Elbrus, the Binding Blade

Legendary Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +1/+0.

When equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, unattach Elbrus, the Binding Blade, then transform it.

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Format Legality
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Limited Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Custom Legal

Elbrus, the Binding Blade occurrence in decks from the last year

Elbrus, the Binding Blade Discussion

Coward_Token on Crouching Kadena, Hidden Phage

1 day ago

d_iros: your experience with what's underperforming should be your foremost guide, but here's my take:

Crystal Shard: Obviously versatile, but not essential. Does synergize minorly with Scroll of Fate & creature ETB triggers like Kadena tho

Mistfire Weaver: seems pretty mediocre, although it hurts a bit to cut a morph card

Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip & Lord of the Void: kinda mediocre, and cutting down on either would lower the average CMC. The Scroll helps with expensive stuff tho.

Not making your life easier but you might consider Vivien, Champion of the Wilds & Mystic Forge too

Sarkhanite312 on Balan Voltron

2 months ago

Cool take on the deck, I think you're going with a light cat subtheme? But I see some issues with the list: Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip's color identity is black, so it doesn't follow normal commander rules; Emeria Shepherd seems to be a bit too expensive to run with 35 lands; I'd suggest putting in Auriok Steelshaper, seing as you run several creatures that want to be equipped; you might want to include artifact and enchantment wipes, even though it'd seem counterproductive to do so in a deck like this- cards like Austere Command and Cleansing Nova. Happy tapping! :p

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip is clearly an example of what should be a commander option. Also, Weatherlight and Parhelion II should be commander options.

Anyways... Based on Eutropia the Twice-Favored

Augury Bowls of Nylea and Thassa

Legendary Creature - Equipment

Equipped creature has +0/+1 and "Whenever an enchantment enters the battlefield under your control, scry 2."


If the equipped creature would die, you may reveal a card from your hand and the top of your library, if they are both enchantments, exile that creature instead. Transform Augury Bowls of Nylea and Thassa.

Eutropia, Seer of Trees and the Sea ()

At the beginning of your upkeep, name a card. Reveal the top card of your library, a card with the chosen name is revealed this way, you may put it into your hand.

Whenever an Island enters the battlefield under your control, you may reveal an enchantment from your hand, if you do, target creature gains flying until end of turn.

Whenever a Forest enters the battlefield under your control, you may reveal an enchantment from your hand, if you do, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.


I'd like to see another weird equipment. Here, bowls are being equipped, so something in that vein of unconventional equipment.

I'd like it at common, please!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Kaldheim Predictions and Speculation

3 months ago

My hopes:

1), 2), 3), 4), 5): A card depicting Ratatoskr (or a creature related to him) that finally gives us the black bordered squirrel tribal commander that we need.

6) God's are a gimmie in this set, however, I think it would be cool to see them go a more creative route and focus on the god's weapons since many of them are pretty iconic. They could move into design space similar to Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip where if certain conditions are met, the weapon flips into a creature version of the god

7) Snow duals that function as replacements for the ABUR duals or snow fetchlands. I've seen these ideas floated by a number of people and I like it, and it actually would make sense for WotC to do this to help eternal formats without hurting the reserve list or the secondary market that "doesn't exist".

8) A good "snow matters" legend

9) The return of trolls and the regenerate mechanic

10) A general powering down of the cards in the set

LunchBox1211 on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Call to Arms


Whenever a creature you control attacks, you may draw two cards. If you do, put a card from your hand on the bottom of your library.

Warcry - Discard X cards. X creatures gain haste until end of turn.

Make an equipment that flips into a creature (like Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip, but into a different creature, and with a different flip con.)

llHESHLORDll on Kaalia Dropping Beats

4 months ago

Hell yeah, +1 from me looks super fun! Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip and Westvale Abbey  Flip are such rad flavor wins! Even if they do take a bit of work. Magus of the Moat is a great idea, using that along with Ghostly Prison, Norn's Annex and the like to make a pillow fort sub-theme would be an interesting direction! Super cool!

steeplejack on Athreos Apostlypse!

4 months ago

I like the deck. Maybe Open the Graves for powering your Westvale Abbey when you kill all creatures. Maybe another card to consider Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flipfor a hidden demon effect.

covelli on List of Bugs and Feature …

6 months ago

Found a bug where Flip cards are not actually transforming. Much like what TypicalTimmy found with Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip, Hadana's Climb  Flip and Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip would not show the other side of the card (Binding blade would gain a power/toughness)

found a similar issue when looking into it where Hadana's Climb  Flip doesn't actually show up with the "transform" keyword when attempting to sort it by such. This is in both live edit and the shared deck list.

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