Orbs of Warding


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare

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Orbs of Warding


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

GullyFoyle57 on Brutal Artifacts - Red/Black Casual

3 weeks ago

Maybe some higher cost artifacts to help get you Metalwork Colossus out? Orbs of Warding or go crazy with Everythingamajig?

chadsansing on Etherium Torment

3 weeks ago

There are a ton of fun cards and synergies here - it's like Affinity's big sibling.

My primary concern is speed. I think this would be a super fun deck to play in a playgroup or meta full of brews, but at an FNM, I think you might feel a step behind some other decks.

Imagine if you melded this with an Affinity list and played several 0- and 1-drop artifact creatures like Memnite, Ornithoper, and Signal Pest.

Then add in several Chief Engineer and, say, a few Trinket Mage and Trophy Mage cards.

Then add in Welding Jar and Cranial Plating.

Then add in, maybe, a Platinum Angel, a Platinum Emprion, and any 2-4 1-ofs from your favorite bombs up above (definitely include a Colossus).

You might even have room for some Thoughtcast and removal like Fatal Push.

I'd also rebalance your land-base towards cards that come in un-tapped so you can have a speedy start. Glimmervoid, Mox Opal, and Inkmoth Nexus are all helpful, but also big investments to trade towards or buy.

A possible FNM list (though you could go further toward Affinity if you wanted):

Your sideboard could include more removal or things that protect you like Witchbane Orb or Orbs of Warding.

I'd play a deck like this at FNM to give yourself early blockers that are a threat with Plating until you can cast bigger creatures that might close the game. I'd go for broke casting your big monsters in a more casual setting. You can work towards quicklands, checklands, fetches, and shocks through trades and whatnot to develop the land-base further, but speed is good.

I hope some of those suggestions help! There are a lot of Affinity players out there who could give better advice :)

Happy brewing!

chadsansing on The Race to Kozilek

1 month ago

That's a powerful commander!

I wonder if you might test with more interaction including protection, removal, and flexible creatures.

Maybe Orbs of Warding and a Witchbane Orb to protect yourself along with Chalice of the Void and Warping Wail as conditional counters. Spatial Contortion and Titan's Presence are available conditional removal spells. Scour from Existence is costly, but maybe okay here. Gruesome Slaughter is almost like a wipe if you have a board presence. Endless One and Walking Ballista are both somewhat flexible early- or late-game draws for blockers or offense. Eternal Scourge is a good recurring blocker.

Other creatures that come to mind that might add value: Metalwork Colossus, Metalworker, Platinum Angel, and Platinum Emperion.

Have fun brewing!

metaa on

2 months ago

Sorry if Leyline of Sanctity it is a bit expensive its the first thing that comes to mind. Other cards that may work in its place might be Aegis of the Gods, Orbs of Warding, Witchbane Orb (one of which I have and has proved useful in occasion, especially in edh), and Spirit of the Hearth. unfortunately these only give you hex-proof so non targeted pings will still hit you. I am still looking for a good way of preventing this but I hope these help for now.

KIngWiggins on W: Super Long Updated List ...

4 months ago

I have a large amount of new additions for wants, so I have updated again after some trades. Looking to work on/finish 3 EDH Projects. Here is what I need most.

I would also like to say I may be willing to work out a trade for Karn if anyone wants to work out a deal for ~$55 worth of cards off Star City, Card Kingdom, or TCG Player, but that's another story, Otherwise I can look at binders.

For Superfriends:
Garruk, Apex Predator
Gideon, Champion of Justice
Venser, the Sojourner (SOM Preferred, likely will take either)
Ramos, Dragon Engine
Captain Sisay
Fetches/Shocks (Filler if needed)

For Edgar EDH:
Plenty of other Vamps, just ask/I will look through binders

For Phelddagrif Group EDH:
Dakra Mystic
Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Indentured Djinn
Questing Phelddagrif
Shizuko, Caller of Autumn
Walking Archive
Windborn Muse

Eladamri's Vineyard
Rites of Flourishing
Teferi's Moat
Unifying Theory
Vow of Flight
Vow of Wildness

New Frontiers
Sylvan Offering
Temporary Truce

Adarkar Wastes
Treva's Ruins

Super Updated Binder

DarkSepho on Jarad 40$ EDH

4 months ago

If you want to protect your graveyard you could try something like Orbs of Warding or Witchbane Orb. If you have hexproof they can't target you with Bojuka Bog and Relic of Progenitus

Riv329 on orbs of warding

4 months ago

Would Orbs of Warding protect player from Sen Triplets

BS-T on Kess, Dissident Mage

5 months ago

I like the approach so light on creatures, lots of room for shenanigans!

One thing I spotted... Is Witchbane Orb a meta decision or something specific about the CMC because there is Orbs of Warding with small but not irrelevant damage prevention.

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