Mask of Avacyn
Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +1/+2 and has hexproof.
|Want (3)||UnitedWeStand , Vee.o , Ninbi|
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Mask of Avacyn occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.02%
Mask of Avacyn Discussion
3 weeks ago
We are a bit confused. Do you want to keep Kruphix from becoming a creature because he/she's otherwise too easy a target? Why not instead add some equipment that will give him/her hexproof like Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Mask of Avacyn or Champion's Helm?
Did we spot correctly that you either intend to win through Laboratory Maniac/Jace, Wielder of Mysteries + empty library and/or pumping oodles of mana into Helix Pinnacle? Are there any alternative wincons we have overlooked? Gelatinous Genesis? We are asking because this does not seem like much to go on in terms of wincons, unless you have a high degree of certainty that these combo's will be able to go off in an average game.
Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980
3 weeks ago
You might consider adding some protection for Alela along the lines of Neurok Stealthsuit, Mask of Avacyn, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, and/or Whispersilk Cloak. An underplayed blue card, in my opinion, is Diplomatic Immunity, as well, or even a simple card like Robe of Mirrors. All of them offer some protection for Alela, and trigger her ability to make a token. Some other budget options that are underplayed include Kaya's Ghostform and False Demise.
Hopefully those get you some ideas for protecting the Commander better.
1 month ago
Dawn of Hope has been good. This deck's lifelinkers and lifegain Equipment get it going with few issues. The Soldier token works wonders with Equipment as well.
Sufficient incidental lifegain is all that's needed.
1 month ago
I think Mask of Avacyn outclasses Champion's Helm in this deck, and here's why. Basically the main argument is that it costs one less mana to play overall (even though it costs more to equip). Obviously with Balan equip costs don't matter, and thus it is a good substitution. Now, you may be thinking to yourself, "but then it costs more to equip to my other creatures." Well, my argument is that is irrelevant because Champion's Helm doesn't even give hexproof to most of your creatures (with the exception of two of them). All it is doing is giving them a power and toughness boost, and I would quickly trade out +1 power for hexproof any day. Hexproof in my eyes is worth the two extra mana it takes to equip, especially when you are more often going to be equipping it for less with Balan.
Basically what Im trying to say is that the helm is useless for anything but Balan, and the mask costs less to play while also having a use for other creatures.
2 months ago
I think you seriously need some card draw, too.
I like the build! +1
2 months ago
I like your creative approach here. I really think you should consider running some of the protective equipment to take care of your commander. Swiftfoot Boots , Mask of Avacyn , and with blue in the deck, you could also run Neurok Stealthsuit , all of which are pretty good budget option.
I think you should also consider running some sac outlets, that way if you see something nicer you want to steal with Rubinia, you don't have to give the other creature back. Criminally underplayed sac outlets like Fanatical Devotion and Martyr's Cause would also double up as protection cards. Carnage Altar is pretty non-threatening and provides card draw, and Spawning Pit is nice in that it doesn't instantly scream "COMBO ENGINE" when it hits the board.
Some flicker effects might also let you make the most out of ETB effects from creatures that steal stuff. Flickering Altered Ego every turn could get terribly annoying. If you could afford a Gilded Drake , it get's really annoying. But, you aren't running a critical mass of creatures here, so that may not be worth considering.
Again, love the idea here. +1.
2 months ago
Also some stuff to protect your commander is very necessary, I have an Arcades deck and I find him getting shot a lot with single target removal so get a Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves if you can afford them to try and keep Arcades around. Some cheaper options you can go for are Vanishing or Mask of Avacyn
3 months ago
Hey There! I've got a few suggestions, but I've never had the chance to play with or against this commander so take my suggestions with a grain of salt. I don't know what your budget is, so I'll start with the more expensive options and go down from there. Here goes:
Hammer of Nazahn - Indestructible is invaluable with voltron style commanders
Champion's Helm - hexproof is also invaluable
Foundry Inspector - makes your equipment cheaper
Chaos Warp - excellent mono red removal
Seize the Day - extra combat
Brass Squire - super cheap, nice with tons of equipment
Jhoira's Familiar - super cheap, makes all your equipment cheaper
Thermopod - interesting choice, can be used to sac all your elemental dudes for a boatload of mana
Burn at the Stake - if you don't swing with your elementals, you can nuke someone out of the game
Relentless Assault - more combats!
Mask of Avacyn - hexproof is very important
Whispersilk Cloak - shroud & Unblockable : be careful with this though, if a creature has shroud, you can't equip stuff to it, so this would have to go on last.
I have a bunch more but i'll hold off until I get a better idea if I'm on the right track. :P