Embercleave

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

Embercleave

Legendary Artifact — Equipment

Flash

This spell costs less to cast for each attacking creature you control.

When Embercleave enters the battlefield, attach it to target creature you control.

Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has double strike and trample.

Equip (: Attach this to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This enters the battlefield unattached and stays on the battlefield if the creature this card is attached to leaves the battlefield.)

foxinsox on Ronin 64

1 month ago

I wonder whether Embercleave could have a home here. Memnite might trump ornithopter as well since it doesn't rely on pump spells to do damage. Light Up the Stage to refuel? Also, Blinkmoth Nexus might be better here given that you really aren't trying the poison game - more damage.

enpc on Tetsuo

5 months ago

running a scryfall search on equipment in your colours with decending CMC, you get the following:

https://scryfall.com/search?q=type%3Aequipment+commander%3AUBR+%28game%3Apaper%29ℴ=cmc&dir=desc&as=grid&unique=cards

Looking at it this way will give you the most reach in what instants/sorceries you can run. From this, cards which you can get good value on are Embercleave (as mentioend above) and Ramosian Greatsword. Kaldra Compleat and Drach'Nyen don't inherently have a cost reducer built in, but offer good value at higher CMC.

All of the above equipment put you in the range of extra turn spells like Time Warp, with Kaldra even enabling the casting of Nexus of Fate for free. Running a suite of extra turn spells in conjunction with extra combat spells like Relentless Assault, Seize the Day etc. allow you to beat face with your commander (who should be rather high damage) while getting extra swings for free. Ad Nauseam is an interesting card to try, but give that you'll have quite a high CMC deck, the risk to reward profile may not be worth it. That being said, you could build a generally low CMC list with a few high cost equipment and design the whole deck to be a free cast of Ad Naus and then storm out if you wanted something different.

If you are going to go down the high CMC route however, cards like Bludgeon Brawl let you run a bunch of expensive mana rocks like Gilded Lotus and Chromatic Orrery so you hcan go harder on ramp but then can equip your rocks to get good triggers from your commander.

Just some thoughts, hope it helps.

FormOverFunction on Tetsuo

5 months ago

One thing that might be interesting is Embercleave. The CMC drops during attack, but if you modify how many creatures are attacking, depending on what you have in hand, you might be able to flex around with higher CMC instant / sorcery spells. Might be a little more effort needed, but could be a LOT of fun to pilot. Lots of choices.

Sleepysherlock on Saskia Fun-Fected Super Summer BLAST (Big n' WIDE)

5 months ago

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Gilver on Tetsuo Rageblade

7 months ago

haydensmith423 Looks nice!

I would cut Bloodthirster. It doesn't untap Tetsuo and is a wasted slot for 6 mana imo. You already have enough extra combat cards. Jin-Gitaxias, Progress Tyrant is also too expensive, yes the payoff is great but you would be better off to run something like Propaganda for more protection from go-wide decks, after all, you are not running lots of creatures and are going to be open for attackers. I am also not sure about Kaldra Compleat, sounds good on paper but has an high equipment cost and 7 CMC. You could slot in Blackblade Reforged, which can make him real strong.

Chandra's Ignition is a must-have card, can finish off opponnents when tetsuo has infect or you can end up gaining lots of life if he has lifelink.

Also have a look at Kediss, Emberclaw Familiar. Why not hurt the whole table if you are at it?

Another crucial card you are missing in this deck is Hammer of Nazahn. Not only does tetsuo gain indestructibe, but you ignore equipment costs. It is a huuuge advantage.

You can also go infinite with Sword of Hearth and Home if you have Akki Battle Squad out, it is a great equipment and one of the cheaper "Sword of X and Y" cards.

Inevitable Betrayal is also one of those suspend casts which you can cast for "free". It is a fun card so definitely include it if you find the space. Imagine stealing a Blightsteel Colossus from someone or an Eldrazi.

I am also not sure if Sword of Truth and Justice is a good idea to run in this deck. The card gives you protection from red, which makes it unable to be equiped with cards like Embercleave. The payoff is decent, can make tetsuo pretty beefy in the long run.

Finally, Jhoira, Ageless Innovator and Pact Weapon are nice to haves in this deck. Cheat out equipment and cheat death. Also maybe cut Solemn Simulacrum and slot in Sword of the Animist. You are playing an equipment deck so why not go for an equipment for ramp instead.

You can check out my list if you feel like it, would appreciate your opinion! I went for cheap equipments and try to win through commander damage and/or infect. Not really that much different from your list. If you have questions, feel free to hit me up :D.

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/tatami-gaeshi/

lhetrick13 on Territorial

10 months ago

Wirmy - I had to check out your dino deck after you liked mine. I see a lot of similarities between this deck and mine with the use of Otepec Huntmaster and Marauding Raptor to lower the mana curve of the bigger dinos. The 8 cards I am surprised to see are Windswept Heath and Embercleave. I am guess you do not own a copy of Wooded Foothills or you would be running four copies of that instead of Windswept Heath. For Embercleave, do not get me wrong, I love this card but you usually see if in decks where you can capitalize on its ability to come in cheap by attacking with lots of smaller creatures constantly such as goblins who will always have the numbers and could use the power increase.

Personally, I dropped Otepec Huntmaster from my deck as its toughness of 2 makes it so there is not much synergy with Marauding Raptor since the raptor kills the huntmaster if it comes out first. The ability to grant Haste is pretty sweet but to many games where I had to sit on casting him due to Marauding Raptor. Kinjalli's Caller fit in this role better for me but I am running .

Happy Brewing!

Optimator on Toki-Doki

10 months ago

Worried about too many colorless lands. Embercleave seems like a no-brainer though

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