Shielding Plax

Shielding Plax

Enchantment — Aura

( can be paid with either or .)

Enchant creature

When this enters the battlefield, draw a card.

Enchanted creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.

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Shielding Plax Discussion

multimedia on Equip/Aura Galea

1 month ago

Hey, what you have so far is a strong start at upgrading the precon for your first deck, nice Hammer of Nazahn upgrade.

Currently you need to cut 24 cards to get to 100 cards. Some advice is start with cutting some lands because 43 lands is too much. Reduce it to 36 and if you think you need more mana then add more low converted mana cost (CMC) ramp sources or draw sources instead of lands.

Some lands to consider cutting:

All these lands always enter the battlefield (ETB) tapped and you have other lands that always do this too, but those other lands are better than these.


The next cuts to consider are some high CMC cards to reduce the mana curve.

Further cuts are some cards that are not as good as others here or have similar or the same effects.

Heirloom Blade and Reflections of Littjara are tribal cards that care about only one type of creature. That's not the strategy here since you have many different creature types. Skyclave Cleric  Flip and Tangled Florahedron  Flip are double face cards (DFC) that can be lands or played as the front face of the card and that can be helpful. The problem is the front face of the card is not worth playing even though they might be lands. Bala Ged Recovery  Flip is an example of a good DFC upgrade since front face is a good card and the bonus is that could be a land.

Suppression Field is a powerful card, but it affects equipment equip costs since that's an activated ability. Even if you control Puresteel Paladin with metalcraft activated you still have to pay 2 mana to equip the equipment to a creature you control. Puresteel will reduce the equip cost to 0, but then Field makes you pay an additional 2 mana to activate the equip ability. If an equipment is in your hand and you cast it or already on the battlefield you can't free equip if you control Field.

You have ways to get around having to pay for equip with attach. Difference is you're not equipping when you attach an equipment to a creature you control. The key word here is attach which bypasses the need to activate equip. You can free attach an equipment with Galea, Kindler of Hope, Halvar, God of Battle  Flip or Hammer of Nazahn. With Galea only if you cast an equipment from the top of your library, with Halvar only if the equipment is already equipped to another creature you control and with Hammer only if you cast the equipment or the equipment ETB. Free attach has synergy with Suppression Field, but the interaction is limited.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Tuvasa- Enchantment Voltron

6 months ago

Hey, good start on a budget version of Tuvasa.

Some budget cards to consider adding:

Some cards to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Signet
  • Lightning Greaves
  • Selesnya Signet
  • Simic Signet
  • Swiftfoot Boots
  • Chromatic Lantern
  • Arcane Signet
  • Reclamation Sage
  • Llanowar Elves
  • Danitha Capashen, Paragon
  • Transcendent Envoy
  • Herald of the Pantheon
  • Starfield Mystic
  • Kestia, the Cultivator
  • Sun Titan
  • Creeping Renaissance

Consider more enchantments, less mana rocks and creatures? Adding more land auras as well as more enchantresses could replace mana rocks, Sol Ring is the exception. With only Sol then Stony Silence could disrupt your opponents artifacts. More advice for cuts is to streamline the creature base. Use the other creature spots to add more enchantments.

Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Herald of the Pantheon , Starfield Mystic and Transcendent Envoy could be cut for more low CMC enchantments since you have more low CMC enchantments then higher CMC ones which makes these cost reducers subpar. To replace Greaves and Boots for protection for Tuvasa instead use some auras. Vanishing can be repeatable protection for Tuvasa and all auras on her from removal even board wipes. When Tuvasa phases out all the auras she has also phase out. When she phases in at your next untap step all the auras also come back still with her.

Seal of Primordium and/or Seal of Cleansing are artifact/enchantment removal that are enchantments which can be saced at instant speed. Either Seal is an upgrade for Reclamation Sage .

Good luck with your deck.

Deadpan_Serious on Big, Bad Tuvasa - Budget Local League

9 months ago

since you said 'I love the concept of "one creature that wins" ' i take it you put all the friendly aura's on your commander? doesn't your commander get removed with something like Swords to Plowshares whenever an opponent can to cause all of those aura's to be put in your graveyard?

anyway, what about bestow creatures like Kestia, the Cultivator or Eidolon of Countless Battles ? also Steal Enchantment can give you two enchantments for the price of one. and Control Magic is pretty good.

then there's Nexus Wardens , Yavimaya Enchantress , Celestial Ancient and definitely Sage's Reverie .

also multicolored aura's like Shield of the Oversoul , Shielding Plax , Favor of the Overbeing , Steel of the Godhead .

tacolover25 on Tree of Redemption

1 year ago

Not sure if it's in your budget but how about Followed Footsteps or Shielding Plax for your creatures?

Tylord2894 on Does shielding plax grant the …

1 year ago

To FSims81's point, the "protection" that Shielding Plax gives isn't Hexproof for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, Plax doesn't say and it hasn't been errata-ed to say "Hexproof". But why?

A creature with Hexproof can't be the target of spells and abilities controlled by the opponents of that creature's controller. In other words, my Slippery Bogle can't be the target of your spells/abilities. However, Plax says that the enchanted creature can't be the target of spells/abilities that your opponents control. So, a creature enchanted with Plax can't be the target of spells/abilities controlled by the opponents of Plax's controller. In other words, if you enchant my Bear Cub with Shielding Plax , I can't target it with Giant Growth , but you can still Murder it.

TL;DR, Plax doesn't give Hexproof because you can still target the enchanted creature even if you don't control that creature.

Hope this helps!!

FSims81 on Does shielding plax grant the …

1 year ago

Per the rulings for Shielding Plax on Gatherer this is not the same as Hexproof so Shadowspear would not be removing anything from the creature enchanted with Plax unless it also had hexproof or indestructible from another source.

Chomp16 on Does shielding plax grant the …

1 year ago

My opponent had a Shadowspear and I had a Shielding Plax on a creature. Shielding plax doesn't actually say hexproof on it, so can the shadowspear remove its protection?

Doritoboy100 on Deck help Oko+Simic guild+simic mutology …

1 year ago

Hello all, I have been playing with the Oko structure deck, that I updated using Affinity For MTG's youtube video, and just bought the Simic Mutology structure deck as well as the Simic Guild Kit, as well as some booster pack cards. I'm trying to combine them into a 75 card deck, with 15 cards I know to take out for 60. Based off the cards in these 3 decks I'd like to build the deck around a constant flow of powerful monsters through the +1/+1 counters, as well as overloading on mana and drawing a lot. Some of the main points of damage right now are Oko who can just turn everything into a base 10/10 and distribute lots of +1/+1s, vorel who can double somethings counters, zegana who gives trample, galloping lizrog which can take all the +1/+1s and double them onto himself, nylea's forerunner for trample, progenitors mimic and miming slime to make clones, and wild born preserver for reach and his +1/+1s. But I also have things like coiling oracle/fathom mage to draw a lot, and gyre sage/maraleaf pixie for tons of mana. So I'd like to just find a good strategy in this mess lol.

The total card list of everything I will have is: (stuff with "x" seems important to me) Creatures: 1 Oko, the Tricksterx, 1 Vorel of the Hull Cladex, 1 Zegana, Utopian Speakerx, 1 Momir Vig, Simic Visionaryx, 2 Cloudfin Raptor, 4 Coiling Oraclex, 1 Cytoplast Root-Kin, 1 Elusive Krasis, 4 Faerie Vandalx, 1 Fathom Magex, 1 Frilled Mysticx, 1 Galloping Lizrogx, 1 Gyre Sagex, 4 Keeper of Fablesx, 3 Maraleaf Pixiex, 1 Nimbus Swimmer, 1 Nylea's Forerunnerx, 3 Paradise Druid, 2 Plaxmantax, 1 Progenitor Mimicx, 1 Protean Hulkx, 3 Spectral Sailorx, 4 Sphinx of Foresight, 2 Surveilling Sprite, 1 Trygon Predator, 2 Vigean Graftmage, 3 Vigean Hydropon, 1 Wildborn Preserverx, 2 Zameck Guildmagex,

Instants: 1 Applied Biomancyx, 1 Disdainful Strokex, 1 Gift of Strengthx, 2 Oko's Hospitalityx, 3 Optx, 1 Prying Eyes, 1 Quenchx, 1 Radical Ideax, 2 Rapid Hybridization, 1 Return of the Wildspeakerx, 1 Voidslime,

Sorcery: 2 Flash Foliagex, 1 Maximize Altitudex, 1 Miming Slimex, 1 Selective Snarex, 2 Shielding Plaxx, 1 Urban Evolutionx,

Enchantments: 3 Charmed Sleepx, 3 Frogifyx, 2 Setessan Trainingx,

Artifacts: 2 Simic Signet,

Land: 4 Simic Growth Chamberx, 4 Simic Guildgate, 4 Thornwood Fallsx, X Forestx, X Islandx

Thanks!

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