Shield of the Avatar

Shield of the Avatar

Artifact — Equipment

If a source would deal damage to equipped creature, prevent X of that damage, where X is the number of creatures you control.

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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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

Shield of the Avatar occurrence in decks from the last year

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Shield of the Avatar Discussion

Gbeail on Attack Of The Cat Girls >45$<

6 months ago

I own a copy of Shield of the Avatar, I can't believe I forgot it existed. I'll make that replacement. Also I'll see what I want to replace for Avarice Amulet, it's finals week so I'll finish fixing the deck after this week.

SlushyJones on Attack Of The Cat Girls >45$<

6 months ago

I have a Cat deck based around Kemba as well. I recommend swapping Shield of the Realm for Shield of the Avatar. It's a little different in terms of mana cost, but the equip/mana cost is about equal all added up. It will quickly become more effective than Shield of the Realm with even 1 turn of token making.

I also like Spidersilk Net for reach. But it looks like you have flying equipment, so it might be redundant.

High_Priest_of_Avacyn on Odric's Army of the Round Table

1 year ago

I like what you're going for here. I love token gen decks, they really feel like you're amassing an army against your opponent. Some cards I'd consider adding:

Phantom General , Divine Visitation , Finale of Glory , Hour of Reckoning , Shield of the Avatar , Teferi's Protection , God-Eternal Oketra , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , and Helm of the Host . Also more cards with the populate mechanic.

Another neat trick for mana ramp in mono colored decks is to use Extraplanar Lens in combination with snow lands to double your mana production, since it's unlikely that your opponents will be using snow lands as well.


Madcookie on How Do Pariah's Shield and …

1 year ago

Everything works as you expect it to work. Lets say you have 2 creatures on board and one of them is equipped with 1x Pariah's Shield and 2x Shield of the Avatar . Your opponent cast Lightning Bolt targeting you. The bolt resolves and Pariah's Shield replacement effect takes place attempting to damage your equipped creature instead. You control the creature equipped with Shield of the Avatar , therefore you choose the order of which the 2 prevention effects occur. The first shield prevents 2 of the 3 damage from Lightning Bolt (since you control two creatures), then the second prevents the last point of damage , therefore absorbing the damage fully.

DemonDragonJ on How Do Pariah's Shield and …

1 year ago

If a creature is equipped with both Pariah's Shield and Shield of the Avatar , will the latter shield prevent damage that is redirected to the creature by the former shield?

Also, as a bonus question, will the abilities of multiple shields of the avatar stack with each other?

elgosu1337 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

2 years ago

Writing a comment for you CalebMaSmith.

Grothama, All Devouring Shield Tribal

Commander / EDH* elgosu1337


Here's a deck featuring the new legendary Wurm Grothama, All-Devouring. It uses lots of protection like Magebane Armor and Shield of the Avatar to prevent opponents from drawing cards from Grothama, while we can move the equipment on our turn to draw from it. Also lots of other ways to gain value from the fighting.

Mccriggles on Deck of infinite life

2 years ago

why do you have so many 4 drops? other than lands, you only have a 20% percent chance of drawing Authority of the Consuls and a 10% chance of drawing Shield of the Avatar in your opening hand, so it'll be a couple turns before you get something on the field. google mana curves and stuff like that and maybe add some 1 or 2 drop control cards. I had a similar deck that worked really well but that was 3 years ago. Other than that I like the deck and I'll recommend Ajani's Pridemate, Soul Warden and maybe Serra Ascendant. +1

Suns_Champion on Flashback to the Past

2 years ago

Dralnu seems really risky to run as a commander. One Blasphemous Act and you're pretty much out of the game.

So let's protect him!

Magebane Armor, Blinding Powder, Shield of the Avatar, Soratami Cloud Chariot maybe?

If not, some emergency sac outlets may help. Ashnod's Altar, High Market etc...

Further, I think the deck could use a greater mass of instants and sorceries. Maybe up it from 25% of the deck to 33%, cutting some creatures and enchantments.

From the maybeboard, Secrets of the Dead, Nephalia Drownyard, Cyclonic Rift, Ancient Excavation, and Rise from the Tides all seem pretty good.

If you go really heavy into the self mill aspect, some creature recursion might be nice. Raise Dead, Fortuitous Find, Dread Return...

Good luck! +1 for risky commanders!

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