Creature — Human Rogue
When Dimir Informant enters the battlefield, surveil 2. (Look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them into your graveyard and the rest on top of your library in any order.)
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|Guilds of Ravnica (GRN)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Dimir Informant Discussion
9 months ago
Hi, cool list! I am putting together a Jalira PDH, so this is a nice inspiration pool. It looks like you haven't updated your list in a while, so just out of my head: Chillbringer (freeze), Dimir Informant (surveil), Sage's Row Savant (scry), Aviation Pioneer (thopter token), Scholar of Stars (card draw).
10 months ago
This is what I'm thinking: The Armored Skaab , Dimir Informant , Homarid Explorer , Laboratory Brute and the Mulldrifter All have ETB triggers which you can benefit from again if you flicker them. If you flicker after a block it keeps your crit from dying and you net the ETB gain. I Would find a spot for a Mnemonic Wall (Maybe out (1) more petitioner). This way you can flicker the wall and get your flicker back and do it continually. It's essentially a continuous mill (Using your crits that have the mill ETB) and card draw if you use it with Mulldrifter . You'll always have the flicker if you bounce the wall and another crit. You can also run a Radiant Fountain in lieu of of Island and flicker it and the wall to gain life over and over. It's a combo that gets used in my blue decks on a reg basis. I'm going to build my version and I'll link you to it. I have been looking into building this deck since I saw Petitioner and I guess it's time to actually get to it. I'm glad you had the same idea. Keep me posted. =]
11 months ago
Hey, I recently acquired Bruna and am considering building a deck around her, so thanks for the inspiration!
Have you updated this deck since then?
I really like the Cloud Key in the list, probably really helpful... Also, I was considering the blue Surveil cards from Guilds of Ravnica ( Dream Eater , Mission Briefing , Dimir Informant , Sinister Sabotage , ...), rather than Scry cards, as it can help dig through the deck while putting useful Auras in the graveyard...
Thanks again :)
11 months ago
Fun! It feels like surveil is more of an all-in strategy for it to be great, except for Underrealm Lich or Doom Whisperer , while dredge is generally fantastic in this strategy. I'd agree that Dimir Informant and Barrier of Bones may not produce enough value as the way you use that 1 creature cast from the graveyard that turn, while dredge provides the value without taking up the creature cast. It's too bad there wasn't an artifact creature with a surveil etb trigger!
Like skoobysnackz says, Stinkweed Imp does seem like a great option as a replacement. More value than Dimir Informant as it also discourages attacks. I don't know if Golgari Thug has enough synergy in here though, I think he's better in something like Gitrog where you have easy card draw and are less likely to play creatures from the graveyard.
Jade Mage could be better than Slimefoot...? She doesn't have the die trigger for the saprolings, but she is 1 cheaper to play (and replay), and 1 cheaper for creating saprolings, so more useable as a sink when you don't have the huge mana turns. Or, if mana isn't a problem in general and you want the mass saproling army, maybe Nemata, Grove Guardian . It seems like you don't have enough sac outlets to really make the Slimefoot trigger valuable and Nemata, while more expensive to cast, gives cheaper saprolings and a way to make that wide army tall. Just some thoughts - if Slimefoot has been performing, then by all means!
I love the interactivity of this deck, Muldrotha seems so fun as a tool box!
1 year ago
An etb trigger is an ability that triggers when a card Enters The Battlefield.
1 year ago
I see you have a lot of surveil cards in here, do you really think cards like Barrier of Bones and Dimir Informant are worth it over dredge cards like Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Thug? If the idea is to dump cards in the graveyard, I have a feeling dredge is the better way to go.
1 year ago
Good Morning captainamerica,
I'm not sure I follow the core concept for this deck. So my apologies if you have already fielded this question, or another like it. You call this an aggro deck, however, it is more "reactive" (like a control deck) than "proactive" (like an aggro deck). I only say that because you are running a total of 7 creatures in the main board. I understand your budget constraints, and would like to recommend a budget Dimir Surveil Aggro list to you for consideration.
4 Thoughtbound Phantasm 11 Island 4 Nightveil Sprite 3 Dimir Informant 4 Dimir Spybug 8 Swamp 3 Discovery / Dispersal 4 Thought Erasure 4 Notion Rain 4 Drowned Catacomb instead you could run 4 Dimir Guildgate 3 Sinister Sabotage 3 Cast Down 2 Barrier of Bones 3 Disinformation Campaign
This list would be a little more aggro. I hope this helps.