Tower Defense


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Uncommon
Gatecrash (GTC) Uncommon

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Tower Defense


Creatures you control get +0/+5 and gain reach until end of turn.

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Tower Defense Discussion

9-lives on Testudo Tactic Holy Cadre

1 week ago

I got rid of my instants of 2x Aegis of the Heavens and 2x Dive Down and replaced them with 3x Tower Defense . Then I removed Suncleanser and added 2x Slaughter the Strong . Then I added two Forests and got rid of one Plains. Then I got rid of 4x Opt for 4x Adventurous Impulse .Is this better?

natetc95 on Testudo Tactic Holy Cadre

1 week ago

Imagine the following scenario:

T1: Land / Snubhorn

T2: Land / Tetsuko

T3: Land / High Alert / Swing opponent down to 14

T4: Swing / Tower Defense (Tetsuko and Snubhorn are now both 8/8's thanks to High Alert) / Game.

In this specific scenario, it really doen't matter what your opponent does as long as they don't disrupt. I don't think I can stress this enough. Run Tower Defense . It can single handedly win you a game. That card is a top-deck to be feared above any other. for a +5/+5 and reach buff for YOUR ENTIRE BOARD. Not to mention its a great counter to damage based removal.

I would also consider increasing your land count to at least 20. That should alleviate your land problem.

You should run Adventurous Impulse . By your own admission, the deck is luck: You need to ensure that you are hitting your combo pieces i.e. Tetsuko / Arcades as well as lands.

Last one, I promise: Slaughter the Strong . You sideboard it out against wheenie decks, but against merfolk / stompy / doom whisperer / angels / etc, it is a single sided board wipe since your creatures have 0 power.

Murphy77 on Testudo Tactic Holy Cadre

1 week ago

I would certainly play Adventurous Impulse over Open the Gates and Tower Defense over Opt . I would then move Suncleanser to the side-board and drop a Plains to bring in 3 Forest .

Murphy77 on Count on Elves M

1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback djnewellmit,

Yes, at the moment the combination of Reclamation Sage , Tower Defense and Vivien Reid does the trick. I am sure that at some stage I will find another card that I really want in the side-board, which will most likely mean replacing 2 of the above with Crushing Canopy . At this point in time I find Tower Defense to be more versatile than Sagittars' Volley and it is cheaper to cast. I suppose that if 1/1 token creature decks become popular again then Sagittars' Volley becomes a must.

djnewellmit on Count on Elves M

1 week ago

You're welcome!

I see that you're already looking at the spoilers for WAR. I'm very excited about the proliferate elves.

Another sideboard option I'd suggest is Crushing Canopy . I see you have Tower Defense to play against flyers (and possibly save against a Deafening Clarion ). Canopy gives you an answer to flying threats, while also giving you another answer against problematic enchantments. My Canopy has proven useful especially against many white (mono-white, WB, Jeskai) decks that to bring in Lyra Dawnbringer and Ixalan's Binding from the sideboard. However, you may find that Canopy is too redundant with Reclamation Sage and Vivien Reid . I've even considered Sagittars' Volley , especially if anyone in your meta is running a WB afterlife/spirits deck.

Murphy77 on bant elves

1 week ago

I think that you are half way there for a strong elf counter deck. Evolution Sage , Incubation Druid and Biomancer's Familiar (for multiple adapt effects on your Druid and Guardian) can really get the counters flowing. Hadana's Climb  Flip could add to this theme, then Simic Ascendancy for an extra win-con.

I like Steady Aim , Tower Defense and Stealth Mission but they normally end up in the side-board.

To make room for the counter theme, the first cards that I would drop are Thorn Lieutenant , Pelt Collector and Chart a Course . In my Simic Elf Counter deck, I ended up dropping Elvish Clancaller for Evolution Sage .

[email protected]_only on Druids: Bros and Babes

2 weeks ago

Rude Awakening seems right up your deck's alley.

I will agree that anti-flying seems like a niche card, but as a fellow monogreen player, I can also attest tto the need for reach.

Spidersilk Armor , Tower Defense , and Dense Canopy are all good ways for green to give dragons, angels, demons, and spirits the bird.

if you want more creature-based removal, Silklash Spider is amazeballs. still kinda miffed at myself for removing it from my monogreen deck, but thats what I get for building on a theme... ( No Meats Allowed )

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