Shield Sphere

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Alliances (ALL) Uncommon

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Shield Sphere

Artifact Creature — Wall

Defender

Whenever Shield Sphere blocks, put a -0/-1 counter on it.

Shield Sphere Discussion

CyborgAeon on Vannifar Evolution 101

1 month ago

So currently there is a lot of interest in pod-cEDH. I spent a few weekends brewing & quickly grew tired of trying to calculate which 1-drop creature I could use to polish off a 5+ card flash-hulk chain. I had a slew of ideas and many attempts to find the right line & then I quit.

I like complex lines & unique styles of play that aren't 'punch with tymna&dorks, Draw a win' (even though it's actually just stupidly strong). Vannifar is unlike Gitrog - where usually every single card is worthwhile and has a place in the loop. In Vannifar currently a fifth of the deck is just dead cards. That's 1/5 cards sucking to draw, with only Brainstorm & Whirlpool Drake (by the way - this is a SPICY include - nice one) to fix that.

Most hulk piles use roughly the following cards: flash>hulk>body double & viscera seer>karmic guide>Reveillark This is a very basic, fairly efficient hulk-pile. It uses six dead cards, of which are not massively interchangable, and will usually suck in hand except for in fringe cases.
Most cEDH decks require a 5 card MAX in order to win. Whereas (and this is no slight on your part) vannifar lists use far beyond that efficient number of slots in order to play like it's a real pod deck.

It's down to the Vannifar community (and that includes you now) to hunt for a way to make pod decent in cEDH, as I believe that there's a great combo out there in simic that can be achieved.

Nisoth on experimental meme

1 month ago

You can provide better support for Mox Opal by swapping out Kobolds of Kher Keep and Crimson Kobolds for Ornithopter , Phyrexian Walker , or Shield Sphere .

AdNauseam12 on Jhoria_Cantrips_4_Days

1 month ago

You have Ornithopter , Shield Sphere , and Phyrexian Walker already is Memnite not just an auto include?

SynergyBuild on Semi-Budget Worldgorger Dragon

2 months ago

Wait... but that doesn't work. You make infinite mana and then switch it off, you can only do that with the Invoker, not the redcap... I mean, yeah it can be hardcast, but Shield Sphere is better at that IMO

multimedia on Super Defense Control! Need Help Thinning Deck!

3 months ago

Hey, the 23 cards to consider cutting:

  • Built to Last
  • Cancel
  • Essence Scatter
  • Hindering Light
  • Render Silent
  • Rewind
  • Solidarity
  • Spell Rupture
  • Elixir of Immortality
  • Simic Keyrune
  • Wildfield Borderpost
  • Luminarch Ascension
  • Sight of the Scalelords
  • Estrid, the Masked
  • Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
  • Sleep
  • Azor's Elocutors
  • Colossus of Akros
  • Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer
  • Consulate Skygate
  • Gatecreeper Vine
  • Grappling Sundew
  • Guardians of Meletis

Budget cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Suspicious Bookcase
  • Gleaming Barrier
  • Plumeveil
  • Wall of Vines
  • Wall of Nets
  • Wall of Mist
  • Fortified Rampart
  • Shalai, Voice of Plenty
  • Return to the Ranks
  • Cleansing Meditation
  • Devastation Tide
  • Nevinyrral's Disk
  • Manalith
  • Blossoming Sands
  • Thornwood Falls
  • Tranquil Cove
  • Woodland Stream
  • Temple of Enlightenment

Good luck with your deck.


meep.o.matic on Zada Storm

3 months ago

Have you thought of running Ornithopter, Shield Sphere and Phyrexian Walker instead of the three kobolds in order to increase the chances of activating Metalcraft for the Mox Opal?

I found myself wishing I would have, alot more often than I thought I would (though I didn't test them yet). I think that the Artifact type is irrelevant as directing spot removal towards a vannila 0 drop is not worth it and the format doesn't run alot of mass artifact removal.

bushido_man96 on Got your divers license?

4 months ago

If you are looking for more costed spells to cast, its hard to leave out Ornithopter, Memnite, Shield Sphere, and Phyrexian Walker. And since you're in also, you have access to Kobolds: Crimson Kobolds, Kobolds of Kher Keep, and Crookshank Kobolds. I don't know if that helps or not, but it would be fun...

bushido_man96 on Flash! Crackle! Pop! [[Instant Speed EDH]]

4 months ago

I think you should look into running Enduring Renewal and a few costed artifacts, like Ornithopter, Memnite, Shield Sphere, and Phyrexian Walker. It would synergize nicely with Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle, Sai, Master Thopterist, and Artificer's Assistant. It would be something fun to play around with, and could make a wincon.

By the way, you've got two Padeem, Consul of Innovation listed.

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Shield Sphere occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%