Flickering Ward

Flickering Ward

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

As Flickering Ward enters the battlefield, choose a color.

Enchanted creature has protection from the chosen color. This effect doesn't remove Flickering Ward.

(White): Return Flickering Ward to its owner's hand.

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Flickering Ward Discussion

Vessiliana on Kynaios and Tiro's Enchanted Realm

3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words, Peoyogon! I have indeed spent a great deal of time and love on this deck in particular.

I've run Flickering Ward in other Enchantress decks I've had, but for the Kings, well, I usually don't need it in order to go off. The Kings themselves will usually get me going a little, and in this deck, going big is the key. Spending 30+ mana in a turn, etc.

But in a more combat-focused build, I think it might be better.

Peoyogon on Kynaios and Tiro's Enchanted Realm

3 weeks ago

The amount of love you put into building and crafting this deck is apparent and beautiful :)

I'm sure you have already considered it but Flickering Ward is a really cool little piece. My partner plays an enchantment deck and I've seen her come back from certain death several times using only a single enchantress effect, a handful of white mana, and a Flickering Ward in play! Do you think it would be worth a slot here in your deck? I'm curious to see if you've tried it out in the past.

AstroAA on [EDH][Primer] Sythis Enchantress Prison

1 month ago

H-E-N-R-Y I appreciate the comment, although I don't know what you mean by missing protection. As well, the deck does have a defined direction - stax'ing out the opponent and preventing them from playing Magic while still working on assembling our own win-con.

I do admit, I don't run a large amount of direct permanent-based protection. All I really run is:

However, I do run more spell based protection, namely being:

However, I also do run pieces that counter ETB abilities, which is what has been primarily used against me, (things like Acidic Slime and Reclamation Sage).

I know in your version of Sythis you run a lot more aura spells. I'll be honest, I just don't like aura spells. I don't particularly have a good reason beyond that.

Apollo_Paladin on Intense Aura Beatdown (with Infinite Defense!)

2 months ago

@ vossavant

I ran into a deck which sounds similar to the one you described being a stalemate in your post way back when against this build.

I occurred to me that I can use Flickering Ward on your Ajani and give him Protection from White, and then you can't use your biggest targets for lifegain at all. I also Sideboard Solemnity since there's a TON of +1/+1 counter builds, and also Sagas which are useless while it's in play. Might be food for thought in strengthening your own build -- those were my workarounds when I went against a mass lifegain deck.

ghostfire86 on Enchant and Draw

2 months ago

Working on the card draw and acquisition:

Sram, Senior Edificer

Kor Spiritdancer

Argothian Enchantress

Season of Growth

Setessan Champion

Armored Skyhunter

Siona, Captain of the Pyleas

End game requires consideration of going going long or wide:

If wide, switch commander to Siona, Captain of the Pyleas and include cards like Shielded by Faith, Gift of Immortality, Flickering Ward, Spirit Loop, Rancor, Fortitude, Whip Silk,Auratog, Thaumatog.

If long, add better protection enchantments. Suggestions include, Holy Mantle, Alseid of Life's Bounty, Spirit Mantle, Gift of Immortality, Umbra Mystic, Unquestioned Authority, Spectra Ward.

Siona would be my push because she adds combo lethality. Sythis is just a great 99 imo.

Shouldn’t forget, All That Glitters, Shield of the Oversoul, Gryff's Boon, Helm of the Gods, and Ancestral Mask

SaberTech on Yes, Uril can...

4 months ago

Seeing this deck takes me back. Uril was the second Commander deck I ever built.

Have you considered running Flickering Ward ? You wouldn't really want to put it on Uril unless you are naming Blue or Black because if you name the color of some of your other auras then they will fall off due to the protection effect, but it can help protect your other utility creatures and gives you a way to repeatedly trigger your enchantress creature effects.

Reyav, Master Smith and Koll, the Forgemaster are some newer creatures that also give some useful effects to aura voltron strategies. An alternative to Reyav that isn't as vulnerable to wrath effects is Duelist's Heritage , which can also be a political tool that lets you give an opponent's creature that is attacking another opponent double strike.

Polaris on card:Flickering Ward interactions

6 months ago

The stack doesn't matter much in this instance, partly since none of the cards involved have flash and partly because auras being removed because of protection is a state-based action (which doesn't use the stack and in fact happens before players can take actions). Once the Ward enters the battlefield, any auras of the color it gives protection from immediately get unattached from that creature and put into the graveyard.

You can't respond to one Flickering Ward with another, though if you have the mana up you can pay to retrieve your Flickering Ward before the opponent's gives your creature pro white and sends your Ward to the graveyard. Once the opponent's Ward resolves, however, it's too late. You have to activate the ability in response to them casting their Ward.

Neotrup on card:Flickering Ward interactions

6 months ago

The relevant ability of Flickering Ward is:

Enchanted creature has protection from the chosen color. This effect doesn't remove Flickering Ward.

When a card uses it's own name, it means "this object." So the effect only prevents itself from falling off.

So yes, your opponent's Flickering Ward will remove yours.

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