Cunning Sparkmage


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Worldwake (WWK) Uncommon

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Cunning Sparkmage

Creature — Human Shaman


Tap: Cunning Sparkmage deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

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Cunning Sparkmage Discussion

Blo on Does giving a creature -1/-1 ...

3 months ago


You will reduce a creature's power and toughness (be it permanent in the form of a -1/-1 counter or temporary with a -x/-x effect until end of turn).
Cards that deal damage will always say so (such as Steadfast Armasaur orCunning Sparkmage) whereas other cards don't deal damage (Rags or Liliana's Influence).

Catalog9000 on Murica Shooting Range

4 months ago

Go with Cunning Sparkmage. He may be a 0/1 instead of a 1/1, but you're benefit is that the color restriction is lessened. You can play him if you don't have a second red out yet.

Die4Dethklok on The Queen's Poison Arrows

8 months ago

I also forgot to mention Royal Assassin it taps to kill creatures on it's own. Plus, is pretty flavourful flavourful in a Marchesa deck.

I do think that Basilisk Collar is very good in a deck like this, that wants to tap creatures to ping. If Endbringer has a too high CMC, you could try Cunning Sparkmage, or Goblin Sharpshooter

The Sharpshooter is very good, as equipping it with Basilisk Collar turns it into a wrath, due to deathtouch, and untapping whenever something dies.

Verdachte.Magie on Death By 1000 Cuts

10 months ago

At this Point where the deck is right now, I would cut Thermo-Alchemist, which I like, Nettle Drone Forgeborn Oreads and probably Curse of the Pierced Heart, as well as Basilica Guards ... I see the value in the last both cards in this deck, but I think there are better options to fill there spots.

... here are some creature suggestions:

Vexing Devil

Gibbering Fiend or Grim Lavamancer

Goblin Fireslinger

maybe 1 Scorched Rusalka

Boros Charm !!!!

Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh  Flip

Cunning Sparkmage ??!

Hihi: Devil token could be fun as well like Devils' Playground, Dance with Devils, or Make Mischief... But actually all this spells are expensive... But having one or two copies of Devils' Playground in your deck can be mean with all the Impact Tremors and Panharmonicon.

rockmsockmhobo on Grenzo- Fun for ten bucks

1 year ago

you can get some activations off grenzo with pinging cards like Cunning SparkmageEndbringerFrostwielderInferno Titan and other cards like that. there's a lot of them out there. also add some more flavor to the mages backing your goblin army; give them deathtouch Gorgon's Head or card draw Rogue's Gloves or just shut them up Neko-Te.

lonker on Potential Rogue Build?

1 year ago

The idea is to use Blood Moon to make all of your opponent's lands into mountains, then you enchant their lands with Genju of the Spires, then kill it with a pinger like Cunning Sparkmage or something like Pyroclasm. You would be able to consistently get Genju of the Spires and Blood Moon with Heliod's Pilgrim or Idyllic Tutor every game. After you destroy their landbase, you could use a cheeky card like Terra Eternal or Sacred Ground and start enchanting your own mountains to quickly beat down on your opponents. Another idea is to use goblin cards like Dragon Fodder, or Krenko's Command alongside Goblin Bombardment to easily ping your opponent's lands. What do you guys think? I personally think it could be an extremely fun rogue deck. Also, post ideas and your decks to add to this rogue archetype. It helps a lot.

Kragmork on Help Wanted: New Combo Database

1 year ago

Hopefully I didn't miss anyone listing these
Sun Titan + (Animate Dead / Angelic Renewal / Gift of Immortality / Dance of the Dead ) + Goblin Bombardment => infinite damage
Hell's Caretaker + Thornbite Staff => enables infinite reanimations during upkeep
Saffi Eriksdotter + Karmic Guide / Renegade Rallier / Reveillark + Goblin Bombardment => infinite damage (sacrifice saffi, target the reanimator then sacrifice reanimator to goblin bombardment)
persist / undying creatures + Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar => infinite ETBs for the creature you're using
Grave Titan (or anything that generates 2+ tokens) + Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar => infinite tokens
Isochron Scepter + Dramatic reversal + Gilded Lotus (or any nonland mana source that gets you at least 3 mana) => infinite mana and untaps.
(Animate Dead / Dance of the Dead) + Worldgorger Dragon => infinite etb triggers for your side of the board.
Eye of the Storm + "take an extra turn" cards => infinite turns
2x Felidar Guardian + let's say Champion of Lambholt => infinite etb triggers for cards that care about other cards etbing
Saheeli Rai + Felidar Guardian => infinite 1/4works (create token of felidar with saheeli, flicker saheeli with token's etb, repeat)
Hellkite Charger / Aggravated Assault + Bear Umbra / Nature's Will => infinite combat steps
Arcanis the Omnipotent + Mind Over Matter => infinite card draw, infinite untaps
Reconnaissance + Cunning Sparkmage => attack with sparkmage, target sparkmage howevermany times with recon, respond to untaps resolving by tapping sparkmage => infinite damage
Forbidden Orchard + Intruder Alarm + Voyaging Satyr => infinite mana, infinite creatures under opponent's control, infinite creature untapspersist creatures + Juniper Order Ranger / Cathars' Crusade + Goblin Bombardment => infinite damage
Most of the combos built around persist / infinitely recurring creatures work with any sac outlet and some effect that abuses etb / death triggers, but that would take too long to write in each case so I mostly used goblin bombardment instead of Thermopod + Impact Tremors. Hopefully this is at least somewhat useful.

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