Wizards Asks: 3/1/2011

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What's your favorite piece of Equipment, and why?

Kelly Digges: That's a tough call, but thumbing through my enormous pile of Commander decks suggests that I've got a few clear favorites. Lightning Greaves is widely considered a near-mandatory one-of in Commander, and every copy of that card I own is indeed in a deck somewhere. Same with Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Light and Shadow, Sword of Body and Mind, and Sword of Feast and Famine, as well as some less tournament-worthy favorites such as Behemoth Sledge and Argentum Armor.

Meanwhile I've had tons of fun in their respective Limited environments wrecking people with Infiltration Lens (and never mind the time I accidentally decked myself....), Sword of Vengeance (especially on Greater Basilisk!), and Explorer's Scope. My deck in our current Sealed Deck league at work does absurd things with two Bonehoards. Heck, I even managed to draft a Deathrender deck once....

But all else being equal, there's one Equipment that wins my affection more than any other: Basilisk Collar.

It's cheap. It's easy. It turns creatures big and small into must-deal-with issues for a whole table, and it even helped turn a card I designed—Cunning Sparkmage—into an unlikely Pro Tour hero.

And someday, I swear it, I'll successfully stick one on Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile and blow up (or at least lock down) a whole table of creatures. Someday!

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