Circle of Protection: Artifacts
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I never really understood why this cycle as opposed to the color cycles required 2 rather than just 1 to activate, given that even in past artifact cycles (especially Antiquities, where this card got its original print) you faced only a few damage dealing artifacts or artifact creatures in general.
Playing this card in Mirrodin block-constructed might be worth considering though since it has a more excessive use of artifacts than previous cycles.
Posted By: Mode (8/18/2009 11:01:14 AM)


Hmm. I suppose it was alright in Mirridon block. Still hardly stellar though.
Posted By: stygimoloch (2/15/2009 12:34:06 PM)


A card with a colon in its name? You don't see that often.
Posted By: JFM2796 (7/25/2011 12:18:03 PM)


Two to cast, two to use, a bit much for something so simple. You had better have the mana to use it more than once, and protection against more than just artifacts if you want to get the most out of this today.
Posted By: CCGRick (7/6/2009 4:07:13 PM)


I'd rather run 4 Sphere of Purity rather than running one of these.
Posted By: Alzhander (12/2/2009 2:19:01 PM)


make it the only circle you need if you run mycosynth lattice.
3.0 for more combo potential than the other circles.
Posted By: Kurhan (2/3/2010 1:04:05 PM)


only half as good as Rune of Protection: Artifacts.
Posted By: dragonking987 (2/8/2011 3:33:57 PM)


It's Circle of Protection from's no longer worth 2 mana to prevent damage from just one artifact source, and against an artifact deck this thing becomes a big target.

Posted By: Treima (6/1/2009 5:28:04 PM)


Just not a great card overall. Besides, it just doesn't feel too White (even though I know all Circles of Protection are white) for this set, which included pro-artifact cards like the Leonin and the Auriok. Additionally, the Bringer of the White Dawn has a pro-artifact ability. Since it was in a cycle, that means the devs felt that being pro-artifact was distinctly White for this set. It would have fit much better with green in the set that has both Tel-Jilad Justice and Viridian Lorebearers.

I don't like the art either, and the flavor text is cheesy.
Posted By: Notoriety (8/12/2010 7:13:29 PM)


Have this and Dingus Egg out, wait until like 7th turn in a multiplayer game, hopefully after a bit of damage has already been dealt around the board, then drop Armageddon. Fuckyeah.jpg
Posted By: Shadoflaam (11/14/2011 7:07:53 PM)


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