Shields of Velis Vel

Shields of Velis Vel

Tribal Instant — Shapeshifter

Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.)

Creatures target player controls get +0/+1 and gain all creature types until end of turn.

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Lorwyn (LRW) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Noble Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal

Shields of Velis Vel Discussion

1empyrean on Syr Haakon's Big Sister

3 weeks ago

This seems pretty well built, but I think Grimoire of the Dead would be good here.

I don't have much to add except that with Haakon, Stromgald Scourge out, you can cast Blades of Velis Vel, Crib Swap, Nameless Inversion, and Shields of Velis Vel from your graveyard as many times as you like. This is mostly just a silly interaction that I like, but it could be useful.

McFuzzleKING on Ctrl Atla Del

1 month ago

Hey DivineKhaos, this is a really cool build and I like the synergy with Shields of Velis Vel!

The only suggestions I'd have is Titanoth Rex which would give you the cycling flex option.

Rhythm of the Wild and Regisaur Alpha are also a great enablers for your creatures.

One other thought is if you need a way to get to Shields of Velis Vel to counter any board wipes or other crazy situations, Sunforger could be a potential option.

Great job overall. This definitely gets a like from me!

Azeworai on The Lands Restored

3 months ago

king-saproling - Ah, a well-knowledged player!

When I reworked this deck, my goal was to make it rely less on the commander and thusly removed pieces such as Knight of New Alara and Lovisa Coldeyes, but there are some here I really like. I really only cast him with Evolutionary Leap, Purphoros, God of the Forge, or Gaea's Cradle.

Genesis Wave is a card I always knew somewhat what it did, but never truly read the card. It seems excellent in here, and I've been meaning to remove Ajani Unyielding.

I am not too fond of cards that merely ramp lands with X in the cost, especially if it may get not value. Animist's Awakening, though can be impressive, there is better I can do with my mana.

Lotus Cobra is one I own but isn't in here. It probably should be.

Stone-Seeder Hierophant is one I have never heard of, one of my avocations being perusing older sets for unseen gems. Though it can be powerful and is findable with Imperial Recruiter, it's ramp with summoning sickness on turn four, having but one toughness. Lotus Cobra seems more idoneous.

Avenger of Zendikar is quite literally perfect for this strategy. The only reasons I do not run it is because I do not enjoy having multiple of the same finisher across my decks and it's arguably a strictly better version of my commander. I couldn't do that to Hazezon. xD

Emeria Angel could get out of control quickly and I do love birds (thank you Beholden to Birds), but Field of the Dead is horrendously easy to find and more difficult for some decks to interact with.

Impact Tremors is more difficult to tutor version than Purphoros, whilst being far less impactful on its own.

Nature's Revolt is quite fun as wrath protection. I used to run Jolrael, Empress of Beasts for the same reason. Still, not my style, but thank you.

This deck already has quite a few tutors, and it doesn't actually make that many tokens afore turn five. The value in Enlightened Tutor and Imperial Recruiter is that they can find setup pieces early due to the low cost and have value later. Oracle of Mul Daya early, Ulvenwald Hydra later. I am not too fond of the high cost of Chord of Calling here, also because the deck has a fair amount of tutoring as is.

Green Sun's Zenith, on tother hand, looks lovely. I could easily see this in here, though a Dryad Arbor would be wise.

Tempt with Discovery tends to be a four mana ramp spell that finds one land. I do prefer a Pir's Whim or Hour of Promise.

I've tried Reap and Sow. Strip Mine does the job rather well, and four mana ramp for one land is heftily underperforming.

Creeping Renaissance is an interesting one, though the deck isn't actually that graveyard reliant. I'm rather copacetic with my Genesis and Eternal Witness loops.

I have also tested with Safe Haven, though it was just far too slow.

Divine Visitation can get out of hand very quickly, but I have it as a finisher in tokens. Best not to end the games the same way as other strategies, in my eyes at least.

I used to love Shields of Velis Vel. Oh, the blowouts it bestowed. I cut it when I made the deck less reliant on the commander, but I would love to use it again.

In summation, I like Genesis Wave, Lotus Cobra, and Green Sun's Zenith, with Shields of Velis Vel urging me. I merely must find out what to remove.

Walukut would be fun to include, though the lands slot is rather tight, and I refuse to remove Hammerheim. (It's never done anything. Not yet, anyway.)

Thank you for the comment. You obviously know the game well, and I'll have to look at some of your decks. :)

king-saproling on The Lands Restored

3 months ago

Cool deck! Thoughts on these? Genesis Wave, Animist's Awakening, Lotus Cobra, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Avenger of Zendikar, Emeria Angel, Impact Tremors, Nature's Revolt, Chord of Calling, Green Sun's Zenith, Tempt with Discovery, Reap and Sow, Creeping Renaissance, Safe Haven, Divine Visitation (gets around Hazezon's downside), Shields of Velis Vel (this one is fun with Hazezon. If somebody plays removal on him, target an opp with Shields of Velis vel and Hazezon will exile all their creatures as he leaves).

king-saproling on A Sliver Deck With No Slivers?!!

6 months ago

This deck is beauteous. Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor could be a fun include since your general can tutor for Shields of Velis Vel ;) You might consider these too: Bishop of Wings, Rattlechains, Crested Sunmare, Risen Reef, Sigarda, Heron's Grace, Drogskol Captain, Hero of Goma Fada, Harabaz Druid, Wirewood Channeler, Midnight Entourage, Whelming Wave.

Also, the changeling champions (Changeling Berserker, Changeling Hero, Changeling Titan) could be neat since your general can tutor for them and if you loop all three of you get an arbitrary number of ETB triggers in any creature type. You could draw your deck with Azami or Risen Reef, blow up opponents' boards with Reaper King, get infinite life with Bishop of Wings!

triproberts12 on Worth it or not?

7 months ago

The other one is Shields of Velis Vel . Can't sac your board, but can turn bad blocks or a wrath around.

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