Hyena Umbra

Hyena Umbra

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has first strike.

Totem Armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Common

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Custom Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Hyena Umbra Discussion

osiczym on Immortal Knights

2 weeks ago

Very nice deck! Very original and has a main interesting theme that looks like working well!

My suggestions: I would definitely swap Demonic Vigor for any enchantment with Totem Armor. I’d say preferably Felidar Umbra since lifelink is very powerful addon, but also Eland Umbra to make knights even more though or Hyena Umbra if you really need it for 1 mana (cause you already have fs in most creats). I don’t think you have mana for Mammoth Umbra but if so it really fits your deck giving vigilance and +3 buff. Anyway - totem armor is much better than Demonic because the enchanted creature remains on the table instead of going back to your hand.

Other interesting cards: Paladin en-Vec (I played it couple times and it is just a good card but not sure if it fits your deck well), Vault of the Archangel (you are looking for a good land and combo lifelink + deathtouch (from land) + first strike + vigilance (from your cards) sounds awesome

Apollo_Paladin on WG Auras Budget

2 weeks ago

I run an Creature Enchantments as well, only mine is mono-white. One of the main hurdles to this type of deck are target destroy and/or return-to-hand effects, which completely wipe out multiple turns of work. I see that you've got a couple Hexproof creatures in there which is good, I can just see it being pretty limiting if playing against, say, a control deck and you're left trying to win the game with only your current Hexproof creatures.

I helped fix this in my deck in various ways, most of which aren't Pauper-legal (mine is a Legacy build), but Hyena Umbra provides good protection against targeted destroy effects, and could suit you nicely.

Also, while I realize this is a Budget build, Rancor is not terribly expensive at all and is far superior in nearly every way to the Talons of Wildwood that you're currently runing. A quick search of tcgplayer.com shows multiple copies available for under a dollar each. I'm not sure if by "budget build" that you simply mean less costly or if it is in fact an attempt to use the least expensive cards possible.

Unless you're actively trying to keep the deck cost as low as you can, I don't see a few copies of Rancor upsetting the budget theme very much. (And they're amazing, one of the most powerful enchantments in Pauper format).

Anyway, I've been tinkering with Pauper format more and more myself lately so I really enjoy this build! +1 Upvote

It kind of reminds me of a Green/White version of my Pauper Aura deck. Give it a peek if you're interested or if you want further inspiration:

Sick Pauper Divinity Rush

lpeters82 on Heroic Mono-White

2 months ago

Not super familiar with the non-pauper builds of this deck, but it seems like you would want more enchantments to target your heroic creatures. The pauper deck runs: Cartouche of Solidarity, Ethereal Armor, Hyena Umbra, and Sentinel's Eyes. I actually found your deck because the above comment mentioned Wingsteed Rider. I really wish there was another heroic card to add to the deck, but I'm not sure Wingsteed Rider is going to be good enough. A downshifted Phalanx Leader would be killer for the pauper build.


shaftdiggity on Alela, Enchantress of the Fae

3 months ago

Idol of Oblivion would be an all-star I would think.

If you find people target Alela, maybe Kaya's Ghostform, Crab Umbra, Hyena Umbra, or Gift of Immortality

Peoyogon on Budget EDH - Siona

3 months ago

Have you considered Ethereal Armor, Hyena Umbra, or Kithkin Armor? They are some of my favorite cheap, budget enchantments!

These might be a little too expensive but if you don't mind more played versions, these can be pretty cheap: Spirit Mantle, Flickering Ward, Prison Term, Danitha Capashen, Paragon, Umbra Mystic, and Retether.

Oblivion Ring-type cards also might be really good since you can tutor/dig for them in a pinch with the tools you already have. Some others in this vein are Thopter Arrest, Journey to Nowhere, Banishing Light, and Cast Out.

I hope some of these are helpful at least! They are just ones that I have found pretty useful iny own decks :)

Neotrup on None

5 months ago

Great question, especially because things like Anointed Procession will always put both masks on the same permanent, so it's worth knowing if it's a good card for the deck!

Both effects will try to replace the destruction. You, as the controller of the permanent trying to be destroyed, will pick one to apply. Since the permanent is no longer trying to be destroyed, the other won't try to replace that anymore. In short, you'll only lose one mask. If instead you had a creature enchanted with Hyena Umbra and Octopus Umbra though, you'd even get to pick which one is destroyed.

Davinoth on Double Trouble EDH ⫸PRIMER⫷

6 months ago

Might recommended Felidar Umbra or Spider Umbra over Hyena Umbra.

Oh, and Smothering Tithe is pretty great in any white edh deck. :)

Great build, +1!

ShadowAblaze on Aggro Enchantments

6 months ago

Well. Here's what I got on white.

Sigarda's Aid is terrific if you have a lot of auras. Ethereal Armor also gets better the more enchantments you have. Technically, there are 3 more enchantress cards: Satyr Enchanter, Verduran Enchantress, and Mesa Enchantress.

Alseid of Life's Bounty adds to the enchantments on the field and can be used to save a creature or get damage through. Hyena Umbra is good if they aren't running exile or -1/-1 effects. Pentarch Ward can be good as well. Shield of the Oversoul will make a Bogle indestructible. Privileged Position protects everything else.

Deafening Silence can slow down your opponents (Eidolon of Rhetoric and Rule of Law are a higher cmc versions) and Shapers' Sanctuary can at least let you draw. Ghostly Prison can be used against aggro decks.

If you were to run Snow-Covered lands for your basics, you could probably play On Thin Ice and maybe Dead of Winter for removal. Otherwise, Banishing Light and Oblivion Ring are strong.

You can sideboard Knight of Autumn, Rest in Peace, or Solemnity now. It is safer to sideboard Leyline of Sanctity as well.

Cards I didn't mention before: Rancor = Amazing, Unbridled Growth is mana fixing but not ramp like Utopia Sprawl. Hydra's Growth is strong but you have to slow them down a lot for it to work. Sixth Sense is card draw if you consistently hit.

In the end you can play whatever colors, I just think red offers the least and isn't necessary due to the hybrid mana of Obosh, the Preypiercer.

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