Wall of Omens

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

Wall of Omens

Creature — Wall


When Wall of Omens enters the battlefield, draw a card.

plakjekaas on People's Thoughts on Mommy Norn?

1 month ago

No, she doesn't shut down shocklands. Paying life for your shockland is not a trigger. It does not use the stack, you cannot react to it, just like you can't react to the creature type being named with a Cavern of Souls. Because the oracle text says "As ... enters the battlefield" not "When ... enters the battlefield".

It looks like the people defending her never played with Tocatli Honor Guard, Hushbringer, Torpor Orb or Hushwing Gryff and have no idea what the oracle text actually means. And Norn is worse, since it's every permanent entering the battlefield, not just creatures. Like Strict Proctor.

TypicalTimmy I looked at your Miirym deck, here's the "occasional benefits" Elesh Norn is actually going to shut down or interfere with:

Astral Dragon

Bramble Sovereign

Ganax, Astral Hunter

Nesting Dragon

Patron of the Arts

Purphoros, God of the Forge

Rapacious Dragon

Red Dragon

Scourge of Valkas

Skyline Despot

Swashbuckler Extraordinaire

Terror of the Peaks

Dragon's Hoard

Spinerock Knoll

Dragon Tempest

Flameshadow Conjuring

Garruk's Uprising

Guardian Project

Impact Tremors

Kindred Discovery

Temur Ascendancy

Warstorm Surge

That's a lot of synergy, ramp, carddraw and wincons shut down by a commander. About 1/3rd of all your nonland cards. And that deck is going to have a hard time removing her too, by the looks of it.

Now there are a few cards that get better playing against Norn: bouncelands like Boros Garrison don't return lands to hand anymore, Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger doesn't need to sacrifice itself, but effects like those are not enough to catch up with the Norn player.

What's this "no game-winning effects in white" everyone is talking about? Cathars' Crusade will end the game in a hurry, especially if you pair it up with something like Blessed Sanctuary. Double up on every O-ring effect. Stonehorn Dignitary will keep you alive, especially if you play Teleportation Circle and Conjurer's Closet, as one definitely will in this deck. Felidar Retreat and Emeria Shepherd with all your Land Tax effects will snowball into an enormous boardstate easily. Solitude will rule the table. Sun Titan is still one of the most played white creatures for a reason. For carddraw that white wasn't supposed to have, Spirited Companion, Carrier Pigeons, Combat Thresher, Farsight Adept, Inspiring Overseer, Mentor of the Meek, Priest of Ancient Lore, Resistance Squad, Roving Harper, Rumor Gatherer, Search Party Captain, Skyscanner, Thraben Inspector, Wall of Omens all double up with Norn. Because everyone memed that white is a bad colour, nobody seems to know what the color has to offer. It could already hold its own without such a saltmine of a card for the command zone, and if you need this middle finger to half the popular deck archetypes to even consider building it, you do you, but prepare to be avoided.

jek22 on Sword of the Realms

1 month ago

I feel my blood pressure spike every time I look over a deck you build. As far as what to cut, I think I remember you saying mono-white sacrifice and board wipe tribal so my recommendations are with that in mind. I'd cut the following: Liquimetal Torque . I'm not sure what you'd want to turn into artifacts, you don't have anything that cares about when an artifact you control is put into the graveyard, and you have plenty of removal that I don't think you'd need to turn other people's permanents into artifacts.
Doomskar . This one I can see why you wouldn't want to cut it. Board wipe at instant speed. But it is the only Foretell card in the deck so once you exile it everyone will know there's a board wipe incoming. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben . It's symmetric, it's staxxy, doesn't really fit your theme I think. Spirited Companion or Wall of Omens . They do the same thing, one of them is just a defender. Soul's Attendant . Just a Soul Warden that costs $2 more. The Fall of Lord Konda  Flip . It's removal, but it feels underwhelming, and it's second ability conflicts with Helm of Possession. Oketra's Monument . I feel like every time I build a mono deck, I always end up cutting the monument. That might just be me though. Altar of Dementia . It's an amazing sac outlet, but idk if you want to go for milling out your opponents or self mill.

I'm not sure what else you could cut. I hope that helps a little bit lol

philosopher on Boros death and taxes

3 months ago

Hello Davidecavm,

  1. I rarely see Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer in RW taxes, so don't put it in.

  2. You are correct about fury. I recommend adding two Skyclave Apparitions instead of Wall of Omens. The reasons is that you can fetch Skyclave Apparition with your recruiter and you can blink it with Ephemerate.

3a. I have never seen a Sword of Hearth and Home in a D&T deck; however, it looks fun and i have always wanted to try it because its blink ability works with your enter the battlefield creatures. I recommend playing it if your local opponents play decks like titan or yawgmoth, as those are green decks.

3b. Sword of light and shadow is good against scam decks. I run Extraction Specialists in my mono white D&T deck because i like recurring my Thalia after a bolt and it's good against scam decks.

  1. Please update me on how Squee, Dubious Monarch is doing because it looks like a fun card and I have not seen it in D&T decks.

Ref: Extraction and Taxes - Streets of New Capenna Ver. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/extraction-humans-taxes/

wallisface on U/W Souls in Aetherflux

4 months ago

Heads-up this is a U/W deck, not B/W (B is for and U is for ).

Have you considered Soulherder here as a way to more reliably blink stuff?

I’m cautious that you don’t really have any good etbs and are pretty all-in on hoping to get to 50 life. It might be worth considering some better etb effects like Wall of Omens or Watcher for Tomorrow

amarthaler on EDH Arcades, the Strategist

4 months ago


Out: Wall of Omens

In: Primal Rage

Having played this deck quite a few times since its inception, the consistent feedback I get is that it needs more trample. That being said, I feel there's enough walls in the deck to survive a few board wipes to remove one. On top of that, the next weakest wall I can see on the list would be Wall of Omens to give room to Primal Rage.

chivalruse on Pillow Fort

5 months ago

Recommend you replace a few of the weaker defenders with Wall of Omens and The Birth of Meletis. Just great defender cards because they replace themselves in terms of card advantage.

Gidgetimer on Rules question: Blinking Abdel Adrian, …

6 months ago

Wall of Omens will trigger during the Cloudshift resolution, but it will wait until the next time a player receives priority to go on the stack. When the active player would receive priority both the Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward trigger and the Wall of Omens trigger will go on the stack, and since you control both you will decide the order they go on the stack and therefore resolve.

The order won't really matter though since abilities, once triggered/activated, exist independently of their sources and you will still draw the card from Wall of Omens entering the battlefield even if it has since left.

bohemen86 on Rules question: Blinking Abdel Adrian, …

6 months ago

Follow up question. In the scenario of my original question, if I have a Wall of Omens exiled with Abdel which will re-enter the battlefield when Abdel is hit by Cloudshift, will the ETB of Wall of Omens trigger before Cloudshift has resolved?

If not, can I stack the ETB triggers from all the entering cards as I want together with Abdels ETB? In this simple example choose to draw with Omens before Abdel exiles it again?

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