Magus of the Moat


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Future Sight 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

203995014 on No thought but hunger, no strategy but destruction

2 days ago

The problem with Gelatinous Genesis is that there's no real good reason to run it in place of either eldrazi, or the cards that search for it (Primeval Titan or Crop Rotation into Eye of Ugin).

You could have some fun with Living Wish, here are some cards I have thought about or played in the past:

Strip Mine

Acidic Slime

Melira, Sylvok Outcast

Scavenging Ooze

Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary

Homeward Path

Eternal Witness

Glacial Chasm

Silent Arbiter

You can also explore more options by splashing white. While I generally don't think that's a good idea practically speaking, you do get some options you wouldn't have in Mono G like Ethersworn Canonist, Gaddock Teeg, Magus of the Moat, Selfless Spirit, etc.

Spirits on Soul of Fiery Darkness

3 weeks ago

Nice build, cool alt art Kaalia of the Vast. Fellow Kaalia of the Vast player Kaalia, the Purifier

You've configured something weird in your deck edit settings, you have Exclude colors WBR, should be exclude colors UG or nothing at all since you shouldn't have either of those colors in here. Makes your charts look wrong.

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon although very cool, and a powerful dragon, his Infect isn't really going to help you with the general damage goal. You don't have the needed support for him Silverblade Paladin, Sword of Feast and Famine, etc. something to make the 10 poison counters viable.

Spellbinder is also very confusing, you have only 6 instant spells, and 3 of them Aurelia's Fury and Comet Storm and Skeletal Scrying will do nothing. So 3 targets is not enough. Also with Savage Beating I don't think it would allow you to pay the Entwine cost either, so you would have to choose a single mode (Extra attack phase I assume is the goal). Plus CMC 3 and Equip 4 is very expensive. I get that it makes the infinite attack phases though, and perhaps you goal is to tutor the combo. I would prefer to tutor Lightning Greaves to protect Kaalia of the Vast and get Haste.

Creatures look very strong, love the Magus of the Moat. Sorin Markov is a nasty piece of business too.

Lord of the Void or Exquisite Archangel could possibly replace Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, but with your Savage Beating he might? get there sometimes?

Anguished Unmaking is a good solution to many problems.

Hellkite Tyrant + Sword of Feast and Famine or an Aggravated Assault can get you attack phases. The Sword of Feast and Famine also is awesome for Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. A Mother of Runes can help him get through blockers too with the additonal protection from, the Sword of Feast and Famine does so nearly unblockable by colored creatures.

Aurelia, the Warleader + Adarkar Valkyrie can also get you there with any sac outlet, Ashnod's Altar/Goblin Bombardment, etc.

Cool deck. Like the flavor of it. +1.

Swords to Plowshares?

dlamars on I'm Looking for Enchantments Like ...

1 month ago

Just a tip, I wouldn't run Propaganda like cards since they only serve to make attacking your planeswalkers more attractive. Sphere of Safety, Norn's Annex and/or cards like Magus of the Moat/Peacekeeper are much better.

Vhyne on You're under arrest and Yes it does make me Happy

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions MoGoose831.

Archon of the Triumvirate i think this card is too much mana for so little effect... Only 2 creatures, and besides he as too attack, in most of times it ll be a suicide attack. For that i would prefer : Blazing Archon but its easely targeted so its on my maybeboard.

Mystic Decree+Magus of the Moat: you lock yourself with this card (combo), i rather have global effects that dont punnish me.

Liscom on Bird Tribal EDH

1 month ago

Hmm I am working on an EDH bird tribal myself and so I found yours. I really think that you are missing out on some of the best cards in your deck: Soulcatchers' Aerie, Door of Destinies, Magus of the Moat, Cryptic Gateway, Shared Triumph, Gravitational Shift and I am sure that there are even more. Also there are a lot of bird token generators, like Call, Flurry of Wings, Migratory Route and there are even more.

The next thing is your commander: At least I would start to abuse it more, like with Basalt Monolith or enchantments like Dawn's Reflection to ramp to he moon! Bear Umbra would also be too great as a combo, when you use expensive abilities.

wolfging on A Cold Wind is Blowing

2 months ago

Thanks for the feedback! After this tourney I will have a much better understanding of what needs to happen in the sideboard... Extraction is pretty super, we will see. Presently I have Rest in Peace to deal with that deck... but i suppose extraction also works well with skittles decks, killing off all of their Kiln Fiends. Hmm....

As for Magus of the Moat, here is my thoughts on it... four mana is really steep to slow down agro.. but also, four mana that doesn't synergies with any of the other things in the deck (Cavern of Souls for uncounterable, Drogskol Captain and Favorable Winds for anthems) and doesn't even survive the bolt test seems even worse. If there was a way to get him out of bolt range I would be much more down with committing a slot to him... I just am not convinced it is that great.

brewtzar on A Cold Wind is Blowing

2 months ago

Have you considered Surgical Extraction in the sideboard? That could help remove Griselbrand in the matchup stated above, among other things.

Spell Pierce or Mana Tithe could be some cards to look at for your control.

Also, gonna support the above post - a sided in Magus of the Moat would stop many aggro decks in their tracks.

Looks like a fun deck! Good luck with your championships!

wolfging on A Cold Wind is Blowing

2 months ago

The reason for the mana leaks is for combo decks that really rely heavily on one card, such as re-animator decks. Being able to counter a Goryo's Vengeance feels pretty good when they are going all in on the glass cannon. I don't think I will need Magus of the Moat as my deck runs pretty fast and can be comparable to other agro decks with the plus of everything flying.

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