Rune-Tail's Essence


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Saviors of Kamigawa Rare

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Rune-Tail's Essence

Legendary Enchantment

Prevent all damage that would be dealt to creatures you control.

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Rune-Tail's Essence Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

1 week ago

KeelHaul10: Honestly? I've just found that it's somewhat irrelevant. My deck's built to work around the sweeper (lots of protection and expendable creatures) so it never harms me too much TBH.

Also, I'd prefer Rune-Tail's Essence :)

...seriously, though, why do people keep telling me to remove O-Naginata? It's simply one of the best cards in this deck, and allows many of the most explosive wins (simply because of its absurdly low mana:effect ratio). I'd cut Umezawa's Jitte or Sunforger before I'd cut O-Naginata haha.

Enral on The Power of Friendship Conquers All

3 months ago

ZoakoTHEnotSogreat: Great suggestion on Angus Mackenzie, I actually have that laying around in my binder! I'm not sure about Rune-Tail's Essence cos it seem like it doesn't prevent removals.

Lame_Duck on Get a Life

3 months ago

Well, in that case I think you need to decide exactly what direction you want to take this deck in. As it stands now, I think the deck is best suited to go the mono-white direction; Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, Auriok Champion, Ajani's Pridemate, Archangel of Thune, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails, Rune-Tail's Essence, Panharmonicon and Eerie Interlude all reward you for playing to the board and the absolute best way of building a consistent mana-base without spending a ton of money is to be mono-colour.

DaddyRabbit78 on Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant Flip

6 months ago

My apologies if this has been asked before and I'm sure the answer is simple enough.

When Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant is in play and you have 30+ life, it is flipped into Rune-Tail's Essence.

Is the flip state-based (right terminology)? Meaning, if I drop down to 29 life, does it become a creature again and if I have say lifelink that gets me back above 30, do I flip him again?

I ran this in Forge and he stayed flipped as an enchantment permanently, but I was promptly told "Forge messed that up".

NotSquishedYet on Rafiq EDH Bant

9 months ago

Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant/Rune-Tail's Essence for a sweet piece of insurance alongside Empyrial Archangel.

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard for a toolbox, combo assembler, and general repeatable value engine.

griffstick on Ronin Zurgo EDH

9 months ago

Deflecting Palm. It has a monk doing martial arts, right on flavor. Also great protection from any voltron style deck... if you want something better but not as flavorful then Comeuppance is amazing.

Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho, this is a samurai equipment that Rise from the Grave's your own creatures

Since you have so many legendary creatures. Hero's Blade is a no brainer. Also on flavor

Since they are samurai creatures then they deserve the most legendary sword of all time, Tatsumasa, the Dragon's Fang. I've used this before and found it to be surprisingly useful.

Keep the flavor going. Your creatures are weak so make them stronger with Homura's Essence

Yomiji, Who Bars the Way will bring your legendary creatures back for more fun (meta dependant).

Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker provides sweet protection.

Humble Defector because card draw and flavor.

Rune-Tail's Essence can provide a strong advantage.

Eiganjo Castle, Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep, Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper, and Shizo, Death's Storehouse all for flavor and all strong.

NotSquishedYet on Free Will's End (Acquire List)

10 months ago

Hello and welcome, Daedalus19876, to my humble abode of.... well, actually, broken overpoweredness and ridiculous shenanigans!

The combo mentioned above, though I removed Avacyn for cost/effectiveness reasons, is one of those "You can't play the game" things.

I added onto it with Soulsworn Jury copied by Progenitor Mimic to go alongside Glen Elendra Archmage and Melira, Sylvok Outcast as counter engines to support Guile and also conveniently stop anyone from playing spells.

Empyrial Archangel and Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant say "I and creatures I control can't take damage." Starfield of Nyx makes Sterling Grove a creature, letting Asceticism protect it, which protects Asceticism, Rune-Tail's Essence, Starfield of Nyx, and one other enchantment. Most of it is unnecessary, but I like that it can complete a loop of untouchable protection.