Armadillo Cloak

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Armadillo Cloak

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has trample.

Whenever enchanted creature deals damage, you gain that much life.

McToters on Kah-rahbo

2 months ago

Fantastic brew, I've never seen an Arahbo deck with Kaheera in the loop so this is really neat. I have some card suggestions but you may have thought of these before. I typically don't play Selesnya either, but there are some real bangers that change games IMO. It just depends on how specific you want the direction of the deck to be, since I see you like running enchantments and instants as your pump instead of equipment.

Defense of the Heart a creature tutor, that yeah, depends on the opponents board but completely changes the tempo of a game.

Hunting Grounds filthy if you find yourself with the Threshold trigger early.

Heroic Intervention solid protection

Arachnogenesis more solid protection

Akroma's Will provides indestructible and more--a flexible card

Return of the Wildspeaker is pump or card draw

Congregation at Dawn nifty tutor?

Berserk nasty pump

Other pumps:

Unflinching Courage basically a second Armadillo Cloak

Unquestioned Authority pro-creatures!

Shield of the Oversoul filthy

Again, I'm not saying all of these should go in--just suggestions that popped in my head while looking at your list and cards you may have very well thought if already. Great job with this--I think Arahbo in particular is a great commander!

AmoeboidChangeling on WG Aggro

4 months ago

Spell_Slam, thanks for your comment! As you probably noticed, this deck has both of the strategies you mentioned. This deck was built more with a casual mindset and later turned into a Pauper deck, but the point of the deck didn't change: simple white-green aggro.

Because it was a kitchentable deck, it has that kind of characteristics: one drops, two drops, up to one single five drop (it had two of those at the time of your comment but I removed one, and one of the four drops too, replaced them with Safehold Elite). I also found another copy of Armadillo Cloak, I only had one back then.

What happens really depends on what I draw. Gaining life is crucial anyway, to gain some time. I have 6 cards to do that. It's more of a fun deck, that tries to survive long enough for it's creatures to kill my opponents. The Circle of Protections are great, I tried this deck in a friendly game against a tier Burn deck, and I won thanks to them.

I'm planning to try this deck in 20 days from today. Then, I'll have some statistics, but I expect to be close to the bottom, because tier decks are usually stronger. Regardless, while I have one deck that can be counted as a tier deck, I like to participate with homebrew decks as well.

danthecolombian on Jumanji Aggro || Selesnya Surprise

1 year ago

{{user:psionictemplar}}, thanks for taking the time to provide me with your comments—they're much appreciated. 

I slept on your well-thought-out advice and I've taken the points made into consideration. I've also taken a stab at explaining my intention behind the deck, below, just to clarify the style of gameplay I'm looking for.

But first! I'll address your comments in chronological order:

Regarding tap lands, they were my first choice for budget concerns. But, now that I understand the speed (or rather lack thereof) effect, I'll look into acquiring the ones you and Balaam__ recommended.

  1. I'm looking less at Kaheera as a companion, but you're spot on by noting the creature types are not in alignment. Although I really like the synergies between Frondland Felidar and Kaheera, the Orphanguard

  2. Added BoP in place of the Elves.

  3. After you mentioned it, I took a good look at the purpose behind the swap mentioned above. Initially, I thought the artifact (Behemoth Sledge) might be longer lasting with an added flexibility to achieve the same effect as Unflinching Courage. But I also see the rationale for both suggestions, and I like it. I would go with Daybreak Coronet if I changed the legality of this deck to Legacy so I could make better use of the stacking life gain abilities of it and Armadillo Cloak. If I keep it Modern, I'll add in All That Glitters instead of Unflinching Courage. Nice touch!

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  1. The intentions behind the fog effects might have been near-sighted (and flavorful at best), but they only work when up against other creature-centric decks. Playing responsively at Flash or Instant speed is something I enjoy and having the tools at my disposal to handle threats is in my wheelhouse as well. I also liked the notion that I would be able to buy my time with either a fog effect or an ambusher and return in kind by equipping the sledge and tapping any other creatures in my way with Frondland Felidar, essentially having enough fog and ambushers to discourage any physical assault until I had boosted my other creatures for a crippling attack or two.

  2. Cultivate is definitely not needed and was a leftover from an earlier / alternate build. Thanks for the pointers, here.

  3. In line with the fog effects, my purpose for including Ephemerate was to save my ambushers or any other creatures from targeted effects that made it through the fog. My response to losing enchantments was to use something like Retether or Replenish which is also flavorful and in line with the "come out of nowhere" theme.

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Regarding the other cards, I like Oversoul of Dusk and Unbreakable Formation but the others don't necessarily fit into the theme or style.

All in all, I really appreciate the time you spent on this. It's been eye-opening and educational to say the least and crafting my response has helped me better understand the direction I'd like to take my deck with a few much-needed tweaks. Any other suggestions are more than welcome!

danthecolombian on Jumanji Aggro || Selesnya Surprise

1 year ago

thanks psionictemplar!

yeah, I caught that after it was cycled, so I added it to the Maybeboard for a Legacy flex. In it's place, I added Unflinching Courage which allows for the same minus the stacking ability of the non-Lifelink language available in Armadillo Cloak.

lastly, would you recommend Temple Garden over Sunpetal Grove, Graypelt Refuge, or Temple of Plenty?

Deadfear30 on Aura Borealis

1 year ago

To Apollo_Paladin, your suggestion is is pretty helpful! My Maybeboard Cards Asceticism and Sphere of Safety were cards that I figured could be powerful in a drawn out match but I am not sure of they will ever get much use in a short match...

Also, think I might replace Unflinching Courage with Armadillo Cloak. That way, I could gain double life with Daybreak Coronet and Armadillo Cloak. Also, if I must pacify another creature I will be able to.

Thoughts?

Pikobyte on 99 Problems

2 years ago

Heya. You play quite a lot of cards that don’t synergize well with rafiq. You should consider some exalted creatures like Noble Hierarch, Qasali Pridemage, Sublime Archangel or cards like Bastion Protector. Also some enchantments that support your goal like Finest Hour, Armadillo Cloak, Shield of the Oversoul, Steel of the Godhead and such pack a nice punch. Might of Oaks alone is even enough to deal 22 commander dmg. All these cards work great in my rafiq deck. Feel free to take a look at my list if you need some ideas

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