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
12 hours 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!
- 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 .
1 week 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.
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!
2 weeks 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 .
1 month ago
Disenchant,, Generous Gift,, Skyclave Apparition,, Myriad Landscape,, Endless Atlas,, Strata Scythe,, Emeria, The Sky Ruin,, Mangara, the Diplomat,, Sun Titan,, Land Tax,, War Room,, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx,, Heliod's Intervention,, Court of Grace,, Keeper of the Accord,, Shadowspear,, Cathars' Crusade,, Commander's Plate,, Mind's Eye,, Winds of Abandon,, Crib Swap,, Afterlife,, Seal of Cleansing,, Aura of Silence,, Revoke Existence,, Fragmentize,, Angelic Purge,, Path to Exile,, Swords to Plowshares,, Smothering Tithe,, Enlightened Tutor.
Just to name a few to consider.
1 month ago
DespairFaction lol, i did say that i agreed with you, the mask is definitely in my Balan deck lol. I also think Commander's Plate is sorely missed here. I was just noting that the mask doesn't give boosts, protection, or evasion, which seem to be the 3 key requirements in this deck
1 month ago
Balan, Wandering Knight is a very decent commander, but overall i think it isn't terribly competitive. Most competitive decks are combo focused, they pull off their combo and win. Voltron and other combat type decks have to overcome each opponent to win, so it's harder by default. Don't get me wrong, my Balan deck is adaptive, interesting, and deadly. It's my most expensive deck, but tbh it can't beat my jhoira deck more than 30% of the time. A lot of good cards have came out recently that might change that though, especially with commander legends and kaldheim coming out. Commander's Plate and a few other cards are pretty amazing. There's a reason mono-white is considered the weakest color and that's mainly because it can't keep up on ramp or card draw. Honestly I've been looking pretty hard at Wyleth, Soul of Steel so i can use Embercleave and have access to some red card draw.
Tldr Balan can be competitive, but it will still struggle to keep up with combo decks.
1 month ago
Mesmeric Orb is newly cheap thanks to the reprint, is an artifact for Armix, and helps basically give you card selection/draw because you can retrieve any of the cards you milled at the start of turn with Ramirez. Ashiok, Dream Render has an incredible static hate ability, plus the mill gives you cards to choose from and exiling opponents' GY can be a way to stop them from winning.
Eventually I think you'll need to figure out a better win-con. I run a similar deck with a heavy Zombie subtheme that leaves me with an army of undead most games, and even then I struggle to close out a lot of the time. There's plenty of infinite combos to choose from in U/B, or you can go for a zombie theme, or go for more commander damage voltron with stuff like Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Whispersilk Cloak, and Commander's Plate. Up to you but at the moment it must take quite awhile to close out games.