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Armament of Nyx from 'Journey Into Nyx'

Armament of Nyx
Wizards of the Coast

Armament of Nyx is an interesting and versatile new aura from Wizards of the Coast's expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set "Journey Into Nyx." It can be employed in both an offensive and defensive role, either of which could be quite problematic for your adversary.

Armament of Nyx - 2W
Enchantment - Aura (Common)
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has double strike as long as it's an enchantment. Otherwise prevent all damage that would be dealt by enchanted creature. (A creature with double strike deals both first-strike and regular combat damage.)

Double Strike is a big deal. In order for Armament of Nyx to grant it, you're going to have to target one of the new enchantment creatures from the "Theros" block. That means bestow creatures such as Boon Satyr and the other enchantment creatures like Spirit of the Labyrinth or Courser of Kruphix. Technically you could cast Armanent of Nyx on one of your gods, say Heliod, God of the Sun (if it's already met its devotion requirement), however if you do then that's really just overkill and you're setting yourself up for some card disadvantage.

Armament of Nyx can also be used defensively to keep your opponent's largest creature from dealing combat damage. Sure, it'll still be around to block your guys, however you won't be taking any damage in the meantime.

Abusing Armanent of Nyx in constructed doesn't require looking farther than standard. Ajani's Chosen and Blightcaster both reward you for casting enchantments and there's a plethora of older cards to combo with. Every time this author sees an aura like this he gets all warm fuzzy inside and thinks about Rabid Wombat. Because Yavimaya Enchantress just isn't as silly. Unfortunately Armanent of Nyx won't help either of those two enchantment deck favorites. Sad face.

How will you use Armament of Nyx?

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