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: Dimir Keyrune becomes a 2/2 blue and black Horror until end of turn and is unblockable this turn.
Dimir Keyrune Discussion
1 month ago
If I spend the mana to make Dimir Keyrune a creature until end of turn, and then encode a card with cipher onto it, what happens to the cipher card when Dimir Keyrune ceases to be a creature?
4 months ago
Hey, nice looking deck! I noticed you helped me out a bit with my take on Yuriko (Yuriko WiP) and I wanted to leave some feedback on your list in return.
For starters, I would highly recommend Gurmag Swiftwing . Having evasive creatures with haste is a fantastic way to get the ball rolling again after a board wipe, and the only card I could find that does it better is Nether Traitor which currently runs for about 15 bucks. This one's only 20 cents! Wharf Infiltrator is also pretty nice (although not hasty), and combos very nicely with your plan revolving around Library of Leng .
I'm not too sold on Mana Leak in EDH in general, especially in a list that wants to be throwing out a bunch of creatures early and not really wanting to pass turn 2 without some type of creature out. As a replacement, I would suggest adding in a few more 3-drops, as that slot is looking pretty light for how many awesome cards you can put in there. From evasive creatures such as Neurok Invisimancer or Shadowmage Infiltrator to some value generators like Thada Adel, Acquisitor and even a way to directly tutor out your Arcane Adaptation through Perplex , there's a lot of options that can go in the 3 slot to make sure your curve never lets up. One of my personal favorites that I'm trying to find a spot to fit into my own list is Quietus Spike , which can quickly close out a game with all of your evasive creatures. Dimir Keyrune I feel also deserves a spot as a mana rock that you use in the early game that transitions into a near-guaranteed proc for Yuriko whenever she dies in the late game.
Another recommendation I have that also helps to keep the cost down is throwing in Liliana Vess over Diabolic Tutor . This is not only cheaper, but also has a stronger proc off of Yuriko as well as giving a continuous source of tutor-to-the-top effects to hopefully keep slapping your opponent for 8-10 damage a turn. Her +1 is also pretty nice if you're trying to hate out a specific player, and her ultimate is game-winning if the match goes on long enough.
Another fun card that I'm in the process of testing out is Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker I'm not sure how valuable it is to bring back all your little guys if they get removed, but it could help with blocking if you needed to chump out some larger threats.
For landbase, I think that a Rogue's Passage could help in times where there's no safe time to swing in with some of your ninjas, and still functions just fine as a land when you don't want to pay 4 mana for something like that. Halimar Depths has good synergy with all of the top manipulation in this style of deck, and is definitely on the cheaper side of nonbasic lands. This is similarly true for Temple of Deceit and Path of Ancestry , but those are a little bit pricier. Lastly, Faerie Conclave can provide an evasive creature for your ninjas in a pinch, and you don't lose much for including it either.
Hope you find success in your matches!
7 months ago
Based on my own experience in multi-player format I can say that you definitely need more board wipes: Damnation , Languish , Ritual of Soot , Cyclonic Rift (one of my favorite), Evacuation , Toxic Deluge or Black Sun's Zenith (to deal with indestructible creatures) etc. The choice depends on your meta. You also need tutors: Vampiric Tutor , Demonic Tutor , Diabolic Tutor etc. Dimir Signet , Dimir Keyrune - for mana stabilizing. I recommend to take out Unmoored Ego - it seems useless in EDH. Some ideas for card draw: Phyrexian Arena (classic!), Necropotence (a great card believe me), Twilight Prophet (I'm crazy about this card in Standard and I think it has a great potential in EDH), Doom Whisperer (another great card from Guilds of Ravnica). Good luck in brewing!
8 months ago
Hmm, I think I'd swap out 2 Hero's Downfall and 2 Dimir Keyrunefor it. I thought on some other changes I might make to the deck. Curious Obsession might be nice in place of Curiosity for those times you don't have an Inkfathom Witch. Also maybe 2 Hands of Binding for 2 Hidden Strings?
8 months ago
TheSurgeon Whoops, I just noticed your first comment. Was wondering where those other suggestions came from. xD
I actually used to run Creeping Tar Pit in this, but I found myself largely unable to keep up with maintaining a good speed and regularly paying the 3 mana it took to activate the thing, so I went with the Dimir Keyrune which is a little bit more manageable long term.
Bident of Thassa is great, but I think it’s all just a little extra. I don’t find myself really needing more draw with this set up, so I don’t think I should pay the extra cost for it.
Once again, thank you for being so helpful!!
1 year ago
Dimir Keyrune is yet another unblockable fallback option. Good ol' Thassa, God of the Sea also seems to tick off a lot of boxes for you: OK CMC, repeatable source of evasion, survives most wrath effects and checks/manipulates the topdeck.
1 year ago
Figuring out what to pull for Scroll Rack
1 year ago
NV_1980, thanks for the suggestions! Previous to about an hour ago, the commander actually was Vela the Night-Clad, and after some testing I determined that the deck was very underwhelming, didn't have any payoffs, and that Vela didn't really synergize with the deck at all.
Dimir Keyrune does pique my interest, however. I'll add it to the deck!
Dimir Keyrune occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%