Deadeye Tracker


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Deadeye Tracker

Creature — Human Pirate

1B, T: Exile two target cards from an opponent's graveyard. Deadeye Tracker explores. (Reveal the top card of your library. Put that card into your hand if it's a land. Otherwise, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature, then put the card back or put it into your graveyard.)

Deadeye Tracker Discussion

7H30F7 on Black is still the best

2 months ago

epartica So modern as a format is in the perfect middle ground in terms of power level. The decks are not terribly broken (except for the fun Hogaak) and the control is not powerful enough to stop the most aggro decks. As you get to Legacy, however, you will see that aggro decks that are not combo decks/storm no longer exist. With the addition of Force of Will and Daze and cards like that, it's hard to have a deck that focuses on too much aggro w/o being combo. Thus, a tempo deck, which takes its place, is a deck that is more aggressive than not but also has a lot of control. Thus, while it can be a faster deck, it also uses control to lockdown the opponent. A good example is a Death and Taxes deck.

I'll do a little bit of thinking and get back to you on the other suggestions. I have a few right now.

At some point, if you're more committed to the deck, I really would recommend getting a couple Liliana, the Last Hope for the deck. But a good alternative would be Liliana, Death's Majesty it's about $6-7 (compared to the $40 for the Last Hope). Especially the {-7} will help with control, and the ability to recur creatures from your graveyard.

I also suggest adding a couple of more early game instants and sorceries that help control your opponent. Inquisition of Kozilek / Duress / Divest are good hand control cards. Fatal Push , Go for the Throat , and Liliana's Triumph would be good for creature control. All of the sacrificing your own creatures will trigger the revolt on Fatal Push a lot, so I really recommend it. All of them are pretty inexpensive. Profane Command can also be quite helpful. If you need GY hate, maybe Deadeye Tracker or Nihil Spellbomb .

I'd also suggest getting a couple better sacrifice outlets. The best I can currently think of is Carrion Feeder and Altar's Reap , but I'll get back to you w/ more. In addition, I would use Unearth rather than Blood for Bones . I would also definitely add Mortician Beetle .

For lands, I would suggest Blast Zone , Scavenger Grounds , Mortuary Mire , Ifnir Deadlands and Memorial to Folly are some that I can think of immediately, but I'll dig around for some more.

GeneralRAAM052 on Whisper’s From Hell

7 months ago

i would also remove Deadeye Tracker , Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder , Krav, the Unredeemed , Ophiomancer , Bontu's Monument , Charcoal Diamond , Jet Medallion , and Crypt of Agadeem . i suggested the last 4 because if you replace them with Gauntlet of Power,Black Market, and Caged Sun you have much more mana to play with. i would suggest using tokens to get your commander to go off instead of bigger creatures and use creatures with "enter the battlefield" effects to sack if you do (I'm pretty sure that is how you have it build already though so I'm giving dumb advice). all in all i love the deck just need more tokens and more mana. hope this helps!

Murphy77 on Thief M

8 months ago


Thanks for the feedback. There are a number of issues in play here. Yes, card advantage could be a big issue - more so if you are trying to be more aggro. I once built a U/R aggro deck with 26 1-drops and 13 2-drops that looked very good on paper. That deck focused on unblockable creatures, burn and card draw. The deck tanked horribly to board-wipes and cards like Chainwhirler. One thing that became clear is that unblockable 1/1 or 2/1 creatures really do not pose any threat against decks built with recent card sets. If your win-con relies on a card or combo remaining on the field for 5 or 6 turns, the biggest focus must be on protecting your key cards. There is just too much control in current and recent meta.

Considering the above, it becomes difficult to justify using space in your deck for too many search and draw cards. Yes, you could drop some lands for a few extra Chart a Course or Opt , specially if your deck has a low average cmc.

I agree that Deadeye Tracker under-performs in this deck. After play-testing against friends and family, I found that I wanted to replace 2 tracker with Nightveil Predator to add both resilience and penetrating attacks to the field. With Thief of Sanity providing your main win-con (through repeated attacks, mill, or stealing your opponent's best cards), I found that I wanted to build on this theme. Hostage Taker really only adds value if you can flicker it at will, and this needs a lot of other support cards. With a deathtouch sub-theme, I found that Dead Man's Chest can play a role, dumping a number of cards into your "virtual hand" that you can then use. Demonic Vigor also seems to fit into the theme, boosting your attack and preserving your creatures.

Finally, if Thief of Sanity is your impact card, you want to be fairly sure of having at least 1 and 1 by turn 3. This can be achieved by having a lot of mana fixing in the deck (which takes up space) or by having a good balance of and in your land base. This also implies a reasonable balance of colors in the mana needed to cast your cards. Having moved away from a mono-blue deck, it is pointless to look back at characteristics of a good mono-blue deck, instead we need to look at what constitutes a good Dimir deck.

BYE on B&E

9 months ago

Hey Murphy77

Firstly thanks for checking the deck and your suggestions.

I wonna give Shimmer of Possibility a go juat wish it had draw 1 stack 1. 3x shimmer in and 3x chart out.

Forgot about Deadeye Tracker , side board for sure... hmm ill have to tinker around to fit him in.

Aether Tunnel is spicey, i want to fit 2 in somehow.... gonna have to get creative and squeeze it in!

Murphy77 on B&E

9 months ago

On a similar build, I used Aether Tunnel in place of Curious Obsession . Make your Thief of Sanity unblockable and get it's steal effect every turn. Infernal Reckoning , or Cast Down in place of Sinister Sabotage gives you a bit of creature hate. Whenever I see a blue deck with Pteramander , I immediately start looking for options. in a U/B deck, Deadeye Tracker can manage your opponent's graveyard, grow in stature and draw lands.

Lokotor on Marchesa - Queen Bathory

10 months ago

Agent of Erebos fair enough, build to your meta.

You may find that other cards like Deadeye Tracker give you a bit more utility though. card draw and giving itself counters are nice upsides.

My main concern with the Cephalid Constable is that you don't really have any ways to give him evasion, so actually dealing combat damage to get the trigger seems somewhat difficult.

Patron of the Vein If you need the grave hate then I suppose, but CMC6 is fairly high up there for this. You might be better served with a lower CMC method of dealing with this issue, especially where creature removal is fairly easy to come by with cards like Plaguecrafter Fleshbag Marauder Grave Pact and hundreds of black removal spells. Withered Wretch might be a better option in some ways, and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is definitely a better bang for your buck.

instead of Dross Harvester you may want something you have a bit more control over such as Wurmcoil Engine or Basilisk Collar that way you can directly manage your life total rather than letting it change by happenstance. not to mention that wurmcoil is extremely good when you can repeatedly sacrifice it.

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