Cranial Plating

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

Cranial Plating

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control.

: Attach this to target creature you control.

Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

UltimateRoxas40 on Glissa, Traitor of Mirrodin [Artifact Primer]

3 months ago


I should probably slot in Heroic Intervention. The nice thing about this deck is that even if a combo piece is destroyed, it's fairly easy to recur it thanks to Glissa, the Traitor. And I'm running Foundry Inspector as my primary cost reduction. I could probably add in Cloud Key for some redundancy. I've actually tried Semblance Anvil before, and I just wasn't as big a fan of it.

Deathsprout I can cut. Probably to add in some more reliable ramp or removal.

Phyrexian Fleshgorger is a remnant of when I was running a Birthing Pod/Dross Scorpion combo chain in the deck, since I needed a good seven drop that could either be a threat or fodder. With cards like Cranial Plating or Tarrian's Soulcleaver, it can get stupid big and really hard to interact with short of a boardwipe.

Portal to Phyrexia is a pet/favorite card of mine in this deck. It's a splashy finish, and has some thematic/lore wins attached. If you read some of my other deck primers, you'll see that I'm a follower of the Vorthos/lore playstyle, so I sometimes end up playing some cards that might be better thematically rather than actually effective haha.

DreadKhan on Tempered Steel/Starlight Spectacular

5 months ago

It's too bad that stuff like Mox Opal and Lotus Petal are pricey, these would make it easier to flip Erayo by speeding the deck up. Whenever I look at an Artifact deck I can't help but wonder if Vault Skirge and Cranial Plating fit in, even without any black.

Coward_Token on Karn? No, Voltron!

8 months ago

Oh and Cranial Plating ain't legal for a colorless commander

Reliquarian on Dread Stompy

9 months ago

I have considered Vault Skirge! not so much Cranial Plating (though I should try it out) but with skirge that could be a nice combo. Currently my slot for 1 mana threats is being filled by Stonecoil Serpent since it is evasive and is flexible enough to be a late game threat off of a couple sol lands (it also combos nicely with The Ozolith, and has protection from troublesome cards like Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath and Baleful Strix). I know traditionally skirge is a staple in steel stompy, and I may try it out in this list since the lifegain can matter a lot, especially with all of the life loss in longer games from Ancient Tomb, and being a flyer that you can pump is great too. Thanks for the suggestions!

DreadKhan on Dread Stompy

9 months ago

Have you thought about using Vault Skirge and Cranial Plating in here? Having a big lifelink flyer isn't bad, you don't even need to pay B to use either. Technically your deck can make some Black mana in a pinch, meaning late game, when you don't want to pay life you probably won't have to. Plating works best with Evasive options, which your deck already runs several of, it's unfortunate you can't abuse it's BB ability though.

Hope those aren't too janky, I'd hate to waste your time! Lots of cool stuff going on in this deck!

Housegheist on Always time for second breakfast

9 months ago

I don’t wanna be picky, but that are more than your suggested 5 non-land cards from other sets (Agent of the Iron Throne, Putrefy, Mortality Spear, Netherborn Altar, Cranial Plating, Disciple of the Vault).

What do you think abiut using Call of the Ring. It provides constantly card-draw at a neglectable cost and constantly tempting triggers. Galadriel, Gift-Giver and Horn of the Mark can do some work.

May i ask you the reason of cutting Merry, Warden of Isengard? You will automatically tutoring him/Pippin, Warden of Isengard if you cast the other. Kinda-Cantrip.

But i like your approach. I restricted myself to up to 10 non-LotR cycle cards (lands too, currently used 9). Maybe we can share some thought?

Frodo & Sam (LotR only…almost)

Commander / EDH* Housegheist


DreadKhan on

11 months ago

Have you thought about using some 0 mana artifacts? Ornithopter will still have flying when they make it a creature. If you add Ornithopter, you could probably throw in Cranial Plating (it doesn't need Black, it just gets better with it), and that card also likes Vault Skirge, which sounds pretty sweet if you can make it big, it'll still have Flying and Lifelink. If you care about toughness a lot, there is also Nettlecyst, which I think just got a reprint. It's openly not very janky, but if you think you'll need cards there is also Thought Monitor, it's usually considered much better than Thoughtcast, but many want more than 4 of the effect.

Final thought, if you end up using 0 or 1 mana creatures, you can throw in stuff like Springleaf Drum or Moonsnare Prototype, some artifact decks use them for ramp.

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