Rune-Tail's Essence


Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant  Flip

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

Rune-Tail's Essence

Legendary Enchantment

Prevent all damage that would be dealt to creatures you control.

Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant

Legendary Creature — Fox Monk

When you have 30 or more life, flip Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant.


Neotrup on Bludgeon Brawl, March of the …

7 years ago

If you have Rune-Tail's Essence you will prevent all damage that would be dealt to Planeswalker Creatures you control, regardless of whether that's combat damage from it attacking or blocking, combat damage from an unblocked attack directed at it, or noncombat damage from any source, even damage targeted at you being redirected to the Planeswalker.

If a Planeswalker Creature ever has 0 loyalty or 0 or less toughness it will be put into the graveyard as a statebased action. If you aren't preventing damage to them there are some interesting things. Any damage dealt to it removes that many loyalty counters AND marks that much damage on it (if that damage exceeds it's toughness it will be destroyed). If your opponent attacks, the Planeswalker can block a creatures attacking it OR a creature attacking you. It will only deal combat damage to creature(s) it blocks, not to unblocked creatures that are attacking it, but will take damage from both.

Daedalus19876 on

7 years ago

Hello! I have an Avacyn deck - Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*, you may have seen it - and I might be able to help you a bit :)

I find that 41 lands is far too high for a deck like this. Especially with your CMC hovering around 3.5, I generally wouldn't run more than 37 in a deck like this. I'd cut the ETB tapped ones first.

I built my deck to use her as a Voltron commander so obviously our strategies are different, but I feel like one of your major issues in this deck will be your own flip killing your creatures. Have you considered Mark of Asylum and Light of Sanction and Rune-Tail's Essence to protect your own board?

Command Beacon seems like something to add, but I'd remove Boros Keyrune (pretty inconsequential in many situations). Have you considered Grafted Exoskeleton to make Avacyn into a OHKO?

I would not run Manalith (also, what's up with Darksteel Relic?).

Either way, happy deckbuilding! I'd love to hear your thoughts on my list as well if you have a few moments.

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

7 years ago

KeelHaul10: Honestly? I've just found that it's somewhat irrelevant. My deck's built to work around the sweeper (lots of protection and expendable creatures) so it never harms me too much TBH.

Also, I'd prefer Rune-Tail's Essence :)

...seriously, though, why do people keep telling me to remove O-Naginata? It's simply one of the best cards in this deck, and allows many of the most explosive wins (simply because of its absurdly low mana:effect ratio). I'd cut Umezawa's Jitte or Sunforger before I'd cut O-Naginata haha.

Enral on The Power of Friendship | A True Love Story

7 years ago

ZoakoTHEnotSogreat: Great suggestion on Angus Mackenzie, I actually have that laying around in my binder! I'm not sure about Rune-Tail's Essence cos it seem like it doesn't prevent removals.

Lame_Duck on Get a Life

7 years ago

Well, in that case I think you need to decide exactly what direction you want to take this deck in. As it stands now, I think the deck is best suited to go the mono-white direction; Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, Auriok Champion, Ajani's Pridemate, Archangel of Thune, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails, Rune-Tail's Essence, Panharmonicon and Eerie Interlude all reward you for playing to the board and the absolute best way of building a consistent mana-base without spending a ton of money is to be mono-colour.

DaddyRabbit78 on Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant Flip

7 years ago

My apologies if this has been asked before and I'm sure the answer is simple enough.

When Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant is in play and you have 30+ life, it is flipped into Rune-Tail's Essence.

Is the flip state-based (right terminology)? Meaning, if I drop down to 29 life, does it become a creature again and if I have say lifelink that gets me back above 30, do I flip him again?

I ran this in Forge and he stayed flipped as an enchantment permanently, but I was promptly told "Forge messed that up".

NotSquishedYet on

8 years ago

Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant/Rune-Tail's Essence for a sweet piece of insurance alongside Empyrial Archangel.

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard for a toolbox, combo assembler, and general repeatable value engine.

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