Inkshield

Inkshield

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Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to you this turn. For each 1 damage prevented this way, create a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying.

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Inkshield Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Criminally Underplayed EDH Gems

2 weeks ago

Well, Inkshield obviously isn't a free spell. But it's definitely a great fog ;)

I forgot to mention Tideforce Elemental. It's basically a second copy of Retreat to Coralhelm. That's huge!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Criminally Underplayed EDH Gems

2 weeks ago

I've recently learned about Smoke, and was about to order it and some other new cards for decks. Now, I've added Gaea's Touch to that order.

Smoke is just ridiculous for Moraug, Fury of Akoum. There we have the red commander that mitigates its drawback.

Touch and also Primal Order will go into Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma. Order is a great damage source if you play few enough non-basics.

I also bought a Obscuring Haze. It's super-cheap for a free spell. Same goes for Inkshield.

Oh, and Imposing Grandeur is a great draw spell, especially for Moraug. They say the average CMC for commanders is sinking lower and lower, so it becomes even better with a CMC6 commander.

DrunkT on [Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido

2 months ago

Great deck, it's low to the ground and fast. I adapted this list to fit with my collection and now have a cheaper version of this deck.

My Marchesa

I've played like 5 games and i think i won 4 of them. One on the back of Breena counters, another in a war of attrition with all the "fog" effects until a big Inkshield happened and a couple getting to a 1v1 and outresource my opponent with card draw and/or Rakdos's Return.

The thing is, every spell feels very relevant and when they think they got you... they don't.

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

5 months ago

Eloniel We have 6 actually (you may have missed Nested Shambler), but I still don't find 6 to be enough to justify running such a slow engine. I ran the odds in a calculator, and there's a 60% chance we'll have a 1-drop by turn 6. Since Abiding Grace is useless otherwise, it'd be a dead card too often to run with this few 1-drops. Even though it'd be active 60% of the time, its payoff isn't great enough to warrant that risk. I could see it and Lurrus of the Dream-Den in a different build with probably 8+ one drops. If you want to play it in this build, it wouldn't be horrible. It's just too risky a card for me to personally include it in the decklist.

kirbysan Unfortunately, Inkshield is too expensive and situational. Leaving up 5 mana for a card at instant speed will slow down our gameplan. Most of the deck is focused on developing creatures and piecing together engines at sorcery speed. Leaving up such a massive situational spell will hurt our ability to develop and won't necessarily pay off. That being said, it's a very fun card. I could see it in a build with more fun instant-speed tools like Orim's Chant, Mana Tithe, Withering Boon, etc. That way, it wouldn't feel as bad to leave up mana since we'd likely be able to cast at least some of our stuff if inkshield goes to waste. If you think Inkshield would be a fun inclusion, don't be afraid to play it yourself. "Gotcha!" cards can be some of the best moments in EDH.

kirbysan on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

5 months ago

Masterful, did you review Inkshield? Leaving 5 mana open seems like a lot but could provide us with a lot of tokens to sac if someone tries to hit us for lethal.

Soketsu on Alela: Artifacts, Treasure and Sacrifice [primer]

8 months ago

Indeed there is stuff I might use myself if I do this myself, I still hesitate betwen her and Oloro for my esper deck,

right now I build a sultai reanimator mill plus a jeskai artifact polymorphism.

As question I would say is your 2 enchant plus cyclonic rift enought to deal with masses ? I would add a Supreme Verdict , Single Combat or a Merciless Eviction as boardwipe. Also Inkshield might be deadly in your deck, if you fight aggressive deck, as you will get 2+1/1 creatures with flying after an opponent might had landed on you a lethal strike, would even more insane if Cathars' Crusade is on (then again i know that putting this on table might make you the major threat)

TheRheX on Alela's Air Force Squadron (flying matters)

8 months ago

Did you have a chance to test Inkshield yet?

I'd also like to know how the following cards perform in your deck:

What do you think about Estrid's Invocation in your deck? I don' play it myself since it can be a dead card and i don't have too many great targets but for you it might be a good way to regain the Monarch by targeting Court of Grace (would you get a 4/4 instead of a 1/1 if you stack it correctly?). Also, if you target a commander when you copy Seal Away / Grasp of Fate / Oubliette / Conclave Tribunal it works like repeatable removal since they will most likely choose to put their commanders in the command zone.

Mechanon on Inkling horde

8 months ago

Inkshield would be perfect.

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