Mother of Runes

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) 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

enpc on [PRIMER]Parley Girl cEDH

20 hours ago

Out of curiosity, why have you gone for City of Solitude over something like Defense Grid ? I'm also surprised to not see Veil of Summer alongside/instead of Autumn's Veil .

Also, how does Privileged Position go? it seems quite expensive compared to Mother of Runes , Giver of Runes and even Shalai, Voice of Plenty . I know those don't protect your equipment though.

[email protected]_only on Gods and the clerics who worship them

1 day ago

needs more cleric tribal - I'd ditch the backup Orzhov subtheme ( Basilica Screecher , Crypt Ghast , Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts , & Tithe Taker ) and probably the Regal Bloodlord for some cleric support: Akroma's Devoted , Battlefield Medic , Battletide Alchemist , and Daru Spiritualist come to mind for that. Edgewalker is a must for the colors, and I'd probably ditch the monuments and obilisk of urd for more clerics - Alms Collector and Bygone Bishop give decent card draw, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails , Giver of Runes and Mother of Runes offer amazing protection for your field. Frontline Medic and Selfless Spirit offer indistrucbablity for your own wipes. Sin Collector offers good andi-countermagic / tide-turner removal. High Priest of Penance is just amazing with the recusion this deck should have. Rotlung Reanimator turns all clerics into double duty sac fodder, and Priest of Forgotten Gods , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , and Whisper, Blood Liturgist are more than happy to supply that role, with Skirsdag High Priest backing them up. and Weathered Wayfarer pulls the same job as Land Tax , but can fetch non-basics, and is a cleric.

Dreyvor on Karlov - EDH

2 weeks ago

Spark22

Righteous War The idea I had for including this card was to initially to protect Karl from the popular spot removal suites that are run in the format. An added benefit of the protection is giving Karl evasion from any white or black creatures.

There are a few downsides to consider when playing this card but they largely outweigh the upsides. Felidar Umbra will fall off when this is hits the board, you won't be able to target any black creatures with Mother of Runes or Vizkopa Guildmage abilities.

multimedia on Brimaz, King of the Planes

3 weeks ago

Hey, Brimaz and several other cards here make tokens; consider adding some more interaction with tokens? My card suggestions can help to decrease the avg. CMC of your deck which is currently high at 3.5.

Cards to consider adding:

Mentor who's a Soldier and Skullclamp is repeatable draw with tokens. Entity who is a Solider can pump your entire army of tokens giving them a lot of power and toughness. Brimaz needs to be attacking to give you the most value consider adding more cards that can give him repeatable protection or evasion helping him to attack?

Ajani can make Brimaz a real threat when attacking, make him bigger each turn or give him flying and double strike is powerful. Gideon during your turn is a 4/4 Solider who's hard to kill while also being able to use a loyalty ability to give Brimaz indestructible protecting him in combat. Mother can protect Brimaz from targeted removal or make him unblockable by giving him protection of the color of the creature who's going to block him.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Gideon, the Oathsworn
  • Helm of the Host
  • Akroma's Memorial
  • Deploy to the Front
  • Mass Calcify
  • Spear of Heliod or Honor of the Pure

Many of these suggested cuts are redundancy that's a high mana cost. Memorial for instance is giving you the same effect as Eldrazi Monument and Monument in my opinion is a better card because of tokens. Deploy is worse than Finale of Glory since Glory is flexible. Calcity is worse than Ravnica at War , a seven mana creature board wipe is not what you want. Helm is a powerful card, but only if you have ways to cheat it onto the battlefield and reduce it's equip cost. Without being able to do this it costs too much mana for what it does. Good luck with your deck.

Lenax on Reworking my creature stealing tactics

1 month ago

I made a chopping block, figuring I can live without these cards and replace them with probably lands but other cards for sure. I threw most of this together a little quickly after all:

Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Mother of Runes , Dread Shade , Well of Lost Dreams , Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant , Wall of Glare , Iona, Shield of Emeria , Obzedat, Ghost Council , Sentry of the Underworld , Lord of the Void , True Conviction , Ashes of the Abhorrent , Swords to Plowshares

I also just straight swapped my Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds for swamps. I end up using them to search for one 90% of the time anyways, and more swamps lets my Extraplanar Lens give me more.

Ripwater on Killing with Karlov

1 month ago

I'm back cause I saw your update hahah ;-)

I see you are trying to force more lifegain triggers, I would play any other card with extort wich is not the Pontiff.... The pontiff is way to costly to put down and you basically play him for his extort trigger, the fact that he gives it to everything seems really good but often you don't have the mana to pay up...

If you look for more lifegain triggers and about the same CMC go for Patron of the Kitsune it's a 5/6 flyer (thats already better than the pontiff + it triggers on EACH attack trigger, wich will probably trigger more than the Sunscorch Regent :-)

Slap in a Eight-and-a-Half-Tails and you can cast him on instant speed if needed + the Eight Tales is completely underrate, protecting ALL your permanents for only 3 mana and the ability to make Karlov unblockable...

And now that we are on the subject of unblockable/protection, Mother of Runes and the new Giver of Runes are an absolute auto include in your deck. Eight-tales and Mother did soooo much work and basically protected karlov on instant speed from spot removal and on the offense make him unblockable if they play the right color combo. Now that you als get the Giver of Runes it's even better. Trust me on this one, it will make your life so much easier! Nothing sucks more than when your fat Karlov get's nuked down, and turn 1 mother of runes, turn 2 karlov is most of the time GG for at least 1 player at the table.

Another absolute powerhouse in my deck was Ajani, Caller of the Pride at only 3 mana he often hit my board around turn 3/4 where Karlov was already 6/6, it's really not that hard if you have a turn one Soul Warden and then suddenly Karlov is a 6/6 flying doublestrike in turn 3, needless to say you often removed 1 opponent around turn 4-5 :)

As usual really hope this tips will help you a bit more!

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Mother of Runes occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 0.37%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

White: 0.83%

RBW (Mardu): 0.5%