Creature — Vampire Rogue
Flying When Balustrade Spy enters the battlefield, target player reveals cards from the top of his or her library until he or she reveals a land card, then puts those cards into his or her graveyard.
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Balustrade Spy Discussion
1 week ago
Undercity Informer and Balustrade Spy are pioneer legal, which combined with a low land count can empty the deck very fast. Pioneer 'Belcher' was my take on it, but Its been a long time since those first few weeks of the format.
Thassa's oracle makes such lists a lot, lot better. Between oracle, Stitcher's Supplier and Balustrade Spy, you might even want to lean to flicker effects - Displace, Illusionist's Stratagem or Thassa, Deep-Dwelling, which opens up etb value cards as a maindeck plan.
2 weeks ago
The discard Pharaoh tricks and discarding dredgers with Unmask was new to me, so thanks for this guide! But I disagree on some points:
According to my calculation the likelihood of having at least one dredge card in the 7 card starting hand is
for 13 dredgers in deck: 1-(60-13)!(60-7)!/(60!(60-13-7)!)= 83,7%
for 14 dredgers in deck: 1-(60-14)!(60-7)!/(60!(60-14-7)!)= 86,1%
for 15 dredgers in deck: 1-(60-15)!(60-7)!/(60!(60-15-7)!)= 88,2%
So maybe you can get away with running only 13 dredgers ??
-fair blue matchups: winning anyway without Dread Return
-Stompy: if they have Trinisphere, no dread return anyway; if they dont have it and aggro us spy wins the game
-dark depths: spy = win
-show and tell: put spy into play; if we have Progenitus/Worldspine Wurm/... in deck we win. If Whirlpool Drake is used, those "shuffle back" cards are not needed, so no slot gets used up by it. If they put Progenitus into play, Ashen Rider doesn't kill it.
In all of these cases Balustrade Spy wins on the spot, not giving your opponent more turns to draw cards. Only drawback is you have to put a finisher like Lotleth Giant/Thassa's Oracle/Flame-Kin Zealot/... into your deck for the immediate kill, but without that you still get lots of Narcomoebas, zombies, etc and don't lose the game next turn as long as Progenitus is in deck or Golgari Thug is reanimated and sacced, so still enough time to attack with all the zombies.
1 month ago
No no no lonesentinel. The idea of this deck is similar to deck like Legacy Oops, All Spells!. Since there's no land on All Spells deck, Balustrade Spy and Undercity Informer mills my entire deck and the deck wins from there. This deck works like that too. After we tutor Thassa's Oracle somehow, the deck will contain no permanent. Then Illuna, Apex of Wishes exiles the entire deck, and play Oracle on empty library to win.
2 months ago
Oh wait only the Balustrade Spy actually works... :(
2 months ago
Could speed things up if you could get the mana to afford them no? Then you just play your Gitaxian Probe and ta-daa!
4 months ago
Looks good! These may interest you:
Mimic Vat (this card effectively triples Konrad's triggers per creature dying! They hit grave, leave grave to go on vat, then hop from vat back into grave)
Shred Memory (transmutes to Mindcrank/Mesmeric Orb, or can be used to deal 4 damage to opps)
Vengeful Pharaoh (using Konrad's activated ability between Pharaoh's triggers, you can kill multiple creatures that attacked you all while dealing 3+ damage to opps per activation)
6 months ago
Fuck all that shiz. We're throwing out the old plan and starting from scratch. We're saying fuck the mill main plan and making it a sub plan now.
REMOVE: Worry Beads
From Under the Floorboards - I think we can make more efficient zombies than this tbh.
and add any eldrazi you may have that causes you to shuffle your graveyard back into your LIBRARY