Creature — Spirit
(0): Return Blinking Spirit to its owner's hand.
Printings View all
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Rare|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Rare|
|Fifth Edition (5ED)||Rare|
|Ice Age (ICE)||Rare|
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Blinking Spirit Discussion
3 months ago
Thanks! Felidar Guardian is a great card, but it doesn't technically return creatures to your hand to recast them. So I would need to flicker Whitemane Lion or something like that with it to get the same effect, and at 4 mana it's a little too pricey.
I've considered cutting Ancestral Statue and Blinking Spirit for the same reason. At 4 mana, something like Dust Elemental , which returns three creatures to your hand, or Eiganjo Free-Riders , which returns a creature each turn for free, is the sort of payoff I really want.
7 months ago
as of right now updating daily; waiting for Expedition Map to fetch the tron lands. Urza's Mine , Urza's Tower , and Urza's Power Plant . the actual Flicker and maybe even Blinking Spirit . gonna get nutty.
2 years ago
Add: Bident of Thassa, Goblin Spymaster, Kindred Boon, Kindred Discovery, Blinking Spirit, Ashnod's Altar, Drift of Phantasms, Patriarch's Bidding, Karmic Guide, Birthing Pod, Oyobi, Who Split the Heavens, Distant Melody, Decree of Pain, Blasphemous Act, Wrath of God, Final Judgment, Descendants' Path
Drop: Drogskol Reaver, Fumiko the Lowblood, He Who Hungers, Kagemaro, First to Suffer, Petalmane Baku, Promised Kannushi, Glacial Ray, Baku Altar, Long-Forgotten Gohei
Honestly the whole arcane interplay plan may need to go, unfortunately. Compare Ribbons of the Reikai to Distant Melody or even Shamanic Revelation. Splice is such an awkward and unreliable mechanic that unless the card is excellent even without it (like Through the Breach) it's not worth trying to make it work.
2 years ago
Hey there! Cool deck idea! I have a few comments for you:
- Unfortunately, Brainstorm, Counterspell, and Swords to Plowshares aren't legal in Modern. While these cards aren't anywhere close to the power of the above cards, Serum Visions/Opt, Mana Leak/Remand, and Path to Exile/Condemn.
- Blinking Spirit, while hard to kill, doesn't really do anything; a 4 mana 2/2 is next to useless in Modern. Drogskol Captain, on the other hand, will give boosts to all of your other Spirits, as well as protection from removal.
- Similarly, Spectral Shepherd also doesn't do a lot; I'd take them out for 2 more Rattlechains.
- Your land base might not be a priority, but I would recommend taking out 2 Islands and 2 Plains for 4 copies of Glacial Fortress, or Tranquil Cove at the very least.
In any case, neat deck! Enjoy!
2 years ago
I wouldn't have expected anything less than fantastic quotes from Ib.
Mike94: Thanks Mike, I'm glad you like it!
3 years ago
Specifically activated abilities have an activation cost which will come before a colon, such as the ":" in Blinking Spirit's ability. Some activated abilities are keyword abilities (like equip) where the colon appears in the reminder text and/or rules document, such as Bone Saw. Triggered abilities may have a cost involved to use them, such as on Akoum Stonewaker, but these still don't trigger Crackdown Construct's ability because they are still triggered abilities and not activated abilities.
3 years ago
hey dude. saw your comment on the WU spirit deck. If you wanna go WU blink. there's Deadeye Navigator, Blinking Spirit, Turn to Mist, Nikko-Onna, Kiri-Onna, Conjurer's Closet, and much much more :) have a great day :)