Legendary Artifact — Equipment


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.


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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Embercleave Discussion

DadHumanPraetor on Knight Deck (incomplete)

1 week ago

Knight Exemplar Kinsbaile Cavalier Student of Warfare are the staple cards for monowhite knights. Since you are playing casual (kitchen table I assume) you can include 3 Terrain Generator instead of the Knight of the White Orchid because when youre on the draw orchid doesnt always do anything plus you can slot a better knight.
Worthy Knight makes tokens, but they arent knights so they dont get anthem effects from knight lords so they arent very useful unless you maybe run Heraldic Banner instead of the The Circle of Loyalty or better yet just go Boros (red and white) and include Skynight Vanguard and use the tokens to help reduce the cost of an Embercleave. Boros also means Inspiring Veteran Fervent Champion and Tournament Grounds and Clifftop Retreat to smooth out the mana for the 2w and 2r spells. Path to Exile would be the mot efficient removal but if its a budget deck go ahead and throw in a couple Conclave Tribunal which would also give your tokens something to do. Id cut circle of loyalty. Its a good card in commander but its really slow for other formats.

Struyk on Standard Boros Aggro.

1 week ago

I dropped 4x Hero of the Nyxborn for 2x Luminous Broodmoth and 2x Bonecrusher Giant and it's going way better :)

light5 on Knight Hammer

2 weeks ago

This deck is awesome.

But how about adding some Trample in your deck with Embercleave and Shadowspear?

In addition, why not adding Mirror Shield or Wings of Hubris in sideboard?

Also, I feel like this deck is absolutely not meant to be an aggro deck since the cost of equipment + creatures + enchantments to allow getting off with the deck can be quite high and can be actually easy preys for board wipe cards like Shatter the Sky. So I would take out some cards like Crashing Drawbridge since giving haste is not primordial for your deck in my opinion (or can be in certain condition). Instead, I can suggest you 2 alternatives to it: Smitten Swordmaster for putting pressure , or Unbreakable Formation for survivability (only if you feel that taking out some knights may not negatively affect your overall plan, but hey a wall stays a wal, right?).

I wish I could try this out on arena, but you know; "WILDCARDS".

Good luck with this deck ;)

TypicalTimmy on Neliv, Master Blacksmith

3 weeks ago

Epicurus, yes I was talking about EDH. And absolutely Puresteel Paladin would be in the deck, as would other powerful cards such as Brass Squire, Auriok Steelshaper, Stoneforge Mystic and others.

By being in Boros, it gives you access to Sunforger and Embercleave as well, not to mention Hellkite Tyrant. Slap some Lightning Greaves on him and win.

Blue is one of, if not the, strongest color for artifacts. The old school "artifacts matter" colors were Esper but there has been a push in recent years to go Izzet.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of blue. Absolutely nothing wrong with the color, it's just not my play style. I love to go big and attack. Now, Boros doesn't go big but it does go wide. Boros also loves some nasty combat tricks.

Telling me to "make this guy better than (Puresteel)" isn't really a valid point, because if I did and made equip costs users would be in here telling me how broken and shit it is. If you want to make something better than Puresteel, slap Legendary on Puresteel and call it a day.

The truth is, no card is perfect. No card is truly balanced. There is always improvements to be made. No one player is always going to be happy with whatever is presented.

Just because you don't like it means absolutely nothing.

Besides, we already have something "better" anyway - Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale. So if anything, you need to compare my card to her, not Puresteel.

EDIT: Sorry if it came off rude and aggressive. I'm really tired and, after re-reading it I recognize that the tone is a bit more stern then I wanted. I'm not trying to be mean - I'm just lacking filters right now.

plushpenguin on Xenagos: Party in a Can

3 weeks ago

I'm still surprised that people run blightsteel when these days Godo, Bandit Warlord - Embercleave exists. It literally one-shots players through their blockers and costs half the mana. I literally warped my deck around getting it as consistently as possible because the upside is too high in exchange for the downside of possibly drawing both pieces in a single game.

I've had games where I can race decently fast combo players by sending his one turn's double attack for 48 damage. Turn 4 too.

Chompythebeast on Queen Marchesa

3 weeks ago

Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are must-runs in black, but maybe belong on your "Sideboard" for now. Diabolic Intent is also super good with tokens and might be cheap enough to run outright. Enlightened Tutor has enough targets in your deck also.

Other general bombs: Catastrophe (an incredible wipe in general, often slept upon), Axis of Mortality (wtf why does nobody run this, you should exercise your queenly authority and tell people that their life total now belongs to the crown), Solemn Simulacrum (ramp in non-green, though sadly in the same slot as your gen at 4 mana), Vedalken Orrery (surprise! always good), Exquisite Blood (biiiig time lifegain, can be a ridiculous difference maker)

Nobles: Falkenrath Aristocrat, King Macar, the Gold-Cursed, Torbran, Thane of Red Fell. I dunno though. At least the Aristocrat is a hawt mamma.

Tokens: Anger, Filth (combos huge with anyone playing Urborg, or even just any black deck), Archetype of Aggression (Trample combos really well with Deathtouch, since you only need to deal one damage to the creature to be lethal and the rest of the damage tramples over), Archetype of Finality, Street Riot, Berserkers' Onslaught, Rage Reflection, Brave the Sands (Vigilance also combos really well First Strike + Death Touch, as does being able to block multiple creatures—basically a wall effect like Norn's Annex), Eldrazi Monument (very cool with token generation), Goblin War Drums, Intimidation, Mirror Entity, Nahiri, Storm of Stone (cutie Nahiri!), Radiant Destiny, Silverwing Squadron (token time), Grenzo, Havoc Raiser (Goads, pretty damn good card, seems popular in Marchesa decks), Skullclamp (big time card draw for your 1/1 tokens), Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs (another wall/token generator), Anointed Procession (double tokens!)

Other Royal Shit: Dreadhorde Invasion (creates Armies (fun flavor), tokens, Lifelink potential), Mobilized District (makes Citizen land, big flavor), Giant Killer (removal + Peasant + taps), Sengir Autocrat (SERFS!!), Righteous War (wild flavor, pretty solid evasion, gives your general Protection from Black AND White, could actually be a huge sleeper card), Stronghold Assassin (also an Assassin, obviously)

Powerful Women & Bad Bitches: Imposing Sovereign (also a Noble), Linden, the Steadfast Queen (also a noble), Agent of Masks (also an Advisor + "Aristocrats" staple), Diaochan, Artful Beauty (also an Advisor, could be neat with Hexproof lol), Masako the Humorless (also an Advisor, also fucking savage holy shit look at her), Orzhov Advokist (I know you've got it in the Maybelist, but it's so on-theme and it may or may not be better than Norn's Annex), Teysa Karlov (also an Advisor, great for tokens, you already have her other baller version), Etali, Primal Storm (I dunno, Elder, he's good), Zetalpa, Primal Dawn (same as before, also she's probably female so yeah), Massacre Girl (also an Assassin), Avatar of Woe, Silent Assassin (also a sexy Assassin), Thorn of the Black Rose (also an Assassin, themey, weak though, I suppose), Adriana, Captain of the Guard (wild with wide/tokens), angelic field marshall, Dark Impostor (also an Assassin), Danitha Capashen, Paragon, Stoneforge Mystic (big time with equipments, seriously some formats have called for her to be banned she's such a bad girl) Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Twilight Prophet (woah)

Tax/Bones: Kambal, Consul of Allocation (seriously amazing, most Marchesa decks run it, also an Advisor), Sheoldred, Whispering One, Urabrask the Hidden, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Pontiff of Blight (biiig beef, Marchesa controls the church), Wound Reflection (serious finisher, should really consider), Dictate of Erebos, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Fate Unraveler, Ankh of Mishra, Polluted Bonds (Ankh of Mishra on steroids, actually pretty broken card overall, probably should strongly consider it)

Multiplayer Shenanigans: Scandalmonger, Warmonger, and Wishmonger (wild times, probably too wild but they can be game finishers in weird ways); Varchild's War-Riders, Assault Suit, Goblin Assassin (also an Assassin), Embereth Skyblazer

Auras/Equipment: Kusari-Gama (super savage with Deathtouch), Helm of the Host (big theme on the flavor text, also a great card in general), Tenza, Godo's Maul, Angelic Destiny, Argentum Armor, Battle Mastery, Blackblade Reforged (a gen-equiping classic), Blessing of Leeches (Instant-speed free regeneration? This is another sleeper card, and it even has an amazing feminie art), Shadowspear, Colossus Hammer (kinda amazing with your gen), Embercleave, Whispersilk Cloak (you know Marches owns one of these), Fireshrieker (beefer)

Klancik on Winota's Waging Weenies

3 weeks ago

Like_a_boss what if instead of having godo grab helm he could get Embercleave instead for more damage. It would have a more immediate effect than waiting a turn cycle.

DadHumanPraetor on First deck, feedback please

1 month ago

Oh and Embercleave, its kinda pricey compared to the other cards in the build but is a powerhouse that closes games a LOT

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