another effect moves it onto another creature, (d) an effect causes it to become unattached, or (e) the creature leaves the battlefield.

This paragraph is pretty clear about the ability only triggering if the equipment is moved to another creature.

You may activate this cards equip ability targeting the creature that it is currently attached to, even if its the only creature you control. Since the equip ability costs zero, you can do this as many times as you like during your main phases, though it generally wont do anything.

This ruling specifically mentions that it can be equipped an unlimited amount of times onto the same creature, meaning by abstraction that that creature won't have to be sacrificed.

For completeness' sake, what you're trying to do won't work with Lightning Greaves, because your creature will have Shroud.

Zerjack on Sram, Tiny Leaders

1 day ago

Hmm... have you tested it? Seems to me like you're making a voltron on Sram but you're not having enough punch. Protection seems ok, I would replace Explorer's Scope with Lightning Greaves.

I can't quite give you more "Replace this" advice, but I would suggest to consider the following somewhere Spirit Mantle, Oblation, Island Sanctuary, Porcelain Legionnaire, Ancient Den, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Darksteel Citadel and Asha's Favor.

Spirits on Kaalia of the Vast EDH

3 days ago

Cool the more Kaalia of the Vast the better, I say. Fellow player, Kaalia, the Purifier

Strong build. Maybe a Lord of the Void if you see lots of big green decks in your playgroups, or Linvala, Keeper of Silence can be a nice control angel.

Swiftfoot Boots is a good haste/protection artifact, not a Lightning Greaves for sure but still good.

Spirits on Kaalia Discard Engine 1v1

3 days ago

Interesting take on Kaalia of the Vast, fellow Kaalia of the Vast player Kaalia, the Purifier

I'm guessing this is more from a duel commander (since it's called 1v1)? Does it seem to control a 4-pod as well, or just nope?

Dragon Mage would seem to fit your Wheel of Fortune + Reforge the Soul

What about Sire Of Insanity with a Necropotence he can be a Demon.

An interesting Synergy that I play in my deck, sort of fits your idea of card denial is Stranglehold + Maralen of the Mornsong. PS or an Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Needs a Sol Ring, not sure whose mana sourcing you copied, but WTF. Sacred Foundry also appears to be missing.

Swiftfoot Boots, Path to Exile, Boros Charm all good cards, but not inline with your ideas.

Griselbrand is banned for Commander play.

Reanimate is a CMC 1 unburial, would be superstar with this deck if you discard let's say a Gisela, Blade of Goldnight or something on turn 1 with a turn 2 Sol Ring + Lightning Greaves + Reanimate, could think of other nastiness there too, Sire Of Insanity turn 2?

Just some ideas.

Shamen3mill on Three Piece Ghave

3 days ago

Ghave makes me sad while I'm using Marath, Saprolings are such a strong tribal compared to Elementals, but red is the color of haste, which Ghave could get a lot of mileage out of.

The Life and Limb + Lotus Cobra (Sporemound if you're feeling vindictive(be ready to sacrifice Sporemound so you don't draw the game.)) Combo needs a lot more effort without stuff like Anger and Ogre Battledriver. (Each saproling made generates 2 mana, gg.)

Options are there, don't get me wrong, Lightning Greaves, Akroma's Memorial, and Concordant Crossroads are all fair cards. But they've each got their drawbacks.

The decks are different, and black offers a fuckton of opportunity with these types of mechanics (Corpsejack Menace,Winding Constrictor, while adding tutors and spot removal) But I can't help but compare them in my head.

Emzed on Jarad

4 days ago

Obviously a single Diabolic Edict isn't a fantastic effect, but that's not the reason to play Custodi Lich. I'm getting the impression that you aren't really familiar with the Monarch mechanic. The Monarch draws a card in his end step, so the Lich basically brings a free Phyrexian Arena with it (and even draws the first card the turn you become the Monarch). Sure, there is a risk associated with it, someone else can steal the Monarch title and draw cards from it. On the other hand, nobody can just destroy your card advantage engine with a Nature's Claim like they can with Phyrexian Arena. Controlling decks might sometimes have trouble dealing combat damage to you, so you can stay Monarch for a while against them, and you can always reanimate the Lich once you lose it.
To come back to the value of a Diabolic Edict again: The effect isn't great on a full board where everyone has multiple creatures, but it can still be useful. Some decks are light on creatures, or someone might just be rebuilding after a board sweeper, and that's where edicts can shine. While the opponent gets to choose which creature to sacrifice, if they only have a single one, it dies, and you even bypass stuff like Lightning Greaves.

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