Mother of Runes

Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Rare
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs Kiora Uncommon
MTG: Commander Uncommon
Urza's Legacy Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Mother of Runes

Creature — Human Cleric

: Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Mother of Runes Discussion

NoTrickPony on Hope You Won't Hurt Me (Mono White EDH)

3 hours ago

Thank you, x99_Asus, I've actually been tossing Eight-and-a-Half-Tails around, but couldn't find a card I would want to replace with it. I have Mother of Runes right now as my color protection. Eight-and-a-Half-Tails is pretty nice, but I'm not sure that I'd spend that much mana on it in the early game just to get protection on one creature. Thanks so much for your suggestion!

Xingact on Aurelia Wants Your Lunch Money (NEEDS HELP!)

2 days ago

I think trying to lower your average converted mana would help out a ton. Cheaper cards to consider: Mother of Runes and Eight-and-a-Half-Tails for protection, Knight of the White Orchid, Solemn Simulacrum, and Burnished Hart, and Treasonous Ogre can help ramp out threats while applying pressure. Sunforger is an absurdly good card when including enough good instants. Some good targets: Dawn Charm, Boros Charm, Price of Progress, Return to Dust, Lapse of Certainty, Orim's Thunder, Tithe, Silence, Swords to Plowshares, Wear / Tear, and if you don't like blue, Boil.

Muglacious_NiceFaceToad on Slow Deck... Any help?

1 week ago

Howdy,

Boros is always difficult for card draw and ramp. I'm going to list all the ones I have been playing with some of the budget ones are really great and some of the expensive ones really are worth the cost.

Here are some of the things I have been playing with and found useful for my Angel Tribal (work in progress) deck.

Ramp; Knight of the White Orchid, Burnished Hart, Wild-Field Scarecrow, Solemn Simulacrum, Pilgrim's Eye, Myriad Landscape, Pearl Medallion, Sword of the Animist, Khalni Gem, Armillary Sphere, Land Tax, Gift of Estates, Tithe, Oath of Lieges, Sword of Feast and Famine and Crucible of Worlds(which will allow you to hit all your land drops if you have fetch lands)

Mana rocks that can be used as ramp to get your fatties out early;Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Gilded Lotus, Hedron Archive, Boros Signet, Coalition Relic, Thran Dynamo, Coldsteel Heart, Chrome Mox, Chromatic Lantern, Commander's Sphere, Cultivator's Caravan, Manalith, Star Compass, Doubling Cube

Card Draw;Mind's Eye, Sword of Fire and Ice, Staff of Nin, Rogue's Gloves, Sin Prodder(Absolutely try this guy), Tamiyo's Journal, Slate of Ancestry, Loreseeker's Stone.

Creatures;Sunblast Angel kills all your opponents creatures and is a nice flyer, Pristine Angel Can only be dealt damage by non-artifact colorless creatures aka eldrazi while untapped. If you give her vigilance she can't be blocked either. Color protection is Really really good. Mother of Runes you can use her color protection to counter removal spells on your creatures one per turn. Eight-and-a-Half-Tails more protection!, Blinding Angel if they can't attack you..., Angelic Skirmisher super effective for all your creatures to choose Each combat lifelink, vigilance, first strike. Giving all your creatures lifelink is definitely something. Iroas, God of Victory he's low mana cost & exceptional, Oketra the True, Steel Hellkite super utility removal. Duplicant Also exceptional removal of even indestructible things, which it seems you like with your current removal. Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs great with gisela, I see you like stuffy doll and boros reckoner how aboutCoalhauler Swine, Mogg Maniac, and Spitemare. They work Really well with damage doublers. When they pull out all the stops and attack you fora lethal 20+ damage, Selfless Squire and you get a 21+/21+ creature to attack past their tapped creatures on your turn.

If you like Deflecting Palm I'd like to recommend Ride Down, & Boros Fury-Shield. Pyrohemia is incredible with Gisela, as long as she is out and you only activate one at a time all damage is prevented to you and doubled to your opponents and their creatures. For stuffy doll and reckoner definitely enchant them with Pariah so when ever you are attacked that damage goes to your opponents instead!

Anyway sorry for the novel. I'm sure I gave you too much but hey it's better than too little eh?

NV_1980 on Stopping Power!

1 week ago

Hmm, that sounds very interesting indeed :) I'll consider Flickering Ward definitely. Now you've also made me think of Mother of Runes :):) Thanks again.

snotice on Iroas, God of Victory [12.06.2017]

1 week ago

I like the curve you have going with the deck. That can be tough at times to keep down. I have to say, the deck works pretty good when playtesting. If you wish to possibly work with even more hatebears, I'd suggest cards like:

Throne of the God-Pharaoh: Helps you knock even more life off of the opponent at the cost of only 2 mana.

Mother of Runes: helps protect your commander and is just helpful in creature-based decks.

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben: slow your opponents down more than you, since you are running 35 creatures.

Aven Mindcensor: slows down ramp and combo decks, limiting there search power.

Linvala, Keeper of Silence: still relatively cheap compared to its once $50 price tag.

Aura of Silence: Removal and slows down decks that want to get there enchantments and artifacts out quick.

Swords to Plowshares: Can never have enough removal in a deck. life gain for your opponent isn't that big of a deal with your strength being combat.

Return to Dust: the best artifact/enchantment removal spell in magic, behind Krosan Grip. Yes, it is 4 mana, but you get 2 hits, if done during your main phase. #Valuecity

Ramp:

Thran Dynamo: Worth the investment in a mono or dual color deck. It just helps you get ahead and allows you to play spells quicker.

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx: Speaks for itself.

Sword of the Animist: Boros has basically no ramp. This equipment works well in a deck like this one.

Suggestions to remove:

Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran: seems slow and redundant to me. i think your commander granting melee and neutering damage to your board is more than enough. The pump is nice, but I feel is too narrow.

Call for Unity: Too narrow. Cathars' Crusade is better and enough good stuff to work with.

Breath of Fury: Works well with Angel of Jubilation, but that is too situational. If you want another creature with extra combat abilities, use Scourge of the Throne.

Gideon, Martial Paragon: This is one of the better planeswalker deck planeswalkers'. I think for his cost, his abilities are weak on an empty board.

Legion's Initiative: I feel like this offers protection, but also allows your opponent to plan around it once the creatures re-enter during your next combat.

Honored Crop-Captain: you don't want to completely rely on combat even with your colors being Boros.

Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker: an average planewalker with a decent removal. I feel you can do better at 5 mana.

Stone Quarry: One less tapped land.

Tyrant-Thanatos on What does giving an oponents ...

1 week ago

@BlueScope: Yeah, in the case of Mother of Runes, I totally agree. That card is mad strong even with that limitation. But I will always use Stave Off over the various "knock-off" cards WotC has printed, like Gods Willing and Emerge Unscathed for exactly this reason.

I'm not surprised at all that they limit the number of cards with these sorts of effects, and I appreciate the note on Shroud, Mage's Guile looks like it could be a lot of fun.

BlueScope on What does giving an oponents ...

1 week ago

@Tyrant-Thanatos: The reason they're worded that way is likely to prevent players asking exactly the question you inquired about here - while being fundamentally logical, it's not necessarily apparent that Hexproof is an ability of the permanent, not an effect related to the player who granted it in the first place.

That said, those effects would be powerful, but if you consider how easily they disrupt some Commander deck concepts (such as Aura-heavy Sram, Senior Edificer or Uril, the Mistwalker decks, or any equipment-based deck if you bring Protection from Artifacts in the mix), I'm not unhappy that only a few cards do those things. That's also the reason why casting Vines of Vastwood or Stave Off at an extraordinarily beneficial time is all that much better, and because they tend to be very low-costed, it's a very powerful effect as it is - imagine Mother of Runes would (in addition to it's already powerful effect of protecting up to all of your creatures, including itself) also threaten lethal damage to any opponent on the board, at any time. It's a broken card as it is, and limiting the effect to your own creatures is very sensible in my opinion. :)

Aiding you in your search, I believe Ring of Evos Isle is the only other card capable of giving Hexproof to a creature you don't control, if control over the equipped creature changes. Other than that, there are instant-speed options that grant Shround (which serves the same purpose for your intentions): Alexi's Cloak, Mage's Guile, Mystic Veil, Shell Skulkin, Stonewood Invocation, Svyelunite Priest, Veil of Secrecy, and with a bit of setup and the stars aligning even Spectral Guardian. I believe this further underlines that the difference in ease of understanding these mechanics is why there are much more cards available that grant Shround than ones giving Hexproof.

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