Shields of Velis Vel
Tribal Instant — Shapeshifter
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.)
Creatures target player controls get +0/+1 and gain all creature types until end of turn.
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Shields of Velis Vel Discussion
2 months ago
No. Standardize and Shields of Velis Vel say "creatures" while Maskwood Nexus and Conspiracy explicitly mention "creature spells" and "creature cards not on the battlefield." For another card though, Arcane Adaptation does mention other zones.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Pennieman hi! Thanks for the suggestions, let me go through one by one...
The Talismans are indeed powerful cards, but I don't need more ramp for this deck and they aren't as powerful (IMO) as the signets in 3+ color decks.
Shields of Velis Vel sure is funny, but I'd rather not have one-off effects that rely on my opponent to do something to work.
Maskwood Nexus looked exciting when it was previewed--it's just a lot of mana, and I don't want to sacrifice most of my creatures on the off chance I get a better one. Not good gameplay.
Thornbite Staff is super-duper powerful, no question. However, I'm not running any infinite combos in this deck ATM, and I don't want to add any for the time being.
Scroll Rack always crosses my mind when I'm thinking of cards to pick up--but since it only gives me pseudo-draw I don't think it's worth having the extra synergy with Atla. In the department of stacking my deck, I'm still not sure to what power level I want to take this deck... but when I do, I'll figure out how much of that I need. And who knows? Maybe the Rack will go in then :)
I'll take a look at your build sometime today, thanks so much for taking the time to comment on mine!
2 months ago
I like the version of the deck. Nice to see someone else being picky with mainly big creatures for Atla. Couple things to take a look at as options. Ramp: Have you considered running the Talismans since once you have her out all you need is the colorless? Extra eggs or triggers: One of my new favorite toys for Atla is Shields of Velis Vel , hilarious response to a board wipe. Maskwood Nexus makes all your creatures Eggs... winning. Instill Energy gives nice value for untap. Then there is Thornbite Staff to let you get every creature out with Ashnod's Altar . Last suggestion is to fix the top with Scroll Rack . Take a look at my Atla and let me know what you think, working on a write up for it in the next week or so one I can get a few moregames in with it... very different plan to win. Atla’s Enchanting Eggs
3 months ago
Shields of Velis Vel is a way to respond to an opponent's boardwipe, or respond to your own boardwipe, so that all your creatures are eggs and get to hatch.
in these colors i would run Regrowth to get back that card or any other useful card.
cheers and have fun!!!
3 months ago
Raining Cats and Dogs Nice work bdodds, I think you have selected a handful of great cards but I'd think you could benefit from an earlier CatDog play and cheaper creatures to really start raining cats and dogs. Even without Aluren, every creature coming in with an extra token produces insane value. Especially considering your general's ability.
Below, I would like to outline 4 core concepts and considerations. Ramp, Creatures, Protection, Draw.
Ramp - Prioritizing cards that help you play Rin & Seri turn 3! Nature's Lore Rampant Growth Three Visits Boros Signet Selesnya Signet Gruul Signet Talisman of Conviction Talisman of Unity Talisman of Impulse Fellwar Stone This should be easy to replace the ramp packaging you already have. Look to cut cards like Explosive Vegetation, Chromatic Lantern, Obelisk of Naya, etc.
Creatures - Prioritizing 3CMC or less and upping your creature count to closer to 30! Think about adding creatures that fullfill multiple roles and allow you to run less other stuff. Qasali Pridemage is a great example cause it can pump a swinger +1/+1 as well as remove a pesky enchant or artifact.
Cheap Utility Kitties- Adorned Pouncer Brimaz, King of Oreskos Bronzehide Lion Initiate's Companion King of the Pride Leonin Relic-Warder Oreskos Explorer Pride Sovereign Qasali Ambusher I like the returners you have for multiple cast triggers too! Can get stupid with Aluren... Whitemane Lion Temur Sabertooth Fleetfoot Panther ? Snow Hound
Protection/Return - Build a huge board and keep it protected! Unbreakable Formation Rootborn Defenses Heroic Intervention Teferi's Protection Asceticism Marshal's Anthem Kindred Boon Akroma's Will Flawless Maneuver
Draw(ish) - The cheaper the cards in hand the more you gonna empty and wanna draw! Skullclamp Colossal Majesty Elemental Bond Beast Whisperer Fecundity Garruk's Uprising Descendants' Path Realmwalker Hunter's Insight Snake Umbra Lifecrafter's Bestiary Mentor of the Meek Guardian Project Return of the Wildspeaker Shamanic Revelation Slate of Ancestry Collective Unconscious Camaraderie
General good cards for Cat/Dog: Maskwood Nexus Mirror Entity Crib Swap Felidar Retreat Basilisk Collar Thousand-Year Elixir Rings of Brighthearth Seht's Tiger Shields of Velis Vel Naya Charm Kindred Summons Volatile Claws Beastmaster Ascension Titanic Ultimatum Hour of Reckoning Triumph of the Hordes Finale of Devastation Idyllic Tutor Winds of Abandon Lightning Greaves (secret lair dog art!) Coat of Arms Swiftfoot Boots Impact Tremors Rhythm of the Wild Aura Shards Shared Animosity Mirari's Wake Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip Any Cheap Changelings really...
4 months ago
From My Reddit Post:
I've always wanted to do a Oops All Rats commander deck, but always found it to be a little bit tight on resources due to wanting to go three-color with it. I have wanted to make an Indulging Patrician PEDH deck ever since I saw it. Lifelink tribal felt a little cliche and felt too much like my Liesa deck, so I decided to combine these ideas instead.
The deck is pretty much wrapped up, but I have about six cuts I want to make. I'm trying to find room for Village Rites for draw, Spare from Evil for closing the game, Invoke the Divine for instant speed removal or a IP trigger if used on my turn, Raise the Draugr for recursion, Shields of Velis Vel to save my rats from Electrickery effects, and Angel of Dawn as another potential closer. Any thought on what should go? Anything from the other maybes I should put priority on?