Shield of the Avatar
Artifact — Equipment
If a source would deal damage to equipped creature, prevent X of that damage, where X is the number of creatures you control.
Equip (a: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
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|Magic 2015 (M15)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Shield of the Avatar Discussion
3 months ago
I like what you're going for here. I love token gen decks, they really feel like you're amassing an army against your opponent. Some cards I'd consider adding:
Phantom General , Divine Visitation , Finale of Glory , Hour of Reckoning , Shield of the Avatar , Teferi's Protection , God-Eternal Oketra , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , and Helm of the Host . Also more cards with the populate mechanic.
Another neat trick for mana ramp in mono colored decks is to use Extraplanar Lens in combination with snow lands to double your mana production, since it's unlikely that your opponents will be using snow lands as well.
5 months ago
Everything works as you expect it to work. Lets say you have 2 creatures on board and one of them is equipped with 1x Pariah's Shield and 2x Shield of the Avatar . Your opponent cast Lightning Bolt targeting you. The bolt resolves and Pariah's Shield replacement effect takes place attempting to damage your equipped creature instead. You control the creature equipped with Shield of the Avatar , therefore you choose the order of which the 2 prevention effects occur. The first shield prevents 2 of the 3 damage from Lightning Bolt (since you control two creatures), then the second prevents the last point of damage , therefore absorbing the damage fully.
5 months ago
Also, as a bonus question, will the abilities of multiple shields of the avatar stack with each other?
1 year ago
Writing a comment for you CalebMaSmith.
Commander / EDH*
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Here's a deck featuring the new legendary Wurm Grothama, All-Devouring. It uses lots of protection like Magebane Armor and Shield of the Avatar to prevent opponents from drawing cards from Grothama, while we can move the equipment on our turn to draw from it. Also lots of other ways to gain value from the fighting.
2 years ago
why do you have so many 4 drops? other than lands, you only have a 20% percent chance of drawing Authority of the Consuls and a 10% chance of drawing Shield of the Avatar in your opening hand, so it'll be a couple turns before you get something on the field. google mana curves and stuff like that and maybe add some 1 or 2 drop control cards. I had a similar deck that worked really well but that was 3 years ago. Other than that I like the deck and I'll recommend Ajani's Pridemate, Soul Warden and maybe Serra Ascendant. +1
2 years ago
Dralnu seems really risky to run as a commander. One Blasphemous Act and you're pretty much out of the game.
So let's protect him!
Further, I think the deck could use a greater mass of instants and sorceries. Maybe up it from 25% of the deck to 33%, cutting some creatures and enchantments.
Good luck! +1 for risky commanders!
2 years ago
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2 years ago
Inquisitor's Flail is a good idea. I think I'd run Fireshrieker first but it's possible that both should be in here. I've thought about Conqueror's Flail to keep people from messing with me when I'm equipping and swinging, but it feels so lame with only colorless permanents.
Not sure what the best cuts are. Loxodon Warhammer is expensive to equip, but trample is good and life gain is important when I don't have much to defend myself from the backswing (which is almost always). Sword of Light and Shadow often doesn't have targets in my graveyard. Shield of the Avatar probably doesn't do much, but I mainly put it in because I wanted to be able to equip my thopter with shields, so it probably stays until I pick up an Accorder's Shield or maybe a Shield of Kaldra.