Grafted Exoskeleton


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Uncommon

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Grafted Exoskeleton

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has infect. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to player in the form of poison counters.)

Whenever Grafted Exoskeleton becomes unattached from a permanent, sacrifice that permanent.


Grafted Exoskeleton Discussion

Vimozahr on Atraxa Infect

1 week ago

Hi firesparker, Infect is more difficult in Multiplayer Games. I played a Atraxa Build with Infect for 2 Mounths. Your biggest Problem are your Opponents and there know what you play.

I try to give your my suggestion.

Play more Creatures for Utility like Odric, Lunarch Marshal / Shalai, Voice of Plenty maybe its help when he enable flying/hexproof each other Creature and you.

Craterhoof Behemoth Value Finisher if you had this Budget.

Grafted Exoskeleton also good, but expensive (CMC)

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Must have.

Spike Weaver & Teferi's Protection good for your Protection.

Mostly important is your Manabase and Mana-Rocks.

You will play fast as possible. Cut Lands that enters tapped.

Use Rocks like Fellwar Stone , Arcane Signet also Creatures like Birds of Paradise , or Utopia Sprawl

Play Atraxa just you can protect her. Abuse her Lifelink every Combat and cut Cards like Fog ...

Your opponents do not want to attack you if Atraxa is online -> Deathtouch.

Cards like Spark Double or Altered Ego can be very good. Copy Atraxa for Poliferate or an Infect Creature.

You need Zendikar Resurgent ? I think no, also replace it with Mirari's Wake but its better to take more Ramp with Rocks.

Maybe you need more Carddraw, Topdeck-Control:

Brainstorm > Ponder

Consecrated Sphinx

Phyrexian Arena

Rhystic Study

Sensei's Divining Top

Sylvan Library


Mirri's Guile

If you build more around +1/+1 Counters with Master Biomancer -> Herald of Secret Streams

BUT, i think your Build is also good with more focus on poliferate.

Greez Vimozahr

Joe_Ken_ on Mirri, the underrated voltron commander HELP

2 weeks ago

Wait saw you already had the hammer. Maybe Nim Deathmantle could be a good card to add since it will give your commander some ability to stick around. Grafted Exoskeleton could be something to go for if you don’t mind adding the infect damage.

Kozelek on Marrow-Gnawer in Teenage Mutant Ninja Rats

1 month ago

Grafted Exoskeleton on your pestilence rats is an insta kill if unblocked with a Rogue's Passage or Whispersilk Cloak

Kozelek on EDH “auto adds”?

1 month ago

So I’ve been making a list of must haves in 90% of casual commander decks, mana rocks, support artifacts and lands. I’m not talking situational cards or color specific cards but colorless and lands that you put in almost every commander deck you build regardless if it’s mono or multi color, combo, aggro or control.

Let’s start the list with must have mana rocks

Sol Ring Thought Vessel Vessel of Endless Rest Firemind Vessel Thran Dynamo Gilded Lotus

Then you get into optional expensive mana rocks like

Mana Vault Mox Opal Chrome Mox Mox Diamond Mana Crypt Grim Monolith

Then there are support artifacts like

Skullclamp Lightning Greaves Whispersilk Cloak

And optional support like

Grafted Exoskeleton Sensei's Divining Top

And there is one creature that almost makes the cut


And we will wrap it up with lands

Command Tower Cascading Cataracts Forge of Heroes Opal Palace Reliquary Tower Temple of the False God Tower of the Magistrate

So the first 6 mana rocks are auto adds then the second 6 are if you have them/the money to get them, this list does not include signets or talismans. Now I have had people argue Worn Powerstone but I feel it is a lesser form of Hedron Matrix that also didn’t make the cut imho.

The first 3 support artifacts are auto adds the second 2 depending on meta and budget.

As for lands they speak for themselves except the last one you might be thinking why? Lightning Greaves / Whispersilk Cloak , Cranial Plating , all the swords.... need I go on? I’ve also had people argue for Isolated Watchtower but as many commander deck run less than 50% basic lands that’s like 90% of the time will be just scrying 1 and there are better ways to scry 1. I thought about Rogue's Passage but there are combo/control decks that never attack (same reason Maze of Ith is not on the list)

So what are your “auto adds” when you start a commander deck and why?

apex457 on D's - Commander Nekusar

2 months ago

No infect cards like Phyresis , Glistening Oil , or Grafted Exoskeleton ? They make nekusar and 2 wheels a deathblow to the entire table

Demarge on

2 months ago

Grafted Exoskeleton , when combined with literally any other equipment to give balan doublestrike it is a one shot to one opponent.. some man lands like Inkmoth Nexus is also pretty decent in equipment commanders as it's yet another body in your mana base that can have sword grippers.

Now if you're looking for slightly more taxing effects Aven Mindcensor is pretty go to as it's nearly impossible for a commander player to not want to search their library for something at some point. Mother of Runes and Giver of Runes also both help protect your creatures pretty well.

Now you are running Stoneforge Mystic , it's almost injustice to not run Batterskull alongside it, the strongest living weapon is also a rather nice creature to equip when you have to. Umezawa's Jitte is also rather powerful as you can control the board pretty well with the removal effect, the pump is powerful on a doublestriker, balan especially can snowball with it, first double it gets 4 charges (that can be proliferated) and then the next turn you can pump him for +8/+8 and just kill an opponent with commander dmg.

now much tired, but I just have to recommend my favorite double striker Mirran Crusader , naturally has protection from most common removal and biggest bodies that could normally block, has double strike, much fun.

bushido_man96 on Greven, Hateful Captain

2 months ago

Dauthi Embrace provides another nice bit of evasion, perhaps better than Unspeakable Symbol . Or Grafted Exoskeleton for more infect options.

I like it!

FadingReality on Mister Cellophane [Volrath Counter-tron]

2 months ago

Grafted Exoskeleton and/or Glistening Oil ? You could cut a weak infect creature like Flensermite . In essence you aren't loosing an infect slot, but you are gaining the ability give anything infect and oil is also recurrable. They also enable you to swing for much more infect damage than you otherwise might be able to. Also if you combine oil with endling, vorapede, strangleroot geist, or something else with undying then they will keep returning too the battlefield over and over again.

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Grafted Exoskeleton occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Golgari: 0.08%