Mother of Runes


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CMT) Uncommon
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs Kiora (DDO) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) 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

bushido_man96 on Rasputin gets geared up

4 days ago

Mother of Runes could help with your swords...

Bxbx on Primal Carnage

1 week ago

I think that Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves are not that important because Gishath, Sun's Avatar already has haste and it's not necessary to give your other dinosaurs haste (if you run Regisaur Alpha, Worldly Tutor and Congregation at Dawn you would still have three cards that give them haste more or less directly). The boots would be used mainly to protect your commander from targeted removal etc. and there are probably better options for that.

For example Mother of Runes can protect from targeted removal as long it isn't colorless. It can also make Gishath unblockable for creatures of a certain color and it can be searched with your creature tutors.

dhoby87 on Gisela, Angels of Calculated Beatdown

2 weeks ago

Quicksilver Amulet for cheat in creatures.

Fervor for haste, since you wanna wack face asap

Wear / Tear for some removal and it's flexible

Duelist's Heritage is pretty good

Enlightened Tutor is pretty important for tutoring

Baneslayer Angel is pretty good with Odric around

Lightning Greaves hasty hasty =D

Heartless Hidetsugu hmmm maybe could try this

Honor of the Pure since most of your creatures are white, cheap anthem effects are always good

Mother of Runes protection and unblockable is always good =)

Vandalblast Artifact hate

Mind's Eye could help with card draw

Sensei's Divining Top most decks run this for a very good reason, could be useful if you wanna build other decks too

greatdevourer on Charge of the Light Brigade

2 weeks ago

OK, So here are some of my initial reactions:
Consider replacing the Gilded Lotus with a Worn Powerstone.
Also, the Traitorous Blood is kinda cute if Brion Stoutarm is in play, but you don't have enough other 'borrow' or sacrifice effects to really make it effective. Maybe replace that with a Conquering Manticore instead. The 5/5 body doesn't suck.

However that leads me to one of bigger problems. Your mana curve is pretty high. You don't really start hitting until you get to the 4-5 mana range. I know this is EDH, but still, might want to bring that down a bit. Let consider some helper cards.
Consider the following: Weathered Wayfarer, Figure of Destiny, Slumbering Dragon, Dragon Hunter, Mother of Runes are all fetchable with a Ranger of Eos.
Boros Guildmage, Victory's Herald, and Hellrider seem a bit weak in this deck.

Let me know what you think.

_raeofsunlight on Green-White Convoke

2 weeks ago

Honestly I would take out Brimaz, King of Oreskos and Hero of Bladehold. They seem so slow in this deck, especially since they don't have haste. I would look into either Spectral Procession or Gather the Townsfolk. They don't give you tokens for each attack, but they certainly give you tokens immediately. This allows you to get more creatures out onto the field. I would also replace Jade Mage with Thraben Doomsayer. I would also remove Mother of Runes and Wake the Reflections in order to put in either Llanowar Elves or Arbor Elf and to add to more Sundering Growth. Cryptolith Rite might fit nicely in here as well for mana ramp in place of Garruk Wildspeaker.

Other than that, I do like this.

JAIL_HOUSE on Revka - Scaling Angel Ramp

3 weeks ago

I'm building an Angel deck and this is one of my favorites so far, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails is a brilliant addition. It's like a modern legal Mother of Runes but even better in a white ramp deck! Plus it can protect your crucial artifacts, enchantments and lands. Swiftfoot Boots and Platinum Angel would also be great in this deck as another way to shut down your opponent along side Tails and Avacyn, Angel of Hope. Selfless Spirit might also be a good addition for protecting your powerful creatures as well as flipping Archangel Avacyn  Flip if needed. Where are the Snow-Covered Plains for Extraplanar Lens? I noticed you never put them in the original Revka deck either.

FrigidOfficial on Inalla's Tap Studio (EDH Adaptive Combo)

3 weeks ago
  1. That's fair. I'm not even sure if I'm looking to slot in a steal-y creature in general.

  2. Some of the removal is enchantment based, such as the The Ur-Dragon deck. The rest use spot removal and board wipes to keep me down. Playing a card solely to draw removal can be good sometimes, though it's frustrating to lose so much tempo.

  3. If we have a sac outlet, we can sac Mistbind Clique to dodge spot removal, which is nice.

  4. As for Ixalan:

  5. Opt could be cute as another cantrip.

  6. Siren Stormtamer could be interesting as a far worse, albeit blue, Mother of Runes. It also hits abilities, which is nice.

  7. Pillar of Origins is going to be an autoinclude for us.

  8. Vanquisher's Banner would be nice. But it's expensive and slow.

  9. I was thinking about throwing in more yard hate also. Something like Relic of Progenitus, Nihil Spellbomb, or Tormod's Crypt to combat yard decks in my meta.

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