Order of the Ebon Hand

Order of the Ebon Hand

Creature — Cleric Knight

Protection from white

{{B}}: Order of the Ebon Hand gains first strike until end of turn.

{{2B}}: Order of the Ebon Hand gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition II (ME2) Common
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Fallen Empires (FEM) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Order of the Ebon Hand Discussion

MontaukMonster on Chance For Glory Aggro (post-Theros)

1 year ago

Hey! Love the deck. Here's my 2 cents...

I ran this against the following Shelf decks: Nether-Go, Necro, Academy.

vs. Nether-Go

This was a coin toss that usually went to whichever deck went first. On the draw, I got stuck behind Counterspell after Undermine after another. On the play I was usually able to stomp him down before he hit Tsabo's Decree mana. More than once I found myself wishing that MOX was a Lightning Strike .

vs. Necro

Black Knight and Order of the Ebon Hand were a problem, but not a huge problem. I was usually able to get enough power on the table before he emptied my hand and most of my stuff was big enough to make him suffer. This match also the MOX did nothing for me and I kept wishing for something to kill those annoying pro-white mo-fos.

vs. Academy

Every game Academy won, I was one turn away from lethal. Every game I won, Academy was one turn away from going off. W/O sideboard this was a coin toss. Something to blow up artifacts maybe... something cheap

I'm going to build a SB for you ok?

mal099 on Hemoglobin Aggro

1 year ago

Awesome deck, I really enjoy cheap black aggro!

Augmenting Automaton , Dimir Guildmage , Grimclaw Bats , Order of the Ebon Hand and Null Champion are all cheap creatures that can help you use your mana if it ever gets to the mid or even late game. Guildmage is the most expensive, but would be extremely useful if your opponent forces you into a long drawn out stalemate. Grimclaw Bats can fly over many blockers, but is weak for its cost, Automaton is cheap and has "tomato" in its name but needs 2 Mana and is weak and Order is stronger, but less cheap and also needs 2 Mana. Can get First Strike though. Null Champion is weak and expensive at first, but will be extremely useful once you find the Mana to level him up.

In your Maybe Board, you have Twisted Experiment . Sinister Strength is probably better (unless you want to use Experiment as a possible removal).

SMASHER101 on Looking for simple decks

1 year ago

I have been playing magic for years, and so has my dad. The difference? He stopped playing in Urza's Sega, and while he has played with me since then, he doesn't like to think hard when he plays.

I ussually play my modern deck against him, and he always plays a burn deck we put togather. The problem is that my deck is soul sisters (with a black splash) and it crushes burn.

I thought about just shoveing maindeck Leyline of Punishments in, but that doesn't sound very fun to have the match outcome come down to just starting with a card in the opener.

I'm looking for a deck with an even matchup against soul sisters that doesn't include complicated cards. He doesn't want to have to read for 10 minutes to know what the card does (ie, nothing with a lot of text like planeswalkers, Deathrite Shaman, and Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip.)

Probably the most reading and thinking he will do is something like Order of the Ebon Hand. Please help me figure out a deck for him to use.


2 years ago

You'll also note that Order of the Ebon Hand and Knight of Stromgald are the parents of Knight of Malice. Anyone who does not like it is either a fool, or doesn't remember the power of those two knights making babies.

The white counterpart Order of Leitbur and Order of the White Shield are the parents of the Knight of Grace I'm almost certain as well.

We'll see if the White/Green "Go Wide" strategies can hold the Darkness this time. I assure you; I do not think so. And this little group of Gatewatch planeswalker decks. I doubt they'll be able to succeed over the long term. Bannings will happen. Mark my words. But hey, at least we'll get 90 days of greatness.

GoblinsBeatElves on Elf Hate

2 years ago

Im trying to find something to beat green/black elves, so this wouldnt really work all that well for me. Do you guys have suggestions as to beat BG elves? I know a lot of these cards could be used, but a lot are focused on beating white elves. Anyways, good deck. Maybe if youre trying to fight against white, an Order of the Ebon Hand or something. I dont really know what I would do to improve. You've got a good deck already.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Cabal Clerics

2 years ago

Cabal Archon seems like a pretty strong card to include, kind of like a Kalastria Highborn for Clerics. Seems a bit better than Deathmark Prelate, since you're only running two Zombies in your list.

Order of the Ebon Hand is a pretty cool card. They're fairly aggressive, and inexpensive to cast. Early beater, or fuel for Dark Supplicant.

Funnily enough, the Cabal Patriarch isn't actually a Cleric, but he might be a flavorful hit for your deck enough that you might want to run him. He's a beefy 5/5 that you could accelerate out early with your rituals.

Blackmail is the one noncreature Cabal-themed card I could think of that's super useful. Turn one hand disruption is always a powerful opening.

Hopefully this helps! Happy brewing!

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