Magus of the Moat


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Magus of the Moat

Creature — Human Wizard

Creatures without flying can't attack.

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Magus of the Moat Discussion

Kilrane on Life of the Party

3 days ago

plasmor99 I don't know if this deck suffers from a lack of enchantments as they are over >20% of my non-land cards. I'd love to have Moat but that is way, way out of my budget. I'll probably never own a copy. If anything I'd have to go with the baby Magus of the Moat. Thank you for the critique of my deck it has made it a lot more sustainable in the late game. The first card that I notice is under performing is getting replaced with Mana Tithe.

TheRedGoat I don't mind being a prison deck with life gain shenanigans I think that'd be pretty sweet. We're lacking a control player in our meta. Evra, Halcyon Witness would be crazy good. I'll have to figure out what to take out and maybe put in some stuff like Rogue's Passage. Commander damage isn't "rare" but most people rely upon comboing out. Congregate was added because of the prevalence of tokens in my meta.

MTGplayer00 on Grand Tax

2 weeks ago

I love Grand Arbiter Augustin IV decks, and I have one of my own that I have playtested a bunch, so here's some things I've noticed.

What I really like about this deck: I've never heard of Cleansing Meditation but it's such a great include now that I think about it that I think I will add this to my own list. Your enchantment base also has a lot of cards that I will definitely consider for my own list. The creature base also seems really solid, while being minimalist enough for all the other important spells. The land base is also pretty budget oriented (even though, and IDK if you know this because it doesn't say it on the price meter, but The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale is like 2 grand lol, I wouldn't be entirely surprised to see this elsewhere, but it seemed weird because you don't have any other super expensive stuff - if you want a similar effect there is Magus of the Tabernacle).

Some general concerns: Mana Leak and Unsubstantiate are fine in other formats, but due to the high amount of mana in EDH games, they aren't very good in EDH in my opinion. Some of my favorite creatures like Magus of the Tabernacle, Peacekeeper, and Magus of the Moat are also not present.

Anyway, it's a great list, I love this sort of deck, and I wish you luck at making the entire EDH table really hate you for decks like this (that's why I play mean decks, IDK about you...)

TornnReignn on Do you like Animar and losing friends?

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the insight! Mostly my reasoning for playing those oddities are because he draws a lot of hate right out of the get go. If you drop Animar, Soul of Elements 2nd turn on curve, chances are people are gonna put a target on your head. I found in my play group, and the few local card shops, people stopped wanting to play against me because my most effective combo was the Animar, Soul of Elements + Walking Ballista (Though I have about 5 other decks) So, my means to appease the masses was to include Hangarback Walker, so it's an alternative. Also, the reasons why the evasion type cards, is due to the raw number of times I've played this deck only to find they exile my Ancestral Statue on the first cast, so I go for the Commander damage rout, which is not preferable but it means I needed to adapt to a more combat based deck. I included these utility based creatures so I can minimize my weaknesses, hence why 54 creatures and 95% of them are some sort of digger.

Also, I'm not a huge fan of blue control aspect through means of straight up counter spells, and I'm running Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Zealous Conscripts in my Aurelia, the Warleader (3 infinite combos) deck. :P

All in all, my purpose in this deck after playing it dozens and dozens of times is to either go off turn 3, 4 or 5 allowing the circumstances, or drop some sort of other threat to give myself a little more time to pull together my resources.

ALSO, My buddy was playing Kaliaa of the Vast and dropped a Magus of the Moat, right after I went infinite because he flashed it out with Vedalken Orrery Hence why the utility creatures and evasion like Wind Dancer. Fuck Magus of the Moat

Also I say also a lot. But thank you again for your insight, I really appreciate it!

Avacidal_maniac on Angel Tribal EDH

1 month ago

Some things I would suggest are Magus of the Moat, Grand Abolisher. some removal I would recommend is Path to Exile, you could use it to ramp yourself or to get rid of a scary creature, or just make sure the counter player has no lands with which to respond via Armageddon or if you aren't really one for MLD then Catastrophe does give the option to either wrath of god or armageddon. guess it depends on what is needed at the time

MTGplayer00 on Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

2 months ago

Very interesting list indeed, and it looks very competitive. As a player of Grand Arbiter myself I find him very fun to play. I couldn't help but notice that you aren't running my five favorite cards for Grand Arbiter, so here are my suggestions.

  1. Magus of the Moat: Has single-handedly won me countless games. In one game Edgar Markov (a commander so aggressive that he was banned in 1v1) didn't lay a finger on me after I dropped this guy out. Alternatively you could run Moat, but that's on the pricey side, and is more than I'm willing to spend on a single card.

  2. Silent Arbiter: Amazing card that slows the game to a halt.

  3. Azor's Elocutors: Great alternate win-con.

  4. Azor, the Lawbringer: Sphinx's Revelation every turn is really good.

  5. Luminarch Ascension: Your opponents will find it hard to hit you, meaning you can get 4/4 flying angels out pretty consistently.

ghostfire86 on

2 months ago

Rakdos the Defiler, who shuts down opponents on the sneaked drop Kaalia gives him while negating his initial effect that one turn. Basically a second Master of Cruelties.

Kothophed, Soul Hoarder is a decent shell that gains you draws on the cheap. Crucible of Worlds, Sinkhole, and Ghost Quarter is a nice add on to this if you go land destruction later. If you added him Id get rid of Unburial Rites instead because he would trigger off of Living Death for each creature they sacrificed.

Magus of the Moat is just money for a Kaalia deck.

Bastion Protector is a nice add on for protection and commander damage buff that most dont consider for Kaalia. Death by commander damage using Kaalia? Is tha even a thing? Yep.

Demon of Wailing Agonies is lovely for forcing sacs.

Archfiend of Depravity is solid.

ghostfire86 on Kaalia attack and win

2 months ago

Kaalia gains a huge advantage when you include Dragon Tempest, Magus of the Moat, Hall of the Bandit Lord.

Also, if youre running Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker for combo then you need Combat Celebrant for infinite attack phases.

Check out my design for ideas:Kaalia, Beyond Heaven and Hell

ghostfire86 on Kaalia of the big target on your back

2 months ago

Kaalia gains a huge advantage when you include Dragon Tempest, Magus of the Moat, Hall of the Bandit Lord.

Check out my design for ideas:Kaalia, Beyond Heaven and Hell

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