Ephemeral Shields

Ephemeral Shields

Instant

Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)

Target creature gains indestructible until end of turn (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Ephemeral Shields Discussion

rumpy on

1 year ago

Hey there, you've got a pretty good thing going on here, especially for a first deck. A lot more cohesive than my first EDH attempt many moons ago, which was a horrible mishmash of netdeck and "super secret tech" that in fact did not work as intended. Your secret sauce of mild pillow fort actually makes sense!

That said, here are a few pointers that should help you smooth out some rough edges:

  • You should run all seven one-drop instant speed cantrips. They're just good, no matter your specific Feather game plan. You're missing Heal and Panic. They don't get you an instant card, but they're still good.
  • Dowsing Dagger  Flip is really good ramp that flips quite easily because Feather has wings, and you can make use of the big mana shot with your red-centric pump quite easily.
  • I agree that Scroll of the Masters is very nice for ending people with voltron damage, I ran it until taking it out recently to focus more on the whole storming out angle. This is a bit of a sad truth, but decks tend to work better when you zoom in on an particular angle of attack. In your case, keep an eye on how the cast payoffs work. You run quite few rocks, so you won't have obscene mana to keep a crazy number of spells in constant circulation. The token guys are still gonna be good for gumming, but the various Guttersnipe variants might end up lacking. I expect Aetherflux Reservoir in particular to do little for you.
  • Some voltron stuff I always thought could be good is O-Naginata and Leering Emblem.
  • Emerge Unscathed does nothing for you as you don't care about its rebound. You should have enough repeatable protection stuff to not care about Deflecting Swat. Sheltering Light is nice as it's a form of protection while scrying for 1 mana. Faith's Shield is like a second Apostle's Blessing in that it can also protect a non-creature in a pinch. Not sure how vital that will be for you. My personal protection suite is the one-drop insta-flickers (Cloudshift, Ephemerate), two-drop EOT-flickers (Liberate, Long Road Home, Otherworldly Journey), a few colour protection options (Gods Willing, Apostle's Blessing, Faith's Shield, Shelter) and a bit of indestructibility (Ajani's Presence, Ephemeral Shields, Sheltering Light).

king-saproling on Plains & Mountains Destroyer

1 year ago

Hey Alvatariano. Wow it's been a while since I've seen a 60 card deck haha. I'm assuming the list is cards you already own, in which case it looks like a decent start. You have a lot going on here though and I think the deck would flow better if you focus on one particular strategy.

For example, you could do a dedicated aura strategy: Thran Golem, Brilliant Halo, Tragic Poet, Dawn Evangel, Tethmos High Priest, Squee's Embrace, Mesa Enchantress, Chained to the Rocks, Prophetic Flamespeaker, Hero of Iroas, Akroan Crusader, Phalanx Leader.

Or spellslinger style: Blaze Commando, Rile, Feather, the Redeemed, Reckless Rage, Zada, Hedron Grinder, Launch the Fleet, Guttersnipe, Twinflame, Ephemeral Shields, Fists of Flame, Charmbreaker Devils.

I buy single cards on tcgplayer.com since they're usually cheapest there. I've found you get more bang for your buck when buying singles rather than booster packs (even though packs are fun to open haha). For example you could get all of the cards mentioned above for about $7.

king-saproling on Feather's Boros Damage Delivery Service

1 year ago

This is great for a first EDH. You might like these: Launch the Fleet (seems fun with Zada and Aurelia), Seize the Day , Ephemeral Shields , Twinflame , Heat Shimmer , Ghired's Belligerence , Volcanic Wind , Impact Resonance , Magnetic Theft (cheap way to re-equip Sunforger), Gideon's Sacrifice (combos with Arcbond + a spell that gives indestructible for infinite damage), Martyrdom , Kor Chant

ursamaul on [Primer] Feather EDH: Heaven's Fury

1 year ago

Have you considered Phalanx Leader it's a power house in my feather deck if left unchecked.

I also really like having Crowd's Favor and Ephemeral Shields go get free cast triggers.

Also Fiery Gambit is always a fun card to cast every turn.

ghostssss on you and me and the end of the fucking world!!!

3 years ago

kykolo Ephemeral Shields is neat as hell. Part of why I like having Sheltering Light there is that it lets me scry 1, which is a nice thing to have handy. Voice of Resurgence runs like $12 a pop on tcg, but I'm moving in June so I doubt I'm buying any new cards til then. But yeah, I'm subbing out Watchwolf for it as soon as I can.

kykolo on you and me and the end of the fucking world!!!

3 years ago

ghostssssSee why i told you to play it, it's like one of the best card for your deck. I will also add that Ephemeral Shields would be better than Sheltering Light since you can cast for zero mana with convoke. I would also look at Not Forgotten for recycling your card and Dawn cause it's a wipe that can also bring back your graveyard to your hand.

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

3 years ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

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