Sparring Collar

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Common

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Sparring Collar

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has first strike.

(Red)(Red): Attach Sparring Collar to target creature you control.

Equip (1) ((1): Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

Sparring Collar Discussion

bushido_man96 on Valduk Voltron

9 months ago

Thanks for all the responses so far. The suggestions are super helpful.

@WhichKing, no Purphoros, at least, not right now. I'm going pretty budget with this one, and its not a card I have.

@ZendikariWol, I do like Prowler's Helm, and have added it to my maybeboard along with Strata Scythe, Kitesail, and a few of the others. I'm teetering on Sundial of the Infinite. I like it, but I'm just not sure I want to go that rout...yet. I did have Tooth and Claw initially, but cut it for more equipment. It may go back in yet. Also, thanks for the note on Stalking Vengeance; I missed that entirely, so that's an easy cut. Warstorm Surge is coming to take its place. I'm on the fence about keeping Barrage of Expendables around. Skeleton Key is mainly in for the card draw, not the skulking ability. Good info on Browbeat and Sparring Collar. I'll cut the Collar for sure. I wasn't sure on Browbeat, but man, red needs card draw. But, I'll look into something else. Thanks for taking the time to look through all the equipment in Magic for this! There are a lot of really good budget options in there. When throwing equipment into this deck, I tried to make sure I was getting equipment with more than just a power/toughness bonus, and to get some other ability along the way, i.e., hexproof, trample, double strike, unblockable, etc.

@Heliogabale, I do like Basilisk Collar, and I may add it down the road. Deathouch is nice. I'm not running the spell cheapeners, mainly so I can run more equipment, and most of that isn't terribly high CMC anyways. Sure, it'd be nice to get it for free, and I'd do that in a build with someone like Sram, Senior Edificer, but for Valduk, I'm not as worried about it.

Thanks again, everyone. This was super helpful.

ZendikariWol on Valduk Voltron

9 months ago

Vicious Shadows actually doesn't work (nor does Stalking Vengeance, and for the same reason), because when a creature (or in this instance a token) doesn't die when it's exiled. I would suggest Warstorm Surge instead. Which I just noticed was in the maybeboard. Speaking of cards in the maybeboard, Swiftfoot Boots is probably better than Lightning Greaves here because shroud makes Valduk untargetable for equip costs. This would normally not be a problem; just equip it to a different creature for 0 mana. However with a semi-creatureless brew like this you'd have to do all your equipping on the postcombat main phase.

I might suggest some of the human-based equipment from OG Innistrad; Avacyn's Collar, Bladed Bracers, Butcher's Cleaver, Heirloom Blade could be really cool (and you could run a human or two for good measure), Sharpened Pitchfork is nice, though first strike is kinda useless, Silver-Inlaid Dagger is AWESOME, and Slayer's Plate may get some work done.

Some generally good equipments include Champion's Helm for hexproof, Chitinous Cloak to force opponents to make tough blocker choices, honestly General's Kabuto may be worth is as the ultimate protection card, you could consider Kitesail for evasion, Konda's Banner would be great and pump your tokens (and yes it would give Valduk +2/+2), Kusari-Gama would be a serious 'don't block me or I fuck you' effect, Ogre's Cleaver is honestly insane, Pariah's Shield, though costly, more or less makes you untouchable, Pennon Blade is worth the cost, the classic Short Sword, Sigiled Sword of Valeron is dece, Skullclamp is OH MY GOD, Strata Scythe is equally insane, the swords are famously insanely powerful, Trusty Machete is okay, Vorrac Battlehorns is an easy way to win fast, and Vulshok Battlegear and Vulshok Morningstar are decent.

And yes, I did slog through every equipment in Magic history to find those.

Props to Heliogabale for some good ideas on cuts. I might add No-Dachi, seems a little overcosted (also it's worth noting Mask of Avacyn has the same mana specs for an arguably better effect), Skeleton Key is not going to do anything for very long, Valduk is probably going to be too big too fast to make use of first strike (@ Sparring Collar), Browbeat is 5 damage to an opponent for 3 mana. Realistically no one is going to let you draw 3 cards.

Sorry, this comment was a looong one.

Elf0491 on

9 months ago

A few comments. First, what in the **** is your meta where this needs to be a thing? I'm just...kind blown away that you would need to be absolutely this fast. Anyway, card suggestions:

Easy includes off the top of my head are Doomfall, Plaguecrafter (strictly better than Fleshbag Marauder), Phyrexian Obliterator, maybe Crypt Ghast for more mana, Glaring Spotlight and Arcane Lighthouse (lay down the hate on hexproof), and Sudden Spoiling (can't be countered)! Also, you can't play Sparring Collar in mono black.

What I think would be good idea: these are cards I think are solid, but might not be fast enough for you. The Eldest Reborn, Abyssal Gatekeeper, Shriekmaw, Phyrexian Scriptures, and Dread.

I also think some better card draw would be useful, and Phyrexian Arena isn't that great if the games are going very short. Instead, consider instant effects like Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Dark Prophecy, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, or Midnight Reaper.

I know you want everything to be cheap, but I'd recommend at least a few spells that can serve as bombs if the game gets to later rounds. Maybe something like Exsanguinate, Killing Wave, or Torment of Hailfire.

If you're interested in the combo, go for Mikaeus + Walking Ballista. :)

I also thought of Leonin Bladetrap, though that card isn't great...

Finally, quick question. In the description you mention equipment that grants deathtouch, but I don't see any in the actual deck. Is that still something you wanted to do?

BioProfDude on Mono-green deathtouch for pauper

11 months ago

HashMasta, thanks for the suggestions. I thought of Viridian Longbow, and it's a good suggestion. I'll play around with it. Sparring Collar is an interesting suggestion. I was unaware of this card-- again, a nice suggestion.

I think at the moment, I need to expand the creature base a bit and I need to cut Elvish Herder down to probably 2x, and maybe only 2x or 3x of Llanowar Augur. Playing the deck on MTGO, I seem to get those two cards with some frequency without good targets all the time. I think I want to push to 26 creatures while limiting those two a bit. Not sure I'll have space for either of your suggestions, but maybe I'll try splitting the Rancors with Viridian Longbow (i.e., maybe 2x of each?) and see how that goes. Could be pretty good.

Thanks for the suggestions and the upvote!

HashMasta on Mono-green deathtouch for pauper

11 months ago

I have my own version of a death touch based deck. If you wanted to have a little control aspect to it, I would suggest a Viridian Longbow as this will pretty much kill any creature without indestructible. I also used Sparring Collar for my blockers but seeing this is a green aggro type of deck I don't think you would need it 100%

Fofer on

1 year ago

you cant run Sparring Collar in the deck due to it's Red colour identity. Instead maybe try throwing in Lightning Greaves ?

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

2 years ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

JonasC0 on The touch of death comes from all angles

2 years ago

You should consider equipments that have first strike for your deathtouchers. Then they will deal deathtuch damage in the firststrike phase, before the enemy creature would have a chance to o it's damage.Maybe Bladed Pinions, Viridian Claw, Sparring Collar, Sharpened Pitchfork.

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