Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature has nonbasic landwalk. (It's unblockable as long as defending player controls a nonbasic land.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Trailblazer's Boots occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Trailblazer's Boots Discussion
1 week ago
Hello! Here a Rafiq player playing in a casual meta. I'm just rebuilding my deck after having it stolen (at least I got to play my new Noble Hierarch beforehand).
I'm having a horrible time (again) choosing a path for this deck. My meta is slower and much more casual, so I won't be including many control elements in your list. I find myself going toward a pseudo-voltron (cuz you know, Rafiq) deck combined with enchantments. Being Brago, King Eternal and Derevi, Empyrial Tactician my go-to creatures for the elements of control I need. What is your opinion on Stonehewer Giant? Have you considered the new Staggering Insight or Trailblazer's Boots?
My current decklist is under "maintenance" with 87 cards, but I'll leave you the link for it so you can check it out and comment on it. I'll happily take your advice! https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/22-08-19-edh-bant/
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
Flawless Maneuver is currently in my Maybeboard. I like the idea of it being a free save for Balan or a way to spare my board from my own sweepers. I wouldn't call it better than Teferi's Protection though. Protection stops things that Maneuver can't.
And why would I be constantly tapping out every turn? My utility lands and removal spells appreciate me leaving mana open.
- Sanctuary Blade is pretty weak compared to the Swords, and I only run three of them. Why would I use it over one of the Swords I choose to omit?
- Trailblazer's Boots has nice evasion, but it doesn't provide anything else. I have plenty of Equipment that offer some form of evasion alongside other boons.
- Flooding my deck with card draw Equipment dilutes the quality of Equipment in total and negatively affects Balan's performance. Sword of Fire and Ice is the only card draw Equipment I need. I have other card draw sources in this deck to fall back on.
I had Burnished Hart before. Took it out as it was a bit too slow for this deck's liking.
Grafted Exoskeleton is a no-go for me. Infect (and poison in general) is a greatly hated mechanic. I don't want that negativity attached to this deck. I used to run Inkmoth Nexus, and it wasn't an enjoyable experience for anyone.
I have an issue with Inspiring Statuary, and its the word "nonartifact." It can't make Equipment cheaper to cast, and that's a major dealbreaker.
1 month ago
Have you looked into some of the new commander cards from c20? Flawless Maneuver and Sanctuary Blade are very decent in this deck. I know you dismissed them, but flawless maneuver is better than tefferi's protection in this deck because you're using all your mana every turn if it's running right... And if you're tapped out that's when your opponent will generally try to throw off your game plan. Sanctuary blade is very decent, low costed and grants a decent boost for balan. What about Burnished Hart for the mana ramp? Also could suggest Grafted Exoskeleton, just one more equipment and you're dealing lethal. Rogue's Gloves and Mask of Memory are both decent card draw for a deck like this or Infiltration Lens if you're not very evasive. Inspiring Statuary is also very powerful in this deck because equipment tapping doesn't interfere with the deck plan. Trailblazer's Boots is very decent, every deck runs non basic lands. Anyways great deck!
2 months ago
I would include: Blazing Archon so they can't attack you at all. Prowler's Helm so when they attack with Karona, it can't be blocked. Trailblazer's Boots for the same reason. Collective Restraint to try to fog damage. I'd also include more ramp because your deck needs fixing. Maybe Skyshroud Claim with the new triomes for maximum fixing, or some other classic commander rap like Sol Ring, etc.
2 months ago
Nevinyrral_Mayor_of_Urborg Teferi's Veil and Vanishing are extremely underappreciated cards you can throw on commanders or valuable creatures and keep them alive; Aether Tunnel and Aqueous Form are cheap and reliable ways to ensure combat damage while things like Distortion Strike Artful Dodge and Slip Through Space all allow someone to sneak in for a huge hit of damage and provides a small boost to a couple of your creatures by being in the yard. And Trailblazer's Boots pretty much read unblockable in most EDH games.
2 months ago
Board wipes that seem "on theme" and white "ramp" to consider. Kaya's Wrath Fumigate Retaliate Austere Command Decree of Pain Martial Coup Merciless Eviction Descent of Dragons Angel of the Dire Hour Magister of Worth Sunblast Angel Boreas Charger Oreskos Explorer Surveyor's Scope Solemn Simulacrum Sword of the Animist Verge Rangers Smothering Tithe Sword of Feast and Famine Dowsing Dagger Flip
Queen Marchesa doesn't have a clear single way to build so you have lots of options. However, I feel like said you want to play her like the Kween she is and create a royal court full of politicin' and group interaction to make all the boys whine. I don't think you want to discourgage people from taking the monarch from you, more encourage them to swing others IE: NO Ghostly Prisons, YES Teysa effects. Punish the ones who swing you only after the fact and reward the ones who swing others. There is a lot listed!
You will also want to get retake the throne each turn and lets face it, the Assasin's won't always get through Dauthi Embrace Dauthi Trapper Nether Shadow Nether Traitor Soltari Visionary Changeling Outcast Tormented Soul Break Through the Line Ferropede Gingerbrute Key to the City Whispersilk Cloak Trailblazer's Boots Zhang He, Wei General Yellow Scarves Cavalry Wei Night Raiders Wei Scout Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior Shadow Alley Denizen
Finally here are some other fun interactions befitting the royal court. Crown of Doom Kor Haven Cathars' Crusade Electropotence + Pandemonium (Nasty with deathtouch) Field of the Dead Mentor of the Meek In the Web of War Mace of the Valiant Ogre Battledriver Orc Sureshot Mathas, Fiend Seeker Master of Cruelties Anya, Merciless Angel Tree of Perdition Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Ashling, the Extinguisher Azra Oddsmaker Aurification Bloodforged Battle-Axe Contested War Zone Thaumatic Compass Flip Dread Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip Iroas, God of Victory Aurelia, the Warleader Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Five-Alarm Fire Hellrider Hixus, Prison Warden Larceny Necropolis Regent No Mercy Phage the Untouchable Quietus Spike Skeleton Key Throat Slitter Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Vraska, Scheming Gorgon Scourge of the Throne Akroan Horse Captive Audience Goblin Spymaster Forbidden Orchard Clackbridge Troll Hunted Dragon Hunted Lammasu Hunted Horror
Theme directions to explore? Lifegain to stay above the swings? Angelic Chorus Answered Prayers Anointer Priest Authority of the Consuls Ayara, First of Locthwain Daxos, Blessed by the Sun Healer of the Pride Impassioned Orator Pious Evangel Flip Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Archangel of Thune Suture Priest Ajani's Welcome Dawn of Hope Deathgreeter Exquisite Blood Epicure of Blood Falkenrath Noble Karlov of the Ghost Council Noble Purpose Righteous Cause Sanguine Bond Searing Meditation Seraph Sanctuary Serene Steward Shattered Angel Spirit Loop Sun Droplet Vizkopa Guildmage Well of Lost Dreams Alhammarret's Archive Licia, Sanguine Tribune Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Eternity Vessel Chalice of Life Flip Resolute Archangel Storm Herd Felidar Sovereign Divinity of Pride Serra Ascendant
Aristocrats of the Court (slow life drain strategy)? Bastion of Remembrance Corpse Knight Impact Tremors Purphoros, God of the Forge Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Outpost Siege Bontu's Monument Brutal Hordechief Campaign of Vengeance Cliffhaven Vampire Cruel Celebrant Kambal, Consul of Allocation Polluted Bonds Retreat to Hagra Vindictive Vampire revenge Sorin, Grim Nemesis Judith, the Scourge Diva Stalking Vengeance Syr Konrad, the Grim