Wall of Essence

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Uncommon
Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon
Stronghold (STH) Uncommon

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Wall of Essence

Creature — Wall

Defender *(This creature can't attack.) *

Whenever Wall of Essence is dealt combat damage, you gain that much life.

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Wall of Essence Discussion

acbooster on If my card:Nomads en-Kor blocks ...

1 week ago

I think this ruling from the MTG wiki will help clarify things:

At the time damage would be dealt to an en-Kor creature, its controller chooses which redirection and/or prevention shields to apply out of all the shields that have been created that turn. It doesn't matter what order they were created in. All such shields are applied at the same time.

The way it works is that you activate the ability an arbitrary number of times to build up a "shield" for that en-Kor creature, choosing a target for each point of damage (in this case, all to the Wall of Essence). When damage is dealt to your two creatures (at the same time since all combat damage is dealt simultaneously), you can choose how much of it you want to redirect. Since redirection effects are replacement effects, there's no stack interactions here. All 12 damage would be redirected to the wall, gaining you 12 life.

I hope this helped :)

alexbaylis20 on B/U mill and destroy!!

3 weeks ago

Hello,If you want to be more competitive then you can replace the Wall of Frost, the Wall of Essence, Wall of Denial and the Supreme Verdict with some faster mill cards such as Fraying Sanity to double your mill effects, Mind Funeral as good mill card and Glimpse the Unthinkable aswell. If you want to go for a more combo strategy you could use Myr Galvanizer and and myr(s) which can generate two mana total to generate infinite mana and use a card such as Blue Sun's Zenith to make them draw their entire library, or you could go for Temple Bell, Laboratory Maniac and Mind Over Matter to make everybody draw their entire library causing Laboratory Maniac to win you the game as everybody loses from mill.

5D_Phantom on UB-Hand of Desecration

2 months ago

Since the secondary ability of Wall of Forgotten Pharaohs only works with deserts and I'm trying to modernize this deck, I found some potential replacements, as there's no point in including slow lands for a single creature.

Potential Walls


I really like Kaijin of the Vanishing Touch because of how bouncing enemy threats is a big theme of this deck, but I could also see Thing in the Ice  Flip being a replacement for both Wall of Forgotten Pharaohs as well as Striped Riverwinder though it doesn't get Hexproof. Thoughts, comments, suggestions?

Schar17 on THE WALL

5 months ago

Hi! Thanks for passing by.

The combat was to get the heals from Wall of Essence, but you as you pointed out, I won't be able to kill anything as Assault Formation only gives combat damage, so I will fix that up.

I discovered Doran, the Siege Tower some time ago, I just forgot to put it in the maybeboard (I'm also considering building a commander deck out of this idea, and putting him as the commander). I will think about splashing to black, although I don't feel very secure doing so as I don't need many cards from it really. I can get board removal from the Dusk as you pointed out.

Loved Tower Defense, it gives potential for finishing the game pretty early. Will be adding it too.

Thanks for the suggestions!

JoaoWockeez on

5 months ago

I was thinking about Wall of Omens,do you think it might be better then Wall of Essence ?.As for Wall of Roots i do believe it's a good card, mainly because i don't need to wait a turn to add mana which makes it a 1 mana 0/4. but i believe i could take out something else ,i will definitely try Tree of Redemption since i have a playset. Thank you for the help ironwolf1

ironwolf1 on

5 months ago

You might want to consider cards like Cultivate or Rampant Growth to help you get more lands for the big creatures, and you might want to run a non mana dork wall like Tree of Redemption or Wall of Essence to help your stall rather than Wall of Roots because I really don't think Wall of Roots is very good.

GabeCubed on You're killin' me, Walls!

5 months ago

Thanks for the comments everyone!

@vomder I've tried that before, I honestly wasn't very impressed, but I might replace Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter for a copy. I'll keep it in the toolbox.

@PickleNutz I could, it would give me Path to Exile, and a more fun sideboard.. The walls just don't impress me there. Wall of Essence could be good too. Hmm. Not sure how much it'll help, but I'll think about it.

@Jenica I actually am quite the fan of that idea. I would probably cut down on many of the extra big creatures, and add in the combo. I think I'd dilute the deck too much if I did add blue, but this is while I have Lead the Stampede, which is way better than any blue draw spell I've seen (sad too, I'm typically a blue player). I might mock up another list for that idea.

@DarkLaw I've seen them both (I read way too many Magic articles), and I wasn't too interested in Walls Mill (don't like mill), and as for the other one, maybe. It seems like a good direction. Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is about the most important card, and CoCo helps get what I need. I'll give it some thought.

@Garchomp98 Not great. Wall of Mulch and Carven Caryatid are much better than that, plus it isn't even legal in Modern.

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