Pariah's Shield

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Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Ravnica: City of Guilds Rare

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Pariah's Shield

Artifact — Equipment

All damage that would be dealt to you is dealt to equipped creature instead.

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Pariah's Shield Discussion

vbcnxm_ on Reaper of Sheoldred and Pariah's ...

23 hours ago

say I have Reaper of Sheoldred equipped with a Pariah's Shield (or just straight up Pariah ) and my opponent attacks me, who gets the poison counter?

Would it be him, since it was his creature that attacked me and then dealt damage to the reaper

Or would it be me, since my Pariah effect redirected that damage?

lord_carpetshark on *RETIRED* The Trial of Zeal: Hazoret EDH

1 week ago

There is an infinite dmg loop with Pariah's Shield and Repercussion, didnt know if you noticed it or not.

Rayze_Darr on Dollhouse of the Heavens ($85)

3 weeks ago

Pariah's Shield is a card I did not know about. My primary concern with it is that it's a 5-drop, and might move my curve up a bit higher than I'd like, but once I can playtest the deck a bit I'll try it out.

That Heroic Intervention, meanwhile, would be fantastic. From there, it's just a concern of making a 3-color deck that runs well and stays Budget. Maybe with the colorless Pariah's Shield and some ramp, I can justify an alternate Green/Red version of this deck?

Shwang on Dollhouse of the Heavens ($85)

3 weeks ago

This deck is very cool! I don't play modern, so I don't know what kinds of decks you'd be playing against, but the theme is very fun. Stuffy Doll was one of my favorite cards in Time Spiral.

One thought is that Pariah's Shield might be a good one to have one or two of in the deck. If the creature with Pariah dies, you have to wait for another Pariah!

Another thought is that, even though this deck is budget, you should still find lands that can tap for both, or find ways to search for lands. It's risky to have nothing but basic lands, especially with cards like Wojek Halberdiers and Cerodon Yearling. It's worth it to have one of them come into play tapped to prevent you from getting mana screwed. You could play Battlefield Forge (<$1/piece) or even Evolving Wilds for serious budget.

greatdevourer on Muzzios field day

3 weeks ago

Here's some suggestions after looking over your deck. Obviously, these suggestion need to be adjusted based on your budget and/or collection.

Depending on the metagame for your play group or local store, I would recommend getting rid of the one shots which only help you in the early game. During the later portions of a long or group game, those cards are much less helpful.
Lotus Petal, Index, Ponder, Gitaxian Probe, and Serum Visions all fall into this category.

Another problem I see is you have Heartstone and Show and Tell which help your opponents as much or more than they help you.

Future Sight and Magus of the Future are cute, but provide too much information to your opponents.

Spellbook is just a bad card. I know a lot of people like it because they want to hold onto more than 7 cards. But it's just bad.
Consider the following:
Are you playing Spellbook or Reliquary Tower because you are drawing a lot of cards each turn?
Or are you playing Spellbook to get avoid discarding cards at the end of turn?
If you are drawing that many cards per turn, why aren't you playing those cards?
If you're holding onto those cards from one turn to the next, is it because you don't have enough mana to cast them? Add more land.
If your waiting for specific cards, why hold onto cards you don't want to play? Why keep cards that might be useful?

I also think you are running too few lands. Artifact mana ramp is nice but doesn't replace basic lands. You should have about 34 to 38 lands in a Commander/EDH deck.

Stuffy Doll is cute, but it can only damage a single opponent. You have to bounce it and recast it or flicker it to choose another opponent.
The Pariah's Shield is cute but there is better equipment for Stuffy. I've always liked Nemesis Mask with Stuffy Doll. People always forget that Stuffy does NOT have defender.
Loxodon Warhammer is another good equipment that would fit into this deck and would work with any creature on the field.
To sum up:
-1 Lotus Petal, too many other mana ramp cards
-1 Vedalken Engineer, too many other mana ramp cards
-1 Index, weak late game
-1 Ponder, weak late game
-1 Gitaxian Probe, weak late game
-1 Serum Visions, weak late game
-1 Heartstone, helps opponents too much
-1 Future Sight, helps opponents too much
-1 Magus of the Future, helps opponents too much
-1 Spellbook, just a bad card that keeps people from playing better.
+5 Island+1 Urza's Tower, to complete the set.
+1 Nemesis Mask, because Lure on a Stuffy Doll is awesome.
+1 Loxodon Warhammer, life gan and trample
+1 Myr Enforcer, could be free to cast but still allow you to scry 7 with Muzzio.
+1 Steel Hellkite, a great way to swing the game

Here are some other ideas that might also work, in no particular order: Sharding Sphinx for the tokens, Spire Golem cast for free with CMC 6, or Kuldotha Forgemaster for the tutoring and CMC 5.

Let me know what you think.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on A plate of artifacts with a drizzle of burn

1 month ago

Hostility. Equip Bosh with shit, make use of the actual damage of his activated ability; consider Worldslayer, Basilisk Collar, Grafted Exoskeleton, Scythe of the Wretched, etc. Jalum Tome instead of your jay tome. Trash for Treasure just in case, maybe Scrap Mastery if you have a hard time ultimating Daretti or want more reanimation. Pariah's Shield equipped to stuffy doll is cool, but isn't worth it solely for the combo. Whispersilk Cloak instead of your prowlers helm. Braid of Fire. Deathrender, Skullclamp. Heartstone, Illusionist's Bracers, Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient. Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle.

MoonTurtle7 on 5-color Doom Rattle

2 months ago

In case you haven't Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts would be perfect in that deck. Using stuff like Pariah And Pariah's Shield on someone like Palisade Giant Protector of the Crown (or Stuffy Doll) Plus indestructibility is bonkers. Or Guardian of the Gateless with indestructibility. And Colossus of Akros Is a stupid, but fun game ender

MagicalHacker on Game of Thrones (Marchesa Primer)

2 months ago

precociousapprentice, absolutely! All of them are playtest based. I can't speak for the new cards yet, except in theory.


I dropped Curse of the Nightly Hunt, Goblin Diplomats, Goblin Racketeer, Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, and Maddening Imp because they weren't as impactful as I'd like.

I dropped Pariah's Shield and Helm of Possession because I rarely had tokens I wanted to use up.

I dropped Darksteel Mutation because it's sorcery speed removal in a deck that wants opponents yo attack each other.

I dropped Aegis of the Gods and True Believer because they didnt ever do anything important when the combo players are likely getting pummeled thanks to my helping out mutual opponents.

I dropped Crumbling Sanctuary since it pillow forts my opponents.

I dropped Sun Droplet since it doesn't trigger in a pillow fort, or it doesn't fort and stop me from dying.

I dropped Volrath's Stronghold since it doesn't add colored mana and has an activated ability I rarely needed.

I added Dolmen Gate, Iroas, God of Victory, and Reconnaissance to protect my attacking creatures.

I added Avatar of Slaughter (previously ignored due to cmc) and Season of the Witch to replace my dropped goading cards.

I added Blood Feud, Furnace of Rath, Dictate of the Twin Gods, and Pain Magnification for additional reasons to make people attack, while also making my opponents worse off.

I added Island Sanctuary since I misread initially, thinking it made a Moat effect. No, it only protects you!

I added Thran Dynamo and Tymna the Weaver back in for another ramp card and draw card respectively.

And then I added a Swamp or so other basic to replace Volrath's Stronghold.

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