Unbreakable Formation

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Unbreakable Formation


Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

Addendum — If you cast this spell during your main phase, put a +1/+1 counter on each of those creatures and they gain vigilance until end of turn.

austintayshus on

1 month ago

I used to have a fun brawl deck on Arena with Maja as the commander!

With her landfall/token trigger, you will definitely want more land ramp. I'd suggest cards like Rampant Growth and Cultivate and Kodama's Reach and Explore. Ramp is strong in commander, and especially with your commander on the battlefield.

You will also probably want some ways to protect your creatures once you assemble an army of tokens. For that i'd recommend Heroic Intervention and Unbreakable Formation.

You will also probably want a few ways to boost your creatures punching Power, like Intangible Virtue and Craterhoof Behemoth and Glorious Anthem and Gaea's Anthem.

Crow_Umbra on Attack Attack!

3 months ago

It looks like you might have a 2nd copy of Isshin in your 99, & you're at 101 cards. Other than that, I'd say you're definitely on the right track with your documented edits so far.

If you're looking for any feedback, I'd generally suggest to trim your 4cmc slot a bit more, & maybe bumping up to 35-36 lands.

  • I'd recommend checking out Soul Partition as a swap for Utter End. The times I've played Partition, opponents rarely recast whatever it exiled.

  • I think you can swap one of your board wipes for either Grasp of Fate or another instant speed protection effect like Unbreakable Formation or Clever Concealment. Either way, Isshin thrives off keeping his board ad intact as possible.

Best of luck with the deck. I hope you have a blast with it once all your pieces come in.

Crow_Umbra on Isshin in the Red Zone

3 months ago

That's totally understandable regarding the price tag on Reconnaissance. The Brave the Sands you have is a pretty solid alternative. Would you say your general budget per card is like $10 max?

I think Goblin Bombardment definitely could work for turning some of your token production into spot removal like you mentioned. From my experience, the group slug ETB really makes the aggro strategy a bit smoother, since you're softening up the entire table. Generally makes it a bit easier to deal that 120 damage needed to take out 3 other players lol. Group slug and combat damage compliment each other by taking some pressure off of each other.

If you're looking for cuts, a few I'd suggest:

  • I don't really run more than two cards that are 6cmc or more in my Isshin deck. Most of my curve is in the 2-4 cmc range. Keeping things in that range makes for smoother aggro deployment, or quicker board rebuilds after board wipes. I've found that by the time I can play 6-8+ mana, I generally want to be able to play multiple spells as opposed to 1 big bomb.

  • Etali can likely be a cut. I played it in an earlier iteration of my deck, & it felt very boom or bust. Plenty of fun the times it boomed, but it felt like it whiffed enough that it wasn't worth it. If I didn't have some kind of haste enabler on board, Etali often ate removal in the turn rotation after it hit the field.

  • Drakuseth can probably be a cut. Very heavy single color investment with 3 red pips in a tri color deck, & it lacks any built in Haste to help.

  • Argentum Armor can definitely be a cut. It's 12 total mana to cast and equip it to something. If you're looking for more removal, I'd recommend stuff like Generous Gift, Stroke of Midnight, Swords to Plowshares, Grasp of Fate, & Anguished Unmaking (if it's in your budget).

  • Your other more expensive equipment like Nazgul Battle-Mace & Hexplate Wallbreaker could potentially be cuts at 8 & 9 total mana respectively to cast & equip.

I'd also recommend getting in some cheap board protection to help maintain aggro momentum. Scapegoat, Unbreakable Formation, & Fanatical Devotion are all fairly budget options. The more you can keep your board intact & attacking, the tougher you become for the table to deal with.

Crow_Umbra on Ave, True to Caesar (Primer Prototype)

6 months ago

Generally speaking, I think Caesar and token Isshin lists will end up having a lot of similarities. In looking at your list, I have a few suggestions:

I hope these suggestions are helpful. Caesar is likely going to find a home in my Isshin deck, come next March. I'm hoping we get a decent NCR Ranger in the precon.

Crow_Umbra on Multiman Isshin

7 months ago

Nice to see more Myriad Isshin lists. I feel like it's a growing sub-variant of the token go-wide Isshin strat. In looking at your deck, I think you have a lot of great pieces that most Isshin decks would want, but I do have a few suggestions:

  • Your land count is kinda low at 30. I get that your Equipments are intended for protective and aggro purposes, but I think they may be mana intensive for that purpose. Since Isshin wants to go wide, I'd recommend swapping some of your equipment (but not Feast and Famine lol) for a few more lands and 2 cmc mana rocks. It's a personal preference thing, but totally ignore if it hasn't been an issue in your irl plays.

  • On the topic of protection and going wide, I think Unbreakable Formation and Scapegoat are some great budget board protection effects. Clever Concealment is a slightly more budget friendly alternative to Teferi's Protection, but can still be pricey for some. Having some instant speed board protection options can be more helpful than protecting one creature at a time. Isshin thrives on maintaining aggro momentum, instead of protecting single creatures like a Voltron strat might.

  • I highly recommend putting in some ETB group slug damage like Impact Tremors, Corpse Knight, or Witty Roastmaster. Purphoros, God of the Forge is the most expensive upgrade you can make in this theme, but the first 3 mentioned will do plenty of damage with all your doubled up Myriad. From having played Isshin go-wide for the past year, I highly recommend the ETB damage to help your overall gameplan.

  • Professional Face-Breaker could be helpful and compliment the Treasure producers you already have in deck.

  • Devilish Valet could be a potentially heavy hitter with all your Myriad tokens you make each swing.

I hope these suggestions are a helpful start. Happy to chat through any additional suggestions if you're up for it. Best of luck with your deck!

Crow_Umbra on Isshin, Two Heavens as One

7 months ago

Hi there, welcome to Isshin deck brewing! Isshin is a blast to play if you haven't had the chance to do so already. If you're open to suggestions, I have a few ideas in looking at your already pretty solid list:

  • I think you can swap out Goblin Traprunner. I've played coin-flipping as part of that coin-flip pre-con, and it can be a very boom or bust strategy. Additionally, having to go through each flip can be kind of time consuming to do or sit through.

  • Skyhunter Strike Force or Ogre Battledriver could be potential swaps for Goblin Traprunner. Skyhunter is basically like a mini Adriana, Captain of the Guard, and Battledriver is a helpful combo of Haste anthem & power boost.

  • If your budget allows, I'd recommend checking out Dolmen Gate and Reconnaissance as protection effects. Isshin thrives on keeping his board as protected as possible to maintain aggro momentum. Reconnaissance acts as like a pseudo-Vigilance anthem that can also save your creatures from combat damage. This article helps detail how that timing makes that work.

  • On the topic of board protection, I'd recommend checking out Unbreakable Formation and Clever Concealment, if your budget allows, as instant speed protection options. Your tokens can help convoke cast Clever Concealment, essentially making it free in some instances.

  • Lastly, I think you could swap Chaos Warp with either Stroke of Midnight or Soul Partition. Stroke of Midnight is basically like another copy of Generous Gift, but doesn't hit lands. Soul Partition pulls double duty as "temporary" removal, or as a single target protection effect.

I hope these suggestions are helpful. I'd be happy to chat through more if you're open to it. Isshin is a commander I've enjoyed playing since he made his debut, so you're in for a fun time.

Crow_Umbra on Isshin Double Attack Trigger

9 months ago

Oops, yeah I definitely missed Aurelia. It happens lol.

If you want another Extra Combat effect, I think Karlach can def replace Raiyuu for a couple of reasons:

  • Karlach triggers when you attack, and she doesn't need to be the one attacking.

  • Raiyuu triggers when you attack solo with a Warrior or Samurai. You currently have about 2 Warriors in the deck, and 3 Samurai, including Isshin. From having played Isshin for the past year, you typically want to swing with more than one creature each combat.

I would also suggest maybe cutting It That Betrays and Drakuseth, Maw of Flames. Both of them are very mana intensive, and Drakuseth is very single-color intensive.

I've had a lot of fun with Professional Face-Breaker, which rewards you for going wide & playing aggro. She also pairs nicely with Captain Lannery Storm and any other Treasure production you might have in the 99, since Face-Breaker can turn your treasures into impulse draw.

Ogre Battledriver is also a helpful Haste and power-boost anthem which is pretty helpful in a deck like this one. Vault of the Archangel and AnkleShanker are also both great deathtouch anthems

Lastly, I'd recommend adding stuff like Unbreakable Formation and Clever Concealment as a means of protecting your board at instant speed. Being able to protect your board and maintain aggro momentum is crucial to keeping Isshin chugging along and swinging.

Krenko_fan on Goblin Soldiers

9 months ago

I love this theme too. It would be a dream to have a goblin-soldier token EDH deck.

I think this could use a slight adjustment to make it more effective. Consider:

x2 Assemble the Legion

x2 Anointed Procession

xX Over the Top

x1 Unbreakable Formation

x1 Goblin Barrage

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