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Shield of Kaldra
Legendary Artifact — Equipment
Equipment named Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, and Helm of Kaldra have indestructible.
Equipped creature has indestructible. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)
Shield of Kaldra Discussion
1 month ago
Seems like a fun idea. If opponents don't play creatures to prevent the win-con, swing for commander damage.
Ninjutsu isn't going to help you much since Etrata triggers on damaging a player, but the return to hand effects are smart. IMO, for this deck to work you need better evasion and better protection. Whispersilk Cloak is a 2-for-1 and should definitely be in your deck.
Protection: Since Etrata is a potentially fast win condition (from any one opponent's perspective), they'll gun hard for her. Swiftfoot boots is not enough. You have access to cheap 1-shot spells like Unlikely Aid and Without Weakness , or equipment ( Darksteel Plate , Hammer of Nazahn , Shield of Kaldra , etc.)
1 month ago
Cool take on the quite common equipment deck. Here's some you might consider adding:
- Armory Automaton works as an emergency "equip everything on this guy" and also allows you to steal opponents' equipment
- Armed Response can serve as soft removal if needed
- Auriok Survivors helps you recycle your destroyed equipment
- Auriok Windwalker if you need another snap-equip
- Colossus Hammer is a very easy way to buff up a guy if you can cheat your way out of the equip cost
- Sword of Kaldra , Helm of Kaldra and Shield of Kaldra if you'd like a classic equipment combination
- Assault Suit lets your opponents hit each other with your equipped guy, allows you to get some extra uses out of them
2 months ago
I like the minor moves! Just an FYI, there is potentially better protection out there than Shield of Kaldra — Darksteel Plate is definitely one of the better options in equipment. Whispersilk Cloak gives shroud but that may make it more difficult to equip things to Valduk.
I totally get it about Glorious End . It is definitely a last stand kind of card.
Something I just thought of. You get tokens at the beginning of combat so what about Neheb, the Eternal as a mana generator + Aggravated Assault . If damage gets through every combat you could get into an infinite combat cycle I think? As long as you are netting the mana to pay for aggravated assault. Plus the tokens will stack. I think that works...
The whole creature thing is just my opinion—like if you needed to cut things down that’s where I would start. But obviously you will know best! Especially with how the deck plays in your meta.
2 months ago
I just realized i called Valduk “Starke”... my bad! (I’ve been helping someone else with a Starke deck and got my notifications mixed up, but my points in my comment still stand though.)
Exactly right about Sundial, which reminds me... what do you think of Glorious End ? Super reckless and a lot more down side than upside but could find a place in a Valduk deck. You can end your current turn to keep the tokens and then lose at the end of your next turn or use it on an opponent’s turn to cut them off. If people do start popping off on Valduk I would recommend more protection like Darksteel Plate or Shield of Kaldra . To me, it looks like you would have some flexibility cutting some of the creatures for any cards you’re looking to try out. I say that because Valduk is a creature engine on his own. Somewhere around 2-4 of the weaker elementals could probably be replaced for some stuff on the maybeboard—of course that all depends on what you think and how it plays!
5 months ago
Depends why you want protection.
Those are just some of equipments btw, theres more than I can remember off the top of my head, and also theres about a trillion enchantments that I can't really help with without knowing colours (I mean your prolly white but idk).
As for doing all at once, besides whispersilk theres not much; which is prolly why the swords are so damn expensive. However, these aren't colour restrictive, which is nice
6 months ago
Hello friend. I really like your deck. I do have some suggestions. Because this commander is really expensive, i recommend you include as many indestuctible effects as possible. I recommend Darksteel Plate Hammer of Nazahn and Shield of Kaldra as well as Gift of Immortality . I think you're also missing some key sacrfifice effects in black. I recommend Butcher of Malakir and Dictate of Erebos . i see you are already running Grave Pact which is good. i also recommend Phyrexian Delver and Emeria Shepherd for reanimation.
8 months ago
So for sure Drop:
EQUIPMENT POWER STUFF
9 months ago
The major nail in the coffin is the inconsistency in having the entire set together at once. Burning tutors isn't a real solution, as grabbing relatively mediocre Equipment in the hopes to have fun with an essentially immortal 9/9 isn't that efficient.
Shield of Kaldra occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%