The best creatures for equipment aren’t always easy to spot, but some are far better than others. Read up on the 10 cards listed below and beef up your deck accordingly!
Top 10 MTG Best Creatures for Equipment
1. Invisible Stalker
That’s right folks, the very card on our list of MTG’s best creatures for equipment is a lowly blue 1/1. But, this 1/1 is a Human Rogue that happens to be Hexproof.
That means this Rogue is invisible and unblockable.
What creature could be better to wield your best equipment, than an invisible Rogue that can’t be the target of your opponent’s spells or abilities?
2. Sram, Senior Edificer
Sram, Senior Edificer is a 2/2 rare white Legendary Creature Dwarf Advisor. Sounds pretty awesome right? You have no idea.
For decks with equipment, few creatures deserve a spot more than Sram does. Whenever you cast a piece of equipment, aura, or vehicle spell, you get to draw a card.
Yep. You’ll be zooming through cards and stacking equipment on the field in heaps once Sram hits the battle!
3. Akiri, Fearless Voyager
The white and red rare Legendary Creature Kor Warrior, Akiri, Fearless Voyager, is a 3/3 that costs 1 colorless, 1 white, and 1 red to bring out onto the battlefield.
If he is equipped with equipment, or another creature you control is, and you attack, you may draw a card.
You may also pay 1 white mana and unattach a piece of equipment from a creature you control, tap it, and turn it indestructible for the rest of the turn.
4. Kemba, Kha Regent
Kemba, Kha Regent is an extraordinary rare white Legendary Creature Cat Cleric with a low mana cost of just 1 colorless and 2 plains.
As long as Kema is on the battlefield, you get to add a 2/2 white Cat creature token onto the field for every piece of equipment attached to the card.
Yes, you read that right. If you have four pieces of equipment on Kemba, you’ll get 4 fresh new 2/2 white Cat creatures each turn.
5. Valduk, Keeper of the Flame
Valduk, Keeper of the Flame is a 3/2 Legendary Creature Human Shaman well worth the 2 colorless and 1 red mana that it costs to cast him.
If you’re looking for a great red creature to attach your equipment to, this could be the one.
Each time it’s your upkeep turn, for every piece of equipment (and aura) attached to Valduk, you get to spawn a 3/1 red Elemental creature token with Trample and Haste.
The catch is, those tokens must be exiled at the beginning of the next end step.
6. Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale
A mythic rare red, white, and black Legendary Creature Human Knight, Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale is another of the top creatures for equipment.
Coming into play as a 5/5, Sy Gwyn also has Vigilance and Menace.
The best part about him though is that he makes equipment FREE for Knights to equip as they please.
Also, whenever one of your creatures with equipment attacks, you get to draw a card (but you lose a life).
7. Wyleth, Soul of Steel
Besides having an awesome name, Wyleth Soul of Steel also has an awesome ability that makes it one of the most underrated of the best creatures for equipment in MTG.
Not only does Wyleth have Trample, but every time he attacks you get to draw a card for every piece of equipment of aura attached to him.
It is no wonder that this Legendary Creature Human Warrior is classified as a mythic rare!
8. Reyav, Master Smith
Reyav, Master Smith is an uncommon red and white 2/2 Legendary Creature Dwarf Artificer that costs 1 red and 1 white mana to cast.
Whenever your creature that’s equipped with equipment, or enchanted, attacks, your creature gains double strike until the end of the turn.
That means your whole army can become double strike when they attack, if they all have at least one piece of equipment.
9. Obeka, Brute Chronologist
Obeka, Brute Chronologist is a strange Legendary Creature; a rare blue, black, and red 3/4 Ogre Wizard.
The Wizard costs 4 mana to cast, 1 colorless, 1 red, 1 black, and 1 blue. Once it’s on the field, you can tap it and end a player’s turn.
How awesome is it to simply tap a creature and end the opponent’s turn?
If you have the right equipment on the board, you may untap Obeka after using it’s ability to end someone’s turn.
10. Nahiri, the Lithomancer
Last but not least on our MTG best creatures for equipment list is Nahiri, the Lithomancer. She comes into play with 3 loyalty counters.
Though technically not a creature, rather a Planeswalker, she is PERFECT for equipment decks.
Her abilities include: Add two loyalty counters and put a 1/1 white Kor Soldier into play and attach the equipment onto it for free, pay -2 loyalty counters and put a piece of equipment from your hand or graveyard right onto the battlefield, or pay -10 loyalty counters and put Stoneforged Blade onto the battlefield.
Stoneforged Blade is a colorless equipment artifact token. When it is equipped, the creature gets a +5/+5 and double strike. It costs 0 mana to equip.
Common Questions About MTG’s Best Creatures for Equipment
What is Equipment in MTG?
Equipment is a card-class in MTG that is equipped and “worn” or “carried” by creatures. Equipment may be armor, weapons, amulets, boots, headgear, gadgets, and much more. The point of equipment is to make your creature stronger, harder to target, or granted some unique ability.
What is the Best Equipment for Creatures in MTG?
Most equipment is ideal for creatures. The best types of equipment for creatures are weapons, armor, relics, and more. Any type of equipment that gives your creature an edge, or makes them stronger, in general, is best.
How Do I Put Equipment on Creatures in MTG?
Equipment cards have a separate casting cost and equipping cost. Once you’ve cast the equipment onto the battlefield, simply pay the equip price and stick it on the creature of your choice.