Key to the City

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Key to the City


, Discard a card: Up to one target creature can't be blocked this turn.

Whenever Key to the city becomes untapped, you may pay . If you do, draw a card.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Mighty Manotaur

1 day ago

Might I suggest Obsidian Battle-Axe? It equips to Tahngarth for free,gives haste and puts him directly at 7 power.

In my own Minotaur-Voltron (Momo: Twice the horns, twice the fun), I really like Key to the City. Also, Helm of the Host seems like it could do some ridiculous things in here. Another idea as you're already running Arachnogenesis: Obscuring Haze is surprisingly cheap.

shwanerz88 on Hello Beastie

3 weeks ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi Thanks for some great suggestions! I actually had the Wormhole serpent, cloak, and tidespout tyrant in the original build and had them cut because of various reasons. Dissipation Field is an interesting card I haven't seen yet and might fit well in here. The threat of bouncing might be a better deterrent from attack, then again if they have nice ETB's then maybe they would want that. hmmm, I'll think on that one. Key to the City though, now there is a card that I'm not sure how I didn't think of. It does everything I want. Great suggestion there!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Hello Beastie

4 weeks ago

So to answer your question from the Advertise thread, the deck itself doesn't seem to be the problem. Your amount of ramp and interaction looks fine, and it's kind of hard to not play enough value cards in blue.

As seamonsters tend to be massive, maybe you really are getting ganged up on. To prevent this, Propaganda and Dissipation Field might be useful.

Krothuss itself is pretty small. Maybe include some ways to make it unblockable or protected. Whispersilk Cloak seems useful here, and Key to the City is especially cool here, as it helps you set up the transformation on curve and then helps Krothus get through.

Tidespout Tyrant would be a great addition in the fatty department. It's similar to hullbreaker horror, although it's not a seamonster. You could also try Cyclone Summoner as an additional boardwipe. Keiga, the Tide Star and Kokusho, the Evening Star are always great copy targets. And Wormhole Serpent does multiple things the deck wants.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Key equipment for red black …

2 months ago

Key to the City isn't an equipment, but does some great things for voltrons, especially in colours that aren't traditionally great at drawing cards.

Menoninger on Cooking Lessons (Ultra budget with upgrades)

3 months ago

Saccox, that is a very good suggestion. I suppose splashing red would also provide some very useful discard options like Goblin Lore or other legal substitutes for Faithless Looting. I will definitely give Key to the City some testing when I get the chance. The number of lands is definitely not optimised yet. I will try running 18 lands, but since I am not including fetches in this budget deck, I am always very scared of running too many lands. Especially considering the low mana curve.
Thanks for the suggestions! :)

Saccox on Cooking Lessons (Ultra budget with upgrades)

3 months ago

Hi Menoninger,for me in your deck it's necessary more lands and more discard effect. Key to the City?

PinnedPhoenix on "... Huh!" - Laelia Funstuff EDH

5 months ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi - thanks for the recs! I've got Tempered in Solitude here, but the other two would both be viable options for sure. put the order in yesterday, gonna start testing with my playgroup in the next few days. I'll consider both Uba Mask and Key to the City during editing!

I'd come across your Momo deck before. it's cool and fun and innovative for a mono-red deck--not another run of the mill Purphoros or Krenko build. thanks again for the comment and +1!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on "... Huh!" - Laelia Funstuff EDH

5 months ago

This looky very cool!

A card I really like in Momo: Twice the horns, twice the fun to get my voltron through is Key to the City. The discard cost is even easier with Laelia, and the additional draw is surprisingly useful, all the while guaranteed an unharmed attack.

More useful cards here would be Uba Mask and Tempered in Solitude.

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