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.)
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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Cranial Plating Discussion
15 hours ago
15 hours ago
Just wanted to ask a quick rules question about something that happened in an EDH game I was playing. I had 11 total artifacts out, one of them being a Cranial Plating which was attached to Marionette Master who had the +3/+3. I then used Nevinyrral's Disk.
How much damage would I give out? Would it be 14 damage 11 times or 4 damage 11 times?
3 weeks ago
Hey, well done with your upgrades to the precon. There's some cards in the precon to consider adding back in.
- Command Tower: staple land.
- Stensia Masquerade: more first strike effects for Strefan and more effects to make him bigger when he does combat damage to a player.
- Bloodtracker: flying Vamp, draw and can be a repeatable way to create Blood by making yourself lose life. This Vamp is also really good with Necropolis Regent and Stensia Masquerade.
- Champion of Dusk: Vamp to cheat with Strefan for draw as well as create Blood since you lose life.
- Bloodsworn Steward: flying Vamp who can make Strefan bigger.
Cards that could be cut for these:
- Temple of the False God
- Vampiric Dragon
- Kamber, the Plunderer: Wizards printed this card wrong, it's been errata to only trigger when an opponent's creature dies which makes it much worse for a four drop.
- Crimson Honor Guard
- Timothar, Baron of Bats
Some upgrades within the budget to consider:
- Cryptolith Fragment Flip --> Commander's Sphere
- Sanctum of Stone Fangs --> Grim Bounty
- Leechridden Swamp --> 1x Swamp
- Florian, Voldaren Scion --> Dominating Vampire
- Cranial Plating --> Wedding Invitation
- Mask of Memory --> Endless Obedience
- Tibalt's Trickery --> Dash Hopes
- Chaos Warp --> Ultimate Price
Cryptolith Fragment Flip is a mana rock to create Blood since it makes each player lose life. Sanctum of Stone Fangs is repeatable way to create Blood before combat on your turn. Leechridden Swamp is a land that can repeatedly create Blood for one mana.
Florian, Voldaren Scion is a Vamp who can be a lot of card advantage along with plenty of card selection. Florian doesn't care how your opponents lose life during the turn making it excellent with Fragment, Shrine and Leechridden and he doesn't have to attack to trigger.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Hey JrtGil, thanks for your comment!! I’m glad you enjoy the deck, it is quite brutal!
I appreciate the suggestion of Kaldra Compleat. I love the card and have run it before in earlier Stoneblade builds. The reason why I chose not to run it in this deck is because it almost impossible to cast without cheating it in with Stoneforge Mystic. The Hammers, Plating, and Spear are easily hard-casted, and their equip costs are mitigated by Sigarda's Aid and Puresteel Paladin. Kaldra usually sits dead in my hand until I draw a Mystic, then the Mystic has to survive a turn before I can cheat-in Kaldra. So the Mystic’s function is tutoring for an equipment more so than cheating-in costly equipment. It’s easier to pull-off Kaldra in Stoneblade decks which run more control and disruption to protect their Mystics.
At first I didn’t appreciate the power of Giver of Runes, but now I realize that she is equally both offensive and defensive. I can make my hammer-wielder unblockable against mono/double-colored decks, which is arguably better than trample, or protect my hammer-wielder against removal. Cards like Prismatic Ending are rampant in Modern right now, and if I can’t protect my equipment, I can at least protect my Paladins and keep digging for more hammers.
I only run a single Shadowspear, since I can stack all the equipment on a single creature, and that creature will trample over the opponent’s blocker. I go for the spear later than the Hammers, so the opponent will use up their removal on a Hammer, and I can easily find another one.
I wouldn’t discount Cranial Plating either. This deck plays artifacts rapidly. I can attach Plating at instant speed by generating black mana with Springleaf Drum and Silent Clearing, and even attach it to a flyer or Inkmoth with flying and infect, killing in one shot.
1 month ago
This deck is brutal! Super fun to use, and pretty frustrating to play against. I would say that adding 2 Kaldra Compleat and 1 more Shadowspear and get rid of the Cranial Plating and a couple of the Giver of Runes. Then you have the ability to get multiple creatures on the field with 10+ power and trample!
2 months ago
Thank you AmoeboidChangeling!
As for the other two cards you’ve suggested, I don’t have either of those but I’ll definitely keep them under consideration.
For swapping out Cranial Plating I’m thinking of reworking the Artifacts in the deck (perhaps more of them?).
2 months ago
I think it's a nice deck, not sure what chance it would have against meta decks, but it's creative and definietly worth a few tries.
Some card draw wouldn't hurt, I'd replace a few Swamps with Barren Moor. There are other instants too that give deathtouch and Bladebrand also draws you a card. A creature I'd definitely check out is Bone Picker.
Cranial Plating is actually banned in Pauper. Always a good idea to check out the banlist before playing a new deck.
2 months ago
Love the deck, I have my own Hammer Time build. I just don't see the use of Though-Seize. The deck is super intensive on life usage, and realistically the interruption isn't worth it in agro Lurrus. You almost always have better T1 plays, and there are so few situations where it is actually useful. You are sacrificing super important turn 1 momentum where you could play Sig-Aid, Esper Sentinel, Hard Cast Hammer, and more but thought seize is taking up too much time when speed is your greatest weapon. I would play either Inquisition if you really want the interruption because in an agro deck, anything slower than t4 doesn't really matter and won't do anything but slow you down to the point where you are vulnerable to their slow sideboard. Alternatives might include Mishra's Bauble, more copies of Cranial Plating, or something else.