Giver of Runes

Giver of Runes

Creature — Kor Cleric

: Another target creature you control gains protection from colourless or from the colour of your choice until end of turn.

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Giver of Runes Discussion

lilgigantopithicus on Rebel Training Grounds

1 month ago

I play a version of Rebels in legacy that tries to consistently have cards that act like training grounds. I don't know how good Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is in Modern but in legacy spell based deck run rampant. The card fits well in more creature oriented Rebels deck with less spells since it can slow your opponent down to get your clunky rebels working. Chrome Mox also speeds you up and Rebels can help make up the card loss. I also find that Rebels searching synergizes well with cards that can either protect your guys or mess with your opponent at a low mana cost. This helps you get Rebels while throwing wrenches at your opponents plan. Giver of Runes does this and can attack and Urza's Saga can help find useful artifacts for free, it acts like a temporary land too which can be nice. Basilisk Collar is nice target for Saga in Rebels cause it let's your guys kill a lot of stuff and gain life.

Abaques on Akiri's Swords

1 month ago

I'm running Akiri with Ardenn but I like what Kedis does to spread damage out!

One thing with Giver of Runes is that the protection from colorless will make all the equipment fall off so it may not work the way you want it to.

If you're worried about sacrifice, one option might be Assault Suit.

plakjekaas on Are Lands Just Too Boring?

2 months ago

I wish the effects were at least similarly powerful. It's true, it's all free value on cards that you need in your deck, but can draw too many of... But the green Assassin's Trophy knockoff and the red Forbidden Friendship knockoff are comparable on no axis.

They do make bouncelands better, but can't be fetched, not even by a Cultivate. And I agree with Omniscience_is_life that there's plenty of nonbasic land hate in the format. I love seeing people die to their greedy mana bases when I play a Primal Order.

I do fear escalation though. If too many powerful effects like these exist, the answer would be more Stifles, which would push blue ahead of other colors once again.

Giver of Runes can at least protect your creatures from Colorless, if these really run rampant in your meta.

DreadKhan on Seoul Sista!

2 months ago

You could also try Mother of Runes or Giver of Runes to protect stuff, doesn't work vs wipes but will fizzle targeted removal, and they can also offer evasion if a deck's blockers are all the same colour.

McDrizzlenuts on Taxed 2 Death

3 months ago

Hey, thanks! I'm running 4 Unsettled Mariner at the moment. I love Giver of Runes but the one drop slot is pretty full. I like having Judge's Familiar for evasion and that last additional tax haha

JacobAGrossman on Glittering Company

3 months ago

Just as I thought, things already changing up haha. The Elvish Reclaimer inclusion was for a few reasons. It could fetch Sejiri Steppe to make a creature unblockable or untargetable, grab the Lair of the Hydra for swinging for the win, or land fix in the case of Blood Moon. Now, Boseiju, Who Endures takes care of the Blood Moon slot. And, Giver of Runes becomes the new one-drop, and it can do what Sejiri Steppe did but better. The only thing missing is a direct way to get the Lair of the Hydra out, but since Rhonas the Indomitable is searchable, I should be fine

PurePwnage on Taxed 2 Death

3 months ago

Interesting DnT theme, have you considered adding Unsettled Mariner, Ranger-Captain of Eos or Giver of Runes?

CannedCanOpener on More Humans Than Nonhumans

3 months ago

I always appreciate a good creature-focused deck, and seeing your desire for creature-based board protection I was surprised to not see Mother of Runes or Giver of Runes in the deck. They're both great one-drop creatures to synergize with your commander that can provide free reactionary protection just by tapping. You might also like a card like Emiel the Blessed which can flicker another creature to protect it from targeted effects (though the mana cost is a little steep, so I'd only suggest it if you have a consistently fast ramp package).

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