Captivating Crew

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Captivating Crew

Creature — Human Pirate

: Gain control of target creature an opponent controls until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Captivating Crew Discussion

Legendary_penguin_of_death on First "stab" at a Standard Deck

2 days ago

Here is my two cents. Let me start by saying the cards that could be changed. Mirage Mirror, Captivating Crew, Protean Raider (6 cards).

The style of your deck appears to be very aggressive. All the cards listed above arent aggressive or gaining enough tempo in my opinion. Mirage Mirror is too mana intensive and there are times when its best target is a 1/1 Rigging Runner. It cant close games as against control because it wont have targets, and is too slow against Aggro. There are scenarios where its great but it has a very low floor.

Captivating Crew is sub par for similar reasons.

Protean Raider is not good until after the opponent has good creatures and you wont win the long game in many cases.

Additions

Two cards you already have but should have more copies areWarkite Marauder and Fanatical Firebrand because they work super well together managing to take out any creature for good except Carnage Tyrant. The Scarab God is very prominent in standard right now but the combo even takes that out since it makes the god lose the ability to return to the hand. Therefore I think Warkite Marauder and Fanatical Firebrand should be 4 ofs.

The other card I think you should consider adding is Siren Stormtamer. You have two high risk high reward cards-Curious Obsession and Buccaneer's Bravado. They are high risk because if you play it on a creature and it gets killed in response then u get 2 for 1d. Stormtamer saves you from blow outs. I would add 3.

Good luck at FNM!

Kaleo42 on What Glory Looks Like

3 weeks ago

Ok so I took a good long look and you appear to be on a budget of about $10 per card so I kept my recommendations around or below that mark. The biggest thing I have learned about neheb decks regardless of the speed or competitiveness of the table is that they want additional combats for more mana since it checks total damage dealt in a turn and ways to get spend that mana. My first recommendations are the additional combat effects.

Aggravated Assault Especially this one

Fury of the Horde

Relentless Assault

Seize the Day

Combat Celebrant, this one combos with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and if you have it Zealous Conscripts is screaming to be included. Zealous can haste your creatures, steal mana or beatsticks to further your plan, or clear the way for your attack.

Next some draw card effects. Some of these are the exile then cast effect, but with Neheb surging mana thats just as good.

Runehorn Hellkite, Magus of the Wheel, Knollspine Dragon, Chandra, Flamecaller, Bedlam Reveler wheel effects are the most efficient draw cards you can get and the ones that hit your opponents too can disrupt tutors.

Smuggler's Copter, Tormenting Voice, Wild Guess looting effects are great ways to get value out of extra land draws or flashback/unearth spells.

Browbeat, Hedron Archive both give you mana or cards, one is your choice one is theirs.

Etali, Primal Storm, Stromkirk Occultist, Prophetic Flamespeaker, Wildfire Eternal are great beaters in different parts of the curve and give you more spells to play.

Sunbird's Invocation AMAZING. If your table will give you the time to play this card play it. This is up there with Aggravated Assault in my top recommendations.

Protecting Neheb is extremely important and can be done in two ways: traditional protection, and slipping under your opponents. What I mean by the slipping under your opponents is playing him with haste and/or earlier than expected, this is the key driver of my deck since my table doesnt give me time to play him at normal speed. Below are some mana accelerants to cheat him out, haste sources I havent covered above, and traditional protection.

Mana Accelerants

Generator Servant this one is both mana and haste but broadcasts your intent ahead of time.

Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual sometimes one extra mana is all you need, but more so filtering a colorless to two read is great.

Koth of the Hammer and Treasonous Ogre are also a decent beaters.

Mana Vault, Simian Spirit Guide good one time mana effects and both are a lower price now then they likely will be in the near future.

Sword of the Animist great for filtering your deck both before and after you slam multiple attacks with Neheb.

Hasty

Anger plays nice with the looting and wheels mentioned before.

Hall of the Bandit Lord can scare people with the 3 life but it is so efficient and so worth it.

Hammer of Purphoros, Lightning Mauler, Obsidian Battle-Axe are great because they are static like Anger and dont require any additional mana the turn you play Neheb to start attacking.

Hanweir Battlements and Swiftfoot Boots do cost a mana but one has the added protection and the other can be a surprise damage push.

ProtectionDarksteel Plate, Hammer of Nazahn especially if your table is wrath happy.

Homeward Path because your games run long enough for dumb things to happen to Neheb.

Rogue's Passage and Whispersilk Cloak unblockable can be a form of protection and obviously shroud protects.

Fork counter your counter, haha!

Sometimes you just have to mess up your opponents to buy the time you need.Blasphemous Act is great if you have an indestructible Neheb and Red Sun's Zenith is removal or a win con depending on how much mana you have.

Captivating Crew in a creature heavy meta can wreck face.

Magus of the Moon if youre that guy and your opponents rely too much on lands.

Release the Gremlins and Smash to Smithereens deal with pesky artifacts and push damage.

Scab-Clan Berserker especially if anyone plays storm.

Stigma Lasher deals with lifegain which can otherwise be a big problem.

Stranglehold make them draw cards like you have to.

Void Winnower there are other good eldrazi to consider as something to poor your mana into but this is in my top two more budget picks.

Other good cards.Hanweir Garrison couples with a haste land and is a fantastic beater. Hero's Blade extra damage for no equip cost. Strionic Resonator does gross things with all the triggers in the deck. Temur Battle Rage great way to massively increase your damage and mana.

Please read the whole thing I can't check mark "suggestions" for all of these at once.

He_Who_Hungers on lord of the jank :)

1 month ago

Exactly the type of list I'd be planning to make with Mairsil... Mostly here looking for inspiration, and will probably dig into some things from this.

Here's some of my jank for you.- Helldozer because Wizards kind of directly told us they wanted us to play Non-basic land removal with Ixalan.

  • Mirage Mirror because it is always nice to turn into a Mountain when Wrath of God is raging.

  • Deadeye Tracker because Mairsil hates every graveyard that isn't your own. No, wait, even your own. We want things in cages, not in graves.

  • Dark Impostor because getting rid of things is good. Unfortunately it doesn't copy its static ability, which would've been even better.

  • Syndicate Trafficker because, well, you're going to have that artifact in your graveyard in order to exile it with Mairsil anyway. Hey look there's Wrath of God again. Hi, Wrath of God!

  • Captivating Crew because it's always nice to look for some mates.

  • Soul Conduit because we take what we want. Sometimes, what we want is peoples' lives.

  • Grimoire of the Dead because Wizards like to read. Then kill themselves and come back with some friends.

  • Tatsumasa, the Dragon's Fang because becoming a dragon seems like a thing a wizard would do. Also if you don't want to become a dragon, you can stab people with it.

  • Hisoka, Minamo Sensei because you might as well throw those expensive card into your 'yard before you put them in a cage. And if you get to counter something with it, so much the better.

  • Xathrid Slyblade because we are fine with losing hexproof if we don't have hexproof. Be careful when using it with Swiftfoot Boots though.

  • Honor-Worn Shaku I have not quite found a use for yet. But if you find something which gets a kick out of Mairsil tapping or untapping, this will be your combopiece. Thought I'd throw it in.

You can hopefully tell Mairsil makes me very happy.

He_Who_Hungers on Mairsil, the Party Pooper

1 month ago

Cool list. Looking to make my own Mairsil list and will probably take some inspiration from this one. Here's some of my own ideas:

  • Helldozer because Wizards kind of directly told us they wanted us to play Non-basic land removal with Ixalan.

  • Deadeye Tracker because Mairsil hates every graveyard that isn't your own. No, wait, even your own. We want things in cages, not in graves.

  • Dark Impostor because getting rid of things is good. Unfortunately it doesn't copy its static ability, which would've been even better.

  • Syndicate Trafficker because, well, you're going to have that artifact in your graveyard in order to exile it with Mairsil anyway. Might as well make him a tough boy for a turn.

  • Captivating Crew because it's always nice to look for some mates.

  • Soul Conduit because we take what we want. Sometimes, what we want is peoples' lives.

  • Grimoire of the Dead because Wizards like to read. Then kill themselves and come back with some friends.

  • Tatsumasa, the Dragon's Fang ticks the same box as some of the cards you already have included. But becoming a dragon seems like a thing a wizard would do. Also if you don't want to become a dragon, you can stab people with it. You can't stab people with an Argent Sphinx.

  • Hisoka, Minamo Sensei or Kozilek, the Great Distortion because you might as well throw those expensive card into your 'yard before you put them in a cage. And if you get to counter something with it, so much the better.

  • Xathrid Slyblade, because we can suffer losing hexproof if we don't have hexproof anyway.

He_Who_Hungers on Budget Mairsil

1 month ago

Awesome list! Just starting out on my own Mairsil list, if you want I can drop you a link to it when I have a list up (haven't created the deck yet at the moment of writing). Mostly here looking for inspiration. There's some great ideas in yours!I'll leave you with some of my own ideas:

  • Helldozer because Wizards kind of directly told us they wanted us to play Non-basic land removal with Ixalan.

  • Mirage Mirror because it is always nice to turn into a Mountain when Wrath of God is raging.

  • Deadeye Tracker because Mairsil hates every graveyard that isn't your own. No, wait, even your own. We want things in cages, not in graves.

  • Dark Impostor because getting rid of things is good. Unfortunately it doesn't copy its static ability, which would've been even better.

  • Sakashima the Impostor because Mairsil doesn't have any friends, so we need another one so he can be his own friend.

  • Syndicate Trafficker because, well, you're going to have that artifact in your graveyard in order to exile it with Mairsil anyway. Hey look there's Wrath of God again. Hi, Wrath of God!

  • Captivating Crew because it's always nice to look for some mates.

  • Soul Conduit because we take what we want. Sometimes, what we want is peoples' lives.

  • Grimoire of the Dead because Wizards like to read. Then kill themselves and come back with some friends.

  • Tatsumasa, the Dragon's Fang ticks the same box as some of the cards you already have included. But becoming a dragon seems like a thing a wizard would do. Also if you don't want to become a dragon, you can stab people with it. You can't stab people with an Argent Sphinx.

  • Hisoka, Minamo Sensei because you might as well throw those expensive card into your 'yard before you put them in a cage. And if you get to counter something with it, so much the better.

  • Honor-Worn Shaku I have not quite found a use for yet. But if you find something which gets a kick out of Mairsil tapping or untapping, this will be your combopiece. Thought I'd throw it in.

You can hopefully tell Mairsil makes me very happy.

davcot on Pirate Slaves

1 month ago

I have never tried Dire Fleet Daredevil in my aggro pirate deck looks like it could be a good addition to score some big creatures if I can't win soon enough.

I also love Captain Lannery Storm to get a mana boost to cast more creatures earlier.

You might like to try Captivating Crew to gain control of your opponent's big guys if you can't win the game in the first few turns.

I also recommend adding some one drops like Daring Buccaneer or Rigging Runner to make it even quicker (a 2/2 on turn one is always good)

Angrath, Minotaur Pirate was never useful for me and doesn't seem like it's worth spending 6 mana for him.

Have fun !

legendofa on Bards of Boros

1 month ago

Captivating Crew is a must. Outside of that, what style of Bard are you looking for--entertaining, diplomatic, manipulative, something else, or all of the above?

Suns_Champion on Brion Stoutarm's Arm of Harm

1 month ago

Hi! I'm here from the discord! Thanks for letting me take a look; Brion is one of my favorites!

Here's my list for you to reference: Bad Luck Brion and a budget list Budget Bad Luck Brion(haven't updated in forever).

So! Here's some things I like:

I'm glad to see Neheb, the Eternal here. He's the best. Rekindling Phoenix is a cool include and Captivating Crew is a good repeatable steal effect! Nice work so far!

Some suggestions to try out:

Azor's Gateway  Flip is a good loot effect for Boros and synergizes with all the lifegain. I haven't tested it out myself but I plan too!

Rite of the Raging Storm is really fun in Brion. It gives you a chuckable every turn and makes your opponents fight eachother.

Fatal Frenzy and Onward / Victory pump up creatures before you sac them, doubling the damage!

Feldon of the Third Path is amazing, trust me. make copies of the fatties in your graveyard and sac them every turn! Similar to Mimic vat.

Three cards I think are must haves: Skullclamp, Infiltration Lens and Well of Lost Dreams. Card draw wins games my friend. These two do that best.

Fellwar Stone and Mind Stone will help your manabase.

Chandra's Ignition is a really fun one with Brion. The lifegain is real!

Now finally, two Brion win conditions that you should consider:

Phyrexian Devourer is a turn 7 insta-kill. Play it, use it's ability to add 7 or more counters to it. In response to it's sacrifice effect, sacrifice it to Brion. Then in response to THAT, continue exile cards from the top of your library until the Devourer is big enough to kill your opponent, then let it all go off and win!

Phyrexian Processor can be a surprise snipe if you A) have 9 mana and B) have more life than your opponent. play the Processor and pay life equal or more than your opponent has. Pay for the huge token. Sac the token to Brion. Gain all the life back.

Both of these are amazing game snipes. They become better with all the damage doublers and copy effects.

Now, Some cuts!

Your average CMC is over 4. We need to fix that because Boros has enough problems as it is. Cut:

Proper Burial - you should focus on the power of creatures, not toughness. Further, you have enough life gain.

Sunforger - If you aren't going to have a dedicated sunforger package(not saying you should), than this is too expensive for almost no benefit.

Boros Cluestone - Cut for better ramp optios that I mention.

Fireball - Is just a bad card. I don't even run it in my Neheb deck. You'll never get enough mana for it to be all that useful as it divides the damage too much.

Yosei, the Morning Star - Is okay put you gotta make cuts starting at the top of the curve, and this doesn't provide enough utility.

Stalking Vengeance - I cut this from mine. Never made an impact coming down so late.

Heartless Hidetsugu - Seems like he'll be doing the most damage to you.

Bearer of the Heavens - Cut this from mine as well. Pretty fun but not great and really hard to get the mana for, even late game.

Angrath's Marauders - aka "bad Gisela". Comes down to late. Replace with furnace of rath if you really need another damage doubler.

Akroma, Angel of Fury - Costs way too much and isn't hat big, also has protection from white so you can't even sac her to Brion.

Warstorm Surge - Cut this from mine too. Comes down to late. Most of your creatures are out already.

So these cuts will lower your curve, easing the pressure on your mana base. they'll also free up some space for testing out new cards and squeezing in more card draw, utility, and win conditions.

Hope some of this help! Good luck!

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