Artifact — Equipment

Living weapon (When this Equipment enters the battlefield, create a 0/0 black Germ creature token, then attach this to it.)

Equipped creature gets +4/+4 and has vigilance and lifelink.

: Return Batterskull to its owner's hand.


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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Batterskull Discussion

AstroAA on [EDH][Primer] Adeline Anthem Beatdown

2 days ago

Hello IHATENAMES! Thank you for your comments!

Personally, while I think Adeline lends herself to work well with equipment, I don't want that to be the focus of the deck - I'd like the deck to focus more on powering up the tokens through anthem effects. Most of the equipment that is there is because it's able to offer things towards our gameplan (Veteran's Armaments, Stoneforge Masterwork), give some form of protection or evasion (Loxodon Warhammer, Darksteel Plate, Whispersilk Cloak), or offers an additional form of removal (Godsend, Sword of Feast and Famine, Shadowspear). Batterskull provides an additional creature, which further boosts Adeline's power.

My main problem with mass removal in a deck like this is most of the time it's counterintuitive, meaning it messes with us more so than our opponents. Otherwise, I would run Wrath of God and Day of Judgment 100%. As for targeted removal, I am aware that my package is rather lacking. I'm a big fan of getting rid of things before they're even a threat or have a chance to be a threat, hence the Silence and Orim's Chant. I want to add more, but my problem is I also like utility and most of the cards that say "Destory target Artifact or Enchantment" are over-costed in my opinion.

As for the anthem effects you suggested, my main problem with them is they're over-costed for what we get. Take Honor of the Pure as an example - it's two mana for a +1/+1 effect for all of our creatures. Metallic Mimic does something very similar, as does Thalia's Lieutenant. Intangible Virtue is perhaps something that I might add, but all the others are too much mana in my opinion for what they do. My problem with cards like Gauntlet of Power is there is another mono-white deck at the table, and I'd rather not help them out.

Regardless, again, thank you for your comments!

IHATENAMES on [EDH][Primer] Adeline Anthem Beatdown

2 days ago

I enjoy mono white equipment vultron in edh. I have run many over the years starting from the forged in stone starter edh deck and this deck reminds me I need to update my current brew (balan is at the helm).

I'd recommend looking into ramp. Legion's Landing  Flip Windbrisk Heights Oketra's Monument Loyal WarhoundGauntlet of Power just to name a few.

I'd revisit which equipment you run. Example Godsend Batterskullis fun. But generally bad in edh in my play testing. Blackblade Reforged highly recommended

Removal. This is gonna be meta dependent you seem kinda light on removal. Another boardwipe might be good only especially is kinda rough. I'd suggest something like Balancing ActOndu Inversion  FlipTragic ArroganceDusk / Dawn or a power toughness based wipe that keeps your weenies. (Erase a better demystify)

Suntitan Nahiri, the Lithomancer or other recursion. I know you are trying to play the aggressive game but a long term plan is always good.

Meta dependent but running silence? Much better in1v1 unless you are using it to stop a combo or stop interaction with your combo.

Tutors perhaps to make a Xtra copy of a few of your cards Search for Glory or Thalia's Lancers would hit lands artifact and even elspeth

Perhaps more lands 30 is kinda low 34 is the lowest I go. If you can't find what to cut for it look onto the BFZ flip lands for utility that can also be lands like Ondu Inversion  Flip

Other cards I just suggest that I like: Dawn of Hope Brave the ElementsJazal Goldmane Crescendo of War

Stardragon on Card creation challenge

6 days ago

TheoryCrafter this is a hard challenge as equipment is already basically Bestow and Living Weapon artifacts like Batterskull is already a mechanic that's sorta similar to bestow for equipment so i'll just a new living weapon artifact.



Living weapon (When this Equipment enters the battlefield, create a 0/0 black Phyrexian Germ creature token, then attach this to it.)

Whenever equipped creature dies create a 2/2 black zombie horror token with wither

Equip: Pay 5 life or discard two cards

Make a Mardu planeswalker that could fit into most mardu builds

Katzmania on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

2 weeks ago

Couple Problems: Phantasmal Image, Batterskull, and Kaldra Compleat incorrectly show up as banned in modern. Secondly, you can't access sideboard mid match in the playlets feature when using Karn, the Great Creator, please fix these issues fast! Thanks.

Omniscience_is_life on You can't spell control with out the trol(l)

1 month ago

As far as getting more competitive (if that's really what you want), you would need to choose one hard and fast strategy and devote all the cards in the deck to that gameplan. If you want control, you would run a bunch of counterspells, destroy/exile spells, and hatebears (small creatures with annoying effects, like Archon of Emeria , as well as a few (4-ish) finishing cards, powerful effects like Batterskull that would end the game in your favor once you've stopped everyone from doing much with your control.

RNR_Gaming on Esper Taxrazi

1 month ago

Have you considered a Stoneforge Mystic package the new living weapon and Batterskull put such a nice damper on aggro strategies. Also, what number do you typically name with prelate?

zapyourtumor on idontcarewhotheIRSsendsimnotpayingtaxes

1 month ago

Looks solid. Have you considered cutting some Sanctum Prelate for Archon of Emeria (synergizes well with Vial), or Batterskull (helps stabilize and plays a different role from Kaldra?

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

2 months ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.


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