Shield of the Oversoul

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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
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Shield of the Oversoul

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

As long as enchanted creature is green, it gets +1/+1 and is indestructible. (Lethal damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it. If its toughness is 0 or less, it's still put into its owner's graveyard.)

As long as enchanted creature is white, it gets +1/+1 and has flying.

DemonDragonJ on Nature's Bounty

1 month ago

I have just made some major changes to this deck; for the first time ever, I have changed the general of this deck, replacing Uril, the Miststalker with Marath, Will of the Wild, because, while Uril was certainly an excellent general, it did not match the theme of this deck, which contained a mere six auras, whereas Marath does, and, upon making that change, I have decided to further emphasize this deck's theme of +1/+1 counters, specifically, by replacing Armadillo Cloak, Bear Umbra, Runes of the Deus, Scourge of the Nobilis, Shield of the Oversoul, and Snake Umbra with All Will Be One, Cathars' Crusade, Warleader's Call, Fertilid, Kalonian Hydra, and Steelbane Hydra; I had contemplated putting Forgotten Ancient in this deck, but I was not able to find space for it, and I also wish to minimize overlap with or similarities between this deck and my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice EDH deck, and, while this deck does not have quite as great of an emphasis on generating creature tokens as does my Ghired, Conclave Exile EDH deck, I still believe that it has a sufficient focus to justify the inclusion of Warleader's Call, which also has great synergy with Tamanoa. I also replaced Titanic Ultimatum with Pathbreaker Ibex, because the creature can use its ability repeatedly. I had considered putting Cabaretti Ascendancy into this deck, but I feel that this deck does not contain quite a sufficient number of creature cards to justify the inclusion of that card.

Overall, these changes reduced the average converted mana cost of this deck from 40.6 to 4.05, which is only a minimal change, but doing so also reduced the number of colored mana symbols in this deck, which is also a very good thing.

What does everyone else say about this? Do you believe that I did well with overhauling this deck?

Local_Hethen on Rafiq, The One Hit Wonder

4 months ago

I also have a Rafiq deck and my pods will absolutely remove him asap if they can.

I do see some protection for him but not much in the way of tutoring for your protective abilities or spells. It looks like you rely more on your draw abilities but that leaves too much to chance in my opinion. Enlightened Tutor, Steelshaper's Gift, Wargate, or something to just find what you need.

I would also drop the Colossus Hammer for Eldrazi Conscription.

Think about Steel of the Godhead, Shield of the Oversoul, and Favor of the Overbeing.

DemonDragonJ on Utopian Prosperity

6 months ago

I have replaced Armadillo Cloak, Favor of the Overbeing, Shield of the Oversoul, and Steel of the Godhead with Blind Obedience, Cosmic Rebirth, Sylvan Library, and Trelasarra, Moon Dancer, which reduced the average converted mana cost of this deck from 3.71 to 3.68, since those cards far better fit the theme of this deck.

king-saproling on Not another Bunny

7 months ago

Cadira looks like such a fun commander. Personally I would make these swaps:

Sheltering Boughs -> Battle Mastery
Giant Growth -> Fireshrieker
Nature's Embrace -> Song of Freyalise
Escape from Orthanc -> Hope Against Hope
Massive Might -> Sigil of the Nayan Gods
Savage Surge -> Eidolon of Countless Battles
Saddle of the Cavalier -> Hunter's Prowess
Nahiri, the Lithomancer -> Shamanic Revelation
Marble Diamond -> Avacyn's Pilgrim
Witch's Oven -> Mosswort Bridge
Cloak of the Bat -> Windbrisk Heights
Sigardian Paladin -> Pollenbright Wings
Dormant Grove -> Gilded Goose
Biogenic Upgrade -> Camaraderie
Manifold Key -> Rabble Rousing
Wedding Invitation -> Shield of the Oversoul

DemonDragonJ on Reap what is Sown

7 months ago

I have replaced Gift of the Deity and Shield of the Oversoul with Feast of the Victorious Dead and Denethor, Ruling Steward, which decreased this deck's average converted mana cost from 3.92 to 3.87, since the newer cards are a better match for this deck's theme.

DemonDragonJ on Which Sacrifice Outlet(s) Should I …

7 months ago

I have copies of Gift of the Deity and Shield of the Oversoul in my Teneb, the Harvester EDH deck, and they are excellent cards, but I am planning to replace them with cards that have stronger synergy with the theme of the deck (i.e., reanimating creatures for either combat or sacrificing), and one of those cards definitely shall be Feast of the Victorious Dead, but I am not certain what the other card should be.

I am contemplating several permanents that are sacrifice outlets, such as Martyr's Cause, Commissar Severina Raine, Denethor, Ruling Steward, and Bartolome del Presidio, although I currently am most favoring Denethor, since he provides both a sacrifice outlet and a benefit for creatures dying, which ideally should happen very frequently when I play this deck; or should I choose something completely different, such as Vito, Fanatic of Aclazotz, for his unusual effect?

What does everyone else say about this subject? Which card should I put in my Teneb deck?

eliakimras on Menacing Aura

1 year ago

Hello! May I step in to give you some recommendations? Since you're on a budget, all cards suggested are 2 dollars or less.

Part 1: Ramp

In: You probably want aura ramp and cost reducers over standard land ramp: Wild Growth, Transcendent Envoy, Hero of Iroas, Jukai Naturalist and Stenn, Paranoid Partisan (choosing Enchantment). These will allow you to storm through your deck casting Auras ad nauseam.

Out: Elvish Mystic, Farhaven Elf, Arcane Signet, Nature's Lore and Cultivate are all great ramp cards, but you can do better (and more thematically) with the cards I mentioned above.

Part 2: Card draw

Just as important as ramp is card draw: Galea won't always be available to you.

In: Sage's Reverie, Enchantress's Presence, Satyr Enchanter, Mesa Enchantress.

Out: Coiling Oracle, Curious Obsession (unreliable), Curse of Verbosity (unreliable), Eel Umbra.

Part 3: Removal

Swords to Plowshares is GREAT, no doubt. But, in this kind of deck, you can spice it up with the great Auras that has for removal.

The objective is, then, to use the cheapest Auras that can hit more than one permanent type, with emphasis on "loses its abilities" in the text box.

In: Mortal Obstinacy, Ossification (synergy with your basic land fetchers).

Out: Reclamation Sage, Swords to Plowshares.

Part 4: Boardwipes

In: I believe you should run more boardwipes that leave your board mostly untouched. Austere Command is one such example. You almost always will clean all artifacts and the half of creatures that are more dangerous to you. Curse of the Swine is another selective wipe.

Out: Time Wipe (not one-sided), Plains.

Part 5: Protection and Evasion

In Voltron, tempo is crucial.

Now to the Auras:

Following the same logic as with removal, I'm using auras over instants to protect the Voltron.

Part 6: Tutors

Without Hammer of Nazahn, Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith is just a more expensive Open the Armory.

In: Open the Armory, Heliod's Pilgrim, Moon-Blessed Cleric, Light-Paws, Emperor's Voice and Invasion of Theros  Flip (bonus that all those tutors also change your library's top card).

Out: Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, Celestial Archon, Heliod's Emissary, Hypnotic Siren, Curse of Unbinding (7 mana is a lot for an Aura).

Part 7: Win Conditions

In: Since you're going all-in with auras, All That Glitters and Ethereal Armor do wonders.

Out: Bruna, Light of Alabaster is slow and telegraphed in this build. People won't let her stick to the field. Nissa, Steward of Elements is tough to protect in a Voltron build, while she only offers scry, which your lands can already do.

Part 8: Lands

In:

Out:

  • Thriving Grove, Thriving Heath and Thriving Isle are neat fixing, but the Temples are superior since they play into Galea's strategy.
  • Path of Ancestry is great if you're in a 5-color deck or in a tribal-heavy creature deck. This build is neither.
  • Lumbering Falls is good for suiting Equipments on, but Auras will just go to the graveyard when this land stops being a creature.
  • Azorius Chancery, because you don't run the other two bouncelands.
  • Razorverge Thicket. You'll soon realize that the later turns are more important than the early ones in EDH. This land is a beast in Modern, but it is far from worth it in Commander unless you're playing a turn-3 win deck.
  • Forest and Forest to give room for the two remaining Panoramas. (With all the land searching above, you're probably more likely now to have a target for Utopia Sprawl than before.)
  • Seaside Citadel. I know, I know: tri-lands are great and all, but, in this build, I'm trying to bake the top-of-library manipulation into the manabase so you have more free spell slots for your Auras, similar to what I did with Yennett, Cryptic Oddity (to a great success): each land in it has to either enter untapped somehow or change the top card of the library.

If you read this far, congratulations! Here is the list of the deck with all the suggested alterations, in case you want to test it: Galea, Menacing Aura. Good luck and have fun!

carpecanum on Unicorn's Army

1 year ago

I'm looking at your deck again and I just realized I forgot to put Shield of the Oversoul in my own Lathiel deck.

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