Mirror Shield

Mirror Shield

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +0/+2 and has hexproof and "Whenever a creature with deathtouch blocks or becomes blocked by this creature, destroy that creature."

Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. equip only as a sorcery.)

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Brawl Legal
Custom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Standard Legal
Unformat Legal
Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Historic Legal
Limited Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Gladiator Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pre-release Legal

Mirror Shield occurrence in decks from the last year

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Mirror Shield Discussion

Destroyerbirb on Sakashima rough draft (Please Help)

2 months ago

Very nice. Just before I start talking about cuts and edits, I want to say that your land count is WAY too low. I usually play 35-36 lands, with about 5-10 other mana producers. Only CEDH decks run such a low land count, because they need to play fast with cards like Mana Crypt and such. Add more lands to the deck.

I will start with talking about cuts, because there are a few cards that I feel shouldn't be in the deck.

Jace, Wielder of Mysteries is known for being a wincon in CEDH and strategies that want to mill themselves out. However, it's not right here. There is no real upside to adding it to the deck, so this is an obvious cut.

Thirst for Knowledge: I'm not sure why you put this one here. It doesn't work well due to you having such a low artifact count. Also, it's only a one time card draw, which isn't too good in commander. I guess Chemister's Insight goes in this section as well.

Finale of Revelation can be a good card, but it's mainly used as an infinite mana sink. I would not recommend this in a deck that doesn't go infinite and focuses on creatures.

Nyx Weaver is getting worse and worse. It has gotten to the point where it's nigh unplayable. Cut.

Echo Storm has great potential in an artifact based storm deck, but not here. Same argument as with Thirst for Knowledge.

Clone, despite being the original clone, is considered to be one of the worst. I would definitely cut this one out.

I know Nascent Metamorph is a fun card, but people overestimate what this card can do. Don't play it in any non-chaos build.

Expedition Map: Only good if you are running some amazing land cards or land combos, such as Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

Mirror Shield? Just don't run it.

Ok, so those are the 10 cards I would cut. Now, adding cards is a bit harder. In my suggestions for the forum for this deck, I suggested a reanimator theme, but it looked like you didn't take it, so I won't add too many cards from reanimator strategies. Also, it looks like you are working on a "budget", so I won't suggest anything over ~$20.

Just a quick note; When people are making these clone strategies, they often forget to put enough creatures to copy. This is a common deck building mistake, but something that will cost you games.

Grave Titan is an all-star. It is an army in a can, and when copied, it gets out of hand. I would also like to suggest Sheoldred, the Whispering One because one copy alone can take over games.

Cackling Counterpart is one of the best copy spells ever, right behind Rite of Replication.

As Jimmy showed in the latest "Game Knights" episode, Solemn Simulacrum is crazy in clone decks, and seconds as ramp and card draw.

Finally, speaking about ramp, Rampant Growth is still one of the best ramp cards in the game.

Now, you may have noticed I only suggested 5 cards when I cut 10, and that's because you need to raise your land count. Below are some budget but good lands you should work with. Also, try not to work with too many tap lands, as they slow your game down.

Lumbering Falls and Hissing Quagmire: You already have one man land, so why not work with some more? Cloning these lands is essentially ramp.

Rejuvenating Springs, Morphic Pool and Undergrowth Stadium: If you have the budget for these, they are essentially dual lands.

Temple of Mystery and Temple of Malady: I'm not sure what is with the deck and incomplete cycles, but if you run one temple you should run all three.

Zagoth Triome: A bit pricy but it's fetchable or can be used to dig through your deck.

Hinterland Harbor, Drowned Catacomb and Woodland Cemetery: Check lands are really good, but get them soon because they are slowly rising in price.

Fabled Passage, Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse: Basic fetchlands. (Did you get my pun?)

The filter lands from Lorwyn, (Flooded Grove, Twilight Mire and Sunken Ruins) are pretty good if you can get them.

Finally, I will recommend my favorite cycle of lands, the pain lands. Llanowar Wastes, Yavimaya Coast, and their more expensive sibling Underground River enter untapped and add any of the two mana you need.

Just cut some basics to add these lands in. But don't cut too many basics! You need about 12 basics at minimum in a casual deck!

If you want to look any further into the clones strategy, take a look at EDHREC's page for clone strategies. (https://edhrec.com/themes/clones)

I like how you chose some interesting cards I have never seen before, and this deck looks fun to play. I hope these suggestions were of some help to you.

RangersGuild on DeathTouch Pingers ( I NEED HELP Please !!)

3 months ago

I just went through your deck real quickly and tried to pick out some cards I thought didn't quite fit with the theme of the deck. Torbran, Thane of Red Fell, Liliana's Reaver, Hammer of Ruin, Lobe Lobber, Manriki-Gusari, Mirror Shield, Sharpened Pitchfork, Umbral Mantle, Wolfhunter's Quiver, The equip cost is way to high. Terminate, You shouldn't need this card with all your deathtouch. Inferno Titan, Agent of the Fates,

Here are a couple cards that I think will be some of your best cards in your deck. Shriveling Rot, Thornbite Staff, Magus of the Wheel

I saw a lot of cards that would give creatures first strike or double strike. I don't think you need so many. Try cutting some of them out. Also it might be a better idea to focus a bit more on getting -1/-1 counters on creature for the card draw from you commander. Murderous Redcap would probably be able to drawing a couple cards for you. And you might want to look at the persist ability.

Here is a link to a deck I made that is a death touch tribal kind of idea. It's not perfect but it might help you with some ideas. And the commander might work in the 99 of your deck. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/they-said-it-would-never-work/

carpecanum on Rograkh's Emotional Support Kitty

3 months ago

Shake off fleas! Chandra's Ignition (deathtouch all but your boss)

Flaming Sword, Fire Whip (both great with deathtouch)

Demonspine Whip, Ring of Valkas

Fists of the Demigod is only half effective with your monochrome bosses. I think you are REALLY vulnerable to even minor amounts of creature removal now. Mask of Avacyn and Mirror Shield are cheap.

Crow-Umbra on Brokkos Forever

3 months ago

Nice build! I think I might have to sub Deathreap Ritual into my Brokkos build, since I play in a fairly creature heavy playgroup.

If you want to emphasize on commander damage, I'd recommend checking out Ana Sanctuary and Mirror Shield. Some fun creatures to connect combat damage and create Mutate stack clones: Mist-Syndicate Naga, Spawnwrithe, and Scute Swarm

Optimator on Giant's Deck

3 months ago

Even though you are primarily Giant-Tribal, you may still want to have a small suite of "Brion" cards.

I have a Feldon of the Third Path and Mimic Vat, both of which are extremely good in Brion decks. I also have a Adarkar Valkyrie, which can be good too.

Gift of Immortality is extremely good with Brion. I don't have one though.

Sigil of the New Dawn isn't the most efficient, but can be good.

I have a Serra Avatar too, which is the best Fling-able creature around. Evra, Halcyon Witness is great too, but I don't have one. It's cheap though. A Stalking Vengeance would double up Brion's damage, but I don't think I have one either. Reya Dawnbringer is way mana-expensive but can be useful with such pricey giants dying left and right.

Flameshadow Conjuring can be good with Brion too. I don't think I have one though.

Phyrexian Processor is one of the craziest pieces of Brion tech around. It's not too expensive--I would totally slide this card in, even if I was doing Giant Tribal. You can get blown out, but the payoff is enormous.

Another piece of Brion tech is Grafted Exoskeleton, if you wanna be dirty.


Since Brion isn't the center of the strategy, protecting him isn't at such a premium. Cards like Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves are still good for protecting your big giants though. It may be worth sliding some cards like that in, but since it's a casual deck you may get away with none.

That said, I have Whispersilk Cloak and Mask of Avacyn in my collection.

Another option on a budget is Mirror Shield. Darksteel Plate is pricey but fantastic when you want to stick a huge beater and keep it around.

I have a Cradle of Vitality on-hand. Might be really good!


If you have any more Threaten-effects, those are functionally creature removal with your commander out. Perhaps a couple of cards like that deserve a slot. Captivating Crew is fun because it's repeatable. Song-Mad Treachery  Flip is cool because it's a land too!

I own: Hijack - Grab the Reins - Mass Mutiny - Traitorous Blood - Traitorous Instinct - Portent of Betrayal - Word of Seizing - Harness by Force

There are many more.


Illusionist's Bracers is very good with Brion, even with less of a focus on him. Probably worth keeping in.

I think Minion Reflector won't be good--too expensive. Seance is decent but probably won't be reliable often enough to make it worth a slot.

MagicMarc on Walls need mortar

4 months ago

Do you have High Alert in the deck already? for when you lose your commander or don't have him out.

Other good choices;

Creatures: Stalwart Shield-Bearers & Oathsworn Giant.
Equipment: Mirror Shield.
Enchantments: Sight of the Scalelords,Spidersilk Armor, Treefolk Umbra, Eland Umbra & Leyline of Vitality.
Planeswalkers: Elspeth, Sun's Champion.

X057wind on Selesnya Counters 2021

5 months ago

@gatotempo Although I don't have any Rare wild cards right now I will get some eventually and would be happy to upgrade the lands. Thank you very much for the suggestion!

@VampiricJace I do lose to blue almost 100% of the time, The only time I really win is if I get the Mirror Shield on something with Hydra's Growth or have The Ozolith down and the counters just shift around and don't go away. Thank you very much for the advice!

Blue is always a hard matchup for me I did have The Great Henge in there for a while but I found my creatures never lasted long enough on the field to actually reduce the cost enough to play it. Every deck I face has 1000 removal spells and it's really anti fun to play a creature deck against that..

silberwasseraron on Vilis pay life

6 months ago

Fantastic budget deck you've got here!!! $50 is wonderful! Some suggestions I would have though are to add in more cards like Wall of Blood (which I see you've already got here) such as Mischievous Poltergeist and maybe substitute some of the card draw here (since you have more than enough I think) for maybe a bit more lifegain or maybe a bit more ramp since the avg cmc of this deck is pretty high. I think some protection like Mirror Shield or Whispersilk Cloak especially would come in very helpful for this deck to protect Villis. Love the deck :)

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