Commander's Plate

Commander's Plate

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +3/+3 and has protection from each colour that's not in your commander's colour identity. ((Remember the acronym debt.) This creature can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by any colour that's not in your commander's colour identity. Anything of this colour attached to this creature immediately falls off.)

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Commander's Plate Discussion

discipleofgary73 on PURPHOROS!(work in progress)

2 months ago

I always find that monored EDH decks tend to have an issue getting enough cards in hand. I could see that being an issue here, especially with the "free" play abilities you have in! Some things that could help are cards like Fire Prophecy , Stolen Strategy , Faithless Looting , Jeska's Will , Cavalier of Flame , Mask of Memory , Neheb, Dreadhoard Champion, and Valakut Exploration .
Some non-creature cards that might have good synergy for the deck are Commander's Plate , Skullclamp , Whispersilk Cloak , Worldslayer , Embercleave , Mirage Mirror , Aggravated Assault , Gratuitous Violence , Chaosphere , and Sorrow's Path .
Some other creatures that could help are Breaker of Armies , Void Winnower , Marton Stromgald , Urabrask the Hidden , Legion Loyalist , Hellkite Charger , Flamerush Rider , Torbran, Thane of Red Fell , Soulbright Flamekin , and Siege Dragon . Also, any eldrazi if you wanna be that mean, especially the original set with annihilator.
The sacrifice clause on Purphoros can also have some fun opportunity, especially with cards like Blood Aspirant , Mycosynth Wellspring , and Ancient Stone Idol .
Oh! And if you do end up with that many mountains, Jaws of Stone , Landslide , Spawn of Thraxes , and Spire Barrage , could all be ridiculously powerful late-game!
Happy building!!!

KBK7101 on Valduk & his Elemental Friends

3 months ago

Very nice! I had a Valduk deck for a bit. Definitely an undervalued commander.

Commander's Plate can help a lot with protection, though it does have an equip cost of 3. Golem-Skin Gauntlets was a definite stand out of my deck for the little while I ran it. Breath of Fury can end games if you throw it on an elemental.

NorinTheWise on I'm either crazy Aura genius!

5 months ago

Mcat1999: Thanks for the suggestions. I debated putting Commander's Plate in from the start. My choice not to include it was mainly because I wanted to keep to the Aura theme and because it costs a lot to equip to other creatures. I have a lot of creatures I want to protect so a card like Mirror Shield is actually a stronger choice.

And yeah, Spectra Ward is an awesome card!

BrassLord on Eldrazi ♡ -jank edition-

6 months ago

If you want to make a "legal" 5 color eldrazi deck, Esika, God of the Tree  Flip is a good option, as the creature side color fixes you for those weird colors, and the enchantment side could allow you to cheat out those huge eldrazi creatures. Unfortunately it would mean you would have to redo the mana base to accommodate and probably cut some of the little eldrazi creatures

If you choose to keep your current commander, there are actually a few cards that take advantage of your commander being colorless. Things like War Room and Commander's Plate are super good, as you wouldn't have to pay life and the armor gives protection from EVERY color!

For the colorless mana base, I'd look into replacing a majority of your Wastes with utility lands. There are DOZENS of different utility lands that function like a wastes and come with an added bonus. Off the top of my head, some decent cheap options are things like Haunted Fengraf , Rogue's Passage , Ghost Quarter Cascading Cataracts

If you choose to play your commander as colorless, it would also mean you'd have to cut the cards with colored mana symbols in their mana costs. I'd replace them with ways to generate big amounts of mana. Things like Thran Dynamo , Voltaic Key Manifold Key , Sculpting Steel Worn Powerstone , Sol Ring , Everflowing Chalice , Hedron Archive , Dreamstone Hedron . I would still keep a few wastes around, as you could use cards like Solemn Simulacrum and Burnished Hart to ramp further. And I would definitely look into finding interaction and card draw that is colorless, as those cards are a a premium in that color identity.

Also, I would say that you probably have too many lands. I could see you running like 38-39 lands. It'd mean that you'd consistently hit a land drop every turn in addition to your ramp, making it a lot easier to cast your commander.

Hope those suggestions help, regardless of the direction you choose to go!

Profet93 on Eternal Darkness

6 months ago

I tried making a list of creatures alone to cut but it's too large. Basically, the majority of your creatures cost too much and their effects are not worth the cost you are paying. Moreso, the effects don't seem to interact with each other.

For example, you have some token based effects such as Drana Liberator, blood artist, ayara, but not enough token producers in the deck despite grave titan and wurmcoil. Bloodgift, burning and archfiend are all subpar demons that don't matter to an infect strategy. Tymaret is not the best grave yard hate piece in black.

Before I give you a long list of potential cards, do note, you need to work on black's weakness of interacting with artifacts and enchantments. I will create options for that in another comment later, if you are interested in that lmk. Now for potential suggestions....

Sword of Truth and Justice - Synergy, protection. Not needed but fun

Magus of the Coffers - Ramp rarely hurts. Lack of haste, weak body makes it less playable, but ramp is needed after they kill your commander a few times

Murderous Rider - Removal

Nirkana Revenant - Ramp, this and magus, while expensive, actually help you cast the other spells you need (Draw, removal, etc...) as opposed to having a cool creature that doesn't give you the best benefit

Dread Presence - Draw/removal

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed - Another target for removal aside from your commander

Deadly Rollick / Dismember / Force of Despair - Not needed, but interaction for free should not be overlooked

Defile / Tragic Slip - Cheap removal, being in black, you have the best instant speed creature removal. Don't be afraid to use it

Vampiric Tutor - Tutor, not needed but helpful

Malakir Rebirth  Flip/ Supernatural Stamina - Oh no, you destroyed my commander, whatever will I do....ooh, nice ETB creature you killed, Eminem's guess whose back plays. Notice how these 2 cards help mitigate a large weakness of the deck, commander removal.

Soul Shatter - Removal

Swiftfoot Boots - Not needed, but redundancy rarely hurts

Dark Ritual / Arcane Signet / Mind Stone - Ramp to get your commander out earlier, you need much much more ramp in this deck. A lot more

Whispersilk Cloak / Commander's Plate - Protect and attack unafraid, everything you need

Opposition Agent - Nice fetchland, tutor, ramp spell, etc...

War Room - Draw in a pinch

Feed the Swarm - Removal that targets enchantments, one of black's weaknesses

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician - Not needed, but profilerate is cool if you can't close out through combat

Howl from Beyond / Hatred - Obviously

These are just general suggestions that have some immediate impact of being strictly better than current cards included as well as more synergistic.

Grimgrinner on Toski's Happy Tree Friends

7 months ago

Optional upgrades!! - I will only recommend cards that stay on the theme of small creatures getting big or overwhelming. If you want a Toski deck full of big threats, look at another build.

- Hall of Triumph pretty solid honestly. I just had trouble finding the deck slot for it. Run it if you like!

- Birds of Paradise - sure it's a worse Scryb Sprites in this deck but its also another Scryb Sprites and ramps so eh?

- Hope of Ghirapur better than scryb sprites and comes in for free off our Helm of Awakening but doesn't benefit from our green buff spells. Also that ability will probably draw some ire when people can't cast their turn 2 Arcane Signet or Rampant Growth or whatever.

- Skullclamp ill let you figure this one out

- Commander's Plate Toski get big and protection from 4 colors. What's not to like?

- Bow of Nylea The static deathtouch alone is worth the CMC. $6+ though, not as budget friendly. If you played during theros though, you probably opened about 3-4 of these and they're sitting in chaff boxes.

- Exploration I mean, yeah. look at it.

- Azusa, Lost but Seeking Its pretty good. Hard to drop the lands consistently. Make sure you got the draw to fuel her and something to spend all that mana on. She's better in landfall decks, really, and our only landfall in here is Scute Swarm .

- Heroic Intervention great for board wipes or combat tricks. Not so smug with your 1-mana Blasphemous Act eh?

BrassLord on A CLAWsome SHELLebration of Crab

7 months ago

@Reins of Power While the creatures do synergize well with the voltron aspect, it doesn't mesh well with the polymorph package I'm trying to run. I've found that with Polymorph, you need a game changing hit from it after it resolves. Unfortunately, if I add too many creatures, it can gum up the works.

Skeleton Key and Trailblazer's Boots have been on my radar for possible includes, I really like the skulk the skeleton key provides, I'll go digging through my bulk for them!

War Room I like that a lot! I'll try it out!

Aqueous Form Was in my first draft of the deck. In playtesting, I found myself in situations where I could tudor for the Twisted Image , but it would kill the crab due to the 0 toughness, so I tried out Aether Tunnel instead.

Masterwork of Ingenuity looks like fun, especially in my meta full of swords of this and that! I've gotten in trouble before by copying some of the pro blue swords and been unable to target my charix or creature with my blue enchantments, but I don't think it's come up as an issue too often to ignore the benefits.

I was thinking of running Commander's Plate , but I play in a meta with a lot of Guilded Drake,

Homeward Path is becoming a pet card of mine, and I plan to also include it when I can get a copy!

Osbert on Morophon Eldrazi balanced

7 months ago

For the Stompy version I would start by cutting Ruination Guide, Pitiless Plunderer, Sifter of Skulls, Blight Herder, Brood Butcher, Emrakrul’s Hatcher, Catacomb Sifter, Drowner of Hope, Awakening Zone, Etchings of the Chosen, Eyeless Watcher.

If you put in Rings of Brighthearth it combos with Basalt Monolith to make infinite mna. Both Monolith and Rings are 3 CmC and artifacts so they are tutorable with the same tutors you have in here for Fist of Suns. With infinite colourless mana Dimensional Infiltrator will be able to exile your opponents libraries, Essence Depleter can drain out the table, and Prophet of Distortion will let you draw your library. Rings doesn't have a lot of synergy with other cards in your list BUT if Golos was your commander it has a seriously powerful ability that would be awesome to copy.

Eternal Scourge + Food Chain is another combo you can consider which will make infinite COLOURED mana for creature spells and have infinite EtB and LtB triggers so this will end a game with Flayer Drone or Vela the Night-Clad in play. If you wanted to abuse the mana you would need Cloudstone Curio or a non-eldrazi bouncing creature as all the eldrazi bouncers are processors and it is unlikely your opponents will have an infinite pile of exiled cards.

I suggest adding in Pathrazer of Ulamog , Barrage Tyrant , World Breaker , Dread Defiler , Endless One , Not of This World , Rapacious One , Reality Smasher , Thought-Knot Seer , Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , Ulamog's Crusher , & Vile Redeemer as suitable eldrazi stompy options. Barrage Tyrant and Dread Defiler get a special mention because Fling is an amazing effect that can give you the reach you need to close out a game or off a player hiding behind a pillowfort.

Here is a list of support cards off the top of my head: Sarkhan's Unsealing , Temur Ascendancy , Commander's Plate , Mana Maze , Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Rampant Growth , Ugin, the Spirit Dragon , Everflowing Chalice , Thran Dynamo , Rishkar's Expertise , Return of the Wildspeaker , Garruk's Uprising , Hunting Grounds , Sneak Attack , Animar, Soul of Elements , Mana Geyser , Mirari's Wake , Ugin, the Ineffable , Show and Tell , Terror of the Peaks , Warstorm Surge , Alena, Kessig Trapper , Ilysian Caryatid , Momentous Fall , Greater Good , Sacellum Godspeaker , Selvala, Heart of the Wilds , The Great Henge , Eldritch Evolution , Energy Tap .

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