Embereth Shieldbreaker

Embereth Shieldbreaker

Creature — Human Knight

(You may cast Embereth Shieldbreaker from exile if you sent it on an adventure.)

Battle Display

Sorcery — Adventure

Destroy target artifact.

(You may cast Battle Display for from anywhere that you have the permission to cast this, then exile it on an adventure instead of putting it into your graveyard. When you have not chosen to cast Battle Display, this card is treated only as Embereth Sheildbreaker in whatever zone it is in.)

(Example scenarios for Battle Display: You may cast this off of Melek, Izzet Paragon. You may not target this with Snapcaster Mage. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben increases the cost of this. Electrodominance requires X=1. If your opponent owns this and you cast it, you may cast their Embereth Shieldbreaker from exile. You can cast this from a cascade spell if the spell has a cost greater than Embereth Shieldbreaker's cost.)

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Embereth Shieldbreaker Discussion

Epicurus on Syr Haakon's Big Sister

2 months ago

smack80 Thank you!

First off, you're absolutely right about The Circle of Loyalty . I keep trying to convince myself that it is worth having in there. So that's one cut to fit in something you're suggesting.

As for getting Haakon into the yard, between the discard support, self mill, and Buried Alive and Entomb , I rarely have trouble getting him there. However, I didn't know Call the Bloodline existed, and will definitely find one to put in here. So there's my swap - Call in, Circle out.

As for the rest of your suggestions, the biggest problem is figuring out what to cut. There's definitely some lackluster Knights on the list, but they all share one important quality: low CMC. My biggest problem is mana curve. If I don't get a good mix from the beginning, it turns into a midrange deck without an adequate amount of disruption. In other words, not so good. As a result, it would seem like a no-brainer to replace Embereth Shieldbreaker with Mirror Entity , for example, but that one more mana in the cost might exasperate the problem. As it already is, pretty much all of the Knights that make the deck sing are 3 CMC. I have found that I rely heavily on the little guys in the early game, and don't really want to lose them.

Likewise, I don't know how to fit the tribal spells in here. I've been trying to figure that out for a long time, and can't decide which category to choose from to make room for them. There's a pretty solid balance of:

And the little space left over after all of that is taken up by a handful of ramp, and a little bit of artifact recursion. So what do I cut?

TheVectornaut on red and black

5 months ago

I second the idea of cutting down to just 60 cards in 2 colors. Then, I'd try to identify the main gameplan you like to follow when playing the deck. That will inform any cuts, additions, and other revisions you make down the line.

The first archetype that jumps out at me is definitely knights. They are often Mardu () these days, but just Rakdos () should work just fine for casual play. You already have Belle of the Brawl , Barrow Witches , Charity Extractor , Embereth Paladin . Locthwain Paladin , Garna, the Bloodflame , Ogre Errant , Raging Redcap , and Tentative Connection which can definitely fit such a style. Most of the lower cost creatures and spells wouldn't be that bad either. I'll list some cards from the modern card pool under $5 that I think could be strong additions to such a deck.
Ashenmoor Liege , Bloodcrazed Paladin , Cavalier of Flame , Cavalier of Night , Champion of Dusk , Elite Headhunter , Embereth Shieldbreaker , Foulmire Knight , Hanweir Lancer , Hero of Oxid Ridge , Knight of the Ebon Legion , Kulrath Knight , Midnight Reaper , Murderous Rider , Olivia, Mobilized for War , Stormfist Crusader , and Weaselback Redcap are all knight creatures with various effects, costs, and price points that I see as playable. For more general knight synergy, Blacklance Paragon , Fervent Champion , Joust , Sigiled Sword of Valeron , Tournament Grounds , and my favorite, Smitten Swordmaster are options too. Toss in some solid removal like Lightning Bolt , Terminate , or Bedevil and you have the recipe for a strong tribal aggro deck.

The other major archetype I see being possible here is some sort of angel/dragon/demon big stuff deck. The problem is that such a deck is likely to be much slower, making it tougher to keep up in 1v1 games. Plus, a lot of those cards are legendary, so they tend to come with a hefty real-world price tag. Still, I've seen Kaalia of the Vast do some very scary stuff in casual. Such a deck would support your larger creatures as well as spells like Cauldron Dance and Victimize .

poulpezze on Syr Gwyn, Haakon's hero

9 months ago

Creatures that make the cut is the toughest choice in this deck. At first I used to run few more knights before I realized the deck has to be less linear and more proactive to achieve wins. So came sunforger package. Because of that I had to get rid of the less impactful creatures. Right now, in my opinion there are two mechanics that need improvement, access to double strike (we only have embercleave) for better sword profits and ability to tuck instants back into library for sunforger recursion. While Mirran Crusader seems to be the best option to compensate for lack for double strike access, there are few problems with it.

  1. Most removal pieces are Red and White in pods I play, while he has Golgari protection
  2. It is harder to use him as a quick finisher in late game. It is way easier to go for infect kill with, Haakon, Stromgald Scourge + Phyrexian Crusader or use haste + almost free equipments with Fervent Champion to finish an opponent.

If Mirran Crusader had haste I would without a doubt auto include it here. Maybe i need to run Anger in this deck as well, but I don't want to draw graveyard hate on myself.

Right now I'm attempting to solve instant recursion issue with Reito Lantern in place of Embereth Shieldbreaker since it would allow me to recur spot removal spells. It also can tuck opponent wincons laying in their graveyard.

Azeworai on Izzet Prowess?

10 months ago

Frosto - I am fond of the OX, yet I have found the mill variants to be a little less popular in recent weeks.

I have tested with Infuriate, though I had wished for the deck to have a stronger late game, thus it is eclipsed by Brazen Borrower and others of that ilk.

As with Embereth Shieldbreaker, I need instant-speed artifact removal. Embercleave and The Great Henge each must be moved immediately, and Shieldbreaker cannot do so.

I shall try out Ox of Agonas, and thank you very much for the comment.

Frosto on Izzet Prowess?

10 months ago

NoOx of Agonas in the sideboard?Infuriatecould be decent.Embereth Shieldbreakeris also decent.

Femme_Fatale on Alternate Art for Embereth Shieldbreaker

1 year ago

Please check the card first before uploading an altar. It's already in the site. Embereth Shieldbreaker. You can check the site updates forum for the thread on how to link to artwork variations.

mattrudes on Alternate Art for Embereth Shieldbreaker

1 year ago

Thanks for the response! The Embereth Shieldbreaker you linked does not have the showcase art I am looking for; when I tried to manually search for and add the card to my decklist, the pull down menu to choose styles did not have the number code for the showcase frame, just the normal style. The showcase isn't even on Gatherer, that I can find. Here's a link to a google image search


As for my initial difficulty with the site, I would only suggest maybe a section or link in the FAQ that describes editing decks in detail. I would see references to the "edit" button in how-to's and various threads, but for whatever reason I wasn't seeing "edit" or "Sync with Inventoory" until I stumbled on the /update thing. Regardless, I'm very glad I figured it out!

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