Mother of Runes


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

Rusty_Shackleford on Bobbum Man and His Equipmunk

1 day ago

Mass Calcify blows up all your equipment. Why not just use Wrath of God or Day of Judgment? Oblivion Ring is flexible removal you can tutor for. Buried Ruin is a nice utility land that can retrieve a key piece of equipment that's been destroyed. Argivian Find has the same effect. Open the Armory is a second Steelshaper's gift. Silverblade Paladin is a second Fireshrieker effect and a good voltron target in its own right. On that note: why no Fireshrieker--it effectively cuts the game in half? Lightning Greaves prevents you from equipping anything else to your own dudes; replace with Swiftfoot Boots. Mother of Runes is a must run.

Land Tax, Path to Exile, and Jitte should not be "maybes"; they should be in the deck.

Wapulatus on Make Mono-White Great Again (Amonkhet Edition)

3 days ago

@Iron_Cube Thanks for the suggestions!

I think it might help me to cut back on the equipment subtheme, and focus more on tokens/creatures. I'll see what I can chop off from that side for some of these suggestions.

Angel of Invention is something I can't believe I missed. I'll definitely switch something out for that.

Mother of Runes was one I was sitting on for a while, and honestly I think I should slap it in. This deck gets hurt too much by board wipe and removal anyways.

Brave the Elements is prob going to be added for same reasons above.

Lone Rider  Flip looks good to me as well.

If the equipment theme is still strong after my edit, I'll throw in Sigarda's Aid as well.

If I need more creature slots I might go for the responder, however that depends if I can't find something better.

I'll test with the land, and see if it is worth the loss of tempo.

Iron_Cube on Make Mono-White Great Again (Amonkhet Edition)

3 days ago

Cool deck. You should add Brave the Elements, Mother of Runes and maybe Aerial Responder. Angel of Invention also gives keywords, create tokens and boost your army. Lone Rider  Flip looks great.

With so much equipments (maybe too much ?) Sigarda's Aid would also fit pretty well.

I also think Sandstone Bridge is worth a try.

LoneCrusader399 on Untapped Potential

3 days ago

Aurelia, the Warleader, Archangel of Tithes, Masako the Humorless, Nullmage Shepherd, Reconnaissance, Akroma's Memorial, Mother of Runes and, funnily enough, Gideon, Martial Paragon would all fit in with your untapping shenanigans theme.

This is approaching magical Christmas land, but Mangara of Corondor could exile multiple things if you were able to untap him multiple times.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary has quickly become a staple for me in EDH and I would highly recommend it. One card being a source of smoothing out your draws and card draw is invaluable.

Iron_Cube on Wizards of Ass

3 days ago

It was more of a joke based on the title, and Fugitive Wizard is considered bad because it's a 1/1 for 1, and no ability. A wizard with no ability probably doesn't deserve to be called a wizard. If you need it for tribal synergy it's there, but other cards would be better, like Mothdust Changeling or anything else. In EDH 1 drop creatures are usually bad unless they have great abilities (Mother of Runes, etc.)

Now I'll try to find some constructive suggestions... Starting with Inundate because one sided board wipe are always nice. Profaner of the Dead is similar and I really like it. Also Fatespinner could definitely annoy your opponents...

Worx on Captain Stormsay

3 days ago

Gday mate. The problem with City of Solitude is that it can't be tutored and easily accessed, while Dosan the Falling Leaf and Dragonlord Dromoka are both tuturoble - with Dosan being Human can be brought out counterspell free if used with Cavern of Souls and protected by Mother of Runes and Sigarda, Heron's Grace.

Can't say I would have anything at all to do with Hall of Gemstone in Sisay, as again it can not be tutored. I find that type of control is not needed.... And by the time I would be in a position to drop that, I'd be looking at Sisay herself and setting up the win. But it is an interesting card I'll keep in mind for future decks :)

Thanks for the compliment on my deck and the upvote.... much appreciated.

aekrusty on Geist Of Saint Traft EDH

5 days ago

Hi DanteAlighieri I've been playing Geist for a time and have some budget ideas. If you're going to play multiplayer forget about "counter target spell unless it's controller pays X" or "return target permanent to it owner's hand". They're useless in EDH, due the large amount of mana at disposal. I'd reccomend adding: Void Shatter, Disdainful Stroke, Arcane Denial, Desertion, and Dismiss. On the other hand if you're playing Duel Commander you should take the tempo route. I'd reccomend: Rattlechains, Mother of Runes, and lock cards as Pithing Needle, Phyrexian Revoker, Nevermore. +1

KillTheIslandUser on Alesha, Who Thinks Death is a Joke

6 days ago

Also, where is Fiend Hunter, it's O-ring that is recurring, and permanently exiles things. You bring him in and sac him with the exile trigger on the stack. Boom the thing is permanently exiled.

Speaking of cards that should also be in here... how are you protecting Alesha when she is attacking? She dies.. you gotta recast her... that's isn't very efficient, so let us look at some cards that help her survive combat.

Reconnaissance, Key to the City, Selfless Spirit, Mother of Runes, Nahiri's Machinations, Retribution of the Meek

As we can see by looking at these cards... these are all low costing and inexpensive monetary options to add to the deck. The most expensive is 5 bucks, which is a board wipe, that can probably just help you win. Mother of Runes is around 2-3, but everything else is a dollar and under.

Also one last thing.... WHERE IS GRENZO?!!!!!!!!!???? Grenzo, Dungeon Warden he does the same thing Alesha does.... but without going to attack. So let's say.... she get's Never. More.'d out of the game... well Grenzo can still do the job. Also there are so many cool tricks you can do with him. You can reanimate him on the field, then use his ability while still in combat... get some shit on the board that removes stuff like fiend hunter, etc. Now you just REKT your opponent.

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