Orbs of Warding

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

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Magic Origins Rare

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Orbs of Warding

Artifact

You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

If a creature would deal damage to you, prevent 1 of that damage.

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Orbs of Warding Discussion

Tumbard on Need a help for challenge

1 week ago

So, I play megic about 3 years now, and a guy who just taught me now challenge me. I gong to play with black, hes choice is blue (I have a feeling he will play with Sphinx's Tutelage ) . So I just created a deck and wonder what the opinions for other. Am I have a chance or better to change cards.

My deck:

Creatures

1 Crypt Ghast

2 Geralf's Messenger

2 Wicked Akuba

3 Vampire Nighthawk

3 Dauthi Slayer

Instants

2 Dash Hopes

4 Dark Ritual

Enchantments

1 Painful Quandary

1 Sanguine Blood

1 Exquisite Blood

2 Tainted Remedy

2 Underworld Dream

1 Sadistic Sacrament

Sorceries

2 Sign in Blood

4 Hymn to Tourach

Artifacts

1 Nevinyrral's Disk

1 Mana Web

1 Orbs of Warding

4 Elixir of Immortality

I am happy for every little help

nslm on Am I onto something here? ...

2 weeks ago

I know it's not exactly a new idea, but I saw Myth Realized and Isochron Scepter and thought I could really build something around them. Then I remembered Thing in the Ice  Flip and thought it would be a perfect fit. And I know that there are cards like Disallow Serum Visions or Detention Sphere that could really improve the deck (not even gonna mention the mana because it's obvious), but my budget is limited. What I'm really asking for is opinions about the general idea of the deck. As it says on the title, am I onto something here?

So far this is the list I've built:

Isochron Myth

I have been playing it for some days (MTGO, Just for fun room) and actually winning most of the time. Maybe it's the meta, maybe the deck would crumble against tougher opposition. But so far it's been solid and a lot of fun.Any feedback would be most welcome. Has it been a lucky patch or have I built something actually good?

Xica on How to overcome 8-Rack

2 weeks ago

One option is blowing up their Ensnaring Bridge and racing them, after all that card is the biggest asset of the deck.
However doing so is problematic since you need to draw into it, as bridge wont be on the field before turn 3 and they will try to strip the answers out of your hand.
To combat this tactic the best is to use artifact destruction that is useful when not in hand Ancient Grudge, Seal of Primordium, Qasali Pridemage, Torch Fiend are all good answers for it (in this order), while being good against other matchups that rely on artifacts.

Plan B is to just hate on the fact that many of their discard spells need a "target player" - otherwise the 8 racks would punish them just as much as you.
Here is the selesction of cards that offer this effect in modern: Leyline of Sanctity, Witchbane Orb, Ivory Mask, Imperial Mask, Orbs of Warding, Aegis of the Gods, True Believer, Sigarda, Heron's Grace

MoonTurtle7 on Bought some cards on craigslist

1 month ago

Well Helix Pinnacle is a good piece to a Kruphix, God of Horizons deck, along with Bloom Tender I mean you have Harmonize, Kodama's Reach and Rampaging Baloths which is nice. Kruphix can ramp to the Darksteel Colossus. Outside of that, the cards here are pretty mix and match. I have seen the urza lands used in commander decks, but they're pretty hit and miss.

You have some goblins, but none of real note in commander outside of Goblin War Strike. Maybe Coat of Arms, But that one can backfire if your opponent is running tribal as well.

You have some decent artifact support with Darksteel Forge Etherium Sculptor Seat of the Synod Darksteel Citadel and the Myr stuff you got, Orbs of Warding is deceptively useful (depending on Meta). Mindslaver can be fun. I mean it's not a whole lot to work with... but I mean I'm just pointing this out to help at this point.

Expedition Map and Wayfarer's Bauble are useful to the decks that don't have any green and need some ramp/mana-fixing.

That bloom tender can kinda go anywhere where green and mana are needed. So don't stress too much at finding a place for it.

All and all you have a pretty broad selection, I suppose the better question is, What kind of deck do YOU want? it's truly irrelevant what we suggest if the decks you can make are no fun to you. If something here fits in it, you're all the better for it, and save money. I might suggest making a post giving yourself a $400 or so budget, explaining what you like in terms of gameplay. Then the TappeDOut community can truly point you in a good direction. It worked for me in the past, now my Thada Adel, Acquisitor deck is by-far my favorite, and I have these insightful people to thank for it.

lagotripha on The way to justify playing on paper

1 month ago

Nice. The deck will collapse to combo and creatureless strategies- I'll reccomend something like Ghirapur Orrery/Bottled Cloister or similar to help search out those avengers while spending all that mana.

Muse Vessel/Thought Prison/Orbs of Warding/Damping Matrix/Pithing Needle/Witchbane Orb might go a long way to improving the matchup. I'd consider Sylvan Caryatid maindeck, the extra point in toughness isn't massively important except when facing Anger of the Gods. Skinshifter has a lot of potential here.

Dredge4life on Do you have any "pet" ...

2 months ago

Glint-Nest Crane is my favourite card in Magic, and I don't know why. Other pet cards include Nighthowler, Orbs of Warding and Rakshasa Deathdealer. I probably have more but those are the ones that spring to mind immediately.

Pandaka on Breaking Bad

2 months ago

Conjurer's Closet + Archaeomancer + Walk the Aeons won't work because you don't have infinite color mana unless you have another infinite combo using Gemstone Array. -Orbs of Warding, Great protection from Aetherflux Reservoir and anything that can target you. ??? 1. Aetherflux Reservoir isn't a creature.2. Aetherflux Reservoir makes you lose life, so you don't take any damage. That isn't a combo. I like the deck and is impressive. +1

Steelspike on Help generating infinite colored/red mana ...

2 months ago

There's always the Murderous Redcap, Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit and Phyrexian Altar, but that uses the yard too.

Ivory Mask, Orbs of Warding, or Witchbane Orb will protect against yard hate like Tormod's Crypt, Relic of Progenitus, leyline, et al.

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