Spirit Mantle

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Penny Dreadful Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Spirit Mantle

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has protection from creatures.

Crow-Umbra on Alesha, who keeps playing cards

1 week ago

Sorry to spam another response, I just read your updated deck description, and I think your gut feeling on removing the +1/+1 counter sub-theme is correct. If you want your creatures to connect, you could use stuff like Spirit Mantle or equipment with Deathtouch or "unblockable", like Basilisk Collar or Whispersilk Cloak to help sneak damage through. Key to the City is a piece of tech used by many Alesha lists as a means to push damage through and also get cards into the yard.

Mark of Asylum could also potentially be a swap for The Wanderer. A bit more resilient to removal.

Another fun subtheme I played around with is to recur creatures that punch very heavily if they connect, like Virtus the Veiled, Raving Dead, and the infamous Master of Cruelties. At one point, I had a Menace subtheme with stuff like Goblin War Drums, Sonorous Howlbonder, and Labyrinth Raptor.

Alesha has a lot of tech available to her, to the point of being a bit overwhelming. I think by the time I retired my Alesha deck, I had tried out like 3-4 build variations. Towards the end, I realized the deck worked better (for me), when Alesha wasn't the primary aggro and reanimation option.

Last_Laugh on Cats off the Lawn!

2 weeks ago

Spirit Mantle would serve you well. Urabrask the Hidden I prefer as a haste enabler. When you have a goad chain going, anything and everything with haste is heading your way... so just remove haste as a threat. I make sure this and Authority of the Consuls are in the deck to shut off haste and I guess depending on your meta can make a big difference.

Last_Laugh on Alesha ETB Army

2 weeks ago

Spirit Mantle will allow Alesha to attack a lot more safely. Reconnaissance is another card I'd suggest for the same purpose... but it's not as budget friendly. Reconnaissance allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations (ignore the 20+ year old reminder text), and have every one of those creatures untapped by the end of combat. Check out my Edgar Markov deck's description for a better rundown on how to use Recon (Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated).

zAzen7977 on KAALIA'S CATACLYSM - Aggro/Stax [cEDH Primer]

4 weeks ago

Great points XinZhao, I agree that the board state required to set up Bloodthirster is too complex to be consistent, I’d rather run something else.

Thanks for the suggestion Last_Laugh, I hadn’t seen Spirit Mantle before. I wouldn’t run it in this build, but it could be really handy in a more aggro-heavy deck.

I’m experimenting with the current decklist. As compared to the old list, I’m running more creature-based ramp (Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, Dockside Extortionist, Professional Face-Breaker, Ancient Copper Dragon), more anti-storm stax (Chancellor of the Annex, Liesa, Shroud of Dusk), and every Rule of Law effect (making it easier to stick the RoL + Possibility Storm combo). I swapped Council's Judgment for Angel of the Ruins, and dropped Damn and Teferi's Protection for a couple extra lands to ensure consistent mana access. I’m going to test this version for a while and see how it goes.

Last_Laugh on My first magic deck Kaalia

4 weeks ago

4.37 is a really high avg. cmc. I would recommend a lot more 2 and under drop ramp to offset this a little.

Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Conviction, and Fellwar Stone are all good options. Cut Commander Sphere and Darksteel Ingot though... 3 drop ramp won't actually ramp you into a 4 drop commander.

The other thing I'm noticing is a severe lack of card draw. Esper Sentinel, Plumb the Forbidden (use in response to boardwipes), Necropotence, Black Market Connections, Battle Angels of Tyr, Twilight Prophet, Jeska's Will, Smuggler's Share, and Court of Grace, are all options here.

Dolmen Gate, Iroas, God of Victory, and Spirit Mantle will all help you attack safely like Reconnaissance.

I have 2 mardu decks you could check for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires and Isshin - Army of Darkness

Last_Laugh on KAALIA'S CATACLYSM - Aggro/Stax [cEDH Primer]

1 month ago

Spirit Mantle is amazing with attack triggers.

doodkyle on What happens if you give …

1 month ago

Assume i have Hanna's Custody and Liquimetal Torque on the battlefield. If my opponent tries to cast Spirit Mantle on their Killian, Ink Duelist and I make Killian an Artifact in response using liquimetal torque, what happens to the spirit mantle?

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