Lightning Greaves

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

Lightning Greaves

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has haste and shroud. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)

Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card enters the battlefield unattached and stays on the battlefield if the creature this card is attached to leaves the battlefield.)

armageddonrabbit on Mana Loops

1 week ago

I keep debating adding haste stuff like Lightning Greaves or Thousand-Year Elixir. I probably should, but it feels less interesting, and they aren't necessarily needed for most loops.

Noholdmine on Garth One Eyed Cheater

1 week ago

Some easy ways to add interaction to this deck would be to add some enchantment and creature removal spells. Krosan Grip, Return to Dust, Rapid Hybridization/Pongify, Arcane Denial to replace Dissolve, Anguished Unmaking, Damn, and Swords to Plowshares/Path to Exile are all clean and efficient methods of interaction. Saryth, the Viper's Fang, Lightning Greaves/Swiftfoot Boots, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, and Veil of Summer/Heroic Intervention are solid protection options for your creatures as well. Right now you're running Anger with only 2 Mountains in the entire deck, so that means either the mana base needs to be reworked or Anger needs to be replaced. Some easy ways to rectify the mana base a bit is to swap out some of your duals for the Red/x options (i.e, Blood Crypt, Stomping grounds, etc.). We can also make the deck more efficient by changing up the ramp so that it has utility or generates more than one color of mana. Cards like Deathrite Shaman, Kiora's Follower, Noble Hierarch/Ignoble Hierarch, Faeburrow Elder, and Birds of Paradise are all decent options. Right now Anger and Chainer, Nightmare Adept are the only cards that can give Garth haste. Since we only have a few creatures that actually benefit from the haste, cards that generate value outside of simply providing haste would be beneficial. Rhythm of the Wild would not only give our creatures haste, but would make it harder for opponents to counter the creatures and combos with the persist creatures in the deck by giving them +1/+1 counters. Temur Ascendancy is another decent option since we can draw cards even when our creatures don't benefit from haste and it synergizes with our Flicker and Undying/Persist effects. An infinite combo option would be Jeskai Ascendancy + Garth One-Eye + Any haster + Deadeye Navigator and even if we're not comboing, we can still generate value from each card individually. I personally feel that cards like Frantic Search and Careful Study are too good to not have in this type of deck, since a good majority of our cards benefit in some way from being in the graveyard or we have easy ways of getting them back. In tandem with this idea, I think that cards like Regrowth (even though Garth One-Eye already has a Regrowth) and Eternal Witness are musts, especially since Eternal Witness generates value with the Flicker effects and other revive effects in the deck. An honorable mention that didn't quite make it into my comment but could be effective is Spark Double since it would allow us to have multiple versions of legendary creatures if we so chose, 2 Muldrotha's could lead to quite the turn! Unfortunately, however, Commander has a deck maximum, which means that cards must be let go to make room for all the new fun stuff we want to play with. For this deck I suggest cutting Diamond Lion, Thespian Stage, Dark Depths, Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger, Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle, Kitchen Finks, Desperate Ravings, Nim Deathmantle, Harrow, Magus of the Will, Gaea's Will, Scapeshift, Chronozoa, Raving Visionary, Thought Courier, Dissolve, possibly Twilight Shepherd, possibly Rampant Growth, possibly Seize the Spoilsand possibly, Purphoros, God of the Forge. At the end of the day, this deck is yours and you should play it and build it in the way that best suits you! Have fun gayming!

AstroAA on Punching in Pillow Fights

1 week ago

I appreciate the compliment, thanks!

I use On Thin Ice with only 7 basics in my deck and it works fine, albeit I run fetches like Prismatic Vista, Windswept Heath, Wooded Foothills, etc so I can easily filter for basics if/when I need them.

As for enchantments that do 'control'ing things; I'd urge you to look at my deck. It's designed to control they game and grind it to a halt. However, I'm afraid that's a completely different deck than what you've got going on here. With your deck, you're trying to use auras in order to make one to two creatures as scary as possible to beat your opponents into submission - not lock them out of the game and preventing them from being able to play Magic. If you diversify your strategy too much, your deck would just become a mess - I'd recommend picking one approach and sticking with it.

On that note, you're quite vulnerable as well if someone deals with your aura-fied creature. Consider running things like the following to help protect your creatures:

Also, if you aren't wanting to add any more creatures due to wanting more enchantments, consider adding enchantment creatures. They also draw you cards whenever you play them since they're still enchantments. A good basic list of stuff you should consider is:

Forkbeard on Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm: Double Dragon

3 weeks ago

For sure, repeatable tutor + Sneak Attack effects are great. Thinking about it further though, you're paying 5 to bring out Zirilan and unless you have a haste enabler, Zirilan isn't tutoring for another turn, giving the table a chance to respond. If someone spot removes Z, you've essentially wasted a turn.

It could be great if the conditions are perfect; I've got Miirym out + Lightning Greaves on Zirilan giving him haste and protection, allowing Z to tutor right away and netting me another token copy of whatever I bring up. That's still an 8 mana investment. To play devil's advocate again, would it not be better at that point to just run something less setup heavy like Dragonstorm or Tooth and Nail for 1 more mana? Not repeatable, but if either of those resolve it's a big problem for the table.

In terms of mana efficiency (funny to talk about mana efficiency in a big derpy dragon deck but we can try), there's the 1 mana creature tutors like Gamble, Sylvan Tutor or Worldly Tutor. So yeah, there's a few options that exist in RUG.

Niko9 on Armory Automaton usefulness?

3 weeks ago

Just an odd thought, but Kazuul's Toll Collector could ininite-pump something like Crackdown Construct. I have used this combo in a deck with Shuko to activate equip infinite times, but Toll Collector would totally work too. Extra good with Leonin Shikari which can also make Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots into instant speed protection for your whole board.

I like the deck : ) I'm just throwing out some ideas I've had fun with in equip decks, but yeah, they are so awesome to play. Nice one!

SirHipHopHippo on Maraxus of Keld Pump & Dump

3 weeks ago

IHATENAMES

I could probably cut either Rush of Blood or Fatal Frenzy however I would need to replace one with Fiendish Duo because I want both Maraxus's combat to be double damage and the flings to be double damage and I want the damage doublers to only work against my opponents and not myself.

I've thought about cutting Exhibition Magician for Wily Goblin but I do like the versatility of being able to make a citizen in case I'm up against an Aristocrat deck running group hug sac cards like Dictate of Erebos. I think it's a safer cards for sticky situations, treasures can't block either

While Lightning Greaves is very good, I don't think it's that good in fling decks. Being in a situation where Maraxus is my only creature will likely come up and then I will not be able to move Greaves off of him when I go to fling him. The same can be said for when I draw new equipment, if Maraxus is on board equipped with Greaves I cannot equip new equipment to him unless I have another creature to move Greaves onto. Shroud and Fling strategies just don't add up for me, which is why I'm stoked to have Champion's Helm

I like Laelia, the Blade Reforged maybe I will try and squeeze that in. I like that it has haste too. Imposing Grandeur seems fun too, I am still not sold on it though because I always end up holding my flings in my hand for the right moments and it's not a guarantee that I will draw a new fling effect after a wheel, that's why I prefer the exile top card of library draw effects, or the treasure making draw cards.

I think I am going to cut Urabrask, Heretic Praetor for either Laelia, the Blade Reforged or for Goblin Engineer

I like when people win with Brash Taunter and build around it, it feels out of place for this deck and theme though. I feel like if someone's going to include it they basically build around it or at least build around that theme of damaging their own creatures.

Malignus over Cavalier of Flame.

I used to have another version of this deck that had Bloodforged Battle-Axe, since it makes so many copies it can really pump Maraxus. I also used to run Neheb, the Eternal so I could Fling Maraxus pre combat, and then recast and reequip post combat with ease and without tapping lands.

That are your thoughts in adding those cards somehow?

again, thank you for all the suggestions.

IHATENAMES on Maraxus of Keld Pump & Dump

3 weeks ago

Ideas on cuts.

3drop slot is huge. 27 3 drops. That is a third of the deck.

Rush of Blood Fatal Frenzy are one off effects I'd suggest a dmg doubler in the deck and that covers their effect and more.

Exhibition Magician for curve I'd cut it and run either Wily Goblin if you want simular effect or a fun card

Tenza, Godo's Maul good card solid include but perhaps Lightning Greaves instead or As another hasty card.

Plundering Barbarian there are better versions of cards if you want the treasure or the removal.

Outpost Siege might not be pulling enough weight here exile 1 card per turn. I doubtyou will use the other mode most games. Imposing Grandeur is a 1 time draw spell. Or Laelia, the Blade Reforged for card draw with body perhaps.

Urabrask, Heretic Praetor worth trying but I'm not a fan. Seems like it's a hate piece that puts a target on your head without doing much. I haven't play tested it but that's my thoughts.

Brash Taunter seems dec include idea

Cavalier of Flame could be plan b sac with some pumps for team. Or...Malignus good maybe fun yes.

Curve needs a peek but it'll probably perform decent!

itachi5464 on Brown and Sticky

3 weeks ago

Maybe more ramp Jeweled Lotus, Kodama's Reach? Haste and hexproof for your commander Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves? Crawling Infestation and Criminal Past also seem very good for this deck.

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