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|Planechase Anthology (PCA)||None|
|Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2)||Common|
|Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV)||Common|
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Creature — Spirit
Dimir Infiltrator is unblockable.
Transmute (1)(Blue)(Black) ((1)(Blue)(Black), Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)
Dimir Infiltrator Discussion
1 month ago
This is frickin' hilarious and I'm jealous I didn't think of it first.
My own janky Knowledge Pool deck has given me some experience building around a single artifact. So based on my totally expert opinion here's some feedback:
I notice you primarily have equipment tutors but, aside from Spy Kit , no equipment. I'd swap most or all of those for less specific tutors so they're not dead cards once you find your Spy Kit. With access to any color, there are plenty to pick from. Gamble , Long-Term Plans , Demonic Tutor , and Dark Petition are all fine candidates that don't require a second mortgage. 2-cost Transmute spells like Muddle the Mixture and Dimir Infiltrator are also viable options.
Usually - in my experience - decks built around a single linchpin card either have some response for every vector of attack, or get repeatedly punked. Some suggestions to plug gaps in your defense:
- 2+ Counterspells so you don't get instantly neutered by Extract or similar effects. Ex: Negate , Swan Song .
- 2+ Bounces to dodge attempts to exile/steal your precious Spy Kit. Ex: Steel Sabotage , Leave / Chance .
- Ditch Silas Renn, Seeker Adept for less conditional, more cost-efficient graveyard reclamation. Ex: Buried Ruin , Argivian Find , Noxious Revival , Reconstruction .
- Pull from Eternity because you have access to white and why not?
- Maybe some misc battlefield protection to keep the thing alive? Ex: Welding Jar , Spellskite .
Well that got a lot longer and more speculative than I intended. I'm just gonna bang out my remaining thoughts in disorganized rant form.
As an alternate way to set up the Eradicate play, you could temporarily steal a creature (e.g. with Traitorous Blood or whatever) and equip Spy Kit while it's under your control. It'll remain equipped when the creature returns to its owner.
Personally, I think the expensive-ass dual lands are overkill for a fun experimental deck like this - I'd pack it with signets and tri-color lands, then buy myself a car with the money I saved. Sure, the deck would ramp slightly slower. But it would be more resistant to MLD, and have more targets for artifact tutors; and I could store it in my spare car.
Anyway in summary: Awesome deck idea, exactly the type of silly nonsense that makes this game fun!
1 month ago
You could use more Faeries. Typically, you want to go for a minimum of 30 tribe members in a tribal EDH deck. You might also want Muddle the Mixture , Dimir Infiltrator , and Shred Memory to grab your Oona's Blackguard and Bitterblossom , seeing as the deck really ticks with those two cards in play. Along those lines, Notorious Throng and Knowledge Exploitation are also good. You also need more early-game ramp. Talisman of Dominance and Dimir Signet seem like givens.
As for what to cut, Cryptic Gateway doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It's a 5 mana artifact that lets you tap two creatures to play a card with a maximum CMC of 4. Likewise, I love Rite of Replication as a card, but what are you copying that's worth the mana? Followed Footsteps seems awfully mediocre, and Tree of Perdition doesn't seem to go great with a deck that's going to be slowly draining the opponents over a number of turns. You also seem to be pretty heavy on creature removal. Do you really need Cast Down, Doom Blade, Murder, Go For the Throat, Tragic Slip, and Imprisoned in the Moon with three Wraths and Control Magic?
1 month ago
Dimir Infiltrator - Tutor and unblockable.
Reality Shift - Good exile effect in blue.
Curse of the Swine - Also good exile effect in blue.
Imprisoned in the Moon - Incredible psudo removal.
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir - Provides psudo haste for an aggressive build like this. Teferi also doubles as a good control card here.
Devastation Tide - Blue/Black have a hard time dealing with enchantments. You will find use for this at some point.
You can also add some on-color cycling lands. They become useful after you don't care about drawing any more lands in the late game. Additionally, other on-color utility lands would be a plus. For example, Bojuka Bog or Halimar Depths would be fine additions.
2 months ago
Looks good, but then again I wasn't expecting any less of you.
Now, I might be missing something, but there are a few cards I'm not sure about;
Coldsteel Heart - it's not a bad card, it's probably the best tapped rock. But in 2c, without a rock hoser that demands a critical mass of rocks (PE or Isochron), without obvious color-hungry plays on t4, idk if you need this one. Also it's 2 life with AdNaus, which is worse than 1 or 0.
Whispering Madness - is there an obvious use other than wheeling I'm missing? Bc 4 mana for a second copy of Windfall seems meh.
Talisman of Dominance - an obvious inclusion in UB if you ask me.
Careful Study - a nice way to dig 2 cards deep, albeit at -1 and at sorcery speed, and a cantrip that opens up nice doomsday piles
manabase - I have a few neat lands that I won't be using on the next tournament ( Bloodstained Mire , Sunken Ruins , Underground River , Drowned Catacomb ...), so I can borrow them if you're interested
It's your deck though. So ultimately you know what works or what doesn't work in here better than I do.
2 months ago
Hi there! I like the deck and see the strategy, but a bigger description is always nice to have. I also really like cards like Dimir Infiltrator because of transmute, which is a very powerful ability.
3 months ago
Forgot to add, there's quite a few Dimir unblockables/fear that are great candidates for all the Dimir cipher cards. Pop a Stolen Identity/Undercity Plague on Dimir Infiltrator and copy the hell out of Doom Whisperer while your opponent loses their hand and creatures, or a Whispering Madness on the Infiltrator while Notion Thief is out, everyone will hate you.
3 months ago
Not much surveil for a Dimir deck, given it's their signature. If you want to go more with the surveil theme I'd highly recommend Dimir Spybug, Thoughtbound Phantasm, and Nightveil Sprite. If you're open to Dimir cards from past Ravnica sets, there's a bunch of cool ones all with the transmute ability (Dimir's old signature ability) like Perplex and Dimir Infiltrator (not the best examples maybe), and others like Notion Thief, Psychic Drain. I could go on and on, Dimir was always my favorite.
3 months ago
Dimir Infiltrator occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
U/B (Dimir): 0.99%