Magus of the Moat

Magus of the Moat

Creature — Human Wizard

Creatures without flying can't attack.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Magus of the Moat occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Magus of the Moat Discussion

WUBRG87 on The Glorious Azorius

1 month ago

Grind , Luminarch Ascension is a perfect fit for this deck,I just need to get one first. Same goes for Magus of the Moat. Hes about the only non-flier I could justify having in here. Sacred Mesa fortunately is already in the deck. Thanks for compliment and upvote!

Grind on The Glorious Azorius

1 month ago

cool deck!
thoughts about Luminarch Ascension over Sacred Mesa?
also i know it doesnt have flying but really Magus of the Moat seems like an mvp here

Epicgamer on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Kiran, Eternal Hermit. 1BW

All creatures have cumulative upkeep 1.


3: Remove an age counter from target creature you control

“I am alone by choice not by circumstance”

My challenge is to make another magus for a noncreature permanent of your choice. Magus of the Moat is and example, a copy of the enchantment Moat

slashdotdash on Azor's Word of the Day Calendar

2 months ago

Really cool word-of-the-day idea!

The deck looks a bit top-heavy, though I understand that tends to happen when you go Sphinx Tribal ;)

Depending on the speed of your meta, I would consider adding a couple more board wipes since that your good creatures are deployed so late in the game. Would help you stave off the nonsense until you're ready to send in the air force.

Some recommendations include:

Sublime Exhalation

Time Wipe

Day of Judgment

Wrath of God

Flood of Tears

Crush of Tentacles

Devastation Tide

Phyrexian Rebirth

Hour of Revelation

Also an important note, Magus of the Moat was just reprinted, in case you are so inclined...

Good luck :)

xBelthasar on Staalia, high-powered Kaalia of the Vast list

4 months ago

Moat could work just fine, its just usually not necessary unless you're playing against other extremely creature heavy decks. I think I tried Magus of the Moat for a while to give me a beatstick as well and just decided ehh not worth it.

dingusdingo on Need to cut 5 cards ...

4 months ago

1) You have 40 lands. If you keep Exploration while raising draw power, you will see far more use from it. Its a really good card, you can cut down to 36 lands and add 4 draw effects and I bet you will see higher performance. Consider Sylvan Library Dark Confidant Phyrexian Arena Runic Armasaur Tymna the Weaver or any handful of others. You can cut all the way down to 34 lands if you add some strong draw pieces.

2) Najeela has some easy built in combos, one of which you run in Sword of Feast and Famine . Also check out Nature's Will and Druids' Repository . These cards allow Najeela to win all by herself once you hit a critical mass. They're very good in any Najeela deck.

3) If you're playing superfriends, you need more ways to clear board or more ways to stop attacks. Consider wipes like Pyroclasm Whipflare Toxic Deluge Wrath of God Supreme Verdict . Consider no attack pieces like Ensnaring Bridge Ghostly Prison Meekstone Silent Arbiter Magus of the Moat . Having some more of these will help with space for your PW to power up.

4) I'd cut some of the larger spells you run. Expropriate is nice but its going to be a dead draw if its in your hand for first 6-8 turns of game. Same with Primevals' Glorious Rebirth . It might be worthwhile to keep Ulamog.

5) Adding in 1 cost mana elves can significantly speed your game, and gives you chump blockers. Llanowar Elves Fyndhorn Elves Deathrite Shaman Birds of Paradise Elvish Mystic Boreal Druid

K1ngMars on Kemba's glorious army

5 months ago

In this deck, you should support the equipment-Voltron strategy more. In order to swarm out, you need to protect Khemba and equip a lot of stuff onto her. Don't use other effects to produce tokens.

As far as lands go, 35 are enough. So I'd cut 3 plains and Karoo (it messes up your turn 2).

As for cuts in the creatures dept, I'd cut Platinum Angel (not needed wincon, nor reliable unless you lock the game, but at that point you've won anyways), Ajani's Pridemate , Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Armory Automaton , Auriok Steelshaper , Hero of Bladehold , Imposing Sovereign , Leonin Arbiter , Magus of the Moat , Thraben Doomsayer , Frontline Medic , Toolcraft Exemplar , Wall of Reverence , Relic Seeker (slow).

As far as equipments and stuff, I'd cut Marble Diamond (since your average CMC isn't that high and most of your spells are colourless), Moonsilver Spear , Sigil of Distinction , Skeleton Key , Ring of Thune , Mask of Memory .

ADD Anointed Procession ! As a good boardwipe for a finisher, I suggest Winds of Abandon . I suggest also Sun Titan , Bastion Protector , Balan, Wandering Knight as good lategame creatures. I suggest Kusari-Gama , Infiltration Lens , Trailblazer's Boots , Fireshrieker , Sword of Vengeance , Hammer of Nazahn , Argentum Armor , Chariot of Victory , Whispersilk Cloak as better equipments with respect to some of the ones I didn't mention for cutting.

Keep up the good work!

Caerwyn on Mr. Smith Goes to Ravnica

6 months ago

Goofydat - Thank you for the suggestion! I did some playtesting with Magus of the Moat and found it a tad redundant with Ensnaring Bridge . Ghostly Prison might not completely stop the enemy, but it provides some respite on the early turns while awaiting an Ensnaring Bridge and empty hand. In my tests, I found Moat's redundancy with Bridge, its four-mana cost, and its susceptibility to creature removal just slightly put Ghostly Prison ahead.

Argy - Thanks! The film is one of my personal favourites.

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