Captain Sisay

Captain Sisay

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

: Search your library for a legendary card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Set Rarity
Secret Lair (SLD) Mythic Rare
Arena Cards (ARENA) Rare
From the Vault: Legends (V11) Mythic Rare
Invasion (INV) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Historic Legal
Limited Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Arena Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Captain Sisay Discussion

enpc on Lithoform Enginge: Not Broken, Definitely …

2 weeks ago

I think my biggest beef with the card is that it's going to get stuffed into so many decks under the guise that it'll be awesome but ultimately will just fill a win-more position.

If your commander has a super powerful ability to copy (which is what this card is best positioned for) then it will be Rings of Brighthearth number 2 sure, but I kind of foresee Lithoform Engine getting played a bunch but then poeple not using it because they're hoping to draw into soemthing big to copy but which rarely lines up properly.

But then the one time they did copy that one big spell/creature of theirs it was totally awesome, which will unfortunately continue to colour people's opinions on the card.

I guess my thoughts on it are "sure you can copy lots of stuff, like fetch lands, or even ramp spells, but how often are you actually going to do that?" I see a lot of cards make their way into people's decks based on best case scenario, where in reality the card ends up being underwhelming.

I was talking to my wife about this last night for her Captain Sisay deck (which granted is designed for a cEDH meta) and the conclusion with it (in my mind) was "you will always have something better to do that to tutor/play this".

battle_jelly on New EDH player, advice appreciated

2 weeks ago

Hiya, Roryesquire. Welcome to EDH. It is very different from Modern and Standard...

I would like to advise you, as you are a new player, to maybe not have a difficult 5-color deck to play as your first deck. If you are looking for a toolbox commander, even the older Sisay (Captain Sisay), is a great competitive commander to play with.

Secondly, how well do you do with your 28 lands? I am curious as to how well/badly your deck plays currently. :)

SynergyBuild on Caerwyn

1 month ago

Caerwyn to top that, RambIe runs Gamble, Putrid Imp, Carrion Feeder, Faithless Looting, etc. but in all honesty, he seems to troll the forum because he thinks it's funny knowing that the deck-sharing forum would have people share deck ideas, and so saying that netdecking is bad is just funny to him.

When he brought up that my decks looks like ones he's played against and so he'd have an advantage over me I explained that the decks in question were ones that I had pioneered or remade, different Captain Sisay lines I pioneered after Mox Amber's printing, different Sisay, Weatherlight Captain lines I am still innovating on, Aminatou, the Fateshifter Tezzeret based stax which I effectively birthed (unlike the rest I just reimagined), and those decks that he saw as similar to mine were copies/variants of my lists, or of other people who took inspiration from them.

After explaining that on his page, and then asking him to not comment these types of things on another user's forum post, he commented on my page, on a comment that is still up as I type this. He effectively explained that he was understanding that that was not the place for that conversation and that he likes to troll people by stating these things, not personally something I am interested in, but he explains his goals there if you want to know. Hope it helps!

TypicalTimmy on Good Commanders for Superfriends

1 month ago

So I know of a few staples:

Aside from these four, are there other Commanders that work well?

SynergyBuild on Longest Turns?

2 months ago

3 headed Giant 3v3, and a Sliver Overlord with an Intruder Alarm, a Paradox Engine on a Captain Sisay (around that time), and 3 Selvala, Explorer Returned decks caused a storm count for the turn over 400, all on the stack at once, because the Sliver deck found a flash slive and had a bunch of tapping dork slivers and a sliver that granted flash as well as a bunch of stuff that was weird. It ended that the sliver deck almost won, but in doing so let the selvala's draw a ton of cards, and actually decked the sliver player xD

4 and a half hour turn.

SynergyBuild on RambIe

2 months ago

Hey, I love the discussion, but don't want to clutter @StopShot's page. I am someone who pioneered multiple of those Netdecks, which sort of makes the cEDH variants on the old Captain Sisay (I made the Seton, Krosan Protector/Mox Amber setup into my own version of a Bow of Nylea finish in the Paradox Engine lists, pre-ban) decks, as well as the Aminatou/Tezzeret line, the more popular current Yisan and multiple semi-popular new Sisay, Weatherlight Captain lines.

When it comes down to it, many people in the cEDH community work to optimize the lists other people (myself included) pioneer. Someone makes the shell, the combos, the innovations, the others metagame it, tune it for optimization, and though people take my combos, my innovations, I love what they do with them.

I've optimized lists too, Control Zur, various Consult piles, etc. I understand I am better at innovation. Assuming people that takes popular combos are net deckers is often incorrect, the cEDH community is small, and everyone I've ever seen or heard of has been tuning decks to their metagame. I don't know who you've met who honestly just netdecks, but many of my friends are amazing deckbuilders and players. Not to mention even if they 1 for 1 buy a deck whole, they can still innovate in playing.

@dingusdingo isn't someone I know particularly well. They have always been helpful, and after checking through their decklists, I found they (No idea if it was by coincidence, or they read my primer, or someone who was inspired by it) to show off my Prime Speaker Vannifar line, featuring Spellseeker -> Vitalize into Archaeomancer -> Disciple of the Ring in the description of his list, and Chakram Retriever as his (assumedly) go-to 5 drop untapper.

Both 5 drop lines were originally my (only, I worked with a group to make a working line for PSV in the hours following it being spoiled) innovations (Tidewater Minion was the original it was summoning sick however) on the cEDH list. Despite this, he innovated on top of it. I had seen the Ezuri pile brought up by @Soren841 (not sure if he pioneered it or was the one to find it fit in the shell) but the lines to get there weren't the exact same as any other lists.

This, alongside the goal of redundancy in untapping left the list still powerful, but simply more in the combo than the interactivity of the list. Testing this idea is the birthplace of innovation, no one I've seen goes into cEDH copying checklists, they are inspired by other pioneers and support the format. The best decks in the format and the best combos aren't all stolen, someone made them, they were improved time and time again, and many are being improved as we speak. Assuming that you know immediately how to beat them and assuming your opponents are too stupid to beat you is a fallacy, and the people you have gone against are either extremely bad cEDH players or people that don't understand the community and leech on it. I love this niche community. I don't respect your distaste for it, but feel that you've only met some bad cookies.

SynergyBuild on enpc

2 months ago

Sadly, you need to get to 6 power for Sisay, since Sisay, Weatherlight Captain says 'costs less than' rather than 'equal to or less than.'

No worries, the use of Jegantha as a companion is it lets you get Sisay to 4 power on it's own, which allows the whole combo to occur with no extra pieces. Yes 11 mana is a ton, but 3-3-5 isn't too bad, when it's a 5 color, 0 card combo, you can work with anything in deck. Radha while not bad for the deck, will often be worse than other ramp pieces like Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy, or just normal ramp.

The actual legends in more competitive Sisay lists (according to lists I've seen) are Lavinia, Azorius Renegade, Anafenza, the Foremost, Gaddock Teeg, Tymna the Weaver, Thrasios, Triton Hero, Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy, Teferi, Time Raveler, Oko, Thief of Crowns, Kethis, the Hidden Hand, Dack Fayden, Aminatou, the Fateshifter, The Chain Veil, Umezawa's Jitte, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician/Najeela, the Blade-Blossom (and Samut, Voice of Dissent optionally for this combo).

Optionally (on EDHREC) Helm of the Host, Hammer of Nazahn, Reki, the History of Kamigawa, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Domri, Anarch of Bolas, Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain, Saffi Eriksdotter, Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, Captain Sisay, Brago, King Eternal, Kunoros, Hound of Athreos, Ashiok, Dream Render/Narset, Parter of Veils/Teferi, Master of Time/Linvala, Keeper of Silence (non-Jegantha variations)

Sadly, while Radha seems okay? Tutoring it is really bad, since you could fetch value pieces like Wrenn and Six, or better ramp like Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy, and I doubt you need an extra green if you can cast Sisay and activate her, and she also already needs to have a 1 color legend out. If you are looking to use Radha for pumping Sisay, run more of the optional legends. Idk, I could be wrong but I don't see it being popular, I hope you have the best of luck with it, it seems pretty fun for the deck on terms of a flavor include!

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