Strength of Arms


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Common

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Strength of Arms


Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. If you control an Equipment, put a 1/1 white Human Soldier creature token onto the battlefield.

Strength of Arms Discussion

Ca1m_down on "Bird Leaf" | Feather EDH

1 month ago

I think there are a couple of different directions to go with this deck. The main ones I've come across in my brewing are:

  • Storm/Guttersnipe
  • Blink
  • Tokens/Zada
  • Voltron
Obviously you can do combinations of these, but I think the more focused the deck is on one of them the better. I personally have settled on a primarily Token/Zada strategy with a Blink subtheme because it seems the most unique,fun, and interactive to me.

I wrote a bit of a explanation of the inclusions in my brew if you're interested.

Tokens of a Feather, spellsling together

Here are some cool things I found:

Akroan Conscriptor , Mirrorwing Dragon , Vanguard of Brimaz , Strength of Arms , Divergent Transformations , Indomitable Creativity

clayperce on Favorite Artwork?

1 year ago

Mine is Winterflame, for sure.

Though I have a whole "deck" of my favorites:

Amazing Card Art

Casual* clayperce



Deco_y and Gleeock,
I'm with y'all on Gift of Orzhova and Commander's Authority ... they're not my favorites but they're way up there.

Thalia's in Strength of Arms ... is that maybe what you meant?

clayperce on Last Chance to Solve Zada/Mirrorwing

1 year ago

I've been trying to break Zada, Hedron Grinder since she was first spoiled. Same with Mirrorwing Dragon. And though I've seen and played a bunch of REALLY fun brews, I've yet to see one that's competitive.

That's where I'm hoping y'all can help: Please share your ideas and brews!

To get us started ...

Here's a list of all the ...

Cards that play nicely with Zada and Mirrorwing

Standard* clayperce


Here are the known playable archetypes:

  • Blink: Abuse Blink effects (Essence Flux, especially) and ETB Creatures
  • Clues/Artifacts: Investigate effects (Confront the Unknown, especially) and Artifacts-matter cards
  • Counters: +1/+1 Counter effects and Counters-matter cards (multiple cards ... IMO this is the strongest archetype so far)
  • Energy: Energy counters and Energy-matters cards
  • Prowess: Prowess made better with Zada/Mirrorwing
  • Tokens: Token-maker effects ( Silverfur Partisan , especially ... though Strength of Arms may actually be better)
  • Something else entirely?

And here are some earlier threads: Solving Mirrorwing and Solving Mirrorwing: The Sequel.

With both Zada and Mirrorwing rotating out of Standard in September, we don't have much time. Thanks in advance for your help!

i24 on Athreos - My Clerical Romance

1 year ago

Strength of Arms? damm I meant Coat of Arms...

Sorry dude.

i24 on Athreos - My Clerical Romance

1 year ago

Strength of Arms is quite good for buffing your creatures.

Mikaeus, the Lunarch also helps.

Mother of Runes provides some good protection.

Welch on

2 years ago

To make the deck faster, you could add another 2-drop (e.g. Hamlet Captain or if you can afford it Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip ) and some more combat tricks or removal (e.g. Blessed Alliance, Aim High, Repel the Abominable, Strength of Arms, Survive the Night, Prey Upon)

Note that you can cast Survive the Night pre combat to give all your creatures indestructible until end of turn IF Odric, Lunarch Marshal is out.

I suggest to cut Ulvenwald Mysteries, which only hekps in very long, grindy games and Neglected Heirloom  Flip despite its synergy with Avacynian Missionaries  Flip. Save it for the werewolf tribe, they have no trouble flipping it.

clayperce on Solving Mirrorwing: The Sequel

2 years ago

This is a reboot of the original Solving Mirrorwing thread.

Do you have ideas on how to make Zada, Hedron Grinder or Mirrorwing Dragon shine in Standard? If so, you're in the right place, and I'd LOVE to see and talk about your deck!

Archetypes that need optimization ...

  • Artifacts: Abuse Investigate effects and Artifacts-matter cards
  • Blink: Abuse Blink effects and ETB Creatures
  • Counters: Abuse +1/+1 Counter effects and Counters-matter cards
  • Energy: Abuse Energy counters and Energy-matters cards
  • Prowess: Make a good deck even better with Zada/Mirrorwing
  • Tokens: Abuse Token-makers like Silverfur Partisan, Strength of Arms and Make Mischief
  • Something else entirely?

Please don't hesitate to post your deck in large format (it makes it easier to find the decks). Here's the syntax ... just copy-and-paste, replacing the "mirrorwing-energy-kld" part with the "slug name" from your deck's URL:


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Finally, here are all the (known) cards in Standard that play nice with Zada, Hedron Grinder and Mirrorwing Dragon:

Cards that play nicely with Zada and Mirrorwing

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