Guardian Project

Guardian Project


Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, if it doesn't have the same name as another creature you control or a creature card in your graveyard, draw a card.

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Guardian Project Discussion

IHATENAMES on Minsc and the miniature GIANT SPACE HAMSTER!!!

17 hours ago

Not sure if you know this but minsc x ability allows you to pay 0 and effectively sac creatures. any sort of mob rule effect would be gr8 here.also works really well with creatures that enter with x+1+1 counters but are still 0,0s. Sequence Engine is the best I can find budget wise to do that

Some suggestions that don't exactly replace anything exactly. Champion of Lambholt for unblockable by weenies.Beast Whisperer Guardian Projector some more creature card draw from green. Whisperwood Elemental for boardwipe protection


Duelist's Heritage over Mage Slayer might be budget esc for simular effect.

Optimator on CatDog Musings

3 weeks ago

I know it's gotten more expensive but Guardian Project is pretty perfect. Could always proxy it since you have one in your elf deck. I know you wanted a real solid amount of card draw and I recommended dropping a few, so if you wanted to add one back maybe add this and replace Supply Runners or something.

Yumaddah on Te Mana o te Whenua [The Power of the Land]

1 month ago

brandonplaysmagic Thanks, man!

I have not thought about Tireless Tracker at all, so thanks for pointing that out. I agree with what you have to say here, and this might actually work out better than the Guardian Project I've been thinking about.

I find that Multani's inherent Shroud keeps him out of trouble (except for the likes of Cyclonic Rift/board wipes), so Asceticism wouldn't help (Multani can't even be targeted for regeneration).

I had Horn of Greed on my original setup, which run Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Howling Mine, Temple Bell, Crucible of Worlds, Exploration, Oracle of Mul Daya, etc. but I found that this deck's strength comes from drawing a sick amount of cards in one burst and then having a ton of mana to cast as much as possible. Even without this group-hug drawing package, already in a 3-player table, Multani is drawing a sick amount of cards, so instead I opted for ramp to drop him faster.

Thanks for your feedback and suggestions. Funny you mentioned the card-drawing as this is what I am currently working on .

JimboSliceJr on Smashing Faces with the Ur-Dragon

1 month ago

I’m no professional but my suggestions would be to take out either Vanquisher's Banner , Guardian Project , or Return of the Wildspeaker .

They are all kinda high mana cost and you have better draw and creature support. The resonator could help make up for the draw and could be dropped turn 2.

d_iros on Crouching Kadena, Hidden Phage [Primer]

3 months ago

Soulus101 - My experience with looking over many Kadena decks on this site is that most do not have ways to definitively win the game consistently. That is what I'm trying to bring to the table, a Kadena deck that uses her and morphs to find the cards that do the actual winning, in my own janky yet carefully considered way.

I already have three such cards, Guardian Project , Beast Whisperer (already in the deck, but thank you), and Teferi's Ageless Insight . I don't think any of the flexible black tutors can be cut with how convoluted most of the few win conditions of this deck are. I find the deck typically wins turn 8-11 (occasionally earlier, occasionally later) if left uninterrupted and the tutor package has been a large part of that consistency. Lastly, one of my favorite uses of tutors in this deck is not to find the win piece, but the piece that is going to take the draw engine to the next level. That being said, there are definitely improvements that can be made to the consistency of getting a good draw engine going and another More Cards Per Morph card should always be considered.

I worry that the 6 CMC cost of Soul of the Harvest is too high and the card won't make an impact until too late. At 6+ turns you want to be focused on deploying combo pieces and leaving the rest of your mana open for morphs. Lifecrafter's Bestiary seems like a good option, I've spent a long time considering it, but it is definitely a step down from a card like Beast Whisperer which is already in the deck and the weakest of my More Cards Per Morph cards. I feel like both need a shot being played with to really know, but also there's nothing I'm quick to cut from this list at the moment to make room for them.

Of all the tutors I might cut it may be Shared Summons . I think it has good application in this deck but the 5 CMC cost is pretty painful. I still need more time playing with it though.

Abzkaban on Crouching Kadena, Hidden Phage [Primer]

3 months ago


Generally games will go really quick if you can set up a Prophet of Kruphix effect. At that point it’s really easy to outvalue and control the board. Usually it takes just one turn cycle of prophet if that to reach a win con.

I do agree that additional card draw makes Kadena run more smoothly. Beast Whisperer and Guardian Project are all stars here. I don’t know that I personally like Soul of the Harvest purely for its mana cost, but it does trigger on entry rather than cast which is a notable difference.

Neotrup on interaction between Yedora, Guardian Project, …

4 months ago

Yes, you'll draw. Objects with no name cannot share a name with another object. If the land creature somehow acquires a name before Guardian Project 's ability resolves, due to being turned face up or becoming equipped with a Spy Kit that can prevent you from drawing due to the intervening if clause.

Ph4ntasmal on interaction between Yedora, Guardian Project, …

4 months ago

I am curious to know, if I have a creature die and brought back as a forest with Yedora, Grave Gardener while I have both Living Lands and Guardian Project , will I draw a card? To my understanding the creatures that return as forest because of Yedora, Grave Gardener don't have a name

Also because of the lack of name does that mean I can draw off of multiple different creatures?

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