Creature — Wall
: Gain for each creature with defender you control.
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- Axebane Guardian + Overgrown Battlement
- Fog Bank + Overgrown Battlement
- Angelic Wall + Overgrown Battlement
- Helm of the Host + Overgrown Battlement
- Kiora's Follower + Overgrown Battlement
- Overgrown Battlement + Umbral Mantle
- Overgrown Battlement + Staff of Domination
- Axebane Guardian + Overgrown Battlement + Shifting Wall
- Overgrown Battlement + Wall of Tanglecord
- Overgrown Battlement + Wall of Omens
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Overgrown Battlement Discussion
1 month ago
@lalalalala: The issue with the scion card is that it is too slow. If you want to avoid using Tron lands (which again, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND) at least consider running Overgrown Battlement, Axebane Guardian, Sylvan Caryatid, or other mana walls. I use them in my U/G Tron list to keep it more consistent and I run Emrakul, the Aeons Torn and can get it out relatively easily around turn 6-8. Modern is a rather fast paced format and you have to ramp fast to keep up with the aggro and midrange decks. The power of the smaller Eldrazi is in getting them out early and fast, the big ones: the earlier the better but they generally have enough shenanigans in them to make playing any of them and getting them to stick devastating.
4 months ago
Think Overgrown Battlement or Axebane Guardian fit with the defenders and would let you sub out the hierarchs. With a decent mana ramp you could put out an Artisan of Kozilek or one of the assorted hydras with a cost of "X" as a backup win condition.
6 months ago
So if that's your strategy, then dump a lot of your low cost creatures and build a ramp package. There's two ways I've found that work with that - Elves, or Defenders. As Vectornaut mentioned, the Axebane Guardian , Overgrown Battlement , and Traproot Kami (also can add in Vine Trellis if you need more) ramp package multiplies quickly. A few elves like Elvish Mystic and Llanowar Elves plus Elvish Archdruid (or Karametra's Acolyte for a cheaper option)go nuts fast. Arbor Elf plus ramp land auras like Elvish Guidance can also do the trick. Another option is Gyre Sage with the larger creatures.
Tell me where you feel like going in terms of ramp package, and I'll start making a proposed list for you.
6 months ago
I'll just go through the mainboard cards I would personally cut first. Ancient Ooze : very big but requires trample or the like to actually do anything at 7 mana. Copper Myr : almost objectively worse here than most green mana dorks. Ezuri's Archers : not impactful enough in the main without a devotion or elf theme. Ghoultree : your creatures are too big to be dying that often and you want them alive anyway. Lumberknot : similar story to Ghoultree. Spawnwrithe : needs to be built around. Wall of Tanglecord : wastes the benefits of any Overrun effects. Predator's Rapport : more of a sideboard card unless burn is really popular. Reclaim : very slow and lacking enough good targets. Serpent's Gift : redundant and inefficient if you just run enough deathtouch creatures. Tower Defense : are there really enough flyers going around to have this in the main? Windstorm : see above. Spider Spawning : if this is what you're running Transguild Promenade for, it's not worth it without more GY synergy. Accorder's Shield : vigilance isn't impactful enough with no exert, tap abilities, or much else to abuse it. Brawler's Plate : very costly for the buff. Golden Urn : much worse than even the Rapport. Staff of the Wild Magus : staffs aren't even strong enough to do well in dedicated lifegain decks, unfortunately.
I'd say all of your maybeboard picks are better than the aforementioned cards. I'll list some other alternatives that come to my mind though. Primordial Hydra and Kalonian Hydra are some budget-unfriendly but highly dangerous beaters that you can get out relatively early. Joraga Treespeaker (or maybe Elvish Archdruid ) would make your archers much better by letting them double as mana dorks. Otherwise, I like Arbor Elf with Utopia Sprawl type auras on your forests to help ramp. If you prefer the vigilance idea, Champion of Rhonas is a budget Elvish Piper that likes not tapping in combat. If you like walls, Overgrown Battlement and Axebane Guardian can get ridiculous mana going. They also benefit from Assault Formation which synergizes with Tower Defense. In terms of small creatures with reach, Traproot Kami is my clear pick for mono-green, especially in multiplayer. If you need to add trample, Rancor is excellent value. If you need recursion, Eternal Witness should be near the top of the list. If you're struggling with flyers, maybe try Gravity Well . If you need more life, Engulfing Slagwurm likes forced blocks while Verdant Sun's Avatar likes playing beefy guys.
Given what you have already, I think shifting to include more deathtouch creatures and Lure s would be the most optimal plan. Viridian Longbow and Thornbite Staff are some other equipment that benefit from that strategy. For the creatures, Ohran Frostfang is a casual-only option that's completely busted in commander, and I'm always a sucker for Wasteland Viper 's versatility at only 1 mana.
7 months ago
One of my friends used to have a changeling deck. We all knew that changelings could attack, but it ended up being confusing that changelings were technically walls, and normally walls can't attack. I'm glad Defender was introduced to fix this problem, otherwise changelings would have been pretty much unusable.
Speaking of Defender, another one of my friends had a nasty defender deck based around Overgrown Battlement and Axebane Guardian . With multiple copies of these two cards he had insane mana to summon Colossus of Akros
8 months ago
11 months ago
Just gonna throw in my support for defender/walls as a somewhat popular casual strategy across multiple formats. Overgrown Battlement , Assault Formation , High Alert , Vent Sentinel , Phenax, God of Deception , Doran, the Siege Tower , Arcades, the Strategist , Towering Titan , Perimeter Captain , Rolling Stones , Tree of Redemption , and Tree of Perdition are all cards I've tried to build around at some point or another in casual, modern, standard, or commander.
11 months ago
Might be a bit late, but for people still looking into Arcades decks i found that Umbral Mantle works great with multiple cards such as Overgrown Battlement, Axebane Guardian. The best combo i've managed to pull was with one of those and the Tree of Redemption, wonderful mana loop with creature and hp boost.