Stonecloaker

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Planar Chaos (PLC) Uncommon

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Stonecloaker

Creature — Gargoyle

Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could play an instant.)

Flying

When Stonecloaker enters the battlefield, return a creature you control to its owner's hand.

When Stonecloaker enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.

Stonecloaker Discussion

Mesacrazybeast on Ephara

1 month ago

Familiar's Ruse would be a cool counterspell in this deck, better than Mana Leak. I knew there was a counterspell that returned a creature to your hand!

Clayton was talking about Stonecloaker, which would be an awesome include in this deck. Interesting to note that it can return itself so you can keep replaying this over and over and exiling cards from graveyards.

Deputy of Acquittals, Quickling, Whitemane Lion, and Restoration Angel all seem like good additions to the deck. I think you'd want to add more creatures with abusable enters the battlefield effects, though. Mulldrifter and Cloudblazer are both decent card draw and would be nice to pick up and use again. Deadeye Navigator would also be amazing with Mulldrifter and Cloudblazer.

If you want cheap cards to cast (also $$ wise) that make a token when they enter the battlefield, Aviation Pioneer and Seller of Songbirds both make 1/1 fliers. There are a lot of creatures that make tokens when they enter the battlefield, but these creatures are the least mana cost, make tokens with evasion, cost pennies, and can come back from Bishop of Rebirth. Sun Titan would probably be rad in this deck. As would Deadeye Navigator.

Cards like Momentary Blink are cool because you can use them in response to a targeted removal spell. Your creature will leave the battlefield and return as a new instance, one that is not being targeted by the removal, fizzling their spell. Deadeye Navigator's effect is similar, BTW, another reason it's so good.

Shyachi33 on Top o' the Food Chain

2 months ago

nice, i'm thinking of just taking out all of my doublers in my deck, except maybe Mana Reflection. in my play group mana doublers get hated out so much that's it's almost never worth the mana cost, what i cast for 5-7 mana gets easily killed/countered by much cheaper spells usually making them not worth it, i'd rather have cards that are lower threat, but sticks around for more value.

Tooth and Nail is a good tutor for sure. but Chord of Calling is just insane, you can cheat out all sorts of shenanigans with that card for cheap cast at instant speed. and i would say Green Sun's Zenith is also a strong contender, over Primal Command (unless money is an issue)

lastly, i was digging really deep in the mtg database last night for Zacama, i think i found my new favorite pet card for the deck Dust Elemental 4 mana cost, flash, and return 3 creatures including himself. lets you go infinite with zacama if you have 14+ land base mana, and even better if you run more ETB creatures like Eternal Witness, Wood Elves, Acidic Slime (just destroy everyone's lands if you can't win with damage). Or just even simple stuff like Impact Tremors can win with the recasting loop. But in case of board wipes you can just save 2 of your creatures for 4 mana, and for how ever much mana you have open you can repeat that.

also if you liked the idea of Whitemane Lion there are: Jeskai Barricade, Stonecloaker (a repeatable 3 mana GY hate card), and Fleetfoot Panther (probably the worst of the set.)

Ocelot44 on Kalemne is the Best RW Voltron General.

3 months ago

@DespairFaction

Thank you so much for playing my deck on your channel! That means a lot to me!

A few things...

I think you might've missed that Bastion Protector gives indestructible! That's the whole point of running that card, and I was screaming at my screen that you never equipped Darksteel Plate to it, and that instead you redundantly equipped it to Kalemne! That was very frustrating to see, as you were playing against a Starke of Rath player, but it was an understandable blunder if you've never played with the card before :p

Reforge the Soul is WAY better than you give it credit for! You can manipulate its miracle ability with Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top, making it extremely playable in this deck. I have taken your recommendation of Memory Jar into consideration though! It's a bit pricey for me at the moment, but I'm panning on finding room for it soon, possibly Ghirapur Orrery but we'll see

Leave / Chance is not strictly worse than Teferi's Protection! I do plan on adding TP soon, although it will replace Stonecloaker, not LtC. I plan on running them both in tandem, as they are both fantastic Boros Charm effects! Leave to Chance is sometimes better than Teferi's Protection in that it's one less to cast, it's a Brand effect, and it's an emergency draw source! I always recommend for RW players to run both because they are both awesome!

A lot of players in the comments were frustrated that you cast Blood Moon when all of your opponents were running red, but agree with your decision and would've done the exact same thing. You completely shut the O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami player out of the game for a while, and you turned off all the Starke player's utility lands

You really need to wait until end of turn to activate abilities! Cracking Expedition Map that early caused you to get three-for-one'd when the Niv-Mizzet, Parun deck cast Timetwister, you activated Starke of Rath on your main phase, allowing your opponent to untap with it, and you rarely ever held up mana for removal! I understand that this was your first time playing with an unfamiliar deck, but all of these seem to be big errors!

I'm sorry for being harsh, but you had so many opportunities for better plays!

Thanks again for the publicity, that was very generous of you!! I hope we can keep this correspondence going in the future :)

Ocelot44 on Kalemne is the Best RW Voltron General.

3 months ago

@DespairFaction

Kalemne is always going to be a priority 1 target, so I rarely ever cast her without being able to equip something else to her in the same turn that can protect her, like Swiftfoot Boots or Darksteel Plate or a Sword

I really don't care for Sunforger because it's too slow. I prefer equipment that are more immediately useful and aren't as easy to interrupt

At the moment I don't see any reason to add any more evasion equipment because I'm running plenty already. I'm running 5 equipment that give evasion, 5 cards that can tutor for those equipment, and 4 cards that can recur those equipment from the graveyard. I'm also running Rogue's Passage and Expedition Map for overkill. For years that has always been enough. If, for some reason, I ever wanted another piece of evasion, I'd probably add Trailblazer's Boots first

As you can see, Stonecloaker is occupying my flex spot, meaning that you can take it out for other things if you want to test something different or if you want to metagame. It's in the deck because it's repeatable surprise graveyard hate, and it can sometimes save an important creature from removal. I'm planning on replacing it with Teferi's Protection once I get one

Squee, the Immortal is there for exactly that reason! Always having access to a creature is important for this deck! It doesn't matter how big the creature is when it's equipped to something like Umezawa's Jitte or one of the Swords. More importantly, he's there to protect against sacrifice effects. If an opponent is looping Fleshbag Marauder every turn (not an uncommon occurrence due to decks like Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Chainer, Dementia Master, Muldrotha, the Gravetide, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Karador, Ghost Chieftain, or any black deck worth its salt, really), having a creature that comes back every turn will be invaluable, as you won't have to sacrifice Kalemne or any of your important utility creatures

DespairFaction on Kalemne is the Best RW Voltron General.

3 months ago

I understand not wanting to need 2 cards, though Hour is still very good by itself. I do tend to try and run 2-3 boros charm and teferis protection effects. But yeah I have used Ugin and All is dust many times in the past to great effect.

I played the deck the other day. It played really well. Kalemne got shot down early, so I had to go on the long game plan. But it still played well. Based on my experience with the deck I think I wanted to see Sunforger since its so good when the game goes long. Also maybe another piece of evasion equipment, a Loxodon Warhammer, Trailblazer's Boots, or Fleetfeather Sandals could all be reasonable. I wasn't super excited to see Stonecloaker so unless that's for a specific meta thing I might cut that one. Otherwise though the deck played really well. I should have the video posted on my channel sometime next week. Ill post a link once its up.

I meant to ask, whats the purpose of Squee? Is it just so you always have access to a creature to equip?

firecast92 on Azorius Hatred

6 months ago

Gideon's Intervention, Stonecloaker, Orim's Chant + Isochron Scepter, Glowrider, Spelltithe Enforcer, Windborn Muse, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Blind Obedience, Grand Abolisher. This is by looking at my binder, if they are not cheesy enough for you I apologise

DemonDragonJ on Unintentionally Hilarious or Suggestive Cards

7 months ago

In this game, there are some cards that players find to be either hilarious or suggestive, even if WotC did not intend for them to be so, so I wish to create a thread to honor such cards.

The first card that I shall mention is the classic Uktabi Orangutan, notable for its artwork, which one could dismiss as being unintentional if it were not for the flavor text of the card, and the fact that the artist's last name is "Fricker" adds further unintentional hilarity to it, as well. Uktabi Kong does not qualify for this thread, because it was intentionally hilarious and suggestive, as it is referencing and parodying the orangutan.

Next is Clergy en-Vec, which again has artwork that could be dismissed as harmless and innocent, but has flavor text that makes it clear that WotC was sneaking an adult joke past the censors.

There is also Stonecloaker, in which the titular creature is touching the human in a manner than is very suggestive.

Bone Flute is entirely self-explanatory.

The artwork for Crossway Vampire is supposed to convey a sense of danger and dread, but I cannot help but feel that the vampire in the artwork is about to prey on the human in an entirely different manner than drinking his blood.

I am not certain if Earthbind qualifies for this thread, as it is almost certainly suggestive deliberately.

What does everyone else say about this? What cards do you find to be unintentionally hilarious or suggestive?

Dredge4life on All That Glitters is Old

9 months ago

Im definitely going to find room for Stonecloaker. Im a little hesitant to include statue, but Ill test with it. Thank you once again for your suggestions.

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Stonecloaker occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

White: 0.04%

GW (Selesnya): 0.07%