Departed Deckhand


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

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Uncommon

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Departed Deckhand

Creature — Spirit Pirate

When Departed Deckhand becomes the target of a spell, sacrifice it.

Departed Deckhand can't be blocked except by Spirits.

: Another target creature you control can't be blocked by non-Spirits this turn.

Departed Deckhand Discussion

BMHKain on Help Wanted for Admiral Beckett ...

1 month ago

Brass' Codex of Complex Outerversal Type Lavishing

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


(Sometimes, even a Lead of their Ship needs some backup; even if the First Mate is a complete Dumbass...)

NOTICE BEFORE QUESTION: Throughout development of this deck, a lot of you actually wanted Admiral Becket Brass as a Tribal Deck to be more true to actual Pirates, especially flavor in various ways (Is opposed to Tribe Concept in general.), & having good stuff backing up this claim. For this one, FLAVOR in addition to being viable is the Ultimate Fact. Because that's what so many would've wanted.

Q1: This deck is >100 Cards, so this should be a no brainer; what to cut, matey?

Q2: Cards here like Angrath's Marauders , & Timestream Navigator are Pirates w/ more well gimmicked abilities. Angrath's Marauders is like a one-sided Furnace of Rath , But Timestream Navigator is great for a 2-Card Infinite Turns Combo. Flavor-wise, what second piece would be good in a deck w/ her? If she is to stay?

Q3: Is Angrath, Minotaur Pirate truly needed? Maybe I just might not need him; I'd like the opinions of others though...

Q4 FINAL: By this point, to stay true to Pirate Flavor, what other cards to replace for the 100 Card Target; while having quite some Deceit Elements, Earned Trust Breaking for Yourself, Theft, basically anything Grixis can do for personality traits? This is so I can ensure a true to life deck that can be viable in-game.


Jpinkman on The Unblockables

9 months ago

4x Curious Obsession is a must in a deck like this. also i'd ad 2x Chart a Course i would remove all Departed Deckhand , all Storm Fleet Sprinter and tetsuko too. 8 unblockable creatures could be enough (maybe u can go with 10). u will need some walls too (from 4 to 6), and some negate - spell pierce, check my monoU modern deck, it works really fine, you can do something similar in standard too.

Lord_Olga on Mono Blue Unblockables

1 year ago

Looks fun! I’d probably recommend using bigger playsets of fewer creatures. Some of these seem a little redundant. For example, instead of having 2 Slippery Scoundrels and 2 Departed Deckhands, you could just have 4 Departed Deckhands.

Some things, such as Triton Shorethief, Master of Waves, Nezahal, Primal Tide, Entrancing Melody, and Frost Walker seem a little bit random as well. Its kinda like you have 2 decks that got mushed together. Id try to focus on this unblockable thing you have going and get rid of the fluff.

There are also cards that are a straight upgrade from current cards in here. Like Slither Blade being the same as Triton Shorethief, but with the unblockable ability you’re looking for. So I’d probably do some research and see what cards do these abilities with less conditions and similar mana costs.

Finally, I don’t really see any big wincons. Looks like you’re pretty much just trying to whittle down your opponents life bar with unblockables. Try to find something that uses being unblockable to your advantage that will act as a big finisher.

SayoKel on Mono U Tempo (GRN)

1 year ago

elvishimpersonator It would be cool for that, but you can't enchant Departed Deckhand with Curious Obsession. You sac it if you try to enchant it. I appreciate your feedback though.

elvishimpersonator on Mono U Tempo (GRN)

1 year ago

Departed Deckhand could be another good unblockable creature for the curious obsession

FastIsFaster on UW Spirits

1 year ago

I like this deck and have been playing around with Standard Spirits myself. Instead of running Sanctum Spirit I run Mirror Image as it can be copies 5-8 of Supreme Phantom or Departed Deckhand. Great to see Slaughter the Strong, I think a lot of people are sleeping on how strong that card can be.

imsohacked on

1 year ago

Departed Deckhand will die when supreme phantoms comes in and buff it?

Not sure though

TheRedeemed on Bant Spirits

1 year ago

With M19, have you considered the 3 new spirits from that set Departed Deckhand, Supreme Phantom, or Remorseful Cleric?

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