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It's just a shame that you can't use it to get stuff on shrouded creatures.
Posted By: Laguz (4/16/2010 9:27:02 AM)


Since it's an instant, this allows some neat tricks as response to creature removal:
You could either save an Aura attached to that creature, our you save the targeted creature by attaching one of these Umbras with Totem Armor.
Posted By: Mode (4/16/2010 7:21:32 AM)


In RoE limited, this will be useful, since there are so many good Auras in this set
Posted By: OutlawD1 (4/16/2010 9:24:07 AM)


Seems like a fun card.
Posted By: Johnald (4/16/2010 8:42:44 PM)


A cantrip at {u} can't be all bad. Instant speed draw is a beautiful thing.

I got excited looking at this card, but am still trying to figure out how the heck I'd use it. Best use IMO would be moving around something like Shield of the Oversoul or Shielding Plax (or similar) to make those instant speed 1-mana counterspells to removal.

When used in a deck built for it I think all these people saying it's a terrible card would be surprised how good it could work. I think a playset is probably worth the 25-50 cent investment to play around with.

Afterall, Simic Guildmage wasn't so bad, and this was his entire use!
Posted By: blurrymadness (7/2/2012 5:11:52 PM)


My brain tells me that this is junk, but I can't help but get excited anyhow. The dream is to move some totem armor and ruin perfectly good removal. It eliminates card-disadvantage against most black removal, but it gets really interesting against red as the armor's toughness boost might allow the enchanted creature to outlive the Lightning Bolt.

I like it best with Boar Umbra, as it gets you that magic three toughness. But I also like how it can push extra combat damage through as a blue cantrip Giant Growth.
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (4/21/2010 5:26:06 PM)


It's not a bad card to run in blue decks with auras if you're looking for deck thinning, since if nothing else you can use it at opponent's EOT to reattach an aura to the same creature just for the Blue cantrip.

Casual deck combo:
Fractured Loyalty + Battle Rampart + Isochron Scepter with Aura Finesse = Permanently steal an opponent's creature and draw a card for 2 at instant speed once per turn (provided the opponent has at least one other creature.)
Awesome card? Not really. Quit Magic if you'd ever use this? Not so much.

@Gamber5280: Using this to move an aura off a creature that's going to be sacrificed can be done, but you have to get the timing right. As soon as the creature is sacrificed, any Auras that were on it are immediately sent to the graveyard. That means you can do either of the following:
- Play this in response to an effect that would make you sac the creature (annihilator, Gatekeeper of Malak... (see all)
Posted By: Artscrafter (1/10/2011 12:33:17 PM)


It's fun with Pacifisim. Re-attach your enchantment to a pesky new creature and draw a card for your troubles.
Posted By: Demonic_Angel13 (4/21/2010 5:26:46 PM)


This plus Eldrazi con***ion
Posted By: hugemanatee (4/23/2010 10:44:52 PM)


lol, Auras suddenly became equipments. With all the Totem armor auras right now, it might be a nice trick in limited, but in constructed? No freaking way.
Posted By: SolidSoldier (4/26/2010 3:27:38 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!