Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal

Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward

Legendary Creature — Human Warrior

When Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward enters the battlefield, exile any number of other nonland permanents you control until Abdel Adrian leaves the battlefield. Create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token for each permanent exiled this way.

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Necrosis24 on Background pairings

4 months ago

I like the idea of a Lulu, Loyal Hollyphant and Clan Crafter as a modular deck. This lets you go wide or kill with commander damage as Lulu has built in evasion. Originally I wanted to build Barrin, Master Wizard but it is hard to justify that price tag.

Volo, Itinerant Scholar and Haunted One mill deck utilizing Changelings and Cloudstone Curio to build up the creature count. Then you will draw a bunch of cards and with Psychic Corrosion in play you can mill for tons. You can also take advantage of Kindred Discovery and Altar of Dementia. When you activate Volo's ability Haunted One will be active so you can sacrifice your changelings to the Altar of Dementia to mill. Then they will return due to undying which will trigger Kindred Discovery and draw you cards to trigger Psychic Corrosion. And then you can sacrifice your changelings to Altar of Dementia once again.

Faceless One + Shameless Charlatan I just think is a funny theme for a clone deck.

Durnan of the Yawning Portal + Popular Entertainer or Passionate Archaeologist (which is his paired background). But instead of using him as a cost reducer for big creatures you would run either small artifact creatures or small creatures in general so you will be paying 0 to 1 mana for each creature. Ideally with multi combat you can get a ton of creatures exiled then cast them all for free or cheap on one turn. This will build the storm count in which you can cast something like Ignite Memories or Volcanic Awakening to close out the game.

Honorable mention for Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward because he makes Settle the Wreckage a fantastic ramp spell with no consequences.

dzanon on Alora Budget Blink

4 months ago

Excalibur478 Thanks! I'm really glad you like the deck, a friend of mine used to play a Brago deck years ago and I remember I hated playing against it, so I really tried to make something more interesting lol

I haven't playtested this one that much yet, but the weakest aspect is definitely closing out the game. Currently the main wincon is token generation with Blessed Sanctuary, Myr Battlesphere, Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward, Whirler Rogue, Blade Splicer and Pegasus Guardian, but I found that it's actually pretty slow. Approach of the Second Sun is a good backup wincon, but it paints a huge target on your back so it's better if you can redraw it quickly or lock down the board, and the deck is quite good at both os those things.

The deck can't protect the board very well against wipes, only having Eerie Interlude as protection or maybe a counterspell, but it can rebuild pretty consistently after one given how much card advantage it can generate.

Getting creatures tapped so Far Traveler can blink them isn't really an issue but can be a problem sometimes, so I've been thinking about adding more tap effects, although this can also be solved by breaking the budget a bit and adding more blink enablers like Conjurer's Closet

Thanks again for the comment and the upvote! If you have any more questions or maybe some suggestions, I'm all ears :)

Phule451 on Spacejam

4 months ago

Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward could make you a ridiculous number of tokens here that you could flood the board with. just bounce him a couple times and you’ve got an overwhelming army.

Gidgetimer on Rules question: Blinking Abdel Adrian, …

4 months ago

Wall of Omens will trigger during the Cloudshift resolution, but it will wait until the next time a player receives priority to go on the stack. When the active player would receive priority both the Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward trigger and the Wall of Omens trigger will go on the stack, and since you control both you will decide the order they go on the stack and therefore resolve.

The order won't really matter though since abilities, once triggered/activated, exist independently of their sources and you will still draw the card from Wall of Omens entering the battlefield even if it has since left.

Gidgetimer on Rules question: Blinking Abdel Adrian, …

5 months ago

Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward has a trigger with a duration like Banishing Light and Banisher Priest, not an ETB and a LTB like Oblivion Ring and Fiend Hunter. The effect ends and the permanents are returned as soon as Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward leaves the battlefield. This is not a trigger and doesn't use the stack. The exiled permanents will be returned before Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward re-enters the battlefield and can be targeted with the new ETB to be exiled again if you wish.

(Also, for reference the site contains a rules Q&A where you can ask rules questions that is frequented by many extremely knowledgeable users. Some of which may not necessarily see a post in a format forum.)

griffstick on Rules question: Blinking Abdel Adrian, …

5 months ago

Notably when Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward enters from Cloudshift the enters trigger will be the first trigger to resolve on the stack then the leaves trigger will resolve

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