Shiv's Embrace

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG) Uncommon
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon
Urza's Saga (USG) Uncommon

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Shiv's Embrace

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has flying.

{R}: Enchanted creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Shiv's Embrace Discussion

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Tiana; Like an Enchantress but... Not

11 months ago

I would fix your mana base first. Average EDH decks have 45 mana sources, and Tiana definitely needs it, so consider more lands or rocks like Gilded Lotus/Boros Cluestone/Commander's Sphere/Fire Diamond/Marble Diamond etc etc. Fiery Mantle/Dragon Breath could replace Mark of Fury/Goblin War Paint? Guise of Fire/Bonds of Faith/Prophetic Ravings could replace Bloodshed Fever/Hammerhand/Cartouche of Zeal? Graceblade Artisan is a great duplicate of Champion of the Flame, it could replace Favored Hoplite/Call To Serve. If you want more combat map control you could run Goblin Spymaster/Overwhelming Splendor. Immolation/Inferno Fist are good duplicates of Ordeal of Purphoros.

Other than these replacements, I think you made a fine deck. I would include more finishers like Shiv's Embrace/Splinter Twin/Elemental Mastery/Burning Anger/Battle Mastery, or include a combo with Battered Golem/Paradox Engine/Endbringer/Traxos, Scourge of Kroog. I think some weaker finishers in this deck right now are Giant Spectacle/Lightning Reflexes/Madcap Skills/Lightning Talons. And I think Gift of Immortality is alright, but it doesn't protect your auras in extension if a creature-only board wipe happens, so another indestructible spells would be better.

I like the neat combo of Pariah and Tiana, and your enchantment based draw engines + Auratog/Faith Healer is another neat combo. Curse of Opulence is a great include, it's a one drop that adds influences damage away from you and toward your 120 combined life goal. Umbra Mystic/Anax and Cymede/Heavenly Blademaster are also great includes!

DRACULA150704 on scion of the ur-dragon with ...

2 years ago

One thing to note however is that you could use something like Shiv's Embrace to grant firebreathing to the Scion of the Ur-Dragon and then turn it into Atarka, World Render

GOTTALOVEATARKA

zephramtripp on Card creation challenge

2 years ago

Seismic Blast

Instant

The battlefield becomes molten until the beginning of your next turn. (All lands are Mountains in addition to their other types.)

Until end of turn, all creatures gain ", : This creature deals 2 damage to target creature or player."


Make a Serra's Embrace/Shiv's Embrace for an iconic blue creature.

Permafrost on By the Gods...is that... A MINOTAUR!!!!

2 years ago

For your flying woes, maybe Shiv's Embrace and Vampiric Embrace would be decent options. A one sided wrath effect for flyers would be Tumble, and some planeswalker options that put big fliers in play would be Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath and Sarkhan the Mad although those aren't very tribal. If those don't work for you, I would just d more spot removal.

Dergam on Does the ability Heroic triggers ...

2 years ago

I usually play with a guy at my local TCG store and when he casts a, for example, Shiv's Embrace on a creature with Heroic, he adds one +1/+1 to other creatures with Heroic, that were not the target of the aura enchantment. Is he wrong?

TheRedMage on What counts as "targeting"

3 years ago

Small nitpick - and I hope I am not confusing things here - but it's worth mentioning that while casting an Aura does target, if you manage to put that aura onto the battlefield directly without casting it, it will attach itself to something it could enchant without targeting it. This doesn't target so effects that restrict targeting (like shroud or hexproof) don't stop this process. However if a permanent couldn't be legally enchanted by that aura (for example, because it has protection from it) it still cannot.

Examples of this are:

In all these cases, it doesn't matter that the Aura was in your graveyard and library - it matters that it wasn't cast. For example, if I control Karador, Ghost Chieftain and cast a Gnarled Scarhide from my graveyard for its bestow cost, I am still casting it and as such will need to target the creature I want the Scarhide to end up on.

Headers13 on Unashamedly Gruul EDH

3 years ago

@Squirrel_of_War, Gaea's Revenge and Siege Behemoth are both quite high cmc creatures. I'm trying to keep the cmc of the creatures below 6 where possible to leave mana open to cast spells on them as soon as they enter the battlefield. Gaea also doesn't have trample so it'd have to be played when an opponent doesn't have any chump blockers available.

@papahiggs, Power Matrix doesn't seem like a good fit. All the creatures already have trample and an extra +1 won't make much difference. First strike might keep my creature alive but most times they have enough toughness to survive anyway. In terms of flying I think Shiv's Embrace would be better fit as it can also be used as a red mana dump. Nantuko Mentor on the other hand would be devastating but falls prey to being easily removed in EDH (I also have a thing against old art cards).

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