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Creature — Eldrazi Drone
Devoid (This card has no color.)
Ingest (Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, that player exiles the top cad of his or her library.)
Benthic Infiltrator can't be blocked.
Benthic Infiltrator Discussion
1 week ago
Sylvan Caryatid is important to get mana setup and I believe should be a staple in a bant defender deck. It is a defenders deck's Birds of Paradise . The hexproof makes it hard to remove and it can be targeted by it's controller "unlike creatures with shroud." This means Assault Formation can target it. Other cards that may help your strategy are Shape the Sands , and these four creatures even though they don't have defender Abzan Beastmaster , Benthic Infiltrator , Elusive Krasis and Dragon's Eye Savants .
10 months ago
Hipparchos - thanks for all the upvotes and the follow :)
Regarding Thassa, God of the Sea - I actually had this card in an earlier version of the deck but I realised that almost all my creatures had unblockable already. There are one or two that need help but I still run Benthic Infiltrator. I am still tempted by Bident of Thassa though, both for the draw and the ability to force others to attack each other.
Regarding budget.... that's a hard one to answer! The really basic answer is no, I don't put a budget limit on my cards or decks. The more honest answer though is that my budget is obviously not infinite and so I often don't have a lot of the really expensive cards. My mana base is pretty average (I don't have any fetches or shocks for example). One thing that helps me a lot is that I use a "shared cards folder" so that if I own an expensive card I can use it in multiple decks. When playing with friends I just proxy up the card I own so I can have it in lots of decks at once, but I have the real card in a dedicated folder so if I play in a more public setting I can swap the cards out for the real ones in just a couple of minutes.
I've found this really helped me with budget considerations because it's easier to justify buying a $20 card if you can use it in more than one deck!
Usually what all of this means is that my decks end up being a bit more expensive than "budget" but they're not top tier expensive stuff with absolutely zero budget concerns. I like to this they're very affordable to anyone semi-serious in the format or anyone who's been collecting for a long time.
1 year ago
Ok then, I have seen your card pool and I've seen lots of interesting cards.
As said before: Oblivion Strike, it's a too slow removal and you have tons of other things that exile, making it useless. Probably I'd change it with Dismember, Hero's Downfall or Go for the Throat; they do what you want them to do (destroy an opponent's creature) and they are faster and cheaper than the strike.
Other cards I would take in consideration:
Drift of Phantasms cause of it's ability that tutors Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, Dismember, Titan's Presence and other good 3 cmc cost cards (the problem is that in 1x I really don't know if it's woth).
Lifecrafter's Bestiary let's you scry 1 every turn and, since you have tons of creatures, if you have mana to spend it also makes you draw a card (the problem is that this in 1x isn't worth, it should be put in 2/3x, that means you have 3 creatures less. Maybe do some tests with it and without).
Things I would consider as sideboard are:
Bontu's Last Reckoning (what if you are playing against an aggro and very fast deck?).
Prowling Serpopard (what if you are playing against a control deck?).
Ratchet Bomb (if opponent has enchantments or artifacts you don't know how to whipe out).
Now, what I DON'T like of your deck:
Fathom Feeder, 2 specific mana to cast an easily destroyable creature. And it's ability costs really too much.
Oblivion Strike, I've already expressed my opinion on it.
Benthic Infiltrator, at first sight it seems good, due to it's "unblockable" effect, but is it really worth? it's a 1/4 (and so sometimes you would prefer to leave it as a blocker instead of attacking, thing that it's supposed to do), it costs 3 mana, so it will attack for the first time, we hope, on turn 4, doing just 1 damage to the opponent. You have better options than this.
1 year ago
Given Scylla's appearance, I think the closest in Magic would be an Eldrazi. Oblivion Sower, Void Winnower, Drowner of Hope, Benthic Infiltrator, or Bearer of Silence would probably be the best of choices.
1 year ago
1 year ago
All I can suggest here is a lot of decision making cards and evasion:
1 year ago
The problem with ingest, is that exiling a single card from their library is not that great. Just looking at it, Benthic Infiltrator will kill your opponent with damage before it mills them out.
So, here's an idea to maximize the ingest fun you can have: add Wizened Snitches and/or Moonring Island. You can use the ingest ability to control the top card of their deck while you beat them down. It would be like a weird Lantern of Insight aggro deck, since you'd probably win through damage before you win by ingesting their whole library.
1 year ago
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