Relic Barrier


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Uncommon
Legends (LEG) Uncommon

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Relic Barrier


Tap: Tap target artifact.

Relic Barrier Discussion

hkhssweiss on Circu's Apathetic Sadism (Combo)

7 months ago

@ naturesnake420

I personally wouldn't run it in my Circu list as it does't help towards the win condition that I am going for. Discovery / Dispersal is a bit too weak for my liking, I rather use cards like Mission Briefing or Winds of Rebuke if I'm going that route as I can also use Isochron Scepter to copy it and reuse them.

Winter Orb + Relic Barrier are cool ways to go prison along with other effects like Static Orb and such, however it is an entirely different build your going for if planning to go towards that route. That is something akin towards a Prison Lantern Deck. I'm basing this one off of a Lantern Combo/Control. Hope that makes sense~

naturesnake420 on Circu's Apathetic Sadism (Combo)

7 months ago

Oh for sure I see. Would you run Uba Mask in a Circu list? It seems like a powerful lock but also can undermine the draw go nature of the deck, although it is powerful with a Necropotence . Also what do you think about the new Discovery / Dispersal ? Also what are your thoughts on Winter Orb + Relic Barrier as a sort of weird mean prison combo.

moysturizer on Tetsunope

1 year ago

Relic Barrier, Ring of Gix, Icy Manipulator are good for 1 sided Winter Orb and Storage Matrix. Ral Zarek is good with the Royals.

Dizzlebomb on The Triangle Choke

1 year ago

Powering up a bit, targets acquired:


Hierophant's Chalice (even though this is one of my kill conditions)



Mind Stone


Mox Diamond

Mox Opal

Thorn of Amethyst

Relic Barrier

LeaPlath on oh it's a shame you cant untap any of your mana

2 years ago could cut the probes. Probe is played in 60 card decks because it turns them into 56 card decks. You could cut some of the win conditions and then expect to draw them by drawing the game out. You could cut meh cards like Aether and Relic Barrier as 1 is 5 mana for a 2/2 unblockable and the other doesn't actually hit that much in legacy.

kryptobrodie on Birds Trapped in a Cage [[PRIMER]]

2 years ago

Now I am curious to see what your deck looks like. I really like the idea of adding Relic Barrier to tap what ever is needed. Trophy Mage is great, I started with it in the deck but pulled it for the bird theme but I think I will add it back in.

Thank you for the suggestions, let me know if you add anything else

Snapdisastermage on Birds Trapped in a Cage [[PRIMER]]

2 years ago

I made a few changes due to the fact my meta is creature heavy and the deck is a little shaky against creature strategies. But its very effective and fun. Have you thought about Relic Barrier to make Winter Orb and Static Orb one sided? I put in a Trophy Mage along with Fabricate and Enlightened Tutor to search up the orbs and the Relic Barrier and it has been very consistent for me so far.

McDeity on

2 years ago

Nice deck- I enjoy seeing other people playing Commander Unchained. I am fortunate that my playgroup--after some persuasion-- came around to playing with fun cards as well.

A few notes after reviewing the list- Brainstorm, Sensei's Divining Top, Halimar Depths are all great cards, but to truly maximize their strength you need to run more ways to consistently shuffle. It looks like you run Windswept Heath, so you're on the right track, but a Polluted Delta, Arid Mesa, Scalding Tarn, etc would go a long way towards making those spells more reliable. I'm actually not even certain that they're correct in this list: only Terminus and Long-Term Plans seems to have much synergy. A Preordain, Ponder, or even Crystal Ball may just be a better effect. If you do decide to up the shufflers, Jace, the Mind Sculptor probably becomes better than Jace Beleren as well.

Hokori, Dust Drinker and Rising Waters could be upgraded with Static Orb and Relic Barrier. The Orb is weaker in general, but combos with Barrier and Blinkmoth Well to allow you to fully untap while your opponents can't. Similarly, Winter Orb was re-un-re-errated (the only word to describe its messy history) to where if it's tapped, it turns off. This means that it too will work with ways of tapping it to be the only person who gets to have fun.

Since you're running Enchanted Evening (presumably to get cute with Aura Thief), you could look at subbing Sphere of Safety in for a lesser card.

Anyhow, these are just some ideas after taking a look around. I've been piloting an Arbiter deck for a few years now, and occasionally enjoy checking in on what other people are doing wit him. God bless, and best of luck in your conquests.-McDeity

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