Gauntlet of Power

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

Gauntlet of Power


As Gauntlet of Power enters the battlefield, choose a colour.

Creatures of the chosen color get +1/+1.

Whenever a basic land is tapped for mana of the chosen colour, its controller adds an additional one mana of that colour.

Serriten on Maleficent’s Hoard

1 week ago

Inferno wants lots of color ramp so you can slam it down and activate its ability to do a quick 20. Treasure generation, Caged Sun, Glittering Stockpile, Extraplanar Lens, Gauntlet of Power, even Chaos Moon

Profet93 on Visions of Erebos

3 months ago

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse - Offsets commander lifeloss, great against blue/draw decks. Deathtouch is nice. Synergy with Peer into the Abyss (which also goes well with underworld dreams).

MAYBE Heartstone? - I'm unsure if this works with your commander only if he's a creature or even if he's just an enchantment.

Cabal Coffers - Ramp. Cabal Stronghold is more budget.

Deserted Temple - Untap coffers + politics

MAYBE Rings of Brighthearth - Copy commander ability without paying life. Also Coffers + Deserted temple + rings = . Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - Makes you need less swamps but is not budget (or needed, but helpful).

Imp's Mischief - "Counter" counterspells while redirecting targeted removal, extra turns and draw.

Necropotence - Draw

I am unsure what your wincon is, beatdown? You lose a lot of life with your commander's ability. Perhaps a The Meathook Massacre could help as a wipe + lifegain effect?

Diabolic Tutor/Beseech the Queen/Beseech the Mirror. Tutors are black's biggest strength, utilize it for consistency.

Alhammarret's Archive - Extra draw

Black's 3rd biggest strength is massive mana. Aside from coffers, Crypt Ghast, Nirkana Revenant, Caged Sun, Gauntlet of Power

Once you determine your wincon, you can start to mold the deck to achieving that goal.

EDIT: Removed the non-budget options

TijuanaBachelorParty on Date Night with Phage

4 months ago

Profet93 specifically Gauntlet of Power with opposing basic swamps as my meta has many folks running mostly basics. And from what I understand, would means basics other than swamps also would get the added doubling if tapped for black mana with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth out. I believe I am understanding that correctly?

TijuanaBachelorParty on Date Night with Phage

4 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions capwner. Tutors are always helpful and of the two, Increasing Ambition could be a good fit since the 5 drop slot is slim and could be a great outlet for mana.

As for the omission of Gauntlet of Power, the idea is keeping mana doubling to my side of the battlefield and since going wide is not a part of the strategy, it is often more harmful than helpful. Extraplanar Lens on the other hand is closer to an include, though with as many non-swamp lands as the deck I have not given it a try yet.

capwner on Date Night with Phage

4 months ago

Very sweet and well put together list. Absolutely love it. Only thing I could think of is maybe running more tutors, such as Grim Tutor, and I personally am a fan of Increasing Ambition especially when on swamp synergy. Speaking of which I'm guessing you're aware of Extraplanar Lens and Gauntlet of Power and have specific reasons for avoiding these... Very cool deck +1

ASalesman on Unesh, Ultimate Guide (Tribal)

9 months ago

New Unesh Card Printed in Wilds of Eldraine

Virtue of Knowledge to replace Gauntlet of Power. Pros of virtue of knowledge:

  • 2nd copy of Panharmonicon
  • Same CMC as Gauntlet of power, but has a devotion to blue. It benefits from Defiler of Dreams & Sapphire Medallion.
  • The effects are 1-sided. They only benefit you, not your opponents.
  • Still Combos with Palinchron.
  • Adventure modality. Can be used to copy fetch ability early game. Can be used as a one time mana stimulus with Frantic Search, Snap, Palinchron. This is modality not even Panharmonicon has.
  • Triggers when ANY permanent enters the battlefield, not simply creatures and artifacts. This deck doesn't make great use of this text, but it could more so in the future maybe. Mystic Sanctuary is the only additional card that benefits in this deck right now.
  • Pitchable to cards like Force of Will.

Notable Cons:

ASalesman on Unesh, Ultimate Guide (Tribal)

9 months ago

GHoag I think it is wise to go with Gauntlet of Power over Reflections of Littjara. More so I think it is even better to choose newly printed Virtue of Knowledge in this slot.

Here is a bit of a rambling explanation of all the reasons: The key thing turning me off from Reflections is that you have to name a creature type when it ETB's. Mostly you want to pick Sphinxes, so most of the time you don't benefit by having infinite Palinchrons. Virtue of Knowledge doesn't have that requirement for the same CMC, and also it combos with Palinchron. Also, there is the adventure cost on the card. I think it is easy to call this cute but I actually think it could be awesome. The adventure can copy a fetchland ability in the early game (it is cheaper to use than Wayfarer's Bauble). Using adventure mode on the card is also a cheaper way to net mana with Palinchron or even Frantic Search; although it would be single use I can imagine a situation where that might be the kicker to win the game. This is versatility that Reflections and Guantlet do not have. Although Reflections does help with beat down, beat down is not the strongest strategy in the deck, especially since a few of our sphinxes are meek changelings. The two cards are also equal on blue devotion.

Debatably this card is even better than Panharmonicon itself. The text Virtue of Knowledge allows triggers for any permanent entering the battlefield while Panharmonicon is only artifacts and creatures. This deck doesn't make use of that right now, but it could become important later on. Also Panharmonicon doesn't have another mode.

TLDR; I think the pros for Virtue of Knowledge are better or equal to Reflections of Littjara in every way except for beat down, which isn't the most important strategy for Unesh. Furthermore if I was forced to choose between Virtue of Knowledge and Panharmonicon, I might even pick Virtue. Luckily I don't have to choose right now...

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