Open the Armory

Open the Armory

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Search your library for an Aura or Equipment card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Pioneer Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Legacy Legal

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Open the Armory Discussion

multimedia on Atla Palani, Eldrazi Mommy

1 day ago

Hey, nice version of Atla. Did you make the Atla alter? It's well done.

Two drop ramp especially Arcane Signet is good with Atla because they can potentially let you cast her turn two with Sol's help or turn three. Consider adding Arcane, Gruul Signet, Boros Signet and Selesnya Signet?

Two drop land ramp can also achieve this with Farseek, Nature's Lore and Three Visits. Cinder Glade, Canopy Vista, but also Sheltered Thicket, Scattered Groves are land upgrades for the manabase that these land ramp spells can search for. Being able to ramp with a dual land really helps color fixing.

Open the Armory is worth adding because it can tutor for Skullclamp, Greaves or Staff, important cards to have more access too. Some other land upgrades to consider are High Market, Opal Palace, Forge of Heroes, Exotic Orchard, Path of Ancestry, Battlefield Forge. Opal and Forge are to put a +1/+1 counter on Alta that way when you combo with Mirror Entity she doesn't die. Adding these lands especially Market makes Crop Rotation worth adding.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Temple of the False God
  • 4x Plains
  • Blossoming Sands
  • Graypelt Refuge
  • Temple of Abandon
  • Temple of Plenty
  • Temple of Triumph
  • Traveler's Amulet
  • Desolation Twin
  • Circuitous Route
  • Explosive Vegetation
  • Gruul Cluestone
  • Selesnya Cluestone
  • Rampant Growth
  • Oblivion Sower

Good luck with your deck.

king-saproling on Scouts for the Empyrean Squadron

3 days ago

Thoughts on these? Open the Armory, Sword of the Paruns, Mistveil Plains (good with sunforger), Tithe (finds mistveil, can be played with sunforger), Inventors' Fair, War Room, Goblin Engineer, Heliod's Pilgrim, Flickerform

ChronoCyrus on Ghired, Conclave Exile

1 week ago

Nice changes so far to the starter deck! I like the infinite combat steps. I would start by switching out any land that HAS to come into play tapped. Add Garruk's Uprising and the Signet's are ok but I like these: Talisman of Conviction & Talisman of Impulse & Talisman of Unity because they don't rely on needing another mana source to give you mana & they correct for 1 dmg, which is fine because you gain life and have 40 to start! Open the Armory & Idyllic Tutor & Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist to help with your equips and searching. MY favorite cheap pet card has to be Fight as One it protects Ghired and a Rhino or other token friend from a board wipe. Check out my Ghired deck over the next week or so, I'm doing updates to it soon and there are some things you could consider adding too :) Chronocyrus Ghired Deck

multimedia on Ghired Populate

1 month ago

Hey, consider Eldrazi Displacer with Ghired? Repeatable blink at instant speed, more Rhino tokens, protects Ghired in combat after he attacks, can tap down an opponent's blocker or remove an attacker, can protect Ghired from targeted removal, blink another creature who has an ETB trigger, etc. You will have to build the manabase around and use mana rocks for colorless mana sources for Displacer, but in my opinion it's worth it because you're not adding bad cards just for Displacer. Crop Rotation is helpful to tutor for a land that can make colorless.


Zealous Conscripts combos with Kiki to attack with infinite Conscript tokens. Quartzwood Crasher and Court of Grace are excellent repeatable token sources. Open the Armory, Idyllic Tutor, Eladamri's Call, Chord of Calling are tutors with prices that are within the budget.

Nature's Lore and Three Visits are two drop land ramp for a Forest dual land. Swords to Plowshares, Beast Within, Heliod's Intervention are helpful instant removal spells. Austere Command is a versatile board wipe.

Eternal Witness is good card recursion especially with Displacer. Feldon of the Third Path can create a token of any creature in your graveyard to then populate that token with Ghired. If you control Ghired Akroma's Will can wreck your opponents with your token army.

If interested I offer more advice in another comment including suggestions of cards to cut. Good luck with your deck.

Chrizz on Zirda, the Dawnwaker

1 month ago

Hey RelinquishedAttempts, thanks for your comment!

I can understand how this deck may seem a bit all over the place. I definitely took it in a different directions than most people do. Most people either use infinite combo's using Basalt Monolith and/or Grim Monolith, or they focus more on equipments. I think both of these strategies are not very interesting. My deck focusses on non-tap abilities that are made cheaper by Zirda to get a lot of value. Because of this, the deck includes many cards you normally don't see because the activation cost is too expensive. Some cards I just find cool to play, for example Chained to the Rocks is usually worse than Swords to Plowshares, but I just like the flavor of the former more. Likewise, Hundred-Handed One is not a very strong card, but it does have some synergy with Zirda, and I just think it's a very funny card. With that said, there may well be some cards I will swap later on, once I've played some more games with this deck (I have only played this deck in four games, due to covid).

As for your suggestions, Brion Stoutarm indeed seems out of place in this deck, since its cost is not reduced by Zirda. For this reason, I have definitely considered removing it, however, there are quite a lot of ways to get big creatures in this deck, for example: Evra, Halcyon Witness, Dark Depths, Phyrexian Processor, Custodi Soulbinders, Ignition Team, Clockwork Dragon, Wine of Blood and Iron, Mirage Mirror, Captivating Crew etc. But like I said, I should really play some more games and decide whether it fits well enough or not.

Dawn of Hope and Sacred Mesa could indeed work quite well. I'm personally not a huge fan of making many small tokens, so I don't want to center my deck around that, but some of them are fine. If after some more playing I discover that a card really doesn't work well, I will consider adding these instead.

As for Gerrard's Battle Cry, it seems almost strictly better than Leonin Sun Standard, however, I don't like having old-bordered cards in my decks. That's just a style thing, if it was reprinted I would definitely add it.

The meta in my playgroup is quite slow, so that's why the average CMC of this deck is a bit higher than what most would consider ideal, but in our meta, you really need to have a strong late game.

You also mentioned the price of the deck. The prices listed on tappedout are way higher than what I paid in Europe. For example, I paid €8 for Smothering Tithe, not $24. I paid €3 for Sword of the Animist instead of $12, and only €3 for Braid of Fire instead of $17.

I also took a look at your deck. I don't quite understand why you have so many direct damage spells, they don't really synergize as far as I can tell. Consequently, I also don't think the spell copying fits that well. Maybe your meta is more reactive than mine, but in my meta this would not make much sense.

I also see some cards that I have considered, but ultimately rejected. (Planar Bridge, Umbral Mantle, Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient), the reasonings are explained in the description of my deck. I have also considered Rings of Brighthearth, but decided against it because the value is usually not that high in my deck, because most abilities are non-tap abilities and activating the ability again is often cheaper or the same cost as paying the 2 mana. Staff of Domination was rejected for a similar reason, I think the value is just not that great in my deck (the life-gain is meh, most abilities are non-tap, so untapping is not necessary, and drawing a card for 3 is not great).

Furthermore I noticed that your deck has some equipment synergy (Stonehewer Giant, Godo, Bandit Warlord and Open the Armory) even though your deck only contains 4 equipments.

I think a big difference between our decks is that my deck has mostly non-tap abilities, and yours has more tap abilities. This explain why you put in cards like Manifold Key, Staff of Domination, Umbral Mantle and Voltaic Key

Neither strategy is wrong of course, but if there is one thing I would recommend, it is to reconsider whether the direct damage spells in your deck make sense. Thanks again for your comment and your suggestions. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

multimedia on Dragon riders

1 month ago

Hey, you have several good cards, but also quite a few that can be upgraded even on a budget.

Utvara Hellkite and Lathliss, Dragon Queen are two Dragon upgrades because they can be card advantage since they create Dragon tokens when Dragons attack or when nontoken Dragons ETB. Drakuseth, Maw of Flames has a powerful attack trigger. Knight of the White Orchid is a Knight upgrade since it can tutor for any Plains including Sacred Foundry or Mistveil Plains and put it onto the battlefield.

Changelings are Knights and Dragons. Taurean Mauler gets bigger when any opponent casts a spell. Mirror Entity has an ability to change all creatures you control power/toughness and give them all creature types. Depending on how much mana you have you can make your army of creatures huge power with Entity.

Command Tower, Path of Ancestry, Spectator Seating are some land upgrades to consider.


Before you make other improvements however my advice is to first improve ramp because when the cards you want to try to win the game with are high CMC such as Dragons then lots of ramp should a high priority. The idea is to have more ramp and less high CMC cards because you can easily cast ramp, but without ramp you can't easily cast high CMC Dragons.


The next important thing to expand on is draw. The options for repeatable draw are slim in Boros therefore you want to instead count on cards that give you repeatable card advantage in other ways. Keeper of the Accord is an example of a new card from Commander Legends that's a card advantage engine for white in muliplayer Commander since he creates creatures if you're behind on creatures and/or is land ramp if you're behind on lands and he triggers on each opponent's turn.

  • Sunforger: when people talk about Boros usually Sunforger comes up in the conversation because it's powerful equipment for repeatable card advantage. When it's equipped to a creature you can at instant speed pay two mana to unequipped to tutor for any white or red instant spell in your library that's 4 CMC or less and cast that spell for free. Sunforger package is an art form for Boros players. +4 power is a big pump when the creature has double strike or flying.

  • Mask of Memory: repeatable draw, effects that trigger when you do combat damage to a player can trigger twice with double strike. If equipped creature isn't blocked then you hit the opponent your attacking twice to draw four cards and discard any two.

  • Open the Armory: tutor for any equipment.
  • Sarkhan's Triumph: tutor for any Dragon.

With Sunforger Mistveil Plains makes it better because you can put an instant in your graveyard back into your library to cast it again with Sunforger. Example of a Sunforger package of instants:

If interested I offer more advice in another comment, including suggestions of cards to cut. Good luck with your deck.

BlackoutX on Rog and Ardenn's Arms Race

1 month ago

Seize the Day, Open the Armory and Jeska's Will

I sometimes will also board wipe with Wrath of God (although Divine Reckoning is arguably better)

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