Orbs of Warding

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH 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

MegaMatt13 on The Scarab Guy

3 days ago

Just watched your video and really enjoyed it. Just some general feedback for your deck:

You may want to reduce your average CMC considerably. The Scarab God's ability is mana-hungry. Some possible cuts: Platinum Angel, God-Pharoah's Gift, Grave Betrayal, Orbs of Warding, Ever After, and Silumgar, the Drifting Death. Replacing a few of those with cheaper cards could make your deck more nimble and able to do more per turn cycle.

Possible replacements that are working great in my deck: Animate Dead, Necromancy, Entomb, Shriekmaw, Fact or Fiction, and Epiphany at the Drownyard.

JA14732 on Heralds of Ruin

2 weeks ago

Alright, so taking a look at this, I see a few cards that can be immediately cut. Ruin Rat is just bad. Doomfall doesn't work in EDH, Nef-Crop Entangler has better cards, Toil isn't great here unless you're pointing it at yourself, Tresspasser's Curse doesn't help you get big things out, Horror of the Broken Lands is just bad, Carnage Gladiator is kinda meh, Prismatic Lens is weak AF, Kozilek's Pathfinder just doesn't really do anything here outside of being a colorless mana sink (which you don't really have support for) and Desecration Demon will likely never attack.

Some replacements:

Nef-Crop Entangler out, Nettle Drone in. Nettle Sentinel is bonkers and I KNOW you have a copy of it somewhere (I legit gave my copy of it to you).

Prismatic Lens out, Cryptolith Fragment  Flip in. Fixing? Check. Gives you +4 (or more) mana towards creatures? CHECK.

Toil out, Bloodgift Demon in. Not only is Bloodgift a decent beater, but he gives you card draw. Basically a dude version of Phyrexian Arena with a side of hitting opponents too.

Ruin Rat out, literally anything else in. Probably Endbringer, simply because I think you have my copy of it. Use it.

Horror of the Broken Lands out, Conduit of Ruin in. Bad card out, better card in. Tutor + cost reduction is nutty.

Trespasser's Curse out, Combustible Gearhulk in. Not only do you need more dudes, but you need better dudes. Combustible shouldn't be hard to find rn and is very powerful in a deck with Eldrazi.

Carnage Gladiator out, Duplicant in. It's free removal. Just do it.

Kozilek's Predator out, Pestilence Demon in. This Demon can make multiple opponents lose a lot of life very quickly, as well as nuke crappier creatures. It also beats for 7.

Desecration Demon out, Pathrazer of Ulamog in. Self-explanatory.

Rakazeth's Rite out (it's a bit expensive for a tutor), Crypt Ghast in. You'll appreciate the ramp as well as the Extort triggers.

Doomfall out, Hero's Downfall in. I think I have one lying around and Downfall is just better.

Loxodon Warhammer out, Neheb, the Eternal in. Someone'll get it eventually, and he's just baller.

Seer's Lantern out, Sin Prodder in. Yes, I hate Sin Prodder. But goddamn if it isn't fun AF to nug someone for 12 off a blind flip, and synergistic in this deck as well.

Breaker of Armies out, Shepherd of Rot in. Spoiler alert, pingers are great in Rakdos. Additionally, it gets around cards like Solitary Confinement or Orbs of Warding.

Traveler's Amulet out, Hellkite Charger in. You know you want infinite combats with Neheb. Don't deny it.

IlGuale on Trash for Treasure - Artifact Reanimator

1 month ago

Against burn or heavy discard, we have the always good Leyline of Sanctity or the more budget friendly Witchbane Orb and Orbs of Warding, which we can also loot and reanimate.

landofMordor on Planswalker protection combo?

1 month ago

Fog effects protect you from combat damage, and there are cards that grant you (the player) hexproof like Orbs of Warding so that no direct damage can be dealt.

Alternately, just play Gideon, Champion of Justice and give him tons of counters.

Tumbard on Need a help for challenge

2 months 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 months 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 months 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

3 months 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.

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